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Whistleblower Says IRS Managers Ignored Illegal-Alien ITIN Fraud

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

In WTHR’s latest report on Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) abuse and fraud, the Indianapolis NBC affiliate discussed revelations brought forward by an IRS whistleblower - "We were being told by upper management to ignore fraud, to assign ITIN numbers out refunds to peopl

Philanthropist Helps Illegal Aliens Go Home

Friday, January 7, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

Illegal aliens finding it more and more difficult to live illegally in the United States because of increased enforcement and a sluggish economy are getting some help through a new foundation.

ACORN Accused of Using Federal Money for Immigration Battle

Friday, September 18, 2009, 9:31 AM EDT

Phoenix, Ariz.
Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is subpoenaing financial data from ACORN saying that the group has used federal funds to campaign against his immigration enforcement efforts. He says the money was supposed to be used for housing and social services.

Border Patrol Agent Killed Near Mexican Border

Updated Monday, July 27, 2009, 8:50 AM EDT

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot last night while monitoring the area near Campo, California with a group of other agents. The agents reportedly encountered a group of men believed to be smugglers near one of the areas of spotty border fence coverage.

Tyson Foods Using E-Verify

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 10:18 AM EDT

The corporate team at Tyson Foods took a recent plant tour as an opportunity to communicate their hiring practices. The company employs more than 100,000 people with more than $26 billion in sales.

Hawaii Construction Industry Starts Campaign to Hire Legal Workers

Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 7:21 AM EDT

The Pacific Resource Partnership, a group comprised of construction industry leaders in Hawaii, has started a campaign to encourage their industry to hire legal workers, a local NBC affiliate in Honolulu reports.

Immigration Reduction Champion Wins “Mayor of the Year” Award

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 3:24 PM EDT

Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta, a hero to many across the country for his leadership in combating illegal immigration at the local level, has been named “Mayor of the Year” by the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association.

County’s Immigration-Enforcement Policies Draw Complaints But Not From Businesses, Voters

Friday, June 8, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

Frederick County Maryland’s reputation for cracking down on illegal immigration has drawn the ire of pro-illegal alien groups and prompted one to name County Board President Blaine Young to its “Hall of Shame” for 2012.

Terry Anderson Dies -- Popular 'Common Man' Speaker In Overalls & Angry L.A. Radio Voice Against Illegal Immigration

Updated Friday, July 9, 2010, 12:05 AM EDT

Terry Anderson
Longtime radio host and Immigration Champion Terry Anderson died on Wednesday. Anderson was known for voicing his opinion on the negative impacts that America's current immigration system has on Black Americans.

Border Patrol Shooting Suspect in Custody

Monday, July 27, 2009, 8:52 AM EDT

Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas
Mexican authorities say have the main suspect to the shooting of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas in custody. The Mexican federal police say that 36-year-old Ernesto Parra Valenzuela was carrying a border patrol issued pistol when he was taken into custody on Friday.

Bush Commutes Sentences for Ramos and Compean

Monday, January 19, 2009, 1:26 PM EDT

During his final full day in office, President Bush commuted the sentences of former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. The two former agents had been sentenced after their involvement in the shooting a now-convicted Mexican drug smuggler back in 2005.

Enforcement Crunch Causing Builders to Hire More Black Laborers

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5:14 PM EDT

Black laborers in the construction industry used to be the norm, but with the increased migration of Latin Americans, the construction industry slowly became more Latino. Washington D.C.

Pressure Forces Ga. County To Comply With Law, Check Eligibility for Public Benefits

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 1:41 PM EDT

In the wake of pressure from immigration reduction activist D.A. King and NumbersUSA members, Cobb County, Georgia will begin checking the immigration status of every applicant for a business license.

Rohrabacher Calls for National Day of Prayer for Ramos and Compean

Updated Monday, May 12, 2008, 4:15 PM EDT

Ramos & Compean
(May 8) Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has called for a National Day of Prayer for law enforcement officials and, specifically, for jailed Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are currently serving federal prison terms for wounding an illegal alien drug smuggler.

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Ark. AG certifies measure aimed at denying services to illegal immigrants

In the News - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Arkansas attorney general's office has cleared the way for signature-gathering by supporters of a proposed ballot measure requiring government agencies to verify that all those seeking public benefits in the state are legal U.S. residents.

By Andrew DeMillo -- Associated Press,0,4817822.story

E-Verify vilified as California company fires 260 undocumented workers

In the News - Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Even though E-Verify has been postponed until September of this year, one California company heeded the government’s warning and put all their employees through the verification process.

A Vernon, California food processing and packaging company, Overhill Farms, Inc. fired 260 workers who had given the company fraudulent Social Security numbers. The company found in a recent Internal Revenue Services audit that approximately 260 employees’ social security numbers were invalid.

San Diego Examiner

Pearce seeks to change police immigration policies

In the News - Friday, May 22, 2009

One of Arizona's staunchest critics of illegal immigration says politicians who don't aggressively enforce immigration laws should be removed from office.

Associated Press

E-Verify program confirming workers' legal status grows in popularity

In the News - Thursday, May 14, 2009

E-Verify is an effective way to attack the jobs magnet for illegal immigrants, said Roy Beck, executive director of Numbers USA, which favors stricter controls on immigration. Beck said he hoped the increase in funding would result in more employers signing up.

"If there aren't jobs, they stop coming," he said. "We would rather solve the immigration problems not with people wearing uniforms and guns but simply with papers, just running someone through the computer."

By Anna Gorman - Los Angeles Times,0,7963143.story

Personal pain from the front lines of immigration reform battle

In the News - Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Margaret Heintz sputtered in frustration.

"There's nothing we can do," the Marshalltown, Iowa, woman said to her daughter, Mona Kilborn, when they talked about their shared point of aggravation -- illegal immigrants.

"Mom, you can do something," Kilborn said. "You can write your congressman. I'll even get you the address."

So in September 2007, the 90-year-old Heintz put pen to paper for her first letter to a politician. Two weeks later, she died at the hands of an illegal immigrant.

"Ironic, isn't it?" Kilborn said. "This one issue, it's changed our lives forever....""

Bekah Porter, (Dubuque, IA) Telegraph Herald, 13 May 2009

Senator not surprised by illegals bill vote

In the News - Friday, April 3, 2009

Colorado state Sen. Ted Harvey said he wasn't surprised to learn that a key vote on a bill to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants had been rescheduled after he went out of town to care for an Alzheimer's-afflicted relative in deteriorating health.

Mr. Harvey, a Republican, had planned to vote against Senate Bill 170 when it came up at the Friday committee hearing. After Mr. Harvey flew to Florida on Tuesday morning, however, Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee moved up the vote to Wednesday.

By Valerie Richardson -- Washington Times

Md. schools forbid illegals head count

In the News - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"The Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday said Frederick County officials are prohibited by federal law from seeking a count of how many illegal immigrants are in the county school system....

"What the Supreme Court says is that you cannot deny the public education. The same Supreme Court decision doesn't talk about [the Board of Education's] ability to provide information," Mr. Jenkins said.

Mr. Jenkins said that if the number of illegal immigrants in the school system were known, taxpayers would know more about where their money is going. He also said that if the head count were taken, the county could ask the federal government to help fund the education of those without legal status"

Mark Chenoweth, Washington Times, March 25, 2009

Montgomery County, Md. Proposes Changes to Immigration Policy

In the News - Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A proposal, developed by Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger, asks for the approval to question suspects, arrested of violent crimes and weapons offenses, about their immigration status, a complete reversal in a county where government officials, for years, refused to do so even when neighboring jurisdictions adopted the practice.

By Joe Slaninka - Montgomery (Md.) County Sentinel

Bush Pardons Exclude Ramos and Compean

In the News - Wednesday, December 24, 2008

President Bush granted clemency to 20 people Tuesday, including a man who was convicted of delivering planes used by Israel in its 1948 war of independence and a real estate developer whose father has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates and the party.

By Ben Conery , Washington Times

ICE detainees arrive in Grand Island

In the News - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday marked the start of housing federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in the new Hall County Jail.

"We got our first vanload today," Supervisor Scott Arnold said at a county board meeting Tuesday.

He chairs the county's Corrections Steering Committee.

Arnold wasn't certain how many detainees were in a "vanload" and Corrections Director Fred Ruiz had already left Tuesday's county board meeting prior to Arnold providing an update to other supervisors on the ICE contract.

Tracy Overstreet, Grand Island (Ne.) Independent, December 9, 2008