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Obama Administration Ends High-Tech Border
is reporting the Obama administration officially has ended a
high-tech southern border fence boondoggle that cost taxpayers about $1
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says proven
technology will be used in the future. She says technology will be
tailored to local terrain and population density.
Friday there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to the country's border
Congress ordered the high-tech fence in 2006 amid
a clamor for more border security. The project yielded only 53
miles of protection.
Illegals Cost Taxpayers $113 Billion A Year
Obama dumped a real dilly on Congress for Valentine’s Day. That
being a $3.73 trillion dollar budget that actually increases the deficit
in 2012, but which attacks the problem with tax increases later on.
Tax increases? During a recession?
foolishly proposes to tax America to ruin, Republican gladiators in the
U.S. House, led by the ever-weepy John Boehner, scramble frantically to
find 35-60 billion dollars to fulfill campaign pledges to cut spending.
Given the chaotic state of the nation’s finances, one would
think one of the newly ordained TEA Party warriors would take note of
the fact that America shells out more than $100 billion per year (after
taxes) to support illegal aliens.
who should not even be here cost American taxpayers more than $100
billion a year.
Details concerning this outrage can be found
here, which is summarized, in part, herewith:
"(Washington, D.C July 6, 2010) A new study
released today by the Federation for American Immigration Reform
(FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and
local taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal
Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, is the most
comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million illegal
aliens and their U.S.-born children cost federal, state and local
The cost estimates are based on an extensive
analysis of federal, state and local spending data. The Fiscal
Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers examines dozens of
government programs that are available to illegal aliens and their
U.S.-born children, both legally and fraudulently. The report
provides detailed analysis of the impact of illegal immigration on
education, health care, law enforcement and justice, public
assistance, and other government programs.
The report also
accounts for taxes paid by illegal aliens about $13 billion a year,
resulting in a net cost to taxpayers of about $100 billion.
However, the study notes that government at all levels would likely
have realized significantly greater revenues if jobs held by illegal
aliens had been filled by legal U.S. residents instead."
This grim news is made all of the more gloomy by a
documents the fact that illegal aliens cost taxpayers $600 million a
year in Los Angeles County alone.
How in the world can any
elected official who claims to be interested in fiscal responsibility
blatantly ignore the savings that could be realized by enforcing
existing laws and deporting illegal aliens?
Obama Derelict In Immigration Duty
is reporting that a House panel was told on Tuesday that the U.S.
government's failure to enforce federal immigration law amounts to a
"dereliction of duties" by Barack Obama.
failure to enforce federal immigration laws raises the question of
whether we are a nation of laws or a nation without the courage of its
convictions," Carol Swain said in her opening remarks. "This
dereliction of duties places our citizens at risk, and it damages our
national sovereignty and standing in the world."
before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and
Enforcement focused on the impact of illegal immigration on American
workers and unemployment in the United States.
"The failure to
enforce immigration laws means that American citizens are unprotected
from a massive influx of people of foreign-born persons who have entered
the country without authorization and have openly stolen jobs, goods,
and opportunities from law-abiding American citizens," said Swain,
political science and law professor at Vanderbilt University.
Mexico's Two Presidents
Mexican President Calderon yesterday is joined by
Mexican President, Barack Obama, in calling for "comprehensive"
immigration reform, a term used to describe granting amnesty and legal status to illegal aliens in the United
MY favorite part of
Obama's speech is his absurd comment, "...continues to secure out
Yo, Obama, there is nothing "secure" about the
Mexican-American border, and you know it.
663 Illegal Aliens From Terror Countries
Arrested At Mexican Border In 2010
is reporting that Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), speaking at a
conference on border issues Thursday, said 663 individuals arrested
along the southwest border in 2010 were from countries designated as
"special interest" or from countries known to have ties with terrorism.
"It’s not just that we’re seeing immigration across our southern
border from countries like Mexico -- people seeking to work and provide
for their families," said Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary
subcommittee on homeland security and terrorism. "Indeed in the
last year alone -- where 445,000 individuals were detained at the
southwest border -- 59,000 came from countries other than Mexico.
"These included 663 individuals from special-interest countries like
Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen and four countries that
have been designated by the U.S. Department of State as state-sponsors
of terror -- Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Sudan," Cornyn said.
interest countries are those whose citizens are subject to enhanced
screening by the Transportation Security Administration on U.S.-bound
flights as a result of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest
The U.S. Border Patrol, which falls under the
Department, is charged with apprehending aliens attempting to illegally
cross U.S. borders. As CNSNews.com previously reported, in fiscal
year 2010, around 84 percent of the approximately 448,000 illegal aliens
arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol were not prosecuted.
delivering his remarks at the 15th annual U.S.-Mexico Congressional
Border Issues Conference, Sen. Cornyn told reporters he asked the
Director of National Intelligence whether the apprehension of the 663
individuals was national security vulnerability. "He said yes it
was, so we need to do more," Cornyn said.
What the Obama
administration is doing to secure the border more is "obviously not
enough," he added.
Obama Excludes Border Governors From
says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was there. So was Al
Sharpton and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Not on the
invitation list? Any active governor from any border state.
Which is odd since the meeting held yesterday at the White House was
titled: President’s Meeting with Stakeholders on Fixing the Broken
Are the active governors of our nation’s
border states not "stakeholders" in our "broken immigration system"?
Not for this White House. From day one, the Obama administration
has sought to undermine state law enforcement cooperation and authority
over illegal immigration. Within months of taking office, the
Department of Homeland Security weakened the 287(g) program that
President Bill Clinton created in 1996 to increase cooperation on border
enforcement between federal and local law enforcement. Since then
the Department of Justice has gone to war with Arizona over their law
enforcement efforts instead of working with them.
invite a number of mayors to his illegal immigration meeting, many of
whom, like Bloomberg, preside over sanctuary cities. While states
that have stepped up enforcement, like Arizona, have seen dramatic
decreases in their illegal immigration problem, sanctuary cities
continue to serve as a magnet for more illegal entries. Tuesday’s
invite list shows which policy outcome Obama prefers.
The Amnesty Bandwagon Rides Again
Michelle Malkin says The public relations
campaign for Obama's latest revival of "immigration reform" makes one
thing crystal clear: This is not, and never has been, about homeland
security. This is not, and never has been, about economic
security. It's about political security, plain and cynical.
In conjunction with Tuesday's renewed White House push in Texas for
a "new pathway to citizenship" for millions of illegal immigrants,
disgruntled Latino activists are ratcheting up their radical
anti-enforcement rhetoric. Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez
-- a persistent critic on Obama's left flank -- lambasted federal
workplace enforcement raids this weekend. On Sunday, he repeated
his hyperbolic attacks on Homeland Security agents "terrorizing"
neighborhoods and ripping babies from the breasts of nursing moms.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made no
public effort to defend her employees.
On campuses across the
country, unhappy ethnic college student groups have turned up the heat
on Democrats to resurrect the "DREAM Act" nightmare for the 12th time in
a decade. The legislation -- persistently rejected by a bipartisan
majority on Capitol Hill -- would provide illegal aliens (not just
teenagers, but students up to age 35) federal education access and
benefits, plus a conditional pass from deportation and a special path
toward green cards and U.S. citizenship for themselves and unlimited
Obama argues that his comprehensive amnesty plan would
boost America's bottom line. But the open-borders math doesn't add
up. The Congressional Budget Office score of the last DREAM Act
package estimates that "the bill would increase projected deficits by
more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year
periods starting in 2021." And that doesn't include the costs of
the unlimited family members the millions of DREAM Act beneficiaries
would be able to bring to the U.S. A separate cost analysis by the
Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies concluded that the
illegal alien DREAM Act bailout would cost taxpayers $6.2 billion a year
and "crowd out" U.S. students in the classroom.
Related:White House Officials: Obama Will Push Amnesty For 11
Million Illegal Immigrants Democrats
Related:Obama says border is secure enough to begin
legalization (of illegal Democrats)
Related:59% Favor Cutoff of Federal
Funds to Sanctuary Cities
Related:Senate Dems to Reintroduce Stealth Amnesty DREAM Act
The full-court press is
on. It's only 18 months to the presidential election, and Obama is
counting on those illegals to be good little Democrats and vote for the
man that made them -- and all their relatives in Mexico -- American
Click here for the real
numbers of illegals -- it isn't 11,000,000 -- and are you ready for the financial impact?
Mexicans Demand Racial-Grievance Studies
Don Feder says Multiculturalism, which used to be merely noxious,
has become a raging infection which poses as much of a threat to America
as the national debt or terrorism -- before Osama assumed room
Last week, a gang of ethnocentric thugs took over a
meeting of the governing board of the Tucson, Arizona Unified School
District, chaining themselves to desks, screaming slogans and chasing
board members from the room.
They were enraged by an attempt to
make a course that teaches history "from a Mexican-American perspective"
optional instead of a substitute for a required course in U.S. history.
The Mexican American Studies Program incites approximately 1,700 middle-
and high-school students in the district annually.
investigation, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne
determined that the basic theme of the curriculum (AKA: Raza — "the
race" — Studies) is that Hispanic students "were and continue to be
victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle-
and upper-class whites."
Classrooms in which this pedagogy is
perpetrated are decorated with pictures of such Latino "heroes" as
Castro and Che Guevara.
Textbooks refer to citizens of this
country as "Anglos" or "Euroamericans" (rather than Americans) and
include such gems as an essay by one Robert Jensen which claims
Thanksgiving is a "white supremacist holiday" that should be replaced by
a "National Day of Atonement" for gringo sins against people of color.
The introductory chapter promises: "We will see how half of Mexico
(California, Texas and the Southwest) was ripped off by trickery and
violence. We will see how Chicanos became a colonized people. In the
process of being colonized, we were robbed of land and other
resources." The nerve of those Texans, tricking Santa Anna into
attacking the Alamo and killing its defenders to the last man.
In violation of a recently enacted Arizona law, the curriculum
promotes the overthrow of the United States government and "resentment
toward a race or class of people," is "designed primarily for pupils of
a particular ethnic group" and advocates "ethnic solidarity instead of
treatment of pupils as individuals."
assault on America is multifaceted.
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