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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

No Problemo?
Is the illegal immigration problem really solved?
Montgomery Advertiser -- April 24 
Number of US illegal immigrants from Mexico drops
CNN crew watches demonstration of the Sonic Barrier during a visit to American Border Patrol's ranch on April 9.
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, a dramatic shift as many illegal workers, already in the U.S. and seeing few job opportunities, return to Mexico.
    An analysis of census data from the U.S. and Mexican governments details the movement to and from Mexico, a nation accounting for nearly 60 percent of the illegal immigrants in the U.S. It comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    Major newspapers are playing up a recent study of Mexican immigration.Red Dot - the day before the Supreme Court takes up Arizona's immigration law. No surprise here, but will the American people buy it? No. They are tired of decades-long lies about illegal immigration and they want proof.
    Today on the Situation Room, CNN reporters will talk about the Sonic Barrier -- new technology that can count the number of people who cross our borders. This technology should be deployed and, when the people get proof that the border is secure, we can talk about "immigration reform."
    In the meantime, the Arizona law should be upheld and other states should follow suit.
Red Dot A sample of today's news from a Google search:
    Report finds wave of Mexican immigration to U.S. has ended (L.A. Times)
    Mexican Immigration Drops (Politico)
    Mexican Immigration to U.S. at a standstill, report says (MSNBC)
    Pew study: Mexican immigration to U.S. down sharply since 2005 (Denver Post)
There were 460 such articles.

Arizona Capitol Times -- Phoenix    sc
Pearce spars with Dem senators as lone Republican in SB1070 hearing   
Sitting as the lone proponent of Senate Bill 1070, former Arizona lawmaker Russell Pearce today defended his landmark legislation against U.S. senators and a table of fellow witnesses all allied against the illegal immigration bill. -- At the nearly two-hour hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, Pearce sparred with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Durbin...

Ted Nugent -- Washington Times    
War on poverty is over - we lost   
Here's a painful yet inescapable statement of the obvious to people with common sense and a lick of reality: Poor people are poor because they make poor decisions. That's the root cause of poverty. -- Now, with the Obama money-burning orgy in full swing, America herself is financially poor because, according to the Cato Institute, American taxpayers have been conned into spending $15 trillion since 1965...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
GOP bill would put border parks, forests under DHS 
House Republicans are backing legislation in Congress to give the Department of Homeland Security control of more than 50 national parks and forests within 100 miles of the U.S. borders. --The legislation involves a sweep of land along the frontier with Canada and Mexico, but exempts state land, private property and federal holdings used for mining, livestock grazing and timber harvesting...

Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal / Co-Governor Chris Riley:
Get illegal aliens out of Georgia's university system!

Christian Science Monitor    
SB1070: Meddling Mexicans get involved in Supreme Court case 
Arizona's tough immigration enforcement law threatens to do more than make life unbearably difficult for illegal [aliens]. It also threatens to sour US foreign relations with Mexico and other Latin American nations. -- That's the message in a friend-of-the-court brief submitted in advance of Wednesday's oral argument at the US Supreme Court over Arizona's controversial law known as SB 1070...

Dallas Observer   
Illegals sue ICE over its use of ankle monitors in the Dallas office 
A group of [illegal aliens] is asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional the use of GPS ankle monitors to track [illegal aliens] who pose no threat to society. -- The suit, filed by Arturo Rodriguez of the Isenberg Center for Immigration Equality, targets the ICE Dallas field office and BI Inc., a Homeland Security contractor and purveyor of ankle monitors...

POLL
Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Do You Support Arizona's SB-1070?

London Daily Mail    
Is there a drone in your neighborhood?   
There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. -- The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states. -- Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams...

Burlington (NC) Times-News    
Secure Communities program working in Alamance County  
All 100 counties in North Carolina have the federal Secure Communities program available for use to help identify illegal [aliens] who have been arrested. -- According to the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Southern Region Communications Director Vincent Picard, the Secure Communities program was implemented in September 2010 in Alamance County and has led to the removal of...

U.S. Rep. Steve King   
Rep. Steve King and Sen. Russell Pearce to hold press conference  
Congressman Steve King, Vice-Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, has fought for an immigration policy that will assist in the economic, social and cultural well-being of the United States for years. King knows that enforcement begins with common sense border protection but doesn't end there. That's why he's introduced the New IDEA Act, a bill that would protect American jobs for American workers...

Fox News Latino   
Romney passes on Rubio's DREAM Act scheme... for now   
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to endorse Florida Senator and prospective running-mate Marco Rubio's DREAM Act GOP alternative proposal that would allow young undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States to work or study. Though Romney passed on supporting the proposed measure, he added that there were provisions to "commend" in it and that his campaign would "study the issue."

PollingReport.com    
Arizona's immigration law popular  
Quinnipiac University poll asks registered voters whether they approve of Arizona's strict immigration law, which is being challenged in the Supreme Court: 68% approve, 27% disapprove, 5% unsure...

London Guardian    
Another TSA nightmare                
Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong. -- And a recent incident in Wichita, Kansas has reinforced that argument, as a four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
Virginia governor faces critical test in Voter ID bill decision   
Last week, the Republican-controlled General Assembly rejected Gov. McDonnell’s amendments to the Voter ID bill (HB9/SB1), setting the stage for a possible showdown between the Republican governor and his own party. -- On February 27, Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling broke a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate on a voter ID bill, not surprisingly all 20 votes against the measure were cast by Democrats...

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Dems vow to kill AZ immigration law?... GO FOR IT  
April 25th the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear arguments over parts of the Arizona immigration law SB1070. Only 4 parts, not the whole law. The 9th Circuit Court upheld the district court's injunction on only 4 sections out of 20 pages of law. -- So, while the pro-amnesty crowd wants to make a big deal about it, most of the law was left intact... [More from Rick Oltman]

Agence France-Presse    
Romney, Rubio mum on vice presidential prospects   
Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney dodged mounting speculation Monday about a potential running mate, even with Senator Marco Rubio, the man now in the VP spotlight, standing right beside him. -- Rubio is the latest among potential vice presidential picks to hit the campaign trail with Romney, but the first since the frontrunner's main rival Rick Santorum bowed out of the Republican race two weeks ago...

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