California’s Illegal Immigration Tab: $23 Billion

pile of money representing the billions california spends on illegal immigrants
California Taxpayers Shell Out $6,517 per illegal alien to fund services.

CA State Sen. Lara Back at it…More for Illegal Immigrants, Less for Citizens

California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is promoting yet another round of expanded benefits for the state’s illegal aliens.

Calif. Wall of Debt Comes Tumbling Down

Reality Check: California is drowning in debt.

Whoa, Nellie! $40 Billion Annually for 50 Years to Fund Obama’s Alien Amnesty

Last week on Fox Business News, former Congressional Budget Officer Douglas Holtz-Eakin told host Lou Dobbs that Obama’s amnesty represents “a tremendous step backward for the nation and for the people he’s trying to help.”

IG Report: Feds Spend Millions for Alien Health Care; No One is Counting

Contrary to popular opinion, deceased Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen never said: “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.”

Could the US use the necessity doctrine to curb immigration? (Part 2)

The US certainly does not have an obligation to admit immigrants into its borders. However, with the economic state of affairs, could we use the necessity doctrine to forgo international obligations in order to "get our fiscal house in order?"

The necessity doctrine & immigration (Part 1)

The necessity doctrine is a feature of international law and can be used as a defense to breaking the law in times of crises. According to A State of Necessity: International Legal Obligations in Times of Crises by Avidan Kent & Alexandra Harrington in the Canadian Review of American Studies, the necessity doctrine is as follows: When facing a crisis a state must act in order to safeguard its essential interest. The extreme circumstances under which the state acts may require it to break international obligations that it previously undertook towards other states.

It Ain't Easy Finding Truth

Prior to Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) running for a U.S. Senate seat, and during the initial TARP period when she was getting much attention for speaking directly about what brought about the financial meltdown and what needed to be addressed in terms of accountability and transparency, I became a fan.