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  • Green Valley school locked down as migrants pass by (AZ)

    01/21/2012 2:06:25 PM PST · by exbrit · 23 replies
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 1/21/12 | Unspecified
    NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A school in southern Arizona was put on lockdown after a group of apparent illegal immigrants was spotted walking near the campus
  • Crime is danger in remote areas, ADEQ director says Border-trash battle called tough, risky

    01/20/2012 9:27:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sara Smith Cronkite News Service |
    PHOENIX - With many of those crossing the border illegally shifting to remote areas in response to stepped-up enforcement, the trash they leave behind is becoming tougher - and riskier - to clean up, a state agency director told lawmakers Thursday. "These are dangerous areas," Henry Darwin of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality told the Senate Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Committee. "These are known areas of illegal immigration, illegal drug trafficking." He called trash along the border "a fairly significant issue" that has persisted even as illegal border crossings have declined slightly. Showing pictures of trash-strewn landscapes,...
  • Gov., Bishops Still Split Over Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants (NM)

    01/19/2012 8:21:01 AM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 19, 2012 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez joined Archbishop Michael Sheehan and other Catholic bishops for breakfast Wednesday and met privately in the state Capitol over the weekend with New Mexico’s top-ranking Roman Catholic leader. But while the governor and Sheehan were able to find common ground regarding an abortion bill, they remain divided on the high-profile driver’s license issue. Sheehan and other Catholic bishops have staunchly defended the 2003 state law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, while Martinez has waged a high-profile effort to repeal the law. At the Wednesday morning Catholic prayer breakfast attended by Martinez...
  • ICE Critical of Santa Fe Jail

    01/19/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Jan 14, 2012 | Vic Vela
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe County jail continues to release many illegal immigrants — some of them dangerous criminals — to the streets before immigration officials can detain them. That’s according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who this week ramped up their criticism of the lockup in Santa Fe, known for its “safe haven” attitude toward immigrants. After the agency’s statements to KOAT-TV, repeating earlier claims that jail officials don’t do enough to help them enforce federal immigration law, the county and ICE sat down to try to reach an understanding. ICE assistant Albuquerque field office director...
  • Sheriff Joe Fights Back: Appealing Court Ruling Barring Arrest of Hispanic Illegal Aliens

    01/19/2012 5:50:35 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge's ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona's immigrant smuggling law based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally. Arpaio's lawyers told U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in a filing that they will appeal the judge's preposterous Dec. 23 ruling in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU alleging that the sheriff's deputies racially profiled Latinos in immigration patrols. The ruling - like the Department of Justice's recent accusations of racial profiling - was based almost entirely upon "testimony" of...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Spend $1.6 Million to Restore "La Raza" Murals Celebrating "Aztlan", Che Guevara

    01/17/2012 8:26:03 PM PST · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-18-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona On the heels of victory against the racist "La Raza" ethnic studies program in Tucson, Arizona, this shocking item from San Diego shows how far we have yet to go to defund La Raza and its divisive, anti-American influence in America. At a time of record debt, rampant unemployment, and a financially strained citizenry - our Federal government somehow can afford a whopping $1,600,000 to restore "Chicano" murals depicting communist butchers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, and with maps featuring "Aztlan" - the mythical "nation" that La Raza activists demand be taken from the United...
  • Border agent killed: Feds to unseal some records

    01/12/2012 1:30:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The Arizona Republic | Jan. 11, 2012 | Dennis Wagner
    We can only link the Arizona Republic.
  • Setting the record straight on immigration rule change

    01/11/2012 11:57:26 AM PST · by hocndoc · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/12 | Michele Waslin
    These are precisely the immigrants who have been waiting in line and now face a bureaucratic challenge to obtaining the physical green cards. The proposed rule change falls precisely within the scope of what administrations do. The regulatory change is important because, under current procedures, some persons who have already met the eligibility requirements for green cards must leave the U.S. to obtain their permanent residence status, but as soon as they leave, they are immediately barred from re-entering the U.S. for three or ten years because of a period of unlawful presence in the United States. There is a...
  • Federal immigration enforcement is mandatory, memo says

    01/09/2012 8:47:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    LAT ^ | January 8, 2012, 11:01 p.m. | Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
    Two years after the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program was implemented, federal officials determined that choices available to local law enforcement agencies that wished to decline or limit their participation would be "streamlined" or "eliminated," making the information-sharing program mandatory, according to a memo recently made public. Launched in 2008, Secure Communities was promoted to local and state leaders as a way to focus immigration enforcement efforts on "serious convicted criminals." But the program, which involves the FBI sharing fingerprints collected from county jails with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has come under fire because a large percentage of immigrants...
  • Obama expands “hardship” waiver for illegal immigrants

    01/07/2012 1:21:21 PM PST · by Tigen · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration on Friday proposed new hardship rules that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to apply for legal status and stay in the country if they have a spouse or parent already living here legally. Immigrant-rights groups called the move a “tremendous” victory while those who favor a crackdown on illegal immigration said it is another step in what they describe as administrative amnesty.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Re-Election Bid

    01/07/2012 9:53:42 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-07-2012 | John Hill
    The open-borders left just can't believe it. After all the trumped-up "investigations", the race-baiting by Obama officials and La Raza stooges like Rep. Raul Grijalva, the politically-driven charges by the Department of Justice... Sheriff Joe is running for another term.That's right. "America's Toughest Sheriff" refuses to quit, refuses to knuckle under or stop doing his job protecting the people of Maricopa County - the 4th most populous county in America - from illegal invaders and criminal aliens. And Sheriff Joe is also staying on the job for ALL Americans. Because the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office apprehends a staggering 25% of...
  • Obama’s harassment of Sheriff Joe

    01/07/2012 5:29:40 AM PST · by Tigen · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 1-6-12 | Tom Tancredo
    As part of the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new law, SB 1070, President Obama’s lawyers had an Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement bureaucrat, Daniel Ragsdale, file a brief to the court against the state of Arizona. What Ragsdale said about immigration law enforcement gives the lie both to the Obama lawsuit and to the administration’s current attacks on Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • Secretaries of Education and Labor Met With Illegal Aliens at Ed. Dept. HQ

    01/06/2012 5:20:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - A group of illegal aliens visited the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 15 where they held a “Student Voices” meeting with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, according to information about the meeting posted on the official Department of Education and Department of Labor websites. Department of Education Spokesman Jim Bradshaw, while acknowledging receiving questions about the meeting from, failed to respond to those questions after they were put to him via both phone and email messages on Thursday and Friday of this week. At the meeting, according to the...
  • Obama administration eases deportation rules

    01/06/2012 11:23:12 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/6/12 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration on Friday proposed new hardship rules that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to apply for legal status and stay in the country if they have a spouse or parent already living here legally. Immigrant-rights groups called the move a “tremendous” victory while those who favor a crackdown on illegal immigration said it is another step in what they describe as administrative amnesty. Homeland Security officials, who announced the change in the Federal Register, said the change only applies when an illegal immigrant has a family member living in the U.S. legally and who would be...
  • Obama rule would let undocumented stay in U.S. during application

    01/06/2012 9:01:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/6/12 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington— The Obama administration will announce Friday a proposed new regulation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in America while applying for legal status -- a step aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president's support with Latino voters. As it stands, people living in the U.S. illegally who leave the country to apply for a green card face years of separation from family members. Depending on how long they've lived in America, once they leave they are barred from returning for up to 10 years.
  • Probe reveals feds pressuring agents to rush immigrant visas – even if fraud is feared

    01/03/2012 12:49:20 PM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    The Daily ^ | January 3, 2012 | Sarah Ryley
    Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants’ visa applications, sometimes against the officers’ will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents exclusively obtained by The Daily. A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly released, details the immense pressure immigration service officers are under to approve visa applications quickly, sometimes while overlooking concerns about fraud, eligibility or security. One-quarter of the 254 officers surveyed said they have been pressured to approve questionable cases, sometimes “against their will.” The report does not call out any...
  • AP source: Admin. plans change in immigration rule

    01/06/2012 5:04:06 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2012 7:24 AM (ET) | LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission. The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask...
  • Obama to ease green-card rule?

    01/06/2012 6:14:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Obama to ease green-card rule? By: Tim Mak January 6, 2012 06:43 AM EST The Obama administration will propose a new rule Friday that will allow certain illegal immigrants to remain in the United States while applying for legal residency, according to reports. Currently, those living illegally in the U.S. are required to leave the country in order to apply for a green card, even if they are married to or are children of American citizens, and they are often barred from returning for up to 10 years, the New York Times and the L.A. Times reported. The Obama administration’s...
  • Man set to go home today after more than year at Fresno hospital (Illegal Alien)

    01/05/2012 3:32:25 PM PST · by patriot08 · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Barbara Anderson
    Fuentes has spent 374 days at Community Regional Medical Center, the longest uninterrupted stay by a patient at the Fresno acute-care hospital, according to staff recollection. Doctors suspect Fuentes, 35, had gallstones that developed into a gallbladder infection, which was left untreated and progressed. The average length of hospital stay for uncomplicated pancreatitis is about two weeks, with a complicated case taking as many as 45 to 65 days, according to the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. But Fuentes' case was far from uncomplicated. Fuentes had 12 surgeries overseen by three trauma physicians -- Drs. Jim Davis, Ricard...
  • Push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants gains momentum

    01/04/2012 6:56:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News KOB ^ | January 3, 2012 | Stuart Dyson
    The push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants appears to be gaining some momentum with the legislature's 30 day session starting in just two weeks. Governor Susana Martinez is picking up some support for her crusade against the licenses, but she appears to be losing a vote too. Some Democrats are moving into the "undecided" category. Sen. Steve Fischmann, a Dona Ana County Democrat, is switching to the governor's side, saying he will vote with her because that is what the vast majority of people in hid district want.