illegal aliens

Calif. Sen. Lara’s Bill Proposes Taxpayer-Funded Care for Aliens

In the latest of a seemingly never-ending series of bills that cater to California’s illegal immigrants at the expense of its legal residents, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced  S. 1005, the Health for All Act.

The Masquerade Ball

On January 10, 2013, news reports appeared throughout New York City about how individuals dressed in full costume (including as various Toy Story and Disney cartoon characters) had groped and pinched women passing them on a Manhattan street. The CBS radio report that appeared online was typical of these reports:

Chamber of Commerce Unleashes Full Force of Its $1 Billion Influence on Immigration Reform

Tom DonohueIn his recent five-minute speech, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue managed to pack his brief presentation with most of the familiar lies and platitudes about what his organization perceives as the need for immigration reform.

National ICE Council President Demands Enforcement; Predicts Amnesty Would Compromise Public Safety, National Security

Last month, on a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Federation for American Immigration Reform advisory board meeting, CAPS directors and I heard National ICE Council president Chris Crane give the keynote address. Crane detailed how challenging life is for him and other agents as they try to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, bucking the White House all the way.

Illegal Immigrants on the Verge of Entitlement Trifecta: Goodbye Deportation, Hello Driver and Law Licenses

As a journalist with more than 20 years experience covering California and its nonstop immigration crisis, I always wonder what outrage will be next. Earlier this month, I wrote about the Trust Act, legislation designed to deport from California the fewest possible number of illegal immigrants. Right after the State Assembly passed the Trust Act, it also approved AB 60, a bill that would give aliens the right to obtain driver’s licenses.

The Inevitable: Rubio Walks Away from Immigration

On April 10, the day of the illegal aliens’ Gran Marcha, I was in Senator Marco Rubio’s Washington D.C. office to meet with two of his immigration aides. CAPS had launched an aggressive Florida advertising campaign to draw attention to the damage that the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, at the time being secretly drafted, would have on Florida’s unemployed.

California Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing for AB 60: A Disgrace of Representative Democracy

On April 22 I testified in opposition to California AB 60, the state law that would grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

DREAM Act, Defeated Dozens of Times, Resurfaces

The impossible-to-kill DREAM Act has again bubbled to the surface. Although multiple versions of the federal DREAM Act have been defeated for 12 years since Illinois Senator Richard Durbin first introduced it in 2001, the legislation routinely reappears. Now, according to The Hill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte are in the “early stages” of drafting DREAM legislation.

In his statement, Goodlatte said:

Encouraging Signs from the House, Still...

GuzzardiOn July 10th, the House held its first Republican conference regarding the Senate’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. The outcome was encouraging. None of the representatives indicated that a well defined immigration reform action plan had been identified.

The Eight Gangster's Mission Impossible: Making the Immigration System Work for America and Americans

The “Eight Gangsters” cobbled together the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744, purportedly to fix America's broken immigration system. A review of their legislative handiwork makes it clear that what they think is broken does not coincide with what most Americans think needs fixed.