Friday, July 30, 2010

Arizona's New Immigration Law: Cops vs. CopWatchers - TIME

Arizona's New Immigration Law: Cops vs. CopWatchers - TIME

There may have been other reasons the numbers were low, apart from the temporary injunction blocking the most contentious parts of the law. Some officers said the desert monsoon weather dampened the operation. Another factor may well have been Lydia Guzman, a prominent Hispanic activist, who, along with a group called CopWatch, designed a detailed messaging system to warn the Phoenix Valley of immigration sweeps. Guzman sent an initial text blast to 100 rapid response teams of business owners, Spanish radio stations, pastors and teachers, each of whom messaged their respective networks. At the same time, Guzman contacted lawyers, social workers and elected officials to be at the ready to help. "It spiderwebs out," she says. "Before you know it my text tree spreads out to thousands of people."

Arguments In Arizona Immigration Law Appeal To Be Held In SF In November: The Alley: SFAppeal

Arguments In Arizona Immigration Law Appeal To Be Held In SF In November: The Alley: SFAppeal

A federal appeals court announced today it will hear arguments in San Francisco in early November on Arizona's appeal of a ruling that blocked key parts of the state's new immigration law.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the scheduling order at its San Francisco headquarters the day after the state of Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer filed their notice of appeal.

The state is appealing a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department.

Arizona had asked for an expedited appeal with a hearing in mid-September.

But the appeals court, in an order issued through its clerk's office, said a November hearing is in accordance with a court rule on the scheduling of appeals of preliminary injunctions, which are considered on a faster schedule that most other appeals.

The court said, "To the extent that appellants seek to expedite the appeal beyond the provisions of (the rule), appellants' motion is denied."

TGIF Something to reflect on, compassion !

Anthony Weiner Rips Apart Republicans on 9/11Health Bill

Republicans block small business plan in Senate | Reuters

Republicans block small business plan in Senate Reuters

(Reuters) - Senate Republicans blocked a $30-billion plan to help community banks boost lending to small businesses, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's election-year battle to reduce unemployment.
Tempers ran high as Democratic leaders failed to muster the 60 votes needed to advance the measure over Republican objections. Republicans were upset that Democrats shut them out from amending the package that also includes about $12 billion in tax breaks for small businesses.

"Enough is enough. This has been anything but a jobs agenda," said Republican Senator Olympia Snowe. The Maine moderate has voted with Democrats on some issues, most recently to extend jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed. This time she stuck with her party and voted to block the small business bill from advancing toward passage.

Immigration Debate: Border Cities See Less Violent Crime - TIME

Immigration Debate: Border Cities See Less Violent Crime - TIME

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said when she signed it in April, "border-related violence and crime due to illegal immigration." The fact is, despite the murderous mayhem raging across the border in Mexico, the U.S. side, from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas, is one of the nation's safest corridors.

According to the FBI, the four large U.S. cities (with populations of at least 500,000) with the lowest violent crime rates — San Diego, Phoenix and the Texas cities of El Paso and Austin — are all in border states. "The border is safer now than it's ever been," U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling told the Associated Press last month. Even Larry Dever, the sheriff of Arizona's Cochise County, where the murder last March of a local rancher, believed to have been committed by an illegal immigrant, sparked calls for the law, conceded to the Arizona Republic recently that "we're not seeing the [violent crime] that's going on on the other side."

Consider Arizona itself — whose illegal-immigrant population is believed to be second only to California's. The state's overall crime rate dropped 12% last year; between 2004 and 2008 it plunged 23%. In the metro area of its largest city, Phoenix, violent crime — encompassing murder, rape, assault and robbery — fell by a third during the past decade and by 17% last year. The border city of Nogales, an area rife with illegal immigration and drug trafficking, hasn't logged a single murder in the past two years.

The nation's border is actually a safe place. The nation's debate about it, at least politically, is anything but.

Bell property tax rate second highest in L.A. County - latimes.com

Bell property tax rate second highest in L.A. County - latimes.com

The small working-class city of Bell not only paid officials the highest salaries in the state: Residents also pay the highest property tax rates of all but one of Los Angeles County's 88 cities, county tax records show.The records appear to confirm complaints by Bell residents who have expressed outrage that they seemed to be paying excessive taxes at the same time the city was paying its top administrator nearly $800,000 and council members were paying themselves nearly $100,000."They're robbing us of our money," said Juan Madrid, 64, who has owned his tidy yellow home with peach trim on Walker Avenue for about 30 years


We can no longer remain on the sidelines, REGISTER TO VOTE !

Calcium supplements may boost heart attack risk - CNN.com

Calcium supplements may boost heart attack risk - CNN.com

(Health.com) -- The millions of people who take calcium supplements to strengthen aging bones and ward off osteoporosis may be putting themselves at increased risk of a heart attack, a new study has found.
Older people who take at least 500 milligrams of calcium daily--less than the amount in a typical one-a-day calcium pill--are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who take no calcium at all, the study estimates.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

FOXNews.com - Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

FOXNews.com - Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Lawmakers since last year have been kicking around a proposal to bar U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens. Such a move, which has been ridiculed by legal scholars, would be a drastic reinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment.

But those supporting the move say it removes a key incentive luring illegal immigrants over the border. And with Arizona lawmakers now prohibited from requiring police to check immigration status, the option might be back on the table.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News after the Arizona ruling came down that "birthright citizenship" needs to be changed.

"I'm a practical guy, but when you go forward I don't want 20 million more (illegal immigrants) 20 years from now," he said. "Let's have a system that doesn't reward people for cheating."

COMMENTS:

youngblood97Colorado
This should have been done years ago. Is is disgusting that illegals use this as a way to weasel their way into becoming legal US Citizens.

westie777
To give children of illegals U.S. citizenship is a slap in the face to every law abiding citizen. If I were born in any foreign country, I would be a citizen of the country of my parents. ICE needs to pack up the baby and the illegal parents and send them back to where they came from. These families are a burden on all the social services of this country. Giving U.S. citizenship to these people is a joke! Wake up America!

Ariz. files appeal as sheriff launches new sweep - Yahoo! News

Ariz. files appeal as sheriff launches new sweep - Yahoo! News

In Phoenix, hundreds of the law's opponents massed at a downtown jail, beating on the metal door and forcing sheriff's deputies to call for backup. Officers arrested at least 32 people, and dozens more were detained elsewhere throughout the day.

Activists focused their rage at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the 78-year-old ex-federal drug agent known for his immigration sweeps.

Outside his downtown office, marchers chanted "Sheriff Joe, we are here. We will not live in fear." One was dressed in a papier-mache "Sheriff Joe" head and prison garb. Arpaio said he'd continue with a Thursday sweep.

Comments:

roberts
the hispanics have been responsible for lowering the standard of living in the u.s.a. they eat beans and rice,,,, lard and salt . soon the u.s.a will be just like the other latin countries, eating multiplying and lowering the value of everything americans have built up through work and wars. the hispanics simply want to take it through making babies.

Christian
They know their history and they want revenge against white people. That's what this is all about. The war against Whitey has been going on for decades and they will NEVER stop until Whitey is extinct.

Robert
Find an illegal worker - Report it to the IRS Fraud/Criminal Investigation. They will arrest the employer for tax fraud and have the INS arrest the illegals.                               Please paste again so everyone will know about this.

Immigration policies in the United States - CNN.com

Immigration policies in the United States - CNN.com

From January-June 2010, 46 states enacted 314 pieces of legislation related to immigration policy.
Roll over the states to learn how many laws or resolution were enacted this year.

Map on CNN link

Arizona to quickly file appeal in immigration law setback | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | National News

Arizona to quickly file appeal in immigration law setback Phoenix News Arizona News azfamily.com National News

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona goes to a federal appeals court today to try to lift the injunction against the most controversial parts of its new immigration law.

The new law was supposed to take effect today, but most of it is on hold because of a ruling yesterday by a federal judge. She agreed with the Obama administration that immigration enforcement is the federal government's job. In the state's appeal of the ruling, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the courts will be asked to move quickly.

Opponents of the law say yesterday's ruling will make other states think twice before moving ahead with similar laws. Among other things, the Arizona law would require officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2010 crop of new Ariz. laws takes effect Thursday | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | Arizona News

2010 crop of new Ariz. laws takes effect Thursday Phoenix News Arizona News azfamily.com Arizona News

Arizona is now the third state, behind Alaska and Vermont, to allow people to carry a concealed weapon without having to get a permit.

The bill on alcohol sales will allow purchases as early as 6 a.m. on Sundays. State law had barred alcohol sales between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sundays, but now the Sunday hours conform to those on other days of the week.

Comments: Typical Arizonian Attitute !

takeover65:
Oh great, guns and alcohol..hmmm, aren't we going backwards Arizona? It has officially become the old west again. Now, we will have illegals packing and drinking cerveza..im disgusted.

toobad2:
AT LEST WE CAN DEFEND OURSELF NOW WHERE EVER WE ARE. JUST DON'T GO OUT WITHOUT YOUR 45 AND ATLEST 4 MAGS. "YOU MAY FIND SOME CRALLING SOMEWHERE AND NEED TO PUT THEM DOWN.

KGUN 9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports - KGUN 9 News - ABC KGUN-TV Tucson, Arizona, News & Weather - Home

KGUN 9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports - KGUN 9 News - ABC KGUN-TV Tucson, Arizona, News & Weather - Home

Judge issues ruling on SB 1070
Breaking news from KGUN9. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton has issued a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of key provisions of SB 1070. One of them is the section allowing police to question the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect to be in the country illegally.

Immigration facts, figures — and thoughts - latimes.com

Immigration facts, figures — and thoughts - latimes.com

But today I think there are other contributing factors. The political discourse overall is pretty horrific, and while immigration has always brought out the worst in people, today's polarized climate only makes matters worse.

Struggling newspapers seeking to engage readers at any cost are also part of the problem. Whereas racist rants were once confined to marginal websites, today many papers — including this one — have opened their online comments section to, well, complete nut-jobs. Allowing vitriolic racial rhetoric to remain on a mainstream website is to give it a level of acceptability. Just last week, in response to my column on the so-called burka ban in France, a rabid commenter proposed that all those crossing the U.S.- Mexico border without papers should be shot on sight. Nice. Such "dialogue" not only pushes out reasonable people, it emboldens the unreasonable ones. By allowing it to be posted, newspapers are presiding over the mainstreaming of anti-immigrant hate speech.There may be those who see hatred as a justifiable means to an end. Perhaps they hope that all this harsh rhetoric will keep even more illegal immigrants at home. But they'd be silly to think that such invective only makes life harder for immigrants. Unfortunately, it also actively degrades our culture, our public square and our democracy.



Report: Billions for Iraq reconstruction unaccounted for; lax oversight blamed - CNN.com

Report: Billions for Iraq reconstruction unaccounted for; lax oversight blamed - CNN.com

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- A federal audit of $9.1 billion targeted for reconstruction in Iraq cannot account for more than 95 percent of it, a federal report said Tuesday.

"This situation occurred because most DoD organizations receiving DFI funds did not establish the required Department of the Treasury accounts and no DoD organization was designated as the executive agent for managing the use of DFI funds," the report concluded. "The breakdown in controls left the funds vulnerable to inappropriate uses and undetected loss."

Felices Fiestas Patrias Peru

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of Arizona's immigration law - latimes.com

Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of Arizona's immigration law - latimes.com

At the corner of 43rd and Thomas, it's hard to determine how much of the neighborhood's woes stem from Arizona's immigration laws and how much from the state's economy, battered by a once red-hot housing marked that cooled.Katchi's revenue was already sagging before April 23, when Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. Since then, sales have plummeted.In adopting the legislation the state embarked on a grand experiment — trying to drive out hundreds of thousands of its residents by what the law calls "attrition through enforcement."

When immigrants leave, Gans said, "stores experience dramatic drops in sales. Apartment owners who rent to immigrants have high vacancy rates and risk losing their buildings. Legal workers or renters or consumers don't generally step in quickly enough to prevent these businesses from experiencing real additional hardship."At 43rd and Thomas, such short-term economic perils are no abstraction."If people don't come here, I don't make money and I don't pay taxes," Katchi said.

Comments:

quatidion:
LOL. The only people "Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of immigration law" is illegal aliens. The law is working already. Let's adopt it in California.

tomperanteau:
Viva 29 de julio!

Thor the Hammer:
Running Like Rats whenyou turn on the light! NOw all we have toi do is fix the 14th amendment so they cannot have anchor babies and we won't need a fence. Cheap solution to a vexing problem

FOXNews.com - Nebraska Town Weighs Suspending Illegal Immigrant Hiring Ban to Save Legal Fees

FOXNews.com - Nebraska Town Weighs Suspending Illegal Immigrant Hiring Ban to Save Legal Fees

OMAHA, Neb. -- Faced with expensive legal challenges, officials in the eastern Nebraska town of Fremont are considering suspending a voter-approved ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants until the lawsuits are resolved.

The City Council narrowly rejected the ban in 2008, prompting supporters to gather enough signatures for the ballot measure. The ordinance, which was approved by voters last month, has divided the community. Supporters say it was necessary to make up for what they see as lax federal law enforcement and opponents argue that it could fuel discrimination.

But the council's president, Scott Getzschman, insisted the elected body was concerned about money, not about any lack of support for the ordinance. The City Council is scheduled to vote on suspending the ban on Tuesday night, a day before the city goes to court over the measure.

The city faces lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund. City officials have estimated that Fremont's costs of implementing the ordinance -- including legal fees, employee overtime and improved computer software -- would average $1 million a year.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Arizona immigration law: SB 1070 tints neighborhood dispute - latimes.com

Arizona immigration law: SB 1070 tints neighborhood dispute - latimes.com

The 44-year-old U.S. citizen was watering chile plants in his front yard when a neighbor confronted him and shot him to death, according to police documents.Varela's brother, Antonio, told police that the neighbor, Gary Kelley, who is white, called Juan Varela by an ethnic slur and said he had to "go back to Mexico" now that Gov. Jan Brewer had signed SB 1070. The family campaigned to publicize the death, culminating with the county prosecutor's decision last month to add a hate-crime allegation to the second-degree murder charges filed against Kelley.

But Kelley's Latino tenant and neighbors say he displayed no racial animus and had criticized the new law as unfair. Most immigrant rights activists have shied away from the case, skeptical that the killing was racially motivated.

COMMENTS:The true story in this, are the comments.

southoc:
Mexican is a nationality not a race. Telling someone to go home can hardly be called a hate crime. I call it common sense.
Now all you illegal aliens leave and take your welfare kids with you. We are broke and cannot afford to support you anymore.

sailbyme:
He was an anchor baby. If the parents hadn't sneaked into my country this wouldn't hav happened.

Mark B:
Are you sure this story is true or not hyped by yhe media? First off two Mexicans making a complete sentence is a first. Second Im sure some crybaby lib heard this story and thoght they could make a case on it.

Pay scandal: Protesters in Bell seek ouster of mayor, vice mayor and 2 councilmen - latimes.com

Pay scandal: Protesters in Bell seek ouster of mayor, vice mayor and 2 councilmen - latimes.com

Protester Miguel Sanchez, 33, said he used to work for City Hall, running an after-school program and teaching students and elderly residents basic computer skills. In late 2008, he said, his job was eliminated."They told me that the town didn't have enough money to pay for it anymore," he said Sunday. "I said: 'I can't be greedy. It's a recession. I understand.' Then I found out about this, and I was outraged. We are all outraged."

Time to get active in our communities, REGISTER to VOTE !

Chavez threatens to cut off oil to U.S. - CNN.com

Chavez threatens to cut off oil to U.S. - CNN.com

(CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Sunday said his country will stop exporting oil to the United States if there is a military attack stemming from escalating tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.
Speaking at a political rally, Chavez warned of a military attack from Colombia, and accused the United States of being behind such an attack.

"The Yankee empire has no limit to its manipulation," Chavez said.

Afghan says it's 'shocked' by leaked U.S. documents - CNN.com

Afghan says it's 'shocked' by leaked U.S. documents - CNN.com

WikiLeaks.org -- a whistleblower website -- published on Sunday what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.

The first-hand accounts are the military's own raw data on the war, including numbers killed, casualties, threat reports and the like, according to Julian Assange, the founder of the website.

"It is the total history of the Afghan war from 2004 to 2010, with some important exceptions -- U.S. Special Forces, CIA activity, and most of the activity of other non-U.S. groups," Assange said.

The New York Times reported Sunday that military field documents included in the release suggest that Pakistan, an ally of the United States in the war against terror, has been running something of a "double game," allowing "representatives of its spy service to meet directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organize networks of militant groups that fight against American soldiers in Afghanistan, and even hatch plots to assassinate Afghan leaders."

Interesting article ! Time to come home, thier intent is to bleed us dry and their succeding !

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Authorities investigating after pipe bombs found in California park - CNN.com

Authorities investigating after pipe bombs found in California park - CNN.com

(CNN) -- Authorities evacuated a large section of a California park Friday after a passer-by spotted a pipe bomb -- the third such device planted in the park in the past two days, police said.

A resident discovered the suspicious, cylindrical device while walking through the 126-acre Newhall Park around noon (3 p.m. ET), police in Concord, California, said. Bomb squad investigators detonated the pipe bomb.

OjO !

Geithner pushes plan to let tax cuts for wealthy expire - CNN.com

Geithner pushes plan to let tax cuts for wealthy expire - CNN.com

Washington (CNN) -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the Obama administration will push for letting tax cuts for wealthy Americans expire while extending them for the rest of the nation.

The administration wants to "leave in place tax cuts that are very important to incent businesses to hire new employees and to invest and expand in output," Geithner said on the ABC program "This Week."

Republicans say letting tax cuts expire for those Americans earning more than $250,000 a year will hurt economic growth as the nation recovers from the economic recession.

Geithner said the plan is to extend the tax cuts for more than 95 percent of country while letting them expire for about 3 percent, which he called the "highest-earning Americans."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hotel Owners: AZ Politicians Scare Tourists - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix

Hotel Owners: AZ Politicians Scare Tourists - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix

In the meantime, a CBS 5 News investigation revealed that there is one business that could profit from the implementation of SB 1070 and similar immigration measures. The private prison industry houses illegal immigrant detainees for the federal government. Those companies could gain contracts with state and local agencies to house illegal immigrants arrested for state violations.

Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, holds the federal contract to house detainees in Arizona. The company bills $11 million per month. CBS 5 Investigates learned that two of Brewer’s top advisers have connections to CCA.

Paul Senseman is the governor’s deputy chief of staff. He is also a former lobbyist for CCA. His wife is listed as a current lobbyist for the company.

Chuck Coughlin is one of the governor’s policy advisers and her campaign chairman. Coughlin’s company, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, currently lobbies for CCA.

Meanwhile, at Rancho de la Osa, Richard and Veronica Schultz said they don’t know much about the motives behind the politicians making alarming statements about the border.

Though their hacienda survived a real attack from Pancho Villa, it might not survive the war of words from politicians, Richard Schultz said.

“I think they’re covering their own personal interests, and as a consequence, Arizona and its tourism needs are being the sacrificial lambs to some extent,” he said.

Borderline racism drives Hispanic exodus | The Australian

Borderline racism drives Hispanic exodus The Australian

The fear sweeping through the community is palpable. At St Martin's, Sunday's Spanish-language mass was followed by a crisis meeting where trainers briefed congregants on what to do if stopped by police. "Don't panic, don't pretend - plan," a flipchart reads. "I choose to remain silent," the class parrots back in heavily accented English. "I want to see a lawyer."

From their pews, the congregants speak of the fear and vigilantism springing up ahead of the law. Children are bullied in school, facing calls of "go home, dirty Mexican". Rent supervisers are extorting money from tenants under threat of being reported; wages are being withheld by unscrupulous employers. "Racial profiling has become the official policy of the state of Arizona," said Connie Andersen, a co-ordinator for the Valley Interfaith project. She believes the law is aimed at distracting voters from the real issue: that Arizona is bankrupt. It tolerated illegal immigrants while their labour fuelled its boom; now it has turned on them.

Report lauds Arizona wire-transfer tracking work

Report lauds Arizona wire-transfer tracking work

By searching wire transfers for suspicious activity involving large sums of money flowing into Arizona from Mexico, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard's office was able to track the payoffs to drophouses where smugglers stashed illegal immigrants until they received payment.

From 2004 to 2006, Arizona seized about $20 million in cartel assets, arrested hundreds of smugglers and shut down 22 businesses that laundered the smugglers' money.

Will illegal immigrants' D.C. site-in work? | act, dream, people - Home - The Orange County Register

Will illegal immigrants' D.C. site-in work? act, dream, people - Home - The Orange County Register

Republican opponents of the DREAM Act say the law is the law and Congress cannot condone illegal behavior by giving these students a pass.

Beyond that, says Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, these illegal immigrant students could well have taken the place of American citizens who wanted to go to the colleges they went to.

"Whether their parents brought them or not they are criminal aliens,'' said Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa. "This whole irrational compassion for people who are here illegally is hurting our own people and it's causing other people in other countries who want to come here illegally to do so.''

COMMENTS:

elchico
why does the OC register waste space on undocumented issues...they have no issues nor rights here in this country...so end of story.

sortanddeport
Illegal "CRIMINAL" immigrants are the main reason for the downfall of the US Ecomony. Illigal Aliens are the ones who raise hospital bills, car insurance, and they casue accidents and traffic on the freeways. illegal Aliens are a burden on the American Society and they must be dealt with and removed / deported from this counrty immediatly. It's like having a Roach infestation!

lebloom
Just plain and simple get out of our country if you're not a legal citizen of the United States, NOW!!! I have no pity on these people who have taken advantage of our dumbass govertment in the past. My tax dollars are not for their gain. California need to look real hard at this and make changes. They need to quit letting the illegals run all over them. There are illegals who probably have it better than some legal citizens and why???? You liberals that allow this are F**kin fools! I agree with what the state Arizona has done. They are taking back their state and we all should. Please don't bring up this S**T about how this country was built on illegals either!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Detainees can be found with new immigration web tool | immigration, search, tool - News - The Orange County Register

Detainees can be found with new immigration web tool immigration, search, tool - News - The Orange County Register

Federal officials launched a Web-based search tool Friday that aims to make it easier for family members and attorneys to find those in immigration custody at detention facilities across the country.

Advocates, lawyers and family members have long complained that it can be an ordeal to find someone who is taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a new web tool today that allows the search of those in custody.

Now, agency officials said they're making it easier with the Online Detainee Locator System – a tool that allows the public to search the web for people who are in immigration custody. Juveniles in immigration custody are not searchable in the system.

Ariz. Highway Patrol Assn. warns would-be vigilantes - Stay out of the desert | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | Arizona News

Ariz. Highway Patrol Assn. warns would-be vigilantes - Stay out of the desert Phoenix News Arizona News azfamily.com Arizona News

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) has a warning for "desert vigilantes" who take it upon themselves to try and catch people who they believe are crossing the border illegally. Don't do it.
Javier Soto talked to Sgt. Jimmy Chavez, president of the AHPA.

"We believe these individuals that are 'searching' for undocumented persons feel they are assisting law enforcement," Chavez said in a news release. "However, it creates scenarios that endanger themselves and our officers. Law enforcement officers are trained to handle these situations, and we want the public to be safe."

COMMENTS:

trueazpatriot said
A true patriot will not let a group of Illegal-lovers words stop them from taking up arms and protecting America from Illegal Invader criminals.

carriesue said
Ummm....what did they expect when they put signs in a National Park that advise American Citizens to not go beyond this point due to drug smugglers and illegal activity? This totally ticks me off! If this is such a dangerous place, why do we not have troops here cleaning this up? Until they do have someone policing the area, vigilante groups will lap this up as an open invitation.

bxjara said
Leave um out there, that keeps them off the streets of Phoenix.

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Questions and answers on SB 1070 -- a guide to Arizona's new immigration law | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

Questions and answers on SB 1070 -- a guide to Arizona's new immigration law Top of the Ticket Los Angeles Times

Along with the usual arguments for and against Arizona’s tough new immigration law, another theme emerged this week during a federal court hearing on the law’s fate: Some parts of the legislation are confusing.

An attorney representing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acknowledged as much under pointed questioning by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix on Thursday.
This sort of thing happens now and then with all kinds of legislation, of course. Fuzzy language, we mean. Perhaps this partly explains why descriptions of the Arizona law occassionaly miss the mark. For example, SB 1070 is sometimes described as “allowing” police to ask suspected illegal immigrants about their status. Actually, police are already allowed to do that. SB 1070 makes such inquiries a requirement – but only, as the law says, when “practicable.”

Which brings us to a useful Q & A our colleague Nicholas Riccardi prepared on the law. Here’s an excerpt concerning the role of police and SB 1070:
What else must police do under the law?
Anyone arrested in Arizona cannot be released until police check with the federal government to determine whether that person is in the country legally.
Some read this to mean that it doesn't matter if suspects have birth certificates and passports — the federal government must confirm their status before they are freed. Others contend that the requirement only applies to suspected illegal immigrants.
Also, authorities must alert the federal government when any illegal immigrant convicted of a crime of any severity is released from custody or pays a fine to resolve a case.
Are police required to turn convicted illegal immigrants over to the federal government?
No, just to notify federal immigration agents.
Surprising, no? Follow this link to the entire Q & A to learn more about Arizona's immigration law.
Bolton is considering requests to halt the law before it takes effect July 29. It’s not clear when Bolton will rule on the lawsuits by civil rights groups and the Obama administration. Stay tuned.

Another President Bush? Jeb Bush Quietly Raises His Profile - ABC News

Another President Bush? Jeb Bush Quietly Raises His Profile - ABC News

Some political observers say by all rights, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be running for president. He has strong conservative credentials, an impeccable political pedigree, can appeal to the all-important Hispanic population, and could do well in his home state, which is populous, up for grabs, and often decides general elections.

YIKES !

Breitbart: Sherrod "Sees Things Through Racial Prism" - CBS News Video

Breitbart: Sherrod "Sees Things Through Racial Prism" - CBS News Video

Bill Plante spoke with Andrew Breitbart who defended his posting of the edited video of former USDA official Shirley Sherrod that resulted in her firing and TheLoop21.com's Kelli Goff and Washington Times' Gregory Kane discussed the controversial topic.

Check out the video.

Shame on these teabaggers. Racism....Acceptance by denial !

Bell council used little-noticed ballot measure to skirt state salary limits - latimes.com

Bell council used little-noticed ballot measure to skirt state salary limits - latimes.com

The highly paid members of the Bell City Council were able to exempt themselves from state salary limits by placing a city charter on the ballot in a little-noticed special election that attracted fewer than 400 voters.

We've got to change our old habits !

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The DREAM of getting 'something for nothing' | country, rivera, become - Opinion - The Orange County Register

The DREAM of getting 'something for nothing' country, rivera, become - Opinion - The Orange County Register

I can't find sympathy for Antonia Rivera no matter how I try ["UCI grad arrested in D.C. protest," Front Page, July 21]. She and her family have had 22 years to sort out and apply for citizenship, yet she resorts to protesting to get amnesty. It took 15 years for an Italian immigrant I knew to get citizenship. Why should she get amnesty?

I am sure that the U.S. taxpayers paid for her public school education but I am not sure who paid for her college education. The fact remains that she occupied a desk in schools that were intended to be filled by a U.S. citizen. This country simply cannot afford to educate each and every kid from every country on this Earth. If she got a scholarship for her college education she, again, took away a chance of a free education for a U.S. citizen. There are probably a lot of people who worked full time and attended college at night paying all their own costs who cannot find a job. Antonia Rivera is not alone as far as employment goes.

All the "Dream Act" will do is get them something for nothing, which unfortunately has become the norm in our country. Why work for something when I can protest and have it given to me?

Hopefully the U.S. immigration service will do its job and deport Ms. Rivera as soon as is practical.

Judge may rule on Ariz. immigration law | law, arizona, strong - News - The Orange County Register

Judge may rule on Ariz. immigration law law, arizona, strong - News - The Orange County Register

The law has engendered vigorous debate in Orange County and throughout the nation. Rancho Santa Margarita's City Council Wednesday night passed adopted a resolution supporting Arizona's law. It joined several other Orange County cities who have already expressed such support, including Costa Mesa, Yorba Linda and Orange.

Undocumented workers begin to flee AZ ahead of Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration law, businesses suffer

Undocumented workers begin to flee AZ ahead of Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration law, businesses suffer

It's an exodus that could really hurt the economy.
The controversial new immigration law in Arizona won't officially be implemented for a month. But droves of legal and illegal immigrants already are starting to leave the state, hurting local stores and companies.

Comments:

Anacondaman:
Once the low life ILLEGAL Law Breaking miscreants leave, Arizona can once again become part of the USA!

tampayankee:
Tell me how they could possibly hurt the economy. They Pay no taxes. the women get knocked up and recieve free medical care and we support the children. lets eliminate this scum from our society.

THOMAS1:
The Illegal Latinos need to be acared. The American people are fed up with having to pay extra taxes to support people who do not belong in this country. Let them go through the proper channels to became a US citizen. I believe in the court system and I believe Arizona will win in court. After the republicans get control of both houses in November, they need to impeach Obama for his failure to enforce Article IV, section 4 of the US Constitution. He is a disgrace to our country.
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YouTube - thomas1

The Rise Of The New Right - Hate & Fear pt.1

Arizona immigration law faces federal challenge Thursday - CNN.com

Arizona immigration law faces federal challenge Thursday - CNN.com

(CNN) -- The Obama administration's challenge to the controversial Arizona immigration law goes before a federal judge Thursday.

The Justice Department's lawsuit, seeking to stop the law from going into effect, is one of two challenges scheduled for a hearing Thursday.

COMMENTS:

Chuckeeeeee:
Sad that a lady from Arizona has more balls than our punk @$$ president does!

flowerman:
Most people are sick of the cultural decline wherever illegal Mexican aliens live. Unkempt houses, pushing shopping carts through neighborhoods, crime, drugs, gangs, disdain to authority...I could go on and on.

carl51:
To our self serving government and Obama. If you would read these posts you would clearly understand that almost all of the legal United States is against giving any kind of amnesty to an illegal alien invader. How about enforce our existing illegal immigration laws now and help Jan Brewer and the g... more

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Senate Republicans Lose Bid To Block Suit Against Arizona Law

Senate Republicans Lose Bid To Block Suit Against Arizona Law

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday turned back a move by Republicans to block the Justice Department from pursuing its lawsuit seeking to overturn Arizona's controversial immigration law.
The bid by South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint to nix the lawsuit came out on the losing end of a 55-43 vote. Five Democrats voted to block the lawsuit while two Republicans voted against the measure.

Andrew Breitbart featured on Hannity

Andrew Breitbart featured on Hannity

Andrew Breibart is serving as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and was employed by her as the primary developer of her website, the Huffington Post.

Andrew was asked about this statement on Hannity where he stated the following:

"I have not asked that she get fired. I've not asked for an investigation into her. The whole point was to show that the - for the NAACP to spend five days on national TV saying that the Tea Party is racist without any evidence when we can prove that the central argument didn't happen and the mainstream media won't play it - for them to talk about racism they should not be throwing stones in glass houses."

PostPartisan - 'A disservice was done' by Andrew Breitbart

PostPartisan - 'A disservice was done' by Andrew Breitbart

Last week, the civil rights organization passed a resolution calling on the leaders of the Tea Party movement to disavow the racist elements within it. Breitbart says the point of posting a small portion of Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP chapter in March was to show the hypocrisy of the NAACP tolerating racism within its own organization. “I have evidence that shows, based upon [the NAACP’s] standards, that shows people in the audience behaving racist,” Breitbart told Mara Schiavocampo of NBC News. “We have an NAACP-sanctioned event in which the speaker is talking in a racist narrative, in which the audience, when she refers a white farmer to a white lawyer... and when she talks about not giving him the full weight of what she could do with her position, the audience cheers in this video. That to me is the standard of showing that racism existed in that room.”

Race is already a difficult issue to discuss. But it is made so much worse when irresponsible people go out of their way to inflame tensions or create them where none exist for the sole purpose of scoring points.

FOXNews.com - Hispanic GOP Group to Announce Support for Arizona Immigration Law

FOXNews.com - Hispanic GOP Group to Announce Support for Arizona Immigration Law

The Arizona Latino Republican Association will become the first Hispanic organization in the country to actively oppose the Department of Justice's lawsuit against the state of Arizona's new immigration law.
Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, Inc., said he will be joined by ALRA Chairman Jesse Hernandez and members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association at an announcement Thursday morning in Phoenix.

Federal immigration detainees to be housed at two Orange County jails - latimes.com

Federal immigration detainees to be housed at two Orange County jails - latimes.com

Orange County supervisors approved a contract Tuesday to house federal immigration detainees at two county jails, a deal that will bring in more than $30 million a year and help save jobs in the Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department has been negotiating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for months to house more than 800 detainees at the James A. Musick Facility near Irvine and the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.


OC making money off people they hate.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seven Latin American Nations Join Mexico In Arizona Immigration Lawsuit

Seven Latin American Nations Join Mexico In Arizona Immigration Lawsuit

PHOENIX — Seven other Latin American countries want to join Mexico in supporting a lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.

Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexico's legal brief supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other advocacy groups.

Comments

What part of illegal do they not understand? smithdotsmith1

All illegals are Mexicans ..... why don't we just round up all Mexicans and send them back where they belong? teron678

Rhode Island already is doing what Arizona's new law will do. In the nation's smallest state, troopers are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine traffic stops. They then are turned over for deportation. Even more amazing, they are doing so under the federal 287(g) program that trains local police to enforce federal immigration law. Since when do we listen to what other countries have to say?
vippy ......reply: And it's worked out so well. LOL! muffin buns

Hating Hispanics: Has Arizona's Immigration Law Ignited Firestorm After Decade of Tension? - ABC News

Hating Hispanics: Has Arizona's Immigration Law Ignited Firestorm After Decade of Tension? - ABC News

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen Project, which calls itself an immigration law enforcement advocacy group, said that neither he nor his supporters condone violence, but that they do encourage "peaceful rebellion."

"I think there's a lot of resentment coming from the white population," Gilchrist said. "It goes to heritage."
"The resounding cry I hear is that we are tired of being treated like second-rate citizens in our own country," he said.

In 2001 Americans considered blacks to be the mostly likely target of discrimination, but according to a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center Survey, Americans considered Hispanics the most likely racial or ethnic group to be discriminated against, with one in four saying Hispanics are discriminated against "a lot."

Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, said he believes that the fear of whites losing their majority is what is likely driving a lot of the animosity towards Hispanics, the fastest growing minority.

Comments
IT'S ABOUT TIME! The feds won't protect our nation, I guess us citizens are just going to have to do it....
Posted by:TheDoomedPlanet
I live in Georgia, we have illegal Mexicans that are taking spots in state universities (taking advantage of taxpayers) and driving around without licenses and insurance. Then we have hundreds of Mexican gangs destroying our local communities, it is out of control.
Posted by:Jmiccey
So hispanics do not have to follow the law but all other immigrants from Europe Africa, Cuba etc do....these carpetbaggers need to be deported wherever they are found ...the are criminals and it has nothing to do with there hispanic origin...secure the border and send anyone you find illegal back to whever they came from...call the Mexican authorities in and tell them they need to stop it or we will
Posted by:alakazan54

Monday, July 19, 2010

McEntee: Utah’s embarrassment over immigration list could lead to reform


Whoever compiled and distributed that list of 1,300 names of purported “illegal aliens” in Utah didn’t keep in mind the law of unintended consequences.
Maybe they thought state and federal officials would heed their demand to, as their April letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement put it, “take immediate and forceful action” to deport everyone on it — men, women, children and babes in arms.
And somehow, they thought that using “legal Mexican nationals” to insinuate themselves among the suspected would be applauded by all.
Comments
"Nearly 2,800 votes have been cast so far. 61% say the act was patriotic and the "whistleblower" should not be punished. 37% say the act was illegal and the responsible party should be jailed or fined. Just over 2% have no opinion." ..antisalt says
dcb says:
You can't prosecute 2 people for turning in 1300 possible violations of immigration law. If one side walks, both walk. Contact the governors office, state reps and senators, and Federal congressmen. Tell them either enforce the law against both sides, or not at all
ouisc says:
Yes, let's reform immigration! Here's an idea. Let's start enforcing our immigration laws! They didn't invest years developing these laws for nothing! Legal residents are the only law-breakers who are paying for their crimes!
These are mild comments, compared to all the ones I've read...Hate is gone amuck

Videotaping Cops Is Often Cause for Arrest - ABC News

Videotaping Cops Is Often Cause for Arrest - ABC News

That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes.

Anthony Graber was arrested for posting a video of his traffic stop on YouTube.
But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state trooper cutting him off and drawing a gun during the traffic stop near Baltimore.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

S.C. Senate candidate aims to 'get America back to work' - CNN.com

S.C. Senate candidate aims to 'get America back to work' - CNN.com

Manning, South Carolina (CNN) -- South Carolina Democratic Senatorial candidate Alvin Greene urged voters Sunday to "get South Carolina and America back to work" in his first major public speech since surprising the political world last month by capturing his party's nomination.

"My campaign is about ... moving South Carolina and America forward," the 32-year-old Greene told a friendly audience in his hometown of Manning during a brief, halting speech that at times jumped from one topic to the next.

The speech, given at a meeting of the local chapter of the NAACP, was voters' first glimpse of Greene's campaign vision as he mounts an unlikely challenge against Republican incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint.

(Video of speech on link)

Tea Party Federation Expels Mark Williams Over 'Offensive' Response To NAACP's Racism Charge

Tea Party Federation Expels Mark Williams Over 'Offensive' Response To NAACP's Racism Charge

The National Tea Party Federation has expelled conservative commentator and Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams over a fictional letter Williams wrote on his blog last week from "Colored People" to Abraham Lincoln.

"We, in the last 24 hours, have expelled Tea Party Express and Mark Williams from the National Tea Party Federation because of the letter that he wrote," federation spokesman David Webb said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation."

FOXNews.com - Man with Neo-Nazi Ties Leading Patrols in Arizona

FOXNews.com - Man with Neo-Nazi Ties Leading Patrols in Arizona

PHOENIX -- Minutemen groups, a surge in Border Patrol agents, and a tough new immigration law aren't enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who's now leading a militia in the Arizona desert.

Jason "J.T." Ready is taking matters into his own hands, declaring war on "narco-terrorists" and keeping an eye out for illegal immigrants. So far, he says his patrols have only found a few border crossers who were given water and handed over to the Border Patrol. Once, they also found a decaying body in a wash, and alerted authorities.

But local law enforcement authorities are nervous given that Ready's group is heavily armed and identifies with the National Socialist Movement, an organization that believes only non-Jewish, white heterosexuals should be American citizens and that everyone who isn't white should leave the country "peacefully or by force."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

TEA PARTY RACISM: What The Media Won't Show You About Teabagger Racism

“Tea partier” Mark Williams writes ‘letter to Abe Lincoln’ … from the ‘coloreds’ : The Reid Report

“Tea partier” Mark Williams writes ‘letter to Abe Lincoln’ … from the ‘coloreds’ : The Reid Report


Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.
The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.

Sincerely
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person

El Pequeño Mundo de Univision Y sus Primadonas

Spanglish Today is Having a community organized Immigration and Estate Planning forum, sponsored by volunteers tiered of all the Hispanic bashing. My bright idea was to reach out to our Hispanic media, known as Univision's chatterbox, "El Show del Piolin." In spite of not being a fan of this useless mouth piece who's contribution is to maintain our Hispanic Community living in complete ignorance and exploitation, I decided to give it a wack anyway.

I walked in to a third world mentality of Pretty little girls, prancing around thinking their shit
didn't stink and an attitude to match. I bit my tongue and waited until they were ready to find out what I wanted. In spite of having an appointment, I waited for almost three hours, keeping myself amused by the silliness of all those living in this little world.

Finally Mr Piolin walks in, so I began my appeal for air space, to notify those that would benefit from this FREE forum, only to find out that his time was to valuable and selective to participate,
and that he only dealt with non profit organizations. I then explained that Spanglish Today was only trying to share some of it's resources and wasn't interested in becoming one of the many (over a thousand) non-profit organizations, to busy chasing the money/fame. However, this was not good enough for this primadonna, so I thank him for letting me wait and for his valuable time. Por eso estamos, como estamos.

My point in sharing this story is to point out, that as an activist paying my own way, we are as Hispanics in such sad shape, because of our failure to unite, network and the ease we lose touch with where we came from. Am I pissed, YES, am I wrong, maybe. But I'm working on my own dime, trying to make a difference.

Feds Bust 36 for Alleged Medicare Scams - CBS News

Feds Bust 36 for Alleged Medicare Scams - CBS News

Federal authorities said Friday they are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever in five different states and arrested dozens of suspects accused in scams totaling $251 million. Several doctors and nurses were among those arrested in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La., accused of billing Medicare for unnecessary equipment, physical therapy and HIV treatments that patients typically never received. Ninety-four suspects were indicted, and authorities said 36 people had been arrested as of Friday morning. More than 360 agents participated in Friday's raids, announced by Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a health care fraud prevention summit in Miami. Officials said they chose Miami because it is ground zero for Medicare fraud. Authorities indicted 33 suspects in the Miami area, accused of charging Medicare for about $140 million in various scams. "With today's arrests we're putting would-be criminals on notice: health care fraud is no longer a safe bet," Holder said Friday.

Cartoon of the week


Number of the Week: Unemployment Extension Delay - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Number of the Week: Unemployment Extension Delay - Real Time Economics - WSJ

The House of Representatives passed legislation including a benefit extension in May, but Democrats in the Senate have been unable garner the 60 votes necessary to break a Republican-led filibuster. Many Republicans support extending benefits, but object to the proposal’s addition to the deficit. On Friday, a successor was named for the late Sen. Robert Byrd. West Virginia’s Carte Goodwin is expected to provide the 60th vote for passing the unemployment extension when he is sworn in on Tuesday.

$787,000 salary for Bell city manager is outrageous, assemblyman says | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

$787,000 salary for Bell city manager is outrageous, assemblyman says L.A. NOW Los Angeles Times

Outrage is growing over revelations in The Times that the small city of Bell pays its top administrators some of the highest salaries in the nation.

Assemblyman Hector De La Torre (D-South Gate), who authored a 2005 bill that limited some City Council salaries, expressed outrage over the salaries that Bell is paying top administrators.
“The president of the United States and other public servants who oversee much more complicated and sophisticated operations make much less than these city officials,” he said. “I think that makes it really clear these salaries are overdone.”

The City Council “is completely avoiding their fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayer,” he said.
The Times reported Thursday that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns nearly twice the salary of President Obama, Police Chief Randy Adams gets paid about 50% more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, and Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia receives more than the chief executive for

Los Angeles County.Rizzo makes $787,637, Adams makes $457,000, and Spaccia makes $376,288.

Why we passed our Tea Party resolution - CNN.com

Why we passed our Tea Party resolution - CNN.com

The NAACP is working hard to move our nation forward. We have joined with almost 200 other organizations representing people of all races, creeds and faiths to form a movement to pull America back together and put America back to work. "One Nation Working Together" is the antithesis to the bitter polarization being bred by the Tea Party and its ilk. It represents a clarion call to unity, to come together as a country.

On October 2 we will gather in Washington in a march for jobs, to demand a fair economy that works for all. We will embrace hope and possibility -- not hate.

As Americans seeking peace, harmony, and goodwill, we have too much at stake to be derailed by the rancor of racism. It's been said that "Evil flourishes with the silence of good men."

It is time for all people of goodwill -- and especially the leadership of the Tea Party -- to break the silence and make it clear that this type of vile bigotry is antithetical to the moral ethos of our nation.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mirand Rights


Utah immigration: State workers may have compiled deportation list - latimes.com

Utah immigration: State workers may have compiled deportation list - latimes.com

Authorities in Utah said Friday that at least two state employees may have been responsible for compiling and distributing a list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 people who, the senders charged, are illegal immigrants and should be deported immediately.

The employees, who were placed on leave, work for the Department of Workforce Services, which maintains a database containing information matching that on the list. More state employees also might be involved, and officials said the investigation into the list continues.

How about posting the names of these idiots !

The Late Celia Cruz - La Negra Tiene Tumbao TGIF

TGIF !..don't be a player hater, explore our culture !

FOXNews.com - Federal Prosecutions of Immigrants Hits High

FOXNews.com - Federal Prosecutions of Immigrants Hits High

FRESNO, California -- Federal prosecutions of immigrants soared to new levels this spring, as the Obama administration continued an aggressive enforcement strategy.

"People already are working 10- or 12-hour days and on weekends to just meet the caseload," said Matt Dykman, a U.S. District Court clerk for the District of New Mexico, where the percentage of cases referred by Customs and Border Patrol increased by 54 percent from February to April this year. "It's not an eight-hour day, because you have to process them and get them in court for that detention hearing."

Some of the increase may be due to seasonal upticks in the flow of migrants, who often tend to cross the border in time for the summer harvest or other temporary work, Dykeman said. Hundreds of acres of fruit and vegetable crops are ripening in California's Central Valley, for instance, where farm laborers flock in the warm months seeking jobs picking and harvesting.

Deportations have been increasing, climbing from 185,944 in 2007 to 387,790 last year.


Those of us who do the shopping, are already seeing an increase on fuits and veggies !

Immigration reform: Start with small steps - CNN.com

Immigration reform: Start with small steps - CNN.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
John Skrentny: Immigration reformers must scale back; they can't get everything at once
1986 act tying legalization and border control failed; won't work today, he writes
Skrentny says start with the strongest claims to legalization: students and soldiers
Author supports bipartisan DREAM act, which offers "mini-bargains" for legalization

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's anti-immigrant sentiments that are disfiguring America | IrishCentral

It's anti-immigrant sentiments that are disfiguring America New, Next, Now! IrishCentral

It seems to have worked too. Brewer is riding a never-ending publicity campaign that will further her political career.

But at what cost to her party, and the nation? Perhaps intimidating vulnerable minorities for political gain isn't the slam-dunk it used to be.

Arizona has a net loss of 98,900 jobs since Brewer took the reins as governor in January 2009. She has no credible plan for Arizona’s economic recovery. Instead of terrorizing the people who operate Arizona's service economy wouldn't she - and her state - be better off if she prioritized job creation?

Today we learned that in their neighboring state of Utah a bunch of bigoted yahoos circulated a list of 1,300 undocumented immigrants living in the state, a list that includes such personal information as addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and in six cases, the fact that they are pregnant and when they are due to deliver. All of the names were of Latino origin.

How long before the light of freedom in those states is provided by burning crosses?

GOP Senators Try to Defund Justice Department's Lawsuit Against Arizona - Politics - The Atlantic

GOP Senators Try to Defund Justice Department's Lawsuit Against Arizona - Politics - The Atlantic

It's an unlikely route, given that Harry Reid essentially controls the amendment process, but they're giving it a try: Republican Sens. Jim DeMint and David Vitter are preparing to introduce an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from suing Arizona over its new immigration law.

They plan to offer the amendment as part of the small business tax credits bill being debated in the Senate. Reid preempted amendments when he brought the bill up, but Republicans and Democrats have been negotiating over how to proceed, with the Senate voting on some. It's unlikely that this amendment will see a vote.

The two senators want to prevent the lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Phoenix, by depriving the administration of the funds to pay for it.

Fund-Raisers Before House Vote on Financial Overhaul Examined - NYTimes.com

Fund-Raisers Before House Vote on Financial Overhaul Examined - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers take contributions every day from corporate executives and lobbyists hoping for their votes. The question of whether that represents business as usual in Washington or an ethics breach is at the heart of a far-reaching Congressional ethics investigation that is stirring concerns throughout Washington and Wall Street.

We vote them in so they can line their pockets !

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mosque at Ground Zero- Growing Controversy (Part 2 of 2): Campbell Brown...

Arrogant ?

A3P Donates to AZ Defense Fund‏ | American Third Position

A3P Donates to AZ Defense Fund‏ American Third Position

The American Third Position has just made a triple-digit donation to Arizona’s Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense Fund. On July 6, the U.S. Government took this courageous state to federal court, challenging the enforcement provisions of SB 1070. The fund has raised over a half million dollars to date, most of which was contributed in the week following the lawsuit.

SB1070 and it's racist backers

In battle to build mosque near Ground Zero, opponents ask 'why there?' - CNN.com

In battle to build mosque near Ground Zero, opponents ask 'why there?' - CNN.com

"We feel that it is a cemetery and sacred ground and the dead should be honored," Geller said. "To build a 13-story mega mosque on the cemetery, on the site of the largest attack in American history, I think, is incredibly insensitive."

Those for and against the proposed mosque butted heads during a passionate three-hour hearing of New York's Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday night.

Some immigrants we bash and others......

18 US States now filing versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB 1070 | EUTimes.net

18 US States now filing versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB 1070 EUTimes.net

Here’s the list of all US states seeking to adopt Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law.
1 – Arkansas – Source2 – California – Source3 – Idaho – Source4 – Indiana – Source5 – Maryland – Source6 – Michigan – Source7 – Minnesota – Source8 – Missouri – Source9 – Nebraska – Source10 – Nevada – Source11 – New Jersey – Source12 – Ohio – Source13 – Oklahoma – Source14 – Pennsylvania – Source15 – Rhode Island – Source16 – South Carolina – Source17 – Texas – Source18 – Utah – Source

Mystery group lists 1,300 in Utah it claims are undocumented immigrants | The Salt Lake Tribune

Mystery group lists 1,300 in Utah it claims are undocumented immigrants The Salt Lake Tribune

An anonymous envelope mailed to Utah law enforcement and news outlets Monday contained a list of more than 1,300 people accused of being undocumented immigrants.

The list includes their birth dates, telephone numbers and addresses. In a few cases, the list also included Social Security numbers and employers. Almost every surname is Latino.

Also inside was an unsigned letter, dated April 4, from a group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of the United States” and addressed to “Customs and Immigration.”

The group said they “strongly believe” people on the list are undocumented immigrants who should be deported. The names were compiled, according to the letter, by observing the individuals

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NAACP vs. Tea Party: Racism Debate Heats Up as Sarah Palin Joins the Fray - ABC News

NAACP vs. Tea Party: Racism Debate Heats Up as Sarah Palin Joins the Fray - ABC News"For more than a year we've watched as Tea Party members have called congressmen the N-word, have called congressmen the F-word. We see them carry racist signs and whenever it happens, the membership tries to shirk responsibility," NAACP President Ben Jealous said in an interview with ABC News. "If the Tea Party wants to be respected and wants to be part of the mainstream in this country, they have to take responsibility."

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

Monday, July 12, 2010

An Immigration Lawyer & Negotiator Comments on SB 1070 – The Enemy Within

An Immigration Lawyer & Negotiator Comments on SB 1070 – The Enemy Within

This great country of ours, as young as it is, has had many great burdens to bear. The recent years have been especially tough on the country and its citizens, who are disliked in many parts of the world before they open their mouths, simply for being American. Well, in my humble opinion, this country of ours, that is making such an effort to be a melting pot of the world has just been dealt the biggest blow imaginable, and it was Arizona, "the enemy within", so to speak. People who don't understand English across the globe only get the gist of what went on in Arizona. As someone well traveled, let me assure you that the misunderstandings that have rippled globally have done irreparable damage to the integrity of what America stands for and once again, we are feared and disliked, rather than loved and respected, which we should be. As a country, we are embarking on one of the toughest global challenges we could take on- integration of global populations. We have no one's shoulders to stand on, we are learning as we go along and doing our best. This should be respected because even as an immigration lawyer who is in private practice and not working for the federal government, I understand how large and multi-faceted the challenge is. Short of war, I cannot imagine something more layered and complex to resolve than immigration policy.

Steven Riznyk
www.myImmigrationAttorney.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Illegal Workers Swept From Jobs in ‘Silent Raids’ - NYTimes.com

Illegal Workers Swept From Jobs in ‘Silent Raids’ - NYTimes.com

BREWSTER, Wash. — The Obama administration has replaced immigration raids at factories and farms with a quieter enforcement strategy: sending federal agents to scour companies’ records for illegal immigrant workers.

While the sweeps of the past commonly led to the deportation of such workers, the “silent raids,” as employers call the audits, usually result in the workers being fired, but in many cases they are not deported.

Over the past year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted audits of employee files at more than 2,900 companies. The agency has levied a record $3 million in civil fines so far this year on businesses that hired unauthorized immigrants, according to official figures. Thousands of those workers have been fired, immigrant groups estimate.

Obama's version of immigration reform.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CHECKPOINTS: Lawndale, Los Angeles - The Daily Breeze

CHECKPOINTS: Lawndale, Los Angeles - The Daily Breeze

Lawndale. Deputies will conduct a driving under the influence and driver's license checkpoint from 6 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday at a location to be determined.

Los Angeles. Police will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint from 8 tonight to 3 a.m. Saturday on Sunset Boulevard at Sutherland Street.

SB1070 Fund

Hello Sonia Breaking News from KGUN 9 On Your SidePHOENIX (AP) -
Donations to a special fund that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewerestablished to help pay for the state's legal defense of its immigrationenforcement law now total roughly $500,000.

The law is the subject of six pending legal challenges from the federalgovernment, private groups and individuals as well as several Arizonamunicipalities.Documents and other information obtained by The Associated Press fromBrewer's office indicates that more than 9,000 contributions made via thefund's website accounted for about 85 percent of the total donations.

Nearly 2,000 of the website contributions came from within Arizona.

The documents also indicate that donations surged this week as the U.S.Department of Justice filed its lawsuit challenging the law.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Ya, and my check is in the mail !

New FBI Crime Stats Contradict Anti-Immigrant Hype in Arizona


In Phoenix, police spokesman Trent Crump said, “Despite all the hype, in every single reportable crime category, we’re significantly down.” Mr. Crump said Phoenix’s most recent data for 2010 indicated still lower crime.
For the first quarter of 2010, violent crime was down 17% overall in the city, while homicides were down 38% and robberies 27%, compared with the same period in 2009.Arizona’s major cities all registered declines. A perceived rise in crime is one reason often cited by proponents of a new law intended to crack down on illegal immigration. The number of kidnappings reported in Phoenix, which hit 368 in 2008, was also down, though police officials didn’t have exact figures.
Opposing Views

'Fiesta' dropped from GOP booth at Idaho fair

'Fiesta' dropped from GOP booth at Idaho fair

The Associated Press Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:32 am SANDPOINT, Idaho — Some Republicans are unhappy with the Bonner County Fair’s theme of “Fiesta at the Fair,” in light of ongoing battles to stop illegal immigration from Mexico.

The Bonner County GOP said it will decorate its booth with the word “celebrate” instead of “fiesta.” The Republicans have also asked Arizona officials for some license plates to put in the booth, to show support for that state’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.

“The Republicans at BCRCC want to make it very clear that English is our primary language, and call our booths ’Celebrate!’ and display some Arizona license plates if you have some to spare,” Bonner County Republican Central Committee Chairman Cornel Rasor wrote in a letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, according to The Spokesman-Review newspaper.

PLAYER-HATERS !

Arizona Politician Wants to Cut Water and Electricity to Undocumented Immigrants | Immigrant Rights | Change.org

Arizona Politician Wants to Cut Water and Electricity to Undocumented Immigrants Immigrant Rights Change.org

Nowadays, it’s becoming easier and easier to win elections, especially in places like Arizona. You just need to insert a hatred of “illegal aliens” somewhere into your campaign. It doesn’t matter what your office does, or how far removed it is from immigration enforcement. Find the connection and insist that undocumented immigration is ruining electricity/leading to a higher percentage of bad television re-runs/responsible for the disappearance of rainbows. Then, put forth the most insane proposal you can think of to target undocumented immigrants.

Barry Wong, who served four terms in the state House of Representatives, suggests cutting off utilities only to residential homes of undocumented immigrants and not businesses. Because it’s fine if undocumented immigrants are contributing business to boost the economy of the state; they just shouldn’t be allowed to go home and take a shower afterward.

Obama bypasses Senate to fill Medicare post | Reuters

Obama bypasses Senate to fill Medicare post Reuters

The president has the power to fill top federal vacancies that would normally require Senate approval while the Senate is in recess. Many presidents have used this power to get around Senate objections.
In addition to Berwick, Obama also named Philip Coyle as associate director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, and Joshua Gotbaum as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

"It's unfortunate that at a time when our nation is facing enormous challenges, many in Congress have decided to delay critical nominations for political purposes," Obama said. "These recess appointments will allow three extremely qualified candidates to get to work on behalf of the American people right away."

When he wants it bad enough he gets it done, why not immigration reform?

UFW: The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America

UFW: The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America

United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez appears with comedian Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 as part of the national “Take Our Jobs” campaign aimed at recruiting U.S. citizens and legal residents to fill jobs that frequently go to undocumented farm workers and to urge enactment of immigration reform.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Keep AZ Safe

Keep AZ Safe

Thank you for your interest in my efforts to lead the Great State of Arizona. I am humbled by the prayers and support you and many others have offered to me.

If you would like to contribute to Arizona in defending border security and immigration matters, please click the appropriate donation button on this page.

Thank you.Janice K. Brewer, Governor


Only $27,000.00, collected in donations. I guess talk is cheap !

Justice Department Sues Arizona for Immigration Law -- But Does Not Make Charges of "Discrimination" - Political Punch

Justice Department Sues Arizona for Immigration Law -- But Does Not Make Charges of "Discrimination" - Political Punch

The filing makes no assertion that the law is discriminatory or risks being applied in a discriminatory fashion, as the president and other officials said they feared would be the case. Interestingly, this suit makes no civil rights charges against the Arizona law.

Jan Brewer responds to Eric Holder’s Justice Dept - Desert, Science and Hot Dogs: The Three Sonorans

Jan Brewer responds to Eric Holder’s Justice Dept

Statement by Governor Jan Brewer
PHOENIX – “Today I was notified that the federal government has filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona. It is wrong that our own federal government is suing the people of Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law. As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels. Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice. Today’s filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.