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  • Mexican illegal immigrants leaving U.S. in self-deportation

    04/28/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 28, 2010 | Martha
    With the passage of the tough new anti-illegal immigration act in Arizona, some illegal Mexican immigrants have begun to return to Mexico without waiting for it to go into effect.
  • Illegals Give Finger To All Of US

    04/26/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies · 480+ views ^ | 04/26/2010 | Scott Factor
    United we stand, divided we rule. At least, that appears to be the motto of our President. While violence spills over the border with Mexico, Obama is more concerned with the mid-term elections. He refuses to address the gaping holes in our borders and the thousands of illegals that are committing crimes on our streets, but he has time to produce a video urging Democrats to maintain their grip on the House and Senate. In the two-minute and 42-second video released Monday, Obama emphasizes that, "It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people,...
  • MSNBC The Ed Show 4/23/2010 (amnesty to make the progressive movement a lot stronger).

    04/25/2010 7:08:12 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 59 replies · 1,227+ views
    LexisNexis News/MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2010 | sickoflibs
    It`s gut check time for the Obama administration and the Congress. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Chuck Schumer in New York have drafted the outline for an immigration bill which calls for illegal immigrants to admit, number one, that they broke the law. They`d have to pay a fine, along with back taxes, and perform community service if they want to move towards legal status in the country.... At the same time, we need to come together and grant some sort of amnesty for these 10 to 20 -- how many of them are -- undocumented workers already here in...
  • 18 gunmen killed in attacks on Mexican army bases

    03/31/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    (AP) via ^ | 04.01.10, 01:01 AM EDT | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS
    SNIPPET: "VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers."
  • Remaining 4 defendants plead guilty to hostage taking in Houston

    03/29/2010 3:46:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 551+ views - News Release ^ | March 26, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 26, 2010 Remaining 4 defendants plead guilty to hostage taking in Houston HOUSTON - The remaining four defendants in a six-defendant case pleaded guilty on Friday to hostage taking. U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas, announced the guilty pleas. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with substantial assistance provided by the Houston Police Department (HPD). Israel Perez-Pinon, 26, Alejandro Pantoja-Rosales, 28, Edgar Ivan Guerrero, 20, and Juan Romero-Trejo, 36, all pleaded guilty March 26 before U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore. They admitted to having...
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • Calif Police Department On Alert for Deadly Traps

    03/19/2010 5:20:47 AM PDT · by Tigen · 17 replies · 1,233+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-19-10 | AP
    Police in this picturesque city in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them. Law enforcement officials from around the state on Thursday appealed for the public's help in solving the case. Several state, local and national agencies have banded together to put forward a $200,000 reward.
  • 271,000 Mexicans Slip into Poverty in US

    01/31/2010 11:25:34 AM PST · by Son House · 29 replies · 611+ views
    The SIFY News ^ | 2010-01-31 | SIFY News
    About 271,000 Mexican immigrants have slipped into poverty in the US, Spanish banking giant BBVA said in a report. It said between the fourth quarter of 2008 and the same period last year, 'the number of workers of Mexican origin with jobs decreased by approximately 560,000'. For that reason, the number of workers of Mexican origin who are currently unemployed increased to about 1.8 million, 'of whom around 51 percent are immigrants', according to the report Saturday. The bank said 60 percent of the jobs lost in the US last year were from the construction and commerce sectors, while in...
  • VANITY: Is "Las Chicas de Moda" an appropriate name for a school chorus for girls?

    12/17/2009 6:12:35 AM PST · by tellw · 52 replies · 1,959+ views
    me | December 17, 2009 | tellw
    Hi all. My 11 year old daughter has joined the girls chorus at her school. The chorus just decided its name will be "Las Chicas de Moda." My daughter doesn't like the name. She wanted it to be "Voces Scholasticae" (Latin for School Voices). Question: does this name sound inapproriate? To me it sounds slutty. I've told her teacher we don't like the name but they are pretty much saying it's a done deal (the first concert just happened). Any thoughts/comments/suggestions/linguistic or cultural analysis of "Las Chicas de Moda" would be great!
  • Dividing land with Palestinians or returning it to Mexicans?

    12/09/2009 12:49:58 PM PST · by juliosevero · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Dividing land with Palestinians or returning it to Mexicans? Politically-correct justice of Obama wants violation of the territorial integrity of Israel, but no violation of the territorial integrity of the US By Julio Severo Barack Obama is the man of inclusivity, plurality and diversity. What does it mean? It means that he respects the politically-correct ideology above traditions, morality and Christianity itself, which is an inseparable and undeniable part of the founding of the United States. PC ideology commands Obama to remind in his speeches the Islamic participation in the building of the US. Even though that participation was insignificant,...
  • Geraldo Blames Lou Dobbs for Anti-Hispanic Sentiment in U.S.

    10/25/2009 1:51:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies · 2,247+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/24/2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Geraldo Rivera on Thursday lambasted Lou Dobbs for the outspoken CNN host's views concerning illegal immigration. Speaking at a luncheon sponsored by El Diario La Prensa NY, Rivera disgracefully said, "Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country." Rivera also told the audience that he had spoken to his boss, and was assured Dobbs was not coming to Fox (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO "One of the aspects of our reality in the United States now is the...
  • Mexican family finds work, then loss, in US

    10/19/2009 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 2,090+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2009
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) - Esteban Contreras had a bad feeling when his daughter and her husband said they were going to sneak across the border with their children. He remembers telling his son-in-law: "You're going to put your children's lives in danger. You're going to put your wife's life in danger, your own life." "He replied that he found a good smuggler, that everything would be all right, nothing would happen," Contreras said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.
  • Public Opinion in Mexico on U.S. Immigration: Zogby Poll Examines Attitudes

    10/14/2009 9:18:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies · 1,747+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | CIS
    A new survey by Zogby International finds that people in Mexico think that granting legal status to illegal immigrants in the United States would encourage more illegal immigration to the United States. As the top immigrant-sending country for both legal and illegal immigrants, views on immigration in Mexico can provide insight into the likely impact of an amnesty, as well as other questions related to immigration. Among the findings: * A clear majority of people in Mexico, 56 percent, thought giving legal status to illegal immigrants in the United States would make it more likely that people they know would...
  • Joe Wilson’s Victory on Illegal Immigration

    09/16/2009 9:38:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies · 679+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/16/2009 | Tom Tancredo
    Democrats are still not satisfied with my former colleague Joe Wilson’s apology after he shouted “You lie!” when Obama claimed in his address to Congress that “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” Last night, they disciplined him with a formal resolution of disapproval for his violation of what Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman calls the “House rules of decorum.” Whether or not he breached House decorum, Joe’s actions were both true and effective. Obama admitted as much...
  • Pot 'Plantations' on the Rise

    09/03/2009 11:21:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,455+ views
    WSJ ^ | 03 Sep 2009 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Border Crackdown Makes Farming in U.S. Forests Attractive; Cartel Links Suspected Marijuana growers, many believed to be affiliated with Mexican drug cartels, are aggressively expanding their illegal farming operations in the U.S., clearing land to plant pot in dozens of national forests from coast to coast. Illicit cannabis farms on public land first sprang up in California more than a decade ago and remain a serious problem in that state. But in the past two years, the U.S. Forest Service has documented a rapid expansion of the practice. Authorities have discovered pot farms in 61 national forests across 16 states...
  • Alligators found in Rio Grande

    06/23/2009 6:27:22 PM PDT · by Right2BareArms · 31 replies · 1,539+ views
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2009 | UPI
    Texas wildlife officials say there are six alligators living in the Rio Grande, east of Fort Hancock in Hudspeth County. "There were approximately six alligators that were observed, three of them that were in the 2- to 4-foot range, and about three of them in the 5- to 6-foot range," Texas Game Warden Ray Spears told KFOX-TV, El Paso, Texas. Spears said the alligators are in a rural area, so they don't pose much danger to humans. He said it is believed they were dropped off in the area by someone who was previously keeping them. The warden said his...
  • Mexican Cartels Lure American Teens as Killers

    06/23/2009 2:56:55 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 792+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | James C. McKinley
    LAREDO, Tex. — When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond, he said. “I like what I do,” he told the police in a videotaped confession. “I don’t deny it.” ... The young men all paid a heavy price. Jesus Gonzalez III was beaten and knifed to death in a Mexican jail at 23. Mr. Reta, now 19, and his boyhood friend, Gabriel Cardona, 22, are serving what amounts to life sentences in prisons in the United States. Other young...
  • (Mexico's UN) Envoy criticizes flu 'discrimination' of Mexicans

    05/08/2009 12:27:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 406+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/09 | Frank Jordans - ap
    GENEVA – Nations need common rules for responding to flu outbreaks to prevent discrimination and unfair trade restrictions, Mexico's U.N. envoy said Friday, complaining that Mexican citizens and exports were being unfairly singled out. Some countries have "developed some attitudes which I will straightforward qualify as discriminatory against Mexicans," Luis Alfonso De Alba said. The World Health Organization is looking into the measures countries take in combatting the outbreak and the justifications they give, but WHO has no plans to make the findings public, said spokesman Gregory Hartl.
  • Teens cleared in killing (llegal immigrant beating death)

    05/02/2009 9:14:25 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 1,044+ views
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 5/2/2009 | Peter Bortner
    POTTSVILLE — Two Shenandoah teenagers were acquitted late Friday night of killing illegal Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez Zavala. Brandon J. Piekarsky, 17, of Shenandoah Heights, and Derrick M. Donchak, 19, of Shenandoah, were convicted of simple assault. The Schuylkill County jury also convicted Donchak on three counts of corruption of minors and three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors. The defendants hugged each other after the verdicts were read, and friends and family members clapped. Jurors deliberated for nearly eight hours before reaching their verdict around 10:45 p.m., Friday. The all-white jury of six men and six women began deliberating...
  • WTKK-FM suspends Severin for derogatory comments about Mexicans

    04/30/2009 1:41:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 96 replies · 3,326+ views
    Jay Severin, the fiery radio talk show host on Boston�s WTKK-FM, was suspended today after making derogatory comments about Mexicans. Heidi Raphael, a spokeswoman for the station, said Severin had been suspended indefinitely. She declined to comment further. George Tobia, Severin's lawyer, said it was not clear how long his client has been suspended.
  • With swine flu, Hispanics worry about racism (damage control alert)

    04/30/2009 11:32:05 AM PDT · by lado · 18 replies · 774+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/30/09 | Lauren R. Harrison
    Officials at several health clinics serving largely Hispanic residents in the Chicago area today cautioned against unfairly tying Hispanics to the outbreak. At a news conference held at the Pilsen Wellness Center, 2319 S. Damen Ave., the center partnered with the Centro de Salud Esperanza clinic to voice concerns about potential racism directed at Hispanics because the virus is believed to have originated in Mexico. "Right now one of the things that we want to prevent is the stereotyping" of Hispanics and Mexicans in particular," said Eddy Borrayo, director of substance abuse at the Pilsen Wellness Center. Dr. Alejandro Clavier,...
  • MAY 1st - (Illegal) IMMIGRANT RALLY (protest) Day....AGAIN

    04/23/2009 4:10:50 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 32 replies · 1,106+ views
    Local Radio ^ | 4/23/09 | me
    Another Planned "RALLY" for "Immigrants" is scheduled for May 1st.....Are You Ready!!!???
  • Mexican day laborers target of rage in Staten Island phony 911 call

    03/23/2009 11:10:56 AM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 984+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 Mar 2009 | Clare Trapasso and Wil Cruz
    An unemployed construction worker frustrated with trying to find work was arrested Saturday on Staten Island for saying he "killed two Mexicans," police said. Michael Franklin called 911 five times Thursday morning after a contractor rejected him in favor of three Hispanic day laborers. The 44-year-old Staten Island man boasted that he just "killed two Mexicans" and "threw them into the Great Kills Harbor." "I'm gonna be riding around all day looking to kill Mexicans," he threatened in his last call. "It all came back negative," said Inspector Michael Osgood, commanding officer of the hate crime unit, of the phony...
  • AZ rancher disappointed in U.S. support

    02/22/2009 10:27:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,929+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/20/09 | Chad Groening
    "My country has let me down." That's the assessment of an Arizona rancher who was sued by six illegal immigrants he detained on his property and turned over to the Border Patrol in 2004. On Tuesday an eight-member federal jury in Tucson threw out the claim brought by the six illegal aliens that Roger Barnett violated their civil rights when he detained them at gunpoint on his ranch nearly five years ago. The panel also ruled against the plaintiffs' claims of battery and false imprisonment. But the jury did find Barnett liable on four claims of assault and four claims...
  • Drug violence reaches into U.S.; time to act

    02/17/2009 1:25:56 PM PST · by AuntB · 87 replies · 3,460+ views Colorado ^ | Feb. 17, 2009 | Times-Call Editorial
    Responding to fears of escalating violence in Mexico that could spill over the border into Texas and other states, the U.S. government has stepped up law enforcement. Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration agents were sent to shore up local law enforcement, and to their credit the violence has not spread to those communities and regions. In fact, El Paso — just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, which ranks as one of the most dangerous places in the world — is ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. Unfortunately, the stepped-up enforcement in border cities...
  • Jury: Rancher did not violate Mexicans' rights

    02/17/2009 2:35:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,595+ views
    Washingtion Times ^ | 2/17/09 | Jerry Seper
    A federal jury on Tuesday ruled that an Arizona rancher did not violate the civil rights of 16 Mexican nationals he detained at gunpoint after they had snuck illegally into the United States in 2004, but the jury awarded $78,000 in actual and punitive damages to six of the illegal immigrants on claims of assault and infliction of emotional distress
  • 16 illegals sue Arizona rancherClaim violation of rights as they crossed his land

    02/09/2009 3:59:01 PM PST · by RC one · 24 replies · 664+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border. Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home. His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities...
  • Members of L.A. gang that targeted blacks are convicted

    01/12/2009 6:21:12 PM PST · by granite · 8 replies · 740+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5:28 PM, January 12, 2009 | Scott Glover
    In a case that federal prosecutors trumpeted as the “largest ever” of its kind, 10 members and associates of the Florencia 13 street gang were convicted Monday on a range of federal charges, including racketeering, drug trafficking and attempted murder. The verdicts followed a 3 1/2-month trial in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana in which prosecutors told jurors of a widespread criminal enterprise directed by Mexican Mafia members, both on the street and in prison.
  • American girls: When it comes to abortion, some Hispanics are becoming a bit too assimilated

    01/05/2009 2:48:33 AM PST · by rhema · 14 replies · 1,630+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | Lynn Vincent
    It was late November when Angel and her boyfriend visited Silent Voices, a pro-life pregnancy resource center (PRC) in Chula Vista, Calif. Angel's menstrual cycle was also late. It wasn't the first time. The sexually active 17-year-old Latina had stopped in at Silent Voices five or six times since 2004 to take a free pregnancy test. Over the years, said Sharon Pearce, the center's executive director, Angel revealed herself bit by bit. From her perfect French manicure to her designer handbag and jeans, it was clear that her family had money. When she wanted a certain kind of car for...
  • Sri Lankan nationals detained at McAllen(Texas) airport

    01/13/2009 4:54:29 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 673+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 12, 2009 | Jeremy Roebuck
    McALLEN -- A man accused of aiding three Sri Lankan nationals to enter the country illegally is set to make an early court appearance this morning. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Suresh Suntharalingam, 38, of Canada, on Wednesday, after customs inspectors at McAllen-Miller International Airport found him holding plane tickets for the three illegal immigrants carrying fake Canadian identification cards. The men later told authorities that their families had paid $32,000 to Suntharalingam to guide them to Canada through Mexico and the United States. After flying into Mexico City and traveling to the border, the group snuck across the Rio...
  • Go East, young man? Californians look for the exit (suttle illegals alert)

    01/12/2009 2:10:03 PM PST · by lado · 35 replies · 1,280+ views
    AP ^ | 01/12/09 | Michael R. Blood
    Mike Reilly spent his lifetime chasing the California dream. This year he's going to look for it in Colorado. With a house purchase near Denver in the works, the 38-year-old engineering contractor plans to move his family 1,200 miles away from his home state's lemon groves, sunshine and beaches. For him, years of rising taxes, dead-end schools, unchecked illegal immigration and clogged traffic have robbed the Golden State of its allure. Is there something left of the California dream? "If you are a Hollywood actor," Reilly says, "but not for us."
  • Adviser to area Mexicans was ordered to pay debt(Proof of Invasion)

    12/19/2008 9:51:02 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 476+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (DISPATCH FRONTERAS) ^ | December 19, 2008 | STEPHANIE CZEKALINSKI
    Adviser to area Mexicans was ordered to pay debt Friday, December 19, 2008 7:50 PM By STEPHANIE CZEKALINSKI DISPATCH FRONTERAS In Spanish To read this story and related coverage in Spanish, pick up Fronteras de la Noticia, a free weekly available at more than 400 locations across central Ohio, or go to A man who is an adviser to Mexicans living in the United States failed to pay money he owed to a charity that helps Venezuelan orphans. On Nov. 6, Hector Villareal was ordered by Municipal Court Judge Janet A. Grubb to pay $500 to Casa Hogar Mission...
  • Official: Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes

    12/15/2008 7:52:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,254+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2008
    A former INS official who attended meetings with Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel was a White House aide says the hard-charging Democrat relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes for President Clinton ahead of the 1996 presidential election. President-elect Barack Obama, who has chosen Emanuel to run White House operations as his chief of staff, has promised to sign legislation that loosens immigration and puts even illegal aliens on a fast track to citizenship. Emanuel coordinated with Hispanic community organizers in Chicago to rubberstamp immigrants for citizenship, the INS official said in an exclusive interview with WND....
  • 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...