Four days before his 23rd birthday in 2013, Minh Phu Tran walked away from his bedroom computer and an Internet chat with a pal about good partying drugs, answered the doorbell at his Placentia home and accepted what appeared to be a U.S. Postal Service delivery of a package he'd been expecting. Th ... More >>
A People's Republic of China businessman seeking special entry rights to the United States after investing $1 million in Berkeley Dog, Inc. restaurants in Orange County has lost the appeal of a Department of Homeland Security rejection of his "Immigration by Alien Entrepreneur" request. Lianming Zh ... More >>
See the latest updates at the bottom of the post ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 7, 6:03 A.M.: Saturday marked a national day of action against President Barack Obama's raging deportation mill, with rallies under the banners of "Not 1 More" and "2 Million 2 Many." The Orange County DREAM Team's (OCDT) actions ... 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 >>
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 >>
Two Pakistani males who unwittingly tried to sell 335.6 grams of methamphetamine for $12,000 in the Brea Mall parking lot to two confidential, government informants have both now been sentenced for their 2010 crime. We told you about the fate of 30-year-old, Orange County 7-Eleven clerk Noman Saeed ... 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 >>
With the help of a buddy, Pakistani national Noman Saeed, an Orange County 7-Eleven clerk, plotted to sell 12 ounces of methamphetamine for $12,000 at Brea Mall in November 2010.Saeed and partner Mohammad Masud hoped to split a $1,000 profit as a way to cushion their poor finances, according to cour ... More >>
Despite initially claiming post-2011 arrest innocence and implying that the FBI had manufactured a false case that she aided Middle East terrorists, an Orange County pharmacist has pleaded guilty and faces sentencing next month.Turkey native and legal U.S. resident Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma wor ... More >>
Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Miguel Lerma Jr. pleaded guilty today to forcibly raping one woman and raping a second who passed out after too much alcohol.The 33-year-old Fountain Valley resident, who faced up to 32 years in state prison based on an April 2011 statement from pro ... 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 >>
One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you incredibly horny. But if jail time is in the cards for suspects Cody Horn, 29, of Yorba Linda and Troy Olson, 44, of Norco, it's the former pill they'll want to keister. Both men face multiple charges related to a drug transaction involvin ... More >>
The bumbling federal agent who fired two gunshots at an innocent, unarmed man sitting in an SUV located between him and an occupied Anaheim elementary school won't be prosecuted, the Orange County District Attorney's office announced today.Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Justin Wiessner wi ... More >>
It's easy to complain about air travel, especially when TSA agents feel you up like it's prom night and then the guy behind you plops his flaking feet on your arm rest. But typically, the end reward is getting where you want to go in a conceivable amount of time. Not for Stephen Persaud. On May 11, ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Why are government officials protecting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who almost killed an innocent Anaheim man?
UPDATE, FEB. 20, 2:30 P.M.: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Ezequiel Garcia was asking for a transfer to be closer to his Murrieta home before Thursday evening's shootings that left Garcia dead and his supervisor Kevin Kozak wounded, the deceased's widow tells KCAL/Channel 9 News. ... More >>
The dying movement turns into a song-and-dance routine
ArroyoThe beginning of the end of an Orange County crime ring came with the late August 2009 arrest of a man, who was hiding near a shed in Oceanside, for being involved in a Laguna Beach jewelry store robbery. What authorities did not know at the time was he would be tied to another robbery earl ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 1, 1:44 A.M.: The discussion at last night's Occupy Santa Ana General Assembly revolved around the recent arrest of four Santa Ana activists currently in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department. The quartet was taken in early Wednesday morning when police descended on the Oc ... More >>
UPDATE, 2:39 p.m.: Francisco Javier Bravo, one of the arrested OC DREAMers, sent out an email to friends explaining the reasoning behind the protest."Hello Family/Friend/Ally," his email began. "Today I will be risking arrest to bring attention to one of my very important issues."
Eye GotchaGary Bender, a veteran biometrics expert who has been called an architect of the FBI's highly-touted fingerprint system, says he was tricked out of at least $940,800 by a business partner in Newport Beach.In a lawsuit filed this week in Orange County Superior Court, Bender alleges that ... 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 >>
UPDATE, APRIL 4, 3:24 P.M.: U.S. Customs & Border Protection officer Miguel Lerma Jr. has been charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation for allegedly attacking a woman in Garden Grove, plus one felony count of rape by use of drugs f ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment
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 >>
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Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
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 >>
No one ever criticizes Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) for the things he says because no one has ever heard him speak. But he apparently sends out emails that have caught the attention of a cross-denominational group of clergy folk who today sent Royce a letter asking him to stop using the phras ... More >>
The Final Solution: Alicia Robinson at the Daily Pilot takes over court duty in the Benito Acosta trial and finds ACLU lawyers continuing to press their point that Acosta’s arrest for speaking at a Costa Mesa city council meeting was “political.” At a 2006 public meeting, Mayor Allan Mansoor a ... More >>
Is Congresswoman Sanchez a whore orworsea Republican?
The AP wires are humming today with news that Brian Doyle, former deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has been sentenced. Doyle was caught sending sexually explicit messages to Sheriff's deputies posing as a 14-year-old girl named Ashlynne, for which he has been sentenced ... More >>
In a column in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Ray Lemoine, co-author of Babylon by Bus, recounted his recent brush with the Department of Homeland Security. Lemoine was stopped at JFK airport while returning from Dubai. He'd been red-flagged because of a former job. Lemoine isn't a retired shoe-bomb ... More >>
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