Tuesday, November 30, 2010

15-year-old Hostage Taker At Marinette High School Has Died Of Self Inflicted Wound

Samuel Hengel

Teen who took entire class and a teacher hostage died of a self-inflicted wound, according to police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 30, 2010

Marinette, Wisconson - The Marinette High School student who took his entire class and teacher hostage has died before 11:00 a.m. of a self-inflicted wound to the head. He died at 10:44 a.m. on Tuesday at Greenbay St. Vincent's Hospital. Police identified the suspect as Samuel O. Hengel, 15, aka, "Sam" of Porterfield, Wisconsin. Police and school officials during a press conference at noon confirmed Hengel's death and his involvement in the hostage standoff. "He was a clam and good student and I didn't have any problems with him and he did like hunting and other activities. The only unfortunate thing about yesterday, is that we lost a student," said Corry Lambie, Principal of Marinette High School.
Lambie said, he confronted Hengel yesterday in the classroom door while he was armed and Hengel told him to leave.
Police Chief Jeff Skorik says, the incident is still under investigation and that Hengel's motive is still unknown, but the main thing was that all the law enforcement angencies including the FBI did a great job in handling the incident.
Allen Brey, Marinette County District Attorney says, the investigation continues along with the police and they are trying to get the facts first before coming into conclusions. Students are being interviewed and the bulk of interviews will be done today and by next Monday, Chief Skorik will have a full report, says Brey.
Yesterday, Hengel took over his Western Civilization classroom just before 3:30 p.m. and multiple shots were fired inside the class. At 7:40 p.m., Hengel released five students and then at 8:03 p.m. a S.W.A.T. team burst into the classroom after hearing 3 gunshots fired inside. Police saw Hengel standing inside and jumped on him, when Hengel's gun fired injurying him. 
No hostages or the teacher were injured. Hengel who was described as a good student by Principal Lambie has died due to self-inflicted injuries.
The investigation continues, according to Brey.

Related article: Marinette High School Armed Student Suffers Self-inflicted Wound, Hostages Rescued By S.W.A.T. http://bit.ly/emMl2v

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Marinette High School Armed Student Suffers Self-inflicted Wound, Hostages Rescued By S.W.A.T.

Chief Jeff Skorik
Marinette Police Department

Photos: Youtube

All the students and teacher were reported rescued, except the armed student who suffered a self-inflicted wound, according to police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 29, 2010

Marinette, Wisconsin - Police in Marinette reported that all the students taken hostage early in the afternoon in a classroom at the Marinette High School have been released after being rescued. None of the students or the teacher have been reported injured. School officials confirmed that the high school will remain closed on Tuesday.
Police Chief Jeff Skorik said in a press conference, that the suspect, a 15-year-old fellow student had fired 3 shots at 8:03 p.m. inside the classroom and a S.W.A.T. team immediately rammed the door down and entered the classroom. They found the armed suspect standing and they were able to jump on him. One of the suspect's weapon fired in the struggle injuring him. Chief Skorik said, "it was a self-inflicted wound."
18 students and a teacher were rescued by S.W.A.T. Several students identified the armed student suspect as "Sam Hengel," but police have not confirmed his identity. Sam who suffered a self-inflicted wound was taken to a nearby hospital. His family was notified and questioned by police. Family members were allowed to accompany the suspect to the hospital, where they remained with him. Sam is in protective custody and will most likely face multiple charges, if he survives his injuires. No word of his condition has been released.
The hostage standoff began about half hour before the end of a Western Civilization class, when Sam took out a handgun and shot at a projector showing a Greek methology video. He then took the class over, according to students. They were able to talk to him and at times calm him down after breaking a cell phone when a call was received. Students weren't able to use their cell phones because Sam confiscated all of them and put them in the middle of the classroom. He at one time told the teacher to shut up. Students began to talk about hunting and other things to keep Sam calm, which eventually worked. One student said, "we are lucky to be alive and we hope it doesn't happen ever again."
At 7:40 p.m., Sam a fellow classmate decided to release five students who wanted to use the bathroom. He had two loaded weapons and had fired them before any law enforcement officers had responded to the initial hostage standoff. Sam was in possession of two loaded handguns, a .22 Cal. and a .9mm semi-automatic when he took control of the classroom. Police were able to recovered both weapons and spent casings from the scene.
Sam was acting alone when he took over the classroom before 3:48 p.m. in the afternoon, according to Chief Skorik.
Marinette police officers, Marinette County Sheriff deputies, DNR officers, state police and Michigan police were able to provide assistance.

Related article: Wisconsin Armed Student Took Class And Teacher Hostage in Marinette High School http://bit.ly/guOOZ9

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Wisconsin Armed Student Took Class And Teacher Hostage in Marinette High School

Internet photo

Teacher of classroom began turning away students from class, while armed student inside

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 29, 2010

Marinette, Wiscosnin - On Monday, the Marinette County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:48 p.m. from an administrator at the Marinette High School telling them an armed student had taken over a 6th period class. Police Chief Jeff Skorik indicated the student is armed with a handgun and had taken 23 students and a teacher hostage. Afterwards, the student released five students.
Other students who had taken the class also were arriving during a change of classes and had been turned away by a teacher. The doors of the classroom were then locked.
Police have been in contact via telephone with the teacher and have been trying to get the student to surrender. No shots have been reported fired and no one has been injured, according to Skorik.
Family members and friends of the students held hostage have been gathering at the court house. Other people and students have been also gathering at a nearby hair salon.
The hostage situation continued to unfold throughout the afternoon. 

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$35,000 XM-25 Airburst Sniper Rifle Being Tested In Afghan War By U.S. Army

Photos: ATK and U.S. Army

The U.S. Army began testing on the field a number of XM-25 rifles

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 29, 2010

Afghanistan - The U.S. Army began using the new XM-25 Airburst sniper rifle with laser guided smart grenade ammunition that explodes in mid air or above within a meter before or after the intended target. The rifle computer scope sends a signal to the chip inside the smart grenade and programs it when to explode. The weapon was previously tested in the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland. Each weapon costs $35,000.
The army is now testing it in the Afghan War. It was designed by Keckler & Koch and is manufactured in Minnesota.
ATK, the Minnesota manufacturer says, the Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) is a semi-automatic weapon designed for effectiveness against enemies protected by walls, dug into foxholes, or hidden in hard-to-reach places.
The IAWS integrates ballistics computation in the full-solution Target Acquisition/Fire Control (TA/FC) system. The soldier places the aim point on target and activates the laser rangefinder. The fire control system provides an adjusted aim point. The soldier places the adjusted aim point on target and pulls the trigger. Target information is communicated to the chambered 25mm round. As the round speeds down range, it measures the distance traveled and bursts precisely at the preprogrammed distance.
The weapon is accurate up to 500 meters or 2,500 feet, according to ATK's website.

Video of XM-25 Airburst rifle in action: http://bit.ly/eWvE89

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Guatemala's Missing Malacateco Pro-soccer Player Body Found In Five Plastic Bags

Carlos Mercedes Vasquez

Photo: Guatefutbol

Soccer player killed for messing with another man's woman, note message revealed.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 29, 2010

Matacatán, San Marcos, Guatemala - On Sunday, the Guatemalan National Police reported that the body of the missing Club Malacateco pro-soccer player who was kidnapped on Friday had been found. The body of Carlos Mercedes Vasquez, 27, was discovered Saturday in five plastic bags under the Cabuz bridge near the rural area of Berdún in Malacatán, Donald González, Spokesperson for the national police confirmed. 
Vasquez who played in the first division Malacatán soccer team was stopped on Friday by gunmen in a rural road while driving to a nearby restaurant with several other soccer players. The two players who were in the vehicle with Vasquez were unharmed and they were able to reported the kidnapping to police.
Police found a note on top of one of the plastic bags that contained Vasquez body parts. It read that Vasquez was killed for messing with another man's woman. Police continue with the investigation to determine the real motive why Vasquez was killed, according to González.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Castrellón "El Farmero," Aztecas Gang Leader Who Ordered The Deaths Of U.S. Consulate Workers And 14 Students In Juarez, Chihuahua Captured By Mexican Feds

Arturo Gallegos Castrellón, aka, "El Farmero"

Photo: SSP

Azteca gang leader confessed to multiple murders, including five federal police officers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 28, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Sunday, Mexico's federal Public Security Secretary (SSP) announced the arrest of Arturo Gallegos Castrellón, 32, aka, "El Farmero" know leader of the Aztecas gang in Juarez. Castrellón was wanted for ordering at least 80 percent of all the homicides since 2009 in the city, according to Luis Cárdenas, Chief of Regional Security Division for the Federal Police.
Castrellón confessed of ordering the deaths of two U.S. Consulate workers gunned down in several areas on March 14 and the deaths of 14 students in Villas de Salvárcar on January 31, 2010. He also is accused of ordering the deaths of five federal police officers from Juarez.
Los Aztecas went to the neigborhood looking for rival members of the "AA" at a student birthday party in Juarez, but when Castrellón discovered it was a mistake and they were in the wrong place, he ordered the killings anyway, according to Cárdenas.
In 1996, Castrellón was arrested in the U.S. for drug trafficking. Los Aztecas from ciudad Juarez are affiliated with the Aztecas gang in El Paso, Texas, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Along with Castrellón's arrest, federal police also detained Carlos Rodríguez Ramírez, 41, aka, "El 67" and Gizela Ornelas Núñez, 32, aka, "La Maestra." Both Ramírez and Núñez were wanted for drug trafficking and possession of fire arms.

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Lack Of Accountability Taints Morton's Leadership In U.S. ICE

John Morton
Assistant Secretary of ICE

ICE officials wrongdoing lacks accountability in deportation cases

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 28, 2010

Newark, New Jersey - On November 16, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officials confirmed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officials erred in the removal of New Jersey resident Moises Mory Lamas, 55, who was deported almost three months ago. Mory Lamas was deported to Peru after more than a decade of challenging his removal due to a minor violation of a state law.
On November 3, CIS sent Mory Lamas a letter to his New Jersey residence granting him an interview on November 16, for temperary residence. In this case, he had been already deported. His wife Ruth Mory, their Attorney Glen Troublefield and a long time friend and interpreter Luz La Torre showed up for the Mory Lamas' interview. They told the CIS official that Mory Lamas had been deported, the official immediately called her supervisor and both admitted that Mory Lamas shouldn't have been deported before the interview. The CIS officials were going to contact ICE about the unlawful deportation and were expected to decide soon, if they would request for Mory Lamas to return to the U.S. for an interview, according to Ruth Mory, Troublefield and La Torre, explained Mory Lamas in an interview from Peru.
Ruth Mory a U.S. Citizen, his wife had petition for Mory Lamas residency in 2004, under the 1986 amnesty Northwest Immigration Project. The temperary residency case had been pending, thus by federal law preventing his removal from the U.S. Mory Lamas informed ICE deportation officials to check his Amnesty pending case, but they failed to do so.
On September 9, despite his pending petition for amnesty and residency, ICE Deportation Officer Catherine Brantley decided to deport Mory Lamas to Peru. On August 12, three ICE agents following the orders of Brantley took Mory Lamas to the Peruvian Consulate in Patterson, New Jersey to get Acting Consul Alejandro Beoutis Candahuana to force Mory Lamas to surrender his Peruvian passport to the ICE agents, while signing a voluntary departure agreement without a lawyer present or any other options. Mory Lamas is not a Peruvian criminal or was wanted in Peru for a crime warranted to be force to return to Peru.
Peruvian Acting Consul Beoutis Candahuana, and three ICE agents were identified in the Act signatures as Juan Mezarina, Oscar Torres and James Laforge along with their official capacity under the names.
Since the incident, Mory Lamas filed a complaint with Peru government against Acting Consul Beoutis Candahuana. After several protests outside the Peru Consulate in Patterson, Acting Consul Beoutis Candahuana was demoted and assigned other duties for his alleged incompetence and unscrupulous agreement with the three ICE agents.
ICE deportation officers definately committed a wrongdoing by deporting Mory Lamas and not following John Morton's, Assistant Secretary of ICE decision not to deport undocumented immigrants with minor violations or who had immigrantion pending cases. A lack of accountability for any wrongdoing by ICE officers under Morton's leadership has tainted his ability to lead ICE.
On June 30, Morton send a memo to all ICE officers in the U.S. about a new directive from the White House. ICE should use their limited resources to deport immigrants with serious crimes, instead of deporting long time immigrants that haven't committed serious crimes. On August 20, Morton's directive to ICE officials was to dimiss cases of deportation against immigrants who have a credible immigration case pending and who hadn't committed a serious crime. Under Morton's directives, Mory Lamas qualified and had committed no serious crime.
As of today, Morton nor ICE has released any public comment regarding the Mory Lamas mishap and controversial case. Copies of articles from Hispanic News Network USA regarding Mory Lamas have been sent to Morton and top ICE executives via e-mail.

Related article: NJ: ICE erred in deporting Moises Mory Lamas to Peru before CIS held a petition Amnesty hearing for temperary residence http://bit.ly/9RidGk

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett and Goodson, Immigration Rights and Reform Journalist Featured In WJTI 1460 AM "Temas Al Aire" Spanish Radio Talk Show

(L-R) H. Nelson Goodson, Ernesto Nava, Daisy C. Cubias, Adriana Diaz, Mayor Tom Barrett, Mayra J. Diaz, and Tony Garnica.

Photo by Victor Huyke

November 26, 2010

Milwaukee (HNNUSA)- Last Monday, Mayor Tom Barrett and H. Nelson Goodson were featured in the one hour WJTI 1460 AM radio Spanish talk show "Temas al Aire," which is hosted by Ernesto Nava, Tony Garnica and Adriana Diaz. Goodson was invited for a second time to the show to discuss Wisconsin state Representative Donald Pridemore's (R-Hartford) intent to introduce a similar Arizona SB 1070 law in the January session. Pridemore's Wisconsin's version of SB 1070 will allow local law enforcement officers to detain suspects for 48 hours when they come into contact with them in minor or serious infractions of the law, if officers suspect they are in Wisconsin and in the country illegally.
Nationally, Goodson is one of the foremost respected immigration rights and reform journalist. Goodson said, "Pridemore's bill will eventually lead to racial profiling, discrimination and Civil Rights violations of U.S. Hispanics once it's passed in Wisconsin." Pridemore is gaining support from fellow Republicans for the bill and come January, Republicans will have control of both the State Assembly and the Senate, including the Governor's seat. Scott Walker, (R) was elected Governor of Wisconsin and he has vowed to sign a similar Arizona law, if it reached his desk.
Mayor Barrett for now will wait and see to act, if the Pridemore's similar Arizona SB 1070 bill will be passed. Barrett says, he supports for undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes such as felonies to be turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But Barrett agrees, undocumented immigrants who work hard, contribute to the economy and stay out of trouble should not be detained or deported.
In the Arizona July 28th ruling, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton decided to block a number of key SB 1070 provisions making it useless. Judge Bolton's SB 1070 injunction ruling blocks officers from asking the legal status of people during investigations, requiring people to carry alien registration documents at all times, making it a crime for undocumented immigrants to solicit, perform or apply for work, and warrantless arrests.
Judge Bolton's ruling gave a major victory for the U.S. Department of Justice who filed a lawsuit against Arizona, six other groups and civil rigths organizations who opposed the discriminatory Arizona SB 1070 measure.
Goodson on Saturday morning, November 27, will host the popular Nfoque Latino program from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at WJTI 1460 AM radio Spanish talk show in Milwaukee. Goodson will talk about Pridemore's similar Arizona SB 1070 bill concerning racial profiling and the economic effects it could have for the predominately Hispanic community in Milwaukee's South side and the state.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

"El Charro" Montemayor González Who Allegedly Ordered 20 Tourists From Michoacan Killed In Acapulco Arrested By Mexican Feds

Carlos Montemayor González, aka, "El Charro"

Photo: SSP

Tourists were mistaken as members of the Familia Michoacana Cartel trying to take over the Acapulco drug trade

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 25, 2010

Mexico D.F. - On Wednesday, Mexico's Public Security Secretary (SSP) announced the capture of Carlos Montemayor González, 38,  or Alejandro García Treviño, aka, "El Charro" the father in-law of Edgar Valdéz Villareal, aka, "La Barbie." González was wanted in Mexico for murder, drug trafficking, smuggling and distribution against the public health. He took over the Barbie criminal organization and drug cartel after Villareal was taken into custody on August 30.
González originally from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas using the name Treviño was able to pass himself as a businessman and promoter of events for Charros en Huixquilucan in the state of Mexico.
Intelligence provide to SSP by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led to González arrest. González is wanted in the U.S. for cocaine trafficking and an extradition request has been sent to the Mexican government.
González confessed to transporting more than a ton of cocaine into the U.S. between 2003 and 2005 with the help of the Beltran Leyva Cartel. He met La Barbie at the same time and La Barbie had married one of González daughters five years ago. Before La Barbie was captured, he told González to take over the organization to secure La Barbie's wife financial future and to collect drug shipment debts owed to him.
González told authorities, that the Cartel Independiente de Acapulco (C.I.D.A.) was responsible for the homicides of the 20 Acapulco tourists from Michoacan, after they were kidnapped on September 30. He said, C.I.D.A. had killed the tourists and they had accused him of ordering the killing, to try and eliminate him from the leadership of the Barbie's organization. González denied any involvement in the murders. In González confession, he identified that Moisés Montero, aka, "El Koreano," Carlos Antonio Barragán Hernández, aka, "El Melón," Benjamín Flores Reyes or Celestino Flores Reyes, aka, "El Padrino," Hever Jair Sosa Carvajal, aka, "El Cremas" and Cristian Hernández, aka, "Cris," the son of Arturo Hernández González, aka, "El Chaky," arrested in 2003, all members of  C.I.D.A. were responsible for the murder of the Michoacan tourists.
C.I.D.A. was affiliated with La Barbie's organization and González had told C.I.D.A. to stay calm, but they broke away after La Barbie was detained. C.I.D.A. believed the 20 men were members of La Familia Michoacana trying to muscle in and take control of their territory in Acapulco. The tourists were innocent and were confused as rival cartel members.
After they were murdered, then they were buried at Tuncingo Cemetery near Acapulco by members of C.I.D.A. who were in control of the Acapulco drug trafficking and sales, according to Eduardo Ramón Pequeño García, Director of the Anti-drug Federal Police Agency.  
One of the members of C.I.D.A. who was interviewed in video confessed to the murders and said that González had given the order to kill the tourists. The two suspect in the video were later found dead by the Mexican military with a note on top of their bodies near the cemetery site where the missing tourists had been buried.
Also arrested along with González were, David Garza González, 34, aka, "El Hierbas," of Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas and Alex González Martínez, 45, aka, "El Mongo" of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

The 22 men reported missing on September 30, were identified as Eugenio Calderón Melgarejo, Antonio Ortiz Chávez, Octaviano Ortiz Chávez, Eleuterio Servín Cortés, Efraín Cortés Rangel, Juan Jesús Chávez Ortiz, Héctor Calderón Pintor, Rigoberto Ortiz Chávez, Víctor Manuel Corona Mora, Juan Pablo Calderón Ortiz, Eduardo Ortiz Chávez, Pedro Casimiro Arévalo, Javier, aka, “N,” Juan Serrano Ortiz, Celso Rafael Zambrano Ramos, Fernando Antonio Ortiz, Sergio Zambrano Ramos, Alejandro Zambrano Ramos, Jonathan Sánchez García, Felipe Arriola Godínez, Adrián Pérez Sánchez and Pedro Cancino Arreola.

News in Spanish video of Carlos Montemayor González arrest at http://bit.ly/fnHLtj

Related article: 18 Bodies Of Kidnapped Michoacan Tourists Found In Grave Site Near Acapulco Mexico http://bit.ly/93gp9U

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Vehicle Utility Pole Accident In Juneau County, Photo Taken Without Flash And Strange Image Captured

Top photo original, then on second added some brightness. Strange photo effect without flash of an accident in icy conditions in Juneau County, Wisconsin.

Photos by HNG

November 25, 2010

Juneau County, WI (HNNUSA) - What do you see? Zoom in. On Wednesday, H. Nelson Goodson took photo at 5:14 p.m., while driving, passing an accident on County G and heading to Mauston. Goodson couldn't stop due to icy slippery conditions and emergency and Juneau County Sheriff at scene of accident. The vehicle ended upward on lower part of broken utility pole, but cables holding pole. 
Goodson forgot to put flash on on camera. Picture of accident, vehicle hit utility pole due to icy wet snow conditions. Two bright streams of light on left are tail lights, then spirit like faces rising from vehicle. Can't see vehicle to dark. Strange picture!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Escondido California Traffic Violation Leads to Deportation Of Grandmother, Mother and 9-year-old Child

Photo: Courtesy of Raquel Barrios

San Diego County Deputy Laura Wyland made traffic stop that ended in deportation of family

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 23, 2010

Escondido, California - On November 5th, San Diego County Deputy Laura Wyland made a traffic stop after a driver made an illegal turn in front of her vehicle and almost hit her. Deputy Wyland who is assigned to the Escondido area was on patrol when the incident occurred.
Deputy Wyland stopped Minerva Santos, 28, who was driving and asked her for a driver's license and insurance. Santos told Wyland she didn't have a license or insurance, then Deputy Wyland requested to see legal documentation. Santos could not provide legal documentation and Wyland asked Alejandrina Santos, 44, (grandmother) and Nadia Santos, 9, (Minerva's daugther) for documents. None of them had legal documents to be in the U.S. Minerva was driving her sick daugther Nadia to a medical center to seek treatment.
Wyland call the U.S. Border Patrol in the area and detained the family until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrived. Deputy Wyland pad down all three of them and handcuffed both Minerva and Alejandrina. Nydia was told to keep her hands behind her. 
Minerva was able to call Raquel Barrios a friend to led her know about the stop. Barrios showed up with a video camera and recorded the incident. After Minerva and her family were taken by ICE, she went to Minerva's family and told them what had happened. Minerva has two other daughters, Esther, 12, and Elizabeth, 10.
In less than an hour after her arrest, Minerva decided not to challenge deportation and voluntarily signed her deportation, including the family, according to ICE. Minerva, Alejandrina and Nadia were deported and ended up in Tijuana. Minerva has been in the U.S. for eight years. They later returned to the state of Guerrero in Mexico where they are originally from. Her other two daughters remain in the U.S. with Alejandrina's husband.
Spokesperson for the San Diego County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Mike Cea stated, it's an unfortunate incident, but Deputy Wyland was acting properly under the departments policy in dealing with undocumented immigrants.
Immigrant rights groups in California believe otherwise, they say Minerva Santos should have been cited and vehicle impounded for a minor infraccion and they should have been released, instead of being briefly detained for ICE. Local law enforcement officers are helping to detain immigrants illegally in the country, despite minor offenses.
Previously, ICE and local enforcement agencies were only detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants with serious and felony convictions. If anyone is detained more than an hour without being arrested, the act could be considered illegal, according to immigrant rights groups.

Video of arrest by ICE and San Diego County Sheriff Deputy Laura Wyland of Minerva Santos and family posted at Internet link: http://bit.ly/ghuarN

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Man Discovered Dead In Juneau County Woods By Hunters Identified

Man found with apparent self inflicted wound, initial reports say, and the investigation continues focusing in his death.

November 22, 2010

Town of Armenia, Wisconsin (HNNUSA) - On Monday, the body of a man found dead in the woods on Saturday by two hunters was that of Charles E. Davis Sr., 56, according to both the Wood County Sheriff's Department and the Juneau County Sheriff's Department. Investigators in a press release initially contributed the death as a self inflicted fatal wound, but the investigation continues by both sheriff's departments and the Juneau County Coroner's Office.
Davis was discovered dead in the Town of Armenia woods by two hunters, H. Nelson Goodson and Jose B. Zamora, both from Milwaukee who were walking in the deep woods looking for deer when they came upon the body. Davis was reported missing from the Town of Saragota along with his blue 1996 truck Ranger with license plate PH 1631 since November 5 by family members who have been searching for him. Davis was last seen by his son around 2:00 p.m. at his home on November 4, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.
Goodson who talked to the 911 operator in the Juneau's County Sheriff's Office said, Davis was missing the top part of his head and seemed to have been in the woods before the opening day of hunting season because he wasn't wearing any blaze orange and the body seemed in a frozen stage. He also noticed Davis wasn't wearing a cap, warm jacket or boots to be in the woods. Why would Davis travel to another county from his home and park along a road in the woods, then ends up with an apparent self inflicted wound as the first initial reports say? Hopefully, authorities from both counties do a complete investigation in this case, Goodson said.

Related article: Wisconsin Missing Man' Body Found In Juneau County Woods By Hunters http://bit.ly/d4PsKG

Jose B. Zamora

H. Nelson Goodson

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wisconsin Missing Man's Body Found In Juneau County Woods By Hunters

Charles E. Davis Sr.

Photo: HFTM

November 20, 2010

New Miner, Wisconsin (HNNUSA) - On opening day of deer hunting season, two hunters discovered a gruesome scene of a man's body in the woods. H. Nelson Goodson, who was out hunting with long time friend Jose B. Zamora just outside New Miner, near 7th St. and 20th Ave. inside deep in the woods  came upon a lifeless body of a man missing his upper part of his head. On the road nearby, they noticed a blue Ford Ranger truck.
They immediately wrote down the license plate PH 1631 and information of the truck and headed out of the woods to report the find. The area is a dead zone and cell phones don't get a signal.
The body was found about 1:15 p.m. in an area known as the T section where a road meets a dead end and another road crosses East and West, according to Zamora. Goodson said, they went to the Boondocks Tavern in New Miner and called the Juneau County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Jason Graves responded to the call and both Goodson and Zamora took Deputy Graves to the site where the body was discovered. Another deputy arrived at the scene and began to take photos of the scene.
Goodson said, the victim wasn't wearing any blaze orange indicating the body must have been in the woods before Saturday. The truck and a man had been reported missing, but wouldn't say for how long, according to a source in the Juneau County Sheriff's Office. The victim was not from the area and his name has not been released. The Juneau County Sheriff's Department continues with the investigation.
The unidentified victim was reported missing since November 5 in Wood County. He was found in the Armenia township woods near New Miner, according to the Woods County Sheriff's Office who also joined the investigation along with the Juneau County Sheriff's Office and the Juneau County Coroner's Office.
The Wood County Sheriff's Office were notified in early November that Charles E. Davis Sr., 56, from the Town of Saratoga had been missing driving a blue Ford Ranger 1996 truck with Wisconsin plates PH 1631 from the area. The sheriff's department has not confirmed, if Davis was the victim found in Juneau County on Saturday afternoon.
Goodson and Zamora were allowed to leave the area after giving their account and statements of the unfortunate discovery to Deputy Graves.
Zamora and Goodson expressed their condolences, deep sorrow and regret in the untimely loss to family members and friends of the victim.

Jose B. Zamora

H. Nelson Goodson

Friday, November 19, 2010

Voces de la Frontera 2nd Annual Banquet Gala, MATC And MPS Received Civil Rights Awards For Boycotting Arizona Passage of SB 1070

Photo by Marla J. Possell

A mock student graduation DREAM Act rally set for Friday.

November 19, 2010

Milwaukee, WI (HNNUSA) - On Thursday, H. Nelson Goodson, Analy, Soriada and Gicela posed for a gala photo at the Voces de la Frontera 2nd Annual Banquet Gala. Nationally, Goodson is one of the foremost respected immigration rights and reform journalist. He is also a co-host with Zonia Lopez in the popular Nfoque Latino Spanish radio talk show on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at WJTI 14.60 AM radio, La Nueva Ritmo (live on Ustream http://bit.ly/c1VwGx) in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) celebrated their 2nd Annual Reaching for the American Dream Gala Banquet at the Potawatomi Woodland Dreams Ballroom, 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee. Entertainment was provided by Evan and Tom Leahy, of the Irish folk band Leahys Luck, as well as The Pueblo Latino group CACHE, featuring Cecil Negron.
Voces de la Frontera recognized Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC- http://bit.ly/alWMT4) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) with its Annual Civil Rights Award for the institutions' strong leadership and passage of resolutions to boycott Arizona for its anti-immigrant laws like SB 1070. Representatives receiving the awards for both MATC and MPS told the reception attendees that they will also oppose Wisconsin State Representative Donald Pridemore's similar version of the Arizona SB 1070 law, he vowed to introduce in the Assembly January session. (http://bit.ly/9mySeh)
VDLF recognized key allies including SEIU, Local 1 with the Joe Rody Labor Activist Award; youth leaders Gabe Coronado and Maricela Aguilar with the Richard Oulahan Youth Activist Awards; and Fr. Alvaro Nova Ochoa and Sister Josephe Marie Flynn with the New Sanctuary Movement Leaderhip Award.
In a press release issued by VDLF, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera gave the following statement, "It is important to take the time to celebrate the gains we have made for the immigrant rights movement.  We are galvanizing our resolve to carry on and continue the struggle for civi rights, worker rights and immigrant rights." 
On Friday, VDLF announced a DREAM Act rally to push for its approval during the upcoming lame duck session. U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D) majority leader is expected once again to bring up a vote on November 29.
Students from Milwaukee and surrounding areas will stage a mock graduation on Friday, Nov. 19, at the federal building, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave. beginning at 4:00 p.m. and then will walk to the St. John's Cathedral for a reception in their honor.
The DREAM Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. at a young age, and complete at least two years of college or military service, according to VDLF.

(L-R) Standing: Salvador Sanchez, Soriada, Gicela, Analy, Marla J. Possell and Dr. Micheal L. Burke, President of MATC.
(L-R) Seating: Zonia Lopez, Patricia Goodson and unidentified attendee. Photo by HNG

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Moseley Former U.S. Deputy Marshal Gets 8 Years In Prison For Taking Unconsensual Nude Photos Of Two Women

Timothy D. Moseley

Former U.S. Deputy Marshal facing charges in Wyoming and extradition

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 17, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Timothy D. Moseley, 49, was sentenced to 8 years in prison by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Richard Sankovitz for taking unconsensual nude photos and video of two women. Judge Sankovitz ordered for Moseley to register as a sex offender and must remain in the sex offender registry for life.
Last month, a jury convicted Moseley when they found that the two women were handcuffed without their consent and had their nude photos taken as well by Moseley without them knowing while being drugged. The jury decided that 4 photos were actually taken without the women's consent.
Moseley had argued both women had consensual sex with him and he believed that when they were unconsicous he had the right to take pictures. Both women disagreed with him when they discovered the pictures Moseley had taken when they were passed out either by alcohol or were drugged.
Moseley engaged in bondage and other kinky sexual activity to satisfy his sexual addiction. At one point, he forced a woman to have sex with him and had threaten of taking her child away, if she wouldn't consent to having sex. The other women was an employee with the Wyoming U.S. Marshals Office and while on a trip together Moseley tied her up in inside a Marshals van, had sex and later took nude photos of her without her permission.
The woman by the first name of Teresa, 55, had worked with Deputy Marshal Moseley in the U.S. Marshal's Wyoming office and admitted to taking an official trip with him. She later discovered Moseley had taken photos of her in a U.S. Marshals van while she was handcuffed and nude. South Milwaukee Police brought the sexual encounter to her and police showed her the photos when they were investigating Moseley for another criminal complaint involving a woman.
Moseley is now facing charges in Wyoming in that encounter.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lopez Wanted In Wisconsin For 1999 Triple Homicide Captured By Mexican Federal Police In Monterrey, Mexico

Arthur Lopez Jr., aka, Roberto Gonzalez Orozco

Photo: U.S. Marshals Service

Lopez a U.S. Citizen had been on the run for more than 10 years, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 16, 2010

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico - On Monday, the Mexican Federal Investigative Agency (AFI) reported they had apprehended Arthur Lopez Jr., 29, of Milwaukee, aka, "Junior," "Red Rider" and "Roberto Gonzalez Orozco." Lopez is wanted in Wisconsin on charges of conspiracy to distribute, distribution of cocaine and three counts of 1st-degree intentional homicides. The U.S. Marshals Service had been looking for Lopez for more than a decade. He apparently called the U.S. Marshals Service in Milwaukee back in January 2006 and mocked them about how they couldn't catch up to him.
A tip led the U.S. Marshals Service and the AFI to close in on him on Monday. Lopez a U.S. Citizen who was using the name of Roberto Gonzalez Orozco turned himself in to the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey to avoid the AFI. But, the AFI arrested him and transported him to Mexico City where he is awaiting extradition to the U.S.
Kevin Carr from the U.S. Marshals Service in Eastern District of Wisconsin confirmed Lopez arrest in Mexico. Lopez is facing federal charges in an indictment and state homicide charges.
Lopez a member of the Milwaukee Latin Kings operated a torture chamber in the basement of his residence at the 700 block of W. Washington St. He was the remaining member of the Lopez family to be taken into custody. Lopez was involved in a family South side drug operation connected with the Latin Kings and was in charge of buying and selling large quantities of cocaine and marijuana. Lopez engaged in a crime spree to expand the family drug operation, including the killing of a social worker at Social Development Commission at 931 W. Madison St. Carlos Hernandez Jr., 32, was just coming out of work in January 25, 1999 when Lopez wearing a mask and riding a bicycle approached Hernandez and fatally shot him.
Lopez is accused of participating in the driveby shootings of Maximilliano Castillo Jr., 19, and Venessa Rivas, 15, on August 11, 1999. Lopez's accomplice Luis Acevedo, 20, confessed to shooting both Castillo and Rivas. Acevedo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says, on March 15, 2001, a state arrest warrant was issued in the state of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, for three counts of first degree intentional homicide while armed. Lopez was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States District Court, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lopez was also charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on December 22, 1999.

Lopez, if convicted is facing three life sentences without parole in Wisconsin and additional federal sentences.

Arthur Lopez Jr. wanted poster by U.S. Marshals Service at http://bit.ly/9eEWC0

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ALIPAC's President Gheen Calls U.S. Citizens In Durham City "Lazy Americans" For Not Opposing Mexican Government ID

William Gheen, ALIPAC

Photo: Diggersrealm 2007

Hundreds of Latinos and supporters scored a victory that ALIPAC president gets disgusted and sents out nasty email

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 16, 2010

Durham, North Carolina - On Monday, the Durham City Council by 5-2 approved for local police to accept the Mexican Matricula Consular card as an ID, when stopping undocumented immigrants or Mexican nationals during traffic stops. The Council meeting was packed by Hispanics in support of the measure. Only 25 people including the Americans for Legal Immigration-PAC  President William Gheen showed up in opposition of the Council's measure. But only 12 of them could speak, because Mayor Bill Bell decided that city residents would speak only in favor or against the proposed meausre, according to Gheen's email. He and 10 supporters stood up and walked out, while Hispanics cheered, according to Gheen.
Gheen's inflammatory rhetoric referred to Hispanics as, a mob, Mexican illegal alien invaders, brown people, and herded by handlers in his email.
In Gheen's ranting email, he wrote, "Approximately 25 Americans showed up to speak out against the city of Durham working with a foreign government to the detriment of American citizens, our jobs, wages safety, and quality of life. Unfortunately, once again most of the Americans who were aware of this meeting who share an aversion to illegal immigration stayed home. The llegal aliens are stronger than Americans because they show up for meetings like this.
Yet, those of us who are going to fight this invasion every step of the way showed up to do the very best we could, despite the apathy of our fellow countrymen and women. Americans on our side should have been lined up around the block considering the media exposure prior to this event. Instead, there were 25 of us. About 12 from the city of Durham and the other 12 from other cities. One lady drove 4.5 hours to come speak out on our side.
The illegal aliens showed up as a mob as they always do. They were assembled at another location, instructed on how to act, and then herded in with their handlers using radios. They brought their small children for political effect and there were over 100 of them! They marched around the corner chanting "Si Se Puede," which translates into Yes we can steal your country you lazy Americans," wrote Gheen.
In fact, "Si Se Puede" means "Yes we can" only, a phrase used by United Farm Workers Cesar E. Chavez in protests and not what Gheen added in the translation. Gheen just decided to call U.S. Citizens in Durham City "lazy Americans" for their lack of support to an anti-immigrant movement. One thing for sure, the City of Durham is sending a strong message that they don't engage in racially motivated antics and are working to meet the needs of a diverse community as any city should.
Gheen tries to built hate among U.S. Hispanics and Americans by protraying Latinos as illegal. For example, Gheen alleged most Hispanics attending the Durham Council meeting were illegal. How did he know?
As a last resort to inflame hate, Gheen wrote, "They will dig in deeper there (Durham) and try to increase their numbers. Those of us doing all we can, will go on to fight another day and we will fight until we win on your behalf or until we are destroyed by the illegals and their supporters. If that happens, all of you are next in line and whether you stood up and spoke out or not it will not matter. If we fail to prevail, you will all find yourself without a nation without defenses and without any place left to run and hide from a growing angry mob that hates you; with an ancient genocidal rage that will one day manifest itself in your face or the faces of your dismayed, enslaved children and grand children," Gheen wrote in his email.
It seems, Gheen has definately burnt out in this anti-immigrant movement and has resorted to fuel hate among U.S. Citizens regardless of being Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Gheen needs a much needed vacation, because if anyone believes what Gheen actually wrote on his email after a historic defeat in Durham, they sure need some help also. 
Gheen has reaffirm in his email, he will not grant interviews with any Latino media outlet. His reason, they might portray him as a brown people hater. People might wonder why?

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Billboard Thanks Wisconsin Governor Elect Walker (R) For Giving Jobs To Illinois

A projected 4,000 jobs will be kept from Wisconsin by Governor elect Scott Walker (R).

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2010

Milwaukee - On Monday, a billboard went up along West I-94 thanking Wisconsin Governor elect for giving jobs to the State of Illinois. The billboard can be spotted when drivers head Westbound from Milwaukee heading towards Madison and reads, "Dear Scott Walker, thanks for the money & jobs! Love, Illinois."
The billboard was paid by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Just before noon, several hundred protesters that included politicians, union locals, community groups and unemployed workers protested Walker's decision to kill the $810 million dollar high speed train and rail project outside Talgo's plant. Walker's move to stop the project will keep 4,000 new jobs from Milwaukee and the state, emphasized State Senator Spencer Coggs (D) during a press conference.
Talgo received $3 million from the City of Milwaukee to re-construct a plant to built the train cars for the project.
Since Walker is expected to kill the project, Talgo executives say they will end up moving to Illinois after 2012 where the project is welcomed. Illinois and several other states would like the feds to give them the $810 million for their high speed rail, if Walker won't proceed with the project.
Walker had tried to get the $810 million to be rediverted for road and bridge construction, but the feds confirmed the funds are only allowed for the high speed rail. Wisconsin was awarded the funding for the Wisconsin high-speed intercity passenger rail is part of the proposed Midwest Regional Rail Corridor, a 3,000-mile Midwest passenger rail network radiating from Chicago and serving nine states, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The Wisconsin Transportation Builders Associatio (WTBA) Road Builders backs Walker's decision to stop the high speed rail project. WTBA donated $109,000 to Walker's campaign between Jan. 2009 and August 2010, a 45 percent contribution total of $188,000 in special interest group donations given to candidates, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign report on Monday indicated.
Walker recently, sent Governor Jim Doyle (D) to stop approving major iniatives, projects and state union negiotiations until January. Doyle did suspend work on the high speed rail and permanently stopping the project will cost the state $100 million, according to the Doyle.

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Caterpillar To Take Over Bucyrus Heavy Mining Equipment Builder In Wisconsin, CEO's Confirmed

Merger moves forward between Caterpillar and Bucyrus

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2010

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, CEO's of two U.S. major mining equipment manufacturers announced a merger. Bucyrus International, Inc. has a current debt of $1 billion, which will be absorbed in the $8.6 billion deal by Caterpillar, Inc. to buy Bucyrus to compete internationally, CEO Tim Sullivan, Bucyrus and CEO Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar announced.
Caterpillar based in Peoria, Illionis will move its mining equipment manufacturing corporate offices to South Milwaukee and will keep Bucyrus in Wisconsin, according to the deal.  The merger or buyout will be final by mid 2011, after its approved by Bucyrus share holders.
Bucyrus employs about 1,600 workers in Milwaukee, Oakcreek and South Milwaukee. With the buyout deal, Bucyrus will provide 500 more Jobs in Milwaukee County and Southeastern Wisconsin.
Caterpillar employs 93,000 workers and manufactures equipment for 180 countries. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, according to its website.

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Jerezana Band Singer Jesús Omar Atondo Arrested In El Paso, Texas With 250 Lbs. Of Marijuana And A Loaded Handgun

Jesús Omar Atondo, 26, originally from Zacatecas.

Photos courtesy of El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Atondo and two other suspects busted by El Paso County Sheriff's Department for possession of large quantaties of marijuana

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2010

El Paso, Texas - On Wednesday, November 10, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported that three suspects were arrested on Tuesday night at about 10:00 p.m. when deputies discovered they were transporting at least 250 pounds of marijuana. Those arrested were identified as Jesús Omar Atondo, 26, from Zacatecas and known singer for the Jerezana Band de Don Nicho Ayala originally from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, but four months ago the band members moved to El Paso. Also arrested along with Atondo were José Orlando Ramos, 29, and Javier Contreras Rodríguez, 26. Both, Ramos and Contreras are from the U.S.
In total, deputies say they found 237 packages of marijuana in several boxes in the back of a black 2008 Jeep Cherokee and a loaded Berreta .9mm under the drivers seat.
Atondo, the driver and the other suspects were stopped in a routine stop in the east side of a neighborhood in El Paso City and they became nervous.
All the suspects are expected to be charged with drug trafficking and transporting with intent to distribute large quantities of marijuana. Bail bond was set at $100,000 for each of the suspects, according to the El Paso Sheriff's Office.

José Orlando Ramos and Javier Conteras Rodríguez

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

12-year-old Boy aka "El Ponchis" Throat Slasher Wanted By Mexican Military For Multiple Homicides In Morelos Mexico

El Ponchis holds a victim that is blindfolded, mouth taped and hands tied behind his back before killing him.

Photos: YouTube

Child throat slasher leads a gang of killers ages 12 to 23 and operate as part of the Julio Jesús Radilla South Pacific Cartel affiliated with los Zetas

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 13, 2010

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico - The mexican military, federal and state police have launched a manhunt to locate a 12-year-old boy aka "El Ponchis" for his connection to numerous homicides. El Ponchis leads a group of female and male adolescents between the ages 12 to 23 in the state of Morelos. He and members of his group are known to post photos and videos on the Internet to become notorious. They stand beside dead victims holding high powered weapons. El Ponchis has even taken the job of cutting the throats of his rivals after torturing them.
He works for Julio Jesús Radilla also known as Julio Jesús Padilla Hernández leader of the South Pacific Cartel (SPC) affiliated with los Zetas. Ponchis even has two sisters aka "Las Chavelas" and other young girls and boys as well working in the gang. His sisters are in charge of dumping the bodies of his victims along roads, and empty lots, according to Mexico Attorney General's Office (PGR).  
They operate in the small village of Tejalpa in the municipality of Jiutepec and the city of Cuernavaca, and are allegedly protected by corrupted local police. On October 29, the mexican military regiment in zone 24 received a tip that an armed group was operating in Tejalpa. They raided four houses, which were discovered to be safehouses for the SPC and arrested teenagers who told authorities about Ponchis and his group.
In a video, Cristian Garcia Martinez, aka, "El Cris," one of Ponchis accomplices confessed that they get $3,000 dollars for murdering a rival, but at times they kill innocent people and claim they are adversaries in order to collect the bounty. The teenager names members of the adolescent gang and Ponchis to unkown interrogators in a video.
The military was able to capture six members of the SPC in the October raid and collected intelligence connecting Ponchis to the SPC. The SPC and the Zetas have been feuding with la Familia Michoacana Cartel and the Cartel of Édgar Valdez Villareal, aka, "La Barbie" who was recently captured. The feud escalated to try and control the billion dollar drug trafficking routes and has claimed more than 300 victims, according to the military.

Teenage accomplice confessed and implicated El Ponchis in video at link http://bit.ly/aa8IAx

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WI State Representative Pridemore (R) Set To Introduce Similar Arizona SB 1070 Law Requiring 48 Hours Detention To Prove Legal Status

Donald Pridemore, re-elected State Representative

Governor elect Scott Walker in support of similar SB 1070 measure, which could lead to racially motivated stops in Wisconsin

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 10, 2010

Hartford, Wisconsin - On Wednesday in a Wisconsin Eye Newsmakers interview State Representative Donald Pridemore (R-Hartford) confirmed when the Wisconsin state assembly meets in the January session as a Republican majority control legislature, Pridemore will introduce a similar Arizona SB 1070 law. The bill will allow state and local enforcement agencies on "reasonable suspicion" to require legal status from people they suspect are in the country and state illegally. The suspects will automatically be detained for 48 hours, until they can prove their legal status. If they can't, police will then call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Pridemore's Arizona type immigration state enforcement bill will eliminate the City of Madison's "Sanctuary" ordinace and allow county governments to charge detainees in jails for their care.
Pridemore will have the support of Newly elected Governor Scott Walker (R) who vowed to sign a similar Arizona law. The Pridemore bill will most likely pass in the Republican control legislature. Also, re-elected Wisconsin Congressman F. James (Jim) Sensenbrenner Jr. (R) is expected to support Pridemore and could follow with his version in the House. 
The Hispanic Republican group in the Wisconsin's GOP has failed to make a stand when asked, whether they would support Walker and Pridemore's similar Arizona law. One thing for sure about this Republican Latino group, they expect for Walker to fullfill his promises, which includes signing a similar Arizona SB 1070 measure.
In January, ICE Secure Communities program will also be adopted by some county jails in Wisconsin. The program allows ICE to tap into the fingerprinting of illegal detainees and legal residents when they are processed and jailed for a minor or a felony violation.
In Madison, Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney (D) was re-elected and will continue his policy to check with ICE, if suspected undocumented immigrants jailed in the Dane County jail are wanted in another country. Illegal inmates in Dane County are turned in to ICE.
In Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) was also re-elected and is operating under an agreement to house illegal detainees and gets more than $350,000 a year from ICE. Under the agreement with ICE, by federal law Milwaukee County Jail has to check on the legal status of all inmates and those processed and booked for minor or felony violations in jail.
In July, Phoenix, Arizona - U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled to block major controversial parts of Arizona's SB 1070 making the state law useless. Bolton's ruling gave a big blow and setback to Governor Jan Brewer's anti immigration law, which required state and local police officers to ask for legal status, if they suspected someone was illegally in the country during investigations. The U.S. Department of Justice, Latino and civil rights organizations challenged SB 1070 because it's unconstitutional and infringes in the federal government's right to enforce immigration laws and the law leads to racial profiling.  The State of Arizona has spent nearly $1 million in state and donations to defend SB 1070, which in the end will have spent millions on a failed piece of racially motivated bill.
On June 26, Pridemore in his campaign website to get re-elected a seventh term vowed to introduce such a measure. He wrote, that he "sees no reason to back down on his plans to author a bill on illegal immigration, despite the threat of a legal challenge by the Federal Government to a similar Arizona law which asks the Federal government to enforce its own laws."
“This is a conversation that should have begun long ago before the illegal drug trade exacerbated the issue and now needs to be addressed ASAP,” Pridemore said, “The “status quo” is unacceptable in terms of law enforcement, crime, taxes and social benefits, along with a host of other social problems tied to the issue. To do nothing would simply sentence another generation of families to a life of hiding in car trunks, continuously looking over their shoulder and continuing to be slaves of their work environment,” Pridemore added.
“The legislation I will be introducing (1) requires law enforcement to act when they suspect a law has been broken and the perpetrator may be here illegally. (2) Prevent local governments in Wisconsin from providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants and, (3) make it harder for illegal immigrants to get benefits that they are not entitled to.” Pridemore continued, “However we will take strong measures to ensure that the bill does not promote racial profiling.” 

Update: Copy of Pridemore's Wisconsin illegal immigration bill (PDF) at link: http://bit.ly/eyjCGo

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ICE, FBI And Law Enforcement Agencies In 40 U.S. Cities Arrested 884 Suspects For Child Prostitution

ICE file photo

Feds rescued 69 children, some younger than 13 from child forced prostitution operation by Somali-run Human Trafficking Organization

November 10, 2010

Tampa, Florida (HNNUSA) -  On Monday, members of the Clearwater Area Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and officers in Tampa assisted the FBI locally to rescue four juveniles and arrest 35 adults over the past 72 hours during Operation Cross Country V, a three-day national enforcement action as part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative, announced ICE through a press release.
ICE says, the operation included enforcement actions in 40 cities throughout the nation and led to the recovery of 69 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, nearly 884 others, including 99 pimps, were arrested on state and local charges.
The four local children who were rescued resided in Hillsborough and Pinella counties. Other participating agencies in the operation included the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Clearwater Police Department Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
To date, the FBI's 39 Innocence Lost Task Forces and Working Groups have recovered over 1,200 children from the streets. The investigations and subsequent 625 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including multiple 25-years-to ife sentences and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets.
In Nashville, local, state and federal law enforcement officers in Nashville Tenn., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., on Monday began arresting 29 individuals who were listed in a federal indictment which was unsealed listing various charges including sex trafficking juveniles and conspiring to sex traffic juveniles, obstruction of justice, perjury, auto theft and credit card fraud. The 24-count indictment was announced at a press conference in Nashville by Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, and John Morton, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The indictment results from an investigation that began in 2008 and alleges that the defendants are involved in or are associates of the following gangs which are connected to one another: the Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia, and the Lady Outlaws.
The indictment alleges that between 2000 and 2010, members and associates of the gangs transported underage Somali and African-American females from the Minneapolis area to Nashville for the purpose of having the females engage in sex acts for money and other items of value. The indictment alleges the defendants used some girls for sex trafficking who were 13 years old and younger. The indictment also alleges that an 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted. Sex trafficking offenses carry a penalty of not less than 15 years to life in prison.
The indictment further charges that members and associates of the gangs conspired to obstruct the investigation and committed perjury during the course of testimony before the federal grand jury investigating the case. The indictment also alleges that members and associates of these gangs stole a motor vehicle and used it to engage in credit card fraud, which amounted to a $231,000 loss to one credit card company in about a one-year period.
Those charged in the indictment were Abdifitah Jama Adan, aka "Shorty," aka "Faleebo," aka "Kuzzo," 28;
Abdullahi Sade Afyare, aka "Forehead," 19;
Ahmad Abnulnasir Ahmad, aka "Fabulous," 23;
Yahya Jamal Ahmed, 23;
Abdikarim Osman Ali, aka "Homer," aka "Big Abdi," 22;
Musse Ahmed Ali, aka "Fat Boy," 23;
Hassan Ahmed Dahir, aka "Mohamed Ali Hussein," 21;
Fadumo Mohamed Farah, aka "Naana Naana," aka "Gangster Boo," aka "Barnie," 25;
Idris Ibrahim Fahra, aka "Chi Town," 22;
Yasin Ahmed Farah, 19;
Abdullahi Hashi, aka "Kamal," 24;
Fatah Haji Hashi, aka "Jerry," aka "Jr," 23;
Abdirahman Abdirazak Hersi, aka "Biggie," 20;
Muhiyadin Hassan Hussein, aka "CD," 22;
Dahir Nor Ibrahim, aka "Dahir Lucky," 38;
Abdifatah Bashir Jama, aka "Cash Money," aka "Ohio," 23;
Andrew Kayachith, aka "AK," 20;
Abdigadir Ahmed Khalif, aka "Awali," 24;
Bashir Yasin Mohamud, aka "Br," 26;
Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed, 22;
Fuad Faisal Nur, aka "Hanjule," 24;
Abdifatah Sharif Omar, aka "British," aka "Pinky," 25;
Liban Sharif Omar, aka "Sunderra," 21;
Mohamed Sharif Omar, aka "Moe D," aka "Mojo," 26;
Hamdi Ali Osman, aka "Big Hamdi," aka "Boss Lady," 22;
Haji Osman Salad, aka "Hollywood," 20;
Bibi Ahmed Said, 19;
Ahmed Aweys Sheik, aka "Rear Hammer," aka "Abdul," 24; and Yassin Abdirahman Yusuf, aka "Junior," aka "Black Cat Junior," 21.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MO Supreme Court Hears Child Adoption Case Taken From Undocumented Mother By Jasper County Judge David C. Dally

Carlos, Encarnacion Bail Romero's son in 2007.

Jasper County judge didn't have legal authority to end parential rights of Encarnacion Bail Romero and to give her son Carlos to the Mosers in 2008, Southern District Court of Appeals ruled.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 9, 2010

Carthage, Missouri - On Tuesday, the Missouri State Supreme court began to hear the case of Encarnacion Bail Romero of Guatemala whose 7-month-old child was taken away for being undocumented. On October 9, 2008, through an adoption proceeding, which left Romero out from the hearing a Jasper County judge gave Seth and Malinda Moser custody of the child. The Mosers lost the case when Romero appealed in a lower court and then they filed an appeal with the state supreme court.
Another couple who Romero left Carlos with couldn't care for him anymore while Romero was incarcerated. They gave the child to the Mosers, which the lower appeals court ruled was illegal. The Mosers had been the foster parents since October 5, 2007, according to court documents. In 2008, Circuit Court Judge David C. Dally claimed Romero had abandon her child and had little to offer, thus ending her parential rights by taking away her child.
She was kept in custody for two years serving time for an immigration violation, after being arrested at the Barry County poultry company along with 136 undocument immigrants in 2007. Bail had previously been deported, but returned to the U.S. and gave birth to Carlos now four.
In February of 2009, Immigration and Customs Enforcement waved Romero's deportation in order for her to challenge Judge Dally's decision to end her parential rights. John de Leon, her first attorney from Miami argued she was not informed by Judge Dally of the adoption proceedings in Spanish and lacked legal representation at the time. Romero was able to get an attorney until after the case was decided.
On July 21, 2010 she won on appeal, and the appeals court decided the Jasper County court had no legal authority to give custody to the Mosers. Attorneys William J. Fleischaker, Christopher M. Huck and R. Omar Riojas filed for Romero.
Romero's case is not the only case where children are taken from parents in the nation where judges believe U.S. born children to undocumented parents are better off with adoptive U.S. couples who are more stable.
Why? According to Dally's decision, he believed the only certainty was that Romero would remain incarcerated until she would be deported.
In a private adoption petition proceeding sought by the Mosers, Judge Dally failed to order authorities to present Romero at the hearing who was incarcerated. At the proceedings, he claimed Romero had abandon her child for not being there and not providing any financial support. How could she?, Romero was in custody, couldn't work and records showed she tried to contact Carlos, but had no information how to contact her child. Neither Dally's court had provided Romero with information making it difficult for her to search for Carlos. She eventually received help from other inmates who spoke Spanish to finally locate, get an attorney and file for an appeal on Dally's decision.
Dally granted custody to the Mosers, his reason was that they were financially stable and would provide better care for Romero's child than his own undocumented mother. 
In Nebraska, Maria Luz Cute of Guatemala was awarded parential rights of her U.S. born daughter Angelica and son Daniel after they were taken away and put in a foster home, when she was arrested on April 2005 for lying to an officer. A neighbor called police when it was notice her daughter was sick and she wasn't taken for medical treatment. When police investigated, she told police she was the baby seater for fear of being deported. She was arrested and later deported. In 2008, Cute lost her parential rights, but appealed. The Nebraska Supreme Court reversed the decision to take her children.
There are countless cases where state judges decide undocumented parents are unsuitable to care for their children due to there situations.
Parents enter the U.S. illegally to seek a better future for their families and children. It seems, state judges take advantage of the undocumented status and makes it easier for U.S. couples to adopt U.S. born children taken away from their undocumented parents.

Encarnacion Bail Romero July 21, 2010 appeals case at link: http://bit.ly/9JEcC7

Children removed from undocumented parents and put for adoption video http://bit.ly/bSCe5A and Maria Luz Cute news video at http://bit.ly/bmmCGf

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

8 Chihuahua Police Officers Implicated In The Kidnapping, Torture And Murder Of Ex-State Attorney General's Brother

Photos: Narco Trafico en Mexico

Corrupt officers worked for the Sinaloa Cartel

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 7, 2010

Chihuahua, Mexico - The Narco Trafico en Mexico news blog reported that 8 Chihuahua police officers have been charged in the kidnapping, torture and homicide of Attorney Mario Ángel González Rodríguez. Rodríguez is the brother of former Chihuahua State Attorney General Patricia González Rodríguez who targeted corruption in local police agencies leading to numerous arrests of drug cartel paid authorities.
The Mexican Federal Police Secretary (SSP) were able to break the case when Patricia noticed in a video showing her brother confessing inside an interrogation office posted by kidnappers. The interrogation office was located inside a state police building, according to Patricia. Her brother was kidnapped on October 12, from his practicing office and killed days after he was forced to lie in a video.
Federal authorities received a tip of some armed men at a vacinity and when police reponded they came under fire. The suspects were taken into custody and one of them led authorities to González Rodríguez body in a property located at Quintas Montecarlo.
Federal police arrested Luis Alberto López Rodríguez, 31, aka, "El Luis," Martín Morales Soto, 43, aka, "El Viejito," Rubén Eduardo Jacobo Larrea, 20, aka, "Pinky," Jesús David Rendón Villela, 20, aka "El Badu," Víctor Hugo Villegas Espino, 27, aka, "M2," Alonso Velarde Lizárraga,33, aka, "El Alonso," and Israel Zaragoza Elenes, 31, aka, "El Zorrillo." A federal warrant has been issued for Jorge Gutiérrez Corral, former coordinator for the Central Police Agency in connection with the kidnapping and homicide.
Luis Miguel Ibarra Castellanos, 22, aka, "El Cora" confessed to police, that he went to pick up González Rodríguez from his office. González Rodríguez was later tortured under his feet to avoid detection of torture in a video. He was forced to read a written message that was false implicating top law enforcement officials connecting them to a drug cartel. González Rodríguez was then killed and buried a site in the neighborhood Granjas del Valle, according Ibarra. He said, Noel Salgueiro Nevárez, aka, "El Flaco" the leader of the New People gang, which is affiliated to the Cartel Sinaloa was giving orders and that Adrian Orozco, aka, "El M1" a Chihuahua municipal police officer had ordered the murder of González Rodríguez. Ibarra also named two other victims, Antonio Torres Marrufo and Gabino Salas Valenciano, that Orozco had ordered killed.  

The Mario Ángel González Rodríguez video forced false confession posted by NarcoRed at: http://bit.ly/cBMhqo

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cárdenas Guillén, aka, "Tony Tormenta" Gulf Cartel Key Drug Lord Killed By Mexican Marines

Mexican marines killed Gulf Cartel drug lord and three international bridges connecting to Brownsville, Texas U.S.A. were shut down for four hours.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2010

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico - On Friday, the Mexican Marine Secretary Department (Semar) announced the confirmed killed of Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, 48, aka, "Tony Tormenta" the Gulf Cartel leader by marines. Guillén was spotted in the Center neighborhood with numerous of his men at about 3:15 p.m. in Matamoros when they fired at marines.Marines returned fire and Guillén tried to take cover in a vehicle when he was gunned down. The confrontation between Guillén and the marines lasted more than several hours, according to the Marine Secretary Department.
Mexican authorities shut down three international bridges connecting to Brownsville, Texas until 7:00 p.m. The Reynosa highway leading to the border was also closed to block any escape by suspected members of the Gulf Cartel.
The defense department says, at least 150 marines, 660 police, three military helicopters and 17 vehicles were involved in the operation.
Four of Guillén's men were confirmed killed, three marines were also killed and four marines were reported wounded in the confrontation.
Guillén was wanted in Mexico in connection with multiple homicides, kidnappings, extorsion and drug trafficking. 
The U.S. had offered $5 million dollars reward for information leading to his arrest. He was indicted in the U.S. for marijuana and cocaine drug trafficking. In 2003, Tony Tormenta originally from Mezquital Ranch in Matamoros took over the Gulf Cartel after his brother Osiel Cárdenas Guillén was arrested and then extradited to the U.S. Cárdenas was sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison.

News video confirming Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén killed by Mexican marines. http://bit.ly/bUlQrc

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Carmen La Salsera Kicks Off Orgullo Latino 91.7 FM Radio Fundraiser At Wherehouse In Milwaukee

Carmen La Salsera, Dennis Lopez and Junior Rivera Medina

Roberto Figueroa, Ramon Velez, Christine Almeida, Miguel A. Colon Jr. and Joey Burgos

Photos by HNG

Eight Hispanic local singers debut at Orgullo Latino salsa bash fundraiser.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2010

Milwaukee - On Friday, Orgullo Latino Spanish 91.7 FM radio kicked off its Salsa bash fundraiser with Carmen La Salsera singing "Aguanile" at the Wherehouse Nightclub, 818 South Water Street. Salseros in the House erupted to Carmen La Salsera's explosive jam. Last night, was a long overdue presentation from one of Milwaukee's female salseras out of Wisconsin. Her performance led to offers from other band leaders, that a local band would be ready to backup Carmen's decision to perform in the future.
In total, eight local Latino singers performed at a full house during the night, which each of the singers have their own popular bands. The presentation became the first of its kind in Milwaukee's night club scene. The singers Carmen Latus, best known as Carmen La Salsera, Roberto Figueroa (Nabori), Dennis Lopez (Spanglish), Joey Burgos (Clave y Afinque), Miguel A. Colon Jr. (D'CalleSon), Ramon Velez, Christine Almeida, Junior Rivera Medina (Clave y Afinque) and Roberto, el Rockero con Flow were accompanied by Pueblo Latino Orchestra with Cecil Negron. Jose "Papa Joey" Sanchez, known as the number one Bachata acoustic guitarist in Wisconsin played with the band and Carlos Velasquez Sanchez, Jose Cruz, and Jose Torres lead singers of Orquesta Veneno, a popular Merengue group played a set at the fundraiser.
Most of the singers performed to music by Hector Lavoe and other songs. The lead singers previously mentioned are known for their unique talents.
The show and fundraiser was organized by Felix and Wally Ramos, both long time radio personalities at Orgullo Latino radio program at WMSE 91.7 FM on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m.  A historical moment, when Ramos during the night invited all the local singers who appeared earlier to come up to the stage for a song. They sang "Quitate Tu Pa Ponerme Yo," it turned out to be one of the best performances as a group.
Adam Lee Smith, Manager of Wherehouse Nightclub said, their combine set performance was "chilling" and awesome.
The music jam, drew hundreds of people near the stage area and they began to snap photos of the performance with their cameras and cell phones. The Milwaukee local singers have become well known in the night club scene and community outdoor events for their music talent, which no doubt have gained a reputation fit for music stars in the entertainment world in Milwaukee and tri-state area.
The DJ's were the popular Tito Ayala, best known in the Milwaukee area nightclub scene and Rick who spinned the hottests Latin jams on the market today. Friday's event will go down in history as one of the best Latino musical gigs ever organized for Orgullo Latino's radio program.

Update: Orgullo Latino reported it raised more than $1,100 on Friday's event and on Sunday's radio three hour broadcast raised more than $4,000 during the call in marathon. More than 60 calls came in with donation pledges.

Videos of performance by eight Salsa singers during historical Orgullo Latino fundraiser posted by Tony Ayala: video part 1, http://bit.ly/bphIG7 and part 2, http://bit.ly/cxramz

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Amnesty Residency Interview Letter Delivered After Peruvian Moises Mory Lamas Is Deported By U.S.ICE, Reignites Controversial Case

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services mails letter for residency status. (Click on image to enlarge)

A new legal twist involving ICE deportation case of Moises Mory Lamas

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 5, 2010

West New York, New Jersey - On Thursday, Moises Mory Lamas, 54, received a letter from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) in his residence in West New York informing him of an interview for  November 16. Ruth Mory a U.S. Citizen, his wife had petition for Mory Lamas residency in 2004, under the 1986 amnesty Northwest Immigration Projects. Mory Lamas is set to go for an Interview-Application Status as a Temperary Resident Under Section 245A (Form I-687). It seems, Mory Lamas is getting one step closer to gaining his U.S. residency, one might think.
But on September 9, despite his pending petition for amnesty and residency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deportation Officer Catherine Brantley decided to deport Mory Lamas to Peru. ICE administrative directors, supervisors and its ICE agents who actually participated in the deportation activities ending with Mory Lamas removal from the U.S. will no doubt become the focus of an internal investigation by the agency and possibly the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mory Lamas during his plight informed ICE supervisors, Brantley and its agents of his pending amnesty petition and another pending case. Either, they failed to investigate with the CIS about Mory Lamas amnesty petition or just ignored actual written information provided by him. Under federal law, an undocumented immigrant can't be deported, if he/she have open pending cases. In the Mory Lamas case, the CIS letter signed by Kimberly Zanotti, Field Office Director proves that indeed Mory Lamas was in the process of seeking residency as required by law. With the CIS official letter, which was just delivered at the Mory Lamas residence shows ICE officials did in fact violated federal law and violated Mory Lamas Constitutional rights to get remedy from a federal pending amnesty case.
The Mory Lamas deportation case is an example to what lenghts ICE officials go too in violating the Constitutional rights of undocumented immigrants and a directive from John Morton, ICE Assistant Secretary not to deport immigrants with non serious crimes. On June 30, Morton send a memo to all ICE officers in the U.S. about a new directive from the White House. ICE should use their limited resources to deport immigrants with serious crimes, instead of deporting long time immigrants that haven't committed serious crimes. On August 20, Morton's directive to ICE officials was to dimiss cases of deportation against immigrants who have a credible immigration case pending and who hadn't committed a serious crime. Under Morton's directives, Mory Lamas qualified and had committed no serious crime.
ICE officials in Newark, New Jersey violated Morton's orders and deported Mory Lamas. Will there be a lack of accountability under Morton and his top administrative officials? The case is expected to shake up ICE, as Mory Lamas continues to challenge his deportation from Peru with the aid of his Attorney Glen Troublefield in the U.S.
In brief, on August 12, three ICE agents took Peruvian citizen Mory Lamas to the Peru Consulate in Paterson, from an ICE office he was reporting as required, so temperary Consul Alejandro Beoutis Candahuana could approve his deportation. Mory Lamas alleged, Consul Beoutis told him he had to surrender his Peruvian passport to ICE, or face legal authorization for ICE to deport him anyway from the Peru government, if he wouldn't comply. Beoutis staff deny the allegations, but an official Peruvian Consulate Act (agreement for voluntary departure) signed by Beoutis and three ICE agents in Spanish confirms otherwise.
Mory Lamas said, that afterwards three ICE agents took him home and confiscated his Peruvian passport, as approved and mandated by Consul Beoutis. Peruvian Consul Beoutis, and three ICE agents were identified in the Act signatures as Juan Mezarina, Oscar Torres and James Laforge along with their official capacity under the names.
Mory Lamas had spend at least five years in immigration detention, until he was released in early 2009. Mory Lamas was convicted of possession of drugs, a minor state offense. He pleaded no-contest in 1986, and his lawyer did not advice Mory Lamas of the consequences and possible deportation. He served 6 months in jail and was fined $30.00 for the conviction.
He began his appeal in 1999, served one year in '99 and then served four years from 2004 and was finally released in January 2009. Since then, Mory Lamas was put on an electronic device, had to report to an ICE officer at least twice a week, until he finally was granted a work permit until 2011.
Mory Lamas had a pending habeas corpus appeal with federal Judge Dennis Cavanaugh in the district of Newark, before being deported. He has a 17-year-old daughter who is a U.S Citizen.
Ruth Mory, Moises' wife is a cancer survivor, suffers from diabetes and other ailments.

Update: For the September 29th Telemundo Spanish interview with Moises Mory Lamas, click at video: http://bit.ly/deU3ZJ

Related article:

New Jersey US ICE Deports Moises Mory Ending 11 Year Deportation Challenge In U.S. http://bit.ly/axM7ow

Copy of official Act in Spanish by the Peru Consulate, and Consul Alejandro Beoutis Candahuana in Paterson, identifying ICE agents with their signatures, concerning Moisés Roger Mory-Lamas departure from the U.S. (Click on photo to enlarge)

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