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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...
  • ˇAsk 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...