Federal Warning Bulletin: Jihad Attack Threatened on Southern Border

Judicial Watch reports that America’s jihadist enemies plan to use the open southern border to attack us. ISIS thugs are congregating in Juarez and may be working to turn the 9/11 anniversary into another big blow, JW says.

What we don’t hear about is increased security along the border — only an urging for increased alertness. This administration appears remarkably disinterested in protecting the American people from foreign threats, as mandated by the Constitution.

Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border, JudicialWatch, August 29, 2014

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source.  “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information. Continue reading this article

Cost to Educate Dumped Alien Kids Is Toted Up for Maryland

Fox News took some basic facts from a Baltimore Sun news story and plugged in the dollars: 2804 illegal alien kids from Central America, at $13,609 per Maryland student comes out to $38,159,636. But that’s the cost for normal citizen students: the newbies also need Spanish-speaking teachers, special counselors and psychological treatment for trauma incurred on their trip.

If state taxes are not raised to pay the additional costs, then cuts will have to be made in other areas, likely in services to American students.

The Baltimore Sun account only included dollar amounts when they illustrated the sob story of what little Leonardo had to pay to reach the freebies of America.

In addition, the cultures of Central America are among the least accomplished in educational achievement as shown by the Pew Research chart. Taxpayers will be forced to pay a lot of money for illegal alien services and many of the kids will probably drop out. Some of the kiddies don’t even speak Spanish or may not attended school at all in their homelands. They are exactly the wrong sort of foreigner for America’s future workforce which will require more education, not less.

Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America: Children present challenges such as learning deficits, language barriers, Baltimore Sun, August 24, 2014

With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas.

Every few days, he said, he called his mother in Maryland.

That was the first part of his American journey. When school opens Tuesday, he will have his first day in a U.S. seventh-grade classroom, at Bates Middle School in Annapolis, after being reunited with a mother he had not seen for seven years.

The thin, quiet boy will enter his classes not speaking English and with skills that may not be as advanced as those of his native-born classmates — posing challenges to educators that are being felt across Maryland.

While Maryland schools are well equipped to take in immigrants, the thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border from Central America bring a new set of issues. They are most likely teenagers who not only don’t speak English but also have significant deficits in their education. School officials said they have seen nearly illiterate high-schoolers, girls who have been sexually assaulted during their journey across the border, and others who are overwhelmed and depressed.

“Many are coming with psychological or emotional trauma. Many are not literate in Spanish … and may only have gone to school up to the first or second grade. They may have huge gaps,” said Kelly Reider, coordinator for English language acquisition and international student services in Anne Arundel County.

In response, Baltimore-area schools are hiring more teachers who specialize in working with teaching foreign students, finding nonprofit partners to assist students when school resources are inadequate, and providing health clinics and group counseling sessions.

Maryland has taken in 2,804 unaccompanied immigrant children from January to July 30, the most per capita of any state, as their cases make their way through a backlogged immigration court, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More children are expected to arrive throughout the year, with estimates from the state rising as high as 2,000 to 3,000. Continue reading this article

'Europe's Last Stand' Documentary Debuts in September

As has been noticed before, demography is unforgiving. You may have a wonderful cohesive country, but if the government admits millions of immigrants who hate your national culture for reasons of religion or greed, then breakdown begins. We see this most clearly in Europe, where tens of millions of unfriendly Muslims reside and reproduce like polygamists.

In fact, the Islamic influx has been so destructive that a new documentary film has been produced with the title “Europe’s Last Stand: The Five Pillars of Islamic Conquest.” The film will premier on September 24 in Rome, but the trailer is available now:

From what can be seen so far, the film appears to be honest and gives appropriate blame to unwise immigration:

Christian Action Network to Debut New Documentary

More than four years in the making — and with more than a dozen European countries visited and investigated — “Europe’s Last Stand” is the most authoritative film ever produced documenting the rise of Islam in Western Europe.

Violence … Protests … Arrests … they are all joined together with scores of eyewitness and expert testimonies from politicians, activists, business owners and everyday citizens to tell the story of Europe’s Last Stand.


Between 1990 and 2009, 26 million Muslims have immigrated to Europe—coming from all directions and pouring into every country. No country has been hit harder than Italy with both legal and illegal Muslim immigrants.

“The problem of illegal immigration in Italy and Europe is really a big issue that concerns us all — especially immigration from Muslim countries,” says Italian Senator Enrico Pianetta. “This will be the big issue in the years to come in Italy and Europe, because the nation’s birth rate is very low in Italy, but it is a very high birth rate by the Muslim people.” Continue reading this article

Sacramento: Tim Donnelly Protests Unjust Mexican Imprisonment of American Marine

On Tuesday, the Assemblyman Donnelly rallied against the wrongful jailing of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi who took a wrong turn into Mexico with a few legal weapons in his vehicle. The arrest occurred on March 31 and Tahmooressi has been imprisoned in dirtbag Mexico ever since. Nevertheless, the United States continues to treat hostile Mexico as our great friend, which it most certainly is not.

Donnelly talked up his rally on Fox News recently:

Donnelly’s protest took place on the occasion of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to Sacramento and a deluxe lunch with Gov Jerry Brown. Nieto has used the opportunity to beg for amnesty for millions of his people who reside in this country illegally.

In a rational world, it would be a matter of shame for a national leader when millions flee his country, but Nieto is not embarrassed at all because he wants the easy money of remittances (2 percent of MX’s GDP). Instead, Nieto knew his audience well enough to speak in liberal platitudes of embracing diversity by crushing America’s national sovereignty.

The Tahmooressi case is a perfect example of how Mexico plays America for a fool repeatedly, yet Washington continues to submit to the Mexicans’ two-bit harassment. Mexico pretends to be the poor victim of the colossus to the north, while Mexico is the #14 wealthiest nation on earth according to GDP. Despite Mexico’s obvious wealth, stupid Washington sends it $265 million in foreign aid (2013), allows open borders, snoozes through a trade deficit for America of $54 billion in 2013 and permits $23 billion in untaxed remittances to be sent south.

Here’s a brief interview with Donnelly during the rally from San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci’s Tube channel:

It would have been nice for Donnelly to mention illegal immigration as the #1 cause of tension between the United States and Mexico, but I haven’t seen it reported. A recent IPSOS poll revealed that 70 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration threatens traditional culture, and the largest number of illegal aliens are Mexicans, whose culture is quite foreign to our own.

Below, Andrew Tahmooressi, the American Marine who has been imprisoned by Mexico for nearly five months.

Update: here is a late afternoon report from Fox News that shows more of the crowd of 300 and where Donnelly mentions the word “immigration” (once):

Protesters, lawmakers criticize Mexico’s handling of Marine case, Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014

Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico.

Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the mansion, part of Peña’s two-day visit to California.

“I refuse to eat with Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s captors,” said Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), who helped organize the protest. “We want him to give us our Marine back.”

The Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, illegally entered Mexico in March with three firearms and is awaiting trial. Tahmooressi says he crossed the border by accident, and his case has become a cause celebre for some conservatives in the United States.

Mexican officials say the judicial system must run its course, and Brown did not publicly address the issue when he was in Mexico City on a four-day trade mission last month.

The protesters said they believed Tahmooressi’s explanation that he crossed into Mexico by accident. Continue reading this article

Anti-Outsourcing Businessman Is Featured in New Book

Economic globalization has done terrible damage to this country in its twin manifestations: Outsourcing has removed entire industries to overseas havens of cheap labor, and immigration has lowered wages for businesses that couldn’t be shipped abroad.

We see the long-term effects particularly among the lower classes. A couple generations back, a young person with average skills could go directly from high school graduation to a job at a local manufacturing plant and have a nice life.

That’s nearly all gone, because of factories sent overseas with the government’s help via bogus trade deals like NAFTA that promised no job loss for the US. Later came the assurances that outsourced jobs would be replaced by tech occupations, but those have been largely globalized away as well.

In 2012, Pat Buchanan wrote, “the United States since 2000 has lost 6 million manufacturing jobs and 55,000 factories.”

Buchanan has been a major voice warning against dismantling the country’s industrial base for years, but now there is a writer focusing on the crisis by telling the story of one man and one industry in a new book, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town.

PBS Newshour had a decent report August 20 (transcript):

NPR had a lengthier report which investigated some of the negotiations that went on between furniture executive John Bassett III and the US Commerce Dept because the Chinese furniture makers were dumping their products in the US, which is prohibited by the WTO: Continue reading this article

Video: Humans Need Not Apply

Check out this 15-minute video showing the encroachment of robots and automation ever further into the modern workplace. Describing the history of machines increasingly doing the work of humans, the narrator observes, “You may think we’ve been here before, but we haven’t. This time is different,” because today’s machines can learn and even teach themselves.

Many of the smart machines have been noted in these pages, including Baxter the trainable industrial robot (pictured), the automated coffee kiosk that remembers your java preference and self-driving cars being masterminded by Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google.

The video gives a realistic picture of what’s coming, briefly noting that society is not prepared for very basic changes. Robots are just beginning to replace blue-collar, white-collar and professional workers, and public policy discussions need to start about the unprecedented future speeding toward us.

For starters, it’s obvious America doesn’t need more millions of low-skilled immigrants to add to an already-existing underclass for which there are few available jobs.

Vermont: Muslim War on the Word 'Bacon'

How hostile and invasive is Muslim immigration? Today’s non-headchoppy example: A Muslim woman said she was “offended” by the word “bacon” on a public advertisement and convinced the Vermont business, Sneakers Bistro, to remove it.

VladTepesBlog finds this weakness disturbing: The US free-falls into dhimmitude,

This behavior is typical Muslim supremacism. They immigrate to a non-Muslim country and then demand that the place conform to Islamic law, bit by bit in a culture war that never ends. Every small submission incites Islamics to push harder.

It’s a big mistake to knuckle under to Muslims’ ridiculous sensitivities: they say they cannot abide a porky word printed on a sign but are fine with beheading and mass murder of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Yazidis, Buddhists and anyone else not perfectly Islamic.

A young man interviewed during a news report’s film segment observed, “I’m pretty sure the First Amendment extends to bacon.”

Oh, right — free expression under the law, an American tradition Muslims don’t like.

Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense, WPTZ, August 23, 2014

WINOOSKI, Vt. —A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.

It got there as part of “Operation Bloom.”

A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.

It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.

The owners of Sneakers spoke to WPTZ. They say they’ve reached out to the individual who made the post and proactively took the sign down. They also say they regret any harm caused by the sign, and that their goal was never to cause stress or bad feelings. [. . .]

Food is an important part of culture. Whenever immigrants reach a small number in a new place, they open restaurants so they can eat their familiar chow. Sometimes the foreigners even refuse free food when it doesn’t conform to their cultural habits. And we know how much immigrants like free stuff.

Below, several hundred Parisians attended a government-banned wine and sausage party in 2010 near the Arc de Triomphe to express their support of traditional French culture against the demands of Muslims to submit.

Finally, as a little palate cleanser, here’s a foodie report on the Baltimore bar Bad Decisions, famous for its Bacon Happy Hour — yum!

Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Voters Object to Government Dumping Illegal Alien Kids in Schools

The administration’s dumping of thousands of illegal alien kids all across America ends up being strongly felt in local schools. Parents reasonably object to resources being redirected from citizen students toward aliens, plus they have concerns of communicable disease and crime. Diversity may sound laudable in the abstract, but when it appears in your kid’s classroom, warning bells go off in the minds of parents.

Unsurprisingly, polling reflects the majority public opposition:

Should Local Schools Admit the Latest Illegal Immigrants?, Rasmussen Reports, August 21, 2014

School districts around the country are beginning to discover where the Obama administration has moved many of the new illegal immigrants, but most voters don’t believe these youngsters should be allowed to attend local schools.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think these illegal immigrants should be allowed to enroll in local public schools this fall, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree and say they should not be permitted to attend local schools. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

Below, concerned citizens in Lawrenceville Virginia packed a town meeting to protest the dumping of 500 illegal alien young people into a nearby abandoned college campus.

The number of kids who will actually end up in school is somewhat squishy. Even though the Border Patrol is presumably counting the youngsters who show up in the hundreds daily, many of the self-described “teen” males may turn out to be adults ready to go straight to job thievery if not outright crime.

USA Today at least includes a couple dollar costs among its numbers of looming alien students.

Schools brace for up to 50,000 migrant kids, USA Today, August 11, 2014

Schools across the USA are bracing for as many as 50,000 immigrant children who would start school this fall, most of them unaccompanied by their families.

“We haven’t started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what’s going to come on the first day of school,” says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school support for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia.

Under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of their immigration status.

It’s nothing new for public schools to serve immigrant students. But Francisco Negron, general counsel for the National School Board Association, says, “One of the challenges here, though, is the large number of unaccompanied minors.”

“This is a whole new wave of immigrant students that are coming without any guardians whatsoever,” Negron says.

Public school officials in Florida, Texas and Georgia know the unaccompanied minors are already in their states, mainly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But they don’t know how many will end up enrolling and where. Continue reading this article

Senator Inhofe: ISIS Jihadists Plan to Blow Up an American City

Senator Jim Inhofe is the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and recently voiced a specific concern while home in Oklahoma during the August recess. While being interviewed on a local TV show he remarked about ISIS, “… they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city.”

This is bad news at a time when America’s southern border is wide open, a fact known to the entire world.

Not that an ISIS-trained Soldier of Allah would need to get his feet wet by walking across a narrow spot of the Rio Grande: ISIS fighters include “several hundred American passport holders,” according for former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense K.T. McFarland (Inside ISIS’ network of wealth, Fox News, On the Record, August 21, 2014)

However, the open border presents an easier crossing point for transporting a nuke or some other WMD into America. Former CIA agent Mike Baker noted that a lot of communication has been going on between ISIS and the Mexican drug cartels who control the border. (LISTEN to an audio clip of Baker’s remarks on the August 21 Laura Ingraham show.)

Plus, ISIS is not only energetic and bloodthirsty, it is also very well funded from bank robbery and possession of oil wells.

(More from the link above)

K.T. MCFARLAND, FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Well, they’ve got a number of things. In eastern Syria, they’ve got oil wells. In western Iraq, they have oil wells and refineries. As you pointed out, they robbed a bank to the tune of half a billion, with a “B.”

They’re thought to have roughly two billion in assets and cash. They’re getting revenue from selling extra weapons, from selling antiquities, and kidnappings and ransoms. They’re getting nearly $2 million a day. That makes them not only the best-equipped military, because they have all of the state-of-the-art American equipment, but it makes them the richest.

So ISIS has billions of shared interests with Mexican drug gangsters.

Here’s Sen. Inhofe on Oklahoma television:

Senator Inhofe warns of potential terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, Fox News Oklahoma City, August 20, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – It is a serious warning coming from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe as he warns of the potential of another attack on American soil. The senator sat down with Fox 25 to talk about a variety of topics, but as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the top issue was national security.

“We’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation,” Senator Inhofe told Fox 25’s Phil Cross.

“ISIS, they are really bad terrorists, they’re so bad even Al Qaida is afraid of them,” Inhofe said reflecting on the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley. Beyond the beheading, Inhofe said the current terror organizations are not going to stay contained to the Middle East. “They’re crazy out there and they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.” Continue reading this article

Islam: Why the Crazy Headchop Fixation?

Inquiring western minds want to know why Allah’s thugs are stuck on removing the heads of infidels and anyone else they find disagreeable. The recent execution of American “journalist” James Foley by ISIS has been received by the US media with shock and horror, even though the jihadists have been on a terror march through the Middle East for months, leaving a mountain of corpses.

Below, James Foley is murdered by one of Allah’s gangsters and left in pieces.

Have Americans forgotten the Islamic decapitation of Wall Street Journal reporter Dannie Pearl in 2002? Many non-Muslims have met the same brutal fate in the intervening years. The ISIS bunch are particularly bloodthirsty, reveling in their crucifixions, mass murders and beheadings on the internet. (See my blog Islam: Headchopping for Beginners).

SunTV’s Michael Coren discussed the beheading thing with guest Tarek Fatah. The short answer is that the practice is part of Muslim tradition: “The prophet’s grandson was decapitated,” as noted by Fatah. Headchop-focused mass slaughter is cultural among the tribe.

So Obama’s reaction that the current murder did not represent the Religion of Peace is a false liberal denial about his favorite religion, remarking, “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents.”

Did the President not read the more than 100 Koran verses that call for Muslims to fight and kill all the non-believers?

Fatah believes that armed jihad must be denounced, not just the individual killings, but the whole edifice of mass murder for Allah. But jihad is basic to Islam and isn’t going to disappear.

Coren is disturbed that there are no marches of Muslims saying “not in our name” to the horror but he is dreaming. Muslims residing in the West are content to enjoy the benefits of freedom without being responsible citizens and condemning their co-religionists’ mass murder and atrocities. Fatah says his Muslim friends are terrified to be associated with him because of his outspokenness against jihad. Typical.

Why do Canada and America continue to admit Muslims as immigrants when they are either hostile to the West or too cowardly to defend the values of freedom?

Amnesty Huckster Paul Ryan Is Still Pushing Idea of Future Labor Shortages

Congressman Paul Ryan is stuck on the idea that generational Boomer retirement will cause a scarcity of workers sooner or later and believes that mass immigration will save his pals, the billionaires who are starving for cheaper labor.

Ryan made the Boomer point on the Laura Ingraham radio show more than a year ago:

Paul Ryan Defends Immigration Bill: “We’re Going To Have Labor Shortages”

REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WIS.): “Not now, but in the future we’re going to have labor shortages. We have 10,000 people retiring each and every day in America when the Baby Boomers retire. We are not like Europe, we’re not like Japan in that our birthrates are really low, but they’re not high enough. Immigration, in a decade or so, can help us. That means we need to get an immigration system that works. We need an immigration system that works to bring people to this country who want to contribute.” (The Laura Ingraham Show, June 19, 2013)

Now Ryan is making the rounds to sell his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea” where the “Ryan plan” for immigration takes up six pages, 197-203, according to the index. The false Boomer excuse for big immigration and amnesty appears to be part of the book sales pitch. It certainly figured strongly in Ryan’s Monday appearance on Fox News with host Eric Bolling (who recommended quadrupling legal immigration on July 30).

PAUL RYAN (4:12): “If we had the right kind of immigration, which is a secure border, a secure interior enforcement system where you cannot get a job if you are not here legally in this country. That’s a huge magnet you’ve got to turn off, and then we have immigration based on what the economy needs, not based on shirt-tailed relations beyond the nuclear family. So our real goal ought to be an absolute border where we know who’s coming and going and control that in our country. If we have control of the interior, we reorient our immigration system to fit the economy’s needs, because we have Baby Boomers retiring, we have to be prepared for that.”

To Ryan, immigration is all economic. He doesn’t acknowledge mass immigration’s effects on traditional American culture which prefers less government and more freedom, in contrast to that of foreigners who would rather have big government and maximum free stuff.

As I have pointed out previously, part of the reason for the jobless recovery (in addition to the administration’s crazy-extreme regulations) is the progress made in robotics and automation. The Boomer retirement will be covered in many jobs by smart machines and won’t be noticed for the most part.

An amazing array of smart machines are no longer just ideas in Silicon Valley but are products on the market now.

Human-replacing machines include the robot bellhop, the robot burger flipper, manufacturing robots like Baxter and UBR-1 designed to work alongside humans to “help” them.

When manufacturing business returns to America from being outsourced, the companies routinely need fewer human workers because of increased automation.

Below, Generac Power Systems, which shifted some of its work from abroad, can now make an alternator with one worker in the time it took four workers in China.

Out on the farm, simple mechanical weeders have been joined by robot milking machines which cows learn to use when they feel the need to unload and robotic hands that can pick individual fruits and vegetables.

Professional occupations are not free from the smart machine incursion either, including software conducting simple lawyer functions and robot doctors performing medical diagnosis.

A 2013 Oxford University study found that 45 percent of US jobs are vulnerable to computerization in the next 20 years, so the trend is understood to be widespread and creating a workplace revolution unkind to workers.

For more on this topic, see my Social Contract article, “Three stakes in the heart of the American Dream.”

A little-noticed consequence of the “omnipresent” robot revolution is that increased legal immigration is not needed at all. In fact, Zero immigration is the proper number America’s employment needs in the automated future.

Record Number of Out-of-State Students Are a Jackpot for University of California

The University of California continues to increase its numbers of out-of-state and foreign students to pay full tuition. Each non-Californian pays an extra $23,000 annually, and the UC bean counters like that.

Monday’s Los Angeles Times article did not mention one unsightly ball and chain on UC’s finances, namely the subsidies provided by unwilling taxpayers to illegal alien students. In 2013, more than 20,000 illegal alien students applied for direct financial aid when the state’s DREAM Act became operative. The aliens already qualify for in-state tuition as long as they attended a California high school for three years and graduated.

UC Berkeley, shown below, will have 29.8 percent out-of-state and foreign students in its fall freshman class.

The article also did not discuss the ginormous construction projects underway, at least at UC Berkeley. One project is the $223 million “revitalization” of lower Sproul Plaza that has been going on for more than a year. Another is the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, with a price tag of $100 million. Both are grandiose projects, which are visible from the edges of the campus. Fancy new buildings have sprung up on the interior as well, while tuition continues to skyrocket. New students may not appreciate how much has been built in the last couple decades.

Naturally, the Times has an upbeat, pro-diversity tone and accepts UC management’s assurance that California students are not being abandoned in the rush toward big money tuition, although evidence shows highly qualified Californians are bypassed for wealthy foreigners.

A record number of out-of-state students brings windfall for UC system, Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2014

The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return.

More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington, China and India and each will pay an additional $23,000 in tuition, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue that officials say helps support the education of Californians.

The out-of-staters will include incoming UCLA freshman Bridget Bruggeman, who passed over her home state school, Indiana University, and other colleges that accepted her.

“Being from the Midwest, there is definitely an idea of California as a place where you can dream as big as you want to. That’s something I was very drawn to,” said the 18-year-old, who intends to major in international development studies and Spanish.

Her family decided UCLA was worth the extra cost, which will mean tuition about three times what it would have been for her at Indiana University.

“It definitely would have been less expensive to go to I.U., but I don’t think I would have been as happy,” said Bruggeman, who attended a recent orientation program at UCLA.

Decisions like that are more frequent as students from outside California and the United States for the first time will constitute more than 20% of freshmen, according to preliminary data for the fall.

Among the freshman classes at the nine UC undergraduate campuses, the highest percentages from out of state are at UCLA, 30.1%; UC Berkeley, 29.8%; and UC San Diego, 28.4%. Continue reading this article

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