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SAN DIEGO — An Oceanside man has been sentenced to nearly three and a half years in federal prison for his role in an illegal-immigrant smuggling operation based in North County, court documents show.

Ricardo Roberto Gonzalez-Camacena, 37, pleaded guilty in August to charges of conspiracy to transport and move illegal immigrants within the United States and filing a false tax return, according to court documents.

U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz also ordered Gonzalez-Camacena to forfeit to the United States his Oceanside residence and more than $343,000 in cash.

Gonzalez-Camacena’s attorney, Philip DeMassa, said Wednesday that his client received the sentence recommended in his plea agreement. The prison term was at the low end of what federal sentencing guidelines provided for, but was more severe than what other defendants in the case received because Moskowitz made a finding that Gonzalez-Camacena was the leader of the group, DeMassa said.

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Fernando Orozco-Trevizo told police if he got deported
again, “he will come back for the victim,”

Desert Morning News

WEST VALLEY CITY ? A woman who police say was chained to an engine block by her boyfriend so she wouldn’t leave their apartment was rescued late last week thanks to a neighboring good Samaritan. Her boyfriend was located and arrested Tuesday.

Details of the bizarre incident were released Wednesday by police.

Investigators believe the woman was held captive in her apartment, near 2900 West and 3500 South, for several days, possibly a week or more. When her boyfriend was home, she was allowed to roam freely in the apartment. But when he left, a chain was tied around her ankles, said West Valley police Capt. Tom McLachlan. The other end of the 20-foot dog chain was tied to a 6-cylinder engine in the closet, he said.

The chain was long enough for her to reach a restroom, but she could not leave the room. The door leading into the room had deadbolts on both sides, McLachlan said, and both were locked. The windows in the room were screwed shut so they couldn’t be opened. Additionally, the apartment had no phone.

Last Friday morning, the desperate woman wrote “call 911″ in the condensation on her window. The first floor window, which was in the back of the building, faced a neighboring trailer court. The nearest trailer was about 20 yards away.

Fernando Orozco-Trevizo, 32, was arrested Tuesday while working construction in South Jordan. When investigators asked him about chaining up his girlfriend, he said, “It was just a game,” according to jail records. Orozco-Trevizo further told investigators that he believed his girlfriend was having an affair with someone else in the apartment complex and that she got her injuries from falling down.

Orozco-Trevizo was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated kidnapping and assault. He also had an immigration detainer put on him for aggravated re-entry into the United States. Orozco-Trevizo told police if he got deported again, “he will come back for the victim,” according to jail records.

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“Drunk drivers come in many colors, White, Black, Hispanic or any other race. Victims come in many colors too. So when there is an unusually high rate of drunk driving among one group of people, it’s worth examining the reasons why”.

Watch these videos. The documentary is about the unusually high rate of “Hispanic “immigrant” drunk driving in North Carolina. The story focuses in on one family who have been directly impacted by this phenomena.

Scott Gardner was killed by a drunk driving illegal immigrant in 2005. His wife was left severely brain-damaged, unable to walk or speak. She is now being cared for in a nursing home for the rest of here life. Their two kids who were in the car at the time of the accident, are now being raised by Scott’s parents. One moment in time, that has totally altered the lives of the Gardner family, forever.

The illegal alien drunk driver who caused all this had been arrested 5 times previous for DWI and was deported twice only to come back and cause this terrible tragedy of an American family. Why was this allowed to happen? GuardDog

Drunken-Driving Among Hispanics Focus of WRAL Documentary
WRAL Raleigh
December 5, 2007

Raleigh ? The high rate of drunken driving accidents involving legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants is the focus of a WRAL News documentary airing Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Focal Point: “Crossing the Line” also looks at the challenges law enforcement agencies and the court system face in trying to punish undocumented immigrants for driving drunk. It also looks at how Latino advocacy groups are working to reach out to Hispanic immigrants and educate them about the dangers of driving drunk.

According to a recent study from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Hispanics involved in car crashes are two-and-a-half times more likely to be drunk than white drivers and three times more likely to be drunk than black drivers.

Hispanics also account for 18 percent of drunken-driving arrests, while making up less than 7 percent of the state?s population. Drunken driving is also the number one killer of young Hispanic men in North Carolina.

“Crossing the Line” also profiles the case of Scott and Tina Gardner, a couple from Mount Holly, N.C., who was hit by an illegal immigrant on their vacation in July 2005. Tina Gardner was left severely brain-damaged, and Scott Gardner was killed.

The driver, Ramiro Gallegos, had a blood alcohol concentration of .22, nearly three times the legal limit.

?My son didn?t have to die,” his mother, Emily Moose, said. “The man that drove the truck and took his life had been in front of a judge five times. He had been deported from this country twice.?

More recently, there have been several traffic accidents involving Hispanic immigrants.

On Oct. 25, Elbin Fabiel Ocampo Cruz, 22, was driving westbound on eastbound Interstate 540 between Creedmoor and Six Forks roads in Raleigh when he collided with a woman’s car. An illegal immigrant, he faces charges including driving while impaired and reckless driving.

And in March, Luciano Tellez, 31, of Angier, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle, felony hit-and-run and other charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run involving a tractor-trailer

Two people who were in the car with Tellez told authorities that he had been drinking. He had been convicted in 2005 in Wake County on a prior DWI conviction and was wanted for violating terms of his probation.

Scott Gardner Family Circle Web Site

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Tucson Citizen

A dead man found on the South Side has been connected to the armed invasion of the home of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent and his family.

Tucson police Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said investigators have determined that Christian Gomez, 20, who had been shot to death, was one of the suspects in the invasion, which occurred at 4:50 a.m. Dec. 9. His body was found almost five hours later in a desert area south of Irvington Road and First Avenue, Pacheco said.

A Border Patrol agent, whom police would not identify, said four armed intruders forced their way into his home and one fired a gun at him as the agent retreated.


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Sheila Jackson Lee
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Family Security Matters

Despite the favorable trend, the madness in support of illegal immigration continues to express itself and serves to warn us of the fanaticism of the OBL and the continuing threat. Consider for example a bill which Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has introduced in the Congress. That bill, H.R. 750, includes an amnesty for millions of illegals which is far broader than previous ones. She would allow illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes of violence and sentenced to up to five years in prison to apply for amnesty (past amnesties have limited eligibility to criminals who have been sentenced ?only? up to one year?s imprisonment). Her bill would specifically allow states to prohibit state and local police from cooperating with federal government enforcement on immigration law. It would also repeal the current provision in federal law (Section 287g) which allows the Attorney General to enter into agreements with states and localities which deputizes their police to enforce immigration law.

Jackson Lee?s bill is nothing less than a ?Violent Illegal Alien Criminal Empowerment Act? and though it is unlikely to get anywhere in the Congress, it does illustrate three facts about illegal alien lobbyists: they do not recognize any moral obligation to safeguard the welfare of our country or its citizens; they are extremists; and they are not giving up.

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BROWNSVILLE ? Federal officials seized $540,000 from four Harlingen motel owners after they were sentenced to probation for conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants, an official said Friday.

Rakeshkumar Bhakta, 40, and wife Alka Bhakta, 35, owners of the Hudson House motel, and Kamleshkumar Bhakta, 32, and wife Falguniben Bhakta, 30, owners of the Country Side Inn motel, forfeited a total of $540,000 in equity from their businesses, said Nina Pruneda, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Antonio.

The motel owners? convictions stemmed from room rentals to human smugglers, the press release said.

At the Hudson House, a 36-room motel at 500 Ed Carey Drive, Rakeshkumar and Alka Bhakta rented rooms at inflated rates to human smugglers, the press release said. The couple falsified information on registration cards, offering smugglers rooms at the motel?s rear to help shield smuggling, the press release said.

The couple also bought and delivered food to help smugglers shield themselves from law enforcement, the press release said.

At the motel, rates jumped from $40 to $400 as part of a scheme to harbor illegal immigrants, according the indictment used to convict the motel?s owners.

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Couple pleads guilty to housing illegal aliens caught in traffic stop
Pilot Online
December 8, 2007

A Virginia couple entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court today on charges they recruited and housed undocumented immigrants to work for their company, B&B Cable Co.

The plea agreement was reached between federal prosecutors and Robert Ray Buttery Sr., 52, and his wife, Betty Jean Buttery, 55, who both live in Midland in Fauquier County.

They and a third family member, Robert Raymond Buttery Jr., 22, were arrested this fall after a lengthy investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stemming from a State Police traffic stop on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach this past spring.

Troopers stopped a white, 1997 Ford box truck, owned by B&B, on May 7 because its registration was expired and there was no inspection sticker displayed.

They found it was carrying 14 illegal immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala. It was being driven by one of them, an El Salvadorian who did not have a driver?s license. Troopers called in ICE agents.

The men told investigators they worked for the company digging ditches for fiber-optic lines.

One worker told agents B&B paid him $100 per day for a 12-hour shift minus $60 a week for housing and utilities, according to records. Some said they were put up in a house off Oceana Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

The day after the workers were detained, Robert Buttery Jr., contacted State Police to locate the 14 illegal alien employees, ?whom he described as ?my boys,?? according to the plea agreement.

B&B was hired by Ivy H. Smith Inc., a Greensboro, N.C.-based company which was a subcontractor for Fiber Technology Construction Inc., of Canton, Ga., that held a contract with Verizon Communications.

Officials with both Smith and Verizon said in May that they knew nothing of B&B?s hiring of illegal immigrants.

Neither company has been charged with any wrong doing.

A federal grand jury indicted the Butterys last month on charges of employing, recruiting and housing undocumented immigrants who they allegedly housed in hotels, motels and rental homes while driving them back and forth to work sites.

ICE agents said in court papers that the Butterys had been employing illegal immigrants since at least 2003 and that even after Robert Buttery Sr. was arrested, he tried to get one of the workers out of jail and back on the job.

According to the plea agreement, the illegal aliens generally spoke no English, ?so the defendants provided them with written instruction cards in Spanish for laying cables and in English to hand to homeowners when questions arose on site.?

The cards were provided by Ivy H. Smith Inc., according to the plea agreement.

The employees also received ?damage prevention? training, given in Spanish, from Ivy H. Smith Inc.

Also in the plea agreement, the pair agreed that between 2000 and 2007 they did not file any tax returns or other information required to be filed for employees, individuals, or businesses on behalf of B&B Cable or any of its employees with the Internal revenue service. The company reported sales of $120,000 in 2006.

Robert Ray Buttery Sr. faces sentencing March 7; Betty Jean Buttery is scheduled to be sentenced March 10.

They face a possible prison sentence and the government is seeking $1.5 million in alleged proceeds from their business.

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A Boston firefighter is mending from what could have been deadly stab wounds he suffered early yesterday morning when he was allegedly jumped in East Boston while off duty by a group of Hispanic males who told him they “don’t want any gringo here.”

Though police are not classifying the incident as racially fueled, the Boston Police Department’s Community Disorders Unit is investigating. The 32-year-old jake, whose name officials were not releasing, is white.

Ironically, the firefighter’s life was likely saved because he sought refuge from his alleged assailants at Engine 5 on Saratoga Street - the station house he’s assigned to.

“Fortunately, those firefighters were not out on a call,” said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

MacDonald said the firefighter had gone to Chivas Restaurant in Day Square to grab takeout when “six guys started exchanging words with him. He indicated he was just there to get a sandwich and that he was a firefighter. They pushed him.”

Hoping to avoid a confrontation, MacDonald said the firefighter got into his car and headed for his station for safety’s sake, but the pack followed him on foot. It was shortly before 2:45 a.m.

“As soon as he got out of his car, six guys jumped him and started kicking and punching him,” MacDonald said. “He felt two sharp pains in his chest and knew he had been stabbed.”

The firefighter summoned the help of fellow jakes by ringing the station doorbell and his alleged attackers fled. MacDonald said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

“He’s more upset about the fact that he’s going to miss several shifts,” MacDonald said.

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LA Times

When 24-year-old Yuliya Kalinina turned to the Internet in search of a husband, she made it absolutely clear what she was looking for in a relationship:

“Green Card Marriage — Will pay $300/month. Total $15,000,” the Russian national living in Los Angeles wrote in an ad placed on the Craigslist website. “This is strictly platonic business offer, sex not involved.”

Just in case any would-be Romeos weren’t taking the hint, she added, “NOT required to live together.”

Kalinina’s direct approach was very attractive, drawing the attention not only of the man who would marry her, but also of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

After nearly two years of what federal prosecutors allege was a sham marriage, Kalinina and her 30-year-old husband, Benjamin C. Adams, were arrested last week at separate residences.

Prosecutors say Kalinina leased Adams a new Ford Mustang for his trouble.

She also took care of the wedding arrangements: Performing the ceremony was Dmitri Chavkerov, an Internet-ordained minister who also happened to be Kalinina’s live-in boyfriend.

“I’d say it’s a fairly blatant example of marriage fraud,” said Assistant U.S. Atty. Curtis A. Kin, one of the prosecutors on the case.

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The criminals shot by Joe Horn, Miguel Dejesus and Diego Ortiz, in Pasadena, Texas are illegal aliens from Colombia and have previous criminal records. So reports Bill O’Reilly on December 5, 2007 in an interview with talk show host Edd Hendee and immigration attorney Daniel Hernandez.

Criminals Shot By Joe Horn Are Illegal Aliens - O’Reilly

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Whenever one of these invaders is killed the press likes to portray them as spiritual and Christ-like. It is most likely that the only reason Diego frequented St. Peter’s church is to get free stuff and hang out at the illegal alien hiring/day care center. The San Diego Minutemen have protested at this location numerous times. Back in July, one of the illegal alien supporters attacked one of the Hispanic Minutemen.

The Village News

A young father of two was the latest victim at an apartment complex known for its frequency of law enforcement calls.

Nicholas Raymundo-Diego, 23, perished from stab wounds received in an attack at the property located in the 1100 block of Old Stage Road on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at approximately 9 p.m.

Law enforcement officials say in the past two years (since November 2005), there have been some 86 calls for service at the 18-unit apartment complex, the majority of which have been reported as disturbances and suspicious individuals on the premises.

What happened in the November 22 incident continued to remain unclear as of Monday, when Sheriff?s Lieutenant Dennis Brugos explained that authorities have been told several different versions of what happened that night by witnesses.

?It?s very confusing,? Brugos admitted. ?We?re hearing a lot of different stories.?

Some witnesses say the young man was ?jumped? by another group of Latinos as he made his way through the complex en route to his home after enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with his cousins. Others say the stabbing was the result of alcohol and two groups that have a long history of dissension.

?We heard that one group came over to the apartment complex and confronted the [other] group there,? Brugos said. ?Some people have reported that these groups contain individuals from Guatemala or other parts of Mexico, and they do not get along.?

Diego, known to attend St. Peter?s Catholic Church, has been remembered by friends as ?happy, always giving, an individual who loved to dance.? (Especially when he was drunk)

?His wife and children live in Guatemala,? one friend from church said. ?He worked hard to support his family.?

Some of the witnesses reported that they knew the identification of the individual who stabbed Diego and say a photograph of the individual has been provided to law enforcement authorities. There is, however, a concern amongst witnesses and the Sheriff?s Department that the perpetrator has already fled the country.

?We have some information that indicates he may have already crossed the US border,? Brugos confirmed.

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The pro-illegal alien rag, NC Times purposely leaves out the immigration status of criminals. You can easily find out this information by going to this website and entering in their last names. Once you find the man you are looking for, fill out the form, and have them email you the criminal charges. These two have immigration holds on them.

NC Times

ESCONDIDO — Police added 35 counts of felony theft Wednesday against two people alleged to have stolen personal property from garages throughout Escondido and North County in September, October and November.

The two suspects, Salvador Martinez Saavedra, 29, and Estrella Maria Bautista, 24, both of Escondido, also are accused of at least six thefts of exotic birds, Escondido police Lt. Craig Carter said.

The garage break-ins occurred between Sept. 12 and Nov. 27 in neighborhoods throughout Escondido, with a few elsewhere in North County, Carter said. The suspects are alleged to have stolen a wide variety of items including at least one car, he said.

Saavedra and Bautista were arrested Nov. 27 and have been in custody since. Police, working in conjunction with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, tracked them down using tips from victims about the car used in the thefts.

The pair is alleged to have targeted detached garages associated with apartment complexes, Carter said.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking that anyone with information on these cases call (760) 839-4722 or Detective Bode Berreth directly at (760) 839-4773.

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WANTED: Jose Espinoza, seen in this booking photo provided by Orange Poice, is wanted for several property crimes including residential burglary. He has been seen recently in the 800 block of North Olive, in the City of Orange. Espinoza is a laborer who is believed to frequent day labor hiring sites.

OC Register

The Orange Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a 28-year-old day laborer suspected of several property crimes, including residential burglary.
Jose Espinoza is accused of committing residential burglaries and other property crimes over a six-month period, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.

“He needs to be put in jail and right now we haven’t been able to find him,” Adams said.

Espinoza, also known as Jose Luis Nieto, has recently been spotted in the 800 block of North Olive Street near Collins Avenue. He is a laborer who is believed to frequent day labor hiring sites such as Home Depot, Adams said.

“He doesn’t have a permanent address and it’s hard for us to locate him when he is in the day labor realm,” Adams said.

Espinoza is described as Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes, as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. Espinoza has several tattoos including praying hands on his abdomen, a skull on his left arm, a lady on his left forearm, a lady on his right arm, a cross on his right forearm and an image of the Virgin Mary on his chest.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7555 or 714-744-7456.

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Even before their deaths prompted a series of heated debates about the use of deadly force, detectives at the Department of Public Safety had their eye on Diego Ortiz and Miguel Dejesus.

The two were shot and killed by Joe Horn, a Pasadena man who thought they were burglarizing his neighbor?s home last month.

According to a DPS memo obtained by 11 News, the department was investigating the use of Puerto Rican birth certificates by Colombians seeking to obtain Texas driver?s licenses.

Both Ortiz and Dejesus had applied for licenses. Dejesus listed his country of origin as Puerto Rico, but both men were Colombian.

Apparently, the DPS is investigating hundreds of immigrants who may have used illegal papers to get Texas licenses.

But that?s not all.

A much wider probe has been launched into an organized syndicate of Colombians who are engaged in illegal weapons sales and home break-ins ? just like the one Ortiz and Dejesus were involved in last month in Pasadena.

That day, Joe Horn and a shotgun stood in the way of the suspected thieves, but in many instances the suspects have gotten away.

The ATF, ICE and DPS have reportedly formed a task force to bring the crime wave to an end.

The burglars are said to be very effective at what they do, conducting extensive surveillance on their targets before striking. Some of the suspects are extremely violent.

The investigations have already led to several arrests.

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AZ Central

A day after Mayor Phil Gordon proposed sweeping changes to a controversial police immigration-enforcement policy, Phoenix struggled with the implications.

Gordon’s announcement Monday that he no longer supports Operations Order 1.4, which prevents police in most cases from asking about a person’s immigration status, drew national attention to Phoenix.

His move also drew a variety of responses from across the city.

Gordon now advocates a policy that would allow police to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when any law has been violated by a person whom police suspect of being an illegal immigrant. Today, in most cases, ICE is contacted only when a felony is committed.

The Gordon announcement’s biggest impact has been felt among the city’s Hispanics, who make up about 42 percent of Phoenix’s population.

“I’ve heard nothing but concern,” said Mary Rose Wilcox, a Maricopa County supervisor. “What does it mean? That is the big question. People understand that nothing has been changed yet. But what is going to change?”

Wilcox is working with state Rep. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, to organize the town-hall meeting where residents can express their concerns. The mayor’s advisory panel, along with Police Chief Jack Harris, will be invited to attend.

The forum, to be held either Monday or Wednesday, is expected to draw 2,500 people, Gallardo said.

“What the mayor has done is just turn the screws a little tighter for the Hispanic families that are a mix of immigrants and citizens,” said Tom Donovan, who is organizing a separate prayer vigil for immigrants Monday evening at the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. “There’s just going to be more fear on their part and less trust for law enforcement. It’s just so hard for them.”

Donovan’s vigil, organized through the Catholic peace advocacy group Pax Christi, was being planned before Gordon’s announcement and will advocate compassion for all immigrants.

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