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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

No Brainer
Cut Incentive --- Save Billions
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston -- November 16  
Kingston bill would prevent child tax credits for illegal aliens
Legislation could save billions by closing loophole
Rep. Jack Kingston
    A bill introduced by Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) could save taxpayers billions by preventing illegal immigrants from claiming tax credits intended for American citizens and legal residents.
    Under current law, the Internal Revenue Service allows individuals filing with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to access the child tax credit and the additional child tax credit, allowing those in the country illegally to receive the credits.
    "These tax credits were never meant for illegal immigrants," said Kingston. "Closing this loophole is a commonsense measure that will save taxpayers billions. At the same time, it cuts off an incentive for those here illegally. There's been a lot of talk about so-called loopholes on the campaign trail but closing this one is something we can all get behind."
    Kingston's bill, the Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act, would require tax filers to provide a valid Social Security number to claim the credits, thereby preventing illegal immigrants from claiming them. A similar requirement is already in place for the earned income credit.
    In March 2009, the Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration found that ITIN filers were claiming billions of dollars in the child tax credits even though they were not authorized to work in the U.S....

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner      sc  
Alabama's immigration law resulting in lower unemployment rate   
Alabama's crackdown legislation on illegal immigration which, among other measures, requires businesses within the state to use the E-verify system for potential employees is reportedly resulting in large numbers of illegal aliens exiting the state, thus allowing citizens to now fill their former jobs. -- During October, Alabama's unemployment rate fell a half percentage point last...

Big Government  
Feds may be primary suppliers of Mexican drug cartel guns   
With Operation Fast and Furious headlining the news, there is no doubt civilian arms have been trafficked into Mexico. However, many of the arms used by Mexican cartels are NOT supplied by civilian gun outlets in the United States. Based upon the statistics I have compiled, our State and Defense Departments may be the premier suppliers of weaponry to Mexican drug cartels --- not the US civilian...

Subversive Obama Regime sues over Utah immigration law   
The U.S. Justice Department filed suit Tuesday challenging Utah's immigration law as an unconstitutional attempt by "a state to set its own immigration policy." -- The suit challenges provisions of a state law passed this year that require police to verify legal status in some arrests, allow for some arrests without warrants and outlaw the harboring of people in the country illegally, The Salt Lake Tribune reported...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Guadalajara, Jal., Mex. -- Gunmen made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the police chief here on Saturday. Two officers were wounded, and one gunman is dead. Two other gunmen were caught along with two vehicles and a number of firearms and ammo. A later report confirms 3 officers were wounded, with 2 stable and the other in surgery...

Heritage Foundation   
Providing In-State Tuition for Illegals: A violation of federal law   
Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens "on the basis of residence within the State" --- unless the same in-state rates are offered to all citizens of the United States. Today, 12 states are circumventing this federal law, and the legal arguments offered to justify such actions are untenable, no matter what other policy arguments are offered in their defense...

CNN News Alert   
RINO Gingrich and Ron Paul clash over Patriot Act   
Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul clashed over the Patriot Act at the start of Tuesday's debate for GOP presidential candidates, with Gingrich saying terrorism means "all of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives." -- Gingrich, the former House speaker, added that he would look at strengthening the Patriot Act if elected. Paul disagreed, saying "the Patriot Act is unpatriotic because it undermines our liberty."

Huffington Post          sc  
Bloomberg out of control   
Mayor Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty], announced on Monday an expansion of legal services for [illegal aliens] in New York City. -- According to a statement by the Mayor's website, Bloomberg will implement a staff of eleven new full-time immigration attorneys whose role it will be to "ensure that immigrants... have access to the counsel they need..."

Michael Cutler -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.   
Insanity on Steroids: How our leaders refuse to learn the lessons of the 1986 amnesty
In writing this article, I called upon my personal recollections of the massive amnesty program that was created by IRCA. I had a front row seat to the fiasco that ensued because, as you may know, at the time that IRCA was enacted and the amnesty provisions were implemented, I was an INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) special agent...

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Associated Press    
3 police officers found dead in Mexico border city   
Piedras Negras, Coah., Mex. -- Assailants kidnapped and killed three police officers in the Mexican border city of Acuna, authorities said Monday. -- Acuna Public Safety Department said in a statement that the three were on patrol in the same unit when gunmen kidnapped them early Monday. -- The officer's bodies were found an hour later in a residential area of Acuna, which is across the border from Del Rio, Texas...

Peter Bradley -- VDare.com   
Newt Gingrich: GOP's anti-white quota king   
Affirmative Action --- anti-white quotas --- will almost certainly not figure in the November 22 GOP Presidential Candidates debate. That's despite the fact that polls show Affirmative Action is overwhelmingly unpopular with the Republican base and would be a perfect issue to win back the Reagan Democrats --- white blue collar workers who are the party's only real path to a sustainable majority...

WFAA-TV -- Dallas   
Texas student's refusal to say Mexican pledge, anthem starts controversy 
Every day students in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the flags of the United States and Texas. But when a teacher in a Rio Grande Valley high school assigned students to stand and pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag and sing Mexico's national anthem, one student refused. -- The resulting controversy has one East Texas lawmaker wanting changes in the state's curriculum on how culture...

Nogales (Arizona) International   
Trio executed in remote Devil's Canyon, west of I-19   
Investigators say three unidentified men whose bodies were discovered Monday in the Tumacacori Mountains were shot "execution style." -- Border Patrol agents discovered the bodies in the remote Devil's Canyon area and notified the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at about 11 a.m. The victims were airlifted by helicopter at about 5:30 p.m... [Big Sis claims there is no spillover violence]

Texas Tribune    
DHS refutes immigration "stonewalling" allegations   
Homeland Security officials said Monday they are gathering data to appease U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, after his powerful House committee threatened to hold the agency in contempt of Congress for failing to provide immigration enforcement information. -- Smith, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is demanding that the agency release data he said will show...

Karl Denninger -- BeforeItsNews.com   
Here You Go: It's over   
We're done folks. -- CNBC is reporting that there are now clients running out of the markets entirely because they do not believe their customer funds are safe. -- That's the end of it. The belief that there are more MF Globals has now taken hold. The thieves have pushed it too far and now we've got the start of a global liquidity run, and with good reason...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner 
Poll shows most Americans at odds with Obama on illegals 
On Friday, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a recent poll on the issue of illegal immigration which may explain at least in part, why President Obama has been plagued by very low poll numbers. -- The poll found that 65 percent of "Likely U.S. Voters" oppose granting automatic citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. Current law affords citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil, no matter their parents' immigration status...

Phoenix New Times   
'Tequila Party'-loving RINO hopes to unseat Arpaio   
As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stands by his hawkish approach to solving the illegal immigration problem, Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, the man who hopes to put an end to Arpaio's reign, has come out in favor of a more moderate approach to immigration reform. -- Stauffer, a life-long Republican who's running for sheriff as an Independent, announced Friday that he supports Arizona's...

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner 
Obama pardons several drug-related criminals   
While Border Patrol agents put their lives on the line every day to stop drug smuggling along the nation's southern border, President Obama announced yesterday he is pardoning several drug-related convicted felons. The pardons draw attention to the recent conviction of Border Patrol Agent Jesus "Chito" Diaz. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison for allegedly lifting the handcuffs of a known-drug dealer...

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas  
Jury begins deliberations in Mexican Mafia murder trial    
The fate of an Mexican Mafia member accused of the 8-year-old murder of a Harlingen woman could soon be decided. -- A Cameron County jury has started deliberation for the trial of Wilfred Padilla around noon Monday. -- Padilla is accused of ordering the murdering Harlingen resident Jo Ann Chavez back in 2003. -- Her remains were found in Willacy County...

Fox News Latino  
Luis Gutierrez up to no good... again   
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) urged the Hispanic community in South Carolina to join forces to fight law SB 20, which allows authorities to question the immigration status of people detained in routine traffic stops if there is a "reasonable suspicion" that they might be [illegal aliens]. -- During a brief visit to the Palmetto State, Gutierrez also urged South Carolina Hispanics to learn to use a new federal policy...

Washington Times Editorial  
Immunity from Justice   
Lady Justice has tossed aside her blindfold and tipped her scale. A border-crossing drug smuggler walks free while the officer who arrested him has been jailed. In the age of Obama, the law has been turned upside down. -- U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. is set to spend the next two years behind bars after being sentenced last month for what the Justice Department called deprivation of...

D.A. King -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Did Rick Perry propose a bi-national health care plan with Mexico?   
The term "Obamacare" is used by critics to describe the health care overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law last year. -- And some conservatives derisively use the phrase "Romneycare" to slight Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the changes he approved to Massachusetts' health care system when he was governor there...

Josh Gerstein -- Politico   
Suing Arizona: The 2012 impact   
At first blush, the Obama administration's decision to launch a legal crusade against Arizona and two other states that have passed laws cracking down on illegal immigrants seems like a sure political loser — the three Justice Department lawsuits fly squarely in the face of public support for the new laws and play into a familiar conservative narrative about an overbearing and intrusive federal government...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
Glenn Spencer, arises early each morning around 3:30 to do his daily Web work. This morning about five he decided to get a little rest. Unfortunately his bed was being occupied by three of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds. "I yelled at them to get off the bed, but..."

Rasmussen Reports   
New High: 65% oppose automatic citizenship for illegals' kids 
Voters oppose more strongly than ever granting automatic U.S. citizenship to a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country. -- Now, nearly two-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (65%) say if a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child here, that child should not automatically become a U.S. citizen...

Jim Kouri -- The Examiner  
Democrats counting on Latino voters to maintain power   
In spite of low approval ratings, Obama still remains much more popular with Hispanics than he does with the overall population. A poll released on November 10 by Univision, the Latino television network, showed 48 percent of Americans approved of Obama's job performance while Hispanics give him a 66 percent job approval rating. -- The Democrats are counting on strong support from Latinos to...

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