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  • Mexico Candidate Wounded in Attack

    06/30/2013 2:41:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    A candidate in next week's regional elections in Mexico has been critically injured in a gun attack in the south of the country. Rosalia Palma, a candidate of the governing PRI party for the Oaxaca state assembly, was hit when her vehicle was fired on, officials said. Her husband and an aide were killed.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Thinks Medical Marijuana Is a ‘Hoax’

    05/31/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/31/2013 | Joe Coscarelli
    Old Man Bloomberg ignored the opinions of medical professionals and various other data today on his weekly radio address to deem any non-recreational use of the nation's favorite herb fake. "Yeah, right, medical, come on," he said. "There's no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time." While the mayor famously said, "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it," when asked if he'd ever smoked weed, he insisted, "I don't have any personal experience in terms of today," before reverting to his recycled talking points like, "marijuana is much stronger today than it was 20 or...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: "I'm A Conservative Because Conservative Policies Work" (video)

    01/06/2013 8:25:34 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 6, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): The reason why I'm a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. That we should be championing the 47%, to take that now infamous comment. Look, the great thing about Americans -- Americans don't want to be dependent upon government. Dependency saps the spirit, it doesn't work. Americans want to stand on their...
  • Mexico Frees Ex-Marine Jailed for Bringing In Gun

    12/22/2012 3:51:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 11:02 PM EST | Curt Anderson
    A Marine veteran jailed for months in Mexico after trying to carry a family heirloom shotgun across the border has been freed, U.S. officials and his lawyer said late Friday. The attorney for 27-year-old Jon Hammar tweeted Friday night that his client had been released from a detention center in Matamoros, Mexico. “Jon is out, going home!” Eddie Varon Levy tweeted. … An aide to a legal representative of the Mexican attorney general’s office had told U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s staff about the pending release after the Florida Democrat’s office got word from Hammar’s mother, according to a press release...
  • DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities

    09/29/2011 2:02:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 12:12 PM 09/29/2011 ADVERTISEMENT Mexican-based transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) were “operating in more than a thousand U.S. cities during 2009 and 2010, spanning all nine Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) regions,” according to the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Threat Assessment of 2011. According to the report, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) assesses with “high confidence” that Mexican-based TCOs “control distribution of most of the heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine available in the United States” and production of these drugs in...
  • DFU SONG: The 12th of Never (the 5th of May, or, Stinko de Mayo)

    05/04/2009 9:46:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 376+ views
    DFU NEWS OF THE DAY IN SONG ^ | cuatro de mayo | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - THE 12TH OF NEVER
  • Illegal Aliens: Do NOT Let Swine Flu Ruin Your Cinco de Mayo! (satire)

    04/29/2009 10:27:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 629+ views
    newsblaze dot com ^ | 4-29-09 | Lillpop
    Breaking News: Deadly Mexican Swine Flu Pandemic Published: April 27,2009 Illegal Aliens: Do NOT Let Swine Flu Ruin Your Cinco de Mayo! Satire By John Lillpop May 5th enjoys a special place in the hearts of Mexican illegal aliens in America. From taking over the streets of major cities to demand "rights" to which they are not entitled, to unruly brawls, Cinco de Mayo captures the true spirit of Mexico and the invading Mexican. However, this May 5th brings with it news of a major health issue that might put a damper on the party mood of even the most...
  • What Does a Potential Swine Flu Pandemic Mean to Restaurant Operators?

    04/28/2009 2:13:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 1,490+ views
    What Does a Potential Swine Flu Pandemic Mean to Restaurant Operators? Swine flu is all over the news and discussed at the water cooler, and some people are scared. Presumably some restaurant-goers and employees are among those needing reassurance. Here are some ways to help. -- Restaurants and Institutions, 4/27/2009 12:45:00 PM Today, swine flu is all over the news and discussed at the water cooler. It's the top search term on Twitter, and it has tweeters scared. Some are afraid to go to work or school--or are using it as a good excuse not to attend. Others are wondering...
  • Explosions at south Texas gas line

    02/15/2008 10:27:27 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 56 replies · 396+ views
    ap / yahoo news ^ | February 15, 2008 | not attritubted
    Multiple explosions are being reported at a south Texas gas pipeline. Authorities say some people are injured. How the explosions happened isn't immediately clear. Authorities are working to cordon off the area and put out a fire. The explosions were reported near McCook, a town near the U.S. Mexico border.
  • DFU SONG: 500 Miles (close the border and build 2,000 miles of fence, el Presidente)

    06/14/2007 2:08:07 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 328+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song | 6-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - 500 MILES Presidente, you had sworn a solemn oath...you would protect this nation from its enemies Presidente, you are sleeping at the helm...there's an invasion that each one of us can see Presidente, 20 million have come in...the word "illegal" should mean something, should it not? El Presidente, it is time to do your job...you have a base that's getting very, very hot We want a fence 2000 miles We've had enough of that smug smile We want a fence that's 2000 miles From you we're getting verbal bile Presidente, there can be no amnesty for these...
  • Two Fence Company Execs Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Immigrants (big deal; home confinement)

    03/28/2007 7:24:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 175+ views
    Two Fence Company Execs Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Immigrants POSTED: 5:14 pm PDT March 28, 2007 UPDATED: 6:31 pm PDT March 28, 2007 SAN DIEGO -- The top two executives of a Southern California-based company that helped build a fence to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were sentenced Wednesday to home confinement for hiring undocumented workers. Golden State Fence Co., its founder and president, Melvin Kay, and the company's vice president, Michael McLaughlin, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to hiring unauthorized alien workers over a six-year period between January 1999 and November 2005. U.S. District Judge Barry Ted...
  • Firm Owner Arrested in Immigration Raid (Making Backpacks for US Military)

    03/06/2007 9:49:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 664+ views
    My Way News ^ | March 6, 2007
    BOSTON (AP) — A leather company owner was arrested during a raid at his company Tuesday and accused of hiring hundreds of illegal immigrants to work in poor conditions so he could meet the demands of $91 million in military contracts. Francesco Insolia, 50, and three top managers were arrested after federal agents raided Michael Bianco Inc. in New Bedford on Tuesday morning. About two thirds of the company's 500 employees were detained by immigration officials for possible deportation, authorities said. U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan accused Insolia of exploiting the illegal immigrants to maximize his profits on the military contracts...
  • Fueling white men's anger (megabarf alert!)

    10/05/2006 2:58:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 813+ views
    Republican congressional candidate Van Taylor may have broken a record for a campaign commercial. Category: crowding the most brown faces into one frame of TV time. True, they are sort of bled of their brown in the picture, bled also of their humanity. They represent the hordes invading our land to clean our hotel rooms, make meals for us, harvest our crops and in general make our lives, um, livable. Not to dismiss the problem of immigration reform. It's serious business Congress has left undone too long. But to judge the election-year offensive about illegal immigrants, you'd think we were...
  • GOP Drifting Toward Disaster

    05/13/2006 1:06:40 AM PDT · by wotan · 107 replies · 1,996+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 5/12/06 | Robert Bluey
    With Senate Republicans “drifting toward disaster” on immigration, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said it’s up to President Bush to reconnect with the majority of Americans who support a strong enforcement-first approach. Bush will deliver a primetime speech to the nation Monday night on immigration—kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous time in Washington as Senate and House Republicans clash on the best way to deal with immigration reform.
  • Americans United Against Illegal Immigration

    05/10/2006 11:30:50 AM PDT · by rosierita · 28 replies · 994+ views
    To: President George W. Bush, U.S. Congress, & U.S. Senate We, the lawful citizens of the United States of America, hereby demand that our elected representatives begin working on our behalf to enforce the existing laws on illegal immigration, as well as making our borders impenetrable. Many arguments are being made attempting to show us some positive aspects of ignoring the presence of illegal aliens in our nation. The facts are that illegal aliens are very damaging to our economy and our nation’s stability. Emergency rooms of many hospitals near the Southern border are being forced to turn our own...
  • DAY 4: Minuteman caravan to D.C. - an event in Crawford, and Cindy Sheehan isn't even there

    05/06/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 945+ views
    FReeper Lyman Stucky in the pace car ^ | 5-6-06 | Doug from Upland
    DETAILS, NEWS ARTICLES, AND CARAVAN SCHEDULE Well, the event last night in Abilene was cancelled. No, the illegal aliens didn't do it; it was Mother Nature. It is difficult to have an event under the threat of a tornado and hail the size of grapefruit. So the caravan drove through much of the night toward Crawford and then finally crashed, er stopped and slept, for a little while. They are about an hour outside of Crawford and will be set for a 1:00 pm event. Lyman said that they may be expecting a thousand people to be there and...
  • Some of the people behind the "Immigration" protests. Domestic Enemies. (Get ready to get mad)

    03/29/2006 10:25:48 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 252 replies · 7,449+ views
    Mexica-Movement ^ | March 29, 2006 | Jeff Head
    Use the link...these people speak for themselves. Mexica-Movement - Gran Marcha If you are a loyal Ameerican...be prepared to GET MAD!
  • State of the Union: President's Immigration Policy Disappoints Americans (Mildly put.)

    02/02/2006 1:50:05 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 149 replies · 1,326+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/2/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Two years ago, Border Patrol agents began to voice what many believed were legitimate concerns about "armed incursions" into the United States from Mexico-based assailants. Now these invasions occur routinely putting federal agents' and law enforcement officers' lives in jeopardy. They reported that heavily armed Mexican army units and federal police, called federales, had infiltrated US territory and fired upon them, in some cases because –- federal agents would later discover –- Mexican drug lords had put prices on the heads of American law-enforcement agents strung out along the border. Where was the outrage by our political leaders and the...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (8/28/05): includes pics of pro-GWB rally in Crawford

    08/28/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 166 replies · 4,479+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush, as he readied the federal government for a massive relief effort, on Sunday urged people in the path of Hurricane Katrina to forget anything but their safety and move to higher ground as instructed. "We cannot stress enough the danger this hurricane poses to Gulf Coast communities," Bush said as the storm roared across the gulf toward New Orleans and other communities. "I urge all citizens to put their own safety and the safety of their families first by moving to safe ground." With forecasters warning of a category five storm, the president...
  • Vigilante forced to give ranch to illegals -(insane out of control border ruling come true)

    08/20/2005 1:28:36 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 165 replies · 3,139+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 8/20/2005 | BETH DeFALCO
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona ranch that once served as the headquarters for a civilian group watching for illegal immigrants has been turned over to two people caught trying to enter the United States illegally. The ranch was conveyed to satisfy a judgment against its owner, Casey Nethercott, a member of a self-styled border-watch group that seeks to protect private property from illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico. Nethercott had been accused of terrorizing the immigrants when he and others caught them in Texas. Morris Dees Jr., co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which represented...
  • Honduran man indicted in death of Las Cruces woman (Illegal kills NM woman)

    08/19/2005 7:37:31 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 78 replies · 993+ views
    kobtv.com ^ | Last Update: 08/19/2005 8:32:15 AM | Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A man from Honduras has been indicted in the slaying of a Las Cruces woman early this month. Ermino Oliva, 33, was indicted Thursday in the Aug. 4 stabbing and beating death of Gail Williams, 53. He’s charged with willful and deliberate murder and tampering with evidence. He is to be arraigned Aug. 29. Bond was set at $950,000. But Oliva would not be released even if he posts bond. Authorities say he’s in the United States illegally, and would be held for the border patrol if he made bond. Williams’ naked body was found...
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1786

    08/08/2005 12:22:49 PM PDT · by Faith · 33 replies · 289+ views
    http://www.prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | August 8, 2005 | Faith
    Psalm 79: 13 So we, thy people and sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks forever; we will show forth thy praise to all generations.
  • DFU SONG: The Green Beret (the militant invading Brown Beret)

    07/28/2005 8:17:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 548+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - GREEN BERET They've become an endless flow...some have wondered que paso? We'll be fighting them some day...they're the scum in the brown beret They've come through the open door...popping babies out by the score We will be fighting them someday...they are the scum in the brown beret They have claimed this is their land...racial tensions they have fanned We'll be fighting them some day...they're the scum in the brown beret Who do these guys think they are...see that bouncing primered car We will be fighting them someday...they are the scum in the brown beret Gangs run wild...
  • DFU SONG: Just Walk Away Renee (just walk away, Jose)

    06/30/2005 8:30:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 1,043+ views
    DFU SONGS | 6-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WALK AWAY RENEE You sneaked across the border late tonight A Minuteman saw you with his flashlight Just walk away, Jose The welcome mat we're withdrawing You've killed the golden goose And now it is no use...it is no use Your friends' invasion lasted too many years Go tell Vicente he can cry in his beer Just walk away, Jose The welcome mat we're withdrawing You've killed the golden goose And so now it is no use...it is no use (musical break) Just walk away, Jose The welcome mat we're withdrawing You've killed the golden goose And...
  • America's Most Dangerous Gang

    06/11/2005 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 199 replies · 55,451+ views
    POLICE magazine ^ | Shelly Feuer Domash
    America's Most Dangerous Gang Spreading from El Salvador to L.A. and across the United States, Mara Salvatrucha 13 is increasingly well organized and deadly. Within one hour, two people were found murdered miles apart in suburban Nassau County, N.Y. After an intensive investigation, police officials learned the murders were the work of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha 13. It also soon became apparent the gang was sending a bold message to its members and associates. That message: “If you are not loyal, you are dead.” But there was another message in the brutal slayings for the people of Long...
  • Goliad search continues for suspected illegal immigrants (South Texas)

    06/10/2005 5:16:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 468+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | June 10, 2005 | ROBIN M. FOSTER
    GOLIAD - Federal, state and local law enforcement spent all day Thursday searching for more than 80 suspected illegal immigrants, including children, who fled onto ranchland near the La Bahia community south of Goliad. By 8 p.m. Thursday, Goliad County Sheriff Robert DeLaGarza said only 24 out of the estimated 85 suspected illegal immigrants had been taken into custody despite efforts by U.S. Border Patrol and Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which provided horses and tracking dogs to aid in the search. "The few we're finding are in the La Bahia area, and we certainly don't want residents there to...
  • Arnold's Border Quip Sparks Praise in Neighbor States

    06/02/2005 2:30:46 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 14 replies · 718+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 4/20/05 | Scott Ott
    Governors of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon today praised California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's call to "close the borders," saying it would improve the security and living conditions of all citizens in their own states. However, a spokesman for Gov. Schwarzenegger said he was speaking of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada, not California's borders with neighboring states. "We're grateful for Arnold's unilateral move to protect us from incursion by Californians," the three governors said in a joint news release. "Our porous borders have posed a grave threat to our states for too many years. The ideological degradation spawned by this...
  • Undocumented immigrants cause a stir in West University (Houston, TX)

    06/01/2005 9:59:51 AM PDT · by txdoda · 102 replies · 1,707+ views
    KTRK-TV ABC news ^ | 6-1-05 | eyewitness news
    ABC13 Eyewitness News (6/01/05 - WEST UNIVERSITY, TX) — Residents in West University witnessed a chaotic and unsettling scene as close to 100 undocumented immigrants were released in their neighborhood. It happened just after 4:30pm Tuesday. Police say a U-Haul truck pulled up to the intersection of Cason and Wakeforest and unloaded the undocumented immigrants. They also say the human smugglers pulled over after the immigrants locked in the back of the truck rocked it back and forth to get their attention. "They said they'd been in the Houston area for about 24 hours, but they were in the U-Haul...
  • Kidnapped child's body found near Mexican border city

    05/16/2005 1:35:50 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 1,065+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | May 15, 2005 | AP
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico- The body of a kidnapped 7-year-old girl has been found in a desert area near this border city, police said. The secretary-general of the state government, Fernando Rodriguez, told reporters late Sunday that the body of Airis Estrella Rodriguez Pando was discovered shortly after midnight Sunday morning at a wood and cardboard shack about 20 miles south of Ciudad Juarez. Juarez is across the border from El Paso, Texas. Her parents had reported her missing on May 2. State officials said evidence indicated the girl had been sexually molested and killed by blows to the head. She...
  • Boycott Mexico

    05/13/2005 10:25:02 AM PDT · by CIDKauf · 22 replies · 588+ views
    personal | 05/13/05 | CIDKauf
    It's time to Boycott Mexico and Mexican products, and close the borders until we can Vincente Fox and the Mexican government to respond to the countless murders that take place by illegals in the US, and then they flee to the safety of Mexico. Do not buy Mexican products, travel to Mexico, invest in Mexican companies or have any economic support for this country until they respond.
  • Minutemen Effect

    05/12/2005 1:06:10 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 921+ views
    Latino leaders seeing immigration downsideThe Minuteman Project may not have succeeded in closing the U.S.-Mexican border, but it did seem to help close what has been an ideological gap between Latinos and those who claim to represent them. The truth is that the vast majority of U.S-born Latinos oppose illegal immigration and support calls for increased border enforcement. But you would never know it from listening to professional advocacy groups such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. Or from the public comments and legislative priorities of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,...
  • State border police would be a likely hit with voters ( CA )

    05/12/2005 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 26 replies · 631+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 12, 2005 | Daniel Weintraub
    Every time Assemblyman Ray Haynes meets with a group of constituents, inevitably one of the first questions he gets focuses on illegal immigration. "What are you going to do about it?" they always ask. "When are you going to do something?" For years the answer was, not much. Haynes, a Riverside County Republican, was sympathetic. But as a state lawmaker, he thought his hands were tied. Immigration laws have always been a federal responsibility. That changed earlier this year when a Temecula man told Haynes he was wrong. A little known 1996 law, he said, authorized state and local governments...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Bills Could Grant Legality To 10 Million Immigrants

    05/12/2005 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 214 replies · 2,603+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 12, 2005 | Jerry Kammer
    Sweeping measures face an uphill fightWASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate will introduce legislation today that could grant legal status to an estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. The bills, which would dwarf previous programs to provide legal status to foreign workers, would give illegal immigrants work permits and the opportunity to apply for permanent residence and eventually citizenship once they pay a fine and fees. The legislation is certain to raise the temperature of a national debate already simmering over the Minuteman Project's volunteer border patrols and just-passed...
  • Minutemen may patrol Texas border in October

    05/12/2005 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 45 replies · 1,034+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2005 | By Edward Hegstrom
    Other patrols are being considered for New Mexico and California By Edward Hegstrom HOUSTON CHRONICLE Thursday, May 12, 2005 HOUSTON -- After spending a month engaged in a citizens patrol along the Arizona-Mexico border, the Minutemen are finalizing plans to come to Texas. Chris Simcox, the leader of the controversial Arizona project to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants, says he has tentatively set October as a date to begin patrols along the Rio Grande in South Texas. Other patrols are being considered for New Mexico and California. But Simcox said that there are serious logistical problems for patrols in...
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • IBD: Mexicans Still Think They Own the U.S.

    05/05/2005 1:56:32 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 191 replies · 3,670+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 6, 2005 | Jim Meyers
    Many Hispanic activists, Mexican citizens and perhaps even members of the Mexican government believe the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. They refuse to accept the legality of the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War, which gave large parts of Mexico to the U.S., or the 1852 Gadsden Purchase of Mexican territory now in Arizona and New Mexico. Story Continues Below A Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the Southwest U.S. rightfully belongs to Mexico," and therefore they believe they don't...
  • Congress set to impose ID card rules: States would need to verify papers

    05/05/2005 12:57:26 PM PDT · by Destro · 121 replies · 2,027+ views
    boston.com ^ | May 5, 2005 | Charlie Savage
    Congress set to impose ID card rules States would need to verify papers By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | May 5, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators have agreed on a sweeping new system that would nationalize standards for driver's licenses and state identification cards, requiring states to verify the authenticity of every document that people use to prove their identity and show their legal residency. If the House and Senate both pass the bill next week as expected, by May 2008 every state will be required to contact the issuers of birth certificates, mortgage statements, utility bills, Social Security cards,...
  • MVA taken to task for offending law breakers

    05/05/2005 11:14:08 AM PDT · by JZelle · 14 replies · 559+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-05 | Tom Knott
    It is against the law to deny an illegal alien a driver's license, says the executive director of an immigration-rights advocacy group in Maryland, presumably with a straight face and without the help of a laugh track. The advocacy group obviously picks which laws to embrace. An illegal alien is an illegal alien, after all. Given the potential usefulness of this upside-down appeal, an advocacy group for pickpockets is perhaps an idea whose time is nearing. If so, in these enlightened times, the group undoubtedly would seek assault charges against anyone who might clamp down on the wrist of the...
  • Illegal Mexican Alien gets 5 years to life for boss's murder in Utah

    05/05/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT · by rface · 29 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | May 04, 2005 | Michael Rigert
    An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term for murdering his boss at a Utah job site ....... Some form of closure came Tuesday for two families as a man convicted of murdering his boss at a Lehi job site was sentenced to five years to life at the Utah State Prison. Jesus Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to shooting and killing his employer, Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City, on Jan. 9, 2004, over a labor dispute at the Traverse Mountain development in Lehi. Crummy's widow, Brenda, and...
  • Gang follows illegal aliens

    05/05/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT · by JZelle · 61 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-05 | Jon Ward
    The violent MS-13 -- or Mara Salvatrucha -- street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia. MS-13, which has a significant presence in the Washington area, and other gangs are spreading into small towns and suburbs by following illegal aliens seeking work in places such as Providence, R.I., and the Carolinas, FBI task force director Robert Clifford said. "The migrant moves and the gang follows," said Mr. Clifford, director of the agency's MS-13 National Gang Task Force. "If you follow the construction trade, this...
  • Deportation sought for couple in West Toledo U.S. says pair here illegally since 1996

    05/05/2005 10:14:09 AM PDT · by iconoclast · 76 replies · 1,187+ views
    Blade staff writer ^ | March 26, 2005 | By ROBIN ERB
    In the predawn semidarkness of a small West Toledo apartment, Dae and Yung Jung stumbled toward the thumping at their front door. Seconds later, officers in dark jackets emblazoned with Homeland Security crammed into the couple's living room demanding passports and drivers' licenses. Mrs. Jung was escorted to jail. Upstairs, the couple's son, Andrew, hid, stunned and baffled. Now, five weeks later, immigration officials still press for Yung and Dae Jung's deportation to their native land, South Korea. But the couple - Dae Jung is a sushi chef; Yung Jung is a longtime school volunteer - are finding that their...
  • Group to promote immigration rewrite

    05/05/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 630+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Hernán Rozemberg
    A national pro-immigrant organization composed of religious, labor and union groups, to be unveiled today in San Antonio, is to call on leading Texas politicians to quit debating and enact laws giving legal work and residency to undocumented immigrants. The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will start in Texas and is to expand to other border states and the rest of the nation, said Luis Figueroa, an attorney with the San Antonio office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It was formed now because changing the country's current immigration system is expected to be a top issue...