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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wilson Pick is Inspiring
Illegal immigration will be a major issue
Fox News Latino -- February 6   
Former Gov. Pete Wilson, Immigration Hardliner, Named Honorary Romney Campaign Chair
Pete Wilson, former California governor, with his bronze self (San Francisco Chronicle - 2007)
    Weeks after GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney touted the controversial endorsement of the architect of some of the strictest state immigration laws in the country, the presidential candidate has named a well-known immigration hard-liner as honorary chairman of his California campaign.
    Romney announced on his campaign website Monday that he had named former California Gov. Pete Wilson as a chair of his California campaign.
    In the announcement, Romney also touted the endorsement of his candidacy by Wilson, whose aggressive moves as governor to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the mid-1990s sparked heated debates at the time across the nation.
    "I'm honored to have Governor Pete Wilson's support, because he's one of California's most accomplished leaders, Romney said on his website. As governor of California from 1991 to 1999, he led California from the depths of recession to prosperous economic recovery.
    Romney has taken a decidedly tough stance on illegal immigration, saying he opposes measures that would give undocumented immigrants any kind of break. [...]
    In a statement, SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina called Romney's move "an alarming pick among Latino voters who remember the political damage Wilson caused when he served as governor."
Red DotGlenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
    Pete Wilson rode California's Proposition 187 to victory in 1994. His successor, Dan Lungren, capitulated and we lost California. (See my letter in the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 1, 2000.) If Romney takes on Obama on this issue --- head on --- and it looks like he's going to - he will bury him. He can also save America.

KFOX-TV -- El Paso / Las Cruces            sc  
Usual suspects battle Gov. Martinez over drivers license law for illegals
Immigration rights or public safety -- that's the question at the center of the controversy surrounding New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's efforts to end a law allowing [illegal aliens] to drive. -- Las Cruces residents Angelica and Albert Leno worry that repealing the law would leave their family unable to get by because Angelica is the only driver and she is [an illegal alien]...

Poor Richard's Blog    
DHS defends globalism, not America   
The Department Of Homeland Security is the very epitome of unnecessary bureaucracy. Its formation was predicated on the existence of terrorist threats, many of which the U.S. government and orbiting alphabet agencies either created through acts of war, or fabricated out of thin air. Its policies of centralization were sold to the public as necessary to prevent systemic "miscommunications" that never actually took place...

Donald Pennington -- Yahoo.com   
Sadly, Eric Holder might never face justice   
Who knew it could happen? In a report from Feb. 2, Fox News' Megyn Kelly made a valid point when she and fellow host Bill O'Reilly said Attorney General Eric Holder would survive the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. -- What a terrible loss for the family of Brian Terry -- to have suffered his death in the first place but to also deal with the likelihood of never seeing those responsible facing any repercussions...

Mark Krikorian -- Center for Immigration Studies     
Washington Post to the Less-Educated: Drop dead   
The Washington Post's editorial writers ought to read their own newspaper. Monday's lead editorial bemoaned the fact that having illegal aliens go to the "back of the line" is deceptive since there is no "line" for them: Granted, Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney have different ideas of how the "line" would work. The president doesn't seem inclined to force unauthorized immigrants to leave the country...

Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times     
Subversive Obama regime names official advocate for illegals  
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new "public advocate" charged with listening to immigrants' concerns about its law enforcement policies ---but Republicans said the position amounts to an official mouthpiece for illegal [aliens] being deported. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the advocate will "serve as a point of contact for individuals, including those in immigration proceedings...

Fox News Latino    
Obama campaign to refund donations from brothers of Mexican fugitive
The brothers of a Mexican fugitive, who is seeking a pardon so he can return to the US after skipping bail in Iowa more than 17 years ago, have been identified as major donors to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, The New York Times reported Monday. -- Mexican casino mogul Juan José Rojas Cardona, also known as Pepe, fled from the US in 1994...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas     
FBI: Paying cash for a cup of coffee a 'potential indicator of terrorist activity'
An FBI advisory aimed at Internet Cafe owners instructs businesses to report people who regularly use cash to pay for their coffee as potential terrorists. -- The flyer, issued under the FBI's Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program, lists examples of "suspicious activity" and then encourages businesses to gather information about individuals and report them to the authorities...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution     
Obama regime eying Georgia's immigration law   
The Justice Department is reviewing Georgia's tough new immigration law and is discussing it with businessmen and law enforcement officials here, but it has not decided to sue to block the statute like it has in four other states, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Tony West said Monday. -- West pointed out that the Obama administration is suing to block a similar law in Alabama...

Federale -- VDare.com    
Obama to double or triple legal immigration?   
The treason bar hacks are at it again. They were wildly successful with the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. And now they have a plan to expand legal immigration exponentially by similar Administrative Fiat. And I don't mean that trendy little car that we see in the City frequently now. -- Now they are working on the illegal and unconstitutional plan to expand legal immigration by illegal means...

PolitiFact.com     
Did Romney flip on deporting illegal aliens?   
In just a few weeks, Georgians will have an opportunity to choose which Republican they want to see battle President Barack Obama for the White House. -- The Georgia Democratic Party isn't waiting for the March 6 state primary to weigh in on one of the Republican candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. -- Titled "Mitt Romney: Distortions," a Jan. 27 statement from the state party claimed candidate Romney...

Tom Tancredo     
New DHS "lexicon" brands many Americans "militia extremists"  
Via PJM's Patrick Poole: A recently published "lexicon" distributed to thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targets citizens concerned about their Second Amendment rights and the steady encroachment of the federal government, categorizing such as "militia extremists."

Tyler Durden -- Zero Hedge     
A "quality assessment" of US jobs reveals the ugliest picture yet   
Over the past week we have repeatedly exposed the BLS' shennanigans to both keep the headline unemployment rate suppressed and to generate an upward bias in the market courtesy of a "bigger than expected beat" of expectations. Granted, various semantics experts continue to scratch their heads in attempting to explain a collapsing labor force when even Goldman's Sven Jari Stehn...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas     
Senate passes bill allowing airports to evict TSA screeners 
The Senate has passed legislation that includes a provision allowing airports to replace TSA screeners with private security, opening the door for the widely loathed federal agency to be marginalized from aviation security altogether. -- The bill was primarily concerned with how the Federal Aviation Authority would be funded for the next four years...

Daily Caller    
Former Tucson DEA head on Holder's "Fast & Furious" chicanery
Former Tucson Drug Enforcement Administration chief Tony Coulson told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder either knew guns were walking during Operation Fast and Furious, or should have known about the deadly practice. -- "[Fast and Furious] was driven locally and it was driven from Arizona, from the ground up, I mean it was not much oversight," Coulson said in a phone interview...

Associated Press    
Suspect in homeless killings a Mexican illegal alien   
Santa Ana, Calif. -- A former Marine already accused of killing four homeless men was charged Monday with two new counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of his high school friend's mother and older brother. — Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, was charged in the killing of 53-year-old Raquel Estrada and her son, 34-year-old Juan Herrera, in the family's rented home on a quiet Yorba Linda cul-de-sac in October...

CBS-TV -- New York     
Church poised to declare war on tyrant in White House   
Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control. -- As CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reports, it could affect the presidential elections. - Catholic leaders are furious and determined to harness the voting power of the nation's 70 million Catholic voters...

One News Now     
A 'classic Washington, DC cover-up'   
A Christian attorney and expert on terrorism says newly uncovered documents reveal that Attorney General Eric Holder wasn't truthful in the statements he made about "Operation Fast and Furious." -- Representative Darrell Issa (R-California) of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has threatened a contempt of Congress ruling against Holder for failing to turn over the subpoenaed documents...

Associated Press     
Wisconsin groups seek to block voter ID law    
...Three lawsuits are at different stages, but major developments for each are expected within weeks. Groups hope to stop the law before it goes into effect for the primary or April 3 presidential primary. Most acknowledge the fight won't end soon even if they win initially because appeals are certain. -- Voter ID is a contentious issue across the country. Fifteen states require voters to show photo ID...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner 
Mexican driving laws may be in-part responsible for many deadly U.S. accidents
On Saturday, police in Columbus, Georgia arrested Anthony Alvarado, 26, after he allegedly ran over his 18-month-old daughter in his driveway. Alvarado has been charged with serious injury by vehicle, no state driver's license, no state tag and no proof of insurance. -- The little girl was taken to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta where she remains in critical condition...

Dave Workman -- The Examiner     
Backlash erupts against Holder after House committee appearance  
If Attorney General Eric Holder thought his Feb. 2 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform would cool everyone's jets about Operation Fast and Furious, he was as wrong as the operation, itself. --Northwest gun rights activists are closely following this story at WaGuns, Shooters Northwest, Northwest Firearms, Seattle Guns and Gun Rights Media...

Fox News     
Alleged defender of U.S. Constitution disses it overseas 
As Egyptian officials prepare to send to trial 19 American democracy and rights workers, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Cairo last week where she suggested Egyptian revolutionaries not use the U.S. Constitution as a model in the post-Arab Spring. --"I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," Ginsburg said in an interview on Al Hayat television... [Related item]

Jon Feere -- Center for Immigration Studies     
Attrition Through Enforcement: A workable plan   
Mass legalization and mass deportation are two unworkable, unrealistic means of addressing the nation's illegal immigration problem. Mass legalization --- aka amnesty --- was tried in 1986 and it resulted in more illegal immigration, significant fraud, and facilitated the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, just to name a few problems. Furthermore, the federal government simply does not have the capacity to...

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