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Trial In Ohio Political Corruption Scandal

A federal trial this week in Akron could be the final chapter in a two-year public corruption scandal that has rocked Ohio politics with more than a dozen convictions, including a former Republican governor. The scandal emerged from a 2005 case that began with a prominent Republican donor (Tom Noe)…

9th Circuit Lets Convicted Immigrant Stay In U.S.

Claiming that the crime was not base, vile or depraved, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling calling for the deportation of a Mexican immigrant convicted of having sex with a minor. Alberto Quintero was convicted and served an 11-month prison sentence after admitting that he had…

Irving, TX Criminal Immigrant Program Called Racist

A Texas cityâ??s program to get rid of criminal immigrants has led to more than 1,600 deportations and furious Latino rights advocates will rally at City Hall this weekend to block further implementation because they say the measure is racist and discriminatory. Irvingâ??s Criminal Alien Program simply checks the immigration…

Federal Earmarks For Campaign Cash

A grand jury has subpoenaed a congressional aide in the corruption investigation of the top Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, California Representative Jerry Lewis. A well-connected 15-term U.S. Congressman, Lewis has been under federal investigation for nearly a year and he has spent close to $1 million on…

Judges Rule Against Immigration Laws

A pair of federal judges on opposite sides of the country handed the U.S. governmentâ??s efforts to curb illegal immigration serious defeats in separate rulings this week. On the same day that a San Francisco judge blocked the government from implementing a plan to crack down on businesses that hire…

Jersey City Judges In Ticket Fixing Scandal

Almost half of the municipal court judges in New Jerseyâ??s second-largest city are being investigated by the state Attorney General for illegally fixing tickets for friends and family and several have already resigned. The scandal has severely depleted Jersey Cityâ??s busy municipal court system, which has a total of 10…

Texas Mayors Risk National Security

The mayors of three U.S. cities along the Mexican border are jeopardizing national security by refusing to give the federal government access to their land to build a fence that will protect the nation from terrorists and illegal aliens. Finally acknowledging the damage caused by illegal immigration, drug smuggling and…

Team Work Helps Catch Violent Immigrants

Recently increased cooperation among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies is responsible for the newfound success of a crucial program that targets violent gang members living in the U.S. illegally. Although Operation Community Shield was launched in early 2005 to rid the nation of violent illegal immigrants it wasnâ??t…

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