Red Queen Says AOK To Launch Amnesty
Meissner says no surge in illegal immigration
|New York Times -- January 7
Huge Amounts Spent on Immigration, Study Finds
The Obama administration spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, significantly more than its spending on all the other major federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report published Monday by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group in Washington.
Based on the vast resources devoted to monitoring foreigners coming into the country and to detaining and deporting illegal immigrants, immigration control has become "the federal government's highest criminal law enforcement priority," the report concluded. [...]
The report responds to lawmakers, mainly Republicans, who have argued that federal authorities must do much more to strengthen enforcement before Congress can consider any legalization for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. [...]
"As a result of 25 years of investment," said Doris Meissner, an author of the report who is a senior fellow at the institute, "the bulwark is fundamentally in place." She said the existing system made it unlikely that an immigration overhaul could unleash a new wave of illegal migration, like the surge since the amnesty of 1986.
American Patrol Report Comment
For twenty years, Doris Meissner has been hell bent on destroying any defense against illegal immigration.
|American Border Patrol
Photos of the day
These photos (one is a blow up of the other) show a U.S. Border Patrol camera pointing directly at Glenn Spencer who was just finishing a daily round of his ranch this afternoon on the border in Arizona. He is on his property. He was driving a pickup truck with three German Shepherds on board (never faster than 20 MPH). He has been doing this three times a day for six years. -- As he was driving up to his front door...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Jobs, the Cobb GOP and a brewing scandal
Many thanks to Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy for his kind permission for this permanently independent voter to take up space at the crowded Republican breakfast event last Saturday. As a reluctant denizen of the state Capitol, it was great to see so many of my friends and neighbors take an interest in their government. -- A "what are the issues?" gathering, the morning was dedicated to more than an hour of exchanges...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Border Patrol seizes 371 pounds of pot near Yuma
Authorities said they have seized 371 pounds of marijuana while patrolling the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona. -- Officials with the U.S. Border Patrol said agents tracked footprints crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and followed them to a stash of eight marijuana bundles. -- The drugs, estimated to be valued at about $185,000, were found late Friday...
|The Columbian -- Vancouver, Wash.
Invader gets 17 months for apartment, Quality Inn fires
Angel M. Torres-Reyna, 41, was sentenced to 17 months in prison for setting fire to his apartment and, later, a hotel room. -- A 41-year-old Vancouver man was sentenced Monday in Clark County Superior Court to 17 months’ prison for setting fire first to his apartment and, three days later, to his room at the Hazel Dell Quality Inn. -- Through a Spanish-language interpreter, Angel Torres-Reyna pleaded guilty Monday...
|David North -- CIS.org
A little good immigration policy news from... Oklahoma
A small bit of immigration policy good news floated out of Oklahoma recently, one involving a highly useful tax idea that should be spread nationwide. -- Though the foreign-born population there is a mere 5.1 percent, according to the U.S. Census, compared to 12.5 percent nationally (in 2009), Oklahoma has a state legislature that is interested in combating illegal immigration, and it is quietly showing the way for the rest of us...
|Portland Oregonian Aleksey Alexandrovich Dzyuba
Boy's heroin death prompts prosecution through drug supply chain
As Toviy Sinyayev gasped for breath, foam formed around his mouth, and his nose bled. -- His mother, who was rousting her children for school, screamed when she saw him lying on his bed, deep in a heroin-induced coma. Two days later he was declared brain dead. Life support was terminated, and the 17-year-old died within minutes. -- Police quickly identified the man who provided heroin to the Milwaukie High School student...
|Jessica Vaughan -- Right Side News
New waiver shields sponsored illegal aliens from penalties
In the latest installment of the Obama administration's "amnesty by executive decree" scheme, DHS has announced the Waivercreation of a new waiver that will enable an unknown number of illegal aliens who have married U.S. citizens or who have moved here illegally to join naturalized family members to avoid penalties enacted by Congress in the mid-1990s...
Mexican invader pleads guilty in Texas 'total identity theft' case
An undocumented immigrant accused of assuming the persona of a Texas teacher pleaded guilty Monday in a case that put a face on the growing crime of "total identity theft" in the United States. -- Benita Cardona-Gonzalez, a Mexican national living in Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of possessing fraudulent identification documents in a deal with prosecutors that calls for an 18-month prison term...
State Agriculture Department started following 2007 immigration law in 2012
The Georgia Agriculture Department confirmed Monday that it is now using a federal program to check whether its new employees are eligible to work in the U.S. after failing to use the system as required by state law for years. -- At issue is a state law aimed at blocking state and local government agencies from hiring illegal immigrants. -- The state’s law --- which took effect in July 2007 --- requires government agencies...
|Edwin Rubenstein -- VDare.com
December Jobs: Hispanics and immigrants are the only winners
From a distance i.e. from the Main Stream Media’s viewpoint, the December employment report released Friday shows an economy continuing to expand at a gradual pace. The 155,000 jobs added by U.S. employers were enough to keep up with growth in the labor force (although millions are still unemployed or are too discouraged to even look for work)...