It was three years ago when journalist Jose Antonio Vargas publicly admitted he was an undocumented immigrant in a New York Times essay; such a bold act not only won him praise for his courage, but also made Vargas the most prominent face of the immigration movement and strengthened his efforts to r ... More >>
Armando is my third interviewee of the night, the one I want to write about. Unlike some of the other deportees, he doesn't seem beaten down by his fate. He smiles a lot and exudes confidence. His black hair is pulled into a tight ponytail. He brings a lightness to our conversations that the others ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 about seven people being arrested at the immigration-reform rally outside Rep. Ed Royce's Brea office today. Update No. 1 on the next page is about organizers expecting 300 people demonstrators. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 26, 7:06 A.M.: Spearheaded by a Korean-American group, ... More >>
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent today admitted guilt for his role in a bribery scheme that illegally funneled confidential Department of Homeland Security records to a Los Angeles immigration lawyer, doctored information in secret databases and sanctioned sham marriage ... More >>
The American public must be let in on what's going on behind closed doors regarding the federal government's attempts to preserve the full force of its controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, a UC Irvine law professor argues."There's a public right to know about issues surr ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how many cases of leprosy come from Mexico per year?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do they always yell, 'Cu-le-ro' at bands they love?
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 >>
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 >>
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in partnership with St. Anselm Community Center in Garden Grove, hosts an information session today helping immigrants better understand the naturalization process.Topics covered include the content of the naturalization test, free educational re ... More >>
It has been more than one year since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed controversial anti-immigrant legislation SB1070 into law provoking a swift activist response that stretched all the way to the music community in the form of the Sound Strike boycott. Since that time, and in the wake of cert ... More >>
It's a little confusing, but no less a victory for illegal immigrant college students. While the national DREAM Act, an immigration bill aimed at providing a path to citizenship for young people, died in the U.S. Senate--and possibly forever--last year, the California DREAM Act is very much alive ... 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: 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 >>
Thousands of people around the world have signed petitions calling for the release of a Cal State Fullerton student and her mother, who have been shuffled around detention facilities and were sitting in a Santa Ana Jail cell at last report. Biology major Regina Husman, who is vice president of th ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is "deeply concerned" over federal immigration agents detaining and initiating deportation proceedings against an immigrant worker who filed a federal class action lawsuit against a Fullerton-based firm in August for labor and civil rights violations. ... More >>
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 >>
I think that if someone were to show Barbara Coe a Mexican illegal immigrant who graduated from college and is going on to graduate school--in other words, an illegal that has scholastically accomplished more than she can even comprehend--the head witch of the California Coalition for Immigration ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
As we told you here, five days after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition in March against the federal government for locking up Jose Antonio Franco in a Santa Ana detention facility, officials released the mentally retarded immigrant who had been living in Costa Mesa ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseUPDATE: The public onsale is Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com On July 23, Rage Against the Machine will be performing in LA for the first time in 10 years to support organizations combating SB 1070, Arizona's immigration law. The Sound Strike, Zack de la Rocha's or ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, whose coverage area includes Orange County, and the ACLUs of Northern California, San Diego and Imperial Counties and 26 other affiliates, issued an Arizona travel alert today.Arizona's response?"Meh."
UPDATE: The Orange City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to declare itself a "rue the law," I mean, "rule of law" city, and to support Arizona SB 1070 and to shit on cities that are opposed to it. So there! It's getting so that it will be news if an Orange County city does vote to support Arizona' ... More >>
Facebook.com/Make-city-of-Santa-Ana-a-sanctuary-cityPretty soon, you may be able to stand on the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa border and place one foot in a so-called "sanctuary city" and the other in a so-called "rule of law city."A new Facebook group has formed in support of making Santa Ana a sanctuar ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] ¡A la chingada with Arizona's SB 1070!
Greetings, racist psychobabble fans!Every Friday, we'll bring you this innovative and occasionally interactive web column featuring the five most racist comments by Register readers. Okay, so maybe there's some racist comments we'll miss, but with so much to choose from, who cares? (Feel free to ale ... More >>
Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR
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
Its all anti-illegal talk at the Tom Tancredo rally at the Nixon library
'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
'A long and sordid history of trampling over civil liberties'
Mondays student walkout shows the past aint dead. It isnt even passed
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.'
Congressional candidate’s supporters wage war against Minuteman founder Gilchrist
Who lives the better life?
Columnist Michelle Malkin finds home amongst local immigrant-bashers
Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden