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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why immigration reform does not belong to the immigrants, stand against ARIZONA HB 1070, 1097, racial profiling, join us May 29!



Undocumented immigrants are suffering a slew of evils from our broken immigration system.  Families are separated, mother from children, children from parents; children cannot go to school to break the chain of poverty; racial profiling; under-market wages; all of these are part of the horror of an unjust system.


Why, then, doesn’t the immigration reform movement belong to those who suffer the most from our broken system?


Justice has no owners.  When a woman is raped, for example, the charge against the predator who raped her when he is hauled in front of a court of law is:


“The People of the State of Colorado” for example




“Defendant rapist”


The name of the rapist is listed in the criminal complaint.  The victim’s name in all criminal cases is omitted.  That is because, while the victim has suffered her own trauma, society is the big loser if it allows murderers, rapist and thieves to prevail.


The way immigrants are being treated, including the racial profiling law passed in Arizona, HB 1070, is a violation of the conscience of society.  We are creating a third class of citizens under our present system.  Undocumented workers cannot get drivers licenses (so can’t get insurance), can’t approach the government when a crime has been committed in Arizona, can’t get social relief when on hard times, are under-paid and in some states like Colorado, can’t even get treatment for breast cancer unless they are on their death beds!


It is a travesty of justice.  The ones who are harmed by it most are the people of the United States.  We, the people, who believe in liberty and justice for all in our great land suffer the consequences when some are unjustly treated.  We the people who threw “separate but equal” out the window in the 60’s, who support the notion of equality for all, must not let a third class of immigrants develop.  We must treat all people equally under the law!


Two things must come to pass if we are to bring just immigration reform to pass:


1.  The immigrant community must let all just people join with them to fight for basic human dignity.  Ethnic background and race have nothing to do with it.  People who are willing to band together to fight injustice is what counts!


2.  Everyone of us must take a stand against oppression, against hatred and against the development of a third class.  That means we can’t use the excuse, ‘this is an immigrant cause’.  This is everyone’s cause!  All of us must become an active part of protecting the concept of equality for all!


Help us stop racial profiling under HB 1070; help us stop the Arizona plan to attack innocent children of undocumented workers in schools under Arizona HB 1097;  Help us pass comprehensive immigration reform ( CIR ASAP ) which addresses strengthening the border as well as creating solutions for undocumented workers who are in the United States;  Help us pass the Dream Act, which is contained in CIR so children have the chance to break the chain of poverty!  Help us stand up against injustice and fix ugly laws which everyone of us.  If we don’t stand up, who do you think they are coming after once they have oppressed immigrants?


Join us!  This is the civil rights movement the likes of which will not be seen again.  History is in the making!  Come be part of making the American dream possible to all those who live here.  Join our marches like May 29th, 2010, national day of action!  Call your senators and congressmen to tell them you oppose tactics like Arizona HB 1070 and SB 1097, you oppose racial profiling and you support the Dream Act!  You can participate in civil disobedience if you feel strongly enough!  Take an immigrant to lunch.  Come tell the American people, you, too, stand for liberty and justice for all!

Friday, May 14, 2010

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If enough people order a guide the state of Arizona will not have enough for their busy tourist season, or they will have to print more, and that takes time and money!

Plus, postage, even at government rates, is not cheap!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fake ICE man robs undocumented workers, now he gets to defend his virginity

 Michael Ruiz Pleads Guilty

fake ice and ins claims win
hefty jail time

Michael Ruiz is an officer with the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  At least that is what he claimed when shook down innocent immigrants for big bucks!


Ruiz started his crime spree in New Jersey where he found plenty of victims.  He would approach immigrants who wanted to naturalize in the U.S. or who needed cover.  He offered to produce fake green cards and other documents for a fee according to the Associated Press.  Ruiz told them he was with the INS and collected big bucks for his promises. 

Unfortunately for Ruiz, he did not perform.  That made him lots of enemies.  In other schemes he approached people with immigration matters.  He told them if they didn’t pay him money he would throw their application process off kilter.

Things must have gotten pretty hot for crooked Mikey after he took at least 20 victims of $150,000, in New Jersey, according to the Cliff View Pilot.  The con man who preyed on the weakest of the weak had pled guilty to a mail fraud charge in New Jersey.  What does a conniving crook do?  Move locations.  Mike Ruiz packed up and moved to Jacksonville, Florida when he started to work on a new set of victims in late 2007.

For example, in November 2008, Ruiz found a business owner who needed to resolve an immigration problem.  He tried to extort money out of the owner but the owner resisted.  That is when Ruiz started the arm twisting once again.  He was an ICE officer, and the business man was going to have problems with immigration if he didn’t pay up!  The business man paid Ruiz his vig. 

Now hard at the ‘whip the immigrant game’ Ruiz demanded money from two more victims in Jacksonville in December of 2008.  He would help them with their visa application, he said. 

Business must have been booming for a crook posing as an ICE agent.  Ruiz hit two more innocent immigrants during January of 2009 in Orange Park, Florida.  In this case, he promised help for relatives with immigration problems.  By the end of January, Ruiz had an extra $62K in his fat wallet!  That is what he admitted to.  Who knows if he made even more than that!

Fortunately, ICE is interested in more than just undocumented immigrants.  They are active champions against child pornography.  They also don’t take kindly to crooks who pose as ICE officers in order to beat innocent people out of money.  ICE got wind of the crooked plan Ruiz was using and Ruiz found himself once again arrested for his activities. 

This time we got a conviction and with some luck the crook won’t take poor people who don’t understand the system anymore.  Michael Ruiz, plead guilty in New Jersey federal court on May 10 to a three-count indictment on federal fraud charges originating out of the Middle District of Florida, for impersonating an immigration official in order to defraud immigrants in Jacksonville of approximately $62,000.

"Impersonating a federal agent or officer is a serious crime," said Susan McCormick, ICE special agent in charge of the Office of Investigations overseeing Jacksonville. "People who abuse the public's trust for their own personal gain will be held accountable for their actions."

Mike Ruiz will be sentenced on Aug. 19, 2010 according to the New York City Federal Defense Blog..  He faces three years in prison on each of the counts to which he pleaded for his crimes in Florida, and 20 years in prison on the mail fraud charge to which he previously pleaded guilty. He could also be fined up to $250,000 for each time he ripped an immigrant off for a maximum fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss caused by his dishonest deed.  Better, in this case, to hit him with the $250k fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott B. McBride of the U.S. Attorney's Office Criminal Division, District of New Jersey.

Michael Ruiz is a prime example why people should join in the protests and demands for immigration reform.  Until Reform can be had innocent immigrants will be subject to greedy men posing as ICE and INS like Ruiz.  Think twice about taking advantage of poor people who fear the system.  Justice will catch up to you if the primos don’t get there first.  Then you will have a chance to defend your virginity in the cross bar motel!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cross burning to intimidate could cost man 10 years, there is some justice left in America

Hate your brother - Go to jail

The hate laws passed in Arizona with HB 1070 leave one to believe there is no justice left in America.  After all, it is the government who is mandating racial profiling, demanding “papers please”, claiming you can tell an “illegal immigrant” by his shoes and fostering ill feelings and discrimination towards those “of color”.  That is why it is good news to see the federal government take an aggressive role in prosecuting a cross burner!

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It is sad to say it took a federal grand jury, not a local sheriff, to indict Joshua James Moro, 23, for participating in a cross burning which was intended to intimidate an interracial couple and their child in Athens, Louisiana.  On October 28th, 2008, the hate filled Moro helped Earl Danforth build a cross out of small pine trees.  The cross was then set on fire in sight of the inter-racial couple’s home.

This is a wake up call to those who support activities which are designed to cause terror in the hearts of good people.  Little Moro’s role in the burning was to buy the diesel fuel.  For that, he has been charged as a conspirator.  That means he participated in the crime and is considered as guilty as the person who actually put up the cross and set it on fire.

You mean, just buying the diesel fuel to light the fire makes him a conspirator?  The answer is yes.  If you are involved in the slightest in intimidating people who are minorities, be advised:  You are going to face consequences.  You don’t have to do the actual intimidation!  Moro likely had a bigger role than just providing fuel.  He apparently went with cousin Danforth to move and hide the cross when they found out the FBI was investigating their hate filled actions.

One hopes this is a lesson for those who would abuse the law in Arizona.  If local law enforcement does not have the guts or balls to protect minority rights, hello Sheriff,  “Little Joe” Arpaio, then we have our federal government that does.  Arizona goes a long ways to encouraging blatant discrimination.  But there are lines.  Best not cross them!  The country is watching!

Moro has been charged with one count of conspiring to interfere with another person’s civil rights.  His cousin, Daniel Earl Danforth, was convicted this past January for conspiring to burn a cross, using fire to commit a federal felony and obstruction of justice.

If you have been the victim of a civil rights violation hit this phrase to get started on your complaint with the federal government.  Don’t be shy.  Racial intimidation only works when the victims remain silent.

The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick for the Western District of Louisiana and Trial Attorney Erin Aslan from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Of course, these are allegations only at this point.  All people, even those who have hate in their hearts, are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Paul Lopez, Denver City Council says undocumented workers contribute to the economy. We don’t want to push a difficult economy into a downward spiral!

  Immigrants contribute taxes  
the money goes into the
general fund for police 
protection and
other city services!

Says Paul Lopez, Denver City Councilman

On May 10th, 2010, the Denver City Council passed a proclamation in support of comprehensive immigration reform!  ( CIR asap ). 

The proposition was proposed and drafted by Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez.  After significant discussion, the Council passed the proclamation with only one dissenter, Councilwoman Jeannie Faatz, who represents a wealthy area of Denver.

Many people of Denver fear a radical push to follow the insanity which has befallen the citizens of Arizona with their HB 1070. 

That bill requires checking the immigration status of persons suspected of being in the state without appropriate documentation.  After hearing the Denver City Council, a move of that nature would not be supported by the majority of Denver voters!

Paul Lopez, Denver City Council

We are looking for more leadership from Paul Lopez, a dynamic and passionate advocate for human rights.  You can get details on many pressing immigration topics on Immigrants2bfree!  Lopez represents thriving District 3, which is a heavy Hispanic area.   

When undocumented workers are harassed or fear to travel across town it is only natural to see a drop in business revenues.  Business owners on South Federal Boulevard complain of a dramatic drop off in business. 

There is excess police pressure and ICE enforcement which has sent many clients out of the country and out of the tax base, or who are petrified to stray far from their homes.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Colorado bank robber wanted Earn a reward! US Bank, Westminster, CO.

FBI Alert

The FBI just put out an alert for a bank robber who hit the U.S. Bank in Westminster, Colorado.  The bank is located in the Metro Denver, area.

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Photographs of the robber are below.  If you are a witness to the crime or if you know the bank robber, do him and all of us a favor and come forward.  There is a potential award for the person who can help nab him.

In today’s economic times people go to desperate means for money.  Others are just plain crooks.  Either way, they are a danger to themselves and a danger to all of us. 

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The police will catch up with this outlaw sooner or later.  It is best if it is done in a controlled manner.  That way, the bank robber stands the best chance of coming through it uninjured, an officer of the law stands the best chance of not getting hurt and you and I have the same benefit, not getting caught as an innocent by-stander!
This guy has been at it quite awhile.  He is suspected to be the “portfolio bandit”.  If so, he has hit 12 banks so far.  He will continue his rampage until someone helps us bring him to justice! 

The robbery occurred at U.S. Bank located at 3454 West 72nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado.  He hit the bank on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 9:53 a.m.

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The suspect is light skinned, not necessarily “white”.  He is 25 to 35 years old, 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 9 inches tall.  He has a thin build with dark curly hair. 

The FBI says:

“If anyone has any information on the bank robbery please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867). 

You can also ask him to call an attorney to help him turn himself in!  This chap probably wants to end his nightmare! 

For all your legal needs call Tim Paynter, Attorney at law, 720 951 1700

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