OK KO'ed For Now
Judge Overrules Will of People, Elected Officials
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 6
Randy Terrill: ...The reason I'm disappointed, Lou, is, obviously it isn't the result we had hoped for. It will unnecessarily prolong this litigation and almost certainly guarantee an appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and possibly on to the U.S. Supreme Court. And also, frankly, this decision is troubling, is why I'm disappointed, it conflicts with recent rulings in other cases, most notably in Missouri and Arizona and even here in the northern district in Tulsa where there was a similar challenge brought against this rule -- against this bill. But, the reason I'm not surprised is because Judge Robin Cauthron, who issued this opinion, is perhaps the most liberal judge in the Western district of Oklahoma.
Dobbs: So, you're confident that you'll win on appeal. I just want to point out to our viewers here, that this legislation passed the Oklahoma House By a margin of 88-9, it passed the Senate by a margin of 41-6. The governor signed it into law in May of last year. What has been the impact of the legislation?
Terrill: Well, it's had a tremendous impact. Obviously, illegal aliens began leaving the state of Oklahoma, even before the law was passed. And Lou, I think there is no more glaring example of the success of this legislation then the fact that Oklahoma's unemployment is running several percentage points below the national average. And obviously there are a lot of things that at play there, but one of them is House Bill 1804.
|Los Angeles Times sc
Tijuana's elite flee to San Diego County to escape Mexican violence
The Plascencia family boasts the brand name for fine dining in Tijuana. Their showcase restaurant -- Villa Saverios -- is a foodie destination, its elegant dining room a gathering spot for the city's political and social elite. -- But the family's success has also drawn other attention...
|La Prensa San Diego
Ethnic hustlers plan CNN boycott over Dobbs' reporting on illegals
The Hispanic Institute today announced that it will mount a Latino boycott of CNN to protest the cable news network’s ongoing distortion of facts surrounding U.S. immigration issues, especially in commentaries and reports on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
Fear of identity checks keeps illegals on islands
Eastsound, Wash. -- Pedro Perez has not left Orcas Island in more than four months. Not for weekend trips with his family, not for cheaper groceries on the mainland, not for medical care -- not for anything. -- He is afraid that border agents will stop him and send him back to Mexico...
|Imperial Valley News -- El Centro, Calif. sc
ICE serves warrant on Southern California farm
U.S. ICE agents executed a federal search warrant [Thursday] afternoon as part of an ongoing investigation targeting an Imperial Valley-area farm labor contractor, arresting two of the company's foremen on criminal charges and another 32 employees on administrative immigration violations.
|KAMR-TV -- Amarillo, Texas
78 illegal aliens arrested
Illegal immigrants, illegal drugs, and thousands of dollars. That's what Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers found a week ago when they did an operation along I-40. -- The goal of the operation is to stop any kind of illegal activity, whether it be drugs or drunk drivers or illegal [aliens].
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier
First group of Postville immigration raid detainees deported to Mexico
Federal officials deported on Wednesday the first group of people arrested in last month's immigration raid in Postville. -- The Mexican nationals, nine men and one woman, boarded a flight operated by the U.S. Marshals Service, which runs the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System...
|PBS Video Report
To The Contrary: Immigration's impact
"To The Contrary: Immigration's Impact" is a three-part series on the effect immigration has on various aspects of US life: on the environment, on America's health care system and on low-wage workers. This fact-based coverage examines how the record influx of new residents is affecting natural resources, wages for low-income workers...
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
Multiple amnesty failures causing Janet Murguía to become unglued
In my April column about the then-looming illegal alien May Day marches, I wrote that the other side had suffered such a series of staggering defeats that some of its leaders are becoming visibly unglued and appear on the verge of a total stress-induced mental collapse...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
More sniveling and meddling by Mexican government, other news
The 47th U.S.-Mexico "inter-parliamentary" two day reunion starts [today] in Monterrey, NL, Mex. The agenda of the Mexican participants focuses on immigration, security and competitiveness. The nearly 300 thousand "deportations" of Mexicans from the U.S. between January and May of this year will be "denounced" ... [More Mexican meddling]
|KGPE-TV -- Fresno, Calif.
Clovis Police uncover identity theft ring
The apartment at Pico and Minnewawa in Clovis had computers, laminators and CDs used to make fake ID's and immigration cards. -- Sgt. Steve Crawford with the Fresno Police Department said, "We learned that the gentleman was making and transporting false social security cards, California driver's licenses and Mexican Matricula cards.
|ABC24-TV -- Memphis
Illegal alien held in fatal hit & run that killed child
Tate County officials say a man was drunk when he hit a small boy with his SUV and drove away. -- Jaime Perez, 35, is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. Investigators also believe Perez is an illegal [aliens]. He is accused of hitting 5 year-old Frank Brooks on County Line Road in Tate County.
|Marsha Blackburn -- Real Clear Politics
A new perspective on immigration reform
Four months ago a promising young man named Jamiel Shaw was gunned down in Los Angeles by a criminal alien who was freed from prison only the day before. Community members were shocked and saddened by another victim claimed to gang violence. Thousands turned out to say goodbye during the student-athlete's funeral...