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Small Oregon towm may target illegals [Mar. 28th, 2008|12:10 am]
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Willamina may target illegal immigrants

Of the News-Register

WILLAMINA - At a special council meeting called for 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall, Willamina will consider declaring itself an "illegal alien free zone," serving as a warning to those without legal papers that they aren't welcome.

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Having been raised in this community, I can tell you that illegal immigration is NOT a major issue in this tiny timber town in Yamhill county. I find this story quite amusing. it has been getting national attention and even talked about at the daily kos *lmao* If you lived here you would understand where I m coming from, but the media spins it to make us look like we are all a bunch of lunatics.

Now the city of McMinnville (Yamhill county seat) does have immigration issues, the population has been sky rocking and more major businesses have been popping up and I find they are hiring more and more immigrants who can't speak English. If you apply for a county job it is required that you be bi-lingual. It pisses me off. All I want to do is order a damn hamburger and have them get the order right when you tell them what you want they don't freaking understand English!
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illegal beats down land-lord after being evicted [Mar. 26th, 2008|03:10 pm]
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Steamboat Springs — An assault in Hayden left a man seriously injured Monday morning, and police are searching for the suspect.

Witnesses reported that 45-year-old Jose Mendoza of Hayden was pulled from his vehicle and beaten in the 300 block of East Washington Avenue, Police Chief Ray Birch said. An arrest warrant has been issued for Eduardo Gallegos-Reyes, 47. He has been charged with first-degree assault, a Class 3 felony.

Gallegos-Reyes was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 180 pounds, with black-gray hair and brown eyes.

Birch said police think Gallegos-Reyes was angry because his landlord asked him to vacate his residence on Washington Avenue. Mendoza lives on the same property in a different unit, Birch said.

“Apparently, (Gallegos-Reyes) was upset about that and confronted his neighbor and initiated a verbal altercation,” Birch said.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, witnesses said Mendoza did not fight back when he was pulled from the vehicle. The suspect began hitting Mendoza with his fists, the document stated, and then Mendoza got back into the vehicle.

Gallegos-Reyes pulled him out a second time, according to the affidavit, and a witness estimated that “the suspect hit the victim with his fists six or seven times in the face.” The witness reported that she left her house and called for the man to stop, at which point he left the scene.

When police arrived, they found Mendoza in his home with his wife. There was blood in the snow near the driveway, police reported, and they called for medical assistance.

Officers reported in the affidavit that Mendoza’s right eye was swollen shut and that he had a golf-ball-size lump on his left forehead.

Birch said Mendoza was already blind in his left eye from a childhood accident. The incident Monday left him “practically blind” because his right eye was so swollen, Birch said.

Mendoza was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center. He has been released.

Police had not located Gallegos-Reyes as of Tuesday afternoon. They identified him as a suspect with the help of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Craig, which had his fingerprints and photo on file. Gallegos-Reyes was in the U.S. illegally and had been voluntarily deported back to Mexico in April 2006. Authorities said they think Gallegos-Reyes is in the country illegally.

Birch said police think Gallegos-Reyes has been in Hayden about seven months and that he has worked jobs in the area, including in Steamboat Springs.

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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket? [Mar. 25th, 2008|06:29 pm]
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I think it's just terrific that the Bush administration can get involved in the criminal cases of Mexican nationals who are on death row, yet refuses to take any action when it comes to agents Ramos and Compean: Men who risked their lives to guard our nation's border.
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border fence, approved! [Mar. 24th, 2008|10:26 am]
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too bad it's in Egypt...
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Mexican cop sentenced for Georgetown sex assault [Mar. 13th, 2008|01:52 am]
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A Mexican police officer will spend at least the next 60 years in prison for raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl in Georgetown in 2006.

Salvador Hernandez, 35, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and a jury recommended that he serve 75 years in prison for one count and life for the other.

At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, District Judge Ken Anderson ordered that Hernandez serve the sentences consecutively. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 95 years old.

Hernandez showed no emotion as a translator told him his sentence.

District Attorney John Bradley said that Hernandez would regularly travel back and forth between Georgetown and the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where he lived and worked as a police officer. Bradley said Hernandez worked in the town of Santiago Juxtlahuaca in southern Mexico.

Hernandez’s attorney, Gavino Mendez of Austin, would not comment on the case. The girl was raped in October and November in 2006, according to his arrest affidavit. Hernandez threatened to kill her and her mother if she said anything, according to the affidavit.

Hernandez returned to Mexico in January 2007 and the next month, the girl’s mother began noticing that her daughter was gaining weight and was sick all the time, Bradley said. That’s when the girl came forward with the rape allegations, he said.

She terminated the pregnancy, under the advisement of a doctor, because having the baby would be dangerous to her health, Bradley said.

Hernandez returned to Georgetown in April 2007, and went to the Georgetown Police Department to inquire about renewing his car registration. A clerk recognized him, called authorities and Hernandez confessed to a detective, Bradley said.

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Cost of illegal immigration [Mar. 6th, 2008|02:55 am]
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It's costing Missouri up to $49 MILLION dollars per year:

State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, a Republican running for governor, says she plans to appear before a state Senate committee Wednesday and “present an analysis and testimony…that illegal workers are likely costing Missouri between $26 and $49 million every year.”

She will present her findings during a hearing of various pieces of legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration,” a release from her office said.

Aside from any policy aims, Steelman’s political angle would be to stake out a strong position against illegal immigration — a popular position with the Republican base in Missouri, but not so popular with some of the GOP-leaning corporate interests.

Steelman also is likely intending to put some pressure on her chief rival for governor, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Columbia, who is seen as having a friendlier relationship with some of those corporate interests.

“Steelman plans to testify in support of Senate Bill 858, which would create penalties for employers who knowingly employ illegal or undocumented workers. But, the focus of her testimony will be on the amount of money that the practice of hiring illegals is costing the state.”

Steelman says her analysis is based on an assessment from the Pew Hispanic Center that estimates that Missouri in 2005 had between 35,000 and 65,000 illegal workers. She then is multiplying “an annual average wage of $25,000″ to reach an assessment “that total revenue lost to the state and federal government combined is between $243,613,125 and $449,499,375.

“The hiring of illegal workers not only costs Missourians jobs, it cheats Missouri taxpayers at the same time,” said Steelman in a statement. “It is time that we put a stop to it.”

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National Guard abandoning border [Mar. 5th, 2008|11:28 am]
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The state said there will be a six month gap of vulnerability at the border when feds pull National Guard troops.

Sate homeland security said the National Guard on the border will leave in July, six months earlier than expected. Officials said border agents won’t take over until December at the earliest, leaving more than 180 miles of border virtually unwatched.

The original plan was to have the National Guard watch the border until 6,000 new agents could be properly trained.

Border patrol officials said that won’t happen until December, but state officials said that’s not stopping the feds from pulling the plug early.

State officials said the feds are not saying what’s behind the early withdrawal of guard troops from across the country.

The state said the withdrawal leaves the New Mexico border vulnerable.

"We'll create a window where the smugglers and the cartels and the border criminals may try and take advantage of," said Tim Manning of New Mexico Homeland Security.

Homeland security said heavy patrols and new fencing in Arizona and Texas means there will be a funneling effect of immigrants and smugglers into New Mexico.

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Illegal aliens cost the US more each year than the war in Iraq [Feb. 29th, 2008|02:35 pm]
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'bout 1/3 of the way down.

happy reading
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Only a matter of time until the US is nuked... [Nov. 26th, 2007|01:59 pm]
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Story from Southern Arizona about middle eastern men sneaking across the border with the intent of attacking us on our own soil.


When will we wake up and realize that we need to secure our border?
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Things that make you go "hmm".. Pt 2. [Nov. 26th, 2007|05:08 am]
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FBI's most wanted murder suspects.

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