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Judge Maxine Chesney blocks no-match (ACLU, AFL-CIO) - 09/01/07

Spencer S. Hsu of the Washington Post offers the falsely titled "Immigrant Crackdown Halted": A federal judge yesterday barred the Bush administration from launching a crackdown Tuesday on U.S. employers who hire illegal immigrants while she considers a lawsuit by the AFL-CIO that charges that the plan will harm citizens and other legal workers. The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney in San Francisco, prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from starting to mail notices to 140,000 employers about suspect Social Security numbers. The "no- match" letters warn of...

Donate to the ACLU! (BTW: plaintiff attys want $2.4 million from Hazleton) - 08/31/07

Thinking about donating to the ACLU? Attorneys who represented the plaintiffs in the Hazleton immigration case filed court papers this afternoon seeking nearly $2.4 million in attorneys fees and costs. In a 25 page brief, 37 attorneys from seven different law firms and legal organizations say they are entitled to the money to compensate them for the thousands of hours they spent interviewing plaintiffs, defendants and preparing voluminous court filings for the case.

AFL-CIO, ACLU, NILC sue DHS over no-match letters; EWIC - 08/30/07

From this: ...a lawsuit filed against the Department of Homeland Security this week contends that the new rules are discriminatory and will lead to mass firings of legal workers. Even United States citizens will face discrimination if they look or sound foreign, according to the suit. Filed in a San Francisco federal court this week, the 17-page complaint [link] also names the Social Security Administration as a defendant because it says letters informing businesses of discrepancies between employee records and the agency's database would violate worker’s rights and impose burdensome...

Thanks, liberals & libertarians: 71% support "foreigners-only" ID card - 08/18/07

More irony: those "liberals" and "libertarians" who support illegal immigration in the belief that it will lead to more freedom are making things worse, creating a problem that the majority of Americans realize need to be fixed. That leaves an opening for someone with a "fix", such as Rudy Giuliani with his "foreigners-only" ID card.

ACLU has "concerns" about Senate immigration amnesty bill - 05/26/07

From their press release [1]: The American Civil Liberties Union today [5/25/07] expressed grave concerns about the due process and privacy implications of the Senate immigration bill. The proposed legislation would create a vast federal database to verify the work eligibility of all job applicants in America - including U.S.

Jorge Bustamante/United Nations, MacArthur Park riot, CRLA, Peter Schey, NILC, ACLU... - 05/18/07

And Teresa Watanabe too! From her report "Human rights expert examines migrant issues in L.A." comes this: In the first broad international scrutiny of U.S. treatment of migrants, a United Nations human rights expert [Jorge A. Bustamante, U.N. "special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants"] took testimony about worker abuse, government raids, family separations and other issues as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Los Angeles on Thursday... [it was] undertaken at the invitation of the U.S. government. "There is concern in the United Nations human rights community about rising anti-...

Farmers Branch: 68% vote for anti-illegal immigration ordinance; ACLU, MALDEF file TRO - 05/15/07

Last week, Farmers Branch (outside Dallas, Texas) passed a city ordinance requiring landlords to check the immigration status of renters.

MacArthur Park immigration riot: "safe spot" for journalists - 05/06/07

Los Angeles, home of sun-baked people and half-baked ideas, is truly a magical place: While [LAPD Chief William Bratton] met with journalist groups, [Antonio Villaraigosa] was speaking at Cathedral Our Lady of the Angels downtown where Cardinal Roger Mahony was celebrating a Mass of consolation and healing. In other news, Bratton continues throwing his employ

Dallas Mega March Coalition 2007 - 04/02/07

Organization that organized the April 1 2007 Dallas march site: The file lists the following sponsors:

ACLU, LULAC, ACORN, SVREP endorsed Dallas April 1 illegal immigration march - 04/02/07

On Sunday, April 1, the "Rally for the New American Family" was held in Dallas to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. Last year's event (the one where George P. Bush was scheduled to speak) had as many as 500,000 illegal aliens and their supporters marching through that city's streets; this year it might have been as little as 1% or less of that amount. The national ACLU and other questionable organizations endorsed the march, and one of the speakers was dual citizen, Mexican partisan, and former Vicente Fox cabinet member Juan Hernandez. The...

Carol Rose/ACLU Massachusetts compares ICE tactics to Slobodan Milosevic, ethnic cleansing - 03/26/07

The American Civil Liberties Union is indirectly linked to the Mexican government and is a strong supporter of illegal immigration.

Trouble in paradise: AFL-CIO, ACLU, NIF, AFSC not fully happy with Flake-Gutierrez; Teamsters, Democrat Lampson - 03/24/07

The American Civil Liberties Union - a group indirectly linked to the Mexican government - has a nit with the Flake-Gutierrez amnesty [1]: "Drafting comprehensive immigration reform is no easy task... [praise some provisions] ...Sadly, Title III of the bill attacks privacy by creating a national ID card. Creating a national ID card under the guise of a 'secured' Social Security card is not only financially and logistically daunting, it creates the possibility that we will become a society where 'your papers' will need to be presented at every turn. We urge Congress to strike this provision...

NYT: the ACLU vouches for CAIR - 03/14/07

Neil MacFarquhar of the NYT offers a two-screener about unnamed sources running down CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations). That's the organization whose spokesman said in 1993 that he'd like to see the U.S.

For the ACLU, it's about illegal immigration, not rights (Hazleton trial) - 03/14/07

The ACLU's suit against Hazleton, Pennsylvania over their Illegal Immigration Relief Act continued today with mayor Lou Barletta taking the stand. The AP claims that the ACLU is suing because they think the proposal is "unconstitutional".

Bob Barr takes Bank of America's side; did the ACLU get to him? - 03/02/07

Former Republican Georgia Congressman Bob Barr - also an advisor to the ACLU, a group indirectly linked to the Mexican government - comes out in support of Bank of America's credit card for illegal aliens in "Immigration indigestion" (link). He ends up sounding like Bill Press, and makes the same fundamental error as he did: When word surfaced recently that some banks, such as Bank of America, were allowing individuals to open accounts, apply for credit cards and obtain home mortgages even though they did not possess a Social Security number, it was not Big Government Liberals who rose up in...

Charles Rust-Tierney, ACLU of Virginia - 02/23/07

Charles Rust-Tierney - who served as president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU from 2002 to 2005 - was arrested by ICE today on charges of possessing child pornography. ABC News has a report, and Bill O'Reilly gave it a couple minutes.

Kennedy-McCain illegal alien amnesty nearing completion; business, racial groups - 02/22/07

From this: Senators and lobbyists are putting the final touches on a comprehensive immigration-reform bill that includes an easier citizenship path for illegal aliens and weaker enforcement provisions than were in the highly criticized legislation that the Senate approved last year. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who ardently supports citizenship rights for illegals, will introduce the bill as early as next week, according to Senate sources knowledgeable about the negotiations. If the Senate Judiciary Committee can make quick work of the bill, it could be ready for...

LULAC, MALDEF, ACLU, business groups fight Texas immigration bills - 02/16/07

A new, apparently unnamed coalition has been formed in Texas to fight state bills designed to reduce illegal immigration. The coalition is using the standard pretext that immigration is a federal responsibility. Of course, they realize that the feds have abrogated their responsibilities; were the feds to enforce the laws, they would push for more local control.

ACLU immigration forum in Indiana features no debate - 02/09/07

You know what happens when the ACLU holds an immigration forum? You don't get a debate, just a harangue. The latter is "reported" on by Alexa Lopez of the Indiana Daily Student, a paper run by Indiana University students but apparently not funded by the school. Those who spoke were current or former IU professors as well as people from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. If there's a similar forum in your area, please show up and try to ask one or more of the panelists a tough question.

About one-quarter of L.A. County jail inmates are illegal aliens - 02/08/07

Nothing like the idiocy of the Los Angeles Times, which offers "Deportation cases soar as L.A.

WFMOJALI: Kyrsten Sinema (Minutemen as "domestic terrorists") - 01/19/07

Welcome to yet another premiere, this time of the new WFMOJALI feature. Those initials stand for "Working For Mexico, Or Just Acts Like It?" On the one hand I don't think it's that likely that those to be featured are actually being paid by that government. But, on the other hand, it's difficult to tell the difference between their actions and those that an actual Mexican agent would perform. Let's kick it off with Arizona state representative Kyrsten Sinema, a member of the Democratic Party and a former Green. Back in 2005 she was part of an ACLU of Arizona team which were "monitoring" the...

DWRNTC: concentration camps for illegal aliens? - 01/15/07

Welcome to the premiere edition of "DWRNTC", which stands for "Do We Really Need This Crap?" These posts will highlight completely unnecessary crap to which we would not be subjected if our immigration laws were enforced. First up is the recent spate of articles from far-left racial advocates claiming that the DHS is imprisoning illegal aliens in "concentration camps".

Pro-illegal immigration ACLU meddling in Butler County, Ohio - 12/15/06

To the best of my knowledge, every single immigration-related matter that the ACLU has been involved in does not involve support for our laws but rather supports massive illegal immigration. Continuing that trend, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says they're going to act as "watchdogs" over Butler County Sheriff Richard K.

"Declaration of Los Angeles" (city council-approved pro-illegal immigration resolution) - 12/13/06

The Anti-Defamation League, their Latino-Jewish Roundtable, and several other groups have convinced the Los Angeles City Council to sign the "Declaration of Los Angeles", a far-left resolution that claims to support human rights for "immigrants", but which is little more than a resolution in support of illegal immigration, couched in the expected doublespeak. Next year they're going to try to get the California legislature to sign on, and the Mexican partisans in that body will probably trip over themselves to comply. The press release quotes Amanda Susskind, Director of the ADL Pacific...

Commie Fest 2006: Elvira Arellano, Major Owens, ACLU, and more! - 12/02/06

On December 3, the "19th Annual People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Banquet" will be held in a Greek restaurant in Chicago: [It] will feature living wage and peace resolutions sponsor city Alderman Freddrenna Lyle as the keynote speaker, and will honor immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, union activists Bea and Frank Lumpkin, disability rights group ADAPT, the March 10th immigrant rights coalition and AFSCME workers who are fighting to organize Resurrection Hospital — all familiar to PWW readers. Note, of course, that only one of those is listed as an actual attendee; the honors may...

Jesse McKinley/NYT's hidden assumptions - 11/13/06

Jesse McKinley of the New York Times offers "Immigrant Protection Rules Draw Fire" about sanctuary cities. It's certainly not as bad as it could be, but it labels those opposed to those policies as "hard-liners", "conservatives", and the like.

MALDEF, ACLU, PFAW sue Escondido over illegal immigration ordinance - 11/03/06

Escondido, California (near San Diego) is one of the cities that have passed "Hazleton-style" ordinances, and that's resulted in a predictable legal challenge from various far-left, illegal immigration-supporting non-profit organizations.

ACLU claims U.S. violating human rights obligations (OAS) - 11/02/06

The American Civil Liberties Association - which has at least one indirect link to the Mexican government - together with the National Employment Law Project and the Transnational Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law [1] (run by Sarah Paoletti [2]) have filed [3] a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (part of the Organization of American States): find the United States in violation of its universal human rights obligations by failing to protect millions of undocumented workers from exploitation and discrimination in the workplace. The...

ACLU, PFAW, businesses sue Riverside NJ over immigration law - 10/19/06

Riverside, New Jersey is one of the cities that have adopted "Hazleton-style" ordinances, and like other cities they're being sued by far-left, pro-illegal immigration organizations such as the ACLU. While this does cost those cities money, and the far-left foundations that support those far-left organizations have very deep pockets, at the end of the day the ACLU and their fellow travelers can only file so many suits. In the current case, one of the ACLU's helpers is People for the "American" Way. Let's hope that their legal filings are a bit more precise than their misleading press...

AP ignores Peter Schey Mexican government links (Border Human Rights Working Group) - 08/24/06

An AP story about a recent crash fails to note a key affiliation of one of the groups mentioned. If you've never heard of the CHRCL, you might think they're just an ordinary "human rights" group: A border rights coalition asked federal officials Wednesday to suspend Border Patrol high-speed chases pending a review of a Yuma-area rollover two weeks ago that resulted in multiple deaths. The letter from the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law also asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the heads of Customs and Border Protection and the Border...

ACLU, PRLDEF sue Hazleton over immigration law - 08/16/06

Various far-left forces have sued Hazleton over the immigration law they passed last month. The suit has no less than 235 individual claims, and those filing it include: * Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) * American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) * Wilkes-Barre attorneys Barry Dyller and George Barron * Philadelphia's Cozen O'Connor law firm In addition to various individuals, those supposedly harmed by the law include: * Casa Dominica (described as a non-profit agency designed to "promote the Hispanic culture and empower the Hispanic community of Hazleton." The suit...

Hazleton sued by far-left illegal immigration supporters - 07/14/06

Hazelton PA has passed a local ordinance that tries to prevent illegal immigration flourishing in their city.

"Latino Summit Response to 187" (1995 187flashback) - 07/03/06

The extended entry has a few reports about 1995's Latino Summit Response to 187 which was discussed in this entry about Fabian Nunez. Paper: Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) Title: Hispanics call illegal immigration issue racist Author: Skip Morgan Date: January 5, 1994 Section: LOCAL Page: B01 RIVERSIDE A coalition of Hispanic activists vowed yesterday to fight back against what they see is an attempt by Gov.

Nathaniel Hoffman, Andrew Becker, Contra Costa Times support illegal immigration - 06/20/06

Nathaniel Hoffman and Andrew Becker of the Contra Costa Times offer separate articles that support illegal immigration. Hoffman offers "Immigration rights advocates contemplate their next steps". From the headline on down it's completely biased towards supporting illegal immigration and foreign citizens marching in our streets.

Border Patrol Local supports Minuteman Project, bashes Bush - 05/18/06

From this: The largest local union of Border Patrol agents in the country has declared its support for the Minuteman Project in Arizona, while at the same time slamming both the American Civil Liberties Union and President Bush. According to its website, the U.S.

Ex-ACLU attorney: Group 'terrorizing' U.S. - 12/28/05

From this: An attorney who once worked for the American Civil Liberties Union has slammed the organization for "perverting" federal law by successfully threatening government officials into getting rid of public expressions of religion. Rees Lloyd made the comments in an online podcast hosted by Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., in which the two discuss the congressman's legislation, the Public Expression of Religion Act, or PERA (H.R.2679).

"Bitter Debate Over 'Birthright Citizenship'" - 12/26/05

The AP's David Crary says there's a "bitter debate" over the issue, but so far the only people I've heard of on the other side are racial demagogues and the far-left.

Can you trust the Las Vegas Sun? - 07/06/05

To help you answer that question, take a look at the article "Plates help Aztec descendants become citizens" from Timothy Pratt. It concerns a group called the Citizenship Project led by one Rev. Phil Carolin, which helps immigrants fill out citizenship paperwork and the like.

Is the CPUSA shredding documents? - 06/05/05

No, it's not the CPUSA, but it's close: "Concerns Arise at A.C.L.U.

Tamar Jacoby on the Kennedy-McCain mass amnesty - 05/14/05

Tamar Jacoby has issued the following statement: We the undersigned applaud the introduction today of Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act... [etc. etc...] The signatories include: Lee Culpepper (last mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum) Jack Kemp Grover Norquist Rick Swartz: And then there's the National Immigration Forum, the umbrella organization for high-immigration political advocacy, which works closely with sympathetic Republicans. But NIF is not like the conventional lobbying coalitions that...