|Associated Press sc
Report: Hate crimes hit 5-year high in Los Angeles County
Hate crimes in Los Angeles County soared last year to their highest mark in five years even as overall crime dropped across the region, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. -- The annual report, to be published Thursday by the county's human relations commission, shows 763 hate crimes were reported...
|KPTM-TV -- Omaha
Nebraska city's illegal alien plan would ban hiring, too
Fremont, Neb. -- A proposed law that would prohibit renting to or harboring illegal [aliens] in Fremont, Neb., would now ban hiring as well. -- The revised ordinance under consideration by the Fremont City Council now calls for businesses in the city to use an Internet-based system to verify they aren't employing illegal [aliens].
|WTNH-TV -- Hartford, Connecticut
New Haven ID program enters second year
New Haven -- The New Haven program that sparked protests and gained national attention is entering its second year. To date, about 6,000 people have signed up for the Elm City Residents Card program. -- With a snap of the camera Luis Pagan is on his way to getting a New Haven city Resident card...
||American Border Patrol
ABP Operation Vigilance video
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|Houston Chronicle sc
HPD searching for Mexican child-rape suspect
Houston police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. -- Jorge Mejia, 31, is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with attacks on a 9-year-old relative, police said. -- Mejia is a Mexican national, Bailey said... [More "family values"]
Chandra Levy killed by illegal alien?
Seven years after Chandra Levy's remains were found in a Washington, D.C., park, a year-long investigation by the Washington Post offers evidence the congressional intern was murdered by an illegal alien. -- As suspicion mounted that Levy's boss, Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., might be involved in her disappearance...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
21 illegal aliens found in South Side drop house
More than 20 people were found in a drop house on the South Side late Wednesday, police said. -- Authorities from the Counter Narcotics Alliance were investigating a home near South Country Club and East Drexel roads for possible drug activity when the discovery was made, according to Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
Killings turn focus on San Francisco sanctuary law
San Francisco -- The scene repeats itself daily on city streets: a driver gets stuck bumper to bumper, blocking an intersection and preventing another car from turning left. -- But authorities say that was enough to cause Edwin Ramos to unload an AK-47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing them...
|Los Angeles Times
Laguna Beach buys dayworker site from Caltrans
After years of controversy, the sliver of Laguna Canyon where dozens of men gather most mornings in search of work will become Laguna Beach property in a deal finalized Wednesday. -- Laguna Beach's day laborer hiring site on Laguna Canyon Road has been partially funded by the city for nearly a decade, drawing illegal-immigration protesters and sparking lawsuits.
Citizens set to demonstrate in favor of immigration enforcement
American citizens and legal immigrants will be in Postville, Iowa, this Sunday, July 27, to demonstrate their support for recent efforts to crackdown on employers who hire illegal aliens. Postville was the site of the largest enforcement action to date by ICE at a meat processing plant...
Smugglers try to use Hurricane Dolly for cover, officials say
Smugglers tried to use Hurricane Dolly as a cover in at least three attempts to move drugs or illegal aliens through Texas, border officials said Wednesday. -- About 9,600 pounds of marijuana was found buried under cotton seeds on a truck on U.S. 77 at the Border Patrol's Sarita checkpoint ...
|Los Angeles Times
Schwarzenegger seeks to slash state workers' pay till budget passes
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has prepared an order to cut the pay of about 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until a budget is signed. -- Administration officials said Schwarzenegger was expected to sign the order, a draft of which was obtained Wednesday by The Times, early next week as part of an effort to avert a cash crisis.
|R News-TV -- Rochester, New York
Woman assaulted by illegal alien, newborn baby dies
The Wayne County District Attorney's Office will decide Thursday whether an illegal immigrant from Mexico will face more serious charges in connection with the death of a newborn baby. -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of the infant after an assault on the baby's mother...
On immigration, McCain and Obama very much alike
Like many voters who are concerned about immigration, Angelica Salis has warm feelings and nagging doubts about both John McCain and Barack Obama. -- "McCain has been very much engaged in this issue for a long time," the Los Angeles community activist said. "But last year, when things got prickly, he seemed to let go of some of his leanings."
|Cleveland Plain Dealer
Immigration officials raid eight Ohio restaurants
Federal agents walked into Mexican restaurants in Oberlin, Vermilion and six other Ohio communities Wednesday and walked out with 58 workers in handcuffs. -- The dishwashers, cooks and waitresses now in federal custody are all Mexican citizens recruited to work here illegally, federal authorities say. They are likely to be deported.
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
In Guatemala City, a group of 30 families of [illegal aliens] arrested in the US asked the attorney for Human Rights to intercede for them. They wish to protest the jailing of their loved ones in Iowa and also asked help in canceling the mortgages on their properties, lest they lose them. They had contracted the loans in order to pay for smuggling their relatives into the US...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Usual suspects protest Arpaio's illegal alien sweeps
About 200 people gathered at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting today to express their unhappiness with how Sheriff Joe Arpaio is spending taxpayers' dollars. -- Randy Parraz said his group, Maricopa Citizens for Safety and Accountability, is worried about slow response times...
|Barbara Anderson -- WEBCommentary.com
Tarnishing the Golden Arches
McDonald's golden arches are easily one of the most recognizable icons on the American landscape. They promise fast food, reasonably priced. -- However, now they can also be recognized as aiding and abetting illegal aliens. If you have eaten in a McDonald’s lately you may have noticed some of its employees speak little or no English...
Obama drops his father
As the battle between John McCain and Barack Obama for Hispanic votes heats up, it raises the question of what relates better, an immigrant father or an absentee father? For Obama, the answer is an absentee father. -- This morning Obama's campaign e-mailed reporters the script for his first Spanish-language radio ad...
|Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal
Olens: Cobb checking status of "immigrants"
...The issue was brought to light by D.A. King, a local activist against illegal immigration. Last week he filed a civil suit against the county seeking full compliance with the 2006 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act. That law, sponsored by state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), requires governments to...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Mexico wants U.S. to cover flood tab
Mexico has lodged a formal complaint against the United States for flood damage it claims was caused by a concrete barrier erected by the Border Patrol in a storm-water tunnel beneath Nogales. -- The complaint points out how critical the issue is and asks for repairs or money for damage estimated at $8 million, said Carlos Marin...
|The New American
Obama, McCain address La Raza
While Representatives Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, and Duncan Hunter were in the presidential race, immigration and border security were pushed to center stage. In the crowded early primaries, Republican and Democrat candidates alike rushed to the right, proclaiming their resolve to mend our broken system...