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  • Another Pedestrian is Hit in a Crosswalk by a Suspected Illegal Immigrant

    08/09/2011 7:59:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    KIII TV3 ^ | Aug 09, 2011 | KIII TV3
    CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - For the second time within six days, a suspected illegal immigrant hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Police say 32-year-old Ambrosio Colchado was turning from Baldwin Blvd onto Greenwood Dr. around 9 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2011, when he hit a 68 year old man who was legally walking in a crosswalk. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries. Colchado received numerous tickets, including no driver's license, and no insurance, and his truck was impounded. Colchado was turned over to U.S. Customs.
  • Illegal Immigrant Interns at State Capitol

    08/09/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 | Lindsay Hood |
    At the age of 21, Sergio has an undying love of politics. He has already interned for two state lawmakers and hopes to pursue a career in politics. He plans to commit himself to changing his community, but there is one catch: Sergio is in the country illegally; he can’t even vote. "It is something that I am really passionate about, but because of my position, it gets really frustrating," Sergio said. A student at San Diego State University, Sergio graduated from San Diego High School with a 4.3 GPA and entered SDSU with a full, privately funded scholarship.
  • Illinois' Bad DREAM

    08/03/2011 6:28:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 3, 2011 | IBD staff
    Immigration: An insolvent state hemorrhaging jobs enacts its version of the federal DREAM Act, holding out another carrot to illegal aliens by setting up a college scholarship fund for their children. Illinois' Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday illustrated why liberals tend to run governments and economies into the ground by signing into law Monday the Illinois DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act, a seemingly innocuous and compassionate piece of legislation that sets up scholarships for anyone with a Social Security number or taxpayer identification number. At a time when the Land of Lincoln is driving away...
  • LulzSec Release: Arizona Police Say Hezbollah is in Mexico

    08/03/2011 3:47:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Presence in Mexico Based on a study done by Georgetown University, the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Along with Iran, Syria is one of Hezbollah’s strongest financial and political supporters, and Lebanon is its country of origin. In July of this year, Mexican authorities arrested Jameel Nasr in Tijuana, Baja California. Nasr was alleged to be tasked with establishing the Hezbollah network in Mexico and throughout South America. In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M- 16 assault...
  • Obama administration sues to block Alabama immigration law

    08/01/2011 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Doogle · 59 replies
    fox4kc ^ | 08/01/11 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday sued to block enforcement of Alabama's new immigration law, widely considered to be the toughest measure in the United States to try to crack down on illegal immigrants. The law, known as H.B. 56, was signed by Republican Governor Robert Bentley in June and is due to take effect on September 1. Civil rights groups brought a separate lawsuit challenging the law about a month ago.
  • 2012 Presidential Hopefuls' Immigration Stances

    07/28/2011 5:56:32 PM PDT · by rob777 · 16 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 07/27/11
    ... Why these people? Their appearance here is based on the interest they have shown in potentially running for President, and in the interest that the news media has in them, plus their standing in preference polling. We will be adding other people to – and removing people from – the grid as these levels of interest shift. Why these categories? The 12 categories on this grid deal with the vast majority of problems with current immigration policies that grant more than 1 million permanent work visas to immigrants each YEAR, and which allow an estimated 7 million jobs in...
  • Oakland city ID card stumbles on debit function

    07/27/2011 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 26, 2011
    OAKLAND -- It's been two years since Oakland leaders authorized a multipurpose municipal identification card designed to help illegal immigrants, transgender people and the urban poor. The biggest problem is the debit function, which has proved to be complicated, complex and costly. The SF Chronicle says the plan was to give illegal immigrants and the poor an ID card as well as allow transgender people a way to prove who they are without a specified gender.
  • Illegal Alien Indicted for Threatening to Kill President

    07/26/2011 4:18:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    CBS42 ^ | July 26,2011 | CBS42
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury today indicted an Uzbek national for threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance; FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley; Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Roy Sexton; Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ULUGBEK KODIROV, 21, of Uzbekistan, with four counts of threatening the president...
  • Brown signs California Dream Act (illegal alien financial aid)

    07/25/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by americanophile · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/25/2011 | Maeve Reston
    Following through on a campaign promise, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday easing access to privately funded financial aid for undocumented college students. He also signaled that he was likely to back a more controversial measure allowing those students to seek state-funded tuition aid in the future. Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), author of the private financial aid measure, described it as an important but incremental step toward expanding opportunities for deserving students who were brought to the U.S. illegally through no choice of their own. Cedillo is pressing ahead with a more expansive measure that would make certain...
  • Jerry Brown Eases Path For Undocumented College Students To Receive Aid

    07/25/2011 9:29:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 25, 2011
    Jerry Brown Eases Path For Undocumented College Students To Receive Aid July 25, 2011 Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing undocumented college students to access private financial aid for college, calling the new law “another piece of an investment in people.” But he said he was not yet ready to commit to signing a second piece of the Dream Act, which would provide public funding for those students. Brushing over the politics of illegal immigration during a ceremony at the Los Angeles City College library, Brown talked about the bill within the broader context of maintaining education funding during...
  • Obama: "I Need A dance Partner" On Immigration Reform

    07/25/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    http://edition.cnn.com/ ^ | July 25, 2011 | Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    (CNN) -- America's immigration system is broken, but only a bipartisan political movement can fix it, President Barack Obama said Monday. "The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions," Obama told the National Council of La Raza. Speaking at the organization's annual conference in Washington, Obama said passing immigration reform measures will require support from both sides of the aisle in Congress. "Let's be honest, I need a dance partner here, and the floor is empty,"...
  • Good-faith Counseling: Church offers free immigration law advice to community

    07/24/2011 6:48:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 24, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR — The Mission family came to the church as all the other families had, pursuing guidance in their lives. In these families’ cases, the guidance wasn’t spiritual. It was to navigate another great mystery for many: U.S. immigration law. Each month, Pharr United Methodist Church hosts a free clinic for families pursuing immigration law advice, under the umbrella of Justice for Our Neighbors, a faith-based group that provides education and counseling to immigrants. The church, at 119 E. Kelly Ave., funds the program through grants, but participants do not need to be members or join to receive the free...
  • Man deported 15 times detained in Escondido

    07/22/2011 6:07:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 21, 2011 | Susan Shroder
    ESCONDIDO — A 25-year-old man with an extensive criminal history who has been repeatedly deported was detained this week in Escondido, police said Thursday. Jose Vigil Carbajal, 25, was stopped Monday by Escondido police officers for a vehicle-code violation, said police Lt. Craig Carter. He was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement officials and was scheduled to again be removed from the country. According to ICE, he has been deported 15 times. Jose Vigil Carbajal Carbajal’s criminal record includes four arrests for driving under the influence, one arrest for hit-and-run and two arrests for driving with a suspended...
  • WA State Cancels NYT Reporters Drivers License(Illegal Alien)

    07/21/2011 6:08:51 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM | Lornet Turnbull
    'The state of Washington has canceled the driver's license of a journalist who, in a New York Times Magazine article last month, revealed that for 14 years he kept a secret from his U.S. employers: He is an illegal immigrant. He obtained a Washington driver's license weeks before his Oregon license was to expire on his 30th birthday earlier this year.
  • Americans Lose in the Visa Lottery

    07/21/2011 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2011 | Virgil Goode
    On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 to pass Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) SAFE Act to abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery. The bill will now go before the full House. Most Americans do not even know that we have a lottery to give out Visas, but the rest of the world knows. In 2009, more than 15 million applications for the Visa Lottery were filled online. The only requirement is a high school diploma or some equivalency. The immigrants are selected by simply put the applications in a lottery. 50,000 Diversity Immigrant Visas are then granted random chance. John...
  • Obama to keynote conference

    07/21/2011 11:04:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/21/11 | JULIE MASON
    Obama on Monday will address the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, a leading Hispanic civil rights organization, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.
  • Convicted wife killer Vernon Lawson has what it takes to be an American citizen, judge rules

    07/19/2011 5:56:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Erica Pearson
    A Jamaican immigrant's story of redemption convinced a judge he should be an American citizen - even though he killed his wife. Vernon Lawson, a Vietnam veteran, stabbed his wife to death in 1985 and served more than 13 years in prison. While behind bars, he kicked his drug and alcohol problems, got his GED and earned a bachelor's degree. Lawson was released from prison in 1998 and soon began getting treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. In 2006, he applied to become a citizen and was turned down because of the manslaughter conviction. The Marine's lawyers argued that as...
  • New Reality Emerging on Illegal Immigration

    07/14/2011 5:57:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2011 | Michael Barone
    The United States is a country that has been peopled largely by vast surges of migration -- from the British Isles in the 18th century, from Ireland and Germany in the 19th century, from Eastern and Southern Europe in the early 20th century, and from Latin America and Asia in the last three decades. Going back in history, almost no one predicted that these surges of migration would begin -- and almost no one predicted that they would stop when they did. Thus when the 1965 Immigration Reform Act was passed, almost no one predicted that we would have massive...
  • Illegal Immigrants have no right to health care: Court

    07/09/2011 7:58:50 AM PDT · by Artie · 14 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 8, 2011 | Adrian Humphreys
    An illegal immigrant has no right to free medical intervention or ongoing health care under the Charter of Rights, the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in a precedent-setting decision.
  • It Gets Even Worse

    07/03/2011 7:55:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | July,3 2011 | Editorial/New York Times
    If you thought the do-it-yourself anti-immigrant schemes couldn’t get any more repellent, you were wrong. New laws in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina are following — and in some ways outdoing — Arizona’s attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution, public safety, local economies and immigrant families. The laws vary in their details but share a common strategy: to make it impossible for people without papers to live without fear. They give new powers to local police untrained in immigration law. They force businesses to purge workforces and schools to check...
  • Thousands rally against immigration law

    07/02/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2011 | Christian Boone
    Eighteen-year-old Myra Cerecero said she wakes up every morning praying her parents made it home safely."I'm living in a constant state of fear they'll be picked up," said the daughter of illegal immigrants. The American-born Loganville teen was among an estimated 5,000 protesters -- roughly half the crowd organizers had hoped to attract -- who jammed the streets of downtown Atlanta Saturday morning to voice their opposition to House Bill 87, Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state's...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation [Failure]

    07/01/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Office of the Govenor Rick Perry [TX] ^ | June 28, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry Staff
    Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding sanctuary city legislation: "As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1. Unfortunately, SB1 Conference Committee [Republican] Chairman Robert Duncan ultimately refused to allow language related to the ban of sanctuary cities into the final version of Senate Bill 1. Because of this action, the special session will not provide our peace officers with the discretion they need to adequately keep Texans safe from...
  • Victory! Maryland Activists Block 'DREAM Act' with Signature Blowout

    06/30/2011 9:14:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 36 replies
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 07-01-2011 | Stand With Arizona
    Maryland citizens – outraged by the disgraceful passage of the ‘Dream Act’ in-state tuition bill for illegal aliens – rose up and delivered a blow against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s sanctuary state agenda. Needing 56,000 signatures to block the act from taking effect on July 1st, opponents got well over 100,000 signatures! State elections officials say they have certified most of the nearly 56,000 needed to suspend the law and send it to a statewide referendum in November 2012. The law had been scheduled to take effect Friday, but it has been suspended while officials await a final tally on the...
  • Update on MD illegal's tuition

    06/27/2011 1:35:08 PM PDT · by conservativesister · 5 replies · 1+ views
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    MD general assembly passed in-state tuition rates for illegal aliens, this brought forth a firestorm of petitions to bring this issue to referendum. CASA DE MARYLAND (the illegals organization) requested from the MD board of elections all of the original petitions with the names and addresses of the signers. UPDATE: Received email today: We have succeeded in stopping the MD Bd of Elections from handing petitions to CASA. However, they now informed us that CASA got that information by disk last Thursday. Call off the dogs. There is nothing more we can do and apparently the Board is stuck between...
  • Ind. Planned Parenthood law blocked [immigration bill blocked, too]

    06/24/2011 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2011 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    A federal judge in Indianapolis on Friday blocked part of an Indiana law that cut off public funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood outlets because they provide abortions, the Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, granted the family planning organization an injunction that voids the portion of the Indiana law, recently signed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. The Indiana law, which accounted for about $1.4 million and was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, would have been the first to deny Medicaid funds to...
  • With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House

    06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.Vargas writes that at...
  • U.S. To Suspend Countless Deportations

    06/21/2011 1:45:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2011
    In a first for any administration, President Obama has implemented a new system to spare a myriad of illegal immigrants from removal by authorizing—and encouraging—low-level field officers to block deportations by using an outrageously broad list of exemptions. The unprecedented program will allow droves of undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. by drastically expanding factors that can be considered to exercise “prosecutorial discretion.” That’s when agencies get to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. Beginning this week, federal immigration officers, attorneys and other officials can cancel the removal of an illegal immigrant that is...
  • Open-Borders Groups in Panic Over 'Chairman's E-Verify Bill'

    06/21/2011 8:35:33 PM PDT · by lwoodham · 45 replies
    NumberUSA ^ | 6/21/2011 | Roy Beck
    One way to judge the likely effectiveness of Chairman Lamar Smith's national mandatory E-Verify bill is the panic it has caused among the nation's biggest promoters of illegal immigration. They attack Rep. Smith's bill because they say it will take the incomes away from large swaths of America's illegal population. Well, I guess that's the point isn't it, because those incomes will now go to unemployed American citizens and legal immigrants who already are here. The big pro-amnesty coalition called Reform Immigration FOR America screamed in its mass email: Mass firings, mass deportations
  • Another amnesty?: New bill hobbles border states

    06/16/2011 3:46:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2011 | KRIS W. KOBACH
    History is threatening to re peat itself. Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act (better known among conservatives as the 1986 illegal-alien amnesty), which gave a path to citizenship to illegal aliens already here in exchange for prohibiting the hiring of illegal workers -- a provision that has been enforced only sporadically. It was a raw deal for conservatives. On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced a bill (HR 2164) to require nationwide use of the E-Verify system, which checks a job applicant's citizenship and immigration status, via the Internet, to see if he or she...
  • Seven Democrats ask Brown to suspend California's participation in Secure Communities

    06/12/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2011 | Paloma Esquivel
    Members of California's congressional delegation called on Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to join three other states in suspending participation in a controversial federal immigration enforcement program. The seven Democratic representatives acted after the Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly this week to support legislation allowing local communities to opt out of the Secure Communities program and Sheriff Lee Baca, a strong proponent, qualified his support in a letter to immigrant activists.In recent weeks, governors in Illinois, New York and Massachusetts have sought to suspend or have declined to enter into Secure Communities participation agreements. When it was launched in 2008,...
  • Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say

    06/11/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2011
    Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants will likely survive legal challenges from advocacy groups that say it is unconstitutional and racist, analysts told Fox News. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants. As soon as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill into law Thursday, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law...
  • Stealing the Election of 2012 (Dem voter fraud)

    06/10/2011 7:51:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 10, 2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    Americans take the integrity of our elections for granted. Every citizen has an equal right to vote, and every vote cast is counted. Rubbish. The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed "too late" to be returned in time to count. When a Republican wins a close race, uncounted ballots are "found" in the backseat of a Democrat poll worker's car. American elections are getting...
  • Rush's Morning Update: "Jobs Myth" (Jobs that americans just will do)

    06/09/2011 9:51:59 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    A story worth noting in this week's Atlanta Journal-Constitution – better known as the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation. Farmers in Georgia are turning to an "unlikely" source in order to get the harvesting done – local people. Georgia recently enacted tougher immigration laws, which require employers to verify that their workforce is legal. In addition, police can check the immigration status of some suspects. As a result, farmers say their usual labor pool is so frightened that it's difficult to recruit migrant workers to fill the 3,000 seasonal openings statewide. But with unemployment near ten percent in many areas, they're...
  • Don't blame immigrants for hard times

    06/08/2011 8:58:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | June 8, 2011 | Hamid Beladi
    It is well known that the United States is a nation of immigrants. People have been coming to this land from all over the world for the last four centuries. Some came to avoid political and religious persecution at home; others came to find higher wages and a better standard of living. Still others came just to study in an American school and, after completing their studies, decided to settle down because they found that life here was better and free from oppression. Thus, immigration has been a constant fact of American life for a long time. Most people came...
  • New president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center named (illegal alien hiring hall)

    06/05/2011 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    Palm Beach Compost ^ | March 3rd | Bill DiPaolo
    JUPITER — Edward M. Ricci, an attorney who lives in Jupiter, has been named the new president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. The position is voluntary. Ricci, an El Sol board member since 2009, is consumer justice counsel to Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP of West Palm Beach. He has served as volunteer counsel and member of the board of directors of Hope Rural School in Indiantown since 1980.
  • [South Texas Bishop]Flores concerned about checkpoint policy during hurricane evacuations

    06/05/2011 12:04:10 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | June 02, 2011 | Steve Taylor
    SAN JUAN - With the 2011 hurricane season now underway, Bishop of Brownsville Daniel Flores has called on Border Patrol to tell the public it will not check residency status during an evacuation. Flores is concerned that tens of thousands of undocumented families in the Rio Grande Valley will not heed a call to evacuate for fear of being detained when they get to the Falfurrias checkpoint. U.S. 281 is the official route for evacuations during a hurricane. “If we go over to a disaster situation clearly we want people to know that you will not be detained because you...
  • Dream Act: Assembly approves state financial aid for illegal immigrants

    06/01/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/01/2011 | Adam Weintraub Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers voted Wednesday to open the door to state-funded financial aid for immigrant college students who entered the United States illegally.
  • Assembly OKs state grants for immigrant students

    06/01/2011 12:32:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/1/11 | ADAM WEINTRAUB, Associated Press
    California lawmakers have opened the door to state-funded financial aid for immigrant college students who entered the United States illegally. . . . Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, a Los Angeles Democrat, has introduced similar legislation each year since 2005 only to see it vetoed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Speakers seek halt in deportations

    05/29/2011 9:02:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Updated: 05/29/2011 | Kevin Modesti
    VAN NUYS - Immigration activists, officeholders and Christian leaders rallied at a San Fernando Valley church on Saturday, renewing angry calls for President Barack Obama to order a halt of deportations they say shatter the families of legal U.S. residents. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, and immigration-reform proponent Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., were among the speakers at La Iglesia en la Camino (The Church on the Way) in what was billed as a bipartisan town-hall meeting. "When communities are terrorized by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children...
  • GOP Illinois Senator Pamela Althoff "sets the record straight" on “Illinois DREAM Act” bill

    05/28/2011 7:19:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    Sen. Althoff sets the record straight on “Illinois DREAM Act” bill. Recently, the Illinois Senate approved legislation (Senate Bill 2185) aimed at allowing student immigrants who have a valid taxpayer ID to invest in their college education – this legislation has been the subject of much misinformation on the Internet and in the media. The bill requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to create an Illinois DREAM Fund that will provide scholarships funded entirely from private contributions – no Illinois tax dollars will be directed toward these scholarships. In addition, to be eligible for the program, a student must be...
  • Illegal Immigrants May Get a Break; Deportation Program Now Optional (for violent offenders too)(CA)

    05/28/2011 12:06:11 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 11 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | May 26, 2011 | Lonnie Wong
    The California State Assembly passed a bill that would allow counties to refuse to participate in the Homeland Security Department's controversial Secure Communities program. The program cross checks fingeprints from people who are arrested for crimes with Immigration and Customs records. It's designed to deport dangerous violent offenders who are also illegal residents. Some local sheriffs say the program is getting rid of violent criminals and is making the streets safer. But the State Assembly didn't agree in approving the bill which says counties aren't required to participate in the Secure Communities program unless they specifically chooses to.
  • Louisiana Lawmaker Withdraws Immigration Bill After Church and Law Enforcement Opposition

    05/27/2011 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 5/26/2011
    For the fourth year in a row, Louisiana State Rep. Joe Harrison's effort to push through an immigration law in the state has failed. Harrison, a Republican, took his proposal off the table on Wednesday after facing stiff opposition from law enforcement authorities, Catholic church officials and immigration advocates. Harrison hoped the measure would spur the federal government to end illegal immigration across the U.S. border with Mexico. "If we're a land of laws, we should abide by those laws and enforce those laws," Harrison told the House Judiciary Committee. He expressed concern about public health and safety problems caused...
  • Haley: Obama shut down SC illegal immigration enforcement

    05/27/2011 4:08:08 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 28 replies
    www.postandcourier.com ^ | May 27, 2011 | Yvonne Wenger
    COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley said today that two dozen of South Carolina's illegal immigration enforcement agents were blocked by the Obama administration from enforcing the state's law. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, part of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, told the state it could not use E-Verify documentation to enforce South Carolina's immigration law. But Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar law in Arizona upheld a state's right to rely the online system that uses Social Security numbers to screens new workers to see if they are legally in the country. Haley said Obama is getting in...
  • A Sarah Palin presidential campaign would be gift from heaven above (The new meme)

    05/26/2011 11:54:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 27, 2011 | Neil Steinberg
    As if the death of Osama bin Laden weren’t enough good news for one month to offer the once-sagging political fortunes of the Obama administration — the terrorist mastermind was killed May 1, though it already seems like a year ago — when you include the failure of the Republican Medicare overhaul to pass in the Senate, plus indications that Tea Party darling Sarah Palin might actually run for president, the mood at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue must border on unbridled jubilation. Can’t you see Obama skipping through the halls the White House, swinging his arms wide, perhaps singing a few...
  • State may opt out of federal deportation program

    05/26/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/26/11 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The California Assembly approved a bill to allow counties to opt out of a controversial federal immigration program that lawmakers said rips families apart, leads to racial profiling and erodes trust between law enforcement and the immigrant community. Under the Secure Communities program, instated by President Obama, the fingerprints of anyone booked into a county jail are automatically cross-checked against immigration databases, and if a person is determined to be undocumented, local authorities hand them over to federal officials for deportation. A growing number of law enforcement officials and public leaders across the U.S., however, are criticizing the program, saying...
  • Supreme Court: AZ Can Require Employers to Verify Citizenship Status of Workers

    05/26/2011 2:34:17 PM PDT · by CNSNews · 3 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – In an early test of state immigration reform laws, the Supreme Court ruled on the side of enforcement regarding an Arizona immigration law that allows penalties up to revocation of business licenses for employers that knowingly hire illegal aliens. The Arizona law in question in this case required employers to use E-Verify, an electronic federal system that is currently voluntary that allows employers to determine the legal status of job applicants and employees. The court ruled 5-3, with Justice Elena Kagan not participating, to reject the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s argument that the Arizona law pre-empted federal control...
  • Border Pictures Worth 1,000 Words (Video)

    05/26/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | May 25, 2011 | On The Record
    On The Record Texas rancher's photos detail a trail of danger and dead bodies on the border (Dr. Mike Vickers with Greta Van Susteren. After this video finishes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry with Greta.)
  • High court sustains Ariz. employer sanctions law

    05/26/2011 7:53:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/26/11 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.
  • Special Report: Battle in Brooks County(South Texas)

    05/26/2011 7:37:23 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KRGV ^ | 05/26/2011 | Jordan Williams
    FALFURRIAS - CHANNEL 5 NEWS is taking you to the other front line of the border battle. It's no where near the river. It's sixty miles north of McAllen. People here are grabbing guns to protect themselves. Ranchers blame this border patrol checkpoint. Illegal immigrants know if they come through, they'll get caught, so smugglers are dropping them off and leaving them to roam on ranchers' land. Rancher Dr. Mike Vickers believes, "It's real threat to our state and our country." He feels like his land is under siege. "We call them criminal trespassers or Ct's because essentially, that's what...
  • U.S. group gives Mexico smugglers GPS emergency beacons

    05/25/2011 9:32:53 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 24, 2011
    A humanitarian group said on Tuesday it has given emergency GPS location devices to Mexican human smugglers in a controversial bid to save immigrants' lives as they break into increasingly remote desert stretches of the U.S. border this summer. Rev. Robin Hoover, founder of Tucson-based Humane Borders, said he gave five cell-phone sized location beacons to a church group in Mexico's northern Sonora state earlier this month to distribute to human smugglers, known as "coyotes." The aim is for the coyotes to use the devices to summon rescue if they get into trouble as they guide migrants on the dangerous...