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  • Russia's Race Riots: Are Police Turning a Blind Eye?

    12/15/2010 4:29:38 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 22 replies
    The Time ^ | Dec 15, 2010 | Simon Shuster
    Around dusk on Dec. 11, Moscow's police chief, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, arrived at the scene of a race riot that his troops had failed to quell. Mobs of skinheads had savagely beaten dozens of passersby that afternoon in the streets and on the subway, leaving blood on the ground and swastikas scrawled on the walls across from the Kremlin gates. As Kolokoltsev stood there, thousands of rioters were still chanting racist slogans and throwing bottles and flares at his men. He decided it was time to negotiate. For a police force not known for being shy with its truncheons, this was...
  • Video Report of American Shot & Killed by Mexican Pirates on Falcon Lake, Texas

    10/04/2010 10:32:53 AM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/4/10 | Chuck Wolk
    It was back in March that I wrote about the Mexican Pirates who were chasing and robbing many Americans on Falcon lake in the article about professional Bass Fisherman Richard Drake when I told you about the Mexican Pirates Chasing American Pro Bass Fisherman In American Waters. Well now they shot and killed an American who was enjoying a day on the lake with his wife.  Follow the link below to watch the video news report of theAmerican Shot & Killed by Mexican Pirates on Falcon Lake, Texas
  • The Invasion Continues - Report and Photos from Arizona

    03/30/2010 12:30:57 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 37 replies · 2,117+ views
    3/30/2010
    The following is a forwarded report from Arizona. Note that there are eight different trucks pictured with approximately 25 to 35 people in each. These images were taken in broad daylight. There were several more camera activations at night showing vehicles rolling by. ***********Forwarded report Below************ All images taken 45 miles due south of downtown phoenix, 80 miles north of the border , 3 miles south of Interstate 8. ZERO active Border Patrol presence in this area (Ajo BP station responsibility)..... no visible LE response to to our 911 calls or calls to the Ajo BP station. How can this...
  • In Mexico's Drug War, Bad Cops Are a Mounting Problem

    11/22/2008 9:36:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Time ^ | 11/22/08 | Tim Padgett with Dolly Mascarenas
    Few rituals are more futile than the "housecleaning" of Mexico's police forces. So deep, broad and brazen is cop corruption south of the border that removing it makes eradicating rats from landfills look easy. Mexico stages quasi-annual purges of officers high and low — last year it was 284 federal police commanders — and yet every year it seems to find itself with an even more criminal constabulary. This year's scandals, however, are especially appalling. Over the summer, President Felipe Calderon's anti-drug czar, Noe Ramirez, resigned abruptly. This week, the likely reason became apparent after Ramirez was detained and accused...
  • MALKIN: Illegal immigrant factor

    09/27/2008 8:25:18 PM PDT · by frithguild · 12 replies · 716+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, September 28, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The Mother of All Bailouts has many fathers. ***But there's one giant paternal elephant in the room that has slipped notice: how illegal immigration, crime-enabling banks and Bush open-borders policies fueled the mortgage crisis. It's no coincidence that most of the areas hit hardest by the foreclosure wave - Loudoun County, Va., California's Inland Empire, Stockton and San Joaquin Valley, and Las Vegas and Phoenix, for starters - also happen to be some of the nation's largest illegal alien sanctuaries. Half of the mortgages to Hispanics are subprime (the accursed species of loan to borrowers with the shadiest credit histories)....
  • Mexicans propose border fence to keep Americans out.

    09/19/2008 5:03:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 214+ views
    Edwards Report ^ | 9-18-08 | Mr. Edwards
    Mary Consuela, a futbol mom from a suburb of Cancun was quick to endorse the fence. “They come to work to support their families in America – I understand that,” said Consuela. “But they drive our highways without insurance, sleep 9 people in a studio apartment and are mostly employed under-the-table to avoid taxes. What happens when they need health care or other services? It comes out of my pocket.” Small protests have popped-up across the country as people waving American flags demanded amnesty. Those without bribe money were taken into the desert and shot by authorities.
  • Terry Anderson LIVE Thread - June 29, 2008

    06/29/2008 8:35:40 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 67 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | June 29, 2008 | Terry Anderson
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! Sundays - 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100 - Phoenix "If You Ain't Mad, You Ain't Payin' Attention!" Call-In Number - (866) 870-5752 Don't miss Terry's May 25th show when he will discuss... JASON CHAFFETZ, Republican candidate for the 3rd US Congressional District of UTah Can you guess WHO the most Horriblest Clown of the Week is? Listen to Terry online ... http://krla870.townhall.com/ http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/index.php?cmd=listenlive
  • Immigration and Gang Violence Propel Crusade (Jamiel Shaw)

    05/15/2008 5:36:15 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 65+ views
    LOS ANGELES — Jamiel Shaw Sr. never gave much thought to the immigration status of gang members in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. With his military wife deployed to Iraq and two sons to raise, there were football practices to manage, shoes to buy, college applications to consider. But in the two months since his older son, Jamiel Jr., was gunned down by a man the police say is a gang member who was here illegally from Mexico, Mr. Shaw has been able to think of little else. “I don’t care about illegal people who are working here and taking...
  • Thousands rally in May Day effort for immigration reform (BARF ALERT)

    05/01/2008 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 45 replies · 89+ views
    AT&T NEWS ^ | May 1, 2008 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of chanting, flag-waving immigrants and activists rallied in cities across the country Thursday, attempting to reinvigorate calls for immigration reform in a presidential election year in which the economy has taken center stage. From Washington to Miami to Los Angeles, immigrant rights activists demanded citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and an end to raids and deportations. "We come here to fight for legalization. We're people. We have rights," said Eric Molina, an undocumented factory worker who immigrated to Zion, Ill., from Mexico. Molina, his sister and his 13-year-old daughter...
  • Judge Suspends Key Bush Effort in Immigration

    10/10/2007 8:24:07 PM PDT · by RAY · 56 replies · 1,995+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/11/07 | Julia Preston
    "A federal judge in San Francisco ordered an indefinite delay yesterday of a central measure of the Bush administration’s new strategy to curb illegal immigration."
  • At Least 56 Arrested in Immigration Raids at McDonald's

    09/28/2007 12:38:09 AM PDT · by at bay · 48 replies · 165+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-28-07 | a.p.
    RENO, Nev — Federal agents raided 11 McDonald's restaurants in northern Nevada and made dozens of arrests Thursday as part of an investigation into illegal immigration. Agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made at least 56 arrests in Reno, Sparks and Fernley after raids at the restaurants and a franchise corporate headquarters in Reno, agency spokesman Richard Rocha said. "They are people suspected of being in the country illegally. As far as I know, they were all McDonald's employees," he told The Associated Press. The investigation began five months ago and was sparked by an identity theft complaint, Rocha...
  • FReep This Poll! Federal judge strikes down the Illegal Immigration Relief Act in Hazelton, PA.

    07/26/2007 9:56:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 705+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 26, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Actual poll question: Do you agree with the federal judge's decision to strike down the Illegal Immigration Relief Act in Hazleton, Pa.? Yes No Not sure
  • SARKOZY WIN FUELS ANXIETY AND ANGER IN VOLATILE PARIS SUBURBS

    05/06/2007 10:30:22 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 83 replies · 2,904+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 6 May 2007 | staff
    LA COURNEUEVE, France, May 6, 2007 (AFP) - As news of rightwinger Nocolas Sarkozy's presidential victory flashed up on the television in the cafe, Gnyma Cisse buried her head in her hands in a mixture of frustration and fury. "I'm disgusted," said Cisse, 23, who had gathered to watch the election coverage in Le Metro cafe which caters to a largely immigrant and first generation French-born clientelle in the La Courneuve suburb of Paris. Cisse, of Sengalese origin, called her sister-in-law who lives here without French nationality. "Pack your bags. The planes are already on standby," she said, alluding to...
  • Census: Immigrants Stabilize Big-City Populations

    04/05/2007 8:14:53 AM PDT · by X180A · 22 replies · 603+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 10:17 a.m. EDT, April 5, 2007 | The Associated Press
    "Without immigrants pouring into the nation's big metro areas, places such as New York, Los Angeles and Boston would be losing population.".....""Immigrants are filling the void as domestic migrants are seeking opportunities in other places," said Mark Mather, a demographer at the Population Reference Bureau, a private research organization."
  • Immigration enforcement officers arrest 326 in Houston

    08/22/2006 1:48:04 PM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 784+ views
    CBS 11 TV - Dallas, TX ^ | 08/22/2006 | unk
    Houston - Authorities have arrested 326 people in the Houston area, including some accused of murder, as part of a national crackdown on illegal immigrants. They were accused of crimes including homicide, aggravated sexual assault of minors, robbery, assault, human smuggling and narcotics trafficking. ``Criminal aliens are a threat to the safety of our children, families, community and our nation,'' said Kenneth L. Landgrebe, field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Detention and Removal Operations office in Houston. ``Our goal is to remove these threats from the United States.'' Thirty of those arrested were fugitive criminal immigrants with final...
  • City councilor defends stance on immigrants

    07/20/2006 5:32:49 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies · 636+ views
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | July 20, 2006 | Jack Moran
    SPRINGFIELD - City Councilor Dave Ralston says he's prepared to respond to critics offended by comments he's made in an e-mail calling for local legislation to crack down on illegal immigrants who he believes are "invading" the United States. Ralston is holding firm to his position despite taking heat Wednesday from Mayor Sid Leiken for remarks Ralston sent last week to his fellow city councilors detailing his views on illegal immigration. Ralston's outspoken comments are political dynamite at a time when illegal immigration is being debated intensely across the nation. "We cannot continue to absorb the flow of illegal immigrants,...
  • Time: if you oppose illegal immigration, you might be a Nazi

    05/31/2006 4:36:50 AM PDT · by Jameison · 48 replies · 1,323+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/30/2005 | Allahpundit
    Time: if you oppose illegal immigration, you might be a Nazi, or a Klansman, or maybe even a member of the Minutemen. And to think Kaus thought the media was going to line up with the Senate against the House. You’re too young to be so cynical, Mickey. A quick check of the Time archives reveals no mentions whatsoever of “MEChA,” let alone the fact that the lieutenant governor of California and the mayor of Los Angeles once belonged to the organization. If you can find any, let me know and I’ll update here. Meanwhile, it’s a very special edition...
  • Immigration Prospects Brightening

    05/28/2006 10:29:28 AM PDT · by Jameison · 166 replies · 2,554+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 5/28/2006 | John Hinderaker
    The Washington Post reports this morning that prospects for the Senate's immigration package are dimming, due to House members' concerns about November's election: Republican House members facing the toughest races this fall are overwhelmingly opposed to any deal that provides illegal immigrants a path to citizenship -- an election-year dynamic that significantly dims the prospects that President Bush will win the immigration compromise he is seeking, according to Republican lawmakers and leadership aides. Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will not allow a vote on a House-Senate compromise that does not have the support of most GOP lawmakers or one that...
  • WE MUST CONSIDER THIS POSSIBILITY

    05/17/2006 6:18:05 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 47 replies · 1,438+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 5/16/06 | neal boortz
    WE MUST CONSIDER THIS POSSIBILITY strong message: We are not going to take any affirmative action to insure that the Mexican invasion across our southern border is brought to a halt. We must consider the possibility that these politicians want this invasion to continue because it serves their political needs. For the Democrats, this one is easy. Enabling the invasion is step one. Amnesty for those who have crossed our borders is step two. Step three will be figuring out a way to get those who were once illegal aliens, but by virtue of the amnesty program are illegal no...
  • Response to imigration letter

    04/23/2006 9:19:58 AM PDT · by Technoman · 23 replies · 1,656+ views
    Congressman Sam Farr
    Dear (Technogeek): Thank you for writing me about immigration. I understand that this is an issue that evokes very strong reactions. Even before the protests over the last several weeks, the need for comprehensive immigration reform was unmistakable. Over 12 million undocumented immigrants reportedly live in the U.S. Most are here for a better life; they pay taxes and they perform low-paid, unskilled jobs few Americans desire or seek. By forcing these hardworking individuals to remain in the shadows, we risk creating an environment where a minority criminal element can operate unchecked. This situation only threatens our national security and...
  • Students Suspended For Wearing Shirts With American Flags(USMC Shirts also)

    04/06/2006 8:05:53 PM PDT · by bulldozer · 102 replies · 3,232+ views
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | April 6, 2006
    DENVER -- Several students at Shaw Heights Middle School have been disciplined for wearing shirts that depict the American flag, an act that is in direct violation of the public school's recent ban on all flags, depictions of flags, or flag colors on student clothing. One student said he was suspended for wearing a DARE program shirt with a flag behind the logo. Another student, Katie Golgart, said she was suspended for wearing a Marine Corps shirt. "I'm gonna going to school and wear another Marine shirt just to show that I support my brother and what he does," Haas...
  • Peter King: Immigration Bill Wouldn't Hurt Church (Exposes Cardinal Mahoney's Immigration Lie)

    03/26/2006 2:00:11 PM PST · by petkus · 18 replies · 859+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | 3/26/2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Rep. Peter King, R-NY, said Sunday that the immigration reform bill that he's co-sponsoring with Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., would have no impact whatsoever on Catholic Church programs that minister to illegal immigrants. "There's absolutely nothing in this bill that is going to put at risk any nun or priest or social worker or social agency," King told WABC Radio's "Religion on the Line." "There's been language in our law for over 50 years saying it's wrong to aid and abet or encourage illegal immigrants to come into the country or stay in the country," King said. "And that's aimed...
  • Invisible in the desert (video)

    01/18/2006 6:32:33 PM PST · by minus_273 · 17 replies · 933+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/18/06 | CNN
    CNN's Bill Tucker reports on a town in texas where over half the residents are illegal aliens.
  • "I Watch My Back" (Illegals Attacking Oil Field Workers-Texas)

    07/25/2005 7:54:21 PM PDT · by The South Texan · 9 replies · 779+ views
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | 7/25/05 | Cari Hammerstrom
    ‘I Watch My Back’ July 25,2005 Cari Hammerstrom The Monitor Oil and gas workers report attacks by undocumented immigrants Aurelio and Carolyn Talamantez, along with their trusty chow dog, Arcas, hunker down in the shade beneath the awning of a small trailer and watch cars whiz by on a deserted stretch of U.S. Highway 83 for most of the day. Judging by their log book, they are only occasionally interrupted by the workers at H&P’s Rig 142 going to and from their job drilling for natural gas on the Ridge Crest Dominguez Ranch, a roughly 1,500-acre tract of land bordered...
  • Inside ICE, July 4, 2005 e-newsletter

    07/02/2005 3:10:06 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 616+ views
    Inside ICE ^ | July 4, 2005 | Inside ICE, July 4, 2005 e-newsletter
    ICE Honors Citizen Soldier Heroes As the nation celebrates the 229th anniversary of its= Declaration of Independence, ICE offices all over the country= are honoring their citizen-soldiers who have courageously served= and sacrificed to help the people of Iraq and Afghanistan secure= their independence and freedoms=2E More ICE Agents Arrest 34 in San Juan Project SAN JUAN, P=2ER=2E=97ICE agents, working with other federal, state= and local law enforcement agencies in Puerto Rico, arrested 34= persons on gun and drug charges in the Vista Hermosa public= housing project in the municipality of Rio Piedras, Puerto= Rico=2E=09=09 More ICE Joins Forces with...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • BUSH'S IMMIGRATION PET PHRASES

    12/20/2004 12:21:42 PM PST · by nanak · 328 replies · 3,785+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/20/2004 | Michelle Malkin
    After the White House news conference this morning, Bill Kristol on Fox News praised President Bush's remarks about "immigration reform" as "eloquent." Beg to differ. The president's open-borders statements were empty, garish platitudes strung together sloppily like cheap Christmas lights: Illegal aliens "do the job Americans won't do." President Bush used that dog-tired phrase about a half-dozen times during today's press conference as he defended his impending illegal alien amnesty plan. Mark Krikorian effectively puts this mindless rhetoric to rest here. "Family values don't stop at the Rio Grande." Uh huh. Well, terrorists and gang members and drunken murderers and...
  • Troops Become Citizens as U.S. Observes Veterans Day

    11/11/2004 9:47:38 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 606+ views
    Newmax.com ^ | 11/11/04 | Newsmax wire
    SAN DIEGO – Marine Cpl. David Antonio Garcia stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier Thursday and was sworn in as an American citizen, after already serving under the U.S. flag in Iraq. The native of Mexico was among 80 sailors and Marines from 25 countries from Canada to Syria who became citizens in a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the USS Midway, a reward for putting their lives on the line for their adopted country.
  • WSJ: Primary Colors

    09/13/2004 5:24:42 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 1,124+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Last Tuesday was primary day in Arizona and Nevada, and we think the results deserve a little more national publicity because they revealed some useful political lessons. To wit: immigration doesn't win elections but the tax issue does. Two Arizona incumbents, Republicans Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake, faced primary challenges resulting from their position on immigration. Both back sensible reform of our immigration system. Both support President Bush's call for a guest-worker program to match willing foreign workers with U.S. employers and draw illegal aliens out of the dangerous underground economy. And as a result of these views, Messrs. Kolbe...
  • Man suspected of smuggling people

    08/28/2004 4:56:22 PM PDT · by TLI · 22 replies · 481+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 28, 2004 | UNION-TRIBUNE
    Man suspected of smuggling people TIJUANA – A people-smuggling suspect is facing charges after Mexican immigration authorities captured him with two people of Iraqi origin at the city bus station. The suspect, Mouakkeh Mouhamed Rouchdi, is apparently of Syrian-French background, according to Mexican authorities. He arrived in Tijuana this week with the two others after traveling from La Paz, Mexican authorities said. He was allegedly charging the two others $10,000 each to transport them illegally into San Diego, Mexican authorities said. The other two people were of Iraqi origin but had Greek nationality, Mexican authorities said. The two flew from...
  • Bangladesh among top finishers in US visa lottery - got 7,404 visas

    07/23/2004 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 81 replies · 856+ views
    News From Bangladesh ^ | Saturday July 24 2004
    WASHINGTON, July 23: Bangladesh, Nigeria, Poland and Ethiopia were the top finishers in the US visa lottery, which granted 50,000 permanent residence visas, or "green cards," allowing recipients to live and work in the United States, the US State Department said Thursday. The "diversity lottery," held each year under the US Immigration and Nationality Act, distributes the visas to residents of countries which have low immigration rates to the United States. Applicants were selected at random from a total of some 9.5 million applications submitted from November 1 to December 30, 2003, said the State Department. Bangladesh got 7,404 visas,...
  • Political pandering and immigration law

    12/07/2003 10:43:33 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 184+ views
    <p>In just the latest example of how far Maryland Democrats are willing to go to strengthen their political base on the left, Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley are lobbying Congress to kill legislation to strengthen federal-state cooperation in enforcing U.S. immigration laws. Messrs. O'Malley and Duncan &#8212; who are expected to compete for the 2006 Democratic nomination for governor &#8212; have sent letters to federal officials urging that they kill the Clear Law Enforcement for criminal Alien Removal Act, or CLEAR (H.R. 2671), introduced by Rep. Charlie Norwood, Georgia Republican.</p>
  • <b>Frank Talk About "Mexifornia"</b>

    11/11/2003 9:54:04 AM PST · by Elric@Melnibone · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI) ^ | November, 2003 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There was a time, not so long ago, when we Americans understood that newcomers did not need to be taught in their own language in our schools. Even less did we believe that their children required special classes in ethnic pride or separate, race-based college graduation ceremonies. The very idea that a national lobbying group would call itself La Raza (The Race)—and have slogans such as: “For La Raza everything; for those outside La Raza, nothing”—would have seemed to us shocking, even chilling. We believed in American civic education for immigrants, which, combined with intermarriage, integration and popular culture, led...
  • Lewiston, Maine -- Mayor appeals to Somalis to stem imigration.

    10/08/2002 2:43:17 PM PDT · by www.corvettewave.com · 14 replies · 1,217+ views
    Sun Journal -- Lewiston, Maine ^ | 10/01/2002 | Mayor Larry Raymond
    Mayor Larry Raymond is hoping an appeal to the city’s Somali community will help stem the tide of new residents. Raymond drafted an open letter to Somali leaders, asking them to pass the word to friends and family outside Maine that Lewiston is full. “The large number of new arrivals cannot continue without negative results for all,” Raymond wrote. “The Somali community must exercise some discipline and reduce the stress on our limited finances and generosity.” Local Somalis said Thursday that they wanted to discuss the letter among themselves before they responded to it. Raymond’s missive was distributed informally around...