Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Facing long odds, Obama vows amnesty push
President Barack Obama told Congressional Hispanic Caucus members Tuesday that he'll renew his push for comprehensive immigration reform [aka amnesty] in 2011 even though such an effort would face even longer odds in a Congress where Republicans control the House...
|KARE-TV -- Minneapolis / St. Paul
Prosecutions continue in illegal immigration case
Court action continued Tuesday in Minneapolis in federal cases involving five foreign nationals who entered the United States illegally after having been deported as criminals. -- Two of those men pleaded guilty to entering the United States illegally, while a third was sentenced to federal prison on the same charge... [See Crime Watch]
|Brett Arends -- Market Watch
Here's Your "Change": The great bank heist of 2010
This was the year America finally took on the power and greed of the Wall Street banks. -- And the banks won. -- They dodged the bullet of real reform, probably for all time. They bounced back to post huge profits, helped by legal theft from the middle class. -- They completed their takeover of both political parties...
Obama bemoans failure of DREAM Act amnesty scheme
...At a press conference today, Mr. Obama said "maybe my biggest disappointment" was not passing the DREAM Act, an immigration measure to give upstanding [illegal aliens] who were brought to America as children a pathway to citizenship. -- Even though advocates of the measure suspect it has virtually no chance of revival under a Republican-controlled House, Mr. Obama insisted he's not ready to give up on it...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
New York's top cop objects to arresting lawbreakers
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is upset over the implementation of the Secure Communities program, which identifies criminal aliens through a federal fingerprint-matching system. On Monday, Commissioner Kelly told reporters: "We want people to feel free to contact the police, to walk into police stations; communicate with the police..."
|KGUN-TV -- Tucson
Sheriff Babeu authorizes lethal force against cartels, bandits
The Pinal county sheriff's office has been recently in the spotlight for sniffing out smugglers and their drug loads. Sheriff Paul Babeu tells KGUN9 News he's about to go on the offensive with a massive show of force to stop smugglers and bandits. -- "We're sending out three different teams of eight to 15 deputies..." [See Obama Watch and Big Sis Watch]
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Bandit aggressiveness increasing along Arizona border
Bandits such as the ones Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was trying to apprehend last week when he was shot and killed have been around for decades but have become more brazen in recent years, law enforcement officials say. -- And it has become the Border Patrol's job to police these groups...
Hit and run suspect detained on immigration hold
Oregon State Police troopers and Umatilla-area law enforcement arrested a 25-year-old man last night they said was the driver involved in a hit and run fatal accident near Hermiston Sunday. -- Police said Luis Lopez Morales, no known address, was the driver of one of two cars involved in a fatal crash on U.S. 395 north of Hermiston... [See Crime Watch]
|Providence (RI) Journal
Chafee snubs E-verify supporter
The executive director of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement said he is 'astonished' that Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee has declined to meet with him before Chafee rescinds outgoing Governor Carcieri's 2008 executive order on illegal immigration...
Three sentenced for selling illegal documents
Two employees of the state Department of Licensing and a Kirkland man were sentenced Friday for their organization of a scheme to sell fake identification documents out of the Bellevue DOL office. -- Rodrigo Moura, 33, a Brazilian immigrant was sentenced to two years in prison. After serving his term, Moura will likely be deported... [See Crime Watch]
|Gailann Jarocki -- The Examiner
Border agents seize $7.2 million worth of marijuana
U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $7.2 million worth of marijuana in a four day weekend. One of the seizures occurred Thursday morning when an agent assigned to the Rio Grande City Station approached a man who was sitting in a Ford F-250 that was parked in a wooded area... [See Crime Watch]
|Gailann Jarocki -- The Examiner
Indictment for 13 Raza Unida gang members
The Raza Unida is a Hispanic prison gang was formed in 1988 in the southern Texas prison system; it operates inside and outside jail and prison facilities with a membership of 700. They operate in Corpus Christi, Houston, Dallas and have small chapters across the United States... [See Crime Watch]
|Kansas City Star sc
Sedgwick County first in Kansas to biometrically ID jailed immigrants
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Sedgwick County is the first jurisdiction in Kansas to use biometrics to identify immigrants who are in custody for suspected crimes. -- ICE says it began using a biometric information sharing capability known as Secure Communities on Tuesday in Sedgwick County...
|William F. Jasper -- The New American
Obama's deportation deception exposed
In a new video commentary, Liberty News Network immigration and border security analyst Andy Ramirez takes apart the recent claims by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano that the Obama administration is doing a bang-up job of guarding the border and deporting illegal aliens... [Also see Morton Watch]
Agent's death a reminder of U.S.-Mexican border violence
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed along the Southwestern border last week, marking the second time in as many years that an agent was gunned down along the border with Mexico. -- The shooting prompted politicians from both parties, including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano...
Family's triple tragedy highlights Mexico impunity
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- A daughter is found dismembered. Her mother is shot dead trying to bring the killer to justice. Two days later, a brother-in-law's body is dumped on the street after his lumber business is torched. -- No one is under arrest for any of the crimes, and there is little hope the cases will be solved...
Illegals factor Into 2010 census results, congressional makeup
Census data released Tuesday reflects how illegal immigration could shape the makeup of Congress, with border states and other immigration magnets registering big gains over the past decade. -- Though the latest Census Bureau information does not include breakouts on race or ethnicity, Western and Southern states...
|Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters
Internet access is not a "civil right"
When bureaucrats talk about increasing our "access" to x, y or z, what they're really talking about is increasing exponentially their control over our lives. As it is with the government health care takeover, so it is with the newly approved government plan to "increase" Internet "access." Call it Webcare... [See Free Speech Watch - Obama Watch - Big Brother Watch]
|Thomas Segel -- GOPUSA.com
Education is not king along the Texas-Mexico border
Americans have just received a report from the U.S. Census Bureau that those of us living along the border feel are decades late in being released. The majority of Texas counties along the border with Mexico have the least educated population in the nation...
|Green Valley (Arizona) News & Sun
Frustration grows among ranchers
Southern Arizona ranchers are expressing frustration toward the federal government after last week's death of a Border Patrol agent near Rio Rico. --- Roger Barnett, a rancher near Douglas, was reminded of the slaying of Robert Krentz, 58, who was was fatally shot in March as he was checking his ranch northeast of Douglas... [See Big Sis Watch and Obama Watch]
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson
Agent Terry's funeral today
Detroit -- Services are scheduled at a Detroit church for a border patrol agent killed during a gun battle with bandits near the Arizona border with Mexico. -- Greater Grace Temple will host Wednesday morning's funeral for 40-year-old Brian A. Terry... [See Big Sis Watch and Obama Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas
Al Sharpton calls for FCC hearings on talk radio
Democrat talk radio host and Baptist minister Al Sharpton called for Rush Limbaugh and other radio talk show hosts to be dragged before the FCC to answer questions. Sharpton told the Ed Show last Thursday he supports McCarthy-like hearings. He wants the agency to squelch the First Amendment of political opponents... [See Free Speech Watch]