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  • California files brief supporting challenge to Trump's threat

    03/24/2017 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Regulator · 13 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | March 22 2017 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a brief in support of a Santa Clara County lawsuit challenging President Trump's executive order targeting "sanctuary" cities that refuse to help federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The amicus brief cites Trump's threat to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities and counties as well as the state's interest in protecting state laws and policies that promote public safety and protect the constitutional rights of residents, Becerra said.
  • Bill could aggravate state-federal standoff on immigration

    01/01/2017 8:36:11 AM PST · by Regulator · 21 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | december 30, 2016 | Kate Morrissey
    bill introduced by California legislators this month could heighten a standoff between the state and federal government over immigration enforcement policy that has been growing since at least 2013.
  • Screaming Illegal Aliens Disrupt Coulter Book Signing

    07/03/2015 4:54:56 AM PDT · by Regulator · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    <p>Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store.</p>
  • Illegal immigration: California Democrats unveil far-reaching package

    04/10/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Regulator · 33 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/07/15 | Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- Slamming the Republican Congress for dropping the ball on immigration reform, Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping package of bills that would dramatically expand protections for illegal immigrants far beyond what's offered by any other state. The 10 pieces of legislation would offer state-subsidized health care coverage to the undocumented poor, make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against customers based on their immigration status or the language they speak, and make it harder for federal authorities to deport immigrants living here illegally.
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 118 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • California governor toughens climate change goals (Mad Jerry Geezer Goes Off Again)

    01/05/2015 4:18:51 PM PST · by Regulator · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5 2015 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As he was sworn in for a record fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown charted an ambitious new goal on Monday for California in its fight against climate change, challenging the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the next 15 years.
  • Unions launch recruiting push for immigrants protected by Obama actions

    12/25/2014 10:44:38 AM PST · by Regulator · 41 replies ^ | 12/24/14 | FoxNews
    America's struggling labor unions got a gift this year when President Obama announced his expansive executive actions on immigration: potentially thousands, if not millions, of new members. Labor leaders reportedly are launching a new recruiting push by reaching out to those immigrants affected by Obama's immigration announcement last month. The actions are expected to offer work permits to some 4 million immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and, until now, were reluctant to join unions for fear of retaliation. Union leaders now say the president's actions give them new protections -- and are keen on signing them up.
  • Stephen Kessler: Why all Californians are Mexican

    11/18/2014 12:44:50 PM PST · by Regulator · 86 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 16 November 2014 | Stephen Kessler
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, which ended the Mexican War and for a cool $15 million acquired what is now the entire southwestern United States — Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and parts of Wyoming and Colorado — from Mexico was an uncannily well-timed moment in U.S. history. Could American negotiators have known that within a year gold would be discovered in California and the flood of Anglo and other immigrants into this state would be the beginning of a population boom still going on 165 years later?
  • Vice president of El Salvador visits Watsonville

    08/18/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Regulator · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/18/13 | calvin men
    WATSONVILLE -- Much to the fanfare of locals, El Salvador's vice president, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, made a stop in Watsonville on Saturday to greet elected officials and residents of Salvadoran descent. There are an estimated 5,000 people of Salvadoran decent in Santa Cruz County, said Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville. A former mayor, Oscar Rios, is of Salvadoran descent. "I think it's only natural that the vice president come here to the community to see how we can work and create a great relationship between California and El Salvador in terms of a wide range of issues," Alejo said. Among the...
  • Illegal immigrants who commit crimes face lesser punishment than U.S. citizens

    06/24/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Regulator · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 24 June 2013 | Gabriela Morongiello
    According to Sen. John McCain, a member of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, criminals will not be legalized under the proposed bipartisan immigration bill. “Anyone who has committed crimes in this country is going to be deported,” the Arizona Republican declared on the Senate floor last week. However, as Washington Examiner columnist Byron York recently reported, “the bottom line is an immigrant could have more than three misdemeanor convictions in his background check and still qualify for legalization.”
  • College students protest Kobach on immigration

    11/22/2012 9:51:16 AM PST · by Regulator · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/20/2012 | John Milburn
    TOPEKA -- About 50 college students who are in the U.S. illegally marched Tuesday on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office urging him to stop working on immigration laws and to do his state job. The students from Kansas and Arizona delivered a letter to a staff member, who said Kobach was in his office but unable to meet with the students. The letter calls for Kobach to stop working on immigration laws and focus on his duties as secretary of state or resign for office. "I'm still standing and fighting to have the American dream," said Ernesto de...
  • ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority... Against Arizona & Governor Brewer

    08/02/2010 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Regulator · 87 replies · 39+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 30 2010 | Publius Huldah
    Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers don’t read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. But this lawyer has read it and she is going to show you something in Our Constitution which is as plain as the nose on your face. Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says: In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the...

    10/01/2008 9:34:09 PM PDT · by Regulator · 33 replies · 852+ views
    National Council Of La Raza ^ | September 30, 2008 | Laura Anduze / Luis Rosero
    Washington, DC– Citi and the Citi Foundation presented a $1,000,000 grant to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in support of its efforts to build the capacity of its almost 300 affiliates across the country working at the state and local level. These affiliates help advance opportunities for individuals and families through the asset building, housing and community development programs. "Citi and NCLR continue to be successful partners in transforming the lives of Latino families and communities across the country. Our support of the Raza Development fund in previous years to fund the growth of their community development facility...
  • Kosovo Declares Independence From Serbia

    02/17/2008 8:55:18 AM PST · by Regulator · 169 replies · 490+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2008 | By NEBI QENA and WILLIAM J. KOLE
    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo's parliament declared the territory a nation on Sunday, mounting a historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and European allies but bitterly contested by Serbia and Russia.....
  • GE, Chinese Planemaker Sign Engine Agreement

    09/12/2007 6:59:13 AM PDT · by Regulator · 22 replies · 447+ views ^ | Sep 12 2007 | aero-news
    AVIC I Will Build CF34s For Its Planes Fledgling Chinese planemaker AVIC I announced this week it recently signed a deal with General Electric to manufacture turbofan engines for its upcoming ARJ21-700 regional aircraft. Xinhua reports AVIC I (an abbreviation of its full name, China Aviation Industry Corporation I) will build the CF34-10A powerplants for use on its planes. A subsidiary of the planemaker will build the engines at a plant in the northeastern city of Shenyang. The partnership is billed as the first such agreement between a Chinese company and a foreign entity for the production of passenger aircraft...
  • Gonzales Highlights Threats to Hispanic Community

    03/09/2005 10:30:25 PM PST · by Regulator · 84 replies · 1,183+ views
    Hispanic ^ | March 9 2005 | Agencia EFE S.A.
    U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a Mexican-American who overcame high obstacles on the road to success, is urging Hispanic parents to join the battle against the drug abuse, crime and street gangs that have harmed Latino communities. "If we allow drugs, gangs and crime to ravage our communities ... we will not realize the leadership potential of our community," he said Tuesday night at the National Council of La Raza's Capital Awards Gala. Gonzales was the featured speaker at the NCLR event, where Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) were recognized for their work in Congress to...
  • Fox has been outfoxed, and Mexican democracy is in peril

    12/14/2004 9:42:03 PM PST · by Regulator · 54 replies · 1,269+ views
    Dodge City Globe ^ | 08/12/04 | Denise Dresser
    Many Mexicans who voted for Vicente Fox are bewildered. Four years into his term as president, the man who promised to kick the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, out of power forever now seems to have been kidding. The PRI is coming back, winning state election after state election, and Mexico's first president elected in a free and fair race doesn't appear to be doing anything about it. But other Mexicans should, because if the former ruling party returns to office in the next presidential election, in 2006, the country's democracy will have been short-lived. If the PRI returns, it...
  • Mexico, U.S. reach accord on migrants' Social Security

    11/23/2004 11:03:48 AM PST · by Regulator · 133 replies · 1,637+ views
    El Universal Online ^ | November 23, 2004 | Wire services
    QUITO, Ecuador Mexico and Washington agreed to introduce similar legislative initiatives whereby Mexican workers who paid into Social Security in the United States will be refunded their contributions when they return to their homeland, President Vicente Fox said here Monday. "The initiatives entail the recognition of all those (Mexicans) who have worked in the United States legally or otherwise, so they will have the right to the savings they accumulated while working in the neighboring country," said Fox, who is visiting Ecuador. During a news conference with Mexican journalists accompanying him on his travels, Fox announced that he and U.S....
  • Immigration: A Moral Issue

    11/19/2004 4:01:59 PM PST · by Regulator · 37 replies · 552+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/19/04 | Ian de Silva
    Among the ballot measures that passed resoundingly in the election is one that no conservative can afford to ignore — Arizona's Proposition 200. It is a measure that will require proof of U.S. citizenship for voting and proof of legal residency for many public services. < el snip > I believe illegal immigration degrades immigration in much the same way that gay marriage degrades marriage. < le snip again > To condone illegal immigration is to condone anarchy. If illegal aliens are condoned for breaking the law because they are only escaping poverty, then by such logic we should also...
  • The New Americans

    10/05/2004 6:18:45 PM PDT · by Regulator · 6 replies · 220+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/04 | Debra Saunders
    SAN FRANCISCO Supervisor Matt Gonzalez told The Chronicle editorial board last week that he liked to think Proposition F -- a measure he helped put on the city ballot that would allow noncitizens to vote in San Francisco school board elections -- was "an interesting issue to take up in a post- Sept. 11 world." The implication here is that the rest of America became xenophobic after the Sept. 11 attacks, but San Franciscans could show how broad-minded the Special City is by allowing immigrants to vote in school elections through 2008, at least through 2008. [El Snip] Watch the...