Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Postcards From The Edge

Times-Leader -- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
As of last week, the city has received more than $300,000 in donations to the legal defense fund, and has paid out nearly half that amount in legal fees to defend the Illegal Immigration Relief Act that a federal judge struck down last week. -- The city on Monday provided a print-out of the fund's check register... [Click to donate]
Judicial Watch
Years after the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history, security along the southern border is so bad that the head of an Arizona law enforcement agency assures there are areas where battleships could get across with nobody noticing. -- The problem is so severe that the sheriffs department in the Arizona county of Pima was forced to...
Charlotte Observer
An illegal [alien... criminal] who was about to be deported has been charged with raping three Charlotte women in a series of attacks that left police frustrated and female joggers leery for nearly two years. -- Jose C. Rivera was in Atlanta awaiting deportation when the rape charges were filed Friday. The charges will stop the deportation proceedings.
The Mexican government's alleged intervention in the case of U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean will be the focus of a hearing today by a House subcommittee. -- Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, after a jury convicted them last year of violating federal gun laws...
Star-Ledger -- Newark, New Jersey
A bloody confrontation between a couple that attended Saturday's anti-immigration rally in Morristown and a group who opposed the couple's views led to three additional arrests, police said today. -- The three arrests bring to five the total number of those charged at the often-tense event that drew about 500 people to Morristown, police said.
KCEN-TV -- Temple, Texas
From graffiti to gunfire, police said there is increased gang activity in Central Texas. -- Waco police said some gang members are coming from larger areas, while others are created in Central Texas. -- According to police, they are having trouble with juvenile gangs ranging in age from 11 to the early 20's.
Associated Press
A new immigration fee schedule went into effect nationally Monday, boosting costs for applicants seeking permanent residency, naturalization or other services, in some cases by more than 100 percent. -- Under the plan, which has been hotly contested by immigration-rights advocates, fees go up by an average of 70 percent...
Authorities in Colorado say they have issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of shooting at a 7-Eleven store because the clerk had worn a cap ­ while off-duty ­ supporting the U.S. Border Patrol. -- The clerk, Bruno Kirchenwitz, who alleges he then was fired over the incident related to his opposition to illegal aliens...


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