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  • Unemployed Bricklayers: Workers Are 'Illegal'

    02/13/2009 6:09:45 AM PST · by DEPcom · 32 replies · 1,128+ views
    WYFF4 Local NBC ^ | 13 Feb 2009 | DEPcom
    ANDERSON, S.C. -- Some people call it racial profiling without a reason, others say it's a suspicious circumstance. For the second day in a row, on Thursday protesters gathered at an Anderson construction site, demonstrating against what they claim are illegal workers. The general contractor said that its masonry subcontractor has made assurances that all its workers are in the U.S. legally. The project is a new Anderson city fire station near Simpson Road and Highway 81.
  • Senate Stimulus Passes and Allows for the Hiring of Illegal Aliens

    02/12/2009 8:46:24 AM PST · by ckilmer · 18 replies · 828+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 3:26 PM
    Senate Stimulus Passes and Allows for the Hiring of Illegal Aliens Updated Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 3:26 PM The Senate has passed an $838 billion economic stimulus package with a vote of 61-37. The Senate bill as it stands allows for the hiring of illegal aliens. The House and Senate will now confer to come up with a unified proposal that will then need approval from both the House and Senate before being sent to the President.Both the Senate Democrats and Republicans have named their conferees, which is likely to begin this afternoon. Senate Democrats appointed Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye,...
  • Thomas Friedman: The Open-Door Bailout [How Immigration Will End the Financial Crisis]

    02/11/2009 10:15:40 AM PST · by AfterManyASummer · 89 replies · 1,983+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/9/2009 | Thomas Friedman
    Leave it to a brainy Indian to come up with the cheapest and surest way to stimulate our economy: immigration. “All you need to do is grant visas to two million Indians, Chinese and Koreans,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express newspaper. “We will buy up all the subprime homes. We will work 18 hours a day to pay for them. We will immediately improve your savings rate — no Indian bank today has more than 2 percent nonperforming loans because not paying your mortgage is considered shameful here. And we will start new companies to create our...
  • Mexico deploying guards to protect commuter routes for Americans

    02/10/2009 1:27:22 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Dallas morning news ^ | Feb. 7, 2009 | ANGELA KOCHERGA
    CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – As violent crime surges, this border city and international manufacturing center is deploying security forces to create safe commuter routes for U.S. executives and others who work in industrial parks. Ciudad Juárez is home to 380 maquiladoras, factories where Mexican workers assemble products for foreign companies. Most are U.S.-owned or subsidiaries. The factories employ more than 230,000 people. So officials created special commuter routes leading to and from industrial parks to protect workers and managers. "The maquila industry is about 60 percent of the economy. And we know how important it is," Mayor Jesús Reyes Ferris...
  • Environmental Activist Resigns After Rally (He chose his words - poorly)

    02/10/2009 10:12:23 AM PST · by Enterprise · 8 replies · 888+ views
    KMJ 580 ^ | 2-10-09 | dennis hart
    Environmental activist Lloyd Carter resigned from the California Water Impact Network late Monday afternoon -- after more than 100 people showed up outside Fresno City Hall to rally against his comments last week that disparaged farm workers.
  • Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.

    02/10/2009 9:45:23 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 919+ views
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2009 | Thelma Gutierrez and Wayne Drash
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream. "I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said. Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days. He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan...
  • 598,000 U.S. Jobs Lost in JAN --Will Senate Give Jobs to Illegal Aliens?

    02/08/2009 9:29:26 PM PST · by ckilmer · 16 replies · 555+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009, 9:10 AM | Roy Beck
    598,000 U.S. Jobs Lost in JAN -- Will Senate Today Go Through With Plan to Give Stimulus Jobs to Illegal Aliens?   By Roy Beck, Friday, February 6, 2009, 9:10 AM The feds' monthly report was even worse than expected: 598,000 jobs cut in January. And, yet, Senate leaders have still not given permission for a vote on a Stimulus Bill amendment that would keep illegal foreign workers from getting jobs created by the massive taxpayer effort. How many Americans have to lose their jobs before they are given priority over illegal aliens and the outlaw companies that hire them?...
  • Farm worker suspected of abusing 3-year-old near Newberg

    02/06/2009 8:47:03 AM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies · 492+ views
    KGW News ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | DAVID KROUGH
    NEWBERG, Ore. -- Police in the Newberg area were looking for a farm worker suspected of molesting a 3-year old girl. Neptali Sanchez-Gonzales, 19, was last seen in the Newberg area Sunday evening after witnesses told police he ran from the victim's home where he was subletting a room. Police said the child had reported the incident to her mother. Police think Sanchez-Gonzales may be driving a red 1990 Ford Thunderbird, with Oregon plates 061 BLT. Investigators said the car has extensive front damage. Sanchez-Gonzales was described as about 5'7" in height, about 150 pounds with black hair and brown...
  • Layoffs Mean More Than Lost Wages for H-1B Visa Holders

    02/02/2009 3:53:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,257+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/01/2009 | Pete Carey
    For the two out-of-work engineers, it's a race against time. They've lost their Silicon Valley jobs and need to quickly find others at a time when companies everywhere are tightening their belts. Both are Indians whose advanced degrees were earned at American universities. And both are facing the inflexible rules of their H-1B work visas. Technically, as soon as they lost their jobs, they were required to leave the country. In reality, they can probably wing it for a week or two, but not much longer. This stark dilemma is being repeated with increasing frequency across SiliconValley, according to immigration...
  • Three Illegal Chinese Immigrants Arrested In Salamanca

    01/31/2009 9:51:18 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Post Journal ^ | Jan.29, 2009 | he Post-Journal Staff
    Three Chinese citizens living in Warren, Pa., were charged with immigration violations at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca. Chung Mau Ling, 26, of Warren, Al Jian Gao, 26, and Dao Mou Ni, 33, all of Warren, were all taken to a federal detention facility in Batavia after an investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Department. According to a police report, two men from the Republic of China presented false drivers licenses to employees at the casino, who then notified the Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Department Casino Division, who detained the men for questioning. The men could...
  • Wildcat Strikes Over Foreign Workers Spread Across Britain

    01/30/2009 8:56:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 992+ views
    London Times ^ | January 30, 2009
    January 30, 2009 Wildcat strikes over foreign workers spread across Britain Bernard McAulay from the union Unite speaks to protesters at the Lindsey oil refinery in North Lincolnshire Wildcat strikes spread to power stations across Britain today with more than 2,000 workers at 17 different sites walking out in protest against the use of foreign contractors. Around 700 staff walked out of the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland and 400 more staged an unofficial strike at a refinery in Teesside as workers lent their support to a three-day strike at Total's Lindsey oil refinery near Grimsby. The wave of renegade...
  • Senator Asks Microsoft to Lay Off Foreigners Ahead of Americans

    01/26/2009 9:51:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,416+ views
    Senator Asks Microsoft to Lay Off Foreigners Ahead of Americans Jason Mick (Blog) - January 26, 2009 11:07 AM A prominent Republican Senator has some controversial suggestions for Microsoft on its job cuts Faced with the wrath of its shareholders after missing its earnings targets badly, Microsoft announced that it would be laying off 5,000 employees, a sharp reverse of years of hiring and growth. The layoffs are starting to be announced this week. Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, where Microsoft has a significant presence, wrote a letter to Microsoft with suggestions about the layoff. In his letter,...
  • Senator questions, prods Microsoft on inclusion of H-1B workers in layoffs

    01/24/2009 9:24:29 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 41 replies · 894+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | January 23, 2009
    U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) told Microsoft Corp. this week that U.S. citizens should get priority over H-1B visa holders as the software vendor moves forward on its plan to cut 5,000 jobs. "These work visa programs were never intended to allow a company to retain foreign guest workers rather than similarly qualified American workers, when that company cuts jobs during an economic downturn," Grassley wrote in a letter sent Thursday to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The letter asked Microsoft to detail the types of jobs that will be eliminated and how those cuts will affect the company's H-1B workers....
  • Prosecutors tie illegal workers to international crime syndicate

    01/18/2009 6:57:59 AM PST · by AuntB · 2 replies · 679+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 17, 2009 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK The 22 suspects charged in a widespread immigration fraud conspiracy case are linked to an organized crime ring that has tentacles throughout Eastern Europe and Russia and across the United States, prosecutors said this week. "The organization has not been totally dismantled," Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. DePadilla told a magistrate judge Friday during bond hearings for 13 defendants. The operation was run from the former Soviet bloc country of Belarus by Viktar Krus, one of the 22 charged in the case, DePadilla said in a court filing. Krus owns a home in Virginia Beach but spent a lot...
  • Immigration reform coming but won't be easy (Kondracke Barf alert!)

    01/17/2009 10:35:47 AM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 545+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Jan. 16, 2009 | Morton Kondracke
    Given last year's election results, major immigration reform ought to pass in 2009 – but first, the incoming Obama administration has to decide what to do about some draconian policies put into place by the Bush administration. After failing to pass its own reform bill in 2007, Bush & Co. launched a policy of high-visibility workplace raids, mass deportation and rigorous employment verification designed to show that they were tough on illegal immigration. President-elect Barack Obama denounced the raids during the campaign, but canceling George W. Bush's policies could open the new administration to charges that it's "soft" on enforcement...
  • Caption Boxer and Feinstein at Hilda Solis' Sec. of Labor confirmation hearing

    01/13/2009 10:05:00 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 24 replies · 1,056+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 1/9/09 | staff
    "US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) join hands with US Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA) (C), President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Labor, before her confirmation hearing with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 9, 2009. Feinstein and Boxer gave testimonials as they formally introduced Solis for her hearing."
  • Why Obama's "make work" projects will be cheered by illegal aliens

    01/13/2009 5:31:43 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 22 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Jan. 13, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last November Barack Obama outlined his “back to the thirties” major infrastructure plan. He talked about a two year program of rebuilding “crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools building wind farms and so on. You get the picture. That sounds nice but what’s Obama really going to accomplish? This ridiculous boondoggle will cost ONE TRILLION DOLLARS! We’ve already spent half of the seven hundred billion dollars of the so-called bailout fund, and have virtually NOTHING to show for it. We don’t even know where the money has gone! What could possibly make Obama think plunging America deeper into debt by...
  • Illegal sues for higher pay – and wins!

    01/09/2009 10:52:13 AM PST · by AuntB · 68 replies · 1,285+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | World Net Daily
    Aliens demand companies shell out minimum wage or face state investigation.... an illegal alien in Boston filed a complaint against a supermarket – and won his case. The illegal alien from Guatemala spoke to the Boston Globe anonymously because he feared deportation. "I was just collecting what was rightfully owed to me," he said in Spanish. One day, he decided to gather his pay stubs into a plastic bag and deliver them to a lawyer – ...... Super 88 was ordered to provide back pay and fines of $200,000 to more than 300 workers, the Globe reported. Illegal aliens now...
  • Study counters beliefs about illegal immigrants (Only 3 percent work in agriculture)

    06/15/2005 5:32:53 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 1,736+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jun. 15, 2005 | Jessie Mangaliman
    One quarter of the country's 10.3 million illegal immigrants have some college education and live with families, shattering a stereotype that this sector of the population is made up of poorly educated single men who work menial jobs, according to a national report released Tuesday. The report from the Pew Hispanic Center paints a portrait of the illegal-immigrant population in the United States that will be important as the country debates the controversial subject of immigration reform. "The stereotype we all know is single males working in agriculture," said Doris Meisner, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, which commissioned...
  • South Texas rancher given Bush pardon (Convicted of hiring illegals 16 years ago)

    12/26/2008 10:20:34 AM PST · by raybbr · 28 replies · 967+ views ^ | Dec. 24, 2008 | GARY SCHARRER
    AUSTIN — A South Texas rancher got a good-news phone call Tuesday about a presidential pardon that wipes away a felony conviction for hiring undocumented workers to harvest his watermelons 16 years ago. "I really don't know why or anything," said John Allen Aregood, of Riviera, a ranching town about 11 miles south of Kingsville. "It's just a good Christmas present." He was one of 19 people granted pardons Tuesday by President George W. Bush. The only Texan on the list, Aregood paid a modest fine and served two years of probation after his conviction for aiding and harboring unauthorized...