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AZ Central

Changing Phoenix police’s immigration-enforcement policies will create a climate of fear in Phoenix that could lead to multimillion-dollar lawsuits and even riots, speakers said Thursday at a raucous town hall.

From the audience, supporters of drafting a new policy said police need more freedom to enforce the law and said their voices weren’t being heard Thursday night.

About 600 people packed the auditorium at South Mountain High School to address a four-man panel convened by Mayor Phil Gordon to review Operations Order 1.4.

The policy prevents police in most cases from asking about a person’s immigration status. It has led some to brand Phoenix as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.

“Don’t let Phoenix become the next Watts, the next LA riots,” Alex Navidad, an immigration lawyer, said in an impassioned plea to the panel. “That’s what’s going to happen. A community that’s fearful, with loads of police, can only lead to tragedy.”

Phoenix police are already overburdened without having to enforce immigration laws, said Lizzette Alameda Zubey, president of the Maricopa County Hispanic Bar Association. She said that eliminating the policy would lead to expensive racial-profiling lawsuits against the city, as well as additional costs for processing and jailing undocumented residents.

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Race baiter, Robert Menendez
317 Senate Hart Office Building
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Hispanic PR Wire

Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 10, 2007–The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), today applauded U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for calling on an updated study of a 1993 congressionally-mandated report on the relationship between the use of electronic communications and media communications to encourage acts of hate crimes or to spread messages of hate. In a letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez

?In November of this year, the FBI released a report showing that in 2006 hate crimes against Latinos increased by 25% since 2004,? said David C. Lizárraga, USHCC Board Chair. ?We are seeing that anti-immigrant sentiment has quickly become anti-Hispanic sentiment. It is in the economic interest of the U.S. that its largest minority group and fastest growing business sector not be a target of anti-Hispanic rhetoric through media coverage.?

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About a month ago, Dennis Slater of No More Invasion was attacked by a group of day laborers in the Home Depot parking lot. The police have not made any arrests even though Dennis Slater provided them with photo’s of the attackers and all of them still frequent the Home Depot.

On Saturday, we returned to the scene of the crime. Canoga Park is completely overrun with illegal aliens. They are all extremely hostile and if the police were not on the scene, I am certain there would’ve been more violence.

At the end of part 2, I was surrounded by an angry mob of illegal aliens and anchor babies. If the police didn’t step in when they did, I don’t think I would’ve made it to my car. And if I did make it inside my vehicle, they would’ve trashed it before I had the chance to drive off.

There are lots more videos and photos on this thread over at

Part One

Part Two

Small & Mighty took these photos of me as I tried to walk past the horde of invaders.

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CMS FireHouse

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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MEXICO CITY - The president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, criticized that in the United States the contenders to the presidency of that country compete for showing “who has the most swagger, who is the most macho, and who is the more anti-mexican”.

“The U.S. does not have competitiveness”

In interview with the newscast radio Focus, the Mexican president regretted that in the neighboring country a problem “serious” exists, political and economic, and they are transferring to Mexico “their anger”.

“In politics they have placed as hostages the Mexicans in U.S.. The only theme in the electoral campaign is to know “who has the most swagger, who is the most macho, and who is the more anti-mexican”. Calderon said, who has just completed his first year in Government.

The leader of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) said that in the last days he is hearing “pre-global arguments”, just as before he heard arguments that where “pre-colonial” which affect Mexico.

The reason why many American businessmen want to manufacture in Mexico or of any another country is because the production in the neighboring country turns out to be very expensive, according to Calderon.

“That has nothing to do with the prosperity of Mexico. It has to do with the fact that the United States does not have competitiveness, it has to see that, by financing its adventure on the war, they are spending the money of the Americans and getting the Government into debt, and that is displacing the private investment”, criticized the conservative leader.

Calderon added that in the United States the contenders to the presidency “are being mistaken in their diagnosis” and “deceitfully the internal campaigns of the parties are aiming at someone that is innocent, that is Mexico”.

On the United States’ economic problems that are affecting Mexico by being its main commercial associate, Calderon indicated that he expects a relaunching of the economy of the neighboring country “in the third quarter of next year”.

According to the leader, the United States is “very wrong” in the economic issue due to that fact that “they are evading the problem of the lack of competitiveness of the American economy and they believe that closing their borders is going to resolve it”, he concluded.

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I hesitate to post an article about Elvira because her 15 minutes of fame are over, but I guess she’s still good for a few laughs.

Google Translation

Arellano, who assures us that she maintains a hunger strike starting ten days ago, initiated her “peaceful”, protest accompanied by about ten members of the Mexico City Women Network.

About thirty riot police officers arrived in place to oust the activist and her companions when they intended to mount a tent a few meters of the embassy, located in the Central part of Reforma Avenue.

After that action, Arellano and her followers placed it aside the diplomatic headquarters, but in the other lateral one side of the avenue.

“We will seek to remain here for the time that it be necessary so that the people and the U.S. Government listen to our demands”, said Arellano, who this year was a deported to her country after obtaining notoriety by taking refuge in a religious temple in Chicago to avoid her deportation.

Arellano said, in statements to Efe, that her protest against the U.S. embassy will increase in size during the night when more members of the Network of Women, as well as other related groups arrive to join their fight.

Regarding the hunger strike that she began ten days ago, she said that she will continue with this measure a few more days, without mentioning if she has a date established to end it.
She added that tomorrow doctors will do a medical review to value her health.

With chants such as “Here we are, and we aint going!” and “We want legalization for the undocumented!”, Arellano denounced that “deportation radis are happening in an arbitrary way”.

“We want them to stop the abuses that are carried out against our people and tp stop all the aggressions of racism and the hatred toward all these communities”, she commented.
She asked, besides, that U.S. Congressmen approve a law that benefits the immigrants in that country.

Elvira lived three years with false documents in Oregón and worked as a cleaning employee in O’Hare international airport, of Chicago.
In 2002 she was arrested and condemned to three years probation.

After receiving an order of deportation in August of 2006, she took refuge in the Church United Methodist church of Chicago, where she remained for more than a year with her son Saúl.

Arellano was deported on August 20 to Tijuana, after being placed under arrest a day before in Los Angeles.

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Eastern Arizona Courier

Mexican bureaucrats criticize our efforts to restrict issuing driver?s licenses to illegal immigrants with no proof of citizenship, so why does Mexico require an American to have a valid visa in order to get a Mexican driver?s license?

In Mexico you cannot receive free social services and an education unless you are a Mexican citizen. Why does Mexico feel illegals should get these benefits free in the United States?

Illegal immigrants caught on Mexico?s southern border are often beaten, robbed and thrown in hellhole prisons. Why is Mexico concerned with how illegals are treated in our country?

Mexico claims to be working to stem the flow of illegals into our country, but it issues maps showing them how to enter the United States illegally. Mexican air carriers are doing a booming business booking flight to get illegals near our border, and police officials ignore all the smugglers and businesses that have sprung up along the border that exist solely to help illegals sneak into our country.

Now Mexican President Felipe Calderon is upset at our efforts to round up illegal immigrants in what he terms a ?growing harassment.? He admits that 6 million of the 11 million Mexican immigrants in the United States are here illegally.

According to the Associated Press, Calderon has endorsed the creation of a League Against Discrimination Against Mexicans in the United States. The AP reported he wants to ?launch direct media campaigns aimed at showing migrant success stories and raise awareness of the many contributions migrants make to the U.S. society.?

In other words, Calderon wants Mexico to sponsor ad campaigns that encourage more illegals to enter our country.

Most American love their Mexican neighbors and understand why its hopelessly poor seek a better life in our country, but until Mexico cleans up its widespread corruption and comes to terms with its blatant hypocrisy in the illegal immigration debate, American hostility toward illegal immigration will continue to grow.

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Race Baiter, Marta Guembes

I have nothing against naming a street after Cesar Chavez, but I’m sick to death of these self-appointed race baiting “Latino leaders” that bully everyone around. Marta Guembes is one of these disgusting people.

In her bad English, she says the Latinos are coming and they are not leaving. Listen to the venom and hatred in her voice as she calls all the “Anglo Europeans” racists.

The politically correct Mayor was giving in to her demands without anyone else having a say in the matter until the people in the neighborhood revolted.

They tried to pacify Marta Guembes by renaming a different street but she was not willing to compromise.

?It?s very insulting,? she said.

?We proposed Interstate, after we went through many streets to decide what would work for us, and the Latino community.? This new idea, she says, is ?these white men who have the power and are telling us what is best for us.?

Eventually the city council was sick of dealing with this horrible woman and they voted to reject renaming any of the streets.

Seattle Times

The Portland City Council voted unanimously this week to overturn an earlier move to rename the downtown street for César Chávez. The council also voted 3-2 to reject renaming Interstate Avenue, the choice of Mayor Tom Potter and Latino leaders.

Months of debate over renaming a street for the labor leader revealed deep divisions in the city, and the council finally decided it needed a breather.

“I can see no good reason to put the community through any more of what has become a dysfunctional debate,” Commissioner Randy Leonard said. “Discussion is healthy, but this is not a good discussion. It has to stop.”

The decision pleased Chinese community leaders, who held a joint news conference with Latino leaders before the council meeting to decry the proposal to rename Fourth Avenue through Chinatown.

“I’m glad that they opened their ears to the community” said Richard Louie, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Marta Guembes, co-chairwoman of the Chávez renaming committee, said she remained disappointed in the process and the rejection of her community’s desire to rename Interstate.

The renaming process began in September when the council voted unanimously to support a proposal by a group of Chávez supporters to rename Interstate, sending the idea to a pair of community meetings.

When those meetings revealed fierce neighborhood opposition, commissioners began looking for compromises. But the supporters, solidly backed by the mayor, rejected anything but changing Interstate, and no alternative could muster a council majority.

Last week, searching for a compromise, four commissioners agreed to initiate the renaming of Fourth Avenue, a prominent street that runs in front of City Hall. But it also runs into Chinatown and faced immediate opposition.

“It was just an idea,” Commissioner Erik Sten said. “It wasn’t a moral truth.”

Said Commissioner Dan Saltzman: “A lot of us in this room are tired of this. We need some healing. We don’t need open race wars in this city.”

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Miami Herald

MEXICO CITY — Anger in Mexico is growing in the wake of a number of new state laws in the United States, including those in Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona, considered by critics to be anti-Mexican — a shift reflected in President Felipe Calderón’s recent verbal lashing of U.S. presidential candidates.

In tougher rhetoric toward U.S. immigration policies, Calderón scolded presidential candidates for using migrants as ”thematic hostages” and announced a media campaign aimed at influencing American public opinion.

Calderón’s comments earlier this month represented a dramatic departure from the more timid statements of past leaders and were welcomed by many in Mexico.

”I think the current American government has gone too far against illegal Mexicans,” said Fernando García, a 36-year-old Mexico City office administrator. “I don’t like the raids and how they destroy families [and] . . . the hate they are generating against Mexicans.”

In Georgia, new state laws require increased verification of legal status to register a car and hold some jobs. They also require that local officials alert federal immigration agents to any suspected illegal immigrants booked on felony or DUI charges.

Supporters in the United States say such laws are designed to curb illegal migration.

But many in Mexico see them as discriminatory, while failing to address the larger issue of U.S. immigration policy.

”Bush is the modern-day Hitler, the same as the rest of his party,” said Antonio González, a 35-year-old Mexico City accountant. “They don’t treat the Russians or English or other white Europeans like that, and so for me they are a bunch of racists.”

The Calderón administration last week also blasted the U.S.-backed border wall, calling the idea “medieval.”.

At a migrant advocates’ conference last week in Mexico City, attendees cited some 170 anti-immigrant measures adopted by local and state governments in the United States. Many said the time had come to directly confront what is increasingly seen as a rising tide of xenophobia.

”Just the idea that our children will live in . . . humiliation is something we cannot allow,” said Alonso Flores, member of the Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior, an agency of the Mexican government that fosters ties with Mexicans living abroad.

His agency estimates that 1 million Mexicans will be deported in the coming year from the United States as a result of the new laws.

Calderón, in a speech to the conference, said a new media campaign would change the ”distorted” perceptions Americans have about Mexican workers and build consciousness of the “many contributions they make for the society in which they work and live.”

Experts in Mexico say it’s too early to tell whether Calderón’s comments signal a change in how the Mexican government deals with American politics.

”In the coming weeks and months, we will see if [Calderón’s] declarations form part of a new strategy,” said Luis Escala, a researcher at the Tijuana-based College of the Northern Border.

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Diverse Education

The teaching contract of a 25-year University of New Mexico instructor, who supports the secession of Southwest states to form an independent Chicano nation, is not being renewed despite protests from students who fear the university is stifling academic freedom.

Dr. Charles Truxillo, a longtime Chicano nationalist, contends his firing was due to his radical beliefs.

?I know that it is my beliefs because they cannot come up with any other reason. The administration said that they were looking for full-time tenure-track faculty. I qualify ? Why isn?t a position being offered to me?? asks Truxillo, a founding member of the university?s Chicano Studies department.

Truxillo, considered an American traitor to some, supports the succession of American states bordering Mexico for a separate Chicano nation. He argues that the Articles of Confederation give individual states full sovereignty and thus the states bordering Mexico have a legal right to secede.

?Universities, now, are afraid of the government,? says Truxillo, who has been an adjunct faculty member in the Chicano studies department for 10 years. Before that, he worked for 15 years in the history department.

Truxillo, who doesn?t have tenure, appealed to Provost Viola Florez. She upheld the decision, noting that the heads of the department and college decided not to renew his contract because they want to stabilize and build the program by hiring tenure-track faculty.

Truxillo concedes that his ideas are too radical for tenure. ?Tenure is based on a vote from my colleagues. Few are in favor of a Chicano professor advocating a Chicano nation state,? Truxillo says.

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Republica del Norte

UNM - The Albuquerque Tribune in its issue of January 31, 2000, reported at length on one man’s plan for a Republica del Norte. The new republic, according to its herald, Dr. Charles Truxillo, an adjunct professor of Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico, should be brought into existence ”by any means necessary.”(1) Despite this impatient tone, Truxillo admits that the new Republica del Norte will probably not come into being until toward the end of the century. When it does take its place among the nations of the world, it will be a sovereign Chicano nation straddling the present U.S.-Mexican border. North of the border, it will comprise the present states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and part of Colorado. South of the border, it will include the present Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.

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Veterans who served on the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier presented Jim Brossard with a certificate and flag for cutting down a Mexican flag that was flying over a U.S. flag at a Reno bar.

?To fly the American flag underneath the Mexican flag, it just defies everything,? said Wayne Erven, West Coast representative of the U.S.S. Intrepid Association Inc. ?Our flag goes on top. That?s the honor we give our flag.?

Erven, of Pleasanton Calif., gave Brossard the appreciation Tuesday at the James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial in Idlewild Park.

?To go and pull that down, you?ve got more guts than brains maybe,? Erven told Brossard.

In attendance for the presentation was Daryl Saldausky, a veteran and former crew member who lives in Reno, and a couple of Brossard?s friends.

Brossard said he has no regrets.

?If I hadn?t done that then I?m afraid it wouldn?t have gotten done,? he said. ?I was ready and fully willing to accept any consequences, legally or any other, that might have come in my direction.?

Brossard made national headlines in October when video was broadcast of Brossard cutting down the U.S. flag that was flying about a Mexican flag. The action came after raids on 11 area McDonald?s restaurant led to the arrest of more than 50 illegal immigrants.

Broussard said he received hundreds of phone calls from people around the country who thanked him. He also has been on many radio talk shows and news programs, he said.

?It?s just unfathomable to me that I?ve done something to deserve this,? Brossard said.

The U.S.S. Intrepid participated in World War II and the Vietnam War. It was hit four times by Japanese kamikaze and once by a torpedo.

?There are some good sea stories about that,? Erven said.

The ship, which is docked in New York City, is now the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.

The U.S.S. Intrepid Association has a flag program that raises from the carrier?s flight deck to give to towns and vets. Brossard?s flag was raised this past July 12, Erven said.

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Washington Times

A U.S. senator says immigration authorities should be on hand to arrest illegal aliens who show up to get the controversial Matricula Consular cards issued by the Mexican government.

Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to place agents this weekend outside a municipal building in Lafayette, La., where Mexican consular officials had planned to issue the cards, which can be obtained by any Mexican living outside Mexico. Critics say the cards are a magnet for illegal aliens because they convey the trappings of legal status.

“The Mexican government makes it perfectly clear in advertising this that their citizens can get these cards whether they’re here legally or illegally, so in that situation it would be very clear it’s going to attract a significant number of illegals,” Mr. Vitter said, adding that ICE should take action.

“It would be the right response to show up and do something,” he said.

Mr. Vitter says ICE refused his request, but the Lafayette city government stepped in and revoked the consulate’s license to use the municipal building.

Matricula Consular cards are accepted by some banks and state and local governments as valid identification, which critics say allows illegal aliens to blend into American society. Mexican consulates regularly schedule appearances in cities and towns nationwide to issue the cards to Mexican citizens.

Mr. Vitter said ICE should target those events, and said he raised the issue with ICE’s chief, Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Julie L. Myers, in a telephone call. He said she was not very helpful.

“In general, I found the conversation with her pretty frustrating,” he said, adding that she “clearly wasn’t prepared to do anything about it.”

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