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  • After uproar, Univision pulls ad discouraging Latinos from voting - Reid blaming ad on Angle

    10/20/2010 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Fred · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 102010 | Liz Goodwin
    The Spanish-language station Univision has announced it will no longer air ads telling Latinos to stay home on Election Day. "Don't vote this November," the English version of the ads says, while playing images of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats. "This is the only way to send them a clear message: 'You can no longer take us for granted.' Don't vote." A group called Latinos for Reform, led by Robert de Posada, a former Republican National Committee official, is behind the ads. The decision to pull the ads came after a wave of outrage from Latino leaders....
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio explains why he is endorsing JD Hayworth over John McCain

    07/30/2010 4:56:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies · 9+ views
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | July 30, 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio makes a guest appearance on Roundtable Politics to explain why he believes that JD Hayworth is a better candidate for U.S. Senate than John McCain. Some of the reasons include JD's 98% 12-year lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, and McCain's low 81% lifetime rating and history of flip-flopping, especially on illegal immigration.
  • The Amnesty Memo (Obama to enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action”)

    07/29/2010 3:03:08 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 65 replies · 4+ views
    According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress. “This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization,” it reads. Also: “In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing...
  • Angle Joins Chorus of Critics on AZ Immigration Ruling

    07/29/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/20/10 | Elizabeth Crum
    On the heels of yesterday’s ruling, Sharron Angle has put out this single-paragraph press release: It’s bad enough the Federal Government won’t secure our borders, but today’s ruling is an absolute outrage. Harry Reid and the Democrats in Washington have failed to secure America’s borders, refused to enforce federal laws, and neglected to address one of the most serious problems facing our country. This is an unacceptable failure of our federal government and the people of Nevada deserve better than a so-called leader in the Senate who won’t even acknowledge that illegal immigration is a problem here at home. Instead...
  • ACLU Sues Nebraska Town Over Immigration Regulations

    07/23/2010 4:34:18 PM PDT · by bd476 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 22, 2010 | By Nathan Koppel
    ACLU Sues Nebraska Town Over Immigration Regulations JULY 22, 2010 Remember Fremont, Nebraska? In June, citizens of the 25,000-person town voted in favor of banning illegal immigrants from renting property or landing a job in the town. The law, which requires town officials to evaluate the citizenship of anyone renting property, has put the town at the center of the roiling immigration debate. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of landlords, tenants and employers in Fremont. The suit claims that Fremont’s law interferes with the federal government’s authority over immigration matters and...
  • 2 groups sue Nebraska city over immigration law

    07/21/2010 3:52:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    ap ^ | 7-21-2010 | MARGERY A. BECK and TIMBERLY ROSS
    The two lawsuits filed Wednesday against a small Nebraska city for its ban on renting and hiring illegal immigrants worried some in the community that it would only worsen tensions over the new ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, also known as MALDEF, filed lawsuits against Fremont, saying the voter-approved ordinance amounted to discrimination.
  • Tea Party Condemns National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Satire)

    07/14/2010 2:04:36 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 7 replies ^ | 7-14-2010 | Sven Waring
    The Tea Party National Convention condemned the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for explicit racism. Tea Party spokesperson Derrick Devan said members of the party were insulted by the association's use of epithets in its own name and its lack of diversity. "In this day and age, to call someone a 'colored' is offensive and should be cast into the recesses of history with other reminders of a racist age," said Devan. "Couldn't the rename it 'National Association of People of Color?'" Dr. Franklin Franks, a representative of the NAACP said that the association couldn't rename it...
  • Catholics and immigration in Arizona

    07/13/2010 7:42:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 51 replies ^ | 6-28-10 | Crista Cloutier
    Illegal immigration is at the centre of a renewed American debate. Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer recently signed SB1070, also known by the cheerful misnomer "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." At present, immigration is regulated by federal law. SB1070 will give the state of Arizona special powers to enforce this. It allows police to question a person's legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is not an American citizen. Their "illegal" status is the primary accusation against Mexican immigrants. But Father Charlie argues that this is a bureaucratic documentation problem, not a criminal act. "We are...
  • CBS Poll: Support for Arizona Immigration Law Hits 57 Percent

    07/14/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 07/14/2010
    CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. Public support for Arizona's controversial new immigration law has increased slightly, a new CBS News poll shows, with 57 percent of Americans characterizing the law as "about right" in the way it addresses the issue of illegal immigration. Support for the measure increased five points since May. Since then, the Justice Department has filed suit against the law, claiming that it usurps federal authority to enforce immigration laws. The measure in question, signed into law in April and slated to...
  • Obama Suing DuPage County, Illinois For Enforcing Immigration Laws…

    07/14/2010 11:09:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration is suing the state of Arizona over its new anti-illegal immigration law come news that the same treatment is being leveled at DuPage County, Illinois whose policies almost mirror the Arizona law… Well, that is the headline that should be in the papers today if, that is, the Obama administration actually cared about law instead of only looking for a convenient political target which is all the administration's focus on Arizona really is. It isn't about immigration, illegals, the law, or any legitimate thing other than pure partisan politics. Obama thinks...
  • Axelrod: ‘No Admin. Has Been Tougher’ on Immigration Enforcement than Obama Admin.

    07/14/2010 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies ^ | 7-14-10 | Nicholas Ballasy
    When making the case for the Obama administration’s legal challenge to Arizona’s new law against illegal immigration, White House senior adviser David Axelrod said “no administration has been tougher” on immigration enforcement than the Obama administration. “We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy,” Axelrod told host Chris Wallace on the July 11 edition of “Fox News Sunday.” “I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do.” “But...
  • Deporting Illegal Immigrants

    07/14/2010 8:30:56 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    New American ^ | July 13, 2010 | Roger D. McGrath
    Pardon me, but if I hear one more time that we can’t deport 12 million illegal aliens I’m headed for the backyard to howl at the moon. Is the American memory so short that we’ve already forgotten the 1950s? This writer is old enough to remember very clearly the mass deportation of illegal aliens that occurred in 1954 in what was officially termed “Operation Wetback” (prior to the age of political correctness). Anyone living in Southern California then, even a kid like me, couldn’t help but take notice of the operation that sent upwards of two million illegal aliens from...
  • New website aims to encourage citizens to report illegal immigrants

    07/14/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 1+ views
    KHOU-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Shern-Min Chow/11 News
    HOUSTON -- A new website that went live this month, boasts that it is “the first public anonymous publishing service for reporting on illegal alien activity in the United States.” is the brainchild of 26-year-old George O’Brien, who has been following the illegal immigration debate with interest. “I realized I wouldn't recognize an illegal alien if one was standing right next to me,” he said. Anyone can anonymously post information about undocumented immigrants and companies that employ them. O’Brien said he also wants it to be a forum for vigorous debate and a place where undocumented workers can also...
  • Immigration, Reconsidered

    07/14/2010 7:32:47 AM PDT · by kabar · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    What if instead of granting amnesty in one fell swoop, we did so incrementally, say, to 20 percent of illegals a year for the next five years? That would still have the same ill effects, you say? OK, how about one million illegals a year until the job is done? I can hear it now: "Whoa, Duke, all you're proposing is to trade a knife through the heart for a death by a thousand cuts. A bad idea implemented more slowly is still a bad idea. And illegal means illegal." But wait -- if Congress passed an amnesty plan, it...
  • Critics slam Harry Reid's immigration remark -Says no illegals working in Nevada!

    07/14/2010 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-14-10 | Scott Wong
    Immigration reform critics are seizing on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments this week that seemed to downplay the number of illegal immigrants working construction jobs in Nevada, even though a recent study found that his home state had the largest percentage of undocumented workers in the country. When a reporter from KLAS-TV in Las Vegas told Reid a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center report found 17 percent of the nation’s construction workers were undocumented, the Nevada Democrat replied: “That may be some place, but it’s not here in Nevada.” Political opponents have tried to twist Reid’s words, saying he believes...
  • Immigrant-rights activist Nativo Lopez jailed (eight felony counts alleging voter fraud)

    07/02/2010 6:13:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    OC Register ^ | 7/2/10 | Martin Wisckol
    Immigrant-rights activist and former Santa Ana schools trustee Nativo Lopez was jailed in Los Angeles Thursday after being indicted by the grand jury there for eight felony counts alleging voter fraud. Los Angeles arrest records show that he was booked into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, and is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail. Los Angeles District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said he faces a mental competency hearing on Aug. 6. The Mexican American Political Association, of which he is president, responded with a press release today. “Let it be known that he will be fasting in stance with...
  • US, Mexican first ladies play games at Md. school

    05/19/2010 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2010
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama and her Mexican counterpart Margarita Zavala hopped, skipped and played a parachute game with elementary school students in Maryland. The first ladies later sat down with students in a free lunch program at Silver Spring's New Hampshire Estates Elementary School on Wednesday.
  • How did such a draconian anti-immigration bill pass in a state where the pop. is 30% Hispanic?

    05/13/2010 8:14:56 AM PDT · by Fred · 42 replies · 1,165+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 051310 | Gabriel Arana
    Nogales, Arizona's largest city on the Mexican border, is situated about 70 miles south of Tucson, along a desert valley spotted with Spanish-era missions. Home to 20,000 people, 97 percent of whom are Hispanic, one would expect the city to be ground zero for impassioned demonstrations against SB 1070, the controversial immigration-enforcement law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer three weeks ago. But for the largely immigrant community here, the prevailing sentiment is one of resignation -- and fear for those relatives and friends who are here illegally. "My friends and I used to go out to eat on Sundays, but...
  • CA: Bill Lockyer helps fund wife’s campaign

    02/02/2010 10:08:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 148+ views
    MediaNews Group ^ | 2/2/10 | Josh Richman
    In what proves to be an interesting follow-up to the question I raised last week about whether and when a candidate’s marriage to another elected official should be noted, Nadia Lockyer announced today that her campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat collected about $168,000 in the latter half of last year – including, she notes, a $75,000 contribution from her husband’s Bill Lockyer for Treasurer re-election campaign. Bill Lockyer can certainly afford it; his committee had almost $9.4 million in the bank by mid-2009, and raised at least $58,000 more since then. He’s unopposed in...
  • Will ruling hurt blacks' access to top schools?

    09/26/2009 9:05:18 AM PDT · by lex33 · 14 replies · 1,128+ views
    The Chicago Suntimes ^ | September 26, 2009 | MARK J. KONKOL
    September 26, 2009 BY MARK J. KONKOL Staff Reporter/ Will fewer black students get admitted to Chicago's magnet and selective enrollment schools next year? That's the question school watchdogs are asking after a federal judge this week lifted a nearly 30-year-old consent decree ordering the desegregation of Chicago Public Schools. The ruling will likely end the consideration of race as a factor in determining who gets accepted to some of the city's best-performing public schools. "Our primary concern is to ensure there is a fair and equal access to selective enrollment and magnet schools throughout the city," ACLU legal director...