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  • Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons

    08/20/2011 8:56:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 183 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 8-20-2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    August 20, 2011 4:00 A.M.Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons The questions put to Governor Perry are political, not scientific. Gov. Rick Perry, pressed for his views on evolution, characterized it as “a theory” with “some gaps” in it. He went on to say that, in Texas, both conventional evolution and creationism are taught. He told a boy whose mother asked him about the subject: “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools — because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.” This is the sort of thing that drives a certain...
  • Rick Perry: Illegal Immigrants Who Serve In The Military Deserve Citizenship

    08/20/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 464 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | August 20, 2011 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    ROCK HILL, SC -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke for a few minutes to reporters here about his views on immigration, which have gotten him into some hot water with the conservative base he hopes to woo as his presidential campaign spools up. What he offered up was a little something for everyone. Perry said states should be responsible for their own immigration laws, also stating that the federal government must step up border enforcement. He also spelled out his support for a national program that would allow illegal immigrants who serve in the military to become citizens. Illegal...
  • Arizona Asks Supreme Court To Review Immigration Law

    08/10/2011 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/11 | Jennifer Epstein & Reid J. Epstein
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced late Wednesday she has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to consider her states appeal to a lower court ruling that put on hold key parts of Arizonas anti-illegal immigration law. Read more:
  • Alabama Leaders Slam Justice Department for Suing Over Immigration Law

    08/10/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies ^ | 08-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAlabama GOP leaders slammed Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for suing the state over H.B. 56, saying the Federal failure to secure the border and enforce immigration laws has compelled the states to act. And they showed strong defiance that they would prevail against Holder and his ACLU legal team. Mike Hubbard, the Alabama House Speaker said: Make no mistake, this lawsuit will not undo Alabamas immigration law. If the court finds problems with parts of the law, tweaks can be made, Mr. Hubbard said. But Alabama is not going to be a sanctuary...
  • NM: Gov. Martinez' License Residency Check Causes Illegal Aliens to Panic

    08/04/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT · by montag813 · 44 replies ^ | 08-04-2011 | John Hill
    <p>You have to hand it to Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM): she does NOT back down. This tough former D.A. seems to have inherited her tenacity from her father - a former Sheriff and boxer who won three straight Golden Gloves titles in the 1950s. Her adversaries underestimate her at their peril.</p>
  • Last of Arizona immigration protesters on trial

    07/29/2011 6:25:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2011 | AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press
    PHOENIX The president of a national religious organization and five others went on trial Friday in Phoenix a year after they were arrested while protesting Arizona's tough immigration law and a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
  • Arizona starts raising funds for Mexico border fence

    07/20/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 July 2011 | Tim Gaynor
    Anyone with cash in their pockets and a concern about security on the porous Arizona-Mexico border can make a donation to help the state build its own fence as of Wednesday. An Arizona law that went into effect July 20 allows the desert state to build the barrier, provided it can raise enough private donations and persuade public and private landowners to let them build it on their land. Steve Smith, the Republican state senator who sponsored the law, hopes to raise $50 million. Donations are being taken through a website -- --- which went live at midnight. "It's...
  • Arizona launching fundraising website for border fence

    07/18/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 18, 2011 | Grace Johnson
    Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday despite skepticism from key stakeholders. Under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April, the state would use inmate labor and money pulled in through the website to fence in some of the 82 miles of border between Arizona and Mexico that remain open. Despite support from top state officials, the initiative is already facing problems. Private land owners and county sheriffs are skeptical that fencing even works and dont plan on contributing, while the federal...
  • Arizona anti-illegal immigration lawmaker faces recall

    07/08/2011 8:34:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | David Schwartz
    (Reuters) - A citizens' group that opposes the Arizona senate president because of his stance on illegal immigration and other issues has collected enough signatures to force a recall election for him, officials said on Friday. Republican state Senator Russell Pearce rose to national attention as the chief architect of the state's tough anti-immigration law that was signed into law last year, but has been blocked by the courts. Maricopa County elections officials certified the group Citizens for a Better Arizona has collected over 10,300 signatures in their effort to force a recall election for Pearce, said Yvonne Reed, a...
  • Arizona illegal immigration law sponsor faces recall

    07/11/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Baladas · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 11, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    The chief sponsor of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB1070 will likely face a recall election, according to news reports. State Senate President Russell Pearce, who is well known for his stance against illegal immigration, will face a recall election in November after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than enough valid signatures to force a special vote, according to and the Associated Press. Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, chief sponsor of the state's controversial anti-illegal immigration law, will likely face a recall election in November. Citizens for a Better Arizona are leading the recall initiative....
  • Finding fertile ground for the know-it-all in Arizona

    07/10/2011 6:17:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Remember last summer when it seemed all the world was out to get Arizona? Countless boycotts were threatened, some of them by Latino Major League Baseball players, who vowed they would not play in the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix and the pressure on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to move the game was intense. Meanwhile, the mainstream media piled on Arizona as a state staggering back to its Wild West origins at a breakneck pace. Despite it all, two days from today, the Midsummer Classic will be played in 105-degree heat at Chase Field. By all accounts, the protests at...
  • Play Ball!

    07/07/2011 2:08:55 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies
    MLB Allstar game-on for July 12th 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.But if illegal alien-supporting activists had their way, it wouldn't be.From Fox:["With Major League Baseball's All-Star Game less than two weeks away, Hispanic groups outraged over Arizona's attempt to crack down onillegal immigrantsare pressing players and fans to sit this one out.Even though the state's controversial immigration law has been put on hold by the federal courts, opponents say a boycott is still a good idea."We just encourage everyone who opposes racism and discrimination, think about children separated from families, to come out and stand in solidarity with...
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus declines to intervene on behalf of Frank McCourt

    06/25/2011 12:00:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | June 25, 2011 | Bill Shaikin
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has declined a request to intervene on behalf of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in his showdown with Major League Baseball, Rep. Charles Gonzalez said Friday. Gonzalez (D-San Antonio), the chairman of the CHC, met Friday with MLB lobbyists. He said he had requested a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss issues of concern to the Latino community but said the CHC would not stand with McCourt in his battle against Selig. We can't take sides in a business dispute," Gonzalez said. "We do want to express our appreciation for what Mr. McCourt has meant to...
  • From Jackie Robinson to Dead Silence (NYT: Arizona 1070 a failure)

    06/18/2011 12:03:59 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | JONATHAN MAHLER
    There is no Latin American Jackie Robinson, no single Hispanic ballplayer who lifted his people onto his back and crashed through baseballs racist barricades. But there always has to be a first, and many of the games historians point to two Cubans, Rafael Almeida and Armando Marsans, who made their debut with the Cincinnati Reds a century ago. Of course, baseball was still segregated then. The Reds took great pains to highlight the irreproachable ethnicities of their newest employees: yes, they were Cuban, but they were purebred Spaniards,
  • NPR's E-Verify Court Coverage: Fanning the Flames with Falsehoods

    06/08/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    All Numbers USA ^ | Jume 6, 2011 | Jeremy Beck,
    The errors in National Public Radio's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decision to (uphold Arizona's E-Verify law) were so blatant and verifiable that the segment would have made a good candidate for one of NPR's famous April Fools Day reports. But the falsehoods that listeners heard in the (Top Court Upholds Arizona Employer Sanctions Law) are no joke. There has been no correction in the story online, which would indicate no one within the organization caught the errors. I don't believe that "All Things Considered" intentionally lied to listeners. Supporters of unchecked illegal immigration spend millions of dollars...
  • High court sustains Ariz. employer sanctions law

    05/26/2011 7:53:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/26/11 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.
  • Arizona calls for online donations in bid to build fence along entire border with Mexico

    05/08/2011 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:55 AM on 9th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arizona lawmakers want to erect a fence along the border with Mexico - whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not. They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labour. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year. Governor Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course to building a permanent barrier along its borders, and a website is being launched to raise money for the work.
  • Arizona sheriffs criticize White House immigration summit

    PHOENIX - Arizona is considered the "Ground Zero" of the immigration debate, but the names most synonymous with the issue were left out of a White House conference on immigration reform. Mayors and police chiefs from New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia joined former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the CEO of Facebook, officials from JP Morgan Chase, the Bishop of Salt Lake, and other so-called "stake-holders" at the White House Summit on Tuesday. "How could they not include us in this conversation," asked Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Neither Babeu nor Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio were invited....
  • After one year with SB 1070, officials say it is working

    04/17/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX It provoked demonstrations and boycotts. And some key provisions have been enjoined by federal courts. But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law, youll never convince Senate President Russell Pearce that SB 1070, which he crafted, is anything but an unqualified success. Theyre leaving in caravans, he said of illegal immigrants. Ive talked to a U-Haul dealer, Pearce continued. He said business has never been better. More to the point, he said, the rentals have been one-way. Brewer, who gained national recognition with her signature, said she, too, believes that SB 1070 has been a...
  • Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law

    04/11/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizonas immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal judge did not abuse her discretion in blocking provisions of the law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws. The decision is a victory for the Obama administration,