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  • Judge rules flashing headlights is free speech in Oregon case

    04/11/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT · by relictele · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Associated Press
    Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice Court judge dismissed the citation,...
  • Hearings On Presidential Power - Allegation Obama Disregarding Costitution - The Kelly File

    12/03/2013 6:27:17 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | You Tube
    Hearings On Presidential Power - Allegation Obama Disregarding Costitution - The Kelly File
  • 'Fairy Tale' Continues as Obama Proposes Extralegal Obamacare Fix

    11/14/2013 10:36:04 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to "honor the commitment" he made and to allow Americans to keep their health care plans, if they like them. That was a central promise Obama made when he sold Obamacare, but one that turned out not to be true when Obamacare began to be implemented last month. "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," Clinton in an interview released Tuesday. Now President Obama...
  • Obamacare Exchange Confirms: 'We Are Required to Respond to Certain Requests from Law Enforcement'

    10/14/2013 6:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/8/13 | JERYL BIER
    On October 8, THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported that the privacy policy of the Maryland Health Connection (MHC), the state's Obamacare insurance marketplace, included a statement that the marketplace "may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities." An email had been sent to the MHC on October 3 requesting clarification of the policy, and included these inquires: Does that include both federal and state authorities? What type of information from the application might be of interest to law enforcement and/or state/federal auditors? However, no response was received before the story was published....
  • OUTRAGE: Georgia Police Chief Suspended Without Pay Just for Visiting Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    09/12/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-13-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Doug Jordan meet in Phoenix.- Unbelievable! The Grantville, Georgia Police Chief has been suspended for a week - without pay - merely for visiting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his vacation. Chief Doug Jordan and his wife planned a recent trip to Arizona to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They had honeymooned there 31 years ago. They paid for the trip and its expenses themselves. While there, Jordan thought it would be a great idea to see if he could meet with Arpaio. He was honored when Arpaio agreed to do so.“I meet with...
  • Feds crush a Land Rover Defender to scare illegal importers

    08/27/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/27/2013 | Justin Hyde
    On the edges of the car trade live those who try to sneak in vehicles forbidden from these shores due to a lack of safety equipment, emissions controls or both. In years past, this game's biggest target were sports cars like the Nissan Skyline, the predecessor to the GT-R. Under federal rules, any car newer than 25 years old must meet the U.S. standards from its year of birth — or it's contraband. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, dozens of importers have tried to flout those rules in recent months — so much so that the agency...
  • Carwash Managers Held in Immigration Raids

    08/20/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By FERNANDA SANTOS
    PHOENIX — Federal agents arrested 11 managers and supervisors of a local car-washing chain on immigration fraud and other charges in weekend raids that brought in more than 200 people, setting off fear among immigrants already on edge by years of relentless enforcement in a state at the core of the debate over illegal immigration. The scene on Saturday resembled the workplace raids by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and operations by federal authorities here and elsewhere: heavily armed agents in bulletproof vests and ski masks surrounded the businesses, and then escorted workers outside single file with hands bound...
  • Enhanced Law Enforcement in Your Area? (Vanity)

    08/17/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT · by phormer phrog phlyer · 31 replies
    Vanity
    Are any of you freepers noting any increased police enforcement in your area?
  • Price Applauds Passage of Bill to Stop IRS Enforcement of Obamacare (Press Release)

    08/02/2013 11:11:11 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://tomprice.house.gov/ ^ | August 2, 2013 | Tom Price
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), applauded the passage of legislation he introduced H.R. 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act today, saying: “By voting to prohibit the IRS from implementing or enforcing any part of President Obama’s health care law, the House of Representatives has taken an important step toward protecting the health care of American citizens today. The Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act has the support of over 140 cosponsors in the House and has been endorsed by numerous organizations and thousands of Americans who share our commitment to preventing...
  • Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution

    07/29/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution July 29, 2013 - 2:28 PM By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) --President Obama suggested in an interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday that you need to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Constitution. The president made the suggestion when talking about members of Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of the Obamacare law. The Times asked Obama if he “consulted” with his lawyer when making the decision to suspend the employer mandate, which would require businesses with...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Reid Kills Amendment Requiring Border Security before Amnesty

    06/13/2013 3:56:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made a move to formally kill an amendment Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) offered to the immigration bill. It would require border security before America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants are granted amnesty.Reid filed a motion to “table” the amendment, a move that he used to quickly push for an up-or-down vote. A vote in favor of tabling the amendment would kill it. A vote against tabling the amendment would allow it to move through for debate. Essentially, a vote for Reid’s motion is a vote against securing the...
  • Obama’s Definition of ‘Smarter Enforcement’: None -- We will get nothing in return for amnesty.

    06/12/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to Opposite World again. As the U.S. Senate geared up yesterday for the Gang of Eight illegal-alien-amnesty-bill debate, President Obama goaded Capitol Hill to pass what he called “smarter enforcement, a pathway to earned citizenship, and improvements to the legal system” of immigration. Bullcrap. The White House has already bulldozed a traffic-jammed superhighway for immigration lawbreakers by executive fiat. Obama and his open-borders pals pay lip service to fairness and the rule of law for the cameras. But behind closed doors and beyond the reach of public accountability, they’ve already paved the way for mass deportation waivers. Read their...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley is correct to reject the enforcement of Obamacare!

    05/04/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 4 replies
    5-4-13 | johnwk
    Our founding fathers were very careful to stipulate in our Constitution, and in crystal clear language, that our Constitution, and only those laws which shall be made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land. All those who assert Obamacare is the law of the land, need to explain why the following stated reasons are insufficient to establish that Obamacare has not been made in pursuance of our Constitution. And they need to explain why Obamacare is in harmony with the documented intentions and beliefs under which our Constitution was adopted. Keep in mind our very own...
  • Why maximal enforcement of federal gun laws is not always a good idea

    04/26/2013 3:58:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 26 April, 2013 | Dave Kopel
    A common trope of many Second Amendment advocates is to urge more vigorous enforcement of existing federal gun control laws, as the alternative to enacting additional laws. Rhetorically, that’s very effective. But as a policy matter, it is not always a good idea. Consider legislation recently considered by the Senate: The Manchin-Toomey amendment was supported by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), although the group later dropped its support for reasons unrelated to the issues raised in this post. Section 102(3) of Manchin-Toomey was the finding that “Congress believes the Department of Justice should...
  • Sessions: Obama Immigration Enforcement Chief Must Resign

    01/29/2013 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton. “Last year, I joined with my colleagues at a press conference with the top representatives of the nation’s rank-and-file immigration law enforcement officers,” Sessions said on Tuesday. “The president with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office and the Border Patrol. Those associations or unions elected to serve as the voice of their fellow officers gave a chilling report at that press conference right over in the Senate building with several other senators. They gave a chilling report about the administration’s systemic...
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 2:55:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    abc local, New York News ^ | 1/17/13 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- It appears someone forgot to exempt police officers from the ban of ammunition clips with more than 7 bullets in New York State's new gun control law. It's a big oversight that apparently happened in the haste by the Cuomo Administration to get a tough package of gun-control measures signed into law. On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the sweeping gun measure, the nation's toughest. It includes a ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines.
  • Border Patrol Training Videos Say to "Hide", "Run Away" in Active Shooter Situations

    07/13/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 22 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Janice Kephart
    The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Their website states that Border Patrol agents have been forced to take a virtual learning course on "active shooters" where the bottom line is that if they encounter an active shooter, as in Fort Hood, the Giffords shooting,...
  • Code enforcement officer fired after entering woman's bedroom

    07/10/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT · by rawhide · 58 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 7-10-12 | Christopher Seward
    What would you do if you found a burly county agent in your bedroom, demanding that you cut your grass? Erica Masters of Martinez in Columbia County,near Augusta,captured such an encounter recently on her home surveillance camera when code compliance officer Jimmy Vowell entered her bedroom to demand she come out to sign a summons. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom and yelled at me to wake me up to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice," Masters told WJBF-TV News Channel 6 station...
  • Arizona prepares to enforce strict immigration law

    06/14/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/14/2012 | Dave Boyer
    Arizona is already gearing up to enforce its strict immigration law as it anticipates a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court sometime this month, with Gov. Jan Brewer issuing an executive order this week telling police to bone up on the details of the law. Mrs. Brewer ordered that training materials produced to help police understand the law and its limits should be distributed throughout the state in preparation for a ruling. The materials, created by a state board that sets standards for all law enforcement, include a DVD designed to help police understand the circumstances that would let them...
  • Former EPA official, of “crucify” fame, bails from Hill hearing at the last minute

    06/06/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen
    Yesterday, I was pretty excited about today’s scheduled House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, “EPA Priorities and Practices,” at which the former EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz was supposed to appear to explain his unique philosophy of enforcement. But then, all of my hopes were dashed — dashed! — when Energy & Commerce made this announcement late last night: WASHINGTON, DC – With less than 24 hours until he was scheduled to testify in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz has notified the committee that he will not appear at...
  • CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff:Use Army for Domestic Enforcement

    06/04/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    New American ^ | 6/4/12 | Joe Wolverton II
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal, Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits such actions. In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from
  • Pot-Laden Plane Blows Into Obama's Airspace

    02/16/2012 6:09:13 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 17 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | CBS/AP
    WASHINGTON - Two Air Force F-16 fighters intercepted a privately owned Cessna airplane that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One on Thursday as the helicopter was ferrying President Barack Obama. Police discovered about 40 pounds of marijuana inside the plane after it landed at Long Beach Airport, a law enforcement official said.
  • State Failing to Enforce Law in Eastern Jerusalem

    01/09/2012 1:18:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Knesset on Tuesday will hold a special session on illegal construction - and the abject failure of authorities to ensure order - in eastern Jerusalem. The hearing comes due to recent admissions by government officials that code and law enforcement in Jerusalem's eastern neighborhoods is virtually non-existent because the authorities, including police, are afraid of entering the area and applying Israeli sovereignty there. Lawyer Amir Fischer told Arutz Sheva he filed a petition demanding a government response due to the grim state of affairs in eastern Jerusalem, saying,"For fifteen years they have not enforced the law." Fischer added that...
  • Another F&F weapon used in the killing of an American law enforcement officer?

    01/09/2012 12:08:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/9/12 | Dutchman 6
    From Doug Ross we have "Remember the good old days when we had a real media?" To which piece we find this comment from Duke C: I would like to comment on the shooting of a Maricopa Deputy Sheriff Sunday morning 4am, north of Phoenix, AZ. The no comment policy of the AZ Central newspaper prevents readers from expressing thier views and suspicions on this tragic event. The 50 year old father of 2, died when his body armor was penetrated by an AK 47 bullet. Eric Holder and the DOJ are holding their breath that this weapon is not...
  • Obama rolls back immigration enforcement, again

    11/09/2011 9:18:46 AM PST · by martosko · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Neil Munro
    The White House’s immigration lawyers have issued yet another bureaucratic order that will curb the election-year deportation of illegal immigrants, and perhaps spur the supply of Hispanic voters. The new memo will shelter many illegals who have not committed violent crimes, or who are not suspected of being a national security threat, from routine deportation efforts by professionals in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. There are roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, including roughly seven million in the workforce.
  • South Florida ICE official arrested on child porn charges

    09/28/2011 4:35:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9/28/11 | Ashley Hayes and Athena Jones
    Miami (CNN) -- The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Anthony Mangione, 50, of Parkland, Florida, was charged in a three-count indictment unsealed Wednesday with transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, authorities said in a statement.
  • Regulatory Budgets and Jobs Explode Under Obama

    08/20/2011 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    One of Barack Obama's job creation programs appears to be working – the number of federal government regulators along with their budgets has exploded since 2008. Total employment at the conglomeration of federal agencies responsible for enforcing compliance with the myriad of laws now exceeds 281,000 people.  That's an increase of 13 percent during a time when 27 million Americans find themselves unemployed, under-employed, or have completely given up even trying to find work.  The budgets at these same agencies have increased 16 percent during the same period to over $54 billion.With the expanded staffs, the agencies have ramped up...
  • Texas Ruling-Class: Immigration Enforcement Blocking

    07/28/2011 4:04:43 PM PDT · by magna carta · 10 replies · 1+ views
    This is a u-tube video illustrating how the political-class in Texas blocks immigration enforcement and the voice of the people in Texas.
  • Drunken driving, traffic crime deportations way up

    07/22/2011 11:41:37 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 22 2011 | Suzanne Gamboa, AP
    WASHINGTON -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show. The U.S. deported nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals. Of those, 27,635 had been arrested for drunken driving, more than double the 10,851 deported after drunken driving arrests in 2008, the last full year of the Bush administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data provided...
  • More Enforcement of Islamic Blasphemy Laws in the West: Former Czech PM sued over statements

    07/10/2011 8:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 7/10/11 | Pamela Geller
    This is the sharia. This is the war on free speech. Former Czech PM sued over statements on Islam | Prague Monitor Religion of Peace Prague, July 7 (CTK) – Retired politician Milos Zeman, Czech prime minister in 1998-2002, faces a criminal complaint over the statements on Islam he made in June at an international conference on Europe. “The enemy is the anti-civilisation spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales,” Czech news servers quoted Zeman as saying about Islam at the recent...
  • Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say

    06/11/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2011
    Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants will likely survive legal challenges from advocacy groups that say it is unconstitutional and racist, analysts told Fox News. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants. As soon as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill into law Thursday, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law...
  • Alabama Passes Mandatory E-Verify & Immigration Enforcement Bill

    06/03/2011 10:10:03 PM PDT · by lwoodham · 136 replies · 1+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | 6/3/2011 | lwoodham
    Alabama Passes Mandatory E-Verify & Immigration Enforcement Bill Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT An Alabama House and Senate conference committee agreed on a new bill, which both chambers have already passed, that requires the use of E-Verify by all businesses in the state and includes several immigration enforcement provisions. Should Gov. Robert Bentley sign the bill into law, it would become one of the largest state crackdowns on illegal immigration in the country. The bill requires all businesses, public and private, to begin using E-Verify effective April 1, 2012. Businesses that do not comply face suspension of its...
  • Law Enforcement Jihad: "Targeted and Entrapped" "Incite[d] Muslims to commit acts of violence"

    05/19/2011 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/19/11 | Pamela Geller
    The leftist/Islamic alliance takes on and takes out law enforcement on their tireless efforts to keep America safe in a new report issued by New York University School of Law. Who is more dangerous? The jihadis or their leftist enablers? I think law enforcement has done a damn fine job of keeping this country safe since 911. The paper contends: The U.S. government’s focus on Muslims in counterterrorism operations appears to stem from a series of assumptions about Muslims and terrorism, including the following: that Muslims are more likely to become terrorists; that American Muslims are increasingly being “radicalized” and...
  • Why did the press ignore murderous rampage just outside nation’s capital?

    03/16/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 16, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    On February 10, 2011, Prince William County police arrested Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, 37, after he allegedly went on a shooting and stabbing spree which left three people dead and three others wounded. When he was taken into custody, the Salvadoran national had in his possession, a machete as well as a .38 caliber revolver...According to Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen, the suspect was ordered deported in 2002, but was never detained by federal immigration authorities and never left, despite two more arrests after his deportation order.... After only a brief mention the day after the attacks occurred, this case...
  • Immigrant rights advocates claim federal agents violated rights

    02/23/2011 5:40:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | - David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Immigration rights advocates claim federal ICE agents violated the human rights of immigrants during a recent raid in central Mississippi. Dozens of broken families flooded the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance headquarters Wednesday after the four day federal immigration raid. Many claimed their loved ones were cursed and physically abused before being arrested and possibly deported. "They had their guns out and they was running around the apartments with guns out and one guy that jumped from the window trying to get away from them they had their gun to his head on the ground with knees...
  • States Revise Rules on Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants as National ID Approaches

    02/18/2011 9:04:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2011 | Stephen Clark
    The last three states to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses -- Washington, New Mexico and Utah -- are now steeped in battles to revise their laws as a federal deadline approaches for all 50 states to issue identity cards that meet a new national standard. States must be in compliance by May with the regulations laid out in the 2005 REAL ID Act. The law, a recommendation of the Sept. 11 commission that investigated the 2001 terror attacks, creates a national security standard for state-issued identification cards to be used for purposes like boarding airplanes and entering federal...
  • America's Immigration Problem : What's Wrong and What Must be Done

    02/19/2011 10:10:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2011 | Ron Lipsman
    My four grandparents immigrated to the United States from Poland at different times, but all approximately a century ago. They and most of their siblings -- a few stayed behind and were eventually consumed in the Holocaust -- were part of a massive 40-year wave of immigration from Eastern Europe to our shores. Over the past century, my immigrant ancestors spawned four generations of American Jews who now reside all over our great country. By absolutely any measure, the immigration tale of my family is an American success story. My cousins and second cousins and their progeny are doctors, lawyers,...
  • Keeping the Pledge on Immigration: Royce Announces Plan to Introduce Immigration Reform Legislation

    02/09/2011 11:23:02 AM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Cong. Royce ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | Cong. Royce
    Washington, Feb 3 - Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) announced his plan to introduce legislation that will address all three areas of immigration reform laid out in the Pledge to America. "This week I traveled to the US-Mexico Border. I had the opportunity to witness the challenges facing our Customs personnel and the Border Patrol, and I learned first-hand what resources and tools are necessary to improve operational control of the border," said Rep. Ed Royce. Based on the provisions included in A Pledge to America, Rep. Royce’s legislation will call for establishing operational control of the border, working with...
  • ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?

    01/18/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by DariusBane · 49 replies
    Seton Hall Constitutional ^ | 2001 | Roger Roots
    Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the...
  • Immigration bill clears Senate Judiciary Panel by 8-3 vote

    01/06/2011 5:38:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    CN 2 Politics ^ | 1/6/2011 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT — All seven Republicans and one Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants in Kentucky. The legislation has drawn concerns from some groups, including the Kentucky Council of Churches, who have argued that its broad language could result in filling up the jails and encourage racial profiling. The bill allows law enforcement agents to approach individuals and ask for their citizenship status. Three Democrats — Sens. Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville, Robin Webb of Grayson and Perry Clark of Louisville — spoke against the bill and voted “No.” Sen....
  • Holder Vows Equal Enforcement, Calls Allegations To Contrary "Simply False"

    10/04/2010 7:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/10 | Mike Levine
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday pushed backed against those who accuse the Justice Department of enforcing civil rights laws based on race, saying people need to just "look at the facts." "The notion that we are enforcing any civil rights laws -- voting or others -- on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender is simply false," Holder said. For more than a year, Republicans and others have been questioning why the Obama administration reversed course on a federal lawsuit against two members of the New Black Panther Party, who were videotaped outside a
  • Appeals court blocks Pa. town's immigration law

    09/09/2010 1:17:45 PM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-9-10 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants, dealing another blow to 4-year-old regulations that inspired similar measures around the country. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said that Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act usurped the federal government's exclusive power to regulate immigration. "It is ... not our job to sit in judgment of whether state and local frustration about federal immigration policy is warranted. We are, however, required to intervene when states and localities directly undermine the federal objectives embodied in statutes enacted by Congress," wrote Chief...
  • NM poll: Majority support Ariz. immigration-check law

    09/08/2010 1:11:56 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    Arizona Star ^ | Sept. 6, 2010 | Gabriel Sanchez
    ALBUQUERQUE - New Mexico voters strongly disapprove of the state's policy of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, and a majority of them give a thumbs-up to Arizona's new immigration law, according to a poll released Sunday by the Albuquerque Journal. According to the poll, 53 percent favor Arizona's law, 35 percent disapprove, 7 percent have mixed feelings and 5 percent don't know or wouldn't say. Hispanic voters agreed with the majority on the state's driver's license policy and supported the city of Albuquerque's new policy of checking immigrant status of anyone who is arrested. However, only 39 percent of...
  • Virginia police chief tells feds to stop enabling illegal aliens

    09/04/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 4, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, a letter written by Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane to Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security John Morton, was released to the public. Chief Deane asked the DHS to stop issuing employment authorization cards to illegal aliens who have deportation proceedings pending against them. In the letter, Chief Deane detailed a recent DUI crash in his county which killed Benedictine nun Sister Denise Mosier. The fatal accident was caused by Carlos Martinelly Montano, 23, an illegal alien from Bolivia who was handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a previous arrest, but was freed while awaiting...
  • Company Audits Up, Illegal Worker Arrests Way Down Since 2008

    08/23/2010 6:21:25 PM PDT · by Doogle · 63 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08/23/10 | FOXNEWS
    The Obama administration said it would focus its enforcement of illegal immigration laws by targeting workplace activities, but a recent report shows that while audits of employers are slightly up over the Bush administration, worker arrests are down drastically since the end of 2008. Under Obama, employer audits are up 50 percent, fines have tripled to almost $3 million and the number of executives arrested is slightly up over the Bush administration.
  • Border Patrol Sees Spike in Suicides

    08/16/2010 9:52:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 8/16/2010
    After a bad day on the job as a Border Patrol agent, Eddie DeLaCruz went home and began discussing with his wife how to celebrate her upcoming birthday. Then he casually pressed his government-issued handgun under his chin and pulled the trigger. "It was the ugliest sound I ever heard in my life," his widow, Toni DeLaCruz, recalled of that day last November. "He just collapsed." A month later, one of DeLaCruz's colleagues at the Fort Hancock border post put a bullet through his head, too. Suicides including these have set off alarm bells throughout the agency responsible for policing...
  • Arizona law still in win column

    08/06/2010 4:17:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    politico ^ | 8/6/10 | Russell Pearce
    Opponents of immigration enforcement are calling the temporary injunction against parts of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law a death blow to state enforcement. The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund called it a “warning to other states” that want to enact similar legislation. As the author of the new law, SB 1070, I can honestly say that July 29, when the pared-down law went into effect, was a victory. Many key provisions are still in effect. Local police have more power to enforce immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are outlawed. Illegal day laborers are likely to be arrested and the employers' trucks that pick
  • ACLU Urges Virginia Police to Ignore Attorney General's Immigration Opinion

    08/05/2010 7:54:44 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2010
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is urging the state police to ignore Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's ruling that police can ask people about their immigration status during routine stops. The civil rights group argued that Cuccinelli's opinion lacks a legal foundation and presents constitutional and public policy problems. Cuccinelli issued the advisory opinion Monday at the request of state Delegate Robert G. Marshall. Rebecca K. Glenberg, legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, followed up with a letter to Virginia's police chiefs Thursday saying the opinion is legally flawed and should be disregarded. But so far, Virginia police...
  • ICE Union employees: ICE Director won't let us enforce U.S. immigration laws

    08/05/2010 1:20:13 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies
    Washington Times - Watercooler ^ | 8/5/10 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of a leaked Department of Homeland Security immigration memo that made it to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, outlining ways for the Obama Administration to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the Center for Immigration Studies yesterday posted a letter that was authored on June 11, 2010 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Union President Chris Crane titled: "VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ICE DIRECTOR JOHN MORTON AND ODPP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYLLIS COVEN."