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UCSD develops illegal immigration app

Jenna Johnson

Crossing the border? There's an app for that.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Michigan created a cell phone application that helps illegal immigrants find water and key landmarks as they cross into the United States. Once loaded onto a GPS-enabled phone, the Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT) also alerts users to border patrol checkpoints and plays recorded poetry to make the trek less arduous, Fox News reports.

Where are you now?
Twitter just added a location feature, following the example of Four Square and allowing Twitterers to let the entire world know exactly where they are at. Facebook plans to add its own location-based feature next month and has already updated its privacy policy to read: "When you share your location with others or add a location to something you post, we treat that like any other content you post."

Haiti victims
Lynn University in Florida has canceled classes on Friday so students and faculty members can attend a public memorial for four students and two professors who were killed in January's earthquake in Haiti, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The group was staying at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, which collapsed and killed him. Eight other students on the same trip were outside the hotel and survived.

Protests (continued)
The Wall Street Journal's take on the California college protests: "Memo to marching students: The governor can't save you. You guys need a new legislature. This one is selling you out. Organize an opposition and vote them out in November. Plan B is quit school and become a state billboard inspector."

More than 1,000 people demonstrated at Virginia Commonwealth University Wednesday over the opinion from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that state colleges and universities cannot protect gays from discrimination without direction from the General Assembly, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  March 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: University of California, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University  
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Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."

Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):
It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. HARBORING MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT TENDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATE AN ALIEN TO REMAIN IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY.

Posted by: infinity555 | March 11, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

It is just one thing after another with these illegal aliens. When is it going to stop? It's going to stop when we ENFORCE the damn laws! This Country has left us down BIG TIME when it came to protecting America from this ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION. Now look at what we got?

Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn't be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let's get rid of these illegal aliens! Let's get them back to their own Country where they belong!

I'm from Delaware, and we are pressing to get the Oklahoma State Illegal Immigration Law, HB 1804. passed here in Delaware. Three years ago we had about 32,000 illegal aliens here. Today we have about 68,000 illegal aliens here. We have had it! We want our State back!

Posted by: scuncic | March 11, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

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