CAPS Articles

Feds to bolster war on gangs

The D.A. and L.A. city attorney want to deport illegal immigrants even before trial. Data on suspects will be shared.

By Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2007

Suspected gang members who are in the country illegally and are arrested for even minor crimes could face quicker deportation under new policies unveiled Wednesday by the top two prosecutors in Los Angeles.

Critics of Minuteman Project Say Groups Relations Complex

By Jay Antenen, The Student Life
April 6, 2007

Since he first emerged on the national stage two years ago with his Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist has not shied away from taking outspoken stances on American immigration policy.
From his regular appearances on cable news and talk radio shows to his sometimes-raucous public speaking engagements, Gilchrist has defended his stance that America is being invaded by illegal aliens and the government is not enforcing immigration laws.

EARTH DAY 2007: Government and Environmental Groups Ignore Population Growth in Climatic Warming Debate
April 16, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Were it not for population growth, the United States would be producing lower levels of greenhouse gas than it did in 1990, the base date used for the Kyoto Protocol. Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased 16.9 percent from 1990 to 2005. During the same period, the U.S. population grew by 19.2 percent.

Group Calls for Population Control to Stop Global Warming

By Monisha Bansal,
April 18, 2007

Ahead of Earth Day on Sunday, an advocacy group warned that the United States is ignoring "the most crucial factor in reducing global warming" -- population control.

"Human population growth is the paramount environmental issue," Ric Oberlink, a spokesman for Californians for Population Stabilization, told Cybercast News Service.

"Global warming is a very serious problem, but it is a subset of the overpopulation problem," he said.

Word Games at the Border

As Bush paints a big picture on immigration are form,' it is clear that Karl Rove is a genius at political Scrabble

By Mark Cromer,
April 24, 2007

As President Bush on Monday again stood along a dusty stretch of America's southern border to once more push for a legislative package of comprehensive immigration "reform" measures, just how transparently thin his commitment is to enforcing the nation's immigration laws was abundantly clear.

Mayday Marches Again! Screaming in the Streets Again!
May 1, 2007

Thousands of illegal immigrants and their supporters are expected to take to the streets again in cities across the country, marking the one-year anniversary of the drive to grant amnesty to as many as 25 million people who have violated our border and our laws.

The demonstrations that will stretch from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York will feverishly obsess about the plight of "people living in the shadows."

The High Price of English 101

By Randy Alcorn, Montecito Journal
May 10, 2007

A recently released report by the State of California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office, or LAO, reveals the high cost and dubious effectiveness of the state’s efforts to educate massive numbers of non-English speaking students. The report, presented to the California State Assembly’s Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, exposes some stark facts about the effect of massive foreign immigration on the State’s education system.

Smith: Illegal Immigrants Hurting Blacks

By Eunice Moscoso, Austin American-Statesman
May 14, 2007

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the highest ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Monday urged black civil rights leaders to oppose an immigration bill in the Senate because it “will drastically reduce job opportunities for African-American workers.”

“Illegal immigrants take jobs from American citizens and lower their wages…the hardest hit are members of the African-American community,” Smith said, in a press release.

Reform Proposal Gives Valley’s Undocumented Migrants Hope

By Vanessa Colon, Dennis Pollock, and Jeff St. John, The Fresno Bee
May 18, 2007

Cynthia Saldovar has been waiting 10 years in the shadows for an opportunity to earn her right to live legally in the United States.

On Thursday, the undocumented immigrant said that a proposed overhaul of the nation's immigration laws reached by Senate leaders and the White House could make that hope real.

"It's great. A lot of us would like this," the 25-year-old Fresno resident said of the compromise.

Immigration Deal Fails to Win Support in Marin

By Don Speich, Marin Independent Journal
May 19, 2007

The sweeping immigration agreement between President Bush and a bipartisan group of key members of Congress was rejected out of hand Friday by many of those in Marin on either side of the hotly contested and complicated issue of immigration reform.

"It's going to replace a system of chaos with another system of chaos," said Tom Wilson, executive director of the Canal Alliance.