California The 34% Unemployed Teenager State
Obama to make it worse
|Fox News -- June 15
Obama suspends deportation for thousands of illegals, tells GOP to pass DREAM Act
President Obama said Friday the United States will stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants and give them work permits, a move praised fellow Democrats but criticized by Republicans on Capitol Hill who said the administration has side-stepped the country's legislative process.
|"The announcement of the decision comes at a time of record unemployment among low-skilled workers, Hispanics and African-Americans." -- Reporter Munro
CBS Evening News -- June 4
Summer job bummer
The latest numbers show the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent, with the pace of job growth slowing. When it comes to new jobs, 70 percent of those are coming from small businesses, but many of them are struggling just to hang on. [...]
CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports that many 16- to 19-year-olds are finding the going rough when it comes to finding work once school is out. [...]
Looking for summer employment has become a full-time job for 19-year-old Ana Galindo.
"I'm worried all the time. I'm worried because I have bills to pay," Galindo says. [...]
The latest figures show California's unemployment rate among teenagers is more than 34 percent, which is nearly triple the state's overall unemployment rate of 11.9 percent. In cities such as Irvine, California, job fairs have been canceled because few companies have agreed to participate. [...]
"We're going to have thousands and thousands of students who are going to be on the streets without an activity to do, " says Ozzie Lopez, executive director of the Youth Opportunity Movement.
Ginsburg predicts 'sharp disagreement' in Obamacare snit
With a wry smile, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid waste Friday to all those rumors about the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court. -- "Those who know don't talk. And those who talk don't know," she quipped Friday night at a conference hosted by the American Constitution Society at the Capital Hilton. -- Ginsburg said she was responding to a "steady stream of rumors and fifth-hand accounts" about...
|Los Angeles Times
Illegals at labor center cheer Obama's unconstitutional decree
It was a moment that, unlike many of their family members, would most certainly be documented. -- With cellphones and cameras, they snapped photos of the TV screen, of the room, of each other -- all as President Obama promised to "lift the shadow of deportation." -- About 130 students gathered at the UCLA Labor Center across from MacArthur Park to celebrate Obama's announcement that...
|Roy Beck -- Fox News
Obama's unconstitutional decree a naked attack on U.S. workers
President Obama thwarted the will of Congress and shunned the 20 million under- and unemployed Americans by announcing he will grant work permits to 2 million to 3 million illegal workers. This unconstitutional fiat ignores the rule of law and bypasses Congress, which on three occasions rejected DREAM Act amnesties in part to protect unemployed workers born here or who came here legally...
|Dr. Jerome R. Corsi and Drew Zahn -- WND.com
Lone ranger challenges Obama immigration fiat
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND that he plans to file a motion in federal court to block the Obama administration from implementing a controversial executive order announced this week excluding many young illegal immigrants from deportation. -- The order is aimed at illegals who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 years old and are currently younger than 30. The president says it's unfair to...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Arpaio busts more illegals despite Obama's outlandish decree
Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies arrested a 6-year-old suspected illegal [alien] Friday, the day President Barack Obama softened the country's deportation policy toward young illegal [aliens]. -- The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally who were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office...
Usual suspects launch $4 million Spanish-language campaign against Romney
A pro-Obama super PAC is joining up with one of the country's largest labor unions to launch a Spanish-language broadside against Mitt Romney this summer in three key battleground states. -- Priorities USA Action and the Service Employees International Union on Monday unveiled their plans to launch a $4 million ad campaign against the presumptive GOP nominee in Colorado, Nevada and Florida...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Watch group places U.S. flags along border
For the fifth year, American Border Patrol, a non-governmental border watch group, plans to place several thousand flags spelling the words "Save the United States" on a billboard just feet north of the U.S.-Mexico border to commemorate Independence Day. -- The new billboard will join one erected last year that used 10,000 flags to spell out "Secure the Border," said Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol.
At a Univision Town Hall in March 2011, President Obama clearly said that he could not suspend deportations through executive order because we are a nation of laws. Today Obama proved that he will do whatever he wants and to hell with Congress and the American people.
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
It's about the money, estúpido, not votes
President Barack Obama's announcement that "dreamers," supposedly people between 16 and 30 years old whose parents brought them illegally into our country, would be getting amnesty is being widely, and incorrectly, interpreted as a bid for the "Hispanic vote." It isn't about votes. Allowing massive illegal immigration into our country over the last 20 years isn't now, and never has been, about the Hispanic vote. It's about money... [More from Rick Oltman]
|Marcus E. Howard -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Locals sound off on immigration announcement
...The DREAM Act --- a path to citizenship for certain illegal [aliens] in college or the military which the policy change closely mirrors --- was not supported by immigration enforcement activist D.A. King, who described Obama's recent announcement as an election-year stunt. -- "It's the start of the incrementalism of amnesty in slow motion," King said Friday...
|National Review Editorial
Though apparently a little fuzzy on the subject of judicial review, President Barack Obama is supposed to be a constitutional scholar of some sort. On the subject of his decision yesterday to unilaterally enact sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy on nothing but his own say-so, we would like to introduce Barack Obama to Barack Obama, who during a Univision interview just last year affirmed...
|Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
New poll sends clear message that Holder should go
Bellevue, Wash. -- A new Rasmussen poll showing only 27 percent support for Attorney General Eric Holder keeping his job, while 73 percent are either in favor of his resignation or undecided, is a clear message that Holder should step down, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. -- There is one important caveat, noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb...
Who needs Congress?
The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting [illegal aliens] who come to the country at a young age. -- The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, with Hispanic voters in swing states seen as a key bloc. -- The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 [illegal aliens] who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported...
Dems denounce 'blatant abuse of power' in Holder contempt vote
House Democrats assailed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Thursday for moving forward with a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder, calling the move "irresponsible, unprecedented and contrary to the rule of law." -- Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, distributed an eight-page memo Thursday detailing the minority's objections to the contempt vote.