Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,511
Woo hoo!! And now less than $13.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: illegalinvasion

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Report: 8 percent of U.S. newborns have undocumented parents (Totally unsustainable)

    08/11/2010 4:04:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 45 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 8/11/2010 | STAFF
    One of about every 12 babies born in the United States in 2008 was the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center study released Wednesday concluded. According to the study, an estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in this country that year had parents who were in the United States without legal documentation. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that those children automatically become U.S. citizens, but some members of Congress are pushing to change that provision. That effort -- rooted in the debate over illegal immigration, particularly of people from Mexico -- has created some...
  • 'Tea party' groups plan Arizona rally against illegal immigration (Sharron Angle to rally for J.D.)

    08/10/2010 7:31:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-11 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    "Tea party" groups are planning a large rally on Sunday in Arizona, near the Mexican border, to support both the state's hard-line stance on illegal immigration and the political campaign of the local talk show host who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Candidate J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman turned conservative radio commentator, is one of dozens of scheduled speakers for the morning rally on a remote ranch about 100 miles south of Tucson. Others include Sharron Angle, the Republican challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), and Sue Krentz, the wife of a rancher killed near the rally...
  • Catholic bishops, cardinals decry Arizona immigration law

    08/09/2010 3:31:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies ^ | Aug 9 2010 | Bishop Gabino Zavala
    <p>The Catholic tradition often speaks of the "dignity of the human person," and we hear it so often that it's easy to lose sight of the pressing urgency and implications of this mandate. But the present controversy surrounding SB 1070 in Arizona prompts us to reconsider the immediate relevance of this tenet. As a Catholic, my faith emphatically tells me that honoring human dignity is essential to a just society. This profound belief that God's love and life are for everyone, especially the most vulnerable, compels me to action. Our tradition insists this commitment to the common good must inform our politics on a fundamental level. And it must inform our commitment both to advocating for comprehensive immigration reform and standing against SB 1070.</p>
  • Is an immigration bill coming to Oregon?

    08/08/2010 8:19:03 PM PDT · by AuntB · 29 replies
    KTVL Medford ^ | Aug. 8, 2010 | Katie Conner
    MEDFORD ORE. – Sal Esquivel, supporter of Arizona's immigration bill, is now proposing his own bill to cut down on the number of illegal immigrants in Oregon. “It's about a $7 million problem for taxpayers,” said Sal Esquivel. Esquivel ‘s bill would require businesses to use e-verification, a system that uses an applicant' social security number, passport or green cards to verify that he or she is a legal citizen of the Untied States. Employers who hire illegal workers would be disciplined. Esquivel proposed the bill last legislative session but it got turned down. Democratic Representative Peter Buckley says the...
  • Boehner: End to Birthright Citizenship 'Worth Considering'

    08/08/2010 7:06:45 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2010 |
    House Minority Leader John Boehner on Sunday said he's open to talks on changing the U.S. Constitution -- or at least the way it's interpreted -- so that U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are not automatically U.S. citizens. "I think it's worth considering," Boehner said. The top House Republican joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in calling for further study of the idea -- something that has been endorsed by prominent Republicans over the past few weeks. Though the call is already running into stiff opposition and faces extremely long odds of ever succeeding, some lawmakers say it would be...
  • Ray Stevens - God Save Arizona

    08/05/2010 9:46:27 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RayStevensMusic
    Ray's new song about securing our borders.
  • The Five Most Crime-Ridden U.S. Judicial Districts Are All on the Mexican Border

    08/04/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies ^ | 8-4-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When measured by the number of criminal defendants charged with federal crimes by U.S. attorneys, the top five U.S. judicial districts for fiscal 2009 were all on the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, these five judicial districts are the only five on the U.S.-Mexico border—covering its entire expanse from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. There are 94 federal judicial districts covering the area of all 50 states, plus Guam, the North Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In the Southern District of Texas, which covers a stretch of border from Brownsville past Laredo, the U.S. attorney’s...
  • U.S. Calls Illegal Mexican Pot Farmer “Displaced Traveler”

    07/26/2010 4:11:37 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 26 replies · 2+ views
    judicial watch ^ | 07/21/2010
    In an insane case of political correctness, a federal government agency has classified an illegal immigrant arrested for cultivating marijuana in a national forest as a “displaced traveler from Michoacán Mexico.” The illegal alien (Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez) was recently busted during a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Operation raid of illegally grown marijuana plants in northern California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest. So far this month, the feds have eradicated more than 92,000 marijuana plants throughout the 2.1 million acre national forest that encompasses five wilderness areas and hundreds of mountain lakes. In the first few days of July alone, about 50,000 plants...
  • Legal and illegal aliens: bringing the diseases Americans just won’t carry

    07/25/2010 7:10:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | July 25, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    The recent cases of Dengue Fever reported in South Florida earlier this month can only be traced by conjecture because our government officials are very reluctant to admit just how this odd third world disease could take hold. So, allowing that we must be our own scientists and in the absence of reliable data draw our own perceptions may we suggest that the many Haitian School Age Children taken into South Florida public schools after the January Haitian earthquake just could be a factor? Were the millions of government dollars given to the school districts who took in the Haitian...
  • Los Zetas ya están en Los Ángeles [Google transltion]

    07/19/2010 7:25:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 6+ views
    La Opinión ^ | 2010-07-19 | | Jorge Morales Almada
    One of the most violent criminal organizations in Mexico has set up camp in Los Angeles. From here controls the distribution of the drug to other parts of the country and, as an informant, who began to recruit out of California prisons to become assassins. This is the formidable organization of the Zetas, a group of Mexican army deserters in the late 90's became the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel and then consolidated as a group of assassins that has fought wars against different mafia organizations in Mexico and has partnered with some of them. Los Zetas began his...
  • Latinos Target Of Whooping Cough Outreach

    07/16/2010 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies · 3+ views
    ap ^ | Jul 15, 2010 12:16 pm US/Pacific
    A violent cough plagued the end of Mariah Bianchi's 2005 pregnancy, with fits so violent that her contractions began two weeks early. Seventeen days after her baby Dylan was born, he grew so lethargic that she couldn't wake him for a feeding. He died 12 hours later in an ambulance while being transferred from one hospital to another. It wasn't until a coroner listed pertussis, or whooping cough, as Dylan's cause of death that she knew what had ailed her and killed her baby. Bianchi is traveling the state with health officials to urge parents to get immunized against whooping...
  • New AZ Border Video Shows Invasion by Illegals and Drug Smugglers

    07/16/2010 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-10 | Mike's America
    If this border is "secure" I'd hate to see what an unsecured border looks like!"The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years." -- Barack Hussein Obamaimmigration speech July 1, 2010 Really? An army of hundreds of illegals, many of them criminal drug smugglers and gang members are seen in the following video provided by the Center for Immigration Studies. Cameras placed along the border have recorded these events and have failed to capture any federal border agents attempting to stop it. One of the film's producers called federal agents after finding a...
  • Study: California has 26 percent of "DREAM" undocumented youth

    07/14/2010 7:55:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 2+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 7/14/10 | Susan Ferriss
    California is home to 26 percent of an estimated 2.1 million young illegal immigrants who could earn legal status with the proposed federal DREAM Act, according to a new study by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. The study released this month by the nonpartisan research center uses data from the 2006 and 2008 federal Current Population Survey, along with 2000 Census information to estimate the size of this population of children and young adults. California is home to by far the greatest number - 553,000 - of potential beneficiaries of the proposal, the study found. The study puts...
  • U.S. to Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

    07/06/2010 10:05:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/06/2010 | EVAN PEREZ And LAURA MECKLER
    The Justice Department is expected later Tuesday to file its long-expected challenge to an Arizona state law intended to crack down on illegal immigration, two administration officials said. The law passed in April and set to take effect later this month makes illegal immigration a state crime and requires police to verify the immigration status of people stopped for other alleged crimes. The Obama administration has criticized the law and the Justice Department's challenge is expected to argue that it infringes on federal responsibilities for immigration, the officials said. Last week, President Barack Obama again criticized the Arizona law, calling...
  • Brewer: Obama immigration speech "helpless"

    07/01/2010 12:19:12 PM PDT · by wilco200 · 139 replies
    KTAR ^ | 7/1/10 | Jim Cross/KTAR and Associated Pres
    PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform provided no answers to the problem. "What a helpless speech," Brewer told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR by phone from Sedona, where she had a speaking engagement Thursday.....
  • Obama blames politics for delay on immigration

    07/01/2010 9:34:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/1/10 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed immigration policy gridlock on "political posturing and special interest wrangling." In a speech Thursday, Obama took Republicans to task, in particular 11 GOP senators who supported recent efforts to improve the immigration system. He did not name any in particular, but told his largely supportive audience at American University that those lawmakers had succumbed to the "pressures of partisanship and election-year politics."
  • WHOA: Obama: Being An American Not A Matter Of "Blood Or Birth"

    07/01/2010 9:12:23 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 204 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it's a matter of faith," President Obama declared at a speech he gave on immigration. Obama also blamed "resentment" to new immigrants to poor economic conditions. "Now, we can't forget that this process of immigration and eventual inclusion has often been painful. Each new wave of immigrants has generated fear and resentment towards newcomers, particularly in times of economic upheaval," Obama said.
  • Obama to Deliver Major Speech on Immigration (Obama to demand amnesty before securing the border)

    07/01/2010 3:24:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/1/2010 | ap
    President Barack Obama hopes to rally new momentum behind the push for an immigration overhaul by explaining why he thinks a comprehensive approach is the only way to fix what he and others say is a system badly in need of repair. Obama was laying out his rationale in a speech Thursday, his first as president on the issue. Obama wasn't expected to announce any new proposals or policy changes. But feeling pressure from a range of supporters, he was aiming to jump-start the effort he had promised to make a priority in his first year and which advocates had...
  • Obama Tries to Resurrect Immigration Reform (MCAMNESTY ALERT)

    06/29/2010 7:56:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-06-29 | Julia Preston
    President Obama is reviving the thorny issue of immigration this week. He sent administration officials to Arizona on Monday to advertise his efforts on border security, while he is encouraging supporters of an immigration overhaul to focus their ire on Republicans as the cause for the legislation’s stall in Congress. Taking a break from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Obama summoned Latino leaders and immigrant advocates on short notice for a 45–minute White House meeting on Monday, and he met Tuesday with members of the House Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Also Tuesday, the White House announced that...
  • Napolitano: Obama wants immigration overhaul

    06/24/2010 8:33:03 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies
    Google AP ^ | June 24, 2010 | Ivan Moreno
    DENVER — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano blamed a "bitterly divided Congress" for failing to create an immigration bill but assured Hispanic political leaders on Thursday that the president remains committed to overhauling the nation's immigration laws. "Make no mistake about it. President Obama and the administration are committed to comprehensive immigration reform," Napolitano said to cheers and applause of participants at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials..."But I think we can all recognize, and you as elected officials can recognize particularly, that some reform takes time." Napolitano highlighted President Barack Obama's effort...
  • Source: Administration Weighs Bypassing Congress to Let Illegal Immigrants Stay

    06/24/2010 7:54:36 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | Published June 24, 2010 | | By Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told
  • Source: Administration Weighs Bypassing Congress to Let Illegal Immigrants Stay

    06/24/2010 2:42:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 232 replies · 2+ views
    Source: Administration Weighs Bypassing Congress to Let Illegal Immigrants Stay The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks...
  • Whooping Cough Declared An Epidemic In Calif

    06/23/2010 12:49:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 97 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) ^ | Jun 23, 2010 11:31 am US/Pacific | No Byline
    Whooping cough is now an epidemic in California, and is on pace to break a 50-year record for infections and deaths for the year. As of June 15, California had 910 recorded cases of the highly contagious disease, and five babies -- all under 3 months of age -- have died from the disease this year. This year's surge in whooping cough cases, which is also known as pertussis, is a fourfold increase from the same period last year, when 219 cases were recorded. At least 600 additional cases of pertussis are currently under investigation by local health departments. Health...
  • HOLY KYL In 2004 Obama Advocated "Trading" Border Security for Amnesty

    06/22/2010 1:20:53 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 29 replies
    HOLY KYL In 2004 Obama Advocated "Trading" Border Security for Amnesty Naked Emperor News
  • About 750 homes in Flagstaff area remain evacuated Fire at 10,000 acres

    06/22/2010 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press
    Update on the Fire near Flagtaff in the Arizona Daily Star via The Associated Press.
  • (Obama) Ceding Arizona To Mexico

    06/21/2010 7:33:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/21/10 | Livingston
    America is losing the battle along the border with Mexico—apparently without a fight. As proof, a swatch of Arizona 80 miles wide that runs from the Mexican border about three counties deep into the state (encompassing about 3,500 acres) has been ceded to Mexicans. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News that armed paramilitary elements control a portion of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and other parts of Arizona. But rather than try and reclaim it, signs have been posted marking the area as off limits to Americans. It was closed in October 2006, due to human safety...
  • Noncriminal, undocumented immigrants aren't being left alone, activists complain

    06/21/2010 7:42:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 21, 2010 | Alfonso Chardy
    For Leslie Cocche, the morning of March 12 began like any other school day. She stood at the Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail station listening to music through her ear buds while awaiting the train to Miami, where she attends Miami Dade College. Suddenly, a U.S. Border Patrol agent began questioning her, eventually discovering that the 18-year-old Peruvian was in the country illegally. Cocche was arrested, handcuffed and handed over for deportation proceedings. Cocche's detention, along with many other recent arrests of undocumented immigrants in South Florida and across the country, have raised questions about whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
  • Brewer's Yeast

    06/15/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 558+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: Arizona's governor tells illegals if you want family unity, take your kids home with you. And a Tea Party candidate for the Senate says just being born here doesn't make you a citizen. Anchor babies, away! We've seen the photos of children holding signs at protests that read, "Don't deport my parents." They're called "anchor babies" because they're considered citizens by being born on American soil. You can't break up families, the argument goes, even to enforce the nation's immigration laws. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who had the audacity to copy federal law and then enforce it in cases...
  • 14 arrested during Denver immigration rally

    06/15/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 660+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 15,
    DENVER (AP) -- Authorities have arrested 14 immigration reform advocates for blocking a road in front of a federal courthouse as a group of about 100 protesters marched in downtown Denver.
  • Reconquistador Menaces Elderly Patriots (warning: graphic language)

    06/13/2010 5:57:08 AM PDT · by epithermal · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | June 12, 2010 | Van Helsing
    In the interests of fairness, let's listen to the point of view of a presumed opponent of Arizona's SB1070. Here an eloquent Reconquistador shares the finer points of his ideology with Tea Party patriots in Monterey County, California. As you might expect, the language is not suitable for children, work, or civilized company.
  • Safe Streets task force may help against Yakima gangs

    06/12/2010 9:20:16 AM PDT · by epithermal · 11 replies · 353+ views
    Yakima Herald ^ | June 11, 2010 | MARK MOREY and ROSS COURTNEY
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- In 2005, gang members gunned down a reputed drug dealer and his 3-year-old daughter in Yakima. On May 30 this year, a brazen daylight shooting killed an 18-year-old Yakima man in a gang-related dispute. Both times, Yakima police Chief Sam Granato said the homicides were perfect examples of why the federal government should lead a Yakima-based Safe Streets task force dedicated to combating what he describes as the growing complexity of Yakima's gangs. "I think we are going to be dealing with a lot more sophisticated gang members from here on out," Granato said. It's looks like...
  • Pinal County Sheriff: Mexican drug cartels now control parts of Arizona

    06/12/2010 9:02:23 AM PDT · by AuntB · 31 replies · 899+ views
    ABC ^ | June 12, 2010 | MaryEllen Resendez
    CASA GRANDE, AZ - Two men shot earlier this week could be the result of the ongoing battle between Mexican drug cartels now spilling over deep into Arizona, officials say. Pinal County investigators say an area known as the smuggling corridor now stretches from Mexico's border to metro Phoenix. The area , once an area for family hiking and off road vehicles has government signs warning residents of the drug and human smugglers. Night vision cameras have photographed military armed cartel members delivering drugs to vehicles along Highway 8. "We are three counties deep. How is it that you see...
  • El Paso 'Cat and Mouse' Turns Fatal (Palestine’ at the Border) (barf alert)

    06/12/2010 8:57:14 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 28 replies · 473+ views
    consortium news | June 12, 2010
    Early in the 90’s, we saw a militarization of this area...and an enormous jump in the number of Border Patrol agents and their various apparatuses,” Velarde said. “In the case of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, he was killed point blank by a Border Patrol agent. It’s a very ... violent space, as we see the mix of people” and the “state repression that exists there in all its forms.” Velarde compared the U.S.-Mexico border to occupied Palestine. He said: “The similarities are so obvious, especially to somebody who lives on the border. The fact that they can justify deadly force...
  • Video News Reoport on The Horrors, Behind the Doors of a Drop House

    06/04/2010 1:43:07 PM PDT · by Korah · 26 replies · 921+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/4/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Electrocution, gang rape, sodomy, starvation, pistol whipping, amputation and other atrocities are all daily occurrences for those who thought they had paid the full fee needed to get into America,.  This and more is all going on right next door to many unsuspecting citizens living in the suburbs.  When Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, and other politicians decided to force banks into giving loans to people who could not afford them so they could purchase homes,  the housing was bound to eventually come tumbling down.  Well today, millions of foreclosed homes sit empty in suburbs all across America.  Most have...
  • Pakistani citizen caught crossing border into Arizona

    06/03/2010 3:47:27 PM PDT · by exbrit · 31 replies · 1,157+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/3/10 | Unspecified
    TUCSON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirm with News4, a Pakistani citizen crossed the border illegally from Mexico into Arizona on May 20th. ICE says the man was apprehended by Border Patrol on the Tohono O'odham reservation and turned over to ICE.
  • Drug cartel reportedly plotted to blow up Texas dam

    06/03/2010 3:54:34 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 40 replies · 1,278+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thursday, June 3, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    Mexican and U.S. authorities were "secretly scrambling" last month to thwart a Mexican drug cartel's plot to blow up a Texas dam that would have flooded an area with about 4 million inhabitants, according to the Houston Chronicle's Dane Schiller and James Pinkerton. Law enforcement officials were reportedly tipped off to a plot when they found one of the handbills that the drug cartel Los Zetas was distributing on the Mexican side of the river, warning residents to clear out ahead of the explosion. Authorities found "small amounts of dynamite near the dam," the Chronicle said. Los Zetas wanted to...
  • UPDATE- Deadly accident north of Benson involving suspected illegal immigrants

    06/03/2010 4:04:21 PM PDT · by exbrit · 8 replies · 525+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/3/10 | Unspecified
    BENSON - The Cochise County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly accident north of Benson involving suspected illegal immigrants. The Willcox Police Department has confirmed to News 4 that a pregnant woman has died at the scene of the accident which happened near Cascabel Road and Three Links Road. Woman killed in rollover accident (click image for full-size) They also tell News 4 that another pregnant woman is among the injured. Police say nine others are also injured. Four of those hurt had only minor injuries.
  • Lights Out In L.A.?

    05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: An Arizona official asks a good question: If California wants to boycott Arizona over the way it enforces federal law, what about the electricity California gets from there? The problem with righteous indignation is that when others call you on it and tell you to put your money where your mouth is, it can cause an embarrassing leak in your hot air balloon. Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, has done just that, calling the bluff of the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Pierce wrote Villaraigosa a letter saying in essence that...
  • Mexico's President Attacks Arizona Law In Joint Session Of Congress, Democrats Applaud

    05/20/2010 12:29:57 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 33 replies · 885+ views
    The Vice President and the Speaker of the House joined in? Just when you think Democrats can't sink any lower in their contempt for America, they find a way to surprise you. (Mexican President) Calderon said the Arizona law, which is meant to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the state, primarily from Mexico, "introduces a terrible idea that uses racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement." "I am convinced that a comprehensive immigration reform is crucial to securing our common border," the Mexican president told lawmakers in both parties gathered for the speech. "However I strongly disagree...
  • Felon deported to Mexico arrested in molestation of Santa Ana girl, 11 (another Obama Voter)

    05/19/2010 3:27:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 717+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/18/10 | Bob Lopez
    A convicted felon who was deported to Mexico in 2007 has been arrested for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in Santa Ana, police said Tuesday night. Roberto Jacobo Reyes, 47, was being held without bail on suspicion of assaulting the girl after he entered her home through a window, the Santa Ana Police Department said. Reyes was linked to the Feb. 11 attack by DNA evidence found on the window and on the girl, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. During questioning, Reyes allegedly told detectives that he had assaulted at least four other females, ages 11 to 22, while they slept,...
  • Video News Report on "Rape Trees" Found in The Desert

    05/19/2010 5:55:56 AM PDT · by OneVike · 43 replies · 3,327+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/19/10 | Chuck Wolk
    To set up the video at the end of this article, I need to take you back to February 23, 2009  when Arizona State Senator Jonathan Paton (R-Tusgon) invited law enforcement officials to the Capital for a hearing.  Paton asked the officers to describe how bad the border violence has become in Arizona.  What the Senate Judiciary Committee learned was that Pima and Cochise counties were seeing an alarming increase of more and more "Rape Trees".  These are memorials, if you will, that are left behind by Mexican drug cartel members, and illegal male immigrants who have raped illegal...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • W.H. woos GOP on immigration

    05/05/2010 12:16:22 PM PDT · by day21221 · 49 replies · 1,411+ views ^ | 5/4/10 8:22 PM | CAROL E. LEE & KASIE HUNT
    The White House is set to step up pressure on some key Republicans in hopes of winning support for comprehensive immigration reform. But it’s shaping up to be a struggle, based on interviews with the senators President Barack Obama has approached on the issue. The administration is starting with a pool of 11 Republicans who voted for immigration reform in 2006. Subtract a few who are dead-ends — such as John McCain, who faces a tough primary in Arizona — and that leaves the White House zeroing in on several others, including Dick Lugar, Judd Gregg and Lisa Murkowski and...
  • Latino Giant to Change U.S. Politics

    05/04/2010 7:07:10 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 51 replies · 1,201+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | Froma Harrop
    SAN ANTONIO -- It was over frozen lattes three blocks from the Alamo that Lydia Camarillo and I discussed the wave of Latino voters expected to change politics in Texas -- and America. Camarillo is vice president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a group that signs up new Hispanic voters and spurs them to the polls. Some Texans predict that the "Latino giant" won't fully flex its political might until 2012. Some say 2014. Others see the tough immigration law in Arizona moving the impact to this year. All agree that when Latinos arrive at the polls in...
  • Tea Partiers behind Arizona immigration law

    05/03/2010 5:50:20 PM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies · 633+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 3rd, 2010 | Dena Bunis
    The Tea Party movement was founded to campaign for lower taxes and limited government. But at least one faction is now branching out and standing behind the new law passed in Arizona that says police officers should check the immigration status of anyone they believe may be in the United States illegally. The Tea Party Express has put a petition on its web site. Those who sign it are saying they stand with the people of Arizona and that they reject any efforts to boycott the state because of the law that will take effect in less than three months....
  • Newsweek’s Clift: U.S. Illegal Alien Wave a 'Happy Invasion'; Says 'We Love the Diversity of Food'

    05/02/2010 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 81 replies · 1,773+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Pure genius, I tell you. With an estimated half a million illegal immigrants residing in Arizona according to the Pew Hispanic Center, questions are being raised about what this means for the United States and its national identity. But according to Newsweek contributing editor Eleanor Clift, it's a "happy" thing with lots of upside. On the May 2 airing of "The McLaughlin Group," show moderator John McLaughlin raised the issue about the country's identity, particularly when it comes to English as the United States' primary language. "The bedrock is national identity," McLaughlin said. "If the national identity suffers by reason...
  • FReep This Poll [Austin, TX, poll re: AZ's immigration law]

    04/29/2010 8:13:25 PM PDT · by HighlyOpinionated · 41 replies · 1,220+ views
    Austin News, Weather, Sports ^ | April 27, 2010 | Austin News
    Share Your Opinion Poll Do you believe Texas should have an illegal immigration law similar to the Arizona law? Yes No
  • Liberal University of Arizona Students Self- Deport

    04/29/2010 2:03:09 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 127 replies · 4,220+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | April 29, 2010 | Forrest Carr and Ina Ronquillo
    Reporters: Forrest Carr and Ina Ronquillo TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The backlash against Arizona's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration is now beginning to affect enrollment at the University of Arizona. In a campus-wide e-mail sent out Thursday morning, university president Robert Shelton states, "The families of a number of out-of-state students (to date all of them honors students) have told us that they are changing their plans and will be sending their children to universities in other states." Shelton goes on to express concern about the impact of SB 1070. He said the decision of students to withdraw "should sadden...
  • Hunter under fire for immigration comments

    04/29/2010 10:29:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 808+ views
    KUSI ^ | 4/29/30 | staff
    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is under fire for saying that the children born to illegal immigrants should be deported. Hunter's comments during a tea party event Saturday in Ramona were posted on a YouTube video that has been viewed about 8,100 times as of early today. The video shows the East County congressman answering an audience member's question about whether he would support the deportation of children born to illegal immigrants. Without hesitation, Hunter said yes, adding that California could not afford to support everyone. The question and answer period came after Hunter spoke in favor...
  • Obama Pleads for Bipartisan Support On Immigration

    04/28/2010 7:05:56 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 47 replies · 747+ views
    Newsmax.Com ^ | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 06:53 PM
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to bring his own party along to reform the nation's broken immigration system, pleading with Republicans to join in as the only realistic hope to solve a politically volatile problem. Obama also offered fresh, stern criticism of a new Arizona law that allows police to question anyone about their immigration status if they have reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. The president said a comprehensive federal immigration effort is needed to prevent "bad laws" like Arizona's. "I will bring the majority of Democrats to the table in getting this done," Obama...