Archive for August, 2006

Chavez Vows Solidarity With Syria Against U.S.

Yahoo News
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged solidarity on Wednesday with Syria in its struggle against Israel and the United States and predicted the demise of U.S. “imperialism.”
Chavez, a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy, also said he would seek a front-row seat if President George W. Bush accepted an invitation from Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to […]

The Hispanic voice behind Illinois Minuteman Project

Daily Herald
Her name throws people.
The vision and voice behind the Illinois Minuteman Project and its suburban mobilization is, in fact, Hispanic.
Rosanna Pulido contends her heritage and her gender ? she?s the only woman to head a state Minuteman branch ? make her an effective leader for those who say illegal immigration must be thwarted, borders […]

LULAC Center Cuts Staff, Seeks Survival Funds

Caller.com
Donna Deleon-Torres worked through manila folders stacked on her desk Wednesday - each representing a student she has served as an academic mentor.
An adviser with the LULAC National Education Service Center, she only has today to submit final reports on each student’s progress to the U.S. Education Department.
After she is done, she will gather up […]

Why the Secrecy Over Superhighway?

World Net Daily
It’s amazing to me that there are still people in denial about efforts to build what is called “the NAFTA superhighway.”
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dismissively ridiculed serious questions about the massive, multibillion trade routes designed to connect Mexico and Canada through highways in the U.S. His claim to fame is being chairman of […]

More Illegal Marches Planned

Washington Post
After four months of relative quiet, immigration reform advocates are mobilizing a new round of protests in Washington and other cities to put pressure on a returning Congress and reinvigorate a Latino movement that awakened in massive demonstrations this spring.
The events will begin tomorrow in Chicago, where demonstrators plan to set out on a […]

ICE Agent Charged With Lying Accepting Bribe

WLNS 6
TAYLOR, Mich. Authorities say a federal immigration agent has been charged with making false statements and accepting a bribe.
U-S Attorney Stephen Murphy says Ramon Williams of Taylor is accused asking the girlfriend of a deportable immigrant for help finding a job for his wife. In return he wanted favorable treatment for the immigrant.
The 27-year-old […]

Zeta Gang Member Caught

News Channel 5
ROMA - A feared Zeta gang member is in federal custody.
NEWSCHANNEL 5 has learned federal agents busted a man named Maximiliano Castillo-Jimenez. They say the gang member ran an illegal immigrant stash house in Roma.
The man is reportedly part of a notorious group of ex-Mexican military commandos. It’s very rare a Zeta is […]

Polish Invader Busted for Driver’s License Scheme

Newsday
Lansing, MI — A Polish citizen is facing a federal trial after investigators say he helped at least 150 people from New Jersey, mostly illegal immigrants, get fraudulent driver’s licenses in Michigan.
Wojciech Ostrowski, 35, oversaw a scheme in which hundreds of Michigan licenses were issued for applicants purportedly living at just a handful of real […]

Scottsdale School Rape suspect in U.S. Illegally

East Valley Tribune
A custodian at Saguaro High School accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on the Scottsdale campus is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and shouldn?t have been eligible to work in the United States, an immigration official said Wednesday.
Russell Ahr, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the paperwork that Roberto Lemus-Retana […]

NJ Town Weighs Anti-Immigrant Law

NJ Herald
Newton — The town is reviewing the merits of an anti-illegal immigration ordinance that, if passed, would become the second of its kind in the state.
The law would deny businesses permits and city contracts for five years for employing illegal immigrants and fine landlords up to $10,000 for allowing them to rent. It also […]

Myanmar Refugees Prepare for Life in U.S.

Newsday
Tham Hin Refugee Camp, Thailand (AP) — As he prepared for a new life in the United States, A Ngar Nyunt was a little disappointed to learn he would have to give up chewing betel nuts, a traditional habit in his native Myanmar.
The teeth-staining nuts aren’t available in America — one of the things the […]

Hearing Focuses on Costs Linked to Illegal Immigration

RockyMountain News
A litany of testimony at a Senate Budget Committee hearing in Aurora Wednesday painted a bleak picture of the financial burden to Colorado taxpayers because of illegal immigrants.
Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer and three law enforcement officials testified that illegal immigrants cost millions of dollars a year to educate and to process through the criminal […]

Canada to Arm Border guards Along U.S. Border

CNN
TORONTO, Canada — Canada will arm its border guards starting in 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.
Canada has unarmed guards along its 4,000-mile (6,435-kilometer) border with the United States, but Canada’s will now be armed, as their U.S. counterparts are.
The government plans to arm and train its 4,500 border agents over the next 10 […]

Something’s Wrong With Immigration Protests

Daily News
THE city of Maywood - a 1.2-square-mile town with an official population of just over 28,000 about eight miles south of downtown Los Angeles - is a pocket for illegal immigrants, lauded by immigrant advocates and decried by detractors. In this 96 percent Hispanic town, signs advising pedestrians to use crosswalks are printed in […]

Kennedy Begs Bush to Unleash the Flood of Immigrants/Cheap Labor

Herald Today
MIAMI - Sen. Edward Kennedy, one of the authors of a landmark Senate immigration bill, urged President Bush on Tuesday to become “more engaged, more involved’’ in pushing for comprehensive immigration reform - or millions of undocumented immigrants will fail to win legal status.
The Massachusetts Democrat’s remarks during a telephone press briefing marked the […]




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  • Chavez Vows Solidarity With Syria Against U.S.
  • The Hispanic voice behind Illinois Minuteman Project
  • LULAC Center Cuts Staff, Seeks Survival Funds
  • Why the Secrecy Over Superhighway?
  • More Illegal Marches Planned
  • ICE Agent Charged With Lying Accepting Bribe
  • Zeta Gang Member Caught
  • Polish Invader Busted for Driver’s License Scheme
  • Scottsdale School Rape suspect in U.S. Illegally
  • NJ Town Weighs Anti-Immigrant Law
  • Myanmar Refugees Prepare for Life in U.S.
  • Hearing Focuses on Costs Linked to Illegal Immigration
  • Canada to Arm Border guards Along U.S. Border
  • Something’s Wrong With Immigration Protests
  • Kennedy Begs Bush to Unleash the Flood of Immigrants/Cheap Labor


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