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  • Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

    08/04/2015 10:15:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4 AUG 2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it. Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners, CBS2/KCAL9’s Kara Finnstrom reports. “You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the councilmembers during the meeting. Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • California Poll - Is Illegal Immigration A Serious Problem?

    05/10/2010 5:44:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 999+ views
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    California Poll The latest telephone poll taken by the California Governor's office asked whether people who live in California think illegal immigration is a serious problem: 19% responded, "Yes, it is a serious problem." 81% responded, "No es una problema seriosa."
  • 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...
  • Latinos have the power (Si Se Puede!)

    11/17/2007 3:55:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 240+ views
    RecordNet.com ^ | November 17, 2007 | Ruben Navarrette- San Diego Union-Tribune
    In politics, the surest path to irrelevance and powerlessness is to be taken for granted by one party and written off by another. That's the road Latinos are on, thanks to major blunders by the Republicans campaigning for president. In June, all but California's Duncan Hunter blew off an invitation to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. In September, a debate on Spanish-language television had to be postponed after all but Arizona Sen. John McCain refused to commit. After taking criticism for the snub, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney have committed to taking part...
  • 78% of Americans Have Contact "Often" or "Sometimes" with Spanish Speakers (ABC Poll)

    10/08/2007 8:33:36 PM PDT · by notbuyingit2 · 32 replies · 700+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/08/07 | Peyton Craighill
    All told, 78 percent in this ABC News Good Morning America poll say they often or sometimes come into contact with people in this country who speak mainly Spanish rather than English – including 55 percent who encounter it “often.”
  • ACTION NOW Call Cong/Sen: demand GAO report re tax dollars funding La Raza, illegal advocates

    09/28/2007 3:02:24 PM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies · 118+ views
    Sept 28, 2007 | ACTION PROJECT
    News reports say the passage of Amnesty Two (the DREAM ACT) to extort US taxpayers to fund the educations of illegal immigrants.........is dead, for now. Senate action on the DREAM Act, to grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, faded Tuesday as the measure's chief Senate sponsor acknowledged he was having difficulty surmounting Republican opposition, news reports said. Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrat-Ill, has been seeking to attach the DREAM Act to the US defense authorization bill pending in the Senate. But in an interview Tuesday, he said the DREAM Act isn't among the items on the table...
  • Police: Woman Chases Kids With Samurai Sword

    09/28/2007 1:17:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 70 replies · 195+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | September 28, 2007 | Wayne Harrison
    EAGLE, Colo. -- An Eagle woman accused of chasing a group of Hispanic children with a sword faces a number of charges, including ethnic intimidation, after allegedly calling them "illegal spics," according to police. Amanda Jane Darling Harris, 21, allegedly chased the children, aged 9 to 15, with an 18-inch samurai sword because they were playing in a parking lot of the Villa apartments, according to a police report. Police investigated the incident on Sept. 20, and Harris was jailed until she posted a $3,500 bond this week. According to the police report, the teens said Harris yelled at...
  • English won't be Bakersfield's official language

    09/27/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 161+ views
    Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) -- A bid to make English the official language of this San Joaquin Valley city failed after much debate. The city council also shot down on Wednesday another proposal that would have made clear that Bakersfield is not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but it approved a resolution calling on the federal government to enact immigration reform. After the meeting, opponents of the English-only and the sanctuary resolutions praised the council for making the "morally correct" decision. . . . Famed labor leader Dolores Huerta, who spoke to city council members, called the defeated resolutions "hateful" and...
  • Immigration Debacle: All-or-nothingism begat nothing [The Anchoress]

    09/16/2007 9:38:52 AM PDT · by DCPatriot · 238 replies · 1,684+ views
    http://theanchoressonline.com/ ^ | September 15, 2007 | The Anchoress
    Given the responses I got the last time I focused on this issue, I almost hate to bring it up…but here goes. I think Tony Snow is exactly right when he says here: “I deeply admire what [Mr. Bush] did on immigration and I think he’s right,” Mr. Snow said. “I think the policies the president outlined generally are the ones that eventually this country is going to adopt.” Let us hope so, because the alternative “solutions” out there - “let everyone in and register them all Democrat” on the left and “ship them all back to Mexico no matter...
  • Activists, candidates aim to get Latinos to polls

    09/15/2007 1:31:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 302+ views
    The Altoona Herald ^ | September 12, 2007 | Jason Clayworth
    The heated debate over immigration has spurred Bernard Ortiz - and a handful of presidential candidates - to help mobilize Iowa's Latinos in an effort to shape the outcome of the state's upcoming caucuses and the 2008 presidential election. Ortiz, as a union worker, has helped hundreds of Latinos register to vote, while some presidential candidates have reached out beyond traditional mailings and phone calls to seek their support. For example, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, both Democrats, have introduced Latino outreach programs. Some Republicans have also made efforts to draw Latino voters, at least...
  • FReep This Poll! Are Spanish-language media helpful or harmful to English-learning Latinos?

    06/15/2007 8:32:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 596+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 15, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Are Spanish-language media helpful or harmful to English-learning Latinos? More Helpful Harmful Don't Know
  • Hasta La Vista, Social Security

    01/05/2007 7:13:32 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 118 replies · 2,522+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 04 Jan 2007 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Entitlements: About to become law is an agreement allowing illegal aliens to get Social Security benefits after only 18 months of employment in the U.S., further burdening a system on the brink of collapse. Surveys have shown that more Americans believe in the existence of unidentified flying objects than in the promise that they'll ever get back what they've put into the Social Security system. It also is against current law for employers knowingly to hire individuals who are in this country illegally. So it must be somewhat disconcerting for them to find out that about to become law is...
  • Protesters decry illegal immigration (pics)

    11/26/2006 6:38:17 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 22 replies · 1,492+ views
    Daily News ^ | 11/26/2006 | CHARLES F. BOSTWICK
    Man died after collision blamed on undocumented driver PALMDALE - More than 50 people carrying American flags and signs that read "Stop illegal immigration" demonstrated Saturday at an intersection where a young Palmdale man was fatally injured in a crash blamed on an unlicensed, uninsured undocumented immigrant who tried to walk away after the collision.
  • The Effect of Mass Immigration on Population Change

    11/19/2006 11:59:20 AM PST · by jaimdol · 25 replies · 1,369+ views
    FAIR ^ | Sep 2006 | John Martin
    As the population of the United States passes 300 million, will the nation’s policy makers come to their senses and pause for a moment and think about where the country is headed? Our population was just over 200 million in the 1970 Census and the rate of population increase of about one percent per year indicates that with no change we may add another 300 million residents over the next 70 years. A continuation of the current trend means that most of the future U.S. population increase will result from immigration. Yet immigration is a discretionary policy — it can...
  • The GOP and Illegal Immigration: It Begins With The Fence

    11/14/2006 10:05:58 AM PST · by Checkers · 62 replies · 1,297+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall ^ | Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | Hugh Hewitt
    As soon as the House and Senate GOP have their leadership teams in place, and soon after the lame duck session ends, the 250 House and Senate members should repair to a conference center somewhere for a long conversation on illegal immigration leading to a consensus position. Certainly there will be outliers, but an ongoing bloodletting over the issue is the only major obstacle in the path to return to majority status. An ongoing focus on the issue is found at Powerline, and though I am unwilling to simply credit Tamar Jacoby's take on the subject, she is generally correct...
  • Michael Chertoff: U.S. businesses need a guest worker program

    11/12/2006 2:41:26 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 94 replies · 1,611+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 Nov 2006 | Editorial Board
    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited with the editorial board on a recent stop in Dallas. Here are excerpts from the discussion, beginning with the secretary laying out immigration enforcement plans for his agency: We are going to go after systematic, willful violators with heavy criminal cases, where people face real jail time, losing businesses, paying millions and millions of dollars in fines. Because that is the only way you will start to change the behavior that has driven a lot of this activity in. Now, we're going to get a lot of squawking from business, whose basic argument will...
  • Who’s Fueling The Racial Hatred? [Tan Nguyen calls out Loretta Sanchez]

    10/31/2006 9:02:46 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 42 replies · 1,269+ views
    Tan Nguyen | October 28, 2006 | Tan Nguyen
    Who’s Fueling The Racial Hatred? -- Tan Nguyen speech, Oct. 28, Garden Grove California I don’t know for sure who’s behind the hysteria…who’s fueling the racial hatred…who’s dividing the community…but Ms. Sanchez’s fingerprints are all over this. I don’t know if my opponent had a hand in urging the raid on my office. But, on October 20, the O.C. Register reported that Ms. Sanchez had PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of the Attorney General’s intention to seek arrests. I don’t know for sure whether that newspaper article was correct. However, I do know that Ms. Sanchez speaks Spanish. Ms. Sanchez must have known...
  • Native hits roadblock applying for state ID

    10/23/2006 6:39:52 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 19 replies · 796+ views
    Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | 10/23/06 | Seth Prince
    DMV - Oregon accepts documents from foreigners but will not accept proof from out-of-state tribes It's easier for illegal immigrants to get a driver's license in Oregon than it is for Native Americans who show up at DMV counters with identification from out-of-state tribes. About half the states in the nation allow some form of tribal documentation to secure a driver's license or identification card. Some want federal proof, some require tribal proof and some will accept either. Of those 28 states, two -- Oregon and New York -- restrict that to documents from in-state tribes only, according to information...
  • Mexico May Take Fence Dispute to U.N.

    10/09/2006 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 203 replies · 5,991+ views
    Washing Post via Drudge ^ | October 9, 2006 | JENNY BARCHFIELD
    Mexico's foreign secretary said Monday the country may take a dispute over U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to the United Nations. Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case. The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community....
  • Democrats urge Latinos to mobilize to win in November election

    10/08/2006 8:05:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 561+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06 | Antonio Rodriguez
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrats are hoping Hispanic voters will help them win control of Congress in midterm elections next month, and are promising help for immigrants in return. Turnout is historically low for this swelling segment of the US electorate, but the community showed its political potential with massive demonstrations on immigration reform earlier this year -- and the Republican-controlled Congress has delivered little joy on their top issue. "The key is getting Hispanic voters out to vote," Democratic Party president Howard Dean said ahead of November 7 elections in which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and...
  • Bush: No 'Automatic Amnesty' for Illegals

    10/07/2006 10:39:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 79 replies · 2,295+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8 October 2006
    President Bush shoehorned a plug for his guest worker program between making a joke about an award winner and listening to love songs at a White House celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Bush said that as lawmakers debate immigration policy, they need to remember that while enforcing U.S. borders is important, it is only one step in the struggle to stop illegal immigration. He pressed Congress to pass his guest worker program to legally bring in new foreign workers and give some of the country's illegal immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship. "We must understand that you can't kick 12...
  • Gearing Up, and Girding for, Protests

    05/01/2006 5:14:28 AM PDT · by randita · 13 replies · 629+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/1/06 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Arin Gencer
    Gearing Up, and Girding for, Protests Around the U.S., cities brace for marches. In L.A., a huge crowd is expected along Wilshire. By Rong-Gong Lin II and Arin Gencer Times Staff Writers May 1, 2006 As organizers and police made final preparations Sunday for immigration protests and possible boycotts around the nation today, residents and business owners in the path of marches in Los Angeles were bracing with a mix of excitement, anxiety and even some anger. Los Angeles police expect the largest of the demonstrations to occur this afternoon on Wilshire Boulevard. Authorities are preparing for hundreds of thousands...
  • Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence

    09/28/2006 7:52:37 PM PDT · by Cagey · 190 replies · 3,871+ views
    AP ^ | 9-28-2006
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico warned Thursday that the U.S. proposal to build miles of border fence will damage relations between the two countries. The Foreign Relations Department said it was "deeply worried" about the proposal, which is working its way through the Senate, adding it will "increase tension in border communities." "These measures will harm the bilateral relationship. They are against the spirit of co-operation that is needed to guarantee security on the common border," the department said in a statement. The House of Representatives and Senate are maneuvering to speed construction of a 700-mile fence along the United...
  • Crackdown leads to more deportations

    09/28/2006 9:26:38 AM PDT · by Dubya · 15 replies · 646+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sep. 28, 2006 | PETER WHORISKEY
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police here operated for years under what amounts to a "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward illegal immigrants. As elsewhere in the United States, law enforcement officers did not check the immigration status of people they came into contact with, and in the vast majority of cases, a run-in with the law carried little threat of deportation. But that accommodation for the burgeoning illegal population ended abruptly in April, when the Mecklenburg County sheriff's office began to enforce immigration law, placing more than 100 people a month into deportation proceedings. Some of them had been charged with...
  • Officer fatally shot by suspect in patrol car

    09/27/2006 8:36:41 PM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 41 replies · 1,236+ views
    KTRK TV- Houston ^ | Sept 27, 2006
    Officer fatally shot by suspect in patrol carSuspect is illegal immigrant with past criminal history (9/22/06 - HOUSTON) - A 12-year Houston police officer was shot and killed as he sat in the front seat of his patrol car during a traffic stop, police said. Now Eyewitness News has learned that suspect should not have even been in the United States. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also on ABC13.com: Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search abc13.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The suspect, Juan Quintero, accused in the murder of Officer Rodney Johnson, 40, appeared in court early Friday...
  • Radio show helps fuel (Mexican) flag controversy

    09/20/2006 1:29:57 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 9 replies · 1,269+ views
    thefacts.com ^ | September 20, 2006 | Jen Sansbury
    FREEPORT — Velasco Elementary School’s principal said he has been taken aback by a controversy that has arisen from his campus’ Mexican Independence Day celebration, and he apologizes for offending parents. During a short school assembly Friday, several parent volunteers read a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag. Since a parent complained on the Chris Baker show on NewsRadio 740 KTRH that afternoon, the issue has become a focal point of some Houston talk radio shows. “It’s been overwhelming,” said longtime Principal Sam Williams. “It’s been a real trying ordeal and all I can say is I deeply apologize...
  • Clinton praises Bush on immigration reform

    07/08/2006 4:37:07 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 258 replies · 6,253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/08/06 | By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - Former President Bill Clinton praised President Bush on Saturday for supporting reforms that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to seek citizenship but said the debate in Congress is being fomented by Republicans who want to divide America. "I'm proud of him for doing it and I thanked him for doing it," he said of Bush during a "Cafe con Clinton" breakfast speech to the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights advocacy group. Clinton said Bush's roots in Texas — which has one of the nation's largest Hispanic...
  • Bush Administration Quitely Plans NAFTA Super Highway

    06/25/2006 8:40:04 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 185 replies · 4,529+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/16/06 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway By Jerome R. Corsi Human Events 6-14-6 Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive...