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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/02/2010 9:18:03 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Audio from Department of Labor representative Dolores Huerta’s speech praising Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez and saying “Republicans hate Latinos,” reveals that Huerta’s appearance seems to have been supported by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ). A representative from Grijalva’s office attended and “brought” Huerta to the Aprill 2006 speech, which addressed students at Tucson High Magnet School.thank … our representative from Congressman Raul Grijalva’s office, Reuben Reyes; thank you for bringing Dolores here and talking to our students,” Sean Arce says during Huerta’s introduction. Arce is identified in the audio as a faculty member. Huerta’s appearance garnered state and national media...