August 31, 2008
” You’re basically keeping 600 people who are legal to work here from working,” she said. “That could be 600 households, 600 children who’ve been suffering..”
Immigration raid fallout is tough on town: ACLU on the spot
“… At least 595 people were taken into custody when agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stormed Howard Industries, a company of more than 4,000 workers that specializes in technology products. It was the single-largest workplace immigration raid in U.S. history.”
“…Back at the jail in Whitfield County, Ga., just across the state line from Bradley, Lt. Wesley Lynch said 287(g) is helping residents and taxpayers.
He said the 34 inmates put into the deportation process by 287(g) since Aug. 1 had been arrested an average of 2.7 times in Whitfield County alone over the last five years. Charges include forgery, hit-and-run, failure to appear, driving under the influence, aggravated assault, drug possession and drug trafficking, Lt. Lynch said.
The same 34 inmates had spent a total of 995 days in the jail over the last five years at an estimated cost of $36,815 to the county, he said.
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press
Georgia: Identifying illegal aliens
Dalton, Ga. — Whitfield County jailers using federal records have since Aug. 1 found 34 possibly illegal [aliens] who may be subject to deportation. — “Our officers now have the ability to hold someone at the jail and basically start the deportation process,” Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said…
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press
“Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, said the general effects of Georgia’s tougher immigration laws have been creating a lot of confusion and fear.”
“The word-of-mouth is spreading that Georgia is an unwelcoming place, and that’s not necessarily something we want to portray our state as,” he said.
But state Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, said the new laws he helped sponsor are having their desired effect.
Immigration in reverse
José Gómez is seeing fewer people in his gym in Dalton, Ga. Not because folks aren’t as interested in staying healthy, he says, but because they’re interested in staying out of jail. — New immigration laws in Georgia — among the toughest in the nation — are scaring families with illegal [aliens] out of the state, he says.
KSWT-TV — Yuma / El Centro
$350,000 reward for info on BP agent death
The manhunt heats up for a suspect accused of killing a local Border Patrol Agent. On Friday, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection introduced a $350,000 reward for the tipster who can lead them to Jesus Navarro Montes. He’s a suspect in the death of Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar… HERE
August 30, 2008
Michelle Obama signals husband’s support for amnesty
During a speech yesterday before a Hispanic caucus at the Democratic National Convention in Denver Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, signaled that if elected her husband would attempt to grant amnesty to every illegal alien in the United States
Staunton News Leader
Illegal alien to be deported following plea in fatal crash
Staunton, Va. — An illegal [alien] was convicted Friday of manslaughter in the death of a 17-year-old boy killed in an alcohol-related crash Nov. 28 on Va. 42. — n a plea agreement with the Augusta County prosecutor’s office, Agustin Alcantar Garcia entered an Alford plea in Augusta County Circuit Court to a charge of manslaughter — driving under the influence.
August 29, 2008
EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN
El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal “gringo” invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.
We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent
Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner “gabacho” who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.
For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada. Note from D.A. – the English translation from Babelfish “For the Race all. Outside the Race nothing”
You can read the rest HERE ( yes, there is much more)
Illegal immigration industry to hold a rally at the Georgia Capitol – read all about it from the GALEO Website ( Friends of GALEO HERE )
Prayer Vigil and Rally for Victims of Crime on Sept. 4th
Written by Labor of Love
Event Date: 2008-09-04
Event Time: 2:00 PM
Contact Name: Rich Pellegrino
Contact Telephone: 404-573-1199
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta,GA—A coalition of concerned individuals and organizations, brought together by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), and the Labor of Love Campaign ( www.laboroflovecampaign.org ) ,will participate in a post-Labor Day Press Conference , Memorial Rally & Prayer Vigil, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 pm, at the State Capitol (Washington St. side), for the immigrants and other victims of the recent crimes of murder and rape allegedly committed by Sheriff Deputies in Dekalb and Cobb, and for all victims of similar crimes of opportunity targeting the immigrant community in Georgia.
Adelina Nichols, of GLAHR, stated “We invite the entire community to come out and share in our expression of sympathy for the victims of these crimes, through words and prayers, to also express our thanks to the law enforcement agencies who are prosecuting the perpetrators, and to frankly discuss the environment of hate and “open season on immigrants”, especially those from Latin American countries, which we feel is being fostered in Georgia by some public officials as well as hate groups.”
Labor of Love Campaign
Labor of Love Campaign
Feds to end funding of ER care for illegals
Tucson-area hospitals estimate that providing emergency care for illegal [aliens] has cost them more than $66 million since 2005. — The federal government has reimbursed them for $13 million of that through a Medicare program that began in 2005…
August 28, 2008
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Factory had tension between union, illegals
Union bosses in this region of rural Mississippi have long grumbled that the largest factories here hire illegal [aliens], and that the [illegals] were starting to get more overtime and supervisory positions. — Friction between the union and immigrant workers, along with a tipoff at an electrical manufacturing plant, boiled over this week…