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  • [Texas:]Conspiracy; Hermanos Pistoleros implicated in drug ring

    05/31/2008 6:23:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1,398+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 05/31/2008 | JASON BUCH
    Federal and local law enforcement have arrested seven alleged members and associates of the Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos prison gang over the last week.Prosecutors say the seven people from Laredo and 17 from the Houston area were involved in a conspiracy to transport large amounts of cocaine from Laredo to Houston and launder the proceeds in Laredo. Pedro Gil III, 37, also known as "Master P," "PG" and "Carwash," was arrested over the weekend and charged with five counts of conspiracy with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and one count of money laundering. Police later arrested his...
  • Border Patrol finds 61 Mexicans in truck near San Diego

    05/05/2008 7:59:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 132+ views
    The Border Patrol has discovered 61 suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico inside a tractor-trailer on Interstate 8 near San Diego. Border Patrol agents discovered them inside the eastbound truck during a vehicle stop Saturday night, about 45 miles east of San Diego. They were hiding behind bales of cardboard. The agency said Monday that it arrested the driver, 29-year-old Jose Pina Flores, who will be charged with immigrant smuggling. The Border Patrol says the Mexican man admitted being in the U.S. illegally. No injuries were reported.
  • 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...
  • Mexican truck drivers take English exam in Spanish

    03/14/2008 4:01:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 52 replies · 1,730+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Mexican truck drivers allowed to travel throughout the U.S. under a Bush administration demonstration project may not be proficient in English, despite Department of Transportation assurances to the contrary. A brochure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website instructs Mexican truck drivers, "Did you know … You MUST be able to read and speak English to drive trucks in the United States." Still, at the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being...
  • Katrina Nation

    03/13/2008 3:42:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 821+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 29, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    When Woodrow Wilson went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war in 1917, the U.S. Army was ranked 17th in the world, behind Portugal. On Armistice Day, 19 months later, there were 2 million doughboys in France, where they had helped to break the back of Gen. Ludendorff's theretofore invincible army in its final offensive, and 2 million more in the United States ready to march on Berlin. No other nation could have done that. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, FDR demanded that a disarmed America "build 50,000 planes" -- a seemingly impossible number, but one...
  • Mexican Mafia's roots run deep in San Gabriel Valley

    02/15/2008 6:14:00 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 16 replies · 2,656+ views
    Gangs: From Prisons to Back Yards Mexican Mafia's roots run deep in San Gabriel Valley By Fred Ortega, Staff Writer Article Launched: 02/10/2008 09:55:57 PM PST Special Section Gangs: From Prisons to Back Yards Frank Girardot's Crime Scene blog Ralph "Perico" Rocha and Rafael "Cisco" Gonzalez-Mu oz committed what is considered a mortal sin among the ranks of the dreaded Mexican Mafia prison gang: they encroached into the drug territory of a senior gang member. Their transgression marked them for death according to county prosecutors, who in early December charged six individuals with trying to murder Rocha and Gonzalez-Mu oz...
  • Mexican president decries anti-immigrant perceptions in US, says migrants help economy

    02/11/2008 9:07:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve LeBlanc
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday decried anti-immigrant perceptions in the United States and argued that Mexican immigrants complement American workers. On his first trip to the U.S. as Mexico's president, Calderon said he is working to combat anti-Americanism in Mexico and to improve job prospects there to reduce migration. He said he hopes that Americans resist anti-Mexican sentiments. "The worst thing that happened in this country is this anti-Mexican or anti-immigrant perception of people. We need to contain this," Calderon said after a speech at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "I need to change...
  • In his own words: Dr. Juan Hernandez, McCain’s radical Hispanic outreach director

    02/10/2008 1:24:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 54 replies · 853+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 021008 | Michelle Malkin
    Digger’s Realm did a terrific job compiling this clip reel of open borders zealot/McCain Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez’s greatest hits. He considers Canada, the U.S., and Mexico “a bloc, not one nation.” He puts “Mexico first.” He doesn’t believe there are any criminals among the 12-20 million illegal aliens he thinks should be legalized. He’s been saying all of this for a long time. The McCain campaign knew what it was getting. So should Republican voters: VIDEO at michellemalkin.com
  • Bill to improve health care…in Mexico!

    02/08/2008 2:25:14 PM PST · by angelcindy · 33 replies · 449+ views
    wehategringos.com ^ | February 7th, 2008 | Brad
    What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? Even more unbelievable, the senator who sponsored the bill is not on the verge of being thrown out of office for this odious piece of legislation. No, the senator who introduced the bill, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is on the verge...
  • The McCain Sieve, or The SwiftTalk Express

    01/30/2008 9:19:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 4,809+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-30-2008 | grey_whiskers
    With John McCain’s victory in the Republican Primary in Florida, a lot of attention has come his way. The reaction of the pundits and the blogosphere has been all over the map. Some, such as Michael Medved, are enthusiastic about the candidate and his chances in the general election; others, such as Rush Limbaugh, are concerned that a McCain candidacy will spell the end of the Republican party as we know it. And with the cheering for and against him, so to have his past actions and policies come under scrutiny. Everything, from the Keating Five, to the Gang of...
  • Federal Court Rules Port Chester, NY System of Election Discriminates Against Hispanic Voters

    01/24/2008 6:51:40 AM PST · by Feldkurat_Katz · 12 replies · 253+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | jan 22 2008 | US Department of Justice
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal judge has ruled that the at-large system of election used by the Village of Port Chester, N.Y, to elect its trustees violates the Voting Rights Act because it discriminates against Hispanics(...) (...) According to the evidence at trial, and as cited in Judge Robinson's opinion, the 2000 census shows that almost half of Port Chester's residents, and 22 percent of Port Chester's citizens of voting age, were Hispanic. By July 2006, the number of Hispanic citizens of voting age had increased to about 28 percent. Despite these figures, no Hispanic has ever been...
  • MEXICAN LAWMAKERS DON'T LIKE ARIZONA'S IMMIGRATION LAWS

    01/17/2008 10:38:18 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 43 replies · 2,127+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | January, 17, 2008 | Neal Boortz
    A group of Mexican lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to make a trip to the United States to say they don't like tough immigration laws. Nine state legislators from Sonora traveled to Tucson, Arizona to tell 'em how they really feel about Arizona's new employer sanction law. Como se dice en espanol: "Mind your own damned business." Now get this, the Mexican lawmakers are upset because Arizona's law "will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state." Yeah ... all those Mexicans coming back home really bothers them. Excuse me, but just how is this Arizona's problem? These lawmakers...
  • Keeping the flock faithful (Catholic priests in battle with Evangelicals for their flock)

    01/05/2008 7:06:01 AM PST · by NYer · 170 replies · 133+ views
    Tampa Bay.com ^ | January 4, 2008 | SAUNDRA AMRHEIN
    WIMAUMA - Father Demetrio Lorden walks into the garage of a concrete block house, slips on his robe and vestments, and unpacks a gold chalice. He tests a microphone, and as dogs howl nearby, a small group of Hispanic workers and their families launches into a discordant song of praise. Lorden calls this his "evangelism Mass," the one he has every Monday night in houses and mobile home camps of the Wimauma immigrant community. Like other Catholic priests with Hispanic members, Lorden is trying to fend off competitors for the parishioners in his pews. Protestant evangelists - people just as...
  • Mexicans bundle up as temperatures drop

    01/02/2008 7:54:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/08 | AP
    PUEBLA, Mexico - A cold front moved over most of Mexico Wednesday, leaving coastal cities chilly and windy, and dusting mountaintop towns with snow. In the central state of Puebla, temperatures dropped to a low of 23 degrees, and more than 100 shelters were opened for residents who live in frigid shacks. Winter snow is not uncommon at high altitudes in Mexico, including atop the Popocatepetl Volcano outside the capital. But this week's frost dusted buildings in towns that normally don't see such cold weather. In Mexico City, residents accustomed to 80-degree afternoon temperatures bundled up in winter coats as...
  • Area illegal immigration foe targets Huckabee ("..favors Touchback Amnesty")

    12/26/2007 11:13:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 760+ views
    Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Pennsylvania) ^ | December 27, 2007 | Steve Mocarsky
    FREELAND – The founder of a Hazleton-based anti-illegal immigration group left for Iowa on Wednesday to join other activists to discredit GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee before the Iowa caucus. “We’re going to expose to Iowa voters that Mike Huckabee, who is currently leading in the Iowa polls, is … a fraud, and his record speaks volumes. He does not care about immigration reform, and basically, we need to go out there and get the word out,” Dan Smeriglio, president and founder of Voice of the People USA, said Wednesday at a press conference at the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
  • Univision Debate: Republicans Make Hard Sell to Latinos

    12/10/2007 11:25:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 352+ views
    New America Media ^ | December 10, 2007 | Elena Shore
    Editor’s Note: By participating in the historic Spanish-language debate on Univision, Republican candidates finally realized that they need Latino votes. But is it “too little, too late?" NAM editor Elena Shore monitors Spanish language media. The first Spanish-language Republican presidential candidate debate couldn’t have come at a better time for the GOP. Latino support for the Republican Party has dropped substantially when the Latino vote is more important than ever. The candidates’ jostling over who is tougher on immigration has alienated Latinos even further. Seven of the eight Republican presidential candidates showed up at the University of Miami Sunday with...
  • Flood of Mexicans delays other refuge-seekers[Canada]

    12/04/2007 6:02:00 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 407+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 04 Dec 2007 | GLORIA GALLOWAY
    OTTAWA -- The backlog of cases waiting to be heard by the federal Immigration and Refugee Board is ballooning, but Mexicans are being pushed to the head of the queue as the government tries to manage the massive influx from that country. The number of all potential refugees in line to appear before the board was up by 66 per cent in the past year, to 34,094 late last month from 20,500 in October, 2006. It's a problem that can be traced, at least in part, to the number of IRB seats that are unfilled. Although the full complement of...
  • Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals (Must read)

    12/02/2007 12:10:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 1,311+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 2, 2007 | Teddy Davis
    New Iowa Leader Criticized by for Indecision on Federal Student Aid. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who backed in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, hedged Sunday on whether illegal immigrants who have gone to school in the United States should become eligible for federal student aid such as Pell grants and subsidized federal student loans. "I'm not sure that I would support that," Huckabee told ABC News, "it was a different program in Arkansas." Huckabee's failure to take a clear position on federal student aid while appearing on ABC News' "This Week with George...
  • Protesters press Countrywide for help avoiding foreclosure (guess who)

    11/27/2007 10:11:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 20 replies · 469+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/27/07 | AP varius
    Homeowners demonstrated outside Countrywide Financial offices Tuesday, demanding the mortgage giant help them avoid foreclosure. The Mabuhay Alliance, Greenlining Institute and Mexican American Political Association organized the afternoon rally that drew about 60 people in Santa Ana, about 35 miles south of Los Angeles. Similar demonstrations are planned in coming weeks. The groups want Countrywide to stop foreclosure proceedings on borrowers who are behind in payments and modify adjustable rate mortgage loans that are about to reset to higher payments. They are also asking executives at the company to donate money from bonuses toward a fund for at-risk borrowers. "These...
  • Thompson adds Miami-Dade volunteers

    11/19/2007 10:33:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 292+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 19, 2007 | Staff
    Fred Thompson's campaign named a handful of volunteer grassroots leaders in Miami-Dade to help boost its outreach to Latino voters -- a territory rival Rudy Giuliani is putting great effort in reaching. County leadership positions announced today include co-chairs: Homestead Mayor Lynda Bell and Miami-Dade Commissioners Joe Martinez and Natacha Seijas. The latter two previously endorsed Thompson when he appeared at Miami's Urbeita Oil in October. Other's involved Lois Jones, Chris Miles and Luis Rodriguez.