Broke and Brokener*
Bankrupt California's Spending on Illegals Challenged
* -- Brokeback State
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- July 28
Kris Kobach: ...the state of California is in conflict with federal law. Federal law tells the alien, go home, you're not supposed to be in the country. But the state of California is telling the alien, hey, stay here, we'll give you a subsidy worth about $60,000, we want you in our state. So it's undermining federal law.
You know one of your guests in a previous time said the system is broken. Now the laws on the books are just fine, but what's broken is when you have a state like California undermining federal law, giving people financial incentive to break federal law. We shouldn't be rewarding those who break federal law. If we're going to subsidize anyone, we should subsidize U.S. citizens who are mortgaged to the hilt.
You know the average person today comes out of college with almost $20,000 in loans, in student loans. And there are lots of Americans who can't afford to go to college. We should not be subsidizing who are breaking federal law.
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|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Phoenix mayor seeks national spotlight on Arpaio's tactics
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon escalated his feud with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday, saying he intends to call on the national media to come to the Valley and observe the sheriff's crackdown on illegal immigration. -- Criticizing the sweeps as heavy-handed and abusive, Gordon, said he intends to call a news conference at the National Press Club here in September.
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix sc
Mesa police find 22 at suspected drop house
Neighbors were surprised to see a parade of police cars and black Suburban's roll down the quiet streets of their west Mesa neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. -- Police received a 911 call that led officers to the home in the 500 block of South Visalia, said Detective Diana Tapia, a police spokeswoman...
|Herb Denenberg -- Philadelphia Bulletin
Pull up our anchors to discourage illegal immigration
Contrary to popular opinion, current practice, and the conventional wisdom, children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. should not receive automatic citizenship. These children, sometimes called "anchor babies," have been thought to deserve automatic or birthright citizenship in accordance with the Constitution...
|El Paso Times
Agent not negligent in death of 19-year-old illegal Mexican alien
A federal magistrate judge has ruled that the U.S. Border Patrol was not negligent in the 2003 fatal shooting of 19-year-old [illegal alien] Juan Patricio Peraza near Downtown El Paso. -- Peraza's parents, Cesar Peraza Barraza and ex-wife Ramona Irene Quijada Soto, sued the federal government seeking unspecified damages...
||American Border Patrol
Photos of the day
Glenn Spencer sent these photos from California. He had just landed after flying an Operation BEEF mission. He has much to report but thought the people might like seeing this large group getting ready to jump over Mr. Chertoff's "fence."
|Graham (Texas) Leader sc
Six illegals nabbed after wreck
A two vehicle accident Monday morning turned out to be a lot more than law enforcement personnel expected. While there were no injuries in the accident, one vehicle turned out to be packed full of illegal [aliens]. -- While heading north on Highway 16 South just south of FM 1191, Juan Piceno, 28, driving a white Ford 350 pulling a flat-bed trailer...
|Christians Reviving America's Values
Decision upholding Ramos and Compean convictions a farce
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has completely mishandled the Appeal Case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean when they upheld the conviction of these two Border Agents. They are serving 11 and 12 year sentences for the shooting of an illegal alien drug smuggler as he fled back into Mexico...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Latino neighborhood slowly disappearing in central Mesa
Family by family, business by business, a central Mesa neighborhood is vanishing. -- Already struggling with blight, the Reed Park area near Gilbert and Broadway roads is taking another hit as undocumented immigrants leave the neighborhood, pressured by the state's employer-sanctions law, stricter immigration enforcement and a sagging economy...
|Harrisonburg (Virginia) Daily News Record
Illegal alien guilty of making fake IDs
Jose Gutierrez-Ramirez will spend at least two years in a federal penitentiary for his role in a counterfeit identification ring. -- On Monday, Gutierrez-Ramirez, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two felony charges: aggravated ID fraud and identity fraud conspiracy...
|Island Packet -- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Audit: Illegals using stolen, fake IDs to steal jobs
There's a lot of evidence that illegal immigrants are using counterfeit documents and stolen IDs to get jobs in the area, according to the Beaufort County administrator. -- Gary Kubic said Monday that the county has conducted hundreds of audits of businesses and their hiring practices over the last several months...
|KPIX-TV -- San Francisco
Police: SF slaying victims mistaken gang targets
San Francisco's chief homicide investigator said Monday that a man and his two sons were gunned down last month by a suspected gang-member because of mistaken identity and not road rage as originally suspected. -- [Illegal alien.... criminal] Edwin Ramos is accused of gunning down the three at an intersection...
|Dr. Laurie Roth, Ph. D. -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
We want justice for agents Ramos and Compean!
This week I thought I would lose my mind when I heard of the horrifying decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. So many of us who had followed this case for the last few years were hoping that once all the evidence had finally been heard, unlike with the first trial that justice would be done. Wrong!! Justice was not done!!!
Judge refuses to reinstate R.I. cleaning contracts
A cleaning company whose workers were caught up in a federal immigration raid has lost it bid to keep more than two dozen state contracts. -- The Providence Journal reports Tri-State Enterprises asked a Superior Court judge for a temporary restraining order blocking the administration of Gov. Don Carcieri from canceling the contracts...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
Tragedy in San Francisco from sanctuary policy!
You may have seen the recent news reports from San Francisco about the apparent triple homicide by an illegal alien gang member who had already been convicted of violent felonies, but was shielded from federal immigration authorities by the city's sanctuary policy....
|Vail (Colorado) Daily
Illegal alien arrested in sex assault, police say
An Avon man was arrested for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman while she was sleeping, Avon police say. -- Rigoberto Ruelas Ledezma, 20, who is in the country illegally, was charged with felony sexual assault and misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact, said Lt. Greg Daly with the Avon Police...[More of Bush's pet fiends]
|KOIN-TV -- Portland, Oregon
New driver's license ID rules have dramatic effect
Salem -- In February, a new law required drivers license applicants to present a verifiable social security number. -- In July, they were also required to show some proof of citizenship. -- Since those ID rules went into effect, there has been a dramatic decline in the number of applicants who take the knowledge test in Spanish.
|Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com
Father of NAU scheme concedes dream 'is dead'
The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America is dead, says Robert A. Pastor, the American University professor who for more than a decade has been a major proponent of building a North American Community. -- "The new president will probably discard the SPP," Pastor wrote...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Tip leads police to drop house, 50 in custody
Approximately 50 illegal immigrants were taken into custody during a drop house bust in Maryvale Tuesday morning. -- A citizens tip led police to the home near 56th Avenue and Thomas Road around 2 a.m. -- The say 15 to 20 people in the group are women and children...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
The deceleration of remittances from US sources is worrying experts at the World Bank who consider these resources a “lifeline” for a large number of Mexican families. In may of this year, Mexico received 2.18 billion dollars compared to the 2.26 billion last year for the same period, a decrease of 3.4% (sic)...
||Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Villaraigosa embroils L. A. in losing lawsuits
You and I, as taxpayers, will be paying dearly for Villaraigosa's inability to pass the bar exam -- despite four tries. -- He keeps adopting unconstitutional and unfair policies that embroil the City of Los Angeles in litigation and deter employers from trying to do business here...
|Federation for American Immigration Reform Legislative Update
Open-borders zealot Menendez blocks E-Verify
Congress let another week pass without any effort to reauthorize E-Verify. With House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) sticking to his target adjournment date of September 26th and Congress also set to recess for most of August and part of September, less than 25 legislative days remain to conduct business...
NC to review illegal alien community college ban in August
Raleigh -- North Carolina's community college system said last week it would continue to bar illegal [aliens] from enrolling until officials can review a federal opinion that could allow it to drop the policy. -- The policy will be reviewed at the board's next meeting Aug. 15, said system spokeswoman Chancy Kapp...
Morristown rally urges "tolerance" of illegals
Sixteen men, women and children stood in the Morristown Green tonight with pieces of a collective message stamped on their chests. -- The group, wearing white T-shirts with a single letter imprinted on the front and back, formed a human chain to display their collective statement: "No Human Being Is Illegal."