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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...