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  • Whooping Cough Makes Whopping Comeback (vaccination avoidance)

    08/28/2010 4:38:52 PM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 28, 2010 | Christopher Wanjek
    > But whooping cough, named for the high-pitched "whoop" a person makes when inhaling, has made a comeback, with an incidence rate up by a whopping 2,300 percent since 1976, the year when fear of the vaccine began to take hold and vaccination rates started to plummet. In 1976 there were only about 1,000 reported cases; in 2005, the most recent peak, there were nearly 27,000 reported cases (and likely over 1 million unreported cases), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. > At issue was the "whole-cell pertussis" element of the vaccine, since replaced in most countries,...
  • Policy shift may allow some illegal immigrants to stay

    08/27/2010 2:30:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/27 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) – A shake-up in immigration policy may lead to deportation proceedings being dropped for thousands of aliens who entered the United States illegally but are applying to stay in the country, officials said on Friday. They said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) seeks to end deportation proceedings against detained illegal immigrants who have applications pending to become legal U.S. residents, if agents determine they have no criminal history and do not present a security threat. The policy shift emerged from an internal memorandum ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton sent last week to the agency's principal legal...
  • Back Door Amnesty

    08/27/2010 11:30:23 AM PDT · by drbuzzard · 12 replies ^ | Aug 25 2010 | Dave Gibson
    As has been rumored for some time, the Obama administration has started a ‘backdoor amnesty’ and has begun to drop large numbers of deportation proceedings against illegal aliens. The new policy started quietly about a month ago in Houston. [continued at link]
  • U.S. to drop many deportation proceedings

    08/27/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration officials say they've dropped deportation efforts against foreign nationals who may be eligible for green cards under new guidelines.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has instructed its agency's legal office to stop deportation proceedings against tens of thousands of foreign nationals who are married or related to a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has filed a petition for them, The Miami Herald reported Friday."Where there is an underlying application or petition and ICE determines ... that a non-detained individual appears eligible for relief from removal, [its attorneys] should promptly move to dismiss...
  • Bedbugs crawl way into posh suburbs (MSM admits bedbugs arrived in U.S. on backs of illegal aliens!)

    08/25/2010 4:45:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-08-25 | Christine McConville
    (snip) The tiny, reddish-brown parasites, which live on warm human blood, were once nearly extinct. But thanks to a growing resistance to pesticides, and an increasingly mobile human population, they’ve had a resurgence since the mid-1990s. For years, they’ve been enjoying city life, crawling out at night from all sorts of mattresses to feed. The difference now, exterminators said, is they’ve made sizable inroads into suburbia. (snip) In the past decade, most urban-dwelling bedbugs arrived on the backs of roaming college students or migrant workers from South and Central America.Once they settle and mate, their offspring will eventually set off...
  • Patrons eat at taco stand, as body lies

    08/13/2010 6:53:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies
    Patrons eat at a taco stand, as the body of a man lies on the pavement, in Ciudad Obregon August 10, 2010. According to local media, the man died after suffering a fatal heart attack. Picture taken August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Francisco Gonzalez Bolon/Expreso
  • Five arrested in All-Star protest

    08/12/2010 3:38:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | August 12, 2010
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Police arrested five protesters outside the quarterly meeting of Major League baseball team owners in Minneapolis. They were among 100 people who gathered outside a downtown hotel Wednesday, trying to deliver petitions to commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona because of that state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants. They say an event that could pump $60 million into Arizona's economy belongs elsewhere.
  • Report: 8 percent of U.S. newborns have undocumented parents (Totally unsustainable)

    08/11/2010 4:04:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 45 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 8/11/2010 | STAFF
    One of about every 12 babies born in the United States in 2008 was the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center study released Wednesday concluded. According to the study, an estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in this country that year had parents who were in the United States without legal documentation. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that those children automatically become U.S. citizens, but some members of Congress are pushing to change that provision. That effort -- rooted in the debate over illegal immigration, particularly of people from Mexico -- has created some...
  • Freep a Poll! (Foxnews. Time to disallow "anchor babies"?)

    08/08/2010 4:45:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 8-8-10 | Fox News
    Should Lawmakers Consider a Birthright Citizenship Change to the Constitution? Yes, denying kids automatic citizenship would curb illegal immigration. No, this is not the issue that warrants a change to the U.S. Constitution. Maybe, because birthplace alone should not make the child of an illegal a U.S. citizen. Other (leave a comment)
  • [Mexico:]Four 'Zetas' killed in San Fernando shootout

    08/07/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGBT ^ | 08.06.2010 | Sergio Chapa
    Four alleged members of the drug trafficking organization Los Zetas are dead following a shootout with authorities near San Fernando. The Mexican Navy (SEMAR) reported that Marines out on patrol came under fire around 6 p.m. Thursday. The shootout reportedly four alleged members of the Zetas dead. SEMAR officials reported seizing: • One rocket launcher • Nine assault rifles • Two handguns • Three fragmentation grenades • 2,600 ammunition cartridges • 10 bulletproof vests • 500 grams of cocaine • 223,000 pesos in cash • Three vehicles Names of the those killed in the battle were not released but the...
  • Study: California has 26 percent of "DREAM" undocumented youth

    07/14/2010 7:55:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 2+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 7/14/10 | Susan Ferriss
    California is home to 26 percent of an estimated 2.1 million young illegal immigrants who could earn legal status with the proposed federal DREAM Act, according to a new study by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. The study released this month by the nonpartisan research center uses data from the 2006 and 2008 federal Current Population Survey, along with 2000 Census information to estimate the size of this population of children and young adults. California is home to by far the greatest number - 553,000 - of potential beneficiaries of the proposal, the study found. The study puts...
  • Police: Illegal Immigrants Raped 14-Year-Old Texas Girl at July 4th Party

    07/13/2010 1:46:09 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2010 |
    A pair of illegal immigrants raped a 14-year-old Texas girl at July 4th party in Texas, where the teen was later found sitting naked in a bathtub, police said.
  • Mexico under siege: Local elections in Mexico marred by violence, intimidation

    07/05/2010 11:44:10 AM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | July 5, 2010 | 5:44 a.m. | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Reporting from Mexico City — In elections marred by violence, intimidation and the growing influence of drug traffickers, Mexicans chose governors or other local officials in 14 states Sunday. Preliminary results Monday showed the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) winning most governorships but failing to alter its overall hold on power. President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party, in alliance with leftist parties, stunned the PRI by winning in two of its historic bastions, Oaxaca and Puebla, according to preliminary results. The PRI, which dominated Mexico for 70 years until 2000, had hoped a strong showing would bolster its campaign to...
  • 'Concern about border security doesn't make you racist,' says Australia's new PM

    07/05/2010 11:04:10 AM PDT · by traumer · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Australia’s new prime minister is expected to unveil a tough new policy on immigration in a crack down on the rising number of illegal asylum seekers. Julia Gillard has called for an open debate on the problem which has seen ‘boatloads of people’ arriving in the country and crammed into an offshore detention centre. Miss Gillard will meet her Cabinet today to address the influx. The Opposition blames the Labor party for the rise in illegal immigration that occurred under Miss Gillard’s predecessor, Kevin Rudd, who loosened tough regulations in 2008. Australia has long been a destination for asylum seekers,...
  • Militia patrolling Southern Arizona border

    07/05/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT · by Qbert · 33 replies
    KOLD- TV ^ | 7/3/2010 | Mark Stine
    Tombstone, AZ (KOLD) - The Cochise County Militia is out patrolling the Southern Arizona desert this holiday weekend. "Some people say the border is just too big, there's nothing we can do about it. That's wrong, that's crazy, we have to do something about it," Tom Fellows said. Doing something is why these everyday citizens are standing in the desert this Fourth of July weekend. Fellows explained, "I believe border security has been overlooked for too long."
  • Drug cartels threaten to kill a U.S. Border Patrol Agent over Independence Day weekend

    07/02/2010 6:47:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 63 replies
    Stand With Arizona (Facebook) ^ | 07-02-2010 | Kimberly Dvorak
    According to reliable sources at the U.S. Border Patrol, a new threat has been issued by the Mexican drug cartels to kill an agent along the southern border sometime over the 4th of July weekend. The killing would be in retaliation for the shooting of an alleged teenage human smuggler at the Texas border in June. The Border Patrol agent, who was being attacked with numerous rocks, shot at his attackers in self-defense and has been taken off front-line duty; however the Border Patrol agency is standing by the well-revered agent. The teen that was killed had suspected ties to...
  • Brewer: Obama immigration speech "helpless"

    07/01/2010 12:19:12 PM PDT · by wilco200 · 139 replies
    KTAR ^ | 7/1/10 | Jim Cross/KTAR and Associated Pres
    PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform provided no answers to the problem. "What a helpless speech," Brewer told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR by phone from Sedona, where she had a speaking engagement Thursday.....
  • Obama speech short on detail but gives another MSNBC'er tingles

    07/01/2010 9:36:39 AM PDT · by milwguy · 27 replies
    IF IT’S BROKE: In an immigration address short on details, President Obama said he wouldn’t support “blanket amnesty” for undocumented workers but also called a deportation of all illegal residents unrealistic. “We can create a pathway to legal status that is fair, reflective of our values and works,” he said at American University. “Stopping illegal immigration must go hand in hand with reforming our creaky system of legal immigration.” Obama said the “majority of Democrats” are ready to vote on changes to the country’s immigration system, but that more Republicans are needed to support legislation. “The question now is whether...
  • Obama blames politics for delay on immigration

    07/01/2010 9:34:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/1/10 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed immigration policy gridlock on "political posturing and special interest wrangling." In a speech Thursday, Obama took Republicans to task, in particular 11 GOP senators who supported recent efforts to improve the immigration system. He did not name any in particular, but told his largely supportive audience at American University that those lawmakers had succumbed to the "pressures of partisanship and election-year politics."
  • WHOA: Obama: Being An American Not A Matter Of "Blood Or Birth"

    07/01/2010 9:12:23 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 204 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it's a matter of faith," President Obama declared at a speech he gave on immigration. Obama also blamed "resentment" to new immigrants to poor economic conditions. "Now, we can't forget that this process of immigration and eventual inclusion has often been painful. Each new wave of immigrants has generated fear and resentment towards newcomers, particularly in times of economic upheaval," Obama said.