California Moves to Defy Federal Law
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 19
Dobbs: The White House and the Department of Homeland Security this month ordering all federal contractors to use E-Verify to assure the legal status of their employees, if they contract with the government. But the state of California tonight is trying to ban California's state government employers from using E-Verify in that state. [...]
Wian: ...Sponsor Felipe Fuentes says in a statement, "widespread use of this system will have a devastating impact on California businesses and workers, creating workforce confusing, instability, and economic harm to the state." Californians For Population Stabilization, which favors reductions in all immigration, calls the bill a welcome mat for illegal aliens.
Rick Oltman: If this legislation was passed and signed by the governor, it would be a message worldwide, that if you can get to California, you can get a job. And the state of California and law enforcement will do nothing about your illegal presence in our country.
|The Times -- Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa sc
Obama woos Hispanic voters
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has recently increased its efforts to reach Latino voters by appointing two veteran operatives to key outreach positions. -- During the Democratic Party primary, rival Hillary Clinton attracted more than two-thirds of the Latino, or Hispanic, vote, making it brutally clear that Obama has problems winning over the community.
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Feds to train Mesa PD to check immigration status
As it waits for special immigration training for some of its detention officers, the city of Mesa has reached an agreement with federal officials to check the immigration status of inmates booked into the city jail. -- The Mesa Police Department is seeking special federal training for 10 detention officers...
|Raleigh News & Observer
Mexicans gather papers, just in case
Requests for passports, birth registration and consular identifications by Mexican citizens living in North and South Carolina have skyrocketed in the past six months as families brace for the potential of a sudden departure from this country...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Border governors worried about National Guard pullout
McAllen, Texas -- The thousands of National Guardsmen sent to reinforce the U.S.-Mexican border two years ago have almost completely withdrawn, despite pleas from border-state governors once skeptical of using soldiers to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers...
|Dallas Morning News
Juárez officers, business owners fleeing to Texas
El Paso -- Dozens of law enforcement agents and business owners from across the border in Ciudad Juárez are seeking political asylum here, or moving to other Texas cities, including Dallas, a situation that underscores the escalating drug war and its widening impact on families...
More on McCain's 'Double-talk Express' Chicago panderfest
...After the event, McCain met privately with Martin Sandoval, an Illinois state senator and Democratic convention delegate for former candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sandoval said he left open the possibility of backing McCain, citing his immigration stance and pledge to keep business taxes low. [Related editorial]
|Xinhua -- Beijing
Latin America rejects new EU law on illegal aliens
Mexico City -- Latin American countries have voiced their criticism of a new EU immigration law, which stipulates indiscriminative deportation of illegal [aliens] in European Union (EU) countries. -- The European Parliament approved on Wednesday the so-called "Return Directive", which will come into force in 2010...
|North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.
Caltrans suspends Adopt-A-Highway program
The California Department of Transportation has suspended its Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program at a time when the San Diego Minutemen, a controversial, anti-illegal-immigration group from North County, is waging a public battle over its right to participate...
|Christian Science Monitor
Why former Mexican migrants are staying home
El Gusano, Mex -- José Balderama spent half a decade in the United States working roofing jobs in Texas. The money he sent home each month went to his wife and four children a source of income the family expected to count on for many years to come...
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
MADD: Successful reformers or hypocrites from hell?
The sentencing last month in Howard County, Maryland of illegal alien Eduardo Raul Morales-Soriano to just 10 years in prison for the drunk driving deaths of two young people was a reminder of how that crime is still not taken seriously. Not only was the killer a previously arrested unlawful foreigner, he was massively drunk...
|San Jose Mercury News
Driver in bike-riding girl's death is illegal alien, police say
Not only was the driver of a Ford Bronco that fatally struck a 12-year-old girl unlicensed, but San Jose police say she is an illegal immigrant, too, renewing the debate on whether undocumented people should be allowed to apply for driver's licenses...
|The World -- Coos Bay, Oregon
Search turns up half-pound of meth; man in jail
Police arrested a Coos Bay man Wednesday and confiscated one-half pound of crystal methamphetamine and weapons from his Bunker Hill home. -- At 10:30 a.m., 24 officers swarmed the blue house at 63754 Harriet Road, armed with a federal narcotics search warrant...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Glenn Spencer lands the Border Hawk M at Bisbee Municipal Airport just north of the Mexican border. Runways at Bisbee had been closed for three months...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson sc
Illegal alien "rights" activists urge more oversight of Arpaio
Protesters made sure their voices were heard when they tried to pressure the Maricopa Board of Supervisors to monitor more closely Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's enforcement of immigration laws. -- The raucous show by Arpaio's critics came Thursday when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county's $2.4 billion budget...
|We Get E-Mail
Protesters attacked in Rancho Cucamonga, California
Anchorman Juan Rocha of Azteca TV, Mexico City, contacted Raymond Herrera in order to film Minutemen in action. On June 11, 2008, Azteca TV filmed Minutemen at the Rancho Cucamonga day laborer site and other areas, such as the border and congress members' offices...
|Houston Community Newspapers
Invader arrested for sexually assaulting elderly woman
On June 18, the 72-year-old complainant had been working in her yard for approximately 20 minutes and returned to her house to retrieve a pair of pliers to repair a chair in the house. As she was sitting on the floor repairing the chair, a Hispanic male entered the living room from the hallway and startled her... [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|Irish Times -- Dublin
Immigration fears 'worrying' - Napar
The large number of people who rejected the Lisbon Treaty referendum over fears of an influx of immigrants was “extremely worrying”, an anti-racism watchdog said today. -- A European Commission survey of the electorate after last week’s vote found concerns about immigration were a significant reason for the 53 per cent No verdict...
||Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor...
|Douglas County (Colorado) News-Press
Three suspected illegals arrested in grocery store thefts
Castle Rock police arrested three men suspected of stealing nearly $3,500 in merchandise from the King Soopers store on Founders Parkway. -- Luis Alcantar, 51, Victor Mora-Guerra, 27, and Roberto Lopez, 28, face felony charges for their role in a series of thefts authorities believe took place in Castle Rock...
|WOOD-TV -- Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lawmakers want illegal immigration crackdown
Lansing -- A group of state House Republicans wants more done to crack down on illegal immigration in Michigan. -- A group of about a half-dozen lawmakers detailed a series of recommendations Wednesday. -- They are pushing legislation that would call for an audit to document how much it costs the state to provide services to illegal [aliens].
|KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles sc
Illegal alien suspect in Jamiel Shaw case bound over for trial
A 19-year-old reputed gang member was ordered Thursday to stand trial for allegedly killing 17-year-old standout Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr. -- Following a two-day hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Bob Bowers Jr. said he found "sufficient cause" to require Pedro Espinoza to proceed to trial on a murder charge...
|WPRI -- Providence, Rhode Island
Cut targeting illegal aliens rejected
Rhode Island's debate over illegal immigration reignited tonight as lawmakers argued over a $6.9 billion dollar budget proposal. -- Representative Peter Palumbo introduced a bill banning the state government from providing prenatal care to about 445 women suspected of being in the U.S. illegally...
Chavez threatens to stop oil exports over new EU immigration laws
Caracas, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez threatened Thursday to shut off oil exports to European countries that enforce tough new EU rules on illegal [aliens]. -- "Our petroleum should not go to these European countries" that apply the new laws, Chavez said at a press conference here.
France says tough immigration policies are working
Tougher immigration policies launched in President Nicolas Sarkozy's first year in office are working, with more illegal migrants expelled and more skilled workers let in, France's immigration minister said on Thursday. -- France has said harmonising immigration policies at EU level was one of its priorities...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
European Parliament approves tougher measures for illegal aliens, etc.
After almost three years of debate the European Parliament yesterday approved new policies for expelling illegal [aliens] from that group of nations, despite protests from a number of Latin American countries, leftist groups and human rights activists. The hardening of the measures...
Ingraham's pugilistic momentum can't be stopped
...June 19th, Day 4 of Just In, and it's already getting old. Laura Ingraham overtalked, interrupted, and scolded her guest [Rick Oltman of CAPS] whose views, she thought, were in opposition to hers. Ironically, had she listened, she'd find that his beef is about illegal immigration into America in general and California in particular... [Watch this segment]
Lawman's raids on illegals spark fury in Phoenix
Frustrated by a steady flow of illegal Mexican [illegal aliens.... criminals] into Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has decided to take matters into his own hands. -- Arpaio dispatches teams of sheriff's deputies into Hispanic communities where they stop people and arrest anyone who cannot prove he or she is a legal U.S. resident.
'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa, two other mayors fight ICE raids
Three West Coast mayors are asking the leaders of other cities to take a stand against workplace immigration raids that they say hurt local economies and may force companies to relocate. -- At the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week in Miami, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will ask their colleagues to....
|Salt Lake Tribune
Illegal alien inmates costing state plenty
Federal funds to offset the costs of [illegal aliens] in Utah's prisons pays for only about 7 percent of the cost. -- In 2007, it cost about $7.7 million to imprison about 300 [illegal aliens], but the U.S. Department of Justice's State Criminal Alien Assistance Program allotted the state only $566,000.