Archive for December 5th, 2007


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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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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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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60 Attorneys From Bay Area Firms Criticize ICE Raids


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dozens of attorneys from some of the nation’s most powerful law firms have united to create a task force that will come to the aid of undocumented immigrants, NBC11’s Damian Trujillo reported Monday.

The 60 attorneys from 14 law firms have said they will face the government head-on — challenging the legality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

The list of law firms includes Dechert LLP, Wilson Sonsini, Skadden-Arps and Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe, according to Trujillo.

The firms count Yahoo, Hewlett -Packard, Sun Microsystems and many other Fortune 500 companies among their clients.

The legal plan called for the lawyers to vigorously defend the constitutional rights of all people, including undocumented immigrants, Trujillo said.

Andrew Thomases said Dechert LLP, which represents Yahoo, and the other law firms would represent undocumented immigrants for free.

“We do have the resources to help all our clients,” Thomases said. “All individuals have constitutional rights, and we want to make sure the rights are not violated, and the government is not violating the Fourth or Fifth Amendment when doing searches and seizures.”

Eight lawyers from the international firm are on the list of high-powered attorneys who will go to court against ICE, Thomases said.

Thomases said lawyers would specifically tackle violations such as entering an apartment without a warrant or pushing an immigrant to answer questions when he refuses to talk.

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