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  • Five illegal immigrants arrested during protest will not face deportation

    05/10/2011 8:40:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | May 10, 2011 | Fox59
    Indianapolis Five students arrested at an immigration protest at the Indiana Statehouse Monday will not face deportation. Federal authorities lifted detention orders against the illegal immigrants Tuesday evening. The detention was lifted shortly after the five declared a hunger strike Tuesday. The students say the hunger strike will last until Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) vetoes the immigration bill he has previously promised to sign. The students were part of a protest that went all the way to the front door of the governor's office. Senate Bill 590 would make illegal immigrants pay much higher tuitions. The cost would be...
  • Feinstein uses private bills to block deportations

    05/09/2011 8:03:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/9/11 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON Nayely Arreola was a high school junior when a U.S. senator first protected her from deportation. The year: 2003. Nayely is now 25, newly married and a graduate of Fresno Pacific University. She and her family still remain protected, thanks to special bills that need not pass to exert influence. "Perhaps the greatest hardship to this family, if forced to return to Mexico, will be (Nayely's) lost opportunity to realize her dreams and further contribute to her community and this country," Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein declared. As she has regularly since 2003, Feinstein in March re-introduced a so-called...
  • Breaking law OK, if it's law liberals don't like

    05/08/2011 8:56:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | May 06, 2011 | The Marietta Daily Journal ( Editorial )
    Jessica Colotl, in many ways, is exactly the kind of person we wish we had more of in this country. She's bright, ambitious, a good student and interested in civic affairs. "I am no different than any other American," she told the Atlanta newspaper this week. Maybe not, except for one little thing: Ms. Colotl has spent most of her life in this country illegally, and arrogantly thinks the laws that apply to everyone else - and especially those that apply to foreign nationals who want to become citizens of this country - shouldn't apply to her. Ms. Colotl, you'll...
  • Judge Gives Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage a Reprieve From Deportation

    05/07/2011 3:47:16 PM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2011 | Julia Preston
    An immigration judge in Newark on Friday suspended the deportation of a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man, responding to an unusual signal this week from the Obama administration that it is exploring legal avenues for recognizing same-sex marriages in immigration cases. The Venezuelan, Henry Velandia, had been awaiting the hearing with dread, since immigration authorities had said it was the last step before his deportation. Mr. Velandia, a dancer, was legally married last year in Connecticut to Josh Vandiver, a graduate student at Princeton. Mr. Velandia was denied legal residency as Mr. Vandivers spouse because under...
  • Hispanic Lawmakers Press Obama on Immigration

    05/03/2011 9:30:30 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 5 replies
    AP (via ABCNews) ^ | May 4, 2011 | Suzanna Gamboa
    Having met with business leaders and entertainment stars on stalled immigration reform... Obama... heard from Hispanic lawmakers who have been pressuring him to help certain immigrants stay in the U.S. while they wait for congressional action.The meeting with members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus... ... DREAM Act ... but it is expected to be introduced again this session.
  • Illegal immigrants wary of aid in US tornado zone

    05/01/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | Sun May 1, 2011 | Juan Castro Olivera
    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AFP) Recent tornadoes ravaged immigrant and other low-income communities in the US state of Alabama, but undocumented aliens say they are reluctant to openly seek help out of fear of arrest and deportation. Tornadoes left a wide swath of destruction through this university city, leaving at least 39 dead and several missing, and poorer neighborhoods such as Alberta and Holt, where many immigrants and African-Americans saw their homes left in splinters, were especially hard hit. Illegal immigrants were keeping a low profile Sunday, but about 30 of them gathered at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for a Spanish-language...
  • Mormon leader faces deportation

    04/30/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSTU (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Arikka Von and staff
    DRAPER, Utah Federal officers arrested 53 year old Felix Callejas, his wife and two of their children at their home April 19. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a judge ordered Luca Callejas to return to El Salvador in 2008. Callejas' other family members got the same deportation order in 2009. The family appealed and their case was dismissed earlier this month. Callejas is the president of a Spanish speaking LDS Church branch in Draper. Concerned church members called local activist Tony Yapias saying they're now afraid to go to church. The whole membership was devastated over what happened, says Latino...
  • Politicians Intervene to Halt Deportation for Mexican Student

    04/28/2011 7:06:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/27/2011 | Michael Melia
    Hartford, Conn. (AP) - A Mexican college student who won allies in Connecticut's governor and two U.S. senators as he fought a deportation order will be allowed to stay in the country for now, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday. -snip- "With the three of them, I guess they had enough power and enough momentum to be an advocate for me," Cardoso said. "I feel really privileged and honored that they assisted me." Blumenthal said the Department of Homeland Security called his office to say Cardoso had been granted a stay of removal. -snip- Cardoso, 23, has lived in the United...
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order

    04/27/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    HARTFORD Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.
  • Deportation raises questions for Grassley gun investigation(gunwalker)

    02/19/2011 4:45:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    Three illegal aliens will not face charges in connection with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, KOLD CBS News 13 reports, citing a statement from the U.S. Attorneys Office in Phoenix: "Based upon an extensive investigation conducted to date, there is no evidence tying these three individuals to the shooting of Border Patrol (BP) Agent Brian Terry. The goal of the ongoing FBI-lead Joint Investigation into that shooting is to achieve justice for BP Agent Terry, and bring criminal charges against those responsible for this murder. We continue to devote significant resources and manpower to this investigation....
  • Illegal immigrant accused of killing three in gun and knife rampage

    02/12/2011 3:24:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    was deported 10 years ago... but never left the country Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal immigrant, was charged in the pair of attacks blocks apart on Thursday night that left three people dead and three others injured, Police Chief Doug Keen said. Brenda Ashcraft, 56, and her son William Ashcraft, 37, were shot and killed in the first attack shortly after 7pm on Thursday. A 34-year-old woman was injured and remains hospitalised, and a 15-year-old girl was treated and released. In the second attack, 48-year-old Julio Cesar Ulloa was shot and killed, and a 77-year-old woman suffered head wounds...
  • 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...
  • Escondido's city-federal effort to oust illegal immigrants draws praise, criticism

    02/04/2011 6:18:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from Escondido It was just an inconvenient traffic stop on the way through town for Javier Barrera Saldivar. Police had spotted the broken tail light on his car, and he figured he'd get a fix-it ticket and be on his way. But federal immigration officers soon rolled up, wielding handcuffs and Barrera's mug shot on a cellphone. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have been stationed at the Police Department of this San Diego County city since May, responding to everything from traffic stops to gang sweeps in an aggressive effort to clear the community of illegal immigrants...
  • WFAA: Woman who has lived in Irving since age 6 faces deportation

    01/28/2011 11:16:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 95 replies
    Dallas Morning News (blog) - ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | Katherine Leal Unmuth
    Olga Zanella , 20, grew up in Irving, attending school in Irving ISD as a child. But she hid a secret--she is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. According to WFAA, she found out she was in the country illegally during her junior year of high school, after attending a college financial aid workshop. She now faces deportation Monday because her status was discovered by Irving police during a traffic stop. Her story reflects the story of many children who are now growing up in the city, and could face similar fates. "I feel fear," she told WFAA. "It's going to...
  • 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
  • (Illegal Alien) Beautician stole from Liv Tyler and Anne Hathaway

    01/21/2011 11:06:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2011 | Nick Allen, LA
    Maria Gabriela Hashemipour, 51, agreed to plead guilty to one count of access device fraud as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors will drop 40 other counts. Two of actress Liv Tyler's credit cards had about $214,000 (134,000) in fraudulent charges from the beauty salon over a five-month period last year, according to an affidavit filed in the case. Prosecutors declined to release names of other victims but, according to the New York Post, thousands of dollars in charges were also made to actresses Anne Hathaway, Melanie Griffith, Penelope Cruz and Cher. Hashemipour may also face a fine...
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Killing Wife While Free on Bail, Awaiting ...

    12/28/2010 6:48:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies · 4+ views ^ | December 28, 2010 |
    An illegal immigrant killed his teenage wife in New York while he was free on bail awaiting deportation, police say. Paul Amay, 25, is charged with second degree murder for allegedly strangling his 19-year-old wife Graciela "Gloria" Zhingri Amay outside her parents' Lake Secor home, then dragging her into the house and repeatedly stabbing her in the chest, the Journal News reported. Zhingri's body was discovered about 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve. Amay was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in March after hed served four months of a six-month sentence for driving with a blood-alcohol level more than...
  • Obama Uses Deception in Deportation Numbers

    12/14/2010 8:14:01 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/14/10 | Alaphiah
    "It's breaking the rules to break the record. You don't change the way you do business to meet some quota. Morton said we don't do quotas. But that's what this is." -- Chris Crane, president of the American Federation of Government Employees National Council 118 Its not Wikileaks but the secret it exposes is just as damaging to the Barry Hussein Soetoro administration as any secrets revealed by Julian Assange. The Soetoro administration is cooking the books in an attempt to make itself look tough on Illegal Immigration deportation as revealed in interval emails and interviews. Andrew Becker of the...
  • DHS confirms cheaper to deport every illegal alien than allowing them to stay

    12/10/2010 12:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 8, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    On December 3, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, responding to request from several U.S. Senators, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), wrote: Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nations entire illegal immigrant population. In July 2010, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the results of a study which examined the costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local levels. The study found that U.S. state and local governments shell out $84.2 billion annually in various services...
  • [South Texas:]Vasquez: Valley veterans will fight to block anti-immigrant bills

    11/24/2010 11:27:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | November 23, 2010 | Steve Taylor
    WESLACO, Nov. 23 - Those who attended an RGV Equal Voice Network meeting on Tuesday agreed that the most powerful remarks came from Commander Josemaria Vasquez, of the American GI Forum. The meeting was held to kick start a Valley coalition opposed to the anti-immigrant bills that have been filed in advance of the legislative session that starts in Austin in January. Vasquez, a Vietnam War veteran, explained that last Saturday he attended a seminar at the San Antonio Convention Center that included U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona. During the seminar there was a slide show with photos of Maricopa...
  • A New Way to Look at Illegal Immigration: The Story of Mario Benitez

    11/24/2010 8:37:32 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 15 replies
    Chicago Elections 2011 ^ | 11/23/2010 | Michael Volpe
    Mario Benitez never thought it would come to do this, but as of November 9th, 2010, he received his final deportation notice from an immigration judge in Florida. Benitez has already filed an appeal to be heard December 9th, but because of his final order ICE can deport him at any time. Benitez has lived in this country legally since he was three years old in 1972. Worse yet, he witnessed KROME, the ICE detention facility in Miami that hes being held at, release about one hundred illegal immigrants at the end of September. In fact, if you believe Benitez,...
  • Court saves tortured Nigerian from deportation

    10/26/2010 8:41:25 PM PDT · by thecodont · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (10-26) 13:18 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Immigration officials who ordered the deportation of a Southern California woman to Nigeria told her she could avoid torture in her homeland - where police had repeatedly raped and beaten her decades earlier - if she refrained from dissident political activity. That prompted an indignant ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which said the law protects both free speech and the right to be free from brutality. Josephine Edu "cannot be forced to choose between her conscience and torture," the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 3-0...
  • MPs demand inquiry over flight death

    10/17/2010 4:44:44 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 2 replies
    Guardian ^ | Oct 15 2010 | Pau Lewis
    Scotland Yard's homicide unit took over the investigation into the death of an Angolan man during a deportation from Heathrow as MPs called for a "wide-ranging and independent inquiry" into the UK's deportation system. Jimmy Mubenga collapsed and died after security guards attempted to escort him on a British Airways commercial flight to Angola on Tuesday night. Four passengers on the aircraft have told the Guardian that they saw Mubenga, a 46-year-old father of five, being heavily restrained by the guards, who worked for G4S, a private security firm contracted to escort deportees for the Home Office. Police and paramedics...
  • Illegals making deportation plans (spooked by Ariz. SB 1070, similar laws in other States)

    10/16/2010 6:50:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | 2010-10-12
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Illegal immigrants worried about stronger enforcement of U.S. laws are deciding what they want to happen in the event they are deported, attorneys say. Lawyers in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas told USA Today that illegal immigrants have approached them to prepare documents spelling out what they want to happen to their families and belongings if they are deported.
  • Deportations of illegals under Obama reach record high(He should get credit for this)/

    10/07/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10-06-2010 | Julia Preston
    Immigration authorities deported a record 392,862 immigrants over the last year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. About half of those deported 195,772 were convicted criminals, also a record, Ms. Napolitano said, and an increase of more than 81,000 deportations of criminals over the final year of George W. Bushs presidency.
  • Mexican Mayors Blame Violence on US

    10/04/2010 9:07:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 2 October 2010 | John Semmens
    A coalition of Mexican mayors has demanded that the US cease sending Mexican criminals back to Mexican border communities. In the United States there are a multiplicity of potential victims, said Ciudad Guillo Mayor Manuel Cobarde. The risk is spread out. Here the criminals target the political authorities. Mayors and police are being murdered right and left turning the risks and rewards of holding office upside down. US Department of Homeland Security Janet Nipplitaliano defended the current policy calling it a carefully measured response. First, the prospect of being sent back to Mexico has a more chilling effect on a...
  • Sarkozy to press ahead with controversial immigration law

    09/06/2010 9:44:37 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 5, 2010 | Kim Willshir
    <p>Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to press ahead with legislation to strip immigrants who attack police of their French nationality. The French president rowed back, however, from imposing a similar punishment on those who practise polygamy or female genital mutilation. As much of France returned to work after the summer holidays, Sarkozy made his first major statement of the new political term after meeting ministers responsible for security, justice and immigration.</p>
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSONJaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • Policy shift may allow some illegal immigrants to stay

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

    A Harris County jail inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge allegedly beat a young illegal immigrant accused of robbing and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back as she was walking home on Aug. 6. Melvin Alvarado, 22, one of two men charged with capital murder in the death of Shatavia Anderson, was beaten Thursday evening, sustaining serious enough injuries to be hospitalized and receive stitches, said Alan Bernstein, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Accused in Alvarado's beating is Robert Williams, 38, Bernstein said. A volunteer inmate crew at the county's jail on San Jacinto entered Alvarado's...
  • Illogical Immigration

    08/05/2010 3:24:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-5-10 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Once a law stops being considered quite a law, all sorts of even stranger paradoxes follow. Some 11 million to 15 million illegal aliens are now residing in America, most after crossing into America unlawfully. Once a federal law is arbitrarily not enforced, all sorts of bizarre paradoxes arise from that original contradiction. As proof, examine the following illogical policies and contradictions involving illegal immigration. Take profiling the controversial questioning of those who appear likely to be illegal aliens. Apparently, American border guards have developed criteria for profiling those deemed likely to be unlawful aliens. Otherwise, how would they...
  • Inside O'Hare Deportation Flights (barf alert)

    08/02/2010 6:52:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies · 4+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | Aug 1, 2010
    Inside O'Hare Deportation Flights ICE flight chief calls border "a revolving door" Updated 2:27 PM CDT, Sun, Aug 1, 2010 Guillermo Campos Ojeda stares blankly at the clouds from the jetliner's window, mentally retracing the 22 years that he lived in the United States as an illegal immigrant. His odyssey began in 1988 with an illegal border crossing and ended in May when he was pulled over for driving without a license. In between were double shifts at a Chicago factory, a string of run-ins with the law, a marriage and his ultimate joy: the birth of his daughter, now...
  • Strip criminals of French nationality-Sarkozy

    07/30/2010 6:45:08 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies · 2+ views
    R-ters ^ | 30 Jul 2010 | JQP
    President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday he wanted to strip French nationality from anyone of foreign origin who threatened the life of a police officer, in a crackdown after riots shook two French towns this month.
  • Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law

    07/28/2010 10:29:45 AM PDT · by edpc · 478 replies · 16+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 28 July 2010 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA MYERS
    PHOENIX A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown. The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
  • Murder trial's key witness deported

    07/21/2010 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 9 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 21, 2010 | John Futty
    Franklin County prosecutors have dropped an aggravated-murder charge against an East Side man because the key witness against him was deported to Mexico. Homeland Security officials deported the witness without notifying the prosecutor's office, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien wrote in asking a Common Pleas Court judge to dismiss the case. Jaime C. Gallegos, 20, of Stelzer Road, was released from the Franklin County jail Monday night after charges of aggravated murder and tampering with evidence were dropped. He was one of two defendants indicted in the Christmas Eve shooting death of Miguel Martinez-Vargas, 22, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a...
  • GPS Bracelet Led Officers to Rapist: Police (GPS BY Immigration for Deportation)

    07/15/2010 11:07:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thu, Jul 15, 2010 | ERIC S. PAGE
    A GPS device on a man facing deportation helped track down a teenage girl's rapist, according to police. Escondido Police said Wenceslao Mendez, 34, raped his cousin's 15-year-old stepdaughter. Investigators believe Mendez entered the victim's home in the 500 block of West Ninth Street in Escondido and forced her into a back bedroom, where he raped the girl before fleeing. Detectives later determined the suspect was a cousin of the girl's stepmother but that the victim had never met him before. Police later worked with an agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to locate Mendez at his home in the...
  • Kids might not follow deported Russian spy parents

    07/09/2010 9:05:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7-9-10 | David Caruso
    NEW YORK Their cover blown, 10 Russian spies have given up their lives in the U.S. and headed home, but in at least one case their children probably won't follow. A lawyer for Vicky Pelaez said Thursday that the teenage son she had with fellow Russian agent Mikhail Vasenkov during the decades they spent living in New York will most likely remain in the U.S., as will her 38-year-old son from a prior marriage. More at link... "He's 17 years of age. He'll probably stay with his brother," attorney John Rodriguez said. Arrangements were being made to relocate other...
  • Be Like Ike? No, Obama Chooses to Ignore Public Opinion and Sue Arizona

    07/08/2010 8:47:58 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | July 8, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Obamas ethically challenged Attorney General, Eric Holder, who managed to forget to discuss a variety of pertinent matters during his Senate confirmation hearings, has attacked the Arizona immigration law as being unconstitutional. Legal scholars have opined that the challenging the validity of the Arizona law is not necessarily going to be a slam dunk for the administration. Interestingly, Holder is not concerned about challenging those municipalities that hold themselves out as sanctuary cities that promise to ignore the federal immigration laws. Chicago is one such city that chooses not to cooperate with the Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency.
  • McCain favors immigration reform that would deport many illegals

    07/06/2010 10:28:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he would favor immigration reform that would deport most of the residents of the United States who are here illegally.

 McCain, who at one point had been the top Republican advocate for immigration legislation promising a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, said he favored establishing a guest worker program. But McCain expressed opposition to any program that would give illegal immigrants a way to become citizens. “No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back,” McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. Once the border is secured, McCain...
  • Mosab Yousef's Israeli Shin-Bet Handler in US for Court Hearing

    06/27/2010 12:53:42 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-26-10 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Mosab Yousef is a Palestinian man seeking political asylum in the U.S. He is the son of a Hamas founder. Mosab was a spy for Israel's Shin-Bet for a number of years. He converted from Islam to Christianity 10 years ago. He has been in the U.S. since 2007. Homeland Security wants to deport him. His Immigration Court hearing is June 30th, next Wednesday. A new development in his defense has just been made public. His Shin-Bet handler has come to the U.S. to speak to the court in his defense. Israeli intelligence never blows their cover. This man did.
  • Why is the U.S. government threatening famous Hamas informant with deportation

    06/19/2010 8:21:38 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 189+ views ^ | 06/19/2010 | Staff
    The Institute on Religion and Democracy is expressing concern after reports this week that Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is currently threatened with deportation from the United States. Yousef came to the United States in 2007 and applied for political asylum, converting from Islam to Christianity and writing a best-selling book, "Son of Hamas" about his experiences in the radical Islamic organization and subsequent work as a spy for Israel helping to foil terrorist and suicide bombings and saving Israeli, Palestinian and American lives. According to the Wall Street Journal, Yousef's asylum request was...
  • Harvard student will not face deportation

    06/18/2010 9:37:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 882+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 18, 2010 | Maria Sacchetti
    Eric Balderas, a 19-year-old Harvard biology student who became an international celebrity last week after being arrested for being in the United States unlawfully, is no longer facing deportation to Mexico, officials said Friday night. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement late Friday informed US Senator Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who lobbied on Balderas's behalf, that they would not pursue his deportation, said Max Gleischman, a spokesman for Durbin.
  • Woman pleads guilty to accessing Obama's student loan records

    06/17/2010 7:13:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 58 replies · 1,412+ views
    Quad-City Times ^ | June 17, 2010 | Brian Wellner
    A woman pleaded guilty in Davenport federal court Wednesday to accessing Barack Obamas student loan records without permission. Mercedes Costoyas, 53, of Iowa City, is one of nine people charged with exceeding authorized computer access. The indictments were filed last month in U.S. District Court, Davenport. Each person faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, if convicted. By pleading guilty, Costoyas still faces up to a year in prison. But her attorney, Christopher Hagenow, and prosecutor Joel Barrows said she likely faces zero to six months jail time. She also faces deportation, according to discussion during...
  • Israel to deport all activists seized on Gaza flotilla

    06/01/2010 2:25:19 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 112 replies · 2,895+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 2nd 2010 | Barak Ravid
    All 680 activists will be released, including two dozen Israel had threatened to prosecute on charges of assaulting troops. Israel will immediately deport hundreds of foreign activists seized aboard a six-ship humanitarian aid flotilla seized in an Israel Navy raid en route to the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided late Tuesday. In the face of mounting world criticism of Monday's assault, Israeli officials said all 680 activists held would be released, including two dozen Israel had threatened earlier to prosecute charging they had assaulted its troops.
  • Americas most famous deportation fugitive wins legal status (Obama's Aunt Allowed to Stay)

    05/17/2010 12:50:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 579+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 05/17/2010 | Michele Malkin
    Last week, in my column on our busted deportation system, I mentioned that President Obama’s deportation fugitive aunt was still awaiting the results of her second asylum appeal after nearly a year.The AP reports that her lawyers are set to announce the decision this afternoon in Cleveland.Will she finally be kicked out or will this unemployed Obama family member remain here in taxpayer-subsidized housing and other mysteriously-funded means?I know where I’d place my bets, given that she has benefited from bipartisan open-borders largesse for the past 10 years.Refresher course: The Deportation Abyss: “It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Alien Wins.”Stay tuned…***CNN...
  • Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation

    05/04/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 365+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | DANNY HAKIM AND JEREMY W. PETERS
    ALBANY In a major rebuke of federal immigration policy, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that he would create a special pardon panel to review cases involving legal immigrants who are at risk of deportation for minor or old convictions. Mr. Patersons move will give many immigrants facing deportation renewed hope and places the governor into the middle of the countrys immigration debate. The announcement comes as the federal government has taken an increasingly hard line in its interpretation of existing immigration law, leaving a growing number of legal immigrants who have criminal records facing deportation. Some of...
  • Congressman backs deport of illegal immigrants' U.S. kids

    05/01/2010 1:23:11 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 843+ views
    SAN DIEGO -- Rep. Duncan Hunter said he would support deporting U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, adding that "it takes more than walking across the border to be an American citizen." The San Diego-area Republican congressman spoke Saturday at a video recorded tea party rally in Ramona. Hunter was asked by someone in the crowd if he backed deporting natural-born American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants. "I would have to, yes," Hunter said. Hunter said in the video that some of his critics believe his stance is mean-spirited. "And we're not being mean. We're just saying it...
  • I know why Obama is freaked by Arizona's Illegal Law

    04/29/2010 1:50:58 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 8 replies · 470+ views
    self | 4/29/2010 | Secret Agent Man
    I know why he worried. This means Obama, if he goes to Arizona, may need to show his real birth certificate if arrested. And for the guy who has spent over 2 million dollars preventing anyone from seeing his real birth certificate, I'm guessing he's worried about the possibility of what that discovery will yield. Back to regular programming...
  • Teen Christian Convert Rifqa Bary from Islam Fights to Avoid Deportation

    04/07/2010 12:11:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 517+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/07/2010 | Jennifer Riley
    The teen convert to Christianity who ran away from her Muslim family last summer is fighting to stay in the United States. An attorney for Rifqa Bary asked an Ohio judge Monday to declare that the girl is unable to reunite with her parents by her 18th birthday. The order would allow Bary to apply for immigration status and avoid possible deportation to her homeland, Sri Lanka. Though there is no move to deport Bary at the moment, her attorney, Angela Lloyd, said reconciliation is unlikely to happen by her clients 18th birthday, which is Aug. 10. Lloyd said obtaining...
  • How do you stop a deportation?

    02/19/2010 1:51:51 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies · 468+ views
    self | 12/19/10 | Blueyon
    This is a long story (over 20 years) of which I will spare you the details of. I have a friend who is a US Citizen, her husband came her from Romania in the late 80's, early 90's. They were married in I believe 1998. They have 1 son together. She is a business women who is putting 2 children thru private schooling. They live in CHICAGO IL of all places, 2 years ago when Obama was running for President, I was helping her thru long distant calls to his office to try to untangle this mess. Needless to say,...