We are being invaded by a foreign country
20+ million ILLEGAL aliens are in the United States of America.
Right now in the United States of America, ILLEGAL aliens have more rights than you do!


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"There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." --Theodore Roosevelt

"This nation is in danger of becoming a Third World nightmare with all the corruption, disease, illiteracy, violence and balkanization known all over the world. We need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration to catch our collective breath and we need deportation of over 10 million illegal aliens in a slow and orderly fashion." --Ed Garrison

“The 1987 amnesty was a failure; rather than reducing illegal immigration, it led to an increase,” FAIR stated. “Any new amnesty measure will further weaken respect for our immigration laws. Therefore, all amnesty measures must be defeated.” --Frosty Wooldridge

This is your nation and this is your time to take action.

President barry shits on the United States.

This is a picture of YOUR American president, (president barry soetoro, a.k.a barack obama) refusing to acknowledge the National Anthem of the United States of America. This picture clearly shows barry with his hands crossed across his vaginal area when the United States Anthem was playing.

barry has NO RESPECT for you, me, or America! Not only did he disrespect America, he just shit on the graves of every American Soldier that has died for this country.

6/15/2010 - PRESIDENT BARRY CAN'T EVEN KEEP A U.S. PARK OPEN!!! He gave the park to mexico & the illegal alien mexican drug cartel!!!

7/6/2010 - American President barry soetoro sues AMERICA!!!

9/11/2010 - YOUR president just gave mexico $1 billion dollars for deepwater oil drilling despite his own moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling!? More proof that barry hates America!


1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. A violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.


1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust. 2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.

Pslam 109:8

May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.

barry say's, "our borders are safe."


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What's in their backpacks? Are any of them sick with a contagious disease?

United States Code, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, §1325 - "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: 1) Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or 2) Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or 3) Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.

Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.




Illegal Alien

1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. 2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, esp. a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson.


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reno, NV - illegal alien arrested applying for ID

Two men arrested for fraudulently applying for ID at Reno DMV

The state department of motor vehicles’ facial recognition system led to the arrests Tuesday of two men accused of fraudulently applying for either an identification card or driver’s license.

Malcolm Lowell Gray, 73, of Sparks, and Alfonso Ramirez, 47, of Reno, were also booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of possessing fraudulent documents. Gray was released from custody Tuesday, while Ramirez is a suspected illegal immigrant being held without bail on an immigration hold.

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Spokesman Tom Jacobs said Ramirez’s record had been flagged through the facial recognition system as possibly fraudulent when he tried Tuesday to obtain a new identification card. Investigators said he possessed a fake Social Security card. He was arrested at the Reno DMV site on Galletti Way.

Gray, Jacobs said, was discovered through the facial recognition system to have two separate records with the agency under two different names. He had tried to obtain a new driver’s license and allegedly also possessed fake documents. Investigators said they suspect Gray may be defrauding federal and state agencies out of financial benefits that he is not entitled to.

Jacobs said investigators are forwarding on that information to the respective agencies for follow-up investigation. Gray was also arrested at the Reno DMV site.

Source - http://www.rgj.com/article/20101117/NEWS01/101117032

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Michigan - ICE arrest 17 illegal aliens after immigration sweep

Immigration sweep lands several in jail

TRAVERSE CITY — Vacant jail cells are hard to come by this week in Chippewa County after authorities scoured the region, including the Traverse City area, for illegal immigrants.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers last week arrested several suspected illegal immigrants throughout northwest Michigan. Many of them are expected to remain in the Chippewa County Jail until they're either deported or face an immigration judge.

"We were on the road almost every day last week," said Chippewa Sheriff Bob Savoie, who contracts with ICE to detain suspects in immigration cases.

Federal authorities said they arrested three suspected illegal immigrants last week at Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina off Garfield Road in Traverse City. The owner didn't return a call for comment.

Officers said they arrested 14 other suspected illegal immigrants last week throughout Traverse City, Lake City and Cadillac as part of a targeted enforcement action.

"It really wasn't a raid," said Khaalid Walls, ICE spokesman. "We sought out specific individuals. We had information that foreign nationals who didn't have legal status were working in that area."

Many of the 17 people arrested last week were from Mexico, while others were from Honduras and Canada, Walls said. Authorities received tips that immigrants worked in northwest Michigan, but Walls said Monday that none of the inmates have been deported.

The Chippewa County Jail held about 160 inmates Monday afternoon, close to its 175-inmate capacity. Nearly 50 of them were federal inmates booked on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.

One of those inmates is Serafin Mendoza, who worked at Wunsch Farms in Peninsula Township. Officers arrested Mendoza last week on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.

Farm owner Josh Wunsch worked with Mendoza for nearly a decade and said his employee was close to gaining legal status. In 2005, as Mendoza sought legal status, his wife died when she fell into a vat used to clean and process cherries at Peninsula Fruit Exchange.

Mendoza has a young daughter who lives in the area.

"The objective is to get Serafin back with his family," Wunsch said. "The second objective is to finally achieve Serafin's legal status. He's 99 percent of the way there."

Federal officials refused to comment on whether disciplinary action would be taken against the area employers who hired susptected illegal immigrants.

Source - http://record-eagle.com/local/x1110254012/Immigration-sweep-lands-several-in-jail

Edinburg, TX - 2 illegal alien gang members open fire on another illegal alien gang

Gang members arrested after drive-by shooting near Edinburg

EDINBURG — Two gang members faced felony charges Tuesday after an alleged retaliatory drive-by shooting.

Suspected Tri-City Bombers gang members Jaime Perez, 17, and his girlfriend Mariela Torres, 19, were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday.

The couple allegedly drove by the 4100 block of Buck Drive, north of Edinburg, about 9 p.m. Monday and shot at three members the Chicanos, a rival gang, said Hidalgo County Sherriff Lupe Treviño.

The pair allegedly shot at Chicano gang members Luis Ramirez, 28, Johnny Lee Morales, 24, and his brother, 18-year-old Anthony Morales.

Ramirez suffered several gunshot wounds during the attack. He remained at Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries to his face, deputies said.

The victims were outside Morales’ home when Perez allegedly opened fire as Torres drove the vehicle, investigators said.

The suspects told investigators they shot at Morales’ house after a previous drive-by shooting by the victims a couple of weeks ago, Treviño said. Deputies continue to investigate whether that claim is true.

“We’re researching it,” he said. “The search is not being very fruitful so maybe it’s a self-serving justification. Maybe it did not happen and they made it up.”

The sheriff said the victims could also face criminal charges if investigators can connect them to the alleged shooting that triggered Monday night’s attack.

“Just because they were victims in this one, does not absolve them from any culpability in prior drive-bys, if they do exist,” the sheriff said.

The drive-by shooting exposes the threat local gangs have on the community, Treviño added.

“They pose a much greater, deadly threat to the people in Hidalgo County than any Mexican drug cartel,” the sheriff said.

Perez and Torres were formally charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at an arraignment hearing Tuesday morning at the Hidalgo County Jail.

Bond for Perez, who has a criminal record, was set at $50,000. Torres’ bond was set at $25,000.

Source - http://www.themonitor.com/articles/edinburg-44557-gang-members.html

Houston, TX - illegal alien kills 3 in DWI accident

Driver Arrested in Triple Fatality

HOUSTON - A driver of a pickup truck is in police custody for allegedly causing the deaths of all the passengers in his vehicle. It's now known he was also an illegal immigrant.

Jose Sarmientos, 20, is charged with two counts of injury involving death in connection to fatal vehicle accident in the 21600 block of the Gulf Freeway.

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the native from El Salvador was in the country illegally. He had an order back in Aug. 2007 to leave the country. He made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Myra Castillo, 22, Maria Castillo, 18, and Marvin Garcia died when their 2004 GMC pickup truck flipped over and caught fire on Sunday around 2:48 a.m., Webster Police investigators said. Sarmientos is accused of being the driver of that vehicle and attempting to flee scene on foot.

The four of them apparently had just left a night club near West Fuqua and the Gulf Freeway and were heading southbound on the main lanes when Sarmientos lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck the center concrete divider, crossed over the main lanes on the opposing side, over a grassy median and two frontage lanes. The truck rolled over into a tree line just west of the southbound frontage road where it caught fire.

Sarmientos crawled out of the drivers side window and led police on a chase for over six hours. He was arrested near Bay Area Boulevard and the Gulf Freeway.

ICE has now filed paperwork to detain Sarmientos. He is currently being held in custody at the Harris County Jail.

Source - http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/101116-driver-arrested-in-triple-fatality

Arizona - Border Patrol Agents arrest 11 illegal aliens

Border agent shoots suspected illegal immigrant

TUCSON - Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent has shot a suspected illegal immigrant from Mexico who was trying to cross the Arizona border northwest of Nogales.

Santa Cruz County officials say the 30-year-old man from Nogales, Son., was airlifted to a Tucson hospital after being shot at least once in the abdomen Tuesday morning. It's unclear if the man's wounds are life-threatening.

The Arizona Daily Star says the Border Patrol called the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at 9:40 a.m. to report the shooting.

Agents working a remote area near Walker Canyon say they came upon 12 suspected illegal border crossers. The group fled before shots were fired.

Authorities say the agent involved in the shooting hasn't given deputies his account of the incident. The other 11 suspected illegal immigrants are in custody.

Source - http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2010/11/16/20101116arizona-border-agent-shoots-immigrant.html

Yuma, AZ - illegal alien pedophile and several illegal alien drug smugglers arrested

Agents arrest suspected drug smugglers, convicted sex offender

U.S. Border Patrol agents working throughout the Yuma Sector seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana and arrested an illegal alien with a criminal history as a sex offender in four separate events in the past week.

According to Agent Robert Lowry, a spokesman for the Yuma Sector, on Sunday Wellton Station agents seized approximately 98 pounds of marijuana and arrested two suspected smugglers.

Lowry said agents spotted several individuals walking about a mile south of Interstate 8 near mile marker 91. This is second time agents have made an arrest in the area.

“Typically speaking, drug trafficking organizations will stick to certain areas because it is familiar to them, so agents are consistently patrolling those areas,” Lowry said. “With the weather getting cooler, we are starting to see an influx of illegal entries and drug-smuggling attempts.”

Lowry said agents first spotted the smugglers on a scope truck and made their way to the area, where they eventually located three large makeshift backpacks.

“On the scope truck, agents were able to see they were carrying bundles on their backs,” Lowry said.

Agents tracked the footprints in the surrounding area and found two Mexican nationals attempting to avoid apprehension. The three large bundles of marijuana had a combined weight of 98 pounds.

The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $78,400, and the two subjects were transported to the Wellton Border Patrol Station for further processing.

Then on Monday, agents seized approximately 81 pounds of marijuana and arrested one suspected smuggler.

Lowry said agents, who were on line watch duties, observed a suspicious motorcycle near County 8th Street and the Levee Road. The motorcycle, an Italika FT150, was found on its side and the driver had attempted to hide nearby.

Located near the motorcycle was a bundle of what appeared to be marijuana. As the agents secured the area, they followed the tracks from the rider and the motorcycle, discovering an additional two bundles.

During the investigation, agents found evidence that the motorcycle had been rafted across the Colorado River and determined the rider was a Mexican citizen. The three large bundles, later identified as marijuana, had a combined weight of 81 pounds.

The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $64,800, the motorcycle and the suspected smuggler were turned over to the Yuma Narcotics Task Force.

And on Thursday, Wellton Station agents seized approximately 267 pounds of marijuana and arrested five suspected smugglers.

Lowry said agents, using night vision goggles, spotted several suspected smugglers south of Interstate 8, again near mile marker 91.

Agents followed the suspected smuggler's footprints and found five large makeshift backpacks. As agents continued to track the footprints, they located five Mexican nationals attempting to avoid apprehension.

“As agents approached and announced themselves, the smugglers dropped their packs and tried to run,” Lowry said.

The five large bundles of marijuana had a combined weight of 267.9 pounds, with an estimated street value of $214,320. The marijuana and the five subjects were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Also on Sunday, Blythe Station agents arrested an illegal alien with a criminal history that included a sex offender conviction involving a minor.

The man, Francisco Aviles Gallegos, was arrested during a traffic stop by Border Patrol agents near Needles, Calif.

Aviles Gallegos was one of four individuals in the vehicle at the time. As agents were checking their immigration status, it was determined they were all in the country illegally. During processing, agents learned of Aviles Gallegos' criminal history and that he had previously been deported from the United States.

Aviles Gallegos is being presented for prosecution.

Source - http://www.yumasun.com/news/agents-65483-marijuana-lowry.html

Tulare County, CA - illegal alien arrested with 75 pounds of marijuana & assault rifle

Lindsay Man Arrested in Possession of over 75lbs of Marijuana

Tulare County Sheriff's arrested a Lindsay man on Monday.

45 year old, Juvenal Ibarra Lemus, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and for the manufacture, transportation, sale or possession of an assault weapon.

Detectives of the Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) Team responded to the 23100 block of Ave, in Lindsay.

Tulare County Detectives issued a Search Warrant in regards to the cultivation of marijuana.

When detectives contacted Lemus, they discovered that he had a medical marijuana recommendation.

Over the course of the investigation it was determined that Lemus, had processed marijuana in excess of what he was legally allowed to possess under his medical recommendation.

They seized an excess of 75 lbs of processed marijuana from the property.

In addition to the Marijuana, a stolen shotgun and an illegal assault weapon where seized. Along with a large amount of U.S. currency which was also recovered from the location.

Further investigation located forged documents and Resident Alien cards along with equipment and materials for making the cards.

Although California law allows medical recommend holders or their primary caregivers to cultivate and possess marijuana within the limits of their doctor issued recommendation, it does not allow the possession of marijuana for sale under any circumstances.

It is becoming increasingly more common for many to utilize the loopholes in the California Compassionate Use act to hide behind and facilitate criminal cultivation and sales of marijuana.

In regards to the forged I.D. cards that were retrieved from the search, a Federal hold was placed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Detectives are asking if anyone has additional information to contact Det. Holguin or Sgt. Franks at the STEP Unit.

Source - http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=13512319

Sanctuary City, Houston - Violent illegal aliens go FREE in Houston

A system's fatal flaws

Federal immigration officials allowed scores of violent criminals — some ordered deported decades ago — to walk away from Harris County Jail despite the inmates' admission to local authorities that they were in the country illegally, a Houston Chronicle investigation found.

A review of thousands of criminal and immigration records shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn't file the paperwork to detain roughly 75 percent of the more than 3,500 inmates who told jailers during the booking process that they were in the U.S. illegally.

Although most of the inmates released from custody were accused of minor crimes, hundreds of convicted felons — including child molesters, rapists and drug dealers — also managed to avoid deportation after serving time in Harris County's jails, according to the Chronicle review, which was based on documents filed over a period of eight months starting in June 2007, the earliest immigration records available.

Other key findings in the investigation include:

•In 177 cases reviewed by the Chronicle, inmates who were released from jail after admitting to being in the country illegally later were charged with additional crimes. More than half of those charges were felonies, including aggravated sexual assault of a child and capital murder.

•About 11 percent of the 3,500 inmates in the review had three or more prior convictions in Harris County. Many had repeatedly cycled through the system despite a history of violence and, in some cases, outstanding deportation orders.

The investigation found that the federal government's system to identify and deport illegal immigrants in Harris County Jail is overwhelmed and understaffed. Gaps in the system have allowed some convicted criminals to avoid detection by immigration officials despite being previously deported. The problems are national in scope, fueled by a shortage of money and manpower.

In reaction to the Chronicle's findings, U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said ICE needs more resources to target immigrants convicted of crimes.

"There's no question about it," Poe said. "Criminals from foreign countries who get caught after committing a crime and prosecuted should go to the top of the list of people we deport."

ICE removed 107,000 convicted criminals from the U.S. in the 2008 fiscal year, which ended in September. But during the same time frame, ICE sent home more than two times as many illegal immigrants without criminal records, prompting criticism from some members of Congress.

Kenneth Landgrebe, ICE's field office director for detention and removal in Houston, said officials are doing the best they can with the resources they have. ICE trained nine Harris County jailers this summer through a federal program that empowers local law enforcement to act as immigration agents.

The Houston ICE office set a record by removing 8,226 illegal immigrants with criminal records from Southeast Texas last year, an increase of about 7.5 percent from fiscal 2007.

"No agency has enough law enforcement officers to do the job the way they'd like," Landgrebe said. "If you look at law enforcement in general — at Houston or New York City or Los Angeles police — do they apprehend every criminal that commits a crime? No. Do they arrest every person that speeds in a traffic zone? No.

"We have to prioritize what we handle," Landgrebe said.

Missed opportunities

ICE officials estimated that between 300,000 and 450,000 inmates incarcerated in the U.S. are eligible for deportation each year.

Though ICE has improved screening in federal and state prisons in recent years, the agency estimates it screens inmates in only about 10 percent of the nation's jails.

This spring, ICE officials announced a plan to identify and deport the most serious offenders in the nation's prisons and jails, estimating it would cost between $930 million and $1 billion and take about 3 1/2 years.

Congress is pressuring ICE to move faster.

"The present situation is unacceptable," said Rep. David Price, D-N.C., chairman of the House Homeland Security appropriations committee.

"The highest priority for ICE should be deporting people who have proven their ability and their willingness to do us harm. Immigration is a very, very contentious issue, but this seems to be one thing almost everyone agrees is a priority."

Yet, the Chronicle's review found hundreds of missed opportunities to deport convicted criminals, perpetuating a cycle of crime and violence.

•Armando De La Cruz, a Mexican national, told jailers on two occasions in 2007 that he was undocumented. Both times, he was convicted of assaulting his wife and released after serving his jail time. De La Cruz is now back in Harris County Jail, charged with raping a woman at knife point behind a southeast Houston apartment complex in July, and attempting to rape another woman less than a week later. His defense attorney, Ricardo Gonzalez, did not return phone calls.

•Pedro Alvarez, a convicted sex offender from El Salvador who was first deported in 1991, racked up eight convictions in Harris County over a span of two decades and was allowed to walk free from jail multiple times — as recently as the spring of 2007. Immigration officials finally charged him with re-entry after deportation in February. Sandra Zamora Zayas, the attorney who represented Alvarez in federal court in South Texas, did not return phone messages.

"It's just amazing how long it took them to catch up with him," the mother of a 5-year-old girl Alvarez sexually assaulted in 1988 said in an interview with the Chronicle, after learning about Alvarez's extended criminal history.

'Never lied about who I am'

Miguel Mejia Rodriguez, 36, is locked up on the fifth floor of the San Jacinto Jail downtown, accused of raping and sodomizing a second-grader.

It is the fourth time in 12 years that Rodriguez, an unemployed drifter from Zacatecas, Mexico, has landed in Harris County Jail. Over the years, Rodriguez has served time for drug possession, theft, trespassing and indecent exposure. He told jailers he was in the country illegally in December 2006, after a security guard caught him touching himself in an apartment complex parking lot, records show.

But ICE officials did not file paperwork to detain Rodriguez. He was released after serving his 25-day sentence.

"I never lied about who I am, or where I'm from. I'm 100 percent Mexican," Rodriguez said in a jail interview with the Chronicle in September, after he was accused of the rape and sodomy of a 7-year-old.

According to court records, the girl told a friend Rodriguez started abusing her after her mother died in 2005, while he was living with her family.

The girl was hospitalized and treated for syphilis, court records show. In an interview with Houston police detectives, Rodriguez admitted to contracting syphilis from a woman he met in a Houston cantina, but he denied raping the girl. He said she was a "troublemaker" who lied because he punished her when she misbehaved.

When he was arrested on the sexual assault charge in July 2007, Rodriguez again told jailers he was in the country illegally, records show. In June, nearly a year after his arrest, ICE officials filed paperwork to detain Rodriguez, who is scheduled for trial in December.

Deadly consequences

Katherine Anne Bridges, deaf and mute, was just 19 in the fall of 2004 when she told Harris County authorities that Jeremias Fuentes, her boyfriend, tried to grab their 6-month-old baby boy from her arms and kicked her in the face. He hid her emergency phone so she couldn't call for help. Fuentes was sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Nearly three years later, in August 2007, Fuentes was arrested again, suspected of interfering with case workers trying to interview Bridges about abuse allegations. Fuentes, 36, told jailers he was an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, records show. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was released after ICE didn't file paperwork to detain him.

On the morning of Nov. 26, 2007, a medical examiner puzzled over the writing scrawled on Bridges' palm. It read in part: "Payback because ... help me."

The evening before, Bridges' body had been found facedown in the bedroom closet of her southwest Houston apartment complex. She had blood in her brown hair and a dozen stab wounds on her face, neck, chest and back. A knife rested on the baby crib.

Detectives questioned Fuentes, who admitted he stabbed Bridges, but he said it was self-defense. In December, immigration officials filed the paperwork to detain Fuentes, who declined a request for a jail interview. He is scheduled for trial in February.

Andy Kahan, director of the Houston Mayor Crime Victims Office, said he hoped Bridges' case could be a ''catalyst for change" and encourage local authorities to work more closely with ICE to ensure inmates with violent criminal histories are vetted before release.

"There were numerous opportunities to do the correct thing, and that's have him deported, and that didn't happen. And as a result, a woman paid dearly with her life," Kahan said.

Matthew Baker, an assistant field office director for ICE in Houston, said agents try to screen out as many violent criminals as possible to avoid preventable crimes. Many illegal immigrants are identified by ICE in the state's prison system, he added, even if they are not caught while in jail.

"No one can measure the cases where we picked up and removed someone and prevented that carjacking or that drunk driving accident that kills a family," Baker said. "There are hundreds of thousands of incidents that we prevent every year; those are not measured because they don't happen."

Facts vs. fears

While the Chronicle's review found cases involving hardened criminals who slipped through the deportation net, the investigation also revealed that 43 percent of suspects who were arrested and admitted being in the country illegally were charged with misdemeanors and had no prior criminal record in Harris County.

Immigrant advocates cautioned against stereotyping illegal immigrants based on high-profile cases. Most research has found that recent immigrants are far less likely than their U.S.-born counterparts to commit crimes and end up in prison.

In Texas, foreign nationals made up approximately 15 percent of the state's population in 2005, and about 7 percent of state prison offenders.

"Many people see it as a profound insult when someone who is here without permission commits a heinous crime," said Rebecca Bernhardt, director of policy development for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. "To be outraged at the individual who committed that crime is an appropriate response. But to be angry at everybody who is just here trying to work to support their family and comes from the same background as that defendant is a mistake."

Asking about status

The nation's system for identifying and deporting immigrants convicted of crimes is largely secretive. ICE officials refuse to disclose the names or basic immigration history of people detained and marked for deportation, citing privacy protections in federal law.

To better understand how ICE screens inmates, the Chronicle obtained a copy of a database, maintained by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, of inmates who tell jailers during booking that they are in the U.S. illegally.

The Sheriff's Office voluntarily started questioning inmates about their legal status and created the database in September 2006, after a previously deported felon killed Houston police officer Rodney Johnson. During the booking process, inmates are asked whether they are in the country illegally. If they answer 'yes,' their name and jail ID number is entered into a database that is shared with ICE agents in Houston.

The Chronicle compared the entries in the Sheriff's Office database with immigration ''holds" placed by ICE with the Sheriff's Office. An immigration hold is essentially a request by ICE agents that law enforcement notify them before releasing an inmate. ICE officials confirmed that jailers notify them before releasing immigrants who are marked for possible deportation.

The Houston Police Department, which runs the city's jails, notifies ICE only about suspects with immigration warrants and previously deported felons.

Of the more than 80,000 bookings into Harris County Jail during the review period, about 3,500 — less than 5 percent — admitted to being in the country illegally. ICE filed paperwork to detain roughly 900 of the 3,500. During the review period, the agency also filed paperwork to detain 2,500 suspects not included in the database, indicating that many immigrants who are eligible for deportation do not disclose that they are here illegally.

ICE, however, could not confirm whether the inmates marked for ''holds" actually were deported.

Landgrebe, the ICE official, also questioned the quality of the information in the Sheriff's Office database, because it was based only on inmate responses and was entered by some jailers without immigration training.

More removals

ICE officials would not answer specific questions about ICE staffing at the Harris County or city jails but said screening has improved in recent months. In October, the Sheriff's Office started testing a Homeland Security database that gives jailers access to millions of immigration records. The county's participation in the federal government's 287(g) program, which trains jailers to act as immigration agents, also is expected to help improve screening, ICE officials said.

Harris County Sheriff-elect Adrian Garcia, who defeated incumbent Tommy Thomas in the November general election, said he plans to evaluate the office's participation in the program after he takes office in January.

Thomas said he believes the program is necessary — at least until ICE has the resources to improve screening.

''In a perfect world, I'd like to see our borders secured to where we have someone we find to be here illegally, we turn them over to ICE and have them deported," Thomas said. ''But that's not something that's happening at this day and time."

Source - http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigration/6115223.html

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New York - Putnam County will start using Secure Communities to weed out illegal aliens

Putnam Sheriff's Office joins federal illegal-immigration program

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has become the first police agency in New York to join a federal program that uses fingerprints to identify suspected undocumented aliens and quickly determine their immigration status and if they have a criminal record.

The Secure Communities program of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, lets local police tap into a federal database of fingerprints to determine a person's identity. It aims to combat the problem of those suspected of being illegal immigrants using fake names and other false information to thwart local police.

"Arrestees often use aliases and furnish other false biographical data, which can make it difficult to properly determine their immigration status," Sheriff Donald B. Smith said in a release.

State police this month arrested a Brewster man on felony forgery charges after determining he used aliases to avoid arrest on a 10-year-old rape warrant on Long Island. He was in the country illegally.

Under the Secure Communities program, the Sheriff's Office will use new technology to capture a suspected undocumented immigrant's fingerprints, which will be checked electronically against a federal biometric database. Federal officials will provide the Sheriff's Office with a device to check fingerprints and get results in a few hours. If fingerprints match, ICE will consider the person's immigration status, criminal history and severity of the alleged crime in determining whether to take the person into federal custody.

Ed Kowalski of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, an immigration-reform group, applauded the Sheriff's Office.

"Secure Communities could be the best crime-prevention program ever developed if all police jurisdictions in New York state participate. It's our organization's intent to work toward this goal in 2011," said Kowalski, who got involved in the group after his niece, Elizabeth Butler, 17, of North Salem, was raped and murdered in 2005 by her ex-boyfriend, an illegal immigrant with a prior felony conviction for driving while intoxicated that made him subject to deportation.

But the program hasn't been without controversy. Some communities don't want to participate even though ICE officials have said it will be mandatory.

Udi Ofer, advocacy director at the New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the program will make communities less safe by making illegal residents more fearful of talking to police.

"This is a federal immigration program that weakens public safety, threatens people's constitutional rights and will diminish New York's reputation as a welcome place for immigrants," he said. "There have been many studies that have shown that programs like Secure Communities make communities and neighborhoods less safe by eroding the trust between the community and law enforcement agents."

Ofer said there is also concern that the program could lead to racial profiling.

The program will be in place in early 2011, Smith said.

Source - http://www.lohud.com/article/20101114/NEWS01/11140376/-1/NEWSFRONT/Putnam-Sheriff-s-Office-joins-federal-illegal-immigration-program

Friday, November 12, 2010

WI - Video - Don Pridemore is drafting an Arizona type bill to keep illegal aliens out of Wisconsin

Wisconsin could consider immigration bill

In what he says is similar to a much-contested Arizona immigration law, Wisconsin State Representative Don Pridemore says he's drafting a bill to introduce here in January.

“There are people leaving Arizona looking to come to other states, and I don't want Wisconsin to be one of them. I also think it's important to look at other states go on the record to tell the federal government to enforce their own laws,” says Pridemore, a republican from Hartford, in southeastern Wisconsin.

Under Pridemore's proposal, people arrested or charged with a crime would have to prove they're legal by showing identification if police have reasonable suspicion that the person is here illegally.

People could be held up to 48 hours and turned over to immigration authorities if they can't prove they're here legally.

“Our bill goes after primarily the criminal element, and we don’t want to encourage the criminal element to be encouraged to come to Wisconsin, either,” says Pridemore.

Amy Young, an instructor in Latin American Studies at UW-Eau Claire, says this could infringe on everyone's rights.

“The whole issue of civil liberties effects us all, and it also creates a culture of fear with people that we need here to support our economy,” says Young.

Pridemore says there's language in the bill to prevent racial profiling.

“This bill does not in any way single out any racial community or religion, color, creed or anything like that. We have statements like that in the bill from keeping that from occurring,” says Pridemore.

Young says many immigrants work in the agriculture industry in Wisconsin, and if this bill were passed, many workers could move out of state, making it difficult for farmers.

“We should be focusing on job growth, and not something like this that could divide communities,” says Young.

Young says she feels there's a culture of fear with immigrants, but Pridemore says he's trying to stop crimes done by illegal aliens, and has support for his bill.

“I have nothing but positive responses from my colleagues on the republican side,” he says.

A local attorney who handles immigration cases says law enforcement officers already ask for identification during traffic stops, but this bill may increase the uniformity of checking immigration status and calling immigration officers on a more regular basis.

Most of the recently-elected local legislators in Western Wisconsin we spoke to say they have not read the bill yet. Some say they would support an immigration bill, but others say they'll have to wait and see the wording before supporting it.

Pridemore says he'll introduce the bill in January when the new session starts.

Source - http://www.weau.com/news/headlines/Wisconsin_could_consider_immigration_bill_107583103.html

Pinal County, AZ - illegal alien arrested with marijuana after car chase

Pinal County police chase leads to arrest of 3

Authorities arrested three people after a routine traffic stop turned into a chase near Interstate 8.

A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy spotted the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu near I-8 and Standfield Road on Wednesday as the car traveled above the posted 50 mph speed limit, spokesman Tim Gaffney said.

When the deputy flagged down the car for the traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated and drove 75 mph through the Standfield Elementary school zone, Gaffney said.

Then the vehicle ran at a stop sign at Highway 84, but stopped abruptly after turning onto Apache Drive, Gaffney said. Two men jumped from the backseat of the car and ran into a nearby neighborhood.

Although deputies were not able to find the two men, three others in the car were arrested.

The passenger who remained in the backseat, 35-year-old Humberto Garcia, admitted to deputies he was a Mexico citizen in the United States illegally, according to Gaffney.

Gaffney said Garcia smelled strongly of marijuana. During a search, Gaffney said a baggie of the drug was found inside Garcia's pants. Garcia was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession.

Authorities arrested driver Justin Lawrence Davis and his girlfriend, Rachelle N. Campos, both 20-year-olds from Casa Grande, on suspicion of human smuggling. Davis is expected to face an additional charge of felony flight, Gaffney said.

Source - http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2010/11/12/20101112pinal-county-school-zone-chase-abrk.html

DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Alien 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report.

"Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program," a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, found that the federal grant program commonly known as SCAAP allocated $62.2 million -- more than 15 percent of its $400 million total -- to 27 jurisdictions that are widely considered to be "sanctuary communities."

Some of those jurisdictions -- including San Francisco, Chicago and California's Santa Clara County -- are even trying to opt-out of Secure Communities, a program that automatically alerts Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when criminal illegal immigrants are booked into jail, according to the report.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies and a co-author of the report, said that the grant system as currently structured makes little sense.

"Basically, the federal government is subsidizing through this grant program jurisdictions that on the one hand are complaining about the cost of illegal immigration and demanding reimbursement from the federal government, while at the same time they have policies in place that make their locality a magnet for illegal aliens," Vaughan told FoxNews.com.

"And that's just illogical," she said.

According to Department of Justice figures cited in the report, five of the top 10 SCAAP grants to localities and two of the top 10 grants to states went to jurisdictions that are considered sanctuaries. That includes $14.2 million to Los Angeles County, $13.4 million to New York City and $88 million to the state of California.

Rather than award SCAAP grants to jurisdictions that incur costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens, Vaughan said federal officials should use the grant program as an incentive for communities to participate in immigration enforcement programs like Secure Communities or the 287(g) program, which trains deputies to check the immigration status of individuals they arrest and has identified more than 180,000 illegal immigrants for deportation nationwide
since 2006.

In a statement obtained by FoxNews.com, U.S. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., said he disagreed with funding sanctuary cities using SCAAP grants and called on the Obama administration to take action.

"In its lawsuit challenging the Arizona immigration law, the Obama administration claims that the law creates a patchwork of immigration enforcement," Miller's statement read. "If this is the case, then the Obama administration should also sue sanctuary cities, for their policies are arguably a 'patchwork' of immigration enforcement as well. It is time for the administration to end its double standard."

To that end, Miller has authored legislation -- the Loophole Elimination and Verification Enforcement Act, or LEAVE -- that would prohibit sanctuary communities from receiving both Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security funds.

"I hope the next Congress will take up this commonsense proposal and penalize sanctuary cities for their irresponsible policies," Miller's statement concluded.

In a statement to FoxNews.com, the Department of Justice said it administers the SCAAP grants in accordance with legislation authorizing the program and passed by Congress.

"Funding under this program is provided to any eligible jurisdiction that incurs costs associated with detaining criminal aliens," the statement read. "SCAAP does not inhibit, but rather supports the accountability process by reimbursing local agency costs for detaining illegal aliens who commit crimes."

The statement continued, "Making any jurisdiction ineligible for these funds could have an unintended consequence -- creating a disincentive to detain criminals who are greater flight risks and pose a danger to our communities. The Department of Justice is committed to providing support to our state and local partners to protect the safety of communities."

Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform
, suggested that the number of sanctuary communities would reduce significantly if the DOJ grants were discontinued.

"One of the best fixes is to deny state and federal funding to the places that harbor illegal aliens," Dane said. "The entire country is slowly but surely moving from a sanctuary mentality to a 'fix it' mentality, but you've got these remaining pockets of resistance, many of them in big cities."

Dane continued, "You hit 'em where it hurts, in the wallet, and maybe they'll get it. We're reimbursing cities for a problem of their own making."

Source - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/12/doj-gave-millions-sanctuary-communities-report-finds/

Video - Ohio - Fingerprints help catch illegal aliens

Fingerprints help catch illegal aliens

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Clark County uses a new tool to protect citizens from criminals who are in our country illegally.

It's a problem that frustrates authorities. They arrest an illegal alien who commits a crime, then release the suspect before immigration deports them.

Now, a new information sharing system called ICE, will keep that from happening any longer.

Fingerprints, everyone has them, including illegal immigrants, and now they'll be used in Warren and Clark counties to check people's immigration status and criminal background.

Clark County Sheriff, Gene Kelly told 2News it's already working, and he even wants the system to go nationwide within the next two years.

If that happens, Sheriff Kelly said it would send illegal immigrants that have been convicted of crimes, back where they came from.

Sheriff Kelly also said "All of this is to make our communities safer."

Source - http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/wdtn-fingerprints-help-catch-illegal-aliens

Nogales, AZ - Border Patrol seize $12.1 million in cocaine - 4 illegal aliens arrested

Border officers seize $12.1 million in cocaine

Border officers in the southeastern Arizona city of Nogales made three separate cocaine seizures worth a combined $12.1 million in one day.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that on Tuesday, officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico when they chose a tractor-trailor driven by a 34-year-old man for further inspection. A drug dog found 381 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle's fuel tanks.

A few hours later, officers were inspecting the vehicle of a Mexican man, his wife, and their two children when a drug dog detected 31 pounds of cocaine hidden in a door panel.

Soon after that, a drug dog detected 22 pounds of cocaine in the cargo area of a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Mexican man.

Source - http://www.azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/article_e8e287b6-0daa-546a-8391-7cc880bdc623.html

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sanctuary State of California awards $1.73 million to an illegal alien family

On Thursday, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded a judgment worth $1.73 million to the family of an illegal alien who died of cancer while in state and federal custody.

Mexican national, Francisco Castaneda died from penile cancer that went undiagnosed for over a year. He died in 2007.

Castaneda was in prison on drug charges, and spent several years in state and federal prisons.

His attorney, Conal Doyle, claims that Castaneda was denied proper medical care and given only pain medication.

Source - http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/california-court-awards-1-7-million-to-illegal-alien-s-family

Austin, TX - illegal alien arrested for murder after a 6 hour standoff with SWAT

Police charge 18-year-old in bus stop slaying

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Andre Walker at a Southeast Austin bus stop on Tuesday.

The motive appears to have been gang-related, Austin police Sgt. Hector Reveles said.

Reveles said Walker was approached by Enrique Barriga and two other Hispanic men about 2:30 p.m. at a bus stop on Burton Drive near East Oltorf Street.

The three men "took offense that Walker was wearing colors that they weren't," Reveles said. "This does appear to stem from gang hostilities."

Barriga pulled out a gun and shot Walker while the men were talking, Reveles said.

Police said this is the first fatal gang-related shooting in Austin this year.

Reveles did not say where Walker was hit, how many times he was shot or what type of gun was used.

Barriga and the two men, who have not been identified, ran into a nearby apartment complex, where a SWAT standoff ensued for the next six hours, Reveles said.

When SWAT members knocked down the door, they found eight people inside, including Barriga, who was then detained, police said.

Barriga was charged with first-degree murder and remained in the Travis County Jail, with bail set at $1 million. He could face life in prison if convicted.

According to court documents, Barriga also has an immigration hold for federal officials to investigate his residential status.

Reveles said that although all three men confronted Walker, only Barriga is facing murder charges.

Barriga "took it upon himself to pull the trigger," Reveles said. "However, we are still investigating."

Neighbors who gathered at the scene Tuesday said the area was well-known for drug crimes and prostitution, but the shooting took many by surprise.

That particular bus stop was described as extremely busy, neighbors said, and high school students often walk through the area. More than a dozen businesses are located within two blocks.

Police are asking witnesses to call the homicide tip line at 477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 472-8477. A $1,000 reward is offered for a tip that leads to an arrest or charges being filed.

The death is the city's 33rd homicide of 2010. Police said that at this time last year, Austin had had 19 slayings.

Source - http://www.statesman.com/news/local/police-charge-18-year-old-in-bus-stop-1041012.html

Brownsville, TX - 2 illegal aliens arrested with marijuana and cocaine

BROWNSVILLE - Police on Wednesday arrested a disabled man and another man on drug charges.

Police arrested Felipe Rocio, 69, and Salvador Gutierrez, 41, in the 400 block of Linda Lane Road and charged each with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of a controlled substance-cocaine with intent to distribute, a police report stated.

On Wednesday afternoon, a municipal judge set bail for Rocio at $20,000 and sent him to Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center. On Thursday morning, another judge set bond for Gutierrez at $25,000 and sent him to Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center.

According to police records, authorities obtained a search warrant after an investigation and went to the residence to serve it.

When police arrived at the residence, they made contact with Rocio and seconds later spotted Gutierrez trying to dispose of a small bag that contained a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine, records show. During the search, police also found Rocio to be in possession of small bags with cocaine inside. In total, police seized 1.26 pounds of marijuana and 31.4 grams of cocaine.

Source - http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/police-83820-rocio-cocaine.html

Louisiana - Illegal alien arrested in Oakdale for fake ID

Illegal alien arrested in Oakdale for fake ID

An illegal alien from Mexico was arrested Tuesday after using fake documents at the Oakdale Office of Motor Vehicles, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Efrain Villarreal, 41, attempted to obtain a state-issued identification card. The Lake Charles office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation was alerted and determined his documents were fraudulent, according to a State Police news release.

Upon questioning, Villarreal admitted to illegally entering the U.S. and that he purchased his documents from someone in Houston.

He was charged with giving false information regarding presence in United States to obtain government identification, unlawful possession of fraudulent documents for identification purposes and filing and maintaining false public records.

He was booked into the Allen Parish Correctional Center.

Source - http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20101111/NEWS01/11110343/1002/Illegal-alien-arrested---in-Oakdale-for-fake-ID

McAllen - 3 illegal aliens wanted for armed robbery

McALLEN — Police are trying to identify a person of interest in an aggravated robbery case.

Police received a report about 11:30 a.m. Monday of an armed robbery at the 2200 block of West Ivy Avenue.

Three Hispanic males reportedly displayed a handgun and stole a man's wallet and cell phone, police said.

Surveillance video at an area convenience store captured the person of interest using the victim's ATM card, police said.

Investigators said they need the public's help to identify the person using the ATM card.

McAllen Police seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest. The victim’s credit cards were stolen and then used at an ATM at a local convenience store. The person of interest’s image is captured on the store’s surveillance camera.

Source - http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/police-83747-robbery-suspect.html

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Video - Illinois - Paperwork fumble in Cook County led to illegal alien killing Kenosha woman

Paperwork fumble in Cook County led to illegal immigrant killing Kenosha woman


WITI-TV, KENOSHA — When a Kenosha County woman was killed on Memorial Day one thing was clear, it was completely preventable. AS FOX6 began investigating to find out who could have prevented it, we faced a flurry of finger pointing. No one wanted to take responsibility, and no one close to the case would talk on camera.

If you could sketch a love story and put a face on it, a portrait of teenage sweethearts would appear. It was a love so deep, fulfilling, and complete that losing it would be like losing the air from young lungs.

One man who never should have been where he was could destroy the soul of a family. Jorge Dominguez is an illegal immigrant with an arrest record, and no license to drive. Police caught him two hours after the crash that killed Dawn Glogovsky. Dominguez fled from the scene of the accident.

If you think this is about the injustice of an illegal immigrant killing an innocent woman, it's worse than that. In 2008 Dominguez' wife called Burlington Police afraid he was going to kill her. FOX6 Anchor Brad Hicks asked her what she told police that night she said, "He was illegal that he was illegally in the United States."

The Burlington Police Department notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE), but Dominguez didn't show up in the federal database. So a few days after the incident Dominguez was back on the streets.

It didn't take long for him to be back in a cell at the Burlington Police Station. Over the next six months he was cited, arrested, questioned, fingerprinted. He became a familiar face to law enforcement, but ICE and police never put two and two together.

Kim Gebauer, sister of Dawn Glogovsky, said, "There were so many opportunities to remove this person from the county, to make sure he didn't continue to create havoc wherever he went."

Jorge Dominguez was arrested again in Racine County in May of 2009, and that time ICE slapped an immigration detainer on him. He was finally caught and his days in the US were numbered, but something that ultimately led to the death of Dawn Glogovsky happened.

Cook County in Illinois staked a claim on Dominguez. They wanted to see him extradited for an old drug charge before he was deported. On July 4th the Racine County Jail sent a communication to Cook County advising them Jorge Dominguez was illegal, and had an immigration hold from ICE.

Former Waukesha District Attorney Paul Bucher knows how the system works. He said, "They're telling them, place a hold on this subject when you pick him up from our jail. ICE wants him."

Three days later an internal memo says Cook County called, aware Dominguez was on a detainer, and requested it. A faxed copy confirmed on July 7th the detainer was sent to the Cook County Sheriff's 24-hour lockup in Maywood. Their job was to notify ICE before he could be released.

Two days later Jorge Dominguez walked out of the Cook County lock up a free man, ICE was never informed.

According to ICE, and the State Attorney's Office in Illinois the Sheriff's Department in Cook County is responsible. Bucher says, "He's in the system, and they're part of the system. Therefore they're responsible to notify."

The Cook County Sheriff's Department claims it never received a detainer for Dominguez, and never requested one either.

The Sheriff's Spokesman says, "There was no detainer here...so there is nothing to investigate."

What they can't or won't explain, aside form the Racine teletype notifying them Dominguez was illegal, the internal memo at ICE that says Cook County called for the detainer, and the copy of the faxed detainer itself, is that in the Cook County court file for Jorge Dominguez is the immigration detain the Sheriff's Department swears never existed.

The day after it was sent to the Sheriff's 24 hour lockup in Maywood where Dominguez was being held, the detainer was still in Cook County. It was faxed again by the courthouse warrant clerk. Dawn's Husband Frank Glogovsky says, "They knew he was an illegal alien, and they didn't do anything. And I know if they would have, she would still be here."

Glogovsky's Attorney Jim Gatske believes it was no mistake, and that reckless indifference was to blame. He says, "They had made a decision at some point that immigration issues were not something they were going to be worried about enforcing."

Cook was the first county in the country to declare itself an official sanctuary, a place where police are not allowed to ask about a person's immigration status.

In 2008 the Cook County Sheriff's Spokesman, the same spokesman who insists there is nothing to investigate, was quoted in a Chicago news website saying "We do not work with immigration."

He also claims the Sheriff's Department has "not had any issues with any prior detainer cases."

An internal ICE e-mail disputes that. It says, "This is not the first time this has happened at Cook...We have subjects that get transferred to Cook County and the detainers get lost."

When pressed for answers about this the spokesman tried to deflect my questions with a personal attack. He said, "I thought you'd said you were a reporter, but I see you say you find some things hard to believe."

FOX6 tried to catch up with the spokesman in person, but his office said he was going to be unavailable.

On July 9, 2009 while Dawn and Frank Glogovsky were getting ready for their son's weekend swim meet, Jorge Dominguez was set free from the Cook County lockup.

At that moment the clock began counting down the final days of Dawn Glogovsky's life to the moment when two paths crossed in a split second.

Dominguez is now in the Kenosha County jail, and once again ICE has an immigration detainer on him. His trial is set for March of next year. He faces nine felonies, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, and fatal hit and run.

Source - http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-111010-free-to-kill,0,6268279.story

Las Cruces, NM - illegal alien shakes her anchor baby to death

Baby girl dies after 3 days on life support

LAS CRUCES - A second child this year has died as a result of suspected child abuse, the Las Cruces Police Department announced Wednesday evening.

Two-month-old Jade died at 4:30 p.m. after three days on life support at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso.

Baby Jade is the second youngest of 13 Doña Ana County children who have died as a result of alleged child abuse in the last nine years. Her mother, 17-year-old Diana "Ate" Atena Goenaga, is the youngest to face charges of child abuse resulting in death.

Baby Jade was taken Sunday to Las Palmas, four days after she started showing signs of injury.

Her 23-year-old father arrived at the couple's apartment Nov. 3 and noticed his daughter was unresponsive and limp. But his daughter appeared to regain consciousness en route to a Las Cruces hospital, so they returned home, according to LCPD. Two days later, a family doctor in Las Cruces attributed the baby's symptoms, including vomiting, to a change in formula, and the three went home again.

The baby was only taken to a hospital Sunday morning, after her father saw she was unresponsive. From MountainView Regional Medical Center, Jade was taken by ambulance to Las Palmas, where pediatric specialists said Jade had suffered head trauma consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Goenaga, of the 1100 block of Monte Vista Avenue, was taken into custody Monday evening at Las Palmas, with the cooperation of the El Paso Police Department. She remains at the El Paso County Detention Center, with no bond. A native of Santa Marta, Colombia, she entered Las Cruces schools in 2007 and graduated this May from O-ate High School, where she briefly played soccer, according to school and online records.

Baby Jade's body will be transported to the medical examiner's office in El Paso for autopsy. Las Cruces detectives continue their investigation and additional charges remain a possibility.

Source - http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_16580624

Phoenix, AZ - Police bust human smuggling ring. 8 illegal aliens arrested

Arizona cops bust illegal immigrant smuggling ring

(Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday arrested 12 people accused of operating a smuggling ring that brought thousands of illegal immigrants from Central and South America using large cargo vans.

Officers from a joint federal, state and local task force seized 62 vehicles and arrested the suspects, including three minors and eight suspected illegal immigrants, at four locations in the Phoenix valley, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

The smugglers used large cargo vans and other vehicles to run illegal immigrants from the Mexico border to the Phoenix valley, from where they were moved across the United States.

"Today we have put a huge dent in the human smuggling arena ... in Arizona," said DPS Capt. Fred Zumbo, the commander of the task force that also included Phoenix Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.

Arizona straddles a furiously trafficked corridor for smugglers hauling illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico.

In 2009, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson area made 241,000 arrests, almost half the total caught slipping over the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border.

Those arrested face multiple charges for crimes including human smuggling, operating a criminal syndicate, fraud and fraudulent schemes, and identity theft.

Investigators said they believed the criminal organization had also provided a vehicle involved in a fatal rollover in southern Arizona in June 2009, in which 11 illegal immigrants were killed.

The investigation began more than a year ago when police in the west valley city of Goodyear spotted 30-50 vehicles, all in one location. The vehicles were moving in and out at odd hours.

Their suspicions were further raised as the vehicles were registered to unidentifiable owners at fictitious addresses.

DPS said the operation is ongoing and good lead to further arrests.

Source - http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AA06420101111

Hidalgo County, TX - 3 illegal aliens kidnap, rob, and rape local man

EDINBURG — Two men and one woman were charged Wednesday in the kidnapping, robbery and assault of a local man.

Jose Hiram Singleterry, Alfredo Gracia and Norma Alicia Martinez faced a judge on four felony counts each in connection with a kidnapping that they allegedly took part in on Sunday.

The victim, a local man, was walking on the 2000 block of Tourist Drive after 1 a.m. Sunday when Singleterry, 33, and Martinez, 29, pulled up beside him on the road and forced him to get into their truck, according to the criminal complaint in the case.

Interim Police Chief Peter de la Garza said the couple didn’t know the man and probably targeted him at random because he was walking alone through a dimly lit area.

Once the victim was in the truck, the duo took his cell phone, debit card and H.E.B. cash card, according to the complaint. They also allegedly took about $160 cash from him.

The pair drove him to a Bank of America location on West University Drive and demanded that he withdraw money from his bank account, the complaint states. After several failed attempts to draw cash from an ATM there, Singleterry allegedly threatened to harm the man unless he could get them money.

The victim told the couple to drive to a neighborhood near the intersection of Moonlight Lane and North Jackson Road so he could get money from his sister, according to the complaint. Once there, Singleterry escorted the man out of the truck to collect the money, but the victim fled. The man later told police Singleterry chased him down and began beating him.

The duo threw the man back into the truck and bound him with duct tape, the complaint states. The couple picked up Gracia, 27, from an unknown location and allegedly began calling the victim’s family, demanding $800 in exchange for his life.

Family members said they didn’t have the money to pay, prompting Martinez to smack the victim with his cell phone, according to the complaint. The group then stopped to gas up the truck before driving the man to an undisclosed location. Once there, they allegedly stripped off his clothes, raped him and then tossed him into a canal while he was still bound with tape.

The trio fled the scene after that, the complaint states. Later that same morning, investigators received a call from McAllen Medical Center notifying them that the man was being treated there. It’s unclear how he ended up at the hospital, but the complaint states he freed his hands in time to avoid drowning in the canal.

Singleterry and Gracia were each arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. Martinez was handed the same four charges, as well as an additional count of aggravated robbery in connection with another incident.

Three of the charges are first-degree felonies, punishable by up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 upon conviction.

The men were assessed $1 million bonds. Martinez was being held at the Hidalgo County Jail in lieu of a $1.25 million bond.

Source - http://www.themonitor.com/articles/raped-44375-robbed-edinburg.html

New York - 3 illegal aliens kill illegal alien

Third man a person of interest in homicide of illegal immigrant

Two people are now facing trial in the Jan. 9 homicide of an illegal immigrant, and police confirmed they want to talk to a third man believed to be involved in the slaying.

At the close of a preliminary hearing Wednesday, District Judge Linda Williams determined enough evidence exists for Jose Francisco Sosa-Reyes and Kenel Omar Garcia-Cruz to stand trial for allegedly gunning down 38-year-old Roberto DeJesus-Vargas at the corner of Girard and Prospect streets.

Sosa-Reyes is better known as "Pulga," police said, which is Spanish for "flea." He was captured in New York on June 28.

DeJesus-Vargas was sitting in his parked SUV when he was shot at least seven times, police said.

Testimony from York City Detective

First Class Jeff Spence and city Detective Andy Baez revealed that while Garcia-Cruz named Sosa-Reyes as the shooter, it's possible the actual shooter was a third man who apparently was with them that night.

Protecting someone? Garcia-Cruz could be trying to protect the man because he is connected to Garcia-Cruz's family, police said. The man's name is being withheld by The York Dispatch because he has so far not been charged in the homicide.

Sosa-Reyes, who police said is also an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, told detectives the third man is the actual shooter, according to Baez.

Baez said Garcia-Cruz was the getaway driver, although he told detectives he had no idea a shooting was going to occur that night and merely fled the scene after hearing gunshots because he was afraid he was going to get killed.

Police also allege he torched the van he was driving that night to destroy evidence. When the burned van was discovered on Arch Street, police found a casing inside that matches casings found at the homicide scene, Baez said.

Threats made: Testimony revealed the victim had made repeated statements he was going to kill the man who Sosa-Reyes said fired the fatal shots. The victim also repeatedly said he would kill that man's girlfriend and children, Baez said.

After the hearing, Spence confirmed detectives want to interview the third man, but

don't know where he is. York City detectives have not obtained an arrest warrant for the man.

The man is already being sought by another law-enforcement agency on an unrelated matter, Spence said.

Sosa-Reyes, 23, and Garcia-Cruz, 18, of York City, remain in York County Prison without bail, charged with homicide and conspiracy. Garcia-Cruz is also charged with arson and tampering with evidence, for allegedly torching the van.

They are scheduled for court arraignment Dec. 10.

Garcia-Cruz was 17 when he was arrested for homicide, and was charged as an adult.

Source - http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_16573204

Bristol Township - 10 illegal aliens arrested in housekeeping business raid

Feds arrest 10 suspected illegal aliens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents arrested 10 women, all suspected illegal immigrants, at a Bristol Township housekeeping business Tuesday morning.

The arrests at The Maids on Edgely Road near Beaver Dam Road were made by federal agents in ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, agency spokesman Mark Medvesky said. Four of the women are from Honduras, five are Ecuador natives, and one woman was from El Salvador.

All the women were arrested, processed and ordered to appear in immigration court, he said. Medvesky said they were released on personal recognizance, which is a promise to appear in court without having to pay bail.

He did not say how the agency was tipped off to the alleged illegal workers.

No charges were filed Tuesday against the business owner, who was not identified, according to a spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney's Office, which handles criminal investigations involving illegal aliens.

Bristol Township police helped execute the initial part of the search warrant.

Source - http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/262/2010/november/10/feds-arrest-10-suspected-illegal-aliens.html

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Houston, TX - Violent illegal alien who posed as ICE agent sentenced to prison

Violent illegal alien who posed as ICE agent sentenced to prison

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake sentenced Honduran national, Kenneth Barahona, 19, to eight years behind bars for breaking into a so-called ‘stash house’ in Houston.

According to court documents, Barahona was wearing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement T-shirt when he broke into the house and attempted to abduct 30 illegal aliens at gunpoint.

He, along with an accomplice, planned to kidnap the illegal aliens being held in the home, in order to extort their families. It is a common hazard for those who enter the country illegally through the use of human smugglers.

Barahona sustained six gunshot wounds, as he exchanged fire with one of the smugglers.

Two years ago, active-duty members of the Mexican military, dressed as U.S. police officers broke into a home in Phoenix firing more than 100 rounds, resulting in the death of the homeowner.

In the early morning hours of June 22, 2008 six men wearing helmets, body armor, and Phoenix police T-shirts and armed with AR-15’s, broke into the home at 8329 W. Cypress St. and shot and killed the resident, Mr. Andrew Williams. Phoenix police arrested three of the men, while three others escaped. Mexican nationals, Manual Garcia-Trejo, Daniel Garcia-Saenz, and Rodolfo Madrigal Lopez were charged with first-degree murder.

The police report read: "Information from one of the suspects on McDowell indicated all the suspects are Mexican military coming into the United States with full tactical gear and police raid shirts to conduct home invasions. According to the same suspect, they were planning on ambushing the officers following them but didn’t only because they didn’t have any ammunition left.”

The attack was the first known Mexican military or paramilitary raid carried-out in the interior of the United States.

Source - http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/violent-illegal-alien-who-posed-as-ice-agent-sentenced-to-prison

Tucson, AZ - 3 illegal aliens arrested on various drug and violent crime charges

Agents arrest gang member

TUCSON — Following is a rundown of activities that occurred over the past 48 hours within the Tucson Sector. This is only a thumbnail of each incident.


Border Patrol agents from the Douglas station arrested an illegal alien Sunday who admitted to being a member of the Sureño gang. When enrolled into a fingerprint database, agents discovered he had arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and burglary. The man was held for further processing.


Agents assigned to the Willcox station seized more than 90 pounds of marijuana, a gram of cocaine and a loaded handgun Saturday after inspecting a vehicle attempting to pass through the checkpoint on Highway 80. The drugs, vehicle, and firearm were seized. The driver and passenger are being held for prosecution.

Checkpoints remain an integral part of the Border Patrol’s defense in depth strategy. Checkpoints add an extra layer of defense against smugglers and their contraband while closing routes of egress from the border.


Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station discovered the remains of a deceased individual in the West Desert on Saturday. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

To report illegal activity anytime and remain anonymous, call 1-877-USBP-HELP. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with managing and protecting our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while also enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Source - http://www.svherald.com/content/news/2010/11/09/agents-arrest-gang-member

Luna County - illegal alien wanted for escape from work furlough

Inmate skips while on work furlough

Luna County Detention Center Warden John Krehbiel says a 41-year-old inmate did not return to jail Friday from a court-approved work furlough.

A warrant has been issued for arrest of Elizabeth A. Almanza of the 2100 block of South Nickel Street, for escape from custody.

The LCDC, Krehbiel said, received a Sixth Judicial District Court order from Judge Daniel Viramontes approving Almanza's release at noon, Friday, on a work furlough. She was to return to jail by 6 p.m. on Friday.

Krehbiel said Almanza had been booked on a Sixth Judicial District Court warrant for failure to appear, a Luna County Magistrate Court warrant for failure to appear, and charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity.

The LCDC reported the escape from custody to local authorities and filed for a warrant.

Almanza, a Hispanic, is 5-foot-1 and 145 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Any information on her whereabouts should be given to local law enforcement. The Luna County Sheriff's Office telephone number is (575) 546-2655, Deming Police are at (575) 546-3011, the New Mexico State Police at (575) 546-8548 and Luna County Dispatch (for after-hour calls) at 546-0354.

Crime Stoppers' number, for anonymous tips that might lead to a reward, is 546-7800.

Source - http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_16558821

Monday, November 8, 2010

Texas - New Anti-Illegal Alien Bills Filed

First batch of legislative bills filed hit hard at immigration issues

Legislation that lets Texans carry guns onboard watercraft, authorizes state troopers to check southbound vehicles at the U.S.-Mexico border and cracks down on human traffickers were among the bills filed Monday by Rio Grande Valley legislators.

With nearly a two-thirds majority in the state House, the state’s Republican lawmakers took a hard line on immigration in more than a dozen bills that were filed the first day for proposing legislation to be considered in the upcoming session.

State Rep. Aaron Peña, D-Edinburg, who filed four bills Monday, said anti-immigration issues will be at the forefront of the state Legislature next year after 22 Democrats lost seats in the state House, leaving Republicans one seat short of the supermajority they need to pass legislation without any Democratic votes.

“In this country, you shouldn’t be able to pull people over because of their racial status alone,” Peña said of a proposal that would allow suspicious law enforcement officers to make arrests based solely on immigration status. “But I do think something (on immigration) will pass. The question is what’s in it.”


The Valley’s Democratic delegation — which must find ways to pass bills in a statehouse under tight GOP control — also filed bills that would triple the size of the homestead exemption, require restaurants to post calorie counts for all items on the menu and criminalize the use of road spikes by drug traffickers attempting to evade police.

The staff of state Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, camped out in front of the House clerk’s office for 24 hours to be rewarded with low bill numbers for the nine pieces of legislation he filed.

Guillen’s batch of bills include proposals that allow schools to discipline students for cyber-bullying, allows indigent defendants to have a payment plan for fines in misdemeanor cases and one that makes it legal to carry a firearm onto a watercraft, a measure prompted by jet skier David Hartley’s murder by Falcon Lake pirates.

But Guillen’s bills will numerically come after those of state Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, who camped outside the office for two nights before filing measures that make it a violation of state law for illegal immigrants to be in Texas, requires school districts to report the number of illegal immigrants enrolled and stipulates that voters must provide proof of eligibility at the polls.

With legislators forced to fix the biggest budget shortfall in state history, Guillen said he is closely watching to see what is proposed to address the deficit.

Some Republican lawmakers, including state Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, who is seeking the House Speaker’s position, want to see whether it’s feasible to drop out of the federal Medicaid program. A conservative think tank estimates the move would save Texas $60 billion over a seven-year period with the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner releasing its own study by January.

But Guillen said dropping Medicaid would have a “devastating effect” in the Valley and other low-income communities where a large portion of residents depend on the government-aid program.

“With close to a $25 billion shortfall, everything is on the table,” Guillen said. “We are going to have a difficult time negotiating because of the Republican-Democrat spread in the House.”


Republican state legislators also want to make it legal for concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns on college campuses, prohibit state money from going to facilities that perform abortions and keep Texas from enforcing new federal health care laws.

Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, filed a bill — similar to a controversial Arizona law — that would allow law enforcement officers to inquire about a suspicious person’s immigration status and make an arrest based on the answer. Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed a measure that would require all state and local governments and their contractors to use E-Verify — a joint program of the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration used to verify workers’ immigration status.

In the Valley, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa filed four bills — including the measures that fight human smuggling and require restaurants to highlight nutrition content. Hinojosa also wants to reimburse student loan expenses for nurses who commit to teaching in nursing schools and require the Texas insurance commissioner to approve increases in homeowner insurance rates before the hikes take effect.

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, who represents Starr County, was prolific as she filed 44 bills on a broad policy spectrum, including a bill that eliminates the use of the word “retarded” in state statutes and agency names. Peña filed two pieces of border security legislation — including the measure that allows the Texas Department of Public Safety to search for weapons and cash in southbound vehicles at international ports. He also submitted a bill that makes it illegal to buy synthetic marijuana, often sold at head shops under the brand name K2.


And state Rep. Armando Martinez filed 21 bills — some new pieces of legislation and others he’s worked on in past legislative sessions.

With barely one-third of the state House left to the Democrats, passing legislation next year with a budgetary impact will be an “uphill battle,” Martinez said. He filed legislation that increases the homestead exemption to $45,000, establishes a law school in the Valley and would allow the governor to use the Texas Enterprise Fund to pay for a veterans’ hospital here.

“We’re going to be focusing on the issues that are important to our district,” Martinez said. “We want to make sure we address those issues as best we can under Republican leadership.”

Source - http://www.themonitor.com/articles/state-44313-bills-filed.html

Texas - illegal alien gets 25 years for murder

Man gets 25-year sentence in Edinburg iron works murder

EDINBURG — The purported lover of a woman convicted of murdering her husband in 2008 pleaded guilty in the case Monday.

Jose Manuel Gomez was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Antonio Garcia, who was found dead in his office at the Cactus Iron Works in November 2008.

The sentence was handed down Monday morning in the 332nd state District Court.

Gomez, 43, was a foreman at the Edinburg business. He and Garcia’s wife, Mirna, were arrested three weeks after the fatal shooting Nov. 21, 2008.

Mirna Garcia already received a 55-year prison sentence after a jury found her guilty in September.

She had pointed to the Zetas drug cartel as the party responsible for Antonio’s murder, but investigators found her behavior suspicious when she did not seem shocked at his slaying.

The wife later told investigators that she had asked a man with whom she had an affair to find someone to kill Antonio.

Investigators alleged Garcia and Gomez plotted to kill Antonio so they could be together.

Gomez could become eligible for parole in 2022, when he would 55 years old. Garcia will not be eligible for parole until 2037, just shy of her 70th birthday.

Source - http://www.themonitor.com/articles/iron-44305-murder-pleads.html

United States of America - New Study - 50 MILLION illegal aliens now in US

Contrary to what feds tell us...new study shows U.S. states bursting at seams with illegal aliens

Until recently, the federal government told us that there were 12 million illegal aliens living in the United States, a few months ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano lowered that number to 10.8 million. Despite the fact that the official number is contrary to the Border Patrol’s own data, a recent study shows that the illegal alien population in several U.S. states has exploded in recent years.

Using data from the Pew Hispanic Center, the financial trading website known as Insider Monkey published a study last week listing the top ten states with the largest growth in illegal alien populations.

The study reflects the changes in those states from 2005-2009.

The results are as follows:

10. Tie between Ohio and Wisconsin: 20,000 more illegal aliens in each of those states, an increase of 20 percent.

9. Missouri: 20,000 more illegal aliens.

8. Connecticut: 25,000 more illegal aliens.

7. Oregon: 30,000 more illegal aliens.

6. New Mexico: 30,000 more illegal aliens.

5. Indiana: 35,000 more illegal aliens, an increase of 41 percent.

4. Louisiana: 40,000 more illegal aliens, an increase of 160 percent.

3. Alabama: 70,000 more illegal aliens, an increase of 117 percent.

2. Illinois: 175,000 more illegal aliens.

1. Texas: 200,000 more illegal aliens.

This study aside, the way the feds arrive at their numbers is as absurd as their assertion that we can maintain law and order without actually defending our borders.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to the nation’s illegal alien population. At the time, we were told that population totaled between two to three million. However, amnesty was actually granted to more than three million who crossed our borders illegally.

Washington arbitrarily estimates that every year since 1986, a half million illegal aliens take up residence in this country, either by over-staying their visa or by crossing into this country illegally.

Additionally, they believe that the one million illegal aliens who did not qualify for the 1986 Amnesty (many were criminals), simply stayed anyway.

When you multiply a half million by 22 years, then add the additional million criminal aliens to the total, you have 12 million illegal aliens.

That is the figure which U.S. politicians pushing for amnesty constantly espouse. These same politicians never take the time to explain to us just how they came up with that figure.

However, the U.S. Border Patrol places a much higher estimate on the number of illegal aliens now in this country. For many years, the number of apprehensions at the border averaged about one million.

When you then use the very conservative estimate that at least three times that many got away, over 22 years, along with all of the people who never return home after their visa has expired, you get a much different number.

Using the Border Patrol’s own data and considering the relative ease with which drug smugglers and illegal aliens make multiple crossings into this country, the more realistic number is much closer to 50-60 million.

Source - http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/contrary-to-what-feds-tell-us-new-study-shows-u-s-states-bursting-at-seems-with-illegal-aliens

Texas - 2 illegal aliens beat their baby into a coma

Deputies arrest mother, gang member accused of beating baby nearly to death

NEAR EDINBURG — Deputies arrested a gang member and his girlfriend after he allegedly beat her 10-month old baby, who remains in a coma and may not survive.

Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies responded to Doctor's Hospital at Rennaisance about 8 p.m. Friday after doctors admitted a severely beaten 10-month-old baby girl.

The child, Destiny Barrientos, suffered a ruptured spleen and pancreas, severed intestines and blunt trauma to her head, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said in a statement.

Deputies went to the baby's house at 15400 Lilac St., northeast of Edinburg. There, they identified the baby's mother, Veronica Solis, and her boyfriend, Valluco gang member Jose Reyna, as the suspects in the case.

Investigators found that baby Destiny arrived at the hospital about 2 p.m. Friday. Hospital officials called Child Protective Services about 5 p.m. Friday, which finally contacted sheriff's deputies about three hours later, Treviño said.

"The six hour delay ... provided the main suspect Jose Reyna ample opportunity to alter the crime scene and flee to avoid apprehension," the sheriff wrote in a statement.

Deputies arrested Reyna after an all-night search by the sheriff's gang unit and other investigators. He was initially arrested on a parole violation, but is set to be charged with injury to a child Monday afternoon.

Deputies arrested Solis early Monday afternoon. She is expected to also face injury to a child charges.

Injury to a child is a first degree felony punishable by up to life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine upon conviction.

Destiny remains in a coma and is on life support, Treviño said. The child has minimal brain activity and is not expected to recover.

Source - http://www.themonitor.com/articles/beating-44297-death-deputies.html

Hunterdon County - illegal alien thief arrested

Illegal immigrant jailed after allegedly stealing cameras from Clinton bank office

A 19-year-old man who was in the country illegally was arrested Friday morning after police say he stole two digital cameras from the Unity Bank corporate offices in Clinton.

Police say the cameras were taken Thursday night from two employees' desks at the offices on Old Highway 22. Police say Cesar Mejia, of Shenandoah, Pa., the son of night cleaning crew members, entered the building and stole the cameras. His parents are not suspected of being involved, police say.

Source - http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/hunterdon-county/express-times/index.ssf/2010/11/illegal_immigrant_jailed_after.html

Sunday, November 7, 2010

CA - 3 illegal aliens arrested for home invasion

Victim describes La Jolla home-invasion robbery

LA JOLLA — When four gunmen broke into her La Jolla home Friday night, nationally syndicated food columnist Jeanne Jones was in her bedroom undergoing an antibiotic infusion treatment in preparation for surgery she is having Monday.

Jones, her husband, Don Breitenberg, and their two caregivers were home about 6 p.m. when one of the caretakers answered a knock at the door to find a “nicely dressed man holding flowers,” Jones said. Then three other men, “dressed all in black from head to toe with only their eyes showing, came in with big guns,” she said.

They immediately grabbed Breitenberg. Jones’ caregiver, hearing the commotion, locked Jones’ bedroom door, she said.

“Twenty seconds later, they broke the door down,” she said.

Jones’ caregiver — and not Jones as was originally reported — suffered a gash on her head when one of the gunmen hit her with his fist, Jones said. She was later treated at the hospital and released.

Describing the chaotic scene, Jones said the men kept yelling, “Where’s the safe? Where’s the safe?”

With a gun held to her head, Jones said she had to hold the bottle containing her infusion treatment in one hand while she opened the safe with the other.

“It was the scariest experience I or my husband have ever had,” she said.

The men suspected of robbing the victims were caught a short time later after a UPS driver saw them leaving the house on La Jolla Scenic Drive South and called police. A gun and property belonging to the victims was recovered.

Police identified the robbers as Hector Guerra, Miguel Ocegueda, Thomas Clark and Aaron Espinosa. All four were booked in jail.

Source - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/nov/07/victim-descibes-la-jolla-home-invastion-robbery/

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CA - illegal alien wanted for murder is arrested

Husband arrested in UCSD burning car death

SAN DIEGO — The estranged husband of a woman whose body was found in a burning car at the University of California San Diego last week was arrested on suspicion of murder in Tijuana Friday night, police said.

Julio Angel Garcia-Puente, 50, was located by Mexican authorities in the Otay neighborhood of Tijuana about 8 p.m. He surrendered to U.S. authorities at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and was booked into jail, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney. He was being held without bail.

Garcia-Puente had been wanted for questioning in the Oct. 29 death of his wife, a 38-year-old Carlsbad woman. The confirmation of her identity is pending DNA comparison, and her name has not yet been released.

The woman’s vehicle was found burning about 9:20 p.m. last week in a parking lot off Voigt Drive at UCSD. Once firefighters extinguished the flames, they found her body, Rooney said.

An autopsy was completed Monday, and the Medical Examiner’s Office determined she was the victim of a homicide. Investigators have sealed the autopsy results and declined to discuss the cause of death.

Source - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/nov/06/husband-arrested-ucsd-burning-car-death/

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nashville, TN - Immigration Officials vs Judge Mark Fishburn

Illegal Immigrant's DUI Consequences In Limbo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An illegal immigrant admitted to killing a Nashville man last Christmas when driving drunk. But the question now is what kind of consequences will he face. Immigration officials want him deported; a local judge wants him punished.

Bhima Koirala came to the United States with her husband and five children a year ago from the country of Lilai, an island near Indonesia. They were searching for a better life, she said. But when an illegal immigrant hit and killed her husband with his car last Christmas, life did not get better.

"Who is going to look after my family and my children? I'm ill-equipped," said Koirala through an interpreter. "After my husband's death, I've got so much trouble."

Ramon Neri, 23, admitted to driving drunk, causing the accident and living in this country illegally. Neri said he first crossed the border by climbing hills, ending up in New York at 15 years old.

Eventually, he missed his family and went back to Mexico. Then, at age 17, he said, he returned to the United States for his family, landing in Nashville.

"I was the one that was helping them stay afloat financially," Neri said through an interpreter.

But Neri said without his parents around, he started to drink too much alcohol and act out. He was arrested in New York and several times in Nashville, including on charges of driving without identification.

Afterward, Neri didn't show up in court, so immigration officials warned if they found him, he would be deported.

He has now pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges and will serve time here before being deported. But criminal court Judge Mark Fishburn said he doesn't want to simply let this man go home. With borders so easily broken, he said, he's concerned Neri could return.

"We have a dead gentlemen with four to five children, and it's because of negligence and total lack of accountability and responsibility of our federal government," said Fishburn.

"I want him punished," said Koirala.

Fishburn wanted more time to look into what kind of punishment is legally allowed in this case, so he will set Neri's sentence Wednesday. Ultimately, if Neri is let out of prison, immigration officials will send him back to Mexico.

Source - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40033946