CAPS Blog - Inger Eberhart

California's Compassion

Playing host to 23% of the illegal alien population is such a compassionate act.  The states of Arizona, Georgia, Alabama and others could stand to learn a lesson from the caring taxpayers of California.  What other state with a $13B deficit could find it in its heart to reward illegal aliens with "free" healthcare, college scholarships, authorization to flout immigration laws...

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Secure the border: What does that mean?

As a part of the resolution of the illegal immigration issue, Presidential candidates tout that they will "secure the border" should they become the next Commander-in-Chief.  For many who don't live near the U.S.-Mexico border, it sounds like a reasonable goal.  However, what do they mean by "secure the border?" Mitt Romney does not mention securing the border...

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An assault on 287(g)

According to ICE.gov, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 added Section 287(g) which allows designated state officers and employees to perform immigration officer functions after entering into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).  The MOA defines the scope and limitations of the delegation of authority...

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We Are Not Alone

When we ask for the enforcement of our immigration laws, we often feel as an island.  We are labeled with derogatory names and feel very alone in our efforts.  With this, I wanted to know how other countries handle their illegal immigration dilemma and what they say. What if you were an illegal alien worker in Taiwan? "When undocumented Filipino workers wish to return to Taiwan...

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It's all your fault

Immediately prior to his suicide, Joaquin Lerma Luna dressed in a suit, went to each family member in the home to tell them goodbye then entered the bathroom and shot himself.  Seventeen years and six months earlier, his parents brought him into the US ilegally. We are to believe that Joaquin killed himself because the DREAM Act has not passed and that his suicide was to bring attention to...

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What have you lost because of illegal immigration?

If you were to ask Billy and Cathy Inman about illegal immigration over 11 years ago, they may not have much of an opinion.  If you ask them now, you will receive an alarmingly different answer for a heartbreaking reason.  Their answer changed after their son, Dustin Inman, was killed when an illegal alien driver with a North Carolina driver's license ran into the back of their van...

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What could the U.S. do with $37 billion?

According to the World Bank Factbook 2011, the US is the top migrant destination country and had the largest inflows of migrants between 2005 and 2010.  As of 2010, the total number of immigrants in the US is 42.8 million.  The top country with the number of emigrants (those leaving their home country) is Mexico at 11.9 million. The top migration corridor is the Mexico-United States...

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How does government silence a citizen? Tell him he doesn't count.

"I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you?" ~ Andy Rooney Well, the Attorney General of Louisiana, James D. "Buddy" Caldwell does not necessarily want more government, he just wants...

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Double-Crossed

This week President Obama pandered to a group of black business owners, political and community leaders by stating that his policies "were designed with African-Americans in mind," (Obama seeks ideas on reducing Black joblessness).   During the presentation, he shared a report (The President's Agenda & The African American Community) showcasing the various ways that his...

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Truly living in the shadows

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has embraced the case of five Florida college students suing to pay in-state tuition versus out-of-state tuition, "Children of Illegal Immigrants Sue Florida Over State’s College Tuition Policy," http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/children-of-illegal-immigrants-sue-florida-over-states-college-tuition-policy/ Five U.S.-born students (...

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