L. A. Invites Invaders
Mayor Ignores Law and Law Day
||Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 1
William Bratton, LAPD Chief: We, the police, will be here to ensure that the immigrant community and its supporters can exercise their First Amendment rights in a peaceful way. So we encourage you tomorrow to come to these rallies, to come and enjoy.
Antonio Villaraigosa, L. A. Mayor: We're committed in this city to embracing every Angeleno, whether they're born here or not, whether they're legal or not.
Lou Dobbs: Well absolutely. Now I got a little confused there. Was that Bill Bratton saying come down and have a great demonstration basically enjoy the food, enjoy the day?
Casey Wian: Absolutely. Both he and the mayor encouraged everybody in Los Angeles to come out and support the agenda of these folks. The mayor said that. Chief Bratton didn't. He encouraged people to come out and no matter their legal status, you know exercise their First Amendment rights, as he said.
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|Fort Worth Star-Telegram sc
Border fence target: 300 miles in 8 months
At a cost of up to $4 million a mile, the concrete and steel fence rising along the Southwest border constitutes one of the most ambitious public works projects in years, encompassing legions of federal bureaucrats and a lineup of blue-ribbon contractors...
DOJ settles H-1B job ad case for $45,000
AA Pittsburgh-based computer consulting company that advertised for H-1B visa holders only is paying $45,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that it discriminated against U.S. citizens, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday...
Mexican congressman booed at illegal alien-booster march
...One unexpected, long set of boos was aimed at leftist Mexican congressman Jose Jacques Medina, who spent three decades as an [illegal alien cheerleader] in California before moving to Mexico City to sit in the lower-house Chamber of Deputies. Some in the crowd were unhappy with the government's lack of aid to...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Sheriff going to Mesa, tells illegals to get out of town
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio still isn't saying when he will take his crime suppression patrols to Mesa. -- He says there's a reason for the delay -- he's giving illegal immigrants a chance to get out of town. -- ``I'm giving them a chance to pack up and leave, so when I do go in there, there may not be a big problem," he said.
|KIMA-TV -- Yakima, Washington
Minutemen's "silent protest" ends in arrest
Except for the occasional shout-out from Minutemen who stood at the corners of Yakima Avenue and 1st St. Thursday most of the noise from this year's illegal [alien] protest came from drivers. -- The protests were peaceful for the most part, until the very end when police made at least one arrest and...
National Day of Prayer for Ramos and Compean
We’ve just been told that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is set to announce a National Day of Prayer for imprisoned border agents Nacho Ramos and Jose Compean on May 11. -- Both remain in solitary confinement as they await a decision on their appeal that was heard in December of last year...
Border Patrol lets some illegals go over and over again
Josefa Gonzalez Loya has sneaked across the Mexican border at least 128 times in the past eight years. And each time, the Border Patrol has been nice enough to give her a lift home. -- Gonzalez and a group of other women and children all Indians from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca have no interest in staying in the United States.
|Los Angeles Daily News
LA population hits 4 million
The population of Los Angeles has passed 4 million for the first time, state officials announced [Thursday] morning. -- The city's population grew by 1.2 percent last year, to reach 4,045,873 residents as of Jan. 1, 2008, according to the state Department of Finance...
|KIRO-TV -- Seattle
Illegal alien tantrum erupts in violence in Washington state capitol
A May Day march in Olympia on Thursday erupted in violence and vandalism, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. -- The march started out peacefully with about 150 walking through the downtown area. -- According to police, as protesters headed to the state's Capitol building, a pair of windows were shattered at a bank. [Related video]
|San Francisco Chronicle
On May Day, many marchers for many causes
..."The U.S. should use Mexico's legal immigration policy as a model, which would bar burdensome immigrants and would not allow the chain migration of extended families, so that we can first improve life for those who are already here legally, U.S. and foreign-born," said Yeh Ling Ling, director of the Oakland-based Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America.
|John Jay Ray Blog
May Day rally in L.A. draws business support, but far fewer protesters
...Rick Oltman, spokesman for the anti-illegal immigration group California for Population Stabilization, said march organizers may have deliberately sought to avoid a big turnout. “They realized that all these numbers hurt them in terms of support,” he said. “It is reminding the American people that there is this whole group of people, illegal aliens, who do not want our laws enforced.”
|San Diego Union-Tribune
MEChA Boy Villaraigosa bewails L. A. ICE raids
...Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa used the day to renew his criticism of federal immigration authorities for work-site raids that he said could unsettle the local economy. The fashion industry, restaurants and furniture-makers are widely believed to rely on a high number of illegal [aliens]...
|Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat
Police keep rival gangs at bay
The [illegal alien] "rights" march that brought 2,500 marchers to downtown Santa Rosa on Thursday also resulted in a strong police presence when rival gangs threatened to disrupt the protest. -- At least three minor fights broke out between members of rival gangs but no injuries were reported and no one was arrested, Santa Rosa Police Capt. Gary Negri said.
|Statesman Journal -- Salem, Oregon sc
Counter-protesters decry U.S. presence of illegal aliens
...Rick Hickey, the vice president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, also was there in protest of the rally. -- "These people left a lawless, corrupt nation because they didn't like the lawlessness there," Hickey said. "So they come here and forget the law."
|KOAT-TV -- Albuquerque
10 illegals arrested in New Mexico driver's license case
The FBI has arrested 10 illegal immigrants as part of an investigation into an alleged smuggling operation that involved the use of fake documents to obtain New Mexico driver's licenses. -- The arrests were made Wednesday night by the Albuquerque FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the ICE Office of Investigations.
|O'Reilly Factor -- Fox News Video Report
Hillary horrible on illegal aliens
Bill O'Reilly aired his interview with Hillary Clinton last night and asked her what she'd do about sanctuary cities. She said she wouldn't do anything, and went on belching the usual platitudes about the immigration system being 'broken," saying we need "comprehensive immigration reform." Thanks to Lone Wolf for uploading the video clip.
|The Dustin Inman Society
Photos from Atlanta's May Day illegal alien rant
For the third year in a row, illegal aliens and their well-funded handlers threw a nationwide May Day (May 1st) tantrum demanding an end to enforcement of American immigration and employment law. -- While there were literally millions of illegals marching in 2006, the numbers fell of sharply in 2007 and this year...
|Tyler (Texas) Paper
109 illegals held in Texas deported to Mexico
More than 100 illegal aliens who have failed to comply with deportation orders were rounded up this week in East Texas. -- Carl Rusnok, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement public information officer, said that a fugitive operation team targeted aliens who had been ordered deported to their native countries...
|KABC-TV -- Los Angeles Video Included
'We are asking you nicely to go home'
...."Illegal aliens have the audacity to march in our streets. We are here to say, 'You might march in them, but you have no right to march in them.' We are asking you nicely to go home," said Minuteman Project member Lupe Moreno...
|Paul Mulshine -- NJ.com
Christie's stance on migrants leaves him wide open
It's almost as if it were a fiendish plot. -- Perhaps U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, a Republican, is trying to sabotage the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Then this would all make sense. -- But otherwise I can't figure out just what Christie was up to Sunday, when he publicly picked a fight with Democratic Morristown Mayor Don Cresitello... [Watch Lou Dobbs video segment]
Jurors see confession video in officer's slaying
Death penalty jurors Tuesday watched Juan Leonardo Quintero [a Mexican illegal alien] demonstrate how he fatally shot Houston police officer Rodney Johnson while handcuffed behind his back. -- "In the waist," Quintero said on a videotaped interview, while also showing how he pulled the gun from his waistband...
Construction raid nets 24 illegals
Little Rock, Ark.-- Federal agents arrested 24 suspected illegal immigrants working on a construction project near the Little Rock National Airport, but not inside the airport's secured areas, officials said Wednesday. Agents raided a construction project at the site of Supermarine, a company that provides fuel and supplies to corporate and private aircraft....
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Turnout for pro-amnesty tantrum in Tucson sparse
Turnout for a May Day immigrant rights march in Tucson appears lighter than expected. -- About 400 to 500 flag- and sign-carrying activists are marching from the city’s south side to Armory Park near downtown. More people are expected to join in as the marchers near the park, but turnout so far is well below the estimated 10,000 to 12,000...
Central American immigrants seek rights in Mexico
While Mexican immigrants led the charge in Chicago and other cities Thursday to push the U.S. government to treat illegal immigrants more humanely, the same demands for immigrant rights are festering in Mexico, which is facing mounting international criticism for how it treats Latin American migrants.
|The Rick Honcho and Dr. Katie Show
Senate passes nation’s strongest illegal immigration reform bill
Columbia, SC - Senator Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg) and the South Carolina Senate unanimously passed the “toughest illegal immigration reform bill in the nation.” The bill passed is a tight net of enforceable provisions that will capture willful violators. The bill contains the most stringent fines in the nation...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Feds, police join forces to take down violent Ariz. drophouses
Last fall, 17 illegal immigrants fled a west Phoenix drophouse after beating their captor's head with a clothing rod. -- Last month, that coyote, Arturo Nevarez-Ugarte, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for tying up his human cargo and threatening to kill them at gunpoint if their families didn't pay ransom.
||American Border Patrol
ABP reports on border fence progress
American Border Patrol reports that as of April 28, 2008, there were 170 miles of fence along the U.S. Mexico border. Of that total, 6 miles had been erected since mid January, 2008. ABP based its estimate on an aerial survey of the border completed ...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Photo taken April 28 shows group of people wading across the Colorado River south west of Yuma, Arizona.
Rome's new mayor promises purge of migrants
Gianni Alemanno, 50, a firebrand neo-fascist and the first Right-wing mayor of the city since the Second World War, vowed to make Rome "secure" as he was sworn into office after his election at the weekend. -- The election of Mr Alemanno confirmed a strong shift to the Right by Italians, who have been sickened by a spate of violent crimes committed by immigrants.
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson Video Included
Tucsonans rally for and against illegal immigration
...A coalition led by the group Derechos Humanos staged the demonstration in organizers' words "to reclaim their rights." --- [Rabid Mexican Reconquista and Mexican government lackey] Isabel Garcia says, "We have been encouraging them to come unlawfully for 100 years. They have followed our economic forces to build the richness of this country. So [illegal aliens] should have full rights."
Crackdown allegedly leads to drop in flood of illegals
Sasabe, Son., Mex. -- ...A U.S. crackdown is causing the longest and most significant drop in illegal migration from Mexico since the Sept. 11 attacks. Officials say the U.S. economic downturn, tighter security and a more perilous and expensive journey are persuading many who try to sneak into the U.S. to give up sooner.
|WJZ-TV -- Los Angeles
Minority population in Maryland grows, white population shrinks
As Maryland's white population shrinks, the number of minorities, and particularly Latinos, continues to increase, according to U.S. Census Bureau Figures released Thursday. -- The figures indicate non-Hispanic whites in Maryland decreased by 21,428 between 2006 and 2007, while the Latino population of all races increased by 17,779.