Archive for March 22nd, 2008

Alejandro Miguel, 32, reenacts the persecution of Jesus Christ and comparing it
to the plight of the immigrant. The group marched to City Hall, Phoenix Police
Headquarters and and State Capitol.

AZ Central

A group of community activists marched through downtown Phoenix, using Good Friday to spread a message of their own.

The demonstration, called the “Via Crucis,” or “Way of the Cross,” was a re-enactment of Jesus’ journey to death on the cross from the perspective of the immigrant, whose plight carries him through the streets of Phoenix and ends at the State Capitol, said Jorge Mendez, who organized the event.

Mendez, an assistant lawyer with a master’s degree in theology, said the group had two central objectives in making the demonstration: to put on the table a moratorium on the immigration raids being made by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and to terminate anti-immigration laws.

Mendez said the group chose to demonstrate on Good Friday to contrast history with the reality of today.

Alejandro Miguel, a 32 -year-old Phoenix resident, played the part of Jesus.

“We represent an exploited and untolerated minority,” Miguel said in Spanish through a translator. “Our eyes have seen death, misery, and hunger, and we’ve seen enough.”

Miguel said the mistreatment of his fellow man inspired him to play such an important role in the demonstration.

To reenact the Via Crucis, Miguel adorned a robe, mask, and crown of thorns while he carried a wooden cross over three miles through the streets of Phoenix.


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I know this website is called “Immigration Watchdog” but sometimes we step back from stories about drunk driving illegal aliens to look at the bigger picture. Even though Ron Paul wasn’t as strong on immigration issues as Tom Tancredo, I have always supported Ron Paul for President (even though I knew he didn’t have a chance) because he was the only candidate talking about abolishing the Federal Reserve. We cannot allow private bankers to control our economy, our government, and our lives. The immigration problem is just a symptom of globalization. Globalist elites control regional markets and they want to control the world. They don’t want borders and sovereign nation states. What is driving massive immigration and illegal immigration into this country is the push to form a North American Union similar to the European Union with a new currency.

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The Tennessean

A three-judge panel has ruled that a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy unreasonably detained an illegal immigrant during a traffic stop.

The ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means that three guns and several fake identification cards found during a subsequent search cannot be used as evidence.

In August 2006, Jose Eduardo Urrieta was moving across the country with his girlfriend and her teenage son in a packed car that was towing a second packed car, according to the decision.

Deputy Lee Young pulled over Urrieta after observing him swerve between lanes on Interstate 24. Young started following Urrieta and noticed that his tags had expired and the taillights on the towed car did not work, so he pulled him over.

Urrieta provided a Mexican driver’s license, but Young mistakenly told him he could not drive in Tennessee unless he also had a valid passport. Lee instructed Urrieta to search his packed cars to find his passport.

In the meantime, Young consulted a federal database to try to determine whether Urrieta was illegally in the country. The database had no information on Urrieta, which suggested that he was an illegal immigrant. However, it also confirmed that he had not been previously deported and then re-entered the U.S., the only immigration violation Young had the authority to enforce.

Rather than cite Urrieta and let him continue on his way, Young called for backup, stating that he wanted to search the cars. Then he began to question Urrieta about his immigration status, moving plans, job and criminal history.

Urrieta gave the deputy permission to search his vehicles. He was later indicted for being an illegal immigrant in possession of firearms and for the possession of unlawful identification documents.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Hannafan, representing Young, argued that Urrieta’s detention and the subsequent search that turned up the guns and fake documents were justified because Young suspected Urrieta of running drugs. He claimed that the suspicion was reasonable because, among other things, Urrieta was dishonest about his immigration status.

The district court sided with Young, determining that Urrieta’s general dishonesty provided a reasonable suspicion that he might be illegally transporting drugs.

The appeals court disagreed, finding in a Thursday ruling that Young had no good reason to believe Urrieta was transporting drugs. Because of that, his detention violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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PARKVILLE, Md. - A construction worker from Parkville is charged with threatening to strangle Governor Martin O’Malley.

In a WJZ Exclusive, Kathryn Brown reports, the man is being confined to house arrest.

Walter Abbott says he’s been losing work to illegal immigrants for years, and he says he only sent the threatening email to O’Malley to get him to pay attention, not because he actually intended to kill him.

The email is pretty clear. Charging documents show Walter stated he was “going to kill the governor by strangulation” because he was “upset with” the governor’s “views on immigration”.

“He would absolutely not hurt nobody, please! He was just lashing out,’ said Walter’s wife Linda Abbott.

Linda paints her husband of 24 years as a dedicated construction worker struggling to provide for his family.

“He’s a hardworking man. He just wants to support his family, that’s all this is about. He just wants to work,” said Linda.

Walter sent the email to the governor’s official website on Tuesday.

In it he expressed anger over O’Malley’s immigration policies and threatened to strangle the governor.

He also included his name, address, and phone number.

Police arrested him at his Parkville home less than five hours later.

“There’s lots of Marylanders that are having the same problem, and he just happened to hit submit,” said Linda.

In Walter’s community, he’s well-known among neighbors for a large sign that’s been in his front yard for nearly a year. It’s facing backwards now, but people are familiar with the message.

“Something about deport the aliens, impeach Bush,” said neighbor Charlie Vogel.

“It’s about illegal immigrants, and they should put Bush out of office,” said neighbor Carol Eichelberger.

Neighbors like Eichelberger aren’t neccessarily surprised to hear that Walter may have taken his views a step farther.

“Considering him putting the nerve to put the sign up, I wouldn’t put it past him. I think he’s a little goofy,” said Eichelberger.

“I mean I don’t happen to be an O’Malley fan, but I don’t think you should threaten to kill the president, the governor or anybody else,” said Vogel.

Abbott is confined to his home in Baltimore County until his trial date.

State police say they view this and any threat against the governor as substantial and take them all very seriously.

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There is a far-reaching scandal brewing for presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, thanks to a radio talk show host based in Oregon. Syndicated talk show host Laurie Roth’s revelations make the news story about Obama’s relationship with a racist, anti-American pastor look like child’s play.

A top official at the Pentagon during former-President George H. W. Bush’s Administration and a former CIA intelligence officer maintain that Barack Obama and former Weather Underground honcho William Ayers funneled money to Professor Rashid Khalidi, a known terrorist sympathizer.

Khalidi serves on the faculty of Columbia University in New York and is best known as the professor who invited Iranian President Ahmedinejad to visit Columbia University after he finished his speech at the United Nations. According to confidential sources, Khalidi has direct ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a group on the US State Department’s list of known terrorist groups.

“One source for this information was once a top military figure in the 1990s. He doesn’t take making allegations lightly. If he says something happened, believe me, it happened,” said syndicated radio talk show host Laurie Roth.

“Another source is a former agent for the Central Intelligence Agency, who is an expert in counterterrorism,” said Roth, who broke the story on her show Friday night.

“I certainly don’t want to demonize someone because they are a woman, black or liberal running for President. I love the idea that in our culture, a black and woman can now run. However, it does matter to me with any candidate, their consistency with good judgment, their voting record, their association with people with questionable backgrounds and commitment to our country,” she said during her show. To listen to Laurie Roth’s 3-21-08 show click here.

Here are the connections as described by very reliable sources, who possess impressive military, national security and intelligence backgrounds: READ MORE.

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