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Chief Beck eases policy on illegal immigrant deportation
Citing an erosion of trust, the LAPD chief says illegal immigrants arrested in petty crimes won't be held for U.S. officials.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stepped into the national immigration debate Thursday, announcing that hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested by his officers each year in low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation.

The new rules, which are expected to affect about...

Border Patrol agent shot, killed on duty in Arizona

...Nicholas Ivie and a colleague were on patrol in the desert near Naco, about 100 miles from Tucson, when gunfire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Border Patrol.

Ivie, 30, was killed. The other agent, whose name hasn't been released, was hospitalized after being shot in the ankle and...

Vote Fraud Threatens This Year’s Elections
Center for Individual Freedom

If this election is a close one, it could well be stolen by what would otherwise be the losing side.

Those weren’t the exact words uttered in a program last Friday at the Heritage Foundation by co-authors of an important new book, but that’s one practical message an attentive listener would take away from the event...

Time to STEM The Visa Lottery?

Immigration is often portrayed as a complex issue. In reality, it really comes down to two simple questions:

1. How many immigrants should we allow into this country?

2. How should decide how to select those immigrants?

Currently, America accepts over one million permanent legal immigrants and...

Southern Poverty Law Center: Wellspring of Manufactured Hate
Capital Research Center

... Attorneys Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. It bills itself as “a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.” People familiar with the SPLC may describe it...

In California, 'birth tourism' appears to grow
The Sacramento Bee

...Shih personifies an immigration trend that can be seen as the mirror opposite of those teens and young adults who came to this country illegally as children and are now trying to secure legal residency.

Eight months pregnant, Shih's mother legally entered the United States on a tourist visa in 1989. Two months...

New Poll Illustrates the Myth of the Monolithic Hispanic Vote

Fox News Latino reports, "Three months after President Barack Obama announced plans to suspend deportation for some undocumented immigrants, Latinos are giving him higher ratings for his handling of immigration . . . Independent Latinos - who are considered particularly crucial in this presidential election - were evenly...

Non-Citizen Voters Diluting the Rights and Privileges of Citizenship
Recommendations to Ensure the Integrity of Elections Outlined
Center for Immigration Studies

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – A new Center for Immigration Studies’ (CIS) Backgrounder examines efforts by state electoral officials to verify the accuracy of voter registration lists and the federal government to deny state access to information allowing ineligible non-citizen voters to be identified. The report...

Latest Ecological Footprint methodology paper accepted for publication in Ecological Indicators
Global Footprint Network

Every year, Global Footprint Network continues to improve the methodology for calculating the Ecological Footprint. The most recent Calculation Method paper has been accepted for publication in the journal Ecological Indicators: Integrating Sciences for Monitoring, Assessment and Management.

The paper documents the...

Noncitizen voters ID'd fraction of those first alleged by Gessler
The Denver Post

... earlier this month, Gessler, a Republican, announced that his office had found only 141 people who were noncitizens registered to vote out of 1,416 names run through a federal database, and of those 141, only 35 who had cast ballots.

...  his search process so far has been limited, looking only at people who...

First group of delayed young deportees approved
9 News/AP

Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has approved some of the roughly 72,000 applications the government has received.

According to the DHS document, it could cost between...

US halts Mexico flights for migrants

The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that follows a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

More than 125,000 passengers were flown deep into Mexico for free since...

Gessler: 141 Illegally Registered To Vote
No Plan To Challenge Voter Status
The Denver Channel

Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler says 141 non-citizens are illegally registered to vote in Colorado but he's backed off from a divisive plan to hold hearings to challenge their status before November.

Gessler announced Friday he's sending the names of those registered voters to county clerks so they're...

Democratic Party’s Celebration of Illegal Immigration Demonstrates Contempt for Our Laws, Charges FAIR
FAIR - Federation for American Immigration Reform

CAIRCO does not support any political party per se. However, we are obligated to expose the shenanigans of any party or candidate that espouses subverting the rule of law in America.

Press release from FAIR - Federation for American Immigration Reform (not affiliated with CAIRCO), September 4, 2012


Judge OKs 'show me your papers' portion of SB 1070
KTAR, Arizona

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers'" provision.

"With this provision, Arizona makes a clear statement that it will not tolerate sanctuary city policies, and will now have...

Round up: GOP on immigration and Latinos
The San Diego Union-Tribune

The GOP finalized its immigration platform last week in Tampa at the party’s national convention but not a single speaker took on the issue in their prominent prime-time speeches.

The party platform is based on the ideas of legal immigration, enforcement and self-deportation....

Facts Dispel Myth that Obama Has Increased Deportations of Illegal Aliens

For several years, those following immigration policy have been perplexed by seemingly contradictory events. While President Obama has been dismantling most immigration enforcement and putting into place a massive amnesty for two million illegal aliens, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been claiming that...

Mexican drug cartels fight turf battles in Chicago
Californians for Population Stabilization

A disturbing news report aired on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on August 23, 2012 began:

(CBS News) CHICAGO – Gun violence is out of control in Chicago. Just last night, there were eight shootings, two of them deadly.

That pushes the total so far in 2012 to 351 shooting deaths — up 30 percent from...

Drug Cartels Operating In The U.S. Follow The Trail Of Mexican Immigrants Into American Heartland
Huffington Post

Hidden on private property in Wilmington, North Carolina, Federal agents found a plot of 2,400 marijuana plants in June 2009... the site had a gasoline-powered generator and an irrigation system that brought in water from a nearby river...

As reported by CNN, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents staked out the...

Video: documentary blows the lid off illegal immigration
Fox News

They Come to America by Dennis Michael Lynch is a new documentary on the illegal alien invasion.

"The film focuses on the human and financial costs of illegal immigration. We filmed over the span of 14-months (Oct 2010 - Nov 2011) and journeyed through many states including but not limited to Arizona...

Gessler seeks citizenship proof from nearly 4,000
9 News (AP)

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has mailed letters to nearly 4,000 registered voters asking them to verify they are naturalized citizens, or voluntarily withdraw their voter registrations.

...  the letters went to people who presented non-citizen documents like a green card when they applied for driver's...

Mexican Drug Cartel Used "Fast and Furious" Gun in Failed Assassination Plot
National Rifle Association of America - Institute for Legislative Action

... a U.S. government report has disclosed that Mexican drug cartel operatives used a firearm from the infamous scheme in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official.

An August 6, El Paso Times article gives further details:

The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an...

Boulder sheriff, immigration activists agree: Repeal SB 90
Boulder Weekly

A group of immigration activists who protested at the state Capitol this week and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle have something in common.

They both want Colorado’s version of Arizona’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants overturned.

SB 90, passed by the state legislature in 2006, requires police...

President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement

From the Introduction - President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement:

...This report details how the Obama Administration has carried out a policy of de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through executive policy decisions. Since 2009, the Obama Administration has systematically gutted...

Beyond 7 billion
La Times

After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries...