Saturday, December 4, 2010
Lou Dobbs is Back -- on O'Reilly
Spotlight on California
|O'Reilly Factor -- Fox News -- December 3
Lou Dobbs: You have to begin enforcing all the immigration laws.
O'Reilly: You'd take her in?
Dobbs: Carry out the process. That does not necessarily - by the way - mean taking her in. But you have to begin the process.
O'Reilly: Do you detain her?
Dobbs: Absolutely, you begin proceedings.
O'Reilly: That's what I would do.
O'Reilly: Because you can't have twelve million people running around the country with phony Social Security cards.
Dobbs: Absolutely not.
O'Reilly: It's just wreaking havoc. Do you know the City of Los Angeles pays more than a billion dollars a year of taxpayer's money to fund illegal alien activity? The city's broke the whole state's broke.
Dobbs: The state of California is a disaster. A third of its debt is being underwritten by the federal taxpayer. The state of California is an irresponsible...
O'Reilly: Not all illegal alien generated,
Dobbs: Of course, not.
O'Reilly: But a lot of it is -- some of it is.
Dobbs: Some of it is, but the state of California is simply out of control.
Related: California's education outlook: huge classes, restive students, overworked teachers
"Schools will become more and more like prisons and less and less like schools," said David Plank, a professor of education at Stanford University. "You'll have huge classes, restive young people and overworked teachers."
|Wall Street Journal sc
Who's winning the war in Mexico
Last week, U.S. drug enforcement agents uncovered a 2,200-foot tunnel for smuggling marijuana that ran between a private house hard by the border in Tijuana, Mexico, and a warehouse across the border in Otay Mesa, Calif. The tunnel was no crude construction; it had electricity, a ventilation system and a rail track for transporting drugs...
|Los Angeles Times
Dems will revisit pro-illegal alien bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger
...The proposals they plan to revisit would give illegal [aliens] access to financial aid at colleges, prohibit the practice of "spiking" in public pensions, require utilities to provide more solar and wind power, ban cell phones from state prisons and require college booster groups to disclose their finances...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal alien caught smuggling drugs in Pinal County, Arizona
On Thursday night, after a long pursuit on Highway 347, Pinal County sheriff's deputies stopped a silver Pontiac Grand Am, at which time both the driver and passenger fled on foot into a residential neighborhood. -- While deputies never found the driver, they did catch the passenger, Jose Alejandro Ramirez-Zaragoza, 39, who quickly admitted that he was in the country illegally from Mexico...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner sc
11 children rescued from Phoenix drop house
On Thursday, Phoenix police officers, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a so-called drop house and rescued 11 minors, including a 2-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl and at least three teenage girls. Three human smugglers were arrested...
SPLC: Phony "civil rights" group dishes out hate for "hate groups"
In a story about the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) accusing conservative Christian groups like the Family Research Council of "hate," The Washington Post described the SPLC as a "civil rights organization." But The Social Contract, a public policy journal, investigated the SPLC in a recent issue and found that it used "ritual defamation" as a weapon...
Why did U.S. warn people to avoid mystery missile zone?
The Department of Defense is slamming the door on questions about the mysterious contrail filmed Nov. 8 by a KCBS television crew near Los Angeles after questions were raised about a warning from the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency that there could be missiles fired in that area at that time... [See Obama Watch]
Court to hear arguments over Arizona immigration law
The impassioned debate over the nation's immigration policy takes center stage at the Supreme Court Wednesday in a dispute over an Arizona law that punishes employers who knowingly hire workers illegally in the U.S. -- Arizona's employer sanctions law has been used just three times in three years...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
American-born teenager admits to four beheadings for Mexican cartel
On Thursday, the Mexican army arrested 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, a U.S. citizen who goes by the nickname "El Ponchis" (the cloaked one), has apparently been working as a hit man for the South Pacific Cartel since he was 11-years-old. -- The diminutive assassin was captured at the airport near Cuernavaca, as he tried to board a flight, in an attempt to return to the U.S...
|Brad O'Leary -- Washington Examiner
SPLC aims hate crimes law at First Amendment freedoms
If you are a Christian who believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, the Southern Poverty Law Center has a Christmas message for you: Keep your religious beliefs to yourself, or risk criminal prosecution. -- What else are we to make of the SPLC's recent labeling of 18 Christian groups as "hate groups," including the Family Research Council...
|Tom Tancredo -- WorldNetDaily.com
Amnesty agenda is the real lame duck
The congressional amnesty proposal deceptively named the "Dream Act" is dying a slow death in the lame-duck session of Congress. The defeat of the amnesty bill should come as no surprise, but the real victory lies deeper than the vote count. -- The defeat of the Dream Act in the lame-duck closing session of the Pelosi-Reid era signals the end...
|Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal Editorial
Federal Oversight: Secure Communities not coming any time soon
Once again the federal government has shown its inability, if not unwillingness, to enforce the law and deport illegal [aliens]. -- Two of our congressmen, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell), asked the Immigrant and Customs Enforcement agency to speed up the expansion in Georgia of the fingerprinting program known as Secure Communities...
|Edward Schumacher-Matos -- Washington Post
The GOP's Latino base: Real or imagined?
I don't know Lamar Smith, but I feel like I do. The Texas Republican, who is likely to chair the House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, writes often to disagree with my columns. -- I respect Smith for his consistency, especially on immigration. If all congressmen voted their conscience, I suspect that two-thirds of current House members would legalize most [illegal aliens] in the country. Not Smith...