Panga, not to be confused with the Hasbro game Jenga, is a boat used to ferry undocumented immigrants from south of the border into the U.S. illegally. But the crafts are being used in a game of sorts, a cat-and-mouse game with local authorities.The cat won the latest round.Twenty men and four women ... More >>
See the Update No. 2 at the end of this post on 300 groups calling on the president to close troubled immigrant holding facilities, including Theo Lacy's.See Update No. 1 on the ACLU of Southern California citing the Detention Watch Network report in calling for the closure of Orange County's immigr ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And a great hate letter to Gustavo!
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do only Mexicans help stranded drivers?
A 30-year-old man has a court date this afternoon to determine when he will be sentenced for doing the unthinkable: molesting three boys in his Fullerton children's home office as they used his phone to call their families in other countries. Victor Salazar of Santa Ana faces seven years and eig ... More >>
Coe: Deaf to human decencyThe Riverside Press-Enterprise had a fascinating story yesterday about an attempt by more than 60 deaf immigrants from various countries but mostly Mexico to get asylum, claiming persecution in their native countries for their disability. Many had horror stories to tell ... More >>
Every time the Orange County Register does a story about the Reconquista and refers to local Know Nothings as "anti-illegal immigration activists", I laugh. Loudly. Nelson Muntz style. As we've documented in this paper since forever, it's never been about the legal part in our immigration wars--w ... More >>
There are a lot of local angles to tie in this week's Pulitzer Prize victory by Los Angeles Times reporters Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb for their coverage of the City of Bell Scandal. You have the man they took down, Robert Rizzo, being a resident of Huntington Beach, and that Gottlieb used to ... More >>
Guards at Theo Lacy Jail routinely taunted transgendered immigration detainees, abusing them with anti-gay slurs and intrusive and unnecessary searches, while also keeping them locked in their cells for 22 hours a day, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of 13 detainees. According to ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Will he live up to the title of Know Nothing?
Back in my Anaheim High School days, students who worked did so at one of two spots: the Carl's Jr. on Broadway and Harbor Boulevard, or the Family Fun Center (which mostly hired people from Valencia High, but that's another story). Imagine my surprise five years after graduation, when most of th ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Arizona's Prop. 200 dismissal
Headline: Nativo Lopez's Mental Health Again at IssueComment by STOPCRIME: Just deport this guy please.Comment by JOHNNYDILZNIK: Now they need to do a psych eval on all the other illegal immigration activist/traitor/scumbags.Comment by CHANCHES: Oy!!
Headline: 'Alien' Sightings Reported in San ClementeStory Highlights: Teens in costume invade downtown San Clemente and pier, drawing puzzled looks from passersbyComment by ICEDAMERICANO: Great to see kids being expressive through creativity, rather than all the negative ways they find. This look ... More >>
Headline: Gang Sweep Nets Men Suspected in Assault and BatteryComment by FCPROP: Hispanics, but of course!! I am just waiting for the argument about the white gangs that lurk in OC and have drive by's and are rounded-up in daily gang sweeps. I am waiting..Comment by QUAGMIRO: Nope your right they ... More >>
Duane Roberts sounds downright Republican."Beware of the Democrats" warns the Anaheim Green Party member running in November for the U.S. Senate seat held by a Democrat, Barbara Boxer.However, when Roberts explains his proclamation, he does not sound very Republican at all. He accuses Dems of bei ... More >>
Consider the clown. Though clowns, in some shape, have manifested in all kinds of ancient cultures--from Native American myths of the arch-trickster to the ithyphallic satyr choruses of third century B.C. Greek drama--their image has taken quite the hit in the past 50 years. Most of us tend to ... More >>
We told you here how California Democrats are hopeful the marijuana-legalization initiative will help the ticket in November despite the party's gubernatorial nominee coming out against it.Republicans are hopeful the anti-immigration fervor does the same for their ticket despite the party's guber ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
chrisphoto / Flickr / Creative CommonsInvestigation Discovery's new true-crime documentary series "Unusual Suspects" focuses on crimes committed by people you wouldn't expect to commit crimes. Like illegal immigrants! Just kidding, we're talking about characters like the "All-American boy next do ... More >>
Headline: Rally Celebrates Contributions from ImmigrantsComment by cchristian63: illegal immigrants are a drain on the system. they over breed and all their anchors are on welfare receiving cash aid, food stamps and medi-cal for 18 years. I call that a drain. Editor's Note: What about the gay i ... More >>
Don't you hate it when solicitors, poll takers and bill collectors phone just as you're sitting down to dinner? But who in their right mind would hang up on their Man in Congress? In this case, Dana Rohrabacher was conducting a telephonic town hall the other night. The thing that became most clear ... More >>
Mere hours after the Weekly's story regarding the tale of two Minuteman Project Adopt-a-Highway signs hit the streets, a federal judge ordered Caltrans to restore the one on Interstate 5 near the San Onofre immigration checkpoint sponsored by the San Diego Minutemen. In a misleading email sent out l ... More >>
Few groups have provided a better glimpse into Orange County conservatism's evil, noxious soul like the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, which has provided the Weekly with much fodder over the years. CCIR head Barbara Coe and her minions usually go after illegal aliens (read: Mexicans), ... More >>
By now, ustedes have no doubt heard that the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees recently appointed Harald Martin to fill a vacant seat. Martin, old-timers may recall, once compared himself to Zapatistas leader Subcomandante Marcos, refused to apologize after blaming a 13-year-old f ... More >>
'Wake up and smell the tacos'
Illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, minutemen, and anarchist ninjas all gathered together, and the American flag was more popular than on the Fourth of July. The May Day rally and march in downtown Santa Ana drew a crowd of between 1,000 and 3,000 people, according to a police estimate. Cops on h ... More >>
Tan Nguyen channels the spirit of OC's favorite congressman
...Yep: the anti-immigrant crowd. At today's raid/media circus at Republican congressional candidate/alleged anti-Latino letter sender Tan Nguyen's office, a contingent of fogies from the California Coalition for Immigration Reform--apparently forgiving Nguyen for faking their letterhead and sending ... More >>
The Legend of Chupacabra
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