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  • Texas Senate passes bill on cities aiding illegal immigrants

    06/15/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by TLI · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2011 | Corrie MacLaggan
    (Reuters) - The Texas Senate early on Wednesday passed a measure pushed by Governor Rick Perry aimed at cracking down on cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants. "Drug traffickers and transnational gangs should think twice before they step foot in Texas," Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, said in a statement. "Prohibiting sanctuary city policies will make the apprehension, detention and deportation of dangerous criminals more uniform -- keeping us all safer and Texas more secure." The measure now heads to the House, which passed a similar bill during the regular legislative session that ended May...
  • States: "Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons"

    06/10/2011 6:49:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Ransom
    The General Accounting Office estimates that as of 2009 there were currently about 350,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, “the majority from Mexico.” At $30,000 per year, per inmate, that’s $11 billion annually, with most of the costs born by the states.   While not all of the criminal aliens are here illegally, criminal illegals are putting a strain on budgets, especially in the states with large illegal immigration populations such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Not coincidentally, many of those same states are facing the largest budget shortfalls for fiscal year 2011 and 2012, including New...
  • Suspect's immigration status surfaces in HPD officer's death (I guess someone asked)

    05/31/2011 12:50:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 30, 2011 | Anita Hassan and Robert Stanton
    The suspect accused of driving his vehicle through a police barricade and killing a Houston police officer may be an illegal immigrant, records show. Johoan Rodriguez, 26, charged with the intoxicated manslaughter of Houston officer Kevin Will, has an immigration detainer placed in his arrest records after investigators found "reason to believe" he was not a citizen. It’s not clear exactly what evidence prompted the detainer. Typically, a detainer is placed when a individual’s fingerprints surface in federal immigration databases. However, fingerprints of lawful immigrants are also kept in the same database. "No further info can be released at this...
  • U.S. to investigate Secure Communities deportation program

    05/20/2011 6:51:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 20, 2011
    The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General plans an investigation of an immigration enforcement program that purports to target "serious convicted felons" for deportation but has ensnared many illegal immigrants who were arrested but not subsequently convicted of crimes or who committed minor offenses, a letter obtained Wednesday shows. The letter from acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards to Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), who requested an investigation late last month, said the watchdog agency had already scheduled a review of the program, known as Secure Communities. Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency launched the program in...
  • ICE Halts Deportation At ACLU’s Request

    05/19/2011 2:47:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2011
    In the latest collusion between the Obama Administration and the leftwing American Civil Liberties Union, Homeland Security officials have suspended the scheduled deportation of an illegal immigrant at the ACLU’s request. The move is part of a bigger plan to perhaps eliminate the federal program (Secure Communities) that identified the illegal alien in the first place. The influential open borders movement—which includes the ACLU—has aggressively pressured the administration to nix Secure Communities, which requires local authorities to check the fingerprints of arrestees against a federal database. The idea is to deport dangerous criminals, many of whom have fallen through...
  • Barack Obama Is Wrong: 18 Facts Which Prove That Illegal Immigration Is An Absolute Nightmare

    05/11/2011 8:50:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/11/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama has declared that "immigration reform is an economic imperative", and is promising to do his best to get an immigration bill pushed through Congress this year. But will "legalizing" all of the illegal immigration that has taken place over the last several decades improve the struggling U.S. economy or will it actually make our economic problems worse? One of the favorite tricks of top politicians is to promise that the economy is going to improve if we just support what it is that they are currently pushing. Hopefully the Americans people will not buy the nonsense that Obama...
  • Texas Moves to Crack Down on Cities Protecting Illegal Immigrants

    05/10/2011 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Maximum Scrunch · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 10, 2011
    Four months after Gov. Rick Perry put out an urgent request to wrap up a bill cracking down on cities providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants, the Texas House passed it Monday night, advancing it to the state Senate, which is expected to approve it and send it to Perry's desk. Under the bill, police officers in so-called "sanctuary cities" will be able to question detained suspects about their immigration status even if their bosses disapprove. The term "sanctuary cities" is used to describe places where local officials refuse to enforce federal immigration laws and undocumented workers are free to seek...
  • Obama mocks Republican position on immigration

    05/10/2011 12:54:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ERICA WERNER
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his administration has answered the concerns of Republican lawmakers who want the U.S.-Mexico border better secured before they are willing to take on comprehensive immigration reform. Standing at the border Tuesday, Obama mocked Republicans for never being satisfied and always changing the conditions about what's needed to secure the border. Said the president: "Maybe they'll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat."
  • San Francisco to Stop Detaining Arrested Immigrants for Deportation

    05/07/2011 11:17:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2011
    San Francisco, one of the first sanctuary cities in the nation, plans to end its cooperation with federal immigration officials and start releasing illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses before they can be picked up for deportation. The city's decision is the latest development in a tug of war between several communities and the federal government over its controversial national program that automatically checks the immigration status of arrestees. Officials in jurisdictions including Providence, R.I., and Chicago have also challenged the program, which they say undermines trust that it has taken local law enforcement years to build in immigrant communities....
  • Immigration bill cracks down on cities

    05/05/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/2011 | Erika Lovely
    A bill unveiled today by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Penn.) would slash federal funding for cities whose local law enforcement don’t enforce immigration laws. The legislation, the “Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act,” would crack down on more than a hundred American cities, Barletta said during a press conference today. “Local officials who choose not to enforce immigration laws are aiding illegal immigrants,” Barletta said. “My bill makes sure that sanctuary cities no longer get federal money as long as federal officials ignore federal law.”
  • Florida's attempt to pass an Arizona-style immigration law appears doomed

    05/04/2011 8:02:18 AM PDT · by rob88888 · 13 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | May 4, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that time has almost run out for the Florida Legislature in their efforts to pass an immigration bill similar to the one passed in Arizona last year. The bill had been pushed by Tea Party supporters while immigrant groups and large businesses had opposed the measure.
  • President Obama to ramp up immigration fight

    05/03/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/3/11 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    President Barack Obama is ramping up his push to overhaul the country’s immigration system, launching a sustained personal campaign to pressure Congress into taking up the controversial issue that will rely in part on recruiting outside help. “He is committed and will be leaning into this issue in a very serious and very vigorous way,” Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council, said Tuesday at a briefing for a small group of reporters. “We are upping the intensity on this issue.” Barnes and Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, detailed a strategy of pressuring Congress from...
  • Documenting the undocumented in L.A.

    04/21/2011 12:45:49 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2011
    Los Angeles -- Elvira Sosa left Mexico for the United States more than 30 years ago, but last year was the first time she'd been counted as part of the U.S. Census. Sosa was among thousands of illegal immigrants in Los Angeles who filled out a census form last year, and city officials said the response, especially among Latinos, might have saved the area money and congressional representation. The increased count was purposeful: A Census Bureau outreach program...included Spanish call centers that would field questions about the census, plus billboards, bus advertisements and fliers with information... The response: The 2010...
  • HUD Launches ‘Live Free’ Campaign to Combat Housing Discrimination Against Immigrants

    04/12/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 12, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - April is National Fair Housing Month, and to mark the occasion, the Obama administration is addressing discrimination in housing based on national origin. The emphasis is on immigrants, legal or illegal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday that it plans to educate the public -- through community talks and a media campaign -- about discrimination against "persons of foreign descent." “Through this education campaign, HUD will work with communities to prevent housing discrimination and promote immigrant integration into the broader society," said John Trasvina, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal...
  • Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law

    04/11/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal judge did not abuse her discretion in blocking provisions of the law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws. The decision is a victory for the Obama administration,
  • Arizona Sheriff Questions Napolitano’s Claim That Border Is More Secure Than Ever

    04/05/2011 9:27:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 5, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Do fewer apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border really reflect a lower number of illegal crossings? Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says yes, but an Arizona sheriff says no. Republican Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, which lies on the Arizona-Mexico border, told Fox News on April 1 that border apprehension numbers fail to tell the real story of what is happening on the southwest border. “We do not know who’s crossing that border,” Dever said, adding that “anyone who wants to, can. That’s the message our nation needs to hear -- that anyone who wants to (cross...
  • LAPD eases impound policy for illegal immigrants

    03/16/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 15, 2011 | Frank Stoltze
    In a move closely watched by other Southern California law enforcement agencies, LAPD Chief Chalie Beck has ordered his officers end the practice of immediately seizing the cars of undocumented immigrants who are stopped at sobriety checkpoints. The move comes amid concerns that police were unfairly targeting those drivers. The news came as a relief for Maria Ranjel of Boyle Heights. Her husband and three sons are undocumented immigrants who drive all the time, even though they're ineligible to apply for drivers licenses in California. “We know well that it’s against the law to drive without a license but it’s...
  • Chipotle workers quit ahead of immigration audits

    03/11/2011 9:30:51 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 8, 2011 | Lisa Baertlein
    (Reuters) - Workers have been leaving Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc in the nation's capital and Virginia since getting notice that U.S. immigration officials are auditing restaurants in the area.A survey of help-wanted websites, including Chipotle's own, shows a higher level of hiring in those markets than in others like Ohio, where the company has twice as many units. Chipotle co-Chief Executive Monty Moran called the departures "very limited" and said they came after he told workers that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was reviewing worker eligibility documents at the chain's roughly 60 restaurants in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Just...
  • DPS Employee and Others Charged with Unauthorized Sale of Texas Driver's Licenses

    03/09/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 7, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    McALLEN, TX—A DPS employee and several others have been arrested and charged for attempting to provide a fraudulent Texas driver's license to another individual under an assumed name in exchange for cash, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Maritza De Leon, 32, of McAllen, Texas, an employee with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with Marco Antonio Hernandez, 40, Edinburg, Texas, and Romana Soto-Varela, 39, a Mexican national residing in Donna, Texas, and San Juan De Dios Alejandro Rocha-Zuniga, aka Oscar Rocha, 33, were arrested late Wednesday, March 2, 2010. Each is charged with conspiring to...
  • White House- No comment on ATF gun-walking controversy

    03/08/2011 10:11:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 7, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    White House press secretary Jay Carney did not shed any light Monday on the allegations uncovered by CBS News that ATF intentionally let thousands of assault rifles and other weapons fall into the hands of Mexico's drug cartels. Insiders call the controversial practice letting guns "walk." In the wake of our CBS News investigation, Mexico has asked the U.S. for more information. Two AK-47 type variant assault rifles that ATF allegedly let "walk" were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. Here's the excerpt from today's White House briefing: CBS News chief White House...
  • Arizona Immigration SB 1611 Prompts Student Walkout

    03/07/2011 12:16:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 04, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Students from several area high schools walked out of class and walked to Arizona's State Capitol Friday morning. The students are protesting SB 1611, which makes numerous changes to immigration law. "This state legislature continues to introduce divisive legislation and now our students are scared, threatened and are taking desperate actions by walking out of class to march to the State Capitol," said Sen. Steve Gallardo. "SB1611 is unconstitutional and is nothing, but politicking." SB1611 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 23 and hasn't been heard by the full Senate. "The Republican majority is wasting the voters'...
  • Burglar who beat, blinded woman gets 11-year term

    03/05/2011 6:21:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 4, 2011 | Henry K. Lee
    A man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for beating and blinding a 78-year-old widow inside her Daly City home after she surprised him during a robbery attempt, a prosecutor said Thursday. Jose Perez-Gonzalez, 31, an illegal immigrant who was living in South San Francisco, committed an especially horrific, savage and vicious crime, Judge Craig Parsons of San Mateo County Superior Court said Wednesday as he sentenced him to 11 years and eight months behind bars. Parsons called Perez-Gonzalez's actions "selfish and stupid," said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The judge also ordered him to pay more...
  • CONFIRMED: Border Agent Terry Was FORCED TO USE BEANBAGS Against Armed Mexican Killers...

    03/03/2011 8:59:11 AM PST · by Qbert · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/3/2011 | Jim Hoft
    The outrageous rumors were true. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was forced to use beanbags against armed Mexican killers before he was shot dead in Arizona in December. video Agent Brian Terry was forced to defend himself and this country with beanbags. The Arizona Daily Star reported: Border Patrol agents shot beanbags at a group of suspected bandits before the men returned fire during a confrontation in a remote canyon, killing agent Brian Terry with a single gunshot, records show. And an illegal immigrant wounded in the gunbattle who is now the only person in custody linked to the slaying...
  • Trenton duct-tape kidnap suspect's bail doubled

    03/01/2011 7:40:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | March 01, 2011 | Artemis Coughlan
    TRENTON - Bail for an illegal alien from Guatemala accused of kidnapping, duct taping and robbing a woman was nearly doubled today by a Mercer County Superior Court judge. An illegal immigrant detainer was placed on Sergio Sarceno Cano, 30, who was charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats, criminal restraint, theft and weapons offenses for the Feb. 21 alleged assault, said Assistant Prosecutor Skylar Weissman. Cano allegedly kidnapped the victim from her Hamilton home, bound her arms, legs and mouth with duct tape and moved her around various places in the township against her will, the prosecutor said. “He taped her...
  • Bill Calls for Illegals to Be Dumped at Offices of Congressmen

    02/22/2011 12:04:03 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    WOA1 ^ | Feb 22, 2011 | swampsniper
    This should get their attention. A measure filed by State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham, Texas) would allow any law enforcement agency that has custody of an illegal immigrant to take the illegal to 'the office of a U.S. Senator or Representative' and leave them there. 1200 WOAI news reports the measure also allows county sheriff's deputies or city police officers to 'request an agent or employee of the United States Senator or United States Representative to sign a document acknowledging the release or discharge of the illegal immigrant at the senator's or representative's office.
  • It is here! Mexican drug cartels ! MURDER FOR HIRE IN USA - COMMISSIONED BY MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL

    02/18/2011 9:08:17 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | Feb. 17, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    Here is our 2 billionth "wake up call" about Mexico and drug cartel violence. Just how many more do we need before we truly wake up and aggressively face this issue????? Now the cartels are hiring people to assassinate in the USA! (Mr. President, please listen to your Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! She is right about Mexico and you are wrong. Mexico is like Colombia of 20 years ago...and it is inching into our country.) --- Three arrested in Palmdale, CA were found with 2 AR-15s and a thousand rounds of ammo.... Lieutenant in the Arrellano Felix sought for...
  • Agent Terry's murder: 3 suspects arrested will not be charged

    02/16/2011 8:44:59 AM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    KGUN ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Steve Nuñez
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Nine On Your Side has learned three of the four suspects arrested in the shootout that killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry will not be charged with his murder. In fact, all three suspects could be freed and deported sometime this week. The FBI suspected bandits shot and killed Terry on the night of December 14th. Agents immediately arrested four suspects. But two weeks after Terry's killing, KGUN9 News learned the FBI had yet to charge them with murder. The Federal Public Defender's office and private defense Attorney Leslie Bowman then sounded off by telling Nine...
  • Doctor Jailed for Plotting to Surgically Alter Immigrant's Fingerprints

    02/12/2011 9:23:29 AM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Feb. 11, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    How much is masking your identity worth? A doctor was sentenced to prison for conspiring to surgically alter the fingerprints of an undocumented immigrant for $4,500. A Boston federal judge sentenced Dr. Jose Elias Zaiter-Pou to one year and one day in prison. Elias Zaiter-Pou, originally from the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of conspiring to conceal unauthorized immigrants from detection by law enforcement authorities. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock ordered the 62-year-old Zaiter-Pou be deported to the Dominican Republic at the end of his prison sentence.
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With First-Degree Murder in Virginia

    02/12/2011 8:41:25 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    AP VIA FOX ^ | 02/12/11 | AP
    MANASSAS, Va. -- A Salvadoran man who was ordered deported nearly a decade ago but never left has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in a series of shootings and a knife attack in a Virginia suburb of Washington, authorities said Friday. Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal immigrant, was charged in the pair of attacks blocks apart Thursday night that left three people dead and three others injured, Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen said.
  • Manassas murder suspect's past arrests didn't trigger ICE proceedings

    02/11/2011 8:09:50 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies
    InsideNova.com ^ | 2/11/2011 | KEITH WALKER
    Despite two arrests since a judge ordered his deportation in 2002, Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro -- accused of killing three and wounding three more in Manassas Thursday night -- remained in the United States.
  • Man charged with 1st-degree murder in Va. crimes

    02/11/2011 9:11:40 AM PST · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2011
    MANASSAS, Va. — Authorities say a 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder following a series of shootings in a Virginia suburb of Washington. Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen says Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who was ordered deported a decade ago but never left...Two people were fatally shot and two others were hurt about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Georgetown South neighborhood of Manassas, city police spokesman Sgt. Tim Neumann said. About 20 minutes later, police were called to another home about a quarter-mile away where one person had...
  • Fugitive Somali Muslim Murders Native American Family in North Dakota

    02/06/2011 7:54:46 AM PST · by JEC · 29 replies
    One of the issues we raised in the Jan. NER article, What Rep. Peter King Could Do About Radicalization of American Muslims was the broken humanitarian refugee program run by our State Department, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Control and Enforcement agency and Department of Health and Human services, Office of Refugee Resettlement. We drew attention to the example of Somali Muslims who have posed terrorist threats here and abroad, rejected assimilation and lived off of taxpayer-funded welfare and MEDICAID while sending hundreds of millions of dollars home to war-torn Islamist Somalia wracked by civil war perpetrated by al Qaeda...
  • Washington driver’s license proposal called racist, anti-immigrant

    02/04/2011 1:57:58 PM PST · by epithermal · 45 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 2/4/2011 | Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA – A legislative hearing over a proposal to make driver’s license applicants give the state a Social Security number and a verifiable residence was abruptly halted Thursday after some members of the audience called the plan racist and anti-immigrant. Senate Transportation Chairwoman Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, ended the hearing when several people in the audience tried to shout her down over the purpose of Senate Bill 5407. The panel had listened to a full hour of testimony, with some witnesses saying the bill would make the state safer by preventing terrorists from obtaining licenses and others who said...
  • Man tied to slain ND family held by immigration

    02/03/2011 11:58:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | JAMES MacPHERSON
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Somali man who had a child with a North Dakota woman found dead last week has been interviewed as a "person of interest" in her death and the deaths of three others and is being held by U.S. immigration officials, officials said Thursday. Omar Mohamed Kalmio is the father of an infant girl found alive last week in the Minot apartment of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, who was found dead Friday, Minot Police Chief Jeff Balentine told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Three Illegal Immigrants Accused in Death of U.S. Teen Moved to Arizona Jail

    02/01/2011 1:57:57 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2011
    Three Mexican men who turned themselves in to authorities in connection with the 2009 murder of an American teenage girl have been transported to an Arizona jail, authorities said. Officials from the Tucson Police Department said 20-year-old Orel Vasquez, 26-year-old Christian Betza Vasquez and 29-year-old Juan Carlos Leon were taken to the Pima County Jail on Monday, two days after they surrendered to authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. Authorities have said the men are accused of breaking into a Tucson home in August 2009...The men later realized they had entered the wrong house and fled before trying...
  • Three Illegal Immigrants Accused in Death of American Teen Surrender in Arizona

    01/30/2011 7:39:47 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/2011 | fox news
    Three Mexican men who were wanted for the murder of an American teenager have turned themselves in at an Arizona border crossing point, Reuters reports. U.S. officers tell Reuters that Orel Vasquez, 20, Christian Vasquez, 26, and Juan Leon, 29, turned themselves in
  • 33 Arrested on Illegal Immigrant Charges: 1st day of Arpaio's crime sweep a busy one

    01/29/2011 2:36:40 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/29/11 | staff
    The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has made 41 arrests in the first day of its 2-day crime suppression and illegal immigration sweep in the valley on Thursday. Sgt. Jesse Spurgin said 33 suspected illegal immigrants were arrested on human smuggling charges, failure to provide ID and transporting marijuana. Eight others were arrested for drug possession, open warrants and driving on a suspended license, Spurgin said. Spurgin said three load vehicles were stopped. For the last few days, deputies and posse members have conducted a large scale undercover surveillance and intelligence gathering operation on drop house activity, drug activity and human...
  • Ex-nanny jailed in ransom demand case

    01/29/2011 3:36:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Jan. 29, 2011 | MIKE GLENN
    A southwest Houston former nanny is in custody after police said she demanded money for the safe return of a boy she once looked after. On Jan. 7, officials at the boy's school called Jessica Guerra Quesada, 33, because classes had ended early that day and they were unable to reach his mother, according to the criminal complaint filed against Quesada. Although she was no longer the boy's nanny, Quesada was still listed in school records as the emergency contact. A school employee even brought the 5-year-old boy to Quesada's apartment in the 1300 block of Wilcrest because she didn't...
  • Feds: Gang members killed LI mom, toddler

    01/27/2011 8:35:44 PM PST · by jdfromny · 32 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 1/27/11 | ROBERT E. KESSLER
    A 2-year-old boy watched his mother get shot to death by MS-13 gang members in a wooded section of Central Islip last year before one of them turned the gun on the crying toddler, killing him, according to federal court papers. The mother, Vanessa Argueta, 19, had taken her young son, Diego Torres, with her on what she thought was a dinner date last February because she didn't have a baby-sitter, the court papers said. Among those who took part in the execution-style killings, according to the federal documents, was the mother's former boyfriend. The account of the killings is...
  • Raping the Children Americans Won’t: The Dangers of Importing Misogyny

    01/28/2011 6:12:37 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    29-year-old Salvador Portillo-Saravia is a fugitive from justice, wanted for raping the 8-year-old daughter of an acquaintance on December 26th of last year. Portillo-Saravia is a native of El Salvador and a known member of MS-13 who just days before the alleged rape of the child was in a Loudoun County jail on public intoxication charges. Police claim that when they released him they didn’t know he was an illegal alien. Authorities believe that while Portillo-Saravia and a friend were visiting a woman, reportedly the friend’s girlfriend, the fugitive sneaked into the child’s bedroom and sexually assaulted her. The woman...
  • Mexicans Laugh at Deportation: Tell Reporter They'll Come Right Back In (video)

    01/27/2011 9:01:54 AM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    Stand With Arizona (Fox News \YouTube) ^ | 01-27-2011 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    Demonstrating why Janet Napolitano's "record deportations" mean absolutely nothing, illegals tell FOX's Griff Jenkins they will come right back in. One even says he will go and get a bite to eat and then come right back across the border. Americans know this is a farce after seeing rapists and murderers come back across with ease - some even after a dozen deportations. This is a useless exercise and waste of billions ($5 billion to deport 390,000 last year), until a border wall is built. Video Link HEREStand With Arizona on Facebook
  • Company President Charged with Falsifying ID Information

    01/07/2011 8:15:51 AM PST · by Roos_Girl · 13 replies
    WMBB.com ABC News ^ | 01/06/2011 | Not Given
    Sheyenne Leona Contreras, age 30, who is the president of H&S Drywall Inc, was arrested in Lake County Florida on an Okaloosa County warrant. The warrant alleges that Contreras violated FS 817.568(2)(c) and 817.568(9) while under a subcontract to the US Army Corps of Engineers on the construction of the 7th Special Forces Complex at Eglin AFB. During the ongoing investigation, it was shown that H&S Drywall obtained over $900,000 in payments by submitting payroll invoices and records using stolen and counterfeit Social Security Numbers. So far, over 30 such Social Security Numbers appearing on H&S Drywall payroll records have...
  • Feds confirm fifth man in custody in border agent's killing

    01/05/2011 10:52:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    A fifth man is in custody in connection with the Dec. 14 fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent Brian Terry near Nogales, the U.S. Marshals office has confirmed.
  • Buoys strung on border canal to prevent drownings

    01/04/2011 3:45:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) -- A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally. The debate over the lifelines has long presented authorities with a moral dilemma: Is it acceptable to do nothing when so many immigrants are dying in the water?
  • Faces of immigration: Man can't compete with illegal workers

    01/04/2011 2:21:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 74 replies
    Oarange County Register ^ | 1/4/10 | CINDY CARCAMO
    Negotiating his work fee in a small Huntington Beach home in the 1980s, Scott Powelson suspected he would one day be replaced by workers from south of the border. "Well you know, I can get this guy to do this for way cheaper," the homeowner told him at the time. The woman told Powelson his competition spoke Spanish but very little English. While she couldn't quite comprehend everything the other man said, she understood the price. Powelson, who had just given the homeowner his best bid to install ceramic tile, passed on the job. He would have had to take...
  • Ritter may OK plan today to check jail fingerprints for illegal immigrants

    01/04/2011 11:59:30 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Fox News Latino
    The controversial Secure Communities program may be coming to Colorado. Outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter, who is leaving office Jan. 11, is reportedly ready to have the state participate in the federal program. The Associated Press is reporting that Colorado may implement the controversial plan, with modifications, on Tuesday. It wasn't immediately known what the modifications to the program would be.
  • Society Of Professional Journalists Claim 'Illegal Immigrant' Is An 'Offensive' Term

    12/29/2010 12:53:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Society Of Professional Journalists Claim 'Illegal Immigrant' Is An 'Offensive' Term Wednesday, December 29, 2010 By Eric Scheiner The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) have announced an educational campaign against the term “illegal immigrant” seeking to inform reporters that the term “illegal immigrant” is “offensive” to Latinos. In the latest issue of SPJ’s magazine ‘Quill’, SPJ’s Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence writes about the campaign referencing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ recommendation to use “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker” and to “Avoid using ‘illegal(s)’ as a noun.” In the article Laurence also makes a constitutional...
  • DUI Checkpoints Deemed to Be Racist

    12/29/2010 9:11:04 AM PST · by La Lydia · 54 replies · 12+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | December 29, 2010
    California's colonization by illegal aliens with a well-known penchant for driving drunk may put an end to the inconvenience of DUI checkpoints, which moonbat activists deem to be racist: Two local advocate groups for undocumented immigrants have publicly accused the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department of using DUI checkpoints to legally seize thousands of cars. The Southern California Immigration Coalition and the South Central Neighborhood Council claim DUI checkpoints are strategically placed in and around Hispanic communities as a trap to catch unlicensed and undocumented drivers. "In one impound, four cars were impounded because...
  • Arizona lawmaker set to ramp up fight against illegals

    12/29/2010 4:35:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed. The state is positioned like never before to expand its efforts to combat illegal immigration. The November election saw Republican Jan Brewer elected to a second term as governor, largely on the strength of her decision to sign the headline-making law, while the Republican Party added to its already sizable majorities in the state House and Senate. Most significantly...
  • U.S. Must Give Convicts Lawyers To Fight Deportation

    12/28/2010 9:49:11 AM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies · 4+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2010
    Shy of her first anniversary on the federal bench, an Obama-appointed judge known for promoting “racial tolerance” has ordered U.S. taxpayers to provide criminally convicted immigrants with “diminished mental capacities” lawyers to fight deportation. The ruling is believed to be the first ordering government-financed legal representation in an immigration case. Foreign nationals embroiled in deportation proceedings must pay for their own attorney, unlike criminal defendants who get court-appointed lawyers—financed by American taxpayers—as part of due process when they can’t afford it. In this case a southern California federal judge, Dolly Gee, ruled that two area immigrants who are “mentally disabled”...