Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Final Insult
Mexicans exploit already exploited Blacks
|Fox News Latino -- February 3
Decoy for US-Mexico Human Smuggling Ring: African American Drivers
U.S. federal authorities indicted five people in connection with a suspected smuggling ring that used non-Spanish speaking, African-American drivers to ferry undocumented immigrants over the border in an effort to avoid detection.
María López-Diaz, 60, of Compton and three others were arrested Thursday on counts related to the transportation of undocumented immigrants in special compartments and the trunks of cars, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement.
The ring coordinated with international smugglers to pick-up undocumented immigrants once they crossed the border and transport them to Los Angeles, officials said.
López-Diaz recruited poor black drivers from South Los Angeles hoping they would not rouse the suspicion of authorities near the border. The drivers' inability to communicate with the immigrants also meant they had limited information about the broader smuggling scheme, officials said.
The drivers were paid between $300 and $800 for each of the dozens of people they transported from the border to Los Angeles each month in 2010.
"Criminal organizations are always looking for ways to evade detection by law enforcement, said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of ICE homeland security investigations in Los Angeles. "This particular organization figured out, hey, what if we used African Americans as drivers? They might be likely to draw less attention."
|Salt Lake Tribune sc
Bills to repeal guest-worker law, driving card emerge
Sen. Steve Urquhart is making good on a promise to push the repeal of key immigration reforms and Friday will publicly unveil bills to scrap the state's guest worker law and the driving privilege card. -- Both bills --- drafts of which were provided Thursday to The Tribune --- are expected to be highly controversial and even the St. George Republican admits they might be in for a fight to get passed...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration case April 25
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set an April 25 date for oral arguments on Arizona's immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. -- The high court announced in December that it would hear the case, but did not set a date. -- The U.S. Department of Justice challenged the law before it went into effect in 2010, and a U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix imposed an injunction preventing several portions of the law from going into effect...
American Airlines wants taxpayers to bail them out
American Airlines has saved $2.1 billion since 2006, thanks to two congressional measures that allowed it to reduce contributions to its pension plans. The company said it would make up any shortfall later. -- Later has come, but there's been a change in that plan. -- American Airlines, whose parent company filed for bankruptcy in November, said this week that it wants to terminate its four pension plans for 130,000 workers...
|FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Congress calls for accelerated use of drones in U.S.
A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or "drones," in U.S. airspace. -- The pending authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop within nine months "a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems..."
|Homeland Security Today
CBP failed to vet employees at bonded port facilities, IG says
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) previously has not required background checks for employees working at private-sector port facilities that store cargo, thereby leaving those facilities at risk for 'terrorist exploitation, smuggling and internal conspiracies,' the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said recently. -- The IG office surveyed 41 facilities at five US ports...
|The Hill -- Washington
Dems weigh GOP immigration compromise proposal
Democrats face a politically tricky choice over whether to pursue a compromise with Republicans on immigration reform that was recently floated by Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. -- The Republican presidential contenders are willing to grant illegal [aliens] legal status if they came to the country at a young age and served in the military...
|Edwin Rubenstein -- VDare.com
January Jobs: Half of new jobs go to immigrants... 96% (!) to Hispanics
...January was indeed a "game changer" --- but not in the way portrayed. The displacement of American workers by immigrants (and of all races by Hispanics) reached unprecedented levels. -- U.S. companies hired 243,000 workers --- the most in nine months. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.3% according to the government's survey of employers --- the lowest level in nearly three years....
|Margie Wilson-Mars -- Gather.com
Disgusting display by Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder showed an astounding amount of arrogance during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee Thursday. Holder was there to answer questions about Operation Fast and Furious, but managed instead to prove that he really believes that he is above the questioning. Bad timing on his part because it coincides with the mother of dead Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry...
Nevada's economy has tanked since last time presidential race visited
In Nevada, people could once buy homes and feed their families with money earned from free-spending tourists who flocked to Sin City for relaxed gambling and liquor laws. -- But things have changed dramatically in the four years since the White House race last came to this state. -- Now, Nevadans are struggling with the highest foreclosure and unemployment rates in the nation...
|KPHO-TV -- Phoenix
Arizona lawmaker suggests holiday for white people
Arizona is already taking a lot of heat for its reputation regarding illegal immigration, and for Gov. Jan Brewer's finger-wagging at President Barack Obama during a recent visit, and a state lawmaker isn't exactly helping the state's image. -- Rep. Cecil Ash, a Republican from Mesa, is suggesting Arizona needs a holiday for white people.
|FronterasDesk.org -- Phoenix
La Raza meets in Arizona to plot 2012 schemes and whine about Arpaio
Arizona has taken center stage on many national issues such as immigration, housing, jobs and education. The National Council of La Raza says these are issues that impact Latino communities throughout the country. The group has decided to use the state as the backdrop to address these issues. -- The NCLR was founded in Arizona. Latino community leaders and legislators from across the country gathered in Phoenix...
|American Patrol Report
Glenn Spencer on appeal story
Today's Sierra Vista Herald includes this story about an appeal I made against a misdemeanor conviction against me last year. As I told the reporter (who I had notified of the appeal hearing), this case involves of the most outrageous misuses of our court system I can ever recall, and I will appeal. -- The incident involved Ricky Veal, son of a neighbor just north of my property who has been on a religious vendetta against ABP...
Illegal alien gets 20 years in Virginia crash that killed nun
An illegal immigrant from Bolivia who caused a drunken driving crash that killed a Benedictine nun and severely injured two others has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. -- Carlos Martinelly Montano was sentenced Friday. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving without a license in the 2010 crash. He was convicted of murder at a trial in October...