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  • Mississippi Governor Pushes Arizona-Style Immigration Law for State

    02/23/2012 5:54:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona "To me, this seems so simple. So very, very clear and so that's why I am supporting this law." - Governor Phil Bryant (R-MS)Mississippi joins the growing number of states fed up with the Federal failure to enforce immigration laws - and is doing something about it. Last week, State Rep. Becky Currie (R) introduced House Bill 488 (PDF) - the Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2012 - a sweeping piece of legislation which would incorporate the best of previous state bills to come before it. The bill would allow law enforcement...
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

    02/22/2012 4:59:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 22, 2012 3:55 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license, Beck told a group of Los Angeles Times’ reporters and editorial writers. “The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of California – over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem on iota, haven’t reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses. So we have to look at...
  • LAPD Chief: Beck backs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    02/23/2012 11:03:03 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0223-beck-licenses-20120222,0,2763942.story?track=rss&utm_so | 2/23/2012 | Joel Rubin and Paloma Esquivel
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday that California should issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
  • La Raza President Calls Joe Arpaio 'America's Worst Sheriff', Demands Resignation

    02/23/2012 6:41:16 AM PST · by montag813 · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Well the gloves are finally off, and the Death Star of the illegal alien amnesty movement is coming after America's most potent symbol against illegal immigration: Sheriff Joe Arpaio. National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, in a press conference in Phoenix, called the Maricopa County lawman "America's worst sheriff" and called on Arpaio to resign from office, claiming "discrimination against Latinos". This marks the first time that La Raza has come against Sheriff Arpaio directly. After the passage of S.B. 1070, NCLR and the SEIU paid to bus in protesters from Los Angeles...
  • Child Tax Credit for Immigrants Without SSN Might be History ()

    02/22/2012 5:46:00 PM PST · by wac3rd · 27 replies
    (snip) Eliberto’s two sons are US-born. He and his wife are undocumented immigrants and because they cannot have a Social Security Number (SSN), they use an ITIN instead to file their yearly tax return. “The money [Child Tax Credit] is the only one we qualify for, and we end up using almost entirely on the children,” stated Eliberto, who did not provide a last name to protect his family. The Van Nuys resident earns approximately $20,000 a year through full time employment and says that every two weeks approximately $154 disappear from his already small paycheck to pay federal and...
  • El Paso Police: Bullet That Hit Woman In Downtown Believed To Have Come From Mexico

    02/22/2012 5:52:53 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | February 21, 2012
    Woman Was Pushing Child In A Carriage When She Was Hit EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Tuesday afternoon that a bullet that punctured a woman's right calf in Downtown El Paso Tuesday morning is believed to have come from Mexico. Police said a 48-year-old woman was shopping on Overland near Oregon when her leg was hit by a bullet just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. A shootout happened at the same time in Juarez as when the woman was hit with the bullet. Guillen Middle School, Aoy Elementary and Hart Elementary were put on lockdown...
  • Joe Arpaio Says The President Should Thank Him Personally After Every Illegal Immigrant Roundup

    02/21/2012 8:22:41 PM PST · by El Sordo · 11 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | 2/21/12 | Matthew Hendley
    "How come the president doesn't thank me for doing what I can for the economy?" Arpaio continued. "I never get any thanks from the White House -- that's okay, it doesn't bother me." Of course, that's the same president who's under "investigation" by Arpaio and the "birther" gang. Arpaio said he took on the "investigation" into Obama's eligibility to be president because he was "doing him a favor" by intending to clear his name. He didn't say which way the conclusion to that "investigation" is going to go, as we'll all have to wait for the results show on March...
  • Obama to Shut Down Immigration Enforcement Program

    02/22/2012 4:04:10 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02.22.12 | Alan Gomez
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them.
  • L.A. conference considers plight of day laborers

    02/21/2012 7:25:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 21, 2012 | Paloma Esquivel
    The way Omar Sierra remembers it, dozens of day laborers gathered in the Kmart parking lot that day more than 15 years ago. A county mobile health clinic arrived with a mariachi band and free food and offered HIV tests to those waiting for work. Sierra got in line and sat for his test. He heard a commotion, turned and saw men running. He thought someone was offering a job and wondered whether he should go with them. Then he saw the immigration agents. And he ran as fast as he could. More than a dozen day laborers were arrested...
  • Zetas drug cartel killed rivals, escaped from Mexico prison

    02/20/2012 2:03:09 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 20, 2012 | unattributed
    MONTERREY, Mexico – Imprisoned members of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel stabbed and bludgeoned 44 members of the rival Gulf cartel to death and then staged a mass escape, apparently with the help of prison authorities, officials in northern Mexico said Monday. Rodrigo Medina, governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, said the prison's director and three other officials have been fired and are under investigation for purportedly helping in the escape. The same was done with 18 prison guards. "Unfortunately, a group of traitors has set back the work of a lot of good police," Medina told a...
  • Dare to DREAM? Expect to Wake Up to a Nightmare

    02/21/2012 10:51:31 AM PST · by gabriellah
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 02/21/2012 | Elissa Roberson
    Why do people with ethnic backgrounds scream “Foul!” and people in high positions of power jump on the issue “to protect their rights,” yet ignore the needs of law-abiding citizens? Today, there is a new kind of discrimination looming in this great nation. With the implementation of the California DREAM Act (or the Equal Opportunity Act), citizens have been grossly violated and subjected to discrimination.
  • State finds fault with immigration crackdown program

    02/21/2012 12:59:05 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    City and law enforcement leaders are calling on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reject a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative they say would encourage racial profiling and undermine the city and state's power to police themselves. At a news conference today at City Hall, Mayor John DeStefano -- flanked by community leaders and the chief of police -- called the new federal initiative “dangerous and unconstitutional.” The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) plans to roll out its Secure Communities program in Connecticut this week. Local police departments already share arrest and fingerprint information with...
  • 59% Fear Efforts To Deport Illegal Immigrants Will Violate Civil Rights of Citizens

    02/21/2012 9:29:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 49 replies
    While most voters continue to strongly support border control to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into this country, they also remain concerned that legal citizens will be caught up inadvertently in these efforts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens.
  • Will armed citizens finally secure the Arizona border?

    02/21/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/2012 | Doug Book
    It’s no secret that Barack Hussein Obama and the rest of the American left have been importing illegal aliens in ever increasing numbers for the purpose of supplementing the “dead voter” turnout every November. And as we all know, if illegals committed voter fraud at a 70% clip in favor of Republicans rather than Democrats, the border would be sealed tighter than a drum and states like California would be wondering what to do with their budget surplus. Last year, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a measure which authorizes the creation of a state guard, that is, a militia which...
  • Napolitano's border policies take beating at budget hearings ( In which JN does the AZ 2-step)

    02/21/2012 7:58:14 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Feburary 16, 2012 | Dustin Volz
    Lawmakers pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security and deportation policies in two House hearings that lasted much of the day Wednesday. Napolitano’s appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday morning and the House Homeland Security Committee in the afternoon was supposed to be about her department’s proposed $39.5 billion budget for fiscal 2013, a half-percent reduction from its current budget. [snip] Republicans accused Napolitano of using “prosecutorial discretion” in deciding which detained immigrants to deport, in effect supporting amnesty and DREAM Act policies that Congress has refused to pass. [snip] It also included attempts by several...
  • NEBRASKA: Federal Judge Upholds Most of Fremont Anti-Illegal Alien Ordinance

    02/21/2012 7:47:14 AM PST · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-21-2012 | John Hill
    By John HillStand With ArizonaThe accelerating trend of local victories against illegal aliens continued Monday, as a Federal Judge in Nebraska upheld most of a hard-fought Fremont ordinance intended to keep illegal aliens out of the city - keeping employment restrictions, but limiting restrictions on illegal aliens obtaining housing in Fremont. U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp upheld the city's mandate that all employers screen the legal status of job applicants. This was a victory for the people of Fremont, who overwhelmingly approved the measure in 2008, before they were sued by the ACLU and others. The judge blocked...
  • Mexican Flag Day event held in Santa Ana

    02/21/2012 5:00:22 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Orange County news: ^ | February 20th, 2012 | Theresa Cisneros
    About 7,000 people attended a Mexican Flag Day ceremony in downtown Santa Ana on Sunday afternoon, aimed at honoring the Mexican and American flags and educating many in the audience about their Mexican roots. The eighth annual event – which featured flag presentations, live entertainment, a brief history lesson and more – ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Plaza Santa Ana, an outdoor space at the corner of Fourth and French streets. (Click here or on the photo above to see pictures from the event.) The gathering was sponsored by Los 32 Por Mexico en Orange County –...
  • 10 Face Trial In Alabama – Feb. 27th

    02/20/2012 7:13:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Dreamactivist.org ^ | 17 February 2012 | Dream Activist
    Fernanda, Mysia and Cynthia are ready to get back to Alabama to continue to fight and show the real power of immigrants. Now we need your help to make sure we can get them all to Alabama;.
  • Illegal voting story sparks criminal investigation

    02/20/2012 2:50:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    ABC 7 - WZVN ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Andy Pierrotti
    Law enforcement is now taking action in direct response to an NBC2 investigation involving potential voter fraud. It comes after we uncovered non U.S. citizens who were registered to vote. The Collier County Sheriff's office is investigating two voters who admit they are not U.S. citizens, yet cast ballots in numerous elections. "This is the first year we've actually had a complaint come in that non-citizens were voting," said Sergeant David White, who is assigned to the county's economic crimes unit. White got the names from the Supervisor of Elections office after the NBC2 Investigators examined jury excusal forms where...
  • Feds Purposely Keeping U.S. Borders Wide Open, Experts Say (No duh)

    02/20/2012 10:18:14 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 20 replies
    New American ^ | 2-20-12 | Alex Newman
    Under the guise of environmentalism, various federal agencies and departments are blocking Border Patrol agents’ access to critical areas while contributing to widespread lawlessness along the U.S. border, according to experts. Criminals, meanwhile, are taking full advantage of the rapidly deteriorating situation. Despite claims by the Obama administration that the American border is “safer” or “more secure” than ever, sources with knowledge of the reality on the ground say that is simply not true. In fact, as Mexico spirals deeper into chaos, conditions along the border are only getting worse — rapidly. “Far from contained and secure, the Arizona Border...
  • Illegals Squeeze Amnesty, $350,000 out of Taxpayers for Immigration Raid (Blood pressure warning)

    02/20/2012 10:22:43 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies
    New American ^ | 2-20-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    The federal government will pay $350,000 to a group of illegal immigrants and permit them to stay in the country pursuant to a settlement reached in a lawsuit they filed after they were arrested. The immigrants claimed the government violated their constitutional rights when federal agents raided a “Latino” neighborhood in New Haven, Conn., in 2007. Their reward for refusing to obey American laws is the largest settlement ever in a case involving an immigration raid. The leftist legal team is celebrating their success in frustrating the enforcement of immigration law, but the settlement is no surprise given the Obama...
  • House Committee Misses Chance to Question Sec. Napolitano on Immigration Enforcement

    02/20/2012 11:11:28 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | February 20, 2012 | Jonathan Osbourne
    The House Homeland Security Committee hosted a hearing Wednesday afternoon called “An Examination of the President's FY 2013 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security” with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The Congressmen in attendance were Peter King (Committee Chairman) of New York, Lamar Smith of Texas, Dan Lungren of California, Mike Rogers of Alabama, Michael McCaul of Texas, Bennie Thompson (Committee Ranking Member), Loretta Sanchez of California, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Yvette Clarke of New York, Laura Richardson of California, Danny Davis of Illinois, Chip Cravaack of Minnesota, Patrick Meeham of Pennsylvania, Scott Rigell...
  • Georgia and Birthright Citizenship

    02/20/2012 8:19:49 AM PST · by Sallyven · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Some interesting events have been transpiring in Georgia over the last few weeks. At least, that is, in the right wing blogosphere's view -- the mainstream media orchestrated a complete blackout. And it wasn't because big media missed the show, since I personally saw them holding the spotlights and cameras. The footage was simply left on the cutting room floor. [snip]Judge Malihi has now ruled that no citizen parents are necessary -- essentially putting anchor babies, "birth tourist" babies, and those like Obama, with his dual citizenship and only one citizen parent, on the same "natural born" bus.[snip]In Georgia, whether...
  • The Mississippization of California

    02/19/2012 8:37:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 6+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | February 14, 2012 | Rod Dreher
    Heather Mac Donald says California is in for a huge, demographics-driven economic shift: California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind. The...
  • ICE to roll out 'Secure Communities' Wednesday; Connecticut likely to participate partially

    02/20/2012 5:59:28 AM PST · by raybbr · 5 replies
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | 2/20/2012 | Mary E. O’Leary
    NEW HAVEN – Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put Connecticut on notice that it will roll out Secure Communities on Wednesday, but the state is expected to only partially cooperate. Secure Communities is a federal program begun in 2008 where the fingerprints of anyone arrested are not only shared with the FBI, but also given to ICE for review. ICE in turn may send a 48-hour detainer request to local prisons to hold the undocumented individual. A detainer is not a warrant, but rather an administrative request that is not legally binding. States and communities that are fighting the program...
  • The Daily Rattle (February's Immigration News Roundup)

    02/19/2012 3:49:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 18, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Today’s Daily Rattle cuts a wide swath across the political landscape, including stories about the ongoing carnage of the Mexican war against the narco cartels, some high profile endorsements of Mitt Romney by immigration enforcement advocates, and a potential reentry into the political realm by our good friend Russell Pearce. But first, we examine the continued success of Alabama’s landmark HB 56, which has transformed the economic fortunes of many Alabamians for the better while causing its enemies-including the Obama administration-to redouble their efforts at thwarting the will of the people. It turns out that Alabama’s immigration enforcement law has...
  • Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man following a stabbing early Saturday.

    02/19/2012 6:51:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Milford Patch ^ | February 18, 2012 | Sean O'Donnell
    Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with the stabbing of another man at 23 Water St. David Segundo Dutan-Guaman, 23, is charged with armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and two outstanding warrants that were unrelated to the crime. Dutan-Guaman is being held at Milford Police headquarters on $5,000 cash bail. According to police, officers responded at 2:19 a.m. to a reported disturbance at 23 Water St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year-old man had been stabbed. He was found a short distance away on Oliver Street after police followed...
  • Fleeing Illegal Aliens Shoot at Texas Troopers During Traffic Stop

    02/19/2012 11:21:27 AM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Illegal aliens are increasingly battling police to avoid capture. Last week in Phoenix, 2 illegals fought with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's detectives after a traffic stop, to try and enable 10 additional illegals to escape into the desert. Last night near Premont, TX, one or more of a group of 15 illegal aliens in a van shot at a Texas DPS Trooper when the officer tried to stop their vehicle in a routine traffic stop on Highway 281, according to the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office. After a short chase, the pursuit ended south...
  • ICE Long Beach shootout: As immigration cauldron boils, ICE agents buckle

    02/19/2012 7:34:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 18, 2012 | Patrik Johnson
    ICE Long Beach shootout: As immigration cauldron boils, ICE agents buckle The Long Beach, Calif., shooting that left one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent dead and another wounded comes as the Obama administration has moved to improve morale among embattled ICE agents. By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / February 18, 2012 ATLANTA The internecine shootout that ended with one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent dead and another critically wounded in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday comes on the heels of an Obama administration effort to relieve dysfunction and morale problems within a frontline agency tasked with enforcing the nation's border...
  • Devine intervention: Feds to question middle-schoolers on discrimination complaints .

    02/18/2012 11:35:18 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | February 18, 2012 | Joe Conger
    DEVINE, Texas -- Most middle school take-home permission slips are about field trips. But the one in Devine is asking if students can talk with federal investigators. Although the population in Devine is 60 percent Hispanic, the middle school girls volleyball team is not. Some of the girls' parents complained to the Department of Education about discrimination, alleging there is a large amount of white girls that make up the A team compared to the heavily Hispanic B team. And it has this small town of 4,400 talking about racial disparity. Next week the Department of Education is sending investigators...
  • Undocumented Migrant Named to Illinois DREAM Commission

    02/18/2012 6:49:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 18, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Link only..due to, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2012 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/02/18/undocumented-migrant-named-to-illinois-dream-commission/#ixzz1mn5uFa6z
  • Ariz sheriff says he's gay after misconduct claims

    02/18/2012 6:11:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 120 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/18/12 | BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press
    A sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat was forced to confirm he is gay Saturday and resigned from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's Arizona committee amid allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom he previously had a relationship. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denied claims he tried to threaten the man, a Mexican immigrant and a former campaign volunteer, with deportation if their past relationship was made public. The man's allegations were first published Friday in The New Times, a Phoenix alternative weekly magazine. Babeu, a first-term sheriff who has risen to national prominence with...
  • Immigrant leaders say Chicago police violated "sanctuary" ordinance

    02/18/2012 10:59:24 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WGN News ^ | February 17, 2012 | Julian Crews
    CHICAGO— Immigrant rights groups are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to look at the arrest of a 54-year-old mother from Cameroon. Relatives say Rose Tchakounte was pulled over for not using her turn signal, driving through the South Side of Chicago Wednesday. Without any valid reason, activists say, police checked Tchakounte's immigration status. Because she'd missed an immigration hearing, due to an error by her lawyer, family members say 1st District Chicago police arrested her, eventually transferring her into the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...
  • TEXAS: 3 “Afghan Nationals” Detained in Rio Grande Valley

    02/17/2012 2:09:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-17-2012 | John Hill
    McALLEN — Another reminder of why we need a secure border emerged this week, as U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed three Afghan nationals were detained in the Rio Grande Valley - an increasing "hot zone" of cartel invasion and violence against American ranchers. Border Patrol confirmed the detentions, but would not say where or when they occurred. Enrique Mendiola, assistant chief Border Patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley sector, said that human smugglers see moving people besides Mexican nationals as a "business opportunity." "Average smuggling rates for other-than-Mexican nationals far exceed those of Mexicans and Central and South Americans,"...
  • Mexico Unveils ‘No More Weapons!’ Sign Made Of Firearms Along US Border

    02/17/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
  • Home invaders played Russian roulette with a 5-year-old while they held his family hostage

    02/17/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    A Florida family endured three days of torture and fear as they were held hostage by a group of criminals demanding thousands of dollars in cash. Today the father testified against one of his abductors, telling how they terrorized the family and played Russian roulette with their five-year-old son. The scarring details came out as Victor Manuel Sanchez, the first of the four assailants, is on trial for numerous felony charges including attempted murder, home-invasion robbery, and kidnapping. Sanchez and his three partners were arrested after they had held the Morais family hostage in their Winter Garden, Florida home for...
  • NBC2 Investigators: Public assistance

    02/16/2012 7:10:57 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    ABC-7.com WZVN ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Andy Pierrotti, NBC2 Investigator
    COLLIER COUNTY - NBC2 Investigators discovered there are parents living in Florida illegally, but their children are getting millions of your tax dollars in public assistance. The amount they're receiving is growing. Despite little Sergio's smile, the Collier County kindergartener doesn't live an easy life. "He travels with his family. They don't know where they are going to sleep and eat when they get to another place," says Barbara Mainster, director of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The non-profit of 70 schools cater to poor migrant workers' children. Born in United States, Sergio's parents moved to the U.S. illegally to...
  • Homeland Security Secretary to Visit Valley(South Texas)

    02/16/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 3+ views
    KRGV ^ | Feb. 16, 2012
    MCALLEN - The secretary of Homeland Security is heading to the Valley. Janet Napolitano will be in McAllen on Monday and Tuesday. She'll be meeting Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner David Aguilar. Napolitano will also spend time with state and local law enforcement officials. They're set to discuss border security, travel and trade. No other details on her trip have been released.
  • Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near U.S. Border (Hizbollah)

    02/16/2012 6:21:36 AM PST · by WeAreAMERICA · 11 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumHUWY8yes Very interesting video, makes me think this is where Iran is setting up to hit the US from. When we end up in a war with them they'll enter and hit American soil thru Mexico (unless they already have sleeper cells in the US).
  • Illegal Population Stops Declining under Obama

    02/16/2012 11:51:56 AM PST · by zeestephen · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | February 2012 | Steven A. Camarota
    10.9 million (± 200,000) illegal immigrants lived in the United States on January 1, 2011.....7 to 8 million illegal immigrants continue to hold jobs in the United States at a time when unemployment remains at record levels for the young and least-educated native-born population.
  • Please, A Little Honesty About Illegal Immigration

    02/16/2012 4:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Febrary 16, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Barack Obama recently assured El Salvador that the United States would not deport more 200,000 Salvadorans residing illegally in the United States. As the election nears, and the president looks to court Hispanic voters, he also created a new position of "public advocate" for illegal immigrants. His duties would appear to be to advocate that millions circumvent, rather than follow, current federal law. The administration has also said it will focus enforcement only on those who have committed crimes -- with the implicit understanding that it is no longer a crime to illegally enter and reside in the United...
  • Amid protests, Kobach pushes immigration laws

    02/16/2012 7:05:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | , Feb. 16, 2012 | BRENT D. WISTROM
    TOPEKA — With protesters chanting and pounding drums outside the Capitol, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the nation’s most prominent advocates of illegal immigration crackdowns, urged lawmakers Wednesday to force employers and law enforcement officers to help chase off illegal immigrants. “There’s no question that if a state passes laws to discourage illegal immigration … then you will see some self-deportation,” Kobach told the House State and Federal Affairs Committee. The protesters outside said those laws are more likely to produce discrimination, worker shortages and costly lawsuits. “If Mr. Kobach, who is promoting, not only here in Kansas...
  • Illegal immigrant caught using five-year-old’s identity for work

    02/15/2012 8:29:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    FOX6Now.com Milwaukee ^ | February 15, 2012 | Bryan Polcyn
    BROOKFIELD — Thousands of illegal immigrants are living in southeast Wisconsin. Some of them are stealing other people’s identities to get jobs. A FOX6 investigation exposes a bustling black market for fake IDs that could put your family at risk. Imagine learning that your five-year-old has a full time job! That’s what a Milwaukee mom discovered when she applied for state benefits. The truth is, her little girl is a victim of identity theft. Rebecca Morales found out about her daughter’s phantom work history when she tried to apply for government benefits last year. A state worker told her that...
  • BERKELEY: The Pacific Steel Casting Situation (News Analyis)

    02/15/2012 7:01:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 2/14/12 | Steve Martinot
    People are back in the streets because of Pacific Steel Casting Company. In the past, it has been the issue of pollution. The workers have struck over the issue of health and safety (the same issue, as seen from inside). And now, some 200 workers are protesting unjust job termination, owing to intervention by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), in violation of the spirit of Berkeley as a sanctuary city. This factory remains a problem. There will be a march to publicize this problem on Friday, Feb. 17. Here's a bit of the story (aka history). The factory is a...
  • Court says U.S. attorney can’t shield prosecutor’s misconduct

    02/15/2012 4:58:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/15/12 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    When a federal appeals court issued a ruling describing a prosecutor’s misconduct that forced a halt to a drug-trafficking trial in Tucson, the U.S. attorney’s response was to ask the court to erase the prosecutor’s name from the published decision. Bad move. After republishing the name of the errant prosecutor, Jerry Albert, the court pointed a finger at the U.S. attorney’s office and said it was time to start taking responsibility for the misdeeds of its employees. “When a prosecutor steps over the boundaries of proper conduct and into unethical territory, the government has a duty to own up to...
  • Do undocumented workers hurt or help the economy?

    02/15/2012 2:37:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    U.S. Catholic ^ | February 14, 2012 | Father Tom Joyce CMF
    This has always been the chicken-and-egg question over unauthorized immigration. And the answer usually reflects where a person stands on immigration. Opponents are quick to argue that undocumented workers take jobs from the poor, while advocates respond most American workers don’t want those jobs. Opponents come back – suddenly advocates for labor unions and decent wages – that unemployed workers would snap up the jobs if they paid better. The advocates point to the fact that these are often back-breaking, dirty jobs that even desperate unemployed workers would never touch. Opponents reply that some of those jobs aren’t all that...
  • US settles lawsuit over '07 immigration raids

    02/15/2012 9:15:48 AM PST · by Puppage · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 02/15/2012
    <p>NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Eleven men who claimed immigration agents violated their rights in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday.</p>
  • Mexican fugitive's release, visa spur questions

    02/15/2012 12:17:52 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Jason Buch and Dudley Althaus
    A Texas congressman wants to know why the former treasurer of a Mexican border state who's under indictment in that country — and has connections to San Antonio — was granted a visa and was released after his arrest this month in Texas. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said he asked the State Department why Hector Javier Villarreal, the former head of the tax office for Coahuila who's facing fraud-related charges, was allowed to enter the United States. Villarreal was granted a visa in October, Gohmert said, shortly after Mexican officials released him on bail. Gohmert said he also wants to...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...