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  • U.S. AG’s Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonald’s restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • U.S. probing whether border agent death was friendly fire: sources

    10/05/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2012 | (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing By Cynthia Johnston and Jim Loney)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating whether a Border Patrol agent shot dead in Arizona near the Mexican border may have been killed by friendly fire, two U.S. government sources said on Friday. The sources, government officials familiar with the matter, declined to elaborate. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman declined to comment.
  • Aunt out of jail, no longer on immigration hold

    10/05/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies staff ^ | 10/04/2012 | staff
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned a woman accused of leaving a toddler in a hot car is no longer on an immigration hold. Sandra Rodriguez-Miramontes bonded out of jail a couple weeks ago. She was arrested in August, after Albuquerque police said she forgot her two-year-old nephew in the car while she went to work at a daycare. The boy died. The Second Judicial District Attorney's Office said it still plans to prosecute her for child abuse.
  • Reid misquotes Romney to make immigration attack (Reid Lies...again)

    10/05/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the chief attack dog against his co-religionist Mitt Romney, but on Wednesday that attack went even further when his official Senate office released a statement that attributed a quote to Mr. Romney, even though he said the exact opposite. Mr. Reid's release quoted the Republican presidential nominee's staff as telling the Boston Globe that Mr. Romney would "not honor deportation exemptions" that President Obama has granted under his new non-deportation policy. But that phrase doesn't appear in the Globe's article. In fact the newspaper said Mr. Romney's staff specifically "said he would honor...
  • USDA diversity training session included 'illegal immigrants' chant, group claims

    10/05/2012 4:03:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/4/2012
    The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. "Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group....
  • LAPD stance on illegal immigration puts Chief Beck in hot seat

    10/04/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stepped into the national immigration debate Thursday, announcing that hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested by his officers each year in low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation. The new rules, which are expected to affect about 400 people arrested each year, mark a dramatic attempt by the nation's second-largest police department to distance itself from federal immigration policies that Beck says are unfair to undocumented immigrants suspected of committing petty offenses.
  • Autumn in New York

    10/04/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Autumn in New York -- that sound like the title of a song! In fact, it sounds like the first line of a song, and so it is. Autumn is a lovely time of year in many places, but for me my favorite place at this time of year is New York City. As the song goes, it seems "so inviting." And one of the great events marking autumn in New York is the Columbus Day Parade. It reminds us of what a great melting pot it has been, and, one hopes, it always will be. Christopher Columbus...
  • Florida court hears case of Illegal immigrant applying for law license

    10/02/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 15 replies ^ | Oct. 2, 2012 |
    The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license.
  • Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas

    10/01/2012 11:12:55 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 1 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama. Romney told The Denver Post, in an interview appearing in Tuesday's edition, that people who are able to earn the two-year visas to stay and work wouldn't see them revoked under a Romney administration. "The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid....
  • 2 US Border agents shot, 1 killed, near major drug corridor in Arizona (at Brian Terry Station)

    10/02/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    <p>The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred about eight miles from the border.</p>
  • Analysis: In Obama’s economy, immigrants outpace native-born Americans

    10/01/2012 5:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Immigrant job-seekers have gained far more in President Barack Obama’s weak economy than have native-born Americans, according to government data. Since Obama’s inauguration, employers have fired and hired millions of workers during the bust and slow recovery. The net result is that they employed more than 1.7 million more immigrants — but only 418,000 more native-born Americans — in August 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey. That number “seems like a usable tool on the table if [Gov. Mitt] Romney wanted to use it … to drive up [his] numbers,” a GOP operative told The Daily...
  • Some illegal immigrants may get drivers licenses under new California law

    10/01/2012 3:17:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | ap
    Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support from several...
  • (Jerry) Brown approves driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    09/30/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | 9:57 pm
    The governor signed a bill Sunday that will let hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants qualify for California driver’s licenses. Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. …
  • California allows driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    10/01/2012 4:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/01/2012
    Young undocumented immigrants will be able to receive California driver’s licenses under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Sunday. As many as 350,000 undocumented immigrants in California may be eligible for the Obama administration program, which waives the threat of deportation for two years for those who have no criminal record. According to The Times' Patrick McGreevy: Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. Brown spokesman Gil Duran said that by issuing the driver’s licenses,...
  • California governor vetoes "Anti-Arizona" immigration bill

    09/30/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/12 | Mary Slosson
    California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed an immigration measure dubbed the "anti-Arizona" bill late on Sunday that would shield some illegal immigrants from federal status checks. The bill would have prohibited local authorities from honoring federal detention requests, which may lead to deportation proceedings, on illegal immigrants unless those individuals were charged or convicted of a serious or violent felony. Supporters said the measure would have served as a counterpoint for what they say is racial profiling inherent in an Arizona law that cracks down on illegal immigration that was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer....
  • Tomball police: Teen who sought 'spiritual blessing' was raped

    09/30/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Houston Chronicle | ^ | September 28, 2012 | Robert Stanton
    When a family friend told a 17-year-old Tomball girl that she "looked tired and needed a blessing," the girl believed him. After all, the man attended her church and was known to practice black magic. "Because of her religious beliefs," Harris County prosecutors said, "she believed that (he) could bless her."
  • Teen’s secret tied to fatal crash Panic over his undocumented status police

    09/30/2012 1:44:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Sept. 28,2012 | Karen McCowan
    Lack of immigration papers prompted a Churchill High School student to flee a traffic stop on March 7, causing an accident that killed two people, his attorney said on Thursday. Emanuel Herrera-­Gutierrez, 16, was sentenced to 75 months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter for recklessly causing the deaths of Toni Lynn Bryson and Richard Lee Taylor. Defense attorney John Kolego said his client was not a legal resident of the United States, despite living here nearly all his life. “He knew this dark secret that he had, that he was undocumented, even though he’d been here since...
  • Illegal Aliens Cost L.A. County $100 Million in June/July – 22% of TOTAL Welfare Expenditures

    09/29/2012 9:46:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-30-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with Arizona California is America's Sanctuary State - and Mexico's outsourced welfare state. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County.  At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million...
  • 'Guerrilla-style' attack at local grocery store

    09/29/2012 7:38:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KXXV-TV News Channel 25 ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | John Elizondo and Christine McCarthy
    WACO - Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a local grocery store employee and trying to rob the store while armed with military gear and weapons early Friday morning. Police called the crime a "guerrilla-style" attack. Police said 29-year-old Marco Polo Medina-Gonzalez, 20-year-old Josias Chavez and 24-year-old Julio Cesar Figueroa Medina followed the assistant store manager of the Super Plaza Grocery Store at 1320 N. 25th St. to an intersection near 18th St. and Bosque Blvd. There the suspects crashed into the victim's car, then pulled in front and blocked him. According to police, two of the suspects ran...
  • Supporters And Opponents Of The Dream Act Rally For Votes Ahead Of November Referendum

    09/29/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    CBS Local Media ^ | September 29, 2012 | WJZ
    Supporters And Opponents Of The Dream Act Rally For Votes Ahead Of November Referendum... BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Supporters of the state’s Dream Act are making a call to action to voters. The measure will be on the November ballot, and as Gigi Barnett explains, opponents are rallying their backers too. Supporters of the Dream Act rallied on the State House steps to get lawmakers to back the measure that gives illegal immigrants in-state tuition. Now, this week– less than 40 days before the November referendum– they’re going door-to-door. “All they want is to pay in-state tuition,” Zeke Cohen, executive director of...
  • "Adios Arpaio" rally held to start voter drive

    09/29/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 29, 2012 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Several hundred activists and union officials have spread out across Latino neighborhoods in metropolitan Phoenix to register voters in an effort to prevent the re-election of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • The ‘Illegal’ Trap

    09/29/2012 11:23:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ( Blog ) ^ | September 28, 2012 | LAWRENCE DOWNES
    A vigorous discussion is taking place online about the word “illegal” as an adjective for certain immigrants. An immigrant activist named Jose Antonio Vargas, a former reporter, is urging news organizations like The New York Times to stop using it. He says the word is inaccurate, improper and demeaning. The Times’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan (an independent voice who writes about The Times but is not part of its news or opinion operations), has been looking into this, interviewing editors and reporters and soliciting readers’ opinions. She says she will weigh in soon. I figured I should, too, because I...
  • Border Patrol Agent Defends Self from Crazed Driver

    09/29/2012 8:06:53 AM PDT · by Individual Rights in NJ · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2012 | AP
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car after she ran into him, authorities and family members said. The agent fired after being driven several hundred yards on the hood, Chula Vista police Capt. Gary Wedge told The Associated Press. The woman was later identified in a police statement as Valeria Alvarado. Read more:
  • US immigration chief: Same-sex ties are family ties

    09/28/2012 11:58:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Miranda S. Leitsinger
    Same-sex couples will be considered “family relationships” in immigration proceedings, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a move that could help stem the deportation of those in gay or lesbian binational relationships. Close family ties to the United States are a factor considered by authorities in deportation cases, and gay and lesbian advocates have long argued for same-sex couples to have the same immigration rights as opposite-sex couples. “In an effort to make clear the definition of the phrase ‘family relationships,’ I have directed ICE to disseminate written guidance to the field that the interpretation of the...
  • Iconic UFW figure to address Dems, DREAMers

    09/28/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Elaine Ayala
    Dolores Huerta, the iconic figure who co-founded the United Farm Workers union with César Chávez, will be in San Antonio today for three events, addressing mostly Democrats and “DREAMers,” young immigrant rights activists working for passage of the DREAM Act. Huerta said her message will be similar to what she has told generations of farm workers she helped organize for better wages, safe drinking water and toilets in the fields. The bottom line for all grass-roots organizers, she said, is “to engage in civic action, to get people to participate, to make democracy work.” Lk
  • California voters support path to citizenship for illegal immigrants,

    09/28/2012 6:50:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Sep. 28, 2012 | Kevin Yamamura
    California voters support path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, say no to driver's licenses: California voters oppose granting driver's licenses and in-state tuition breaks to illegal immigrants, though most voters support creating a path to citizenship, according to a Field Poll released today. The findings come as Gov. Jerry Brown is considering Assembly Bill 2189, which would allow a segment of the state's 2.5 million illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in California. The Field Poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe that illegal immigrants in California should not be able to get a driver's license, compared with...
  • Bishop's carjacking, wave of violence prompt alert for Piedras Negras

    09/27/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    The carjacking of a Catholic bishop and other violence have prompted U.S. Consulate officials to issue an alert for Americans living in or traveling to the border community of Piedras Negras. The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo issued a security message for Americans late Wednesday. Consulate officials are asking Americans to keep to a low profile and stay informed due to a recent wave of drug cartel violence. Americans are asked to follow the consulate on both Twitter and Facebook to get updates about the ongoing violence. The recent violence started with a September 17th jailbreak where 131 inmates escaped...
  • Illegal Aliens Cost County $100+ Million in June-July

    09/27/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 8 replies
    SCV News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Mike Antonovich
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to...
  • Brownsville police say child sex crime may lead to more charges

    09/27/2012 2:25:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    Authorities believe a man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old child may have more victims. Brownsville police arrested 54-year-old Antonio Garcia Garza late Wednesday morning. Investigators said Garza is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old child back in August 11th. Details were not released but police said detectives are working with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Child Exploitation Unit to investigate the case. Garza appeared before a Brownsville municipal judge on Thursday morning where he was issued a $250,000 dollar bond. ICE agents also filed an immigration detainer against Garza.
  • In Texas Conviction, an Immigrant Rallying Cry

    09/27/2012 1:48:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2012 | ETHAN BRONNER
    GATESVILLE, Tex. — In January, Rosa Jimenez, an illegal Mexican immigrant, will have spent 10 years in prison in the bleak scrublands of Central Texas for a crime she says she did not commit: forcing a wad of paper towels down the throat of a toddler in her care, making him choke and ultimately die.She sits here in the Mountain View Prison Unit, a maximum-security facility for women, folding prison laundry, reading Bible stories and praying for exoneration while her two children are brought up by foster parents. To some, Ms. Jimenez has become a symbol of the inequality of...
  • Antonovich: Illegal Aliens Cost County $100+ Mil. in June-July

    09/27/2012 7:06:13 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Supervisor Mike Antonovich
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to...
  • Valley Illegal Immigrants Rally in California

    09/26/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    KFYI-AM Phoenix ^ | September 26, 2012 | Ted Houston
    A group of illegal immigrants from the Phoenix area is headed to Los Angeles to be part of a rally urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill known as "The Trust Act." The measure, passed by the California legislature last month, would limit the cooperation between state and local police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. At a news conference outside the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, some of those who are making the trip referred to The Trust Act as "the anti-SB 1070," referring to Arizona's immigration enforcement law. A provision of that law, which was just recently allowed to...
  • Sheriff Can't Detain Suspected Illegal Aliens

    09/26/2012 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 09/26/2012 | Tim Hull
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not detain suspects based solely on a belief that they are in the country illegally, the 9th Circuit ruled. The federal appeals panel in San Francisco late Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction in a class action over the sheriff's alleged pattern of racial profiling. Other issues in the action went to trial in Phoenix in late July. Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, David and Jessica Rodriguez, Manuel Nieto Jr., Velia Meraz and the organization Somos America sued Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's office over three traffic stops during a 2006 anti-illegal immigration sweep. The plaintiffs...
  • America's Most Notorious Sheriff Got Smacked Down In Court

    09/26/2012 2:27:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 26, 2012 | Abby Rogers
    Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, best known for his fights with undocumented immigrants, received quite a blow Tuesday from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court ruled Arpaio can't detain suspects based only on his belief they are here illegally, Courthouse News Service reported Wednesday. Arpaio has garnered his fair share of headlines in the past for his harsh stance on fighting illegal immigration. Back in June he arrested a 6-year-old girl during a raid on suspected undocumented workers.
  • Victory: Federal Appeals Court Rejects ACLU Lawsuit vs. Arizona’s SB 1070 (Last Hurdle Gone)

    09/26/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-26-2012 | John Hill
    The last barrier to Arizona's enforcement of its landmark immigration law has been swept away - and by a left-leaning court to boot. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the ACLU and its allies, by denying the coalition’s emergency motion for an injunction to block the key provision of S.B. 1070's. That provision, Section 2B, requires state and local police officers to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person stopped under state or local law if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is unlawfully present in the United States. Section 2B - the heart of...
  • 4 arrested in ransom of illegal immigrants

    09/25/2012 7:22:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2012 | Susan Carroll
    Four smuggling suspects were arrested in connection with the ransom of a 17-year-old Nicaraguan girl and a related raid last week that netted more than 80 suspected illegal immigrants, authorities said. A criminal complaint charges Luis Trejo-Onofre, 30, Jose Santos-Solorzano, 24, Jose Victor Perez-Olivas, 42, and Gumecindo Jaime-Martinez, 37, with harboring, transporting and conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal immigrants, records show. The men, all Mexican citizens, are scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday
  • Woman blames SB 1070 for mother's traffic arrest

    09/25/2012 7:41:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    KTAR ^ | Sep 24, 2012 | Aaron Granillo
    PHOENIX -- Erika Andiola's mother was pulled over by Mesa Police Saturday night for speeding but Andiola believes there was another reason, a reason police said is irrelevant. "According to the police she was going 50 miles per hour when it was supposed to be 40," Andiola told 92.3 KTAR's Jay Lawrence. "I actually went to speak to one of the cops and he didn't even want to answer whether he stopped them or not because of the color of their skin but I honestly felt that was the reason why that happened." Andiola added that her mother and two...
  • Immigrant mothers—living with a heart divided

    09/24/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    VOXXI ^ | September 24, 2012 | By Guest columnist
    As national media debate whether women can “have it all”—a successful career and a family—one group of women has chosen to provide for their families at all costs, even if it means leaving their kids behind. They are the undocumented immigrants who work as nannies in the United States and who, in exchange for work, have paid a high emotional cost: living apart from their own children. Many working mothers may be familiar with feelings of guilt. But little is known about the drama faced by undocumented nannies in this country—mothers who love and care for other people’s children, while...
  • Just Another day down Mexico way....

    09/23/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    NAFBPO - M3Foreign News report ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | NAFBPO
    Highlights of the latest news... MEXICO A video posted by MundoNarco gives figures of 90,000 people dead and 300,000 missing. Note it is in Spanish. (Editor comment: These figures are based on a known count, but likely omits those where an entire family disappears and is killed, and there is no one to report it. Or when survivors choose not to report it out of fear.) SALTILLO, COAHUILA* The Deputy Chief of the Municipal police was assassinated at about 8:30 pm on his way home from work Tuesday night. This now makes three officers killed in recent weeks, with...
  • Federal judge recommends visa for Juana Villegas

    09/22/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    NashvilleCityPaper ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Federal judge William Haynes signed an order on Thursday recommending the approval of a special type of visa for Juana Villegas. Villegas, an undocumented immigrant, sparked controversy after she was arrested and shackled to a hospital bed in the final stages of pregnancy in 2009. Haynes recommended that Villegas be approved for a U Visa — a temporary visa given to immigrants who are the victims of crimes. However, Haynes didn't accuse the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, whom allegedly denied Villegas the use of a breast pump, of committing crimes. Rather, he ruled that Villegas had “met her minimum burden...
  • ICE refuses to take illegal immigrants, Sheriff Arpaio not happy .

    09/21/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Michalscheck
    MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t happy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sheriff Arpaio said in a press release Friday that agents from ICE refused to take into custody two suspected illegal immigrants who were found in the desert this week. On Thursday, MCSO deputies came across five suspected illegal immigrants while conducting a drug interdiction operation
  • Maine Senator Bucks Republican Party on Gay Immigration Rights

    09/21/2012 2:42:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 9/19/2012 | Lauren Fox
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins again took a step outside of her party's box Wednesday on the issue of gay rights when she became the first Republican in the Senate to co-sponsor legislation that she says would give same-sex couples immigration rights equal to those of heterosexual couples. Collins, who's bucked her party before on gay rights issues, joined a long list of Democratic sponsors of the Uniting American Families Act. The bill would give same-sex couples the chance to sponsor their significant other for citizenship. "This legislation would simply update our nation's immigration laws to treat bi-national couples equally,"...
  • Mexican government reviewing union complaint about Alabama crackdown on illegal immigrants

    09/20/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    StarTribune. ^ | : September 20, 2012 | Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an international trade agreement
  • Teen immigrant held for more money found safe

    09/20/2012 9:09:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Mike Glenn
    Federal agents recovered a teenage girl from Nicaragua who was being held by smugglers demanding additional money from her family. "She's in our custody now. She'll be interviewed and medically screened," said Greg Palmore with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona immigration measure

    09/19/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | David Schwartz and Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial "show-your-papers" provision of a state law targeting illegal immigration as civil rights groups prepared to document allegations of racial profiling. Police in the border state with Mexico are now authorized to begin conducting immigration status checks of anyone they stop for any reason and suspect of being in the country illegally after a federal judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction against the provision requiring such checks. The measure, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, is part of a broad Arizona clampdown on illegal immigration signed into law...
  • Illegal alien charged with killing pregnant woman and her baby in Virginia

    09/19/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Saturday, a funeral was held at Horizon Funeral Home in Culpeper for Zulma "Carly" Alvarez, 20, and her newborn baby. The two were killed on September 6, when their van was hit head on Eggbornsville Road by a Jeep Cherokee that crossed the center line.
  • Smugglers want more money for daughter, mother says

    09/19/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mike Glenn
    A grocery store parking lot in southwest Houston was to have been the spot where Amparo Centeno would be reunited with her teenage daughter. Centeno had already paid more than $6,000 to have Hidalma, 16, brought from Nicaragua to the United States.
  • Sheriff Dever dies in single vehicle accident (AZ)

    09/19/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 09/18/2012 | Staff
    It was learned late Tuesday night that Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a single vehicle rollover accident in Coconino County. Details of what occurred are sketchy as of this hour, but the news was confirmed by Cochise County Supervisor Pat Call at about 11 p.m. Dever was running unopposed in this fall’s election for what would have been his fifth term as sheriff. It is unclear at this time what his sudden passing will mean in the electoral process. The sheriff was more than a local law enforcement official as he took the lead on the national...
  • 'Bounty hunters' hired to track down illegal immigrants (UK)

    09/18/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | Martin Beckford, Home Affairs Editor
    More than 170,000 immigrants refused leave to stay in Britain are to be tracked down by private-sector “bounty hunters”. The support services firm Capita will earn up to £40million if it finds all of the migrants identified by the UK Border Agency who may be living in the country illegally. But it was claimed by MPs that the company will be “laughing all the way to the bank” as its four-year contract does not specify how many people it has to remove. Rob Whiteman, chief executive of UKBA, told the Home Affairs Select Committee: “The contract is on payment by...