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August 13, 1987
Ezell's remarks about possible death squad activity in Los Angeles are a tour de force of callous arrogance. Ezell dismisses death threats against individuals and the kidnaping and rape of a Salvadoran woman as a bid for publicity by the sanctuary movement. He belittles the rape victim's trauma with the comment " . . . that happens all over the state . . . " then goes on to impugn the character of Father Olivares. Ezell's remarks would be merely insensitive if made by a private citizen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Anybody who asked Nora Ezell what inspired the scenes in her narrative quilts probably heard her usual response: "I grab things off the top of my head and run with 'em," she often said. "I can't tell you no more. I just do it." Anybody who saw Ezell's quilts learned the rest. The quilts speak about the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights era in Alabama, the saga of the American Indian.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1985
Immigration and Naturalization Service Director Harold Ezell's ingenuousness, ignorance and overall lack of information was clearly evidenced by his own (mis)statements reported in The Times (Sept. 26). Especially interesting was Ezell's defensiveness when asked about his own background and qualifications to hold his government post. Yet, instead of answering the question, he impugns our President by replying, "If your logic holds true, then Ronald Reagan shouldn't be President."
NEWS
August 26, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Harold W. Ezell, the pugnacious former federal immigration official who helped change the face of California by implementing a sweeping amnesty program but later spearheaded a contentious backlash against illegal immigrants, has died. Ezell, who had battled liver cancer for the past three months, was 61. He died early Tuesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, where he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992
The article by Ezell was the most heartwarming and factual piece on unwanted pregnancy that I have ever read. OLIVE O'BRIEN, Palos Verdes Estates
NEWS
November 30, 1986 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
About 300 people marched through Santa Ana on Saturday to protest sweeps by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, saying that the agency is ignoring a new law that will grant amnesty to many living here illegally. "The INS continues to roam the streets of cities like Santa Ana, Anaheim and Costa Mesa looking for hard-working and law-abiding people to harass," Father Allan Figueroa Deck told the marchers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1985 | Associated Press
The Border Patrol broke up a ring Wednesday that was suspected of smuggling as many as 200 undocumented workers a week from Tijuana to a squalid labor camp near Fresno, Immigration and Naturalization Service Regional Commissioner Harold Ezell said. Five people were arrested on a federal complaint charging 11 people with conspiracy, and 88 illegal aliens were taken into custody at the camp in rural Sanger, Ezell said at a news conference after the raid.
NEWS
May 31, 1985 | H. G. REZA and BILL FARR, Times Staff Writers
Immigration officials Thursday accused an El Centro attorney of inciting a continuing hunger strike by illegal aliens at a detention facility and took the unusual step of seeking to bar her from practicing at Immigration and Naturalization Service hearings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
It seems The Times has once again displayed its complete lack of understanding regarding the issue of illegal immigration in its editorial (May 20), "Borderline Ethics." Numerous attempts have been made by The Times to dictate the job description of Western Regional Immigration Commissioner Harold Ezell. Ezell is an appointed member of the present Administration whose task is to protect the legal , taxpaying residents of the Western United States against the illegal aliens, drugs and terrorism flowing across our border.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987
Thank you very much for the story of Anibal, the young refugee from El Salvador ("New Vistas for Salvador War Victim," Metro, Nov. 5). This is one of hundreds of such cases that have been treated here. The doctors have done tremendous work in this area. It is to be hoped that Ezell read the story. The next time he gleefully announces that 400 "illegals have been apprehended and shipped back to Latin America," he should continue to say this has condemned 400 families to the misery and malnourishment that the present Administration has provided for Latin America.
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July 24, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold W. Ezell, the flamboyant former immigration official who became a leading opponent of illegal immigration while running a consulting business for wealthy immigrants, is battling liver cancer and has been severely weakened by two months of chemotherapy. Tumors were discovered in his liver two months ago during a doctor's visit for what had seemed like a prolonged bout of flu, said Ezell, 61.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold W. Ezell, the flamboyant former immigration official who helped write Proposition 187 and became its public point man, is battling liver cancer and has been severely weakened by two months of chemotherapy. Tumors were discovered in Ezell's liver two months ago during a doctor's visit for what had appeared to be a prolonged bout with the flu, said Ezell, 61.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proposition 187 proponent Harold Ezell announced plans for a ballot measure Tuesday requiring the state Department of Motor Vehicles to issue verified, tamper-proof driver's licenses and ID cards to help prevent illegal immigrants and citizens intent on fraud from receiving welfare, unemployment insurance and other government benefits. "This will make a major difference in the way people look at California and how they access our tax dollar benefits," said Ezell, a former INS regional director.
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January 11, 1995 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drawn by the television cameras, a tourist pokes his head inside the Oscar Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In search of a movie star, he instead finds Harold Ezell--the most visible spokesman for Proposition 187-- talking into a battery of microphones. The tourist quickly moves on. What he doesn't realize is that Ezell, co-author of the initiative designed to cut services to illegal immigrants, is something of a celebrity after last year's long, loud campaign.
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December 19, 1994 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With McDonald's gift certificates in his pocket and a list of names on his clipboard, Liam Weston makes the rounds of a Venice apartment complex. He is a Republican foot soldier scouring the corners of the 36th Congressional District for evidence of illegal votes, one of dozens of volunteers knocking on doors and asking questions: How long have you lived at this address? Are you registered? Did you vote in the last election? The fast-food coupons are for those willing to respond.
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November 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Harold Ezell, a co-author of Proposition 187, has launched a radio ad campaign contending that widespread voting by illegal immigrants tainted California's Nov. 8 election. The ads are partly financed by Republican Senate candidate Mike Huffington, who blames voting by illegal immigrants for his narrow loss to Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "There has been voting by non-citizens," Ezell said Tuesday. "We have affidavits from non-citizens who said they did vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1994
Claiming that voter fraud is "a major problem," Proposition 187 co-author Harold Ezell said Thursday that he and others are launching a task force to investigate the extent of voting irregularities in California and to make reform proposals. At news conferences in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Ezell said the task force will conduct computer cross-checks of voter registration lists and solicit volunteers to determine whether the registration information is correct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dozen shouting protesters crashed a women's club luncheon Wednesday to confront former INS Regional Director and keynote speaker Harold W. Ezell over his support of Proposition 187, the initiative that would restrict education and health services for illegal immigrants.
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