Dec 17

Foundation Offers $1 Million Scholarships for Illegal Aliens

The University of California’s Berkeley campus announced last week that a private foundation has given $1 million to fund scholarships for illegal immigrants.

The scholarships will go to nearly 200 students who are not eligible for federal grants, government-backed loans or work-study positions, the school said.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a private family foundation, provided the scholarship grant. It is the largest scholarship for undocumented immigrants ever given to a U.S. university, the foundation said.

Read more from Reuters here.

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Dec 16

Amnesty Supporters Disagree on Citizenship

Republican and Democrat  amnesty supporters are disagreeing on the issue of citizenship for legalized illegal aliens. Democrats maintain that illegal aliens granted amnesty also should have a pathway to citizenship. But pro-amnesty Republicans say that amnesty should stop short of granting citizenship. They and other Republicans believe that amnesty with citizenship will substantially increase the number of Democrat voters.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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Dec 14

Amnesty Push Will Come After Deal on Fiscal Issues

President Barack Obama promised top Latino leaders on a conference call Tuesday  afternoon that once a deal is reached on the fiscal cliff, the focus of the  call, he’ll throw the full force of the White House behind overhauling the  country’s immigration laws.
Read more at Politico

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Dec 14

CA Sheriff Refuses to Detain Criminal Illegal Aliens for Deportation

Riverside Sheriff Stanley Sniff said he and other sheriffs prefer not to hold minor offenders for possible deportation.

Read more at the Press Enterprise

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Dec 14

NY City Council Members Want to Protect Illegal Aliens From Law Enforcement

NEW YORK — New York City Council members are proposing legislation that would sometimes prevent police from honoring an enforcement tool called an immigration detainer.

Read more from Associated Press at the Wall Street Journal

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Dec 14

Immigration Reform Will Provide Dems 7 Million New Voters

“Assume in a decade all 10 million became citizens and voted like the  Hispanics, black folks, and Asians already here,” reflected Pat Buchanan  recently. If the 2012 election’s “percentages held, Democrats would get … 7  million new votes to the GOP’s less than 3 million.”

And it wouldn’t end there. Via “chain migration,” the newly-amnestied  citizens would import millions of their relatives. Over time, their numbers  would create an insurmountable Democratic advantage — and put a Republican  presidency forever out of reach.

Read More At Investors Business Daily

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Dec 13

ME Senator Wants Visas for Same-Sex Couples

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) affirmed her commitment to a bill to allow the foreign partners of same-sex couples to obtain immigration visas, just as the foreign partners of married couples can do now. She is the only Republican co-sponsor. The Hispanic Caucus has endorsed this same-sex provision, along with amnesty for illegal aliens. 

Read more at The Huffington Post.     



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Dec 13

Eight Senators Plot Amnesty

Eight U.S. senators, described by some observers as “the gang of eight,” are plotting amnesty legislation for next year. They call the effort to legalize illegal aliens “immigration reform.” The  are:  Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) , Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).  

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Dec 12

Hispanics Launch National Campaign for Amnesty for Illegals

With the presidential election over, and a record 12.5 million Latino voters turning out at the polls, a group of Latino organizations Wednesday announced a collaborative campaign to push for one goal: comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.

“The bottom line is that Latino voters went to the polls with the economy on their minds, but immigration reform in their hearts,” said Janet Murguia, the president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza.

While religious and civil rights organizations have tried to make the moral case for immigration reform in the past, it’s a political and economic issue, she said.

“The status quo is about to  the change and the election results presented President Obama and the Congress with a moment in history to finally get it right,” she said.

She and representatives of other Latino organizations speaking at a telephone conference from Washington, D.C., said part of the campaign will include producing a scorecard to rate the president and members of Congress with a “pass or fail” grade on their support for comprehensive immigration.

“We want to make sure that our community is informed and that no member of Congress’ stance on immigration reform escapes our community,” said Brent A. Wilkes, the national executive director of League of United Latin American Citizens.

The campaign will include a grassroots campaign for voters to contact members of Congress, a letter writing campaign, petitions, TV spots, billboards, social media, along with local events and efforts

Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Dec 12

Effect of Mass Immigration: Whites to Become Minority by 2043

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race.

The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known.

America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since the mid-2000 housing bust, however, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed from its once-torrid pace.

The country’s changing demographic mosaic has stark political implications, shown clearly in last month’s election that gave President Barack Obama a second term — in no small part due to his support from 78 percent of non-white voters.

Read more at CBS News

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