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  • Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protestors rally for immigrant rights: Int'l Migrants Day

    12/18/2011 4:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 18, 2011 | Sam Levin and Erin Durkin
    Hundreds of protesters rallied Sunday for immigrant rights, attempting to breathe new life into the Occupy Wall Street movement as they marked International Migrants Day. The protesters marched from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park, denouncing the recent spike in deportations and harsh state immigrations laws. “It's still horrible. I'm so broken. I haven't seen my husband in a year and a half,” said Carla Rice-Mata, 47, of the Bronx, a school social worker whose husband was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2003 over an attempted drug possession charge from 1988. "For a long time, I thought I was alone...
  • Why Newt's Immigration Plan is the Death of Conservatives

    12/17/2011 12:14:45 PM PST · by ckilmer · 65 replies · 1+ views
    12/17/2013 | Vanity
    My one problem with Newt is his idea of allowing people who have lived 25 years in the country to remain and to set that decision in the hands of local officials. Why? Consider. That stand almost immediately got praise from both clinton and schumer. http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/nov/27/picket-schumer-and-bill-clinton-plant-kisses-death/ Soon after, the LA Times ran a story that said 60% of illegals have been in the USA for 10 years or more. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/60-percent-illegal-immigrants-report.html Why would partisan democrats praise newt’s idea. Why would the LA Times run the story that 60% of illegals have been in the country have been in the country for...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced for fraud -

    12/14/2011 12:51:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An illegal immigrant from Yakima has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on federal fraud and immigration charges. A federal court jury earlier convicted 61-year-old Roman Ceniceros Mora of 42 counts of fraud related to unlawfully getting supplemental security income and food stamps; falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and making a false statement on an application for a passport.
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 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.,...
  • Migrant Border Crossing Arrests Plunge [State laws deterring migrants, feel unwelcome here]

    12/13/2011 8:13:37 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 21 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 12/12/2011 5:35:49 PM | WSJ
    Arrests of migrants sneaking into the U.S plunge to lowest level in decades, indicating illegal immigration is on the retreat even as states, Congress and GOP presidential candidates hotly debate the issue. Miriam Jordan explains on The News Hub.
  • Latino Bishops: Undocumented Immigrants Are Not Criminals [USCCB / Archbishop José Gómez]

    12/13/2011 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 40 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 13, 2011 | NewsCore
    The archbishop of Los Angeles is among a group of Latino bishops from throughout the US to have called for undocumented immigrants to be seen as a "revitalizing force" -- instead of as criminals. The group of 30, including Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez, released a joint letter vowing to work for immigration law reform, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. [SNIP] "The lack of a just, humane and effective reform of immigration laws negatively affects the common good of the United States. We promise to keep working to bring about this change."
  • US proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico

    12/11/2011 5:26:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • Justice Department Warns Alabama Law Enforcers On Immigration

    12/06/2011 8:15:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 06, 2011 | Pete Williams and Kari Huus
    Justice Department Warns Alabama Law Enforcers On Immigration By Pete Williams and Kari Huus The Justice Department has sent a letter to dozens of local law enforcement agencies in Alabama that receive federal money, warning them that they risk losing that funding if they're not careful in how they enforce the state's tough new immigration law. The Obama administration has already sued the state, claiming that the law is unconstitutional. Now it's keeping the pressure on by addressing how the law is carried out. The law, HB56 passed by the Alabama Legislature in June, attempts to combat illegal immigration by...
  • Bachmann Announces Plan to Deport Illegals

    12/02/2011 10:54:39 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 83 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | Friday, 02 December 2011 12:45 | Written by Joe Wolverton, II
    Newt Gingrich’s statements at a CNN foreign policy debate that seemed to support the establishment of an amnesty program for illegal immigrants has drawn his opponents to the issue like sharks to chum. While the roster of GOP presidential hopefuls has taken advantage of Gingrich’s proposals, none has been more tenacious in the attack than erstwhile media magnet, Michele Bachmann. At an unexpected stop in South Florida Thursday, the one-time darling of the Tea Party continued her assault on Newt Gingrich on the issue of how to address the problem of illegal immigration. Calling Gingrich an “influence peddler,” Bachmann touted...
  • Harry Reid's Bill Could Nullify State Illegal Immigration Laws

    11/30/2011 2:14:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 35 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 30 November 2011 17:00 | Written by Joe Wolverton
    what may become the second arm of a federal pincer strategy aimed at judicially nullifying state laws, leading Democrats in Congress have proposed a new bill that may void the various state statutes enacted recently to combat the growth of the illegal alien population. As has been thoroughly covered in The New American, the Obama administration has filed suit in several federal courts challenging the constitutionality of laws passed by state legislatures that have drawn the attention of the media for their more controversial provisions. To date, the complaints filed by the Department of Justice (typically with the Department of...
  • Bachmann: Deport all 11 million illegal immigrants, in steps (Be still my Heart)

    11/30/2011 1:16:46 AM PST · by timeywimey · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-28-2011 | Josh Lederman
    "What I'm talking about is the order of deportation, the sequence of deportation," Bachmann replied. "It is almost impossible to move 11 million illegal immigrants overnight. You do it in steps." Bachmann said deporting those convicted of crimes would be the first step. She also said that while she hadn't seen any polls detailing her level of support among Hispanic voters, she believes they are seeking
  • How Eisenhower Solved Illegal Border Crossings from Mexico

    11/27/2011 4:46:13 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 82 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol. Although there is little to no record of this operation...
  • D.A. King: Adios, Newt - Nothing ‘humanitarian’ about Gingrich Amnesty Proposal

    11/27/2011 4:46:35 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 25 replies
    mdjonline.com ^ | 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...
  • Justice Department sues Utah over state immigration law

    11/22/2011 4:46:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2011 | Terry Frieden
    Washington (CNN) -- Utah has become the fourth state sued by the Justice Department for passing an immigration law that federal officials claim is unconstitutional because it pre-empts federal enforcement of immigration. The complaint filed in Salt Lake City is much like the ones filed in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina. The government said it will soon seek an injunction to prevent Utah from enforcing some provisions of its law. "The federal government is the chief enforcer of immigration laws, and while we appreciate cooperation from states, which remains important, it is clearly unconstitutional for a state to set its...
  • Unemployment drops as Alabama’s immigration reform enacted

    11/21/2011 11:07:28 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 13 replies
    DC ^ | 11-21-11 | Neil Munro
    Unemployment rates have fallen in Alabama amid new legal pressure on companies to comply with a popular immigration reform law. September was the first full month that the reform was in force, and the unemployment rate fell from 9.8 percent in September to 9.3 percent in October, according to a Nov. 18 report from the state government. The rates fell from 9.9 percent to 9 percent in Etowah County, from 8.8 percent to 8.1 percent in Marshall county, and from 11.6 percent to 10.6 percent in DeKalb county. “The latest fall in unemployment numbers is proof that American citizens will...
  • Is Mexico Economy Really Driving Down Illegal Immigration To The US?[MexGov PovertyMonitor Buck NYT]

    11/21/2011 8:07:20 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    CSMonitor ^ | October 21, 2011 | By Geoffrey Ramsey
    A big drop in illegal immigration seems to be taking place along the US-Mexico border. Some attribute this to rising prosperity in Mexico, but other more influential factors are in play. According to a 2010 Department of Homeland Security report, the number of undocumented immigrants living in the US declined from 11.6 million in 2008 to 10.6 million in 2009, the largest decrease in 30 years. One of the most common explanations for this phenomenon is that Mexico has witnessed the emergence of a middle class, lessening the economic incentive to cross the border. While it is true that a...
  • Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs

    11/15/2011 10:19:20 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 153 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Skinning, gutting, and cutting up catfish is not easy or pleasant work. No one knows this better than Randy Rhodes, president of Harvest Select, which has a processing plant in impoverished Uniontown, Ala. For years, Rhodes has had trouble finding Americans willing to grab a knife and stand 10 or more hours a day in a cold, wet room for minimum wage and skimpy benefits. Most of his employees are Guatemalan. Or they were, until Alabama enacted an immigration law in September that requires police to question people they suspect might be in the U.S. illegally and punish businesses -
  • O.C. family returns to a violence-plagued Mexico

    11/13/2011 8:21:17 AM PST · by Pelham · 29 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    Grace Castro should have joined her friends in August for her first year at Newport Beach's prestigious Sage Hill School. Instead, she's mourning the death of a schoolmate abducted from her Mexican private school by kidnappers who gouged out the teenager's eyes before killing him. Grace's life in her newly adopted home in drug-war-plagued Acapulco is a far cry from her childhood about 2,200 miles away in a yellow Craftsman house in the heart of Santa Ana. After 15 years in the United States, a family illness, unemployment and growing hostility toward illegal immigration compelled her family to make a...
  • Immigrants' return to Mexico alters Santa Ana

    11/13/2011 8:04:30 AM PST · by Pelham · 20 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    First of two parts For more than 20 years, natives of Guerrero, Mexico, have sought a better life in the U.S., with many of them settling in Orange County, especially in Santa Ana. Lately, what was a one-way wave of immigration has reversed. The slow U.S. economy and an unprecedented number of deportations have led many of those immigrants to return to Mexico. Orange County Register staff writers Cindy Carcamo and Michael Mello detail the phenomenon in a two-part story. These stories were made possible by a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism grant that was funded by the Rosenberg...
  • Man charged with killing pedestrian in hit-and-run (4th time illegal?_

    11/11/2011 7:31:20 PM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/11/2011 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A man with three prior drunken driving convictions and a revoked license was charged Friday with killing one pedestrian and injuring another in a hit-and-run crash while speeding from police after a day of drinking. Frances Pizarro, 49, was crossing W. Greenfield Ave. at S. 14th St. on Sunday when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by Martin Rodriguez, 41, of Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint charges Rodriguez with seven counts related to the offense, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Pizarro's son, Edward Giovanni Lindsey, 20, who was walking with...