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  • A Guilty Elite: Immigration Beyond Economics

    01/01/2015 12:41:48 PM PST · by Pelham · 19 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2014 | Peter Brimelow
    America’s immigration enthusiasts, which is to say her entire ruling class, have such untrammeled access to the mainstream media that they are able to launch obviously absurd memes in shamelessly coordinated fashion. Thus, in the wake of the Republican triumph in the 2014 midterm elections—which of course had no effect on them at all; being an immigration enthusiast (to adapt the old movie Love Story) means never having to say you’re sorry—The New Republic ran “A Radical Solution to Global Income Inequality: Make the U.S. More Like Qatar” (November 6), by two University of Chicago academics, Eric A. Posner and...
  • Authorities: 11 dead after truck crashes in Texas (23 in a pick-up)

    07/23/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT · by raybbr · 53 replies ^ | 7/23/2012 | N/A
    GOLIAD, Texas (AP) — At least 11 people died Sunday and another 12 were injured after a pickup truck loaded with passengers left the highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, authorities said. State troopers and Goliad County sheriff's investigators were investigating what prompted the single-vehicle crash and did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims. Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press they were various ages and that he personally saw two young children among the dead at the scene. "This is the most people I've...
  • We Are All Wisconsin Now

    02/18/2011 2:13:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/18/11 | John Hayward
    You’re next, Ohio! President Obama’s “Organizing for America” is ramping up its efforts to protect public union privileges from the objections of tax serfs. A few thousand public union troops descended on Columbus Thursday, angry at Republican Governor John Kasich’s initiative to weaken their collective bargaining powers. A chipper article in the Huffington Post reassures us that organizing efforts are now only “a week behind” Wisconsin. And look how well that’s going! If you’re an Ohio parent, you should probably start stockpiling educational materials, so you can teach your kids after the union teachers abandon them to join protests at
  • Hard Right Turn Worries GOP Moderates in N.H.

    02/01/2011 4:25:42 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2011 | Sarah Schweitzer
    New Hampshire Democrats conceded a dramatic loss of power to a Republican insurgency last November. Now another group is coming to terms with its sidelining. Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP, have watched in dismay as conservative legislators have proposed restricting state education funding to English, math, science, social studies, and physical education and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire. With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now...
  • Brazil slide survivors left to fend on own

    01/16/2011 10:09:00 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published January 15, 2011 | Associated Press
    Osvaldo Siqueira da Silva, 55, stopped to rest on a boulder. He was carrying five one-liter bottles of water to friends up the hill. "It has been four days," he said. "The president has flown over, I saw on TV. Is it taking them this long to get organized?"... Wanderson Ferreira de Carvalho lost 23 family members — including his wife and 2-year-old son — in the massive mudslides, yet spent Saturday hauling water and food up steep jungle trails. Emotionally numb, physically exhausted, he knew nobody else was going to help. "We have to help those who are alive,"...
  • Police: Felon Bought Rifle To Stop Alien Invasion

    07/05/2010 8:21:15 AM PDT · by raybbr · 19 replies ^ | 7/4/2010 | JOSEPH WENZEL IV
    A Fairfield man was arrested Thursday morning after buying a high powered rifle to stop an alien invasion, police said.Fairfield Police Sgt. James Perez said Dane Eisenman, 57, responded to a classified advertisement for a .30-06 rifle about a month ago. While filing out the paper for the rifle, police said, he mentioned to the seller what he would be using the weapon for."He said he was going to use the weapon to kill aliens," Perez said. The seller was unsure if Eisenman was referring to space aliens or illegal aliens, Perez added. Sgt. Perez said Eisenman told the seller...
  • An Open Letter To President Obama and Senate Democrats (Cal Lib speaks!)

    06/28/2010 6:38:52 PM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies · 1+ views
    I feel enraged at the lack of compassion the Republicans in the Senate have for the unemployed needing a hand in the form of unemployment benefits which have run out. Yet, these same Republican Senators passed every request by the Bush Administration, without providing the funds for them, including the lack of funding of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, unfunded Medicare benefits which they approved, as well as unfunded requirements from the No Child Left Behind legislation they also approved. They want government destroyed by weighing it down with debt, while they blame Democrats under the Obama presidency for...
  • ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

    03/09/2010 2:53:08 AM PST · by raybbr · 72 replies · 427+ views ^ | 3-9-2010 | Laura Meckler
    Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker. The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past....
  • Bensalem (PA) police: Cop halts rape by illegal alien

    01/15/2010 6:10:42 AM PST · by raybbr · 20 replies · 1,489+ views ^ | January 14, 2010 | JOE D’AQUILA
    BENSALEM, Pa. — An alert police officer saved a damsel in distress from an attack by a fugitive illegal alien, who is now behind bars. The attack occurred Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Kohl’s department store on Street Road. Police said Detective Eliot Gross arrived at the store at about 5:40 p.m. to follow up on a previous investigation. As he exited his vehicle, Gross heard the sound of a woman screaming coming from across the lot. Gross, police said, ran toward the screams and found the victim standing by her parked car, out of breath, and...
  • We Are Change Chicago CONFRONT Al Gore at a book signing (Sarah Palins message to the Prez)

    12/03/2009 5:18:35 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 1 replies · 520+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    We Are Change Chicago confront Al Gore at a book signing. Alex Jones Responds, and Sarah Palin spanks the president. All videos hosted on blog!
  • Lou Dobbs Goes on Telemundo To Plead His Case(my title)

    11/25/2009 4:55:15 AM PST · by raybbr · 30 replies · 981+ views
    Maria Celeste interviews Lou Dobbs
  • Argument ends with man firing 4 shots at friend

    11/14/2009 11:25:53 AM PST · by This_far · 7 replies · 513+ views
    Helena Independent Record ^ | November 14, 2009 | ANGELA BRANDT
    A 53-year-old Helena man was shot multiple times in the leg during an altercation at a home in the Skelly Gulch area off of Austin Road Thursday night. The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Friday evening, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said. A 72-year-old man called 911 at 6:18 p.m. to report he had shot someone in his home, Dutton said.
  • We are Americans - Not Pets

    11/03/2009 4:37:46 AM PST · by BlackFemaleConservative · 7 replies · 545+ views
    We can think and reason for ourselves. President Obama and those around him are trying to control every aspect of our lives. Barbara From Harlem and her co-host offer straight conservative talk from African Americans to all Americans. Listen today and go out and vote!
  • Are America's days numbered?

    10/17/2009 8:49:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 51 replies · 2,813+ views
    Cleveland Examniner ^ | October 17, 2009 | kmarf
    the short part that's scarey ... long version in body of thread
  • Budget panel OKs in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants (Buried in budget bill)

    06/02/2009 11:58:06 AM PDT · by raybbr · 5 replies · 346+ views
    JSOnline ^ | May. 23, 2009 | Patrick Marley and Stacy Forster
    Madison - The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved measures Friday that would let some illegal immigrants pay in-state college tuition, and provide limited legal protections to same-sex couples. Democrats who control the committee pushed through the measures over Republican objections, on party line votes of 12-4. The provisions were folded into the state budget the panel plans to send to the full Legislature. The committee also approved establishing new schools of freshwater science and public health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It did not provide funding. Wisconsin high schools graduate 400 to 650 illegal immigrants annually, and they must pay...
  • Obama Worship Goes Into Overdrive as 100-Day Mark Approaches

    04/25/2009 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Technical Editor · 6 replies · 909+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 25, 2009 - 09:06 ET | P.J. Gladnick
    Obama Worship Goes Into Overdrive as 100-Day Mark Approaches By P.J. Gladnick (Bio | Archive) April 25, 2009 - 09:06 ET You're not seeing things and it is not a spoof picture from The Onion or any other satirical website. The image you see to the right (larger version below the fold) is a painting by artist Michael D'Antuono called "The Truth" that will be officially unveiled at Union Square in New York City on April 29 to mark President Barack Obama's hundreth day in office. Here are the details from the official press release: Can You Handle 'The Truth'?...
  • ‘Angels’ come to aid of beaten woman (by illegal in sanctuary city, New Haven, CT)

    04/10/2009 5:07:39 AM PDT · by raybbr · 10 replies · 821+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | April 2, 2009 | Ann DeMatteo
    HAMDEN — Less than a week after a town woman was brutally attacked, allegedly by a co-worker, friends and strangers are coming forward to help her. Two bank accounts for her needs have been set up, and a nurse who works at Yale-New Haven Hospital said she wants employees from 65 area bars and restaurants to donate a portion of their tips May 1 to help the woman with what the nurse believes will be enormous medical bills. Eli’s on Whitney, 2392 Whitney Ave., has agreed to be the dropoff point for the one-day event. The victim, 25, was released...
  • House votes to deport jailed immigrants (OK House votes 90 - 0)

    03/11/2009 1:39:01 PM PDT · by raybbr · 7 replies · 537+ views ^ | March 10, 2009 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Illegal immigrants in Oklahoma prisons for nonviolent crimes would be subject to deportation under legislation overwhelmingly approved by the Oklahoma House. In a rare late-night session tonight, House members voted 90-0 for the bill by Rep. Randy Terrill. The Moore Republican says the bill will save the state millions of dollars in incarceration costs. The measure allows the Department of Corrections to send illegal immigrant inmates to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The bill applies only to inmates who are incarcerated for nonviolent crimes who have served at least half their sentence in state...
  • Vonn retains women's World Cup ski crown

    03/11/2009 8:18:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 446+ views
    AFP ^ | March 11, 2009 | Stephanie Pertuiset
    American Lindsay Vonn continued her incredible season on Wednesday when she retained the women's alpine skiing World Cup title at the season-ending finals here. Vonn won the downhill in 1min 42.49sec to edge out Maria Riesch of Germany and Austria's Renate Goetschl. "My life could not be any better," said the 24-year-old. "I have a fantastic husband, two cristal globes, two downhill globes. I'm missing nothing." It's the first time an American woman has ever won two overall crowns, and the trophies will be added to a burgeoning collection that also includes two World Championship golds
  • Passenger dies in accident near BA Expressway (Invader alert!)

    01/25/2009 6:57:27 AM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies · 1,223+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/23/2009 | ALTHEA PETERSON
    A 20-year-old man died in a late Thursday night one-car collision near the Broken Arrow Expressway, said Tulsa Police Cpl. T.J. Campbell. According to police, 18-year-old Joel Jaimes was driving westbound at about 10 p.m. Thursday near 5000 E. 31st. St. with two passengers when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled several times before hitting a light pole and coming to a stop upside down, Campbell said. One passenger riding in the front seat, a 20-year-old man, died at the scene, Campbell said. The victim was still wearing his seatbelt in the vehicle when police arrived. However,...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Obama, Holder won’t dissuade immigration raids

    12/19/2008 7:09:59 AM PST · by raybbr · 21 replies · 1,182+ views ^ | December 18, 2008 | Mike Sunnucks
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says scrutiny of racial and ethnic profiling by incoming President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will not deter his get-tough approach to illegal immigration. “I’m not stopping,” said Arpaio. The Republican sheriff said he plans to continue crime sweeps and raids aimed at illegal immigrants and businesses that employ them. The Obama administration and Holder are expected to increase the focus on racial and ethnic profiling by police. Critics of Arpaio’s immigration enforcement argue the sheriff’s office targets Hispanics and such actions take away from more serious investigations. Arpaio said his immigration...
  • Illegal immigrant charged in Fayetteville woman's death (Deported 12X)

    12/17/2008 6:32:29 PM PST · by raybbr · 11 replies · 425+ views ^ | 12/17/2008 | Bryan Mims
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County investigators arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras in connection with the death of a 64-year-old woman Tuesday. Julio Cesar Ramos, 45, who claims to be homeless and unemployed, is charged with beating Paulette Locklear outside her house Tuesday afternoon. He was being held without bond Wednesday in the Cumberland County Detention Center. Investigators said Ramos had been deported at least a dozen times over the last 20 years but kept getting back into the U.S. Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Charlotte, could confirm only one deportation – from Houston...
  • Settlement opens up amnesty for tens of thousands of immigrants

    12/14/2008 8:07:59 PM PST · by HollyButler · 8 replies · 1,077+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe
    For two decades, Anaheim businessman Erkan Aydin has taken on a task unimaginable for most immigrants like himself: trying to convince the U.S. government that he was here illegally. Aydin, 50, arrived in the United States from his native Turkey with a valid student visa in 1981, but fell out of legal status when he failed to enroll in school, he said.The customer service representative has a powerful reason why he wants to be considered an illegal immigrant. It would make him eligible for the amnesty offered to 2.7 million illegal immigrants under the 1986 immigration reform law. Thanks to...
  • Illegal aliens bring America diseases while idiots want to give them amnesty.

    12/08/2008 5:09:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 8th, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The crush of illegal aliens has brought us a variety diseases. For the first time we have seen cases of Chagas disease a parasitic illness that is the leading cause of heart failure in Central and South America where as many as 18 million people are infected with this deadly sickness. Transmitted by insects, Chagas, which was unknown here ten years ago is now in 23 states. The open borders crowd from George Bush down are responsible for bring this and other diseases into our lives, because “they do the jobs Americans won’t do.” What a pile of dung! Tuberculosis...
  • Unions ready to recruit Hispanic workers if Obama changes organizing rules(Card Check)

    11/14/2008 11:36:21 AM PST · by Fred · 20 replies · 897+ views
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 111408 | Mike Sunnucks
    Labor unions are poised to go after Hispanic workers in states like Arizona and sectors such as services and health care if new union rules are put in place by the Barack Obama administration and Democratic Congress next year. Unions and pro-union Democrats want Congress and Obama to pass card-check legislation. The plan would allow unions to organize in workplaces if they get a majority of workers to sign cards supporting unionization. It would scrap 73-year-old unionization laws that require secret ballots for workers to decide whether they want their work forces represented by a trade union. Card-check legislation is...
  • Immigration groups make pleas, plans for Obama’s first day on the job (Let the marches begin..)

    11/12/2008 5:42:45 AM PST · by raybbr · 19 replies · 955+ views
    Medill Reports ^ | 11/11/2008 | Erica L. Green
    WASHINGTON -- On January 20, hundreds of thousands of people will welcome a new president and his administration as Barack Obama takes his official post in the White House. The next day-- his first full day on the job--could also be eventful. Immigration policy groups announced Tuesday that they will organize a mass mobilization of immigrant families and supporters in Washington, on Jan. 21, 2009, in part to welcome the Democratic president, but also to also ensure that humane immigration reform is at the top of his agenda. The National Capital Immigrant Coalition and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement—the two...
  • Hispanic immigration riding a wave; groups organize to serve newcomers to East Tennessee

    11/09/2008 5:26:17 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 54 replies · 620+ views
    Maryville Daily News ^ | November 9, 2008 | Robert Norris
    KNOXVILLE — Groups representing Hispanic immigrants in East Tennessee joined together Friday in downtown Knoxville to explain their missions and outline their goals to members of other civic-minded groups in the community. It is safe to say everyone present had an accent — the native East Tennesseans as well as the Hispanics. The meeting was sponsored by the East Tennessee Foundation and initiated by Gladys Pineda, chair of the Latino Task Force of CEDnet (Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee). The Latino Task Force is dedicated to linking Hispanics with businesses and organizations in hopes of unifying to create...
  • Illegal alien slams SUV into Lee Road church (teaching himself how to drive)

    10/18/2008 4:44:45 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies · 564+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | Mike Sanders
    Covington, LA Police report that an illegal alien ran an SUV into a Lee Road church and told officers he was trying to teach himself how to drive. Covington Police Capt. Jack West says that 48-year-old Roman Mateo Zeferino, an illegal alien showing a Covington address, has been cited for careless operation of a motor vehicle, no driver's license, and operating a motor vehicle without lawful presence. It happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in the 1200 block of North Lee Road in Covington. Capt. West says that officers responded to a call where an SUV was...
  • SIMMONS: Illegals vs. American taxpayers-This is a real distrubing story

    10/12/2008 11:01:46 AM PDT · by HollyButler · 9 replies · 879+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2008 | Deborah Simmons
    More than a few pundits and commentators have called the Oct. 7 debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama a snoozer because the two candidates didn't go at each other. Whether you concur or not with their assessment, one thing is certain, the candidates are not being grilled on the issue of illegal immigration and its inextricable link to our economic well-being and our national security. Exhibit A is a violent snapshot from Mr. McCain's home county, Maricopa County, Ariz. It unveils, in brutally honest facts and candid law-enforcement comments, what happens when sanctuary and amnesty policies tied...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sentenced For Killing Child-Only gets 9 months for this crime

    10/10/2008 7:09:18 AM PDT · by HollyButler · 20 replies · 911+ views
    TMJ4 ^ | Melanie Stout-Katie DeLong
    WEST ALLIS - An illegal immigrant convicted of running down a West Allis mother and daughter faced sentencing Thursday. The child died in a West Allis intersection four months ago Thursday. The maximum sentence for causing death while driving with a revoked license is only nine months. That's what Jose Rodriguez got…but there's a catch. It was an extremely emotional time for the Maddox family. Thursday was the first time Andrea Maddox saw the man charged with killing her daughter and injuring her as the two crossed the street in West Allis
  • Police: Illegal immigrant sought in fatality wreck-Hit and Run 2 dead

    10/08/2008 2:44:55 PM PDT · by HollyButler · 13 replies · 492+ views
    WZTV ^ | October 08 | WZTV
    <p>MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Warren County have issued arrest warrants for a man who fled to Atlanta after he was allegedly involved in a double fatality wreck.</p> <p>Sheriff Jackie Matheny said 21-year-old Herlin "Gato" Alvarez of La Vergne is an illegal immigrant and being sought on a charge of leaving the scene of the Sept. 30 accident near Centertown.</p>
  • DeStefano says group peddles hate (Group protests flying Mexican flag on Green)

    09/26/2008 4:50:55 AM PDT · by raybbr · 21 replies · 570+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | September 26, 2008 | Elizabeth Benton,
    NEW HAVEN — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and supporters lashed back at the Community Watchdog Project, an anti-illegal immigration group, releasing e-mails Thursday sent to city staff members from across the country in opposition to a Mexican flag flying on the Green flagpole. "We do not tolerate hate," DeStefano said, standing in front of the flagpole and backed by representatives of the Irish, Polish and Italian communities, as well as the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League. "A lot of people have cultural amnesia. They forget they were the sons and daughters of immigrants, and they criticize the next group that...
  • Ike aftermath lays bare U.S. immigration paradox

    09/19/2008 5:52:09 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 35 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2008 | Carey Gillam
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The men gather early on street corners here in storm-battered Houston, ready for the jobs they know will come their way, sweeping up broken glass and clearing downed trees and debris from city streets. They speak mostly Spanish, while looking warily at strangers. And these undocumented, also called illegal, immigrants worry that instead of a job and a day's wages, they might instead find themselves arrested and deported. Indeed, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, which left a trail of destruction across southeast Texas, America's ongoing debate over U.S. immigration policy is again aflame. On the one...
  • Illegal immigrants who return after deportation commit more crimes, study finds (Who'd a thunk it?)

    09/09/2008 11:34:28 AM PDT · by raybbr · 13 replies · 534+ views
    The LA Times ^ | September 8, 2008 | Anna Gorman,
    In L.A. County, 75% of inmates who reenter the U.S. engage in more criminal activity within a year. The rate is less for illegal immigrants who have never been ordered to leave. Illegal immigrants who have been deported at least once from the United States are far more likely than other immigrants to repeatedly commit crimes, according to a study by the nonprofit Rand Corp. The data indicated that illegal immigrants, overall, were not a greater crime risk, according to the study, which looked at all inmates released from Los Angeles County Jail for a month in 2002. But among...
  • Meatpacker in Brooklyn Challenges a Union Vote (Says illegals can't join Union)

    09/01/2008 5:15:27 AM PDT · by raybbr · 38 replies · 155+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Agriprocessors, the Brooklyn-based company that is the nation’s largest kosher meat producer, is well known for the labor troubles at its meatpacking plant in Iowa — federal agents detained 389 of its workers as illegal immigrants in May, and labor officials in Iowa have accused it of employing 57 under-age workers. But Agriprocessors is also having labor troubles closer to home, with the company asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn a vote to unionize at its distribution center along the Brooklyn waterfront. If successful, the company’s appeal could have repercussions at companies across the country: it is trying...
  • McCain’s Yankee Doodle Daddy

    08/25/2008 11:01:56 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 32 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2008 | Elizabeth Holmes
    [Phoenix] - John McCain made it clear who his daddy was Monday morning. Daddy Yankee, the hip-hop star from Puerto Rico, endorsed the Republican candidate Monday morning. Wearing black aviator shades in the library of Central High School here, Daddy Yankee said, “I believe in his ideals and his proposals to lead this nation…He’s been a fighter for the Hispanic community.”
  • Hispanic singer draws smaller crowd at fair

    08/25/2008 3:24:51 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 30 replies · 287+ views ^ | 8-25-2008 | Zach Pluhacek
    A predominantly Latino audience trickled into the half-filled venue as Jorge Hernandez, “El Guero (Blondie),” took the stage just after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Nebraska State Fair. In contrast, people had packed around the fence surrounding the Open-Air Auditorium Friday before country musician Miranda Lambert had played her first note. A capacity crowd of 6,200 had filled the benches on Friday, and 5,800 came Saturday to hear two other country artists. Theories on why Sunday’s crowd was smaller and slower to form ranged from fear of immigration officials to the different cultural tradition of Latinos. Hernandez, the performer, speculated...
  • Illegal Surveillance

    08/21/2008 7:03:47 AM PDT · by pfflier · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Vanity | pfflier
    We all heard about the person who sat next to traffic and pointed a hair dryer at oncoming cars to see their reactions.I tried it with illegal aliens and a throw away camera. I went to the local gathering places, Circle K, Home Depot, wherever they gather waiting for an early morning pick-up. The minute they saw the camera, they dispersed. Some ran, some wandered away, but the outcome was undeniable. They left!I decided to expand the experiment and took the camera to Wal-Mart. It worked there too! The illegals got out of the store and walked away. Some around...
  • Perez Signs Immigration Rule (Hartford,CT newest sanctuary city)

    08/19/2008 5:06:57 AM PDT · by raybbr · 15 replies · 109+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2008 | JEFFREY B. COHEN
    Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez signed an ordinance Monday that stops police from arresting or detaining anyone solely because of their immigration status. The ordinance, passed last week by the city council, also prohibits other city employees from asking anyone seeking services about their immigration status. Perez was previously lukewarm to the idea, maintaining that an order issued by Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts in March was adequate. It said that city police would not make immigration arrests unless there was also a criminal investigation. In a letter to the city council, Perez also expressed concern about "codifying standards...
  • IMMIGRANT VOTE SNUB (JUDGE: national security trumps immigrants' speedy naturalization)

    08/08/2008 7:11:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies · 123+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 8, 2008 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    National security trumps an immigrant's right to a speedy naturalization process, a Manhattan federal judge ruled yesterday......a group of New Yorkers who hoped to vote in this fall's election sued to force approval of backlogged citizenship applications in time for Election Day. Judge Lawrence McKenna dismissed the lawsuit, filed by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Judge said he couldn't authorize the FBI to hurry "name checks" - a comprehensive vetting process expanded after 9/11.
  • Man charged with molesting 8-year-old girl (Invader)

    07/08/2008 3:45:12 PM PDT · by raybbr · 20 replies · 359+ views ^ | July 7, 2008 | Joe VanHoose
    REDDICK - Marion County sheriff's deputies arrested an undocumented immigrant from Guanajuato, Mexico, on Sunday evening on charges of molesting an 8-year-old girl. The victim's grandmother entered a bedroom and found Martin Ramirez Garcia, 43, with the girl, sheriff's Detective Mariam Diaz said. "She didn't see the actual touching, but she saw him on top of her," Diaz said. "The grandmother beat him off of her." According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told an investigator that Ramirez Garcia touched her inappropriately over her clothing on several occasions and exposed himself to her. Diaz said the victim's 5-year-old sister also...
  • Come Study La Raza

    07/06/2008 5:01:03 AM PDT · by raybbr · 16 replies · 150+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 2, 2008 | Liam Julian
    The name of the nation’s most visible, self-defined Latino civil-rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, translates as the National Council of The Race. The official website denies it, of course, but we have dictionaries. That controversial term — La Raza — is gaining currency: Some K-12 public schools now teach something called “Raza Studies.” Like those in Tucson, for example. The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) has, in fact, welcomed Raza Studies in its classrooms for about a decade, but it’s been mighty secretive about the association. What, exactly, is Raza Studies? Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom...
  • Calls to the U.S. Attorney suspended deportations of criminals (Mex. says stop deporting criminals)

    07/03/2008 6:28:23 AM PDT · by raybbr · 24 replies · 106+ views
    The U.S. authorities must prevent the mass deportation because there are records that over 56% of those deported were sentenced for crimes in the United States, explained the owner of the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE). Rommel Moreno Manjarrez manifestó que en el 2006 la Agencia de Aduanas y Emigración del sector de San Diego deporto a 16 mil 476 personas y el 56% había sido condenado por delitos en la Unión Americana. Rommel Moreno Manjarrez said that in 2006 the Customs Agency and emigration sector of San Diego deport 16 thousand 476 persons and 56% had been...
  • 'Adios' English school? Super wants all-Spanish

    06/25/2008 3:17:12 AM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 87+ views ^ | June 24, 2008
    Dissatisfied with teaching in Spanish 85 percent of the time, a North Carolina superintendent is pushing for a $10 million budget that includes a plan for a school where only Spanish is spoken. Superintendent Peter Gorman pitched his proposal to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board today, with provisions to turn Collinswood Elementary into a Spanish program. Nora Carr, chief communications officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, told WND the facility will help to preserve Hispanic culture. We find that a lot of kids who go there have parents who might be English-speaking immigrants, and they might be very successful," she said. "They...
  • Washington-area police report wave of burglaries, cite illegal immigrants

    06/18/2008 3:55:09 AM PDT · by raybbr · 25 replies · 80+ views ^ | June 16, 2008 | Freeman Klopott ,
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - A wave of burglaries is spreading across the Washington area, and police say illegal immigrants, hit by police crackdowns and the drop in new construction, are likely playing a key role. “The immigrant community is at a tipping point,” said Montgomery County police community liaison Officer Luis Hurtado. “The poor economy is pushing more immigrants to turn to crime.” In the first five months of this year, burglaries climbed 10 to 20 percent in many jurisdictions. The District of Columbia had the greatest increase, jumping 20 percent from 1,370 in the first five months of 2007...
  • McCain ad addresses Hispanics

    06/06/2008 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 73+ views
    LV Review-Journal ^ | June 6, 2008
    In a sign that the Hispanic vote in the West could hold the key to the November election, Republican presumptive nominee John McCain launched his first local campaign ad, a Spanish-language radio spot, in Nevada this week. The 60-second commercial touts McCain, a senator from Arizona, as a nonpartisan problem-solver on the economy. "When we are buying groceries, we don't have a political party," the ad states, according to a translation provided by the campaign. "When we are filling up the gas tank, we are not Republicans, Democrats or independents. We are Hispanics, and we are all hurting together in...
  • Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos

    06/05/2008 11:39:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 60+ views
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | June 4, 2008 | Rakesh Kochhar
    Due mainly to a slump in the construction industry, the unemployment rate for Hispanics in the U.S. rose to 6.5% in the first quarter of 2008, well above the 4.7% rate for all non-Hispanics. As recently as the end of 2006, the gap between those two rates had shrunk to an historic low of 0.5 percentage points--4.9% for Latinos compared with 4.4% for non-Latinos, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The spike in Hispanic unemployment has hit immigrants especially hard. Their unemployment rate was 7.5% in the first quarter of this year,2 marking the first time since 2003 that a higher...
  • U.N. official to visit Prince William to study illegal-immigration policy

    06/05/2008 9:18:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 15 replies · 117+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | June 5, 2008 | Dan Genz
    WASHINGTON-The United Nations plans to examine Prince William County’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigrants during a visit next week. Jorge Bustamante, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on migrants’ rights, plans to tour Manassas and Woodbridge, receive briefings on local enforcement measures, and attempt to meet with local officials. He contacted immigrant leaders in the county two months ago to begin preparing for a visit, saying he was interested in the landmark nature of the county’s actions. Special rapporteurs are tasked with reviewing human-rights issues of international concern to raise political pressure and shape public opinion, but cannot issue sanctions. The...
  • Live Oak authorities look for immigrants[South Texas illegals]

    06/04/2008 8:26:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | Stuart Duncan
    The Live Oak County Sheriff's Office searched for as many as 19 undocumented immigrants from Honduras on Tuesday after they fled from police a day earlier, according to a county law enforcement official. As many as 22 illegal immigrants were inside of or in the bed of a Toyota four-door pickup that rammed a county deputy's patrol car and ran through a fence on Farm-to-Market Road 623 on Monday, Live Oak County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Glenn Thompson said. Thompson said Deputy Nick Chaviz was patrolling the area alone and fired multiple shots at the Toyota after the truck rammed...
  • More immigrants choose to leave U.S., go home

    06/01/2008 6:48:24 AM PDT · by devane617 · 35 replies · 88+ views ^ | 06/01/2008 | ANDRES VIGLUCCI, MELISSA SANCHEZ AND JACK CHANG
    There was no one thing that caused Hector Salinas to pack his bags and give up for good on the trials of life as an illegal immigrant in South Florida. But the reasons he enumerates are echoed by increasing numbers of Latin American immigrants, both legal and not, who appear to be souring on their job prospects and going home: It was the scant money he made at a menial restaurant job, Salinas said, just enough for food and rent, with barely anything left for his family in Mexico -- the reason he came in the first place. It was...