Whenever people ask me whether OC Weekly still uses terms like "illegal immigrant" to refer to undocumented folks, I'm reminded of the episode in The Simpsons when Homer, Apu, Barney, and Mr. Skinner formed the Be Sharps. Bart asked Homer if they destroyed their fame by doing something stupid, like ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do they always yell, 'Cu-le-ro' at bands they love?
Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the U.S. have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half--4.7 million--are parents of minor children, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study. "Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of ... More >>
The wife of a Moreno Valley school board member is currently in lockup in Santa Ana. But Dora Landaverde-Torres is not sitting on a cold bunk due to a DUI crash, a shoplifting charge or swinging her purse at a Santa Ana cop. She's not even in the city jail. The wife of Mike Rios, who wants to run ... More >>
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) just voted to do something that I thought was already set in stone in American newsrooms (drop use of the term "illegal alien"), but the organization also forbid a term I'd figured was the P.C. alternative ("illegal immigrant").Based on a recommendati ... More >>
Hello, Haters!And......adios.That's right, folks; you're reading the very last OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day. When I started this column, it was intended to poke fun at the fact that any story in the Register that mentioned Mexico or featured a Latino or was written by Yvette Cabrera ... More >>
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 >>
Headline: From Illegal Immigrant to BusinesswomanComment by WEIRDTIME: You've got a lot of guts CINDY CARCAMO for putting this story out. Illegals aren't very much welcome in this neck of the woods and you go on to glorify this criminal behavior. Have no intentions of wasting my time with reading ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
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
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work
It has to be tough to edit a college newspaper nowadays. Not only are you, the cream of the coed crop, facing horrible job prospects upon graduation, but you also must manage the tricky PC waters that is the modern-day American university experience.This unenviable position is the one that Isa Gh ... More >>
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
Rantin' Royce!It's the home game sweeping the Republic: Count how many anti-liberal/anti-illegals/pro-hater buzzwords and references are in the latest email to supporters from Rep. Ed Royce (R-The White Side of Fullerton).The email (Punctuation, capitalizations and boldface intact) follows after ... More >>
Ya wanna know why the California Coalition for Immigration Reform are evil, decrepit hypocrites? Because they're hosting Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban) this Wednesday at their monthly Klavern at the Garden Grove Woman's Club on the corner of Gilbert and Garden Grove Blvd (starts at 7:30 pm ... More >>
On Sept. 15, California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe sent off a questionnaire to Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. "The California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) is a nationally recognized nonpartisan grassroots organization representing thousands of p ... More >>
Tomorrow is May Day, celebrated by socialists across the globe and by illegal immigrants in the United States to march for amnesty (as an Aztlanista, I can tell you the shared dates ain't no coincidence, I tell ustedes what). Locally, pro-amnesty folks will meet at SanTana's Civic Center Plaza at 2 ... More >>
When it comes to examining the root causes of illegal immigration, some Republicans work overtime to reconcile their hatred of "illegals" (cough—Mexicans!—cough-cough!) with the Bible—something that's not always easy to pull off given that the Bible preaches goodwill to those who are less fort ... More >>
Onetime ally turns against controversial Anaheim school trustee Harald Martin
Turns out everybody's favorite Mexican-suing, rape-victim-blaming, Zapatistas-supporting school trustee is actually Anaheim's only defender of poor, hopeless Mexicans--and he's getting hell for it. At least that's how Harald Martin describes himself. In a long, rambling letter sent last Friday to an ... More >>
Orange County seethes with immigration raids, demonized Mexicans and appeals for amnesty. 2007? No, 1951
'Theyre always little bit more rambunctious'
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in the U.S. House of Representatives on 5/22/07: A tsunami of illegal aliens is sweeping into our country, crowding our classrooms, closing our hospital emergency rooms, unleashing violent crime, and driving down wages. This is not theory. It is a harsh, threateni ... More >>
Is this over-reliance on her family a cultural difference?
Jim Gilchrists new book highlights the failed promises of the Minuteman Project
First it was Killer Bees. Then AFRICANIZED killer bees. Then sharks. Then Fire Ants. Then West Nile-infused mosquitos. Then illegal aliens. Actually, you can insert illegal aliens in there a few more times previously. Then locusts. Then frogs falling from the sky. Then jetliners ramming into buildin ... More >>
'The love that dare not speak its name except through the barrel of a gun'
'Gustavo Arellano: youre a race-card-playing punk!'
Hangin with the haters at Santa Anas Day Without an Immigrant
'A long and sordid history of trampling over civil liberties'
If you haven't already seen it, OC Weekly's very own Gustavo Arellano has a great editorial in today's LA Times attacking Cardinal Mahoney. (We'd link the story, but you'd have to pay to read it and besides, we're lazy). The piece argues that Mahoney's recent pledge to advocate on behalf of illegal ... More >>
'Art critics are too afraid to say that certain works are pure crap that need flushing.'
The year in Mexican-bashing
Congressional candidate’s supporters wage war against Minuteman founder Gilchrist
The Rev. Wiley Drake has a history of helping illegals, as long as they dont criticize Bush
I couldve smuggled in an illegal immigrant but didnt: A tale of regret
Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist has it all figured outexcept for one little thing
We call the Dornan-Rohrabacher race by Jan. 21
Who lives the better life?
Tim Garcia is no anti-immigration martyr
Police investigate one of their own: Harald Martin
Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden
Cops say they want to bail on INS duty
Anaheim high school prez Harald Martin wants Mexico to paybut he cant add
Supes give Springer a run for his money