Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mandate failure leading to immigration enforcement?
|Glenn Spencer, American Patrol Report -- March 28
After tying up Congress for a year and pulling every trick in the books to get it passed, it now appears that Obama Care is illegal. Biden called the health care bill a "Big F- ing Deal." Senator Lindsay Graham says it is a "Big F-ing Mess."
To add to his woes, Obama is looking ahead to next month when the Supreme Court takes up Arizona's SB 1070. In today's Arizona Republic (it should be called the Arizona Democrat) it is reported that 68 Democrats are filing a challenge to the bill.
As usual, they are playing the race card to the hilt.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said a law like SB 1070 will give police "the right to be judge and jury," which could have disastrous results "in a nation where we all are different."
''In one case, a hoodie equals suspicion," she said. "In another case, it is a tanness of your skin, or the coloration of your skin, or maybe the configuration of your face."
The fact is the two issues - health care and immigration enforcement - are closely related. During yesterday's arguments before the Supreme Court, the need for the federal mandate was due in part to problems with unfunded care given in emergency rooms. It is well known that illegal aliens contribute greatly to this problem.
Obama's health care bill was an attempt to paper over the illegal alien problem by spreading the cost over the entire nation. If the mandate fails, the court will have even more reason to sustain Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
|WRAL-TV -- Raleigh sc
NC legislators to consider crackdown on illegals
The House Select Committee on the State's Role in Immigration will hold a public hearing Wednesday to examine what North Carolina can do to clamp down on illegal immigration. -- The hearing, which is scheduled to start at 1 p.m., will begin with committee presentations and end with comments from the public. -- Prior to Wednesday's hearing, a coalition of pro-legal immigration groups is planning a morning media conference...
|Fox News Latino
Georgia lawmakers drop college ban from immigration bill
A provision in a Georgia immigration measure that would have barred [illegal aliens] from public higher education institutions has been dropped. -- The bill's author, Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, said the bill lacked the support to move to the state House floor with that language. The rest of the bill's provisions were important enough that he told House leaders he wouldn't object to striking...
|San Francisco Chronicle
S.F. suspect not alone in dodging deportation
Kestutis Zadvydas was the opposite of what most people would envision as an ideal immigrant to the United States. He was a convicted thief and cocaine dealer, and U.S. officials ordered him deported in 1994 to his native Germany. -- But Zadvydas was never sent home. -- Neither were, by some counts, thousands of other convicted criminals marked for deportation to their countries of origin in the past decade...
|Fox News Latino
Arizona may target Mexican American Studies in university
Tucson -- An Arizona official who led the effort to suspend Mexican American studies from Tucson public schools is considering taking his fight to the state university system. -- Arizona's superintendent of schools, John Huppenthal, says Tucson's suspended Mexican American studies curricula teaches students to resent Anglos, and that the university program that educated the public school teachers is to blame...
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
Kamala Harris, winner of this week's Immigration Idiocy Award
The winner of today's Immigration Idiocy Award comes from, not surprisingly, California where the Attorney General, Kamala Harris has just signed onto an amicus brief with 10 other states asking the US Supreme Court to block provisions of Arizona's SB1070 that they are due to hear shortly... [More from Rick Oltman]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Americans suspicious of plans for North American Union
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta attendance at what he termed "an historic trilateral meeting" in Canada yesterday with national security leaders from Canada and Mexico to discuss and improve continental security, has disturbed numerous Americans who fear the creation of a North American Union, similar to the European Union. -- Some research reveals the betrayal of the American people...
|Alexander Bolton -- The Hill -- Washington
Republicans seeking out Hispanics
Senate Republicans want to alter DREAM Act legislation to steal away Hispanic voters from Democrats. -- Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), the only Senate Republican of Hispanic heritage and a possible vice presidential pick, is working on an alternative version of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant legal status to illegal [aliens] who came to the country at a young age...
|KGMI-AM -- Bellingham, Wash.
Usual suspects accuse U.S. of abuses on Mexican border
U.S. policing along the Mexican border discriminates against Hispanics and Native Americans and contributes to the deaths of illegal [aliens], according to a study by the human rights group Amnesty International USA. -- The report, titled "In Hostile Terrain: Human Rights Violations in Immigration Enforcement in the U.S. Southwest," identifies what it says are systemic failures of federal, state and local authorities...
Americans angry with Obama over gas prices
More than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling high gasoline prices, although most do not blame him for them, according to a Reuters / Ipsos online poll released on Tuesday. -- Sixty-eight percent disapprove and 24 percent approve of how Obama is responding to price increases that have become one of the biggest issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.
|End of the The American Dream
Obama: I have a "moral obligation" to neuter America
Barack Obama actually plans to do it. He actually plans to neuter America by unilaterally dismantling most of the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal. In fact, Barack Obama says that the United States has a "moral obligation" to disarm" is a fantasy that will not be possible any time soon, and geopolitical tensions are rising all over the globe...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
If I had a father... he would look like Rob Krentz
Tuesday was the second anniversary of Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's murder. He was shot to death on his own property. The story is yet one more tragic example of the violence our fellow countrymen living in the American Southwest face everyday thanks to an unprotected border with Mexico. -- Though, last week, President Obama took the opportunity to further stir racial tensions...
Senator: Supreme Court would allow 'an all powerful government' by upholding Obamacare
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona told The Daily Caller that the Supreme Court would be allowing an "all powerful government" over the people if it upholds the individual mandate in the health care law. Kyl said the court must "draw a line" in terms of whether or not the federal government can force individuals to purchase a good or service...
In southern states, immigration law battle rages on
...Before a vote last night, a House committee took out the provision that would have banned illegal immigrants from colleges. D.A. King helped write the Georgia immigration law, and he says the intent of the bill is to update the identification requirements for people to prove they are here legally. -- "But also to stop the acceptance of undocumented passports or passports issued to people in the country illegally..."
Calif. wants Arizona immigration law overturned
Sacramento -- California has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal [aliens] into other states. -- The Arizona law passed two years ago has been largely blocked by court order because of court challenges. Among other things, it makes in a crime to be in the country illegally and to seek work...
|Paul Craig Roberts
Empires then and now
Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany was not the military prowess of Germanic tribes but Rome's calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded the value of extractable resources...
|Chelsea Schilling -- WND.com
Russian media expose 'forged birth certificate'
While many U.S. mainstream media outlets spike news about the Obama eligibility investigation, Russia's government radio is keeping the world abreast of the scandal that has caused "the biggest censorship and blackout in the history of journalism." -- The Voice of Russia --- successor of Radio Moscow, the official station of the Soviet Union --- published an exclusive interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio...
|KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix
Lawyers urge court to reject Arpaio's appeal
Lawyers pressing a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols are urging a court to reject the sheriff's appeal of a ruling that limited his immigration powers. -- The sheriff has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower-court ruling in December that barred Arpaio's deputies enforcing Arizona's immigrant smuggling law from detaining people...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Action needed now through Thursday night
There are three days remaining in the 2012 Georgia legislative session: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 29. -- If the House Rules Chairman does not allow a vote on the bill by the full House it will die. The ACLU and the rest of the illegal alien lobby will have proven their power in the GOP controlled legislature. In an election year...
|KTVK-TV -- Phoenix
DPS finds truckload of marijuana after pursuit near Safford
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers seized nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana and arrested an [illegal alien] after a pursuit near Safford. -- A pickup truck on northbound U.S. 191 made a U-turn and fled after officers attempted to stop the driver for a moving violation on Saturday, according to DPS. -- The officers initiated a pursuit with speeds reaching in excess of 90 mph...