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  • Pro-Palestinian Attackers Spit On, Assault Israel Supporters (los angeles, ca)

    07/14/2014 2:32:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | july 14, 2014 | adam kredo
    Pro-Israel demonstrators in Los Angeles were violently targeted by several men waving Palestinian flags on Sunday afternoon, prompting a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer at the scene to fire his weapon at the attackers as they assaulted participants, according to DHS officials and eyewitness accounts from private security officials at the rally. The incident took place Sunday afternoon while a group of pro-Israel supporters were peacefully rallying in support of the Jewish state as it defends itself from attacks by the terror group Hamas. The peaceful pro-Israel rally, organized by the Israel-American Council (IAC), took a violent turn at...
  • Murrieta Counter-Protest: Pro-Amnesty 'Aztecs' Shout 'White Supremacists Out!'

    07/06/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 7-4-2014 | Michelle Moons
    Pro-amnesty activists beat drums and danced in full Aztec regalia, chanting, "White supremacists out, white supremacists out!" at a counter-demonstration at the Murrieta Border Patrol station Friday. Anti-illegal immigration protestors shouted "stop illegal immigration" right next to the dancing demonstrators one the north end of the roadblocks. At the south end, the crowd was largely made up of the anti-illegal immigration protestors, who assembled peacefully.
  • KCK police investigate protest on Kris Kobach's doorstep

    06/17/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    kctv 5 ^ | June 17, 2013 | DeAnn Smith
    KANSAS CITY, KS - Police are investigating a protest at Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's home as he said Monday he is prepared to use lethal force if necessary.The KCK Police Department issued a statement Monday afternoon about the protest on Saturday at Kobach's home. "We are reviewing (sic) matter to determine if protestors violated any laws or ordinances," according to the brief news release... "I was just appalled," he said. "They have a right to protect at my office or at my public places, that's fine. But they don't have the right to enter someone's private property and...
  • Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?

    07/31/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 24 replies
    By David Chalian, Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | By David Chalian, Yahoo! News
    [Try not to Laugh] LOS ANGELES—When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte, N.C., this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Barack Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016—taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run...
  • Program On Ariz. Immigration Part News, Advocacy

    06/20/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mandelit del Barco
    The U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to rule on Arizona's controversial immigration law and a lot of people in that state are watching closely. Tonight, nearly two dozen Spanish language radio and TV stations in Arizona are scheduled to run the same program about the immigration law. As NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports, they're walking a fine line between journalism and advocacy. The show looks at the history of anti-immigration laws and their impact on families. Journalists from the regular news programs interview a civil rights lawyer and Latino Arizonans... BARCO: The hatred and terror against us is increasing,...
  • La Raza likely to come to KC in 2015

    01/20/2012 11:44:02 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 24 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jan 20, 2012 | La Raza likely to come to KC in 2015
    A major Latino organization that canceled its planned 2009 convention in Kansas City because of a controversial appointment by former Mayor Mark Funkhouser will likely bring its 10,000-delegate event here in 2015. **SNIP** Convention officials were excited about La Raza’s reconsideration of Kansas City. “After a false start in 2009, I think it’s great to see we’ve attracted the attention of La Raza,” said Rick Hughes, president of the Convention and Visitors Association. “It’s great their giving us a second chance.”
  • Obama Plays La Raza Card In Key Appointment

    01/11/2012 4:44:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Campaign 2012: By choosing to head his policy council with an open-borders advocate and former leader of the Hispanic activist group favoring amnesty, the president has signaled a divide-and-conquer re-election campaign . In another move aimed at aiding his re-election, President Obama on Tuesday announced that Cecilia Munoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), would replace Melody Barnes as head of his Domestic Policy Council. Hispanics are a key part of the coalition Obama and a key part of his re-election strategy will no doubt be to portray Republicans and others who advocate...
  • Obama picks immigration reform advocate to lead domestic policy [National Council of La Raza.....]

    01/10/2012 12:41:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Obama picks immigration reform advocate to lead domestic policy By Amie Parnes and Erik Wasson - 01/10/12 01:27 PM ET President Obama has picked a strong advocate of immigration reform to head the Domestic Policy Council. The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Muñoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, would replace Melody Barnes at the top of the council. White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the appointment during his press briefing. Muñoz is now serving as the White House's director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and...
  • Raza studies make assimilation impossible (w/shocking video)

    04/13/2011 4:02:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner. ^ | April 13th, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    A large percentage of students enrolled in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD), just as in much of Arizona’s public school systems are the children of immigrants, both legal and illegal. One of the courses those children are being taught is so-called Raza studies or Mexican-American studies. Raza studies (race studies) have been taught in the TUSD for about a dozen years. One of the textbooks they use is titled “Occupied America,” which was written by Rodolfo Acuña and includes a speech given by activist and university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez in which he says: “We have got to eliminate...
  • Publicly Funded La Raza Group Expands

    03/15/2011 9:39:08 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 15, 2011
    The influential Mexican La Raza group that’s received millions of federal tax dollars to promote its leftist, open-borders agenda has added several new branches to its growing network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos. Among them is yet another public “charter” school that pushes a radical Chicano movement, known as “reconquista,” with a custom-designed curriculum financed by U.S. taxpayers. The plan is to conquer the American southwest, return it to Mexico and perform ethnic cleansing of Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The politically-connected, Washington D.C. group National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has helped further this agenda by expanding...
  • School makes boy take American flag off bike

    11/12/2010 7:41:25 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 173 replies · 2+ views
    Fox 40 Sacramento ^ | Nov-12 | Elissa Harrington
    13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down. A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property. "In this country we're supposed to be free," said Cody. "And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And...
  • CA: Karen England - WHY I AM RUNNING FOR LT. GOVERNOR (write-in alternative to Maldonado)

    09/26/2010 6:46:52 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 39 replies
    Flash Report ^ | 9-16-2010 | Karen England
    I began the week, along with many of you, urging acting governor Abel Maldonado to file the State’s appeal in the federal case involving Proposition 8. I end the week as his opponent and a candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor. To some this may seem extreme or be dismissed as a publicity stunt. It is neither. It is the proper response when we find the two front runners for the office of Lieutenant Governor do not share our principles, our values or our respect for the legal system. The democratic nominee and mayor of San Francisco is the...
  • Obama Gives Back Major Strip of AZ to Mexico

    06/15/2010 6:53:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies · 4,356+ views
    fox ^ | June 15, 2010
    The federal government is now telling American citizens to stay out of three southern Arizona counties. It is too dangerous because of armed smugglers from Mexico. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: Quite frankly I’m telling you as a sheriff that we don’t control that part of the county. My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In fact President Obama suspended the construction of the fence. Sheriff Paul Babeu: Even with that, you say one thing and then you’re...
  • Illegal Alien Supporters in Arizona Say They Will Murder Americans With Axes

    04/28/2010 8:54:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 150 replies · 5,138+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 28, 2010
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  • Legal Scholars Dissect S.F. Sanctuary Policy

    10/22/2009 8:43:31 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 1 replies · 373+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 21, 2009 | Gerry Shih
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says the Board of Supervisors’ recent change to the city’s sanctuary laws is a violation of federal law and he will ignore it. The Board of Supervisors voted 8-to-2 yesterday to overturn a policy enacted last summer by Mayor Gavin Newsom that rolled back the city’s sanctuary policy as it relates to contacting immigration authorities when a juvenile is arrested on felony charges. The new rule would require the city to contact immigration authorities only after a juvenile has been convicted of a felony. In City Hall, it’s been cast as a bit of political...
  • Obama Flinches on Immigration

    03/24/2009 10:09:08 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 866+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2009
    In a little-noticed act of political faintheartedness, the Obama administration has pulled back from nominating Thomas Saenz, a highly regarded civil-rights lawyer and counsel to the mayor of Los Angeles, to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Saenz, the former top litigator in Los Angeles for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or Maldef...The floating of his name led to fierce outbursts from anti-immigrant groups and blogs, which detest him for being so good at what he does. He was a leader of the successful fight to block California’s Proposition 187...He has defended Latino day laborers who...
  • Tech CEO pleads guilty in bison deaths

    11/03/2008 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 115 replies · 2,217+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 3, 2008 | Jean Torkelson
    The man accused of arranging for the killing of 32 bison on a neighbor's property struck a deal this morning in which he'll face minimal or no jail time but will have to open his wallet wide. Jeffrey Scott Hawn, CEO of Seattle-based software firm Attachmate, pleaded guilty to a class 3 felony of criminal mischief and to a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals in Park County Court. At his Jan. 28 sentencing he could get up to two years of probation and up to 10 days in Park County Jail. Four generations of the Downare family, in cowboy...
  • Austin Man Due in Court for Bison Slaying ( Jeff Hawn )

    10/06/2008 8:41:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    (AP) -- ^ | 10/06/2008
    A software CEO from Texas accused of allowing the killing of his neighbor's bison in South Park last winter is due in court. Forty-four-year-old Jeffrey Scott Hawn of Austin has been charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty, one count of theft of more than $20,000 and a one count of criminal mischief. Prosecutors allege that he "tortured, needlessly mutilated or needlessly killed" the bison, who belonged to another rancher.
  • Ranch owner waives preliminary hearing in deaths of 32 bison

    09/12/2008 10:57:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2008 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    A Park County rancher on Friday waived his right to a preliminary hearing and asked to enter a plea in the slaughter of 32 bison owned by his neighbor. It’s hard to find anyone here sympathetic to Hawn.
  • Mexican Middle Class Fuels Ascendance of ‘Greater Mexico’

    07/25/2008 12:28:55 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 19 replies · 481+ views
    La Prensa San Diego ^ | July 25, 2008 | Louis E.V. Nevaer
    For a generation, Mexican intellectuals have pondered the possibility of a “Greater Mexico” – the idea that Mexican immigration to the United States was so persistent and sustainable, that Mexican culture could “re-settle” lands lost to the United States at the conclusion of the Mexican American War. Americans, clinging to the belief of a “melting pot,” dismissed that notion, arguing that Mexican immigrants would follow historical norms and assimilate into mainstream American life, as previous generations of newcomers did before them. A new study by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME), part of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, offers insight...
  • "Nonpartisan" La Raza Council Endorses Obama

    07/19/2008 5:00:26 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 81 replies · 360+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, '08
    Although the nation's largest Latino advocacy organization is a nonprofit that must remain nonpartisan because it gets millions of U.S. federal grant dollars, the group's president helped lead a Barack Obama pep rally during an annual conference. The extremist Mexican group National Council of La Raza clearly endorses Obama, which is why La Raza President Janet Marguia stood by as Los Angeles' renowned Chicano Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised Obama during the group's annual convention in San Diego. Villaraigosa assured the crowd that Obama is LATINOS' BEST HOPE for reforming the nation's immigration policies. If that's not an endorsement, then what...
  • May Days Past (Raza Studies)

    06/04/2008 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 8 replies · 135+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 6/3/2008 | John Derbyshire
    Raza Studies. Like the rest of you, I’ve been wondering how the lead organization lobbying on behalf of special privileges for Mexicans in the U.S.A. manages to get away with calling itself “National Council of La Raza.” Those last two words, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, mean “the race.” The idea, as I had it explained to me, is that by blending the European race with the Mesoamerican, Mexico has brought forth a new race, the mestizo or bronze race, which is claimed to be superior to both the contributing races, I suppose by dint of hybrid...
  • Hawn turns self in on bison slaying charges ( Atzlan Native Community mentioned )

    05/16/2008 6:15:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 110 replies · 691+ views
    Texas businessman Jeff Hawn was charged May 8 in the March slaying of 32 bison near Hartsel and faces one count of class 3 felony theft, one count of class 3 felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, each a class 6 felony. Hawn turned himself in to the Park County Jail on May 12 and bonded out... Kobe Bryant's attorney The arrest warrant affidavit indicates that the bison had been killed over the course of a number of weeks. For instance, it states that on April 1 officers "retrieved a spent bullet from one of...
  • Swedes boycott Absolut!

    04/13/2008 5:53:29 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 95 replies · 277+ views
    04/13/2008 | WesternCulture
    I'm Absolut Swedish but NEVER EVER again will I buy Absolut Vodka and I will, at least, TRY to avoid other products of V&S Group (their repertoire is a pretty broad one though and I kinda party from time to time..), a former Swedish company which recently was sold to French Pernod Ricard (for the sum of €5,626 billion). I've also managed to convince my father and some of my friends to join my initiative and I'll continue to campaign! The background is, of course, the already infamous Absolut Vodka ad with the words "In an Absolut World" slapped over...
  • Russia links Tibet violence to Kosovo precedent

    03/18/2008 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 401+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | March 18, 2008
    Moscow, March 18 (RIA Novosti) Russia has said that the recent violence in Tibet is linked with the recognition by some states of the independence of Serbia's breakaway province, Kosovo. In an interview published Tuesday in the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the recognition of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence by many countries, including the US and the majority of the European Union (EU) states, had 'already reverberated in many regions.' He said that the Kosovo issue was linked to recent riots in Tibet and demands for greater autonomy by ethnic Albanians in Macedonia. 'There are...
  • Minutemen lose adopted highway near Border Patrol checkpoint (poses "a significant safety risk")

    01/28/2008 9:37:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,104+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    An anti-illegal immigration group's adopted stretch of highway near a Border Patrol checkpoint is being orphaned. The California Department of Transportation said the San Diego Minutemen's participation in an Adopt-A-Highway stretch of Interstate 5 poses "a significant safety risk." "The risk is in the potential for disruption to the operation of the state highway as well as public safety concerns for the traveling public and volunteers in the program," Caltrans district director Pedro Orso-Delgado said Monday. He did not elaborate. The Minutemen will get another stretch on State Route 52 in San Diego - far from the Border Patrol checkpoint...
  • Freep a Poll! (Ok for Lakota tribe to secede from US?)

    12/21/2007 10:51:43 AM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 454+ views
    www.rapidcityjournal.com ^ | 12-21-07 | Rapid City Journal
    Do you support the Lakota Freedom Delegation's declaration of sovereign-nation status? Yes No
  • Aztlan Website Celebrates Al Qaeda And Recent Oil Bombings In Mexico

    09/18/2007 11:47:34 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 25 replies · 327+ views
    Digger's Realm ^ | September 18, 2007 | Digger
    Stating that "Al Qaeda's goal to collapse the US economy seems on track" on the front page of Aztlan.net, Ernesto Cienfuegos of La Voz de Aztlan brings us "Mexican insurgents cause record $80 per barrel crude oil price". In the article Cienfuegos states that: "In addition, the Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor), through the US State Department, is now offering its services to President Felipe Calderon. Stratfor is supposedly a private intelligence agency founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas but insiders know the outfit as "The Shadow CIA". Stratfor analysts say that the EPR has "evolved greatly". They believe that the...
  • La Raza and Americans

    05/31/2007 3:19:04 AM PDT · by Baladas · 44 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jim Simpson
    A recent proposal in Congress — H.R. 1999, which was cosponsored in April by Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Texas and Rick Renzi of Arizona — would provide $10 million a year to a radical immigration group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning "the race"). It gets better. Have you heard of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, better known by its acronym MEChA? If you live in California, you have. This group's Web site states: "We are Chicanos and Chicanas of Aztlan reclaiming the land of out birth," which according to their revisionist history, includes areas of the Southwestern United...
  • Several high-profile Hispanic Bush supporters among those now behind Bill Richardson

    05/29/2007 6:44:49 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 48 replies · 879+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5-29-07 | Ken Herman
    Several high-profile Hispanic Bush supporters among those now behind Richardson Donors express loyalty to party as well as heritage By Ken Herman WASHINGTON BUREAU Tuesday, May 29, 2007 WASHINGTON — As a consultant in six Republican campaigns, dating back to Ronald Reagan in 1980, Texas ad man Lionel Sosa tried to persuade Hispanic Democrats to back non-Hispanic Republicans for president. This year, after serving as a Hispanic outreach consultant and high-dollar fundraiser in President Bush's national campaigns, Sosa is putting his money on a Hispanic Democrat. "Blood is thicker than party," Sosa said in explaining his support for New Mexico...
  • Texas Talks Tough on Illegal Immigrants

    02/28/2007 5:49:12 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 38 replies · 869+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb.27, '07 | Miguel Bustillo
    The Lone Star State has long welcomed Latino immigrants, no matter how they got across the state's 1200 mile border with Mexico. Back when California voted to cut public services to illegal immigrants, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was preaching that illegal immigrants were equal players in the state's economy. But the atmosphere has changed markedly in Texas, home to about 10% of the nation's illegal immigrants. Now, a growing chorus of Republicans and some Democrats is pushing some of the harshest immigration-related measures in the United States -- laws that would not only deny public services to illegal immigrants...
  • FAIR events for immigration reform in Arkansas and some pictures of the Mexican Consulate.

    02/24/2007 3:02:01 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 9 replies · 1,100+ views
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    Joyce Mucci, the Southern Field Representative for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is coming to Little Rock March 3rd -5th! Keeparkansaslegal has created some events for citizens who want to do something about illegal immigration can attend. Saturday March 3rd at 12:00pm Julie's, 110 South Shackleford Rd Little Rock, AR 72211-5721 (501) 224-4501 (just off I630 and I430) We will have a lunch/meeting at Julie’s where we will discuss legislation, the Mexican Consulate, banking, ballot initiatives, and other items concerning immigration in Arkansas. Monday March 5th at 2:30pm State Capitol (Exit 2B off I630) We will also have...
  • DWI suspect (Mexican National) faces life in prison if convicted

    02/21/2007 6:14:39 AM PST · by TejanoJim · 13 replies · 427+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 21, 2007 | Jeremy Roebuck
    MISSION — A Mexican national accused of ramming his truck into a state trooper’s patrol vehicle and attacking a city police officer with a plank of wood was set to spend Tuesday night in the Hidalgo County jail after his first court appearance earlier that day. Jose Garcia Hernandez, 34, was formally charged with evading arrest and aggravated assault of a public servant during his arraignment in Mission municipal court.
  • (Mississippi)Illegal Alien Bill Called "Racist"

    02/14/2007 8:07:55 PM PST · by WKB · 144 replies · 1,707+ views
    WLBT ^ | 2-14-7 | By Wendy Suares
    A bill aimed at keeping illegal aliens out of Mississippi is working its way through the state legislature. It requires businesses verify their employees are here legally. Mexican immigrant Angel Palsencia works as a waiter to support his family on the Gulf Coast. He worries that could all change if businesses are forced to check employees' legal status. "I've lived in Mississippi for 7 years, and to make that bill into law, it would stop the future of me and my family," Palsencia said. Members of the immigrant rights group, MIRA, are trying to kill the bill that has passed...
  • Mexican Legislators Will Travel to Chicago to Visit Elvira Arellano

    02/10/2007 11:26:47 AM PST · by chicagolady · 63 replies · 1,030+ views
    U.S. News Wire ^ | Feb 9, 2007 | Rosanna Pulido
    CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mexican legislators have traveled to Chicago to meet with Elvira Arellano, an illegal alien who defied a U.S. government order that she turn herself in to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation. The 31-year-old woman was arrested in 2002 during an immigration sweep at O'Hare International Airport. U.S. officials noted that Arellano had already been deported once in 1997, and that she had a criminal conviction for Social Security fraud. Rosanna Pulido, Illinois spokesperson for You Don't Speak for Me, a national coalition of American Hispanics who oppose illegal immigration, states, "Actually Elvira Arellano...
  • Another 'El Maguey' to Open Near Broadway Wal-Mart

    02/10/2007 10:41:47 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 781+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | February 10, 2007 | Kevin Coleman
    Vitamins, video games and an El Maguey Mexican restaurant highlight the latest batch of leases scored by Maly Commercial Realty Inc., leasing agent for the two recently opened Wal-Mart Supercenters.El Maguey Mexican restaurant owner Manuel De La Paz said he plans to open a restaurant at the Wal-Mart Supercenter complex off West Broadway and Fairview Road in about four months. The upcoming restaurant will be the fourth local El Maguey opened by De La Paz, who launched his first restaurant in 1994 at 504 Business Loop 70 W. Other locations followed in the Broadway Marketplace at 21 Conley Road and...
  • KC customs center’s progress stalled

    02/09/2007 7:06:35 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 194 replies · 1,939+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Feb. 08, 2007email thisprint thisreprint or license this | RICK ALM
    The murky diplomatic status of a proposed Mexican customs clearinghouse in Kansas City has gotten murkier. Since last spring, local officials and the Washington office of Sen. Kit Bond all have insisted that the matter was moving through government channels. But U.S. State Department spokesman Eric Watnik said that the agency has never been formally asked to consider the proposal. “It’s off the radar screen,” said Bill Anthony, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. Border Protection was engaged in the early planning and was widely thought to have endorsed the project and moved...
  • Mike Huckabee Launches Presidential Bid

    01/28/2007 7:11:51 AM PST · by jern · 70 replies · 1,478+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Conservative Republican Mike Huckabee, seeking to repeat the success of another former governor from Hope, Ark., said Sunday he is taking the first step in what he acknowledged is an underdog bid for the White House in 2008. Huckabee, who left office Jan. 9 after serving 10 1/2 years as governor of a Democratic-leaning state, faces steep odds in a crowded GOP field that includes well-known and well-funded hopefuls such as Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • Hispanics Lead U.S. In Unmarried Birthrate

    01/24/2007 5:33:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies · 1,756+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007
    Hispanics Lead U.S. In Unmarried Birthrate NewsMax.com Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 The birthrate among Hispanic women in the U.S. is twice as high as the rest of the American population – and an increasing number of Hispanic children are born to unmarried mothers. Hispanic women now have the highest unmarried birthrate in the country – more than three times that of whites and Asians, and almost 1 1/2 times that of black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every 1,000 unwed Hispanic women, 92 children were born in 2003, the latest year for which data...
  • California Latinos Fearful After Immigration Raids

    01/25/2007 1:16:20 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 69 replies · 1,586+ views
    Reuters via Yahoooo ^ | 1/25/07 | Tim Gaynor
    Cook Rosa Maria Salazar's eyes dart anxiously to the door as customers file into the Salvadoran cafe in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles. "We're terrified. The police could come for us at any time and deport us," she said in Spanish earlier this week as diners fingered maize tortillas stuffed with beans and pork scratchings and chatted softly. break "We hadn't seen anything like this here before, and it came as a shock," said Antonio Bernabe, a community worker who runs a day labor program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "The police...
  • Transient Servitude: The US Guest Worker Program for Exploiting Mexican, Central American Workers

    01/25/2007 1:35:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies · 658+ views
    Monthly Review ^ | 1-25-07 | Richard D. Vogel
    <p>Defining moments in the history of a nation are time and again overshadowed by the drama of war. These critical events are often domestic policy decisions that affect the immediate state of a country and have serious consequences for the future. Significant examples in U.S. history include: the initial decision of the revolutionary government to found a republic dedicated to the lofty principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” but embracing slavery, a contradiction that ultimately led to civil war; the decision to prematurely end reconstruction efforts in the South after the Civil War, a policy reversal which allowed the long-term oppression and exploitation of the emancipated slaves and their descendents; and the decision during the Second World War to encourage the mass migration of poor African Americans from the rural South to the industrial centers of the Midwest and Northeast to support the war economy, a haphazard resettlement program that resulted in the ghettoization and continued oppression of a significant national minority.</p>
  • Illegal Aliens Waging 'Silent war' on U.S. Says Minute Man Activist

    01/21/2007 3:31:56 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 28 replies · 1,237+ views
    DiscoverTheNetworks.org ^ | Jan.19,'07 | Randy Hall
    The U.S. is engaged in a 'silent war' conducted by illegal aliens that is causing a higher toll than the war in Iraq, according to Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project. "Since 9/11 alone, about 45,000 U.S. citizens have been killed in action via homicide or manslaughter at the hands of illegal aliens, and about another quarter of a million to 300,000 have been wounded," Gilchrist told Cybercast News Service in an interview. Gilchrist said the financial cost was also significant. Welfare benefit programs used strictly by the illegal population were costing $400 billion a year - that's four...
  • L.A. Shifts Tactics Against Gangs

    01/19/2007 6:20:24 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 38 replies · 1,097+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 10 '07 | Staff
    Although some city officials are downplaying the fact, it appears that gang violence in L.A. is almost out of control. Police have identified some 720 street gangs with 39,315 members. Gang crime is up 40% in San Fernando Valley. It's led to conflict between blacks and newly arrived Hispanics and is so bad the F.B.I. and County Sheriff's Department have been called in to assist the L.A.P.D. The first Hispanic mayor, Villaraigosa, is a proponent of open borders and amnesty. He shouldn't be surprised. But perhaps he's happy to see all these prospective new voters.
  • Collateral Damage In The Immigration War

    01/19/2007 2:31:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 1,294+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 19, 2007 | Linda Chavez
    Imagine you've just given a year and a half of your life to serving your country in Iraq and come home to find that your pregnant wife and your toddler daughter have been forced to leave the United States and now the government won't let them back in. You sit at home waiting, but no one can give you answers when or if they will be allowed to return. You wait five months, long enough for your new baby to be born in a foreign country. But still, no one can give you answers. That is what Aaron Thorsted of...
  • California poverty increasing

    01/14/2007 6:03:05 AM PST · by radar101 · 28 replies · 857+ views
    SacBee ^ | January 14, 2007 | Dan Walters
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's elaborate rollout of his second-term agenda last week contained many moving parts and -- either inadvertently or by design -- underscored one of California's most salient trends: increasing socioeconomic stratification. But in the midst of those celebratory occasions, Schwarzenegger unveiled a sweeping plan to bring health care insurance to the estimated 6.5 million Californians -- the working poor, for the most part -- who lack it, thus focusing attention on a growing underclass. In one study, Mogull found that the state's poverty rate was 14.4 percent in 1959 and dropped to 11.1 percent in 1969, but "there...
  • Bush wimps out as gangs cross our border

    01/09/2007 2:35:43 PM PST · by Blackirish · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/9/07 | James Pinkerton
    So American troops are surging in Iraq, and withdrawing along our own border. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, say the journalistic and political elites. Yet, before anything else, what we need is a surge of troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, which is a lot closer to home than Baghdad. On Jan. 6 The Arizona Republic reported that a small team of National Guard troops "abandoned their post near the border southwest of Tucson as four gunmen approached from Mexico."
  • Dallas-based food chain to accept Mexican Pesos

    01/07/2007 5:58:37 AM PST · by devane617 · 96 replies · 4,174+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/07/2007 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
    Starting Monday, patrons of the Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain, which caters heavily to Latinos, will be able to purchase American pizzas with Mexican pesos. Restaurant experts and economists said they knew of no other food chain with locations so far from the Mexican border offering such a service. "We're trying to reach out to our core customer," Antonio Swad, president of Pizza Patrón Inc., said Friday. "We know they come back [from Mexico] and have pesos left over. We want to be a convenient place for them to spend their pesos." While U.S. restaurant chains have stepped up their marketing...
  • Bipartisan Effort to Draft Immigration Bill

    12/25/2006 6:36:59 PM PST · by Chesner · 223 replies · 3,352+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/26/2006 | By RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 — Counting on the support of the new Democratic majority in Congress, Democratic lawmakers and their Republican allies are working on measures that could place millions of illegal immigrants on a more direct path to citizenship than would a bill that the Senate passed in the spring. The lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship. The lawmakers are also considering denying financing for 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, a law championed...
  • Medi-Cal pays for over 100,000 births by undocumented women (Each Year!)

    12/24/2006 8:59:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,356+ views
    More than 100,000 undocumented women each year bear children in California with expenses paid by Medi-Cal, according to state reports. Such births and related expenses account for more than $400 million of the nearly $1 billion that the program spends annually on health care for illegal immigrants in California, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing state reports. California long has been one of the more generous states in offering such benefits to illegal immigrants, covering everything from pregnancy tests to postpartum checkups. Many illegal immigrants who might otherwise shy away from government services view care associated with childbirth as safe...
  • Workers are town's lifeblood, but most are there illegally.

    11/27/2006 4:28:48 PM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 686+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/27/06 | Arnold Hamilton and Deborah Turner
    Workers are town's lifeblood, but most are there illegally By Arnold Hamilton and Deborah Turner The Dallas Morning News (MCT) CACTUS, Texas - He's known in this Panhandle outpost by an unofficial, yet majestic title: El presidente de Cactus. His two-story, Spanish villa - looking over blocks of town-center shanties - is often called the White House. His portfolio includes the town's only grocery and laundry, at least 18 rental properties and a 575-acre ranch nearby. It was little more than 30 years ago that Luis Aguilar slipped into this country from Mexico, eventually using a fake name, license and...