ALIPAC.US - Thanks For Supporting Migrants: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere

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Today's top story in the Sanctuarysphere is about the anti-migrant group ALIPAC.US.  It's been alleged by members of the watchdog site, ALIPAC.Net, that they weren't paying their payroll taxes.  In a beautiful twist of irony, the person who claims to have alerted the IRS, if they turn in the forms to claim the reward, will use the money as donation to help the people in Postville. Read Anti-Immigration Group Caught Not Paying Taxes at Damn Mexicans. Who doesn't pay taxes Mr. Gheen?

The Politics of Humanity: Who Let This Vato Go On Air at Para Justicia y Libertad. In reference to the story of Isabel Garcia this article tells us of frustration and the desiccation of tears which occurs when one's seen so much sadness.

No matter how carefully orchestrated, deportation dehumanizes people who come to this country to work hard to produce the many luxuries to which many like Jon Justice and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have grown accustomed - clean offices and classrooms, the food that is prepared for them at the restaurants they frequent, the food that is ready to buy at their local grocery stores, the homes they live in, and keeping this nation safe by serving the military.
Update on the Luis Ramirez Story: Three teens charged in beating death of Luis Ramirez at Latino Politics Blog. You can also read more at Mexico Trucker in A Turning Point? - 3 Pennsylvania teens charged in immigrant's death.

VIDEO: Child Describes Effect of Postville Raids at Standing FIRM. Read Committee Hearing on Immigration (Part 1) and Committee Hearing on Immigration (Part 2).

Committee member Luis Gutierrez (IL-4) strongly disagreed with this version of the Postville legal proceedings. He pointed out, various times, that immigrants, many of whom did not understand the charges against them, were pressured and intimidated into signing plea agreements, without adequate legal counsel.

High death rate among Hispanic workers at Working Immigrants.

Blabbeando highlights another sick story where the victim becomes the antagonist, in this case, because of their "lifestyle' in Update: Police say murder of transgender Latina teen was "provoked by her lifestyle".

Immigration Raids at Casa Fiesta at DMI Blog.

VivirLatino Featured in Latin Week New York at Vivir Latino. Also Betancourt's Health is Good, Questions Around Rescue Continue.

Mother Jones on Texas' Immigration Detention Industry & Hutto at T Don Hutto Blog.

At Orcinus read about PA Congressman Darly Metcalfe, a politicians who focuses on immigration and wrote a little anti-migrant pamphlet "Invasion PA", in You lie down with dogs ... The "dogs" in this case are white supremacists.

Joe Arpaio said it's an Honor to be called K.K.K. at Pro Inmigrant. Arpaio believes being called the KKK means you're "doing something." Sure, it means you're doing something the KKK would do. Also watch What if I Told you that Arizona Anti Immigrant Law had a Racist touch?

Dying while crossing: 67 dead near McAllen in at Dream Act Texas. Also DAT details a CIS report on the falling number of undocumented migrants in Not sure if this is good or bad... And Exactly what we've been saying all this time! gives us Marisa Treviño's article in the USA Today titled Why not let students 'become someone'? on giving DREAMers a chance.

At The Unapologetic Mexican read Garcia Lorca's Moon and Panoramo of the Insects.

Though I haven't seen it a colleague was telling me he enjoyed the first installment of "Black in America" and couldn't wait to get home and watch part II. Now I'm putting together this post and read Extremist Steve Sailer is Source for CNN's 'Black in America' Series at Hatewatch. Why do extremist groups get tapped as experts so often? Maybe two words can sum it up - "well funded." Seller spoke of "white guilt" quoting -

So many whites want to be able to say, 'I'm not one of them, those bad whites. … Hey, I voted for a black guy for president,'" Sailer wrote.
If you ask me it's Seller that cannot see past a man or woman's color. By his logic a man of color is not fit to be president so the only way he can obtain that position is through guilt.

At Immigrants In The USA Blog City to offer translation services to immigrants in New York. In Milwaukee State agency awards grant to schools with immigrant students and Latino groups unite to launch $5-million voter registration drive. In Philadelphia we have Phila. Summer Program Helps Refugees Conquer English which is nice to see since they're home to Joey Vento and Lou Barletta who push English while refusing to help others learn it. In one more wonderful story we read of people helping others in Home state groups jump-start active citizenship in immigrants.

Marielena Hincapié is NILC's New Executive Director at Immigration Prof Blog. Also McCain losing Latino voters and a list of webinar training session in ILRC Webinars and The NY Highest Court enjoined landlord from evicting tenant based on his alleged undocumented status.

Delivered by Midwives, Fighting for Passports at Just News on many fighting to prove they were born in the U.S.

Daily Headlines: July 25, 2008 at The Latin Americanist.

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The Watchman said:

Gheen is denying all. However, compare ALIPAC's FEC filings before Q2 of 2008 with Q2 of 2008. Prior to Q2 of 2008 ALIPAC did not report a single penny of employer payroll taxes paid nor any income tax withholding. Suddenly in Q2 of 2008 ALIPAC reports payroll taxes paid, income taxes withheld, and a $5,000 payment to the U.S. treasury for "payroll taxes." Do the math...the payroll taxes on ALIPAC salaries for one quarter don't add up to $5,000. Now why do you suppose ALIPAC would suddenly pay $5,000 to the U.S. treasury for payroll taxes after not paying a penny for several years?
You can find all of ALIPAC's FEC reports at

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