Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Armed with a list of demands, activists with the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) paid a visit yesterday afternoon to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez' district office in Garden Grove. As deportations continue while lawmakers are stalled on federal immigration reform, the OCDT are calling on her to sup ... More >>
On Tuesday, May 14, the ASUCI DREAMer community and other concerned UCI Anteaters will hold an immigration rally at UCI's Student Center Terrace at noon. The Student Center Terrace will serve as a platform for students, professors, and activists to voice their reasonable angst over the inaction tow ... More >>
See update at the end of the post with reaction to the Supreme Court ruling by Rep. Loretta Sanchez:ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 25, 8:35 A.M.: The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected nearly all of Arizona's controversial immigration law yet upheld SB 1070's most controversial provision: the one requiri ... More >>
[Crossing the Line] A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far
[Crossing the Line] The U.S. Supreme Court and President Barack Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience
Well here's a timely UC Irvine study in light of today's Weekly cover package: The Southern California Regional Progress Report to be released next week shows the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California in the past 50 years has led to less crime, lower joblessness and ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union caravan stopping in Santa Ana at high noon Monday to draw attention to the damage done by immigration laws like Arizona's is sure to include a hippie van with stickers all over it. Only some messages will be in Spanglish, and Jerry Garcia's Dead head will be replac ... More >>
"Here's that beautiful picture of Kelly on the right," said Ron Thomas, as he pointed to a portrait of his smiling son toward the end of his PowerPoint presentation on homelessness at Cal State University Fullerton's eighth-annual social justice summit on Saturday, April 14. "Right here, [Kelly ... More >>
When Republican former assemblyman Chuck DeVore announced Friday he was moving to Texas and not, as previously announced, running against Republican former assemblyman Todd Spitzer for an open Orange County Board of Supervisors seat, the race lost an anti-tax and pro-morality nut. When Mark Buche ... More >>
It has been more than one year since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed controversial anti-immigrant legislation SB1070 into law provoking a swift activist response that stretched all the way to the music community in the form of the Sound Strike boycott. Since that time, and in the wake of cert ... More >>
If you don't like the ruling, turn your screen upside down.A federal appeals court today upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th ... More >>
SilvaAssemblymen Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) and Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) provided two of the three committee votes in favor of anti-immigration legislation in California modeled after Arizona's SB 1070.But seven Democrats lined up against Hesperia Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's AB 26 ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Will he live up to the title of Know Nothing?
Headline: Congresswoman Target of Shooting; 6 Dead Editor's Note: This is really a new low for the loonier regulars of the Register comments section. Amidst a national tragedy, these anonymous hacks saw fit to bemoan the fact the shooter wasn't an illegal alien, for example, or to posit that the ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Arizona's Prop. 200 dismissal
Unauthorized immigrants make up just more than 3 percent of the U.S. population. But they're accused of sucking up public benefits and dodging taxes
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Call it delicious irony. Or "See, I told you so." But the same day the feds sued "America's toughest sheriff," human rights pariah and failed OC sheriff kingmaker Joe Arpaio, a new study came out showing more illegal immigrants reside in California than in any other state. And even when you compa ... More >>
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
The object of Sanchez's protestAnybody involved in progressive politics over the years knows that Anaheim's Unitarian-Universalist Church has been there every step of the way, whether hosting fundraisers to get wrongfully imprisoned Black Panther members out of jail to helping Anaheim residents d ... More >>
She ruled WHAT!?!A federal judge has blocked the part of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law that allows police to ask people if they are in the country legally.The tough new immigration law that has sparked national debate is scheduled to take effect Thursday. However, the ask/you'd-better-tell ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRage Against the Machine at the Hollywood Palladium last FridayThe Sound Strike campaign started by Zack de la Rocha to counter Arizona's soon-to-be in effect SB1070 law reached its sonic zenith Friday night with Rage Against the Machine rocking the Hollywood Palladium. T ... More >>
Headline: Westminster Council Debates Arizona Immigration LawComment by HARRYWSMINSTR: What a great idea to leave it to the voters. All in favor say "Si".
Lilledeshan BoseUPDATE: The public onsale is Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com On July 23, Rage Against the Machine will be performing in LA for the first time in 10 years to support organizations combating SB 1070, Arizona's immigration law. The Sound Strike, Zack de la Rocha's or ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
The Mexican wrote here about the protest before tonight's All-Star Game at Angel Stadium by folks who want the next Midsummer Classic moved out of Arizona because of the immigrant-targeting SB 1070 legislation.Looks like those protesters are going to have mucho company.
The first time Phil Luebben pitched his resolutions last month declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law" city and applauding/damning Arizona/Arizona critics, his City Council colleagues voted them down. The second time Luebben pitched his resolutions last month, his motions died for lack of a second.But ... More >>
The sporting eyes of America will focus on Anaheim this Tuesday for the baseball All-Star Game--so what better time to schedule a protest against Arizona's retrograde, anti-Mexican, pro-Arpayaso policies than just before the game?A Facebook page called "Move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona" ... More >>
Headline: Obama to Challenge Arizona Immigration Law Comment by antarez7: This Hispandering TRAITOR Obama has millions of Americans out of work and he wants to reward Illegal Alien Parasites. Time to impeach Obama NOW. No Amnesty for ever!!!!
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, whose coverage area includes Orange County, and the ACLUs of Northern California, San Diego and Imperial Counties and 26 other affiliates, issued an Arizona travel alert today.Arizona's response?"Meh."
UPDATE: For the second time, City Councilman Phil Luebben has failed to get his colleagues to adopt resolutions declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law City" and applauding Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law while damning cities that oppose it (details at end of this post) . . . Cypress Cit ... More >>
For years, the greatest shield Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has used to protect his pedo-priest-protecting ass from the full wrath of the public is Mexicans, specifically of the illegal kind. His Eminence blesses marches for LA's many amnesty rallies, has spoken out against Pr ... More >>
Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher
UPDATE: The Orange City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to declare itself a "rue the law," I mean, "rule of law" city, and to support Arizona SB 1070 and to shit on cities that are opposed to it. So there! It's getting so that it will be news if an Orange County city does vote to support Arizona' ... More >>
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
Headline: Yorba Linda to vote on Arizona immigration law thocpersonality wrote: Mexicans add nothing to this country other than prison cells.. Fine- You can crank out some tasty hot sauces, but the way you ransack [and extort] your own communities and neighborhoods should leave you all in s ... More >>
UPDATE: The other four members of the Villa Park City Council declined to support Pauly's resolution, explaining their job is to solve local problems, not national ones (details below) . . . "I want us to talk about it. If we keep quiet, before you know it, we will be the next ones with problems ... More >>
SJC Americans, a San Juan Capistrano activist group opposed to illegal immigration, is rallying Saturday to rah-rah Arizona's controversial new immigration law.
Facebook.com/Make-city-of-Santa-Ana-a-sanctuary-cityPretty soon, you may be able to stand on the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa border and place one foot in a so-called "sanctuary city" and the other in a so-called "rule of law city."A new Facebook group has formed in support of making Santa Ana a sanctuar ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Why U.S. immigration laws are still better than Mexico's
To hear supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law tell it, local law enforcement officers will do no more than follow federal law in arresting people who are in this country illegally.Those arguments assume these are "good cops" they're talking about. You don't hear much about "bad co ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] ¡A la chingada with Arizona's SB 1070!
The biggest non-surprise of the week: your Anaheim Angels' owner, Arte Moreno, offering no comment to the Los Angeles Times when they asked about his stance on Arizona's SB1070, that piece of Copper State legislation that makes OC's own Proposition 187 seem as anti-Mexican as El Plan de Santa Bar ... More >>