The Associated Press has a cheerful pro-amnesty item for Memorial Day weekend, noting how the 1986 legalization allowed Mexican farmworkers to get out of the fields and into better jobs. AP’s Mexican hero, Paulino Mejia, moved from agricultural picking to construction, a field once prized by Americans for its decent pay until immigrants and illegal [...]
In the Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, much attention has been paid to the amnesty aspect, namely rewarding foreign lawbreakers with work permits, the true object of their desire, which is a topic worthy of objection because it turns normal jurisprudence upside down.
However, the legislation includes hugely increased legal immigration, millions more foreigners jammed [...]
Los Angeles has been ground zero for for bearing the brunt of of immigration diversity for some time. Unlucky in geography, the county was home to 9.8 million residents as of 2010, 56.6 percent of whom over age 5 do not speak English at home according to the Census. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has been [...]
Following is Senator Sessions’ opening statement listing the lofty promises made about tough enforcement in the Gang of Eight bill, with its lack of actual means to create that lawfulness.
One problem: I wish the Senator didn’t feel the need to begin his statement with a pledge of allegiance to the institution of legal immigration, which [...]
It’s been two years of below-average rainfall in the Golden (Brown) State, so water supply is concerning. The snowpack is only about half of historic levels, but new water users keep coming from around the world. How will newbies wash their lowriders if water use is restricted?
Below, California Department of Water Resources hydrologists measure the [...]
In California, scribblers are doing the happy dance over the latest unemployment news, because the rate of joblessness reached the “lowest level since December 2008.” Oh, huzzah!
Meanwhile, in Realityville, the state still has the worst unemployment rate in the nation — 9.6 percent — which California happens to share with Nevada and Mississippi for the [...]
There are probably lots more fake crimes committed to get victim visas that don’t get reported as such, but this story doesn’t avoid the criminal’s scheme. The “robber” turned out to be a juvenile family member who has since relocated to Mexico from Marin County, where the altercation took place.
The government doles out 10,000 U [...]
The issue of taxpayer-funded financial aid for illegal alien students in the state has been moving along through the system, and now it is here. Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act into law in October 2011.
As Assemblyman Tim Donnelly remarked at that time, “Tuition rates have been going up, the universities have budget cuts [...]
In San Diego, some of the local Somalis were gathering up cash to send to jihadis back home — big mistake, since funding terrorism is illegal. The purpose was to finance the al Shabaab bunch, who are trying to institute a sharia government, featuring execution by stoning, death for watching soccer on TV or murder [...]
An MSNBC talking head, Richard Lui, has outed himself as a grandson of illegal aliens of the Paper Son variety, an odd category that occurred through an accident of history.
As it happened, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed the city’s hall of records (shown below), including birth and immigration records. Conveniently, the disaster [...]
Liberal Californians like to think the state is ahead of the rest of the country. And in many ways yes, California is a leader — in overspending, in crazy unilateral environmental restrictions, and in supplying taxpayer aid to illegal alien college students even while middle class citizens struggle with costs.
Below, a diverse crowd attended a [...]
The California model of government, with high taxes and a Democrat-majority legislature and governor, is looking pretty good to top union goons, er labor leaders. While union membership is dropping like a rock in the United States as a whole, organized labor is growing in the once-Golden State, which has had some of the nation’s [...]