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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...
  • Impounds and Illegals

    03/24/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 23, 2011 | Jack Dunphy
    LAPD officers manning sobriety checkpoints will no longer impound cars discovered to be driven by unlicensed illegal immigrants. Yes, you read that correctly. Anyone surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention. Los Angeles Police Department officers manning sobriety checkpoints will no longer, as a matter of department policy, impound cars driven by unlicensed drivers. That is unless the unlicensed driver is a United States citizen or lawful resident, in which case he can say adios to his car for 30 days, as authorized by California law. I can see you out there shaking your heads and saying, “Wait a minute...
  • The 'crime visa': How 18,000 illegal immigrants got legal status by being the victim of a crime

    03/21/2011 10:11:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/21/11 | Staff
    More than 18,000 illegal immigrants, plus 14,000 of their relatives, have gained U.S. visas under a new law since 2009 because they were victims of crime. While many immigrants may still be unaware of the U visa, word is spreading fast in some communities. The controversial rules state that if you are a victim of crime and you cooperate, or are 'helpful' with authorities, then you stand a good chance of getting a U visa. Since 2009, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued 18,654 and rejected 5,639 U visas — a 77 per cent approval rate....
  • Indiana's SB590 attacks immigrants and their languages

    03/20/2011 6:33:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 24 replies ^ | March 15, 2011 | Unattributed
    Indiana State Sen. Mike Delph, R- Carmel not only wants to implement a Arizona style bill but wants to bar the use of any language but English in most government transactions. “We’re taking the handcuffs off of law enforcement. We’re holding employers who are thumbing their noses at the law accountable. And we’re lifting up the English language,” Delph said Friday. Opposition groups fear the bill will lead to profiling and hurting businesses in the state.
“I’m worried that the unintended consequences of what he’s doing is to put a sign on our state saying we don’t want immigrants,” said John...
  • How Labour let in 3 million immigrants, in defiance of the overwhelming wishes of the British

    02/22/2011 10:50:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/11 | Sir Andrew Green
    Official figures to be published on Thursday will confirm that foreign immigration under Labour added more than three million to our population. At the same time nearly one million British citizens voted with their feet, some saying that they were leaving because England was no longer a country that they recognised. How could all this have happened in the teeth of public opposition? Even the Labour government’s own survey last February showed that 77 per cent of the public wanted immigration reduced, including 54 per cent of the ethnic communities, while 50 per cent of the public wanted it reduced
  • PrevPrevious Article Real Estate News Fewer whites living in D.C.'s 'burbs

    02/17/2011 8:20:53 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/17/11 | Liz Farmer
    The number of white residents in Washington's suburbs has dropped significantly in the past decade, a shift experts say will continue to increase over the years as the population ages. Meanwhile, the number of whites has risen in the more bucolic, outlying counties and in the District, where urban renewal has attracted new generations of professionals. Although every county in the region is becoming more diverse as their minority percentages increase, the change is accompanied by fewer non-Hispanic white residents in Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, new census data show.
  • Immigration laws, Ga. economy merge

    02/14/2011 4:04:36 AM PST · by Racehorse · 32 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 14 February 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    Bill Brim is worried about the extra costs he said his fruit and vegetable farm in Tifton would have to absorb if state lawmakers pass tough Arizona-style laws aimed at illegal immigration in Georgia. Charles Shafer Jr., meanwhile, says the proposed laws could be a step in the right direction, so long as they are enforced here. The Lawrenceville resident said he was forced to shut down his home construction business years ago because he could not compete with others he suspected were hiring illegal immigrants. Such different views have put state lawmakers in a bind. While they want to...
  • Sarkozy Has a Real Set - Wish our Prez Had!!!

    02/12/2011 9:22:10 AM PST · by · 6 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/12/11 | GOP Mike
    To My Fellow Conservatives: I have been saying for years that immigrants that come to this country should embrace this country instead of coming and sucking the life out of it while never accepting our culture and never truly becoming Americans. My family came here from Italy in the early 1900's. They wanted to be Americans. They wanted to learn the language. They loved America and all she stood for. Today, immigrants come to this country but...
  • Doctor jailed for plotting to alter fingerprints

    02/11/2011 7:07:02 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    SV Herald ^ | February 11, 2011
    BOSTON — A federal judge in Boston has sentenced a Dominican doctor to one year and one day in prison for conspiring to surgically alter fingerprints of an illegal immigrant for $4,500. Jose Elias Zaiter-Pou pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of conspiring to conceal illegal aliens from detection by law enforcement authorities. Prosecutors say the physician brought surgical equipment, antibiotics and pain medication to a hotel in Woburn and agreed to alter the fingerprints of a government informant for $4,500. They say they have video and audio evidence showing Zaiter-Pou describing to the informant how he would surgically remove...
  • Are increasing disability numbers hurting Social Security

    01/29/2011 11:46:23 PM PST · by jmclemore · 59 replies
    Congressional Budget office ^ | July 22, 2010 | Congressional Budget office
    Summary The Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program pays cash benefits to non elderly adults (those younger than age 66) who are judged to be unable to perform “substantial” work because of a disability but who have worked in the past; the program also pays benefits to some of those adults’ dependents. In 2009, the Disability Insurance program paid benefits to almost 8 million disabled beneficiaries and about 2 million of those beneficiaries’ spouses and children. Between 1970 and 2009, the number of people receiving DI benefits more than tripled, from 2.7 million to 9.7 million (unless otherwise specified, all...
  • Marxist Democrat Cringes As Russian Immigrants Compare Communism to…Democrats!

    01/17/2011 1:33:00 PM PST · by jda · 94 replies
    Red State ^ | 16 January 2011
    ". . . some of New York’s Russian immigrants (who know Soviet-style Communism all-too-well) are aligning with Republicans—because they view Democrats’ policies to be too similar to the failed policies of their homeland . . ."
  • Immigrants clash in Moorhead fray

    12/20/2010 11:20:43 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies · 5+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12-19-10 | JOY POWELL
    least 20 police officers responded to a melee in Moorhead, Minn., early Sunday that involved up to a dozen young African immigrants fighting not only with hands and feet, but also with a taser, knives, a replica handgun and a shovel. More than 100 people looked on, many yelling, in the parking lot of a bowling alley on the city's north side, police said.
  • Man, boat flying foreign flag with Arabic lettering wash ashore in restricted area of Cape Canaveral

    12/10/2010 5:46:25 PM PST · by Islander7 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FOX 35 ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | By Derrol Nail
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is sitting in the Brevard County jail mostly because won't say who he is, or what he was doing when he beached a boat north of Port Canaveral. He's been given the name "John Doe" after he gave several name that couldn't be verified. The man also couldn't prove he owned the boat and wouldn't tell authorities where he was going.
  • Supreme Court unlikely to toss Ariz. immigrant hiring law--Kagan's abstaining may be factor

    12/08/2010 6:22:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2010 | Ben Conery
    With Justice Elena Kagan taking no part in the case, it appears unlikely the Supreme Court will strike down an Arizona law imposing severe punishment on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.In one of the year's hot-button cases, the conservative wing, led by Justice Antonin Scalia, generally supported the law, while the liberal wing, led by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, seemed opposed during arguments Wednesday."Arizona and other states are in serious trouble financially and for other reasons because of unrestrained immigration," Justice Scalia said. "And therefore, they had to take this very massive — I agree this step is massive...
  • Peru remittances reached US$635 million in 3Q 2010

    12/06/2010 9:33:33 PM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies
    Andina ^ | December 3, 2010
    Lima - Remittance flow sent by overseas Peruvians to their relatives in Peru reached US$ 635 million in the third quarter this year, Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) reported Monday. This figure is the highest of this year representing a 3.9 percent growth over the same period in 2009. So far this year, remittances have reached US$1.83 billion. During the third quarter, remittances channeled through banks jumped 8.1 percent from US$266 million in the same third quarter 2009 to US$288 million in the same period this year.
  • Worker decapitated in chicken factory after being sucked into machine

    12/05/2010 4:31:02 PM PST · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5 Dec 2010 | Richard Shears
    A man has been decapitated in a horrific accident at a chicken processing factory in Melbourne, Australia. Mr Sarel Singh, 34, was killed instantly when he was sucked into a machine and decapitated in an incident that has now placed the entire poultry processing industry under review. The factory was already under investigation over claims of unlawful and unethical treatment of its majority migrant workforce, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline programme reported. Mr Singh's brother, Harry, said that Sarel had migrated from India four years ago 'in the hope of finding a better life in Australia'. But Sarel had told...
  • 25 named in illegal marriage operation

    11/30/2010 1:51:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | November 29, 2010 | Judy Harrison
    BANGOR, Maine — At least 25 individuals have been identified by federal prosecutors as being part of a scheme to set up sham marriages between Maine residents and aliens seeking to obtain residency status in the United States. Five of them, all Maine residents, have waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. They are Angela Roy, 37, of Lewiston; Torri Roy Patterson, 33, Auburn; and Kelly Rider, 24, June Roy White, 56, and Albert White, 48, all of Newport.
  • Ten Things You Need To Know About S.3827, The DREAM Act

    11/27/2010 1:51:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    CFIF ^ | 11-18-10 | Jeff Sessions
    1. The DREAM Act Is NOT Limited to Children, And It Will Be Funded On the Backs Of Hard Working, Law-Abiding Americans 2. The DREAM Act PROVIDES SAFE HARBOR FOR ANY ALIEN, Including Criminals, From Being Removed or Deported If They Simply Submit An Application 3. Certain Criminal Aliens Will Be Eligible For Amnesty Under The DREAM Act
  • Bay Area activist working to put Arizona-style immigration law on California ballot

    11/25/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by epithermal · 18 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/23/2010 | Matt O'Brien
    BELMONT -- A Republican activist is raising signatures to place an Arizona-style immigration law on the California ballot in 2012. The proposition would require all state and local police officers to investigate the immigration status of those they stop if they have reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work while concealing their immigration status. In addition, it would make it a state crime for an employer to hire an undocumented immigrant, whether the hiring happens intentionally or negligently. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced...
  • Illegal immigrant group allegedly violates Washington disclosure laws

    11/19/2010 8:28:27 AM PST · by epithermal · 3 replies
    examiner - Spokane ^ | November 16, 2010 | Joe Newby
    A written complaint has been filed against the group One America Votes by a conservative blogger in western Washington, alleging violations of campaign laws. Stefan Sharkansky made the allegations in a written complaint to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission last Friday, and noted it on his blog, Sound Politics, on Monday. In the complaint, Sharkansky alleges the group did not register with the Public Disclosure Commission and did not report any receipts or expenditures, even though, "the group was clearly raising and spending massive sums to intervene in state election campaigns".
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • The real foreign influence scandal

    11/01/2010 5:57:13 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-1-10 | Gary Bauer
    I agree with President Barack Obama and the current liberal view that our democratic elections are imperiled by the influence of “foreign entities.” But the menace has nothing to do with allegations that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups are illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. political campaigns. The real foreign influence scandal concerns the number of non-U.S. citizens unlawfully registering and voting in U.S. elections — and the apathy with which this crime is often met. It is a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in any federal and most state elections under the 1996 Illegal Immigration...
  • How to Wink at an Illegal Alien*

    10/26/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 26, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    * only if he's on your property... or maybe pounding at the door for the Democrats (best consult your lawyer first on that one lol):In Washington state, it’s illegal alien amnesty-supporting OneAmerica Votes sending illegal alien canvassers out to drum up votes: When Maria Gianni is knocking on voters’ doors, she’s not bashful about telling people she is in the country illegally. She knows it’s a risk to advertise this fact to strangers — but it’s one worth taking in what she sees as a crucial election. The 42-year-old is one of dozens of volunteers — many of them illegal...
  • Illegal Aliens Canvassing For The Democrats In Washington State

    10/22/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT · by csd · 1 replies ^ | October 22, 2010 | JOSHUAPUNDIT
    Dozens of volunteers who are illegal aliens are canvassing neighborhoods for an organization called OneAmerica Votes in the Seattle area trying to get out the vote for Democrats like Sen. Patty Murray, who is in a neck-to-neck race with Republican Dino Rossi. Pramila Jayapal, head of OneAmerica Votes, said "Immigrants really do matter.If we can't vote ourselves, we're gonna knock on doors, or get family members to vote." It's likely sheer coincidence that this campaign started as soon as Obama left after appearing in Washington on behalf of Murray. Of course. OneAmerica Votes is quite an interesting organization in...
  • Officials: Immigrants who left returning

    10/22/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT · by epithermal · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | October 20, 2010 | DAVID OLSON
    With signs of economic recovery growing, some immigrants who left the Inland area for their homelands after losing their jobs are returning to the United States, Mexican officials and leaders of local immigrant-assistance groups said. U.S. unemployment is still high, but hope is rising, said José Mendoza Morfin, municipal president of Cotija, Mexico, the hometown of an estimated 2,000 Inland immigrants.
  • OneAmerica Tries to Draw Immigrants to the Polls (Without Getting them Deported

    10/20/2010 2:52:40 PM PDT · by epithermal · 6 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | Oct. 19 2010 | Nina Shapiro
    With Democrats fretting over reports that left-leaning Latinos may sit this election out and cement big losses for the party in Congress and elsewhere, the advocacy group OneAmerica recently launched a spinoff aimed at mobilizing immigrant voters. Last night, OneAmerica Votes drew 150 people to a "ballot initiative party" at NewHolly, where the group explained why it was encouraging yes votes on income tax Initiative 1098, and no votes on everything else in the initiative heap. OneAmerica Votes program manager Toby Guevin says the group is also endorsing U.S. Senator Patty Murray because of her position in favor of immigration...
  • Gregory Kane: O'Malley's weak pander to illegal immigrants as "new Americans"

    10/19/2010 10:17:38 AM PDT · by goldendays · 13 replies ^ | October 17, 2010 | GREGORY KANE
    Gregory Kane: O'Malley's weak pander to illegal immigrants as "new Americans" By: GREGORY KANE Examiner Columnist October 17, 2010 Did I hear Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, D, right during his second debate with former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich? Did O'Malley call illegal immigrants "new Americans"? Good thing I recorded that debate on a DVD. I replayed it Saturday night, and O'Malley's exact quote was this, part of his response to a question about illegal immigration. "There is this nativism rising up and this desire to blame new Americans for the problems in our economy." Yeah, he said it. And Ehrlich...
  • Colorado Has 11,800 Listed Non-Citizen Voters

    10/14/2010 7:15:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    KMGH ^ | October 13, 2010 | Wayne Harrison
    Nearly 12,000 registered voters in Colorado are listed as non-U.S. citizens, the secretary of state's office says. Gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo of the American Constitution Party has long campaigned for tougher immigration laws and enforcement. He said he was stunned by the non-citizen listings. "I want to know why they are not required to fill in the box. That in itself should be a felony," Tancredo said. State Rep. Kent Lambert, a Republican from Colorado Springs, said he and other Republicans have tried to change state law to require proof of citizenship -- which has been ruled legal by the...
  • Reagan Building bedbugs: Pest control team dispatched to USAID offices

    10/01/2010 2:21:56 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 2+ views
    TBD ^ | October 1, 2010
    The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a post-9/11 fortress. If you don’t have proper clearance to get into the structure’s federal offices, you’ll get stopped and turned away. Bedbugs apparently get a pass.bA band of juvenile bedbugs has taken roost in an office suite in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) tower of the Reagan Building, according to an e-mail obtained by TBD. USAID employees were told in the e-mail that they hadn’t received reports of bedbugs in other locations in the building.“Nevertheless, on Friday, October 1st, at 10:00, GSA will be utilizing a professional pest...
  • Let’s Not Turn Immigration Into ‘Us vs Them,’ Says President Who is Suing a US State...

    09/29/2010 12:37:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 29, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Complete title: Let’s Not Turn Immigration Into ‘Us vs Them,’ Says President Who is Suing a US State Over Immigration Law This is audacity on steroids. It is not the so-called, and now obviously dead as a Monty Python sketch parrot, “audacity of hope.” “Let’s provide a pathway to citizenship for those who are already here, understanding that they broke the law, so they’re going to have to pay a fine and pay back taxes and, I think, learn English, make sure that they don’t have a criminal record,” said Obama. “There are some hoops that they’re going to have...
  • 3 federal officers imprisoned for airport suitcase scheme

    09/25/2010 1:53:28 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 26 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/25/10 | Jay Weaver
    A husband, a wife and her sister -- all uniformed federal officers in South Florida -- plotted to allow couriers to carry loads of cocaine and heroin on flights from the Dominican Republic via Fort Lauderdale to New York, authorities say. The suitcase scheme worked for a few years, until some of the couriers were caught with kilos of drugs, and federal agents figured out it was all an inside job. This week, the group's ringleader, Cindy Moran-Sanchez, 32, a former Customs and Border Protection officer from Cooper City, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on an importation conspiracy...