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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…

Fla. Atty. Gen. Lies About Immigration Checks

Frowning upon police departments that donâ??t check immigration status, the attorney general in a state with a large undocumented population assures his law enforcement agencies verify suspectsâ?? immigration status when in fact they donâ??t. On the heels of violent crimes committed nationwide by previously convicted illegal immigrants, some states are…

Federally Probed N.J. Mayor Vanishes

Under federal investigation for lying about his U.S. military service to illegally collect veteransâ?? benefits, the scandal-plagued mayor of Atlantic City New Jersey has disappeared and fellow city officials want him removed from office. For nearly a year, the first-term Democrat mayor (Robert Levy) of the seaside gambling resort has…

Sen. Boxer To Halt Immigration Enforcement

In a shameless effort to gain additional Congressional seats, California Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer has attached an amendment to a spending bill that will block federal immigration enforcement until after the 2010 census. The idea is to count all illegal immigrants in the next official U.S. Census, which will more…

Housing Secretary Under Investigation

A Bush cabinet member recently investigated by the agency he heads for illegally granting contracts based on political affiliation is now under FBI investigation for getting a friend a lucrative no-bid government deal. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson evidently helped a friend get $392,000 over a period…

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