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  • Library cards may be used as illegal immigrant ID

    09/11/2012 1:18:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 9-11-12 | ap
    LOS ANGELES—Illegal immigrants in California's largest city could use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of city services under a plan being considered by city officials. Under the plan, anyone with proof of Los Angeles residency could get a library card, the Los Angeles Times reported ( The idea is to provide a form of ID to those who cannot get a driver's license because of their immigration status.
  • ESCONDIDO: Mexican man admits to voter fraud

    09/08/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986,...
  • Feds aim to strip Canadian citizenship from 3,100 ‘cheats’

    09/10/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT · by fanfan · 23 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Sept. 10/12 | Nicholas Keung
    The day Ottawa launched an immigration fraud tip line last September, a Toronto man boasted to his friends how he scammed the system to obtain his Canadian citizenship. Thanks to a tip, the man was flagged the very next day at his citizenship ceremony in Scarborough just before he was to take his oath. He was taken out of the queue, denied his citizenship and blacklisted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as one of 11,000 individuals from 100 countries who have been implicated in cheating to apply for citizenship or to maintain resident status. “We are taking action to strip...
  • Democrats flaunt immigration laws at convention; give illegal prime time slot

    09/10/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT · by forty_years · 14 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | netWMD Staff
    During their national convention, Democrats arrogantly flaunted U.S. immigration laws and blatantly ignored the majority of Americans' sentiments towards illegal immigration. The Democrats featured an illegal immigrant as a speaker on September 5: "...Activist Benita Veliz was given a prime-time speaking slot..." That's right, an illegal immigrant activist shilling for President Obama's DREAM Act (aka amnesty). But, "54% of likely [American] voters oppose the DREAM Act, compared to 38% who support its passage... U.S. registered voters support stricter enforcement of immigration law over 'integrating illegal immigrants into American society' 68% to 24%." Veliz spoke of the opportunities accorded her as...
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/10/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/10/2012 | Robert D. Kaplan
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • Doug McIntyre: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa brings L.A. failures to the nation

    09/09/2012 12:33:00 PM PDT · by Mark · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 09/09/2012 | Doug McIntyre, Columnist
    The only person not named Romney or Ryan at the Democratic convention to enrage the faithful was the chairman of the Democratic convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Surprised? While the world continues to scratch its collective head over Clint Eastwood's ad-libbed speech to an empty chair at the Republican convention, the Democrats are left cleaning up the mess from the only unscripted moment at their convention. And Tony V was in the thick of it. Amazingly, the party platform excluded any mention of God and expunged the traditional mention of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Predictably the GOP...
  • Illegal immigrant from Nigeria admits using murdered man's ID to work at NJ airport 20 years

    09/07/2012 11:05:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    ap ^ | September 7, 2012 | KATIE ZEZIMA
    NEWARK, N.J. - An illegal immigrant from Nigeria admitted Friday he assumed the identity of a murdered man so he could work at Newark's airport, where he was a security supervisor for 20 years. He now faces possible deportation. Bimbo Oyewole, 54, pleaded guilty in state court to using a fake security badge under a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed to recommend he receive probation. He had been charged with identity theft when he was arrested in May. He will be jailed pending sentencing Oct. 19. The state attorney general's office, which prosecuted the case, said Oyewole faces potential...
  • Young face put on illegal migration at DNC

    09/06/2012 10:26:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats broke yet another barrier Wednesday when they invited an illegal immigrant young adult onto the stage at their nominating convention in Charlotte — part of a historic Hispanic outreach program the party hopes will cement ties to the fast-growing ethnic voting bloc in the country. It’s likely the first time an illegal immigrant has taken the podium at a major party convention, and highlights President Obama’s own stance on the issue: The student, Benita Veliz, had her deportation halted under Mr. Obama’s non-deportation policies. In a pointed political appeal, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat...

    09/05/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding the requirement. Opponents then asked Bolton...
  • Judge Rules Arizona Can Begin Enforcement of Immigration Law - Rejects 'Racial Profiling' Claims

    09/05/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT · by montag813 · 2 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-05-2012 | John Hill
     The ACLU and other activist groups were stunned today as a federal judge rejected their "racial profiling" lawsuit against landmark immigration law S.B. 1070, and cleared the way for Arizona to require police to start questioning suspected illegal aliens they have stopped.In a 12-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton rejected pleas by those groups that what has been absurdly dubbed the "papers please" provision of Arizona's SB 1070 cannot be enforced without violating civil rights. Bolton said there is no evidence of '"racial profiling" against Latinos, as the plaintiffs accused, and they cannot block the law from being...
  • Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status...

    09/05/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | AP
    Full title Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegalsPHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. Read more:
  • Judge: Florida cannot charge students non-resident tuition due to parents [10th Amendment Alert]

    09/04/2012 11:42:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/4/12 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge in Miami has ruled that Florida students cannot be charged higher non-resident tuition simply because their parents may be in the U.S. illegally. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore says the rules violate the Constitution. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of students who are U.S. citizens and Florida residents but whose parents cannot prove legal immigration status.
  • The Undocumented Bus: In Charlotte, A Different Kind Of Coming Out

    09/03/2012 4:53:24 PM PDT · by Drango · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 3, '12 | Eyder Peralta
    The bus is always the center of attention. Partly because it's a hulking 1970s tour bus that somehow made it from Arizona all the way to Charlotte, but mostly because of what's inscribed on the side of it in thick, black letters. "Sin Papeles, Sin Miedo," it reads in Spanish. "No papers, no fear." Carrying a bunch of undocumented activists, the bus rolled through the country, through states like Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, and into Charlotte on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. The activists participated in a march that snaked through Charlotte on Sunday and by Monday,...
  • For some Texas schools, demographic future is now .

    08/31/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 31, 2012 | Morgan Smith
    Certain characteristics set the Laredo Independent School District apart from most districts in the state. Its western boundary aligns directly with the Mexican border. Nearly all its students are poor, and nearly all are Hispanic. Most rely on the school to provide two meals a day. On the first day of school this week, some showed up without shoes or without parents accompanying them. “It’s hard to work on teaching them about reading and writing and math when they haven’t eaten. It’s hard to really welcome them into their class with their textbooks and their lockers when they don’t have...
  • Bedbugs moving in to some North Texas apartments

    08/31/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 30, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS
    DALLAS - Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. And they're dining on more North Texas apartment dwellers every year. "Sometimes I can't even get to bed at night," said Skyler Wells of the Park Timbers Apartments in Lewisville, who's had bedbugs in his apartment twice in the last four months. "I'm thinking they're crawling on me. I'm scratching myself. I'm taking three showers a night, because I'm thinking I'm gonna wash 'em all off me." Chris McGinn of City of Lewisville Code Compliance Department said bedbugs weren't even on the city's radar three years...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: ‘Stop Acting Stupid’ on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • OUTRAGE: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Says ‘Unfair’ to Blacks and Hispanics

    08/30/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT · by montag813 · 31 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November - in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and that "a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty". This ruling is an outrage on several fronts....
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • Jeb Bush to GOP: Time to change the tone on immigration

    08/26/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT · by exbrit · 72 replies
    L.A Times ^ | 8/26/12 | Mark Z Barabak
    "My personal view is that we need to get beyond where we are," said the former Florida governor, adding a moment later, "You can't ask people to join your cause and then send a signal that you're really not wanted. It just doesn't work." Bush has previously stated his concerns about the party's hard-line immigration stance and seemed careful on Sunday's "Meet The Press" to balance his views with a hearty endorsement of nominee-to-be Mitt Romney.
  • California OKs bill shielding undocumented immigrants

    08/25/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 25, 2012 | Matthai Kuruvila
    California state legislators passed a bill Friday that seeks to protect undocumented immigrants charged with relatively minor crimes from being deported. The bill, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would prohibit local police from detaining anyone on an immigration hold if the person is not charged with or has not been convicted of a serious or violent crime. The bill, which only needs the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown to become law, passed the Assembly on Friday after being amended in the state Senate to remove language that would have required police departments to develop plans to guard against racial...
  • Obama's Illegal Aunt: "You Have The Obligation to Make Me a Citizen"

    08/25/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 21, 2010
    Obama's Illegal Aunt: "You Have The Obligation to Make Me a Citizen" Part One Part two
  • Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Brooks County

    08/24/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Rachel Cole
    BROOKS COUNTY -- A search is underway for a 12-year-old El Salvadorian girl has been missing for 17 days. Officials said the girl is an illegal immigrant who was traveling with a group of other immigrants that left her behind in Brooks County. Kimberly Orellana was last seen near the Falfurrias checkpoint on August 8th. Kimberly was traveling with a group of immigrants who were smuggled into the United States and dropped off in Mcallen. Immigrant activist Livio Danna said the group was heading to Houston but left her behind after she couldn't walk anymore. Now, Danna is doing whatever...
  • 19 people shot Thursday afternoon, Friday morning (Chicago values)

    08/24/2012 5:43:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 24 aug 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    Nineteen people were shot in attacks across the South and West sides between about 5:20 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Friday - including 13 people during a single 30-minute period - according to the Chicago Police Department. The shootings peaked between about 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Thursday when 13 people were shot, including eight in a single incident at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Police are still trying to sort out that shooting, the second of three incidents that left multiple people wounded since 8 p.m.
  • Nebraska, Mississippi Join Arizona: Deny Licenses and Benefits to Illegals Getting Obama Amnesty

    08/23/2012 6:59:17 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-23-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Profiles in Courage - Governors Jan Brewer (R-AZ), Dave Heineman (R-NE) and Phil Bryant (R-MS) have all defied Barack Obama's lawless amnesty decree by denying drivers licenses and benefits in their respective John HillStand With Arizona And then there were THREE.Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoiled the celebrations of the illegal alien crowd last week by issuing an executive order denying drivers licenses and state benefits for so-called "Dreamer" illegal aliens who receive "deferred action" through Barack Obama's mass amnesty program. Now Brewer has company. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have joined her defiance against Obama's...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Strike on American Workers

    08/22/2012 3:50:41 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 9 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    On August 15th, last week, the Obama administration began the implementation of the first mass amnesty for illegal aliens in 25 years. While the 1986 amnesty was at least a lawful act, the 2012 amnesty is an illegal and destructive piece of unilateral legislation from the executive branch. “You can’t stop this force,” Democratic Senator Richard Durbin warned Republicans and law-abiding Democrats. “They are creating a moral force beyond a legal force.” In Obama’s hometown of Chicago, over ten thousand illegal aliens lined up for a chance to become full participants in the social welfare and voter fraud machine of...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Blasts Obama "Amnesty" - Vows to Continue to Enforce Immigration Laws

    08/17/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-17-2012 | John Hill
    As politicians around the nation hide in the shadows and wring their hands over Obama's lawless mass amnesty for 2 million illegals, the state of Arizona is presenting a united front against it. On Wednesday, as tens of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" lined up in cities across the nation to apply for a near-automatic 2-year stay from deportation and work permit that Obama bypassed Congress to order, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer showed that at least one state was not going to take it lying down. Brewer issued an executive order barring drivers licenses and any public benefits to any illegal...
  • Police: Man Unleashes Pit Bull Mix On Bride At Reception

    08/17/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 17, 2012 | Alan Gathright,
    Denver police are searching for a man accused of unleashing a pit bull mix on a bride at her wedding reception and then beating her with brass knuckles. "The whole time he just stood there and laughed," the 22-year-old bride, Brittany Cortez, said of her alleged attacker, Joel Nevarez, a troubled childhood friend who has been in and out of mental hospitals. "He let that dog drag me around the street like a rag doll," the bride said. "He punched me in the face and the back of the head with brass knuckles." ... Nevarez may have fled to Mexico,...
  • Spanish pledge of allegiance causes uproar (New Mexico)

    08/16/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies ^ | 8-16-12 | KOAT (ABC)
    CORRALES, N.M. - A controversy emerged Tuesday night at the Corrales Village council meeting when the audience was asked to say the pledge of allegiance in Spanish. The words in Spanish on a projector didn't help, and even after the mayor explained that it's a village tradition, the crowd defiantly said the pledge in English. Corrales Mayor Phil Gasteyer said the incident was disrespectful, unfortunate and embarrassing. "There was some disrespect shown to the village and its residents," Gasteyer said. The mayor said he's never had a crowd challenge the Spanish language before. He said it could have something to...
  • Gov. Jan Brewer bars public benefits for illegal immigrants

    08/16/2012 6:01:08 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 32 replies
    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday ordered state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy. In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants. Young illegal immigrants around the nation on Wednesday began the process of applying for federal work permits under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The federal policy defers deportations for that group if they meet certain criteria, including arrival in...
  • Obama immigration amnesty to include middle school dropouts

    08/15/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Neil Munro
    Administration officials confirmed on Tuesday that they have expanded the White House immigration policy for younger illegals to include low-skill immigrants who have not completed middle school or high school. The shift adds roughly 350,000 low-skill immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security policy, which was initially portrayed as including only 800,000 people under the age of 31 when it was announced by President Barack Obama in a Rose Garden statement on June 15. The inclusion of middle school dropouts clashes with Obama’s portrayal of the illegal immigrants as skilled workers, scientists and entrepreneurs. ... The foreign workers will enter...
  • A disturbing new trend among immigrant children ( illegals )

    08/15/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/15/2012 | Maria Guerrero
    There’s a stunning trend happening within the immigrant community around the country and in New Mexico. Many undocumented parents are fearful not just of immigration officials, but of their own children. “I don't know what to say about that. That's kinda terrible," said Paul Martinez of Albuquerque. It may sound unreal but there have been cases reported of U.S. born kids and teens threatening their undocumented parents with having them deported. ... ‘"Even the little ones, two years old, start to abuse their mothers because they see that violence at home," she said. “The idea is that they're going to...
  • State officials announce $450,000 in grants to groups aiding undocumented immigrants

    08/15/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Erica Pearson
    Just days before young, undocumented immigrants can begin to apply for work permits, state officials Monday announced $450,000 in grants to groups that can help them out. President Obama’s move — announced with great fanfare in June — lets immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as kids or overstayed their visas apply for a temporary legal status called “deferred action.” “It is critical that we get information out to our immigrant communities so that people will know who is eligible for deferred action and so that they can avoid being scammed,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said. The grants will...
  • Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video)

    08/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    August 15, 2012 Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video) Jim Hoft Navy Pier Amnesty Line–Tens of thousands of illegal aliens lined up today to sign up for Barack Obama’s lawless amnesty program. An estimated 1.8 million illegals are eligible for the program. (VIDEO at Link below) Stand With Arizona reported: Obama’s lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation...
  • Obama Amnesty Begins for Millions of Illegal Aliens: Work Permits, No Safeguards Against Fraud

    08/15/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    By John HillStand With Arizona Obama's lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation and work permits, with far looser provisions and requirements than were ever imagined in any version of the 3-times defeated 'Dream Act' in Congress. Thanks to Obama's decree on June 15th, blanket amnesty for illegal aliens under 30 begins today as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins accepting applications for “deferred action” and...
  • Obama Amnesty Begins for Millions of Illegal Aliens: Work Permits, No Safeguards Against Fraud

    08/15/2012 11:36:48 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    By John HillStand With Arizona Obama's lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation and work permits, with far looser provisions and requirements than were ever imagined in any version of the 3-times defeated 'Dream Act' in Congress. Thanks to Obama's decree on June 15th, blanket amnesty for illegal aliens under 30 begins today as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins accepting applications for “deferred action” and...
  • Obama is ready to sign up immigrants--Romney’s hands are tied on issue

    08/15/2012 8:36:59 AM PDT · by kcvl · 91 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | August 14, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 1.7 million illegal immigrants could become eligible for tentative legal status Wednesday when President Obama’s non-deportation policy goes into effect, and after initial fears that the program would backfire, immigrant advocates are urging young immigrants to sign up. Activists say the policy is the biggest change on immigration in decades, and it has roiled the political landscape, solidifying Mr. Obama’s support among Hispanics and leaving presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney struggling to say what he would do. On Tuesday, the Obama administration laid out final details, including relaxed education standards that set a low bar. Under the...
  • Citizenship Question Deters Some Voters

    08/13/2012 1:37:37 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    A few potential voters were turned away from Michigan polling places this last week when they refused to answer the citizenship question that the state requires they answer before handing them a ballot One of the turned away voters professed himself confused. “They tell us it is okay to vote, but at the poll they say we have to be citizens,” he said. “I come to America for opportunity. Now I am denied opportunity to vote. I do not understand your system of government.” Jocelyn Benson, former Democratic candidate for secretary of state and now Director of the Michigan Center...
  • Rep raises alarm after murders by illegals blocked from deportation by home countries

    08/13/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies ^ | August 13, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    Long after they were ordered out of the country, thousands of criminal aliens from places like China, Cuba, Vietnam and Pakistan remain free in the United States to commit new crimes because their home countries refuse to take them back. For years, this unique problem percolated under the political radar. But recent crimes by immigrant felons have lawmakers scrambling to punish nations that refuse to repatriate their own citizens. The Obama administration and many Democrats in Congress, however, are blocking punitive legislation, preferring to let the State Department handle the issue diplomatically. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, is leading the charge...
  • Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney's VP Pick Used Racist Term In 2011(projectile vomit alert)

    08/12/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 69 replies
    examiner ^ | AUGUST 12, 2012 | ZENOPHON ABRAHAM
    U.S.Congressman Paul Ryan might be a numbers guy, but he's also has no problem using racist terms where illegal immigration is the subject. Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) was named to be the vice presidential running mate for GOP Presidential Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney. Ryan, the 1st District Wisconsin congressman, has carved a name for himself as a "budget hawk," proposing a radical alteration in the US Budget that would cut entitlement programs to dramatically low levels. But 'Paul Ryan Budget Guy' is only part of the story of who Rep. Ryan really is. The other side of him shows a...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids GNC Nutrition: 21 Illegals Using Stolen IDs (Including Those of Dead Americans)

    08/10/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaHe's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But Joe Arpaio continues to show he deserves the moniker of "America's JOBS Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers. Yesterday was no exception, as Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies raided the large General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) distribution warehouse in Phoenix. GNC is the dominant retailer of nutritional supplements in the U.S., with stores across the country. MCSO's Jeff Sprong says the vitamin distribution business employed as many as 21 suspects using false identifications to secure employment. Two suspects were using social security numbers belonging to...
  • Janet Napolitano’s DHS Commences Witch Hunt Against Whistleblowers on Amnesty

    08/10/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 10, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    A witch hunt to track down whistleblowers has commenced at Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. Sources tell PJ Media that DHS policy drafts regarding amnesty programs have been pipelining to Republican congressional offices. As a result, political appointees at DHS are feeling the heat and have commenced a witch hunt to track down the sources of the leaks – conducting interviews bordering on interrogations. One such policy draft sent straight to GOP congressional offices included a memo titled “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” A July draft of the document shows an effort by DHS political appointees to suspend laws...
  • Report finds widespread fraud in taxpayer ID program

    08/09/2012 5:10:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies ^ | 8-9-12 | Mike Emanuel
    A recently released report shows widespread tax fraud in connection with the federal government’s Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program. The U.S. Treasury inspector general report accuses the IRS of discouraging employees from reviewing applications for the ID numbers, which are generally from non-resident workers. The inspector general specifically said there were 154 mailing addresses that were used 1,000 or more times on applications, including 15,795 numbers assigned to a Phoenix address. The report, which evaluated the processing year 2011, also found inadequate controls can result in the numbers being assigned to people who have not proved their identity or foreign...
  • IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants

    08/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8 Aug 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday. The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said the IRS is too focused on getting out refunds quickly rather than getting them only to qualified taxpayers. Auditors also said the agency eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests and doesn’t have the right training or tools to screen out bogus identity documents when immigrants apply for taxpayer...
  • IRS paid out billions in bogus refunds under program for immigrants

    08/08/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Stepen Dinan
    Agency supervisors told employees to ignore red flagsThe IRS has paid out as much as $5.2 billion in fraudulent tax refunds to immigrants, and ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of its mistakes, according to a new audit released Wednesday by the agency’s inspector general. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said identity theft fraud could cost the government $21 billion over the next five years unless the IRS takes steps to crack down on the bogus use of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) which are issued to immigrants — legal and illegal — in lieu of...
  • Anaheim: No Laughing Place (The home of Disneyland is anything but the happiest city)

    08/08/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2012 | Jack Dunphy
    There is more to Anaheim, Calif., than Disneyland. As shown by this crime map, the unfortunate tourist who takes a wrong turn on his way out of the Magic Kingdom may quickly find the neighborhood he has entered is far from The Happiest Place on Earth. Things are not getting any happier. On a recent Friday morning, Anaheim police officers shot at (and missed) a man who attempted to run them down with a car when they interrupted him and an accomplice while committing a burglary. The previous weekend, officers tried to stop a stolen car whose driver led them...
  • Albert Lea residents protest [business owner's] sign against illegal immigrants

    08/08/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Owatonna Peoples Press ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Baier
    ALBERT LEA — About a hundred people marched on Monday evening to protest a sign that calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants. The rally and march through Albert Lea were organized by the Owatonna-based immigrant rights group Centro Campesino to denounce a scrolling LED sign that reads "check dictionary, illegal is criminal." The sign was put up on the outside wall of a local business. The recent shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin heightens the need for discussions about race and ethnicity across the country, said Jeffrey Jurewicz, Centro Campesino community organizer. "It made me a little...
  • Videos said to show Homestead officer in 2 unprovoked attacks

    08/08/2012 2:15:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/3/12 | CHRISTINA VEIGA
    The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office on Friday released videos that prosecutors say show Homestead Police Sgt. Jeffery Rome kicking a 69-year old man unconscious and pepper-spraying another man repeatedly in the face... The videos are part of the evidence the state will use to prosecute Rome, who was one of three Homestead police officers arrested last month in connection with a string of alleged attacks outside a Homestead bar where migrant and immigrant farm workers go for a night out.
  • Freep a Poll! (Should ICE agent be disciplined for NOT releasing criminal illegal?)

    08/03/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 8-3-12 | Fox News
    Should a veteran ICE agent be punished for refusing to release an illegal immigrant arrested on driving violations? Yes. It's his supervisor's responsibility. He should follow orders. Not sure. This case really makes me think about our immigration policies. No. The guy's here illegally, and broke laws. This policy is ridiculous.
  • OUTRAGE: Drunk Illegal Alien with FOUR DUIs Kills Baby in New Mexico

    08/03/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-03-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with Arizona How many more Americans killed by illegal aliens will it take until our nation's leaders finally act? The photo above is of Aileen Smith holding the lifeless body of her son. Aileen and her husband Zach were traveling along Interstate 25 in San Miguel County, N.M., when a car driven by Ramon Hernandez, 43, collided with their vehicle. Aileen Smith suffered severe contusions to her midsection as well as a broken sternum. She was seven months pregnant with the couple's first child. She was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe where doctors performed...