California Now State of Wealth, Poverty Extremes

California is the state that often points how the rest of the country will go. That should give...

John Vinson

Traffic Gridlock, Endless Population Growth

From my own experiences in traffic in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Houston, Paris, New York...

Frosty Wooldridge

Hall of Fame Rocker Bob Seger Joins Environmentalists’ Cause

One of America’s iconic rock and roll singers, Bob Seger, has, in the waning years of his hit-...

Joe Guzzardi

Real Deportations 54 Percent Lower than in 2009

There once was a time when the Obama Administration boasted of its “record deportations” of illegal...

John Vinson

CAPS Position on Health Care Coverage

CAPS firmly believes that working Americans are entitled to health insurance coverage for contraception.  A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether private corporations can obtain an exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. While we support everyone's right to their own beliefs, we do not believe that employers should be able to deprive their employees of health care coverage for birth control.

Obama May Cut Deportations

Laura Meckler
October 29, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person’s family ties to others in the country, said people familiar with the administration’s thinking.

U.S. Immigration Laws Face New Scrutiny After Killings

Jennifer Medina and Julia Preston
October 28, 2014
The New York Times

LOS ANGELES — It would seem to be a worst case that opponents of the Obama administration on immigration had long forecast: An illegal immigrant — one who had been deported twice, yet returned to the country each time — is accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s officers in a six-hour shooting rampage Friday.

Playing With Fire More People, More Houses and Drier Climate = More Megafires

By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
October 2014

“The new normal” is a term we hear all too often these days. It refers to a shifting baseline in some phenomenon. Unfortunately, it also implies a shift towards what is usually a less desirable or congenial condition. The unspoken implication of “the new normal” is that “you’d better get used to it” whether you like it or not.

Immigration union chief blasts WH amnesty plan

Susan Ferrechio
October 27, 2014
Washington Examiner

The union president representing 12,000 immigration service agents said Monday he is staunchly opposed to President Obama using executive action to allow millions more illegal immigrants to obtain green cards and work permits.

The young and the disconnected: America’s youth unemployment problem

Robert Samuels
October 27, 2014
The Washington Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The mentor and mentee sat in a room in the Latin American Youth Center, dreaming of a future neither knew how to fully attain.

“How many jobs do you think you’ve applied for?”  Jaime Roberts asked her mentee.

Manuel Hernandez laughed nervously. The question seemed so important, but the goal seemed so futile.

“I stopped counting,” Hernandez said. “Maybe 12? Maybe more?”

Administration misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

Brad Heath
October 22, 2014
USA Today

New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

Jeff Sessions: Obama's Immigration Policies Hammer Black Workers

Matthew Boyle
October 20, 2014

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart News that black workers across America should be wary of supporting Democrats because of President Obama and other Democrats’ support for immigration policies that displace them economically.

US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

Alicia Caldwell
October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.

Leaked DHS Document: 167,000 Convicted Criminal Aliens At Large In US

Caroline May
October 15, 2014

Deportations from the interior of the United States declined 34 percent this year from last, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, derived largely from an internal Department of Homeland Security document