Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Joe's Law or Obama's lawlessness?
|Fox News -- September 19
Judge rules that Arizona police can check immigration status
Phoenix -- A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest milestone in a two-year legal battle over the requirement. It culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that upheld the provision on the grounds that it doesn't conflict with federal law.
Now, with the requirement finally in full effect, both sides are anxious to see the outcome.
The supporters want local police to use it vigorously, but worry federal immigration officials won't respond to calls to come arrest people.
"I am mulling what I will do if they don't respond," said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who more than any other police boss in the state pushed the bounds of immigration enforcement. "I don't feel comfortable letting the illegal alien back on the street."
Federal officials said they will check people's immigration status when officers call. But they'll only send an agent to arrest someone if it fits with their priorities, such as catching repeat violators and those who are a threat to public safety and national security.
|Fox News Latino sc
Texas town's ban on rentals to invaders gets second hearing
Should [illegal aliens] be allowed to rent homes? A Dallas, Texas suburb has said no for years. -- Now, the town's long expensive fight to ban [illegal aliens] from renting homes will have perhaps its most important hearing before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate. -- Farmers Branch was sued four years ago...
More than 130 escape from Mexican prison on U.S. border
More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a Mexican prison on the border with the United States in one of the worst jailbreaks the country's beleaguered penal system has suffered in recent years. -- Homero Ramos, attorney general of the northern state of Coahuila, said 132 inmates of the prison in the city of Piedras Negras had got out through the tunnel in an old carpentry workshop...
|WINK-TV -- Fort Myers, Fla.
Collier County Sheriff plans to renew immigration program
The Collier County Sheriff plans to renew a controversial immigration policy that allow some deputies to check the status of people they arrest. - The 287(g) program has been in place since 2007 and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk calls it a success. He says 3,900 people have been detained and 3,200 have been deported, some of them very violent criminals. -- But local activists say the program has some undocumented immigrants living in fear...
DOJ investigates self, naturally finds Holder knew nothing of F&F
A long-awaited report on the U.S. government's controversial gun-trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious" released Wednesday found no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the botched effort to trace the flow of guns to Mexico's drug cartels prior to its public unraveling in January 2011. -- The report by the Justice Department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz said there is "no evidence that..."
|Casa Grande (Arizona) Dispatch
Invader arrested after pointing gun at school security guard
An illegal [alien] from Mexico, who has been deported three times in the last 3 1/2 years, was arrested Saturday at Stanfield Elementary School after pointing a stolen gun at a security guard. -- Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 11:31 a.m. incident after a security guard noticed a man walking inside a secure area at the school.
Congress will likely investigate Soros' Media Matters collusion
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold said Tuesday that he expects the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate collusion between the Department of Justice and Media Matters for America, in the wake of The Daily Caller's publication of emails between the liberal messaging group's employees and a top DOJ spokeswoman...
|Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.
San Juan Capistrano wants veto of bill against immigration holds
San Juan Capistrano's City Council will send a letter urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that would curb the state's cooperation with a federal illegal-immigration enforcement program. -- Assembly Bill 1081, which passed the Legislature last month, would prevent state and local law-enforcement agencies from holding an illegal-immigration suspect for 48 hours on a detainer issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
|Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser
Discredited radical leftist group sues Alabama sheriff
New Orleans -- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed suit Wednesday against a Louisiana sheriff after he refused to release public documents that could reveal the widespread abuse of detained immigrants. -- The lawsuit against Vermilion Parish Sheriff Michael Couvillon was filed after he and a number of other sheriffs across the state refused to release public documents that could confirm concerns that...
U.S. Ambassador's car attacked in China
Beijing -- A car carrying the U.S. ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China. -- The State Department said in a statement Wednesday that Ambassador Gary Locke was unhurt in Tuesday's incident, and that diplomats have expressed concerns...
Subversive feds move to protect invaders in Alamance, Co., N.C.
Immigration officials have blocked a North Carolina sheriff's access to the federal database used to check whether arrestees are in the country illegally. -- The move comes after a two-year U.S. Department of Justice investigation determined that Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted and arrested Latinos without probable cause to boost deportations. Johnson has been a vocal supporter of...
|Phillip Klein -- Washington Examiner sc
Food stamp usage soars due to Obama skullduggery
Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not "gut" the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration's suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode...
Father of murdered teen urges Brown to veto bill ordering invaders freed
A California father whose son was murdered execution-style in 2008 by an illegal [alien] gangster has launched a campaign to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that would have police release illegal [aliens] into the streets even when the feds want them detained. -- The controversial bill, which passed the legislature in August, would compel local law enforcement in most cases to ignore requests...
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever killed in rollover crash
Cochise County lawman Larry Dever, was killed when his pickup truck rolled over in Coconino County on Tuesday night, a spokeswoman said. -- Dever, 60, was "fatally wounded" in an accident around 7 p.m. near Williams, confirmed Carol Capas of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office in a news release just after 1 a.m. -- Around 6:40 p.m., Dever --- who was in the area on a family camping and hunting trip...
|Diana Furchtgott-Roth -- Manhattan Institute
The food stamp recovery
Three years after the end of the 200709 recession, which officially began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, 47 million people each month are using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). At the beginning of the recession, fewer than one in 10 Americans received SNAP benefits. Nearly 15 percent of Americans now use SNAP benefits, formerly called food stamps, a program administered by...
Florida continues search for illegal voters
Florida will probably resume its search for illegally registered voters before the presidential election. -- Secretary of State Ken Detzner halted the process in April after county election supervisors complained about using only driver’s license data to determine voters’ citizenship. Florida requires residents to prove their citizenship before getting a license or other state ID. That information, the election officials said...
|Michelle Malkin -- GOPUSA.com
The Squirrel Party
Democrats need to change their party mascot from the donkey to the squirrel. They divert the media's and the electorate's short attention spans with fleeting, fuzzy objects -- like the main canine character in the animated Pixar movie "Up," who was easily distracted from his main thoughts and serious duties by every last little moving trifle. -- Embassy attacks? Quick, find a squirrel! Warnings ignored? Squirrel!...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Muslim terrorists have history of sexually assaulting their victims
While Americans recoil in horror over reports that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was raped before his death during last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, it should be noted that though it is seldom reported by the press... sodomizing and sexual torture seems to be quite a common tactic among Muslim terrorists...
|Family Security Matters
Intel source challenges Obama's account of deadly consulate attack
An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that there was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi prior to last week's attack -- challenging the Obama administration's claims that the assault grew out of a "spontaneous" protest against an anti-Islam film. -- "There was no protest and the attacks were not spontaneous," the source said, adding the attack "was planned..."
Romney appeals to Hispanics again with economic message
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used an economic message and a pledge to fix the U.S. immigration system on Monday to make a fresh appeal to Hispanic voters to consider breaking away from their overwhelming support for President Barack Obama. -- "I am convinced that the Republican Party is the rightful home of Hispanic Americans," Romney told about 1,400 Hispanic business leaders...
Napolitano spews more poppycock on illegal immigration
A high-level official, Janet Napolitano, said the administration's border enforcement strategy might lead to depoliticizing a possible path to other solutions on immigration. -- Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was asked at a policy discussion whether it now makes sense to have a conversation on immigration reform considering the low level of migration flows into the United States...