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  • Forcing Students to Apply to College Is a Bad Idea

    03/16/2018 4:38:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 9, 2018 | George Leef
    Legislators in New Mexico are pushing a bill that would make students apply to at least one college while they are still juniors in high school. This legislation reflects the powerful belief that college should be the norm for students after they graduate from high school. That belief, however, is mistaken and this bill, should it become law, will have bad effects (not to mention that it takes Nanny State thinking to a new level). As we read in the Albuquerque Journal, the bill in question has bipartisan support and was approved by a committee of the state House of...
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • Change to CA Election Voting Proceedures

    03/14/2018 9:29:09 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    14 Mar 18 | hapnHAL
    CA Election Changes for 2018 (SB 450) Get ready for a new era of voting in California: Senate Bill 450, which passed in 2016, does away with neighborhood polling places and replaces them with elections conducted primarily by mail. In 2018, some counties in California will close many neighborhood polling locations in favor of consolidated vote centers. It represents another effort to boost sagging voter participation. Under the system, which Sacramento is among the first counties to adopt, every registered voter will receive a mail ballot. Drop-off locations will be available up to four weeks before election day, and temporary...
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • Hillary and Lamar: A Meeting of Minds on Russian Collusion

    03/06/2018 7:49:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    America’s anti-fracking enviros had a strange benefactor. While allegations of the Donald Trump campaign colluding with Russians to alter the presidential election outcome remain unproven at best, a clear money trail and U.S. intelligence reports demonstrate Russia’s active campaign of funding U.S. environmental groups. On March 1, U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), released a report on “Russia’s Social Media Meddling in U.S. Energy Markets.” The report details Russia’s motives in interfering with U.S. energy markets, influencing domestic energy policy, and manipulation of Americans via social media propaganda. “This report reveals that Russian agents...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don't 'Dump Vietnamese' Refugees on California

    03/12/2018 4:07:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Governor Jerry Brown once fought to keep out South Vietnamese refugees from being delivered to his state during his first stint as governor of California in the 1970’s. Although he remains silent on the crisis that is happening on the southern border of his state, Brown’s position via legislation previously signed regarding illegal immigrants from Mexico Central America and South America is more favorable than the cool response he gave to the Vietnamese refugees who had escaped the tyrannical Viet Cong.
  • Immigration and California

    03/12/2018 2:06:31 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 8 replies
    Let’s discuss the current debacle taking place in California. Progressive socialists like Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra, 2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, the mayor of Oakland Libby Schaff and others are turning the state into a third world hellhole for two reasons. One is the accumulation of more progressive votes in order to keep them in power. This is being accomplished by giving these illegal aliens benefits that are meant for American Citizens. The other is a complete disregard of our laws to prove to President Trump that can do what they want and he is powerless to stop them. These...
  • Immigration Data Portal

    03/12/2018 1:05:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) announces the creation of a new immigration data portal. The portal consolidates government agencies’ most recent immigration statistics in one location, allowing easy access to detailed information on a multitude of key topics in immigration such as crime, illegal immigration, and labor.
  • LA Rolls Out The Unwelcome Mat For Trump (Los Angeles, CA)

    03/12/2018 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    California Patch ^ | March 12, 2018 | So. Cal. Patch
    President Donald Trump will be met with protesters when he makes his first visit as president to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, and police said they are prepared to respond to any troubles. Trump is scheduled to fly into Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and he is expected to speak to troops at the base at 2 p.m. Trump is also expected to pay a visit to Otay Mesa to view the 30-foot-tall border wall prototypes that have been erected there. He is then scheduled to fly to Los Angeles, arriving at...
  • US border officer falsely claimed to be US citizen, authorities claim

    03/12/2018 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    10 News ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Justin Boggs
    A United States Customs and Border Protection officer is accused of falsely claiming to be a US citizen when he applied for the job, the Department of Justice said. According to DOJ officials, Marco Antonio De La Garza Jr., 37, of Hereford, Ariz. was charged with three counts of passport fraud and false statements on his federal law enforcement background application. The DOJ is claiming that De La Garza knowingly used a fraudulently obtained Texas birth certificate to apply for a United States passport. De La Garza is also accused of using the same birth certificate to claim US citizenship...
  • Florida Man Avoids Millions in Taxes by Hiding Illegal Aliens From Payroll

    03/11/2018 8:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    This story is a little over a week and half old, but it remains topical. A Florida man avoided paying millions in social security, federal, income and Medicare taxes by failing to report a number of illegal aliens working on his payroll. However, his story also shows the potentially dangerous work environment that exists for illegal aliens when immigration laws are neglected. Mac Johnson owns several roofing, tree services, and dumpster businesses. According to WCJB ABC 20 News, he "devised a scheme to conceal the amount of wages earned by his undocumented alien employees to avoid paying more than $1.7 million in...
  • COMMENTARY: The “Trump Miracle” continues to stoke the U.S. economy

    03/11/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    review journal ^ | 3/11/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’m the guy who predicted a Trump victory against all odds in the 2016 election. I also predicted a “Trump Miracle” for the economy. Here’s my new prediction: President Trump guaranteed his re-election last week. Liberals must be sick to their stomachs. No matter what they do or say, no matter how hard they try to distract us from the booming economy, the “Trump Miracle” shines through. I was going to write about the Trump administration’s war with California, illegal immigration and liberal politicians serving as “lookouts” for illegal felons. This move is cheered by middle-class Americans sick of being...
  • The 'scandal' of Perla Morales-Luna's arrest is fake news......

    03/10/2018 10:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    Perla Morales-Luna was identified as an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization operating in East County, San Diego. She was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3, 2018, in National City for being in the country illegally. 10:18 PM - Mar 8, 2018 Here's a primer:...... Transnational criminal smuggling organizations are conduits for the movement of narcotics, illicit goods, criminals, and illegal immigration. When you hear the term "coyote," this is what it's referring to. while Morales-Luna is innocent until proven guilty, the fact that she is accused of criminal culpability in this regard should...
  • Abolishing ICE To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:59:01 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 118 replies ^ | 03/09/2018
    Once a fringe idea on the far-left, abolishing the nation’s immigration enforcement agency now looks likely to become a campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary. Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.” “Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of...
  • Woman tries to trick authorities with prescription for 'medical meth'

    03/08/2018 12:41:08 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    KOB ^ | March 06, 2018
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Everyone's heard of medical marijuana, but one Albuquerque woman claims she had a prescription for medical meth. Authorities didn't buy it. Ginger Sharpe was arrested for a probation violation after her parole officer said she tested positive for the drug. However, according to court documents, Sharpe said she was prescribed the meth by a doctor in Farmington, and even had a prescription bottle with a label for meth tablets. That bottle, it turns out, was an elaborate fake. Sharpe is being charged with forgery and identity theft.
  • Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

    03/06/2018 6:08:16 PM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-06-2018 | KATIE BENNER and JENNIFER MEDINA
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws. The Justice Department sued California; Gov. Jerry Brown; and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over three state laws passed in recent months, saying they make it impossible for federal immigration officials to do their jobs and deport criminals who were born outside of the United States. The Justice Department called the laws unconstitutional and asked a judge to block them. The lawsuit was the...
  • Federal Judge Secures Massive DACA Win For Trump… Changes Underway For Illegal Immigrants

    03/06/2018 8:20:24 PM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 6, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    President Donald Trump lauded a win in a federal court affirming his authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program — initiated by former President Barack Obama by executive action in 2012 — allows those who arrived in the United States before they turned 16 the ability to apply for renewable two-year deferments on deportation. “Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that ‘President Trump has the right to end DACA,'” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the...
  • Judge rules Trump’s DACA phaseout legal: Decision doesn’t stop other courts’ blockade

    03/05/2018 6:28:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration’s defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire. The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts, who had previously blocked the phaseout, which was supposed to take effect Monday. But it does offer a needed boost as the Justice Department appeals those other two rulings.
  • Democrats Visit Mass-Murderer Raul Castro to Denounce President Trump's Policies

    03/03/2018 11:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “The group, led by Democrat Senator and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman, Patrick Leahy, arrived in Cuba last weekend to review changes in Washington’s policy toward the island since President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017. During the press conference, Leahy mentioned the meeting that he and his colleagues held yesterday with Cuban President, Raúl Castro…During the press conference the Senator for Vermont criticized the new direction taken by the Trump administration with regard to Cuba policy.” (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Granma.)The rest of the U.S. delegation consisted of senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jim McGovern (D-MA),...
  • US Awards $73M Contract for Border Wall Work in New Mexico

    03/01/2018 1:20:20 AM PST · by BeauBo · 77 replies
    AP via US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday. Existing vehicle barriers west of the Santa Teresa port of entry will be replaced with taller bollard-style barriers.