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. . .cuz Ize gots soooo much love for ya. flowers

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Illegal alien ban adopted
By: KEITH PHUCAS, Times Herald Staff

BRIDGEPORT - Borough Council adopted an ordinance banning illegal aliens from working or renting residences in Bridgeport Tuesday.

The vote, which was 6-0 at Tuesday's council meeting, approved the Illegal Immigration Relief Act with a minor amendment.

Also, council approved an amended ordinance governing rental properties requiring landlords to register and maintain housing units. Owners not living in houses are required to appoint "agents" who must live within a 10-mile radius of Bridgeport.

The rental registration measure authorizes Bridgeport's police, fire officials, code enforcement officer or director of public works to enforce the housing ordinance.

The part of the ordinance governing occupancy limits, which is based on the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code, prohibits overcrowding housing units.

Eddie Cruz, executive director of Accion Communal Latino Americana de Montgomery County (ACLAMO), protested the Illegal Immigration Relief Act and said his group may file a legal challenge against the "divisive" measure.

"It is obvious to me the ordinance could be used to foment an atmosphere of profiling," Cruz said.

Before the measure was approved, the ACLAMO official asked council to "reconsider this ordinance" and to table the proposal.

Elizabeth Vazquez, enforcement coordinator for Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County, also raised concerns about the potential "disparate impact" the measure could have on her organization's mission.

According to the agency's Web site, the group works to ensure equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, gender, age, disability, familial status or national origin.

Councilwoman Juanita Coover first proposed the ban at a council workshop Aug. 8.

In July, the city of Hazleton and New Jersey's Riverside Township passed measures restricting undocumented individuals from holding jobs or renting property. The Hazleton ordinance also made English the city's official language.

Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act fines landlords $1,000 for each illegal alien tenant renting property and has the power to suspend business licenses of those employing undocumented workers.

On Aug. 15, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and several immigration rights groups challenged the Hazleton law on constitutional grounds.

The groups filed the suit on behalf of 11 Hazleton residents and business owners and three nonprofit groups, according to the ACLU-PA's Web site.

After Hazleton's legal challenge, Bridgeport council asked borough solicitor Sal Bello to review the lawsuit and revise its proposed measure.

The Hazleton suit claims the ordinance violates the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, because it seeks to override federal law and the exclusive federal power over immigration.

©The Times Herald 2006

Fab: Hey ricardo, these folks actually filed law suits! Eek You better tell 'em they need to "get over it," cause according to YOU...illegal immigration is much like recieving a parking ticket. LOL. too damn funny. YOU crazy. lol
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Convicted sexual predator caught trying to re-enter U.S.
Alamogordo Daily News
By John Bear, Staff Writer
Article Launched:10/24/2006 11:49:40 AM MDT

A Mexican national previously convicted for predatory criminal sexual assault of a minor was apprehended near Columbus, Thursday, attempting to cross the border, thanks in part, to a recently implemented finger printing system.

The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System was first put into use by United States Customs and Border Protection in 2004, according to a press release. It allows border patrol agents to run illegal aliens' finger prints into the FBI's criminal database and discover information about potential criminal histories of illegal immigrants.

The man, a 39 year old from the state of Durango, was part of a group of people who had just entered the country illegally. The finger print check revealed he had been convicted of sex crimes against a minor in Chicago, Illinois and had served six years in Joilet State Prison.

Border Patrol could not be reached for comment but an agent did via email decline to give the man's name citing department policy.

A subsequent call to the Luna County Detention Center, where the man is incarcerated, proved fruitless, as did a call to the United States Marshall Service. A representative at both institutions said the sheer volume of individuals processed

Fab: ricardo, don't these folk KNOW, when it comes to illegal immigration, it ain't nothing but a parking ticket scenaro?
Fab: ricardo, I'm just tryna 'share' the love, that's all. Wink

Posted by Andy Wise
Property owner "didn't know" about prostitution in her home

Oct 24, 2006 04:16 PM PDT

MEMPHIS, TN -- She read the names on the federal indictment: "Leon, Flores, Reyes-Santillan..." and said she didn't recognize a single one.

But the indictment says one or more of the illegal aliens pimped other illegals out of Joyce Maharrey's rental house at 1104 North Holmes Road.

"I (didn't) know," said Maharrey. "They were good (tenants). Never give me no problem or nothing. They paid the rent on time, everything."

Maharrey said it was an English-speaking woman with the last name "Sanders" who paid the rent -- that's why she couldn't identify her tenants listed in the indictment.

Raul Santillan-Leon, Raymundo Flores, Fernando Reyes-Santillan, Ramiro Sanchez-Garcia, Diego Cortes-Barrientos, Rafael Cortes-Barrientos, Martin Moreno, Eliseo Cortes-Barrientos, Rodolfo Cortes-Barrientos and Cristobal Flores Angeles were each named in the 15-count indictment on charges they harbored illegal alien women at six Memphis properties, enticed them to prostitution and laundered the profits.

"They had a number of people involved in the operation, and it continues to be an ongoing investigation," said U.S. Attorney David Kustoff at a news conference Monday.

According to the federal indictment, the customers would use poker chips or beads to show proof of purchase -- a system that came crashing down as part of operation "Latina Libre" earlier this month. The indictment said postings at the properties advertised $30 could buy a customer 15 minutes with an illegal alien.

At the suspects' initial court appearance Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Parker confirmed each of them is an illegal alien, too. None of them speaks English. None of them has an attorney. One of them, Raymundo Flores, is still at large.

Potential clients continue to cruise the former brothels in their truck to see it they're still open for business. Neighbors like Johnny Riley said it's been going on for months.

"You know they don't belong on this street because this is a circle and not that much traffic on it so you can tell it don't take long to tell what's going on," said Riley.
All this fuss about "nothing," right, ricardo? Wink

Border News

Mexico drafts resolution criticizing proposed U.S. border fence
Associated Press
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.24.2006

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government said Monday that it is drafting a resolution for the United Nations Human Rights Council criticizing U.S. plans to build hundreds of miles of fencing on its southern border.

Mexican Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, who is president of the 47-member council, said the resolution will denounce the fence for violating human rights and driving undocumented migrants to cross the border in more remote and dangerous areas.
The resolution will be presented to the council next week, he said.

The United States is an observer but not a member of the council, which this year replaced the widely discredited U.N. Human Rights Commission.

At the council's first sessions this year, members failed to reach agreement on the most hotly debated issues such as on human rights violations in Sudan.
Last month, the U.S. Senate approved the bill to build 700 miles of border fencing and President Bush has said he will sign it into law – despite pleas from the Mexican government for a veto.

Mexican President Vicente Fox has called the plans "shameful" and compared it to the Berlin Wall.
There are an estimated 11 million Mexicans living in the United States, about half whom don't have the proper documentation.

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