A Moment of Truth
What Will McCain Say to La Raza?
|KIDK-TV -- Idaho Falls, Idaho sc
Local 10-year-old gives birth
It's an unbelievable story that has an entire community in shock. -- Several sources confirm a 10-year-old girl from St. Anthony gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg. -- The girl was allegedly raped by 37-year-old Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, an illegal [alien]... [Video report] [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|South Florida Sun-Sentinel
11 nabbed in immigration sweep
Immigration authorities detained 11 Haitian men in an afternoon sweep Wednesday at the Gleneagles Country Club, west of Delray Beach. -- Some employees had deportation orders against them, according to ICE. Some had worked at the club for as long as eight years, said Gleneagles Country Club General Manager Kraig Spina.
Student claims teacher trashed his Mexican flag, whines to ACLU
Twin Falls, Idaho -- A high school student says he may file a lawsuit against a physical education teacher who took a Mexican flag he had brought for Cinco de Mayo and put it in the garbage. -- Clint Straatman denies Froylan Camelo's version of events but said he took the flag Monday because "white kids" might have hurt the 16-year-old...
|Office of U. S. Rep. Tom Tancredo
Tancredo wants fence on northern border
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today sent a letter to Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson asking him what actions the Canadian government has taken to track down the 41,000 aliens who have gone missing after being ordered to leave the country...
|News-Register -- McMinnville, Oregon
Drunk driver leaves hole in family's heart
Exasperated authorities may finally have found a solution to Ignacio Merendon-Zerega's penchant for getting behind the wheel drunk and paying no heed to anyone who gets in his way. -- The 44-year-old illegal [alien.... criminal] will spend the next 15 years in the state prison system, then be deported to his native Mexico.
|KTVU-TV -- Oakland, Calif.
ICE raids put "Latino community" on edge
Concern about more immigration raids had Oakland city leaders scrambling to ease the fears in the Latino community where on Tuesday the very sight of immigration officers outside of an elementary school was enough to create a frenzy....
|New York Times
75 students arrested in drug raid
...“They were blatant,” Mr. Mosler said of those arrested, including an additional 21 nonstudents, among them a known member of a Los Angeles gang with ties to Mexican drug cartels. “I think that they thought they weren’t going to be scrutinized at all.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson sc
Border Patrol agents find 1,300 pounds of pot
U.S. Border Patrol agents found 1,325 pounds of marijuana Tuesday near the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. -- Two agents and an agency dog were following the foot prints of a group of 21 illegal immigrants about four miles outside of the village of San Miguel when they came upon 21 burlap packs...
Arkansas group starts petition drive for anti-illegal alien measure
The Arkansas attorney general's office cleared the way for supporters of a proposed ballot measure aimed at illegal immigrants to begin gathering signatures. The proposed law would require government agencies to verify all people seeking public benefits in Arkansas are legal U.S. residents...
|Cox News Service
Chaotic mess is predicted if U.S. mandates E-Verify
Forcing companies to use a government system to verify the legal status of workers would cause thousands of citizens and legal residents to be initially rejected for work and cripple the Social Security Administration, critics told Congress Tuesday....
|Maui News -- Wailuku
Immigration sweep hits Maui eateries
Lahaina -- Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 22 illegal [aliens] who were working at restaurants in Lahaina and Wailea during sweeps at locations of two restaurant chains Friday. -- Eight workers were arrested at Cheeseburger Island Style and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants in Wailea...
|Jack Dunphy -- National Review
Politics and police work
...A recent high-profile murder prompted City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired LAPD sergeant, to propose a modest amendment to the regulation [Special Order 40] that would authorize officers to report illegal-alien gang members to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a man openly and enthusiastically sympathetic to illegal [aliens], has been vocal in his opposition to such a change...
Former Maine businessman sentenced for hiring illegals
An El Salvador native who became a U.S. citizen in 2006 and started a floor cleaning business in Bangor has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for harboring and employing illegal aliens. -- Manuel Antonio Cornejo, who waived indictment and pleaded guilty in January...
El Paso commissioners pass anti-border wall resolution
County commissioners are opposing construction of a wall along the nation's southern border with a resolution. -- The El Paso County Commissioners Court voted 3-1 Monday in favor of a resolution that calls for stopping the building of the border wall and says local law enforcement officials should not enforce federal immigration laws.
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson
No checkpoints in Cochise County, Arizona
The Tucson Sector continues to lead the nation in the number of illegal [alien] apprehensions. Yet, Cochise County, in southeastern Arizona does not have any Border Patrol checkpoints. -- The checkpoints are temporary areas of saturation where agents stop vehicles and question drivers for inspection...
|WCAX-TV -- Burlington, Vermont
Manhunt underway after Border Patrol shooting
Constable, NY -- A manhunt is underway following a shooting involving Border Patrol agents in northern New York. -- New York State Police say Border Patrol agents tried to stop two men on ATVs on Route 122 in Constable at about 10:10 p.m. Monday night...
||American Border Patrol sc
Photo of the day
This photo was taken by American Border Patrol on April 29, 2008. Tracks running across the border can be seen very clearly. ABP could find no evidence of a border fence of any sort.
|The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Poll: 42 million Mexicans would opt for living in the U.S. if they could
[Includes other news briefs] - A poll by the Mitofsky Consultants shows that 40.7 % of Mexicans, some 42 million persons, would opt for living in the United States if they could; in 2005, only 21% answered the same question in the affirmative. -- The polling firm contacted one thousand persons older than 18...
|9 News-TV -- Denver
Witness questions whether dragging death suspect is retarded
Castle Rock, Colo. -- A man accused of dragging his girlfriend to death behind a car may have scored low on an IQ test because he had trouble assimilating into U.S. society, and not because he is mentally retarded, a prosecution witness testified Tuesday...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
"Hispanic leaders" support Gordon, condemn Arpaio on immigration
County, state and religious leaders have taken on Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his treatment of Hispanics and vowed to fight the recall effort against Mayor Phil Gordon because of his stance on immigration issues. -- Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said Tuesday that a massive voter registration effort is underway to keep Gordon in office...
|Dallas Morning News
Texas: Immigration issues likely to increase voter turnout
Dallas County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said Saturday's mayoral races in Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Irving probably won't break any voter turnout records. But he expects voters in those cities, where illegal immigration has been an issue in the campaigns, to cast more ballots than their neighbors...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Measure would let officers enforce immigration laws
Trying to prod the Legislature into action, state Rep. Russell Pearce on Tuesday rallied immigration hardliners to underscore support for his bill that would let local police officers enforce immigration laws. -- "It's about time we took the handcuffs off our law enforcement," Pearce, R-Mesa, said at a Capitol news conference.
|San Francisco Chronicle
Reconquista Nuñez, other lawmakers prepare to visit motherland
California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Mexico, a week before he gives up his leadership post. --- The Los Angeles Democrat was invited by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. -- Nunez described the four-day trip as a working visit to strengthen ties with California's most important trading partner.
Bill to help farms get Mexican help sent to governor
A bill aimed at making it easier for farmers to recruit workers from Mexico is on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter. -- The House voted 47-17 to give final passage to House Bill 1325 Monday. -- The measure, sponsored by Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, and Rep. Marsha Looper, R-Calhan, would allow the state to work with recruiters...
|Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal
Restaurant owner admits hiring illegal aliens
The owner of Mexican restaurants in Junction City, Manhattan and Topeka pleaded guilty Monday to knowingly employing illegal aliens. -- Santiago Palomino-Hernandez, 43, of Manhattan, part owner of El Cazador, Inc., admitted that in August 2007, he hired Francisco Urista-Galvan and...