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  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

    05/30/2016 5:23:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    During my 30 year career with the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) I had the privilege of working with members of many other law enforcement agencies- both from within the United States and with those of foreign governments. One of those foreign police forces was the Israeli National Police. There are times when a statement made by someone else creates a seminal moment - when an issue is brought into such focus that you can never forget it.
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • U.S. Gives 1,519 Engaged in Terrorism “While Under Duress” Residency, Asylum

    09/29/2015 2:26:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 29, 2015
    As if the President Obama’s sweeping amnesty measures haven’t compromised national security enough, the administration let 1,519 “inadmissible” foreigners embroiled in terrorism into the U.S. last year because the crimes were committed “while under duress.” Before the Obama administration tweaked a federal law last year, these foreign nationals would have been banned from the country for supporting terrorist causes. But under the changes the Secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility relating to terrorism. We’ve seen this discretionary authority abused in the last few years and in fact, the administration has eliminated a zero...
  • India clears $8 billion warships project to counter Chinese navy

    02/18/2015 5:50:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/2015 | SANJEEV MIGLANI
    (Reuters) - The government has cleared a $8 billion plan to build India's most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean. Since taking over last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled his resolve to build a strong military after years of neglect that military planners say has left India unable to fight a two-front war against China and Pakistan. India's navy has been rattled in recent months after Chinese submarines docked in Sri Lanka, just off its southern coast, underlining the growing reach...
  • Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent

    12/26/2014 9:21:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies ^ | 12/26/14 | by Nadia Galindo
    Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent by Nadia Galindo A person claiming to be a member of a cartel claims they have kidnapped a border agent and threatened their life, according to police. Border Patrol is making contact with all personnel in the Rio Grande Valley. They have now confirmed that all agents working the day of the threat have been accounted for at this time.
  • Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

    04/11/2014 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 382 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire. A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said. Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I...
  • DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them

    03/08/2014 4:43:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | Neil Munro
    Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug cargoes. “Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol. Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by. Agents can’t use guns against...
  • why are you hating my cooking so much?????? (Too many Mods spoil the ZOT)

    08/10/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT · by amybouzaglo · 515 replies
    today | Amy and Sammy Bouzaglo
    I discovered this website while looking to see what the bullies and haters are doing against me and my husband and I found this website and all the horrable things you all have been saying just because Gordon Ramsay lies about me. None of you have ever even been to my restarant before and never even tasted my food. YOU NEVER DID SO WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BULLY AND HATE? MY FOOD IS NOT FROZEN! GORDON NEVER EVEN TRIED MY CAKE! WHY AM I AN EVIL WITCH??? WHO ARE YOU TO THINK YOU CAN GO ON THE INTERNET AND...
  • ICE Shooter Described As ‘Rogue Agent

    03/03/2012 2:03:27 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    OCRegister ^ | March 2, 2012 Updated: March 3, 9:00 a.m. | BRUCE CHAMBERS, CINDY CARCAMO
    An immigration agent killed after he shot his manager during a work dispute last month is being described as a "rogue agent" who became the subject of several complaints by immigrant rights attorneys after he oversaw a 2010 workplace raid in Fullerton, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California officials said Friday. ACLU officials accuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Ezequiel Garcia of using abusive and intimidation tactics toward immigrant workers after a workplace enforcement action at Terra Universal, a Fullerton manufacturing company, according to a federal court amended complaint document filed Thursday.
  • Certificates of Non Citizen Nationality

    07/02/2010 5:56:10 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    The Department of State occasionally receives requests for certificates of non-citizen national status pursuant to Section 341(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 USC 1452(b)(2). As the title of the certificate indicates, only a person who qualifies as a non-citizen national (i.e. a person who is a U.S. national but not a U.S. citizen) is eligible to apply for such a certificate.
  • Department of Homeland Incompetence

    05/27/2010 7:03:31 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 05-27-10 | Stoutcat
    ...It sure would be scary if there really were walls between our intelligence gathering agencies! But that could never happen, right?
  • Democrats' shift right frustrates Hispanic activists (hurl)

    05/06/2010 2:08:26 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Politico ^ | 05/06/10 | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    To get an idea of how far Democrats have moved to the right on the issue of immigration reform, consider this: The Obama administration’s enforcement efforts in 2009 led to the deportation of 387,790 illegal immigrants — a 5 percent jump over the Bush administration’s record in 2008. And this: A liberal Democratic senator from New York is a co-sponsor of a measure that includes what civil libertarians fear could become the first national ID card. And this: A PowerPoint presentation offering guidance for Democrats in the coming Senate debate concludes that the most persuasive argument to voters for supporting...
  • Boat carrying 21 illegal immigrants is seized off La Jolla coast, U.S. officials say

    12/03/2009 2:20:27 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 630+ views
    Los ANgeles Times ^ | December 3, 2009 | Richard Marosi
    A small boat carrying 21 illegal immigrants tried to flee from federal agents before being stopped Wednesday morning about 14 miles off the La Jolla coast, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said today. The 25-foot boat had been spotted farther up the coast near Leucadia by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. A Blackhawk helicopter and a Midnight Express Interceptor vessel were dispatched to help track down the skiff-like boat, known as a panga. The boat's driver was arrested as a suspected smuggler. The other people – 20 men and one woman, all of them Mexican citizens – were turned...
  • Send me your Sick....

    11/28/2009 9:25:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies · 730+ views
    "Please note:" ^ | On October 30, 2009 | B. Brother
    On October 30, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, which will lift the ban on allowing people infected with the HIV virus into the United States after January 1, 2010. Currently, under section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), people with HIV are ineligible for visas or admission to the United States unless specifically admitted for medical treatment, or are otherwise granted a waiver of ineligibility. H.R.3792 would also impose intergovernmental and private-sector mandates by requiring public and private medical facilities to comply. CBO estimates that the costs of the...
  • Dogmatic Libertarians [Immigration related]

    11/17/2009 9:54:20 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 14 replies · 784+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9 May 2002 | John Fonte
    On April 16 in NRO, Daniel T. Griswold, the head of immigration policy for the libertarian Cato Institute attacked National Review complaining that in three "consecutive" issues, "anti-immigrant crusaders," including John O'Sullivan and Mark Krikorian, have "pushed every button to whip up hostility to immigration." Let us ignore the nasty smears....focus on Griswold's substantive position. Near the end of the NRO article Griswold insists that he is not for "open borders," but his record suggests otherwise. A story in the Christian Science Monitor (August 30, 2000) by Scott Baldauf is particularly revealing. Baldauf describes a new project of the Immigration...
  • Top Bush Officials Not Liable for Muslims' Post-Sept. 11 Arrests (Supreme Court)

    05/18/2009 10:52:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,608+ views
    Los Anggeles Times ^ | May 18, 2009 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court rules that former Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller can't be sued by more than 700 Muslim men sent to maximum security prison in the wake of the 2001 attacks.Reporting from Washington -- The Supreme Court today shielded two top former Bush administration officials from being sued by more than 700 Muslim men who say they were arrested, roughed up and locked in a maximum security prison after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. None of the men were charged as terrorists, although many of them pleaded guilty to violating immigration laws. In...
  • American Muslims Offer Immigration Help

    03/24/2009 12:19:50 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies · 341+ views
    NCPA Launches Toll-Free Line For Help on INS Registration. The National Council of Pakistani Americans (NCPA), in collaboration with The Resource Foundation, a non-profit economic development group, on Jan. 15 launched a toll-free telephone line to help people with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) registration process.
  • Obama's Aunt Issued Stay In Deportation Case

    01/29/2009 4:15:04 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 1/28/09
    CLEVELAND -- The aunt of President Barack Obama, who was living in Cleveland for a time, will get to stay in the United States for now. A judge issued a stay in the deportation case of Zeituni Onyango, 56. She fled to Cleveland from Boston last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since
  • HB1093 The Arkansas Taxpayer Citizen Act (stopping illegal immigration)

    01/13/2009 3:01:31 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 5 replies · 778+ views
    KeepArkansasLegal | 011309 | me
    HB1093 The AR Taxpayer Citizen Act Bill Sample has introduced HB1093 to the 2009 Arkansas Legislative Session. This bill will reduce illegal immigration in the state by requiring proof of ID for benefits, require businesses to verify their workers, and punish illegal alien smugglers. You can look at the bill in PDF format by going to the link below: HB1093 will have cosponsors that are both Democrat and Republican, but it will also face a lot of opposition from the powerful pro-illegal alien lobby. Local leaders of conservative organizations will have a meeting at the Capitol Rotunda to talk...
  • Border Patrol shot at with automatic weapons while uncovering new smuggling tactic’s

    12/18/2008 12:03:38 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 54 replies · 2,731+ views
    BorderFireReport ^ | 12/18/08 | Michael Webster, Syndicated Investigative Reporter
    By Michael Webster, Syndicated Investigative Reporter Early this month U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Tucson, Ariz. sector and agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were again fired upon with what appeared to be military type automatic weapons by Mexican drug smugglers dressed in military garb. Agents after observing a Flatbed tow truck on the Mexican side of the U.S. Mexican border backed up to the new international border fence. According to witnesses the tow truck backed up on a newly constructed earthen dirt berm which put the truck almost even with the height of the fence. The tow...
  • Sheriff: Murder suspect is illegal immigrant

    12/17/2008 11:51:37 AM PST · by HollyButler · 33 replies · 1,267+ views
    FayObserver ^ | December 17, 2008 | A staff report
    Investigators say they believe 64-year-old Paulette Locklear was beaten to death outside her home Tuesday afternoon after confronting a man who was trying to break in. Julio Cesar Ramos, 45, is charged with first-degree murder in Locklear’s death. Ramos, who is from Honduras, has been deported from the U.S. several times and is in the country illegally, said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Ramos told investigators he is homeless and unemployed., Tanna said. Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies responded to Locklear’s home on the 1200 block of Wilmington Road after she called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report...
  • Exclusive: How Many Subprime Mortgages Were Awarded to Illegal Aliens?

    12/16/2008 7:32:55 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,558+ views
    familysecuritymatters ^ | 12/16/08 | Michael Cutler
    This short news report might have been a bit longer if it had been written a couple of weeks later than it was. This story is dated September 5th and deals with one of the key issues about immigration that virtually no one is willing to talk about - especially politicians and others who subscribe to the open borders philosophy and to the idea of providing the millions of illegal aliens who are in our country with a Guest Worker Amnesty Program and a "Pathway to United States Citizenship." It deals with illegal aliens using stolen Social Security numbers and...
  • Chinese Illegals Entering US through Equador

    12/16/2008 5:39:33 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 770+ views
    RightSideNews ^ | 12/16/08
    Since Ecuador eliminated requirements for entry visas for all foreigners entering their country, growth in the arrival of Chinese from China has jumped from an average of twenty a month to over one thousand a month with goals of entering the United States illegally Saturday 12/13/08 El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 12/13/08 "Ecuador, stopping point in the traffic of undocumented Chinese" When officials entered a humble abode in the middle of Guayaquil in early August they found 28 Chinese citizens, the majority of them young women, crammed into two rooms awaiting travel to the United States in search of the American...
  • Official: Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes

    12/15/2008 7:52:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,254+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2008
    A former INS official who attended meetings with Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel was a White House aide says the hard-charging Democrat relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes for President Clinton ahead of the 1996 presidential election. President-elect Barack Obama, who has chosen Emanuel to run White House operations as his chief of staff, has promised to sign legislation that loosens immigration and puts even illegal aliens on a fast track to citizenship. Emanuel coordinated with Hispanic community organizers in Chicago to rubberstamp immigrants for citizenship, the INS official said in an exclusive interview with WND....
  • After Iowa Raid, Immigrants Fuel Labor Inquiries

    07/26/2008 6:19:47 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 230+ views
    New York Times ^ | 27 July 2008 | Julia Preston
    POSTVILLE, Iowa — When federal immigration agents raided the kosher meatpacking plant here in May and rounded up 389 illegal immigrants, they found more than 20 under-age workers, some as young as 13. Now those young immigrants have begun to tell investigators about their jobs. Some said they worked shifts of 12 hours or more, wielding razor-edged knives and saws to slice freshly killed beef. Some worked through the night, sometimes six nights a week. One, a Guatemalan named Elmer L. who said he was 16 when he started working on the plant’s killing floors, said he worked 17-hour shifts,...
  • Residents desert Mexico town for Seattle

    04/29/2008 5:56:55 PM PDT · by XR7 · 54 replies · 263+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 4/29/08 | Lornet Turnbull
    LORETITO, Mexico — It's the end of the day here. Down one lonely street two young boys kick a ball between them, as an elderly woman slowly makes her way nearby. On most days, this little town about 300 miles northwest of Mexico City feels like the set of a Hollywood movie — its narrow streets and alleyways silent, stark, deserted. From the sidewalk outside his small liquor shop, Edmundo Cruz takes in the vast emptiness, pointing out one house after another left vacant when families headed north — to Seattle. It is said more Loretito people now live in...
  • CAIR Exposed: Part 1

    03/24/2008 12:22:24 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 505+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | March 24, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    CAIR Exposed: Part 1 As IAP Offshoot, CAIR Followed Pro-Hamas Agenda From the Start by Steven Emerson IPT News March 24, 2008FEATURE STORY   From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission is far removed from the civil rights advocacy it claims to pursue. Still standing as perhaps the clearest evidence of CAIR's insidious role, two key leaders of the group attended a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia called by Hamas members and supporters to devise a strategy for torpedoing...
  • Man Accused in High School Football Star's Shooting Reportedly in Country Illegally

    03/22/2008 1:14:00 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 76 replies · 1,401+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2008
    The alleged gang member accused of killing Los Angeles high school football star Jamiel Shaw is in the country illegally and had been released from jail without anyone questioning his citizenship the day before Shaw's shooting, according to a report by Meanwhile, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday afternoon was scheduled to join with Shaw's family to dedicate a memorial honoring the 17-year-old at the spot where he was killed. Police say Pedro Espinoza, the 19-year-old suspect arrested in Shaw's death, has been in a street gang since he was 12. Until this month, he had been in jail on...
  • The left can no longer afford to bury the migration debate

    11/01/2007 8:33:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 155+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday October 31, 2007 | Jenni Russell
    For years, the vast majority of politicians in the main parties have avoided having honest public conversation about the extent and consequences of immigration. The fear of appearing racist, or giving any ground to the arguments of the far right, has left most MPs and commentators in Pollyanna territory - extolling the economic and cultural benefits of immigration and glossing over problems. That has done the nation no favours, because the consequences of rapid social change have been scarcely studied, let alone addressed. And it has increased many people's distrust of the political universe, as the gulf between their own...
  • Prosecutor: FBI Sting Stopped Arms Dealers

    06/21/2007 6:18:38 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 947+ views
    NEW YORK -- An Armenian immigrant accused of plotting to sell military weapons to an FBI informant posing as an arms dealer went on trial Wednesday with a prosecutor saying he was greedy for a fast buck and his defense lawyer saying he merely wanted a green card. Artur Solomonyan and five others were accused of agreeing to obtain deadly weapons from those who knew what happened to weapons in the former Soviet Union, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Massey said. "The defendants saw these deadly weapons as a way to make a quick buck," Massey said. An indictment accused Solomonyan...

    06/20/2007 4:29:59 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 32 replies · 475+ views
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) set new records for enforcement activity, ended the long-standing practice of “catch-and-release” along the borders, launched major new initiatives, transformed its detention and removal process, and improved its intelligence functions. Some milestones include: Total arrests made in worksite enforcement cases was more than seven times greater than in 2002, the last full year of operations for U.S. INS. Ended “Catch-and-Release” for non-Mexican aliens existed for years and was one of the greatest impediments to border control. DHS and ICE re-engineered the detention and removal process to end this practice along the border, an accomplishment considered...
  • Immigration Half-Baked

    06/19/2007 12:27:56 PM PDT · by politicodc · 51 replies · 733+ views
    PBS Tavis Smiley Young Voices Blog ^ | June 15, 2007 | Rose Capozzi
    In America today there are an estimated 7 million illegal immigrants. Many say that these immigrants drive down wages for hard working Americans. Others say that they introduce new problems into our education system and drain resources from our entitlement programs. Though the problems are [somewhat] clearly defined, the solution is not. While I do not generally support the idea of giving special privileges to certain groups of people, especially ones who purposely and knowingly break the law, in this situation there is no other logical or practical solution. America is like a baker that has left a window open...
  • Illegal Immigration Hits Close to Home (doh)

    06/02/2007 10:00:52 PM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies · 1,001+ views
    WTAP ^ | ? | Lauren Hall
    It's an issue with no clear solution, and one that has divided a nation. And now, illegal immigration has a local impact. "I mean there's proper ways to get a pass to come in here, but at the same time if I lived in Mexico, and I wanted to better myself, then I'd probably do anything I ever could to get into the United States," says Gene Butler, owner of the Roadhouse Steakhouse. Saturday morning, Wood County Sheriffs Deputies received a call from the Department of Labor, located in Charleston. "They wanted to investigate the new Holiday Inn Express going...
  • Get Immigration Right

    05/28/2007 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,681+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Barone
    As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context. For most of our history, the United States had no restrictions on immigration at all. I am told that my Canadian-born grandfather was a "nickel immigrant": He took the five-cent ferry from Windsor, Ontario, north to Detroit roundabout 1896. This situation resulted from America's strong demand for labor, coupled with...
  • "The nation needs a strong, independent Coast Guard" - Ron Paul

    05/14/2007 9:26:23 AM PDT · by malibu2008 · 8 replies · 630+ views
    US Congress ^ | June 2002 | Ron Paul
    Back in 2002 - and still in May 2007 - Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) wanted the United States Coast Guard, FEMA, INS, and U.S. Customs Service to remain independent and directly responsible to the local communities they serve to increase their efficiency. USCG - "The Coast Guard and its mission are very important to the Texas Gulf coast, and I don’t want that mission relegated to the back burner in a huge bureaucracy." FEMA - "FEMA needs to be a flexible, locally focused, hands-on agency that helps people quickly after a disaster." U.S. Customs - "My coastal district also relies...
  • Route to legal status can be taxing

    04/14/2007 11:48:34 AM PDT · by hall77 · 21 replies · 427+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 11, 2007 | ANNA VARELA
    A steady stream of customers flowed into Grace Lopez-Williams' office on Jimmy Carter Boulevard. They were taxpayers, looking for help to file by this year's April 17 deadline.Many of them were also illegal immigrants.Norcross tax preparer Grace Lopez-Williams (left) talks with Ruth Santiago in the reception area of her accounting firm. She said she's seen an increase in the number of immigrants paying multiple years of back taxes, preparing for immigration reform that could require payment of back taxes for a chance at legal status.It is not unusual for people who are here illegally to pay taxes. The Internal Revenue...
  • Illegal immigrants avoid INS, court IRS

    04/13/2007 7:41:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies · 865+ views
    AP via CoCoTimes ^ | 4/13/7 | Juliana Barbassa
    RICHMOND -- Carlos Diaz broke the law when he crossed the border and took a job as an office janitor. But he's not about to break another by failing to pay his income tax. "I've been talking to other people who've done it, and I want to follow the law," said Diaz, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who squirmed in his seat at a neighborhood tax preparer's office. Tuesday is Tax Day, when millions of illegal immigrants find themselves collaborating with one federal agency -- the Internal Revenue Service -- while trying to avoid another -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement....
  • Drug smuggler left cell phone in van

    02/10/2007 4:29:38 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 29 replies · 1,195+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | 2-10-2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    INVASION USA Drug smuggler left cell phone in van But Ramos-Compean prosecutor claimed no evidence against him Posted: February 10, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2007 Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila The Department of Homeland Security's report on the case of imprisoned Border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean notes the drug smuggler they pursued left behind his cell phone, but there appears to be no evidence investigators made any attempt to identify him. Moreover, the disclosure directly contradicts prosecutor U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's repeated statements that there was no evidence that permitted law enforcement officers to track down the...
  • Border-agent investigator had tie to smuggler

    02/09/2007 2:09:08 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 251 replies · 4,761+ views ^ | February 9, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    INVASION USA Border-agent investigator had tie to smuggler Played major role in Ramos-Compean case but name blacked out in report Posted: February 9, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2007 According to official documents in WND's possession, a Department of Homeland Security agent played a major role in managing the drug smuggler and conducting the field investigation in the incident that landed Border Patrol officers Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in federal prison for more than a decade. Yet, in the heavily redacted 77-page DHS report submitted to Congress Wednesday there is no explicit discussion of the role...
  • Herndon (Virginia) Police May Join Immigration Enforcement

    09/22/2006 6:44:20 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 707+ views
    Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | 22 September 2006 | Washington Post
    "Herndon (Virginia) officials are considering applying for a federal program that would train some of the town's police officers to enforce U.S. immigration law, including the initiation of deportation proceedings."
  • Beyond Immigration Rhetoric

    07/18/2006 8:12:32 AM PDT · by BerlinStrausbaugh · 76 replies · 2,366+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | 7/18/2006 | David A. Keene
    The war over immigration reform among conservatives continues, and, as in most wars, truth has been one of the first casualties. Those who disagree with the hardening positions of people who would adopt more restrictive policies or with people who favor less restrictive measures are attacked as know-nothings, traitors or handmaidens of evil forces out to destroy the America we live in. Many conservatives reacted angrily to the way the Bush administration tried to demonize opposition to the president’s quasi-amnesty and guest-worker proposals when they were first introduced. Critics at the time were characterized as racists or “nativists” more interested...
  • Hacksaw killer gets 30 years

    06/21/2006 1:39:18 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 3 replies · 482+ views
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | 06/21/06 | Michelle Durand
    The Daly City murder defendant who avoided trial for seven years from the time he allegedly shot a 22-year-old woman four times in the head, sliced up the body and hid it inside a storage barrel pleaded no contest to manslaughter just hours before a jury was to hear opening statements. In return for pleading no contest in the death of Xiu “Erica” Jiang, Bobby Tran, 31, will receive 30 years in prison with credit for 15 percent of time already served. Tran must serve 85 percent of the sentence and faces deportation back to Indonesia or Vietnam when released....
  • Neighbors panicky in aftermath of ICE sweeps (San Diego)

    06/10/2006 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Rick Deckard · 72 replies · 1,863+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6-10-09 | Leslie Berestein
    An eerie quiet has descended over the past week on Fulton Street, a stretch of weather-beaten apartment buildings in eastern Linda Vista that is home to a large number of recent immigrants, some of them legal residents, others not. Some people have skipped work. Others have skipped doctor appointments. Children are walking to school more frequently by themselves, neighbors say, because their parents are afraid to accompany them outside. “Today the migra was here,” explained Jose Cardenas, 30, one of those here legally, on a gray afternoon this week when the sidewalks were empty and the street deserted save for...
  • Lawyer Says Border Patrol Unfairly Targeting Mexicans

    06/05/2006 10:27:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies · 616+ views
    azconservative ^ | 1 June 2006 | John Semmens
    A civil rights lawyer demanded authorities investigate a roundup of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in what he called a desert dragnet based on racial profiling. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, attorney Luis Carrillo claimed U.S. Border Patrol agents only pulled over Mexicans in the five-day operation known as "Operation Desert Denial." More than 600 undocumented immigrants were detained from May 19 to May 24 along Interstate 40 near Barstow. “Where are the illegal Chinese, Polish and Italian immigrants?” Carrillo demanded to know. “The fact that all the illegal immigrants detained were from Mexico is evidence of...
  • Business should heed Cisneros on immigration

    06/04/2006 11:33:37 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 676+ views ^ | 06/03/2006 | David Hendricks
    Business should heed Cisneros on immigration David Hendricks San Antonio Express-News Web Posted: 06/03/2006 12:00 AM CDT San Antonio businesses are eerily quiet about the pending immigration reform legislation in Washington. That doesn't make sense. Given San Antonio's comfortable blend of international cultures and its pro-business stance with Latin America, this should be the first city speaking out on immigration. Politician-turned-businessman Henry Cisneros did that for San Antonio businesses Friday in an impassioned speech. He articulated what many San Antonio businesses think but are not saying publicly, especially when it comes to the growing U.S. business reliance on immigrant...
  • Homeland Security Department Proposes Immigration Solution

    06/01/2006 9:55:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies · 230+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 June 2006 | John Semmens
    Taking a page from the Disney Corporation, the U.S. Homeland Security Department is proposing to rename the country “Americaland” and charge hefty admission fees. Individual admission fees would be in the $300 range for a three-week pass. Family admission packages would start at $1,000. “We can’t stop illegal entry, so we might as well try to turn a profit,” said Emilio Gonzalez, director of the department's Citizenship and Immigration Services. The admission packages include a variety of rides in boxcars, vehicle trunks and semi-trailers. Homeland Security staff dressed as “Uncle Sam,” “George Washington” and INS officers will be available for...
  • May 28, 1924: Congress establishes United States Border Patrol

    05/28/2006 11:14:28 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 189+ views
    May 28, 1924: Congress establishes United States Border Patrol On this day in 1924, the U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau, an arm of the Department of Labor. Its duties included the prevention of smuggling and the arrest of illegal entrants into the United States. During Prohibition smuggling absorbed most of the attention of the border patrol, as bootleggers avoided the bridges and slipped their forbidden cargo across the Rio Grande by way of pack mules. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt united the Bureau of Immigration and the Bureau of...
  • Carlos Guerra: The immigration smoke-and-mirrors show is coming to a head

    05/25/2006 5:59:19 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 147+ views ^ | 05/25/2006 | Carlos Guerra
    Carlos Guerra: The immigration smoke-and-mirrors show is coming to a head Web Posted: 05/25/2006 12:00 AM CDT San Antonio Express-News With elections less than six months off, chances that the U.S. House and Senate will agree on the "comprehensive immigration reform bill" that President Bush promised are iffy, at best. This isn't to say that some sort of immigration bill won't pass. But with Republicans deeply divided over the issue, while competing pressure groups mount grass-roots campaigns that are clogging phone systems and e-mail servers, it won't be anything decisive. It is far more likely to be a...
  • US Marine KIA Iraq, Help Make His Dream Come True

    05/06/2006 2:05:11 PM PDT · by joessoft · 926+ views
    News & Views, Houston, Texas ^ | May, 2006 | Joe Oliver
    A main item on the Burner is Corporal Binh N. Le, (KIA Iraq) and his parents. You'd think with all these morons who run around attempting to claim our land as theirs soverign (what ever), the illegal ( I guess some folks just don't understand that word - I bet it's those left wing professors at all the colleges, universitys, grade middle and highschools ( gawd I feel surrounded) that have perverted what illegal means.. so mom and pop citizen, when you son doesn't come home cause he done something illegal that he dicided wasn't illegal using the imigration issue...