Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

CA farmers lead new immigration push

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Migrant farm labor

Immigration has become the biggest national issue involving California's farmers. In the state's agricultural heartland, a host of issues are on the agenda, ranging from this year's painful drought to marijuana eradication. But one matter looms large. Farmers need more laborers to work the fields...

Report: ‘Polio-like’ disease a menace to CA children

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Yahoo News, which is gearing up to be a player on the regional and national news scene, has a troubling new report about California: "Over a one-year period, five children in California developed a polio-like illness that caused severe weakness or paralysis in their arms and legs, a new case study ...

New York Times immigration reporter drops pretense of objectivity

Monday, October 14th, 2013
New York Times

Illegal immigration is an issue of great importance in California. It affects our economy, our schools, our social services, our prisons and much more. fast shingles cure Whether you support the status quo, the proposals from President Obama or President George W. Bush, or a crackdown on those liv...

Trust Act headed to Gov. Brown's desk

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Illegal immigrant sign

An amended version of the Trust Act, a law that would dramatically alter the relationship between local and federal immigration enforcement in California, passed the State Assembly Tuesday 48-25. Gov. Jerry Brown will now consider signing the bill into law, as it also passed the State Senate 25-11 o...

Liberals should fret about poor’s fate, post-immigration ‘reform’

Friday, June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the most striking things about the debate over changing our immigration laws is the refusal to have a real discussion about what would happen to existing citizens with relatively few job skills if we allowed millions more unskilled people to become citizens. It's...

Immigration reform creating jobs … for lawyers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

June 27, 2013 By John Seiler As I've mentioned, I'm for some kind of immigration reform -- just not the 844-page monstrosity, S. 744, the Senate just passed, 68-32. Nobody knows what's in it, not even its authors. To read its impenetrable legislativeese is impossible. But I like to provide a lit...

Obama misrepresents immigration bill

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

June 12, 2013 By John Seiler I read President Obama's speech yesterday on the immigration reform bill. He said some inspiring words about the achievements of immigrants. What he did not do is come clean about what's in the bill. For one thing, he didn't mention that the bill, on which the U.S. Se...

CA anti-sprawl laws fail, TX low-zoning works

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

May 28, 2013  By Wayne Lusvardi Californians are fleeing the center of their big cities while suburbs are suffering from slow growth. If it were not for international in-migration, California’s older big cities would be suffering from population decline the same as Detroit. Texas has become the...

Immigration bill bloats to 867 pages

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

May 7, 2013 By John Seiler As I mentioned two weeks ago, the Gang of 8 immigration bill, S. 744, extended to 844 pages of indecipherable governmentese. Here's an example of what I quoted: Page 65: 17 (ii) EXCEPTIONS.—The discretionary  18 authority under clause (i) may not be used  19 to waiv...

Ex-CA Senate Dem candidate tees off on immigration ‘reform’

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

April 17, 2013 By Chris Reed Mickey Kaus, the Los Angeles journalist and author who ran against Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 Democratic primary, has emerged as the sharpest critic of the immigration overhaul expected to emerge this week in the U.S. Senate: "Rubio repeatedly said it would be 'che...