Thursday, February 14, 2008
|Daytona Beach Journal-News
Woman who arranged marriages for illegals gets 46 months in prison
Orlando, Fla. -- A former Russian translator for Daytona Beach’s chamber of commerce was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison today as the ringleader of a local group that set up marriages for illegal [aliens]. -- Natalia Humm was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, followed by three years...
|The Journal Press -- King George, Virginia
Rally to protest anti-illegal alien legislation
More than 100 people gathered in Monroe Park in Richmond last Saturday marching at a rally organized by the Virginia Immigrant Peoples Coalition to protest anti-immigrant legislation in the General Assembly. There a dozen speakers addressed the crowd in English and Spanish assisted by a translator as needed....
Police raid illegal alien drop house
Seven human smugglers along with 28 suspected illegal [aliens] were taken into custody on Thursday after Phoenix police raided an apparent "drop house." -- Phoenix police said that a call came in at around 11:30 a.m. from one of the illegal [aliens] directing them to the home near Indian School Road and 57th Avenue...
|Jihad Watch / UNI
Afghans arrested in Indian airport with fake Mexican passports
Hmmm. Now what could Afghan nationals who don't speak Spanish want with Mexican passports? It boggles the mind! Maybe they were hoping to make their way to Mexico City for conferences with Mexican leaders on improving Afghan/Mexican relations. Or maybe they were hoping to craft a new brand of...
||Federation for American Immigration Reform
Calls Needed!: House may be working on amnesty scheme NOW!
Capitol Hill news sources have been buzzing for the past 48 hours about backroom negotiations in the House of Representatives that may bring comprehensive immigration reform "lite" to the floor. -- Congressional Quarterly reports that Congressman Joe Baca...
|KFOX-TV -- El Paso
Virtual fence has flaws
...T.J. Bonner with the National Border Patrol Council said glitches include a radar that confused raindrops for undocumented immigrants. He said, "One officer reported that he saw a group of 80 illegal aliens moving northward and then after the end of shift went back to see if the technology had spotted it. It had not."
||Californians for Population Stabilization
Black Caucus leader launches TV ads
TV spots featuring Dr. Frank Morris, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Executive Director, launched across the country this week. The TV spots were developed by Morris and the Coalition for the Future American Worker...
Officials: Wire could have decapitated Border Patrol agents
U.S. border officers found a wire between two fences along the U.S.-Mexican border that, when stretched taut, could have seriously harmed or even decapitated Border Patrol agents, Congress was told Wednesday. -- "It was configured in a way so that, if it was pulled, it would take off the head of a Border Patrol agent..."
|Cartersville (Georgia) Daily Tribune
Millsap: More and more Hispanics bringing meth across border into U.S.
The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce held its third of four public forums on immigration Tuesday, focusing on law enforcement issues. -- Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap headed the panel of speakers, which also included business owner Clift Dempsey, Director of Constituent Services...
|Bill English -- Alamogordo (New Mexico) Daily News
Illegal immigration not the real issue
When former Mexican President Vicente Fox made his first state visit to the United States and the White House, it's rumored that one of the first things he did was demand the return to Mexico the states of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California and Nevada.
|Fox 12-TV -- Boise
Fox 12 morning anchor foils possible attack
Meridian, Idaho-- A man is facing felony charges for impersonating a police officer and attempting to pull over a young woman. -- His target Fox 12 This Morning anchor Shayne Wells. -- Wells was heading into work around 2 a.m when she happened to notice that a car she'd passed kept following her too closely...
Mitt Romney endorses John McCain
Mitt Romney, former rival for the Republican nomination, has announced today that he will endorse Arizona senator John McCain. Romney dropped out last week when it became obvious that it would be nearly impossible to beat McCain. Romney will making the official endorsement tonight...
|Judi McLeod -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
The North American Union, Mexico style
American and Canadian patriots scouring the Internet for the latest on the North American Union (NAU) may be missing a huge resource. -- Politicians and the mainstream media still brand as conspiracy theorists those who suspect a European Union style NAU is destined for Canada, the United States
Men jailed because of immigration status ordered released
Oklahoma City -- The state Court of Criminal Appeals says two illegal immigrants who were jailed after a judge asked them if they were in the country legally should be released. -- But attorneys for the two men say the court's order doesn't say anything about how lower courts should interpret Oklahoma's immigration law...
|WDBJ-TV -- Roanoke, Virginia
Judge tosses immigration lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods
Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A federal judge in Tennessee threw out a long-running lawsuit that accused Tyson Foods of hiring illegal [aliens.... criminals] at plants in Virginia and four other states to depress wages. -- In an order issued late yesterday -- the judge granted the company's motion for a summary judgment...
|Alan Wall -- VDare.com
Calderon's tour of America
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has finally arrived for his first visit to the U.S. as president of Mexico. -- As expected, Calderon’s principal emphasis is on Mexicans in the U.S. "to strengthen the ties and deepen the dialogues with the Mexican communities" north of the border...
|Chattanooga Times-Free Press
Mexican pleads guilty to transporting Asian illegals
A Mexican national arrested in September for illegally transporting a van load of illegal Asian immigrants faces up to 10 years in prison, a federal judge said Tuesday. -- Venancio Perez pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Lee to unlawfully transporting illegal aliens.
|Gainesville (Georgia) Times
Companies pledge not to hire illegal aliens
Among small construction subcontractors in the metro Atlanta area, Dale Jakupca considers his company something of an anomaly. -- Jakupca’s Buford carpentry business, Architectural Floor Solutions, refuses to hire illegal [aliens] for labor.
|Sequoyah County (Oklahoma) Times
Illegal aliens jam up the jail
County officials are becoming concerned about the cost of housing illegal [aliens.... criminals] arrested in the county and held in the Sequoyah County Jail. -- Christine Calbert, jail administrator, reported to the Sequoyah County Criminal Justice Authority... that the county had 29 [invaders] in the county jail as of Monday.
Sheriff defends allowing immigration officials to have office at jail
Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton encountered sharp criticism and a smattering of support Tuesday for his decision to allow federal immigration agents to establish an office at the Travis County Jail. -- At two public forums, Hamilton defended the decision, saying the sheriff's office is simply allowing U.S. ICE to use...
Immigration task force targets fake IDs
Something spooked the man selling fake IDs outside Los Primos restaurant in Chamblee. He told his customer a police informant, it turns out to meet him down the street at a gas station on Buford Highway because the area was too "hot." There, he sold the informant a fake green card and a fake Social Security card...
Sen. McClintock objects to Calderón's lecturing Calif. Legislature
...Republican Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks said it was "inappropriate" for Calderón to "lecture" the Legislature about U.S. policies. "I don't think it's any of Mexico's business what America does with its own immigration policy, just as it's none of America's business what Mexico does with immigration policy," McClintock said.
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
The dreadful plight of Mexicans forced to live in... Mexico
Marginally increased border enforcement has given rise to a new sub-category of the sob story genre Mexican citizens returned to their own country and required to live there. Elvira Arellano (a convicted felon) is the queen of this category, since she was repatriated to Mexico last year and the squawking hasn’t stopped since.
|Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen
Whitfield deputies train to ID illegal aliens
Six Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies have completed the first step toward being able to access a federal program that helps to identify illegal aliens when suspects are booked into jail. -- The deputies completed a four-week training course earlier this month in Gainesville.
|Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters
Ease of immigration background checks a bad idea
While so much attention is customarily focused on the porous borders of our country, the other critical failures of the immigration system have continued to be ignored by most of our leaders. -- Resident alien status and United States citizenship represent the keys to the kingdom... [Related Video]
House OKs driver's license changes; governor next stop
The Oregon House gave final passage to a bill today that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. Senate Bill 1080 now heads to Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who is expected to sign it. -- Debate lasted about half an hour before lawmakers approved the bill by a 45-15 vote. All of the no votes were from Democrats.
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Suspected alien smuggler shot by border agents
Border Patrol agents shot a suspected migrant smuggler early Wednesday in a predawn raid on a San Ysidro motel. -- The injured man was hit in the leg, police said. He was taken to a San Diego hospital where his wound was deemed not life-threatening...
|KULR-TV -- Billings, Montana
Illegals nabbed at Montana refinery
A vehicle registration sting Monday night targeting Laurel Cenex workers turned into an illegal immigration round up. County officials say at least 14 illegal immigrants were taken into custody Monday night, one immigrant being only 15 years old. -- It all happened in front of the Cenex refinery in Laurel...