This Admin, E-Verify, our law enforcement and more

Letters obtained by The Daily Caller show the Obama administration has acknowledged releasing illegal immigrants from law enforcement custody and back into the general U.S. population even when they are outside the qualifications outlined in the president’s new immigration policy.
A U.S. District Court judge today officially lifted an injunction against a section of Arizona’s immigration law referred to as the “show me your papers clause.”
In a simple three-paragraph ruling drafted jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice and lawyers for the state of Arizona, Judge Susan Bolton ordered that the injunction be dissolved against the Senate Bill 1070 provision. That provision, Section 2B, requires officers to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

Dallas suburb that’s pushed to ban illegal immigrant renters has new court hearing Wednesday

DALLAS ­ A Dallas suburb’s long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.

Farmers Branch was sued four years ago after it passed an ordinance allowing the city building inspector to evict any illegal immigrant renters. Its case will now go before the full membership of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, comprised of 10 active judges appointed by Republican presidents and just five by Democrats.

Corruption of our law enforcement is well underway and everyone that
could take action and stop it is asleep at the wheel
Mexican Attorney General liaison, Jesus Quinonez-Marquez who worked in the Baja California office pleaded guilty to federal racketeering (RICO) conspiracy today and will serve 97 months behind bars.
ICE employee arrested on illegal immigrant smuggling charge


PHOENIX – A Douglas woman who works for a federal immigration agency has been accused of using her home to stash illegal immigrants being smuggled into the U.S.

A federal criminal complaint obtained by The Arizona Republic shows Stella Peterson was arrested Aug. 31 after three illegal immigrants were found in her Douglas home. She is charged with harboring illegal aliens for profit. Her son was also arrested.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Amber Cargile says Peterson works as an assistant to investigators for Homeland Security Investigations in Douglas. She is on paid administrative leave.
The complaint says Peterson admitted she knew that her son had been using the house to harbor and smuggle illegal immigrants.

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71% of New Mexico Voters Oppose State’s Policy of Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Illegal AliensFriday, September 14, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA

A new poll conducted by The Albuquerque Journal found that 71% of New Mexico voters oppose the state’s law that allows illegal aliens to get a driver’s license. The paper found major opposition to the law across all ethnic groups, and only 21% of voters support the law. New Mexico passed a law that allows illegal aliens to get a driver’s license in 2003.
Gov. Susana Martinez urged New Mexico lawmakers to repeal the law after she was elected in 2010. Even then, 72% of New Mexico voters opposed the measure, so opposition has remained strong throughout the repeal debate. Legislation to repeal the law was passed by the State House in each of the last two years, but were killed in the State Senate.
Earlier this week, a study from the Insurance Research Council found that the driver’s license law has not reduced the number of uninsured drivers in the state. Supporters of the law claim that preventing illegal aliens from getting a driver’s license leads to more uninsured drivers on the road.
For more information, see The Albuquerque Journal.
Non-Citizen Voters Diluting the Rights and Privileges of Citizenship
Recommendations to Ensure the Integrity of Elections Outlined

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – A new Center for Immigration Studies’ (CIS) Backgrounder examines efforts by state electoral officials to verify the accuracy of voter registration lists and the federal government to deny state access to information allowing ineligible non-citizen voters to be identified. The report emphasizes the need for federal-state cooperation in ensuring the integrity of voter enrollment. By not actively working with the states, the federal government blurs the distinction between citizens and aliens, thus diluting the value of citizenship as defined by the US Constitution.

The report is online at


Oh, how things have changed in just a few years.

It was just 3 years ago that an E-Verify extension was in doubt, making Thursday’s near-unanimous House approval so significant.

To be clear, neither action was about mandating E-Verify for all employers. But for the government to even be allowed to offer E-Verify for voluntary use, the extensions had to be passed in 2009 and again this month.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved, with almost unanimous support, a bill that extends E-Verify for another 3 years. The electronic employment verification program, which NumbersUSA believes would have the biggest impact in ending the flow of illegal immigration to the United States, is set to expire at the end of the month, but, now that it’s passed through both chambers of Congress, we fully expect Pres. Obama to sign the extension into law.

The extension was offered in the Senate, by Democratic Senator Pat Leahy, where it passed with unanimous consent. The bill then showed up on Tuesday’s House calendar under a House procedure called “Suspension of the Rules”. The House suspends the rules when House Leaders believe the bill is “non-controversial” and has support of at least two-thirds of its Members. When the bill is brought to the floor, a motion to suspend the rules is raised. No amendments are offered and a two-thirds vote is required for passage. In many instances, there’s no roll call, just a voice vote. After coming to the floor on Tuesday, the vote was delayed until Thursday when it passed by a 412-to-3 margin.

E-Verify is now officially, in the minds of Congress and its Leaders, “non-controversial”. The E-Verify extension didn’t come without compromise, though. The bill also extends three small visa programs, including religious worker visas, investor visas, and cultural exchange visas.