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  • Activists gear up to help young illegal immigrants remain here under new Obama policy

    07/07/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | Mark Brown
    Ready or not, here they come. Local immigration rights advocates say they will hold a mass workshop Aug. 15 to begin processing young illegal immigrants seeking to remain in the country under the Obama Administration’s new Dream deferral policy. Still unknown is whether there will actually be any actual applications available for them to fill out. Taking literally the president’s June 15 pledge to get the program up and running in 60 days, immigrant groups say they scheduled their workshop to help applicants start completing the paperwork as quickly as possible. If for some reason the program isn’t quite ready...
  • Vidalia Denies Harboring of Illegal Immigrants [fed up citizen sues sanctuary city]

    07/06/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Southeast Georgia Today ^ | July 6, 2012 | news
    July 6-- The city of Vidalia denies charges that it gives illegal immigrants safe harbor by allowing them to live, travel and work in the city. A Twin City resident with a history of filing complaints about illegal immigrants filed the charges with the state's new Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Michael Dale Smith accuses Vidalia Mayor Ronnie Dixon and Lark Builder's owner Bob Moore of having an unwritten policy that allows Lark's immigrant employees who are arrested to be released and allowed to return to work. "I tell you what. Have Mr. Moore show you that identification and see how...
  • State checks nab illegal contractors, immigrants

    07/04/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Williston Herald ^ | June 28, 2012 | Hank Stephenson
    Contractors across Williston got a surprise visit from a team of state inspectors this week, and for a few illegal operators, that meant hefty fines and a visit from Border Patrol. The North Dakota Contractor Compliance Task Force – a group of state officials working for a variety of departments –searched construction sites in Williston on Tuesday and Wednesday, making sure contractors’ papers were in order. “What the attorney general and other elected officials want to do is, in addition to protecting consumers and property owners, to ensure that it is a level playing field for contractors,” said Parrell...
  • Feds tell Border Patrol to run, hide from gunmen

    07/03/2012 4:43:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2012
    <p>Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an "active shooter."</p>
  • Two experts say [drunk illegal alien] driver in Denice crash case is not competent to stand trial

    06/28/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | Jun 28, 2012 | Derek McLean
    Two mental health clinicians have determined that Nicolas Dutan Guaman, charged with killing a Milford man with his truck last year, is not competent to stand trial, Guaman’s lawyer told a Worcester Superior Court judge yesterday. Guaman was evaluated Friday by neuropsychologist Paul Spiers who was hired by the defense; and yesterday by court-appointed psychologist Alan Schonberger, said attorney Peter Ettenberg. While neither doctor has filed a report, both claim that he is incompetent, the attorney told Judge Daniel Wrenn. Ettenberg said that his client does not understand the charges against him or how the court and U.S. legal...
  • Police: [illegal alien] Drunk driver kills unborn child

    06/28/2012 6:29:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    KAIT8 ^ | June 27, 2012 | Web Staff
    BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A 35-year-old illegal immigrant is accused of driving drunk and killing an unborn child after a weekend crash. The Independence County Sheriff's Department filed for and received an affidavit warrant Tuesday through Don McSpadden, the 16th judicial prosecuting attorney, and Chaney Taylor, the Batesville district judge, for the arrest of Ernesto Berdeja. He is charged with negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated. . . . Mundy says Berdeja had pulled in front of the truck with his Hyundai, causing the collision. Berdeja's two female passengers were taken to the White River Medical Center. One of...
  • Levin: SCOTUS immigration decision clears way to sue sanctuary cities, states with in-state tuition

    06/27/2012 4:25:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “I must tell you that the decision is bizarre,” he said. “It’s not incomprehensible, but it is largely incoherent. I’m extremely disappointed in the chief justice for signing on with this. There is no deal, no reason for him to jump on that side. It was 8-0 on the issue of stopping and checking for documentation in the course of an investigation for possible criminal activity.” However, Levin said, if states can no longer set policies dealing with someone’s immigration status, then sanctuary cities or states may find themselves in hot water. “If this case stands for the point that...
  • Supreme Court has insulted our intelligence with its decision: we’ll give them ours in November

    06/25/2012 9:47:08 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 48 replies ^ | June 25, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This morning we have once again been reminded that our system of checks and balances no longer functions for the good of the American people. Nine lawyers in the Supreme Court, hiding behind legalese, written by other lawyers has decided that American’s, through our various states, have no right to either enforce the sovereignty and security of our borders or demand that the federal government’s lawyers do so. We don’t count in the cynical view of the lawyers that have wormed their way into controlling our lives essentially “because WE say so.” Oh they claim the United States Constitution sanctions...
  • City of Berkeley will not hold illegal immigrants for minor offenses

    06/24/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | June 23, 2012 | Karran Moorer
    The Berkeley Police Department announced Tuesday that it will not honor its agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold illegal immigrants who are being detained for minor offenses. At a special meeting of the Berkeley City Council, Police Chief Michael Meehan clarified that a person would have to be determined suspicious — being involved in activities like item intrusion, manipulating or defacing part of an infrastructure, theft, vandalism, or cyber attack — to be detained. The specific terms have yet to be determined. The council decided to send the policy to the city manager to review what qualifies...
  • Illegal Immigrant arrested in St. Tammany (LA) after golf cart, trailer thefts

    06/23/2012 11:19:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    FOX8 (New Orleans) ^ | June 22, 2012 | Meg Gatto
    Slidell, La. - St. Tammany deputies have arrested an illegal immigrant accused of stealing trailers and golf carts from homeowners' properties over the past year. Right now, 32-year-old Jorge Munguia-Martinez faces one count of theft over $1500. But more charges could be on the way. Investigators call it a brazen, midday heist. "He stole an entire trailer, which was full of merchandise. So he just backed his truck up, hooked the trailer up and took it away," Capt. George Bonnett with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office explained. That was just one of the items deputies say Munguia-Martinez stole....
  • Border Patrol arrests [23 illegal alien] sex offenders

    06/23/2012 10:14:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Imperial Valley Press (El Centro, CA) ^ | June 18, 2012 | Chelcey Adami
    Since October 2011, El Centro [CA] Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested 23 criminal sex offenders illegally in the country, according to a press release. All were apprehended near Calexico and are all males with prior felony convictions for sex offenses such as sexual intercourse with a child, rape and sodomy. Many have extensive criminal histories, and all were presented for prosecution on federal immigration charges. Five of those sex offenders, all Mexican nationals, have been convicted and sentenced for illegally entering the United States after being previously removed. They are Filemon Jaimes-Rios who was given six months jail time...
  • Man [illegal alien] jailed for sexually assaulting 6-month-old relative

    06/22/2012 7:10:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    KLTV7 ^ | June 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Thomas
    CAMP COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a six-month-old child. Camp County Sheriff's Office's chief investigator says Ignacio Saldana-Rivera sexually assaulted a six-month-old family member. Officials wouldn't say how the infant is related to Saldana. On June 8, Saldana was arrested for assault family violence and interfering with an emergency phone call. Authorities say this stemmed from the infant's mother calling 911 to report the assault and Saldana allegedly assaulted the woman to keep her from reporting him. After an investigation, the Camp County Sheriff's Office deemed the woman's claims to be...
  • After [illegal alien] drunken driver kills son, mother billed for cleanup

    06/21/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    WISTV (Greenville, SC) ^ | June 21, 2012 | news
    GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A drunken driver killed an Upstate women's son last year, and if the grief wasn't enough, she's had to deal with bills associated with the wreck, even for the cost of cleaning up her son's blood. A coroner called Loretta Robinson last June and told her that her oldest son, Justin Walker, died when his car was struck by a drunken driver on White Horse Road. "I never would have imagined getting that call," she said. "Never in one million years expected that." Robinson looked Anna Gonzalez, the accused driver, in the eye in court Tuesday...
  • Snohomish County [illegal alien] child rapist sentenced to 35 years

    06/20/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Q13 Fox News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Dana Rebik
    EVERETT— Enrique Sanchez-Leon, who pleaded guilty May to eight counts of child rape, child molestation, and sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Sanchez-Leon, 39, an illegal immigrant, was arrested in January for expoiting a "multitude of children," ranging from ages 3 to 16 in his Snohomish County apartment. . . According to court documents, Sanchez-Leon would lure his victims with candy and chocolate milk. Over time he groomed their parents, who trusted him and his ex-girlfriend as baby-sitters. . . The eight counts Sanchez-Leon pleaded guilty to include...
  • Republican Congressman Proposes Bill To Block Obama Illegal Alien Deportation Policy

    06/19/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    (The Hill) -- Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation. Schweikert's bill would specifically prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from allowing that relief, which Obama described on Friday as an option for up to 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally at a young age. Schweikert said his bill would prevent Obama from "dictating" immigration law from the White House.
  • North Texas Mom Killed In Wrong-Way Collision [by drunk illegal alien]

    06/18/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CBS (DFW) ^ | June 17, 2012 | news
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Maria Vasquez had just dropped off her nearly 2-year-old son with her father and headed to work. The 33-year-old did not make it far. The Dallas County Sheriff’s office said, around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, 21-year-old Santiago Morin-Gonzalez drove a white Ford F-150 the wrong way down northbound Interstate-35E and crashed into oncoming traffic. Vasquez was in a car, caught between two others in the wreckage. Rescue crews were able to free her, but Vasquez’s parents said that, by the time they reached Parkland Memorial Hospital, she had died. “They’re taking it very hard. It’s a loss,...
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

    06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 146 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET | Mike Lillis
    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally. “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this...
  • Fox: US Government to seek work permits for younger illegals

    06/15/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 6/15/12
    Per Fox News Channel. Obama Administration announces it will no longer deport younger illegals. Instead, will seek work permits for them to stay in the country.
  • GOP Immigration Hawk Rebuffs Rubio and Rivera DREAM Act Proposals

    06/14/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 13, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    One of Congress’s ranking Republicans on immigration says he will not support either of the two measures by fellow Republicans that would spare undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors from deportation. Rep. Steve King, the vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, told Fox News Latino that measures permitting undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. reward lawbreakers. King, who is from Iowa, said that Florida Rep. David Rivera’s bill, called “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS – which was introduced in May – “meets the definition of amnesty.” STARS would allow some undocumented students...
  • Immigrant Jail Costs [$70 million/yr in L.A. County to incarcerate illegals]

    06/13/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    KFI 640 (L.A.) ^ | June 12, 2012 | KFI NEWS Team
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today agreed to oppose a federal policy that ends reimbursements to local governments for the costs of jailing individuals whose immigration status is unknown. . . The federal government has partially reimbursed the cost of jailing foreign-born inmates whose immigration status is unknown since 1996. But the Department of Justice now says it will reimburse costs only for inmates verified as illegal immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security. . .Last year, Los Angeles County accounted for more than 8 percent of jailed and undocumented illegal immigrants nationwide and 4 percent of...
  • Public [taxpayer funded] Study: Illegal Immigrants Commit Less Crime Than Americans

    06/12/2012 6:51:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 12, 2012 | Corruption Chronicles
    Illegal immigrants are erroneously perceived to commit more crime based on the mistaken theory their population size is much larger than it really is, according to the findings of a respected public university in a southern border state. If this isn’t the most ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars, what is? A professor at a taxpayer-funded university in Arizona has actually published a study intended to answer a baffling question; why do so many Americans believe “undocumented immigrants” commit more crime? “The public consistently perceives immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, as criminal,” says the Arizona State University professor (Xia Wang) of criminology...
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • [race baiter] Latina City Councilor Fights Anti-Illegal Immigration Policies in California City

    06/11/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 11, 2012 | EFE
    Olga Diaz is using her position as the first Latina on the Escondido City Council to fight the anti-immigrant policies that have made the municipality north of San Diego famous. . . "The other councilors don't understand that they can't just offend undocumented people without also offending those who have documents, since the families have a mixed status," Diaz said. . . "Since it's the first time that the whites have been exceeded by another group, they feel threatened and the elected officials have devoted themselves to promoting fear. The inability to reason with the councilors was one of...
  • Jeb Bush: Romney and GOP have 'work to do' on illegal immigration stance

    06/11/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 11 June 2012 | Chris McGreal
    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, has warned Mitt Romney that he has boxed himself in politically with rhetoric over illegal immigration and said Republicans need a change of tone on the issue if they are to win over Latino voters. Bush said that immigration was among issues that have seen Republicans become so partisan that even Ronald Reagan would face trouble winning the party's presidential nomination today because he co-operated with Democrats. The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the...
  • Suspect in Seattle fatal hit and run of bicyclist is illegal alien

    06/10/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    KIRO - Seattle ^ | June 8, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has requested a retainer on the man arrested in the July 2011 fatal hit and run of a bicyclist in Seattle. Erlin Garcia Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park, was arrested for felony hit and run on Wednesday. ICE officials have confirmed to 97.3 KIRO-FM that Garcia-Reyes is in the country illegally. Police believe Reyes was the driver of an SUV that fatally struck and killed 44-year-old Michael Wang on July 28, 2011. The SUV hit Wang as the driver made a left turn on Dexter Ave. North in South Lake Union. The suspect fled the scene....
  • Activists: Loss of bus discount hurts illegal immigrants

    06/06/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | June 5, 2012 | Ana M. Valdes
    WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Tran officials say they're selling fewer bus passes at a discount because, among other changes, they're not letting illegal immigrants buy them anymore. But some immigrant advocates say the rules leave some of the poorest residents of the county scrambling for ways to get to jobs or supermarkets. "They are relying more and more on taxis, which cost a lot more, and they are deferring going to doctors' appointments and social service appointments," Sergio Palacio, executive director of the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach, told The Palm Beach Post last week. . . The...
  • MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens

    06/04/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies ^ | June 03, 2012 | Amanda Stewart
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens in Northern Virginia A gang member was sentenced Friday to serve 50 years in prison for forcing girls as young as 14 to work as prostitutes in Northern Virginia. A jury at U.S. District Court in Alexandria in February found 24-year-old Rances Ulices Amaya, also known as “Murder” or “Blue,” guilty of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a child and three counts of sex trafficking. According to an affidavit on file in federal court, Amaya, of Springfield, a leader of the criminal street gang Mara...
  • Illegal immigrant sex offender [child molester] sentenced for third return to U.S.

    06/01/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Examiner (Washington) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    An illegal immigrant who was deported on two occasions after he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Montgomery County, only to return to the area, was sentenced to more than four years in prison as a dangerous criminal alien after being busted for drunk driving. Dagoberto Tiznado, 33, will be deported for a third time once he finishes his time behind bars, officials said. Tiznado was sentenced in federal court in Maryland to 50 months in prison on a charge of illegally re-entering the United States as a convicted criminal alien.
  • Florida Pol Introduces GOP Alternative to DREAM Act

    06/01/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 31, 2012 | Roque Planas
    The Republican Party is officially dreaming. Rep. David Rivera, a Southern Florida Republican, introduced a conservative alternative to the DREAM Act to Congress on Wednesday, ahead of rising GOP star Marco Rubio's version. Rivera’s bill, “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS, would allow some undocumented students who enroll for college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship.
  • Federal indictment also names company that housed illegal immigrants [incl molestor]

    05/31/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette (PA) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Mark Maroney
    A Texas company and a field operations supervisor stand accused of conspiring to harbor and transport Mexican workers living in Williamsport but not permitted to live or work in the U.S., employing them as part of a team doing seismic and surface mapping surveys for the oil and gas industry. GPX, a seismic surveying company based in Sealy, Texas, and its field operations supervisor, Douglas C. Wiggill, 42, of Fort Worth, Texas, are named in a grand jury indictment charging the company and Wiggill with harboring and transporting illegal aliens and conspiracy to commit those offenses, according to U.S. Attorney...
  • Unlicensed [illegal alien] Sparks doctor [performing boob and nose jobs] pleads guilty

    05/30/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | News
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sparks man accused of performing cosmetic surgeries in homes without a medical license has pleaded guilty to a felony count of practicing medicine without a license. . . He's accused of targeting illegal immigrants who were looking for nose jobs, stomach staplings and other cosmetic surgery. Authorities say three victims were not seriously injured by the medical work. Deputy District Attorney Nathan Edwards says Orozco-Abundis is an illegal immigrant whose July 17 sentencing will likely be followed by a deportation order for his removal from the country.
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • Police Release Photo Of Accused Walmart Molester [illegal alien]

    05/29/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    KVTA (Ventura, CA) ^ | May 29, 2012 | News
    Oxnard Police released a photo of the man they arrested over the weekend for allegedly molesting a child in the Oxnard Walmart store. 39-year-old Juan Francisco Gonzalez Revelez was arrested Saturday at the store by police after an alert store employee recognized him from security video of the alleged sexual assault on Friday. Police are also looking into whether Gonzalez is a suspect in a similar incident in January at the store. He is charged with two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child. He is due in court Wednesday afternoon for arraignment. Gonzalez is being held without...
  • 6 illegal immigrants arrested after ambulance call [Darwinitez Awardio]

    05/29/2012 5:35:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    WNEM (MI) ^ | May 23, 2012 | Tom Plahutnik
    HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) - A 911 call for assistance following a disagreement in Huron County actually resulted in six illegal aliens being taken into custody. The Huron County Sheriff says 911 central dispatch received a call just before 10 a.m. Wednesday requesting an ambulance on M-142 near Moore road in Oliver Township. When a sheriff's deputy arrived to assist the ambulance, the deputy found that there was no need for an ambulance. Instead, he said he found six Mexican men near the roadway who had been working for an out-of-state construction company at a nearby grain elevator construction project....
  • [4x deported] Germantown man [caught driving drunk] pleads guilty to entering U.S. illegally

    05/28/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Daily Freeman (NY) ^ | May 25, 2012 | Blotter
    ALBANY, N.Y. — A Germantown man who has been deported to Mexico four times and arrested by Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a total of six times for illegally entering the United States pleaded guilty to re-entering the country illegally once again, the U.S. Attorney’s Northern District of New York Office said Thursday. Jesus Vazquez Loyola, 26, who is a citizen of Mexico, faces two years imprisonment, supervised release of up to one year, and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino to felony re-entry Wednesday, prosecutors said....
  • Eduardo Alementa Torres [illegal alien]: Arrested for 6th DUI in Massachusetts

    05/25/2012 5:01:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 19, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Milford police arrested Tigoberto Orellano-Alonso, 25, after he was witnessed driving erratically on South Bow Street. The Mexican national was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as well as driving without a license. . . According to a police report, Orellano-Alonso led the arresting officer on a short chase and failed to fully cooperate when stopped. An open container of alcohol was also observed inside the vehicle. . . In light of several recent incidents, it would seem that Massachusetts’ roads have become very dangerous . . Denice was hit and dragged close to a...
  • Is this a nation of laws? [Illegal Alien living in multimillion-dollar house convicted]

    05/24/2012 6:22:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    The Columbia County illegal-alien building contractor got 15 months in federal prison last Tuesday for harboring illegal aliens himself. Diaz had managed to ensconce himself here illegally in a very nice multimillion-dollar house and build up a substantial contracting business on the back of other illegal immigrants – using the cheap labor to leverage an unfair business advantage over legal contractors who abide by our laws. Yet, Diaz had considerable local support in the courtroom – otherwise sensible business people who somehow thought this guy was getting a raw deal. To heck with the rest of Columbia County and their...
  • Illegal Immigrant Guilty Plea [MS irrigation company whacked w/$500K fine, possible prison]

    05/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    WLBT (Jackson, MS) ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The owners of a Ridgeland irrigation company pled guilty to harboring illegal aliens this morning. The U.S. attorney's office says Paul and Barbara Love, owners of Love Irrigation, were charged with improper use of social security numbers and hiding the fact they hired illegal workers from immigration agents. As part of a plea agreement the couple has said they will pay a fine of $515,000.00. They could also face up to ten years in prison. Sentencing has been set for August 2nd. Tuesday, Barbara Love, the majority owner of the company, is expected to plea guilty,...
  • Man [illegal alien] arrested for attempting to kidnap, rape [67 yo] woman

    05/22/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | May 22, 2012 | Lucian McCarty
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — A man was arrested after allegedly trying to kidnap and rape a 67-year-old woman who was sitting in a car near Congress and South Franklin streets . . Antonio Lopez-Bautista, 18, of South Federal Street, an illegal immigrant, was charged with second-degree attempted kidnapping, first-degree attempted rape and second-degree assault . . He pulled her from the car and began to assault her, dragging her along the sidewalk, punching and kicking her while trying to pull her into an isolated, unlit area, according to police. . . Police found Lopez-Bautista hiding under bushes a few buildings...
  • California Supreme Court to decide if illegal immigrant can practice law

    05/17/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Howard Mintz
    The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider whether the State Bar has the authority to license an undocumented immigrant and allow him to become a practicing lawyer. In their weekly closed-door conference, the justices unanimously decided to consider the case of Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who graduated from Chico State University
  • Man [Illegal Alien] pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Santa Rosa 4-year-old

    05/14/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    KTVU ^ | KTVU And Wires
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to hit-and-run and other charges stemming from the death of a 4-year-old boy he struck and killed in a crosswalk in August. Marcos Lopez-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run causing injury or death, and to misdemeanor charges of gross vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving without a license, defense attorney Walter Rubenstein said. Garcia faces five and a half years in prison when he is sentenced on June 29, Rubenstein said. "He wanted to resolve the case because he feels bad...
  • Mass. governor calls Alabama immigration policy 'hysterical and poisonous;' compares it to Jim Crow

    05/11/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies [AL] ^ | May 02, 2012 | Debbie M. Lord
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick compared Alabama and Arizona immigration policies to McCarthyism and Jim Crow in a speech Monday to students at Tufts University, according to a story on “The actions of various states to take matters into their own hands have been ham-fisted, self-defeating, and even racist,’’ Patrick was quoted as saying. The tone of Patrick’s speech Monday - he called much of the debate surrounding immigration reform “hysterical and poisonous’’ - has struck some state lawmakers and immigration policy specialists as more vehement than previous speeches, the story said. “The public discourse about immigration is as toxic...
  • [drunk] Illegal immigrant who hit bus likely to be deported

    05/08/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies ^ | May 08, 2012 | Doug Staley
    CANTON, OHIO — An illegal immigrant who was under the influence when he struck a Massillon City School District bus carrying eight high school students in February is expected to be deported from the U.S. after he serves a nine-month jail sentence. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown also placed Victor Velasquez, 22, who was living at 935 Green Ave. SW, in Massillon, on five years probation, revoked his driver’s license for five years and ordered him to serve 100 hours of community service. However, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement likely will take Velasquez into custody upon his...
  • Britain falls foul of Brussels over immigration

    04/30/2012 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Financial Times (sub) ^ | April 26, 2012 11:35 pm | Alex Barker in Brussels
    Brussels is threatening to sue the UK unless it removes illegal curbs on the rights of EU citizens to use the National Health Service and bring their non-EU family members to Britain without a visa. The European Commission’s ultimatum gives ministers two months to comply with the EU rules or face court, setting the stage for a legal battle with Britain over several highly charged immigration issues. On Thursday night Theresa May, home secretary, vowed to fight the Brussels ruling so that ministers can protect rules designed to stop the “abuse” of an EU directive that underpins the single market...
  • Inside Media Matters: Erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations

    02/12/2012 9:01:46 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese
    David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled. ...more...
  • Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism

    02/12/2012 9:21:03 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 26 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | February 12, 2012 | Amal Jayasinghe
    At the Maldives' National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artefacts from the nation's pre-Islamic era. "They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past," a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. "We lost all...
  • Ron Paul says Latinos have become 'scapegoats' (Like Jews in Nazi Germany) - Barf Alert

    02/01/2012 4:14:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ...Immigration, however, was another story. The 12-term Texas congressman spent the better part of a 25-minute address thinking aloud about the thorny subject. He talked about how Americans are more accepting of outsiders when the economy is good, but when trouble looms there is a search for scapegoats. "I believe Hispanics have been used as scapegoats, to say, they're the problem instead of being a symptom maybe of a problem with the welfare state," Paul told the group. "In Nazi Germany they had to have scapegoats to blame and they turned on the Jews....
  • Girl (9) Says Fugitive Raped Her, Forced Her To Drink - Testimony Begins In Mexican National's Trial

    01/31/2012 4:56:50 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WLWT ^ | 6:21 pm EST January 30, 2012 | WLWT
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- A teenager described how she was raped six years ago by a man who fled to Mexico after he was charged with sexually assaulting the girl. The victim, now 15 years old, told jurors Monday that she'd been riding her bike on Father's Day, 2005, when Alfredo Cruz waved her over. The teen said she rode over to Cruz, now 31, and he picked up the purple bicycle with her on in it and took her into his house. She said Cruz put her bicycle in a closet and ordered her to take off her clothes. "He...
  • And Now The Recriminations: Perry Staffers Tell Tale of Turmoil

    01/23/2012 1:51:06 PM PST · by pogo101 · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Ace of Spades
    He should have delayed a month, or a month and a half. Was it the decision to schedule back surgery on July 1, putting Perry’s physical recovery on a collision course with a grueling schedule of fundraisers and campaign events? Was it the failure to prepare better for debates that soon turned disastrous? Was it simply a matter of getting in the race too late? Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern American political history, were so crippling that it is questionable whether any paid professionals could have pulled him out of the ditch....
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The State ^ | January 15, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    When Allie Jennings and her husband, Ethan, graduated form college in 2003, they had no trouble finding jobs. “I just think raising a son, and then being married to someone who would like to climb the ladder in business, I think Gov. Perry represents a lot of opportunity for our family,” Allie Jennings said. Perry announced his candidacy during a rally in Charleston over the summer, and the Jennings were there to see him as Perry emphasized his record on job creation while governor of Texas. In January 2001, a month after Perry took office, there were 10,023,806 jobs in...