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  • Gang-related shooting leaves man, pony dead in ‘Little Mexico'

    06/05/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    Investigators continue to search for a suspected gang member who killed a man and a pony and left another man in critical condition Monday night. A 25-year-old man who witnessed the gang-related shooting in the “Little Mexico” area spoke to a Monitor reporter Tuesday morning. The witness, who declined to reveal his identity, said he was talking with his neighbor Esteban Rangel, 29, outside Rangel’s home about 9:30 p.m. Monday, when a Ford Ranger pulled into the home’s gated entrance. The witness stayed behind while Rangel and two of his friends walked up to the driver, he said. Both parties...
  • Battleship Earth: Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?

    06/05/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 30, 2012 | Cara Parks and Joshua E. Keating
    As summer blockbuster season kicks into high gear, big-budget action movies like The Avengers, Battleship, and Prometheus remind us that there's one thing that unites Americans: Our shared fear of an alien attack. They also remind us that when the invading space fleet arrives, humanity is not going to surrender without a fight to our intergalactic invaders. Instead, we will band together to fight off their incredibly advanced weaponry with our ... well, with what, exactly? Are we really ready to battle our would-be alien overlords? Luckily, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, as well...
  • For Many Illegal Entrants Into U.S., a Particularly Inhospitable First Stop

    05/26/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    EDINBURG, Tex. — For decades, the first stop for illegal immigrants making their way across the Texas border has often been a stash house or drop house, an apartment or rental home where they might spend hours or days in squalor waiting to be transported elsewhere. Often it is where they are held until their families pay the smugglers’ fees.But in recent months, stash houses have proliferated in border towns in the Rio Grande Valley and in cities farther north, like Houston, a trend that has been occurring in Texas but not in other states on the border. And local,...
  • Mother Straps Cash to Daughters, Sister to Smuggle into Mexico

    05/02/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | May 1, 2012 | LATINO BLOTTER
    A mother in Texas has been arrested for allegedly using her children and teenage sister to smuggle narco cash from Dallas to Mexico. After pulling over Betzabeth Perez-Torres, 23, in a Mercedes Benz in Combes en route to Brownsville, an officer noticed the three children in the car were fidgeting. The officer became suspicious when Perez-Torres told the children to stop fidgeting and to keep their coats on. The officer eventually discovered the children had cash in plastic bags wrapped around their waists and hidden by the coats. The two younger children, aged 2 and 6, are said to have...
  • Calderón says immigration should not divide U.S., Mexico

    04/26/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lomi Kriel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderón, in Houston Wednesday as part of a brief U.S. visit, sounded a victorious note for his six-year-tenure, saying his policies have helped to drastically reduce the flow of Mexican migrants to the United States, but criticized a "regressive policy toward workers, a hard and offensive type of politics" in the U.S., exemplified in Arizona's tough immigration law. Appearing likely to be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, who heard arguments on it this week, the law would mandate police check whether people they stop are here legally. "We don't think it's just that someone is discriminated...
  • 1.06 Million New "Green Cards" Issued In 2011

    04/18/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 09 April 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    The Department of Homeland Security reports that 1,062,040 new "Legal Residents" were admitted to the USA during 2011. "Green Cards" allow non-citizens to lawfully work in the USA and to receive almost every form of public assistance.
  • Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications

    03/30/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington— ­The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would...
  • 'Hundreds' of 'Soldiers of Hezbollah' Inside the U.S., Says Homeland Security Chairman

    03/23/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT · by · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    ( – At a Wednesday hearing, House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King (R.-N.Y.) said that "at a minimum" there are hundreds of "soldiers of Hezbollah" inside the United States. "Now, how many Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists are here already?" said King. "The highly-disciplined soldiers of Hezbollah are trained to lie low for years, or for decades. Those who have gone up against this enemy for our government estimate the number to be at a minimum--at a minimum--in the hundreds." At the same hearing, the former chief of operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration testified that Mexican drug cartels are in...
  • Remembering Proposition 187

    03/16/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Pelham · 17 replies
    The Social Contract Press ^ | Winter 2011-2012 | Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Change is in the air. States from Arizona to Virginia have enacted laws cracking down on illegal immigration. Some target the immigrants; some target their employers. Some rely on local police to do the job; others require that employers use the federal e-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Many of these statutes have been challenged in court. Some have been put on hold while others — including an Alabama statute regarded as the most stringent of all — have been endorsed by federal appeals judges. These initiatives share a common goal: enforcement of federal immigration laws, something...
  • ( BRAF ALERT )Imagine a day without a Mexican

    03/03/2012 10:17:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2012 | Charles Garcia,
    (CNN) -- One day, California wakes up and every single Latino has inexplicably disappeared. No business owner, doctor, nurse, soldier, teacher, entertainer, athlete or politician can be found. No bus driver, farm worker, cook, gardener or nanny. All gone. California -- the ninth largest economy in the world -- grinds to a halt because Latinos have vanished. Chaos and tragedy follow. This scenario is what Sergio Arau's satiric film, "A Day Without a Mexican," explores. This modern-day fable provides a cautionary tale on the assumptions we make about the 11 million unauthorized immigrants who live and work in America every...
  • Bodyguards in demand for Mexican nationals living in San Antonio

    03/01/2012 3:08:21 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 3+ views
    KENS ^ | February 28, 2012 | Mayra Moreno
    SAN ANTONIO -- Private security bodyguards (PSBs) are a silent majority guarding Mexican nationals seeking asylum in San Antonio and other parts of South Texas. The nationals come to the US legally, hoping to escape drug cartel threats. But once they get here they realize they're still not safe from the ruthless cartels. "They're vigilant about getting their drugs into the United States," said Philip Klein, a private security officer and CEO of Klein Investigations and Consultation. "You either cooperate with them or you die." It's a harsh reality our neighbors to the south deal with on a daily basis....
  • Despite Mitt wins, both sides keep eying Jeb (MSM pushing Jeb)

    02/29/2012 5:25:46 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 31 replies · 2+ views ^ | 2/29/12 | GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mitt Romney’s tortured triumph in Michigan put him back in the GOP driver’s seat — but that hasn’t quelled the desire among some Republicans to trade up. Yes, Republicans are still pining for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, despite his repeated and vehement refusal to be sucked into the 2012 Republican vortex. And Democrats continue to cast a wary eye on a guy they see as more dangerous — and capable of connecting with middle-class and Latino voters — than Romney.
  • US Muslim study finds jump in American mosques

    02/29/2012 10:37:54 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | RACHEL ZOLL
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of American mosques has increased dramatically in the last decade despite post 9/11 protests aimed at Muslim houses of worship, according to a new study. The new Islamic centers serve Muslims who moved into the suburbs and newer immigrants from Africa, Iraq and elsewhere.
  • US Judge rules Muslims have a right to assault people who offend them

    02/24/2012 1:03:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 116 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Hayward
    Unbelievable. Yes, this happened HERE. People who are concerned about the spread of Muslim sharia law into American jurisprudence used to be dismissed as alarmists. That won’t happen again for a while, thanks to a Pennsylvania judge who just dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who was videotaped attacking a man dressed as “Zombie Muhammad” during a Halloween parade. The judge, who is a Muslim, didn’t even care to see the videotape, because the assault was entirely justified under sharia law, so the First Amendment doesn’t apply. In fact, the beaten Zombie Muhammad should just be thankful he wasn’t killed,...
  • VIDEO - The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012

    02/25/2012 8:06:20 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012 - الإسلام
  • L.A. Now: Sheriff Baca backs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    02/23/2012 8:00:55 PM PST · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | February 23, 2012 | 11:08 am | -- Robert Faturechi, Joel Rubin and Paloma Esquivel
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he supports the idea of allowing illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses as long as they have been in the United States for a number of years without committing other crimes. Baca's comments Thursday come as Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has also expressed support for driver's license for illegal immigrants. Baca said such licenses should only be issued after illegal immigrants fill out comprehensive applications, similar to those for citizenship. The sheriff also said the licenses should be up for renewal annually, and be noticeably different than those issued to citizens....
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

    02/22/2012 4:59:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 22, 2012 3:55 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license, Beck told a group of Los Angeles Times’ reporters and editorial writers. “The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of California – over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem on iota, haven’t reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses. So we have to look at...
  • Mother pushing stroller in Texas hit with bullet from Mexico

    02/22/2012 10:31:06 AM PST · by South40 · 19 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 2/22/2012 | David Crowder
    EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - A woman pushing her child in a stroller in downtown El Paso, Texas, was struck by an assault rifle bullet fired from across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Tuesday, mayor John Cook said. After Juarez police responded to a carjacking about half a mile from the border, a gunfight broke out between police and the carjackers, Cook said. A bullet -- a type used in assault weapons such as M16s -- penetrated and exited the woman's calf, he said. The unidentified woman, 48, who was shopping, was treated at a hospital and released...
  • Iceland Should Do More To Fight Racism, Says (PC) EU Report

    02/21/2012 11:47:54 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 40 replies · 2+ views ^ | feb. 2012
    A new report from the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission (ECRI) says that Iceland should be doing more to combat discrimination, in part by granting permission for Muslims to build a mosque and by filling in gaps in current immigration legislation.
  • 59% Fear Efforts To Deport Illegal Immigrants Will Violate Civil Rights of Citizens

    02/21/2012 9:29:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 49 replies
    While most voters continue to strongly support border control to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into this country, they also remain concerned that legal citizens will be caught up inadvertently in these efforts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens.