Shots Fired at Immigrant Hater Lou Dobbs Family Home

Did he expect candy and flowers? All the racist rhetoric has finally caught up with him and now he is looking for sympathy. CNN has to get rid of this guy pronto:

“Three weeks ago this morning, a shot was fired at my house where I live,” he said. “My wife was standing out and that followed weeks and weeks of threatening phone calls….this shot was fired with my wife not, I don’t know, 15 feet away and we had had threatening phone calls that I decided not to report because I get threatening phone calls.

I now – it’s become part of a way of life – the anger, the hate, the vitriol, but it’s taken a different tone where they’ve threatened my wife. They’ve now fired a shot at my house while my wife was standing next to the car. It’s become something else.”

FULL STORY HERE….

Haitians and Jamaicans not Eligible to Apply for Green Cards

via Caribbean 360

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, October 1, 2008 – Citizens of CARICOM nations Jamaica and Haiti have found themselves out of the running for the United States “green card lottery” that launched today because too many of their fellow nationals are already in America.

The United States Department of State launched its latest green card programme today – officially termed the 2010 Diversity Visa Lottery Program – which will close to applicants on December 1, 2008.

However, the government agency website stated that nationals of Jamaica and Haiti were ineligible to apply because they were two out of 20 countries from which more than 50,000 immigrants had moved to the United States over the last five years. Also included in this list is CARIFORUM neighbour the Dominican Republic, and developed nations Canada and the United Kingdom (not including Northern Ireland). Continue reading

LA Immigration Detention Center Erupts In Riot

Immigrants Packed In Like Sardines

One of our favorite shows at STREET KNOWLEDGE is MSNBC’s Lock Up, not because it glamorizes prison life, no because they are highlighting a reality that America shouldn’t smirk from and that is her prisons are swelling with over 2 million bodies, many of them “black” and “brown” folk.

Over in LA the hot-button issue is immigration and as you can imagine their penal system has an influx of immigration cases, with thousands designated to be deported back to some area on the globe that they unlawfully migrated from.

One of those facilities, the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, CA home to over 900 detainees erupted in riots on Tuesday (4/22) with hundreds of inmates involved in rival gang fighting.

Authorities quelled the riot within minutes, by firing tear gas on rival factions. They continue to study how to stem the problem of “gangs” intermingling in these institutions. Over 45 of the detainees were confirmed to be involved with gang activity. Detainees accused of wrong doing were spread throughout the system to other facilities.