Author Archives: Sanctuary

Helen Silva (Silver as well), Elena Rafovna, Elena Almyashova, Elana Almyashova

comments: I have a huge concern about a woman that I suspect of being here on a student visa while never intending to go to school.  She and the man she is with are conning many people out of large sums of $ – She has contacted me from 3… Read more »

Schwarzenegger says illegal immigrants aren’t to blame for fiscal crisis

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greets former Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg at a forum in downtown L.A. Email Picture Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greets former Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg at a forum in downtown L.A. In a forum at the L.A. Times, he expresses frustration at opinions of opponents… Read more »

State seeks more federal aid for cost of keeping illegal immigrant inmates

A federal program pays less than 12% of the cost for noncitizen criminals. As California renews its bid for funding, some lawmakers are optimistic. By Richard Simon April 11, 2009 Reporting from Washington — Fifteen years after Congress promised that Washington would help states pick up the tab for imprisoning… Read more »

Georgia may make driver test English only

April 2, 2009 FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Georgia would require that new drivers take a written license test in English under a bill being considered by state lawmakers, and the proposal has some employers and immigrant advocates worried it would keep people unfamiliar with the language from being able… Read more »

Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

Email Picture Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press “The only way we’re going to be successful is to truly mount a comprehensive attack upon the cartels,” said Arizona Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard, left, with Justice Department officials William Hoover and Anthony Placido. Exploitation of illegal immigrants has become worse, officials… Read more »

Northeast Mo. town outraged over jilted lover killings, police say illegal immigrant confessed

By JIM SALTER |Associated Press Writer 1:04 PM EDT, March 20, 2009 In an undated photo released by the Hannibal Police Department, Manuel Cazares is seen in his booking mugshot in Hannibal , Mo. Cazares, 32, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the… Read more »

Immigrant college grads in legal limbo can’t get jobs

Undocumented, they pin hopes on DREAM Act 259 commentsby Daniel González – Feb. 27, 2009 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic In December, 11 undocumented-immigrant students who had been given private grants graduated from Arizona State University, some with honors. In May, nearly 40 more are expected to graduate, some with… Read more »

The ‘usual suspects’

Our view: Racial profiling concerns, record number of federal prosecutions for immigration offenses leave a community feeling under siege February 24, 2009 There’s but one plausible explanation for the arrest of 24 Hispanic men by federal immigration agents outside a Fells Point convenience store in 2007 – racial profiling. A… Read more »

Illegal immigrant T-Bones school bus killing four children

On February 19th a woman, Alianiss Nunez Morales, was driving a van that T-boned the school bus with such force it knocked the bus over on it’s side.  The bus was going south on Hwy. 23 a mile south of Cottonwood, Minnesota and the van being driven by Alianiss was… Read more »