Archive | December 2010

Want a false Social Security card? There’s a blog for that

“Only in America” part one…

Did the DREAM Act not go your way? Are you looking to skirt the law? Then head to the DREAM Act Portal. DAP is an immigration advocacy website that not only encourages political activism, but the forum actually details how to get a fraudulent Social Security card.

But that’s not all they also dole out advice regarding employers who won’t look at the actual Social Security card and where to buy a fake one in Los Angeles.

Now that the DREAM Act is dead, those in the country illegally are busy assisting others with the do’s and don’ts of job hunting without a real Social Security card.

Here are samplings of the posts found at DAP;

“Originally posted by bonescones if you came through a visa it is likely that you will have a valid social security number, only problem is that it is stamped “not valid for employment.” so if your employer wants to see the actual card, this could be a problem .If they only ask for the number, you may be able to get by. If they use e-verify, I’m not sure what would happen.

Originally posted by ciscox3

Yeah, it’s too bad you are not Hispanic or even better Mexican… we pretty much got this whole underground thing covered, with whole communities dedicated to the struggle and everything.

I’m considering getting a fake SSC but using my real number. My actual card has “not valid for employment” printed on it so it is useless. Does anyone know if this will pass e-verify?

Originally Posted by Dreamer X

Go to LA around MacArthur Park they can make you one for like…$100

If you have a SSN, even if it says “not valid for work”, just simply transfer that number to clean card. You just need to know the right people to get a clean card. Besides that, you can just simply show your high school ID or passport, as a second ID. But, make your passport as the very last option.

Second: stay away from large chain-stores. Usually those stores follow a stricter hiring procedure in hiring people, they literally do background checks on you before hiring you. Try to find a place that is privately owned, like restaurants, family- run businesses; they are usually lenient in hiring people.

Also, try to stay away from places that have lots of immigrant (illegal) workers. Usually there’s snitches around that hate on immigrants and just call ICE to raid the place.

Last edited by XoZuBo : 12-23-2010 at 05:20 AM.

Originally Posted by XoZuBo

I actually did that. I got a fake SS card, put the real number on it without that “not valid for employment” and since then, I’ve been showing that around. Most places just hired me instantly without any questions.

To view the blog for yourself click here; http://dreamact.info/forum/showthread.php?t=19350

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Man arrested for brutal samurai sword attack in San Diego

A San Diego man was arrested and booked on suspicion of attacking his father in his home with a samurai sword over the holiday weekend, critically wounding his father.

The suspect is John Cahan. He is accused of walking into his 69-year-old father’s bedroom in San Diego at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Reports suggest the son awoke his father and heatedly demanded the father to hold out one of his hands so he could chop it off, according to San Diego Sheriff Mark Varnau.

“Cahan swung the sword several times over his father and then brought it down, striking his lower leg,” Varnau explained. “The blade cut the victim’s leg causing a potentially life-threatening wound. Cahan left the room with the weapon but returned later to try to stop the bleeding.”

The attacker waited nearly 90 minutes before he phoned emergency services to help his wounded father. According to Varnau, Cahan called medics to the home and claimed his dad accidentally injured himself while he was sleepwalking.

The victim was taken to the Hospital in critical condition. The Sheriff’s Department says there is no motive for the attack and the accused man would be drug tested.

After Deputies questioned Cahan, they arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as well as elder abuse.

Varnau said the father did identified his son as the person who attacked him with a samurai sword.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned today.

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Judge rules illegal aliens can collect workers compensation

Straight out of kangaroo court, a D.C. Court of Appeals judge ruled that illegal alien, Palemon Gonzales, is eligible to receive about $11,000 in worker’s compensation benefits.

The employer at the time, David Karim claims he knew nothing about the employee’s legal status as he used his cousin, Armando Casarrubias’ green card to obtain a busboy job.

The illegal alien’s identity came to light after he was injured on the job by a flying beer bottle that sent him to the hospital.

The aptly named bar, Asylum, found out their employee was using falsified documents to work once the hospital began sending medical bills in his real name.

The bar owner, Karim, testified at the workers’ compensation hearing saying Gonzales snookered him and presented false documents to acquire employment at his bar.

Once management found out the illegal alien provided false documents they promptly fired him, but this action led to the courtroom where the workers’ compensation board gave Gonzales his benefits.

The D.C. Appeals Court said it is legal under the District’s workers compensation laws to provide benefits to any employee regardless to legal status. The court claimed it is “consistent with the principle that the (workers’ compensation act) is to be construed liberally to achieve its humanitarian purpose.”

The court suggested the opposite decision could lead to employers reneging on their responsibility to protect workers. By paying workers compensation for illegal immigrants the court stated it would avoid a “powerful incentive for employers not to hire such individuals.”

However, anti-illegal immigration advocates see things differently.

“The court noted that it was trying to send a message to those who would employ illegal aliens- putting them on notice that they must not treat employees unfairly,” said Michael Cutler former INS agent and immigration expert who has testified before Congress numerous times. “I certainly agree that we must do all that we can to discourage the employment of illegal aliens by employers- however, what about the message that this decision sends to illegal aliens and foreign nationals who may, at this moment, be contemplating running our nation’s borders and seeking illegal employment?”

Cutler contends this case is reminiscent of the President and members of Congress who said they wanted to put illegal aliens on a pathway to United States citizenship. “The idea is that if your violate our borders, violate our immigration laws and likely other laws along the way, we will not only let you get away with these violations- we want to reward you for those violations.”

In essence, comprehensive immigration reform and other forms of amnesty send precisely the wrong message to the illegal aliens as does this Appeals Court decision, according to Cutler.

“There is nothing in the decision that deters or dissuades aliens from running our borders and working illegally- quite to the contrary, the court decision will likely be seen as an additional inducement for aliens to ignore our borders and our immigration laws while the Court claims the point was to discourage employers from intentionally hiring illegal aliens,” he finished.

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DHS cover-up begins for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder

Life in the field for Border Patrol Agents is often lonely work, as police officers most agents patrol alone in their vehicles as they travel remote territory off the beaten path. Agent Brian Terry was different; he served as a Marine in the Middle East during wartime, loved law enforcement and was selected for the elite BORTAC (the SWAT of the) U.S. Border Patrol.

Arguably, Terry had a lot of experience under his three-year Border Patrol belt. He knew combat. He knew how to stay alive. Yet it would be a fateful night in the December desert that took his life – not a terrorist in a warzone, but a cartel smuggler/bandit in Arizona.

The 40-year old agent was planning his new life out, marriage, and perhaps one day a family of his own, but in the blink of an eye it was snatched from Terry. A week has passed since the assassination and few details are being released. No trigger man, no justice.

What there has been is plenty of Border Patrol management scrambling to cover the fact Agent Terry was armed with a weapon that shot bean bag rounds- something that was a contributing factor to his untimely murder.

Department of Homeland Security is busy covering their tracks, while Janet Napolitano, DHS secretary, levels inaccurate statements like; “the border has never been more secure and there is not an increase of drug trafficking across the border,” – and agents continue to patrol undermanned and under-armed.

Perhaps, Terry got Napolitano’s memo and decided the less lethal way to arm oneself was the best way since the coast was clear. That statement is not made in jest, someone handed out those memos and if anyone (Border Patrol Agents) on the job talks to media they will be fired.

Looking into the rearview mirror there are still no answers, waning press coverage and a funeral. And since the press isn’t getting any information from Washington D.C. or Tucson/Nogales sector stations, information must be leaked by those who are flat out angry and tired of the company line.

The following is testimony from those who are speaking out in frustration, all have Border Patrol experience and out of respect for their privacy- all will remain anonymous.

Up Front and seeing red…

“As a combat-trained Marine, Brian would very doubtfully have even considered non-lethal. He knew what the (BORTAC) team likely might be facing, as that was exactly the reason BORTAC was being used in the area. As we all know, the patrol has its own covert network for communications, as any law enforcement agency does. Word I am getting from agents is they were told what the bosses are saying, but to me, it seems few really believe it. They are fearful to say much as they know if they do and it is found out, they’ll be harassed right off the job by DHS management. That’s my two cents.”

A need to understand

Another retired agent wanted to interject some perspective on Terry’s murder and he hope the clarification would give outsiders a better idea of what may have happened.

“We are all saddened and angry concerning what we know or have heard concerning Agent Terry’s death. We can only imagine the level of cover-your-ass jockeying that is going on in CBP/DHS at all levels.

Consider the possibility that we will never know what really happened by the time all the pressure and structured debriefs take place. Perhaps, what we have heard to date is more accurate than what the official line may one day prove to be.

From what I am hearing, this is a massive screw up of epic and unprecedented proportions. So, please consider the following facts.

We in federal law enforcement work know from experience that Commissioner Alan Bersin’s office is a fertile source of denial, mis-and-disinformation, especially concerning the effects of wilderness along the border on B.P. operations.

Agent Terry’s death is related to wilderness on the border and we have been harping on the dangers to B.P. Agents operating in these proposed areas for years. Does anyone believe Secretary Napolitano’s assertion that the border is safer now than it has ever been?

Go to Google Earth and type in (Peck Well Santa Cruz County Arizona) this is the reported location of Terry’s shooting on December 14. It is in the center of the proposed Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness Area planned by Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) in HR-3287. This area is accessed through the Pajarita Wilderness from Mexico and is contiguous wilderness or proposed wilderness for 24 miles north of the border.

While in Google Earth look up Toruno Tank Santa Cruz County Arizona; on some quads it is listed as Paja Verde Tank, this is the reported location of another B.P. Agent shooting on December 29, 2009. That agent has recovered and returned to duty.

Look between Peck Well and the end of the Coronado National Forest on the East Side in Peck Canyon and you will see terrain where at least one dead body, two wounded and several other non- injury shootings took place since April 2010. All this is reported only 8-12 miles north of the Mexican border.

Immediately West of Peck Well is the Bear Grass Tank area where game and fish officials were shot at and two archers were held up and stripped at gun point, the list goes on and on.

Now, ask yourself this question, “Who in their right mind would voluntarily take bean bag rounds into that environment unless pressured or directed to do so?”

And from another…

“I am a retired Border Patrol Agent. I was interviewed by TV news earlier this year about the Arizona border situation.

I wanted to send a message and tell you how upset I am about the news coverage regarding the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. The 15 seconds of TV news coverage you are airing is concerning.

Agent Terry’s death is very typical of the liberal stance your station always takes. There was no helicopter coverage or on site reporters asking about what happened.

If this had been a Border Patrol Agent shooting a Mexican national, your station would have sent every resource available to cover the story of a poor migrant trying to get a better his life. Your station would have camped on the door step of the Border Patrol station in Nogales demanding to get answers as to what happened. Your station would have contacted the Mexican Consulate and would have provided assistance to them to find the truth.

I am so sick and tired of liberal stations running story after story about the “DREAM Act” and the negative impact of “SB 1070” on the poor criminal illegal aliens in Arizona.

I use the words criminal illegal aliens because listed below are just some of the crimes they commit every minute in this country.

They cross the border illegally violating Federal Law. We do nothing to them.

They enter into a conspiracy to pay a smuggler $1,500 to $2,000 to smuggle them across the border illegally, which is a felony. We do nothing to them; upon arrival at their destination, they buy counterfeit documents to get a job (social security card, legal resident alien card), thus committing identity theft. We do nothing to them; they use the counterfeit documents to receive welfare. We do nothing to them; they use the counterfeit documents at hospitals to give birth to their children for free. We do nothing to them; they use the counterfeit documents to get a driver’s license. We do nothing to them; they then enter into another felony to smuggle their spouse and 3.5 children into the United States. We do nothing to them.

If you remember, more than 60 percent of the people in Arizona supported SB1070 and want an end to the illegal alien crisis that has hit this State. Access to WIC, Medicare, free medical care, etc. etc. to criminal illegal aliens is ruining the State of Arizona. Why not do some research and find out how much money the State of Arizona provides to criminal illegal aliens every year?

Concerning the ‘DREAM Act; These people violated federal law when they crossed the border illegally when their parents brought them here. That was their parent’s choice, not mine. I owe these people nothing and I mean nothing.”

Back to the real world

Department of Homeland Security’s latest statement reads, “To secure and manage our borders, DHS has continued to deploy historic levels of personnel, technology, and resources to the Southwest border, including Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) coverage along the entire Southwest border for the first time—from the El Centro Sector in California to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas—and new agreements with international partners to increase information sharing and bolster cooperative efforts to crack down on transnational threats while facilitating travel and trade.”

Does Border Patrol Agent Terry’s family feel safer?

The violence along the U.S./Mexico border does not end in Santa Cruz County. The other Arizona counties deal with the violence on a daily basis, yet are met with DHS’s party line of “there’s no problem here, we have made things more secure than ever.”

Pinal County Sheriff and Border Sheriffs Honorary Co-Chair Paul Babeu said in a statement on Terry’s murder, “This tragic death underscores the dangers we all face in protecting the public and securing the border. Our prayers are with his family and our prayers are with his extended family at the Border Patrol.”

Cochise County Sheriff and Border Sheriffs Honorary Co-Chair Larry Dever said, “Agent Terry’s murder is a grim reminder of the risks involved in patrolling the southern border. Those of us who keep the peace in this part of the state have learned to live with this risk. Tragically, that risk has claimed the life of Agent Terry.”

The BorderSheriffs.com was formed to give law enforcement a voice on the issue of border security. The tragic death of Agent Terry reminds us of the human cost involved in protecting those who live near the southern border, something Arizona rancher, Robert Krentz found out when he was murdered by an illegal alien on his own property.

Looking to the future on immigration reform, border security must be the number one priority. The agents who bravely put on the green uniform and patrol alone deserve to have all the tools in the tool box when it comes to detection and protection. The nonlethal weapons may come in handy at Disneyland, but for those protecting our borders they deserve a chance to win and go home after work.

There is no doubt that an investigation is being conducted internally, but what really needs to happen are Congressional hearings, where management has to testify under oath and for the record.

May Agent Brian Terry rest in peace and may God protect all those who serve the country.

For NAFBPO’s Comprehensive Proposal for Immigration Enforcement & Reform Found at: http://www.nafbpo.org/editorial-cier.pdf

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San Diego businesses turn to ICE IMAGE program to ensure legal employees

A little known employment verification program run by ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) is spreading throughout San Diego County and the country. IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) is a relatively new tool for employers in the fight against illegal immigration.

While the E-Verify program is widely known and now used by hundreds of thousands of businesses nationwide to check their employee’s legal eligibility, the IMAGE program goes far beyond fast and easy computer background checks. The IMAGE program ensures that businesses use Homeland Security’s ‘best hiring practices’ to help detect fraudulent documents through education and training.

The IMAGE certification process gives business owners the peace of mind their current employees are legal and customers can see an IMAGE certification sticker in the window (similar to the Better Business Bureau-BBB) to show that the business is complying with all Federal laws.

“IMAGE is a win-win partnership between ICE and the business community,” said Miguel Unzueta, special agent in charge for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Diego. “The training and education employers enrolled in the IMAGE program receive gives them the tools they need to develop a more secure and stable workforce. And beyond that, each time a new company voluntarily signs up as an IMAGE participant, we are better able to protect lawful workers in this challenging economy.”

The IMAGE program is a free service operated by ICE and takes 4-6 weeks to complete. During the process, the ICE agent makes several visits to the business to conduct on-site training and inspection of the I-9 hiring documents.

Earlier this month, UNICEL Corporation in Escondido, CA became the first business in that city, known nationwide for its strong stance against illegal immigration, to be IMAGE certified.

UNICEL owner Mike Henderson says he was glad to take an active role in combating the number one draw of illegal aliens to the country.

“We are pleased to be IMAGE certified. We learned a lot about what legal documents look like and now feel confident as a business,” Henderson said. “The process was painless, enjoyable and now we will avoid any fines because we have the correct paperwork.”

At the ceremony last week was newly elected Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, who is also a legal immigrant. “I am proud that UNICEL went through the program and it reassures city residents that Escondido businesses are doing everything in their power to have a legal workforce.”

ICE Special Agent John Murakami, who conducts IMAGE audits and certifications for San Diego County, attended the ceremony and presented UNICEL with their IMAGE certificate. Agent Murakami said he enjoys this aspect of the job.

Also attending the ceremony was Jim Betz, owner of Betz Concrete which is also located in Escondido. His cement business is nearing completion of their ICE audit and they hope to have their IMAGE certification by the first of the year.

“I sleep well at night knowing I am hiring American workers in this tough economy,” Betz said about the IMAGE program. “It’s definitely worth it to get the paperwork in order. Before IMAGE I didn’t know what to look for when employees provided me with I-9s.”

Currently San Diego County has six businesses that are fully IMAGE certified and according to ICE several more are in the pipeline.

Local secure borders activist Jeff Schwilk hopes more businesses will see the many benefits of being IMAGE certified and sign up with ICE. “IMAGE is a powerful tool for businesses who want to follow the law and hire only American and legal workers,” he said. “IMAGE certification tells the public this business has gone above and beyond in their hiring practices and can be fully trusted. It also gives them a leg up on their competition which is so important in this recession and period of high unemployment.

For more information on the IMAGE program visit; http://www.ice.gov/image

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L.A. pedophile gets 104 months in prison for sex with 14-year-old Cambodian girl

A Los Angeles man was arrested and charged with “renting” a 14-year-old girl in Cambodia was convicted and sentenced to 104 months in federal prison.

Michael Dodd was ordered to by the court to pay restitution of $9,500 and will be saddled with 10 years of supervised release.

A clearly angry U.S. District Judge John Walter said this was “one of the most disgusting cases that have come before this court.”

The pedophile, Dodd is a 61-year-old English teacher who traveled to Cambodia to have sex with a teenage girl that he “rented” from her poor family for approximately $100 a month. Dodd plead guilty in September to having sex with a minor.

The young Cambodian agreed to a plea agreement to save the family from traveling to Los Angeles to testify. The judge wanted a jury trial and said he would have given the pedophile life in prison.

After learning the details of this case Judge Walter says he was “extremely hesitant” to agree to the prearranged sentence, but understood the victim’s unwillingness to travel and appear in a U.S. court.

In previous court appearances, Dodd denied abusing the teenage girl, and he said he loved her and was going marry her.

Judge Walter called those statements “absolutely preposterous” and coined Dodd “a predator who has deluded himself into thinking he is not.”

The defendant addressed the court in a soft-spoken manner and tried to strike up a conversation with the judge. “I have no desire to sit here and engage in idle chit-chat and banter with you,” the judge said.

Dodd’s pedophile career dated back to 2001 where he was arrested for fondling 13 underage elementary school students in Guam, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

After serving jail time in Guam, Dodd moved to Cambodia, and reportedly taught English to students between the ages of 13 and 45, said Steven M. Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles.

Dodd was finally arrested by the Cambodian National Police in 2008, for inappropriate sex with the teenage girl.

Dodd admitted to attorneys that he had sexual relations about 25 times with the minor and paid the victim’s family $100 per month.

However, Dodd didn’t just have sex with the one girl he said he planned to marry; he admitted having sex with additional children for money in Cambodia, according to prosecutors.

After his arrest in Cambodia, Dodd was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but only served 16 months, prosecutors said. He was brought back in America in February by the FBI’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team, a multi-agency task-force dedicated to crimes against children.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that when he gets out at 68 years old, he’s going to do this again,” Judge Walter said about the sentence he was forced to give Dodd.

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Judge allows illegal aliens to sue ICE agents

A Connecticut federal judge ruled against the government and will allow illegal immigrants to sue ICE agents for civil rights violations.

U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are not immune from lawsuits if they are anchored on Constitutional grounds.

The civil rights lawsuit, brought by 11 alleged illegal immigrants claim they were unlawfully apprehended by ICE agents in New Haven, Conn, June 2007.

The plaintiff’s attorneys told The New Haven Register “the decision has wide-ranging implications.”

Judge Underhill refused the government’s plea to dismiss the charges against ICE agents and their supervisors, including Julie Myers ICE’s former agency head.

A group of law school interns and their bosses at Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at the Yale Law School brought the lawsuit on behalf of the illegal aliens. The interns argued that the 11 suspected illegal aliens were unfairly treated based on race.

Recently retired ICE agent, John Sakelarides had plenty to say about another lawsuit benefitting illegal aliens.

“This suit is nothing more than a transparent and feeble attempt to scare ICE agents into refusing to enforce the immigration laws of this country. Can you spell intimidation? When it goes to trial, my guess is the agents will be exonerated and what should happen is that the government should seek fees for wasting taxpayer money in defending a baseless lawsuit,” Sakelarides said. “Extortion is still illegal in this country. The far reaching implications claim is a clear indication of what the intent of this lawsuit is, namely intimidation.”

Sakelarides didn’t know if this lawsuit was being brought under the Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) or under a Bivens Action.

“I do know, from the past and unfortunately present, experience that suits are often filed under both but the law is clear that they cannot co-exist, there can only be either an FTCA claim or a Bivens Action. It centers on whether or not the federal employee was or was not acting within the scope of their authority,” he explained.

“This is borderline criminal. If the agents did something wrong, so be it. But if they didn’t and this suit is being brought simply to induce a chilling effect on the enforcement of the immigration law, then these idealistic and naive law students and Yale Law School ought to be held accountable,” Sakelarides finished.

ICE officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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DREAM Act dies a quiet death in the lame duck

On a rare Saturday lame duck session the Senate voted to kill the DREAM Act- ending Democrats bid to give tuition breaks and amnesty to children of undocumented immigrants.

The vote this morning fell short of the 60 votes required (55-41) and witnessed Democrat defections.

The passionate floor debate by Democrats failed to resonate with emboldened Republicans .

Now immigration advocates will most likely have to wait another year before they get a chance to reform a broken program.

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DREAM Act has a date with destiny- Saturday

After pulling the trillion-dollar Omnibus package from the Senate floor last night, Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors) will be voted on during a Saturday Senate session.

Lawmakers on both sides are gearing up for an-all out battle.

“The Senate’s consideration of the DREAM Act is absolutely ridiculous and illustrates exactly why Americans are frustrated with their government. This is too important a policy to address during a lame duck session of Congress, not to mention the bill itself is an insult to every person going through the immigration process legally. When President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi get serious about immigration reform, Congressman Bilbray and the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus are prepared to meet with them,” said Travis Considine, director of communications for Congressman. Bilbray (R-CA).

However, the other side believes their arguments are more compelling than conventional wisdom.

“Allowing immigrant students to continue their education and achieve their potential will boost the economy and result in higher tax revenues. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found that the DREAM Act ‘would reduce deficits by about $2.2 billion over the 2011-2020 period.’ Over the course of their working lives, these young people will generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion for the economy. Deporting them will increase the deficit by many billions of dollars,” National Immigration Forum said.

However, the organization fails to note the DREAM Act will cost taxpayers $6.2 billion per year in tuition subsidies, according to Center for Immigration Studies.

After the historic November elections politicians were introduced to the Tea Party movement and will, at least, consider their positions on a broad spectrum of policy issues, including amnesty.

The SoCal Patriot Coalition (SCPC), which umbrellas 30 different Tea Party groups had a lot to say about the DREAM Act legislation.

“The DREAM Act would grant legalization and protected status to millions of illegal aliens at a time of record economic turmoil and unemployment in the U.S. We also have a deadly drug war raging on our southern border highlighted again this week with the brutal murder of Border Patrol agent in Arizona by heavily armed Mexican smugglers, at least one of whom was a twice deported Mexican drug cartel member,” the group said.

“An estimated one million illegal aliens have returned to their home countries over the past few years. Some of them will now apply and wait to enter the U.S. legally. We applaud these foreigners for complying with U.S. laws and returning to their countries of residence. We encourage all remaining illegal aliens to also return to their home countries to avoid the consequences and hardship should they be encountered by U.S. law enforcement or federal immigration agents,” SoCal Patriots finished.

Nevertheless, National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino rights group is calling for the Senate to pass the legislation or risk losing a powerful new voting block.

“The benefits of this modest proposal are clear and the issues that held it up have been addressed. Now the Senate must desist from blocking this debate,” said Janet Murguía president and CEO of NCLR. “There is nowhere left to hide. It is time for senators of both parties to take a stand and do what is in the best interest of our community, our economy, and our country.”

According to Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the DREAM Act would do more than help a million illegal immigrant children.

“Aliens granted amnesty by the DREAM Act will have the legal right to petition for entry of their family members, including their adult brothers and sisters and the parents who illegally brought or sent them to the United States, once they become naturalized U.S. citizens. In less than a decade, this reality could easily double or triple the 2.1 million green cards that will be immediately distributed as a result of the DREAM Act,” he explained.

Senate Majority Leader Reid is happy the DREAM Act will finally receive a vote as a stand alone piece of legislation during the lame-duck session.

“I filed cloture on two important bills tonight,” Reid said. “We will soon vote on a bill that provides young people brought here by their parents with a path to citizenship through academic achievement or military service.”

The DREAM Act, passed in Congress with a vote of 216-198 on Dec. 8, and is expected to have a tough time passing in the Senate, especially with an emboldened GOP.

Former GOP political figurehead, Patrick J. Buchanan, thinks the Republicans should be pushing for a moratorium on all immigration, until the unemployment rate falls to five-or-six percent. “Charity begins at home,” he said. “Ought we not take care of our own jobless first before we invite in strangers to take their jobs?”

Buchanan points to unemployment figures as an indicator why America may want to slow its immigration program in his column this week. “In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million. From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs, native-born Hispanics lost 133,000 and black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.”

The DREAM Act is a contentious piece of legislation and advocates for both sides pounded the Senate halls, during a snowstorm today, each looking to change the mind of lawmakers before they vote tomorrow.

“I saw at least eight different groups carrying American flags and cheat sheets trying to emotionally appeal to Senators and vote in favor of the DREAM Act,” says Gene Nelson Ph.D. and DREAM Act proponent.

“What Americans and lawmakers need to understand is the DREAM Act offers no numerical caps and no sunset, and that’s why I took to the Senate halls today,” Nelson said after visiting 25 offices. “It’s a zero-sum game when it comes to jobs- American’s lose and illegal’s win.”

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50 white supremacists arrested in Southern California crime sweep

There were 50 white-supremacist’s arrested in what Orange County prosecutors called the largest crackdown on supremacist gangs in Southern California.

The sweep called “Operation Stormfront,” named after their white-supremacist website, included a collaboration between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service.

Sheriff Deputies and ATF investigators went undercover, infiltrating the white gangs looking for various drug and gun crimes, according to officials.

There were 14 people arrested and charged with three indictments including –extortion, conspiracy and solicitation of aggravated assault and murder, county prosecutors announced.

“Operation Stormfront has taken 34 dangerous gang members off our streets (another 16 were charged while in prison) through new indictments and probation and parole violations,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “This is the largest-ever take-down of white supremacist prison and street gang criminal enterprises in Orange County.”

Rackauckas said, the arrests included a married couple, Wayne and Ruthie Marshall who were “shot-callers,” Wayne, was running the gang from an Orange County jail while he was awaiting a trial.

“Ruthie acted as his trusty lieutenant and (facilitated) three-way calls, acted as a communication bridge between her husband and criminal street gang members, gave orders on his behalf and gave her own orders under the pretense of acting on his behalf,” Rackauckas explained.

The 14 defendants face life in prison if convicted of their crimes, the Orange County District Attorney said.

The collaborative effort was due to budget cutbacks, said Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. The effort paid off and the agencies were able to get many violent racist gang members off the streets.

“The bottom line to this investigation is some very, very, very serious bad guys have been taken off the streets for a long time,” Hutchens explained. “We will continue these types of relationships to make sure we get these bad people off the streets and in jail where they belong.”

Kevin O’Grady, Orange County’s regional director for the Anti-Defamation League said he was happy with the outcome and agreed with other participants that some bad guys were now off the streets.

“This was a significant bust,” O’Grady said. “It’s going to put a real dent in all of the racist gangs.”

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