|Dan Stein -- San Diego Union-Tribune sc
Candidates pander on immigration?
When John McCain or Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, the American public will likely have a pretty clear idea of what they expect of the new president and the new Congress. Whoever the new president may be, he will be faced with a slumping economy, a deepening mortgage crisis...
|Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat
Arrogant Mexican illegal alien speaks about life in sanctuary
Chicago -- Flor Crisostomo stands before the worn wooden pews of the storefront church and tells the visiting students that she doesn't regret paying a smuggler to get her across the border. -- The 29-year-old illegal [alien] has defied a deportation order to Mexico, where her three children live, by seeking sanctuary at the Adalberto United Methodist Church for the past six months.
|Charleston (South Carolina) Post & Courier
36 graduate from immigration-enforcement program
The first group of law enforcement officers trained in immigration duties at Charleston's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center graduated Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. -- The class of 36 included members of eight agencies from around the country, but only one in South Carolina...
Professor Indrek Wichman E-mail
Hooray for Michigan State University (The Spartans) and Professor Wichman!!! -- Well, what do we have here. Looks like a small case of some people being able to dish it out, but not take it. Let's start at the top. The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman.
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas advisers causing McCain problems
...Fort Worth-born Juan Hernandez is McCain’s Hispanic outreach director and has been another Texas lightning rod for the campaign. Anti-immigrant Republicans have repeatedly called on McCain to fire Hernandez because he advocates open borders a position sharply opposed in Republican Party platforms.
|Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Cops say fatal hit-run driver may be illegal alien
Police are looking for an undocumented Mexican immigrant in connection with a June 29 hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian on 16th Street. -- Orange Detective Sarah Jefferson-Simon said a description of the pickup involved in the 9:45 p.m. accident, along with information from confidential sources...
Answers demanded in agent's slaying
The chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus on Thursday asked President Bush and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey to "provide a full accounting" of what led to the release from jail last month of a Mexican national suspected of running over and killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent...
Deportations up 40 percent in Pacific Northwest
Deportations from Washington, Oregon and Alaska have spiked by nearly 40 percent, ICE officials said Friday. -- Immigration officials said the number of illegal aliens deported from those three states was 7,345 for the first nine months of the fiscal year. That number was up from 5,256 for the same period last year.
|Palatka (Florida) Daily News
Vicious illegal alien arrested for trying to drown puppy
A Pomona Park man was arrested Thursday on charges of animal cruelty after attempting to drown, revive then drown a female 10-12-week-old puppy at Lake Broward Park. -- According to a report from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses at the park saw Sabeno Martinez-Perez throw the dog into the water, let it drown, revive the dog, and throw it back into the water again.
|New York Times
Hint of new life to a McCain birth issue
In the most detailed examination yet of Senator John McCain’s eligibility to be president, a law professor at the University of Arizona has concluded that neither Mr. McCain’s birth in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone nor the fact that his parents were American citizens is enough to satisfy the constitutional requirement that the president must be a “natural-born citizen.”
|San Jose Mercury News
Green-card agency worker faces immigration charge
San Diego -- An employee of a company that cleans the offices of a federal agency that issues green cards was arraigned Friday on charges of being in the country illegally, authorities said Friday. -- Miguel Angel Mejia worked for a Northrop Grumman Corp. subcontractor when he was arrested Tuesday at a CIS office in Chula Vista...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Wholesale death : “In a synchronized fashion (in Culiacan) and within a lapse of eight minutes, an armed commando of at least fifteen men put twelve persons to death, including two Culiacan police commanders and one officer.” The homicides began at an auto shop which services police units...
|Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal
Activist challenges Cobb on state immigrant law
Anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Cobb Chairman Sam Olens, calling for a 90-day halt to the county's issuance of all commercial licenses. -- King said the decision to file the motion in Cobb Superior Court on Wednesday was not made lightly... [See petition here]
Proposed ban on illegal aliens stirs uproar in Fremont
A proposed law aimed at banishing illegal immigrants from Fremont, Neb. - believed to be the first such city-sponsored initiative in the state - has sparked an outcry from a state agency that advocates for Latinos. Though Fremont's appears to be the state's first elected city council to propose an ordinance...
|Wall Street Journal
McCain launches immigration ad targeted at Hispanics
Expected Republican nominee John McCain’s campaign released a new ad, “God’s Children,” today, tailored to Hispanic audiences that will run in the three Western swing states of Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. -- The ad features McCain from a June 2007 Republican primary debate performance in New Hampshire...
|Wheeling (West Virginia) News-Register
Suspected illegals arrested at Highlands
The Thursday arrest of suspected illegal immigrants working at The Highlands has prompted an investigation by the West Virginia Department of Labor. -- Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne today said the four suspected illegals were arrested at about 3:15 p.m. while working on a "shelving project" at the Cabela's Distribution Center.