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  • KYV is 'sublime'; newer versions add light

    12/28/2011 7:04:52 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 6 replies
    Free Lance Star ^ | Michael J. McManus
    [Columnist Michael J. McManus takes Scripture out of context to support illegal alien immigrants]: "Leviticus 19:33-34 offers wisdom about immigration: "And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." (KJV) "When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them. Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were...
  • Woman being driven home after minor accident is killed in second accident (Illegal Alien)

    12/27/2011 11:23:52 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 14 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | Dan Goldberg
    A Toms River woman, who was on her way home with her husband after a minor car accident, was killed when their pickup truck was hit head-on by a van, which police say was driven by a drunk driver. Ed McCarthy, 74, was driving his wife Jean, 71, west on Route 70 when they were hit by a van making a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 East, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Abel Hernandez, 28, of Lake wood, allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended within the hour, Mastronardy said. Hernandez is charged with being an...
  • Queens ripper will rot

    12/26/2011 12:55:35 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | , December 22, 2011 | CHRISTINA CARREGA
    A modern-day Jack the Ripper who admitted that he “wanted to kill” a Queens woman he viciously murdered was sentenced yesterday to up to 29 years in prison. Huang Chen, 49, an illegal immigrant from China, admitted he murdered his former employment agent by tying a plastic rope around her neck and smashing her head with a hammer 30 times. Chen showed no remorse as he was sentenced for the 2010 killing of Qian Wu. “This crime shouldn’t have happened; the system failed Qian Wu,” said Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter, referring to Chen not getting deported in 2006...
  • Obama Abandons Promises Made to His Place of Birth

    12/22/2011 4:57:30 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 34 replies ^ | December 22, 2011 | da Tagliare
    Barak+Obama+Family+Roots+Western+Kenya+COxcROxK8oHl In 2006, Senator Barack Hussein Obama and wife Michelle visited his family and his birth place in Kogelo, Kenya. The Kenyan government dedicated Obama’s birth place and made it an official national landmark. His Kenyan family and government all acknowledge that he was born there in Kogelo Prior to his visit, the people of Kogelo had dedicated their small 4 room school to the US Senator, naming it the Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School. The school had been built on land that Obama’s paternal grandfather had donated for the school. When the senator saw the conditions of the school,...
  • Latest Obama Fundraising Letter Asks Donors to Taunt Republicans When Donating (Possibly Illegally)

    12/13/2011 9:05:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    NorEast Tea Party ^ | 12-12-11 | Liang
    This one definitely does not go into the "how to persuade people that your cause is right" file. Obama For America's latest attempt to beg people to contribute $3 to enter a drawing for a dinner with POTUS and FLOTUS has a pathetic, insufferable, punkish and privacy-invading twist, wherein you get the opportunity to tell a Republican acquaintance that you just gave money to the Obama campaign.
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Newt's Citizenship Problem (What does he mean by long established illegals who are "law abiding"?)

    12/12/2011 4:48:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2011 | Daren Jonescu
    After the November 22 Republican debate in Washington, D.C., many conservatives took issue with Newt Gingrich's proposal to establish a system of local boards of review to assess the cases of illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for twenty-five years. While his opponents on stage chose to focus on concerns that the plan would entrench a powerful new "magnet" for illegal aliens, others isolated the strangest aspect of Gingrich's proposal, which was his explicit description of such long-established illegal immigrants as "law-abiding citizens." How, people reasonably asked, can an illegal alien who has never been granted U.S....
  • Sheriff Joe Captures Two Illegal Smugglers Who Had Been Deported 27 Times!

    12/11/2011 12:36:46 PM PST · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-11-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Human Smuggling Unit arrested 17 illegal aliens over 48 hours - including 2 smugglers, in the north valley region. The illegals had paid the smugglers between $1,000 and $2,000 each to be smuggled across the border. Demonstrating how Arizona is a critical gateway for the entire nation, most of those arrested were heading to locations in the east: Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, Georgia and New Jersey. They are now headed to Sheriff Joe's Tent City instead. Way to go, Joe! But the shocking detail of this arrest is the...
  • Man deported 14 times arrested in Maricopa County

    12/06/2011 3:07:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona have arrested a suspected human smuggler who has been deported from the country 14 times, the most recent being last week from Colorado.
  • Initiative Would Let Illegal Immigrants Work In Calif. Legally

    12/03/2011 9:45:20 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/3/11 | Arizona Daily Star
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others. Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat, is helping spearhead the measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act. The proposal was filed Friday with the state Attorney General's Office, marking a first step toward a drive to collect the 504,760 voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. Fuentes called the measure a "moderate, common-sense approach" necessitated by the federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform. "I hope this...
  • Obama to Vie for Arizona as Latino Numbers Rise (barf alert)

    12/02/2011 6:02:27 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | December 1, 2011 | HELENE COOPER
    I tell them about the Dream Act,” said Miriam Gonzalez, 23, who has been registering voters at Latino supermarkets like Ranch Market and Food City, referring to the White House-backed legislation that would provide young Hispanic students a path to citizenship but has been stalled by Republican opposition in Congress. “I keep talking, and then people register... The voting-age population of Hispanics in Arizona has surged over the last nine years to 845,000 from 455,000 and now constitutes 19 percent of Arizona residents of voting age. Though Hispanics have not turned out at high levels in past years Given the...
  • Justice Kagan - Fingers and Toes Are Crossed Today! (sent entitled Email day of Obamacare vote)

    11/30/2011 5:18:12 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    director blue ^ | Novembe 29, 2011 | Doug Ross
    In early 2010, then-solicitor general of the United States, Elena Kagan wrote an email to Laurence Tribe cheering for the passage of Obamacare. ...Kagan sent [an email] to Harvard Law Prof. Larry Tribe, who was then working at the Justice Department. This email was sent on March 21, 2010, the day the health-care bill would pass the House. "In an email entitled, 'fingers and toes crossed today!', ... Ms. Kagan happily says to Professor Tribe, 'I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing." The Judicial Crisis Network describes the case for Kagan's recusal in no uncertain terms. ...For the...
  • Obama uses taxpayer cash to back ACORN Name changes used to dodge the law

    11/29/2011 6:23:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration has showered its allies at ACORN Housing with $729,849 so far this year despite powerful, newly unveiled evidence of corruption and massive accounting irregularities at the longtime affiliate of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Watchdog group Cause of Action recently pressured NeighborWorks America, a taxpayer-funded federal nonprofit that funneled more than $26.5 million in federal foreclosure-avoidance money to ACORN Housing, to disclose an internal audit furnished to then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, late last year.
  • D.A. King: Adios, Newt - Nothing ‘humanitarian’ about Gingrich Amnesty Proposal

    11/27/2011 4:46:35 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 25 replies ^ | November 25, 2011 | D.A. King
    For Newt Gingrich, it seems that amnesty is an every-25 year “humanitarian” project. Many thanks to the former House Speaker for explaining his core values and oh-so-morally-superior “compassion” on America’s illegal immigration crisis, another amnesty and the rule of law in the GOP presidential primary debate this week. This long-time American was ever so close to making the blunder of supporting him for president. With a blend of talking points taken from the anti-enforcement Chamber of Commerce, Barack Obama, the National Council of La Raza, the open borders Big Religion Inc. and Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO, the former speaker ended...
  • Memo to Gingrich: 'Red card' is path to amnesty

    11/25/2011 10:04:03 PM PST · by Fred · 76 replies
    WND ^ | 11/25/11 | Tom Tancredo
    f Newt Gingrich is a "policy wonk" as his friends proclaim, he is a very lazy one. He should have read the Kriebel Foundation's "Red Card Solution" before endorsing it as a non-amnesty solution to our immigration conundrum. The so-called Red Card Solution purports to create a new guest-worker program that solves all of our immigration problems. It strengthens border security, helps employers fill low-skilled jobs, bars criminals from participation and does all of this by "empowering the private sector" without use of taxpayer dollars. Maybe in the fine print it also wipes out the national debt. The problem is,...
  • Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens

    11/25/2011 9:26:18 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 184 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11-25-2011 | Alex Moe
    NAPLES, FL -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich defended his immigration policy after days of criticism from other GOP contenders – reiterating that he does not support amnesty -- on Friday night before his largest crowd yet on the campaign trail. "I am not for amnesty for anyone. I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally," Gingrich told the crowd of roughly 750 people, many of whom were forced to stand in the hallway........... "I think the vast majority [of illegal immigrants] will go home and should go home and then should reapply. I do...
  • Rep. King denounces Gingrich immigration plan as 'amnesty

    11/24/2011 9:59:07 AM PST · by Fred · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | 112311 | Justin Sink
    Influential congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) said Wednesday that presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's immigration plan was a "form of amnesty" and that he disagreed with it, adding to the chorus of critics from the right. In Tuesday's GOP foreign policy debate, Gingrich said he would support an immigration policy that would allow illegal immigrants who had lived in the United States for a long time, obeyed the law, and paid their taxes to become permanent residents. “I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century...
  • Democratic base split on immigration, says former Rep. Artur Davis

    11/23/2011 8:17:13 PM PST · by Fred · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 112311 | Neil Munro
    Although Democratic legislators say they’re allied and united in favor of “diversity” and immigration, their supporters are deeply split, former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller. “There is so much tension in every community… there are a lot of splits over immigration,” said Davis, who quit politics in 2010 after trying to win the Democratic nomination for governor in his home state of Alabama. For eight years, he represented the state’s 7th Congressional District, which was designed to include an African-American majority. Some progressive African-American representatives, such as Georgia’s John Lewis, publicly ally with Hispanic ethnic advocates, such...
  • Santorum to Gingrich: GOP should offer ‘no hint or promise of amnesty’ [VIDEO]

    11/23/2011 7:40:49 PM PST · by Fred · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 112311 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Reacting to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment during Tuesday night’s CNN debate that the GOP should not “destroy families” with inflexible immigration policies, former Senator and fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told The Daily Caller that the Republican party should offer “no hint or promise of amnesty.”
  • Slapping Romney, DNC stands up for Gingrich immigration stand

    11/23/2011 7:11:51 PM PST · by Fred · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 112311 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--At the CNN GOP presidential debate on Tuesday, current front-runner Newt Gingrich called for a "humane" immigration policy and said he was "prepared to take the heat" for his stand, which he got from his rivals. On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee sort of stood up for Gingrich, using him as a foil to target Mitt Romney, who the Obama team believes will eventually get the nomination. The DNC, looking ahead to an Obama--Romney matchup next year, said in a statement, "During last night's debate, Mitt Romney's extreme anti-immigrant views were on clear display. Romney once again went to the...
  • Red Card Fantasy

    11/23/2011 2:14:02 PM PST · by Fred · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | 112311 | Mark Krikorian
    Mickey Kaus does “world-historical thinker” Gingrich the favor of taking his amnesty/guestworker proposal seriously, dismantling the illogic of it. But there’s one aspect he didn’t touch on. The “red card” thing has been promoted for years by heiress Helen Krieble, a charter member of the billionaires for open borders club, as a Saudi-style labor-importation system that wouldn’t lead to citizenship. But, at the same time, Krieble is strongly opposed to birthright citizenship, devoting a couple of pages in her amnesty/guestworker white paper to the subject. But what if these red-card-carrying “temporary” workers have kids? (It’s not like we’re going to...
  • The Gingrich Amnesty

    11/23/2011 7:34:31 AM PST · by heiss · 206 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Mark Krikorian
    Missed the debate because of wrestling practice, but it’s hardly surprising that Newt would support amnesty for illegal aliens. After the Pelosi global-warming ad and Dede Scozzafava and “right-wing social engineering,” is it any surprise he’d adopt the left’s line on immigration too? He earned a career grade of D from Numbers USA (they calculate back to 1989). Heck, even Barbara Boxer has a career grade of D+. .. So the Gingrich Amnesty would cover illegal immigrants here when Congress passed IRCA. That is to say, it would pick up where the previous amnesty left off, legalizing precisely those people...
  • [Perry] Iowans want to see Perry live, not on TV

    11/19/2011 1:40:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2011 | JOE HOLLEY
    PERRY,IOWA - Rick Perry will be in Iowa to participate in a family values forum Saturday evening, but he has yet to light in the small Iowa town that bears his name... "You can't win this state without showing up," said Phil Stone, a retired high school history teacher and current Perry city councilman. The lifelong Republican favors former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,.... ...........Neither the tea party nor evangelical Republicans have made much of a splash in Perry. "That's mostly the mega-churches over in Des Moines," Pattee said. Bob VanderPlaats, the minister and evangelical activist who organized Saturday's Thanksgiving Family...
  • Freep this Poll! Are undocumented workers (illegal aliens) necessary for our economy?

    11/17/2011 2:42:57 PM PST · by Dominic01 · 37 replies
    KIII-TV 3 ^ | 4:30 PM 11/17/11 | KIII-TV 3
    Online Poll: Are undocumented workers (illegal aliens) necessary for our economy? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Yes. They work low paying but necessary jobs. 84% No. They take jobs away from citizens. 14% I don't know.
  • Federal sweep targets local Chinese restaurants

    11/17/2011 10:32:31 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/17/11 | Leslie Bridgers
    Federal immigration agents assisted by police conducted raids at several restaurants Wednesday, including one in Portland. PORTLAND — Federal agents detained at least four people in a sweep of Asian restaurants Wednesday as part of a multi-year, multi-state investigation allegedly involving money laundering, illegal financial activities and the harboring, hiring and transporting of illegal aliens. United States attorneys filed a complaint in the United State District Court in Portland on Wednesday accusing the "Zhang Operation" — which owns restaurants in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — of operating "safe houses" where they stored Asian and Hispanic illegal aliens. The Cumberland...
  • Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Says His Rights Were Violated

    11/17/2011 9:43:53 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-17-11 | Marie Szaniszlo
    President Obama’s illegal alien half-uncle argued in court today his arrest on a drunken driving charge this summer violated his constitutional rights and he wants evidence suppressed and the case thrown out. Onyango Obama’s lawyer filed a motion to suppress in Framingham District Court today, claiming he questions the legality of the illegal alien’s Aug. 24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and whether the arrest violated Obama’s Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure.
  • West Haven cop hit by alleged drunken driver (Sanctuary City next door)

    11/15/2011 6:01:47 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Amanda Pinto
    "The driver involved, Elgio Ramirez-Aguilar, 27, of 264 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, allegedly had a blood-alcohol content that was about three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. Ramirez-Aguilar was charged with driving under the influence, failure to grant right of way at an intersection, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to insure ... "
  • Breaking: U.S. Gov't Illegally Funded Pro-Abortion Lobbying in Kenya

    11/14/2011 5:34:54 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/14/11 | Aurelius
    The United States is facing a crushing debt that the world has never seen before. In the White House sits a man who seems happy to make the problem worse, while Congress squabbles over pennies. In the meantime, our tax dollars are being wasted in record number. It has now been revealed that during the 2009-2010 drafting of the Kenyan constitution, US government-funded organizations paid for pro-abortion lobbying. These organizations, funded by taxpayers, argued "against constitutional bans on abortion." These lobbyists also pushed for language which stated children in the womb "lack constitutional standing." To date, this funding has cost...
  • How to save 113 Billion dollars a year - Illegal Immigration

    11/12/2011 11:51:08 AM PST · by jcsjcm · 50 replies
    Illegal Immigration a $113 Billion a Year Drain on U.S. Taxpayers FAIR Releases First-of-its-Kind Comprehensive Study of Federal, State and Local Costs of Illegal Immigration (Washington, D.C July 6, 2010) A new study released today by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children cost federal, state and local governments.
  • Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    11/08/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage ^ | 11-8-11 | David S. Addington
    President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees;...
  • Effort to repeal state (CA) Dream Act under way

    11/04/2011 10:19:50 AM PDT · by fifedom · 2 replies
    North County Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2011 | Edward Sifuentes
    The fight over the California Dream Act, controversial legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to help illegal immigrant students pay for college, is not over. Earlier this week, State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, started gathering signatures for a referendum that would eliminate part of the act. He wants to overturn Assembly Bill 131, which Brown signed on Oct. 9 allowing illegal immigrant students to apply for state-funded scholarships.
  • Rick Perry Supports Work Visas For Undocumented Immigrants In US

    11/04/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Scotsman will be Free · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
    During an interview with CNN's John King on Thursday, the Texas governor said that expectations that U.S. authorities are going to arrest and deport up to 15 million undocumented immigrants isn't realistic.
  • Man avoids jail by faking illegal immigrant status

    11/03/2011 12:01:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2011 | Josh Loftin
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man dodged prison with an unusual ploy - he claimed to be an illegal immigrant and got himself deported to Mexico. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jaime Alvarado told Salt Lake City police and immigration officials in 2010 that his name was Saul Quiroz and he had come to the U.S. illegally from Mexico. At the time, he faced felony drug distribution charges, but based on his false identity, authorities sent him back to Mexico.
  • Presidential hopefuls back SC immigration law

    11/02/2011 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    GoUpstate ^ | November 1, 2011
    ...U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said the lawsuit filed Monday is aimed at protecting the federal government's constitutional role in enforcing immigration laws and ensuring people are treated equally. The lawsuit names [Republican Gov. Nikki] Haley, the daughter of immigrants from India, as a defendant. The American Civil Liberties also has filed a lawsuit challenging the law. [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry said in a statement that he strongly supports South Carolina's law "in light of the federal government's failure to secure our borders and deal with this important public safety issue. Because the federal government has not secured the border, each...
  • Woman, 45, slain while walking to parked car

    11/01/2011 4:51:08 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 9 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 10/31/11 | Buffalo News
    An apparent carjacking attempt described as a random act of violence has taken the life of a 45-year-old Albion woman and led to the capture of an illegal immigrant charged with her murder, Orleans County sheriff's officials said Monday. Kathleen I. Byham was walking toward her car in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in the Town of Albion shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday when she was accosted and stabbed multiple times, Sheriff Scott D. Hess reported. She was taken to Medina Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m.
  • Man admits killing woman at Albion Wal-Mart

    10/31/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT · by seton89 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    WIVB.COM ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | George Richert
    24-year-old Luis Flamenco, an illegal Honduran national, is in the Orleans County Jail after admitting to stabbing 45-yearold Kathleen Byham. Police say Byham resisted Flamenco, and he stabbed her over and over again. She was rushed to the Medina Memorial Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
  • Honduran National Stabbed Woman in Walmart Parking Lot

    10/31/2011 8:45:11 PM PDT · by Tawiskaro · 15 replies
    WGRZ TV ^ | Dave McKinley
    ALBION, NY - 45-year-old Kathleen Byham was stabbed to death Sunday night in a Walmart parking lot, according to Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess. She was leaving the store in Albion at about 7 p.m. Sunday when three men approached her. One of the men stabbed her repeatedly. ... Hess said Monday that 24-year-old Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco of Honduras, who police describe as being in the country illegally, has been charged with second-degree murder. He's being held in the Orleans county jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday with legal representation for a formal arraignment.
  • APNewsBreak: US northern border checks scaled back

    10/29/2011 2:39:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 29, 2011 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE- The U.S. Border Patrol has quietly stopped its controversial practice of routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern border and in the U.S. interior, preventing agents from using what had long been an effective tool for tracking down people here illegally. ... The situation is similar in upstate New York... instead of checking buses or trains, agents have spent shifts sitting in their vehicles gazing out at Lake Erie and Lake Ontario..."They're already bored," the agent said. "You grab the paper every day and you go do the crossword."
  • After poor debates, Perry may skip some in future

    10/27/2011 1:29:10 PM PDT · by South40 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 10/27/2011 | WILL WEISSERT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rick Perry may skip some upcoming Republican presidential debates after recent rocky performances that have hurt his standing in polls. Aides say he has committed to participating in a Nov. 9 debate in Michigan but hasn't committed to any beyond that. He's seeking to reintroduce himself to the nation on his own terms. And he's returning to the play-it-safe strategy he successfully employed in running for governor of Texas.
  • Drug Smuggler Walks; Border Agent Goes to Jail

    10/26/2011 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 20 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-26-11 | Southernman
    This story causes such a visceral reaction that it is hard to be objective. After 14 years of service as a police officer I have come to a conclusion: Despite hundreds of hours of training, rigorous state and federal certification requirements, exhaustive background investigations, drug tests, polygraphs and psychological evaluations required to be a law enforcement officer, the word of a drug smuggler is still given more credence. The following excerpts are from a story that appeared on the Washington Times website: U.S. border agent jailed for improper arrest of suspected drug smuggler A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been...
  • referendum to repeal (CA) DREAM Act kicks off

    10/25/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT · by fifedom · 6 replies
    Pasadena Star-News ^ | 10/24/2011 | Beige Luciano-Adams
    According to the campaign website, First load of petitions are in! As soon as they are delivered to their final locations, (deliveries start tomorrow) we will post a complete list of pick-up locations.
  • Dayton, Ohio, welcomes immigrants as policy point (feds will handle illegals)

    10/25/2011 5:57:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/23/11 | DAN SEWELL
    Dayton, Ohio, welcomes immigrants as policy pointBy DAN SEWELL - Associated Press | AP – 17 hrs ago DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the same afternoon thousands of Hispanics in Alabama took the day off to protest the state's strict new immigration law, Mexican-born Francisco Mejia was ringing up diners' bills and handing containers piled with carnitas to drive-thru customers on the east side of Dayton. **SNIP** Dayton officials, who adopted the "Welcome Dayton" plan unanimously Oct. 5, say they aren't condoning illegal immigration; those who come here illicitly will continue to be subject to U.S. laws. While states including...
  • JustiaGate

    10/20/2011 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Danae · 288 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10-20-2011 | Dianna Cotter
    Someone was incredibly busy in June 2008 working on an illegal front invisible to the public; searching and altering Supreme Court Cases published at which cite the only case in American history - Minor v. Happersett (1875) - to directly construe Article 2 Section 1's natural-born citizen clause in determining a citizenship issue as part of its holding and precedent.  In this unanimous decision, the Supreme Court defined a "native or natural-born citizen" as a person born in the US to parents who were citizens; a definition which excludes from eligibility both Barack Obama and John McCain.  In June 2008...
  • Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S.

    10/19/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/19/11 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking-member of the Senate Judiciary panel, asked Napolitano: “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?”
  • Herman Cain acknowledges his electric border fence idea isn't a joke after all

    10/18/2011 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 246 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    PHOENIX - After first apologizing for suggesting an electric fence along the border, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told reporters here Monday that he still thinks it's a good idea for controlling illegal immigration. "I'm not walking away from that," he said. Cain has spent the last several days explaining a controversial comment about building an electrified fence along the U.S. - Mexico border that he said could kill people trying to enter the country illegally. On Sunday, he said his comments were "a joke." But talking to reporters here after a meeting here with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio,...
  • Call for border fence exposes lack of knowledge

    10/18/2011 12:04:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | October 18, 2011 | staff
    Minnesota Congresswomen and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become the latest politician to call for an impenetrable fence along the entire length of the border with Mexico. "President Obama has failed the American people by failing to secure the southern border," said Bachmann. "I will secure that border and that will be Job One." Statements like that may get some attention, but they are not practical. Don't take our word for it; take Rick Perry's. The Texas governor has been called a lot of things, but he's hardly a mushy liberal. Yet even this tough Texan sneers at calls for...
  • Steven Seagal Gunning to Catch Illegal Aliens (Now a Border Sheriff)

    10/17/2011 6:20:31 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 36 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/17/11 | tmz
    Mexicans looking to sneak into the United States have a brand new obstacle ... a gun-toting Steven Seagal ... who has just become an official border sheriff in Texas. Seagal was sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Hudspeth County, Texas this weekend ... and according to a sheriff's dept. spokesman, he'll be working full-time to help secure the border Texas shares with Mexico. Shockingly, the rep insists Seagal's work with the department has nothing to do with his A&E reality show, "Steven Seagal: Lawman." One of the sheriffs told, "It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal...
  • Perry is right about educating illegal immigrants

    10/14/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT · by LOC1 · 73 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 13, 2011 | RONALD L. TROWBRIDGE
    Daniel Griswold, an immigration expert at Cato Institute, writes, "In l997, the National Research Council published a major study on immigration. It found that an immigrant with a college education is a huge net plus for the United States." This powerful finding resulted: "Immigrants and their descendants represent a net fiscal gain for the United States. The typical immigrant and all of his or her descendants represent a positive $80,000 fiscal gain to the government. An immigrant with more than a high school education (plus descendants) represents a $198,000 fiscal gain, one with a high school diploma a $51,000 gain,...
  • Donnelly Targets (CA) Dream Act

    10/13/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Mountain News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Glenn Barr
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Tuesday he has filed a referendum to repeal the law. "We need 504,000 valid signatures," said Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), to qualify for the statewide ballot in either June or November 2012.
  • Report: Hungarian anti-terrorism unit raids Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' production

    10/12/2011 6:13:26 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Tim Kenneally
    Brad Pitt might be gunning for a hit with his upcoming horror drama "World War Z," but the Hungarian government would prefer that he not do it with actual weapons. According to Us Weekly, a team from Hungary's anti-terrorism department raided one of the film's production warehouses and confiscated 85 fully functional weapons -- the majority of them assault rifles. SNIP According to the magazine, the weapons bore paperwork indicating they were nonfunctional, and it's not yet known who is responsible for the snafu. The guns were reportedly flown in via private plane Monday. An official for the Hungarian government...