|NY1 News -- New York
Protesters rally against Dunkin' Donuts "immigration policies"
Protesters demonstrated against the immigration policies of the parent company for Dunkin Donuts on Madison Avenue in Midtown Wednesday. -- They said that the Carlyle Group, an $81 billion firm which owns hundreds of companies, is using a flawed system to identify and fire workers suspected of being in the country illegally...
|Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey
N.J. kept busy on immigration, report shows
New Jersey legislators introduced 50 bills by the end of March relating to immigrants, putting the state among 21 that this year have considered 21 or more measures relating to their foreign-born, according to a report released today by the National Conference of State Legislatures...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Identity theft linked to illegal immigration
Nobody likes getting a letter from the IRS. So imagine Amanda Bien's reaction last Valentine's Day when the agency wrote to demand $3,300 in back taxes. -- A Lenexa, Kan., Taco Bell. A Wendy's restaurant. Two Target stores, one in California. The Engineered Air manufacturing plant in De Soto, Kan...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Latino leaders: Veto immigration-policing bill
A handful of influential Latino activists have delivered a letter to Gov. Janet Napolitano asking that she veto a measure that would require local police to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. -- Opponents, including leaders Salvador Reza of Tonatierra and Hector Yturralde of Somos America, worry that the measure...
|WTAJ-TV -- Altoona, Pennsylvania
Illegal alien tased and arrested in Centre County
Police pulled over a car for speeding in Snow Shoe Township Thursday and found more than $350,000 in suspected drug money. -- The driver of the car was Ivory Weave, an illegal immigrant from Guyana. -- Weave was acting suspicious so police retrieved a warrant to search his truck...
|KMSB-TV -- Tucson
Agents may use paintball guns at the border
It’s a popular weekend activity paintball games. But now it may become the next weapon along the border to protect federal agents from attacks. -- The United States Border Patrol has purchased 1,000 guns that fire non-lethal paintball, or pepper pellets. They’ve been using the pepper for several months...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
Bill would enable local law enforcement of immigration laws!
State and local law enforcement officers are on the front lines of combating crimes committed by illegal aliens, but they are often hampered in their efforts. S 2717 - the Effective Immigration Enforcement Partnerships Act of 2008...
|WSBT-TV -- South Bend, Indiana
Judge refuses to stop license revocations
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles reports that it has revoked the driver’s licenses and ID cards of about 32,455 people this year because their personal information didn’t match Social Security records. -- On Wednesday a Marion Superior Court judge denied an injunction that would have temporarily stopped...
|Gainesville (Georgia) Times
Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program
The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out. -- In the nearly three weeks since Hall County sheriff’s officials began a new partnership with federal authorities to identify accused lawbreakers who are in the country illegally, there has been a marked decrease in the number of foreign-born arrestees, officials said.
|WBTV -- Charlotte Video Included
Lawmaker's controversial comments rile up Latinos
A Mecklenburg County commissioner issues some strong statements about illegal [aliens]. -- Tonight, some in the Latino community say he has gone too far. -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James says he's not backing down after what he said about [illegal aliens] last week.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Senate passes bill to deputize Border Patrol
Phoenix -- Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik will enlist Border Patrol agents to perform dual duty as deputies if Gov. Janet Napolitano gives the go-ahead. -- The state Senate on Wednesday voted 18-10 to expand the power of county sheriffs to let them enter into agreements with Customs and Border Protection...
Bus companies accused of transporting drugs
Authorities say smuggling drugs, not carrying passengers was the main focus for five commercial bus companies that were traveling between Mexico and the United States. -- A five-year investigation has led to the indictment of 18 people who have been accused of taking part in a scheme to transport cocaine and marijuana in secret compartments...
|Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia
Sheriff: County owed money for housing illegals
Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway says his department is entitled to more than half a million dollars in reimbursement under a federal program that allows jails to recoup officer salary costs associated with housing undocumented criminal aliens...
|WHSV-TV -- Harrisonburg, Virginia
Immigration and employment concerns
With the problem of illegal immigration on their minds, several local business leaders are seeking help from immigration officials to keep their businesses in line. -- Officials say it can be very challenging for employers to spot fraudulent documents. So local employers and the Chamber of Commerce are working together...
|The Denver Channel Video Included
Lawmaker who chastised Doug Bruce gets threats
Grand Junction, Colo. -- A Gunnison lawmaker is asking the Colorado State Patrol for extra protection due to threats she said she's received since gaveling down on a fellow member of the House of Representatives [see video]. -- Kathleen Curry said she has been bombarded with threatening e-mails and telephone messages ...
|WJLA -- Washington
Man admits hiring illegal aliens
A Manassas (Va.) man has pleaded guilty to hiring [aliens] not authorized to live or work in the country to work at his concrete company -- Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent raided CMC Concrete Construction in Manassas and took 34 Latin American nationals into custody.
|Stop the ACLU
The Aztlan Civil Liberties Union
In a historic agreement to pursue joint strategies to protect the human rights of migrants moving across the Mexico-United States border, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos today signed a document declaring common goals and principles to address the serious human rights issues...
|WNYC -- New York
Advocates report increased firing of suspected illegals
Advocates say an increasing number of immigrant workers are being fired from low-wage jobs because their social security numbers don't match their names - even though some have legal working papers. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports....
|Treasure Coast Newspapers -- Stuart, Florida
Suspected illegals come ashore at Seminole Landing
Juno Beach Police Department, aided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Palm Beach Gardens K-9, U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard, rounded up 24 Cuban "immigrants" early Wednesday morning....
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Activists decry bill on immigration enforcement
Civic leaders lashed out Wednesday at state lawmakers who voted for a bill that would force local police and sheriff's departments to help enforce federal immigration laws. -- Lydia Guzman, vice president of Somos America, was particularly miffed with Hispanic legislators, virtually all of whom agreed to support HB2807.
|Judi McLeod -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
North American Union: Three amigos less one?
If U.S. presidential candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama want to dabble with a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), they’ll find Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper standing in their way...
Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on bill targeting illegals
Private employers would be required to verify the legal status of their workers under a bill that Rhode Island lawmakers are considering to deter illegal immigration. -- Democratic Rep. Jon Brien's bill is scheduled for a House floor vote on Thursday...
|Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com
Calderon says Dropping NAFTA would damage economy
New Orleans -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon says changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement would "provoke considerable damage on the economy" and would condemn North America "as a region to compete from a position of backwardness in today's world."