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  • TEXAS: 3 “Afghan Nationals” Detained in Rio Grande Valley

    02/17/2012 2:09:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-17-2012 | John Hill
    McALLEN — Another reminder of why we need a secure border emerged this week, as U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed three Afghan nationals were detained in the Rio Grande Valley - an increasing "hot zone" of cartel invasion and violence against American ranchers. Border Patrol confirmed the detentions, but would not say where or when they occurred. Enrique Mendiola, assistant chief Border Patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley sector, said that human smugglers see moving people besides Mexican nationals as a "business opportunity." "Average smuggling rates for other-than-Mexican nationals far exceed those of Mexicans and Central and South Americans,"...
  • BERKELEY: The Pacific Steel Casting Situation (News Analyis)

    02/15/2012 7:01:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 2/14/12 | Steve Martinot
    People are back in the streets because of Pacific Steel Casting Company. In the past, it has been the issue of pollution. The workers have struck over the issue of health and safety (the same issue, as seen from inside). And now, some 200 workers are protesting unjust job termination, owing to intervention by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), in violation of the spirit of Berkeley as a sanctuary city. This factory remains a problem. There will be a march to publicize this problem on Friday, Feb. 17. Here's a bit of the story (aka history). The factory is a...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • Arpaio Detectives Arrest 12 Illegal Aliens Smuggled into U.S. (Fought with Officers)

    02/13/2012 12:34:03 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-13-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaDespite being persecuted by the Department of Justice, despite a Federal judge's Kafkaesque order prohibiting his office from arresting illegals "based solely on the suspicion that they’re in the country illegally", Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his staff continue to work hard every day to keep illegal aliens out of Arizona - and every other state in the union. The frontline war in Maricopa was particularly intense over the past several days, as 20 illegal aliens have been arrested by MSCO on smuggling charges. Most recently, MCSO Human Smuggling detectives arrested 12 illegal aliens while...
  • Kobach at CPAC: To Create a Job for a Citizen Tomorrow, “Deport an Illegal Alien Today” (Video)

    02/12/2012 8:34:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-13-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With Arizona Kris Kobach, architect of Arizona's landmark S.B. 1070 and Kansas Secretary of State, brought needed common sense to the CPAC Conference discussion on immigration. Following remarks by Alex Nowrasteh, a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in which he denounced E-Verify and claimed - to boos from the audience - that "free market conservatives" should allow employers to hire illegal aliens (see synopsis here), it was Kobach's turn to restore sanity. First Mr. Kobach laid out the concept of "attrition through enforcement" with a simple analogy. He then laid out how Arizona and...
  • Fox Phoenix Shows Propaganda Piece About ‘Safe’ Arizona Border, Omits Key Facts

    02/10/2012 3:01:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaFox Phoenix TV (KSAZ FOX 10) on Thursday showed a ridiculous propaganda piece purporting to show "the Arizona border" and how "safe" it is, as they follow Americans from around the nation on a "tour" of the border. Here's how they describe the piece: Make your own decision about life on the border. What is life on the border really like? Hop on the Border Bus Tour, and do your own fact finding about what it means to have a secure border. And in the video, the tour leader, Bob Feinman, tells us on the bus...
  • Breaking: House Votes 45-25 to Strike Down Driver’s License Law (NM-banning DL's for illegals)

    02/08/2012 4:42:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2012 | Dan Boyd
    After more than three hours of debate, the House of Representatives has voted to overturn the controversial state law that allows foreign nationals to obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses, regardless of whether they are in the country legally.
  • Drug Smugglers Breach Arizona Border Fence – With a Car Jack! (Video)

    02/08/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-08-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaMore than 10,000 people in 24 hours viewed our video "14 Illegals in 24 Seconds", showing illegal aliens - most with large backpacks - easily moving over terrain near Tucson, 30 miles North of the border. Floods of illegals crossing the Arizona desert occur continually, thanks to the failure of the Federal government to provide secure border fencing or adequate border patrol agent numbers. But what of the fencing that does exist in parts of Arizona? How well does that stop those determined to get in? Well this next video should give you a clue, and...
  • 14 Illegals in 24 Seconds (Caught on Video Crossing Arizona)

    02/04/2012 8:22:03 PM PST · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-05-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona PARDON THE INTERRUPTION: While America is focused on the Super Bowl, or a meaningless state primary - the constant, steady, MASSIVE stream of illegal aliens continues across our border....unabated, undefended, as the video below video - posted this very morning - demonstrates. With the Administration reducing National Guard troops on the border by 75% by May 1st...with nearly zero progress on the border fence since 2006...with the Border Patrol ordered away from "wilderness" areas to "protect endangered wildlife"... They keep on coming. 14 illegals captured in just 24 seconds in the video below - 30...
  • Church pleads for help after tragedy (Illegals)

    02/01/2012 10:44:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/31/2012 | Alexis Stevens
    In a hospital bed hundreds of miles from her home, 15-year-old Lidiane Carmo learned Tuesday that she was the only member of her immediate family to survive a horrific crash she doesn't remember. And in the midst of tragedy, her church congregation is suddenly faced with an issue with possibly serious ramifications: Lidiane is not in the country legally, a church official confirmed. On Sunday, Lidiane was traveling in a van with her parents, older sister, uncle and uncle's girlfriend when they were involved in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-75 near Gainesville. The Carmo family was among 15 members...
  • After kicking out illegal aliens Alabama is putting her American citizens back to work

    01/30/2012 8:27:31 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies ^ | January 30, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Alabama and Arizona are being sued by Barack Hussein Obama to farther his insidious plan to erase our borders and allow millions of potential new Democrat voters to flow in and choke our system. Both states have taken strong measures to get their illegal alien problem under control and both are experiencing improvements in their unemployment rates, but the results in Alabama have been stunning. Since putting its tough anti-illegal alien H. B. 56 into effect last September Alabama has seen an overnight increase in the number of her citizens working and a drop in the percentage of Alabamians collecting...
  • Kan. lawmakers want to review food stamps change

    01/29/2012 8:01:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | January 25, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Some legislators said Wednesday they plan to review a state policy that has reduced or cut off food stamp benefits to hundreds of U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants...lawmakers acknowledged that they're sympathetic to Gov. Sam Brownback's administration trying to ensure that families with illegal immigrants aren't being treated more generously than families whose members are all legal residents. The administration said the change means all Kansas families are treated the same. ...lawmakers worry that the effect will be felt by children whose families were eligible for food stamps under the old standard but have since lost the...
  • California's Catholic hierarchy takes stand against illegal-immigration dragnet

    01/27/2012 5:23:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/27/2012 | By Matt O'Brien
    The Bay Area's biggest religious institution, the Catholic Church, is throwing its weight against a federal immigration dragnet that in the past two years deported more than 6,500 people from the region. As Republican presidential contenders clash just days before the crucial Florida primary over the harshness or softness of their stands on illegal immigration, Catholic priests here and across the country are championing a humanitarian approach and condemning what they describe as "selfish" demagoguery. "It is heartbreaking to hear the painful stories of unjust deportations pouring in from our congregations. California can do better," San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer...
  • Three-time deportee charged with sexually assaulting girl, 8, in Granville

    01/27/2012 1:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    (Glens Falls, NY) Post-Star ^ | January 23, 2012 | Don Lehman
    GRANVILLE -- An illegal immigrant from Mexico who has been deported at least three times was arrested Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, police said. Ricardo Martinez-Gomez, 24, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, after an investigation by Granville Police that led to Martinez-Gomez's arrest in New York City, where he had fled after allegedly molesting the girl.
  • Protesters disrupt US senator over immigration

    01/27/2012 1:42:17 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 17 replies ^ | Jan 27 12:29
    Student protesters disrupted a speech Friday by US Senator Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American and rising Republican star, accusing him of "anti-immigrant" positions. Rubio was addressing a Hispanic leadership conference at a golf resort near Miami about the American dream when students in the audience rose up and shouted, "Then why don't you support the immigrants?" The protesters, including some undocumented immigrants, also brandished signs that said: "Marco Rubio - Latino or Tea Partino?" and "Your party or your people?"
  • Thanks, Obama! Jan Brewer's Book Rockets to Bestseller After President's Tarmac Tantrum

    01/27/2012 1:16:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-27-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaBarack Obama's Tantrum-on-the-Tarmac in Phoenix Wednesday has given an unprecedented boost to the memoir of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. In the 48 hours since Obama confronted Brewer over her depiction of their July 2010 Oval Office meeting - turning his back and walking away from her as she was still talking - her book, Scorpions for Breakfast, has exploded up the charts on SWA staffers took a screenshot of the book's rank of #344,761 an hour after the confrontation, and noticed that it had exploded to a stunning #26 by Friday morning: an increase of...
  • Legislature takes up bill to remove hurdles to electing minorities

    01/27/2012 6:13:52 AM PST · by epithermal · 3 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 26, 2012 | Stephanie Kim
    OLYMPIA — As immigrant advocates gathered in Olympia on Thursday, state lawmakers took up a bill that could give minorities a better chance at winning election to local government positions. The legislation would make it easier to bring court challenges aimed at pushing cities, counties and school districts to switch from at-large to district elections in areas where large minority groups are present. -snip- The Washington legislation would make it easier to prove that such districts are necessary. If passed into law, a plaintiff could use census data and election results to show that an unsuccessful minority candidate for local...
  • Immigrant advocates target Rubio ahead of primary (Leftwingnuts TARGET minority senator!)

    01/27/2012 5:58:36 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 1/27/12
    Grassroots advocates are targeting Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over his support for Arizona's immigration law and other policies. The nonprofit group Presente is leading the "No Somos Rubios" (We are not Rubios) campaign. It plans to protest and fly an airplane over the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference Friday at the Doral Country Club near Miami. Rubio and the top GOP presidential candidates are speaking there.
  • N.M. License Data Points to Fraud

    01/26/2012 9:03:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 26, 2012 | Barry Massey, AP
    SANTA FE — An Associated Press investigation has found that addresses of dozens of the same businesses and homes across New Mexico were used over and over again by people to get driver’s licenses in a pattern that suggests potential fraud by immigrants trying to game the system. In one instance, 48 foreign nationals claimed to live at a smoke shop in Albuquerque to get a license. In another case, more than a dozen claimed to live at an automotive repair shop over a one-year period. The scenario has been repeated at other addresses since New Mexico changed its law...
  • Gingrich opens door for illegal immigrants (Washington Times)

    01/26/2012 1:29:37 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 January 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    MIAMI — Fighting to curry favor with Florida’s large pool of Hispanic voters, Newt Gingrich on Wednesday called for a guest-worker program for most illegal immigrants, but his campaign could not say whether those people would be on a path to citizenship - the key question in the immigration debate. Under close questioning by Univision’s political host, Jorge Ramos, Mr. Gingrich said he would grant quick citizenship rights to illegal immigrants...
  • Jan Brewer on Tarmac Face Off: Obama "Tense...Thin-Skinned" (AUDIO)

    01/25/2012 9:10:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 51 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-26-2012 | John Hill
    A few hours after she was bizarrely confronted by Barack Obama on the airport tarmac, Gov. Jan Brewer went on KFYI's Mike Broomhead Show to give us the details on what happened as the President faced off with the Arizona governor - generating national headlines and derailing his post-State of the Union message. Brewer was stunned as Obama dispensed with the pleasantries and immediately scolded Brewer for her portrayal of their frosty, July 2010 Oval Office meeting in her memoir, Scorpions for Breakfast. Brewer said Obama was "uh, a little tense". She said she tried to show respect but that...
  • On visit to Arizona, Obama and Brewer spar over her book

    01/25/2012 4:36:26 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    When President Obama landed in Phoenix on Wednesday, he was greeted with sunny skies and a kerfuffle with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.After welcoming the president upon his arrival, Obama told Brewer he didn’t like the way he was characterized in her book, ‘Scorpions for Breakfast,’ the governor told reporters traveling with the president. He was a little disturbed about my book,” Brewer said. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president." But Obama “didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially” in the book, the governor said.In the book,...
  • Newt Gingrich on self-deportation "Romney shows no concern for 'Humanity' of illegals"

    01/25/2012 9:45:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 91 replies ^ | 25.01.12
    Gingrich: Romney shows no concern for 'Humanity' of illegals"..
  • I can't find an answer, what the hell is self-deportation?

    01/24/2012 5:19:57 AM PST · by jenk · 46 replies
    1/24/12 | jenk
    Mitt got laughed at last night! I cannot find what self-deportation could mean? Starving them out? Keeping a bad economy? What?
  • Texas Ranchers Using AK47s to Defend Against Cartel Invaders

    01/22/2012 8:49:10 PM PST · by montag813 · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with Arizona The border is "safer than ever". So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: "Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied." But for Texas ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley, the border has never been more dangerous. And they are stocking up with the hardware to do the job that the Feds refuse to do - AK47 rifles to defend their property and lives from border violence. Barbed wire fencing doesn't keep illegal aliens...
  • Possible changes to LAPD impound policy ignites tempers

    01/20/2012 11:57:01 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/2012
    Tempers flared Tuesday night at a Los Angeles Police Commission community forum on a controversial proposal to ease the towing and impound policy for unlicensed drivers. Under current laws, the cars of unlicensed drivers are towed and impounded for 30 days if they are stopped by officers. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has proposed lifting the 30-day impound and giving the registered owner or a licensed driver a reasonable chance to retrieve the vehicle. Critics, including the LAPD police union, say the changes just reward lawbreakers and put politics above safety. The meeting in Northridge was packed with residents who were...
  • Gov., Bishops Still Split Over Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants (NM)

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

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

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

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

    01/17/2012 3:20:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 17, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Files Amicus Curiae Brief with Supreme Court Challenging U.S. Census Policy of Counting Illegal Aliens When Apportioning Seats in Congress Judicial Watch Brief Supports Lawsuit Filed by State of Louisiana which Lost a Seat in the House of Representatives due to Census Bureau’s Unlawful Policy (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the State of Louisiana challenging a current federal policy in which “unlawfully present aliens” were counted in the 2010 Census (...
  • Obama's "Razist" Lobbyist Moves Up

    01/13/2012 2:50:54 PM PST · by EagleUSA
    Human Events ^ | 1-13-2012 | Michelle Malkin
    With public attention focused on the GOP primaries, the White House quietly promoted another self-dealing lobbyist to serve as President Obama's top domestic policy adviser. Promises? What broken promises? Cecilia Munoz​, the current director of intergovernmental affairs at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., will now serve as head of the Domestic Policy Council. She'll wield heightened influence at Obama's daily morning briefings and expand her reach from immigration issues to education, health care and beyond. Gushing headlines heralded the advancement of Obama's top Hispanic civil rights "advocate" as a win for the "middle class." But Munoz is a veteran member of the...
  • Judge: Cop who nabbed Obama’s uncle must release driving records

    01/12/2012 8:13:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 12, 2012 | John Zaremba
    A Framingham District Court judge today ordered the release of the on-duty driving records of the Framingham cop who busted President Obama’s illegal-alien half-uncle on a drunken-driving rap this summer. Onyango Obama’s defense team will receive the records they’d requested on Val Krishtal, the veteran patrolman who pulled the man over after nearly rear-ending him when he turned into traffic.
  • Admin. extends Salvadoran deportation freeze

    01/10/2012 3:49:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/12 | BYRON TAU and JOSH GERSTEIN
    The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country. The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing disruptions from a series of earthquakes in 2001, concluding that "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals." The Obama administration's deportation policies have come under scrutiny, just as the president has geared up for his reelection campaign. Despite his support for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship, deportations have soared to new highs under the Obama administration— and the...
  • Obama picks immigration reform advocate to lead domestic policy [National Council of La Raza.....]

    01/10/2012 12:41:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Obama picks immigration reform advocate to lead domestic policy By Amie Parnes and Erik Wasson - 01/10/12 01:27 PM ET President Obama has picked a strong advocate of immigration reform to head the Domestic Policy Council. The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Muñoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, would replace Melody Barnes at the top of the council. White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the appointment during his press briefing. Muñoz is now serving as the White House's director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and...
  • House liberals cheer proposed Obama administration immigration reform (Senators not mentioned)

    01/09/2012 5:50:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/08/12 | Mike Lillis
    House liberals cheer proposed Obama administration immigration reformBy Mike Lillis - 01/08/12 05:40 PM ET Several senior House liberals are cheering President Obama this week after his administration proposed new rules making it easier for some illegal immigrants to remain in the country while they apply for citizenship. "The President deserves credit for setting in place another essential building block through administrative action – moving us closer to a common sense immigration policy – that puts America, its families and its economy first," Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Friday in a statement. The...
  • Calif. targets 'underground economy' of off-the-books hiring, pay

    01/08/2012 2:11:45 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 103 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Nanette Miranda
    SACRAMENTO -- The state of California targets an "underground economy." Agencies are going after businesses that pay employees in cash, avoiding workers compensation insurance and withholding taxes. The state's going high-tech to crack down on those employers. The Contractors State License Board of California has videotaped numerous sting operations where they catch businesses operating without a license and hiring workers under the table -- meaning those businesses aren't paying payroll taxes, workers compensation insurance or contributing to unemployment benefits like legitimate businesses, and pocketing that money instead. California's underground economy, which includes the landscaping, restaurant, farming and construction industries, is...
  • Obama's immigration move may have political benefit on 2 fronts

    01/07/2012 7:42:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | By Peter Nicholas
    President Obama's plan to ease rules for some illegal immigrants is likely to shore up his standing among crucial Latino voters while igniting a new fight with Republicans as he seeks reelection. His proposal will probably affect tens of thousands — perhaps more than 100,000 — illegal residents. Under the new rule, which does not require congressional approval, immigrants would be allowed to stay in the U.S. and apply for a waiver, which can be granted if deporting an immigrant would cause undue hardship to his or her U.S. family.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Re-Election Bid

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

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

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

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

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

    01/06/2012 2:31:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 5, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Even Rick Perry's top advisers thought it was over. After the Texas governor finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, Perry's staff and volunteers gathered around the bar in a Des Moines hotel to say goodbyes, drink beer and mourn what appeared to be the end of his quest for the Republican nomination for president. Perry had, after all, just said that he would return to Texas and "reassess" his campaign in a speech that had all the markings of a withdrawal from the race. Only it wasn't. Less than 12 hours later,...
  • AP source: Admin. plans change in immigration rule

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

    01/04/2012 9:37:53 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    koat ^ | January 4, 2012
    Santa Fe police expressed frustration on Wednesday as they said illegal immigrants who were arrested on various different charges are ending up back on the streets time after time. Police said they’re frustrated that they keep arresting the same criminals over and over when there's supposed to be a system in place to prevent that. Mario Orantes-Munoz, 22, is a wanted man. Police said he's accused of breaking into someone's home and stealing two powerful rifles. In June, he was also charged with burglary. According to his records, Munoz is not in this country legally, and in June, U.S. Immigration...
  • Push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants gains momentum

    01/04/2012 6:56:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News KOB ^ | January 3, 2012 | Stuart Dyson
    The push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants appears to be gaining some momentum with the legislature's 30 day session starting in just two weeks. Governor Susana Martinez is picking up some support for her crusade against the licenses, but she appears to be losing a vote too. Some Democrats are moving into the "undecided" category. Sen. Steve Fischmann, a Dona Ana County Democrat, is switching to the governor's side, saying he will vote with her because that is what the vast majority of people in hid district want.
  • Report: Government vastly overstating immigration enforcement [Shocking -- NOT!]

    01/04/2012 11:56:31 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4 January 2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This is remarkable. A just released Syracuse university study indicates that the government is overstating its enforcement of the immigration laws by a staggering amount. According to TRAC, Syracuse’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has overstated the number of immigration law violators apprehended by a 5:1 ratio. And that’s the good news. Deportations were overstated by 24:1 and detentions by 34:1. TRAC says that ICE has represented, not only in press releases but in congressional testimony, that in 2005 it apprehended 102,034. The records it produced, however, show only 21,339. It further claimed 166,075...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Officials Push Agents to ‘Rush’ Immigrant Visas – Even If FRAUD Suspected (USCIS)

    01/03/2012 3:52:50 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-03-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With Arizona As if Obama's plan to cut National Guard troops on the Mexican border by 75% at a time when there has been a sudden surge in border crossers wasn't leaving the United States vulnerable enough, now a report has revealed a new insanity - lowered standards for granting immigration visas: Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants’ visa applications, sometimes against the officers’ will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents....A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly...
  • "The illegals I met last night."

    01/01/2012 8:10:22 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 2,074 replies
    Self | 1/1/2012 | Bern Pearson
    I met some illegal Mexicans last night at a party. Several years ago I stayed with a couple of wonderful Mexican families in the Baja below California. These were well-off people. The homes, on average were beautifully tiled and some of them had mahogany inlaid walls, bookshelves and cabinetry that would cost a hundred-thousand dollars here. So, I’m guessing if they aren’t rich they’re very comfortable. The elderly not as well-off grandfather, while living in Mexico was receiving Social Security from the United States and owned a rent-free apartment in California which he used as his address to receive several...