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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...
  • Left Beside Itself Over Obama Regime's Performance at the Supreme Court

    04/26/2012 12:21:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media is beside itself over the government's performance at the Supreme Court yesterday on the Arizona immigration law. We've got audio sound bites. Jeffrey Toobin, somebody get him away from high places. Somebody take the belt off of his slacks. Jeffrey Toobin is beside himself. He thinks they're gonna lose the health care thing, and he thinks that this debacle yesterday on the Arizona immigration law hurts. These media people are showing the wide-eyed amazement that they displayed in the oral arguments over health care, and they're gob-smacked that the justices might actually uphold the Arizona...
  • Young men in Mexico say the US no longer offers them a better future

    04/26/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | Edward Helmore in Jalisco, Mexico
    In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust. "For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good," says 18-year-old Pedro Morales, sitting in the elegant Spanish colonial square of Comala under the shadow of the spectacular Volcan de Fuego. "There are no jobs and too many problems. We don't want to go." In an historic shift, the tide of immigration from...
  • The Shrinking Immigration Problem (The number of illegal immigrants from Mexico is getting smaller)

    04/26/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2012 | Michael Barone
    The illegal-immigration problem is going away. That’s the conclusion I draw from the latest report of the Pew Hispanic Center on Mexican immigration to the United States. Pew’s demographers have carefully combed through statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Mexican government, and have come up with estimates of the flow of migrants from and back to Mexico. Their work seems to be as close to definitive as possible. They conclude that from 2005 to 2010, some 1.39 million people came from Mexico to the United States and 1.37 million went from the...
  • Sign The Petition: Stand With Arizona and Against Illegal Immigration (Support SB1070)

    04/25/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 3 replies
    Stand With Arizona/GoPetition ^ | 04-25-2012 | Stand With Arizona
    If you Stand With Arizona against illegal immigration and amnesty; if you want to see the Supreme Court uphold S.B. 1070; if you support Sheriff Joe and want to see workplace enforcement across America - then please put your name where your heart is, and sign our petition and SHARE IT WIDELY. Please help us get 2,000 signatures tonight so we can move 100k ahead of La Raza's ANTI-1070 petition and show officials who has the TRUE support of the people. Thank you!
  • Supreme Court signals support for Arizona immigration law provision

    04/25/2012 1:35:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/25/2012
    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it might uphold a key element of Arizona's immigration law, as justices across the board suggested the state has a serious problem on its hands and should have some level of sovereignty to address illegal immigration. The justices appeared ready to allow a provision requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the U.S. illegally. The justices strongly suggested Wednesday they are not buying the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority, with Chief Justice John Roberts at one point saying he doesn't think the federal...
  • Even Liberal Justice Sotomayor Shredded The Govt's Arguments Against Arizona's Immigration Law

    04/25/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Signs it's not going well for this government and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli at the Supreme Court: when a traditionally liberal judge appointed by Barack Obama has no idea of the argument they're trying to make. Enter Justice Sonia Sotomayor: "Putting aside your argument that this -- that a systematic cooperation is wrong -- you can see it's not selling very well -- why don't you try to come up with something else?" she said to Verrilli. "Because I, frankly -- as the chief has said to you, it's not that it's forcing you to change your enforcement priorities. You don't have to take...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    04/25/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere."You can see it's not selling very well," Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.It...
  • New Poll Finds Majority of American Voters Support AZ's Immigration Enforcement Law (Spiked by MSM)

    04/25/2012 5:05:46 AM PDT · by drpix · 7 replies
    www.numbersusa.com ^ | 4/23/12 | staff
    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. A 51% majority of Democrats opposes the law. • Independents favor the...
  • Arizona Defends SB 1070: Border In The Court

    04/24/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 24, 2012
    Immigration: In an unusual move, Arizona's immigration law comes before the Supreme Court before its adjudication by lower courts. Will the high court let states protect their borders by enforcing federal laws the feds won't? The federal challenge to Arizona's SB 1070, the state law designed to help stem the flow of illegal aliens, is headed to an unexpectedly earlier resolution as the Supreme Court has expedited its review and begins hearing oral arguments on Wednesday. This can't be good news for an administration at war with both Arizona and the courts and already fearful that its landmark legislation, ObamaCare,...
  • Sen. Charles Schumer promises action on Arizona immigration law

    04/24/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2102 | By Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- On the eve of the Supreme Court’s hearing of the Arizona immigration law, a top Democrat vowed to take congressional action if the high court upholds the state’s tough-on-immigration statute. The proposal from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) would surely extend the immigration debate and touch off a states’ rights fight with strong opinions on either side. Should the court uphold Arizona’s SB 1070, Schumer said his proposal would prohibit states from enacting or enforcing their own immigration law penalties unless they are working in concert with the federal government. “I believe it is simply too damaging to...
  • Republican senators boycott hearing on Ariz. immigration law (Two Dems attended)

    04/24/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Republicans on Tuesday boycotted a Democratic-led subcommittee hearing on Arizona’s controversial immigration bill. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the ranking member of the subcommittee, called the hearing “election-year theater.” He said it would do nothing to further attempts at reforming the country’s immigration system. “This is not an attempt at having a sincere hearing on the merits," Cornyn said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the Democrat majority seems to have embraced President Obama's ‘mańana’ approach to immigration reform.” Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) also said the hearing was “strictly political theater” aimed at garnering publicity and trying to influence Wednesday’s oral arguments before...
  • The US Has Finally Done It: Mexican Immigrants Become Emigrants

    04/24/2012 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    You know its bad when...the net flow of Mexicans into the US has fallen so much that there is a high probability that it is now in reverse ending around forty years of inward migration. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that the standstill - after more than 12 million current immigrants have entered the US - more than half of whom are illegal - appears to be the result of many factors including a weakened US job and construction market, tougher border enforcement, a rise in deportations, growing dangers associated with border crossing, a long-term decline in Mexico's birth rate,...
  • The US Has Finally Done It: Mexican Immigrants Become Emigrants

    04/24/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/24/2012 | Tyler Durden
    You know it's bad when...the net flow of Mexicans into the US has fallen so much that there is a high probability that it is now in reverse ending around forty years of inward migration. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that the standstill - after more than 12 million current immigrants have entered the US - more than half of whom are illegal - appears to be the result of many factors including a weakened US job and construction market, tougher border enforcement, a rise in deportations, growing dangers associated with border crossing, a long-term decline in Mexico's birth...
  • Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

    04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities. The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law. Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007...
  • Mexicans Living in U.S. Illegally Drops for First Time: Study

    04/23/2012 9:15:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Apr 23, 2012
    Apprehensions of Mexicans trying to cross the border illegally have plummeted by more than 70% in recent years The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades a new study suggests. The figures represent a dramatic shift as many illegal workers, already in the U.S. and seeing few job opportunities, are returning to Mexico. The analysis of census data from the U.S. and Mexican governments finds that roughly 6.1 million unauthorized Mexican immigrants were living in the U.S. last year. That's down from a peak of nearly 7 million in...
  • Historic wave of Mexican immigration at a standstill, report says

    04/23/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4/23/2012
    The number of Mexican migrants to the United States dropped significantly while the number of those returning home increased, bringing net migration from Mexico to a statistical standstill, according to a report published Monday.
  • Power Is Top Prize In Arizona Immigration Battle - Voters Back State Over Feds

    04/23/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/22/12 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of Arizona: A Quinnipiac University...
  • Almost 700,000 New USA Citizens In 2011

    04/23/2012 11:39:30 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies
    In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People’s Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693).
  • In Texas the Voters Will Take Charge on Immigration

    04/23/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT · by magna carta · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22,2012 | Maria Martinez
    In Texas, politicians lack the moral will to address illegal immigration. Despite a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, no significant legislation addressing illegal immigration has been passed. Yet in a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll last year, 69 percent of voters in Texas said that the “sanctuary city” policy — in which local law enforcement turns a blind eye to immigration status — is unacceptable and that federal law should be enforced.
  • Alabama leads job recovery, but Obama touts Michigan

    04/23/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 17 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Two states — Michigan and Alabama — are jointly leading the nation in the difficult race to force down unemployment rates. Both states have reduced their unemployment rates by 2 points since last March, putting them well ahead of most other states, such as California (down 0.7 points), Florida (down 1.7 points) or Nevada (down 1.6 points). But President Barack Obama has ignored Alabama’s recovery while repeatedly boosting Michigan, whose unemployment rate of 8.5 percent is well above the 7.3 percent rate in Alabama. In fact, Obama has boosted Michigan with his massive multi-billion dollar auto bailout, and hampered Alabama...
  • Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration case this week

    04/22/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 10 replies
    .The Miami Herald ^ | 04.22.12 | McClatchy Newspapers
    The court must decide whether Arizona went too far with a crackdown that includes ordering police to routinely check the legal residency status of people they stop. The court's ruling answer this election year could ignite Capitol Hill, other states and, especially, Hispanic voters.
  • Still the Land of Dreams: 150 Million Want to Immigrate to U.S.

    04/22/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    It has become a cliché for politicians who want to provide some sort of pathway to U.S. citizenship to the estimated 11.2 million illegal aliens living in the United States to say that these illegal aliens will need to “go to the back of the line” first. However, there are already about 150 million adults living in countries around the world who would migrate to the United States if they could, according to a Gallup survey released on Friday. That does not count any children these 150 million would-be immigrants might want to bring with them to the United States....
  • Obama's Immigration Con Part II

    04/22/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/22/12 | CaroleL
    In 2008, Candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would address comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office. Four years later, he has vowed to address reform at the beginning of his second term. But rather than admit this is just another campaign promise on which Mr. Obama failed to deliver, his re-election campaign's senior adviser blames a Republican "reign of terror." Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod claimed the president's failure was the result of a "monolithic opposition to everything the chief executive wants to do" and that "a lot of Republicans in...
  • Showdown on Arizona Immigration Law Goes to Supreme Court

    04/22/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 21, 2012 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court and the Obama administration are set for another politically charged clash Wednesday as the justices take up Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. It will be a rematch of the attorneys who argued the healthcare case a month ago, and another chapter in the partisan philosophical struggle over states' rights and the role of the federal government. And once again, President Obama's lawyers are likely to face skeptical questions from the high court. Last year, the court's five more-conservative justices rebuffed the administration and upheld an earlier Arizona immigration law that targeted employers who hired illegal workers....
  • Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester

    04/21/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 83 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Washington D.C. – Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester. Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined. “We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the...
  • Naturalized citizens may sway close election.

    04/21/2012 8:03:35 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 21, 2011 | Fox News
    Groups Push for Naturalization Ahead of November Presidential Election CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A number of groups hope to add thousands of new U.S. citizens to the voter rolls in several key states ahead of November's presidential election. snip The Department of Homeland Security says an estimated 12.6 million people were holding so-called green cards given to legal permanent U.S. residents in 2010, including 8.1 million people who already qualify for naturalization but have not applied for citizenship. Immigrants and other minority voters helped Obama to a comfortable win over Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. snip The "Become...
  • Americans Back Arizona’s Landmark Immigration Law by More than 2-to-1 Margin (SB1070)

    04/21/2012 4:01:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-21-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Sign from the 'Stand With Arizona' rally in Tempe AZ, May 29, 2010. by John HillStand With Arizona On the eve of a showdown for S.B. 1070 in the U.S. Supreme Court next week, a new poll shows that Americans support Arizona's landmark immigration crackdown more than ever - by a margin of more than two-to-one. A Fox News poll released Friday shows 65 percent of voters favor the 'controversial' law, while 31 percent oppose it. Eighty-four percent of Republicans favor Arizona’s law, while 46 percent of Democrats do. A 51-percent majority of Democrats opposes the law. Perhaps most...
  • Naturalization push ahead of November election

    04/21/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by OldCountryBoy · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2:54 PM EDT | Rodrique Ngowi
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A coalition of groups supporting immigrants has recruited teams of volunteers to help push programs they hope will add thousands of new U.S. citizens to the voter rolls in several states in time for the November presidential election. The national push comes after Democratic President Barack Obama has failed to deliver on promised immigration reforms in his first years in office and his likely opponent, Mitt Romney, adopted harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration to win support from conservatives while campaigning for the GOP nomination. The Department of Homeland Security says an estimated 12.6 million people were...
  • Poll: What's the best term for people in the U.S. without permission?

    04/21/2012 11:56:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    What's the best term for people in the U.S. without permission? Poll Here halfway down on right.
  • Fox News poll: Majority of voters favor Arizona immigration law

    04/20/2012 7:37:07 PM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Fox News
    By a more than two-to-one margin, American voters favor the 2010 Arizona immigration law. A Fox News poll released Friday shows 65 percent of voters favor the controversial law, while 31 percent oppose it. Eighty-four percent of Republicans favor Arizona’s law, while 46 percent of Democrats do. A 51-percent majority of Democrats opposes the law. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/20/fox-news-poll-majority-voters-favor-arizona-immigration-law/#ixzz1sdek34SG