Monday, November 21, 2011
Back to Work State
Alabama shows enforcement works
|Birmingham News -- November 19
Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon credits new immigration law with lowering state unemployment
Birmingham, Ala. -- Alabama's jobless rate fell sharply in October, prompting state officials to point to a spreading economic recovery. Metro Birmingham's rate also tumbled.
The Birmingham-Hoover jobless rate was 8 percent last month, down from 8.9 percent in September, according to figures from the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. It was the fourth straight monthly decline for Alabama's largest metro area since the rate hit 9.7 percent in June.
Alabama's jobless rate was 9.3 percent, down from 9.8 percent in September. [...]
A sponsor of Alabama's tough new immigration law on Friday credited the law with the steep drop in the state's jobless rate.
"Despite how desperately illegal immigrant sympathizers have tried to portray this law as somehow harmful to our state's economy, the truth is more Alabamians are working today thanks in part to our decision to crack down on illegal immigration," Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, said in a statement.
Hammon pointed to Marshall County, which he called "a known hotbed for illegal immigrant labor." He said the rate there was 8.1 percent for October, down from 8.8 percent in September and 10 percent in June, when the immigration law was signed.
|Los Angeles Times sc
Survey finds ethnic divide among voters on DREAM Act
Many Californians worry that they are being priced out of the state's public university systems, and they object to allowing illegal [aliens] the same financial aid that U.S. citizens can receive at the campuses, a new poll has found. -- Fifty-five percent of the voters questioned said they oppose a new state law known as the California DREAM Act...
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner
Gunwalker Scandal Broadens: The FBI connection
Confidential informants who are participating in the Congressional probe of the Project Gunwalker (Operation Fast and Furious) scandal have now zeroed in on the FBI connection. Such a connection has been hinted at in the past, but information relayed today shows that FBI involvement was much deeper than anyone imagined. -- The investigation into Gunwalker has revealed a scandal involving multiple departments...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Former Border Patrol agent speaks of dangers along boundary
While many federal officials claim the American border with Mexico is safe, a retired U.S. Border Patrol Supervisory Agent vehemently disagrees. -- 'It's more dangerous than I've every seen it during my 26 years in the Border Patrol,' Zach Taylor said Sunday afternoon. -- Speaking to more than 40 people at the Cochise County Building in Sierra Vista at an event arranged by...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Crash sends 5 illegals to hospital
Starr Co., Texas -- A manhunt for several illegals was called off Monday in Starr County. They made a break for it after a pursuit ended with a crash. -- A truck full of illegals was spotted by constable a couple of miles west of La Gloria on 1017 in Starr County. The driver was going about 100 mph and crashed into a telephone pole. --- Five illegals tried to hide in brush; they were taken to hospital with serious injuries...
|Aaron Klein -- WABC -- New York
'Occupy' crowd plans new disruption tactics
The Occupy movement is stepping up its confrontational tactics, plotting "alternative forms of protest," including flash mobs that can be deployed nationwide. -- Citing the success of last week's so-called Day of Action protests, Take to the Square, one of Occupy's main online planning forums, has devised an "Alternative Day of Action" to coincide with international Human Rights Day on Dec. 10...
|Jim Kouri -- The Examiner
'Occupy' crowd hires radical former Obama 'Green Czar'
President Barack Obama's former "Green Czar," Van Jones, who describes himself as a "rowdy black nationalist" turned communist has found a job as the official spokesperson and leader of the national movement to end economic segregation and social injustice in the United States. -- Talk show host and constitutional activist Glen Beck exposed Jones on his Fox News Channel show...
|Del. Pat McDonough -- WCBM-AM -- Lutherville, Md.
Baltimore "amnesty city"
It's official! Baltimore is now America's "amnesty city." President Obama and Mayor Rawlings-Blake have teamed up to violate the law and impose troubling consequences upon the citizens of Charm City. -- This past summer, President Obama issued an executive order that would limit the enforcement of the Federal Immigration Act. The Obama edict mandates that the law enforcement officials at the federal level only arrest, detain, and deport illegal aliens classified as criminals...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Another TSA worker charged with sex crime
Manassas, VA - On Sunday morning, Prince William County police arrested Harold Rodman, 52, after a 37-year-old woman reported that a man approached her on the street, displayed a badge and then sexually assaulted her. -- The man fled the scene on foot and police quickly found him as he lives only a few houses away from the victim...
|Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner
California DOJ to gut drug, gang & organized crime task forces
The latest victim of the California budget crisis will leave Californians besieged with criminals and fewer law enforcement agents. -- California's Democrat Governor Jerry Brown approved a budget earlier this year that calls for reduced DOJ funding. The cuts leave many drug-related investigations in the lurch and force local law enforcement agencies to reorganize manpower and funds... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Adirondack Daily Enterprise
NYCLU gripes over Border Patrol arresting suspected illegals
A report released last week by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Families for Freedom alleges that U.S. Border Patrol agents use aggressive tactics to boost arrest rates, often up to 100 miles away from the border itself. -- According to the report, entitled "Justice Derailed: What Raids on New York Trains and Buses Reveal about Border Patrol's Interior Enforcement Practices," New Yorkers in communities...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Did you know Fast and Furious guns brought down a military helicopter?
While it is well-known that the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata have been linked to the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious, the downing of a Mexican military helicopter with assault weapons traced to the infamous program has received very little coverage. -- In fact, outside of CBS' investigative reporter Sharyl Atkisson, the story has...
|Ron Arnold -- Conservative Action Alerts
Illegals are trashing America's border areas
"I have learned to live with trash," said fifth-generation Arizona rancher Jim Chilton. He saw his once-beautiful ranch, just a few miles from the border with Mexico, is now dotted with clusters of crushed trees and cactus, whole hillsides have been turned into charred eyesores, years worth of his award-winning conservation projects obliterated and the whole thing is littered with trash, tons and tons of trash...
|Matthew Boyle -- Daily Caller
Issa: If Eric Holder is not 'doomed,' the Obama regime is
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that if Attorney General Eric Holder isn't "doomed" because of his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, the entire Obama administration is. -- "If the [Obama] administration continues to have full confidence in a failed administration by Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, then ultimately the administration is going to be doomed," Issa told TheDC...
|Federation for American Immigration Reform
Subversive Obama Regime's backdoor amnesty implemented
In the Obama Administration's latest attempt to implement a backdoor amnesty program, U.S. [ICE] issued new policy memos last week instructing agency attorneys to begin reviewing immigration cases and administratively closing those that do not meet its "priorities." As part of phase one of the program, the memos direct attorneys at district ICE offices to...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
American students freedom of speech lawsuit dismissed in California
As a sign of the times, a way of measuring the results of the ongoing scourge of multiculturalism at any cost, the effects of massive, uncontrolled, illegal immigration and the direction of Obama's 'fundamental change' on America, consider story of American kids sent home from their classes at an American high school in northern California in May of 2010...
|Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle Editorial
No scandals? Really?
A recent San Francisco Chronicle headline on a Jonathan Alter column gloriously trumpeted "The Obama Miracle, a White House Free of Scandal." -- They may be right. When multiple scandals blossom right under your nose and you can't catch their scent, it's somewhat miraculous. -- No scandals? Really? Or is it just the media's highly selective scandal-detecting? Such as trying to ramp up a scandal in the fact that...
Lawmaker fights feds over immigrant criminals whose nations shun them
The stories are horrific: a Fort Myers policeman gunned down in 2008 by a Cuban convict freed from U.S. detention because he couldn't be deported. A New York City woman attacked and eviscerated last year by a Chinese immigrant criminal also free because he couldn't be sent back to his homeland. -- U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams of Orlando, a former Orange County deputy, has seized on these stories as evidence of...
|Roger Hedgecock -- WorldNetDaily.com
The other 'gunwalking' scandals
"Gunwalking" is one of the mysteries of the Obama years. The notorious Phoenix-based Fast and Furious "gunwalking" program made public by courageous whistleblowing federal agents and CBS News was apparently not the only one. -- First we learned about guns "walking" across the Mexican border and into the waiting hands of Mexican drug cartel killers, then guns "walking" into Central American countries...