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  • 238,000: Number of NYC [Migrants] Who Can Stay Under Obama's Order

    01/15/2015 12:49:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    am New York ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Dan Rivoli
    [Paraphrase]: There are 643,000 illegal residents in New York City, and 238,000 would be eligible for Obama's executive amnestyThe totals by borough:Manhattan: 25,000Brooklyn: 71,000Bronx: 43,000Queens: 91,000Staten Island: 8,000This is 37 percent of the illegals who are here in NYC.Sorry I could not figure out how to post the article from the AM New York website. Maybe someone else can figure it out. There are further interesting facts in the article, but not as dramatic as the numbers.The other papers are reporting the enormous demand for the mayor's ID card, which you could sign up for starting yesterday, but they did...
  • Migrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    12/22/2014 6:57:12 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    API ^ | December 22, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it's anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide. It comes after a judge barred enforcement of Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying licenses to about 20,000 immigrants living in the country illegally. The governor is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her appeal.
  • Sir John Major tells Germans: Britain has a 50-50 chance of quitting EU

    11/13/2014 7:52:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:30PM GMT 13 Nov 2014 | Christopher Hope
    Britain has just a 50-50 chance of remaining in the European Union, Sir John Major has warned, saying that opposition to continued membership of the European Union has reached “a critical mass”. In a speech in Berlin on Thursday Sir John warned that Britain’s frustration was “no game”, adding: “There is a very real risk of separation that could damage the future of the United Kingdom—and Europe as a whole.” Sir John—who was a pro-European during his time as Prime Minister from 1990 and 1997—also said that it was time officials in the European Union recognized real concern in the...
  • Report slams Israel on African migrant rights

    09/09/2014 7:34:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/09/2014 | AP
    An international watchdog organization has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk. In a report issued Tuesday, Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities have coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese to return to their homes, where they may face serious abuse. For the past several years Israel has been placing thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in hardscrabble detention centers in the Negev desert. Citing statements by senior Israeli officials including former Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Human Rights Watch says the aim of...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

    08/23/2014 7:59:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies ^ | 8-23-2014 | Reuters, Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Salhi
    A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels in a rescue attempt after fishermen raised the alarm on Saturday morning. Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. Many head for Italy, and so far in 2014, the total number reaching Italian shores has passed 100,000, the Italian government said...
  • Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy (OBAMAdon'tCARE!!)

    08/07/2014 8:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/7/14 | Alistair Bell - Reuters
    KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare - the healthcare insurance overhaul - and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November's congressional election. With Congress failing to agree on broad immigration reforms, Obama could...
  • Migrant workers can receive severance pay only after departure. (Korea)

    07/29/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Korean Herald ^ | July 29, 2014 | By Kim Yon-se
    Migrant workers must now wait until they leave the country to receive severance pay. Migrant workers must leave the country when their visas expire, and according to law since 2011, South Korean employers have been obliged to pay their severance before their departure. Government officials claim that the revised law will prevent more illegal migrant workers from staying in the country. “We’ve found that a certain portion of registered workers did not leave the country even after they were paid their severance pay,” an official said. “They had no choice but to become the target of law enforcement authorities as...
  • Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family

    07/23/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with three other youth and a 30-something guide known as a “coyote.” Guevara’s older brother Adam, had paid the coyote thousands of dollars for the 2,000-mile trip, which took 12 days. Guevara traveled by foot and car, finally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the back of a truck. Fifteen minutes later, immigration officials discovered his illegal entry and sent him to a Texas shelter. He was there 24 days before flying from Houston to Baltimore, where he was reunited with two brothers,...
  • Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 72 replies
    Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong
    July 18, 2014 Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472 Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate: The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so...
  • Leaked Border Crisis Intel Shreds Narrative from Media and Obama Admin

    07/16/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    HOUSTON, Texas—An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States. The EPIC report indicates that the belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until 'misperceptions' about U.S. immigration benefits...
  • The Government Is Using Subliminal Songs To Scare Immigrants

    07/14/2014 11:27:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 14, 2014 | Catlin Dickson
    “Migrants from everywhere, entrenched along the rail ties. Far away from where they come, further away from where they go,” singer Eddie Ganz croons in Spanish over the Caribbean beat of the marimba, a wooden xylophone-like instrument from Guatemala. “They call her the Beast from the South, this wretched train of death. With the devil in the boiler, whistles, roars, twists and turns.”
  • Rise in Female Genital Mutilation, Inspectors Find Entire School Classes Victims ( Sweden )

    06/20/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | M.E. Synon
    School health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form. In Sweden, where the EU’s Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) says that FGM “is considered to be a serious problem,” the law enables genital examination of children to be carried out without parents’ consent. ... FGM became widespread in Sweden in the early and mid-1990s with the influx of Somali migrants
  • Judge rules on Fresno County health services to undocumented immigrants

    06/12/2014 3:55:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 12, 2014 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    A Fresno County judge has issued a tentative ruling denying a motion that would have prevented the county from ending health services to about 5,000 undocumented immigrants. A hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday to hear arguments on the motion filed by Western Center on Law & Poverty and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation on behalf of Clinica Sierra Vista, which operates health clinics in Fresno and Bakersfield. Judge Donald S. Black ruled in April that the county does not have to follow a 30-year-old court order requiring it to pay for medical services for undocumented immigrants, but the...
  • 700 migrants rush at Spain’s border, all repulsed

    05/17/2014 9:47:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
    Spanish authorities say around 700 African migrants have charged its barbed-wire border fences in the country’s North African enclave of Melilla, but all were repulsed by Spanish and Moroccan border guards. An official statement says about 500 rushed the border in the first wave Saturday. About 20 stayed atop the 20-foot (6-meter) high fences for 30 minutes, then were escorted away by Moroccan forces. …
  • At Least 94 Migrants Dead in Shipwreck off Italy

    10/03/2013 6:21:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 3, 2013 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted for. It was one of the deadliest recent accidents in the notoriously perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union. "We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances," Pietro Bartolo, chief of health services on the island, told Radio 24. He gave the death toll of...
  • Pope says migrants not 'pawns on chessboard of humanity'

    09/25/2013 10:31:55 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2013 | AFP
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday called on countries to protect migrants, condemning the treatment of refugees as mere "pawns on the chessboard of humanity". Countries should cooperate on "the broad adoption of policies and rules aimed at protecting and promoting the human person", he said in a message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. "Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity," he said in the message titled "Towards a Better World".
  • In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants

    07/16/2013 4:15:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2013 | Nick Miroff
    Central Americans have been catching freight trains to the U.S. border for years, risking injury or worse for a free ride and a path clear of Mexican government checkpoints. But at a time when illegal immigration to the United States remains near its lowest point in four decades, the number of Central Americans going north has soared, putting new attention on the rail system that takes thousands to the border each year. With lawmakers in Washington considering a broad revision of U.S. immigration laws, the image of the illegal border-crosser is no longer a farmworker jumping the fence in Tijuana,...
  • Why the left-wing mayor of German town wants you to see what happened when migrants moved in...

    03/09/2013 6:22:45 AM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies ^ | Louise Eccles
    " the past 12 months, 400 Romanians and Bulgarians have moved into the block of 46 flats in Rheinhausen, a once-respectable suburb of the German city of Duisburg. Local officials claim they have migrated here en masse in anticipation of the social welfare they will be entitled to next year. From January 2014, all 29 million citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will gain full rights to live, work and claim benefits here under EU ‘freedom of movement’ rules..... Unable to work or speak German, and with the schools already full, the Romanians and Bulgarians congregate in their dozens outside the tower...
  • Top Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'

    02/05/2013 4:23:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on. "I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal. They are are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat. As Congress begins the immigration debate, both sides are preparing for an emotionally charged fight, and language will be one of the battlegrounds. Many immigrant-rights...
  • Mexican army finds 140 migrants packed into truck

    11/14/2011 10:55:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies ^ | 11/14/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say soldiers searching vehicles for hidden drugs found 140 Central Americans crammed into a tractor-trailer rig. The Defense Department says troops trying to fight narcotics traffic and organized crime in the southern state of Chiapas found the migrants on Sunday. It did not say what country they were from.
  • Feces & Urine Problem In Downtown El Paso

    EL PASO - It's disgusting, unsanitary and it's going to leave you shaking your head. Migrant workers have turned a Downtown El Paso alley into a gigantic toilet. Human urine stains the walls and feces is piled up in an alley that's just blocks away from the Convention Center and other tourist hotspots. "If they don't let you go inside, you have to go anywhere. That's why El Paso is like that," Roberto Miranda said. Miranda is a migrant worker. He sleeps outside of the Farm Workers Center, like at-least one-hundred other people, and he waits for work in the...
  • Zapatista Youths Reconsider Capitalism

    04/01/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Public Radio International (The World) ^ | April 1, 2011 | Grant Fuller and Myles Estey
    On January 1st, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation catapulted itself from the jungles of southern Mexico onto the international political stage. The leftist rebels declared war against the Mexican state — while proclaiming indigenous rights and seizing land. The Zapatistas formed autonomous settlements, places to put their Marxist theories into practice. Those settlements are still there today in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. But in recent years, grinding poverty has led many young Zapatistas to leave in search of construction work in luxury resort cities like Cancún and Playa del Carmen. This migration from the epicenter of...
  • Fight or Flight

    03/22/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 26, 2011 | Jamie Dean
    Libya’s upheaval triggers life-or-death migration—up to 20,000 a day—to countries with enough chaos of their own. For Nigerian Ike Emanuel, a perilous trek across Libya's harsh desert turned into an unexpected funeral procession for the youngest member of his family: The 35-year-old migrant worker said he buried the tiny body of his infant daughter after she died of exposure during the flight from Libya's chaos. "We spent three days in the desert and she was a little baby of six months, and she could not endure the cold," Emanuel told Reuters on March 2. "I am going home with nothing."...
  • Mexico investigates report of 50 missing migrants

    12/22/2010 1:47:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Dec. 22, 2010
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the possible kidnapping of 50 illegal migrants in the southern state of Oaxaca, a day after saying there was no evidence of the crime. Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran migrants were being interviewed by officials at the federal Attorney General's Office about an assault last Thursday, the National Migration Institute said in a statement. The migrants — 30 men, 15 women and five children — were held up by gunmen while trying to cross the country by train and are now missing, said the Foreign Ministry of El Salvador, which first...

    09/24/2010 7:34:34 AM PDT · by woofie · 54 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/24/10 | Drudge
    REP. CONYERS TO FUNNYMAN: 'I'm asking you to leave the committee room completely, and submit your statement'... MORE... Rep. Lofgren steps in: 'Many are eager to hear his comments' ... Colbert mugs: 'I'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room I am happy to do so. I'm only here at her invitation'...
  • Migrants sell up and flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    07/25/2010 12:59:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2010 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block. A few paces up the street, her undocumented Mexican neighbour Wendi Villasenor touts a kitchen table, some chairs and a few dishes as her family scrambles to get out of Arizona ahead of a looming crackdown on illegal immigrants."Everyone is selling up the little they have and leaving," said Villasenor, 31, who is headed for Pennsylvania. "We have no alternative. They have us cornered."The two women are among scores of illegal immigrant families across Phoenix...
  • Mexico migrants face human rights crisis, says Amnesty

    06/01/2010 1:36:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies · 200+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 28 April 2010 | no byline
    Migrants in Mexico are facing a "major human rights crisis" as the authorities fail to tackle widespread abuses, Amnesty International has warned. The human rights group said officials ignored or even played a part in the rape, kidnap, and murder of migrants, often carried out by criminal gangs.
  • New Arizona law forcing hard choices on migrants

    04/26/2010 3:31:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 1,063+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 26, 2010 | Tim Gaynor
    With Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants looming, Guatemalan Samuel Roldan is swapping the family's battered Chevy Suburban, which he feels marks them out as low-income migrants, for a smarter, more corporate-looking Nissan.When you have an old car (covered) with stickers for a Spanish-language radio station .. it's only logical that they will think you are Hispanic and you don't have papers," Roldan said.Roldan is among an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants in the Mexico border state carefully weighing their options on Monday, three days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the United States' toughest immigration measure into law.Slated to take effect...
  • Editorial: Mexican migrants due for image makeover

    01/22/2010 4:08:48 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies · 585+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2010
    Mexico's new consul general in Dallas, Juan Carlos Cué-Vega, has an admirable and ambitious agenda for the estimated 400,000 to 500,000 Mexicans living in Dallas and other cities covered by his consular region. Cué-Vega says his compatriots here have a bad reputation, and it's time for an image makeover. With refreshing candor, he is blunt about the problem: "Frankly, we have spoken about the issues that make us not look very good, like celebrations using guns, littering, [being] noisy in the neighborhoods, leaving the kids at home while going to work. These are social and cultural things that we need...
  • Mafia involved in African migrant clash

    01/10/2010 7:18:02 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 20 replies · 624+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 01/11/10 | PADDY AGNEW
    THE ‘NDRANGHETA, the Calabrian Mafia, is believed to have played a pivotal role in three days of conflict between local residents and African migrant workers in the small Cababrian town of Rosarno. Over the weekend, police bused 1,300 Africans, mainly seasonal agricultural workers, out of the town in order to end three days of tension, road blocks and drive-by shootings which were directed at the Africans. In an interview with daily L’Avvenire, senior public prosecutor Alberto Cisterna of the National Anti-Mafia Squad yesterday said: “There’s no doubt but that men from the ‘Ndrangheta shot at the immigrants, just to remind...
  • Apology for kids shipped from Britain to colonies

    11/15/2009 12:25:22 PM PST · by Dan B Cooper · 8 replies · 864+ views ^ | Nov 15 | JILL LAWLESS
    As many as 150,000 poor British children were shipped off to the colonies over three and a half centuries, often taken from struggling families under programs intended to provide them with a new start - and the Empire with a supply of sturdy white workers. Forty years after the program stopped, Britain and Australia are saying sorry to the child migrants, who were promised a better life only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home. The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown would apologize for child migrant programs that sent boys and girls as...
  • (NY)Farm Bureau to Ask for Border Patrol Inquiry

    08/30/2009 9:34:10 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,183+ views ^ | 8/26/09 | Louise Hoffman Broach
    NORTH ROSE – Border patrol officers can’t break the law to enforce it, the Wayne County Farm Bureau is asserting. Farm Bureau is in the process of gathering information for a formal complaint to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo, asking for an investigation into the circumstances of the stop of four migrant farm workers on Route 414 in front of Barbara Jean’s Furniture Store Aug. 17. Also, U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand was made aware of the incident last week and indicated she will write a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano regarding border patrol activity in...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants Here For Handouts, Says Senior Judge

    07/28/2009 6:26:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 28th 2009
    Hundreds of thousands of migrants here for handouts, says senior judge By STEVE DOUGHTY 29th July 2009 Judge Ian Trigger said the cost of handouts has helped to double the national debt Hundreds of thousands of immigrants come to Britain just to get welfare benefits, a senior judge declared yesterday. Judge Ian Trigger said the cost of the handouts has helped to double the national debt. He spoke out as he gave a two-year jail sentence to a Jamaican drug minder who disappeared from the notice of immigration authorities after claiming asylum. He told Lucien McClearley, 31, at Liverpool Crown...
  • Carvalho: I'll open migrant schools (Dade County, Florida)

    07/04/2009 7:51:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 4, 2009 | LUIS ANDRES HENAO
    The Miami-Dade schools chief has promised he'll continue to provide educational programs to migrant children, but the head of the housing authority says his agency can do better. A day after two schools for migrant children were padlocked, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho vowed to do everything in his power to reopen them. ''I have decided that it is not our intention to leave,'' Carvalho said outside The Redland Education Center, surrounded by 100 parents, educators and members of the Florida Farmworkers Association. Turning to the farmworkers who bring their children to The Redland and the South Dade Education Centers after...
  • Fewer immigrant laborers would mean fewer farms

    06/15/2009 3:57:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 545+ views
    Country Today ^ | 6-15-2009 | Sara Bredesen
    Losing immigrant workers would mean losing farms, cows and milk, according to a survey on the effects of foreign-born labor on dairy farms that was released June 4 by the National Milk Producers Federation. The estimated effect of a 50 percent loss of the immigrant workforce on America's dairy farms would mean about 2,266 farms would go out of business, cow numbers would drop by more than 670,000 nationwide and milk production would drop by 14.7 billion pounds, the survey said. "We estimated that with a 50 percent loss in immigrant labor, we would expect to see an increase in...
  • Administration Will Pay Welfare To Terrorists

    03/29/2009 8:58:40 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 37 replies · 1,165+ views
    Email | 3/29/09 | Move America Forward
    We’re not just letting terrorists GO FREE We’re going to give them WELFARE! “WE NEED SOME SORT OF ASSISTANCE FOR THEM…” Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, echoed yesterday the same eventuality that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted, and that Move America Forward has been warning about for months now. Terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay are LIKELY coming to America. Not only that, but Blair went as far as to discuss all the wonderful things we are going to do for these terrorists, besides giving them the privilege of our American court system, it’s endless appeals process, and...
  • British truckers 'being attacked by knife-wielding migrants desperate to get to Britain'

    03/19/2009 5:37:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 613+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 19, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    British truckers say they are now regular victims of vicious attacks by migrants armed with knives and batons as they make increasingly desperate efforts to get into the UK from France. The drivers say dozens of them have been attacked by the migrants who react violently when discovered after hiding themselves aboard lorries as they depart Calais to cross the Channel. Now the drivers are calling on the British government to put pressure on the French governments to take tougher action against the hordes of migrants who are targeting them on a nightly basis. Haulier Mervyn Osgood, 54, from Maidstone,...
  • Thousands of Chinese migrants clash with police in Zhejiang - HK centre

    02/18/2009 12:59:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 524+ views
    <p>15 Feb -Our centre has learned that a massive riot broke out in Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, over a traffic accident, resulting in bloody conflicts between public security officers and several thousand migrant workers who came from other parts of the country. The locality urgently mustered 1,000 armed policemen last night [ 14 February] to quell the incident, in which six police vehicles were smashed and 100 migrant workers were injured. At the moment, the Tongxiang City Public Security Bureau has arrested 20 migrant workers and verified the incident to inquirers.</p>
  • 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...
  • Senate drops farm guest-worker legislation

    05/24/2008 6:36:51 PM PDT · by Delacon · 24 replies · 74+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Michael Doyle
    An ambitious agricultural guest-worker plan died with a whimper and not a bang this week, as senators quietly dropped the proposal from an Iraq war spending bill. With little ceremony and no debate, a quick parliamentary maneuver late Tuesday night killed California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's guest-worker plan. The plan would have given temporary legal status to 1.35 million illegal immigrant farm workers, as well as their spouses and children. "We knew it was an uphill battle, but we thought it was one worth fighting," Scott Gerber, Feinstein's press secretary, said Wednesday. Still, the unexpected revival and equally abrupt demise...
  • Rome's New Mayor Promises Purge Of Migrants

    04/30/2008 8:39:38 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 102+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2008 | Malcolm Moore
    Rome's new mayor promises purge of migrants By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 10:51PM BST 30/04/2008 The new mayor of Rome has promised to purge the Italian capital of 20,000 illegal immigrants and to raze 85 gipsy camps. Mayor Gianni Alemanno waves an Italian flag from Rome city hall Gianni Alemanno, 50, a firebrand neo-fascist and the first Right-wing mayor of the city since the Second World War, vowed to make Rome "secure" as he was sworn into office after his election at the weekend. The election of Mr Alemanno confirmed a strong shift to the Right by Italians,...
  • Bruce Told To Leave Podium After Mexican Comment

    04/22/2008 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 111 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | 04/21/2008 | Steven K. Paulson
    DENVER (AP) ― Rep. Douglas Bruce was ordered to leave the podium of the Colorado House of Representatives on Monday after calling Mexican workers "illiterate peasants." Bruce, a Republican with a history of provoking controversy with his statements and actions, made the comment during a debate on a bill designed to ease a farmworker shortage in Colorado. It drew an audible gasp from the House. "How dare you," said Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Democrat who was serving as chairwoman during the debate. She told Bruce he was no longer recognized to speak. The bill under discussion would allow the state...
  • Mexican government pledges aid to migrants expelled from U.S.

    03/31/2008 5:01:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 430+ views
    The Mexican government is pledging to do more to help illegal immigrants regain their footing after being turned back from the United States. Migrants arriving in the city of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, will get free bus tickets to their home towns starting Monday. Previously, the government offered to pay only half. The government has also assigned 10 immigration agents to assist deported Mexicans in finding temporary shelter and getting medical attention.
  • US city plans moat to keep out migrants

    03/14/2008 5:57:09 AM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 597+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 14, 2008 | by Dan Glaister
    ** EXCERPT ** There have been virtual fences, real fences, increased patrols and night-vision cameras. Now the latest initiative by the US to seal its increasingly porous border with Mexico harks back to one of the oldest approaches: dig a moat. City officials in Yuma, in south-western Arizona, have come up with a scheme to create a "security channel" along the nearby border by reviving a derelict two-mile stretch of the Colorado river. "The moats that I've seen circled the castle and allowed you to protect yourself, and that's kind of what we're looking at here," Yuma county sheriff Ralph...
  • Border measures pushing migrants to sea

    03/13/2008 4:14:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 426+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO - The migrants board rickety boats in the dark, taking orders from inexperienced seamen. From sandy Mexican shores popular with weekend tourists, they can see downtown San Diego's lights when the sky is clear. Smugglers who charge them about $4,000 each for the illegal crossing often use two boats with different crews for the short trip, forcing them to change at sea, authorities say. That way, the hired hands will have less to tell if they are captured. U.S. officials and academics suspect heightened enforcement on land is pushing migrants to gamble their lives on the kind of...
  • Migrants demand labour rights in Gulf

    02/27/2008 8:50:03 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 83+ views
    BBC ^ | 27 Feb 2008 | Roger Hardy
    Asian workers work long hours in poor conditions for little pay For decades, migrant workers in the oil-rich Arab states of the Gulf worked hard, sent home millions of dollars' worth of remittances - and seemed immune to labour unrest. Now there are signs that is beginning to change. On Sunday, a court in Dubai sentenced 45 Indian construction workers to six months in prison for their involvement in protests demanding pay increases. On their release from jail, they face deportation. The sentences follow a series of demonstrations late last year, when construction workers demanding better pay and conditions...
  • 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
  • Amnesty John: Would STILL Sign McCain-Kennedy! (with video)

    01/27/2008 12:51:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 503+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | January 27th, 2008 | Michael 'A.J. Sparxx' Illions
    Less then a week after saying he has heard the American people regarding illegal immigration and their opposition to the McCain-Kennedy Pro-Amnesty bill, John McCain would still SIGN THE BILL into law if he was President and it came across his desk: (VIDEO) This explains his receiving the endorsement of fellow Pro-Amnestians, Senator Mel Martinez, (who almost single-handedly bankrupted the RNC with his support of the bill), the NY Times, Florida Governor Charlie Crist and of the Mexico-first pro-amnesty open borders advocate Dr. Juan Hernandez. “My friends", let me give you some “straight talk", a vote for John McCain is...
  • Sonora, Mexico, to seek aid for workers fleeing Arizona

    01/22/2008 7:04:20 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 22 replies · 319+ views
    Arizona Daily Star via SHNS ^ | 2008-01-22 | MARIANA ALVARADO AVALOS
    A delegation of politicians from Sonora, Mexico, will travel to Mexico City next week seeking help to house and feed workers fleeing Arizona because of the new employer-sanctions law. "We're going to demand resources," said Irma Villalobos, a state legislator who heads the commission of border affairs in Sonora. Over the past week, in meetings in Arizona, politicians from Sonora have received reports of workers "self-deporting" and landing in border communities. The full effect of the voter-approved law, which requires Arizona employers to verify a worker's eligibility to be in the United States, is unknown for Mexican lawmakers along the...
  • (Florida Senator Mel)Martinez decides not to back McCain

    01/21/2008 12:42:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 141+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | January 20, 2008
    MIAMI- Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida has decided not to endorse Republican presidential hopeful Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain was planning to campaign Monday in Miami with Martinez to help woo Hispanic voters,The Miami Herald reported Sunday. A factor in Martinez's decision to withhold his endorsement of McCain's candidacy is that he feels badly for McCain rival, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Martinez supporter and had expected his backing in return, the newspaper reported. McCain supporters had been told by the campaign late last week that Martinez was coming to stump with the Arizona senator. But,...