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  • Specter of immigration enforcement continues to haunt Mexico; Arizona law scolded

    05/11/2010 8:40:23 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies · 838+ views
    National Assn of Former Border Patrol Officers ^ | May 10, 2010 | NAFBPO- Foreign News Report
    El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 5/7/10 Mexican Congress at work Mexico City – Mexican Senators and Deputies [Representatives] of all parties placed pins on their lapels with the message “NO SB 1070; in protest to the enactment of the “anti-immigrant” law in Arizona. They wore the lapel buttons during a session of congress to demonstrate their solidarity against the Arizona law. One of the legislators made it clear that it wasn’t because the state of Arizona passed the law, which he said was certainly their right to do, but because of the evident violation of human rights of the...
  • Immigration protesters block Los Angeles street

    05/08/2010 10:29:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 51 replies · 1,085+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 7, 2010 | Kansas city star
    Unidentified immigrant rights activists and community leaders engage in non-violent civil disobedience, by chaining themselves together with lockdown PVC devices, in protest of Arizona's recently enacted SB1070 immigration enforcement law, outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Federal Processing and Detention Center, on Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Los Angeles.
  • Metcalfe's Bill To Require Pa. Agencies Verify "Lawful Presence"

    05/07/2010 7:26:21 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 307+ views
    State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) submitted a bill, May 5, that would give state and local in Pennsylvania powers akin to those held by Arizona authorities under that state's recently passed law, and require that "every agency or political subdivision of this Commonwealth shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of any natural person 18 years of age or older who has applied for Federal public benefits, State public benefits or local public benefits . . that are administered by an agency or a political subdivision of this Commonwealth" with some exceptions such as treatment of an emergency...
  • Immigration Echo Chamber

    05/02/2010 9:35:35 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 05/01/2010 | Shout Bits
    Immigration Echo Chamber In the wake of Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, people of all parties are up in arms. The law has been called fascist, racist, misguided, and so on. Democrats are making political hay over the law despite the fact that based on its high approval in Arizona, many Democrats must be in favor of it. Republicans are being forced by their base to hammer this issue, drawing attention away from Pres. Obama’s socialist agenda. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of the US to protest the law. So what is all the fuss? ....
  • Praising Arizona

    04/30/2010 4:22:50 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 12 replies · 376+ views
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Supporters of Arizona’s new law strengthening immigration enforcement in the state should take heart from today’s New York Times editorial blasting it. “Stopping Arizona” contains so many blatant falsehoods that a reader can be fully confident that the law as actually written is a reasonable, lawful response to a pressing problem. Only by distorting the law’s provisions can the Times and the law’s many other critics make it out to be a racist assault on fundamental American rights. The law, SB 1070, empowers local police officers to check the immigration status of individuals whom they have encountered during a “lawful...
  • Congressional Candidate Becomes First In Nation To Propose National Mirror of Arizona Law

    04/29/2010 1:30:52 PM PDT · by Leah at A Better Florida · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Topix ^ | 04/29/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    Congressional candidate Tom Garcia, a former Commander and aviator in the United States Navy running in Florida's 24th congressional district, has become the first congressional candidate to propose federal legislation that would implement the recently passed Arizona immigration laws nationwide. In a press release today, Commander Garcia stated the following: As a proud American of Hispanic Heritage, it is clear to me that citizenship is a national treasure and one that should not be given out freely to those who trespass on our national sovereignty. I am particularly offended by those who are calling Arizona's Immigration bill SB 1070 a...
  • Report: Justice Department Moving to Challenge Arizona Law

    04/28/2010 5:47:17 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 904+ views ^ | 04/24/10 | Jonathan Turley
    The Justice Department is reportedly moving toward challenging the Arizona law. If true, it would be a rare case where the United States directly challenges a state law as opposed to waiting to intervene as an amicus. Given the increasing number of cities and citizens planning to challenge the law, there is no paucity of plaintiffs requiring such a challenge. I will be discussing this issue tonight on Countdown. An early challenge by the Justice Department would indicate that it is not going to wait to create an “as applied” challenge based on actual enforcement. That would make it more...
  • Man Deported Several Times Faces New Illegal Immigrant Count

    04/27/2010 8:11:20 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 882+ views ^ | 04/27/10 |
    A man who authorities say has been deported several times is facing new illegal immigrant charges in Chattanooga Federal Court. Salvador Rojas-Garcia was in a van along with seven other people that was stopped for speeding by a state trooper and Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents on I-24 near Manchester last Wednesday. Authorities said Rojas-Garcia was found to be "a prior deport with an aggravated felony conviction." After a fingerprint check at the ICE Office of Investigations in Chattanooga, it was found that he had been arrested and convicted in March 1994 in Salt Lake City for possession of...
  • Mexico's Immigration Law: Let's Try It Here at Home

    04/27/2010 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies · 1,243+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2006 | J. Michael Waller
    Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill. That's too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico. At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal...
  • Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status

    04/26/2010 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 170 replies · 3,462+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/26/10 | Staff
    Advertisement Quantcast Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law into effect that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans support the law along with 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democratic voters are evenly divided on the measure. At the same time, however, 58% of all voters are at least somewhat concerned that “efforts to identify and...
  • 400 protest at rally; voices of support at McCain forum [pass the popcorn]

    04/25/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 845+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    Immigration continued to dominate the political conversation Saturday at a rally with U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, in a town hall with U.S. Sen. John McCain - and in a Twitter posting from President Obama. As many as 400 people - some carrying signs with slogans like "Deport the Arizona Legislature. They are the Real Danger to Our Community," and "This is what happens when we don't vote" - showed up at Grijalva's campaign headquarters on South Stone Avenue to protest Arizona's new immigration law, which authorizes police during any lawful contact to determine a person's legal status if reasonable suspicion...
  • Obama slams Arizona immigration bill

    04/23/2010 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies · 1,104+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/23/10
    President Obama on Friday criticized a controversial new immigration bill in Arizona, calling it "misguided." "Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," the president said at a naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the military.
  • Poll: Do You Support The Proposed Immigration Bill (AZ)?

    04/22/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT · by exbrit · 55 replies · 1,498+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 4/22/10 | Unspecified
    A sweeping new immigration bill sits on Governor Brewer's desk awaiting her signature or veto. Supporters of the bill say that it will curb illegal immigration, while opponents state that it will result in wide-spread racial profiling. What do you think about the bill? Is it racist? Is it a good idea? Will it curb illegal immigration? Does it give law enforcement the right to stop a person on suspicion of being an illegal immigration? Is it a step in the right direction? Vote in the poll and let us know your thoughts and interpretations of the bill. Key passages...
  • House Hispanic leaders ask Obama to block Arizona bill

    04/20/2010 3:58:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 113 replies · 1,735+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/20/10 | Abby Sewell
    WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders in the House of Representatives called Tuesday for President Barack Obama Tuesday to act against Arizona's anti-illegal immigration legislation and to throw his weight behind a comprehensive immigration overhaul. Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., demanded a halt to the bill that passed Arizona's Senate Monday. The state's House of Representatives passed it last week. If Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs it into law, the bill would require immigrants to carry alien registration cards with them at all times and police to check people's immigration status whenever there's "reasonable suspicion" that they are in...
  • Obama Health Team Turns to Carrying Out Law

    04/19/2010 12:53:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 573+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 April 2010 | Robert Pear
    The success of the new health care law depends to a large degree on a handful of Obama administration officials, who are scrambling to make the transition from waging political war on Capitol Hill to managing one of the most profound changes in social policy in generations. For these officials, the task of carrying out the law may be as much of a challenge as getting it enacted. Jay Angoff, a longtime consumer advocate and nemesis of the insurance industry, will lead efforts to regulate insurers and insurance markets. Jeanne M. Lambrew, an idealistic veteran of the Clinton White House,...
  • Congress members move to boost Border Patrol's power

    04/15/2010 2:11:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 272+ views
    ap ^ | 04/15/2010 | MATTHEW DALY
    Some House Republicans introduced a bill they said would improve border security on federal lands. It would transfer operational control of lands along the national border to the Department of Homeland Security, instead of the Interior Department or Forest Service. Rep. Rob Bishop...and other lawmakers accused federal land managers of “hiding behind the law” to place wilderness or endangered species ahead of border safety. In one instance, a tower used by Border Patrol agents was removed because of concerns about endangered species... Bishop said federal border lands have become a dangerous, “unpatrolled highway” open to drug smugglers and other criminals...
  • Fact check: 16,500 new IRS agents probably not on the way -Fader, is at it again-

    04/11/2010 7:26:58 AM PDT · by CherylMc · 26 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Florida Times Union ^ | April 11, 2010 | Carole Fader
    This e-mail claims that because of the new health care law, the IRS will have to hire 16,500 agents to audit Americans and enforce penalties for people who don't want to buy health insurance. Is this true? This has to do with the new taxes, subsidies and tax credits that will be generated by the new health care law and how they will be administered and collected. and looked at the claim and found that the math used to arrive at the figure is - at best - fuzzy.

    04/02/2010 1:39:55 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 26 replies · 1,383+ views
    H.R. 3590 now Public Law 111-148 ^ | March 2010 | Congress, Obama
    SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS. ‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency. ‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. ‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall...
  • The Wrong Prescription: Democrats' Health Overhaul Dangerously Expands IRS Authority

    03/31/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 49 replies · 2,611+ views
    House of Representatives ^ | March 18, 2010 | Ways & Means
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ***Highlights of New IRS Authority***  IRS agents verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage  IRS has the authority to fine you up to $2,250 or 2 percent of your income (whichever is greater) for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage”  IRS can confiscate your tax refund  IRS audits are likely to increase  IRS will need up to $10 billion to administer the new health care program this decade  IRS may need to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect...
  • Video-Special With Neil Cavuto,Mark Levin,Final Diagnosis (says they slipped up)

    03/27/2010 4:55:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 2,731+ views
    Fox/YouTube ^ | 3-27-10
    Special With Neil Cavuto, Mark Levin, Final Diagnosis - Today VIDEO - Mark Levin with Cavuto