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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In theory, U.S. immigration officials only allow foreigners with good morals to become citizens, but in 1989 Mexican Bernard Gari beat the system. In the months leading up to his citizenship, Gari sexually molested two Orange County kids under the age of 14 and kept that ugly fact a secret from ... 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
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
[¡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?
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
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 >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
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 >>
Headline: Westminster Council Debates Arizona Immigration LawComment by HARRYWSMINSTR: What a great idea to leave it to the voters. All in favor say "Si".
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 >>
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
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Why U.S. immigration laws are still better than Mexico's
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 >>
UPDATED WITH CORRECTIONS AFTER THE JUMP. . . Citizenship applications that have been backlogged in Santa Ana for years must be processed in the next six months under a settlement announced today. The agreement also covers cases in the Los Angeles and San Bernardino areas.
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 >>
...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 >>
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!'
The year in Mexican-bashing
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
Tim Garcia is no anti-immigration martyr
Police investigate one of their own: Harald Martin
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