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  • The American Dream Is Dead, And Good Riddance (Barf alert)

    07/07/2014 1:09:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2014 | Keli Goff
    New analysis confirms what many already assumed to be true: a sizable number of Americans can no longer afford the American Dream. Inspired by the new book, Chasing the American Dream, USA Today calculated that subsidizing the American Dream costs approximately $130,000 annually, meaning the dream is only within reach for about 1 in 8 American families. The shocking six-figure price tag generated international headlines. But instead of inspiring handwringing about how to make the American Dream more affordable, I hope these numbers show us something else: the American Dream as we know it is dead, and good riddance.
  • Immigration activists to occupy House (photo op)

    06/27/2014 7:50:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Immigration activists plan to occupy House office buildings on Friday to protest GOP posiitons on illegal immigration. United We Dream, a youth-led group that supports expanding protection for illegal immigrants, announced members would protest inside the Rayburn House Office Building at 12:30 p.m. The group said it would target members from Arizona, California, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Washington and Virginia. The group did not include a list of specific lawmakers. The House is not in session on Friday, however, and most lawmakers have returned to their home districts for the July 4...
  • Facility for undocumented kids opposed

    06/24/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 11 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 6/23/14 | J. Harry Jones
    The crisis is sparking heated debate in Washington, where critics claim the Obama administration’s immigration policies are to blame, including the DREAM Act, which defers deportation for some children. Nearby residents who oppose the Escondido center said they’re concerned it will hurt property values, increase crime and cause other problems. But some also decried the idea of federal tax dollars being used for such purposes, especially in their city. “We want our City Council and the Planning Commission to push back to the federal government and adhere to the laws,” said Kitty Demry, who lives about a one-third of a...
  • Obama’s DREAM Amnesty Leads to Huge Surge in Illegal Alien Minors Invading US

    05/20/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The compassionate move often isn’t what it seems. Obama’s unconstitutional and unilateral DREAM amnesty has led to a huge surge in illegal alien minors crossing into the US.Since the Border Patrol was forced by Obama Inc. to begin sending minors to local relatives, the number of minors increased including children so young that their crossing is downright dangerous to them. Because of Obama’s pro-alien move, there are twelve-year olds making the risky crossing.That’s what liberal “compassion” ends up accomplishing. The Texas-Mexico border is being overrun by a surge of young illegal immigrants who are traveling alone. So much so, that...
  • Professors Deconstruct Obama’s Muscular Presidency

    05/14/2014 7:02:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 13, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Law professors Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Nicholas Rosenkranz of Georgetown slammed President Obama’s “muscular presidency” as dangerously unconstitutional. The Federalist Society hosted these speakers in a panel discussion entitled, “Suspension of Laws: What are the Limits of Executive Authority?” jonathan turley Turley said that President Obama has completely ignored and “circumvented” Congress. After all of Obama’s rhetoric, speeches and subsequent actions, Turley said, “The irony is that he didn’t have to circumvent Congress” to achieve his own goals. As a law professor at George Washington, he could only say, “I’m left scratching my head” in trying to...
  • A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border

    04/27/2014 5:39:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 64 replies
    Noemi Álvarez Quillay took the first steps of the 6,500-mile journey to New York City from the southern highlands of Ecuador on Tuesday, Feb. 4, after darkness fell. A bashful, studious girl, Noemi walked 10 minutes across dirt roads that cut through corn and potato fields, reaching the highway to Quito. She carried a small suitcase. Her grandfather Cipriano Quillay flagged down a bus and watched her board. She was 12.
  • Cuomo asks state to fund college for prison inmates

    02/21/2014 2:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Queens Campaigner ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kelsey Durham
    Two state lawmakers from Queens had mixed reactions this week to news of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative that would allow inmates to earn a college degree while serving their prison sentences. The proposal, announced Feb. 16, would use state dollars to fund college classes in 10 prisons across New York, one in each major region, the governor’s office said. The initiative is designed to encourage a lower risk of returning to crime and prison, which Cuomo’s office said happens 40 percent of the time in New York state after an inmate is released. Under the new initiative, inmates could earn...
  • Black Leaders Impeding Dr. King's Dream

    02/08/2014 11:50:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | 2/7/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The biggest impediment to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of a society in which color is not considered important is the continued used of the extremely racist term "African-American". The term implies the descendants of slaves are a separate race whose members belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America long before the American Revolution. The term "African American" arbitrarily segregates people by skin color. The term treats people with dark complexions as if they only had African ancestors even if more of their ancestors came from somewhere...
  • January 20 - A sad day

    01/20/2014 6:43:00 AM PST · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Sometrhing I'm thinking | 1/20/2014 | Pensive me
    I'm watching Martin Luther King's speech at the mall in Washington D.C. - I'm looking at the reflecting pool and thinking where America has gone...
  • Lib law prof: Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs are creating a “very dangerous & unstable system”

    12/04/2013 3:33:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 3, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers). At 1:10:55 he describes the “royal prerogative” that the Constitution was designed to eliminate but which Obama, through the growth of the administrative state and his own expansive view of executive discretion, is now flirting with. At 2:53:45, he applies...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare ‘A Dream Come True,’ Will Go On ‘No Matter How Hard Some Try to Stop It’

    10/03/2013 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/03/13 | Andrew Kirell
    **SNIP** While lamenting that we are currently in the third day of a government shutdown, Pelosi cheered that we are also three days into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — “A dream come true,” she said, “for many people in our country.” Under Obamacare, Pelosi asserted, “many people in our country… can fully realize the promise of our founders of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Healthier life, liberty to pursue their happiness.”
  • Top 10 dream cars [Lost in the 50s III & not one from the 1950s or 60s on the list!]

    09/29/2013 11:43:36 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 65 replies
    Top 10 dream cars High-end luxury and sports cars stir the imagination, yet few will ever be able to buy them. This crowd-sourced list of dream cars consists of models frequently viewed at Cars.com but rarely drawing buyer inquiries. Cars.com editors name their dream cars here. What car do you dream of owning? The Lamborghini $354,000-$450,000 Murcielago & slightly cheaper cousin Gallardo? The Maybach Type 62? The Rolls-Royce Ghost, Phantom & Phantom Drophead Coupe? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage & DBS, Bentley Continental GTC and the oh so cheap Bentley Continental GT at $185K?
  • American "Race" Is Red and Yellow, Black and White

    09/16/2013 3:41:00 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | September 14, 1013 | Reasonmclucus
    Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a color blind society cannot be realized as long as the media and black leaders continue to perpetuate the old southern myth that the descendants of North American slaves are a different "race" from light skinned Americans. The term "African American" is an extremely racist term that implies the descendants of slaves belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America at the time of the Revolution. The dark skinned peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa might be of a different race from the light skinned...
  • Martin Luther King Speech 50 years ago:'I have a Dream...let freedom Ring' and libs spin

    08/28/2013 8:43:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    SOL | 8/28/2013 | SOL of course
    Today being the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous 'I have a Dream Speech' prompted another Washington DC rally last Saturday and just today Obama giving a speech on it. MSNBC covered the Saturday rally most of that day and today re-playing that entire speech and all day recapping how it all came to be with guest after guest very romantically and nostalgically. "He changed America" So just a few minutes ago I flipped to that channel for a minute and caught Martin Luther chanting 'Let Freedom ring' in that speech and thought how ironic it is. This...
  • He Had A Dream

    08/28/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 13 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | August 28, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
    “It’s not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 Today is the 50th anniversary of the great “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr.. This should be a day of uplifting speeches about self-empowerment and personal achievement. We should hear speakers expand on King’s dream of a colorblind society where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. We should hear speeches about the character traits that lead to success and we should hear warnings...
  • Why You Won’t See Or Hear the "I Have A Dream" Speech

    08/28/2013 10:01:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2013 | Josh Schiller
    Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech. But in coverage of events celebrating its anniversary, the entirety of King’s address will rarely be reprinted, if at all, nor will viewers see footage of his speech delivered in full.
  • The Dream is No More: MLK's dream in August fifty years ago is evolving into a nightmare

    08/28/2013 6:38:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2013 | Steve McCann
    [SNIP] The issue of civil rights remained at the forefront of my consciousness and on that summer day in August of 1963, while attending Catholic University in Washington D.C., I was one of 200,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to hear Martin Luther King deliver his "I have a Dream" speech. Over the next five years I participated in voter registration drives, demonstrations, and marches to once and for all put an end to the stain on the American character. I have, over the years, watched with some degree of pride and accomplishment as doors were opened, barriers torn down,...
  • I HAVE DREAMED , I HAVE DREAMED

    08/28/2013 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 2 replies
    Jeremiah 23 ^ | 599 BC | Jeremiah
    I HAVE DREAMED , I HAVE DREAMED “ Mine heart within me is BROKENBECAUSE of the prophets;all my bones SHAKE ;I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome ,BECAUSE of the LORD,and because of the words of his holiness. For the land is FULL of adulterers ;for because of SWEARINGthe land mourneth ; the pleasant places of the wilderness are DRIED UP ,and their course IS EVIL,and their FORCE is NOT RIGHT. For BOTH prophet and priest ARE PROFANE ;yea, in MY househave I found THEIR WICKEDNESS,saith the LORD. WhereforeTHEIR WAY shall be...
  • Chris Cane - ICE Buster

    07/19/2013 4:51:21 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/19/13 | LD Jackson
    It seems we are destined to have immigration reform at the forefront of the political discussion in America. What we should be doing is enforcing our current immigration laws, but that doesn't seem to be in the works. Many of our politicians believe we need a massive piece of legislation to overhaul the entire system. President Obama believes he can use executive orders to rewrite the way the system works. Consequently, he has already ordered DREAMER status to be given to any illegal immigrant claiming to be brought to America when they were a child. According to Chris Cane, President...
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read

    06/03/2013 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 44 replies
    The Coffee Shop ^ | March 25, 2013 | a USMC Vet
    The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America . The Cocker Spaniel is...
  • State doesn't have cash to fund college grants for illegal immigrants

    03/15/2013 1:40:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Union-Bulletin ^ | March 15, 2013 | By Editorial Board
    A college education has never been more expensive than it is now. #The tuition rates at state colleges and universities have seen double-digit increases the past few years. The increase in college costs mean the pool of cash for financial aid does not go as far. #And this week’s state budget projection shows a $1.3 billion (yes, with a B) gap between anticipated tax revenue and anticipated expenses. #Yet, the state House on Wednesday approved 77-20 a proposal that would make young illegal immigrants eligible for state college financial aid. #In theory, if money was no object, offering every qualified...
  • (SOME) Ohio immigrants in new program denied licenses...

    02/24/2013 2:52:54 PM PST · by 88keys · 12 replies
    The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio ^ | Saturday February 23, 2013 | Michael O'Malley
    On paper, Jose Mendez, 20, and Carol Apaestegui, 24, look pretty much the same. Both, with their families, came to this county as undocumented immigrants when they were children. And both have been accepted in a new federal program that gives them temporary legal status, allowing them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, which they have. But when it comes to getting an Ohio driver's license, the two young people don't match up -- Mendez was denied a license while Apaestegui got hers... "A woman at the bureau told me, 'You're not even supposed to be in this...
  • Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )

    01/27/2013 10:49:46 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | January 25, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    DENVER– Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican – state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. “We have a great piece of legislation that will finally garner bipartisan support in the general assembly,” declared state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), a sponsor of Senate Bill 33. It’s the seventh attempt over the past 11 years to pass a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal students....
  • (Exempt) Dems: Federal health programs should cover DREAMers (Commiecare™ for anchor babies)

    12/03/2012 4:56:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Sam Baker
    Dems: Federal health programs should cover DREAMersBy Sam Baker - 12/03/12 02:53 PM ET Federal healthcare programs should cover the children of illegal immigrants, a group of House Democrats says. Democrats are asking the Obama administration to make healthcare available to children who are able to stay in the U.S. under the deferred-action immigration policy that President Obama announced earlier this year. The policy — similar to the DREAM Act — allows many children of illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation, as long as they meet certain criteria. A group of House Democrats, led by...
  • The Constitution: For Obama, Just Another Bump in the Road

    11/04/2012 8:25:35 AM PST · by p. henry · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Otto Sorensen
    Barack Obama's instrusions on the constitutional powers of Congress, his failure to fulfill his own constitutional duties, and his willingness to sign legislation which includes provisions which violate the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution render him unfit to serve as President.
  • Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

    10/07/2012 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Copyright © 2012 JD Supra, LLC ^ | on 10/1/2012 | by Polsinelli Shughart PC
    The deferred action program is commonly referred to as a “Dream Act;” however, what is one individual’s dream may turn into a nightmare for an employer. As part of applying for deferred action qualifying aliens are also eligible for employment authorization. Generally, work permit applications take two to three months to process so by this fall, potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals will receive lawful permission to work in the United States. Some of these individuals might already be employed by your company. Employees provide at the time of hire documents to confirm their identity and ability to work in...
  • Dream Act Lite criteria to be implemented August 15th

    08/05/2012 6:43:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Bob Wilson
    More than a million youth and young adults who came here illegally with their parents have been given a temporary hiatus from deportation. The United States Citizen and Immigration Services announced that beginning on August 15th they will implement the “dream act lite” authorized by President Obama through executive order. Congress has twice stopped “Dream Act” legislation yet President Obama went the route of the executive order to accomplish this program. The USCIS will have all forms and instructions available and begin immediately accepting applications for the deferred action for childhood arrivals. This group is commonly referred to as dreamers...
  • The Dream Is Dying

    07/22/2012 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Dysart · 65 replies
    AT ^ | 7-21-12 | Kenneth L Hanson
    BREAK Tell a story? Well, there are a lot of us these days who have stories to tell. And far from reflecting unity, purpose, and optimism, these are testimonials to another sad reality: the "American dream" -- at least under the Obama administration -- is dying. My story is not that special, though it is unique in some ways. My wife is a medical doctor from the former Soviet Union -- as smart as she is beautiful. A surgeon by training (holding a Ph.D. in medicine on top of her M.D.), not only is she extremely capable as a hands-on...
  • 10 Things That Will Happen If Barack Obama Continues To Systematically Legalize Illegal Immigration

    06/26/2012 6:50:25 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 59 replies
    http://endoftheamericandream.com ^ | 06/26/2012 | http://endoftheamericandream.com
    Barack Obama seems completely obsessed with systematically legalizing illegal immigration. The United States borders a failed narco-state that is one of the most crime-ridden nations on the entire planet, but Barack Obama refuses to secure the border and the consequences for the American people have been absolutely catastrophic. Right now it is already costing us tens of billions of dollars a year to provide welfare for illegal immigrants and to educate their children in our public schools. Right now illegal immigrants are already working millions of jobs that should belong to American workers. Right now Mexican drug cartels are already...
  • Poll Americans may approve legislative power being exercised by president (immigration policy).

    06/23/2012 9:11:21 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 24 replies
    6-23-12 | johnwk
    This is very scary! It appears that Americans approve by a 2 to 1 majority to allow the president to enforce his own law regarding immigration policy! See: Poll Shows 2-1 Support of Immigration Policy “By more than a 2-to-1 ratio, Americans favor the Obama administration’s new immigration policy, according to a Bloomberg poll released on Tuesday.” But Article VI of our Constitution states This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof… shall be the supreme Law of the Land … The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the...
  • Obama on DREAM Act: Can't "just change the laws unilaterally" Transcript (Flashback Sept. 28, 2011)

    06/15/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Lynn Sweet
    Obama on the DREAM Act: "I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there's been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It's just not true." THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the...
  • Discounted tuition for illegal immigrants passes in Senate

    04/09/2012 2:40:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 9, 2012
    The Colorado Senate this morning passed a Pueblo lawmaker’s bill that would create a discount rate of college tuition for illegal immigrants who attended high school in the state. ... Opponents contend the bill would create an incentive for illegal immigration to Colorado. They also argue that it presents students with false hope because they would not be able to work legally in the country until they attain citizenship. The bill’s passage in the Democratically controlled Senate was not a surprise. Its first true test will come next, when it is heard by a Republican House committee. A similar bill...
  • First big piece of 'Electric Highway' gets juice

    03/17/2012 9:02:15 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 103 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/16/12 | Jeff Barnard
    Electric car drivers hit the road Friday to inaugurate the first major section of a West Coast "Electric Highway" dotted with stations where they can charge up in 20 minutes. The stretch of 160 miles of Interstate 5 served by eight stations marks the next big step in developing an infrastructure that until now has been limited primarily to chargers in homes and workplaces. The stations go from the California border north to the Oregon city of Cottage Grove and are located at gas stations, restaurants and motels just off the nation's second-busiest interstate. One is at an inn that...
  • Take back the House? Democrats wish

    03/04/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 12 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2012 | Don Surber
    The big news this week on Capitol Hill was that Democrats are confident of taking back the House. Congressman Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said: “We’ve gone from a gale force wind against us to a sustained breeze at our backs.” Hmm. That was the Financial Times report. The Hill report was less windy as it quoted Congressman Israel as saying: “We’re not there yet, we’ve got some work to do. But … we have gone from a gale-force wind against us last year to a sustained breeze at our back. I’ve never said we...
  • President Santorum - Cabinet Dream Team [UPDATE]

    02/25/2012 7:40:06 PM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    FReepers please post your President Rick Santorum Dream Team thoughts here. VP - Allen West or Marco Rubio Sec. Of Def Duncan Hunter Sr. not Jr. Or Jerry Boykin WH Press Sec Sarah Palin you betcha! Sec. Of State John Bolton ! Wow can you see the left explode! Fed Chair Herman Cain Sr. Advisor Newt if he helps Rick take out Romney WH Bathroom Cleaning Crew Chief Mitt Romney Attorney General Joe Arpaio Dept of Homeland Security - Gone - Now part of Justice Dept of Agriculture - Gone - Now a part of Interior. Dept of Health and...
  • Occupy Protesters Consider Political Future (Van Jones & Rebuild the Dream)

    12/02/2011 6:29:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    GPB ^ | 12/01/11 | Don Gonyea
    Occupy Protesters Consider Political FutureBy Don Gonyea Thu., December 1, 2011 3:45am (EST) **SNIP** One who has been watching the Occupy movement closely is Van Jones, an activist who once worked in the Obama White House, and who now heads an organization called Rebuild the Dream. Jones has spoken at Occupy encampments and met with those working on the next steps. He thinks that the movement can work on multiple fronts. Protests and demonstrations are important, Jones says, but so too are elections. "There's no reason to do an either or here. This can be one of the biggest movements...
  • On Immigration, Rick Perry Takes Heat for Texas DREAM Act

    09/13/2011 1:35:12 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 12, 2011
    Perry, who signed a Texas version of the DREAM Act (which allows young people in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities) drew several rounds of boos when he defended this policy.
  • Free tuition for illegals [ California Assembly proves its not broke ]

    09/01/2011 11:24:00 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    washington times.com ^ | Sep 1 2011 | Emily Miller
    Democrats will do anything to pander for Hispanic votes in 2012. They’re even in favor of amnesty and cash handouts to illegal aliens, if that’s what it takes. The latest scheme from California liberals is a move to force over-burdened taxpayers to foot the bill to put illegals through college. On Thursday, the California Senate Appropriations Committee passed AB 131, which would allow undocumented pupils to sign up for public financial aid at state schools. At the same time, the Golden State’s dire fiscal straits have forced cutbacks in public-education spending for actual citizens. This particular bill is one of...
  • State Senate OKs part of California Dream Act

    09/01/2011 5:35:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe
    The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid. Carlos Perea, a 19-year-old undocumented student from Mexico who attends Santa Ana Community College, said the bill's passage would help him achieve his goal of transferring to a four-year university. He wants to major in political science and work for a nonprofit organization when he graduates. It is not known how many undocumented students would be eligible for the aid. A Senate committee analysis...
  • Berkeley offers college credit to ‘fight the new Jim Crow’

    08/31/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Back in the day, if students wanted easy credits, they signed up for underwater basket-weaving. Now they just need a political cause. The University of California, Berkeley is offering students college credit to work for an expressly political organization fighting for affirmative action and immigrant rights. This semester, the African Studies department at Berkeley is offering a two-credit class called “Fighting to Learn, Learning to Fight: Building the Movement for Public Education and Equality.” The class is sponsored by BAMN — The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrants Rights And Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary —...
  • Editorial: Obama's Amnesty-Light Is A Bad Dream

    08/19/2011 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 19, 2011 | Staff
    Immigration: Unable to get "comprehensive immigration reform" past Congress, the White House announces it will halt deportations on a case-by-case basis for some illegal aliens. Don't enforce the law and they will come. Following a pattern of making law by regulation and executive order, the Obama administration Thursday announced it will impose a version of the Dream (development, relief and education for alien minors) Act on America through administrative fiat. This is blatant political pandering in an election cycle at the expense of American citizens. On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress she has authority to halt deportation...
  • Republicans Decry DHS Deportation Review as 'Amnesty'

    08/19/2011 5:41:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 19, 2011
    Republicans accused the Obama administration of instituting "backdoor amnesty" after officials announced they would launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation in an effort to thin the list and focus resources on kicking out criminals. The move would likely grant a reprieve to many would-be DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others. The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, Thursday's announcement could serve to...
  • Undocumented immigrants face checks on Amtrak, Greyhound

    08/14/2011 4:56:35 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 22 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 8/14/11 | Sarah Gonzalez
    As a Greyhound bus prepared to leave a small town near Atlanta, 19-year-old Azucena headed to the window seat on the last row , on her way to Miami to start school and a new life. (SNIP) Immigration searches on public transportation sites are not well publicized. Border patrol agents generally protect the border or coastline. But, Steve Cribby, spokesperson for U. S. Customs and Border Protection, says agents have the authority to conduct immigration checks in public places. And checks on Greyhound buses and Amtrak are meant to disrupt human smuggling activities into the country’s interior, he said. The...
  • Why I Support the Texas DREAM Act

    08/11/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 139 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | 8-8-11 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    I was the first in my family to graduate from college, much less to go to Medical school. I believe I was blessed by attending Texas elementary and high school, Tyler junior college, UT at Tyler, and then Med school and residency in San Antonio, Texas. I'm grateful, knowing that a “non-traditional student” (an older woman with a family) couldn't have done that in any place but the USA and Texas. No one took my place or squeezed my kids out of a good education, even though we live in a small city where more than 50% of the surnames...
  • Illegal Immigrant Interns at State Capitol

    08/09/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 | Lindsay Hood |
    At the age of 21, Sergio has an undying love of politics. He has already interned for two state lawmakers and hopes to pursue a career in politics. He plans to commit himself to changing his community, but there is one catch: Sergio is in the country illegally; he can’t even vote. "It is something that I am really passionate about, but because of my position, it gets really frustrating," Sergio said. A student at San Diego State University, Sergio graduated from San Diego High School with a 4.3 GPA and entered SDSU with a full, privately funded scholarship.
  • California "Dream Act" approved for illegal immigrants

    07/25/2011 4:55:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2011 | Alex Dobuzinskis, Steve Gorman -
    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday a bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive privately funded scholarships to attend the state's public colleges and universities. The bill, dubbed the California Dream Act, passed the state Legislature earlier this month and aims at helping illegal immigrants who have earned a high school diploma after attending at least three years of high school in the state. "At the end of the day, if we're going to continue as a powerful, equal-opportunity society, we're going to have to invest in our people," Brown, a Democrat, said at the signing...
  • Military Cutbacks Undermine Major Rationale for "DREAM Act" (Durbin's lies exposed)

    07/20/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT · by montag813 · 6 replies
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 07-20-2011 | Ruth Owings-Goodwin
    Above: U.S. sailors of the USS Monterey stand next to their vessel in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Advocates for the "DREAM Act" have relentlessly attempted to sell it to a skeptical public through a variety of rhetorical assertions. One of the 2 main components of the DREAM ACT calls for eligible "Dreamers" to serve in the U.S. military to gain a path to citizenship.  Advocates have repeatedly insisted that the DREAM Act is critical to U.S. military "readiness" - that the military needs these "Dreamers" or else we would not have sufficient troops...
  • Thousands rally against immigration law

    07/02/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2011 | Christian Boone
    Eighteen-year-old Myra Cerecero said she wakes up every morning praying her parents made it home safely."I'm living in a constant state of fear they'll be picked up," said the daughter of illegal immigrants. The American-born Loganville teen was among an estimated 5,000 protesters -- roughly half the crowd organizers had hoped to attract -- who jammed the streets of downtown Atlanta Saturday morning to voice their opposition to House Bill 87, Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state's...
  • Victory! Maryland Activists Block 'DREAM Act' with Signature Blowout

    06/30/2011 9:14:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 36 replies
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 07-01-2011 | Stand With Arizona
    Maryland citizens – outraged by the disgraceful passage of the ‘Dream Act’ in-state tuition bill for illegal aliens – rose up and delivered a blow against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s sanctuary state agenda. Needing 56,000 signatures to block the act from taking effect on July 1st, opponents got well over 100,000 signatures! State elections officials say they have certified most of the nearly 56,000 needed to suspend the law and send it to a statewide referendum in November 2012. The law had been scheduled to take effect Friday, but it has been suspended while officials await a final tally on the...