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  • 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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 | Foxnews.com
    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
    csnews.com ^ | 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...