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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...
  • Govt asks justices to stay out of immigration case

    11/10/2011 9:52:48 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:01 PM EST | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a lawsuit involving Arizona's immigration law, saying lower courts properly blocked tough provisions targeting illegal immigrants. The state law is a challenge to federal policy and is designed to establish Arizona's own immigration policy, the department's solicitor general said in a filing with the justices. Arizona says the law is an effort to cooperate with the federal government. *** Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking to overturn the judge's decision and wants Supreme Court review of the case, arguing that the issues are of...
  • Bill Clinton Loves Perry On Immigration

    11/07/2011 6:12:25 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 87 replies
    The Blaze Blog ^ | November 7, 2011 at 6:00pm | Eddie Scarry
    Rick Perry caught a lot of heat from the other GOP presidential contenders for allowing illegal immigrants in Texas to receive in-state tuition. But he’s got a friend in former president Bill Clinton. “It makes my skin crawl when they attack Rick Perry for one of the best things he did,” Clinton told USA Today. “What would they like? Would they like the kid to stand on a corner and sell dope or something?”
  • Feds Say They Have 'Express Authority' to Investigate Alabama Public Schools Over Immigration

    11/05/2011 1:15:56 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2011 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Friday told Alabama's attorney general that it has the "express authority" to investigate potential federal civil rights violations in Alabama's public schools authorized by the state's controversial new immigration law. Assistant US Attorney General Thomas Perez informed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange of the federal government's powers two days after Strange requested that the Justice Department cite what legal authority it had to collect enrollment data on Hispanic students in his state's public schools. "The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is tasked with investigating potential violations of civil rights laws that protect...
  • Men used undocumented immigrant IDs to obtain $4.4 million in NV unemployment

    11/04/2011 1:51:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    MyNews3 ^ | November 4, 2011 | Phillip Moyer
    LAS VEGAS -- Three men plead guilty this week to stealing the identities of undocumented immigrants in order to fraudulently receive $4.4 million in Nevada unemployment benefits, according to a report released by United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. The immigrants, who entered the United States illegally, were not entitled to unemployment benefits. However, 41-year-old Francisco Garcia said as part of a plea deal Monday that he and three other defendants obtained personal identifying information and work history from the immigrants, and submitted the claims for unemployment benefits through Nevada's unemployment benefit telephone hotline and website. Garcia said that from...
  • Perry Claims He Can Secure Border in One Year as President

    11/03/2011 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 260 replies
    Fox ^ | November 3, 2011 | Hannity interviews Gov. Rick Perry
    ....PERRY: Well, let me just put it this way. The federal government's complete and absolute failure to secure our border put a lot of pressure on governors no matter where they might be to have to deal with issues. You are required to give health care, you are required to give education. And Texans made a decision -- are we going to kick these people to the side of the road and they are going to become tax wasters? Or are we going to require that they become citizens of the United States and become taxpayers? We chose the latter....
  • Alabama says NO to DOJ request for school info.

    11/03/2011 4:38:53 AM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 55 replies
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State Department of Education is advising school superintendents to hold off on providing enrollment data to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had requested Alabama school superintendents provide a list of all students who had withdrawn from schools since the beginning of the school year. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez sent a letter to Alabama school systems wanting to know how many Hispanic students are enrolled in schools and how many have withdrawn since the beginning of the school year. Educators reported the new law caused many Hispanic students to stay home in the...
  • Tough Illegal Immigration Laws Could be Coming to PA

    11/02/2011 2:59:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    FOX43.com ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ashley Palutis
    State lawmakers are working to pass a group of bills against illegal immigrants known as, the National Security Begins at Home Legislation. Stolen jobs, and a burden on tax paying Pennsylvanians are just two of the reasons State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R) 12th District, is trying to pass a package of Illegal Immigration bills in Pennsylvania.
  • Mexican senators seek meeting with Georgia lawmakers over immigration

    11/02/2011 8:38:11 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    WASHINGTON -- A group of Mexican senators announced Tuesday they are preparing to meet with state legislators in Georgia and four other states next month, hoping to head off more stringent immigration laws like the one Georgia enacted this year.The senators plan to share information with state lawmakers that shows illegal immigrants generally stay out of trouble and contribute to the economy while they are here. Sen. Carlos Jimenez Macias, a member of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, confirmed those plans Tuesday at a workshop on immigration reform in D.C. at the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan public policy...
  • House GOP to subpoena immigration data

    11/01/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans are moving to subpoena a list of all immigrants whom the Obama administration has flagged under its secure communities program but failed to arrest for deportation, after the Homeland Security Department missed a congressionally imposed deadline to produce the information this week. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said he wants the data so he can see who is among the 300,000 people the administration has deemed too low a priority to detain under new deportation guidelines. He has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday for the immigration subcommittee to vote to authorize the subpoena. “Why would DHS...
  • Freep a Poll! (was Bachmann right ‘not do anything’ for children of illegal immigrants?)

    10/30/2011 5:25:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 10-30-11 | NY Daily News
    Bachmann blunder? What do you think about Bachmann's remarks about the children of illegal immigrants? I agree with them. Bachman for 2012! I diasgree. This is an awful thing to say. I don't know.
  • Perry’s in-state tuition Works for Texas (and Utah..)

    10/26/2011 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The New Texas Forum ^ | October 26, 2011 | Katie Thompson, Chairman of College Republicans at St. Edwards
    [embedded LINKS at source] Have you heard? “The government is subsidizing illegal immigration! The Texas DREAM Act grants amnesty! Illegal immigrants are going to college for FREE!” Hold your horses, folks. These statements, which are hurled at Gov. Rick Perry from both sides of the political spectrum, are simply not true. In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a hard policy to argue because it rests on such a thin line between supporting education and rewarding law-breaking. Admittedly, the governor didn’t argue the case well when he said opponents of this policy “don’t have a heart.” (He’s since recanted that statement.)...
  • The Left’s War on Legal Immigration and Voter Integrity

    10/26/2011 10:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Robert Knight
    On Oct. 14, a federal judge blocked key portions of Alabama’s new immigration law after several groups, including the Obama Justice Department and the ACLU, asked for an injunction. The Justice Department claims that states that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws are violating the Constitutional separation of powers. Really? If that’s so, I wonder if state police in Alabama are barred from arresting someone trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills, since it’s federal currency. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power “to provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United...
  • DHS Job Fair for Illegals

    10/24/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America has a 9% unemployment rate, but the Department of Homeland Security, instead of hiring US citizens to assist in rounding up undocumented aliens and shipping them home, has chosen to authorize employing people who shouldn't be here in the first place. The Department of Homeland Security, headed up Janet Napolitano and in cooperation with the White House, has chosen to reward illegals with paychecks that could otherwise be going to Americans who are unemployed. According to Napolitano, DHS apparently sanctions and authorizes hiring foreigners who flout the law, citing "prosecutorial discretion" as the excuse.
  • Romneycare Funded Healthcare For Illegal Immigrants – Just Like Obamacare

    10/24/2011 10:58:20 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 10 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | October 24, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This isn’t good...Just last week Governor Mitt Romney lectured Governor Rick Perry on his immigration record: “You put in place a magnet to draw illegals into the state, which was giving $100,000 of tuition credit to illegals that come into this country, and then you have states — the big states of illegal immigrants are California and Florida.” Here’s the video: Now we find out that Romneycare funded healthcare for illegal immigrants...Just like Obamacare does. It was a magnate to draw illegals into the state. The National Review reported: Mitt Romney, who has called government-funded programs that offer assistance to...
  • Romneycare Funded Health-Care for Illegal Immigrants

    10/24/2011 9:21:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2011 | Katrina Trinko 
    Mitt Romney, who has called government-funded programs that offer assistance to illegal immigrants “magnets” that draw more illegal immigrants to the country, allowed a health-care program that helps illegal immigrations to be included in the final version of his health-care program that he signed. From the Los Angeles Times: The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized...
  • APNewsBreak: [AZ Gov Jan] Brewer's case against feds dismissed

    10/21/2011 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, October 21, 2011 7:27 PM EDT | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge Friday dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit that accused the Obama administration of failing to enforce immigration laws or maintain control of her state's border with Mexico. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton comes in a counter-lawsuit filed by Brewer as part of the Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. The Republican governor was seeking a court order that would require the federal government to take extra steps, such as more border fencing, to protect Arizona until the border is controlled. Bolton said Brewer's claim that Washington has failed...
  • The Truth and Lies About Perry 's Immigration Views

    10/16/2011 2:33:27 PM PDT · by Clairity · 135 replies
    Technocrati ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | Timothy Bladel
    Perry's opponents have unfairly painted the governor as relaxed on border security, and all too willing to give illegal immigrants a free ride. Presidential politics can be harsh sometimes, and some candidates are all too quick to foster erroneous lies about other candidates in the hope to plant seeds of doubt about how serious Perry is about border security. The ide Perry is soft on border security is just wrong. Ramshaw reports In 2005, Perry announced a $10 million state program to boost border patrols and upgrade radio systems along the border, installed hundreds of video cameras, and requested 1,000...
  • Cain Says His Deadly Fence Plan Was 'a Joke'

    10/16/2011 9:18:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 428 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Susan Saulny
    At two campaign rallies in Tennessee on Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally. But by Sunday morning, in a dramatic change of tone, Mr. Cain, a former restaurant executive, said he was only kidding. “That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence. “That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said...
  • Coupeville mother of 5 seeks mercy for detained husband

    10/16/2011 11:05:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    PNW Local News ^ | Oct 16 2011 | - Jessie Stensland
    By all accounts, Jaime Villicana-Campos is a wonderful husband and a beloved father to his children. He held two physically demanding jobs and worked seven days a week to support his large family. He somehow still made time to spend with his little girls, especially 6-year-old Angelica who suffers from epilepsy. She is particularly close to her doting father and is known in the family as “Daddy’s girl.” But because of the nation’s sometimes vexing immigration laws, Villicana-Campos is sitting in a Tacoma federal detention facility. He was nabbed by immigration officials in June, a month before his fifth daughter...
  • Border drug war: Is it really out of control? (Perry's effort to secure the border)

    10/15/2011 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Clairity · 50 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    Aerial surveillance missions such as this one are part of Gov. Rick Perry's multifaceted law enforcement effort, which has operated along Texas' portion of the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border for five years. Unique to Texas, and put in place because of what Perry said was inadequate enforcement by the federal government, the operation is designed to marshal the forces of dozens of state, federal and local entities in a cooperative "boots-on-the ground" offensive in border counties. The Republican governor has repeatedly cited the law enforcement effort as a display piece in his presidential campaign, while warning that drug violence from Mexico...
  • Gingrich seeks middle path on immigration

    10/14/2011 7:15:24 AM PDT · by Pelham · 106 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 13, 2011 | Martin Wisckol
    <p>Newt Gingrich called for a middle path on immigration reform – implying a limited amnesty – as he made his presidential campaign pitch to the Republican-friendly Hispanic 100 on Thursday at the Newport Beach’s Balboa Bay Club.</p> <p>“Both sides are wrong,” he said to the 300 gathered at group’s annual black-tie gala. “Those who say, ‘Kick everybody out’ – they’re wrong. Those who say, ‘Give amnesty to everyone’ – they’re wrong.</p>
  • Justice Dept. Sets Up "Hotline" For Illegals to Complain About Alabama's Immigration Law (CALL!)

    10/13/2011 3:04:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 70 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-13-2011 | John Hill
    The Obama Admin. shows once again who its REAL constituents are: ILLEGAL ALIENS. The Department of Justice, which is appealing Alabama's outstanding new law, has set up a "hotline" number for illegals to report "civil rights" incidents under the new law. Opponents of Alabama’s new immigration law can now call the Justice Department directly to make complaints about the state’s effort to crack down on illegal immigrants. The Justice Department has set up a hotline and email for the public “to report potential civil rights concerns related to the impact of Alabama’s immigration law.” Clearly the DOJ is trying emotional...
  • 4 charged in Pleasanton immigration fraud case

    10/13/2011 12:43:18 AM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    PLEASANTON -- Four defendants have been charged in federal court with visa fraud for their alleged roles in the case of a fake university in Pleasanton being used as a front for foreign students seeking to establish U.S. immigration status, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Vishal Dasa, 25, Anji Reddy Dirisinala, Ramakrishna Reddy Karra and Tushar Tambe each pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Oakland to conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Last year, an undercover agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement went to Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton and posed as a prospective foreign student...
  • Is Alabama Immigration Law Creating a 'Humanitarian Crisis'? (Barf Alert)

    10/08/2011 6:31:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 6, 2011 | Patrik Jonsson
    US teachers unions and Hispanic activists said Wednesday that an Arizona-style immigration law upheld by a federal judge last week is creating a "humanitarian crisis" as thousands of parents keep their children home, fearing that teachers will act as immigration agents. Alabama's first Republican supermajority since Reconstruction approved this summer what many consider America's toughest immigration law. And last week, federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn surprised many Americans when she upheld key parts of the law – including a portion that says schools must check the immigration status of children when they enroll, as well as the status of their...
  • FLASHBACK: Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor

    10/08/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Clairity · 49 replies
    Dalls News ^ | 24 February 2010 | GROMER JEFFERS JR
    "I had to come 1,200 miles to find a governor who believes in a simple principle called the rule of law," Gilchrist said at the Crescent Hotel. "I'm here to encourage all you Texans to stand your ground and get out there and vote for this governor." Gilchrist later added that "Perry has a clear record of decisive action to secure our borders, stop illegal drug and human trafficking trade and is very clearly the right choice for voters in Texas to fight illegal immigration." In accepting the endorsement, Perry blasted the federal government's effort to secure that nation's borders....
  • U.S. Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Harsh Immigration Law (Enforcing law now equals "harsh")

    10/07/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama’s administration filed a motion Friday asking a federal appellate court to block implementation of Alabama’s tough new immigration law, citing a risk the measure will lead to discrimination. Justice Department attorneys want the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta to impose an injunction against enforcement of H.B. 56 pending a final ruling on the multiple suits challenging its constitutionality. Critics call the Alabama measure the most extreme of the five state laws that have been adopted recently to combat illegal immigration. The Justice Department said Tuesday that for the federal government the priority in applying...
  • Twelve motorcycle gang leaders arrested in massive police raid of drugs and weapons

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  • Racists, Anti-American, Anti Christian Poem Read In Public School

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  • Video Exposing Occupy Wall Street Organized From Day One by SEIU ACORN Front (Obama)

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  • Freep a Poll! (Arizona. How do you rate Sheriff Joe Arpaio's performance?)

    10/06/2011 6:46:38 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | 10-6-11 | KGUN9
    How would you rate the job that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has done? Good Fair Poor Undecided