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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...
  • Romney says illegal immigrants get a $100,000 break on UT tuition over 4 years (facts)

    09/28/2011 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 28, 2011 | The Truth-O-Meter
    ........To take a step back and view the big picture: Of 1.3 million college students in Texas in 2010, 1.2 percent (16,476) were illegal immigrants receiving tuition breaks through the affidavit route. (The even bigger picture: Texas’ 1.65 million illegal immigrants made up 6.7 percent of the state’s total population in 2010, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.)Stated another way, only 1 percent of Texas’ illegal immigrants got the in-state rates in 2010. And of those, 73 percent got an average reduction of $2,600 or less; the remaining 27 percent average closer to $10,000 per year.So let’s return to Romney’s...
  • On Illegal Immigration, Lying Isn't Complying

    09/27/2011 6:27:57 AM PDT · by suspects · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 27, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Who ya gonna believe — Deval or your lyin’ eyes? Last week a group of Massachusetts sheriffs reached out directly to the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and arranged to send fingerprints of arrested individuals in their custody to ICE. Gov. Deval Patrick, who adamantly opposes the Secure Communities program, reacted angrily: “We already send all the fingerprints we gather to the federal government. The only thing the sheriffs are doing that’s different from what we do already is grabbing headlines.” Then, with a touch of sarcasm, Patrick added: “God bless ’em. I’m glad they’re complying with the...
  • Police: Stolen ID Gets Illegal Alien Upstate Job

    09/26/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies ^ | September 26, 2011
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A woman working at a Greenville hotel is accused of using an Iowa’s woman’s name and social security number to get her job. Police say Maria Luisa Calixto, an illegal alien, applied for a job at the Courtyard Marriott in Greenville. Police say Calixto, 33, used a counterfeit resident alien card and gave the name Yessinia Ibarra when she applied.
  • On immigrant tuition, Marco Rubio sounds like a Rick Perry man

    09/25/2011 8:55:08 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 108 replies
    Naked Politics ^ | September 22, 2011 | Marc Caputo
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, whom every presidential candidate would love to have as a running mate, sounds a lot like a Rick Perry supporter when it comes to the issue of tuition help for immigrants who grew up in the United States long after they were brought here illegally. [snip] "I think there’s general consensus behind the idea that we need to do something to help out kids who were brought here by our parents longtime ago and who have grown up in this country," Rubio said a few weeks ago, echoing comments and sentiments he made on the campaign...
  • Debunking the Perry Immigration Lie

    09/25/2011 10:37:58 AM PDT · by Clairity · 365 replies
    TownHall ^ | Sept. 25, 2011 | Kevin McCullough
    In this week's GOP Presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Rick Santorum both repeated untruths about Governor Rick Perry's immigration position. It is time to set the record straight. First let me say, I've not endorsed a candidate and though I've predicted a Perry win in 2012, it is not based on a personal desire, but rather the assessment of all the data that I believe the general election race will be dependent on. I did the same thing in 2006, predicting a Barack Obama win, but by no means endorsing his candidacy. Second let me also say, this...
  • Illegal Immigration Collapse

    09/25/2011 10:11:11 AM PDT · by Eva · 319 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/11 | editors
    To listen to the recent Republican Presidential debates, you'd think illegal immigration was the biggest threat to the U.S. economy—not to mention to the rule of law, our social fabric and national security. We hate to spoil the political reverie, but the real immigration story these days is how many fewer illegal migrants are trying to get into the land of the free. That's the news from the Department of Homeland Security, which reports that border apprehensions have dropped to their lowest level in nearly 40 years. For fiscal 2010, arrests were 463,000, down from 724,000 in 2008—a one-third decline...
  • Rick Perry: Could it really have been that short lived?

    09/25/2011 2:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Commentator ^ | September 24, 2011
    If you watched the Fox/Google debate that kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida this week, you'll know which video clip we're going to embed below. If you didn't, you're in for something of a treat. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, created waves when he entered the GOP race for the presidential nomination. His entry scared off other vultures who were circling, like Giuliani and Palin perhaps, and he robbed momentum from the now almost absent Michele Bachmann. Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul all saw their own figures give way as the Governor of...
  • Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

    09/21/2011 1:33:10 AM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 23 replies ^ | 9/20/2011 | Pat Buchanan
    For the third straight year, the median income of the typical American family fell in 2010. Adjusted for inflation, it is back where it was in 1996, the longest period of zero growth since the Depression. And the poverty rate has inched up to 15.1 percent. Both figures, however, should be put in perspective. For example, a family can be classified as poor and own a car, a flat-screen TV and a computer, and have a washer-dryer and a garbage disposal. Folks below the poverty line have their kids educated free in Head Start, for 13 years in public schools,...
  • Rick Perry Says I Have No Heart

    09/22/2011 9:59:08 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 103 replies
    Ward World ^ | 09/23/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    I have desperately been waiting for a true conservative to step up to the plate and win me over. I had thought Rick Perry was the guy. On the issues as a whole I’m in Perry’s corner. I would prefer his position on the issues to go forward as our standard, but then there was his defense of Texas’ “Dream Act”. I respect Rick Perry defending his position on illegal immigration. He stuck to his guns despite its being a liability in Republican primaries. Most voters disagree with him, but he defended it. Ok. That’s why we have debates after...
  • CASA de Maryland: The Illegals’ ACORN

    09/22/2011 6:31:49 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 20, 2011 | James Simpson
    The illegal immigration debate has become an urgent focal point of American politics. Liberal politicians from the White House on down have vigorously advocated for illegal immigrant amnesty and lax border enforcement in a naked attempt to bolster prospective voter rolls.[1] This controversy has been brewing for some time in Maryland, whose Hispanic population more than doubled between 2000 and 2010.[2] Under Governor Martin O’Malley’s sanctuary policies the state has become an illegal alien magnet.[3] The current cost of illegals in Maryland is estimated to be $1.7 billion per year, more than three-quarters of the state’s $2 billion structural deficit.[4]...
  • Texas Teacher Calls Tea Party President A ‘Nazi’

    09/22/2011 11:59:21 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 09/22/2011 | Mike Opelka
    On Tuesday, the San Antonio Tea Party was part of a panel supported by a local public radio station – 89.1 KSTX. The topic of discussion – the DREAM Act and the problem of illegal immigration. Jonathon Bryant, a Government Studies teacher from John F. Kennedy High School attended the event along with some of his students (who, according to Bryant, may be illegals). Mr. Bryant asked a question of the panel about students that were illegal aliens and what should be done with them. After the president of the group affirmed his support for the laws governing illegal aliens...
  • How the American Jobs Bill Destroys State Sovereignty & Licenses Illegal Immigrants

    09/19/2011 2:01:55 PM PDT · by unspun · 7 replies
    or, A Trojan Horse in the Animal Farm   caption="The Naath (or Nuer) of the Sudan bleed as well as milk their cows, then mix both together in a soup." This alert was posted by conservative legal analyst, "Toddy Littman" in his blog and suggested by Gulag Bound intel agent Heather. I suggest perusing it and sharing it with your representatives, if you have such things, in Congress. (Who of them, do you suppose, are reading the bill?)Pay to play, where states pay by giving up their sovereignty in wildly expanded areas affected by this act? -- like Esau giving up...
  • Perry's straight talk on immigration

    09/19/2011 4:52:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 306 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 19, 2011 | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.
    What’s in a last name? Quite a bit if you’re one of those Republican critics of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who, in 2001, signed a common-sense bill that allows illegal immigrants who attend state colleges and universities in the Lone Star State, and who are in the process of getting citizenship, to pay in-state tuition. Here’s what Perry said at the CNN/tea party debate: “In the state of Texas, if you’ve been in the state of Texas for three years, if you’re working towards your college degree and if you are working and pursuing citizenship in the state of Texas,...
  • Obama administration equates illegal immigration with jaywalking

    Today CNS News reported that White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz equated illegal immigration with jaywalking. She went on to say that the administration would only deport violent criminals. Policies like this prove how dangerous the Obama administration is to America. First and foremost, illegal immigration is a massive drain on the U.S. economy. According to a recent report by Fox News showed that illegal immigration cost American taxpayers a staggering $113 billion per year. Many of the reasons for this are that the Latino dropout rate is nearly 20-percent. Even worse, the dropout rate among illegal immigrants...
  • Students await Brown's decision on Dream Act

    09/13/2011 6:49:19 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 8 replies ^ | 09/12/2011 | MARTIN ESPINOZA
    (snip) AB 131, which is headed for Brown's desk after recent approval by the Legislature, would make state financial aid available to illegal immigrants studying at the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems. Under the bill, Cal Grants and institutional grants such as university grants and scholarships, work-study and loan programs would be available. At the community college level, the bill would also allow qualifying illegal immigrants to receive a fee waiver. AB 131 is actually the second part of the Dream Act. On July 25, Brown signed the first part, AB 130, which made...
  • Calif. bill would protect unlicensed drivers from arrest [Illegals]

    09/12/2011 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 12, 2011 | by Vivian Ho
    Legislation by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would change police procedures at drunken-driving checkpoints, prohibiting officers from arresting drivers and immediately impounding their cars if their only offense is not having a license. Supporters say the bill, AB353, would keep DUI checkpoints from being turned into traps for otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants who cannot obtain licenses. "In most parts of California, you basically have to have a car," said Mark Silverman, director of immigration policy at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. "You have to be able to drive to survive, to get anywhere. Because of that, the truth is, immigrant...
  • Dream Act: California Embraces Anti-Arizona Role on Illegal Immigration

    09/11/2011 12:23:23 AM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 3, 2011, LOS ANGELES | By Daniel B. Wood, Staff Writer
    With the Obama administration and Congress stalled on immigration reform, California has joined the growing parade of states acting on their own to pressure Washington into action. The Democrat-controlled state Senate on Wednesday night passed its version of the Dream Act – a bill that would allow illegal immigrants who attended state high schools for three or more years to apply for state-funded college financial aid. The federal version of the bill, which was most recently defeated in December, allows a path to citizenship for illegal-immigrant students and members of the military who were brought to the US as children....
  • A Better Way to Secure the Border (Perry's own words on Immigration)

    09/08/2011 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 99 replies
    Office of the Governor of the State of Texas ^ | 14 Dec 2006 | Gov. Rick Perry
    A famous poet once wrote that “good fences make good neighbors.” However, this author did not have to deal with the realities of homeland security where a wall is only as strong as it is fortified by law enforcement personal. Building a wall along the entire Texas-Mexico border would not only be cost prohibitive – in the range of billions of dollars – it would create a false sense of security. And unless the federal government is willing to put enforcement personnel all along such a barrier – something it has refused to do for decades along a border without...
  • Ron Paul: Border Fence Will Be Used To 'Keep Us In'

    09/08/2011 3:21:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 67 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul has a problem with the idea of a U.S. border fence.“The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border,” the congressman noted. “A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about.” “Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people...
  • Fed Up with Illegals

    09/08/2011 4:44:07 AM PDT · by hiramknight · 11 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | 9/8/2011 | Brian Benson
    MILFORD — Verne Thayer never met Matthew Denice, but he felt compelled to attend the anti-illegal immigration demonstration held yesterday to support the family of a fellow motorcyclist. "If someone's illegal..... Read more:
  • Mitt Romney whacks Rick Perry over immigration

    09/02/2011 5:15:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 2, 2011 | Adam C. Smith
    With Rick Perry proving to be a serious threat to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, the former Massachusetts governor swung through Tampa Friday to exploit what some Republican see as Perry’s Achilles heal: immigration. "We must stop providing the incentives that promote illegal immigration,’’ Romney told more than 100 people attending a Republican Hispanic conference in Tampa. " As governor, I vetoed legislation that would have provided in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants and I strengthened the authority our state troopers had to enforce existing immigration laws." Romney, 64, never mentioned by name the Texas governor, who leads Romney in most...

    09/04/2011 9:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Awful. Just Awful. But not surprising. The corrupt media will do anything ANYTHING to assist failed President Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, in his re-election campaign next year. Texas Gov. Rick Perry won over some Republican voters at a backyard reception held Saturday at the Manchester home of Chuck Stephen and co-hosted by John Stephen, the former Republican gubernatorial nominee. (Shawne K. Wickham/Sunday News) And, the state-run media is TERRIFIED of Governor Rick Perry from Texas. Yesterday the AP reported this on Rick Perry’s campaign stop in New Hampshire: Speaking to hundreds of Granite State...
  • Illegal immigrant 'scammed' out of lottery winnings by store clerk

    09/03/2011 5:03:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2011 | TODD VENEZIA and FRANK ROSARIO
    He won $3 million, but his luck ended there. An illegal immigrant was scammed out of a massive lottery jackpot by the man who ran the Rockland County store where the victim bought his winning scratch-off ticket, prosecutors said yesterday. The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can't claim lottery prizes -- and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported. The claims were false; anyone can claim a lottery prize. But the lies scared the victim so much that he agreed to let the alleged scammer, a clerk...
  • llegal Aliens Got $4.2 Billion in Refundable Tax Credits Last Year

    09/02/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 2,2011 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama World. Not only do illegal aliens not have to worry about being caught and deported – they even get billions in tax credits. The Washington Post reported: The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago. Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the...
  • ICE's Official Guidelines for Who to Deport Under Confusing Obama 'Amnesty'

    09/02/2011 6:29:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Weekly ^ | September 1, 2011 | By Simone Wilson
    La Opinion, L.A.'s Spanish-language paper (whose future is much brighter than the English-language paper, turns out!) ran a heartbreaking piece yesterday on the confusion surrounding what many immigrants are referring to as "Obama's law" or "student aid" or the "new Amnesty." The chaos should come as no surprise. If it wasn't clear before, we're now brutally aware that President Obama's August 18 announcement was nothing more... ... than a flashy opportunity for him to woo the fattening Latino voter base back onto his campaign train, despite an entire first term of harsh, human rights-infringing immigration policy. We'll see if ICE...
  • Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empire

    09/01/2011 8:33:35 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 10 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | September 01, 2011 | Charles A. Coulombe
    Yet another insane bill has passed through the madhouse called the California State Legislature and now awaits the undead governor’s signature. Indeed, one of the few signs of life he showed during the campaign that brought him back from beyond the grave was when he spoke of the joy with which he would sign such a bill if resurrected. I refer to AB 131, the second half of the so-called “California Dream Act,” which would allow illegal aliens brought to this country as children who’ve graduated from California’s public-school system to apply for college aid. Predictably, rage against this act...
  • JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending...

    09/01/2011 1:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 1, 2011
    Complete title: JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien DeportationsRecords Show Obama Administration Began to Implement Provisions of the DREAM Act Rejected by Congress; DHS Official: “And we wonder why ppl [people] FOIA us.” Washington, DC -- September 1, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detailing behind-the-scenes efforts by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and grant amnesty at least one million illegal aliens by suspending immigration deportation proceedings...
  • RMV at the wheel: Time to cry uncle, Onyango

    09/01/2011 6:11:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 2, 2011 | Michael Graham
    You want to solve MassachusettsÂ’ illegal immigration problem? Easy: Hand it over to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Because if Rachel Kaprielian and her government goons were in charge of enforcing these paperwork issues, Uncle Omar would have been rounded up long ago. Believe me, I know. Two years ago, the Framingham police arrested me on orders from the RMV because I was driving with a revoked license. The fact that it was due entirely to a government paperwork error was irrelevant. The fact that the RMVÂ’s policy at the time (and still is, as far as I know) was...
  • 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...
  • Has the Tea Party Set a Trap for Rick Perry in South Carolina? (Amnesty)

    08/31/2011 9:39:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    At first glance, Labor Day weekend looks like it could be a lot of fun for Rick Perry and his fans. The odds of a Sarah Palin candidacy continue to shrink to irrelevance as she wrestles with incompetent local Tea Party organizers in Iowa over a long-planned appearance just outside Des Moines. Mitt Romney’s temporary triumph in securing top billing at a Tea Party Express event in New Hampshire, meanwhile, is being spoiled by protests from Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization. And Mitt is also looking a bit humiliated by his last-minute decision to change plans and appear at a candidate...