|Barnett S. Lotstein -- East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix sc
Thomas’ record will win out over smears
Andrew Thomas’ opponents face a daunting task. How do they convince Maricopa County voters to throw out of office a popular prosecutor who has set the standard nationally for tough policies on crime and illegal immigration? They’ve already pulled out one of their last trump cards: using their connections in the media to try to smear him.
States balk at checking farm workers' documents
Gleed, Wash. -- Some states are balking at a federal effort to require them to screen potential farm hands for immigration violations before referring them to jobs, another conflict in the long-running dispute over the states' role in immigration enforcement...
NYC gang used torture to rob rival drug dealers
New York -- They bound their victims with duct tape, beat them and held guns to their heads. When that didn't work, the bandits applied pliers to their genitals and pressed hot irons to the soles of their feet. Sometimes they held victims' heads under water in a bathtub...
|Jessica Ramirez and Holly Bailey -- Newsweek
Why won't Juan come to the phone?
The job of Juan Hernandez is to win support for John McCain, particularly Latino votes. So it may seem odd that the campaign doesn't want its national director of Hispanic outreach to get any press. Repeated NEWSWEEK requests to interview Hernandez have been rebuffed or ignored...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
This photo was taken on ABP's last mission to Fabens, Texas. It shows an incomplete border fence. The problem is the old barbed wire fence was torn down and not replaced, leaving the border wide open to the West....
|El Paso Times
Juárez police commander killed inside police station
A Juárez city police commander was killed early Friday inside the Cuauhtemoc police station by an armed group of men wielding assault rifles, police spokesman Jaime Torres said. -- Authorities identified the victim as police Lt. Javier Alarcon Ruiz, one of several people who appeared on an anonymous list of alleged potential targets.
|San Francisco Chronicle
3 more juvenile illegal alien drug dealers escape
Three more juvenile illegal [alien] drug dealers sent by San Francisco to group homes hundreds of miles from the city have escaped, prompting juvenile probation officials to try to bring back the only youth remaining at such a center...
|Debra Saunders -- Creators Syndicate
Obama's pander on immigration
When Barack Obama addressed the National Council of La Raza on Sunday, he pandered when he said America's immigration system "isn't working ... when companies hire [illegal aliens] instead of legal citizens to avoid paying overtime or to avoid a union; when communities are terrorized by ICE raids...
|Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer
Ethnic hustlers fear for safety
For North Carolina's Hispanic leaders, the biggest hazards of the job were once long hours. Now, they include death threats. -- A pair of the state's most prominent advocates, Andrea Bazán and Tony Asion, say that for the past several months, each time they have spoken publicly, they have gotten a raft of profanity-laced messages...
|Jan Herron -- Magic City Morning Star -- Millinocket, Maine
Egomediacs - 2008 election
National politics is weird this year, with many trillion-dollar issues. But nobody wants to talk about the giraffe in the living room. -- With the exception of a few - many in the political arena just can't bring themselves to address the illegal immigration issue. What's wrong with these politicians putting aside their pink-painted egos...
|KSAT-TV -- San Antonio
D. A. alleges voter fraud by illegal aliens
Allegations of voter fraud and perjury have surfaced as the Bexar County District Attorney's office looked over records from the elections department at the department's request. -- [Illegal alien] status has been claimed by people both registering to vote and by people trying to get out of jury duty...
ICE nabs 49 immigrants in gang sweep
During a four-day sweep, federal Immigration agents have arrested 49 immigrants in the Chicago area, part of an ongoing effort to crack down on foreign-born gang members, officials announced Friday. -- Of those arrested, 47 are believed to be members or associates of seven gangs, ICE announced in an e-mailed news release.
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
The Mexican Department of Justice (PGR) says that the US government denies having a report about the training of drug cartel gangsters in Iran, as reported yesterday. In a letter sent to El Universal, the PGR said that Washington "denies the existence of any document with this information."
|NoMoreInvasion.com Photos Included
American assaulted at 'Latino Congreso' dog-and-pony show
The Third Annual Latino Congreso started today at the Bonaventure Hotel in L. A. John McCain and Barak Obama were originally listed as speakers, then listed as "invited," and in the end their names were not on the final program at all....
|Hal Lindsey -- WorldNetDaily.com
The most 'tolerant' city in America?
I used to think I had at least a reasonable command of the English language. It is, after all, my native (and, in the practical, conversational sense, only tongue), which puts me firmly among the unilingual ignoramuses Barack Obama wants to stamp out (once he's dealt with the God-loving, gun-toting xenophobes out in backwoods Middle America.)
'Whiners' get to Gramm; he exits McCain camp
Former Sen. Phil Gramm on Friday stepped down as a co-chairman of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, saying he had become too much of a distraction after calling America a "nation of whiners" in an interview with The Washington Times last week...
|Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com
Obama's embarrassed by you
Michelle Obama confessed in campaign speeches that she was never proud of America until her husband became a front-running candidate for president. -- Now Barack Obama has admitted average Americans, especially those who only speak English, embarrass him...
|Providence (Rhode Island) Journal
Woman who cleans AG’s office doesn’t show up after immigration raid
Officials at the office of Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch learned up close the “widespread nature of the problem” of illegal immigration yesterday when one of two custodians who clean the law office of the state’s top prosecutor emerged as a likely illegal immigrant, said a spokesman...