|Houston Chronicle sc
Details emerge from sex ring crackdown
The farewell party was in full swing at midnight when police came for Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon, his accomplices and his victims scantily dressed women and girls he forced to sell beers and sexual favors under the flashing lights of a revolving crystalline disco ball inside his strip mall bar... [More "family values"]
|WTVR -- Richmond, Virginia
ICE raids nab gangsters in Richmond
A series of targeting raids in the metro area by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents as well as local and state law enforcement have resulted in the arrests of illegal immigrants with ties to some of the areas most violent gangs...
|Salt Lake Tribune
Why did Cannon get fired?
In the aftermath of Rep. Chris Cannon's primary defeat, many pundits, activists and news stories have declared that Cannon's moderate immigration stance cost him a seventh term in Congress. -- A vocal crew clamored to label it an anti-[illegal] immigration victory...
|Hilton Head Island (South Carolina) Packet
Officials crack down on illegal immigration
Over the past several months, Beaufort County has been conducting audits of businesses and the employee immigration documents they are required to maintain. -- So far, auditors have checked the forms at more than 250 businesses in unincorporated parts of the county...
|The Signal -- Santa Clarita, Calif.
Minutemen rally in Santa Clarita
Nearly 200 local residents, activists and members of the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys Minutemen gathered at the Civic Center to voice their concerns about illegal immigration and increase support for imprisoned Ignacio Ramos, a former U.S. Border Agent, during the “Honor America/Secure our Border” rally on Saturday.
Border Patrol union criticizes agency's academy
The Border Patrol agents' union is criticizing hiring and training shortcuts they say the agency is making as it seeks to double in size before President Bush leaves office. -- The union says the Border Patrol has dropped minimum educational requirements and is deferring background investigations for new hires, among other changes they say are hurting the agency.
|San Francisco Chronicle sc
Feds probe S.F.'s migrant-offender shield
San Francisco juvenile probation officials - citing the city's immigrant sanctuary status - are protecting Honduran youths caught dealing crack cocaine from possible federal deportation and have given some offenders a city-paid flight home with carte blanche to return.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Is NAFTA road through here about trade - or treachery?
It is a steel and concrete corridor that will run right through the Old Pueblo, connecting Mexico City to Edmonton, Alberta. -- Its purpose is to facilitate trade among the three countries and minimize traffic and congestion for residents...
Job 1 will be immigration, McCain and Obama tell Latino group
John McCain and Barack Obama each pledged Saturday to make overhauling immigration laws a priority as they courted influential Hispanic leaders who could be pivotal in key swing states like Florida. -- It was testimony to the critical role an estimated 9.2 million Hispanic voters are likely to play in November.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Mexico plants wall of trees in protest of U.S. border fence
Piedras Negras, Coah., Mex. -- The first of 400,000 trees are being planted to form a "green wall" in protest of the fence the U.S. is building along the border with Mexico. -- The treeline will eventually stretch for 318 miles along the border between the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas.
|El Paso Times
Reyes' actions in Juárez kidnapping care are questioned
A citizen watchdog group in Washington, D.C., has asked the Department of Homeland Security to investigate why ICE and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, got involved in efforts to rescue a kidnapped Mexican citizen in Juárez who is related to Reyes' wife...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Michoacan’s “culture” promoted in Illinois, other news
The governor of Michoacan (a state in Mexico) met with members of the Federation of Michoacan Clubs in Illinois (”Fedecmi”) “for the purpose of promoting and strengthening Michoacanan culture in the United States of North America.” The governor was accompanied by president Juan Ochoa and members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...
|American Patrol Report
The American Patrol Report is popular
If you need proof, go to the left column and scroll down to just below the Rumor Mill icon. Just below is a number. Click on it. Then go to MAPS. -- You will see that people from across the world are logging on.
|BlueRidgeNow.com -- Hendersonville, North Carolina
Groups protesting event at BRCC to issue sham Mexican ID cards
Asheville City Councilman and 11th District Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower and groups opposed to illegal immigration plan to protest the Mexican Consulate at Blue Ridge Community College Saturday. -- Mumpower said he plans to protest a college event in which the Latino Advocacy Coalition of Henderson County has rented space on the campus...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol's digital game camera catches group of people walking on trail in the Huachuca Mountains south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. This is a popular trail that should be well known to the U.S. Border Patrol. Yet, people use it frequently to illegally enter the U.S.
Unstamped certificate suggests Obama may not be "natural born" US citizen
The "birth certificate" claimed by the Barack Obama campaign is not certified as authentic and appears to be a photoshopped fake. -- The image, purporting to come from the Hawaii Department of Health, has been the subject of intense skepticism in the blogosphere in the past two weeks. But now the senior spokesman of that Department has confirmed...
|Ira Mehlman -- East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Immigration: Don’t just leave it to the market
People don’t have much faith in government, especially the federal government and who can blame them? The public looks to Washington and sees neither competence nor integrity in the people and institutions who are determining their fate...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Arpaio says next Mesa crime sweep will be unannounced
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Saturday he will bring his crime patrols back to Mesa, but next time there won't be any warnings. -- Deputies arrested 72 people in Mesa this week in the controversial crime sweep that attracted immigrant rights groups and local police, who kept a watchful eye on the proceedings...
|Arizona Daily Star
Arizona guest-worker bill dies without a floor vote
Arizona will not get a chance to set up its own guest-worker program. -- State lawmakers adjourned the session late Friday without bringing the proposal to the floor for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Marsha Arzberger, D-Willcox, acknowledged that she did not have the votes.