Edgar Vargas Arzate was on his way to his August 18 court date for a previous run-in with police when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents stopped their car and nabbed the undocumented immigrant at gun point. Now, Arzate's public defender, Frank Bittar, has formally requested an investig ... More >>
See the update on Page 3 with local immigration activists calling on the Orange County sheriff to cut all ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 7:33 A.M.: After a federal court decision in Oregon, every county that surrounds Orange County immediately halted hon ... More >>
Samuel Sixtos-Gomez came to the United States at a young age. Now the father of a five-year old citizen daughter, Sixtos faces deportation since he never came in with papers. The Santa Ana resident wanted to resume studies, earn his G.E.D. degree, and apply for Deferred Action (DACA) protection, but ... More >>
Mohamed Mahmoud Bedier, a native and citizen of Lebanon, is a thief who likes to complain. According to court records, Bedier came to the United States and illegally obtained government welfare payments, a crime that prompted federal officials to launch deportation proceedings against him last year ... More >>
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 >>
Jose Medrano-Hernandez enjoys the genuine admiration of his girlfriend, his children, his neighbors and many of his past employers throughout Orange County, including in Newport Beach, Dana Point and Laguna Beach. They all insist Medrano-Hernandez worked hard all day at construction or handyman job ... More >>
David Giancola's documentary squeezes one last buck from Anna Nicole
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 recent American Civil Liberties Union report shows that sexual abuse of people in immigration detention facilities is a widespread, and likely underreported, issue in the U.S. Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the ACLU learned of almost 200 cases of alleged sexual abus ... 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?
But what's been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty
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: Hardest Worker in O.C.? Get 'em a Zoila! Comment by IRVINKNIGHT: 100 pesos says Yvette gives the Zoila award to either an illegal alien or a pregnant homeless girl.Comment by EVILTWIN: Another great article for "LA Opinion". Where it belongs!Comment by SHOULDNTBELIEVE: I have a bet ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"They came legally, though." --Idiot Iowa woman whose ancestors invaded the Americas on the Mayflower, in response to the issue of illegal immigration.
The big news on Grand Street is that longtime Orange County Register publisher N. Christian Anderson III is leaving the paper--pushed out, according to the Los Angeles Times, as "part of a company reorganization," according to the Reg. The Times story noted that Anderson--who Editor & Publisher myst ... 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 >>
If there's one thing the Anti-Immigrant All-Stars are good at, it's at spinning wild, wacky conspiracies about Mexicans. The latest going around, as I reported last week, was a supposed Mexican shit epidemic plaguing the streets of Dana Point. As the article points out, none of the day laborers inte ... 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
'Mexicans consume Chevys like mezcal'
Ryan Gene Williams has no chance this Novemberand thats why we like him
'And this one time . . . my balls itched. I washed them with Jim Beam and a paper towel.'
Handicapping the 06 Newport Beach Film Festival
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Rating the sides in the April 1 Arizona-Mexico border free-for-all