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  • From Minnesota to Georgia, Politicians Lend Support to Arizona Immigration Law

    04/29/2010 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 430+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 29, 2010
    April 29, 2010 From Minnesota to Georgia, Politicians Lend Support to Arizona Immigration Law By Joshua Rhett Miller Apr. 23: Supporters of the illegal immigration enforcement law rallied at the state Capitol in Phoenix. If it's good enough for the desert, it's good enough for 10,000 lakes. That's what a group in Minnesota is saying as it calls for an Arizona-style crackdown on immigration in the North Star State. And more than a thousand miles away, in Georgia, a Republican candidate for governor says he's all for it. Ruthie Hendrycks, president and founder of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform, says Arizona's...
  • Illegal status gives Harvard grad few options

    07/27/2009 2:47:25 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 23 replies · 728+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 27, 2009 | By Maria Sacchetti
    Back in the concrete suburb of Los Angeles where he grew up, they call him “Harvard.’’ He is the pride of a neighborhood of children who grew up just as he did, bouncing from one crowded apartment to the next, sleeping on sofa cushions on the floor, wired to the constant threat of violence. Alan was not just a street-smart kid in a baseball cap but a gifted student who breezed through math problems and quoted Milton and Dante. He was a voracious reader, the high school salutatorian, and last month, he graduated from Harvard with a degree in the...
  • Mexico's Fox toughens talk on U.S. immigration law

    05/14/2005 8:21:13 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 202 replies · 2,887+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | May 13, 11:29 PM (ET) | Rueters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox called recent U.S. measures to stem illegal immigration a step back for bilateral relations on Friday and said Mexican migrants do jobs "that not even blacks want to do." In comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexico. "There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States," he...
  • Border Control Key to National Security

    05/13/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 17 replies · 614+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 13, 2005 | Paul Wyrich
    Border Control Key to National Security By Paul Weyrich May 13, 2005 We must control our country’s borders. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James M. Loy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February to counsel the Committee about improving immigration control at our nation’s borders. He delivered a message that was not given wide media coverage but one that many Americans already knew. Admiral Loy said: Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the Southwest Border to infiltrate the United States. Several al-Qaeda leaders believe...
  • Bush seeks to regain GOP support (other titles "Bush facing lame-duck woes" for same article)

    05/12/2005 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 625+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May. 12, 2005 12:00 AM | Tom Raum
    WASHINGTON - He can't just blame the Democrats. Some lawmakers in President Bush's own party are giving him an increasingly hard time over everything from Social Security to a free-trade pact for Central America to his plan to ease immigration laws. It may be an early lame-duck warning for his presidency. Bush returned from a celebratory trip to Europe to a domestic agenda badly in need of his quick attention. One of his chores is to shore up GOP support where possible. "The president stays in regular contact with members of Congress, congressional leaders, about how to move forward on...
  • Mexican Gang Members Using Arizona as Corridor

    05/09/2005 9:30:05 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 49 replies · 27,852+ views
    PHOENIX, Ariz. Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country. In the past year, Border Patrol agents have arrested about ten members of Mara Salvatrucha -- a notorious international street gang in Mexico. Yet according to federal and local law enforcement officials, the gang members don't appear to stay in the state. The gang is commonly known as M-S-13 and has been linked to murders from Honduras to Los Angeles to Virginia. Original Mara Salvatrucha members were guerrilla fighters who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s....
  • Latinos Rally Against Real I-D Act

    05/08/2005 10:59:04 AM PDT · by 12 Gauge Mossberg · 52 replies · 1,219+ views
    Rockville (AP) - Hundreds of Latino immigrants - many of them illegal - gathered this afternoon in Rockville to protest proposed federal restrictions that would deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The federal Real I-D Act is part of the bill covering the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been passed by the U.S. House and endorsed by the White House. Opponents say the bill will likely pass in the Senate - maybe as early as next week. Maryland is one of ten states that don't require applicants to prove they are citizens or legal residents....