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  • CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors

    07/02/2015 10:50:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 2, 2015
    Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had,” an “amateur” and “Marxist,” according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch. JW got the records as part of an investigation into the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) activation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to deal with the barrage of illegal alien minors last summer. Tens of thousands of Central Americans came into the United States through the Mexican border and contagious diseases—many considered to be eradicated...
  • JENNIFER RUBIN: Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

    06/30/2015 5:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs
    In 2012, then-Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a winnable Senate race and turned it into a debacle for the whole party. His comments on rape were front and center at the Democratic National Convention. One news cycle after another was devoted to his ignorant remarks. He lived up to the cartoon portrait of a clueless misogynist and made the party once again seem like the party of rich, old white guys who cannot relate to modern America. In the 2016 election, Donald Trump appears on the scene popping off about immigrants and spewing nasty rhetoric. It was enough to cause...
  • US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

    06/29/2015 12:30:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Burgen
    The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million). Among the sources cited in the report is the US Census Office which estimates that the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, making it the biggest...
  • In Testy Debate, E.U. Leaders Fail to Agree on Quotas to Spread Migrants Across Bloc

    06/26/2015 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | By ANDREW HIGGINS
    BRUSSELS — Facing a migration crisis that has infused Europe’s usually arid and consensual decision-making with angry passions, European leaders ended an ill-tempered discussion early Friday about what to do with a vague pledge to spread 40,000 migrants around the Continent. But they ditched what had been the heart of a plan to share a burden now borne largely by Greece and Italy — a system of mandatory quotas to spread the tens of thousands of migrants in the two countries across the European Union. The intersection of the Greek debt crisis and the migration issue also underscored the dangers...
  • Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Families

    06/26/2015 11:57:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2015
    A renowned open-borders sociology professor with published research on “victims of deportation policies” is behind the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new regulation ordering the release of illegal immigrant families in U.S. custody. This week DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the outrageous new policy that will let illegal immigrant families go free in the U.S. All they have to do is claim a “credible or reasonable fear of persecution in their home countries,” Johnson said. The country’s top homeland security official explained that he decided to create this new measure after conducting numerous visits to family residential centers, including one...
  • The border surge, a year later: Schools struggling with influx of unaccompanied minors

    06/24/2015 3:21:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Llenas
    A year after the height of the so-called surge, a weeks-long period last summer when tens of thousands of Central American children crossed illegally into the United States, education experts say the federal government has left the burden of educating and caring for these children to cash-strapped public schools. Over the last year, teachers and administrators have been left to teach these kids English, even though some of them had never stepped foot inside of a classroom and many are in need of mental health counseling following their traumatic encounters with gang violence, sex trafficking or kidnapping in their native...
  • DHS to free illegal immigrant families

    06/24/2015 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will begin releasing more illegal immigrant families from detention, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday as he bowed to political pressure from activists and members of Congress who’d called the conditions inhumane for families. Despite offering amenities for the illegal immigrants ranging from flat-screen televisions in every suite, classrooms and ball fields at their disposal and 24-hour access to snacks and sodas, Mr. Johnson said he’s concluded things are still too harsh. He said illegal immigrant parents and children who claim they fear for their lives back home will now have the chance to post a “reasonable and realistic”...
  • Immigration reform: 'The California Package'

    06/24/2015 2:12:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
    While the federal government stalls on immigration reform, some states have begun acting on their own. California has passed more than a dozen laws on immigrant integration between 2001 and the present. In mid-June, the state expanded healthcare access to all undocumented children and boosted spending for naturalization assistance. These various laws collectively produce a kind of state-level citizenship — call it "the California Package." The California Package is innovative in several respects. Not only does it grant rights to immigrants that are restricted at the federal level, but it also tends to blur the distinction between citizens, authorized, and...
  • Hungary to Build Fence on Serbian Border as Fast as Possible

    06/24/2015 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2015 | By PABLO GORONDI
    Hungary has decided to build a temporary fence on the border with Serbia as fast as possible to stop the flow of illegal migrants, the foreign minister said Wednesday. 61,000 migrants had entered Hungary this year, nearly all by crossing Hungary's southern border with Serbia. Most of those who request refugee status in Hungary quickly leave for other destinations in western Europe, like Austria, Germany and Sweden. Refugees can be returned to the EU country where they first made their asylum request. Refugees registering for asylum in Hungary had already likely passed through Greece first, so they should be sent...
  • Most illegal immigrants from border surge skipped court date after release, records show

    06/23/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant women and children streamed across the U.S. border last year seeking asylum and protected status, claiming a "credible fear" of going home to the violence in Central America. President Obama addressed the crisis through increased border enforcement, more detention beds, more immigration judges and pressure on political leaders in their home countries. But a year later, new data obtained exclusively by Fox News shows the policy isn't stopping the influx. Not only are illegal immigrant women and children continuing to cross the border in large numbers, but the majority charged with crimes aren't even...
  • Obama amnesty reaches illegals in prisons, jails -- Recognizes complaints of sanctuary cities

    06/23/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration has ordered agents to begin ignoring many of the illegal immigrants they encounter in local prisons and jails, as the president begins to implement a lesser-known part of his deportation amnesty program — a move that’s not sitting well with either side in the immigration debate. The move is a nod to sanctuary cities, who had begun to refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. After having court challenges, Mr. Obama bowed to those cities, counties and states and announced the changes as part of his November 2014 amnesty policy. Agents will still troll local...
  • Where Does the Buck Really Stop?

    06/18/2015 2:41:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Leigh Bravo
    When we continue to see American citizens murdered and subjected to criminal acts by illegal immigrants within our borders, we only have one place to look, the White House It has recently been reported that illegals have been charged in over 120 murders. The finger of blame is being pointed at Homeland Security and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers. However, the blame lays squarely on President Obama’s desk. As reported in the Washington Times, “Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director, Sarah R. Saldana said her officers cannot peer into the hearts of illegal immigrants to predict who the worst actors...
  • Juan Williams: Blacks' Support For Voter ID 'Amazing'

    06/17/2015 9:00:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 38 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    He's also so often egregiously wrong, perhaps never more so than in his Monday column at the Hill. Williams is astonished that a recent poll, consistent with others, shows that over two-thirds of blacks support a photo identification requirement for voting. In the process, he cited perhaps the dumbest statistic I've ever seen on the topic, misrepresented a 2013 Supreme Court decision, and failed to understand that blacks may end up being most adversely affected if voter fraud ever become widespread.
  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5M to Send Undocumented Students to US Colleges

    06/17/2015 3:08:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave the money to the “I’m In” campaign launched by TheDream.us, a national scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants. The fund targets students who came to the U.S. as children and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status, an immigration policy started by President Obama that gives them exemption from deportation and allows them to work. Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page that he sees the fund’s efforts as an important step in educating marginalized youth in America. “America was founded as a nation of immigrants,” he says. “We ought to welcome smart...
  • California Water Cuts Leave City Days Away From Running Out Of Water

    06/16/2015 1:06:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | June 16th, 2015 | Nick Janes
    MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CBS13) — The community of Mountain House is days away from having no water at all after the state cut off its only water source. Anthony Gordon saves drinking water just in case, even though he never thought it would come to this. “My wife thinks I’m nuts. I have like 500 gallons of drinking water stored in my home,” he said. The upscale community of Mountain House, west of Tracy, is days away from having no water. It’s not just about lawns—there may not be a drop for the 15,000 residents to drink. “We’re out there looking...
  • Should California rich be able to use as much water as they can afford?

    06/15/2015 9:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    There's a serious drought in California, largely the result of government action in saving fish species rather than building additional infrastructure.  Now government in that state has ordered severe restrictions on the use of outdoor sprinkling, causing most of the lawns and gardens in California to shrivel and die. But many of California's wealthy citizens don't think those restrictions apply to them.  They can afford the $800-a-month water bills and don't see a need to stop the sprinklers. One such community is Rancho Sante Fe, where residents increased their water usage by 9% following the announcement by Governor Jerry...
  • California Announces Restrictions on Water Use by Farmers

    06/12/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/12/2015 | Jennifer Medina
    Farmers with rights to California water dating back more than a century will face sharp cutbacks, the first reduction in their water use since 1977, state officials announced Friday. The officials said that rights dating to 1903 would be restricted, and that such restrictions would grow as the summer months go on, with the state facing a prolonged drought that shows few signs of easing. “Demand in our key rivers systems are outstripping supply,” said Caren Trgovcich, the State Water Resources Control Board’s chief deputy director. “Other cuts may be imminent.” It is too early to know the practical impact...
  • Man-Made Drought: A Guide To California's Water Wars

    06/13/2015 4:40:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | REP. DEVIN NUNES
    In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups. Hoping to convince me to support various water restrictions, they argued that San Joaquin Valley farmers should stop growing alfalfa and cotton in order to save water — though they allowed that the planting of high-value crops such as almonds could continue. Then, as our discussion turned to the groups' overall vision for the San Joaquin Valley, they told me something astonishing:
  • Goodnight, California

    06/17/2015 4:24:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>I offer another chronicle, a 14-hour tour of the skeleton I once knew as California.</p> <p>An acquaintance had also emailed and reminded me that not far away there was a mound of used drip hose on the roadside. That mess proved to be quite large, maybe 1,000 feet of corroded and ripped up plastic hose. I suppose no scavenger thinks it can be recycled. I promise to haul it away this week. One must be prompt: even a small pile attracts dumpers like honey to bees. They are an ingenious and industrious lot (sort of like the cunning and work ethic of those who planted IEDs during the Iraq War). My cousin’s pile across the road has grown to Mt. Rushmore proportions. Do freelance dumpers make good money promising to take away their neighborhood’s mattresses and trash without paying the $20 or so county dumping fee? And does their success depend on fools like me, who are expected to keep roadsides tidy by cleaning up past trash to make room for future refuse?</p>
  • Who's Ready For Hypocrisy (NY ICE Crashes Hillary's Photo Op)

    06/16/2015 8:33:00 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 16, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    This is by far my favorite sign of the 2016 presidential race. It was held aloft by the intrepid truth-teller Gabriel Hernandez, who-along with our friends at NY ICE-crashed Hillary Clinton’s vacuous photo op at Roosevelt Island. Due to the draconian restrictions imposed by Madame Hillary’s security team, he wasn’t allowed to carry it into the actual event. That said, I think his message was received. You can read an account of the counter-demonstration by Gabriel himself below, as well as watch video footage on his Youtube channel. NY ICE also has coverage under on its Recent Items page. Kudos...
  • Is Barack Obama secretly a white person like Rachel Dolezal?

    06/15/2015 6:19:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015
    Now that we know that race is a state of mind, rather than a genetic inheritance, the question must be asked: is Barack Obama secretly a white man? Perhaps, like Rachel Dolezal, he tells people that he is black, but he is actually white. Again, black is an attitude, a state of mind. Sure, it helps if you braid your hair into long ropes and tie it on top of your head like Dolezal did, or have an afro during your pot- and cocaine-using days like Obama. But what really counts is what is going on inside your mind. And...
  • 121 murders attributed to illegals released by Obama administration

    06/15/2015 10:02:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 100 immigrants the Obama administration released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent murders, according to government data released Monday that raises new questions about whether immigration authorities are doing enough to detail illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. In one case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted its agents didn’t find out about an illegal immigrant’s death threats and court injunctions against him until — which should have put him back in detention — until after the man was accused of a new murder. That case, involving Apolinar Altamirano, is the latest instance of...
  • Tourists shocked by Calais migrants scramble

    06/15/2015 7:46:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-15-15
    A video showing swarming migrants trying to smuggle themselves onto a UK-bound truck in northern France in front of shocked tourists has been posted online and has since gone viral.   "Don't panic guys, we've locked all the doors."   These are the words of the guide or driver on a tourist coach trying to reassure audibly concerned passengers amid a chaotic swarm of migrants on the outskirts of the northern French port town of Calais.   A one-minute video of the scene, showing dozens of migrants flocking to a truck in an attempt to smuggle themselves across the border...
  • The GOP Leadership Responds to Constituents concerns about amnesty & TPP

    06/13/2015 3:50:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
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  • For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county

    06/11/2015 2:41:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2015 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    ... For uninsured California immigrants such as Vasquez and Becerra, which side of a county line they live on can significantly affect the care available when they're sick. Counties are required under a 1933 state law to "relieve and support all incompetent poor, indigent persons." That requirement has been open to interpretation when it comes to healthcare for those in the country illegally. Among the 11 counties that provide low-cost medical care to such immigrants, some limit treatment to seriously ill patients or children. The remaining 47 counties do not consider these immigrants to be covered by the state mandate....
  • Senate panel blocks funding for lawyers representing undocumented children

    06/11/2015 2:24:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 10, 2015
    A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. The lawmaker responsible for the move was Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, chief author of a spending bill funding the Justice Department's budget. The spending measure, however, has a long way to go before becoming law. Without lawyers, children are much more likely to be sent back to their home countries. Under federal law, immigrant children have two options to seek legal status, including requesting...
  • IMMIGRATION -- HEY, LOOK! A COP YELLING AT A BLACK GIRL IN A BIKINI!

    06/10/2015 1:59:37 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | 6/10/15 | Ann Coulter
    IMMIGRATION -- HEY, LOOK! A COP YELLING AT A BLACK GIRL IN A BIKINI! I'm impressed by the coolness and steadiness of our media in suppressing any news about immigration. It's as if they've built a triple-layer fence with border guards around immigration topics. And guess what? Their fence is working! How many thousands of news stories have there been on Ferguson, ISIS, Chris Christie's "Bridgegate" or men becoming women? But the media will never tell you about Mexicans gang-raping a lesbian in Richmond, California, an Indian immigrant in San Francisco importing 12-year-old girls he bought from their parents for...
  • Jerry Brown Worries About ‘Overpopulation’ Amid California Drought (too many illegals alert)

    06/10/2015 9:50:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Gov. Jerry Brown is worried that the Golden State will eventually have too many people for the state’s water supplies to support. Brown made the comments before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board and also warned that global warming was exacerbating California’s drought.
  • U.S. frees hundreds of Cuban criminals because Havana won’t take them back

    06/09/2015 10:08:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Hundreds of Cuban criminals are released onto the streets of the U.S. every year because that nation won’t take them back — even though the Obama administration is trying to broker a more open relationship with the communist island nation. It’s a quirk of immigration law known as “Zadvydas cases,” after a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that said the government cannot detain immigrants indefinitely if their home countries won’t take them back. Cuba, China and Vietnam regularly top the list, but even some countries that are supposed to be closer partners, such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, are refusing...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Hillary's Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016

    06/08/2015 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year. Let's hope Republicans were paying attention. She apparently decided it won't be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of "hope and change." Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse. Seeing as Clinton won't have the youthful exuberance that propelled...
  • The GOP Needs to Change its Narrative on Illegal Immigration? [response to Juan Williams piece]

    06/08/2015 11:07:59 AM PDT · by walford · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/08/2015 | walford
    I agree that the GOP needs to change its "script" on illegal immigration; they need to stop allowing the Party of Jim Crow to define the terms and set the narrative. They need to stop being defensive about what the majority of the American people want: Existing immigration laws must be enforced and the incentives for illegal immigration must be removed. The Democrat-controlled IRS is most recently offering "tax refunds" to illegal aliens who never paid any taxes! So Republicans should make it clear that the status quo of virtually unchecked illegal immigration benefits only the elites on both sides...
  • Obama derides judge who blocked amnesty

    06/08/2015 10:07:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama scoffed at the “individual district court judge” who blocked his deportation amnesty, insisting Monday that he still believes his policy is legal despite repeated legal setbacks and vowing to push ahead where he can on aiding illegal immigrants. But Mr. Obama said he’ll abide by Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s injunction — which has since been tentatively upheld by a federal appeals court — because that’s the way the system works. “Even if it’s an individual district court judge who is making this determination, we’ve got to go through the process to challenge it. And until we get clarity...
  • University unveils ‘Undocumented Student Services Center’

    06/05/2015 4:12:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/4/2015 | Staff
    The University of California, San Diego has just opened a one-stop shop for illegal aliens who attend the school to receive information about how to obtain financial aid and other publicly funded services, The College Fix reports. The center held its grand opening on May 28, touting UCSD’s commitment to “providing world-class learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom, regardless of your immigration status or the status of your family.” The Web page for the center also urges faculty and staff “to learn more about how they can support students who are undocumented” and provides access to...
  • State Senate approves McGuire bill to ban oil drilling (off shore)

    06/03/2015 9:11:32 PM PDT · by rey · 13 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 June 2015 | GUY KOVNER
    North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire’s bill to permanently ban new oil drilling in state waters along the 840-mile California coast was approved by the Senate Wednesday and now moves to the Assembly. Calling the coast a “worldwide wonder,” McGuire, D-Healdsburg, said his bill will protect the natural beauty of the coast, which draws 150 million visitors a year and contributes $40 billion to the state economy. The bill closes a loophole in a 1994 law that banned oil and gas development in state waters, which extend out three miles from shore, but permitted exceptions in cases where state oil...
  • $15 Minimum Wage: Women, Blacks Hurt Most

    06/04/2015 5:03:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Fourteen to one, in favor. That was the Los Angeles City Council vote to raise, over the next five years, the city's minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15. Of course, as Investor's Business Daily tells us, the $15 per hour really is closer to $20. How does it get to $20? Investor's Business Daily says: "Once all the nonwage costs are added, including payroll taxes, paid sick leave and the big one -- ObamaCare's employer mandate -- minimum compensation for a full-time worker could rise as high as $19.28 an hour by 2020, an IBD analysis finds. That...
  • TV ad points finger at immigrants for California drought

    06/03/2015 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | By Mike Luery
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —It's a television ad that runs just 30 seconds, but its implication that immigrants are draining resources during the California drought has critics contending its message is divisive and untrue. "I think those ads are disingenuous," said Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from Bell Gardens. "They serve to further divide us as Californians."
  • LA could become latest US city to pass $15 minimum wage

    06/02/2015 11:50:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2015 2:38 AM EDT
    Los Angeles on Tuesday is set to take a final vote on becoming the latest big U.S. city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage. The City Council is extremely likely to make the move, which has the endorsement of Mayor Eric Garcetti and comes two weeks after a 14-1 preliminary vote on the wage. The vote would bring a $15-an-hour wage by 2020—more than double the current federal minimum. …
  • Drought Watch: Record Number of Water Waste Reported Submitted to Santa Clara Valley Water District

    06/02/2015 6:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Marianne Favro
    In the battle to save a precious resource a record number of people in the Bay Area are reporting their water-wasting neighbors. The Santa Clara Valley Water District has a program where residents can anonymously report water waste. In April, 900 people reported water wasters. It was the highest number since the district's program to conserve water by reporting water waste started last summer. Residents are able to report water waste through e-mail, phone or using the district's water app. "It's extremely helpful," said Jerry De La Piedra of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. "Often people don't realize they...
  • California Senate approves health care for undocumented immigrants

    06/02/2015 1:30:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2015 | Alexei Koseff
    A proposal to expand health care to Californians in the country illegally cleared the Senate on Tuesday, passing on a 28-11 vote and heading to the Assembly.
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2015 | By PATRICK MCGREEVY
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides “what we can realistically achieve now” for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • Honduran man charged with sexually assaulting child

    06/02/2015 3:41:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore Police arrested and charged a Honduran man with attempting to sexually assault a child in a home where he was a renter, according to a department spokesman. Jose Ricardo Garcia, 34, was charged with various sexual offenses for the May 28 incident. Police said the 5-year-old boy’s aunt caught Garcia in the act at their home in the 3400 block of East Baltimore St. “Please don’t call the police. I have six children back home,” Garcia said after he was caught, according to the boy’s aunt. Garcia then left the home and went to a nearby bar,...
  • Immigration Lies They Keep Telling US

    06/02/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    When a director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement declares that Agency success in the deporting of illegals has plummeted, I tend to worry about not only who is here, but who is crossing the border now. Pulling agents from the border to babysit those crossing en masse through open areas is something that should not be done and should certainly not be necessary. Obama cutting all funding for the fence in his first term while agents are needed elsewhere makes for a virtual open border. The debacle of Boeing building a “virtual” fence was a disaster. Over one billion...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    06/01/2015 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower's first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had...
  • Obama immigration chief says amnesty designed to cement illegals place in society

    06/01/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 9, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The man who will oversee President Obama’s new temporary amnesty said Tuesday that part of the reason for the program was to get the illegal immigrants working on the books, making it economically impossible for them ever to be deported by a future president.
  • Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

    05/29/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER
    Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany. EU countries are struggling to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East and to share the burden more evenly across the continent, after more than 35,000 people reached Italy so far this year and hundreds more died at sea. Migrants often head north after landing in boats on Italy's southern shores, hoping to make it to Germany...
  • Global Migrants Brave Panama’s Vipers, Bats, Bandits to Reach U.S.

    05/29/2015 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | By SARA SCHAEFER MUŃOZ
    METETÍ, Panama - Ahmed Hassan staggered through dense Panamanian jungle, crazy with thirst, his rubber sandals sliding in the mud, fearing he would die thousands of miles from his homeland in Somalia. “I told my family I would go to the U.S., that was the plan,” said the 26-year-old truck driver, who said he fled late last year when al-Shabaab militants took his village. He flew to Brazil and made a cross-continental bus trip to Colombia. The circuitous Panama route has become more attractive, say migration experts, thanks to the easing of visa and asylum requirements in some South American...
  • U.S. must release all illegal immigrants claiming to be gay, bi, transgender: Homosexual activists

    05/29/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C, May 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists are demanding that any illegal immigrant who claims to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or “queer” (LGBTQ) be set free and allowed to roam the United States, essentially making LGBT illegals a class above the law.Dozens of members of United We Dream gathered outside the headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday to protest what they consider to be mistreatment that homosexual illegal aliens experience while in U.S. custody.They urged ICE, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, to stop detaining all illegal aliens who...
  • Bill to extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants advances, is narrowed

    05/28/2015 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO - A lawmaker's proposal to offer Medi-Cal coverage to immigrants living in the country without documentation made it through a key legislative committee Thursday, although the bill was significantly scaled back to benefit primarily those aged 19 and under. SB4 by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (LA County) was narrowed to reduce the cost by allowing older immigrants to enroll in the medical system for low-income people each year only as state funds are available to cover them. The bill would also authorize the state to seek a federal waiver so it could extend health insurance under its...
  • Area illegal immigrants remain in limbo as court blocks relief plan

    05/28/2015 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Pamela Constable
    Amalia Mendez, a housekeeper and mother of four from Guatemala, has been hanging many hopes on President Obama’s executive action in November that would defer deportation for up to 5 million people like herself. Now, with a federal court ruling Tuesday putting that program in limbo for the foreseeable future, she is putting those hopes on hold. “I would be able to earn more if I had papers, and so would my husband. We could get insurance and a nicer home for our children. Most important is that we would not have to be afraid every time we leave the...
  • Treasury Rule Allows Taxpayer Subsidized Health Insurance For Illegal Immigrants

    05/28/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Grace-Marie Turner
    New research about implementation of the Affordable Care Act finds that Obama administration regulations are allowing taxpayer subsidized health insurance for some people earning less than the statutory income floor and also for unlawful immigrants. A new study by Andy S. Grewal, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, explains that the ACA provides tax credits to U.S. citizens with incomes between 100 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). However, IRS regulations were written to extend credits to citizens below 100% FPL in some cases. Also, Section 36B of the ACA grants credits to...