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  • Los Angeles Contradicts Its Own Official Policy; Mayor Villaraigosa Supports Human Trafficking

    05/15/2010 5:45:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies · 899+ views
    Washington ( – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Thursday that illegal immigration has not contributed to his city’s budget problems, but, on the contrary, that illegal immigration adds to the "economic might" of California. "In California, I think there’s a real sense that these immigrants provide a great deal to the economic might of the state," said Villaraigosa. (Snip).........Daniel Nasaw, BBC News, Washington: The Los Angeles city council has voted to boycott Arizona businesses in one of the strongest moves yet against the state's new immigration law. Council members agreed to bar official travel to Arizona and avoid...
  • Radio Host Dennis Prager Calls for Boycott of His Own City, Los Angeles [Thursday 13 May 2010]

    05/14/2010 1:24:12 AM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 49 replies · 1,244+ views
    Dennis Prager, syndicated radio talk show host, best selling author and long-time resident of Los Angeles, has called for the rest of the United States to boycott his own city after the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut ties with Arizona business in response the just passed immigration enforcement law, this as the city finances continue to meltdown. Prager was apoplectic about such a dumb move by a City Council whose liberal Democrat policies have devastated the city of Los Angeles by driving businesses away, discouraging further investment, soaking the population with taxes that discourage economic growth and passing...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • S.F. Board of Supervisors call for Arizona boycott

    05/12/2010 9:14:57 AM PDT · by alexandria · 38 replies · 674+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Rachel Gordon, John Coté
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took a symbolic jab at Arizona Tuesday for passing a controversial law last month that gives law enforcement authorities in the Grand Canyon State broad powers to check a person's immigration status. Critics fear the law will lead to racial profiling. San Francisco supervisors, on a 10-1 vote, approved a nonbinding resolution that calls for a boycott of Arizona-based businesses. It asks for, but does not demand, that city departments refrain from entering into new contracts or extending existing ones with companies headquartered in Arizona, unless severing those ties would result in significant costs...
  • Cancel Arizona travel, Minneapolis mayor urges

    04/30/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 554+ views ^ | 4/30/10 | Steve Brandt
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has urged department heads and other city officials to cancel any pending official travel plans to Arizona in the wake of new immigration legislation in that state. Rybak urged city officials to find alternate ways of accomplishing the same business ends without traveling to the state. Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and authorizes police officers to ask people for proof of citizenship and hand illegal immigrants over to federal enforcers. “This is a terrible law, and I do not want any public dollars to be spent there,” Rybak...
  • Phoenix residents want to end 'sanctuary' status [ City Charter: Immigration is DHS area] Flash Back

    04/30/2010 4:19:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 417+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2006 | Washington Times
    A citizens group is seeking the end of a policy that prevents Phoenix police officers from detaining suspected illegal aliens, questioning a person under arrest about immigration status or notifying federal authorities that an illegal alien is in custody. Members of Protect Our City have started a petition drive to change the city's charter to require that police officers, along with all other city agencies and employees, assist federal authorities in enforcing U.S. immigration law. Randy Pullen, a Republican National Committeeman from Arizona and the project's leader, told The Washington Times that he hopes to gather enough signatures to qualify...
  • New Arizona Immigration Laws Won't Work, Say Church Leaders

    04/25/2010 12:46:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 853+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2010 | Ethan Cole
    Church leaders quickly voiced opposition to Arizona’s new immigration laws on Friday. They complain that not only will the rules be ineffective in solving the problem, but will promote discrimination. “All the religious leaders of Arizona know and understand that this law will not solve the issue of crime along the border or in our state, but it will demonize anyone who looks suspiciously like an undocumented person leading to inevitable racial profiling,” said the Rev. Jan Flaaten, executive director of Arizona Ecumenical Council, in a statement. “Our religious traditions ask us to treat people with dignity and respect, and...
  • {SANctuary FRANCISCO POLICE CHIEF} Gascon says AZ immigration bill "catastrophic"

    04/22/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 69 replies · 1,286+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 4/22/10 | John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Count our own George Gascon among the nation's police chiefs speaking out against a controversial Arizona immigration bill that would require police officers in that state to arrest anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. Gascon, who was the top cop in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa before being tapped for the San Francisco job last year, said the Arizona legislation "will have a catastrophic effect on policing and set back community policing efforts for decades." Some cops are warning the law would impede their efforts to fight violent crime because witnesses and victims will be reluctant to...
  • United States deports Australian Tracey Washington over school squabble

    03/02/2010 2:17:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies · 1,192+ views
    AN AUSTRALIAN woman is being deported from the US because her son punched a classmate and stole 53 cents. Tracey Washington and her two sons, aged 13 and 5, will be kicked out on Friday under a controversial San Francisco policy that forced the city's juvenile authorities to turn the elder child over to federal US Immigration and Customs officials. Mrs Washington moved to San Francisco from Melbourne in February last year to marry Charles Washington, 42, whom she met on holidays six years ago. However, Mrs Washington and the boys were declared illegal immigrants in May after she missed...
  • (Houston) Mayor, faith leaders urge census participation (Shelia Jackson Lee alert)

    03/02/2010 10:39:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 01, 2010 | Mike Snyder
    "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when you number them." -- Exodus 30:12. No one talked about plagues or ransoms during a news conference today at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown.... These local leaders gathered to promote "Census Sabbath" (PDF) March 5-7. They encouraged pastors, rabbis, priests and other spiritual leaders to dedicate sermons and other messages to the value of returning 2010 Census forms that will arrive in mailboxes...
  • Two illegal aliens charged with murder in Virginia Beach (sanctuary city)

    12/31/2009 1:36:26 PM PST · by AuntB · 28 replies · 2,071+ views
    Examiner ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Dave Gibson
    On Saturday night, Virginia Beach police arrested Jorge Alberto Fuertes Loredo, 31, and Isidor Loredo Amaya, 31, after Florentino Martinez-Melendez, 40, was shot to death in a trailer park. A second victim survived the shooting but remains in critical condition in a local hospital. Apparently, the fatal shooting was the result of a heated argument. Both Loredo and Amaya have been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both Mexican nationals are in the country illegally, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed a hold on them. Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney, Harvey Bryant,...
  • The Terry Anderson Show - LIVE! Amnesty Alert!

    12/13/2009 7:19:03 PM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies · 1,151+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | Dec. 13, 2009 | Terry Anderson
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! A warrior in the fight against illegal immigration and those who promote it for over a decade! From the streets of Los Angeles to the halls of congress, Terry has been there. No one has the passion and common sense of Terry Anderson...He is A MUST listen! The BEST one hour of radio you'll find anywhere. Sunday Nights- Listen on the radio! 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100...
  • Cartel slayings on the rise in Houston

    10/17/2009 12:08:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 916+ views
    In one case, an innocent man died in gang’s 3 tries to kill target It was not the first time a rival tried to kill Mexican drug cartel-connected gangster Santiago “Chago” Salinas, but it would be the last. When 28-year-old Salinas was shot in the head at point-blank range three years ago at the Baymont Inn & Suites hotel on the Gulf Freeway, it was the latest round in a deadly feud that has played out here and in Mexico. Just a few weeks before, Salinas' brother-in-law who also had lived in Houston, was found dead, charred in a barrel...
  • LAPD Chief William Bratton Stepping Down

    08/05/2009 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 50 replies · 870+ views
    August 5, 2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    This just in from Yahoo: LAPD William Bratton is stepping down as chief of the LAPD. Bratton is part of the problem with big city policing these days. There was a time when Los Angeles had one of the best and toughest big city police departments in the entire nation. The legendary police chief, William Parker, molded the LAPD into a tough, no nonsense crime fighting machine, and apolitical at that. Parker was followed by some very able and professional chiefs as well including Ed Davis and Daryl Gates who worked to keep the department highly professional and independent of...
  • Mayoral race takes up immigration

    07/19/2009 10:03:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 586+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2009 | Bradley Olson
    The city's plans to step up cooperation with federal authorities in efforts to deport illegal immigrants is garnering new debate in the 2009 mayoral contest. Latino advocates have pressed candidates to distance themselves from Mayor Bill White's request that Houston be allowed to participate in two federal programs that, at least within the confines of the city's jails, would put police officers in the immigration enforcement business. While each of the four major candidates generally opposes diverting too many resources to immigration enforcement, they all support the thrust of the city's new effort to screen jail inmates and turn over...
  • [Houston]HPD will train jailers on detaining immigrants

    07/12/2009 3:30:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2009 | SUSAN CARROLL
    But the plan troubles immigrants' advocates The Houston Police Department has been approved to participate in a controversial federal program that would train a cadre of city jailers to help detain suspected illegal immigrants, immigration officials announced Friday. The announcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials comes nearly four months after Mayor Bill White requested that federal officials expedite training for city jailers. White made the request within days of the March 5 shooting of Houston police officer Rick Salter, who was critically injured by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record. Salter is recovering. HPD and White have faced...
  • Bailing Out Illegals

    07/10/2009 6:29:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,251+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 10, 2009
    Illegal Immigration: As California issues IOUs to its citizens, another ballot proposition may be brewing to cut off benefits that are draining the state budget. From education to welfare to crime, the cupboard is bare.California is a leader in both government debt and the sanctuary city movement. But as its citizens seek shelter from the economic storm, the question has arisen anew whether its non-citizens and the better life they want takes precedence over its citizens and the better life they are entitled to. In this mother of all recessions, it's getting harder to argue that illegal aliens are here...
  • Police: Brother of alleged officer killer wanted in slaying[Houston MS-13]

    06/30/2009 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 1,513+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 29, 2009 | MIKE GLENN
    The older brother of the man who allegedly shot and killed an undercover Houston police officer last week is wanted in a gang-related slaying last year of a South Carolina man, authorities said. Juan Pedroza Carrillo, 40, was one of three men linked to the November 2 fatal shooting of Jorge Alberto Vindel Ramos, 51, in Lexington County, S.C., authorities said. Ramos was shot in the head and chest with a .380 semi-automatic pistol as he was working on his car outside his home, officials said. While the motive for the killing remains under investigation, federal immigration officials confirmed that...
  • Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City (Houston)

    06/29/2009 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | June 29, 2009
      Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City Last Updated: Mon, 06/29/2009 - 3:52pmA third law enforcement officer in one of the nation’s biggest sanctuary cities has been shot by an illegal immigrant who was protected by a don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy during previous police encounters.The Houston Police Department’s longtime rule prohibiting officers from questioning suspects about immigration status has cost the department dearly in the last few years. Two officers have been murdered and one shot in the face by illegal immigrants with previous records. The latest shooting occurred just last week when an illegal alien from Mexico killed...
  • Prosecutors: Jailed suspect ordered robbery of slain undercover officer[Texas illegals]

    06/25/2009 4:22:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Policeman's killer, suspected accomplices appear to be illegal immigrants The gunman who fatally shot a Houston police officer in the back before being gunned down by another officer during an undercover sting late Tuesday is believed to have been an illegal immigrant from Mexico, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Robert Rutt, agent in charge of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement office of criminal investigations in Houston, confirmed that Houston police had asked for assistance in determining the immigration status of the gunman shot to death in a drug store parking lot after officer Henry Canales, 42, was fatally wounded....