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Driver stopped for speeding near Medford arrested after $55,000 of meth found
OregonLive.com

The driver of a car stopped Sunday for speeding on Interstate 5 north of Medford was arrested when nearly 4 pounds of methamphetamine were discovered in the car, Oregon State Police reported...

Erick Salvador Hernandez-Ruiz, 36, of Modesto...

... U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also place a hold on him, troopers said.

 

Proponents of Referendum Opposing Driver Cards for Illegal Aliens Defeat Measure Undermining it
NumbersUSA

Proponents of a referendum that seeks to overturn an Oregon law giving illegal aliens access to driver cards defeated an attempt to undermine the ballot measure. A bill that would have re-written the referendum title in a manner favorable to keeping the law failed to clear the State Senate before adjournment.

Oregon Referendum 301 – a ballot measure entitled Protect Oregon Driver Licenses – will give Oregon voters an opportunity in November to overturn a law passed last year that gives illegal aliens access to driving privilege cards. The Oregon Supreme Court is currently handling...

College student who got rid of machete -- reportedly used in brutal murder -- pleads guilty
OregonLive.com

A man who got rid of a machete that authorities say was used to brutally hack a 25-year-old Southwest Portland man to death pleaded guilty Friday to hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence....

Ahmad Nofal Alkalali, 28, was charged...

...Alkalali was at a party on March 31 and told an eyewitness to the crime that “I was the dude who took care of the weapon.” The witness, who had seen his friend Weber brutally hacked with the machete 22 days earlier, reported Alkalali’s admission to police...

...The native of Saudi Arabia has lived in the United...

Activist says hundreds of federal Northwest Detention Center detainees on hunger strike
The Register Guard

TACOMA, Wash. — An immigrant activist says hundreds of detainees in the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., have begun a hunger strike to protest deportations as well as center conditions.

Activist Maru Mora says an immigrant rights lawyer was inside the center on Friday, spoke with some of the strike organizers and was handed a list of their demands.

Mora says the inmates are seeking better food and treatment as well as better pay for detention center jobs. She says the strike started Friday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andrew...

Oregon immigrants, allies head to California border supporting undocumented group attempting to cross
The Oregonian

Eight Oregon immigrants and allies left Thursday for San Diego, where they will join hundreds more from around the United States to support at least 150 undocumented deportees attempting to cross back into the country from Mexico...

The undocumented immigrants (illegal aliens), whose families live in cities across the U.S., will attempt to cross the border at the Otay Mesa point of entry on March 10. One of those immigrants was deported from Portland....

Wearing a T-shirt that read "UNDOCUMENTED; UNAFRAID; UNAPOLOGETIC," Luna explained the effort Thursday afternoon in front...

Oregon: House Votes to Hijack Ballot Title Process and Confuse Voters

On Thursday, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 36-24 to pass House Bill (H.B.) 4054, which would hijack the ballot title process established under Oregon law. If enacted, H.B. 4054 would not change the ballot process rules for all time, but instead make an exception to the normal process in just this one instance.

Representatives in the state House moved to change the process only after true immigration reformers and activists in the state were successful at getting a referendum added to November's ballot that would overturn the state's law that grants driver's licenses...

“Accident”? Oregon’s illegal alien “Carnivals of Crime” are back, offering health insurance and dancing girls

Dancing girls, driver’s licenses, health insurance, free food and information on Common Core were offered exclusively in Spanish at a local Portland school Saturday. The party like event for las familias, signals the return of what we used to call, “Carnivals of Crime” for illegal aliens. With the ‘revelation’ that illegal aliens have been ‘accidentally’ signed up for OrBamaCare, these kind of events once again take on added importance.

Citizen Journalist Daylight Disinfectant attended the Saturday event. See his video below.

The state of Oregon used to regularly offer...

California Driver’s License Program Hits an Unexpected Hurdle
The New York Times

BELL, Calif. — The auditorium was packed. There were single mothers, day laborers, grandparents pushing infants in strollers and teenagers interpreting for parents. All of them faced a potentially life-changing prospect: Within a year, California will start offering driver’s licenses to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.

But one person after another stepped to the microphone and expressed fear that the licenses, far from helping them, could instead be used to deport them.

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Oregon driver-card ballot title rewrite advances to Senate, referendum process comes under fire
StatesmanJournal.com

Despite repeated suggestions that the Oregon House of Representatives was thwarting the will of the citizens of Oregon, the House voted 36-24 Thursday to rewrite the ballot title of a November referendum.

House Bill 4054, which now goes to the Senate, would change the title’s language from “Provides Oregon resident driver card without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States” to “Establishes limited purpose, duration driver cards for individuals who prove Oregon residency, meet driving requirements.”

Lawmakers spent considerable time debating the bill. Many,...

Why Some Nations Succeed and Many Nations Fail
U-Choose

Carlos Slim and Bill Gates are two of the richest men in the world. Slim with his Mexican telecommunication monopolies has done little to make either Mexico or the world a more prosperous place. In contrast, the computer revolution, in which Bill Gates was a major player, enriched the lives of people all over the world. In their book Why Nations Fail, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson claim that the reasons why Slim’s and Gates’ wealth bear such different fruit are the same reasons why Nogales, Arizona is so much more prosperous than Nogales, Mexico, although the cities are divided by no...

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