Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Immigrant Rights News - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Immigrant Rights News – Tuesday, June 16, 2009

 

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1. Washington Post: Hate Crimes Rise as Immigration Debate Heats Up

2. Houston Chronicle: Third year of fewer illegal immigrants caught

3. Los Angeles Times: Worker ID cards expected to stir up immigration debate.

4. Phoenix Business Journal: Opposition grows to immigration prison in Arizona

5. The Herald: Activist Shawna Forde charged in double slaying. Woman with troubled past in Everett now accused in Arizona

 

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Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/16/AR2009061601841_pf.html

 

Hate Crimes Rise as Immigration Debate Heats Up

 

By Spencer S. Hsu

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:30 PM

 

U.S. civil rights leaders today said an increase in hate crimes committed against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants in recent years "correlates closely" to the nation's increasingly contentious debate over immigration, faulting anti-immigrant rhetoric in the media and extremist group mobilization on the Internet.

 

Hate crimes targeted against Hispanic Americans increased 40 percent between 2003 and 2007, the most recent year in which FBI statistics are available, from 426 to 595 incidents, marking the fourth consecutive year of increases. […]

 

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Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6482778.html

 

Third year of fewer illegal immigrants caught

 

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer © 2009 The Associated Press

June 16, 2009, 2:17PM

McALLEN, Texas — The number of Border Patrol apprehensions nationwide dropped for a third consecutive year, falling more than 17 percent to a level not seen since 1973, according to new government data.

The U.S. Border Patrol — charged with catching illegal immigrants near the nation's boundaries — had 724,000 apprehensions in 2008, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics. That's down from nearly 1.2 million in 2005.[…]

 

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Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-worker-id16-2009jun16%2C0%2C2060518.story

 

Worker ID cards expected to stir up immigration debate

Sen. Charles Schumer supports a worker ID card for all Americans. Business groups warm up to the idea, but labor activists and the ACLU have concerns.

 

By Teresa Watanabe

June 16, 2009

 

As the immigration reform debate begins to heat up again, some observers expect that one of the biggest and most controversial new elements will be a proposed national worker identification card for all Americans.

 

A “forgery-proof” worker ID card, secured with biometric data such as fingerprints, is an idea favored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), the new chairman of the immigration subcommittee. Schumer, who will lead the effort to craft the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation, called the card the best way to ensure that all workers were authorized. […]

 

 

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Phoenix Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2009/06/15/daily17.html

 

Monday, June 15, 2009, 5:43pm MST

 

Opposition grows to immigration prison in Arizona

 

Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks

There is opposition arising to a proposed 1,500-inmate federal immigration prison being considered for southern Arizona on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has written U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano opposing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center near the Arizona border with Mexico. The ACLU notes federal police and other law enforcement already detain about 3,000 illegal immigrants on a given day. Many of those are undocumented immigrants from Mexico awaiting deportation from the U.S. […]

 

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The Herald (Everett, WA)

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090613/NEWS01/706139922/-1/NEWS#Activist..Shawna.Forde.charged.in.double.slaying

 

Published: Saturday, June 13, 2009

 

Activist Shawna Forde charged in double slaying

Woman with troubled past in Everett now accused in Arizona

 

By Scott North and Jackson Holtz

Herald Writers

 

An outspoken anti-immigration activist who was at the center of a series of violent crimes in Everett earlier this year now stands accused of the home-invasion killings of an Arizona man and his 9-year-old daughter.

 

Shawna Forde, 41, and two associates in her Minuteman American Defense group are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of aggravated assault, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department in Arizona.

 

The May 30 killings were believed to be premeditated and part of a plan to steal money and drugs to finance the Minuteman group she leads. Forde's own family said that the woman weeks ago had discussed using robberies to raise money for her cause. […]

 

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2 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Vicente Duque said...

Tom Tancredo in Frying Pan - Gourmet Dish for the Press and Bloggers - The Little Hitler and his Army of Thugs

The Little Hitler Tom Tancredo went for wool and came home shorn. Now the Press can have a feast eating the flesh of a Clown.

Letter of Political Encouragement of Tom Tancredo to Shawna Forde ( Child Murderer )

Hitler used a lot of Racism to arrive to power, he also used Free Elections. In America a Despicable Racist Clown wanted to rule, and he also saw the opportunity of having his private army of thugs. Something like the SA Forces of Hitler ( the Sturm Abteilung or Department of Attack ).

Shawna Forde Organizes Tancredo's Meetings and Rallies :

July 1, 2007, story published by the Everett Herald further placed official Tancredo campaign staff at the event as well as Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist — whose own group’s bitter 2005 internal power struggle led to the creation of the defense corps that eventually spawned Forde’s faction.

Tom Tancredo in Frying Pan - Tancredo's Letter of Support to Shawna Forde and the Minutemen. Relationship of Tancredo to Shawna and the Minutemen

From :
"The Colorado Independent"

Tancredo linked to Minuteman group accused of Arizona double-murder

http://coloradoindependent.com/31469/tancredo-linked-to-minuteman-group-accused-of-arizona-double-murder

Littleton Republican sent presidential campaign staff, impassioned letter of thanks to anti-immigrant rally organized by alleged vigilante group but denies connection
By Wendy Norris,
June 18, 2009

Tancredo linked to Minuteman group accused of Arizona double-murder

Some excepts :

Her most recent link to Tancredo, the former Republican congressman from Colorado, occurred at a sparsely attended 2007 Everett rally organized by The Reagan Wing and MAD, a splinter group Forde led that was an offshoot of the more widely known Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The event featured representatives of Tancredo’s dark-horse presidential campaign and a letter of support from the candidate himself.

In typically fiery tone, Tancredo extended his regrets for being unable to attend the “Illegal Immigration Summit”:

Dear Friends,

"I regret that I cannot tell you in person how grateful I am, but thank you.

Thank you so much for your phone calls, your emails, your contributions and everything you did to help “we the people” kill the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill in the Senate last week. The American people have said “no” to amnesty, and now they need a president who stands foursquare with them, not one who will sell out once elected.

I am that candidate! And our campaign is the vehicle to ensure that amnesty NEVER happens!

You’re here today because you understand that every day America is under assault: There are nearly twenty million illegal aliens in the country today and before the next presidential election millions more will cross our borders, threatening our economic security, jeopardizing our national security and undermining our national culture."

The letter follows with more rants against the "Twenty Million Illegal Aliens".

More Info and Important Newspapers about Tom Tancredo :

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Vicente Duque said...

A New Forum in memory of Brisenia Flores with Instant Informations about these Racial Murders of Children and other Racial Abuses like threatening Schools

There is a new Site and Forum on Brisenia Flores and Racial Murder against Minorities ( not mine, not operated by me ), however I plan to put some work helping to make this New Forum grow.

Click Here :

Brisenia Flores Forum

http://www.briseniaflores.com/smf1/

Let us helpt the New Baby to have a vigorous and strong life.

Thanks again to all friends !

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

 

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