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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Importing Our Future
Romney wants the best for the U.S.
Fox News -- April 3 
Romney Attacks Obama on Immigration Ahead of Wisconsin Primary
    The former Massachusetts governor attacked Obama's record on immigration on Monday, blasting the president for failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform or the DREAM Act -which would legalize the status of people brought to the country without proper documents as minors, who enroll in college or enlist in the military- when his party held majorities in both houses of Congress.
    "He campaigned saying he was going to reform immigration laws and simplify and protect the border and so forth, and then he had two years with a Democrat House and Democrat Senate and a super majority in each House, and he did nothing," Romney said Monday at a Wisconsin town hall meeting, according to CBS News. "So let the immigrant community not forget that while he uses this as a political weapon, he does not take responsibility for fixing the problems we have." [...]
    The Obama campaign shot back at Romney, characterizing him as an immigration hardliner and countering that the Democrats failed to pass reform because of Republican opposition. [...]
    Romney opposes the DREAM Act as currently written and providing a large portion of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship, but he has sought to emphasize that he supports measures to encourage legal immigration, such as raising visa quotas and allowing some foreign students to remain in the United States.
    During his Wisconsin speech on Tuesday, Romney voiced enthusiastic support for the United States to recruit more students with advanced degrees.
    "Staple a green card to their diploma - welcome to the United States of America!" Romney said. "We want those people in our country."

Dana Milbank -- Washington Post         sc   
Big Brother Inc: Homeland Security creeps into the bedroom   
You can find just about anything at the annual homeland security expo: X-ray machines, infrared cameras, a police cruiser with heat-sensing capability, a hovering "gyroplane" --- and a GPS device that can spy on your spouse. -- The salesman for Blackline GPS Corp., maker of "professional grade covert tracking" equipment, explained that his devices, in the shape of a legal envelope ($700) or an electric razor ($300)...

Phoenix Business Journal
Arpaio, Obama battle being fought on several fronts 
The battles between Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and President Barack Obama continue, and any resolution could flow down to how law enforcement agencies deal with businesses hiring [illegals], as well as criminal and white-collar investigations. -- Arpaio is on the offensive versus the Obama administration and the president. Tuesday, the controversial sheriff said he would not allow the U.S. Justice Department...

Washington Times Editorial    
Obama flunks constitutional law 
For someone who once taught classes at a law school, President Obama doesn't seem to know much about the powers of the Supreme Court. -- At a press conference Monday, Mr. Obama said he did not think the high court would rule that forcing Americans to buy health insurance was unconstitutional. "Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of..."

Evgeny Morozov -- Financial Times -- London    
Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet  
Surveillance means safety. This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to monitor their citizens. Proposed legislation in the UK to enable police and intelligence services to access emails, Skype calls and Facebook messages is another such example. It is also another case of the unnecessary and dangerous expansion of state power, in collaboration with companies...

NewsMax.com    sc      
Texas pressures Mexico to reimburse for illegal alien services  
Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson wants Mexico to repay billions of dollars the state spends annually on healthcare and other services for Mexican nationals in Texas illegally. According to the San Antonio Express News, Larson said it's time for "an adult conversation" with Mexico about compensation. -- "Mexico could provide payment for these services by allowing U.S. companies to develop mineral rich areas..."

New York Post    
TSA screener tosses hot coffee in pilot's face  
She should switch to decaf. -- A TSA screener was arrested at JFK Airport for hurling a cup of hot coffee at an American Airlines pilot who told her and some colleagues to tone down a profanity- laced conversation in a terminal, sources said yesterday. -- The dust-up occurred at about 5 a.m. on March 28, when airman Steven Trivett, 54, who was off-duty, was exiting Terminal 8 and overheard the banter... [Related item]

WND.com    
Book Obama tried to kill -- back from dead  
Twelve months ago, a book called "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President" by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi was the fastest-selling new book in the country a month before its scheduled release. -- On the day it hit No. 1 at Amazon, White House records indicate Obama was desperate to derail the issue of eligibility from breaking through...

Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com   
The Democrats' election forgery racket    
A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether "vote early and often" scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: "Well, certainly on the air." Yuk, yuk, yuk. -- Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots and enlisting medical professionals...

Brian Koenig -- The New American    
Obama regime announces waiver program for illegal 
In a new ploy to push backdoor amnesty, the Obama administration is quietly working to curb the deportation of illegal [aliens] by granting "unlawful presence waivers," for which to qualify, an illegal [alien] must be a relative of an American citizen. -- Under current procedures, such illegal aliens must leave the country and request waivers of inadmissibility while undergoing the overseas immigration visa process...

Alex Newman -- The New American  
North American Union moves closer after trilateral summit  
President Obama hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Washington, D.C., this week for the so-called "North American Leaders Summit," announcing further integration of the three governments across a broad range of fields. The meeting, however, fueled deep suspicion and concern among advocates of national sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution.

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
A deceitful diversion about immigration enforcement   
The Obama Administration has just announced the arrest of over 3,100 criminal illegal aliens in a six day period. "A record," they declare. I.C.E. director John Morton proudly announced that there are fewer criminal aliens in our neighborhoods. But, this isn't about enforcement, it's about diversion. -- This operation is a politically motivated plan to distract and divert public attention from the continued administrative amnesties that the corrupt Obama Administration perpetuates... [More from Rick Oltman]

Daily Caller    
Obama Labor Dept. glorifies Sharpton, Jackson in protest-preaching poster 
President Barack Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has authorized new posters in elevators throughout the Department of Labor's Washington, D.C. headquarters building. The posters feature a photo of her marching in protest alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson and MSNBC television host Rev. Al Sharpton, among others. -- The photo depicts Solis acting as an emissary of the Obama administration protesting...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com    
A nation arms itself... for what?   
With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer who was legally carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, the familiar wail has arisen from our cultural and media elite: America has too many guns! -- "Open carry" and "concealed carry" laws should be repealed. -- Florida's "Stand-your-ground" law, replicated in two dozen states, threatens to turn America into the Tombstone of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp...

Nat Henthoff -- WND.com    
Obama's NSA: Close to knowing all about us  
Not long before Dick Armey --- a conservative Republican constitutionalist --- retired as House majority leader, he gave a speech expressing his worry about the government's increasing blanket surveillance over We the People. He practically begged President George W. Bush to "use these tools we have given you to make us safe in such a manner that'll preserve our freedom"...

Imperial Valley Press -- Holtville, Calif.    
Two separate incidents involving aircraft net a dozen arrests 
Imperial, Calif. -- Four people suspected of smuggling [illegal aliens] face charges after U.S. Border Patrol authorities seized two aircraft over the weekend at Imperial County airport. -- The two Beechcraft airplanes are believed to have been used in trying to smuggle as many as 12 [illegal aliens] who were all arrested Saturday in two separate incidents, officials said...

Public Opinion -- Chambersburg, Pa.    
Bill would allow immediate deportation of illegals convicted of non-violent crimes 
Senator Rich Alloway II, R-Chambersburg, plans to introduce legislation in the near future that would allow illegal aliens who are convicted of non-violent crimes to face deportation hearings immediately. -- Under current law, illegal aliens who are convicted of non-violent offenses are not subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Hearing until after they serve their minimum sentence...

Sen. David Vitter -- Washington Times   
Truth about Obama's energy claims                
President Obama and his interior secretary, Kenneth L. Salazar, have been amazingly creative in trying to convince us that they've actually promoted a robust domestic energy agenda and increased oil production. But it only takes a little research to conclude that Mr. Salazar and the Obama administration have been flat-out wrong with some of their claims and incredibly misleading with others...

Patrick Henningsen -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas    
Rise of the petty dictator     
Many a constitutional scholar were left with their jaws hanging near their ankles following Obama's press conference on the White House lawn yesterday, where he railed against Supreme Court, describing their potential to overturn his Obamacare as that of an "Unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constitutional and passed law." -- According to the President, it would be "unprecedented" for...

Reuters    
Payback: Subversive feds plan to sue Sheriff Joe
The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal [aliens]. -- The sheriff's high-profile crackdown on illegal [aliens] has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas       
Former Mexican drug kingpin sentenced to 25 years in prison 
A federal judge in San Diego, Calif., has sentenced former Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix to 25 years in prison. -- Arellano Felix once led the Tijuana-based cartel that carried the family name. At one time, it was one of the world's most powerful drug-trafficking organizations...

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