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#402 Sep 27, 2010
Immigration to United States will only ever be a dream for many around world
Years-long waits, restrictions deter legal entry

by Chris Hawley
Sept. 26, 2010
Republic Mexico City Bureau

MEXICO CITY - Two years ago, a young woman named Yudi went to the U.S. consulate in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in pursuit of an impossible dream.

I want to go to the United States, she told the person at the reception desk.

Yudi knew her chances of getting a U.S. company to sponsor her for a work visa were slim. But if she could get a visitor's visa, she reasoned, she could at least get over the border and look for a job.

Then the receptionist began to list the documents needed for a visitor's visa: A bank statement showing thousands of dollars in savings. Property deeds. Car titles. Five years of pay stubs from a good-paying job.

Yudi's heart sank.

"I realized it was impossible," she said. "I would never have those things."

Like Yudi, millions of people around the world want to enter the United States legally to live and work but simply have no hope of ever doing so, immigration experts say. U.S. visa laws have changed so radically in recent decades, let alone since the days of Ellis Island, that it is simply impossible for many hardworking people around the world to legally immigrate to the United States, they say.

Waiting lists for visas are often decades-long because of strict immigration limits. Employers are loathe to sponsor employees for residency, and diversity visa programs aimed at increasing the United States' cultural mix are skewed against Latin America and other regions that already have many citizens living in the United States.

Immigration-control advocates say the system is doing its job and the United States simply cannot afford to take in more people.

"America is already at an unsustainable level of hyperlegal immigration," said William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, or ALIPAC. "Anybody that's complaining about us not letting enough people in legally is full of it."

Yudi, 23, went back to her job at a potato-chip factory, but she couldn't stop thinking about her meager salary and the opportunities in America. Her brother had crossed the border illegally several years before and was working in Colorado.

In March, she struck out alone for the United States.

The trip took her six months. On the Guatemala-Mexico border, she says, she was robbed and gang-raped by four men. Near Mexico City, she saw a freight train slice off the leg of a fellow traveler after he fell onto the tracks. On the Arizona border, she hiked through the desert for three days with no food.

In Phoenix, she was held captive and raped by six smugglers several times a day for two weeks, until escaping on Sept. 18.

An immigrant-aid group, Respect Respeto, is now caring for Yudi. She spoke to The Arizona Republic on the condition that her last name not be published.

Yudi says she knows that many Americans accuse her and other undocumented migrants of simply not wanting to follow the rules.

"All I can tell those people is that if we immigrate illegally, we're not doing it for fun," she said, her voice cracking. "If they really want people to stop immigrating illegally, then give us an opportunity. Give us a chance."

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#403 Sep 27, 2010
Illegal aliens scamming taxpayers, receiving millions in unemployment benefits

Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner
September 27th, 2010

On September 14, four men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas for recruiting illegal aliens to apply for unemployment benefits and laundering the money they received over a two-year period.

Francisco Garcia, 40, Eloy Garcia, 32, Efrain Garcia, 40, and Nabor Garcia, 32, were all charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 21 counts of mail fraud. Francisco Garcia is also charged with four counts of money laundering and six counts of false representation of a Social Security Number; Eloy Garcia is charged with one count of money laundering and making a false declaration in and in relation to a bankruptcy proceeding; and Nabor Garcia is charged with a single count of money laundering.

Last week, Francisco and Nabor Garcia were taken into custody, while the other two remain at large.

According to the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office, the four defendants recruited illegal aliens with the promise to assist them in obtaining unemployment benefits in exchange for a share of the money.

A press release from U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden’s office states:

“When the unemployment claims were accepted, the State provided the benefits through debit cards or checks mailed to addresses that the defendants controlled. The defendants allegedly told the claimants that their unemployment claims were not accepted, when in fact they had been. In some cases, the defendants allegedly provided the claimants with a portion of the benefits, and told the claimants that their claims had stopped paying, when in fact the State had continued to pay the claims.

As a result of the conspiracy, the defendants are alleged to have fraudulently obtained over $2.3 million in unemployment benefits through the State of Nevada.“
Hi Madi

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#404 Sep 27, 2010
What'd you think about Nobama's aunt receivint a "disability check" every money?

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#405 Sep 27, 2010
Hi Madi wrote:
What'd you think about Nobama's aunt receivint a "disability check" every money?
I think it sucks!!

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#406 Sep 30, 2010
Groups ask Obama to end immigrant checks

The Associated Press
Posted: 09/29/2010

LOS ANGELES—Hundreds of human rights groups are asking the Obama administration to end programs that allow local police to check the immigration status of arrestees.
A letter to the president Wednesday says it encourages racial profiling and calls it a dangerous merger of the federal immigration enforcement system with state criminal justice systems.

The letter is signed by the AFL-CIO and a broad range of criminal justice, peace, religious, ethnic and immigrant rights groups around the country, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expanding a program that permits local police officers to run arrestees' names through a Department of Homeland Security database.

An e-mail to Homeland Security seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.

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#407 Sep 30, 2010
Immigration reform bill introduced by Senator Menendez of New Jersey

by Raju Chebium
Sept. 30, 2010
Gannett Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has introduced a broad immigration reform bill that would put the nation's approximately 11 million illegal immigrants on a path toward citizenship and enact other sweeping reforms.

The bill, introduced late Wednesday, calls for enhanced border security and tougher enforcement of laws banning employment of undocumented workers, and would make it easier for legal residents to bring family members to the U.S.

It's highly unlikely Congress will consider the measure this year, and it has only a slim chance of passage.

Menendez, a Democrat and the only Hispanic in the Senate, introduced the sweeping bill as Congress adjourned until the Nov. 2 elections. The measure is co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Congress typically doesn't debate major bills during the lame-duck sessions that follow elections.

It's more likely Congress will pass piecemeal immigration legislation such as the DREAM Act, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. and become legal residents if they attend college or serve in the military.

But Menendez urged his colleagues to unite behind the measure.

"If we can put political grandstanding aside and work together on a comprehensive, middle-of-the-road bill like this one, we can bring all sides to the table," Menendez said in a statement Thursday. "We can finally take action on a problem that has generated a lot of talk over the past decade but few results."

Leahy said the measure would bring illegal immigrants "out of the shadows" while beefing up border security.

"These are goals we can all share," he said in a statement.

One opponent, Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for more limited immigration, dismissed the bill as "last-minute political theater designed to impress special-interest voters" and said it's designed intended to motivate Hispanics to show up at the polls on Nov. 2.

An immigration reform bill died in the Senate three years ago and never reached the House, largely because of a controversial provision to legalize undocumented immigrants.

President Barack Obama said in a statement that "the bill includes important building blocks laid out in the bipartisan framework presented earlier this year addressing the urgent need for reform."

"We cannot continue to allow partisan politics and divisive rhetoric to dominate and delay action on this critical issue," the statement said. "Comprehensive immigration reform would provide lasting and dedicated resources for our border security, while restoring accountability and responsibility to the broken system."

Despite a drop in illegal immigration, the issue is the focus of heated debate heading into the elections.

That's partly due to Arizona's enactment in April of the nation's toughest immigration enforcement law. The Obama administration is challenging the law in federal court.

After Arizona enacted its law, Menendez and a group of Democratic leaders unveiled an immigration reform blueprint that foreshadowed many of the proposals contained in the Menendez-Leahy bill.

In August, Congress passed legislation providing $600 million in emergency funding for 1,000 new Border Patrol agents, 250 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and unmanned Predator drones to patrol the U.S. side of the border.

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#409 Oct 1, 2010
The had best keep their nose out of this!!!!!!!!

UN warns states on illegal immigrant rights

Oct 1, 2010

GENEVA: The United Nations said on Thursday governments must respect the rights of all migrants, in a statement apparently targeting measures including Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants and French expulsions of Roma.

The statement from the Global Migration Group — combining 12 UN agencies, the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration — said it was concerned about the rights of tens of millions of migrants in 'irregular' circumstances around the globe.

Such people can include illegal immigrants or migrants whose asylum requests are not considered legitimate.

"This is our response to the global trend to confine migration policies solely within the narrow context of security and border control," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told reporters.

"This is a reminder that while states are entitled to regulate movement across their borders they must do so in accordance with their obligations under international law including international human rights law."

The statement said irregular migrants were particularly vulnerable to abuse. Governments too often treated them purely in terms of national security, often driven by hostile domestic political pressures.

Pillay said Arizona's new immigration law, passed to expel nearly half a million illegal immigrants from the state and stem the flow of human and drug smugglers over the border from Mexico, was certain to be raised at an international conference on migration in Mexico on Nov. 8-11.

The South African jurist said the Global Forum on Migration and Development, an annual UN initiative, would discuss the measure, which UN officials have already denounced as discriminatory because it allows police to stop and search individuals on the suspicion they are illegal immigrants.

The statement is also directed among others at European governments and the way they treat Roma.

France's expulsion of Roma migrants over the summer sparked a row at an EU summit this month between France and Germany and led one EU official to recall Nazi persecution of the group.

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#410 Oct 2, 2010
By definition illegal aliens are not "law abiding!" Confronting Murdoch's lies on illegal aliens

Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner
October 1st, 2010

On Thursday, testifying before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch said that he supports “reform that gives a path to citizenship for responsible, law-abiding immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority.”

Murdoch, whose company owns Fox News, said it is impossible to deport the illegal aliens already in our country, saying:“It is nonsense to talk of expelling 12 million people. Not only is it impractical, it is cost prohibitive.”

Murdoch claimed that it would cost “$285 billion over five years,” adding,“there are better ways to spend our money.”

He instead wants a “full path to legalization” for all of those who have entered this country illegally, making the claim that such a blanket amnesty would contribute greatly to our tax base and rescue our ailing economy, saying that “a path to legalization would contribute an estimated $1.5 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product over 10 years.”

Now to dispel Murdoch’s erroneous testimony…

-Illegal aliens, or as Murdoch calls them—immigrants, are not law abiding, after all, their first act in this country is to break our law. The first illegal entry into the U.S. is a misdemeanor, and every entry after that is a felony.

Illegal aliens also account for 29 percent of our total prison population. Many more Mexican and Central American criminals still roam our cities. The 18th Street Gang, and MS-13 have already taken over the streets of Los Angeles, now they are staking-out territory across the country. One million Mexican criminals is the equivalent to 50 divisions of enemy soldiers within this country.

We have enough homegrown criminals, we do not need to import those who have no respect for our laws or sovereignty.

-As for Murdoch’s claim that we cannot deport 12 million people—we do not need to. Most would leave on their own, if the federal government would get serious about the problem.

The president could simply make an address to the nation in which he orders everyone in this country illegally to leave within 45 days, if they do not leave they will be arrested and deported, but not before all of their property (houses, cars, bank accounts, cash in their pockets) is seized.

The vast majority of illegal aliens would quickly deport themselves.

-Not surprisingly, Murdoch used one of the favorite lies of the open borders crowd, in that illegal aliens will contribute greatly to our fiscal health.

Of course, the vast majority of illegal aliens do not now, nor will they ever make enough money to even qualify for income taxes, they will simply join the 48 percent of Americans who currently pay nothing and our National Debt will continue to soar.

Furthermore, at a time when this country is experiencing Depression-level unemployment, Americans do not need foreign workers…we need jobs.

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#411 Oct 4, 2010
No opt-out for immigration enforcement

By Shankar Vedantam
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 1, 2010

The Obama administration is making it virtually impossible for Arlington County, the District and other jurisdictions to refuse to participate in a controversial immigration enforcement program that uses fingerprints gathered by local law enforcement agencies to identify illegal immigrants.

Participation in the program, called Secure Communities, was widely believed to be voluntary - a perception reinforced by a Sept 7 letter sent to Congress by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. This week, Arlington joined the District, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, Calif., in voting to opt out of the program.

But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency now says that opting out of the program is not a realistic possibility - and never was.

Secure Communities, which operates in 32 states and will soon be running nationwide, relies on the fingerprints collected by local authorities when a person is charged with anything from a traffic violation to murder. The fingerprints are sent to state police, and then to the FBI, for criminal background checks.

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#412 Oct 4, 2010
Orange County jails see influx of immigrants

SANTA ANA, Calif.(AP)— Hundreds of detained immigrants are being transferred to Orange County jails, and more are on the way, under a deal with the federal government that would bring the cash-strapped Orange County Sheriff’s Department up to $30 million a year, a newspaper reported Sunday.

By mid-October, more than 800 immigration detainees will reside at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange and the James A. Musick Facility near Irvine, according to The Orange County Register. The first detainees, most of whom are awaiting deportation hearings, started arriving Aug 9.

After initial resistance from some local politicians, the county Board of Supervisors approved a plan in July to rent 838 jail beds to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

The income —$118 per detainee per day — was expected to generate $30 million. That money will help the sheriff’s department deal with a projected $65 million shortfall in next year’s budget.

Sheriff’s spokesman John McDonald told the newspaper the revenue helped save jobs at the department.

“We would have had to lay off some deputies,” he said.

In exchange, ICE can meet the demand for much-needed bed space.

Immigration officials said the detainees at the jails are held on administrative violations and therefore separated from the county’s criminal population at the same facilities.

Most ICE detainees are those suspected of being in the country illegally who also have some sort of criminal record.

Other detainees do not have criminal records and instead are being held because they are suspected of being in the country illegally, avoided a past deportation order, or returned after a prior deportation.

They are awaiting deportation, hearings, asylum, appeals, or travel documents.

The Register said 509 detainees 401 in Theo Lacy and 108 in Musick were in Orange County as of Sept. 28.

Santa Ana already contracts with ICE, providing 200 beds annually since 2006.

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#413 Oct 4, 2010
Illegal immigrant arrested in Laredo

Jara Favela faces a possible 10 year prison sentence and a fine of up to 250,000 dollars for his intention of crossing illegally.

October 04, 2010

LAREDO, TX.- A 46 year old man, who was a legal resident of the United States was declared guilty of trying to re-enter the country after being deported.

A Federal Court declared Juan Francisco Jara Favela guilty, who also has 2 previous convictions for drug possession.

Jara Favela faces a possible 10 year prison sentence and a fine of up to 250,000 dollars for his intention of crossing illegally.

Reports indicate that Jara Favela was arrested on May 25th of this year on the Gateway to the Americas international bridge.

The subject tried crossing into the U.S by falsely stating he was only going to ask a question and that he was on American territory, when in fact videos demonstrate that he was coming from Nuevo Laredo.

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#414 Oct 4, 2010
A serious 10-step comprehensive immigration reform plan from retired Border Patrol Agents

Kimberly Dvorak
San Diego County Political Buzz Examiner
October 4th, 2010

As the debate on immigration continues to heat up across the United States, not only has it made its way into many political races, but pro-immigrant groups like La Raza has pulled out their Stradivarius violins and started playing the ‘here for a better life’ tune- however immigration reform remains empty rhetoric from both parties and has left Americans divided.

Perhaps the 112th Congress should hold a round table meeting and listen to the guys who have worked on the front lines of immigration their entire careers – the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO).

The organization, who also puts out a daily newsletter called the M3 Report, released their 25-page comprehensive immigration solution plan today. The 10-step immigration reform plan, if followed, could actually find favor with many Americans.

The leaders at NAFBPO contend that their experience qualifies them to discuss “the flaws in present laws policies and practices, to set out steps that they see as necessary to improve control of illegal immigration, and to suggest improvements to the system for legal immigration.”

It all starts with enforcement. Without enforcement, nothing else matters and America is doomed to repeat the failed 1986 amnesty act which wasn’t implemented properly and was infested with massive fraud.

NAFBPO commends all those lawmakers who understand securing the borders is priority number one. The group wants Americans to be unaware that this effort is two-pronged. The obvious choice for illegal entry into the U.S remains the backcountry.

Over the past few years Washington has swelled the Border Patrol ranks and NAFBPO believes the current level of 20,000 agents is sufficient to perform their jobs, but would like to see these agents have all the tools necessary to successfully enforce immigration law and apprehend illegal border crossers.

Again enforcement is imperative and if there is no meaningful penalty put in place there will be a deterrent for repeat offenders.

The second prong in securing the borders is better detection at the larger and smaller ports of entry.“U.S. border enforcement strategy suffers from a severe imbalance of resources,” NAFBPO says. The technology required to enforce border operations at the ports of entry have suffered a lot of attention.“Criminals notice such things and adjust their modus operandi to take their operations to where the risks are lower.”

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#415 Oct 5, 2010
California Supreme Court hears case that would bar illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition at public colleges
October 5, 2010 | 1:03 pm

The California Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of a lawsuit that would end in-state tuition for an estimated 25,000 illegal immigrants who attend the state's public universities and colleges.

The court is reviewing an appeals court ruling that said the state is barred by federal immigration law from giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition, which can be as much as $19,000 a year cheaper than fees charged to out-of-state students.

At issue is a 2001 state law that provides the lower tuition for students, including illegal immigrants, who attend and graduate from a California high school.

A lawsuit before the court contends that the state requirement is preempted by a federal law that prohibits states from using residency requirements to give educational benefits to illegal immigrants when the benefit is not also offered to citizens.

During a special session in Fresno, some of the justices noted that the state law provided benefits to citizens as well as illegal immigrants. Out-of-state citizens who attend high school in California also are eligible for the lower in-state college tuition under the law.

"It doesn't say anything about residence," Justice Joyce L. Kennard said.

The case was brought by a conservative group on behalf of out-of-state students who paid higher tuition at California colleges than illegal immigrants who graduated from California high schools.

A ruling is expected within 90 days. If the court upholds the state law, the case is expected to be appealed to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

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#416 Oct 8, 2010
Increase in Illegal Aliens from All over the World

Reported by: Camaron Abundes

RIO GRANDE VALLEY - There has been an increase in the number of illegal aliens from all over the world. Some don’t speak English, Spanish or even French. Border Patrol says they’re seeing a slight increase in the number of people from India.

ICE spokesperson Nina Pruneda says one job of the joint terrorism task force is to vet these illegals. More attention is shown to people if they are from special interest countries like India, places known to have terrorism ties.

Each person is given a thorough background check, depending on the circumstances and their background. Pruneda says they cross check intelligence from other agencies and from around the world. She says it’s important to know who they’re dealing with.

For local police these kinds of cases pose their own problems. La Joya made a similar arrest last month. Lt. Julian Gutierrez says it's causing problems for local departments.

"When we do encounter people from other countries like India it's hard because of the dialogue, the language," said Gutierrez. "They have over 100 dialects and we try to find a translator through DHS or a 1-800. We don't know if they're hurt.. they're trying to communicate."

Border Patrol says they're seeing a slight increase in the number of people from India, as well. This week Penitas police helped agents detain six people from there. Officials say people from countries farther away pay a higher premium to smugglers.

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#417 Oct 8, 2010
Gov. Rick Perry promises to end "sanctuary city" policies in Texas

Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner
October 8th, 2010

On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry announced that in January, he will ask his state’s legislators to take immediate action and abolish sanctuary cities.

Speaking to the Houston Police Officer's Union, Perry said:“As long as I'm Governor, Texas will never become a sanctuary state. There's some Texas cities who've enacted sanctuary city rules, they've basically been handcuffing you from the job your sworn to uphold. Well, today I'm announcing my plan to remove those handcuffs on your wrists ... by making the abolition of our sanctuary city rules an emergency item when our legislature meets this next January.”

Since 2006, two Houston Police officers, Rodney Johnson and Henry Canales, were murdered by previously deported illegal aliens. The murders were a direct result of the city’s well known sanctuary policy toward illegal aliens.

The Congressional Research Service has listed the following Texas cities that have “don’t ask, don’t tell” sanctuary policies in place:

-Austin, Texas
-El Cenizo, Texas
-Houston, Texas
-Katy, Texas

Due to the lack of enforcement on the U.S./Mexican border, the Mexican drug cartels have been able to set up shop on this side of the border, with Texas becoming a major target for their operations.

A 2008 Justice Department report listed 30 Texas cities, in which the cartels were operating. Of course, along with the cartels comes tremendous violence.

The Houston Chronicle reported that the 2006 murder of Houston resident Jose Perez, 27 was recently solved, and was carried-out by hit men working for one of the cartels.

However, Jose Perez was not a drug trafficker, nor a rival gang member, he was simply having dinner in the same restaurant where the intended target supposedly sat. His murder was in fact, a case of mistaken identity.

It was a Friday night when the hit man sat in the parking lot of Chilos on the Gulf Expressway, where Perez, his wife and children were enjoying a late dinner.

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#418 Oct 10, 2010
What has Meg Whitman's illegal alien housekeeper been promised?

Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner
October 10th, 2010

On September 29, Nicky Diaz Santillan, an illegal alien who claims mistreatment by Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, held a press conference with famed attorney Gloria Allred at her side. During the media event, Allred outed her ‘client’ as an illegal alien who was using an erroneous Social Security number, and working in this country illegally.

Reading from a prepared statement, Santillan admitted that she came to this country illegally to escape Mexico’s grinding poverty.

Santillan used a fake Social Security number to illegally obtain a driver’s license, as well as to secure a job, in this case as a housekeeper for Ebay CEO Meg Whitman—a job for which she was paid the rather stately sum of $23 an hour.

While pleading poverty, Santillan is not only being represented by the high-priced Allred, but also by San Francisco immigration attorney and life-long liberal Marc Van der Hout (who was also a member of terrorist supporter Lynne Stewart’s legal defense team).

It is obvious that the Mexican national is being used by publicity hound Gloria Allred and left-wing activist Marc Van der Hout, to help Democrat Jerry Brown secure the election in less than a month. However, it is not so obvious as to why Santillan is actively participating in the event.

While such shameless political chicanery is not unusual, it is more than unusual for someone living and working in this country illegally to admit to their criminal status on national television.

When Allred exposed her own ‘client’ as an illegal alien and displayed documents which opened Santillan to perjury, she very well may have violated California Bar Association guidelines, by publicly admitting the ex-housekeeper’s guilt.

Why would someone as savvy as Gloria Allred commit such a glaring violation, unless she had prior assurance that her ‘client’ would not be prosecuted, nor deported?

So…Just what has this illegal alien been promised by Jerry Brown and the Obama administration?

Will Ms. Santillan be granted legal residency status?...Why hasn’t she been arrested?...Why isn’t she being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement?

The answers to all of the aforementioned questions will become obvious after election day.
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#419 Oct 10, 2010
Madison wrote:
Groups ask Obama to end immigrant checks
The Associated Press
Posted: 09/29/2010
LOS ANGELES—Hundreds of human rights groups are asking the Obama administration to end programs that allow local police to check the immigration status of arrestees.
A letter to the president Wednesday says it encourages racial profiling and calls it a dangerous merger of the federal immigration enforcement system with state criminal justice systems.
The letter is signed by the AFL-CIO and a broad range of criminal justice, peace, religious, ethnic and immigrant rights groups around the country, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expanding a program that permits local police officers to run arrestees' names through a Department of Homeland Security database.
An e-mail to Homeland Security seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.
why do you create your own threads then only talk to yourself??

it's strange, ya know???

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#420 Oct 11, 2010
social isolation wrote:
<quoted text>why do you create your own threads then only talk to yourself??
it's strange, ya know???
I'm not here to talk to others,I'm p[osting news for others to read. If you don't like it don't come to my threads!

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#421 Oct 11, 2010
Census: More immigrants moving to Longmont, Colo..

LONGMONT, Colo.(AP)— Longmont has seen one of the largest increases in the number of foreign-born residents in Colorado during the past decade, according to new Census data.

The recently released figures from the American Community Survey shows that Longmont’s foreign-born population increased from 10.6 percent in 2000 to 17.1 percent last year. The Boulder Daily Camera reported Sunday that the increase in the foreign-born population in Longmont is the largest in Colorado among cities with more than 65,000 residents.

The data from the American Community Survey, an ongoing study from the U.S. Census Bureau on social and economic conditions, is a snapshot of what the 2010 Census figures will show later. The survey uses sampling instead of an actual count and is not considered as accurate as the census.

The data does not specify the countries where the immigrants are coming from, but Longmont business leaders say they have seen a spike in the number of stores and services catering to Latinos.

“Our retail space is occupied, and there is a sense that they’re contributing to making our community as healthy as possible,” Brad Power, director of Longmont’s economic development department, told the Camera newspaper about the growth in the Latino retail market.“They’re responding to demand and keeping people in town.”

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County is located in Longmont and Power said there have been informal talks of creating a Latino business district. A study on the businesses’ contribution to the city’s tax base has yet to be conducted, Power said.

About 39 percent of the more than 15,000 immigrants living in Longmont moved to the city in the past decade, according to the survey. The rise of immigrants in Longmont comes as other places in Colorado saw a decline in the foreign-born population or only a slight increase in the past 10 years.

For example, Denver County’s foreign-born population decreased slightly from 17.4 percent to 15.7 percent, and in Weld County it went from 9.3 percent to 8.6 percent.

As a whole, Colorado’s foreign-born population increased from 8.6 percent to 9.7 percent.

Evelyn Rojas, a member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County and an accountant with H&R Block, said she remembers there was only one business for Latinos when she moved to Longmont from Texas 22 years ago.

“It was a music store, but you went there for everything because it was the only store in town,” she said.

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#422 Oct 13, 2010
ACLU urges regents to reject proposed policy

Associated Press
October 11, 2010

ATLANTA (AP)- A civil rights group has called on the Board of Regents to reject a proposal that would limit the attendance of illegal immigrants at state colleges and universities.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued a statement Monday urging the regents to continue to allow illegal immigrant students to attend University System of Georgia schools.

A committee has recommended prohibiting the schools from accepting illegal immigrant applicants if the school has rejected any academically qualified applicants in the two most recent academic years.

The proposal would also require each school to verify the legal presence in the U.S. of each person applying for resident tuition status.

The ACLU and other groups plan to send a letter to the regents Tuesday.

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