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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.
  • Latinos have the power (Si Se Puede!)

    11/17/2007 3:55:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 240+ views
    RecordNet.com ^ | November 17, 2007 | Ruben Navarrette- San Diego Union-Tribune
    In politics, the surest path to irrelevance and powerlessness is to be taken for granted by one party and written off by another. That's the road Latinos are on, thanks to major blunders by the Republicans campaigning for president. In June, all but California's Duncan Hunter blew off an invitation to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. In September, a debate on Spanish-language television had to be postponed after all but Arizona Sen. John McCain refused to commit. After taking criticism for the snub, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney have committed to taking part...
  • Thompson takes stand on immigration

    11/13/2007 12:46:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 349+ views
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | November 13, 2007 | Charlotte Eby
    INDIANOLA, Iowa -- At a campaign event Monday, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson rejected the idea of allowing illegal immigrants to earn U.S. citizenship through military service. Anna Castaner, an Indianola resident, posed the question to Thompson during an event inside a coffee shop. Thompson drew applause from the crowd when he said he wouldn't support it. "They need to go back and abide by the law," Thompson said. The former U.S. senator from Tennessee said the country could have "enforcement by attrition." He called for securing the American border and stopping so-called sanctuary cities from blocking the enforcement of...
  • Angry migrant underclass might erupt in U.S.

    11/10/2007 5:21:51 AM PST · by stratous · 152 replies · 1,363+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/04/07 | Andres Oppenheimer
    <p>The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.</p>
  • More than 20 workers arrested at O'Hare [illegal workers with fake security ID]

    11/07/2007 2:09:06 PM PST · by charles m · 27 replies · 74+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2007
    More than 20 workers were arrested today at O'Hare International Airport after authorities said employees at a suburban staffing agency used fraudulent security badges to gain access to unauthorized areas of the airport. Many of the workers arrested were illegal immigrants, authorities said. The eight-month investigation led to the execution of a search warrant today at Ideal Staffing Solutions, 170 N. Pine Lane in Bensenville, and the arrests of two managers there: Mary Gurin, 36, of Carpentersville, and Norinye Benitez, 24, of Franklin Park, according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Each was charged with one count...
  • U. S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DELEGATION TO THE BORDER REGION (Pro-Amnesty, of course)

    11/07/2007 9:14:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 256+ views
    Justice for Immigrants ^ | November 2007 | US Conference of Catholic Bishops
    The USCCB Committee on Migration sent a delegation to the U.S./Mexico border region to study the plight of unaccompanied minors and human trafficking victims. The ever-growing problems with these populations are some of the gravest and many times most overlooked symptoms of the broken and out-dated immigration system currently employed by the United States. The delegation met with a broad cross-section of agencies and individuals involved with or knowledgeable of these populations to gain critical insights and to understand their needs. The delegation also met with Church officials, government officials, community-based organization, and other with important perspectives. Programs established to...
  • Dems Must Get Serious About Illegals

    11/05/2007 9:46:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 717+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 6, 2007 | Froma Harrop
    Hillary Clinton -- and the other Democrats running for president -- couldn't possibly have assumed that they would forever skate around the issue of illegal immigration. That notion came to an end in the most recent debate, when the New York senator badly slipped over a question about her state's controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Did she think no one would ask? Democrats had better start dealing with this. Polls show a large majority of Americans, including Democrats, opposed to illegal immigration. They also find that most Americans favor some sort of amnesty for many illegals....
  • The Thompson border security plan

    11/03/2007 4:24:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 385+ views
    Renew America ^ | November 1, 2007 | Doug Hagin
    Since Fred Thompson officially entered the presidential playoffs, I have been fascinated by some of the criticisms of him by the media, and even by some Conservatives. You know the main card played against Thompson has been the lazy card. Lazy? No, Thompson is laid back; he is not a rah-rah kind of person. Frankly, I enjoy that about him. I have worked with many rah-rah types and many laid-back types as well. Give me the steady, calm, laid back person any day. Another criticism of Thompson has been that he has offered no specifics on any of his ideas....
  • Thompson questions Clinton's diplomacy

    11/01/2007 2:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 87+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 1, 2007 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson suggested on Thursday that Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's lack of clarity in her debate answers raises questions about her ability to handle diplomacy. Addressing a crowd of Republican donors, the former Tennessee senator joined Clinton's Democratic opponents in seizing on her debate answer on whether she supported a plan by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to grant drivers' licenses to illegal immigrations. At first, Clinton appeared to praise the plan. Pressed later in the debate, she seemed to backtrack, saying she didn't say it should be done. Her campaign sought to clarify her comments...
  • Minuteman group grows amid illegal immigration fight

    11/01/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 364+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Retired Kansas policeman Ed Hayes lives a quiet life with his wife and pet poodles in a spacious suburban home near Kansas City, far from the main front line over illegal immigration along the U.S. border with Mexico. But over the last 18 months the 66-year-old grandfather has been drawn into the battle nonetheless, becoming active on a second front. He has joined many individuals, who, with state and municipal leaders, have given up waiting for federal action and are working to control illegal immigration themselves. The issue has become a priority not only for activists like Hayes but also...
  • MSNBC Democrat Debate-LIVE THREAD

    10/30/2007 4:40:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1,049 replies · 612+ views
    MSNBC | 10-29-.7 | MSNBC
    Didn't see one up, but Matthews has been giving me too many straight lines to pass up on!!!
  • Thompson: Immigration stance defines me

    10/28/2007 6:01:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies · 810+ views
    The Altoona Herald ^ | October 27, 2007 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson today discussed his new immigration proposal which, he said, distinguished him from his key rivals on the hot-button issue. “This does draw a distinction between myself and others,” Thompson said in a Des Moines Register interview before attending the Iowa GOP’s annual Ronald Reagan dinner in Des Moines. Thompson, a former Tennessee senator, said he would end the policy of sanctuary cities, where illegal immigrants can obtain government benefits without fear of deportation. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also is seeking the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, has been criticized by some Republican candidates...
  • Lessons of the Dream Act defeat: Senate vote reveals staying power of illegal immigration issue

    10/24/2007 9:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 131+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 24, 2007 | Tom Curry
    The Senate rejected Wednesday an attempt to move ahead with a bill to allow illegal immigrants under age 30 to remain in the United States and gain legal status if they attend college or join the military. The vote to move ahead on the Dream Act (the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), got 52 votes, eight short of the 60 needed. Among those voting against moving ahead with the bill were eight Democrats, even though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appealed to his majority to back him. But this was yet another case when the Democratic majority...
  • NY Governor Wants Illegals to Get Driver Licenses

    09/30/2007 12:03:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 92+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 29 Sep 2007 | John Semmens
    The revelation that the 9/11 hijackers had accumulated 35 driver licenses from states with lax requirements led Republican Governor George Pataki to issue an executive order in 2002 requiring driver's license applicants to submit Social Security numbers, to prove that they were legal residents, or provide proof that they were ineligible for a Social Security card. Under Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer’s new policy, foreign passports and birth certificates will be enough to obtain a New York driver’s license. Spencer claims this will make the state’s roads safer. “Look, people have to drive,” Spitzer explained. “It’s better that they get licenses...
  • Mexicans pour into Canada from U.S; Agencies brace for thousands more

    09/19/2007 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 97 replies · 1,132+ views
    National Post ^ | 09/19/07 | CANADIAN PRESS
    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 For 15 years, Manuel Ortega was living his version of the American Dream in Florida. He had steady employment, sometimes working as a detailer for local car dealers, other times as a forklift driver. He earned enough to buy a van and rent a house for his wife and three children. His kids earned good grades in school and played with the family pet, a Shih Tzu named Chaparro (Shorty). They were safe and kept out of trouble. Ortega's dream, as he recounted it Tuesday standing outside a room at a Windsor motel, is now but...
  • Farmers Mull Replacing Illegal Workers With Robots (Now we're talking!!)

    09/06/2007 11:01:38 AM PDT · by lado · 66 replies · 1,343+ views
    AP ^ | 9/6/07 | ?
    LOS ANGELES — With authorities promising tighter borders, some farmers who rely on immigrant labor are eyeing an emerging generation of fruit-picking robots and high-tech tractors to do everything from pluck premium wine grapes to clean and core lettuce. Such machines, now in various stages of development, could become essential for harvesting delicate fruits and vegetables that are still picked by hand. "If we want to maintain our current agriculture here in California, that's where mechanization comes in," said Jack King, national affairs manager for the California Farm Bureau. • Click here for FOXNews.com's Patents and Innovation Center. California harvests...
  • OMG!!! THIS IS SO FUNNY. MUST WATCH SHORT VIDEO

    08/29/2007 2:15:48 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 13 replies · 626+ views
    Live Leak ^ | August 29, 2007 | JewishRighter
    You must watch this very funny video called The Mexican 300: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e34_1188418579
  • Activists, mayors protest U.S.-Mexico border wall

    08/28/2007 11:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 716+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2007 | Sito Negron
    EL PASO, Texas - The mayors of the Texan city of El Paso and the Mexican city of Juarez led a protest by dozens of people on Saturday against a planned border wall to stem illegal immigration into America. The protesters held hands across the Paso del Norte Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande and connects the downtown cores of the two cities. Resentment against the wall runs deep in the border areas of Texas. Landowners are concerned it may cut across their property, conservationists see it destroying crucial riverside habitat, and some activists see it inflaming ethnic tensions. El...
  • No place like home – for illegals & terrorists [Chuck Norris Alert!]

    08/27/2007 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,076+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 27, 2007 | Chuck Norris
    Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and William Barclay "Bat" Masterson are samplings of tough guys who governed Dodge City in yesteryear. Fort Dodge, Boot Hill and the Long Branch Saloon were well known locations back then. And gambling, buffalo hunting, cattle trading and bullfighting drove local forms of commerce for the less than 1,000 citizens of that American West legendary town. Today, the more than 25,000-resident "Queen of the Cowtowns" has also been nicknamed "Little Mexico," because of its extensive Latin influx and influence. Mexican restaurants and stores now line Main Street, and Mexican flags fly at many homes. Even Fourth...
  • This land is mine (The Elvira Arellano sanctuary saga)

    08/27/2007 5:59:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 927+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 27, 2007 | Barbara Simpson
    Yes, this land (the United States of America) is my land, and I don't plan to give it up easily. In fact, I don't plan to give it up at all, nor do I plan to give it away. Those words, with that emphasis, have clear meaning. I speak as an American citizen and for fellow citizens who value our country and our citizenship. We won't give up what's ours and what has been preserved with the lives and blood of millions who fought to protect what we have and what our freedoms make possible. Those four words constitute the...
  • 'Sanctuary' [cities] as battleground (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    08/23/2007 1:19:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 902+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2007 | Ronald Brownstein
    Let's say the 7-year-old daughter of illegal immigrants working in a big American city wakes up this morning with a high fever and a rash. Is it in that city's interest for the little girl to receive treatment at a local public clinic or hospital? Or is that community better off if the child's parents try to treat her at home because they fear a doctor will ask about their immigration status -- and report them to the federal government if they can't prove they are here legally? Before you answer, recall that in the 1982 Plyler vs. Doe decision,...
  • Sanctuary or sovereign nation? (Michelle Malkin)

    08/20/2007 5:11:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,052+ views
    Forsyth County News ^ | August 17, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Will the execution-style murder of three young students in Newark, N.J., finally turn the tide in the immigration enforcement debate? Will we at last abandon the deadly, chaotic, lawless sanctuary nation experiment and restore America's lost status as a sovereign nation under the rule of law? The death of six innocent men and women and the injury of more than 1,000 at the hands of several illegal alien 1993 World Trade Center bombers wasn't enough to convince politicians in New York and across this country to end illegal alien sanctuary policies. The death of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and...
  • Suspected illegal alien charged after allegedly touching girl, 8

    08/16/2007 2:58:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 946+ views
    The Morning Journal ^ | August 16, 2007 | RICHARD PAYERCHIN
    HURON -- A man suspected of being an illegal alien was charged with gross sexual imposition after he was accused of entering an apartment and lying down next to and touching the thigh of a sleeping 8-year-old girl, according to Huron police. Lucio Sanchez-Martinez, 32, also was charged with entering the apartment where the girl lived with her father and two other children, said Huron police Chief Randy Glovinsky. Huron police began investigating the morning of Aug. 8, when they received a call for a sex offense investigation, according to the police report. When officers arrived at an apartment building...
  • Mexican Trio Wins Junior Water Prize

    08/15/2007 5:24:26 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 437+ views
    www.sr.se ^ | 08/15/2007 | www.sr.se
    A group from Mexico has won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at World Water Week, which is being held here for the 17th year. Adriana Alcántara Ruiz, Dalia Graciela Díaz Gómez and Carlos Hernández Mejía received the prize from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria. The Mexican team has found a way to absorb lead in industrial waste water with the help of eggshells.
  • Six miners believed to be trapped inside collapsed mine in Central Utah

    08/06/2007 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 401 replies · 15,856+ views
    ABC4 ^ | 8/6/2007 | n/a
    A mine collapse in Emery County may have trapped six miners inside the Genwal Mine near Huntington Caynon. The Emery County Sheriff's Office says the six miners are unaccounted for and emergency workers are currently trying to free the miners. County officials say they do not know what caused the cave in at the mine.
  • Guard Numbers on Border to Be Cut

    08/02/2007 9:16:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies · 237+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 28 July 2007 | John Semmens
    According to the Bush Administration, the number of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border will be trimmed in half by the end of August. The Bush Administration characterized the move as “payback” for the people’s opposition to its immigration reform bill. “I can play ‘hardball’ too,” Bush said. “There’s more than one way to ensure the continued flow of much needed immigrants to America.”
  • Illegal immigrants to get ID cards in Connecticut

    07/23/2007 12:21:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,173+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2007 | Lucy Nalpathanchil
    As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal immigrants in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a controversial, first-in-the-nation ID card program. Starting Tuesday, New Haven will offer illegal immigrants municipal identification cards that allow access to city services such as libraries and a chance to open bank accounts. Supporters say the cards will improve public safety and give undocumented workers protections now afforded legal residents. Critics contend it will unleash a flood of illegal immigration, straining services and wasting taxpayer money. New Haven officials overwhelmingly approved the program last month...
  • An inconvenient issue: illegal immigration and the GOP (RINOs fret as 2008 approaches--Must Read!)

    07/21/2007 2:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 2,414+ views
    GOPublius ^ | July 19, 2007
    The GOP leadership is waking up to a persistent reality, and it's one that has fundraisers and strategists at the RNC up at night. Conservatives, the core constituency of the Republican Party, are irate. Far from a passing hobbyhorse, the illegal immigration issue has galvanized Republican voters like no single issue in recent memory, and conservatives are refusing to let it go. The Senate's comprehensive immigration bill, backed by the President and pushed by the GOP establishment, was more than a mere legislative miscalculation, is was the straw that broke the conservatives' back. Moreover, to listen to conservatives, it wasn't...
  • Deportthemnow.com ( Michelle Malkin: How YOU Can Help To Remove Criminal Aliens From America Alert)

    07/17/2007 9:18:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 2,037+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/17/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    My fellow Americans, we have a problem. We spend billions of dollars on homeland security, but our government can't even track and deport convicted criminal aliens. These are not the well-meaning "newcomers" who just want to "pursue economic opportunities" by "doing the jobs no one else will do." These are foreign-born thugs, sex offenders, murderers and repeat drunk drivers who are destroying the American Dream. If our immigration and entrance system cannot effectively monitor, detain and kick out convicted criminal aliens -- including illegal border-crossers, illegal visa overstayers, fugitive deportees, and green card holders who have committed serious crimes and...
  • Protestors Don't Sway Council (Latinos don't get their way and cry racism alert!!)

    07/17/2007 8:05:59 AM PDT · by lado · 15 replies · 865+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/17/07 | Andrew L. Wang
    Waukegan became the latest microcosm of a nation split on immigration Monday as thousands of people descended on the far north suburb to protest a controversial program that would allow local police to initiate deportation proceedings for immigrants convicted of serious crimes. In the end, the City Council declined by a 7-2 vote to reconsider its decision to apply for the federal program, leaving Latino activists angry, but heartened that they had gotten their message out and drawn a crowd to the suburbs. "This is ground zero for us," said Ramon Becerra, regional head of the Labor Council for Latin...
  • Texas First State to Accept Mexican Pesos-Police Enforcement

    07/15/2007 6:38:21 PM PDT · by spartagroup · 14 replies · 1,213+ views
    Conservativehumor.net ^ | 7/15/07 | Ricky Acuchilador
    AP news story, 7/15/2007 Texas became the first state in which stores announced they would accept Mexican pesos as legal tender. The above is a legitimate headline from today's news. Just republished, after the Association of American Illegals suppressed the book, is THE OFFICIAL SECRET HANDBOOK FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Just as www.conservativehumor.net published the first ever article on demanding that Christmas be banned as a national holiday, certified by an historian, all available on "archives" on site, back in 1994, the HANDBOOK forsaw what would happen to pesos in the United States. About a dozen free sample pages begin here:...