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Arlington Virginia Protest Against Gov.Bob McDonnell’s War Against Immigrants

Protest at Arlington DMV Against McDonnell Passing New Law To Prevent Legal Immigrants From Obtaining Proper ID

Arlington Va- To protest Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s draconian, heavy handed and ridiculous assault on the immigrant community, Tenants and Workers United staged a protest in front of the Arlington, Virginia branch of the DMV on Wednesday, September 15, with nearly one hundred people and members of LiUNA present in solidarity. McDonnell dropped any pretense of “only targeting illegal immigrants” by specifically assaulting the rights of legal, documented immigrants by disqualifying the government-issued “Temporary Protected Status” card as a form of acceptable identification to obtain a driver’s license.

In the wake of the deaths of three Benedictine nuns by a Bolivian national who was driving under the influence, McDonnell ordered the Virginia DMV to disqualify the “Temporary Protected Status” card as an acceptable form of government-issued identification for people to obtain driver’s licenses from the state of Virginia. The TPS identification is the primary (and in many cases, only) proof of legal residency for asylum seekers or other people who are legitimately working through the immigration system.

Protesters decried the disastrous effects this new legislation would bring to the immigrant community, as legal residents who depend on their ability to drive to earn a living will now be severely crippled. Glenda Herman, a US citizen, participated at today’s rally and put it plainly: “My husband has TPS and in two years will lose his driver’s license because of the Governor’s decision. Then he will lose his job as a driver. […] What future do my children have? How will we pay for college? How will we pay for food?”

Laborers International Union of North America Standing for the Rights of the People

The “law and order” facade of the anti-immigrant movement continues to wear thin. How do they expect anyone to have any respect for the law when they make it a crime to be brown?

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Arizona’s Sam Crump Get’s PUNKED!!!!!!

We are huge fans of the brilliant videographer Dennis Gilman aka Humanleague002.

He is amazing at exposing the BS the good people of AZ are facing right now and puts his work together brilliantly.

In his latest video he confronts joker Sam Crump, who is running for congress, on his made up “facts” *cough* *cough* about “TERRORISTS!!!!”

We would laugh, but it is AZ and we know how stupid AZ politics are, so we just feel sorry for the sane people down there.

Report from Humanleague002

I caught former State Rep. Sam Crump doing interviews with the media outside Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse last week while waiting for the first Lawsuit against SB 1070 to finish. Since KTAR and others lacked the integrity to challenge Crump on his info, I felt obligated to at least try.

Crump boasts he co-sponsored SB 1070 and also is proud of supporting Arizona’s Employer Sanctions law which has cost tax payers almost 6 million dollars and netted only 2 convictions in 3 years. He is now running for Congress in CD3. Like most Republican Politicians he uses fear to motivate people to vote for him and disregards facts about the Arizona border and immigration. So far they’ve misinformed the public on murder, rape, welfare, kidnappings, beheadings, disease and even terrorism. But what disturbs me the most is the lack of respect they show towards human life…..unless it’s one white rancher.

Political opportunists like Russell Pearce, Jan Brewer and others cannot stop exploiting the unsolved murder of Robert Krantz yet never mention the murders of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father by Minutemen or the more recent murder of Juan Verela now listed as a hate crime. White privilege is alive and well in Arizona. It has become perfectly acceptable in most circles.


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Conservative Legal Group Takes Up Defense With Friend of Nazis

Author of SB1070 Russell Pearce Has a Close Relationship to Local AZ Neo-Nazi J.T.Ready

As whacked out as the conservative movement has been as of late, they usually are careful about aligning themselves with those who play with neo-Nazis.

Looks like this isn’t the case with conservative legal group Judicial Watch who in the past have had a pretty good reputation for judicial activism and even have gone after their own side for the sake of honesty.

What happened?
They sold out to the big money funders of the anti-immigration movement and now they are standing in legal support of the author of the AZ “papers please” law Russell Pearce, who also happens to be bosom buddies with known AZ neo-Nazi J.T. Ready.
About Pearce and his Nazi connections from the Phoenix New Times

One thing that toupee will not hide is Pearce’s bigotry towards Mexicans and his unsavory connections to outright neo-fascists, such as Mesa’s J.T. Ready, who recently took part in a neo-Nazi demonstration in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. After the demo, members of the swastika-wearing National Socialist Movement and fellow travelers retired to a local farm where they lit giant swastikas afire, listened to hate-core music, slam-danced, and barbecued a Mexican and an Israeli flag. Ready also keeps a page on the NSM’s NewSaxon.org, a racist MySpace, “for Whites, by Whites.” And he’s attended the local neo-Nazi National Vanguard’s Winterfest event. Reportedly in his Scottish kilt. Ooh-la-la.

Ready’s a supporter of Pearce, and at a June anti-immigration rally at the State Capitol, the prejudiced pair spent almost all of their time with each other. They even appeared smiling and arm-in-arm in photos. In any other state, such damning pics would signal the end of a politician’s career. Here in AZ, they’re shrugged at by those in the nativist movement. That’s because so many nativists see nothing wrong with neo-Nazis or their beliefs, beliefs which dovetail with their own.

But in 2006, when Pearce was caught forwarding an anti-Semitic e-mail to his supporters — an e-mail from the neo-Nazi National Alliance, even Republicans bagged on him. None other than ultra-right Congressman J.D. Hayworth withdrew his support for Pearce’s reelection to the State House. Hayworth lost to Democrat Harry Mitchell, and Pearce was reelected, despite the e-mail eff-up and despite his previous endorsement of the Eisenhower administration’s “Operation Wetback,” a 1954 INS deportation program. The voters in Pearce’s State House district apparently had no problem with his views.

Does this phase the Washington DC based conservative group?

Apparently not!

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton Brags About Representing the AZ Pal of Neo-Nazis; Russell Pearce

Pearce wants a say in challenge to law

by Associated Press (July 14th, 2010 @ 4:59pm) 5

PHOENIX – The lawmaker who wrote Arizona’s new immigration law wants to have a say in a legal challenge to the law.
State Sen. Russell Pearce and other supporters of the law asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday for permission to file a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit by civil rights groups that are seeking to overturn the law.

Pearce was joined in the request by the union representing 17,000 Border Patrol agents and 18 congressmen from states such as California, Colorado, Indiana, Wyoming, Texas and North Carolina.

The watchdog group Judicial Watch also says it planned to make a filing on Pearce’s behalf to become part of a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice filed in a bid to invalidate the law.


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Video-A tale of two cities-NYC & DC Protest Major League Baseball to Boycott AZ!

This happened July 8 2010, when activists in both Washington DC and New York City came out to perform civil disobedience and hold rallies to demand Major League Baseball keep the All Star games out of Arizona. Protesters urged Major League Baseball to honor the boycott against SB1070, the racist anti-immigrant law.

Luckily for you, we had people shooting video in both places– and with some creative editing we are able to show you what happened in both cities!

July 8, 2010:

Activists gathered in New York City and Washington, DC to urge Major League Baseball to honor the boycott of Arizona and move the upcoming All-Star Games from Phoenix. In Washington, protesters conducted civil disobedience in the offices of Baker-Hostetler, a law firm and lobbying organization representing Major League Baseball. Activists in New York meanwhile staged a rally in front of the headquarters of Major League Baseball.

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With the threat of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s next mass concentration camp round up only a few weeks away our Mike Flugennock has done it again with one of his powerful cartoons:

By Mike Flugennock

Please feel free to grab the full size to download and print and paste or handout everywhere!!!


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ICE Raid Overkill in Orange County CA, 43 People Taken Into Custody.

These Kinds of Raids are a Repeat of Bad History

Who ever thought that in 2010 and in the supposed free country of the United States we would witness a repeat of history from one of the most gruesome moments in time.

These raids are becoming more aggressive and we the people just stand idle and look the other way.

Even worse is the incredibly vocal minority that justifies this goon-squad mentality with nationalist talking points about what constitutes a “true American.” As if the people who crossed hundreds of miles of burning desert on foot are any less human than someone who happened to be lucky enough to be born to American parents.

From the Orange County Register

ICE agents raid manufacturer in Fullerton
2010-06-29 12:11:15

FULLERTON – Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a manufacturing plant Tuesday morning and took 43 people into custody, officials said.

At about 8:30 a.m., ICE agents executed a federal search warrant at Terra Universal Inc. on South Raymond Avenue where they took a group of people into custody to be processed on suspected immigration violations, said Lori Haley, an ICE spokeswoman.

The 43 are suspected of being in the country illegally, she added.

The number could drop if ICE determines that some suspects should be released for humanitarian reasons such as medical issues, child or elder care issues, Haley said.

Because the search warrant is under seal and the raid is part of an ongoing criminal investigation, no other information was immediately available, Haley said.

Terra describes itself as a leading designer, builder and equipper of cleanrooms and laboratories since 1976.

An immigration lawyer for Terra decried the raid as overkill, saying it lead to a shutdown that cost the company $250,000 in lost business.

“This was like using a SWAT team to arrest a jaywalker,” attorney David Ross said.

Terra employs about 150 at its administrative and manufacturing complex in Fullerton, which totals about 115,000 square feet.

According to Ross, about 30 armed ICE agents “invaded” the company and initially detained the entire workforce – “of which at least 100 are American citizens,” he said.

Ross said the search warrant was limited to employment records, but that ICE agents shut down the entire company, including shipping, sales, engineering and marketing.

At one point, ICE agents shut down the phone and computer systems too, Ross said.

“All the agents had to do was check the employment records,” Ross said.

The company is “assiduous” about hiring people who conform to the law, Ross said.

“Terra Universal completely complies with immigration law, and has done so for many years,” he added.

Ross said he anticipates that most of the 43 people detained will be released.

Contact the writer: 714-704-3764 or ghardesty@ocregister.com


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Arizona: It’s All About Racism and $$$$$’s

Arizona Rep John Kavanagh the epitomi of Racism and Greed

It appears that the legislators of AZ not only dislike the immigrants from south of the border because of their race, but, because of their lack of wealth.
From Terry Greene Sterling

“Rep. Kavanaugh announced that “illegals” who were Canadians could “stay” in Arizona because they have money and buy real estate.”

The fact that the immigrant community makes up a good deal of the AZ working class labor force has them viewed by the elected officials as the both disposable and not even human, hence, tag as “aliens”.

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