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  • New Mexico woman indicted over immigrant driver licenses

    08/04/2011 7:57:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/11 | Dennis J. Carroll - Reuters
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque woman was indicted on Thursday on charges of creating fraudulent residency documents to help illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver's licenses. New Mexico is currently one of three states, including Utah and Washington, that allow undocumented immigrants to lawfully obtain driver's licenses if they can show proof of residency and identity. The grand jury indictment accuses Ana Hernandez, 45, of more than 300 felony counts over accusations she used her Albuquerque business address on documents she fraudulently created for Mexican nationals so they could obtain licenses. "This is yet another egregious case...
  • U.S. soccer team booed in their own country as Mexican fans turn LA into an 'away' game

    06/27/2011 9:40:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 54 replies
    If the U.S. soccer team were hoping for the home advantage during Saturday's Gold Cup final then they were in for a nasty surprise. Despite being the 'home' side in California's Rose Bowl stadium, the majority of fans - most of them American born of naturalized Mexicans - booed and jeered the U.S. team. The surprising scenes were followed by angry outbursts from U.S. team goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was visibly shaken after the entire post match ceremony was conducted in Spanish. Speaking after the game, Howard said: '[tournament organisers] CONCACAF should be ashamed of themselves. 'I think it was...
  • Texas senator calls man's Spanish-language testimony 'insulting,' tells him to 'speak English'

    06/17/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 92 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/17/11 | CHRISTINE ROBERTS
    A Texas state senator is under fire for telling a man that his Spanish-language testimony was "insulting" during a committee hearing earlier this week. Republican Chris Harris interrupted Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition just minutes into his statement against the Lone Star State's new sanctuary cities bill. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Wednesday, allows police officers to verify the immigration status of detained suspects. Harris told Aguirre that he "should be speaking in English." "Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?" Harris asked. "Why aren't you speaking in English...
  • Some Immigrants Turn to Tea Party

    06/02/2011 2:29:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | June 1, 2011 | Janie Lorber
    Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, an immigrant from Ecuador who once dreamed of becoming her country’s president, has found an unlikely home in the tea party movement. When she launched her campaign for county school board last week at Brion’s Grille in Fairfax, Va., she was not alone — flanked by immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America who have joined tea pascrty groups in the face of unrelenting criticism that the movement is isolationist and anti-immigrant. Mancheno-Smoak, who started attending tea party meetings in February, is one of several immigrants running for local office in Virginia under the tea party banner. Tito...
  • Crashing a Citizenship Ceremony : Culture Blog!

    05/25/2011 8:31:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | May 25 2011 at 11:15 AM | Beth Spotswood
    There are certain opportunities that are so rare and so special, you'd be nuts not to grab them. This is how I ended up at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Friday afternoon watching my friend Nadir be sworn in as an American citizen. Born in Portugal and arriving in California at age 9, Nadir has spent the past decade working towards his citizenship. Now 26 years old, it's not like Nadir's been lounging around, twiddling his thumbs, waiting for a passport. Nadir put himself through college, he's currently working in Washington DC for a Congressman and next year, he'll...
  • Get us good immigrants

    05/19/2011 7:41:45 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-05-19 | (editorial page)
    The most successful wooing of the immigrant vote--even if the losers playing the same game decry it as political pandering, not wooing--was obviously pulled off by the Harper Conservatives. Kudos to them. But now that Stephen Harper has secured his first majority as PM, thanks primarily to Jason Kenney's marathon dance in the multicultural mosh pit, the time has come to get real with our immigration policies. The Fraser Institute, a leading public policy think tank, has released a report that echoes the position we have been advocating since Pierre Trudeau's blind-eyed liberalism opened the floodgates. And it's time a...
  • Saudi Arabian Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaifi faces hate crime after spitting on people in Florida Walmart

    05/17/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 17, 2011 | Michael Sheridan
    A Saudi Arabian national faces hate crimes charges after allegedly spitting on several people at a Florida Walmart. Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaifi was arrested in Palm Bay after police responded to a 911 call, Florida Today reported Tuesday. The 39-year-old, who was with her 2-year-old son at the time, allegedly admitted to authorities she spat on several people because "Americans are pushing us around." The incident began, police said, when a woman approached Al-Doaifi when she appeared to be having difficulty entering the Walmart. "All I was trying to do was tell her she was coming in through the out door,"...
  • Denmark debates the cost of immigrants

    05/02/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 5/2/2011
    The controversy has been stirring Denmark for some days. “The economists behind the report on the cost of immigration oppose the government,” writes Information, accusing the government and its majority of exploiting the economists’ work for political ends. Drawn up at the government’s request, their report is now being used by the Danish People’s Party — the far-right party supporting the Liberal-Conservative majority in parliament — and the integration minister to call for further restrictions on immigration. Denmark is already applying the most restrictive immigration laws in Europe. The conservative daily Jyllands-Posten revealed this report on April 28 under the...
  • Newport woman gets 3 months for role in immigrant marriage scam ( Maine, Kenya, and...)

    05/02/2011 10:13:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 02, 2011 | Judy Harrison
    BANGOR, Maine — A Newport woman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to three months in federal prison for her part in a marriage scam that enlisted Maine residents to wed immigrants. June White recruited others to marry immigrants, including the man who is now her husband. The family was part of a conspiracy federal prosecutors claimed was run by two African men. Rashid Kakande, 37, of Woburn, Mass., who was convicted by a jury. Kakande, originally from Uganda, is being held without bail while awaiting sentencing. A second man, James Mbugua (pronounced umm-BOOG-wa), was indicted in July 2010...
  • Study: 70% of Texas' illegal immigrant families receive welfare

    04/15/2011 4:46:38 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 53 replies ^ | 4/6/2011 |
    Thirteen years after Congress overhauled the American welfare system, 57 percent of immigrants with children — those in the country legally or not — use at least one government, welfare program... . In comparison, 39 percent of native-born Americans with children are signed up for welfare, the report found. In Texas,.... 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children Overall, Texas tied with California and New York for the second highest immigrant welfare rates behind Arizona. Texas showed 61 percent of households headed by an immigrant utilizing at...
  • Woman gets 10 months for arranging sham weddings

    04/14/2011 9:37:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 13, 2011 | Judy Harrison
    BANGOR, Maine — The Sabattus woman who enlisted more than a dozen other Mainers, including family and friends, to enter into sham marriages with immigrants was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 months in prison. Angela Roy, 37, sobbed as a federal judge described her role as a recruiter and wedding planner in the state’s first spouses-for-hire conspiracy as “extremely significant.” Roy was recruited more than seven years ago by two Massachusetts men, who are natives of Africa, to find men and women willing to marry foreign nationals for a fee so the immigrants could more easily achieve...
  • Standoff on migrants sours further

    04/11/2011 10:06:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 4/8/2011
    "Immigration: standoff between Italy and France”, reads La Stampa. Relations between the two countries reached a new low on 7 April following the French government’s refusal to recognise temporary visas issued by the Italian authorities to migrants arriving on its shores in the last few days, and France’s decision to continue sending back those who try to enter French territory. Italy has been issuing six-month visas to ease numbers at the country’s overburdened retention centres. According to Italian interior minister Roberto Maroni, quoted in the Turin-based daily, France cannot expel migrants who hold a valid visa without suspending the Schengen...
  • Berlin unwilling to accept refugees

    04/11/2011 9:58:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 4/11/2011
    "Refugees ought not to come to Germany," announces Die Welt. The position that Berlin is expected to adopt when European interior ministers meet to discuss immigration on 11 April is unlikely to be welcomed by Italy which has called for solidarity in the drive to cope with thousands of immigrants who have recently arrived from North Africa. “Italy’s dirty tricks amount to unacceptable blackmail," remarks the conservative daily, which nonetheless acknowledges that "it is inadmissible that Italy and Malta pay the price for changes that are in all of Europe’s interest." For Die Welt, Europe should come together to invest...
  • Immigrant households have higher usage rates of welfare than native households, report finds

    04/10/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Apr 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Households headed by immigrants have a substantially higher rate of welfare use than native-headed households, according a report released by the Center for Immigration Studies this week. The report examined census data about the use of welfare programs – cash assistance, food assistance, housing assistance, and Medicaid – and compared usage by immigrant headed households with at least one child – those headed both by legal and illegal immigrants – with usage by native headed households with at least one child. 57 percent of immigrant headed households participate in at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent of native...
  • Maryland House passes bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who meet conditions

    04/08/2011 11:15:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Md. House passes bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who meet conditionsBy Associated Press, Friday, April 8, 6:57 PM ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As many southern states pass news laws to crack down on illegal immigrants, the Maryland General Assembly on Friday moved toward allowing them to pay in-state college tuition, if they meet certain conditions. The Maryland House voted 74-66 on Friday for the measure after intense debate. The Senate already has passed similar legislation. Democratic supporters say the legislation would create opportunity for people who have lived in Maryland for years and paid state taxes. **SNIP** The...
  • Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare

    04/05/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 53 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2011
    ...Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies. Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S...The majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas,...
  • Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data

    03/30/2011 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11
    Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data– Tue Mar 29, 7:50 am ET WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies report finds that, 13 years after welfare reform, the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes – not their legal status or an unwillingness to work. The major welfare programs...
  • Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrants (the rookie Hussein on Univision)

    03/28/2011 11:48:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/28/11 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrantsBy Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 5:38 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2011 President Obama said Monday that he does not have the power to suspend deportations, putting the nail in a plan some administration officials had explored that could have granted de-facto legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. **SNIP** The answer came in response to a videotaped question from a girl who held up a deportation order document and asked why students were still receiving those, even though many lawmakers and Mr. Obama himself believe they should be granted legal status....
  • Obama: Measure students with more than tests (Hope, change AND dreams?)

    03/28/2011 10:57:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    TBO ^ | 3/28/11
    Obama: Measure students with more than testsThe Associated Press March 28, 2011 Updated: 11:13 pm WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education boring for children, he said. **SNIP** Latino students make up one in five of all students in prekindergarten through high school in the U.S. but lag far behind whites in educational attainment, with less than one in three graduating from high school, according to federal Education Department figures. Obama emphasized to his largely...
  • Respect Your Flag? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Flag! (Now Let Us in/Give Us Stuff)

    03/25/2011 2:39:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Never Forget: Arizona State Capitol, July 31st, 2010 This infantile tantrum of a protest was in reaction to passage of Arizona's SB1070- take a moment to re-aquaint yourself with the reality of what the illegals Obama can't wait to pardon/register as Dems think of our nation's proud traditions, honor, and veterans' sacrifice: sadly, not much better than the rest of the traitorous, self-hating 'progressive' Left... And yes, Snopes confirms it- the pugnacious protesters -largely illegals and tweaked hippies outraged that the democratic process produced a fair, legal, and popular result they don't particularly like- trampled and smeared toilet paper/set a toilet seat on American...