The Florida Legislature is kind of like that family friend who comes and crashes your pad for two weeks, rearranges everything in your cupboards, tells you exactly what kind of person you are, and then leaves so you can live in the mess they just created. After two more quick months of politicking ... More >>
Shining Beacon of Light Marco Rubio called President Obama's first draft on immigration reform "dead on arrival" yesterday, saying that the president's bill "repeats the failures of past legislation" and that the bill will die as soon as it enters the hallowed halls of Congress just like every past, ... More >>
A group of eight Democratic senators and Republican senators have decided to stop it already with all the bickering and do some bipartisan work and have released an immigration reform framework that includes a "path to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants -- a day earlier than when Obama is supp ... More >>
With Republicans foundering amid fiscal-cliff apoplexy and John Boehner looking more bewildered by the day, Marco Rubio, in a sharp departure from earlier hard-line immigration positions, said yesterday he's in favor of a pathway to citizenship. Wait, wait, wait. Actually, what he said was: "The b ... More >>
Back in August, an undocumented immigrant named Oscar Silvan was beaten with a hammer, his skull cracked like an egg. He ended up in the intensive-care unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital for a week and underwent extensive surgery. But according to a recent complaint filed by the National Immigrant Yo ... More >>
See also "Bahamian Men Sink Boat While Smuggling Six People Into Florida, Including A Drug Dealer"Speeding through a manatee zone is no joke, especially if your boat is stuffed with weed and illegal aliens. At the end of August, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stoppe ... More >>
Scharonis Wright was an illegal immigrant who was about to be deported back to Haiti: He was wrapping up a 4-year sentence for armed robbery and aggravated assault and needed a way to stick around -- so he told investigators he had some dirt on a 2008 shooting in Deerfield Beach.Unfortunately for Wr ... More >>
We had a four-story package a few weeks ago that looked at Arizona's SB 1070, the controversial law that would turn local law enforcement into immigration officials -- the controversial law that was just gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court.The court said this morning that Arizona was not allowed to mak ... More >>
Today, the Obama administration announced the issue of an executive order that says illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children will no longer be deported. It has plenty of caveats -- they must have no criminal record, for example, and earn a high school diploma, among other things.C ... More >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court debates the Arizona law destined to make life miserable for brown-skinned people, advocates on both sides of the immigration-reform issue are freaking out. Senate Bill 1070 requires Arizona cops to detain immigrants they suspect are in the country illegally and check ... More >>
The Dream Act would help immigrant students.A bill that would make college more affordable for undocumented immigrants has recently been filed in the Florida Legislature.If passed, the Dream Act would allow undocumented immigrants who attended three or more years of high school in Florida to qual ... More >>
voxrox.coSome lucky folks in western Broward County are going to have a couple thousand possible illegal immigrants as new neighbors soon.Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has "tentatively selected" Southwest Ranches, along with a private prison company, to build one of the largest ... More >>
joycekaufman.comJoyce Kaufman -- Best Object of Political HatredNew Times Best of Broward-Palm Beach edition is here, folks.Even as Gov. Rick Scott continues to go lower and lower in the ranks of sanity every week, Joyce Kaufman is still the area's number-one object of political hatred.Kaufman, R ... More >>
Michael J. MooneyAdvocates and supporters of Antonio Balta, the man sentenced to 20 years in prison for allowing his daughter to die in a hot car as he gambled, were given sad news over this holiday season: The same clemency board that voted to pardon long-deceased rocker Jim Morrison chose not t ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.
UPDATE: That was fast. Kaufman announced today she has declined the chief of staff post, after a threat emailed to her radio station led to a lockdown of Broward County schools. New Times columnist Bob Norman has the scoop.Flickr: ValentinaLWeisKaufman and West will make history together.Joyce Ka ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
Flicker user: VeronicaCastillo.comThe Everglades Club is an institution on Worth Avenue.The Great Recession and soaring unemployment rates haven't stopped Florida businesses from hiring cheap, temporary labor from abroad, federal visa records show.In Tampa, one company imported 40 electricians. I ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big.
Dayworkers looking for work outside LW Home Depot.After last week's Community Relations Board meeting in Lake Worth, where a reading group from the Night Heron Grassroots Activism Center presented a PowerPoint lecture on hate groups operating in Lake Worth, I posted a couple of items on the meeti ... More >>
Support for AZ Sheriff Joe's draconian immigration enforcement.The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is under scrutiny in Lake Worth these days. As we reported yesterday, residents packed a small room at Monday night's CRB meeting to hear a presentation on local "hate groups," inc ... More >>
Flickr: anita gtThe government of Guatemala has issued a public protest based on immigration officials' actions in Riviera Beach.A Guatemalan immigrant in Jupiter is facing deportation after Federal Express employees in Riviera Beach opened a package, inspected its contents, then reported a possi ... More >>
Elizabeth Gilbert was forced to marry her boyfriend.For critics who thought her best-selling travel memoir Eat, Pray, Love was a collection of self-indulgent ramblings from an overly privileged woman, Elizabeth Gilbert came prepared to live up to their worst expectations Saturday night.She began ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeBleiweissJonathan Bleiweiss is the Broward Sheriff's deputy who in August was arrested on charges he extorted sexual favors out of illegal immigrants. But when the 29-year-old wasn't on duty, he could often be found in gay chatrooms on AOL. Or at least, that's where ... More >>
What does he mean when he says he's embarking on a mysterious mission that involves "constructive problem solving"? Given Lou's loathing of illegal immigrants, let's hope it doesn't involve a bottle of whiskey, a rifle, and a sniper's nest with a view of the Rio Grande.Rather, this might give Dobbs ... More >>
Taking a nap at the Mentoring Center.Immigration is a hot-button issue in tomorrow's Lake Worth City Commission elections, in part due to the large number of undocumented residents in the city but also because of the recent flap over candidate Scott Maxwell's alleged ties to anti-immigration hate ... More >>
Lake Worth Mentoring Center gets grant from Community FoundationImmigration is a hot-button issue in tomorrow's Lake Worth City Commission elections, in part due to the large number of undocumented residents in the city but also because of the recent flap over candidate Scott Maxwell's alleged ti ... More >>
Maxwell: The crusade temporarily suspendedThe Lake Worth elections slated for November 3rd just get weirder by the minute. As if the flap about Mayoral candidate Rene Varela's role in the sales of wild dolphins to a marine park in Dubai weren't scandal enough, now the Palm Beach County Environmen ... More >>
A verdict is expected this week in the civil suit against Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart for flying an illegal immigrant patient out of the country in 2003 after he had accumulated some $1.5 million in medical bills that were unlikely to be paid. Luis Jimenez, who is Guatemalan, was workin ... More >>
It´s about the haughtiness of the band
Then get outta the water, tonto
David Caulkett wants your $10 to help Uncle Sam in the fight against illegal immigration.
The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists
Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.
Forget rickety rafts and inner tubes. The well-heeled illegal immigrant is coming here on a luxury cruise.
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