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  • Immigrant Detention Center Has Hair Salon For Women

    08/01/2014 9:59:45 AM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    CBS News Houston ^ | 8/1/2014 | associated press
    Federal immigration officials gave separate tours for media, local governments, consular officials andimmigrant advocates on Thursday to show what residents will be afforded once they pass through the 15-foot gate to temporarily live behind high concrete walls. The only person allowed to be quoted during the media tour was Lucero. Once they enter under the welcome sign — in English and Spanish — immigrants will be processed through showers and health screenings and allowed to select clothes for themselves and their children. Mothers also can request diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers and blankets. Further inside they will have access to a...
  • Illegal Immigrants Demand Representation at White House Meetings

    07/29/2014 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations,” said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action. Billing themselves “undocumented immigrant leaders,” the organizers said they will erect a picket line to symbolize their demand.
  • White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights

    07/28/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 7/25/2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS, BRIAN BENNETT, LISA MASCARO
    Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks. Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading option the White House is considering, according to officials who discussed...
  • Desperate Hunt for Contagious Homeless Man in California Who Refused to Have Tuberculosis Treatment

    07/25/2014 5:26:09 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    A desperate hunt is underway in Northern California for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. County health officials asked prosecutors to seek the warrant, in part, because Rosas Cruz comes from a part of Mexico known for its drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. Taylor, who did not know the status of Rosas Cruz's residency, said he is not interested in punishing him through the criminal court system. Rather, Taylor said he is using the courts to protect the public's health. By law, health officials can't force a patient to be...
  • REPORT: Mexican Coyotes Load Up Illegal Alien Girls With Birth Control For Their Rapes (Video)

    07/18/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Human smugglers in Mexico routinely give young illegal immigrant girls birth control for their trip through Mexico. The odds are they will be raped.
  • Mexican drug cartel 'kidnapped South Carolina man and held him chained to the floor for a week'

    07/16/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/14 | Associated Press and Michael Zennie
    Three alleged members of a Mexican drug cartel are in jail after allegedly bringing their brutal tactics north of the border and using them on a South Carolina man who owed them a $200,000 drug debt. The FBI says the men kidnapped a 23-year-old from his hometown in St. Matthews, South Carolina, on July 9 and held him for nearly a week while they tried to extort up to $400,000 from his family. He was rescued mostly unharmed early Tuesday from a home in rural Roseboro, North Carolina, where he was found chained to the floor and blindfolded. Authorities say...
  • Glenn Beck to Bring Soccer Balls, Teddy Bears, Hot Meals to Illegals: "We Must Open Our Hearts"

    07/09/2014 1:20:14 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/2014 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck said bringing soccer balls, teddy bears, and hot meals to illegal immigrants who have been detained along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the most right thing he has ever done. On July 19, Beck will travel to McAllen, Texas, because he believes Americans must "open our hearts" to the illegal immigrant children who have been unlawfully entering the country.
  • League City [TX] bans undocumented children

    07/09/2014 2:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Cindy George
    ".....More than 25 residents spoke during the public comment section of Tuesday's council meeting, which followed a public workshop on Monday night. The resolution passed 6-2. Council members Thiess, Dan Becker, Todd Kinsey, Geri Bentley, Andy Mann and Mayor Timothy Paulissen voted in favor while council members Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson were opposed. Before the vote, Thiess announced that a similar measure based on the League City proposal was passed by Galveston County commissioners on Tuesday afternoon........"
  • Sheriffs Refusing to Put Hold on Immigrant Inmates for Feds

    07/07/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/6/14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Dozens of sheriffs around the country are refusing to detain noncitizens convicted of crimes for extra time to allow the federal government to start deportation proceedings after a court ruling that one immigrant's civil rights had been violated when she was held without probable cause. "When a judge says something is in violation of the Fourth Amendment, I am not going to just keep doing it," Sheriff William Gore of San Diego told The New York Times. "If they want to take someone into federal custody, the can decide to do that, but I am not going to keep holding...
  • Obama Administration Loses 4 Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Girl (Video)

    07/07/2014 3:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-6-14 | Jim Hoft
    Gladys Lopez allowed her four year-old illegal immigrant daughter to travel to the US. Now she can’t find her. The Obama administration lost track of the little girl. What happened to the girl remains a mystery. KRGV reported: The Obama Administration has lost track of an illegal immigrant girl. The four-year-old girl is just one of thousands who have been taken into custody by border patrol agents. Gladys Lopez says she was able to speak with her daughter, Eliana, briefly over the phone after she was taken into custody. Lopez hasn’t heard from the girl or immigration authorities since. Lopez...
  • Here’s What Members of Congress CANNOT Do While Touring Immigrant Detention Facilities

    07/03/2014 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/03/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to allow members of Congress to go on a managed tour of a Texas facility that houses immigrant children, amid congressional criticism that the government is trying to keep members out of these facilities. But HHS has set several ground rules that members will have to follow if they attend. **SNIP** “No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in your vehicle),” the email said. “No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed right after the tour,” it continued. “No...
  • Boy's death draws attention to immigration perils

    06/30/2014 7:24:52 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | June 30,2014 | Christopher Sherman
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy's body about a mile from Texas' southern border, they also discovered his brother's Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle...."Down here finding a decomposed body ... we come across them quite often," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said, adding that this was the first child immigrant his office has found since he became sheriff in April. "It's a very dangerous journey
  • Patriots Hotline Founder: We're Forming a Human Chain to Stop Illegals

    06/27/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    Militia members and other concerned U.S. citizens are converging on the border town of Laredo, Texas, on Friday to create a blockade against illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, the organizer of the human chain and protest said on Newsmax TV's "MidPoint." "This will continue for days and weeks to come" and spread "to other points" along the U.S.-Mexico frontier, Barbie Rogers, founder of the Patriots Information Hotline, said in a telephone interview from Laredo. "We are trying to contact every person and every patriot in the United States to go down and help do something the government should...
  • Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors

    05/22/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2014 | Josh Saul
    Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death with a stick after the doomed woman made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. Noor Hussein, 75, was so outraged over the prospect of eating the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussein, 66, inside their Brooklyn apartment until she was a “bloody mess,” prosecutors said in opening statements of his murder trial Wednesday. .... in his home country, beating your wife is customary. “He comes from a culture where he thinks this is...
  • 4 dead, 4 injured in accident involving human smuggling ( Utah )

    05/16/2014 2:56:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    KSL ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Pat Reavy
    THOMPSON SPRINGS, Grand County — Four people were killed and four others critically injured after a van that was apparently involved in a human smuggling operation rolled multiple times on I-70 Friday morning. About 4:30 a.m., approximately 34 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border ... Investigators believe a ninth person, possibly a woman, walked away from the scene. That person had not been located as of noon. "We're looking at this as possibly being a human smuggling case," Royce said. The Utah State Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were assisting the Utah...
  • Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

    05/12/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics detailing all of the criminal convictions of the more than 36,000 immigrants released from custody last year. The numbers show that the criminals released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had amassed more than 15,000 drunken-driving convictions, 1,317 domestic violence convictions, 727 sex crimes convictions and even four that the statistics listed as “treason, sabotage.” The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention, but released them anyway,
  • Lawsuit Demands Bank Loans for ‘Building the Third Temple’ (Israel)

    05/08/2014 11:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2014, 9:44 AM | Moshe Cohen
    An Ethiopian immigrant is suing Israel’s major banks—because they are denying him loans that he is seeking to build the Third Holy Temple (Beit Hamikdash). The Temple was the spiritual center of the Jewish people for millennia; the destruction of the first two temples marked the exile of the Jewish people twice, first to Babylonia and then to Rome. The destruction of the Second Temple rendered the Temple Mount a ruin, and was later taken over by first the Christians, and then the Muslims, who built two mosques on the site of the Temple. […] However, the immigrant does not...
  • Why the Amnesty Lobby is Freaking Out

    04/08/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is done being patient. There was a time when an Oval Office meeting with President Obama could buy their silence. But no longer. On Friday April 4, the CHC sent a six-page letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding that Obama use "all legal means available" to "suspend, delay, or dispense with the deportations of immigrants who would qualify for legal status and protection under S. 744." At no point does the letter bother to call for new legislation or the passage of S.744. Instead, the CHC just demands that Obama enforce current...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/07/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-05-2014 | The Editorial Board
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • Deputies: Voodoo helped guide ring before arrests (FL)

    03/19/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/19/14 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A drug ring that employed a vast network — including a voodoo priest — supplying methamphetamine across Central Florida and the U.S. was shutdown this week, the Polk County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday. The 13 suspects arrested Tuesday were among 25 couriers, distributors and street dealers identified in Operation Hoodoo Voodoo, the investigation of a multimillion-dollar meth pipeline from Mexico. Javier Flores, known as "El Don (The Boss)," supervised the shipments from his home in southern California and remains at large, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. On Tuesday, 44 pounds of the powerful amphetamine were seized at Love's...
  • Catholicism growing in heart of Muslim world

    03/10/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 8, 2014 | John L. Allen Jr.
    From the “not what you might expect” files, here’s a fact about Catholicism in the early 21st century that flies in the face of conventional wisdom: It’s growing by leaps and bounds in the heart of the Muslim world. Many Americans have heard about an exodus of Christians out of the Middle East, and that’s all too real. Christians now make up only 5 percent of the region’s population, down from 20 percent a century ago. In places like Iraq, whole Christian communities are on the brink of extinction. Yet the Arabian Peninsula today is also seeing one of the...
  • Violence against women 'pandemic' in Mexico

    03/07/2014 12:35:56 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/7/14 | Anahi Rama and Lizbeth Diaz
    So many teenage girls turned up dead in a vacant field on the outskirts of Mexico City that people nicknamed it the "women's dumping ground." They began showing up in 2006, usually left among piles of garbage. Some were victims of domestic violence, others of drug gangs that have seized control of entire neighborhoods in the gritty town of Ecatepec, northeast of the capital. The lot has since been cleared and declared an ecological reserve. But its grisly past is not forgotten and the killings have only accelerated. Dulce Cristina Payan, 17, was one of the victims. Two years ago,...
  • 2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case (Target)

    01/20/2014 4:28:58 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/14 | Christopher Sherman
    Account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off regionally, a South Texas police chief said Monday following the arrest of two Mexican citizens who authorities say arrived at the border with 96 fraudulent credit cards. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Mary Carmen Garcia, 27, and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, 28, both of Monterrey, Mexico, used cards containing the account information of South Texas residents. Rodriguez said they were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R...
  • Black women pushing white babies: Photo series exposes the racial divides in the world of a NY nanny

    01/16/2014 5:12:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A candid picture series exposing the lives of New York City nannies reveals how a deep-rooted racial divide continues to permeate the industry. Photographer Ellen Jacob, 58, told MailOnline that she was inspired to start the project after noticing how it was often 'black women pushing white babies around' on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side. After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.
  • Illegal Alien Pedophile on the Run from Mexican Police Molests 6-Year Old in Florida

    11/13/2013 10:06:13 AM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-13-2013 | John Hill
    MONSTER: Illegal Alien pedophile Tito Pedraza-Montejo. Yet another import from Mexico's sick child-sex culture.- A 44-year-old illegal alien, already on the run from Mexico after raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl there, was jailed Wednesday after being accused of molesting a first-grader in Leesburg, Florida, police said. Tito Pedraza-Montejo of Leesburg was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 12 years old. He remained in the Lake County jail Friday on no bond, due to his status of being an illegal immigrant and a possible flight risk. Pedraza-Montejo also is under investigation for allegedly molesting a...
  • Video: Violent anti-migrant riot erupts in Moscow after local killed

    10/14/2013 4:28:29 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies
    Hundreds of outraged Muscovites -- blaming a migrant for the fatal stabbing of a local -- attacked businesses in a southern district of Moscow run by natives of the Caucasus. Police detained over three hundred people during the unrest on Sunday
  • St. Louis gunman was Somali immigrant

    06/14/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 14, 2013 | JIM SALTER
    59-year-old Ahmed Dirir walked into his business, AK Home Health Care LLC, on Thursday afternoon, got into a brief argument, and then shot his three employees. Killed were 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette, Mo., 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis, and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill. Dirir, Muse and Abdulla were all from Somalia
  • Greece: Afghan with swastikas throws woman over coastal wall

    05/29/2013 9:07:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    DG ^ | May 28, 2013 | Katerina Nikolas
    Police in Corfu have arrested an illegal Afghan immigrant after he robbed a 20-year-old student and callously threw her over an eight-meter coastal wall. Police were surprised to find the Afghan had tattoos of swastikas and other Nazi symbols on his body. Pantelis Haidos, the father of the young history student that was viciously attacked
  • Swedes Take to the Streets to Defend their Neighborhoods

    05/25/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Lumik · 133 replies
    Fria Tider ^ | 5/25/13 | Lumik
    Stockholm. Faced by another night of terror at the hands of predominantly immigrant rioters, Swedes grown tired of the police’s inability to put an end to the unrest took to the streets Friday night to defend their neighborhoods. The vigilantes were described as a motley crew of homeowners and concerned citizens, as well as neo-Nazi activists and football hooligans. In the Stockholm suburb of Tumba the police decided to abandon their earlier non-intervention policy as a large group of police officers rounded up and dispersed a group of vigilantes trying to fend off rioters. The decision to round up vigilantes...
  • 5th Day of Riots in Stockholm

    05/25/2013 5:25:21 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 22 replies
    USBC News ^ | 13,05,24 | USBC News Wire
    th Day of Riots in Stockholm A north-western suburb of Stockholm has been hit by five days of riots, in which several schools have been burned out, numerous vehicles have been set on fire, and a police station was attacked. The suburb, Husby, is reportedly well known for its large immigrant population, which is comprised of incomers from predominantly Muslim countries, including Turkey, the Middle East, and Somalia. The riots are just the latest round of violence from an immigrant population that increasingly has left many in Sweden questioning the immigration policies of the country....
  • Illegal immigrant charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County deputy’s death

    05/23/2013 4:49:15 PM PDT · by mykroar · 21 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 5/20/2013 | KHOU.com staf
    HOUSTON -- The man accused of hitting and killing a Harris County sheriff’s deputy while driving drunk was in the country illegally, a judge said in court overnight. Andres Munos-Munos, 23, was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Sgt. Dwayne Polk. According to the Houston Police Department, Munos-Munos allegedly ran a red light on Little York at N. Shepherd and hit Polk's personal truck shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. HPD said there were no skid marks to indicate Munos-Munos even attempted to stop prior to the crash.
  • Queen's Speech: Immigration rules 'to be tougher' (UK)

    05/07/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 May 2013 Last updated at 20:30 ET | BBC
    The government is expected to announce tougher rules on immigration when it outlines its programme for the next year on Wednesday. The Queen's Speech will include a parliamentary bill aimed at making it easier to deport foreign criminals and those who enter the UK illegally. Other bills will cap social care costs in England and introduce a single state pension of £144 a week. But a plan to monitor online and mobile communications is likely to be dropped. The Queen's Speech, part of the State Opening of Parliament, allows the government to set out its proposed bills for the next...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Immigrant: We don't want to turn America into the same crappy place we came from

    04/26/2013 6:03:21 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 4-26-13 | Rush Limbaugh Transcript
    Immigrant: We Don't Want to Turn America into the Same Crappy Place We Came From April 25, 2013 Listen to it Button Windows Icon Windows Media BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Pablo. Pablo in Ft. Lauderdale. I'm glad you called. Welcome to EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I was born in Argentina, before I became an American, the best nation that ever was. I grew up learning songs of praise to Evita. In kindergarten they made us sing and dance songs of praise, that when I hear now kids in school learning songs of praise to Obama,...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer defends use of the phrase “illegal immigrant”

    04/24/2013 6:54:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4/24/13 | staff
    The Associated Press struck the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its vocabulary, but don’t expect Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to do the same. Brewer, a Republican who has been serving as governor since 2009, defended her use of the word during an interview with ABC News Senior National Correspondant Jim Avila, posted on Monday. “To me, they’re illegal immigrants,” she told Avila, when he pressed her on why she still uses the term that many publications are dropping. “When you break the law, you’re doing something illegal, that makes you an illegal,” she added. “So they are an illegal immigrant.” When...
  • US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home

    04/23/2013 4:31:42 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Pitt | David
    The hospital "doesn't really want Mexicans," he said in a telephone interview with the AP. "They wanted to disconnect me so I could die. They said I couldn't survive, that I wouldn't live."
  • Mother Of Boston Bombing Suspects Says FBI Was In Contact With Her Son

    04/19/2013 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Raebie · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/19/2013 | Grace Wyler
    Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suggested Friday that the FBI had been surveilling her older son for several years prior to Monday's attack. In an interview with Russia Today Friday, Tsarnaeva said that Tamerlan Tsarnaev got involved in "religious politics" five years ago, and that the FBI had previously contacted her about her son's activities. "He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years," she said. "They knew what my son was doing, they knew what actions and what sites on the Internet he was going [to], they used to...
  • LA County plans move on immigrant birthing hotels

    01/29/2013 8:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/29/13 | ap
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is planning a crackdown on makeshift maternity wards where mothers from other countries stay while giving birth so their children will be U.S. citizens. The county has received 60 complaints about such facilities in the past month, according to a report by the Planning Department submitted to the Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Times reported. That compared with just 15 complaints in the previous five years. The surge might be due to publicity over the closure of a house in Chino Hills that authorities contended had been used to house as many as...
  • Utah man designs new app detailing immigrant rights

    01/27/2013 2:38:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Deseret News Deseret News
    SALT LAKE CITY - David Morales was on a Greyhound bus near Las Cruces, N.M., when Border Patrol agents stopped the bus for a routine check. Morales, 21, rose up and informed his fellow passengers of their rights. That, he says, landed him in detention for nine hours before immigration agents decided to cut him loose. The experience, he says, was his inspiration for developing an app to inform undocumented people of their rights in a wide array of scenarios ranging from traffic stops by city police officers to a workplace raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. "I can't...
  • So, to Sum Up Our Day

    12/13/2012 12:31:14 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Democratic senator hired an unpaid intern who was an undocumented immigrant but a documented sex offender. Apparently Senator Menendez needed an immigrant to do sex offending that Americans won’t do. Meanwhile, Representative Jim Moran is “embarrassed” by the revelation that his voter-fraud-orchestrating son smashed his girlfriend’s face into a garbage can and pleaded guilty to assault. The girlfriend appears to be doing what she can to make the story go away. But don’t worry, the phrase “war on women” may still only be used to describe people who don’t want to pay for someone else’s birth control. ... Obama’s...
  • Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment

    12/05/2012 9:06:54 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment Alexander Abad-Santos The Atlantic WireDecember 5, 2012 AP - Onyango Obama in 2011 After being ordered to leave the United States 20 years ago, Onyango Obama, the Kenyan-born half-brother of President Obama's father, has been granted a new deportation hearing and now has a second chance to stay in the country. "Last week, the Board of ­Immigration Appeals granted Onyango Obama’s request to ­reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ­ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case," reports...
  • Migrant workers note new dynamic (and swarm out of the woodwork)

    11/25/2012 2:51:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The (Hanover) Evening-Sun ^ | November 24, 2012 | AMY STANSBURY
    Gorditas, it means little fat ones. Maria Alejandra shared the meaning behind these fluffy cinnamon flavored cookies with her guests, guiding the plate around the room, urging everyone to take more. Take - tome in Spanish. Eat - come. She bounced her 13-month-old daughter, Cielo, on her knee as she told her story. Born in Mexico, Alejandra first moved to the United States with her husband five years ago, after he got a full-time job at a potato chip factory. He had been migrating back and forth from Mexico to the United States as a farmworker since he was a...
  • ICE Decides Not To Detain Jose Antonio Vargas

    10/07/2012 3:05:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/12 | Katie Glueck
    Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer and activist who went public last year with his status as an undocumented immigrant, was arrested for a driving infraction in Minnesota on Friday, but federal immigration authorities did not detain him or take any other action, officials said Saturday.
  • California governor vetoes "Anti-Arizona" immigration bill

    09/30/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/12 | Mary Slosson
    California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed an immigration measure dubbed the "anti-Arizona" bill late on Sunday that would shield some illegal immigrants from federal status checks. The bill would have prohibited local authorities from honoring federal detention requests, which may lead to deportation proceedings, on illegal immigrants unless those individuals were charged or convicted of a serious or violent felony. Supporters said the measure would have served as a counterpoint for what they say is racial profiling inherent in an Arizona law that cracks down on illegal immigration that was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer....
  • Illegal immigrant busted trying to sneak into Spain disguised as a CAR SEAT

    09/25/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2012 | Lee Moran
    This is the moment an illegal immigrant was busted trying to enter Spain despite his best efforts of pretending to be a car seat. Vigilant police caught the 20-year-old man from Guinea attempting to sneak into the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco over the Beni-Enzar crossing on Friday. He was hidden inside a Renault 7's passenger seat, with the co-driver sat on top of him.
  • 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...
  • Immigration one of the few sticking points in GOP platform

    08/21/2012 9:32:08 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/22/12 | Michael Van Sickler
    Immigration is one of the toughest issues for the Republican Party to navigate. Getting tough on undocumented workers appeals to the party's sizable law-and-order contingent. Yet easing the borders so that workers from other countries can perform low-wage or high-tech jobs is popular with the party's business-minded members. These two sides clashed this week as more than 100 delegates met at the Marriott Waterside to draft the Republican platform, a document that sets general policy guidelines for the party as it heads into its national convention next week. Immigration is such a contentious issue that it provided one of the...
  • Arizona governor: no public benefits for young immigrants

    08/16/2012 9:07:52 AM PDT · by Dan Zachary · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/2012 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer, in yet another clash with the White House, issued an order on Wednesday barring illegal immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status in the United States from receiving any state or local public benefits. The action was a response to relaxed deportation rules issued by the Obama administration on Wednesday. Brewer, whose state has been at the center of the country's immigration debate, issued an executive order denying state or local benefits to immigrants applying under the new federal immigration rules. The order would bar them from obtaining an Arizona driver's license...