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  • *"It Is Becoming Difficult To Defend Immigrants" (Illegal Aliens)* (TRANSLATION)

    08/23/2007 6:32:31 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 151 replies · 3,084+ views
    La Raza Newspaper (Translated to English) ^ | 23 August 2007 | La Raza Newspaper (Maribel Hastings)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Se Dificulta Defensa Pro Inmigrante /Organizaciones Evalúan Estrategias Ante El Avance de Iniciativas Contra Los Indocumentados") TEXT: 2007, The Chicago La Raza, Inc. Published 08-23-2007 Organizations Try to Adopt New Strategies in The Face of Growing Local Initiatives in USA Aimed Against Illegal Aliens ("Undocumented"– [sic]) WASHINGTON, D.C. Anti-illegal alien measures are proliferating coast-to-coast in the United States. Adding to that the new federal administration initiatives, pro-immigrant groups are up against he wall, so that there...
  • *(Illegal Alien Support Groups) Analyze Legal Options to Face Immigration Measures* (TRANSLATION)

    08/16/2007 9:05:45 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 1,190+ views
    La Opinion (Translated to English) ^ | 17 August 2007 | Maribel Hastings (Translated by Babelfish)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - - Groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education (MALDEF) is analyzing the legal mechanisms which are starting to occur, as the consequence of the measures by the federal government, in their fight against undocumented (sic) immigration. Of the 26 administrative initiatives that the federal government plans to perhaps implement the one which creates the biggest challenges will be the dismissal of employees whose names and numbers of Social Security Cards do not match.
  • MALDEF opposes immigration amendments

    06/20/2007 5:10:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 400+ views
    Express-News Washington Bureau ^ | 06/20/2007 | Gary Martin
    Mexico WASHINGTON – A Hispanic rights group is urging Senate lawmakers to kill an amendment to an immigration reform bill that would require undocumented immigrants to return home within two years to apply for permanent residency. The amendment, by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, is one of several that the Senate is expected to consider when the stalled immigration reform bill returns to the floor, as early as this week. John Trasvina, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Hutchison's amendment and three others would prohibit undocumented immigrants in this country illegally from seeking legal status and...
  • Latino Groups Play Key Role on Hill Virtual Veto Power in Immigration Debate

    05/17/2007 4:38:59 PM PDT · by Baladas · 28 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2007 | Krissah Williams and Jonathan Weisman
    When Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) declared last week that unnamed "stakeholders" would decide whether Congress overhauls immigration law this year, Latino organizations in Washington understood exactly what he meant. After laboring in obscurity for decades, groups such as the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the National Immigration Forum are virtually being granted veto power over perhaps the biggest domestic issue coming before Congress this year. Organizations that represent what is now the nation's largest minority group are beginning to achieve power commensurate with their numbers. "There's a real sense that...
  • Ruling lets Arizona require proof of citizenship from voters (MALDEF and Illegals sad)

    04/21/2007 7:21:35 AM PDT · by TheDon · 15 replies · 671+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | April 20, 2007 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt to halt enforcement of Arizona's first-in-the-nation requirement that all residents prove they are U.S. citizens when they first register to vote. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge's refusal last year to block the requirement while a legal challenge awaits trial in federal court in Phoenix. "Now we know we get to enforce the law while the lawsuit is pending," state Solicitor General Mary O'Grady said. .... "We are confident with a full record that the court will rule in our favor," said Carlos Becerra of the...
  • ACLU Sues Texas Town for Not Renting to Illegals

    12/27/2006 4:59:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,369+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    Two civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a suburb's new law that outlaws renting to illegal immigrants, alleging the ordinance violates federal law and forces landlords to act as immigration officers. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the suit on behalf of Farmers Branch residents and landlords. The law, along with a measure that made English the official language of the city, was passed in November and is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 12. The lawsuit claims the ordinance is so poorly drafted that it excludes even legal...
  • US town bars foreign flags in swipe at immigrants

    11/16/2006 2:55:43 PM PST · by World_Events · 65 replies · 1,592+ views
    reuters ^ | 11/16/06 | reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Nevada town passed a law this week making it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself, the latest swipe by a U.S. community at illegal immigrants. The town council of Pahrump, which lies in the Mojave Desert west of Las Vegas, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to make flying any foreign flag above the U.S. flag or alone an offense punishable by a $50 fine and 30 hours' community service. The meeting also pushed through measures to deny services to illegal immigrants and make English the official language in Pahrump, a commuter town of 40,000...
  • CA: Sec of State and Major Latino Organizations Send Official Letter Refuting Intimidation Letter

    10/25/2006 2:52:32 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 35 replies · 568+ views
    SOS Website - PDF FILE ^ | October 25, 2006 | News Release
    NEWS RELEASE CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE Bruce McPherson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 25, 2006 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and Major Latino Organizations Send Official Election Letter Refuting Orange County Intimidation LetterLetter sent to all 14,000 recipients of previous letter SACRAMENTO, CA - Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced today that his office and Latino organizations sent an official election information letter to all of the recipients of the voter intimidation letter sent to 14,000 voters last week. The official election information letter, in English and Spanish, was mailed by the Secretary of State’s Office in collaboration with...
  • Hispanic voter suppression letter: evidence, Arnold, hacks

    10/17/2006 10:35:58 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 27 replies · 726+ views
    lonewacko_dot_com ^ | 10/17/06 | LonewackoDotCom
    This is a follow-up to the story of Hispanics in Orange County having received a supposed voter suppression letter. In this post I'm going to: present evidence that the letter was sent by an illegal immigration supporter...discuss how Arnold Schwarzenegger has been politically emasculated and how his handlers don't have the U.S.'s best interests at heart...illustrate a PIIPP that the AP has fashioned from the story (no, really)...and, discuss those hacks who promulgated this story and who have shown that - even with what we know now - they have little journalistic integrity and that their future reports should not...
  • CA: Note warns Calif. Hispanics on voting

    10/17/2006 10:28:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,571+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/06 | AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - The state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Southern California Hispanics that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote and tells them they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month. "It's a very malicious and degrading letter. It's to pull Latinos down and make them afraid," said Benny Diaz, who is running for City Council in Garden Grove. He said his wife and five other people he knows had received the letter. The letter, written in Spanish, tells recipients: "You are advised that if...
  • Hispanics show growing clout in environmental debate

    10/15/2006 10:50:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 885+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 10/15/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    EL MONTE Maria Valdez didn't consider herself an environmentalist when she pressed this city east of Los Angeles to buy land ringed with factories and railroad tracks for a new neighborhood park. The trash lot is now on its way to becoming a green oasis with a butterfly sanctuary and community garden and Valdez is undergoing a transformation of her own. Next month she will be sworn in as president of the El Monte chapter of Mujeres de la Tierra, a two-year-old environmental group that caters to Hispanic immigrants and translates as "Women of the Earth." "When you get involved...
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    09/30/2006 3:45:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 4 replies · 551+ views
    09/30/06 | me
    Keep Arkansas Legal, a new immigration reform group in the Central Arkansas area, will meet at the Roosevelt Thompson Libray from 3:00pm-6:00pm Saturday October 7th (Terry Library was booked). We will discuss what to do for the election and the upcoming legistlative session. We will then have a general discussion about illegal immigration. address: Roosevelt Thompson Library 38 Rahling Circle Little Rock, AR 72223 You can go to this link and type the address for a map" We also have a volunteer opportunity. The Lagrone campaign has given a neighborhood in Chenal called The Village to do door to...
  • CA: Federal appeals court rules English-only petitions legal (9th Circuit overturns earlier ruling)

    09/19/2006 4:51:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 645+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/19/06 | Ana Beatriz Cholo - ap
    LOS ANGELES Circulating recall petitions in languages other than English is not necessary, a federal appeals court ruled in a local school board case Tuesday. The 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that found the petitions must be translated into other languages. "The expense and trouble of fulfilling the translation requirements are likely to deter proponents who otherwise would launch petitions," the opinion stated. A lawsuit challenging the legality of a 2003 election that resulted in the recall of Santa Ana Unified School District trustee Native Lopez was...
  • Latino group calls for unity and focus on socioeconomics - (AZ-based Immigrants Without Borders)

    09/09/2006 3:48:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 419+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/8/06 | Hiram Soto
    LOS ANGELES – Immigrants Without Borders is an Arizona-based assistance organization. It doesn't have the multimillion-dollar funding of national Latino organizations, nor does it have their fame. But this regional group has something the others don't: the ability to mobilize immigrants, to organize marches like the ones seen in the past few months and a long list of community contacts. Bringing these two sides together and the development of a long-term social and economic strategy for Latinos are among the goals of the National Latino Congress. Some 1,300 leaders and activists from across the nation are attending the event, which...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Hispanics sue city over alien crackdown

    08/16/2006 4:00:33 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 124 replies · 1,912+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 August 2006
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Hispanic activists and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Hazleton yesterday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal aliens by a U.S. city. Hazleton, with a population of about 31,000 and located 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine landlords $1,000 for renting to illegal aliens, deny business permits to companies that give them jobs and make English the city's official language. The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund said the lawsuit is the first in the nation against a city that passed an ordinance against illegal immigration. The...
  • Proposed congressional maps being released

    07/13/2006 4:34:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 407+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | July 13, 2006 | Tara Copp
    Hispanics helped, Travis County still split under first two plans WASHINGTON — The first proposals to redraw Texas' congressional map and fix Latino voting rights violations would create up to seven Latino-majority districts in the state — but leave Travis County split between three members of Congress. The two maps are being proposed by the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, and are the first of several proposals expected to be submitted to the Texas Legislative Council by Friday. The new maps come in response to a Supreme Court ruling in June that found the state's 2003-Republican drawn...
  • [Flashback] NCLR, MEChA, MALDEF and other radical pro-illegal alien groups praise Cannon

    06/26/2006 2:32:29 PM PDT · by Spiff · 13 replies · 2,045+ views
    National Council of "The Race" (La Raza) Website ^ | 10 April 2003 | NCLR, MEChA, MALDEF, others
    April 10, 2003 The Honorable Chris Cannon 118 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Howard Berman 2221 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard 2330 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Congressman Cannon, Congressman Berman, and Congresswoman Roybal-Allard: Representing a broad alliance of educators, businesses, labor groups, civil rights organizations, faith-based groups, children and youth groups, and various community-based organizations from across the country, we write to express our strong support for the Student Adjustment Act.You recently reintroduced this important legislation to address the federal barriers to education and work confronted...
  • CA: Judges to Rule on Use of English-Only Initiative Petitions

    06/19/2006 12:24:05 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 13 replies · 437+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | John Spano
    Federal challenges to English-only initiative petitions are roiling election officials across the state and have thrown into doubt a handful of citizen-spawned ballot issues. The question is whether petitions circulated for signatures to qualify initiatives and referendums for the ballot must be translated for voters who speak another language. California began providing Spanish-language ballots statewide in 2002, and local jurisdictions also provide multilingual election materials. But petitions, which are written by ordinary people hoping to change laws from the grass-roots level, are often available in English only. Federal judges have disagreed on the question, resulting in disruptions to elections in...
  • Minutemen say they've made a difference, but critics disagree

    04/30/2006 2:05:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 778+ views
    As their month-long border deployment draws to an end, leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps say their efforts have brought more attention to the illegal immigration issue and more supporters to their border security movement. Critics are less generous in their assessment, and the U.S. Border Patrol is maintaining its neutral position ----