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  • Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty ("Let's be humane in enforcing the law")

    11/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 660 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-22 | Kim Geiger
    <p>“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them,” Gingrich said during a discussion about illegal immigration and border security. “I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties.”</p>
  • Menendez says new Angle ad is racist

    10/27/2010 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Nevada Republican Sharron Angle's new TV ad is racist, the head of Senate Democrats' campaign efforts charged. Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), lambasted Angle's new ad, "The Wave," which targets Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on illegal immigration.
  • Wife of Man Allegedly Killed by Mexican Pirates Questioned

    10/18/2010 9:03:56 AM PDT · by Reeses · 123 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | RYAN OWENS, SARAH NETTER and LEE FERRAN
    The wife of a man allegedly killed by pirates on a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border will return to FBI offices today to resume a marathon session of questions from Mexican authorities. Tiffany Hartley, wife of David Hartley, who is missing after the jet ski incident Sept. 30 on Falcon Lake, endured eight hours of questioning by Mexican investigators Friday. She has said she refused a request to come to Mexico for further questioning, out of fear of a possible arrest. "I just don't think that's a wise decision," Hartley told "Good Morning America." "I think they do believe...
  • (Falcon) Lake killing blamed on blunder (Mistaken Identity)

    10/14/2010 6:52:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 165 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 10/13/2010 | By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News
    BROWNSVILLE — A global intelligence company Wednesday said the death of U.S. citizen David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was a case of mistaken identity in a turf war between rival drug cartels. Hartley, who was shot during a Sept. 30 sightseeing trip to the Mexican side of the binational reservoir, was shot by Zeta cartel enforcers because he was mistaken for a spy of the rival Gulf Cartel, according to the report by STRATFOR, and Austin-based think tank specializing in intelligence and international issues. The report goes on to say Hartley's body likely was destroyed as Los Zetas went...
  • Mexicans Name Suspects in Pirate Attack on American Couple

    10/10/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 62 replies
    Mexican officials have reportedly identified two men they say are suspects in a pirate attack nine days ago on a Texas couple Jet Skiing on a border lake in which the husband was killed. Mexican officials have not released photographs of the two men, but identified them as Pedro Saldiva Farrias, 27, and his brother, Jose Manuel Saldiva Farrias, Juan Carlos Ballesteros, an investigator with the attorney general's office of the Mexican state of Tamaulpas told ABC affiliate KRGV-TV in McAllen, Texas. Both were said to be suspected members of the Zeta drug cartel from Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, near the...
  • Falcon Lake Murder: New Blood Evidence Found (Video)

    10/08/2010 12:37:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    A witness and blood evidence seem to corroborate Tiffany Hartley's story. But competing interests are driving competing views of what really happened on Falcon Lake. Over the past couple of days there have been several developments in the alleged Falcon Lake piracy attack and murder. First,  Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez says that he has a witness who corroborates Tiffany Hartley’s story.  That witness, whose identity is being concealed out of safety concerns, claims that when Hartley came off the lake on her jet ski, she was being chased by men in a boat and that she was sobbing and...
  • L.A.'s 'One Nation' rally falls flat

    10/03/2010 8:54:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/03/2010 | Phil Boehmke
    The second largest city in the United States played host on Saturday to the second largest ‘One Nation Coming Together' rally. Attendance at the event was buoyed by the well publicized presence of leftist actor Danny Glover and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Covering the event for Firedoglake , David Dayen estimated the crowd which gathered at L.A. City College at around 1,500. Parking does not seem to have been a problem. Dayen reports that the "labor-heavy crowd" included representatives from the SEIU, AFSCME, UAW and numerous other unions. Also in attendance were representatives of Organizing for America, Alliance of Californians...
  • Rupert Murdoch Calls for Amnesty for 'Law-Abiding' Illegal Immigrants (w/Video)

    09/30/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch said he supports amnesty for “law abiding” illegal immigrants because as legal residents they can help the nation’s economy by adding to “our tax base.” He also said he supports securing the border to prevent more illegal immigrants from entering the United States.At a hearing on Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Murdoch testified, “I joined Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg in organizing the Partnership for a New American Economy because I believe that all Americans should have a vital interest in fixing our broken...
  • How Your Senators Voted

    09/28/2010 9:03:52 AM PDT · by econjack · 22 replies
    unknown | Spt. 27, 2010 | unknown
    For those who voted to allow illegal immigrants to have social security benefits, my questions is: Other than to buy votes from illegals, why would you dilute my contributions and benefits from the Social Security program? As you might expect, the vote is mostly Democrats with a liberal sprinkling of RINO's. WHO VOTED "NO" TO MAKE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? WHO VOTED AND HOW THEY VOTED... It will soon be payback time for these traitors - forward this list to everyone you know...... Don't forget. November 2 is Take out the trash day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The following senators voted against making English...
  • Latinos Launch 42-City Bus Campaign to Get Out the Vote for Fiorina

    09/25/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a leading voice on Latinos and conservatism, announced a 42-city bus tour of California that will span 32 counties and more than 2,500 miles. The tour, which starts on September 27 and runs through October 6, will encourage Latinos to vote their values and support California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina. "For too long, Latinos have supported candidates who spurn their core values," said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. "Candidates like Barbara Boxer, an outspoken advocate for abortion who opposes the protection of...
  • McCain releases Spanish language ad (McCain claims he is "getting economy...back on its feet")

    09/24/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-24 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain launched a 60-second, Spanish-language radio ad Friday, saying he’s working against higher taxes, to help rebuild the economy and protecting Arizona’s military bases. The ad comes as McCain and three challengers vying for his seat — including former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman — face off Sunday in a televised debate, which is expected to be the only one this election cycle. The debate, held in Phoenix, begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on KTTU Channel 18 in Tucson. (snip) Here’s the English translation: These are tough times in Arizona. Takes strong men...
  • Colbert tells Congress farm work 'really hard' (The Colbert Congress)

    09/24/2010 4:28:41 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON – Taking his blowhard comedy act to Congress, Stephen Colbert told lawmakers that a day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants convinced him that farm work is "really, really hard." "It turns out — and I did not know this — most soil is at ground level," Colbert testified Friday. Also, "It was hotter than I like to be." Still, Colbert expressed befuddlement that more Americans aren't clamoring to "begin an exciting career" in the fields and instead are leaving the low-paid work to illegal immigrants. Staying in character as a Comedy Central news commentator, Colbert offered a House hearing...
  • Need your help to make Stephen Colbert, Rep. Lofgren look bad (immigration)

    09/23/2010 3:05:40 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 14 replies
    Stephen Colbert has been pitching amnesty and illegal immigration lately, and on Friday he'll be on Capitol Hill (link) (presumably) promoting the AgJobs amnesty and the UFW's TakeOurJobs. The UFW promotes his appearance here. If I can get some help, we might be able to make both Colbert and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (a former immigration lawyer) look bad. Why is this important? Because Colbert has a megaphone, and he and Stewart are trusted by large numbers of people. And, most of those people aren't familiar with the details of immigration matters. This is also an example of very strong illegal...
  • Daily KOS email about DREAM act (amnesty)

    09/20/2010 2:58:50 PM PDT · by MichiganConservative · 20 replies
    Daily KOS | September 20, 2010 | Markos Moulitsas
    This week, the Senate will vote on an amendment to attach the DREAM Act to the Department of Defense appropriations bill. The DREAM Act gives undocumented persons who were brought to America as children a path to citizenship if they complete two years of college or military service. This is a winnable fight. Six Republican Senators are either co-sponsors of the DREAM Act or have voted for it in the past. Join with Daily Kos and SEIU to call your Senators, asking them to support passage of the DREAM Act amendment: Click here to call your Senators. Anti-immigrant forces are...
  • Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs (Time to arrest him and his illegals)

    09/20/2010 5:21:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/20/2010 | ap
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house. Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward." In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."
  • Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs(How would he know that?)

    09/19/2010 11:31:44 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    Google ^ | 9/19/10 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and that he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.A moderate Republican, Powell urged his party on Sunday to support immigration generally because those who come from abroad are, in his words, "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.
  • ‘Anchor baby' status could mean life or death for Utah family (Criminals need your help)

    09/18/2010 4:57:31 AM PDT · by pennyfarmer · 43 replies ^ | September 17th, 2010 | Jennifer Stagg
    SALT LAKE CITY -- In the debate over immigration reform, you may have heard the term "anchor babies." It's used to reference a child born in the United States to parents with illegal status in an effort to gain them citizenship. But does it work? For one such family, staying in the United States could literally mean life or death for their young son. Francisco Javier Espinoza and his wife, Claudia, came to the United States to build a new life. Francisco worked as a framer. "For work, it's a better life here for my family," Espinoza said. KSL have...
  • [Vanity] - Why is Illegal Immigration Wrong?

    09/17/2010 11:40:59 PM PDT · by hylandia · 199 replies · 2+ views
    09/17/2010 | Personal
    I live in San Francisco, and I think you all know what that implies. I am a dyed-in-the-wool liberal and nearly everyone I interact with daily is as well. I read Free Republic most days to try to understand why Obamacare is so hated, and why the Ground Zero Mosque is taking such flak. And to be honest, I understand most of the viewpoints here. I don't agree, but I understand. The only one I don't understand is the very, very strong opposition to illegal immigration. Is it strictly a legal opposition? Workers that flaunt our laws at the border...
  • U.S. Files Discrimination Lawsuits On Behalf Of Muslims

    09/02/2010 9:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/2/2010
    The Obama Administration’s taxpayer-funded Islamic defense program has been quite busy this week, filing several discrimination lawsuits on behalf of Muslims in different parts of the country and holding Justice Department meetings to discuss prosecuting “anti-Muslim hate speech.”The legal actions come on the same week that the White House and various federal agencies—including the Department of Homeland Security—hosted a special workshop to provide members of radical Islamic groups with direct access to U.S. government funding, assistance and resources. Read all about that here. Now the administration is flexing its legal muscle in its ardent quest to befriend the enemy. A...
  • Arizona Congressman Linked to ‘Republicans Hate Latinos’ Speech

    09/02/2010 9:18:03 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Audio from Department of Labor representative Dolores Huerta’s speech praising Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez and saying “Republicans hate Latinos,” reveals that Huerta’s appearance seems to have been supported by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ). A representative from Grijalva’s office attended and “brought” Huerta to the Aprill 2006 speech, which addressed students at Tucson High Magnet School.thank … our representative from Congressman Raul Grijalva’s office, Reuben Reyes; thank you for bringing Dolores here and talking to our students,” Sean Arce says during Huerta’s introduction. Arce is identified in the audio as a faculty member. Huerta’s appearance garnered state and national media...
  • If Republicans reject Sarah Palin, we don't deserve to win

    08/04/2010 2:07:38 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 262 replies · 1+ views
    To all who support Sarah Palin. Please do not support or send money to anyone that rejects her in the future. Do not support the RNC. Send your money to SarahPac. To all of those who don't support Sarah Palin. I am seeing far too many people buy into the idea that she is not ready to be President. My question is this, What more does she have to do to be ready ? She already has excutive experiance. She is a great leader. I see no reason that she could not be a great President. What makes you think...
  • SEIU Arizona Member Fernando Villalobos Speaks Out Against SB1070

    07/25/2010 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 22, 2010 | Fernando "Anchor Baby" Villalobos
    Most of us wouldn't even be Americans if it weren't for immigration. I was born in Kearney, Arizona--a small town between Phoenix and Tucson. But my own parents came from Mexico. They came, like so many people before them, to make a better life for their kids. My dad worked in the copper mines, and my mom worked at Motorola. Today, I've achieved what my parents hoped for. I'm a proud Arizonan with three kids. I work for the Town of Gilbert Water Department, making sure our hydrants are safe, water lines are clear, and our system is running smoothly....
  • Texas GOP group aims to get Hispanics elected

    07/22/2010 10:42:43 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 66 replies
    DALLAS morning news. ^ | 7/20/2010 | April Castro
    ...a new Republican group launched an effort Tuesday to recruit and train GOP candidates. The Hispanic Republicans of Texas, led by George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush..... "Hispanic leaders are disproportionately underrepresented as elected officials, especially as Republicans," said Sonya Medina Hispanics represent 37 percent of the Texas population and 40 percent of students in public schools... In the most recent presidential election, President Barack Obama won 63 percent of the Hispanic vote in Texas... Nationally, Obama captured 67 percent of the Hispanic vote
  • Protests of SB1070 planned for July 29

    07/20/2010 2:39:36 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies · 3+ views
    KTAR.Com ^ | July 20th, 2010
    PHOENIX -- Groups opposed to Arizona's tough new immigration law are planning some ``civil disobedience'' on July 29, the day the legislation takes effect. The leaders of the groups say they'll hold a candlelight vigil at the state Capitol in downtown Phoenix, march to a nearby church at 4:30 a.m. for a nondenominational service and then march to the federal courthouse in Phoenix. They declined to describe what the ``civil disobedience'' would be, but emphasized it will be nonviolent. Alfredo Gutierrez, organizer with the group Somos America, characterized the protests as acts of defiance and hope for the Hispanic community....
  • Why I oppose Arizona immigration law SB1070 and got the ZOT!

    06/20/2010 8:59:50 PM PDT · by Danny H · 188 replies · 1+ views
    I'm a conservative Republican on over 9 out of 10 issues. I'm for almost everything conservatives and Republicans are for. However, SB1070 is a terrible bill. We need McCain's comprehensive immigration reform. The immigrants help many companies which in turn help the US economy. The bill does nothing but make people angry at each other. I also support McCain over Hayworth in the AZ senate race. We can't risk losing that seat to a Democrat if we except to pick up both houses in November.
  • Ariz. immigration law hearing ends with no ruling [ Chicanos Por La Causa Suit ]

    07/15/2010 2:42:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 15 2010 | AP
    PHOENIX — Arizona shouldn't have to suffer from the country's broken immigration system when it has 15,000 police officers who can arrest illegal immigrants, state attorneys argued Thursday in the first major hearing on challenges to a strict new immigration law. [snip] Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told Bolton that the lawsuit — filed by Phoenix Police Officer David Salgado and the statewide nonprofit group Chicanos Por La Causa — should be dismissed because Salgado and the group lack legal standing to sue and that there's no valid claim of immediate harm.
  • Obama's Immigration Fakery

    07/12/2010 7:37:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 12th, 2010 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    JULY 13, 2010 Obama's Immigration Fakery In 2007, then-Sen. Obama helped derail an immigration bill he claimed to support. He's no more serious about a bipartisan bill today. BY WILLIAM MCGURN Many of us in the press have had a field day noting Sen. John McCain's (R., Ariz.) transformation from immigration maverick to the Wyatt Earp of border control. Fair enough. Back when it counted, however, Mr. McCain was the only Republican presidential candidate to back the last real chance we had for passing a bipartisan immigration compromise. Meanwhile, a man who claims to favor immigration reform but helped derail...
  • AUDIO/Transcript: Sarah Palin Radio Advert for John McCain's Re-election Campaign (BARF ALERT)

    07/10/2010 12:54:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 431 replies · 4+ views
    Link to radio clip audio Length of radio clip: 60 seconds Text of radio clip, as follows: PALIN: Hi, this is Sarah Palin. This is the time when conservatives must stand up and fight against the Big Government policies of President Obama and Democrats in Congress. No one is a more forceful leader than my friend, John McCain. Every day John is fighting the President's radical plan to put Washington bureaucrats in charge of your health care. It's John McCain who is fighting for transparency and against backroom sweetheart deals. If we have a chance to stop the Democrats in...
  • Whitman's new billboards in Spanish: I'm against Prop 187, AZ law

    07/08/2010 5:15:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 100 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2010 | Joe Garofoti
    A reader just sent us evidence of GOP guv candidate Meg Whitman's latest outreach to Latino voters: A Spanish-language billboard saying she (would have) opposed Proposition 187 and opposes the controversial Arizona immigration law. The billboard, spotted on Highway 99 about 2 miles north of Earlimart in Tulare County, says: "NO a la Proposicion 187 y NO a la Ley de Arizona -- Meg Whitman." ...As we told you about a while back -- and again during our rundown of this week's Field Poll on the guv's race -- Whitman is trying to distance herself from her campaign chair's Pete...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to Be Focus of Boston Protest (by ANSWER commies; Who will defend her?)

    07/06/2010 2:55:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    AP via KNXV-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010
    Immigrant advocates are rallying fellow activists to protest Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer during her scheduled visit this weekend for the National Governors Association meeting in Boston. The Washington, D.C.-based ANSWER Coalition and others are putting out pamphlets, sending e-mails and making preparations to bring in protesters by bus to express their opposition to Arizona's controversial immigration law, recently signed by Brewer. SNIP Sarah Sloan, a national organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, said protesters across the East want to voice their opposition to Brewer's decision to sign the bill and want "to send a clear message" to other governors not to...
  • A better welcome for our nation’s immigrants

    07/03/2010 5:55:11 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 45 replies
    A better welcome for our nation's immigrants say Jebb Bush and Robert Putnam in their Washington Post article.
  • Rep. Stark: I'll sell ladders to illegals at border wall

    07/02/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT · by paltz · 48 replies - Water Cooler ^ | 7/2/10 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat, appears to think security on our borders is not an important issue. The Golden Gate Minutemen posted video of an exchange during a recent town hall meeting on June 26 in Fremont, where the congressman asked a border security advocate in attendance, "Who are you going to kill today?" Mr. Stark continued to heckle and mock the town hall attendees who reacted in disbelief as the congressman disrespected his own constituents. (all emphasis is mine) Mr. Stark made such outrageous statements like: "If you knew anything about our border, you would know that's not the...
  • On Palin: The Politics of Criticism vs. the Politics of Destruction

    06/26/2010 1:15:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 91 replies · 1+ views
    June 26, 2010 | vanity
    It is good to criticize fanaticism, esp. BLIND fanaticism, but be equally weary of the fanatical Palin haters that parade around this site. Regardless of how some mask their true wishes for Palin in "constructive critic" guise, there are plenty of writers and thinkers out there who offer honest critique of Palin while having her and our country's best interests in mind and therefore want her to come out WINNING. Most of the FR trolls who post the latest Palin hit-piece of the day could care less for Palin and take joy everytime she supposedly "falls." To these types, Palin...
  • GOP's Whitman courts Latinos, re-states opposition to AZ law

    Washington (CNN) - The Republican who wants to be the next governor of California has a message for the state's Latinos: "Meg Whitman es una candidata diferente." Translation: "Meg Whitman is a different kind of candidate." The former eBay CEO released two Spanish-language television ads as part of a calculated courting of the state's 13.5 million+ Hispanics. "She is the Republican who opposes the Arizona law…" an announcer says in one of the ads. Many Latinos have vented anger at Arizona's passing of the nation's toughest immigration law. It requires law enforcement agents to "determine the immigration status" of anyone...
  • Senior Official: Obama Administration Will Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

    06/18/2010 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 463+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 18, 2010
    As Hotsheet reported yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a television interview in Ecuador this month that the Obama Justice Department "will be bringing a lawsuit" against the controversial Arizona immigration measure signed into law earlier this year. The comment was striking because both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had said only that the administration was considering a suit. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called Clinton's comments stunning and added that "to learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the secretary of state is just outrageous." It was unclear yesterday whether Clinton's comments were simply...
  • Another Stupid Democrat Reason Not To Secure The Border

    06/15/2010 10:03:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-10 | DrJohn
    Enforcement leads to violence: Dem border lawmakers: Violent incidents will come with enforcement Several Democratic lawmakers representing districts along the U.S.-Mexico border say that more violent episodes, such as the recent killing of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol officer, can be expected as the region’s law enforcement is heightened. The killing of the teenager in the Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez last week comes on the heels of an incident on May 31 at a San Diego border crossing in which a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shocked a Mexican man to death. So the...
  • Schumer says McCain inspired him to take up immigration

    06/05/2010 12:44:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies · 764+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/05/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday credited Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with inspiring him to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill alongside the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) But this year, facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R), McCain has been more skeptical of current immigration legislation in Congress. Schumer spoke at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess. There, he praised McCain. "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill” Schumer said,...
  • Police chief fighting off barrage of 'racist, horrible' immigration hate mail

    06/03/2010 11:03:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) ^ | June 2, 2010 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank is used to being under the spotlight and occasionally making decisions that some find unpopular. But some of the e-mails and phone calls he has been receiving since returning from Washington, D.C., last week to join the chiefs of other major cities who spoke out against Arizona's immigration law have been among the worst he's ever seen.
  • AZ State Legislators Team Up With Mexican Counterparts To Challenge SB1070 In International Court

    05/30/2010 9:19:57 AM PDT · by epithermal · 23 replies · 663+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | May 26, 2010 | Morgen
    Here’s the full list of conspirators from both sides of the border: The conclave was attended by U.S. lawmakers: Amanda Aguirre, Linda Brown, Linda Lopez, Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Manny Ruiz, Martin Porchas, Rick Flores and Rudy Molera. Representing Mexico: Alfonso Elijah Corichi Claudia, Emma Larios, Ernesto Saro, Guillermo Anaya, Luis Alberto Villareal and Silvano Aureole. And conservatives are the ones accused of sedition?
  • ACLU, SEIU, MALDEF, NAACP, UFCW, NILC sue to block Arizona immigration law (stress Mexico links)

    05/17/2010 3:37:08 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 33 replies · 850+ views
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 5/17/2010 | 24AheadDotCom
    The ACLU, MALDEF, SEIU, UFCW, NAACP, and other groups today filed a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona's new immigration law. You can get a PDF with the complaint here and links with my past coverage of the groups involved is at the Read More link below. Needless to say, this could tie the law up for a long time, so it's important to take effective action. If you'd like to do something about this: 1. Find legal scholars to weigh in on the complaint and find holes in their claims. 2. Point out to *those groups' current or potential supporters*...
  • AFL-CIO: Federal Government Must Cut Ties with Arizona Law Enforcement

    05/16/2010 10:22:16 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies · 1,123+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | May 14, 2010 | James Parks
          The AFL-CIO and the nation’s largest civil rights coalition issued a strongly worded call for the Obama administration to sever its ties with law enforcement officials in Arizona or be complicit in the state’s racial-profiling anti-immigrant law, also known as S.B. 1070.   In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), a coalition of more than 200 organizations, urged the administration to immediately stop cooperating with local law enforcement officials in Arizona.Writing in Huffington Post today, Sam Stein says...
  • COP-WATCHERS look for racial profiling on the streets of Phoenix [ARPAIO]

    05/12/2010 12:03:33 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 19 replies · 946+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/11/10 | Emanuella Grinberg
    "Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- Margarito Blanco trains his camcorder on the officer approaching a Chevy pickup, while his friend Andrew Sanchez furiously scribbles notes on a pad. They are not working for the police. They're watching them.".....
  • It Stops in Arizona(Hmmm?)

    05/10/2010 7:09:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 752+ views
    Service Employees International Union ^ | 5/10/10 | Service Employees International Union
    (snip)I stand with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), the Center for Community Change (CCC), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in pledging to do the following:
  • Los Angeles High School Teacher Calls For Mexican Revolution In United States

    05/10/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 1,628+ views ^ | May 10, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Ron Gochez is a high school social studies teacher at the Santee Education Complex in Los Angeles. In his spare time he calls for a Mexican revolution from the steps on the UCLA campus, of which he has determined to be stolen, occupied Mexican land. La Raza is also mentioned in the video presentation. By visiting the Santee Education Complex website, I’ve confirmed there is a Ronald Gochez in the School of Public Service and Social Justice. There is no picture of Gochez on the website, but I did find a video (included below) from NBC 4 -- the Los...
  • Holder: Feds may sue over Arizona immigration law

    05/09/2010 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies · 2,100+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/09/10
    Holder: Feds may sue over Arizona immigration lawBy the CNN Wire Staff May 9, 2010 2:06 p.m. EDT Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department was considering a federal lawsuit against Arizona's new immigration law. "We are considering all of our options. One possibility is filing a lawsuit," Holder told NBC's "Meet the Press." Possible grounds for the lawsuit would be whether the Arizona law could lead to civil rights violations, he said. The recently enacted Arizona law initially allowed police to ask anyone for proof of legal U.S. residency, based solely on a...
  • High School Where Flag Flap Occurred Hides Racist Secret

    05/09/2010 10:06:44 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 30 replies · 1,918+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 9 | Bob Owens
    What's more divisive: students wearing American flag shirts or administrators sanctioning a racial supremacist group? .....
  • Arizona Anti-Illegal Alien Law Backfires (BARF ALERT!)

    05/09/2010 8:20:52 AM PDT · by TigerBait · 35 replies · 1,154+ views
    ARIZONA, U.S.A. The tough anti-immigrantion law enacted in Arizona backfired after illegal aliens left the state and left its economy in shambles, now the same racist politicians want illegal immigrants back and have passed out invitations by way of a "guest worker" program.
  • Violent Movie Declares War on Arizona for Immigration Law

    05/06/2010 9:38:16 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 129 replies · 3,010+ views
    foxnews ^ | Today
    A violent new film from cult director Robert Rodriguez is declaring war on Arizona with a "special Cinco De Mayo message" in the wake of the state's controversial illegal immigration law. That message is: "They just f---ed with the wrong Mexican." "Machete," which features a knife-wielding Mexican assassin out for revenge against double-crossing gringos, won't be in theaters until September, but it is already sparking a political melee over Wednesday's stab at the Grand Canyon State. In the trailer for the film, the title character is hired to assassinate an anti-immigration U.S. senator played by Robert De Niro. Protesters are...
  • 'Los Suns' jerseys set for Cinco de Mayo

    05/05/2010 8:43:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies · 790+ views
    ESPN ^ | 5/4/10 | Staff
    PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation." The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the...
  • Worries in Republican Arizona law could hurt party (I'm gonna puke)

    05/01/2010 9:53:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 740+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/1/10 | Kasie Hunt
    Arizona’s immigration law has been an immediate hit with the Republican base, but some of the party’s top strategists and rising stars worry that the harsh crackdown may do long-term damage to the GOP in the eyes of America’s Hispanic population. From Marco Rubio to Jeb Bush to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Republicans who represent heavily Hispanic states have been vocal in their criticism of the Arizona law, saying it overreaches. Even Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, a conservative hero for his win last fall, has questioned the law. And the party’s long-term thinkers worry that the Arizona law is...