See Update No. 2 on Page 2 about a federal judge in Texas setting a hearing date for Orly Taitz's "emergency request" aimed at border crossers. Update No. 1 is on the Department of Justice's response to Taitz. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 9:05 A.M.: Texas likes to brag about wooing businesses away fro ... More >>
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Ya know, you try to write positively about illegal immigrants--defend them against haters, hail their good, blah blah blah--and then a case like the one of Antonia Benitez comes along that wakes up the Jim Gilchrist in you. Such is the story of Antonia Benitez. Not only is she an illegal immigrant ... More >>
Yesterday, we sang the praises of Los Tigres del Norte by revealing their best B-sides, so to speak; today, we tackle 10-1. Methinks everyone will agree with half of my choices, dispute three of them, and ridicule my top choice--enjoy!
Few Christian congregations are more notorious in Orange County for forgetting Matthew 19:24 (you know, the whole camel thing where Jesus essentially says the rich are going to Hell) than Mariners Church in Irvine. That's the church where Reverend Kenton Beshore essentially makes excuses for Jesus' ... More >>
In an October 25 ruling, a federal judge decided that Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a reasonable records search in response to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The case follows a June 2010 ICE raid on Terra Universal factory in Fullerton where 43 undo ... More >>
Victor Salazar, who was found guilty in March of molesting three boys in his counseling office at a Fullerton children's home, was recently sentenced to four years and six months in state prison and a mandatory lifetime rap as a sex offender.At sentencing, statements were read to the judge on behal ... More >>
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 >>
OK State Senate websiteSenator ShorteySoylent Green will not be manufactured in Oklahoma. Not if that state senator Ralph Shortey gets his way. The freshman Republican introduced a bill this week in the state legislature "prohibiting the sale or manufacture of food or products which contain abort ... More >>
It's fair to say there are probably quite a few pissed-off potheads in Huntington Beach.Why? Well, because a ton -- 2,600 pounds, to be exact -- of fresh Mexican weed will never make into their pipes.On Nov. 12, law enforcement officials found a boat filled with about $1 million worth of weed alo ... More >>
After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Brito children embarked on a two-year journey trying to navigate life in the United States on their own
ICEA fake graduation ceremony at the fake school, California Union University. Hundreds of "students" "attended" Fullerton's "California Union University," a school with possibly no books or classes or teachers.It was a school run by 66-year-old pastor Samuel Chai Cho Oh, who was sentenced on Monday ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 13, 5:26 P.M.: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has informed the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) that it is dropping deportation proceedings against Isaura Garcia. Meanwhile, Joseph Huprich, the woman's pro bono attorney, says Ga ... More >>
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 >>
Headline: Police Investigating Gang-Related Shooting Comment by PABLOAMIGOUSA: This incident is another embarassment to me and the Mexican people!Comment by DAN18NY: Give it a rest amigo. An embarrassment to human kind is more like it. Is the shooter in Arizona an embarrassment to white people? n ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Anaheim cop Bradley Stewart Wagner's former lawyer dooms his chances of getting out of his guilty plea to sexually assaulting illegal immigrants.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
According to the Los Angeles Times, federal immigration officials staged a workplace raid at French Gourmet, a popular French establishment in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. Unlike the highly publicized workplace raids under George W. Bush, this resulted in the arrest of the owner, Michel M ... More >>
Leece: Promises and liesCosta Mesa is in the national news again due to its Know Nothing, hate-group-loving mayor Allan Mansoor and his use of city policies for grandstanding. Last night, he helped push a resolution naming the city a "Rule of Law City," whatever the hell that means. Seriously: Th ... More >>
Headline: Woman's Fatal Death Not RandomComment by mark8787: Wow.... figured it would be vietnamese. You see im [sic] telling you that there needs to be some investigating going on in the Asian community because everyone thinks mexicans are illegal... well Asian's [sic] have bigger secrets.
Headline: Fugitive Accused of Molesting Nine-Year-Old Girl SurrendersComment by southoc: Thank you illegal immigration for all the benefits you have brought this state.Comment by thisisfun32: what the hell did he smell like burritos when he turned himself in or something? I wonder is [sic] he wa ... More >>
Because they were busy with other coyotes they'd pulled over on the side of the highway, Border Patrol agents didn't flag down Karim Hussein Al Nasser in October 2003, though they suspected that he too was transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico into the U.S. through an Arizona Indian reservatio ... More >>
In honor of the wearing of the green, one of my all-time favorite ¡Ask a Mexican! back-and-forths, one so scandalous it got a man suspended from work:Dear Mexican: Why do spics and micks get along so well? Is it because both races are drunk, fornicating, degenerate Catholics?Don MulletinoDear Mick: ... 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 >>
...has to be the one they ran last week asking readers what "is the most effective way to stop illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border?" Reporter Amy Taxin sure knows her audience--of the options available, none included "open the borders ala the European Union," "reform the current immi ... More >>
*Updated, with grammatical erros bolded The last time I saw Glenn Spencer (founder of the frothingly anti-immigrant American Patrol), the portly man was sporting a huge smile as a race riot erupted around him. The occasion was a Dec. 8, 2001 rally in front of Anaheim City Hall, where Spencer and hi ... More >>
My life as 'The Mexican'
Back in January 2004, I wrote this article about KFI-AM 640 bumping my favorite night-time radio show, Coast to Coast AM, from its regular 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot and replacing it with right-wing wacko John Ziegler. Coast to Coast AM was the only KFI show that wasn't hosted by a right wing wacko and ... More >>
Loaves and Fishes: Tales of toast and sushi and the Strawberry Fest
Because it is THE place to read shit like this... . . . [George W. Bush] lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic--it's just not going to work." Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to ... More >>
'Use your BRAINS, eat your BEANS!'
Lopez rises from political graveyard to lead immigrants againbut will he harm more than heal?
We're about as open borders as you can get, but even we rolled our eyes when a group of students announced a press conference outside SanTana's Valley High School this afternoon at 3:30 to talk about the walk outs of the last week. Done via blast e-mail, the press release is titled "SANTA ANA STUDNE ... More >>
Is Costa Mesa being putsched to the right?
Controversial cop voted off school board, but his spirit may linger
Sanchez staunchly supports Harald Martins INS jail program
OC hotels stop labor organizing by asking employees one question: Are you here legally?
The anti-immigration activist has a new plan to send Mexicans packing
Why the poor resort to backroom injections