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  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...
  • Democrats push to extend health, legal rights to immigrants

    04/07/2015 6:12:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/07/2015 | JUDY LIN
    Responding to federal inaction over immigration reform, California Democrats on Tuesday will propose a package of 10 bills that would extend health care, legal rights and business protection to immigrants who are illegally living in the state.
  • DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.

    03/30/2015 11:56:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.
    (CNSNews.com) - Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday. "For the kids, unaccompanied kids, it's running about 40 percent lower," Johnson said. "I hope it stays that way, but we have to be prepared in the event it doesn't."
  • Immigrants in US feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders (AP Illegal Alien Sob Story)

    02/19/2015 1:41:07 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2015
    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. Related Stories 1. Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling Associated Press 2. Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration Associated Press 3. The Texas Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Executive Actions Will Be Thrown Out -- If the Judge Follows the Law Huffington Post 4. Key issues in the states' lawsuit over immigration Associated Press 5. Key Issues In Lawsuit Over Immigration CBS Dallas...
  • Jeff Sessions Pens 25-Page Roadmap for New Republican Majority

    01/13/2015 3:24:30 AM PST · by WVKayaker · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    “Immigration reform” may be the single most abused phrase in the English language. It has become a legislative honorific almost exclusively reserved for proposals which benefit everyone but actual American citizens. Consider the recent Obama-backed “immigration reform” bill rejected by Congress. That bill—the culmination of a $1.5 billion lobbying effort—doubled the influx of foreign workers to benefit corporate lobbyists, offered sweeping amnesty to benefit illegal immigrants, and collapsed enforcement to benefit groups in the Democrat political machine that advocate open borders. But for American citizens, the legislation offered nothing except lower wages, higher unemployment, and a heavier tax burden. More...
  • Why New North Carolina Measles Cases Worries Health Officials

    12/31/2014 3:53:56 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | LIZ NEPORENT
    A case of red measles, also known as Rubeola, was diagnosed earlier this week in Moorseville, North Carolina -- worrying health officials and highlighting the renewed threat of measles in this country. The infected person was unvaccinated and had recently returned from a trip to India confirmed Rebecca Carter, the public information officer for Mecklenburg county. Carter said she could not release any additional details such as the age or sex of the person due to patient confidentiality. Dr. William Schaffner said this case is no trivial matter, warning that measles is highly contagious, spreading easily through coughing and sneezing....
  • Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    10/23/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Kathleen McGrory
    TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants. Hospitals in states that participate in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program, are required to treat undocumented immigrants in emergency medical situations. In Florida, hospitals are reimbursed for those services by AHCA. AHCA used to pay for all emergency care for undocumented immigrants deemed "medically necessary," according to a petition filed in the Division of Administrative Hearings last week by the hospitals. But since 2010, the agency has been paying only to the point of "alleviation" or "stabilization." The hospitals argue...
  • MS: Jackson Homeowner Shoots 2 of 3 Invaders

    07/14/2014 6:18:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is 2 a.m.  Multiple home invaders have broken into your house.  The homeowner manages to shoot two of the three, with solid hits.   We do not know if the third was hit because the police have not found them yet.  From wjtv.com: One person was hit in the head and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. A second person was found shot in the chest behind a house across the street several hours later.  There is no mention of the homeowner being hit, so they probably were not injured.   While the story does not...
  • USA's 'Most Privileged' Illegal Immigrant Stuck In Texas Border Town

    07/13/2014 4:16:32 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/13/2014 | TONY LEE
    ...Vargas conceded that he does "not have a single U.S. government-issued ID" and, like most of the country's eleven million illegal immigrants, does not have a driver's license. But Vargas notes ever since he came out as an illegal immigrant in a New York Times magazine profile, "I’ve been the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country." ...
  • EXCLUSIVE: TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union

    07/11/2014 10:41:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 11, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
  • Should Spanish be banned from all Public Schools in the USA?

    07/09/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 59 replies
    Graewoulf | July 9, 2014 | Graewoulf
    Banning the teaching and speaking of Spanish in Public Schools would expel many Illegal Alien Invaders from US Public Schools, and thus reduce the financial impact to US Taxpayers whose taxes pay for Public Schools. The failure of the Obama Administration to protect the Citizens of the US from the expenses and job losses caused by the Invasion of Illegal Alien Invaders from Spanish-speaking countries proves that this Obama-caused "Dreamer" Invasion was implemented by Obama to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America."
  • Violent MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol

    07/09/2014 4:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18, according to U.S. government policy), are members of the brutal El Salvadorian street gang Mara Salvatrucha—or MS-13. Gang members left graffiti on the walls of the Nogales Border Patrol processing center, which suggested they had ties to the organization.
  • Chinese teens trafficked into US through Central America

    06/29/2014 9:00:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    N.Y, Post ^ | June 29, 2014 | Melissa Klein
    The signs at the Texas border offer a glimpse of the enormity of the problem of unaccompanied minors trying to sneak into the US. The instructions are printed in English and Spanish, of course — but also, surprisingly, they’re instructions for help are also in Chinese. Hundreds of Chinese teens are slipping into the US a year, immigration groups say, mostly through Central America and Cuba.
  • OK:Homeowners awake to security alarm, find 2 suspects attempting break-in; homeowner fires

    03/24/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    kjrh.com ^ | 19 March, 2014 | NA
    TULSA - An attempted home invasion early Wednesday morning ended when the homeowner fired at the suspects. It happened in a neighborhood near 71st and Harvard around 5 a.m. Police said they received multiple calls from neighbors about shots fired. When they arrived, they found the homeowner and his wife, who said they'd awoken to their security alarm sounding and two suspects trying to break in. The homeowner fired at the suspects outside the home in self-defense, police say.
  • DHS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’ (Video)

    02/08/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-08-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News America's new DHS Secretary has made it clear he takes his job as lightly as did his predecessor. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top immigration law enforcer - who had zero law enforcement experience prior to this top job, said on Friday that the "estimated 11.5 million" illegal aliens in the United States are “not going away.” “They’re here, and they’re not going away,” Johnson - who oversees ICE, the agency responsible for prosecuting and deporting those aliens. said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in remarks billed by the Obama administration...
  • Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

    10/26/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform – then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for," Gutierrez told Salon. In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain...
  • They're Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach

    10/17/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/16/2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center. More such actions, they vow, are coming.
  • A Group of Immigration Activists Disrupt ICE

    10/16/2013 5:39:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    colorlines.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2013 | Aura Bogado
    Some 250 people from about a dozen states converged in Arizona late last week for a series of trainings and civil disobedience actions in an attempt to shut down the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Beginning on Friday, activists—many of them undocumented—chained their bodies to deportation buses and blocked the entrance to an immigrant detention facility. The convergence, organized by the Puente Arizona and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), culminated in what was essentially a big party on the driveway of an ICE office building on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Although House Democrats revealed a new comprehensive immigration...
  • Homeowner shoots home invaders and drives off his accomplises in Florida. One arrested.

    07/16/2013 5:42:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 12 July, 2013 | NA
    MELBOURNE — Mike Augenti heard his girlfriend scream and ran toward the front door. There he confronted several men.He drew his handgun. Within moments, the invaders — one grazed by a bullet — had fled, a dog was wounded and Augenti, his girlfriend and their infant daughter were left scared and shocked.Someone at the corner-lot home at 2700 Pepper Avenue called police. It was 11:41 p.m. Wednesday. Gunshots rang out through the neighborhood northwest of Sarno and Wickham roads.The caller reported as many as four men, some armed with firearms, had broken into the home. Carissa Augenti said her brother...
  • Home : News : Most Popular TX:Shotgun-wielding dad chases home intruders

    06/26/2013 11:37:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    woai.com ^ | 24 June, 2013 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner chased and fired shots at two men he says broke into his Far West Side home. News 4 San Antonio was told the homeowner had picked up a family member from a party after the family member got into a fight with two or three other males there. Shortly after the homeowner and his family member returned home, the other males involved in the fight showed up there. Fearing for his safety and that of his family, the homeowner grabbed a shotgun and walked towards the front of his house. He told investigators he then...
  • Mexican Roots for Majority of Latino Americans

    06/19/2013 4:28:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2013 | by Jim Avila
    Mexican Latinos make up more than two thirds of all Latinos in the United States, according to a new Pew Hispanic report. Of the 51.9 million Latinos living in the United States in 2011, more than 33.5 million trace their family back to Mexico. The report also found Mexican-Americans to be of the lowest average age (25), while Cuban Americans were the oldest, at 40. Argentineans had the highest average household income in 2011, at $55,000 and Hondurans the lowest at $31,000 also giving Hondurans the highest poverty rate among U.S. Hispanics, at 33 percent. Mexicans averaged $38,000, with a...
  • Mob of Pro-Illegal Immigrant Goons Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home (Video)

    06/18/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of pro-immigration goons stormed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s home this past weekend. The mob brought megaphones and rallied on his front porch. And they hurled threats at his family. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The leftists dared the Secretary of State to come outside. Todd Starnes at Townhall reported: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch. At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bussed into Kobach’s Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday – to...
  • Babies and Immigration Reform (Not one word in the 844-page law mentions Birthright Citizenship)

    04/24/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Not a single word in the 844-page "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act" introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and the "Gang of Eight" addresses the controversial practice of "birthright citizenship." Birthright citizenship is the common description given to the automatic grant of U.S. citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of the citizenship status of the parents. Many experts agree with the verdict of law professor Lino Graglia -- that the practice generates "perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry." The failure of Congress to confront the subject is nothing new. The "four pillars" of the...
  • 'We're being inundated': Arizona group documents border battle with revealing audio, images

    04/13/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    For all the talk in Washington about border security, the one agency charged with providing it isn't sharing a wealth of details. So a group of volunteers -- called Secure Border Intelligence -- has stepped in, working around the clock in Arizona to keep a thorough record of the front lines of the border battle. Using tiny, motion-activated cameras hidden in the desert along known smuggling routes, the group captures images of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. Some carry water, others bundles of drugs slung across their shoulders. SBI also records conversations between Border Patrol pilots and agents on...
  • The Only Phrase AP Should Replace "Illegal Immigrant" With Is This...

    04/03/2013 10:45:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-3-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by this post at Newsbusters. The joke is not new by any means, but it's really remarkable that a major pop culture figure like Jay Leno was willing to use it.
  • Arizona debates driver's licenses for immigrants

    02/14/2013 5:25:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 02/14/2013 | Associated Press
    After Mabel Muñoz was stopped by police while driving to her college dormitory, the honor student was
  • 'We Are Undocumented And Unafraid, Because This Is What We Learned In School'

    02/02/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The most disturbing thing is that she's probably right . . . On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning, Cristina Jiménez, leader of United We Dream, an organization that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrant youth, declared "we are undocumented and unafraid, because this is what we learned in school." In American schools of today, dominated by government employee unions, she's likely only too accurate about what's being taught. View the video here.
  • "By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America."

    11/14/2012 4:49:23 AM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies
    vanity | 11/14/2012 | raybbr
    Just after George Bush took office there was a great deal of talk about immigration. The GOP was in full capitulate mode hoping to corral the Latino/Hispanic vote by a proposal of amnesty. The only thing, in my opinion, that stopped it was 9-11. Because of that Bush had to put amnesty aside. We all know by now that Bush only got 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2000.Now, about that title. It comes from a speech George Bush made in Miami during his campaign in August of 2000.Here is an excerpt: We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking...
  • Two Spring Lake men charged with rape, kidnapping, attempted murder

    10/16/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Fayobserver.com ^ | Oct 16, 2012 | Catherine Pritchard
    ERWIN - Two Spring Lake men are accused of raping, kidnapping and trying to kill a 17-year-old woman who was found in the Cape Fear River near Erwin on Sunday with at least three gunshot wounds to her face, abdomen and hands. Jose Trinidad Soto Sanchez, 21, and Jose Juan Alvarez, 28, both of the same address on O&H Street, were arrested later Sunday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.
  • Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Brooks County

    08/24/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Rachel Cole
    BROOKS COUNTY -- A search is underway for a 12-year-old El Salvadorian girl has been missing for 17 days. Officials said the girl is an illegal immigrant who was traveling with a group of other immigrants that left her behind in Brooks County. Kimberly Orellana was last seen near the Falfurrias checkpoint on August 8th. Kimberly was traveling with a group of immigrants who were smuggled into the United States and dropped off in Mcallen. Immigrant activist Livio Danna said the group was heading to Houston but left her behind after she couldn't walk anymore. Now, Danna is doing whatever...
  • MoveOn’s Quest to Outlaw the Term “Illegal Immigrant” [claims its hate speech - barf]

    05/03/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    Just when you would think that the far Left Obama booster organization MoveOn.org could not get any more ridiculous, it sinks to ever lower levels of absurdity. The latest example involves MoveOn’s push to render the phrase “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” hate speech. A video posted last week at MoveOn.org’s website charges that calling illegal immigrants “illegal” fits the definition of a hate crime and calls for the word “illegal” to be abolished when describing individuals entering the United States illegally. They would prefer using adjectives such as “undocumented” immigrants or “unauthorized” immigrants.
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • 14 Illegals in 24 Seconds (Caught on Video Crossing Arizona)

    02/04/2012 8:22:03 PM PST · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-05-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona PARDON THE INTERRUPTION: While America is focused on the Super Bowl, or a meaningless state primary - the constant, steady, MASSIVE stream of illegal aliens continues across our border....unabated, undefended, as the video below video - posted this very morning - demonstrates. With the Administration reducing National Guard troops on the border by 75% by May 1st...with nearly zero progress on the border fence since 2006...with the Border Patrol ordered away from "wilderness" areas to "protect endangered wildlife"... They keep on coming. 14 illegals captured in just 24 seconds in the video below - 30...
  • Hundreds Protest Illegal Immigration Law at Alabama Capitol Steps

    08/28/2011 8:28:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    WAKA ^ | 28 August 2011 | WAKA
    Alabama's illegal immigration law will go into effect this Thursday, but protesters in Montgomery are pushing forward to have their voices heard in opposition to what's considered the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the country. Hundreds gathered at the capitol steps to oppose Alabama's new illegal immigration law, which will go into effect in just four days. The majority of the people in attendance were families and some said they are worried that this new law will break up their family. "I don't like this law, because I think it is going to tear my family apart," Edward E....
  • Goal is to prevent deaths: Flights home begin for illegal immigrants found in Arizona desert

    07/11/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    The eighth annual Mexican Interior Repatriation Program will feature one flight a day instead of two and is expected to cost the U.S. government about $10 million. Under the voluntary program, non-criminal Mexican illegal immigrants caught by the Border Patrol in Arizona are offered free flights to Mexico City. From there, they are given bus passes to return to their hometowns. The goal of the annual summer initiative is to prevent illegal immigrants from trying to cross the border again in the hopes of saving lives during the scorching summer months when hundreds die each year in Arizona.
  • U.S. To Suspend Countless Deportations

    06/21/2011 1:45:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2011
    In a first for any administration, President Obama has implemented a new system to spare a myriad of illegal immigrants from removal by authorizing—and encouraging—low-level field officers to block deportations by using an outrageously broad list of exemptions. The unprecedented program will allow droves of undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. by drastically expanding factors that can be considered to exercise “prosecutorial discretion.” That’s when agencies get to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. Beginning this week, federal immigration officers, attorneys and other officials can cancel the removal of an illegal immigrant that is...
  • Another Dream In Young Man's Reach (Wears Mexican Flag to Graduation)

    05/29/2011 6:03:44 AM PDT · by raybbr · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Courant.com ^ | May 29, 2011 | Helen Ubinas
    Squeezed into a plastic folding chair, hundreds of cheering voices echoing in his head, Mariano Cardoso relished the moment he feared he'd miss in the years he spent fighting his deportation.But there he was Thursday night, walking across the stage at the Connecticut Convention Center as he and more than 500 other students graduated from Capital Community College.Cardoso decorated the top of his mortarboard with bright stickers and stuck a small Mexican flag in his cap. "I wanted to stand out,'' he said, smiling.He didn't need the decorations for that. Cardoso's public battle against deportation to Mexico made him the...
  • Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

    05/15/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 15/5/11 | Aron Heller
    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights -Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth. In a surprising turn of events, hundreds of Palestinians and supporters poured across the Syrian frontier and staged riots, drawing Israeli accusations that Damascus, and its ally Iran, orchestrated the unrest to shift attention from an uprising back home. It was a rare incursion from the usually tightly controlled...
  • Alaska Police Officer Is Accused of Stealing Identity

    04/24/2011 8:07:17 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/23/2011 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ANCHORAGE (AP) — For years, the man known as Rafael Espinoza was widely respected as an exemplary police officer popular among his peers here. All that ended last week when the authorities accused him of actually being Rafael Mora-Lopez, a Mexican citizen who stole another man’s identity and was in the United States illegally. “His reputation here is one of a hard-working officer, one who was very professional,” Chief Mark Mew of the Anchorage police said Friday in announcing Mr. Mora-Lopez’s arrest. “The problem, obviously, is he is not Rafael Espinoza.” posted using frpa
  • Illegal immigrant became a cop in Alaska

    04/23/2011 4:59:57 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 3 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 4/22 | ?
    For years, the man known as Rafael Espinoza was widely respected as an exemplary police officer who was popular among his peers in Alaska's largest city. All that ended this week when authorities discovered he was really Mexican national Rafael Mora-Lopez, who was in the U.S. illegally and stole another man's identity, officials charged.
  • Drug horses being left to die by Mexican cartels

    02/27/2011 10:12:05 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | FEBRUARY 27TH, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    A pitiful, malnourished abandoned drug horse, used to move drugs across the Mexican border into Arizona, was so weak it kept trying to sit back on its hind legs because its front legs were too weak to hold it up, according to [the] NY TIMES. Brad Cowan, a 28 year livestock officer with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, and his partner had to carry it into a horse trailer. “I’d get angry when I’d see the condition these horses were in,” he said. Horrible sores from poorly fitting make shift saddles become infected, and their hooves get severely cut and...
  • House advances measure to keep illegal immigrants collect punitive damages

    02/16/2011 7:22:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | February 16, 2011 | Howard Fischer
    A House panel on Wednesday approved legislation designed to benefit one man: Cochise rancher Roger Barnett. The measure would spell out that anyone who is in this country illegally cannot collect punitive damages even after winning a lawsuit. Voters already approved a constitutional amendment doing precisely that in 2006. But that came nearly two years too late for Barnett who was sued following a 2004 incident when 16 illegal immigrants said the rancher illegally imprisoned them. HB 2191 makes that ballot measure retroactive to the beginning of 2004. If it survives the legislative process -- and if it is found...
  • Arizona Rancher Will Fight Court Order To Pay Damages to Undocumented Immigrants

    02/10/2011 5:31:32 AM PST · by La Lydia · 59 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Llorente
    An Arizona rancher who was ordered to pay nearly $90,000 in punitive damages to undocumented immigrants he confronted, with a gun, is going to request a rehearing, his attorney said. “We’ll be filing a motion for a rehearing,” said David T. Hardy, who is representing Roger Barnett. “He feels he got screwed. I have some sympathy for that view.” The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a lower court verdict ordering Barnett to pay the damages for the 2004 incident, in which the plaintiffs claimed that he approached them with his dog and said he’d shoot them...
  • Loudoun judge defies Va. Supreme Court, continues to reopen immigrants' cases

    02/07/2011 11:13:35 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02-06-2011 | Tom Jackman
    In Loudoun County, Chief General District Court Judge Dean S. Worcester ruled last week that he would defy the Virginia Supreme Court because the justices were simply wrong.
  • Arizona Rancher Ordered by Court to Pay Undocumented Immigrants for Holding Them at Gunpoint

    02/05/2011 1:53:55 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 37 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 as of 3:42 AM EST | foxnews
    The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court verdict ordering Arizona rancher Roger Barnett to pay damages of $87,000 for holding a group of undocumented immigrants at gunpoint.
  • WFAA: Woman who has lived in Irving since age 6 faces deportation

    01/28/2011 11:16:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 95 replies
    Dallas Morning News (blog) - ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | Katherine Leal Unmuth
    Olga Zanella , 20, grew up in Irving, attending school in Irving ISD as a child. But she hid a secret--she is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. According to WFAA, she found out she was in the country illegally during her junior year of high school, after attending a college financial aid workshop. She now faces deportation Monday because her status was discovered by Irving police during a traffic stop. Her story reflects the story of many children who are now growing up in the city, and could face similar fates. "I feel fear," she told WFAA. "It's going to...
  • SPJ Diversity Committee launches journalistic campaign against the term ‘illegal immigrant’

    12/27/2010 5:25:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2010 | Matthew Boyle
    The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is seeking to “inform and sensitize” reporters nationwide about how “offensive” the term “illegal immigrant” is to Latinos. Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien” terminology in the latest issue of the organization’s magazine, Quill, writing that those who have not obtained citizenship but have entered the country without any prior approval should be called “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.” In his report, Laurence quotes SPJ Diversity Committee chairman George Daniels as saying, “this is not about being politically correct,” but about aiming...
  • Reporters told: Don't say 'illegal immigrant'

    12/19/2010 10:36:44 AM PST · by La Lydia · 48 replies · 2+ views
    WND ^ | December 18, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A diversity plan from a group of journalists says reporters should not be using the term "illegal aliens" because it is not constitutional. "Frequent use of the phrases 'illegal immigrant' and 'illegal alien' by our mainstream media is being questioned in order to remain faithful to the principles of our U.S. Constitution," Leo Laurence wrote in the "Diversity Toolbox" column on the website for the Quill, which is produced by the Society of Professional Journalists. He said the organization's "Diversity Committee" met during its 2010 convention in Las Vegas and "decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to...
  • 50 Immigrant Chipotle Workers Fired in Twin Cities

    12/10/2010 9:22:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-9-10 | Fox Twin Cities
    MINNEAPOLIS - Dozens of workers at Chipotle restaurants in the Twin Cities have been fired. An immigrant rights group said the employees lost their jobs after the feds starting searching for undocumented workers. Brad Sigal with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee said around 50 workers lost their jobs after so-called “desktop raids” at several Chipotle restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.
  • Illegal immigrants cashing in on federal tax credits, study shows (Flashback)

    12/08/2010 10:58:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/2009 | Kevin Mooney
    Illegal immigrants cashing in on federal tax credits, study shows. Large numbers of illegal immigrants file tax returns using phony Social Security numbers to cash in on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, thanks to lax government management, according to the author of a new study.   “Technically, only people authorized to work in the U.S. are eligible for the credit, you need a valid Social security number,” said Ed Rubenstein, a financial analyst and economist, speaking at a news conference Tuesday at the National Press Club.   “But identity theft, stolen Social Security numbers, and other scams effectively nullify...