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Saturday, December 6, 2008

America Hangs in the Balance
Supreme Court Pondering Fate of Nation

Washington Times -- December 6

Decision on Obama citizenship pending
Court delays action on suit
    The Supreme Court held off Friday on deciding whether to grant a hearing in a long-shot lawsuit that would decide whether Barack Obama can constitutionally become president as a "natural born" U.S. citizen.
    The Friday list of court orders that denies or grants hearings did not mention the lawsuit, which says Mr. Obama should be disqualified from the presidency because he purportedly acquired the same British citizenship that his father had when he was born.
    A spokesman for the court said the decision on whether to hear the suit brought by retired New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio is likely to be announced next week. [...]
    After the list of actions was released, Washington resident Theresa Cao said she took heart from the court's delaying its decision on whether to grant a hearing.
    "They apparently need the time to deliberate," she said.

WorldNetDaily.com     sc    
Weatherman terrorists: Obama's centrism a 'smokescreen'   
President-elect Barack Obama is "feigning" a centrist position on some issues so he can ultimately push through a radical agenda, including universal health care and trimming the military, according to analysis by a founder of the Weathermen terror group, Mark Rudd, who has ties to Obama mentors...

One News Now -- Tupelo, Mississippi   
Green-card marriage - a ticket to U.S. citizenship   
A former consular officer with the U.S. State Department says there's far too little attention being paid to a problem that has been a significant contributor to the problem of illegal immigration -- green cards obtained through fraudulent marriages...

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
A weird visa scheme that's nuts no matter how you look at it    
Another sign of approaching winter, along with shorter days and a chill in the air: the annual Diversity Visa drawing, held this year from Oct. 2, 2008 to Dec. 1 for at least 50,000 slots. -- The Diversity Visa is Exhibit A proving that there is neither rhyme nor reason to federal immigration policy, at least as far as benefiting the American people...

Frank Salvato -- Family Security Matters   
Why the POTUS needs to be a natural born U. S. citizen   
The Founders and Framers were incredibly intelligent people. In fact, they operated, intellectually, at a grade 24 level, grade 12 equating to the senior year in high school. Therefore, it shouldn't come as any surprise that each Article and Amendment – each tenet – in The Charters of Freedom was painstakingly examined, debated, reviewed and, finally, included...

Associated Press  
Nearly 59 pounds of cocaine seized in El Paso raid   
A special drug enforcement unit seized $4.26 million worth of cocaine at an El Paso house and arrested four men on possession charges, police said Thursday. -- The cocaine, which weighed about 59 pounds, was being stored in the garage when members of the a so-called "stash house unit" raided the house on Wednesday, authorities said...

Gaithersburg (Maryland) Gazette   
Battle over illegal alien schoolchildren continues   
The battle over illegal immigration continues in Frederick County this week, with the latest iteration involving school children who are in the country illegally. -- At issue is whether or not the Frederick Board of County Commissioners can ask the Frederick Board of Education to count the number of students who cannot document their immigration status...

Houston Chronicle  
Border Patrol swells to more than 18,000   
McAllen, Texas -- The Border Patrol is poised to meet President George W. Bush's goal of doubling its workforce during his presidency to more than 18,000 agents, but the hiring will only be the first step as the booming agency tries to train and place the new recruits...

Federal Times   
Experts expect Napolitano to focus on immigration at DHS    
The president-elect's leading choice to head the Homeland Security Department is expected to make big changes to immigration policies, experts say. -- Barack Obama nominated Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a popular Democrat who first took office in 2002, for the Cabinet post. Napolitano has been a popular governor...

Los Angeles Daily News   
California No. 1 in overdue mortgages   
Foreclosures nationwide continued to soar at a record pace in the third quarter, in large part because of the distressed properties in California, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Friday. And the worsening economy - officially in recession for a year - is exacerbating the problem, the bankers group said... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Boston Globe   
New England Border Patrol chief charged with hiring illegals    
The regional director of Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection was charged today with repeatedly hiring illegal [aliens] to clean her Salem home after one cleaner wore a wire during an undercover investigation. -- Lorraine Henderson is the director of the Port of Boston, overseeing 190 armed federal officers... [Related poll]

Idaho Statesman -- Boise   
Idaho Truss President shocked by Thursday morning's immigration raid   
Idaho Truss & Component Co. President Kendall Hoyd said he was shocked to learn Thursday that 16 of his employees were suspected of working illegally. -- "We carefully documented everyone when we hired them," Hoyd said. "We did all the reporting that is required by law..."

Media Matters for America  Audio Included 
Limbaugh guest attacks 'amnesty fetishist' Cecilia Muñoz   
On The Rush Limbaugh Show, Mark Davis accused President-elect Barack Obama of choosing an "amnesty fetishist" in his appointment of Cecilia Muñoz, of the National Council of La Raza. But contrary to Davis' suggestion, Muñoz and NCLR's position in support of comprehensive immigration reform is far from radical...

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles   
Jamiel's Law: The Shaws did it
I just got off the phone with Althea Shaw, who told me that, shortly before 5:00 p.m. today, she and her family filed over 76,000 signatures to put Jamiel's Law on the petition! -- That is a HUGE accomplishment. With a budget of nothing, the Shaw Family worked and worked and worked to get over 76,000 people... AP Internal Use Only

Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise   
Inland pols on both sides optimistic about immigration changes under Obama   
Inland Reps. Joe Baca and Ken Calvert couldn't be much further apart when it comes to their views on illegal immigration. -- As chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Baca, D-Rialto, was at the forefront of last year's failed push for immigration legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship for millions of [illegal aliens] already in the U.S...

Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion Ledger  
Protesters blast law targeting employers   
A get-tough Mississippi anti-immigration law that goes into effect next month drew dozens of advocates to the state Capitol on Thursday to protest the legislation they say targets Latino workers. -- The business community also is concerned about the legislation because employers could face sanctions for failing to verify the citizenship of workers they hire...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border   
The International Migration Organization of the U.N. reported today that the increment in the world’s mobilization of migrants, presently set at 200 million, is due to the search for employment. -- This number is 2.5 times larger than that in 1965. The editor of the report, Gervais Appave, said that “irregular” migration represents 15% of this total...

KFDA-TV -- Amarillo, Texas   
Congressman talks to illegals whining about immigration process   
Illegal immigrants simply looking for the American dream claim the process to come to the United States legally is so cumbersome their only recourse is to sneak across the border. -- Following 9-11 America's melting pot has had a pretty tight lid for some...

Real Clear Politics   
Tom McClintock wins congressional seat   
Democrat Charlie Brown, running in California's 4th District, conceded the race to Republican Tom McClintock on December 3. After weeks of ballots continuing to trickle in, Brown ultimately trailed McClintock by 1,576 votes out of more than 367,000 votes cast. Brown chose not to ask for a recount, ensuring McClintock's place in the 111th Congress...

Chuck Baldwin Live   
What change?   
"Change you can believe in." This was Barack Obama's campaign slogan. There is no doubt that the American people were fed up with George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans. Who can blame them? -- After campaigning for change back in 1999 (What political challenger doesn't campaign for change?)....

KHON-TV -- Honolulu 
Feds target businesses hiring illegals   
The government's crackdown on undocumented workers is now targeting the people who hire them. Thursday for the first time in Hawaii. -- U.S. Marshals hauled in two managers for their roles in one of the state's largest immigration busts. U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo says law enforcement is now targeting the people hiring and hiding illegal workers...

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