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  • Arizona Muslim immigrant stands trial for running over daughter in honor killing

    01/05/2011 4:04:19 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 5, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Arizona Muslim immigrant stands trial for running over daughter in honor killing. A Muslim immigrant from Iraq, who moved his family to Arizona in the mid-1990s, will finally go to trial in Phoenix on January 18. His several-times-delayed trial finally comes after he was caught after trying to flee America to England. His crime: Running over his 20-year-old, Americanized daughter with his Jeep Grand Cherokee because she had the nerve to refuse an arranged marriage in Iraq that he had set up for her. Faleh Hassan Almaleki didn’t just hit his late daughter, Noor, with his vehicle: After he initially...
  • Garcia unlikely to ride opening day [Immigration Insanity]

    12/20/2010 6:18:18 AM PST · by ml/nj · 28 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Racing Form ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | Steve Anderson
    Jockey Martin Garcia, who has not ridden since November 7 because of visa problems, remains in Mexico and is unlikely to return to California from his native Mexico in time for opening day on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita. As of Sunday, it was unclear how long Garcia would be away from California. “We have no idea,” according to his agent, Jim Pegram. “I’m just waiting for him to get back here.” Regarding a return for Dec. 26, Pegram was highly skeptical. “It’s going to have to happen in the next couple of days,” he said. “Right now, it doesn’t...
  • Al-Qaeda style bomb factory found in southern California home

    11/26/2010 6:16:38 AM PST · by FredJake · 12 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/25/2010 | Joe Newby
    According to an article at The Blaze, a large quantity of bomb-making material has been discovered in the home of a naturalized citizen originally from Serbia. Police entered the Escondido, California home and arrested George Djura Jakubec, an unemployed software consultant for possession of explosive devices and bomb-making materials, bank robbery and burglary. The Los Angeles Times reports Jacubec is in jail, with bail set at $5 million. Authorities also found homemade explosive devices, including a grenade. The house came to the to the attention of authorities last weekend when a gardener was hurt in an accidental explosion. One official...
  • Patrick to push for in-state tuition for illegals

    11/16/2010 2:39:23 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 16, 2010 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Gov. Deval Patrick says he’ll use his second term to try to implement the rest of an advisory panel’s recent recommendations on immigration reform, including in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students and more English classes. Patrick told immigrant advocates Tuesday that the moves will help better integrate the state’s immigrant population, seventh largest in the country. Last year, an advisory panel released a report on possible Massachusetts immigration reforms, and advocates have been pressing Patrick to push for dozens of recommendations in the report.
  • Illegal Immigrant Facing Felony Self-Deports Himself ( Colorado )

    11/01/2010 7:38:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    7NEWS ^ | November 1, 2010 | Dayle Cedars
    An illegal immigrant accused of felony theft will not stand trial. Instead, he was given the chance to go home to Mexico. Damacio Torres-Ochoa, was scheduled in court Monday afternoon in Jefferson County to face charges of theft from an at-risk adult. But Torres-Ochoa never showed up in court. He was in Mexico. "He self deports," said Scott Storey, Jefferson County District Attorney. "He says, 'You know what, I am illegally here, I don't want to fight it, get rid of me.' So what happens? They take him across the border. Do you think he comes back? Well my guess...
  • Portland, Maine, weighs letting noncitizens vote

    10/23/2010 9:29:04 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/23/10 | Associated Press
    Like his neighbors, Claude Rwaganje pays taxes on his income and taxes on his cars. His children have gone to Portland’s public schools. He’s interested in the workings of Maine’s largest city, which he has called home for 13 years. There’s one vital difference, though: Rwaganje isn’t a U.S. citizen and isn’t allowed to vote on those taxes or on school issues. That may soon change. Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have...
  • Illegal immigrants using unique boating means

    10/20/2010 7:18:05 AM PDT · by facedodge · 7 replies
    Soundings ^ | 10/20/2010 | federal agents
    Twenty-six illegal immigrants were apprehended last weekend trying to reach the U.S. coast on water skis, a luxury sailboat and a small fishing vessel, only to be intercepted by federal agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday. After questioning two suspected illegal immigrants Sunday evening in a Mission Bay parking lot, agents seized a rented 40-foot sailboat on the bay, Border Patrol agent and spokesman Jerry Conlin said. Eight male Mexican nationals and one Cuban man were arrested. Five of the arrests took place at a Mission Bay hotel where immigrants were being held, according to a news release...
  • LAPD brass vows to investigate fatal shooting of day laborer; protesters egg police station

    09/08/2010 6:14:12 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 7, 2010 | via Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES – Police Chief Charlie Beck pleaded for calm and vowed his department would conduct an exhaustive investigation into a bicycle officer's fatal shooting of a drunken day laborer with a knife. But his words did little to dissuade demonstrators, who spilled into the streets for a second straight night Tuesday — some to pray and light candles and others to pelt a police station near downtown Los Angeles with eggs, rocks and bottles. ... Beck said the incident involving Jamines started when someone flagged down three bicycle officers to tell them a man was threatening people with a...
  • Illegal Immigrants Flee (video of Arizona accident)

    09/07/2010 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Cicero · 28 replies · 1+ views
    UBoomerU TV ^ | 02/01/2009 | Unknown
    Police video of a traffic accident, with illegal immigrants streaming out of the van like a wrecked clown car.
  • East County blaze caused by illegal immigrants setting signal fire

    09/03/2010 10:01:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 11 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9/3/2010 | Susan Shroder
    EAST COUNTY — A fire that had burned more than 800 acres by Friday night was caused by two stranded illegal immigrants who set a signal fire for help, Cal Fire officials said. Dubbed the Cowboy Fire, the blaze began about 1:15 p.m. Thursday near the Pacific Crest Trail southwest of Lake Morena. It burned in an area between Campo and Potrero. The two illegal immigrants called C4, Mexico’s emergency distress system, on Thursday and said they had been lost for two days and were dehydrated, said Cal Fire spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik. They said they were going to light a...
  • In Kenya's capital, Somali immigrant neighborhood is incubator for jihad

    08/22/2010 10:40:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2010 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    Behind the blue gates of his Islamic school in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, Ahmed Awil cannot escape his country's civil war. Schools and mosques where extremist views are taught are reshaping this Somali immigrant community that for years has lived peacefully in the capital of this predominantly Christian country. Moderate imams now compete with hard-line preachers pushing a strict interpretation of Islam. Bookstores sell anti-Western literature. Residents speak fearfully of militant spies, and children like Ahmed are taught to praise al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked militia, for waging jihad in Somalia against the U.S.-backed government. "My teachers tell us al-Shabab is fighting for...
  • mmigrant Voting Measure to be on Portland, Maine Ballot in November

    08/12/2010 1:16:12 PM PDT · by como_1996 · 12 replies
    Maine Public Broadcasting ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | Susan Sharon
    Portland voters will get a chance to decide whether they want to give legal immigrants who are not yet citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. The League of Young Voters has gathered enough signatures to put a voting rights amendment on the November ballot. But should it receive voters' approval, the measure is expected to be challenged in court. The proposed amendment to the city's charter would only allow immigrants to vote in municipal elections if they can provide proof of identity, age, residency and legal status. It does not allow illegal immigrants to vote. Nor does it...
  • French police breakup of immigrant squat brings storm of protest

    08/02/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 5+ views
    Gardian ^ | 2 Aug 10 | Lizzy Davies
    Footage of French police using apparently excessive force while breaking up an immigrant squat has prompted outrage as activists and intellectuals accuse Nicolas Sarkozy of pursuing policies that target the vulnerable while giving free reign to the police. The video, filmed by a member of the social housing charity Droit au Logement (DAL), shows officers roughly handling women and children as they break up a group of 150 squatters who were evicted from a tower block in La Courneuve, north-east of Paris. At one point, a woman is shown being pulled by her legs across the ground, her baby –...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested in attack on Mexican immigrant on Staten Island {"Liberian immigrant"}

    08/02/2010 1:58:30 PM PDT · by drpix · 23 replies · 9+ views
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 8/2/10 | Rocco Parascandola
    A 15-year-old boy has been busted in the robbing and beating of a Mexican immigrant on Staten Island, the latest in a string of hate crimes... The 18-year-old victim was beaten and robbed... The suspect a Liberian immigrant who is now a U.S. citizen...
  • Obama 'Scheming' on Immigrant Amnesty? Memo Draws Republican Fire

    07/30/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT · by toma29 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/30/2010
    Critics of President Obama's immigration policy have pounced on an internal government memo they say shows the administration is trying to circumvent Congress on immigration reform and avoid deporting some illegal immigrants. An undated, internal draft memo by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services leaked Thursday outlines "administrative relief options to… reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization." "In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform," it reads, "USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations." While the federal government has long exercised discretion in...
  • New Video: Invasion Of Illegals

    07/17/2010 10:56:48 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 6 replies
    ScottFactor.com ^ | 07/17/2010 | Scott Factor
    April 27, 2010 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying before a Senate panel, says, “I say this again as someone who has walked that border. I’ve ridden that border. I’ve flown it. I’ve driven it. I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.” June 22, 2010 - Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., told people in a town hall meeting, “"If you knew anything about our borders…(you’d know) Our borders are quite secure, thank you." July 1, 2010 – During an immigration speech...
  • AZ Candidate Barry Wong Proposes Cutting Power To Homes Of Illegal Immigrants

    07/01/2010 7:16:41 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 25 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 07/01/2010 | Frances Martel
    If the controversial illegal immigration law recently passed there and the widespread support polls show it has gotten there weren’t enough of a sign they take the immigration issue seriously down there, check out Corporation Commission candidate Barry Wong’s new proposed policy: shutting off electricity to any building in which authorities suspect illegal immigrants may reside. Wong was a guest on Fox News earlier today, where Stuart Varney couldn’t continue the interview without first asking whether his proposal was tongue-in-cheek. If Varney was hoping to get Wong to break character, he was sorely mistaken
  • Man suffocates, jams screw in young stepdaughter during World Cup game

    06/28/2010 2:08:09 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 49 replies
    McAllen Monitor ^ | June 27, 2010 | Jared Taylor
    McALLEN, Texas — Police arrested a man who allegedly beat and suffocated his 2-year-old stepdaughter during the World Cup soccer game Saturday afternoon before jamming a screw down her throat in an attempt to make the slaying appear accidental. McAllen police arrested Hector Castro, 28, after firefighters called officers to his apartment at 3101 N. Eighth St at 4:18 p.m. Saturday, said McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Firefighters and emergency medical personnel had been called to the house in reference to the girl’s apparent choking on a screw, Rodriguez said. But after a cursory examination of the girl, whose name...
  • Communion And Immigration: No Threat Yet.

    06/20/2010 4:24:49 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 7 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/20/2010 | Scott Factor
    This week in the Washington Post, columnist Anthony Stevens-Arroyo wrote an interesting piece about immigration and the Catholic Church. Since that time, the headlines of MSM and the blogosphere have been peppered with similar subject lines; “Catholic Scholar Says No Communion For Lawmakers Who Support Immigration Bill”, meaning the recently passed Arizona immigration laws and similar laws pending in other states. The premise of his contention was that the Vatican’s teaching of concern for what they consider to be dangerous current immigration policies should translate over to action by individual Cardinals of the Church. Since the Church has taken action...
  • Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school ('Little Mogadishu')

    06/09/2010 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 153+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/10 | BBC
    Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance. ... 'Little Mogadishu' Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station. Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so...
  • Mass. Senate Passes Toughest Anti-Immigrant Law In Country

    06/01/2010 8:45:41 PM PDT · by csd · 48 replies · 1,016+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | June 1, 2010 | VA Right
    With one lawmaker citing President Lincoln’s respect for the rule of law, the Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years. … The measure, which passed on a 28-10 vote as an amendment to the budget, would bar the state from doing business with any company found to break federal laws barring illegal immigrant hiring. It would also toughen penalties for creating or using fake identification documents, and explicitly deny in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants. The...
  • CNN Omits Left Wing Affiliation of Arrested Illegal, DREAM Act Provision ( and La Raza )

    05/22/2010 12:44:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies · 412+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 21, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Casey Wian on Friday's Newsroom filed a one-sided report on an illegal immigrant activist who was arrested for participating in a sit-in at Senator John McCain's office on Monday. Wian omitted the liberal affiliation of the activist's group, oversimplified the DREAM Act (the cause of the activist), and neglected how it would open the path for illegals to receive in-state tuition. Wian's interview of Lizbeth Mateo aired 10 minutes into the 11 am Eastern hour. An on-screen graphic mentioned Mateo's affiliation with an organization called Dream Team Los Angeles, but the correspondent didn't mention this explicitly during his report....
  • Pasadena OKs resolution against Arizona's immigration law {BOYCOTT ROSE PARADE!}

    05/18/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 38 replies · 767+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 5/17/2010 | Brenda Gzazar
    PASADENA - In a 5-2 vote, the City Council on Monday condemned Arizona's controversial new immigration law and called upon Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Company PUTTING ON protest against Arizona law-please email

    05/16/2010 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Tiger555 · 23 replies · 1,061+ views
    Internet ^ | May 2010 | Roslyn Kagy
    Hello, Can you believe a company is Scottsdale is actually PUTTING ON a protest of the Arizona law? 1. Please email Roslyn Kagy at rally@lush.com and tell her that companies should NOT be political and should not be putting on protests! And that you will never buy their products again. 2. Since this is a franchise, please call & email the main US corporate office and let them know what this franchise store is doing since this reflects poorly on the brand name for the whole company! Here is the email and phone # for the main US site: http://www.lushusa.com/customers/contact-us/...
  • Illegal immigrant's 145G 'deport gift' ( NYC )

    05/10/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 322+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | 09 May 2010 | REUVEN BLAU
    An illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet got a $145,000 parting gift from New York City taxpayers before he was deported, after city lawyers decided his civil rights had been violated when he was held too long on Rikers Island. Federal rules allow local law enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants for 48 hours after their criminal cases are resolved, to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement a chance to pick them up and move them to federal facilities. Former Brooklyn resident Cecil Harvey, 55 -- backed by an immigration-rights advocacy group -- argued that his rights were violated when...
  • Federal Judge Awards Illegal Immigrant $145G Over Civil Rights Violation

    05/09/2010 9:10:48 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies · 701+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/9/10
    An illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet got a $145,000 parting gift from New York City taxpayers before he was deported, after a federal judge ruled his civil rights had been violated when he was held too long on Rikers Island.
  • UCLA PROF CALLS FOR MEXICANS TO REVOLT AGAINST AMERICA

    Video of rally at UCLA in defense of LaRaza.
  • WHat Will It Take?

    05/03/2010 4:18:03 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies · 370+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/03/2010 | Scott Factor
    Of all the immigration rallies held this weekend, the one at Union Square in New York was the scariest…and where was CNN/ABC/MSNBC/CBS/Huffington Post? Why do they show images of Tea Party protests and focus on liberal lefties masquerading as Nazis, yet when the REAL communists show up at a pro-immigration rally, these liberal networks are nowhere to be found? Take a look at these pictures. If these photos don’t frighten you into doing something for your country, what will? What will make you get out and join a Tea Party protest in your community? What will stop you from organizing...
  • Groups accuse Zebulon police of racial profiling

    04/30/2010 2:00:14 PM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 8 replies · 486+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 04/30/2010 | WRAL.com and the Associated Press
    ZEBULON, N.C. — Three civil rights groups say police in Zebulon are targeting members of a Latino church outside town at traffic checkpoints. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the N.C. Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have asked for records of traffic stops from Zebulon police and the Wake County Sheriff's Office dating back to 2006. They say they suspect racial profiling is at work. The groups say members of Iglesia de Dios "Catedral de Jesus" have complained that checkpoints have been going on during church services for months. White and black drivers are...
  • Arizona illegal immigrant law expected to boost May Day crowds in Bay Area

    04/30/2010 11:52:17 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies · 784+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | By Linda Goldston and Vinnee Tong
    <p>Arizona's controversial new law that allows police to question people about their immigration status has ignited Bay Area efforts to overhaul national immigration laws and promises to draw the largest crowds to traditional May Day rallies in years.</p> <p>People who haven't attended such events before are expected to join activists and families in San Jose on Saturday in a march from King and Story roads on the East Side to a rally at San Jose City Hall. Crowds also are expected to march through San Francisco's Mission District and Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.</p>
  • Okla. rep wants to ban the issuance of birth certificates to the children of illegals

    04/29/2010 1:49:52 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 32 replies · 634+ views
    Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | April 29, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY — In an interview with Oklahoma news website Red Dirt Report at the first Oklahoma City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009, State Rep. Mike Christian (R-Oklahoma City) noted the large turnout at the State Capitol and commented that he is a big advocate of supporting the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. Christian then noted something else: the growing problem of illegal immigration. “I’m fed up with illegal immigration,” he said at the time. Representing a district in south Oklahoma City, where a lot of immigrants – some of whom are illegal – live, Christian...
  • Arizona immigrant law animates Hispanics, Democrats

    04/28/2010 2:36:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 558+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/28/10 | Tim Gaynor
    (Reuters) - Hispanics and Democratic lawmakers furious over Arizona's harsh crackdown on illegal immigrants expect huge weekend rallies across the United States, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to overhaul immigration laws in this election year. Protest organizers on Wednesday said outrage over the Arizona law -- which seeks to drive illegal immigrants out of the state bordering Mexico -- has galvanized Latinos and would translate into a higher turnout for May Day rallies in more than 70 U.S. cities.
  • Update: 6 indicted in Phoebe Prince bullying probe

    03/30/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 52 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Republican ^ | 3/30/10 | Sandra Constantine
    NORTHAMPTON – Six young people have been indicted on charges ranging from statutory rape to criminal harassment in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe N. Prince, who hanged herself in January after months of intense bullying at South Hadley High School.
  • Freeper Authors at CPAC: "Pursuing Liberty" Introduced

    02/25/2010 6:48:14 PM PST · by bootless · 57 replies · 823+ views
    Pursuing Liberty ^ | 02.25.10 | Emberson (bootless) & Lindstrom (Tigerized)
    Rick's View (aka Tigerized, Proud Dad of a US Marine): This was my first CPAC, and it didn't disappoint! We had come to CPAC to announce our upcoming book "Pursuing Liberty," and attending this conference was just incredible on so many levels. Imagine walking into a thriving community from the intellectual wilderness, and discovering (with very few exceptions) that all of the residents were highly motivated patriots, deeply concerned about our country's rapid slide into socialism. In many ways, CPAC was the ideal place to introduce "Pursuing Liberty" to the public. What's "Pursuing Liberty?" It's a collection of ten true...
  • NJ man tells police he tossed baby off bridge

    02/17/2010 5:34:59 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 24 replies · 774+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17/10 | Samantha Henry
    A man who snatched his infant daughter from the arms of her maternal grandmother while the child's mother was in court getting a restraining order against him told police he threw the baby off a bridge and into a frigid New Jersey river Tuesday, prompting a massive search beneath a busy parkway. (snip)Abdur-Raheem was arrested four hours after the abduction in southern New Jersey, and allegedly confessed to police that he had tossed the child from the bridge before driving to consult with his Imam, who then drove him to the home of a relative who called police.
  • GOP bill aims to retool immigrant birthright citizenship

    02/15/2010 9:38:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 2,116+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/14/10 | Steven Wall
    Republican lawmakers in Congress are sponsoring a bill that seeks to abolish birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents. Federal law automatically grants citizenship to any person born on American soil, regardless of the immigration status of the child's parents. Supporters of the bill say that many people come to this country for the express purpose of having children who are American citizens, making the family eligible for welfare and other government benefits. "You have many people coming to this country illegally," said Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, a co-sponsor of the legislation. "They come...
  • Muslim immigrarnt opens fire - kills 5 in Finnish Mall

    12/31/2009 4:04:55 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 48 replies · 2,013+ views
    sodahead.com ^ | December 31, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    A Muslim immigrant opened fire and killed five people in Finland today before turning the gun on himself.
CNN reported: A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping center near the Finnish capital of Helsinki Thursday, leaving five people dead, police said. Four of the victims — three men and one woman — were killed at the Sello shopping center in Espoo, just west of Helsinki, police said. Some were employees of a grocery store at the mall, police said. A fifth victim, also an employee of the grocery store, was found later at an apartment in Espoo, police said, without...
  • [Florida] Legislation would bar benefits for undocumented immigrants

    12/26/2009 6:48:51 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 49 replies · 1,466+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 12/24/2009 | Brandon Larrabee
    TALLAHASSEE - Undocumented immigrants would be ineligible for some of the most basic government services, including public education, under a measure sponsored by a pair of Republican lawmakers. The bill by Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, and Sen. Carey Baker, a Eustis Republican running for agriculture commissioner, would require proof of legal residence before a Floridian could enroll in school, receive public benefits or get a driver's license. It would also require state agencies to verify a potential employees' residency. Undocumented immigrants would also be barred from collecting lottery winnings.
  • Dems’ health plan would limit immigrant aid (Isn't 24 million the same number of those uninsured?)

    11/21/2009 11:48:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/21/09 | LYNSI BURTON
    Dems’ health plan would limit immigrant aidLatinos shaken by Senate gambit to win conservative and moderate votes By LYNSI BURTON HOUSTON CHRONICLE Nov. 21, 2009, 9:16AM WASHINGTON — The latest loser in the political pandemonium over health care reform may be immigrants living in America, an estimated 24 million people likely to be bartered in order to win support in Congress from fence-sitting Democratic moderates and conservatives. Just as House Democratic leaders sacrificed the wishes of abortion-rights activists in a successful gambit to win the votes of anti-abortion Democrats last week, the Senate leadership has included provisions in its health...
  • Italy: Northern mayor launches 'immigrant clean-up' initiative(Operation White Christmas)

    11/18/2009 6:07:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 992+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | 11/18/09
    Italy: Northern mayor launches 'immigrant clean-up' initiative Brescia, 18 Nov. (AKI) - The mayor of the small town of Coccaglio, located in the northern Italian region of Lombardy has launched a campaign to "clean-up" the city of immigrants, ahead of the Christian holidays next month, Italian media said on Wednesday. The town council has dubbed the operation "White Christmas". "There is no crime here. We only want to start cleaning up," said the mayor of Coccaglio, Franco Claretti. The "White Christmas" campaign is being spearheaded by Claretti and six town councillors from Italy's ruling conservative People of Freedom party and...
  • Payback for Illegal Immigrant Medical Bills

    11/11/2009 6:31:32 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies · 1,177+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 9, 2009 | Uncredited
    A Democrat congressman from Ohio has introduced innovative legislation that would require foreign countries to reimburse American taxpayers for the exorbitant medical expenses of illegal immigrants. Appropriately titled, PAYBACK Act (Preventing All Your Bucks from Aiding non-Citizens is Key), the measure would save the U.S. government billions of dollars annually and ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund health care services for illegal immigrants, according to its author, U.S. Representative Zack Space. Medical bills for illegal aliens would be passed along to their country of origin, according to the proposed law, which was introduced in the House this...
  • Dallas Ticket for Not Speaking English Called a Rookie Mistake

    10/23/2009 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies · 1,283+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 10/23/2009 | Dallas News
    A Dallas rookie police officer erred when he cited a woman earlier this month for being a non-English speaking driver, police said. Officer Gary Bromley issued a citation Oct. 2 to 48-year-old Ernestina Mondragon after stopping her for making an illegal U-turn in the 500 block of Easton Road, near East Northwest Highway, according to a copy of the citation.
  • Immigrant activists call out 'Illegal Alien' costumes

    10/18/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 22 replies · 990+ views
    cnn.com ^ | October 17, 2009 | Edmund DeMarche
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Immigrant rights activists are calling on U.S. retailers to stop selling two controversial "Illegal Alien" costumes that have surfaced for Halloween, saying the outfits are a broadside attack on illegal immigrants. The "Illegal Alien Adult Costume," manufactured by Forum novelties, includes an orange jumpsuit, similar to prison garb, with "Illegal Alien" stamped in black across the chest; a space alien mask; and a fake Green Card. The "Illegal Alien Mask with Hat" also includes a space alien mask, this time with a dark handlebar mustache and a baseball cap
  • Petite Patriot: New citizen a longtime flag-waver for the USA

    09/15/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 6 replies · 837+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 9/14/2009 | MANNY GAMALLO World Staff Writer
    Whoever coined the phrase "big things come in small packages" had in mind people such as Mai Cong Haworth. Although she stands 4 feet 8 inches tall, Haworth's petite frame houses a towering sense of patriotism and love of country. She proved that on Sept. 11, 2001, as she sat in front of a television set and wept at the carnage and destruction from the terrorist attacks. Over the past eight years, Haworth has altered hundreds of uniforms, stitching on the badges, stripes, name tags and insignias on the uniforms, following exact placement guidelines for the respective branch of the...
  • Gun rights are for immigrants too

    08/09/2009 4:39:06 PM PDT · by majstoll · 6 replies · 420+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | August 9, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Some gun rights advocates worry that immigrants from other cultures will dilute support for gun rights in America. But I'm not so sure that's true, especially since immigrants come to America for freedom and opportunity not found in their home country. And the fact that two out of two random CHP applicants in Virginia are immigrants just goes to show you that it appears that gun rights are for immigrants too.
  • Scoop: Former illegal alien now working for DOJ and aggressively protecting illegals right now

    07/10/2009 5:14:04 AM PDT · by mudblood · 12 replies · 635+ views
    Muffled Oar ^ | July 9, 2009 | Isaac Muzzey
    “The Civil Rights Division is also parachuting in its attorneys from the Coordination and Review Section (one of whose staff lawyers is a former illegal alien) to probe whether Sheriff Arpaio has engaged in ‘national origin discrimination’ against illegal aliens, including failing to provide ‘meaningful access’ to county services for ‘limited English proficient’ inmates.”
  • Terror plot suspects have lengthy criminal records

    05/22/2009 7:16:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 872+ views
    Google News ^ | May 22, 2009 | By MICHAEL HILL and JIM FITZGERAL
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. — The four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues and shoot down military airplanes with missiles are down-and-out ex-convicts living on the margins in a faded industrial city. One is a petty criminal who spent a day in 2002 snatching purses and shooting at people with a BB gun from an SUV. His lawyer calls him "intellectually challenged." Three have histories of drug convictions, one of them for selling narcotics in a school zone...But if they sometimes seemed amateurish, the men were dangerous people fueled by their hatred for Jews and America, prosecutors said....
  • Illegal Immigrants As People?

    05/17/2009 9:37:03 PM PDT · by SmashnGrab50 · 23 replies · 1,673+ views
    SUUNews.com ^ | October 1, 2007 | John Jensen
    OP-ED: Illegal immigrants are heroes Growing up in this land of "equal opportunity," it is not uncommon to hear about the American dream. But what is the true American dream, who has achieved it and more importantly who can actually achieve it? James Turslow Adams coined the phrase "the American dream" in his 1931 novel, The Epic of America. Adams states in his book: "the American Dream is 'that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.'" The United States prides itself on...
  • U.S. government loses immigrant identity-theft case (defendant just wanted to use real name)

    05/04/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 2,114+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An illegal immigrant who uses false identification papers must know they belonged to another person to be convicted of identity theft, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The high court's unanimous ruling was a victory for Ignacio Flores-Figueroa, a Mexican illegal immigrant who used false identification to get a job at a steel plant in Illinois. He was convicted of aggravated identify theft, a law adopted in 2004 that carries a mandatory two-year prison term. The law has been increasingly used by the federal government to charge some of those arrested in raids at work sites...
  • Immigration arrest of missionary puts focus on LDS policy

    05/01/2009 6:21:37 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 17 replies · 1,040+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/1/2009 | Sheena Mcfarland
    Jose Calzadillas spent two years serving his faith as a Mormon missionary. He worked with the Spanish-speaking community in Ohio, spreading the word about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and doing volunteer work on his days off. Those who knew him in the mission field describe him as kind and hardworking. When he had completed his two years, he attempted to board a plane at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, only to be detained by Customs and Border Patrol officials for having improper documentation.