Liberal California -- A Loser
The Illegal Immigration State Headed for Disaster
|Sacramento Bee -- January 11
Dan Walters: California may have a dim future
..."Lurking in the background, however, is a nagging worry that there won't be anything, that the state's endemically high costs, political dysfunction and long list of unresolved dilemmas, from transportation to water to education, have made us uncompetitive in a global economy. Just last week, a new federal survey found that California has the nation's highest adult illiteracy rate."
Human Events -- January 12
Obama May Not Realize It, But California Is A Dependant Neighbor
..."The mess California has made of its energy affairs provides no model anyone should follow. Given how the state manages -- or mismanages -- its own money matters, that's hardly a surprise. "We are running out of cash," said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently of the state's fiscal implosion. "We are on track to a disaster.' Schwarzenegger has suggested that a broke California should receive its own federal bailout."
American Patrol Report Comment: Just watch, Obama knows that illegal immigration is at the root of the California disaster so he will fight to paper the problem over with billions of Chinese dollars. He will not allow the issue to surface.
|Cliff Kincaid -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Georgia sc
Soros flunky runs Obama's pro-UN policy
In violation of Barack Obama's promise to run an open and transparent transition to the next administration, an associate of convicted document thief Sandy Berger has been secretly meeting with far-left groups under the auspices of the Obama-Biden Transition Project to develop a range of pro-U.N. policies...
|Straits Times -- Singapore
U. S. amnesty in September
...'We are confident and very optimistic that there's likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,' America's Voice pro-[amnesty] group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. -- 'I think that would be a good time simply because there are no federal elections going on...'
|Press of Atlantic City (New Jersey)
Legislators seek lower tuition for NJ illegals
...The issue of allowing [illegal aliens] to attend state colleges as New Jersey residents seems to have very little middle ground in the court of public opinion. People either support it or are vehemently opposed. -- A bill introduced by Assemblyman Gordon H. Johnson and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle...
Key parts of Georgia immigration law not enforced
Atlanta -- Nearly three years after the Georgia Legislature passed a sweeping immigration law that was described by critics and supporters alike as one of the toughest in the country, several key provisions are going largely unenforced. --- D.A. King, head of the Dustin Inman Society, which pushes for stricter laws to combat illegal immigration, said at a news conference Monday
|KDAF-TV -- Dallas
Immigration will be hot topic for Texas legislature
Immigration will once again be a hot topic in the upcoming legislative session. More than a dozen bills have already been filed as some state lawmakers are tired of waiting for the Federal Government to reform immigration. -- In 2006 throngs of people hit the streets in every major city in Texas to protest laws aimed at driving illegal [aliens] out of the country.
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
Will the government turn to the printing press?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment declined by 3,445,000 from December 2007 through December 2008. -- The collapse in employment is across the board. -- Construction lost 520,000 jobs. Manufacturing lost 806,000 jobs.
|New York Times
Push on immigration crimes is said to shift focus
...Federal prosecutions of immigration crimes nearly doubled in the last fiscal year, reaching more than 70,000 immigration cases in the 2008 fiscal year, according to federal data compiled by a Syracuse University research group. The emphasis, many federal judges and prosecutors say, has siphoned resources from other crimes...
|San Antonio Express-News
Immigration issue on back burner
...Immigrant advocates are making a pledge of their own: to hold Obama accountable for his campaign promises. They estimate Congress won't take up the issue until September and, if the effort succeeds, look for a new law overhauling the current system by March 2010, said Frank Sharry, director of America's Voice in Washington, D.C...
|Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise
Rep. Joe Baca riled by Latino lending accusations
Inland Rep. Joe Baca disputed criticism from a housing advocacy group and another lawmaker that he and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus added to the national housing crisis through overzealous support of programs that enabled unqualified buyers to purchase homes. Baca, D-Rialto, said he has worked to increase responsible homeownership among minorities...
|The Times and Democrat -- Orangeburg, South Carolina
South Carolina immigration law could prompt business outcry
Orangeburg Milling Co. co-owner Perry Arant is not thrilled about a new law requiring him to verify that any hires are people in the United States legally. -- "It is going to affect us in a big way," Arant said following a two-hour seminar held at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College on Thursday. "It is just all of a sudden..."
||American Border Patrol
Does the border fence work?
The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence...
|Guy W. Farmer -- Nevada Appeal -- Carson City
Mexico's drug wars a serious threat to U. S.
As I've written before, the escalating and increasingly violent drug wars in Mexico represent a serious national security threat to the United States. And recognizing the proven link between drug trafficking and illegal immigration, we should urge our elected representatives to reject amnesty programs disguised as "comprehensive immigration reform."
|Royal Oak (Michigan) Mirror
Illegal aliens from Mexico stopped in Rochester Hills
Two Mexican men driving a pickup truck on Dequindre in Rochester Hills Dec. 22 were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol after an officer learned they were in the country illegally. -- The men's truck was pulled over by an Oakland County Sheriff's deputy because it was outfitted for commercial use but did not bear the legally required identification...
Obama sets Canada as foreign stop
President-elect Barack Obama plans to take his first international trip to Canada. -- Transition aides said Saturday that Obama picked the United States’ northern neighbor as his first venture outside the country as president. Aides say they could not discuss the date for the trip or its agenda...
Scholars skeptical that history will redeem Bush
George W. Bush leaves office on Jan. 20 as one of the most vilified presidents in American history. -- Battered by an unpopular war and an economic collapse, Bush has racked up the longest streak of negative job-approval ratings in the history of polling. His end-of-term scores are worse than any modern president except Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace...
|Contra Costa Times -- Walnut Creek, Calif.
State Supreme Court to hear illegal alien tuition case
The incoming Obama administration and new Congress are gearing up for a battle over immigration reform legislation this year. -- But another immigration fight is being waged closer to home. -- The California Supreme Court has agreed to render a decision in a case that affects the lives of thousands of illegal [alien] college students.
|La Opinion -- Los Angeles
An auspicious meeting
The meeting set for tomorrow in Washington DC between the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, and President-elect Barak Obama reflects the importance of the relations between these two countries and the significant agenda of issues held in common...
|Pete Stiglich -- Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News
Secure borders, end sanctuaries, deport illegals
What part of illegal alien is so difficult to understand? Apparently, there are those who are either too confused, too unwilling or too incapable of understanding the meaning of those simple words. -- Instead, they'd rather emotionalize any debate on illegal immigration with cries of racism, discrimination...
|Dallas Morning News
Effects of Mexico's drug war hit El Paso
..."Mexico is on the edge of abyss," he said in a Dec. 28 report. "It could become a narco-state in the coming decade," and the result could be a "surge of millions of refugees crossing the U.S. border to escape the domestic misery of violence, failed economic policy, poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the mindless cruelty and injustice of a criminal state."
|Atlanta Journal Constitution
Inmate screening 'surge' starts today
A 26-day "surge" to screen and eventually deport inmates who are in the country illegally begins today at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. -- As part of the effort, federal immigration officials will be at the jail working in 15-person teams from 6 a.m. to midnight. The surge is expected to help ICE figure out how many inmates would be handed over...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Fallout from budget impasse could soon hit hard and wide
It has been a month since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warned legislators that if they didn't act soon to close a $42 billion budget deficit, the state would face "financial Armageddon." No one is quite sure how bad that may be in the world's eighth-largest economy, but the grim picture could start taking shape in just a few weeks... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Newark (New Jersey) Star-Ledger
Obama needs to watch Mexico carefully
The foreign policy problems facing President-elect Barack Obama are many and daunting, but the most immediately dangerous is the one least distant from America's shores. -- It's Mexico, a nation in danger of dissolving in a spectacularly bloody and seemingly losing war with heavily-armed drug cartels...
||Opelika-Auburn News -- Opelika, Alabama
Mexican vacation turns sour for Auburn couple
...[Robert Andrew] Langley, 51, was detained for four hours at Mexico City International Airport on Dec. 26 in a room that amounted to a holding cell, questioned about his true identity, and then was abruptly flown back to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta without food, drink or notifying his wife, Gail, who was left behind...