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  • Smugglers' SUV gets stuck atop Calif. border fence

    11/01/2012 9:10:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | 11/01/2012 | AP
    YUMA, Ariz. — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck on top of the barrier, authorities said Wednesday. Agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near the Imperial Sand Dunes in California's southeast corner spotted the Jeep Cherokee teetering atop the fence early Tuesday, Border Patrol spokesman Spencer Tippets said. The vehicle was perched about five miles west of the Colorado River and the Arizona state line. Two smugglers on the Mexican side of the border were trying to free the Jeep when...
  • Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants

    11/01/2012 3:44:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/1/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery. That slow market, combined with the immigration numbers, could explain why Mr. Obama and Republican nominee...
  • Ga. high court to weigh case on immigrants and driver's licenses

    11/01/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 01, 2012 | by Kim Isaza
    ATLANTA — On Monday afternoon, the Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case out of Gwinnett County in which a Mexican citizen claims the state law requiring driver’s licenses discriminates against illegal immigrants. Fernando Castillo-Solis also argues that the 287(g) program, which is used in Gwinnett’s jail as well as others, including Cobb’s, allows law-enforcement officers to racially profile. The state statute at issue regarding driver’s licenses, section 40-5-20, indicates that those charged with driving without a license may not be prosecuted if they get a valid license before their court date. The Cobb Sheriff’s Office has been...
  • Obamacare exempts millions -- prisoners, illegals, welfare recipients

    10/31/2012 10:42:30 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2012 | Paul Bedard (Washington Secrets)
    In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally "qualified" health insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform. When added together, those three groups total up to one-sixth of the nation's population of 314 million: 218,929 are in federal prisons, 12 million are illegals and 42 million are below the poverty line and eligible for welfare, though some fit into all three categories, according to federal reports....
  • Sheriff Joe Captures Armed Human Smugglers Heading for Eastern States

    10/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-27-2012 | John Hill
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be facing an onslaught of negative ads and out-of-state activists funded by leftist billionaire George Soros bent on his defeat, but it isn't stopping him from doing his job. Sheriff Joe's deputies captured 11 illegal aliens and three U.S. citizens smuggling them into the country during a traffic stop - the kind that the Obama Administration and ACLU want to stop him from performing so illegals can go free. Two of the three smugglers were armed with semi-automatic weapons and have extensive criminal records, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. This brings Joe's...
  • Immigrant Activists Putting Pressure On Bilbray.

    10/26/2012 7:43:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KPBS Public Broadcasting ^ | October 25, 2012 | Adrian Florido
    SAN DIEGO — Immigrant rights activists are putting pressure on Congressman Brian Bilbray, who is running for re-election in the newly minted 52nd Congressional District, which covers coastal and northern parts of San Diego County. About a dozen young adults, some of them undocumented, stood outside Bilbray’s office in Solana Beach on Thursday afternoon, demanding he support the DREAM Act, which would legalize many young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.
  • DPS helicopter opens fire during chase; 2 dead

    10/25/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 98 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Jacqueline Armendariz and Ildefonso Ortiz
    NEAR LA JOYA — A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants, leaving at least two people dead. A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden attempted to pull over a vehicle suspected of smuggling immigrants Thursday afternoon along Farm-to-Market Road 2221. A DPS helicopter was called in to assist in the pursuit and a sharpshooter opened fire on the evading vehicle — a policy permitted by the agency. Once the smuggler's vehicle stopped along FM 2221 near Mile 7 Road, troopers found three people shot inside, DPS spokeswoman Katherine...
  • Undocumented immigrant workers “Like” social media to survive

    10/25/2012 3:38:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    VOXXI ^ | October 25, 2012 | Viviana Fernandez
    Undocumented immigrants are surviving tougher immigration laws implemented in Georgia and other southern states by utilizing a surprising tool: social media. It has become an instrument to help them navigate the streets and remain undetected by police. Mario Sevilla, 24, is a construction worker; his day begins at 5 a.m. His five brothers and sisters live in Sonora, Mexico, and they all rely on the money that he can earn and wire back home. Lately, Sevilla has used social media to risk-taking road trips as far away as Tennessee to get to work. “The first thing that I do in...
  • National Unions Spending Millions to Defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio ('Adios Arpaio' Campaign)

    10/24/2012 11:10:50 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-24-2012 | John Hill
    Here they come again. California unions are once again meddling in Arizona politics on behalf of illegal aliens, and against the interests of their own American workers. The deceptively-named "Campaign For Arizona’s Future" - which was funded by the national mega-labor unions AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE is spending millions to try and defeat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The group, which calls its campaign "Adios Arpaio", is mostly comprised of the same Los Angeles-based activists which protested in 2010 after the passage of S.B. 1070. They claim to have registered over 36,000 - mostly Hispanics - in Maricopa County, AZ to...
  • Obama: I'll get immigration reform done next year

    10/24/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama says he is "confident" that, if reelected, he will oversee passage of immigration reform next year, in part because Republicans will have an interest in reaching out to a growing Latino voting bloc they have "alienated" in recent years. Mr. Obama made the comment in an off-the-record phone conversation with the publisher and editor of the Des Moines Register days ahead of that newspaper's scheduled announcement of an endorsement in the presidential race. After the Register's editor publicly argued that the 30-minute conversation should be available to all voters, the Obama campaign released the transcript. "The second thing...
  • Immigrants and Unions Work To Oust Notorious Arizona Sheriff

    10/21/2012 8:19:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Truthout ^ | 21 October 2012 | Jenny Brown, LaborNotes
    Latino workers in the Phoenix area are fighting back against the bullying sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. They’ve registered over 34,000 new voters for the November election. The “Adiós Arpaio” campaign is part of a strategy by the hotel union UNITE HERE to turn around Arizona’s anti-worker policies, in a right-to-work state where Latino workers have only recently begun to flex their political muscles. Maricopa County contains 60 percent of Arizona’s population Organizers say they feel a seismic shift in the political landscape. “I’ve never been part of something historic before,” said Lucia Vergara Aguirre, president of UNITE HERE...
  • For immigrants on West Side, an American pledge Read more:

    10/20/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Elaine Ayala
    Henry and Mary Alice Cisneros want the 45 mostly immigrant families served by American Sunrise, the nonprofit they founded, to take a pledge — a 10-point promise to become American. They'll pledge to learn English, and to know American customs. They'll vow to become “learning” households that meet their financial needs and make college graduation a family tradition. Most importantly, they'll agree to “carry our home country in our heart but commit to our obligations in the United States.”
  • Illegal Entry the Only Option for Many Immigrants

    10/19/2012 7:17:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2012 |
    WESLACO - Illegal entry into the United States is the only option for many who seek to escape poverty and violence, experts said. Immigrants put their money, trust and ultimately their lives in the hands of human smugglers. Some of those smugglers are not old enough to hold a driver's license. One of those smugglers is accused of crashing a van loaded with 17 illegal immigrants near Palmview. Life ended for nine of those immigrants. "These smugglers are ruthless people," Border Patrol Spokesman Henry Mendiola said. Mendiola is familiar with the carnage left behind by some of the human smugglers....
  • ACLU sues Sheriff Baca over bail refusals

    10/19/2012 12:23:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | Cindy Chang
    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on behalf of people who say they were denied bail for minor offenses after being flagged by immigration authorities. British filmmaker Duncan Roy, who says he spent nearly three months in L.A. County jails without a chance to post bail, is one of the five plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which will be filed today in U.S. District Court. Roy was arrested Nov. 15 in Malibu on an extortion charge. He was in the country legally but was identified as a suspected illegal immigrant through a federal program...
  • USDA mum on details USDA-Mexico food stamp partnership, non-citizen participation in welfare

    10/19/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2012 | Caroline May
    On the same day that Senate Budget Committee Republicans revealed that spending on federal welfare programs constituted the single largest expenditure in the 2011 budget, the Department of Agriculture failed to meet a key deadline to further explain its food stamp partnership with the Mexican government....(SNAP), or food stamps, which recently reached an all-time high enrollment of nearly 47 million participants. Non-citizen participation in SNAP has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since 2008.
  • Corpus Christi man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

    10/17/2012 3:16:36 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    Caller-Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Staff
    NEW YORK — A Corpus Christi man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he thought was a drug dealer in Mexico last year for $1.5 million to carry out the attack with explosives at a Washington restaurant. Manssor Arbabsiar, 58, entered the plea to two conspiracy charges and a murder-for-hire count in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where Judge John F. Keenan repeatedly asked Arbabsiar whether he intended to kill the ambassador. Arbabsiar, a U.S. citizen who holds an Iranian passport, said he did. Sentencing was set for...
  • U.S. reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies

    10/18/2012 3:38:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | By Richard Marosi
    The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies amid a sharp increase in agent-involved killings along the U.S.-Mexico border. The scrutiny of U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement practices comes in response to a request by 16 members of Congress who expressed concern over the death of a Mexican man who suffered a fatal heart attack after being Tasered by a customs officer in 2010. Among the letter's signees were Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-East Los Angeles), Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista), Joe Baca (D-Rialto) and Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles). A congressional staffer said that the...
  • Groups Protest Operation by Immigration Agents

    10/18/2012 4:17:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2012 | By JULIA PRESTON
    An operation by federal immigration agents in Detroit set off protests from Latino and church groups on Wednesday after the officers stopped two illegal immigrants as they were dropping off their children at school. Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement followed both immigrants, who are from Mexico, as they left their homes in southwest Detroit on Tuesday morning, officials from the agency said. Both men had children in their vehicles. One man, Jorge Hernandez, said he was pulled over by agents in unmarked cars across the street from his 4-year-old daughter’s school, the Manuel Reyes Vistas Nuevas Head Start center...

    10/17/2012 5:37:36 PM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The support for voter ID in the United States remains strong, but it is clear that Democrats, who are gullible enough to buy into expletive-laden videos like Sarah Silverman’s or faux comedy video’s like Rainn Wilson’s, are more convinced that illegal voting should be here to stay. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of voters think voters should be required to show ID before they vote. 66% of likely U.S. voters believe voter fraud is a serious problem, and 33% say it is a very serious problem. Yet 34% think voter ID laws discriminate against some...
  • ICE kills Va. crime program that inspired Arizona's

    10/17/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT · by lward99 · 6 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/17/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    The federal government is canceling a model program that gives local police the ability to check the immigration status of people they arrest in Prince William County, Va. And that has proponents of the policy, called 287(g), seeing red. “In the debate last night, President Obama said he wanted to focus in on illegals who are committing crimes,” Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and a key force in the county’s 2007 adoption of the 287(g) program, told in an interview Wednesday. “Then why is he eliminating the very program that does that?”
  • For candidates, it's either “self-deport” or adopt the immigration Dream Act

    10/17/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Advocates on both sides of the immigration debate were unsatisfied after President Obama and Mitt Romney laid out their positions in Tuesday's presidential debate. Romney, who has suggested illegal immigrants should “self deport” and has vowed to veto the Dream Act, took on Obama for not introducing reforms in the last four years, criticism that resonated with Romney supporters. “(Obama) had two years, Democrats had the House, had the Senate, had the presidency and he didn't touch it,” said Allen Tharp, president of the San Antonio tea party. “He didn't do anything at all until right before this election, and...
  • L.A. To Give Illegal Immigrants ID Cards

    10/17/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2012 | Staff
    Los Angeles could soon be the latest of several cities across the nation to make life easier for illegal immigrants by offering them official photo identification cards to help them access taxpayer-funded services and open bank accounts. It’s a necessary measure to help illegal aliens incorporate into civic life, according to lawmakers in the city of about 4 million. Nearly half of L.A. residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a chunk are in the U.S. illegally. One L.A. councilman told a local newspaper that the ID cards will allow illegal aliens “who...
  • L.A. mayor wants ID cards for immigrants

    10/17/2012 2:40:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 16, 2012
    Los Angeles - ..City officials and other supporters of the city ID card say it's a practical attempt to balance federal immigration laws with making residents less vulnerable to crime and more accountable to their community. An official ID would make it easier for many residents to open bank accounts, obtain city services and identify themselves to law enforcement officials, they argue. .."An ID that recognizes residents as Angelenos with access to all city agencies would be a great benefit for all of us," [Alexandra Suh] said. "Things like the ability to check out a library book, to access health...
  • Supremes Take Voter ID Case

    10/16/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/16/12 | Jason Riley
    Arizona passed a law in 2005 that says anyone registering to vote must provide "satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship," in the form of a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or some other document. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the law stands. Critics of the statute, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, say that the proof-of-citizenship requirement is an unconstitutional burden and that it conflicts with the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which allows prospective voters to register by checking a box on a form that asks "Are you a...
  • LA City Council committee OKs ID plan for immigrants - (Library Cards now Valid ID)

    10/16/2012 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies
    ABC-TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct. 16, 2012 | Darsha Phillips
    A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a plan Tuesday that would allow Los Angeles city libraries to issue identification cards to undocumented residents. It's the first step in a long process to get identification cards to illegal immigrants and other Los Angeles residents. The city has 90 days to write up a proposal and a plan to implement the proposal. The idea is to turn Los Angeles city library cards into a city services card -- a form of identification that Los Angeles' estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrants could use to open bank accounts, use as a debit card and...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Arizona voter ID case

    10/16/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which said Arizona cannot refuse to register voters who do not provide proof of citizenship if they fill out a special registration form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission. That form requires only that the person avows, under oath and penalty of perjury that he or she is eligible to vote. In its June...
  • University of North Carolina denies Iraq vet in-state tuition as it mulls giving break to illegals

    10/16/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE--The University of North Carolina, which is currently considering giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits, denied an Army sergeant the same break even though she owns a home in the Tar Heel state and only moved away briefly because the military stationed her husband in Texas. Hayleigh Perez, 26, hoped to use her G.I. Bill to attend the UNC’s Pembroke campus near Fort Bragg, but the young veteran -- who served a 14-month tour in Iraq -- was told she did not qualify as a state resident because she had been gone for about three years. “I got frustrated. When...
  • DREAM Act Blamed for Spike in Immigrant Deaths, Young Illegal Immigrant Arrests

    10/16/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | October 15, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
    Despite an overall drop in illegal immigration nationwide, there has been a huge spike in the number of undocumented immigrants found dead in the south Texas brush country this year, and a disturbing number of the illegals found dead and alive attempting to sneak into the the past three months have been young people. 1200 WOAI news reports some who deal with illegal immigration blame the DREAM Act, and talk that young people in the United States illegally may receive legal residency or even a path to citizenship in a second Obama term. “Ever since this dialogue from Washington...
  • [South Texas]Kidnapping Unsettles Mexican Nationals at UTPA

    10/16/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10-15-2012
    WESLACO - Mexican nationals studying at the University of Texas-Pan American are worried that the violence they fled from may be catching up with them on the U.S. side of the border. "I am from Miguel Aleman ... it's a small town an hour-and-a-half away from here," one student said. "I came for my studies," she said. "All my family is from Mexico," the student said. She said it was a way to flee the violence gripping border regions in Mexico. "I have to take some other precautions ... coming to school," she said. She asked to have her identity...
  • Thousands of illegal immigrants paying in-state tuition rates also get Texas financial aid

    10/15/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/12 | BRITTNEY MARTIN
    AUSTIN — Tea party conservatives will push next year to rescind a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay state-resident tuition rates, and when they do, a little-known fact could be at the center of the debate: Students who aren’t citizens are also eligible for state financial aid. Nearly 2,500 students who are in the country illegally received more than $9.5 million in state higher education grants in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. There were 16,476 illegal-immigrant students paying resident tuition rates, meaning more than 1 in 7 get...
  • Homeland Security busts Bangkok restaurant in green card sting

    10/15/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    VeroNews ^ | October 15, 2012 | Eileen Kelley
    VERO BEACH — An undercover investigator posing as a corrupt immigration agent led to the arrests of four people at the Vero Beach Bangkok restaurant and helped foil an elaborate scheme where undocumented workers from Thailand were paying as much as $30,000 to obtain illegal green cards. Agents arrested Bangkok owner Sarah Tipfun and the others after they raided the popular 14th Avenue restaurant last week.
  • Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states

    10/15/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Arizona is required to accept a form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission and allow people to register. That form does not mandate proof of citizenship but instead simply requires a signed avowal the person is eligible to vote. The state is asking the nation's high court to overturn that...
  • DACA [DREAM Act] Amnesty Statistics

    10/15/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 12 October 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports today that 179,794 applications for the president's illegal DACA [DREAM Act] amnesty have been accepted as of 10 October 2012 - 4,591 have been approved - There's no indication that any applications have been turned down.
  • Option to seek permanent residency opens for local man featured in immigration story

    10/14/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | Oct. 14, 2012 | LEWIS KAMB; Staff writer
    A 39-year-old Mexican national who has lived illegally in Pierce County for more than half of his life will be able to stay in the United States through the end of next year – and possibly longer. Oscar Campos Estrada’s chances for staying in this country permanently took a major step forward when a federal immigration judge recently set his next court date for December 2013. “He’s a long way from being deported,” Amy Kratz, a Seattle-based immigration lawyer, said Friday of Oscar’s case. That’s because come May 7 – more than seven months before Oscar’s next court date –...
  • Aroostook County Maine field sign

    10/10/2012 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 44 replies
    self | 10/10/12 | Atomic Vomit
    Been bush hogging my fields up here in northernmost Maine. Came up with an Aroostook County style yard sign!
  • Petition sent to Raleigh regarding undocumented immigrants

    10/13/2012 2:51:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    WECT ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Nadine Maeser
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) – Some North Carolinians are petitioning driver licenses for undocumented residents. Jesus Ministry out of Charlotte has been working on a project to allow the eight percent of the population that represent undocumented residents to acquire a driver's license. According to a press release, these undocumented residents drive to school, church work and other places of interest and do not possess a valid document to operate a vehicle.
  • Obama's refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors

    10/13/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens. In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama's moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants...
  • Illegal immigrant from Mexico charged with multiple counts of rape

    10/12/2012 6:41:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The Oakland Press ^ | October 12, 2012 | JOHN TURK and DAVE PHILLIPS
    An illegal immigrant from Mexico charged with multiple counts of rape in Oakland County was tracked down by immigration officials and turned over to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) tracked down Miguel Angel Davila-Ruiz, 33, at a southwest Detroit home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Davila-Ruiz was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office regarding four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Pontiac. Deputies had been looking for Davila-Ruiz since July, when the warrant was issued. Efforts began between ERO and sheriff’s deputies to catch...
  • [Texas:]Ranchers to Get Surveillance Cameras

    10/12/2012 1:59:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/11/12
    SAN ANTONIO - Ranchers are turning to technology to keep an eye on their lands. Linda Vickers was one of the first ranchers in South Texas to volunteer to have motion-sensing cameras installed on her land. "I think some of the best images are these huge groups ... nine or 10 in a frame," she said of the images captured by cameras. The state on Thursday announced hundreds of motion-sensing cameras will be installed throughout South Texas. The project, Operation Drawbridge, will allocate $225,000 to install the cameras on ranches and farms where smuggling is common. "I believe 2008-2009 ......
  • Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070

    10/12/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law. And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary...
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

    10/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation, federal officials said they can now seize assets of gang members found within the United States jurisdiction. The designation is the first for a U.S. street gang. Among the organizations similarly designated are Japan’s Yakuza and Mexico’s Zetas, whose leader, Heriberto Lazcano, was killed by Mexican Marines on Sunday. An armed gang later stole his body from a funeral parlor. ... MS-13 began among El Salvadoran...
  • Mexico condemns US border shooting

    10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | October 2012 04.20 | Associated Press in Phoenix
    A teenage boy has died after a US border patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border. Agents in Nogales, Arizona, responded to reports of suspected smugglers near the border on Wednesday night and watched two people abandon a quantity of narcotics and run back to Mexico, according to the border patrol.
  • Law Profs: Obama's Deferred Action Not Supported By Constitution [DREAM Act]

    10/09/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 08 October 2012 | Jon Feere
    If the president may constitutionally permit 15 percent of the nation's illegal immigrant population to remain in the United States without fear of removal, why may he not do the same for 50 percent of that population, or for all of it?
  • Miss. governor joins suit on deportations, says Obama’s policy costs his state millions

    10/10/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a judge to halt President Obama’s new nondeportation policy, arguing that failing to send illegal immigrants back home is costing his state tens of millions of dollars a year. Mr. Bryant, a Republican, on Wednesday joined a lawsuit filed over the summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who said they are being forced to violate federal law by releasing illegal immigrants they know are eligible to be deported. “I believe this action by the Obama administration is unconstitutional and circumvents Congress’s authority,” said Mr. Bryant, adding that illegal immigration hurts his state. “As...
  • [South Texas:]Sheriff Treviño: Not fazed by death threats

    10/10/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 10/10/2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño has become the target of death threats from a member of a dangerous gang that has ties to Mexican drug cartels. The threats have forced the sheriff and his deputies to take precautions, he said. “As an elected official, and one with such a high-profile position, I don’t expect people to always agree with me,” Treviño said. “But when you make a threat against my life, one of my family members or one of my deputies, that is over the top.” Sheriff’s investigators are looking for two gang members believed to be behind...
  • DHS Report on Immigration: Lowest Number of Illegal Alien Arrests Since 1972

    10/10/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 9, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The report shows that the number of illegal aliens apprehended has steadily decreased over the course of the Obama administration, from 869,857 in fiscal year 2009 to 641,633 in fiscal year 2011. The table includes the following totals for fiscal years 2008-2011: 2008: 1,043.863 2009: 869,857 2010: 752,329 2011: 641,633 The table also shows that from 1976 to 2008, the number of apprehensions ranged from 910,361 in 1980 to 1,814,729 in 2000.
  • We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here

    10/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 9, 2012 | John Holter
    Think you are an American citizen? Well think again, because you and I are probably illegal immigrants There were no humans born on the original land mass of what is today known as the United States. The National Geographic Society thinks that the first inhabitants migrated to the Americas some 13,000 years ago, and they are not sure who got here first. That means that even our "native" Native Americans may be here illegally. So let us get something straight: When a citizen gripes about letting all these "foreigners" in, they should stop to reconsider: he or she might be...
  • Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)

    10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his party’s most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the President’s reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed. What makes Obama’s trip to California so fascinating though...
  • Stop Muslim Immigration to the U.S.

    10/09/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    petition site ^ | 10.9.2012 | Citizen Warrior
    The United States must change its immigration policies to exclude Muslims. Islam is both a religion and a political ideology, and its politics are supremacist. That is, the doctrines of mainstream Islam command Muslims to work toward the dominance of their religion over all other religions, and the subjugation of all people to the Islamic political system (Shari'a). In this sense, Islam seeks to overthrow the established Constitution of the United States, and to replace it with Shari'a. That is sedition. This does not refer to some "extreme" or "radical" form of Islam. Shari'a is a fundamental part of mainstream...
  • [Mexico:]Jailed Zetas accused of David Hartley murder, San Fernando massacres

    10/08/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/08/2012 | Sergio Chapa
    A Zetas leader arrested in the streets of Nuevo Laredo is being accused of masterminding the Falcon Lake murder of American tourist David Hartley and the massacres in San Fernando. Mexican marines arrested Salvador Alfonso Martínez-Escobedo in Nuevo Laredo around 7 p.m. Saturday. Martinez-Escobedo, who goes by the nickname "La Ardilla" or "The Squierrel", is reported to be a regional commander for the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican Navy officials report he escaped from gun battle with marines that left one person dead in the San Agustin subdivision early Saturday morning. Marines found Martinez-Escobedo hours later in an SUV in the...