Twelve years ago, just month after the towers fell in New York, New Times reporter Bob Norman showed you that the 9/11 bombers had been allowed to enter the country illegally through Miami. The series that he wrote, "Admitting Terror," won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists because it showed ... More >>
Any doubts that the Republican party is pinning all hopes of recouping Hispanic voters on Miami's own Sen. Marco Rubio should be dispelled by the news out this morning: Rubio isn't just going to deliver his party's rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech next Tuesday, he'll be giving ... More >>
How do you know when your immigration system is truly messed up? When people pay $16,000 to be smuggled more than 10,000 miles just to end up in jail and on the wrong side of an STD joke in South Florida.That's exactly what happened to some poor Brazilian bastards who posed as tourists in order to t ... More >>
A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have gone too far.
Reality, or something sort of like it, has finally caught up to Gov. Rick Scott. The Tea Party activists that help elect him? They're apparently not so enamored of Scott any longer. The leaders of what remains of the movement are not too pleased with Scott's performance as governor thus far, even th ... More >>
Terry Jones, the press hungry pastor of a tiny Gainesville church that damn near caused an international incident by promising to host "Burn a Koran" day, has decided he's going to run for president. Because that's exactly what we need: more wackos people running for president! In his press relea ... More >>
via gopanthersrentals.comFIU boasts that its student body "reflects the vibrant diversity of South Florida." But students like Wendy Ruiz need not apply.Ruiz, an honor student at Miami Dade College, tried to fill out the online application last year but got stuck on a question about her parents, ... More >>
Florida senator Marco Rubio is supposed to be the Republican party's great Latino hope, but an upstart Latino Republican group, Somos Republicans, has just dubbed Rubio "unfriendly to Latinos." The group claims that because of Rubio's Cuban-American "privilege" he fails to appreciate the importan ... More >>
Florida's so-called Arizona-style immigration bill, which Governor Rick Scott campaigned on, is looking less and less Arizona-style as it makes it way through the state legislature. Republican state Senator Anitere Flores, who had authored the original Senate version of the bill, helped approve a ... More >>
Unlike their Cuban neighbors, Haitians are once again subject to deportation -- at least those with criminal records.They are all but nameless, at least for now. Of the 27 Haitians deported to Port-au-Prince late last month by the Obama administration, only one's name has been publicly released - ... More >>
Claudine Magloire mourns the recent death of her husband, Wildrick GuerrierBetween sobs, Haitian-American Claudine Magloire accused the U.S. government of responsibility in the death of her late fiancé, Wildrick Guerrier.Guerrier was deported to Haiti on January 20 despite complaining of stomach ... More >>
C. StilesRiptide doesn't usually care much about what goes on in Broward and Palm Beach. Hell, we've got a sister blog up there to deal with this stuff, however I guess we've decided to make an exception for Tea Party fav Representative-elect Allen West. He's just named right-wing Broward radio h ... More >>
We'll call it the Law of Hypocrisy: Just as every virulently homophobic preacher and expert will someday be caught with their pants down and a hot young rent boy, anyone who makes a living by spewing intolerance will eventually be exposed as a humongous hypocrite. It's science!So welcome to the c ... More >>
At 10:30 this morning, twenty local activists will descend on Attorney General Bill McCollum's Miami office on Brickell Avenue bearing a letter with a simple message: Back off Arizona's SB 1070. McCollum, the brilliant legal mind who spent six figures of your tax dollars to hire Rent Boy ... More >>
Billionaire businessman Rick Scott has come out of virtually nowhere to take an astounding double-digit lead in a recent poll against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. This is thanks mainly to three things: (1) charisma-less career politician McCollum isn't ex ... More >>
Every week, exiled Cubans are pissed about something. If it's not a Los Van Van concert, it's Hugo Chavez. Protesting outside Versailles is their idea of a Glee club, and their favorite pastime is tacking on new crimes, no matter how far-fetched, to Fidel Castro's long list of offenses. In this ... More >>
Thanks to crotch bombers and death panels, immigration reform hasn't been the topic du jour in the Beltway since Obama took office. via fastforourfamilies.org Jenny Aguilar, a Honduran who has lived in the U.S. for 18 years but now faces deportation, is fasting in Homestead along with four ot ... More >>
Despite a mention by the Supreme Court, David Gerbier is locked out of the United States.
The young Hialeah boat captain caught transporting eight immigrants to Boynton Beach this past January will serve up to three years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra sentenced 28-year-old Jovel Dominguez-Hernandez to 36 months yesterday for human smuggling. The indictment notes ... More >>
If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>
Remember when America was so prosperous that we were debating ways of keeping our neighbors from breaking into our country to steal our crumbs? So much so that we were building a big fence- sort of like the Berlin Wall because that worked out so well for Germany?That was August- the good old days, w ... More >>
He stumbled into a group of Muslim extremists with plans to attack America. Then he stumbled into Miami. Today Shaheed Mohamed is nowhere to be found.
Ernesto Mejia has a good job, a loving wife, and a clean record. So why has he been locked up in Krome for more a year?