Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Mexico drug gang killings surge
Drug-related murders in Mexico more than doubled this year to nearly 5,400 and the violence is likely to worsen in 2009, the nation's top prosecutor says. -- "We still haven't reached the peak of violence," Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora told reporters...
|James Carafano, Ph. D. -- Family Security Matters
Assessing plans to deploy U.S. military on the homeland security front
Recently, there has been much speculation about announced Pentagon plans to deploy U.S. troops in the United States for homeland security missions and how the incoming Obama Administration might implement such a procedure. There are appropriate and important missions for military forces in the homeland...
|Melanie Phillips -- Family Security Matters
Ruling by a radical
At the end of October, I wrote here about the interview Barack Obama gave back in 2001 in which he said the American Constitution was flawed because it only provided for “negative liberty” which I suggest is what genuine freedom consists of as opposed to what the state should do for individuals...
Hussein Obama works to distance himself from Blagojevich
Though Barack Obama isn't accused of anything, the charges against his home-state governor concerning Obama's own Senate seat no less are an unwelcome distraction. And the ultimate fallout is unclear. As Obama works to set up his new administration and deal with a national economic crisis...
Obama can't avoid immigration issue
It is the issue few candidates were willing to discuss publicly before the election. Even in victory, the word “immigration” has barely left the lips of President-elect Barack Obama. -- But in the presidential transition offices, immigration is cited as a top-tier issue that Obama will have to tackle early in his administration...
|Los Angeles Times
L.A. sues 18th Street gang members, seeking cash damages
A first-of-a-kind lawsuit filed Monday by the Los Angeles city attorney seeks cash damages against leaders of a notorious gang and proposes to distribute their criminal assets among residents of crime-plagued neighborhoods...
|Los Angeles Times
Census portrays more of a melting pot in Southern California
The integration of Southern California's suburban communities continued apace into the second half of the decade, driven by steadily growing numbers of Latinos and Asians moving into middle-class neighborhoods, according to detailed census data released Monday...
|Christian Science Monitor
Mexico braces for fallout from Detroit
As Detroit pleads with lawmakers for a bailout package, Mexico is watching closely, keenly aware that failure of the Big Three to stave off bankruptcy could devastate auto workers south of the border and reenergize the northward flow of illegal [aliens]...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
ALERT! Ask your Senators to pass E-Verify this week!
The E-Verify program will expire in March if the Senate does not reauthorize it. Congress is in session this week to consider the auto bailout so we must use the opportunity to attach E- verify to the bailout bill....
|Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen
'Hispanics' said to be fleeing Georgia
...To some extent, the Hispanics who are leaving this area may be balanced out by those coming in. Trujillo says that he has seen people coming to Dalton, from areas where the economy is even worse off, looking for jobs or staying with family members here...
|KSWT-TV -- Yuma / El Centro
Would Napolitano send troops back to the border?
Governor Janet Napolitano is gearing up for confirmation to the post of Homeland Security Chief. If approved, would she send troops back to the U.S.- Mexico border? A job with the Obama administration would come six months after the Bush administration denied Napolitano's request for further help at the border...
|South Florida Sun-Sentinel -- Fort Lauderdale
U.S. resumes deportation flights to Haiti
Deportation flights to Haiti resumed last week after a more than two-month halt, enraging activists and South Florida congressional leaders. -- In September, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stopped deporting immigrants to Haiti in the wake of four tropical storms that ravaged the country...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
Bush Lawyer John Yoo: The best case against immigration
The US government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the US government. -- It is now well documented and known all over the world that the US government tortured detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and...
|Los Angeles Times
Death toll in Mexico's drug war surges
Reporting from Mexico City -- In a chilling assessment of Mexico's drug war, the country's top prosecutor said Monday that more than 5,000 people had been killed in drug violence so far this year, more than double the toll for the same period in 2007...
Financial Times editorial admits agenda for dictatorial world government
The Financial Times, one of the most respected and widely read newspapers on the planet, features an editorial today that openly admits the agenda to create a world government based on anti-democratic principles and concedes that the term "global governance" is merely a euphemism for the move towards a centralized global government...
Illinoisans want suspected crook Blagojevich impeached
Several Democratic operatives from Illinois say the Illinois state legislature will likely move as quickly as possible to hold impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), in attempts to prevent the jailed governor from appointing President-elect Barack Obama's successor in the Senate...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Is Bill Richardson involved in a conflict of interest?
William Richardson, governor of New Mexico and nominee for Sec. of Commerce in the incoming administration, has become a member of the Business Council of the “Universidad de las Americas” (”UDLA”) (the Puebla Univ. of the Americas) along with other Mexican business leaders...
|Edwin S. Rubenstein -- VDare.com
Illegals start self-deporting, but U. S. worker displacement under Bush massive
Since the start of the Bush Administration (January 2001) through November 2008 Hispanic employment has increased 4.1 million, or 25.3 percent, while non-Hispanic employment is up a mere 2.4 million, or 2.0 percent. -- Startling, eh? Think through what that means. Hispanics make up only 14% of the workforce. Yet they got almost two-thirds of American job growth....
|Janet Porter -- WorldNetDaily.com
Obama's own Cabinet member: He's 'an immigrant'
Don't believe Barack Obama's grandmother? Don't believe the ambassador to Kenya? How about Barack Obama's own Cabinet member? -- That's right former presidential candidate and Obama's choice for secretary of commerce, Gov. Bill Richardson, slipped up. In an effort to reach out to the Hispanic community...
|Charlotte Sun -- Charlotte Harbor, Florida
Program trains cops to identify, deport illegal aliens with criminal records
Sheriffs-elect in Sarasota, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties want to enroll corrections officers into a federal program that trains them how to identify illegal aliens with criminal records. -- The 287(g) program is a component of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which authorizes the ICE office to train local authorities in immigration law...
|Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D. -- NewsWithViews.com
In the shadows of nemesis
As this commentary is being written, the latest runaround in the judicial flim-flam of "who lacks 'standing' to demand production of Barack Obama's original Hawaiian birth certificate (if one actually exists)" has just taken place. According to a newspaper report, Hawaiian Judge Bert Ayabe has dismissed a suit filed by one Andy Martin..."
|We Get E-Mail
Chief Justice moves to halt rally in front of Arizona Supreme Court
Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court Ruth McGregor, who just received the support of the influential left wing blog "The Feathered Bastard," has taken behind-the-scenes steps to intimidate [activist Roy] Warden from conducting his Rally to Impeach on the front steps of the Arizona Supreme Court this Wednesday...
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN
SEIU moves to exploit Obama bucks
Dobbs: Well, here we go. A payoff for the multi-trillion bailout of the financial industry. One of the country's biggest unions is the Service Employees International Union. It has a long track record of lobbying, amongst other things, for amnesty for illegal aliens...
Grim budget briefing for full California legislature
Last week the director of California's Department of Finance, Michael Genest, informed top lawmakers the state was on track to run out of cash as early as FebruaryŠ."Our financial situation is too dire to wait," he said, adding that fast action on the current gap would better position the state to balance its budget for its next fiscal year. [See Cal Meltdown Watch] [Related video]
A case of injustice for Compean And Ramos
The Associated Press is reporting that President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement...