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  • Muslim US ICE Intelligence Officer Under Cloud of Suspicion over Financial Scam

    05/02/2012 8:20:16 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 2 May 2012 | Unknown
    This news story proves the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. It seems that a US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement intelligence officer has been embroiled in serious financial impropriety. But wait, that isn’t even HALF the story. It gets much worse. This intelligence officer is a former colonel in the Jordanian Air Force named Ahmed Abdallat.
  • May Day protests show weak immigration movement

    05/02/2012 4:59:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | May 2, 2012 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA — While a black preacher told 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read "Radical Queers Resist." Although the rally was geared toward illegal immigrants, the 24-year-old Georgia State sociology major said gays can relate, too, because they often face discrimination. "And besides," he said. "There are queers who are undocumented."
  • Kidnapping suspect accused of molesting child

    05/01/2012 5:39:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 30, 2012 | By MADELINE BUCKLEY
    One of the men accused in last month's kidnapping that police say has ties to the Gulf Cartel was arrested by Brownsville police this weekend for allegedly molesting a child. Brownsville police spokesman J.J. Trevino said police brought Hector Primitivo Salinas, 39, of Brownsville, from the Cameron County jail to the city jail Friday after investigators determined he was wanted in connection with an incident reported in February. A 9-year-old girl told a teacher in February that Salinas touched her inappropriately. Police declined to release the girl's relationship with Salinas or the circumstances surrounding her contact with him. The school...
  • Mexico Threatens U.S. For Absolving BP In Illegal Alien Shooting

    05/01/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 01, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Mexico has issued the U.S. government what amounts to a diplomatic threat for exonerating a Border Patrol agent who shot an illegal immigrant near the Texas border nearly two years ago after being assaulted with rocks. The shooting occurred in the summer of 2010 when the federal agent, Jesus Mesa, spotted a group of Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande near El Paso. U.S. authorities say Mesa fatally shot a teen (Sergio Hernández-Guereca) traveling with the group in self-defense after the teen and his friends threw rocks at the agent. Last year a Texas judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against...
  • Groups plan May Day rally at Georgia Capitol

    05/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Calhoun Times ^ | May 01, 2012 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.
  • Atlanta Bans Mexican ID Card After Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist Complaint

    05/01/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-01-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A stalwart foe of illegal immigration has won a victory over sanctuary city policies in a major U.S. city. Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions. The city council voted to repeal the ordinance - which was adopted in 2004 - after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board - which was created after passage of Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law H.B. 87 in July 2010. The complaint, filed in February by longtime...
  • New Poll Finds the Majority of American Voters Support Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

    04/30/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | numbersusa.com
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will listen to arguments in the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration-enforcement law. In advance of the hearing, public opinion polls are showing that by more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support Arizona's efforts and don't want the high court to overturn it. The recent poll about the Arizona's Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, SB 1070 shows: 65% of voters favor the law, while 31% oppose it. 84% of Republicans favor Arizona’s law, while 46% of Democrats do. 51% majority of Democrats opposes the law. Independents favor the law by a 40...
  • Britain falls foul of Brussels over immigration

    04/30/2012 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Financial Times (sub) ^ | April 26, 2012 11:35 pm | Alex Barker in Brussels
    Brussels is threatening to sue the UK unless it removes illegal curbs on the rights of EU citizens to use the National Health Service and bring their non-EU family members to Britain without a visa. The European Commission’s ultimatum gives ministers two months to comply with the EU rules or face court, setting the stage for a legal battle with Britain over several highly charged immigration issues. On Thursday night Theresa May, home secretary, vowed to fight the Brussels ruling so that ministers can protect rules designed to stop the “abuse” of an EU directive that underpins the single market...
  • Counterpoint: Court will rule states within their rights

    04/30/2012 9:51:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Mon, Apr. 30, 2012, 3:00 AM | Jan C. Ting
    The Obama administration’s challenge to an Arizona immigration law will not hinge on the law’s popularity or wisdom; state legislatures are permitted to enact unpopular and unwise laws. And as Chief Justice John Roberts observed — and the administration’s lawyer agreed — this case is not about civil rights or racial profiling, either. The challenge to Senate Bill 1070 hinges on the narrow question of whether it conflicts with federal immigration law. Since last week’s arguments before the Supreme Court, supporters of the Arizona law are increasingly hopeful that the court will find it does not conflict with federal law...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: ‘I’ll Put up More Tents’ If Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law

    04/30/2012 9:02:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Arizona’s tough immigration bill, the Obama attorney arguing against SB 1070 predicted “mass incarceration” of Latinos. But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told CNSNews.com that he does not see that as a problem in his jurisdiction. “We lock up people all the time,” Arpaio said in a phone interview last week. “Since I started enforcement, we’ve arrested on the streets, investigated – in our jails over 51,000. “I didn’t see any problem, other than the fact that some activists and politicians in Washington (don’t) like me enforcing the illegal immigration...
  • Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S. [with liberal church help]

    04/29/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29 | Guy Taylor
    TULTITLAN, Mexico — About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City. Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear. “Yeah, I’m scared,” said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge...
  • State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

    04/29/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 29, 2012 | by: ALLIE SHAH and PAM LOUWAGIE
    Sales of suitcases and duffel bags are brisk at Las Petacas Luggage on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. Owner Santos Jimenez Hernandes says he sells lots of luggage to people on their way back to Mexico. "The majority of the people are telling me that they've had problems with immigration," he said. Signs of the change are evident in Minnesota, where the number of Mexican-born immigrants has "leveled off some" over the past five years and is now around 60,000, according to estimates from State Demographer Susan Brower. Brower said her sense is that the number of jobs has declined....
  • Illegal Exodus Shows Jobs Matter More Than Handouts

    04/29/2012 7:35:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/27/2012
    President Obama's Huey Long-style government spending has showered benefits on illegals. That's ironic, because for the first time since the 1930s they would now rather live in Mexico. Maybe jobs matter after all. At a Hispanic Community Action Summit led by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this month, 39 federal officials from agencies ranging from ICE to the EPA courted hundreds of Hispanic activists with one message: Claim your government benefits. They offered up goodies from food aid to educational benefits to help in fighting deportation. The outreach, said a conference organizer, was based on...
  • Arizona v. United States: Reading the Tea Leaves of Oral Argument

    04/29/2012 1:38:22 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Herbert W. Titus and WIlliam J. Olson
    The issue arose early in the oral argument, even before the solicitor general could make his claim of exclusivity. Justice Scalia kicked off, asking Mr. Clement whether he would concede "that the State has to accept within its borders all people who have no right to be there, that the Federal Government has no interest in removing ... and the State has no power to close its borders to people who have no right to be there." This time Mr. Clement answered: "I think my answer to that is no." But he did not back up his answer with either...
  • The Trayvon Martin Case: A Lesson Still To Be Learned (Meh!)

    04/28/2012 11:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | April 28, 2012 | Dr. Walter Brasch
    For years, my father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. My father had thick black hair and naturally dark skin, and the Patrol thought he was a Mexican brazenly trying to sneak back into the country by claiming to be married to the black-haired, blue- eyed, light-skinned woman he claimed was his wife. Once back home, he faced discrimination because neighbors thought he...
  • For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

    04/28/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT · by arthurus · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    “I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I don’t think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s,” said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years. Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans moved from the United States to Mexico between 2005 and 2010,
  • NM governor's grandfather not an illegal immigrant, became a US citizen in 1942

    04/28/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 27, 2012 4:03 PM CDT i | BARRY MASSEY |
    (AP) Ever since taking office last year as the nation's first Hispanic female governor, New Mexico's Susana Martinez found her family tree scrutinized over whether her grandfather was an illegal immigrant. Documents obtained by AP, however, show that he was lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1918 and became a citizen in 1942, something not even Martinez knew and a discovery that removes a potential trouble spot for someone talked about as an attractive Republican vice presidential prospect for Mitt Romney. Martinez was surprised at the news, ... The first-term governor insists she's not interested in...
  • Obama May Use Wedge Issues As A Weapon

    04/27/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 27, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak and John Hoeffel
    Obama May Use Wedge Issues As A Weapon Obama and Democrats appear to be using immigration and contraception to try to pry away voters from the other camp, similar to wedge issues that past Republican presidential candidates have employed. Mark Z. Barabak April 27 Is President Obama trying to wedge his way to a second term? The economy will doubtless be the overriding issue in November's presidential contest, and Obama is hardly ignoring it. But a successful candidate appeals to all sorts of voters harboring all sorts of concerns, and the president and backers appear to be using a pair...
  • California Caves to Illegals ("California Dream Act," allows illegals access to state aid)

    04/27/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2012 | Elise Cooper
    California is changing its laws in order to be "fair and compassionate" toward illegal immigrants living in the state. Governor Jerry Brown signed the "California Dream Act," which allows illegal immigrants access to state aid at public universities and colleges. In addition, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D) along with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for illegal immigrants to be given California driver's licenses and to not have their vehicles impounded for thirty days if stopped for a traffic violation. There is also a new California law stating that employers do not have to use E-Verify for state, city,...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    cns news ^ | Thursday April 26, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign policy. In remarks at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Rubio sketched the advances made globally since the end of World War II as a result of America’s leadership. “The purpose of the institutions we established, from...