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  • GOP takes on Library of Congress on immigration terminology

    04/22/2016 1:27:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2016 3:40 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it’s telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. That’s how conservative Republicans are responding to a move by the library to drop the term “illegal alien” in favor of “noncitizens” or “unauthorized immigration” for cataloging and search purposes. The move came in response to a petition from the American Library Association to change immigration-related search terms to make them less judgmental. The library’s move, announced in a three-page statement last month, was...
  • Supreme Court rules in redistricting case: Illegal immigrants, other non-citizens can be counted

    04/04/2016 8:45:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted. The ruling does not grant non-citizens power to vote, but says the principle of “one person, one vote” doesn’t require localities to only count those who are actually eligible to vote. Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg, writing for the court, said even though only eligible voters are supposed to cast ballots, elected officials represent all people within their districts, and it is that act...
  • The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

    02/21/2016 9:22:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | February 21, 2016 12:00 PM | Hans A. Von Spakovsky
    Several well-funded organizations -- including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP -- are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election. And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping them. On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The Commission's decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed...
  • Non-Citizens Will Now Vote In At Least One State

    10/12/2015 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2015 | S. Noble
    Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California. He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driver’s license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote. This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diver’s licenses. Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses. In California, state officials “specifically chose not to make noncitizen license holders searchable in their DMV database,” said True the Vote spokesman Logan Churchwell, who called the newly signed bill “unprecedented.” The measure, Assembly...
  • There Is Growing Evidence Noncitizens Are Voting. Why Isn’t the Government Doing Anything?

    05/01/2015 11:58:05 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 30, 2015 | Kaylan L. Phillips
    Noncitizens are registering to vote and at best, it seems the federal government’s officials don’t care about this illegal activity. At worst, it raises questions about whether some in Washington support illegal voting, so long as it supports their political agenda. The exact number of noncitizens who are voting in our elections is difficult to quantify because of the bureaucratic quagmire perpetuated by federal agencies against the (very few) states that have the resolve to attempt to verify citizenship.
  • Democrats Push Voting Rights for Non-Citizens to Ensure Election Wins!

    04/13/2015 5:37:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/15 | Leigh Bravo
    President Obama and Democrats have decided to cater to anyone and everyone except Americans President Obama in a recent interview, admitted that he would pass his agenda items by “hook or by crook.” Was he just waving the green flag to all Democrats to do whatever is necessary to win and in turn, further the liberal agenda? This seems to be the new platform for the Democrats. If you can’t accomplish it on your own steam and through the proper channels, then lie, cheat, and steal to get it done. By “hook or by crook!” Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Mayor of...
  • Will New York City Give Non-Citizens the Right to Vote?

    04/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | John Fund
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings have slipped below 50 percent, making it possible he could face a serious primary challenge in 2017. But New York’s pro–de Blasio city council may have found a way to stop that cold: A majority of the council supports giving more than 1 million non-citizens full rights to vote in local elections. That’s one in five adult New Yorkers. Mayor de Blasio’s approval ratings are much higher among minorities than with whites, who oppose him by a two-to-one margin. Giving non-citizens — most of whom are minorities — the vote could...
  • Non-Citizens Are Voting

    10/31/2014 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | John Fund
    OCTOBER 30, 2014 Non-Citizens Are Voting James O’Keefe documents the problem in North Carolina, where the Senate race is close. By John Fund Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota...
  • Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

    10/30/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 17 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/30/2014 | Project Veritas
    James O'Keefe does it again! A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.
  • Non-Citizens Are Voting

    10/30/2014 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 10/30/2014 | John Fund
    Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people...
  • Illegal Voters Tipping Election Scales?

    10/29/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/29/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Voting by illegal aliens and other non-citizens is so prevalent throughout the nation that it gave us Obamacare, according to a disturbing new study.And if illegal voting by non-citizens, who tend to support Democratic Party candidates and who heavily supported President Obama, could tip the scales in the 2008 congressional elections, it can do so again in congressional elections next week and in the presidential contest in 2016. In 2008 one report estimated that as many as 2.7 million non-citizens were registered to vote nationwide.The academic report, to be published in the December issue of Electoral Studies, continues the...
  • Non-citizen immigrants who voted in 2008 and 2010 may have swung elections

    10/29/2014 10:50:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Immigrants who are not naturalized, and therefore are ineligible to vote, are casting ballots, according to two Virginia political scientists. The political scientists, who are professors at Old Dominion University, say their research found that while the number of immigrants who vote despite not being naturalized is relatively small, “enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.” The professors, who provided glimpses of their findings in an article they authored for The Washington Post, said that data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study indicated more than 14 percent of non-citizens who took part in the CCES...
  • Group sues Maryland over ‘illegal’ voters

    10/28/2014 6:12:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    An election-watch group is suing Maryland over the alleged presence of noncitizens on the state’s voting rolls. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, asserts that individuals who opted out of jury duty because they were not legal U.S. residents have cast ballots in at least three Maryland elections. Based on the number of potential unqualified voters identified in Frederick County, up to 7 percent of Maryland’s registered voters could be illegal immigrants, according to estimates. “Their continued appearance on these lists makes it nearly impossible for Maryland law to prevent these declared noncitizens from casting votes...
  • Oh My: Study Reveals Significant Number of Non-Citizens Vote in US Elections

    10/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Electoral cheating is not the "myth" the Left pretends it is ... More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. ... Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities...
  • The Voter-ID Myth Crashes: New Study -- Enough non-citizen votes have decided close elections

    10/28/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We’ll get to that. Voter-ID laws, passed by thirty states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions, and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens. The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter-ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent; b) that black...
  • More than 1,400 Non-Citizens on NC Voting Rolls

    10/27/2014 11:30:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-2014 | Caroline May
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections revealed Friday that it looked at data from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and Department of Homeland Security and found that 1,425 are likely non-citizens and therefore ineligible to vote. “We are working to ensure that no ballot cast by a non-citizen will count in this or any future election,” State Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach said in a statement. “Our ongoing partnership with DMV strengthens the integrity of our elections process and security of the voter rolls.” Of those non-citizens on the voting rolls, the State Board of...
  • Could non-citizens decide the November election?

    10/24/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Jesse Richman and David Earnest
    Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.
  • Washington Post: Obama Won 80% of Non-Citizen Votes in 2008

    10/26/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Voter fraud still totally not an issue. How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was...
  • Study: Non-citizens are voting in federal elections Probably tipped at least one Senate race

    10/25/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m thinking this is more important than a “Quotes of the Day” post, no? In fact, so jaw-dropping is it, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. The site that posted it isn’t partisan either: It’s The Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post, a “data journalism” hub a la Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight that prioritizes insights gleaned from number-crunching above left/right argumentation. In fact, the conclusion to the post isn’t that the study’s results necessarily cast a pall over the integrity of some U.S. elections and even the legitimacy of ObamaCare’s passage. It’s...
  • D.C. Wants to Let Non-U.S. Citizens Vote in Elections

    12/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 10, 2013
    Amid a number of scandals that have made national headlines, the elected officials running Washington D.C.’s perpetually corrupt local government have come up with another winner—a bill to allow non U.S. citizens vote in elections. It’s simply business as usual for local government in the District of Columbia, still renowned for the appearance of Mayor Marion Barry in an FBI surveillance video smoking crack. Since being convicted—and serving time—for cocaine possession Barry has been elected to the D.C. Council multiple times and has been embroiled in a number of scandals, including taking cash payments from city contractors, failing to pay...
  • Education Dep’t Strategy Is to Educate Adult Non-Citizens

    09/24/2013 12:55:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 23, 2013 - 11:08 AM | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Education Department, anticipating an influx of foreigners in the years ahead under immigration reform, says it plans to create an “adult learning infrastructure” to meet demand for “high-quality English language” skills and other basics. On page 10 of its draft strategic plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018, the Education Department says it will work to “transform” the adult education system—“and create an adult learning infrastructure that better meets the demand for high-quality English language, literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills. This infrastructure must accommodate the increased demand for skills from industry and business, as well as for services that may...
  • State bill would allow non-citizens to serve as jurors

    04/25/2013 2:04:39 PM PDT · by rey · 44 replies
    Press Democrat/ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | April 25, 2013 | JUDY LIN
    State bill would allow non-citizens to serve as jurors By JUDY LIN ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:24 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:24 p.m. SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
  • ACLU Opposes Iowa Effort to Bar Non-citizen Voting (Satire)

    01/07/2013 9:03:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s effort to combat illegal voting by requiring those listed on the State’s licensed driver rolls as non-citizens to show proof of eligibility is being opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Schultz argues that existing laws mandating that only citizens may vote is all the statutory authority he needs. “It is my responsibility as Secretary of State to protect the integrity of the ballot,” he said. “If I have reasonable grounds—like the information on our driver license rolls—to believe that someone registered to vote is not eligible it is my duty to take action.”...
  • Rick Scott is right about cleansing voter rolls

    06/18/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 12 replies ^ | 6/18/2012 | John R. Smith
    Florida politics produces very few no-brainer issues. There are even fewer when you can choose whether you want to side with logic or with criminal behavior. Today’s no-brainer is the progressives’ argument against voter identification, perhaps the most irresponsible position in Florida politics today. Gov. Rick Scott is not backing off a pledge to clear Florida’s voter rolls of non-citizens who illegally registered to vote. When the governor received word that the U.S. Department of Justice intends to sue Florida to stop its efforts to “purge” voter rolls, he announced he would sue the Obama administration to force the Department...
  • State finds thousands of non-citizens on Florida voting rolls; will they prosecute?

    05/10/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 41 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Fueling the debate over the pervasiveness of election fraud in Florida, a Miami Herald article Tuesday exposed the possibility that thousands of illegal votes have been cast by foreigners, particularly in South Florida. The Florida Division of Elections is already working to stem the problem, its spokesman told the Herald. For the past year, the division has joined forces with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify potential fraud by rooting out foreigners on the voting rolls, division spokesman Chris Cate said.
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. •Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • Cities Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote

    10/25/2010 11:58:05 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/25/10
    Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have already loosened the rules or are considering it. Noncitizens hold down jobs, pay taxes, own businesses, volunteer in the community and serve in the military, and it's only fair they be allowed to vote, Rwaganje said. "We have immigrants who are playing key roles in different issues of this country, but they don't get the right to vote," said Rwaganje, 40, who moved to the U.S....
  • DOJ rejects Handel appeal

    10/16/2009 12:13:49 PM PDT · by Dacula · 55 replies · 4,404+ views
    AJC ^ | 2:48 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    The U.S. Justice Department has denied Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel’s appeal of its decision to reject Handel’s plan for verifying voters’ citizenship. Handel, a 2010 Republican gubernatorial hopeful, asked the department in August to reconsider its decision to reject the system. The Justice Department in May said the verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a “discriminatory effect” on minority voters. The decision meant Georgia had to halt the citizenship checks, which Handel launched in 2007 in response to the Help America Vote Act. That federal law required states to verify voters’ identity, but not necessarily citizenship. Handel...
  • CRS Report: Treatment of NonCitizens under H.R. 3200

    09/10/2009 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies · 1,636+ views
    Open CRS ^ | August 25, 2009 | Alison Siskin and Erika K. Lunder
    SummaryThis report outlines the treatment of noncitizens (aliens) under H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. In particular, the report analyzes specific provisions in H.R. 3200, and whether there are eligibility requirements for noncitizens in the provisions. Within the bill, noncitizens are treated differently in several provisions. In 2008, there were approximately 37.3 million foreign-born persons in the United States. The foreign-born population was comprised of approximately 15.1 million naturalized U.S. citizens and 22.2 million noncitizens. H.R. 3200 includes an individual mandate to have health insurance, with tax penalties for noncompliance. Individuals who do not maintain acceptable health...
  • Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia

    07/19/2009 3:12:25 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 258 replies · 12,308+ views
    Georgia State News ^ | June 1, 2009 | Karen Handel Georgia Sec. of State
    Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia Decision Bars Georgia From Continuing Voter Verification Process Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process Atlanta - “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification process shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections. With this decision, DOJ has now barred Georgia from continuing the citizenship verification program that DOJ lawyers helped to craft. DOJ’s decision also nullifies...
  • Proposal: Let non-citizens vote in local elections (MN)

    03/12/2007 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 66 replies · 1,165+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-12-07 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    A constitutional amendment introduced today in the Minnesota House would allow non-citizen residents to vote in local elections. If the House and Senate pass the measure, 2008 voters would be asked: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to allow local units of government to authorize permanent resident non-citizens to vote in local government elections?" A majority of those voting in the 2008 general election would have to approve the measure for it to be written into the constitution. Illegal immigrants would not be permitted to vote. The measure is sponsored by four Twin Cities DFLers — Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Minneapolis,...
  • Pot tourists targeted in Dutch coffee shop crackdown

    05/24/2005 8:34:12 AM PDT · by missyme · 465 replies · 4,512+ views
    Religion News Blog ^ | May 21st, 2005
    Tourists hoping to buy a cannabis joint in Dutch coffee shops could be in for a rude awakening this year under a test plan to curb drug tourism. Soft drugs are legally banned in the Netherlands but under its policy of "tolerance", people are allowed to have less than 5 grams of cannabis in their possession. Government-regulated coffee shops can hold a stock of up to 500 grams. In Context Amsterdam Trip: A policy of tolerance in the Netherlands has created an indifferent view of marijuana and one of the lowest pot-smoking rates in the industrialized world. "We are developing...
  • U.S. Elections Are Vulnerable to Non-Citizen Voting Fraud

    11/02/2004 10:11:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 130+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | Donald A. Collins
    As the huge invasion of illegal aliens continues, with some 12 million here now, the more they get drivers licenses, voter registration cards, and even the Mexican Matricula Consular cards accepted by some as proper ID, the farther we go down the slippery slope to a franchise that is so infected with improprieties that political choice will no longer be in the hands of US citizens.
  • Democrats Mad: Non-citizens Can't Vote in Florida

    10/27/2004 9:30:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies · 2,315+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/27/2004 | Newsmax
    Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 Democrats Mad: Non-citizens Can't Vote in Florida The Democrats' election-stealing playbook calls for counting every illegal "vote," but a federal judge in Florida has issued a ruling against them and for fair elections. More than 10,000 foreigners, and people too stupid to check a box on the registration form indicating that they were American citizens, won't get to help decide the election Tuesday, thanks to U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King in Miami. Democrats, Big Labor's AFL-CIO and other left-wing groups had sued elections officials in Democrat-run Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and elsewhere, but...
  • CA: Bill Jones speaks out against voting rights for non-citizens

    07/26/2004 3:34:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 7/26/04 | Terence Chea - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - Republican Senate candidate Bill Jones railed on Monday against a ballot measure that would grant non-citizens here the right to vote in school board elections, calling it a "slap in the face" to U.S. citizenship and the country's immigration laws. Speaking on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, the former secretary of state said the charter amendment would violate the California Constitution and erode public confidence in the electoral process. He said encouraging immigrants to become citizens is the best way to expand voter participation. "I will vehemently oppose any attempt to grant Californians' precious right...
  • Immigrant students deserve aid

    04/14/2003 2:43:58 PM PDT · by madfly · 71 replies · 666+ views
    Fresno Bee - Vida en el Valle ^ | Apr. 14, 2003 | Juan Esparza Loera
    <p>Nancy Chávez is the kind of student who has success written all over her: The Reedley High School senior has a 3.8 grade-point average and hopes to become a nurse or a dental assistant.</p> <p>Unfortunately, those are just dreams for the moment because Nancy is one of about 65,000 undocumented immigrant students nationally who will graduate this year with little chance of attending college and almost no chance of putting a college degree to work.</p>
  • Biggest woe for border doctors not on agenda

    03/24/2003 5:46:57 PM PST · by FITZ · 6 replies · 252+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | March 24, 2003 | Gary Scharrer
    Supporters of medical malpractice/lawsuit reform routinely cite the plight of high medical malpractice insurance for border doctors in making their case. No one disputes the problem. But addressing medical malpractice is not likely to fix a bigger problem facing border doctors: too many Medicaid and CHIP patients and not enough commercial or private pay patients. In El Paso, the patient mix runs heavy on uninsured and government-sponsored health insurance programs, such as Medicaid (for low income), CHIP (for children) and Medicare (seniors). According to a Community Scholars study using government data, the 2000 insurance mix for El Paso was 35...
  • US Supreme Court court weighs immigrant's rights: Bond Hearings for noncitizens

    01/17/2003 7:15:58 AM PST · by rface · 2 replies · 152+ views
    page A3 of the Boston Globe ^ | 1/17/2003 | Cindy Rodriguez
    <p>The US Supreme Court is weighing whether thousands of immigrants are entitled to a bond hearing before being detained in prison - a tenet of due process that Congress removed from noncitizens seven years ago.</p> <p>The court heard arguments this week in Demore v. Kim, the case of a Korean immigrant whose lawyers argued that he should receive a bond hearing before the Immigration and Naturalization Service detained him in a US prison.</p>

    11/24/2002 6:54:17 AM PST · by madfly · 11 replies · 231+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 23, 2002 | Laurie Kellman, AP
        WASHINGTON -- Stopping foreigners from entering the United States for short visits without visas could harm tourism, business and diplomatic relations and still not keep terrorists out, a congressional report said Friday.     While supported by some in law enforcement and in Congress in the name of national security, such a policy would burden U.S. missions overseas with new visa applications and cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the General Accounting Office.     It could also chill U.S. relations with members of the fragile international coalition providing military and other support in the war on...
  • Judge temporarily lifts ban on non-citizen airport screeners

    11/16/2002 2:29:01 PM PST · by CIBvet · 27 replies · 206+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/16/02 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Thousands of non-citizens who lost their jobs as airport screeners under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act could be allowed to reapply while a lawsuit challenging the act's constitutionality makes its way through federal court.</p>
  • Noncitizens Should Get Vote, Too, Mayor Says

    10/02/2002 7:42:22 PM PDT · by USA21 · 22 replies · 226+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2002 | By a Washington Post Staff Writer
    Mayor Anthony A. Williams said yesterday that noncitizens in the District should be allowed to vote in local elections, as a Latino coalition issued a report complaining that Hispanics lacked services and access to local government.
  • Justice Department Proposes Rules for Screening Noncitizens Seeking Flight Training

    06/11/2002 4:42:50 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 12 replies · 239+ views
    AP Breaking News/ Tampa Bay Online ^ | Jun 11, 2002 | Christopher Newton
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies that teach pilots to fly large aircraft would need permission from Attorney General John Ashcroft to instruct a noncitizen under rules proposed Tuesday by the Justice Department. Congress has mandated that noncitizens be screened by the attorney general in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Public comment on the new rules will be accepted for 30 days before they are enforced. "Carefully screening individuals who come to the United States to learn to fly large aircraft is a safeguard needed to prevent future acts of terrorism," Ashcroft said in a statement. "The screening system, when...
  • Poodle called to jury duty - and is a registered voter

    03/16/2002 10:51:37 AM PST · by GreenDestiny · 57 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/16/02 | Associated Press
    LAFAYETTE, Calif. -- Barnabas R. Miller, registered Republican, has been called for jury duty in Contra Costa County this month. There are two problems -- Barnabas is only 9 years old, and he's a poodle.His owner, Donald Miller, wanted to point out holes in the voter registration system."If I can register my dog, then anybody can register," Miller told the Contra Costa Times. "You're supposed to be a citizen. He doesn't even have a driver's license."But Barnabas received a jury summons, and now Miller, a 78-year-old retired iron worker, has some explaining to do."He should not make his point in...