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  • Over 100 arrest warrants served at various Ind. locations

    09/25/2012 1:59:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies
    fox19 ^ | Updated: Sep 25, 2012 6:20 AM EDT | Posted by FOX19 Digital Media Staff
    LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) - Local, state and federal officials served several arrest and search warrants Monday morning at restaurants, homes and businesses throughout southeast Indiana. Investigators served108 arrests warrants and 19 search warrants at 13 businesses and four residences in eight cities across southeast Indiana. "We issued warrants for the arrests for corrupt business influence, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influence, forgery, perjury and identity deception," said Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. The warrants were served at Acapulco Mexican Restaurants in Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, Aurora and Versailles. Warrants were also served at two undisclosed residences in Lawrenceburg, a residence...
  • Woman blames SB 1070 for mother's traffic arrest

    09/25/2012 7:41:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    KTAR ^ | Sep 24, 2012 | Aaron Granillo
    PHOENIX -- Erika Andiola's mother was pulled over by Mesa Police Saturday night for speeding but Andiola believes there was another reason, a reason police said is irrelevant. "According to the police she was going 50 miles per hour when it was supposed to be 40," Andiola told 92.3 KTAR's Jay Lawrence. "I actually went to speak to one of the cops and he didn't even want to answer whether he stopped them or not because of the color of their skin but I honestly felt that was the reason why that happened." Andiola added that her mother and two...
  • Jeb Bush Working on Book about Immigration

    09/24/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 45 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Latino Fox News
    A hot button issue in the upcoming elections and one of the most contentious topics in the Republican Party is also the subject of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush has started work on a book about immigration and landed a deal with Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, for "Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution." Threshold announced Wednesday that the book is scheduled for next spring and will be co-authored by conservative attorney and activist Clint Bolick. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Drawing upon history and American ideals, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick outline a courageous...
  • ‘Illegal’ dehumanizes

    09/24/2012 5:29:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | REP. MIKE HONDA California Democrat Vice chairman, Democratic National Committee
    Writer Catherine Poe is correct in saying GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney used fighting words when he recently called DREAMers “illegal aliens” (DREAM Act: Mitt Romney still calls DREAMers ‘illegal aliens’ at Univision’s Latino Forum,” Web, Thursday). More importantly, Mr. Romney’s words are dangerous and illustrate how out of touch he is with the immigrant community. How can someone claim to advocate for a “permanent solution” to fix our broken immigration system when he dehumanizes immigrants within the same breath? Mr. Romney must drop the I-word. Why? The I-word, short for “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant” and like harmful terms, is...
  • Immigrant mothers—living with a heart divided

    09/24/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    VOXXI ^ | September 24, 2012 | By Guest columnist
    As national media debate whether women can “have it all”—a successful career and a family—one group of women has chosen to provide for their families at all costs, even if it means leaving their kids behind. They are the undocumented immigrants who work as nannies in the United States and who, in exchange for work, have paid a high emotional cost: living apart from their own children. Many working mothers may be familiar with feelings of guilt. But little is known about the drama faced by undocumented nannies in this country—mothers who love and care for other people’s children, while...
  • Just Another day down Mexico way....

    09/23/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    NAFBPO - M3Foreign News report ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | NAFBPO
    Highlights of the latest news... MEXICO A video posted by MundoNarco gives figures of 90,000 people dead and 300,000 missing. Note it is in Spanish. (Editor comment: These figures are based on a known count, but likely omits those where an entire family disappears and is killed, and there is no one to report it. Or when survivors choose not to report it out of fear.) SALTILLO, COAHUILA* The Deputy Chief of the Municipal police was assassinated at about 8:30 pm on his way home from work Tuesday night. This now makes three officers killed in recent weeks, with...
  • Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign [Frustrating Enforcement?]

    09/22/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012
    September 19, 2012 Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign PHOENIX — An education campaign for illegal immigrants to remain largely silent when they're pulled over by police is being put into practice in Arizona after a federal judge ruled that the most contentious part of the state's immigration law can take effect. Natally Cruz and Leticia Ramirez have been telling immigrants who are in the United States illegally, like themselves, that they should offer only their name and date of birth — and carry no documents that show where they were born. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Tuesday that...
  • Federal judge recommends visa for Juana Villegas

    09/22/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    NashvilleCityPaper ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Federal judge William Haynes signed an order on Thursday recommending the approval of a special type of visa for Juana Villegas. Villegas, an undocumented immigrant, sparked controversy after she was arrested and shackled to a hospital bed in the final stages of pregnancy in 2009. Haynes recommended that Villegas be approved for a U Visa — a temporary visa given to immigrants who are the victims of crimes. However, Haynes didn't accuse the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, whom allegedly denied Villegas the use of a breast pump, of committing crimes. Rather, he ruled that Villegas had “met her minimum burden...
  • ICE refuses to take illegal immigrants, Sheriff Arpaio not happy .

    09/21/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Michalscheck
    MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t happy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sheriff Arpaio said in a press release Friday that agents from ICE refused to take into custody two suspected illegal immigrants who were found in the desert this week. On Thursday, MCSO deputies came across five suspected illegal immigrants while conducting a drug interdiction operation
  • Maine Senator Bucks Republican Party on Gay Immigration Rights

    09/21/2012 2:42:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 9/19/2012 | Lauren Fox
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins again took a step outside of her party's box Wednesday on the issue of gay rights when she became the first Republican in the Senate to co-sponsor legislation that she says would give same-sex couples immigration rights equal to those of heterosexual couples. Collins, who's bucked her party before on gay rights issues, joined a long list of Democratic sponsors of the Uniting American Families Act. The bill would give same-sex couples the chance to sponsor their significant other for citizenship. "This legislation would simply update our nation's immigration laws to treat bi-national couples equally,"...
  • Democrats block GOP rewrite of immigration priorities

    09/21/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/21/2012 | Steven Dinan
    House Democrats defeated the broadest immigration reform effort yet in this Congress, voting down a bill on Thursday that would have ended the random visa lottery and replaced it with a system rewarding high-tech foreign graduates from U.S. universities. The vote showed neither side is ready to break the stalemate that has foiled every major immigration bill for the past decade. This latest effort would have tried to rewrite the country’s immigration priorities, shifting away from random chance and toward picking skilled workers that Republicans said could boost the U.S. economy. “Unfortunately, Democrats today voted to send the best and...
  • Obama Refuses To Admit That He Broke His Promise To Hispanic Voters

    09/20/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Joal Gehrke
    President Obama refused to admit that he broke his 2008 promise to get an immigration bill passed in his first year in office, as he blamed Republicans and the economy for thwarting him and maintained that he “did not make a promise that I would get everything done 100 percent when I was elected.” “I want you first of all to acknowledge that you did not keep your promise,” the Univision town hall moderator told Obama today.
  • Obama refuses to admit that he broke his promise to Hispanic voters

    09/20/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-20-12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama refused to admit that he broke his 2008 promise to get an immigration bill passed in his first year in office, as he blamed Republicans and the economy for thwarting him and maintained that he “did not make a promise that I would get everything done 100 percent when I was elected.” “I want you first of all to acknowledge that you did not keep your promise,” the Univision town hall moderator told Obama today. “That was before the economy was on the verge of collapse,” Obama replied. “That took up a huge amount of time in the...
  • Mexican government reviewing union complaint about Alabama crackdown on illegal immigrants

    09/20/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    StarTribune. ^ | : September 20, 2012 | Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an international trade agreement
  • Teen immigrant held for more money found safe

    09/20/2012 9:09:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Mike Glenn
    Federal agents recovered a teenage girl from Nicaragua who was being held by smugglers demanding additional money from her family. "She's in our custody now. She'll be interviewed and medically screened," said Greg Palmore with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • 'Operation Tooth Fairy' busts unlicensed Davie dentist [Worked on illegal aliens]

    09/20/2012 6:28:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ihosvani Rodriguez and Linda Trischitta
    A man who Davie police say exploited the fears of illegal immigrants and practiced dentistry without a license was arrested on Wednesday in the same warehouse district where he saw patients.
  • Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona immigration measure

    09/19/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | David Schwartz and Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial "show-your-papers" provision of a state law targeting illegal immigration as civil rights groups prepared to document allegations of racial profiling. Police in the border state with Mexico are now authorized to begin conducting immigration status checks of anyone they stop for any reason and suspect of being in the country illegally after a federal judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction against the provision requiring such checks. The measure, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, is part of a broad Arizona clampdown on illegal immigration signed into law...
  • Smugglers want more money for daughter, mother says

    09/19/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mike Glenn
    A grocery store parking lot in southwest Houston was to have been the spot where Amparo Centeno would be reunited with her teenage daughter. Centeno had already paid more than $6,000 to have Hidalma, 16, brought from Nicaragua to the United States.
  • Sheriff Dever dies in single vehicle accident (AZ)

    09/19/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 09/18/2012 | Staff
    It was learned late Tuesday night that Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a single vehicle rollover accident in Coconino County. Details of what occurred are sketchy as of this hour, but the news was confirmed by Cochise County Supervisor Pat Call at about 11 p.m. Dever was running unopposed in this fall’s election for what would have been his fifth term as sheriff. It is unclear at this time what his sudden passing will mean in the electoral process. The sheriff was more than a local law enforcement official as he took the lead on the national...
  • Robert Reich: Why Romney is going down

    09/18/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | September 18, 2012 | Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich
    Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryan ticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be? Because Republicans are failing the central test of electability. Instead of putting together the largest possible coalition of voters, they're relying largely on one slice of America -- middle-aged white men -- and alienating just about everyone else. Start with Hispanics, whose electoral heft keeps growing as they become an ever-larger portion of the electorate. Hispanics now favor President Obama...
  • Arizona's immigration law finally takes effect

    09/18/2012 5:38:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Two years after it passed, and after partially surviving an Obama administration court challenge, Arizona's tough immigration law took effect Tuesday. "Today is truly an important day for Arizona and supporters of the rule of law," Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement saying that state and local police will now begin enforcing the law. Earlier this year the Supreme Court upheld the law's key provision that allows police to question the legal status of those they believe to be in the U.S. illegally...

    A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law. The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marks the first time police can carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement known by the law's critics as the "show me your papers" provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the requirement. Opponents then...
  • Undocumented 'Dreamers' organize in Contra Costa County to help others avoid deportation

    09/18/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/18/2012 | Theresa Harrington Contra Costa Times
    RICHMOND -- When Carlos Martinez was 11 years old, he jumped the border ¿in Arizona between Mexico and the United States, then made his way across a desert ¿for four days and three nights with his younger sister and a group of about 20 other immigrants. They were led by a "coyote," -- a person paid to smuggle people into the country -- to join his mother in Salinas. He attended schools in the community and wanted to go to college, but was told by his high school counselor that he couldn't, because he was undocumented. "I was the first...
  • More than 130 escape from Mexican prison on U.S. border

    09/17/2012 10:04:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Lizbeth Diaz and Armando Tovar
    More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a Mexican prison on the border with the United States in one of the worst jailbreaks the country's beleaguered penal system has suffered in recent years. Homero Ramos, attorney general of the northern state of Coahuila, said 132 inmates of the prison in the city of Piedras Negras had got out through the tunnel in an old carpentry workshop, then cut the wire surrounding the complex. Corrupt prison officials may have helped the inmates escape ... At the end of 2010, more than 140 inmates escaped a prison in the border...
  • Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law

    09/17/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 17, 2012 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — The White House has ruled that young immigrants who will be allowed to stay in the United States as part of a new federal policy will not be eligible for health insurance coverage under President Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision — disclosed last month, to little notice — has infuriated many advocates for Hispanic Americans and immigrants. They say the restrictions are at odds with Mr. Obama’s recent praise of the young immigrants. In June, the president announced that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, attended school here and...
  • Why Are the Two Parties Still Celebrating Immigration

    09/17/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 15 replies
    Foster PC ^ | Sept. 6th, 2012 | Howard Foster
    One thing that the two political parties chose to showcase at the national conventions is the so-called American immigration success story. The Republican “keynote” speaker was Sen. Marco Rubio, who defines himself as the son of immigrants. To him the U.S. is a great country because he has thrived here. The implication is that immigration is good, and we need more of it. I found it interesting that he did not expressly say this. He is no doubt aware that immigration is a controversial political topic and that there is merit to the restrictionist point of view. Nevertheless, the Republican...
  • Poll Finds Strong Support for New Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

    09/16/2012 4:53:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | Paul Stanley
    A recent poll by the Inquirer Pennsylvania regarding the state's controversial voter ID law shows that nearly two-thirds of likely voters support requiring those who show up to vote to produce a government issued photo. But perhaps the most revealing data from the poll is the deep division between the major political parties on the issue. For example, 85 percent of Republicans polled support the law versus only 51 percent of Democrats surveyed. Broken down between races, 69 percent of white voters support the measure while only 31 percent of black voters think producing a photo ID is a good...
  • Romney to pledge to fix troubled U.S. immigration system [Focus on Border Integrity]

    09/17/2012 3:13:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2012
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will pledge to Hispanics on Monday that if elected he will fix the troubled U.S. immigration system in an appeal to a rising voter bloc that overwhelmingly favors Democratic President Barack Obama... Romney will vow to "work with Republicans and Democrats to permanently fix our immigration system," while stressing that any plan must first ensure the integrity of U.S. borders - a problem on which the Obama administration says it has already made progress.
  • Hypothetical Question;If Aliens Came To Your Door&Said:Take Me To Your Leader.What Do You Do?

    09/16/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 90 replies
    Lets take a look at the last 40 or so months,and also consider what has occurred since Tuesday.We are "Leaderless". So if there was ever a time to put that "Alien Dilemma" in play,this would be the ideal time.So put yourself in this ordeal.A small alien space-craft has landed on your front lawn.Three aliens come to your front door.You open the door,and the "Tallest Alien" says,"Take Me To Your Leader". Then what do you do or tell them?Would you go back on the ship,or give them directions to our leaders home? There are probably at least a hundred great answers...
  • Tucson Schools Overhaul a Program to Help Struggling Hispanic Students

    09/16/2012 4:04:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    TUCSON — The forecast for the year ahead is dire, so officials in the public school district here, the oldest in the state, summoned parents to an urgent meeting one evening to lay out the options: close schools and increase class sizes or impose across-the-board pay cuts, making it harder for the district to recruit quality teachers. In the auditorium at Cholla High Magnet School, Bryant Nodine, the planning program manager for the Tucson Unified School District, peered into the audience and pleaded for suggestions. “We need your help,” he said. The district needs to find at least $17 million...
  • Garland police interviewing more victims possibly abused by soccer coach

    09/15/2012 1:12:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | September 14, 2012 | WENDY CORONA & MATT GOODMAN
    GARLAND – Garland police investigators are interviewing more child victims who may have been sexually abused by a soccer coach. Department spokesman Joe Harn said concerned parents have called police in regards to Bernardo Mondragon-Guzman, a 41-year-old man who is currently jailed without bond for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy. He would not say how many families have come forward. No interviews have been conducted yet, nor have any new cases been filed. Mondragon-Guzman is charged with continual sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. According to an arrest affidavit, he’s accused of raping a 10-year-old boy repeatedly for...
  • US Lawmakers praise Church of Scientology, once considered at odds with US

    09/15/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Three U.S. congressmen and a top-level government official attended the opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Thursday. Their attendance marked a significant endorsement from members of a government that was once partially at war with the organization. Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance. Jackson Lee applauded the organization. “I want to thank L. Ron Hubbard for recognizing that courage is not rewarded but it is...
  • ‘Emergency Motion’ Filed To Stop Enforcement of Arizona Immigration Law

    09/15/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAgain? Seriously? Yep..the Left NEVER gives up its fight against the rule of law. A week after Judge Susan Bolton gave the go-ahead to Arizona to begin enforcing the central provision of the landmark immigration law S.B. 1070, "a coalition of civil rights, religious and business groups have filed an eight-page emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal" to try and block it.  Bolton rejected claims from groups such as the ACLU that the law would result in "racial profiling" against Hispanics, and is unlikely to grant this motion now. But it will delay the process yet...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Starts Classes At Dartmouth

    09/14/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    VPR ^ | 09/13/2012 | Charlotte Albright
    Dartmouth College is welcoming students back to campus, and one of them feels especially happy-and lucky-to be there. Daniela Pelaez is an undocumented immigrant who came to this country with her parents from Colombia in 1999, when she was four. They outstayed their tourist visas, and her mother returned to Colombia. But Daniela stayed in Florida and avoided deportation. Now the class valedictorian will study molecular biology. In some ways she still can't believe she's shopping in the Dartmouth Bookstore. "When I was growing up... it seemed like an impossible dream that only the true American families send their kids...
  • Alabama immigration group presents Department of Homeland Security with petition

    09/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 2 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Kent Faulk
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An immigrant advocacy group says it wants the Department of Homeland Security to halt a program in Alabama that has led to the deportation of a number of illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses. Officials with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice said at a press conference late this afternoon that this evening they were presenting a petition, with more than 10,000 signatures on it, asking that DHS halt its Secure Communities program in the state. Secure Communities was designed as a nationwide program to target illegal immigrants who have the most serious criminal histories. The program...
  • Villaraigosa, “Illegal aliens would “self-deport” under a Republican administration” Oh really?

    09/13/2012 5:11:25 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies ^ | September 13, 2012 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    In a scene reminiscent of Black Bart the sheriff of “Blazing Saddles” fame, the hapless schnook masquerading as the mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa has put a gun to his own head head and threatened “to shot.” In his speech to the Democrat National Convention, which was hidden by the Democrat’s media Cheerleaders, Villaraigosa warned that if Republican Mitt Romney was to become the next president, he would make life so hard for illegal aliens that they would self deport. He said, “Instead of supporting their dream, Governor Romney wants to make their lives so miserable, so oppressive, so...
  • Catholic Conundrum: What's an Anti-Abortion, Pro-Immigrant Voter to Do?

    09/13/2012 8:28:28 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 85 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sep 13 2012 | Monica Alonzo
    ....religious-minded Americans also have to reconcile conflicting stances on political views within the church itself. For example, both Mormon and Catholic doctrines preach anti-abortion and traditional family values that align with the Republican way. At the same time, church leaders also publicly adopted a Democrat-esque, humane approach to immigration enforcement, inccluding a path to citizenship. [SNIP] The conversation also is about immigration and church officials' views that politicians should adopt a more tolerant view of the presence of immigrants. The softer stance stems from a growing number of undocumented immigrants converting to Mormonism — an estimated 70 percent of Latino...
  • Arpaio's deputies arrest 19 illegal immigrants at drop house in Phoenix

    09/12/2012 1:49:32 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies ^ | September 12, 2012 | Catherine Holland
    PHOENIX -- Thanks to information gleaned while working another case, deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office took 19 illegal immigrants into custody at a home used for human smuggling. It happened at about 6:30 Tuesday morning at 40th Avenue and Van Buren Street. According to MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong, all but one of the 19 were from Mexico. The remaining detainee told deputies he is from Costa Rica. Sprong said the suspects were headed for California, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, and Colorado. Each one reportedly had paid between $1,000 and $3,500 to be...
  • Some illegal migrants getting OKs on deferred deportation requests

    09/12/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies ^ | Sept 12, 2012
    WASHINGTON - Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has approved some of the roughly 72,000 applications the government has received. The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday that a small group of applications has been approved and those immigrants are being notified this week about the decision. The department did not say how many had been approved. The first wave of approvals comes months ahead of DHS' own internal estimates of how long the application process for the administration's Deferred Action...
  • Latinos want bias probe of Fox, talk radio

    09/12/2012 12:50:34 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/12/12 | Paul Bedard
    Latino groups Wednesday blamed a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics on harmful stereotypes portrayed on TV and in conservative media and are asking the administration to probe Fox News and talk radio, two media cited by the groups as the worst perpetrators. "We want the government to investigate this," said Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. "Unless we start this dialogue, these assaults will go on," he said, citing a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics. Also charging Fox News and talk radio with portraying Hispanics poorly, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said the administration should provide...
  • Opposition Still Strong to License Law (62% NM Hispanics oppose DL's for illegals)

    09/12/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2012 | James Monteleone
    After two years of legislative debate about whether the state should continue issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, nearly three-fourths of New Mexicans still don’t like the idea. Seventy-one percent of likely New Mexican voters surveyed in a new Journal Poll said they oppose the 2003 state law that allows illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses. Twenty-one percent of voters said they support the practice; 8 percent said they are undecided. A majority of Anglos and Hispanics, as well as voters in every region of the state, opposed the practice.~~snip~~ Gov. Susana Martinez, after her election in 2010, frequently cited...
  • First delayed deportees OK'd [Obama Amnesty is Ahead of Schedule]

    09/12/2012 3:34:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2012 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The Obama administration has begun approving young illegal immigrants’ requests to stay in the country under President Barack Obama’s deferred action program, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Three months after Obama announced the program and one month after the department began taking applications, more than 72,000 people have made requests for two years of deferred action — which can be renewed — and a work permit. The department wouldn’t say how many requests have been approved thus far, just that the process of examining the applications has begun.
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/11/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/10/2012
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • Sanctuary State: Library Cards May Soon Be Used as Illegal Alien ID Cards in Los Angeles

    09/11/2012 9:36:39 PM PDT · by montag813 · 6 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with ArizonaIllegal aliens in California's largest city could soon use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of "city services" under a plan being considered by city officials. Under the plan, anyone with "proof" of Los Angeles residency could get a library card. "The idea is to provide a form of ID to those who cannot get a driver's license because of their immigration status." The City Council unanimously voted recently to consider the proposal, which would have Los Angeles join cities like San Francisco, Oakland, and New Haven, CT to offer various forms of...
  • [Texas:]Laredo Named Least Diverse City in U.S

    09/11/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 10, 2012
    Laredo has landed itself on several lists over the past few years. Now it's grabbing national attention in an article by the Huffington Post. Our Lauren Kendrick has more in our top story tonight at six. "No I don't take it as negative." Mayor of Laredo, Raul Salinas says he's not surprised to hear that Laredo is ranked the least diverse city in the United States. But he's not worried about it. "In Laredo, it's a unique border city...a great city. The minority is actually the majority." The article in the Huffington Post states there is 95.7% Hispanics in laredo....
  • Immigration Lessons of 9/11 (That We Have Not Learned)

    09/11/2012 3:16:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand with Arizona On this 11th anniversary of 9/11, we remember the thousands who were slain, the brave souls who perished while rushing into harms way to save them, and those who have fallen in far away lands, in defense of our nation, in the 11 years since. We honor their memories, and pray for the families they left behind. But I cannot stop there. Because when that first plane hit, I was literally right next door. I was in an elevator in 3 World Financial Center, 600 feet from Tower One, after breakfast with my cousin who had recently started a...
  • Library cards may be used as illegal immigrant ID

    09/11/2012 1:18:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 9-11-12 | ap
    LOS ANGELES—Illegal immigrants in California's largest city could use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of city services under a plan being considered by city officials. Under the plan, anyone with proof of Los Angeles residency could get a library card, the Los Angeles Times reported ( The idea is to provide a form of ID to those who cannot get a driver's license because of their immigration status.
  • Alleged Hezbollah members arrested in Mexico: report

    09/11/2012 3:24:00 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Daily Star ^ | September 10, 2012
    MEXICO CITY: Three alleged members of Hezbollah have been arrested in Mexico and one was handed over to U.S. authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday. Reforma newspaper identified one of the detainees as Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun, a U.S. national, who was wanted by the U.S. government.
  • Meanwhile, Love the Sojourner How Phoenix Christians are helping illegal immigrants

    09/11/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 9/6/2012 | Katelyn Beaty and Skye Jethani
    lfonso Vazquez barely remembers life in Guanajuato, his childhood home north of Mexico City. Some snippets remain: His mother crying a lot, days when a plate of tortillas fed him and his five siblings, other days when the plate was empty. His mom made weekly phone calls to his father, who sent money every week to their village from wherever he was. But there's a memory that's proved "one of the hardest things to forget to this day," says Vazquez. At age 4, Vazquez was carried by his mother through the Sonoran Desert, a 120,000-square-mile stretch of sweltering land that...
  • L.A. To Consider Multi-Use Library Cards For Illegal Immigrants

    09/10/2012 9:28:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 10, 2012 | Catherine Saillant
    L.A. To Consider Multi-Use Library Cards For Illegal Immigrants The cards, under study now, would provide a form of identification for those without driver's licenses and could be used to open bank accounts, transfer funds and access cash. By Catherine Saillant September 10 Los Angeles officials are considering a plan to turn the library card into a form of identification that the city's large illegal immigrant population could use to open bank accounts and access an array of city services. The City Council last month voted unanimously to study the plan, which would have Los Angeles join the growing number...