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Jordanian accused in Dallas skyscraper bomb plant is illegal alien; student visa or border? - 09/25/09

From this: [Hosam Maher Husein Smadi], a Jordanian national, was arrested Thursday after federal officials said he placed what he believed to be an explosives-laden truck in a parking garage beneath the 60-story Fountain Place tower in Dallas. He was charges with trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction and faces up to life in prison if convicted. ...In Jordan, Smadi's father insisted his son is innocent. He said Smadi and his brother, Hussein, 18, came to the United States in 2007 on a student visa. U.S. immigration authorities did not comment on Smadi's status, citing confidentiality...

Tea Parties for July 4th: locations, live coverage for Independence Day - 07/03/09

I'll be offering some live coverage of the July 4th Independence Day tea parties in this post. In the meantime, if you're looking for specific locations where you can protest and wave your loopy signs, see teapartypatriots.org, surgeusa.org/actions/july4.htm, teapartyday.com, or reteaparty.com/teaparties. But, before you go, please take a look at my extensive tea parties summary. At that page, I lay out all the reasons why those who aren't extreme fiscal conservatives might want to do something more effective instead. UPDATE: Apparently the most professional "party" this time is the one in...

Dr. John Carlo is withholding public health information about swine flu (Dallas County medical director) - 05/05/09

The previously discussed article about the swine flu and immigration included this: Careful not to fuel any backlash, Dr. John Carlo, Dallas County medical director, avoided characterizing any link to immigration. In other words, Carlo is withholding potentially vital information about the source of a potential public health emergency. If some or many of those who are infected in Dallas are visitors or illegal aliens from Mexico, the public has a right to know so that they can contact their elected officials and urge them to take action: greater inspection of those entering the U.S. or an...

Dallas School District laid off Americans while seeking H-1B workers (DISD) - 03/30/09

From this: About 50 [Texas] companies, along with [the Dallas Independent School District], applied for H-1B visas for jobs in Texas last year and then announced layoffs of thousands of workers in the state, a Dallas Morning News review of government databases shows... DISD had the most filings of any North Texas entity, with 380 requests for H-1B visas and five for permanent visas... "We're obviously trying to find more bilingual teachers to help us with our population," said school district spokesman Jon Dahlander. Students with limited English proficiency now number 53,785 in DISD, or 34...

Coty Rodriguez Anderson - 08/03/08

A school counselor for the Dallas Independent School District and former director of League of United Latin American Citizens District III (Dallas Observer LULAC article).

Firm Advises Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas - 09/02/07

link Firm Advises Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas

Dallas Observer LULAC article - 04/02/07

Title: "Conflict? What Conflict?/Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow"/Matt Pulle/[[February 1, 2007]]/ link Also says that "part-time civil rights leader" Hector Flores is a full-time employee of the Dallas Independent School District.

Hector Flores - 04/02/07

Former president of the League of United Latin American Citizens and employed by the Dallas Independent School District as personnel director (Dallas Observer LULAC article).

KERA speeches from April 9 Mega March - 04/02/07

link Page contains MP3 files (cached) of speeches from the April 9 Dallas march with the following (descriptions from link):

April 9 Dallas march - 04/02/07

Called the "Dallas Mega March" KERA speeches from April 9 Mega March

Dallas Mega March Coalition 2007 - 04/02/07

Organization that organized the April 1 2007 Dallas march site: megamarch.com The file megamarch.com/Portals/0/megadocs/MegaEndorsementForm.pdf lists the following sponsors:

Immigrants rally for rights, unity - 04/02/07

Dallas Morning News/Dianne Solis,Stella Chavez, Katherine Leal Unmuth (contributed)/[[April 2, 2007]]/ link

April 1 2007 Dallas march - 04/02/07

Thousands Attend Dallas Immigration Rally Immigrants rally for rights, unity

Thousands Attend Dallas Immigration Rally - 04/02/07

Associated Press/[[April 1, 2007]]/Anabelle Garay link Thousands of people wearing white shirts and waving American flags rallied in downtown Dallas on Sunday as part of a continuing push for immigration reform for the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States.

Commerce chief defends raids - 03/31/07

Dallas Morning News/Dianne Solis/[[March 22, 2007]]/ link Subtitle: Drain on labor force illustrates need for legalized path, he says Describes the same press conference as Secretary calls for reform

Organizing the new movement - 02/21/07

Socialist Worker/[[April 28, 2006]]/Lee Sustar/ link

Democratic Texas/Mexico/Aztlan flyer confirmed? - 10/21/06

I'm sure you all remember this classic: That flyer - showing Texas and Mexico rejoined - was supposedly passed out at the April 9, 2006 illegal immigration march in Dallas. At the time, I wondered whether it was a real poster or a fake. Now, someone has sent an email to one Sarah from dallasdemocrats.org and says they've received the following reply: "Yes it is likely one that we produced. I can't seem to get to the part of the site that explains the context of why they showed it though." Not exactly a full admission, and they might backtrack, but at the very least we can say they haven't...

No one's on the fence as Mexico rips 'disgraceful' plan, U.S. cites security - 10/07/06

Dudley Althaus and James Pinkerton/[[December 28, 2005]]/Houston Chronicle/ link

Trans-Texas Corridor: "there's something wrong going on in Texas" - 09/16/05

I-NAFTA is rolling right along, but some plucky Americans are trying to put up some roadblocks: Trans-Texas Corridor critics denounced the state's handling of the project on Tuesday and called on McLennan County residents to organize against the proposed transportation network.