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  • Some Mexicans leaving US, planning never to return

    12/15/2008 9:01:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,826+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Ivan Moreno - ap
    DENVER – After going months without a full-time job, Daniel Ramirez has decided it's time to return to family in Mexico. Vicenta Rodriguez Lopez .. can't afford to live in Colorado any more because her husband was deported. Roberto Espinoza is going back, too. ...
  • Mexico Drug Cartels Border Wars Rages Out of Control, but U.S. wants more border crossings.

    12/10/2008 7:20:33 PM PST · by flattorney · 19 replies · 1,357+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | December 9, 2008 | Lou Dobbs-Transcript Staff
    More than 5,000 people have been killed in Mexico's out of control drug cartel wars this year, so why is our government opening even more border crossings at this time with Mexico. Many elected officials are ignoring Mexico's raging war against the drug cartels and instead of focusing on safety and public security, trying to widen the openings in our border with Mexico strictly for commerce purposes. DOBBS: Disturbing new details emerging tonight from Mexico proving that the raging drug cartel wars there are far more deadly than the government of Mexico has previously admitted. The U.S. response, however, is...
  • ¡Ask a Mexican!

    11/25/2008 1:37:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 1,022+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | weekly | Gustavo Arellano
    The columns date back to 2004! :)
  • Judge Bans Use Of “Illegal” and “Aliens”

    11/10/2008 9:39:40 PM PST · by WaveMan · 26 replies · 493+ views
    Arizona’s Supreme Court chief justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Association’s demands of banning the terms “illegal” and “aliens” in all of the state’s courtrooms. Claiming that the terms are inflammatory, the president of Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, (known as Los Abogados) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of judicial bias. In a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Abogados’ president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and...
  • How Many Non-Citizen Voters? [Enough to Make a Difference] (God's Children Ping!)

    10/13/2008 6:09:58 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies · 822+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 13 October 2008 | Dave Simcox
    How Many Non-Citizen Voters? Enough to Make a Difference October 13, 2008 By David Simcox The Impact of Non-Citizen Voting on American Elections Executive Summary The approaching 2008 general elections underscore concern that the growing access of non-citizens to the ballot box could distort the outcome. Groups arguing for easier access to the polls deny there is a problem at all, seeing restrictive registration and identification rules as anti-democratic and even racist. They dismiss non-citizen voting as rare, not criminal in intent or concerted, and more harmful than beneficial to non-citizens. Yet anecdotal evidence persists and grows that non-citizens are...
  • Armstrong Williams: Killing Fields (Sanctuary Cities)

    10/07/2008 4:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 560+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 07, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    “Sanctuary Cities” are replicating disease like throughout the country. These make-shift communities serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants, with sometimes tragic results. Just ask Jamiel Shaw, a 17-year-old Los Angeles resident, who was recklessly gunned down by a 19-year-old "Sanctuary City" resident named Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and member of the 18th Street gang, murdered Shaw without reason. Even worse, Espinoza was allowed to seek cover for his murder by hiding out in "Sanctuary Cities." Espinoza’s motive for killing Shaw was imprinted on the two-letter tattoo that stretched across his neck: "BK." The letters are an acronym...
  • Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

    10/01/2008 9:01:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 667+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/08 | Traci Carl - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday. Remittances began dropping early this year, economically stranding many small towns and neighborhoods that live off the stipends. The Bank of Mexico said remittances will likely continue to fall in the coming months because of the "difficult problems the U.S. economy faces." The bank said remittances in August dropped 12 percent to US$1.9 billion. That compares to US$2.2 billion in August 2007.
  • Restaurant owner admits employing illegal aliens

    08/24/2008 11:03:30 AM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 420+ views ^ | Aug. 22, 2008 | MAGGIE BORMAN
    SPRINGFIELD - The owner of Toni's Family Restaurant in Mount Clare pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to unlawful employment of illegal aliens. Besim Tabaku, 34, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Gentiana, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Byron C. Cudmore on Oct. 23. Authorities confirmed to The Telegraph in May that two federal search warrants were executed (at Toni's Family Restaurant and a Benld residence) on May 28, resulting in four Mexican nationals being taken into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on suspicion of immigration violations. However, ICE spokeswoman...
  • 5 arrested in fake green card ring [$70 SSN]

    08/16/2008 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 332+ views
    The Orange County Register (CA) ^ | August 15, 2008 | By JON CASSIDY
    SANTA ANA – Five men appeared in federal court Wednesday to face charges that they made and sold counterfeit identity and immigration documents, authorities said. The five men, all Mexican nationals in the United States illegally, were arrested Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Anaheim police officers, ICE officials said. Luis Rosas, 32, of Anaheim, Guillermo Ramirez-Yanez, 43, of Anaheim, Geraldo Reyes-Reyes, 40, of Fullerton, Jose Albert Reyes-Garcia, 19, of Fullerton; and Marcelo Macias-Alejo, 37, face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. [snip] The group charged $70 for a set of documents that included a...
  • A Majority Minority Nation ( Mexifornia = Germconsin)

    08/16/2008 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Reaganez · 29 replies · 265+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | Linda Chavez
    A majority minority nation: that's what the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting by the year 2042, according to new figures released this week. By mid-century, according to the government's projections, Hispanics, Asians and blacks will outnumber non-Hispanic whites by about 32 million. The statistics make for interesting headlines -- and, no doubt, cause heartburn in certain circles -- but the fact is: they are more or less meaningless. The problem in all such predictions is that they don't take sufficient account of intermarriage and assimilation. From our founding as a nation, there have been those who worried that "foreigners" would...
  • Mexican housing boom threatens black bears

    08/15/2008 10:43:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies · 182+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 14, 2008 | Robin Emmott
    More than 30 American black bears have been sighted in Known as Ursus americanus and native to North America, there are some 600,000 black bears across Canada, the United States and Mexico, but the large populations of northern Mexico are dwindling to a only a few thousand as deforestation and cities destroy their habitats. The bears, with black fur and brown muzzles, stand often over 6.5 feet (2 meters) tall, live off plants, fruits and nuts, as well as carrion. But deforestation and droughts in northern Mexico can force many bears to seek food in rubbish dumps on the edge...
  • 'Mexicans In Florida Behead Little Girl Who Resisted Being Raped' (Where's the media on this?)

    07/01/2008 7:30:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 118 replies · 1,872+ views
    Hyperscience ^ | June 30, 2008 | Michael Webster
    As pointed out by this representative of the Florida Attorney General's office, it is impossible to separate national security issues from illegal immigration, and one of the most important illegal immigration issues in Florida is the issue of human trafficking. And as Jake at Freedom Folks notes (thanks for the tip), this story doesn't appear to have been covered by the news wires. Here, a horrifying story is described of a little girl who, after being taken to the Florida panhandle from Mexico, resisted while being raped, and was subsequently made an example of by being beheaded in front of...
  • Police Union Standing By Mexican Militia Reports (AZ home invation)

    06/26/2008 7:25:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 1,101+ views
    KFYI ^ | June 26, 2008
    Police documents show that at least one of the suspects involved in a home invasion and homicide were active members of the Mexican Army. View Police Documents: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 A top member of a Phoenix police union is standing by reports that at least one of the men involved in a Monday morning home invasion and homicide was an active member in the Mexican Army. Click Here for the update. "Even if you put aside the Mexican military, you have illegals in the country...they're protected with tactical gear using tactical strategies in police uniforms willing to...
  • Mexicans Urged To Reclaim A Piece Of Texas

    06/26/2008 1:55:12 PM PDT · by blam · 71 replies · 209+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2008 | Tom Leonard
    Mexicans urged to reclaim a piece of Texas By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 9:11PM BST 26/06/2008 Mexicans are being encouraged to reclaim a piece of Texas, more than 150 years after they lost the Lone Star state to the United States. Texan estate agents are heading south of the border to drum up the interest in buying cut-price land and property in the foreclosure-hit state. Thanks to a rising Mexican peso and an economy which is growing faster than that of the US, a country that has previously been looked on by America as a source of cheap labour is...
  • A McCain flip-flop on immigration?

    06/21/2008 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 146 replies · 469+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 20th | Rick Pearson
    In the meeting, attendees said McCain promised that, if elected, Congress would pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
  • Mexican Cartel Hit List Targets Americans

    06/20/2008 7:25:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 224+ views ^ | June 20, 2008 | staff
    More than dozen people living in New Mexico and Texas are named in what appears to be a hit list from a Mexican drug cartel, law enforcement officials said. At least one police officer from southern New Mexico is among the 15 to 20 people named in the threat, said Arturo Baeza, a sheriff's captain in that state's Luna County. The list, thought to be a threat from one of Mexico's powerful and warring drug cartels, was provided June 12 to local authorities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, Baeza said. Drug cartels are waging a bloody fight for...
  • [Texas:]Conspiracy; Hermanos Pistoleros implicated in drug ring

    05/31/2008 6:23:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1,398+ views
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
  • Bill to improve health care…in Mexico!

    02/08/2008 2:25:14 PM PST · by angelcindy · 33 replies · 449+ views ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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...