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  • Common Sense Immigration Reform

    There is no question that America has a range of difficult problems facing her; the economy, unemployment, Social Security, Medicare, and healthcare are pushing our great country to the brink. However, there is an underlying problem which is a contributing factor to all of these problems – illegal immigration. The U.S. Government estimates that there are between 8 to 12 million illegal immigrants currently residing within our borders but independent studies have shown that number is significantly higher. The Californians for Population Study (CAPS) released a report by four leading immigration experts who believe that there is somewhere between 20...
  • Now Hiring in Alabama

    10/04/2011 1:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 3, 2011 | Bridget
    The effects of Alabama’s new strict immigration law are starting to be felt. Since a federal judge upheld many of the laws key parts last week, law enforcement agents will begin enforcing the law this week. This means that officials can start checking the immigration status of any child enrolled in school. This has caused a rather large exodus of Hispanic families from the state. Late last week, schools were reporting Hispanic students mysteriously absent from class. Some of the families actually came into the school offices to officially withdraw their children from the schools. This has caused a panic...
  • How Illegal Immigration Destroyed America's Economy

    09/30/2011 6:52:50 AM PDT · by dangus · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 9-30-11 | Dangus
    In the late 1990's, a terrible bargain was struck: Banks would agree to federal "anti-discrimination" policies, but in return, they could trade the risks of making bad loans, bundling good loans and bad loans into CDOs, or "collateral debt obligations." While the very intelligent Sen. Phil Gramm (Republican of Texas), was a major proponent of this deal, he doesn't really deserve the blame. If both sides of the deal played honorably, it was a reasonable deal apart from its color-consciousness: Blacks did not default on loans any less than whites did, despite greater difficulty in getting loans. Based on long...
  • Shame on politicians using tragedy to push an anti-immigrant agenda

    10/02/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Boston Globe (blog) ^ | October 1, 2011 | Carol Rose
    Nothing tests our humanity - or our democracy - more than how we respond to tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families of victims of crimes. We are horrified when we learn the details of their suffering. But emotions alone are not a sound basis for making policy, particularly when it comes to keeping our communities safe and free. Recent events involving immigrants accused of committing terrible crimes is the most recent case in point. One such tragedy was the death of a local Milford man, Matthew Denice, who was hit and dragged by a pickup truck driven by...
  • Protest against Alabama immigration law, Sen. Scott Beason ends without incident [stalked at church]

    10/02/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 13 replies ^ | 10/02/11 | Kent Faulk
    A protest by opponents of Alabama's tough new immigration law ended shortly before noon without incident outside Gardendale's First Baptist church, where the law's main sponsor, state Sen. Scott Beason, worships. Beason was inside the church at services when about 80 protesters, carrying signs, arrived at the church just off Interstate 65. He left after the service without speaking to the demonstrators and had no comment when reached later on his mobile phone. The demonstration started about 8:30 this morning at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham, the scene of many of Alabama's historic civil rights protests and incidents. It...
  • Perry falters as the Romney alternative

    10/01/2011 3:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 1, 2011 | Margaret Carlson
    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t the un-Romney that the Republican base craves, who, oh who, will it be? If Perry cedes the un-Romney label – and the nomination – you can carbon-date the moment when his campaign’s decomposition began: Sept. 22, 2011, between 9-11 p.m. EDT. That’s when the Texas governor stumbled through one of the worst debate performances in memory. Weekly Standard editor William Kristol called Perry’s flubs close to “disqualifying.” Red State blogger Erick Erickson said he was a “train wreck.” The New York Post’s John Podhoretz deemed Perry’s performance: “Awful. Just awful.” Brit Hume of Fox...
  • In-state tuition for undocumented students part of Bachmann's past, too

    10/01/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT · by shield · 77 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | 26th September 2011 | Catharine Richert
    In one of the more heated moments of the Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fla., last week, several of the candidates took turns criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for giving undocumented immigrants college tuition breaks. "If you say that we should not educate children that have come into our state for no other reason that they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," he said, defending the bill he signed in 2001 that allows undocumented students who've graduated from a Texas high school and who have lived there for three years...
  • Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools

    10/01/2011 8:44:18 AM PDT · by BobL · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post (via Yahoo) ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities. There are no precise statewide numbers. But several districts with large immigrant enrollments — from small towns to large urban districts — reported a sudden exodus of children of Hispanic parents, some of whom told officials they...
  • Obama administration appeals Alabama immigration law

    09/30/2011 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to block Alabama's strict new anti-illegal immigration law after a federal judge allowed key portions to take effect. U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn earlier this week backed the law authorizing police to detain people suspected of being in the country illegally if they cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason. The judge also upheld a provision that permits the state to require public schools to determine the legal residency of children. Federal judges in other states have blocked similar state laws aimed at trying to stem illegal...
  • Todd Ticked Romney Using Footage Of Mexican Prez Praising Perry

    09/30/2011 7:38:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A Mexican President praises Governor Rick Perry for offering in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in Texas. Mitt Romney uses footage of it in a campaign ad. Something wrong with that? Apparently yes--in the eyes of Chuck Todd. The host of MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" critically quizzed Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer over the ad today. View the video here.
  • Ala. law cracks down hard on illegal immigrants

    09/30/2011 3:26:22 AM PDT · by loucon · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 29, 2011 7:08 PM | Mark Strassmann
    "We have just passed a law that conforms with federal law," he said. "We will see what happen. We expect them to do their job now and we'll see if they are going to do it." But when only five pickers showed up Thursday morning to harvest his sweet potatoes, farmer Keith Smith saw possible ruin: the loss of his half-million dollar crop. "They're running scared because of this new law," said Smith. "And you're in trouble?" asked Strassman. "I'm in trouble. Bad trouble." Smith's 200 acres need 20 pickers, mostly Mexican nationals. "There is not enough documented people here...
  • Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws

    09/30/2011 2:59:08 AM PDT · by Irenic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration is escalating its crackdown on tough immigration laws, with lawyers reviewing four new state statutes to determine whether the federal government will take the extraordinary step of challenging the measures in court.
  • Ruling issued on controversial immigration law (Key facts left out of other misleading articles)

    09/28/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    Fox News Alabama WBRC 6 ^ | September 28, 2011
    (Judge) Blackburn has decided that some parts of the state's controversial law should not be allowed to become law while the law continues to be challenged in court. Here are the sections of the law which the judge enjoined from becoming law until final judgements are issued in the case: Section 11a: "It is unlawful for a person who is an unauthorized alien to knowingly apply for work, solicit work in a public or private place, or perform work as an employee or independent contractor in this state," Section 13: Prohibits concealing, harboring, transporting, etc., of unlawfully-present aliens Section 16:...
  • Protests, heckling as sheriffs denounce illegal aliens

    09/28/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/28/11 | Chris Cassidy
    Tough-talking sheriffs warned that the Bay State is becoming a “magnet” for illegal aliens and vowed to crack down — with or without Gov. Deval Patrick’s support — during a fiery press conference today that descended into chaos when sign-holding protesters began chanting and shouting counterpoints. “Much like terrorists, they’re looking for a place to go where nobody’s going to notice them,” said Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. “And if we’re sending out a message that this is where you can basically come and we’re not really going to pay much attention to your status, well, it’s no wonder we’re running...
  • Police: Illegal immigrant without license hits girl (Link only copy right again Mass )

    09/28/2011 11:16:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | Sep. 28, 2011 | WHDH-TV
    Police: Illegal immigrant without license hits girl (Link only copy right again Mass )
  • FLASHBACK: Illegal Entitlement Is Not An Option

    09/28/2011 10:33:08 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 22 replies
    HITM Archives ^ | 4/19/2006 | Herman Cain
    The movement to grant amnesty and eventual U.S. citizenship to some 12 million illegal aliens has turned the issue from the sounds of silence to the sounds of entitlement. The entitlement mentality did not begin in America, but it has flourished here in the last century. The American claim on entitlements to health care, retirement income and seemingly any "right" one can conceive was birthed from the womb of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, reared by Kennedy's New Frontier and came of age in Johnson's Great Society. U.S. citizens, fanned by the flames of those who encourage class warfare, are increasing...
  • Judge Refuses to Block Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

    09/28/2011 11:08:25 AM PDT · by commish · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Sep 2011 | Fox News
    Just a Headline at the moment. No story yet.
  • U.S. Supreme Court case raises issues for children of illegal immigrants

    09/28/2011 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/28/11 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON – Carlos Martinez Gutierrez got caught smuggling three Mexican children into California. Now, his travails have reached the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court agreed to hear Gutierrez's case, which raises questions potentially crucial for other children of illegal immigrants. If Gutierrez wins, some immigrants may find it easier to avoid removal and stay in the United States. "The case is significant," Gutierrez's appellate attorney, Stephen Kinnaird, said Tuesday, adding that "you can have possible breakups of families" in certain circumstances. Gutierrez's attempted alien smuggling through the San Ysidro port of entry in December 2005 does not, by...
  • Illegal immigrant in murder case had prior arrest

    09/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/28/2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Scituate police arrested an illegal immigrant from Brazil for motor-vehicle violations three months before he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a brutal attack this week, reigniting debate over whether Massachusetts should participate in the federal Secure Communities program. Police arrested Marcelo Almeida, a 41-year-old laborer, on June 19 on charges of operating without a license and other charges after the black Nissan Maxima he was driving almost collided head on with a police car, according to documents from Hingham District Court. He was later found guilty of unlicensed driving and responsible for other charges. Almeida paid a...
  • The GOP Flipped, but Perry Hasn't

    09/28/2011 7:08:25 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 88 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 27, 2011 | Mark P. Jones
    Somewhat overlooked in the attention heaped upon Gov. Rick Perry's immigration position in the wake of recent weeks’ GOP presidential primary debates is the reality that in 2001, Perry was joined by virtually the entire Republican membership of the Texas Legislature in supporting legislation allowing undocumented immigrants who meet a series of requirements (e.g., be a Texas high school graduate, a Texas resident, and agree to apply for permanent residency when eligible) to pay in-state tuition at Texas public institutions of higher education. Perry’s decision to defend rather than repudiate the legislation has had the immediate effect of dangling the...