Border Hawk UAV
Test of Detection Capability Proves Successful
-- Jefferson City, Missouri
citizen sentenced for illegally re-entering the U.S.
A Mexican citizen was sentenced in federal
court today for being an illegal alien in the United States.
-- Ignacio Vasquez-Lopez, 36, of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S.
District Judge Scott O. Wright to three years and five months
in federal prison without parole. -- Vasquez-Lopez pleaded guilty
Nov. 19, 2002, to illegally re-entering the United States after
having been deported on June 28, 1996...
Angeles Daily News
raised in Van Nuys vote dispute
In a meeting that lasted until 2 a.m.
Wednesday, several people who won Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
seats in a disputed election said those challenging the results are attempting to deny
Latinos a role in local governance.
-- "The issues here need to be seen in terms of race relations,
in terms of people who have had power and don't want to share
that power," said Marianne Kanter...
With Mexicans Bad For Bushies -- And America
Attorney General John Ashcroft apparently
doesn't spend much time chatting with Mexican diplomats about
United States immigration policy. And that's a good thing. --
Last May 24, then-Immigration Service Commissioner James Ziglar
met with Mexico's finest. And here's what Ziglar was inspired
to say about his duty to detain and deport the millions of illegal
aliens in the United States....
reward for illegals hits a legislative roadblock
...A proposal by Miami lawmaker Rep.
Juan Zapata, R-Miami, would allow those thousands of students
[read: illegals] who have attended a Florida high school for
at least three years... to pay in-state fees to attend a state
college or university. -- The proposal... hit a roadblock in
the House, where it is stalled in a committee. With two days
to go in the annual legislative session, it is unlikely to be
endless rolling amnesty for Central Americans continues
An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Honduran
and Nicaraguan immigrants living in Hudson Co. are breathing
a sigh of relief. -- Yesterday, the federal government allowed
them to legally work and live in the United States for another
18 months. -- Provisional immigration status, granted to them
in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch destroyed part of Central America,
had been scheduled to expire for Hondurans and Nicaraguans on
They will not say openly that all they
want from the U.S. is California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado,
and Texas They will pose as "Hispanics" or "Latinos",
instead, trying to make an impression that they are fighting
for a greater cause of "diversity" and "multiculturalism"
than just to expand the breeding grounds for geometrically growing
Daily Star Update [Very
seizures on the rise in northern Arizona
Methamphetamine seizures in northern
Arizona are up dramatically since the start of the year, law
enforcement officials said. -- "We've had a lot of busts
this year of quantity," said Sgt. Randy Weems of Metro.
-- Some of the meth can be traced to domestic sources, but large
labs in Mexico are manufacturing hundreds of pounds, he said.
Counties Among Nation's Smoggiest
California cemented its notoriety as
the smoggiest state by having nine counties and six metropolitan
areas listed among the worst-polluted areas of the nation, according
to American Lung Association rankings released Thursday. -- The
California counties of San Bernardino, Fresno and Kern retained
the top three positions as reported last year. [No mention of
massive immigration to the state]
rule INS erred on investor visa rules change
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday
that the Immigration and Naturalization Service acted illegally
when it retroactively changed the rules for a visa program that
allows foreigners to become permanent U.S. residents by investing
at least $500,000 in an American business. -- The ruling means
that about 200 investors in a Maryland-based firm, AIS....
Press -- Vernon Hills, Illinois
food restaurant illegal alien drug dealers convicted
Dealing drugs from a fast food operation
might have been a unique sales method for quick and easy money,
but four people involved with the scheme in Mundelein last year
are behind bars following sentencing in Lake County. -- The Mundelein
residents, all illegal immigrants, were convicted of involvement
in a drug operation based from a Mundelein Burger King restaurant
on Midlothian Road.
deported murderous illegal arrested in attempt to con Social
Olathe, Kansas -- A woman who spent 15
years in a Texas prison for killing her husband has been arrested
for trying to claim Social Security benefits as his widow. --
Maria Alatorre was charged Tuesday in Johnson County with making
a false writing, a felony. -- Prosecutors allege she falsely
claimed to be a citizen of the United States...
laborers [read: illegals] to get pickup site, taxpayers get fleeced
Day laborers might soon leave the south
Arlington street corner where they wait early each morning to
rush prospective employers' trucks in search of work. -- Arlington
Co. plans to open a $100,000 pavilion by June on county land
for the workers to congregate... -- "[The pavilion] is not
really solving the problem," one local resident said. "It's
putting a Band-Aid on the problem."
rewarding illegal entry
We agree wholeheartedly with the editors
on one critical point: The status quo along the U.S.-Mexico border,
which invites chaos and death, is unacceptable ("Do-or-die
season," Editorial, Friday). -- For the sake of our
national security, the people who live in communities along the
border and the migrants themselves, we must send a clear and
unequivocal message that entering the U.S. illegally will not
aliens rounded up for removal in Florida
For the second time in less than two
months, federal officials arrested 12 immigrants with criminal
convictions as part of a crackdown in Miami-Dade and Broward
counties. -- "This is an ongoing law enforcement effort
focused on ensuring that those criminal aliens who have no legal
right to be in the U.S. no longer pose a threat to our community,"
said Barbara Gonzalez...
Press Enterprise (Free Registration)
arrest of Mexican intruder spurs inquiry
Temecula, Calif. - The Riverside County
Sheriff's Department said Wednesday it is investigating whether
a deputy used excessive force in detaining an undocumented immigrant
during a confrontation captured on amateur video. -- The two-minute
video, which was obtained by Los Angeles-area Spanish television
station Telemundo 52...
Morning News -- NW Arkansas
others carp over treatment of suspected illegals
Fayetteville, Arkansas -- Lawyers for
Hispanic motorists who have accused Rogers police of racial profiling
filed Wednesday in federal court a memorandum of law saying they
can only get justice through class action. -- The suit contends
that Rogers police target Hispanic motorists for traffic stops
to investigate their immigration status in violation of their
federal civil rights. -- MALDEF
initially filed the suit in federal court in March 2001...
and Courier -- Charleston, South Carolina
worries invading foreign lawbreakers
This week's federal round-up of illegal
immigrants at Charleston's port is fueling fears in the Hispanic
community that authorities plan to crack down on the scores of
undocumented workers [criminals]
who have flocked to the area for new lives and better jobs [illegals are prohibited from working
in the U.S.]. -- A federal task force
working to bolster port security detained 35 Mexicans and Hondurans
entering the construction site of the new Cooper River bridge
Sentinel -- Parkersburg, West Virginia
foreigners 'looking for a better life' busted
Marietta, Ohio - Eight men were arrested by Marietta
police Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning for allegedly
attempting to use false papers to apply for driver's licenses
from Ohio. -- Three of the men have addresses in Harrisonburg,
Va., one in Petersburg, W.Va., and the other four list cities
in Mexico and Honduras as their homes.
Daily Star Border Edition
successful in test of drone for finding crossers
[Additional coverage of Wednesday's UAV
test by American Border Patrol with photos, video clip] -- American
Border Patrol's high-tech immigration watchdog effort took flight
Wednesday with a successful testing of the group's unmanned aerial
vehicle. -- Within minutes the miniature plane found and followed
a group of people making their way along the San Pedro River....
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this is 'homeland security' we're all in trouble
About 1,000 miles of national forest
land bordering' Canada and Mexico go virtually unpatrolled by
the U.S. Forest Service,' creating wide swaths for terrorists
and criminals to enter the country' undetected, an internal government
audit says. -- Even though the Forest Service is not the lead
agency responsible for border' security, it oversees areas "that
are potentially vulnerable to infiltration' by terrorists, smugglers,
and other criminal agents,'' the Agriculture' Department's inspector
general said in a report Wednesday.