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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Autopsy: Death by Amnesty
Illegal alien on bail kills four
Brenham (Texas) Banner-Press -- August 22   
Driver charged in deaths of four
"At that time, ICE was only taking Class B and above (offenders)," Herzog said. "This was a Class C misdemeanor."
    A man charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter is an illegal alien who only a few weeks ago was arrested on another alcohol-related charge, officials say.
    Roberto Castillo, 19, remained in the Washington County jail this morning under $2 million bond after authorities say he slammed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 36 South and FM 109 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
    Authorities said Castillo's pickup truck struck a 1998 Mustang carrying four people, who all died from injuries they suffered in the crash. Their identities had not yet been released this morning. [...]
    "There's a lot of questions we need answers to," said District Attorney Bill Parham. "This will be done thoroughly." [...]
    According to reports, Castillo was arrested July 30 after an off-duty Washington County deputy reported he was driving erratically.
    Castillo was subsequently arrested by a Brenham police officer and charged with driving under the influence by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor.
    He was released after posting bail.
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John Feere -- Center for Immigration Studies       sc         
Law prof. on Obama's administrative amnesty   
Temple U. law professor (and CIS Fellow) Jan Ting -- one of the few in his field to recognize the problems created by Obama's administrative amnesty -- has authored a new op-ed in which he writes: ....The administration is thus implementing by executive order a policy it could not get Congress to adopt or even consider: amnesty for the millions of foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally...

Worcester (Mass.) Telegram    sc         
$100K bail set for illegal alien in motorcyclist's death  
An illegal [alien] charged with drunken driving and hitting a motorcyclist and dragging him a quarter of a mile to his death was ordered held on $100,000 bail during his arraignment in Milford District Court yesterday. --- Nicholas Guaman, 34, of Milford, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and death...

End of the American Dream     
America is rotting while China is rising   
The American people better wake up while there is still time. America is literally rotting right in front of our eyes. Once upon a time, the greatest manufacturing cities in the world were in the United States. One of the big reasons why the Allies won World War II was because U.S. factories simply pumped out far more stuff than anyone else did. Our forefathers built this nation into an industrial powerhouse, but now...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner       
Where is the GOP response to Obama's illegal alien amnesty?   
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced that they will now only deport illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes in this country, more than likely, that means only those convicted of felonies. Perhaps, even more devastating, the administration will also reportedly distribute work permits to those illegal aliens allowed to stay even as U.S. unemployment remains very high...

John Miano -- Center for Immigration Studies      
When in doubt, make it up   
Advocates for cheap-labor guest worker programs, like H-1B, long ago found a solution to their problem of lacking data to support their position: simply make it up. -- The latest example comes in a press release from MonolithIC 3D Inc. That press release states: An illustrative case of a mindless throw of the dice instead of thoughtful selection is our Chief Scientist, Deepak Sekar, who is doing a tremendous job for...

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner       
Warning from the man who predicted the 2008 crash 
In 2007--over a year prior to the economic crash of 2008--a few lone voices within the financial sector warned of a coming calamity. Their voices were drowned out by more powerful persons who insisted that all was well. They were dismissed as 'alarmists.' Most ignored them altogether... [See Obama Watch & Shifty Tim Geithner Watch]

Rasmussen Reports       
Obama 39%, Paul 38%   
The president and the maverick are running almost dead even in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. -- Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul earns 38% of the vote to President Obama's 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters. Fourteen percent (14%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided...

Brenda Walker -- LimitsToGrowth.org      
Child killed in California crosswalk by illegal alien    
A little four-year-old boy was struck by a car in a Santa Rosa crosswalk Thursday afternoon as he walked to soccer practice with his mom and two sisters, one of whom was his twin. He died the next morning in the hospital. -- Christopher "Buddy" Rowe was hit by a man driving a Honda Accord who then sped off. Fortunately a local resident, Leroy Flach, heard about the hit-and-run...

Fox News       
Citizen group tasked with redistricting dramatically changes California map 
California voters are in for quite a surprise when they head to the polls in 2012: competitive congressional elections and possibly unfamiliar names on the ballot. -- A new electoral map drawn up by a panel of ordinary citizens and criticized as creating too many districts for minority representation has dramatically changed California's political landscape...

Andrew Malcolm -- Los Angeles Times    
New national debt data: It's growing about $3 million a minute, even during his vacation
Swallow all liquids in your mouth before reading any further. -- Updated numbers for the national debt are just out: It's now $14,639,000,000,000. -- When Barack Obama took the oath of office twice on Jan. 20, 2009, CBS' amazing number cruncher Mark Knoller reports, the national debt was $10,626,000,000,000...

New York Times       
U.S. issues new deportation policy's first reprieves   
The call came in the morning to the lawyer representing Manuel Guerra, an illegal [alien] from Mexico living in Florida who had been caught in a tortuous and seemingly failing five-year court fight against deportation. -- With the news early Thursday that federal immigration authorities had canceled his deportation, Mr. Guerra became one of the first illegal [aliens] in the country...

John Hayward -- Human Events       
ObamaCare "saves money" by costing you money   
Blogger George Scoville spots a fascinating story of ObamaCare failure in today's Bloomberg Government report: Doctors at East Louisville Pediatrics PSC in Kentucky say they're writing as many as 50 prescriptions a day for drugs such as Bayer AG's aspirin and Pfizer Inc.'s Advil that don't need a physician's nod to be purchased off pharmacy shelves...

Associated Press       
Teacher pension fund joins California auditor's risk list   
The state auditor's office on Thursday added teacher pensions to the list of high-risk issues facing California government. -- The report by State Auditor Elaine Howle added the nation's largest teacher pension fund because it can't meet the costs of retirement benefits beyond the next 30 years. The pension funding problem was added to a list of risks... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Fox News      
Federal stimulus funds for Nevada's green-industry grows trees, but few jobs 
A federal stimulus grant of nearly $500,000 to grow trees and stimulate the economy in Nevada yielded a whopping 1.72 jobs, according to government statistics. -- In 2009, the U.S. Forest Service awarded $490,000 of stimulus money to Nevada's Clark County Urban Forestry Revitalization Project, aimed at revitalizing urban neighborhoods... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]

Sartre -- Infowars.com -- Austin, Texas       
Liberty for the Ron Paul generation   
The stark reality about the Ron Paul revolution is that the power elites could not survive in a society based upon individual liberty. Nevertheless, this statement does not imply that a Paul presidency would guarantee the elimination of the oligarchy. -- The faint memory of what a free nation could be, or even what our country once was, could be revived under certain circumstances...

Rasmussen Reports      
Most voters oppose schooling, tuition breaks, driver's licenses for illegals 
The Obama administration announced last week that it was slowing the deportation process for "low priority" immigration cases to focus on illegal [aliens] with criminal records. Critics complain the move is intended to get around Congress' refusal to pass the so-called Dream Act aimed at providing a path to citizenship for those who came to the country illegally...

Dallas Morning News   
Texas doesn't track legal status of immigrant college students
Illegal immigrants who pay state-resident tuition rates to attend Texas colleges are required under a law signed by Gov. Rick Perry to promise that they will apply for legal status. -- The arrangement saves them thousands of dollars, but no one - not the colleges, not the state higher education agency, and not the Legislature or governor's office - checks whether those students are holding up their end of the bargain...

James Carafano, PhD -- Family Security Matters       
Bordering on insecurity   
...The Wall Street Journal reported as "a surprise announcement, the Obama administration said it will review the deportation cases of 300,000 illegal [aliens] and might allow many of them to stay in the U.S." The President's "strategy" for enforcing immigration law, by only going after really "bad people," also flies in the face of established practices of how to create a culture of compliance with the rule of law...

Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal       
Sheriff slams president's illegals stance   
Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said that he has a problem with President Obama's announcement last week to go easy on illegal [aliens] in the U.S. and focus only on deporting those who are violent criminals. -- "I really believe that because of our economy being in such bad shape now .... and with all of his failed policies on jobs and stimulus, I think he's looking for votes," Warren said...

UPI       
FCC allegedly kills 'Fairness Doctrine'   
The fairness doctrine in U.S. broadcasting, ensuring discussion of controversial issues did not exclude any point of view, has been axed by federal officials. -- Although the Federal Communications Commission voted to strike the rule in 1987, it wasn't implemented until Monday when it struck down more than 80 media industry rules and published them in the Federal Register, Politico.com reported...

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