Laura Wides Munoz and Garance Burke of the Associated Press offer "Immigrants prove big business for prison companies" (link).
It's similar to several other stories printed by both the establishment media and by those on the left, and like those it's very ironic and it also might be very misleading for many people.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants...
... version of this version from Laura Wides Munoz (link):
Before his talk, the California-based nonprofit Presente and the Texas-based Somos Republicanos - "We are Republicans" - made their presence known. The groups, along with local labor and immigrant groups, flew a banner reading "Hey Marco, No somos Rubios" over the hotel. The message was a play on Rubio's last name, which means "blond" in...
*Miami: "more than 300" per Laura Wides Munoz of the AP (link).
* Bloomington, Illinois: "about 100" (link)
* Las Vegas: video here.
* Washington: "thousands" in the state as a whole including "several thousand" in Seattle. One of the few cities to have an increase in numbers over 2008 was... Yakima. (link). First Yakima, then Wenatchee!
* Houston: "about 50" (link)
Speaking at a meeting of the Mexico-linked National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Republican Party chairman and Senator Mel Martinez said he wants to revive the Bush/Senate massive illegal immigration amnesty scheme, this time starting in the House.
Short answer: see this recall petition.
Laura Wides-Munoz offers this:
Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean called the immigration bill currently before Congress "insane" because it would require many of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants to return home before applying for citizenship.
..."This is a government that can't find a six-foot-four terrorist.
Peter Prengaman of the AP has a habit of not revealing the material affiliations of those he quotes. The latest instance comes in the much-updated "Protesters Press for Path to Citizenship":
..."If we don't act, then both the Democratic and Republican parties can go back to their comfort zones and do nothing," said Angelica Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los...
Laura Wides-Munoz of the Associated Press offers February 23's "State Businesses Build United Front On Immigration Reform":
...During a daylong conference in Clearwater [hosted by Florida TaxWatch, "FTW"], more than 50 [Florida] business leaders agreed on the need for a louder and more unified Florida business voice to pressure politicians in Washington.
The AP has an article about the attempts to catch "the nearly half-million immigrants who have ducked deportation orders or are targets for removal because they were convicted of a crime."
The article is by Elliot Spagat and Laura Wides: "Drive to deport illegal fugitives 'a losing battle'":
Even as the government pours millions into enforcement, each year the number of new fugitives far exceeds...
Part 1 of this series discussed the "possible hate crime" the AP reported on back in February. It concerned an illegal alien mother and daughter who were murdered in Fremont, CA. On the slimmest evidence, the AP's Justin Pritchard declared it a possible hate crime and tried to lay the blame for their murders on the fact that, as illegal aliens, they did not have driver's licenses. Gil Cedillo...