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Gessler seeks citizenship proof from nearly 4,000
9 News (AP)

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has mailed letters to nearly 4,000 registered voters asking them to verify they are naturalized citizens, or voluntarily withdraw their voter registrations.

...  the letters went to people who presented non-citizen documents like a green card when they applied for driver's...

Mexican Drug Cartel Used "Fast and Furious" Gun in Failed Assassination Plot
National Rifle Association of America - Institute for Legislative Action

... a U.S. government report has disclosed that Mexican drug cartel operatives used a firearm from the infamous scheme in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official.

An August 6, El Paso Times article gives further details:

The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an...

Boulder sheriff, immigration activists agree: Repeal SB 90
Boulder Weekly

A group of immigration activists who protested at the state Capitol this week and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle have something in common.

They both want Colorado’s version of Arizona’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants overturned.

SB 90, passed by the state legislature in 2006, requires police...

President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement
FAIR

From the Introduction - President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement:

...This report details how the Obama Administration has carried out a policy of de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through executive policy decisions. Since 2009, the Obama Administration has systematically gutted...

Beyond 7 billion
La Times

After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries...

White House Yields to Gessler in Voter Verification Fight
Colorado Observer

DENVER–The Obama administration finally blinked Monday in its years-long stand-off with state elections officials by agreeing to cooperate with efforts to identify illegal voters in Colorado and other states.

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Monday that a Homeland Security official had agreed to...

Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese
PolitiFact

 

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Dewhurst, saying the U.S.-Mexico border is dangerously porous, said in a July 17, 2012, debate in Dallas that he has even witnessed suspicious signs.

"I’ve seen the Border Patrol signs that are now in English, Spanish and Chinese," Dewhurst said in the debate with Ted...

Homeland Security says Gessler may check voter citizenship
The Denver Post

The Department of Homeland Security agreed Monday to let Colorado and other states access a DHS database to verify the citizenship of some registered voters — news that was hailed as a win for Secretary of State Scott Gessler and other Republican election officials but had their critics on high alert.

The...

Proof That Terrorists Are Entering U.S. From Mexican Border - Video
Channel 2 WSBTV
Chanel 2 Action News has obtained evidence that terrorists are crossing the southwest border from Mexico. In May, we revealed how thousands of illegals from nations that sponsor terror - like Yemen - are being caught entering... Still in June, Homeland Security said there's no credible information terrorists are operating at...
Legal Illegal Immigration
Obama’s amnesty by fiat is politically cynical and constitutionally suspect
National Review Online

President Obama recently issued an edict exempting an estimated 800,000 to 1 million illegal aliens from the consequences of federal immigration law. Ostensibly that blanket amnesty applies to those who arrived before the age of 16 and are younger than 30; who are in, or graduated from, high school or have served in the...

Q&A: Kris Kobach, the Legal Mind Behind Arizona’s Immigration Law
TIME

Formerly a lawyer in John Ashcroft’s Justice Department, Kris Kobach has spent the last decade laying the legal framework for stricter immigration laws at the state and local level. He helped craft Arizona’s SB1070, which the Supreme Court partially blocked on Monday, and other legislation like it that’s taking root across...

Statement by Governor Jan Brewer U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholds Heart of SB 1070
a victory for the rule of law
State of Arizona

Press Release from the State of Arizona, Office of the Governor
June 25, 2012

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens....

Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law
Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's tough-immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, ...

The court backed a section of the Arizona state law that calls for police to check the immigration status of people they stop...

That section was one of four at issue before...

Supreme Court Invalidates 3 of 4 SB 1070 Provisions

The Supreme Court today invalidated three of the four provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 law before the court. In a 5-3 opinion in Arizona, et. al. v. United States, the Justices upheld, for now, Section 2(B) of the law which requires police, after a lawful stop, to check the immigration status of a suspected illegal alien....

Supreme Court give states a green light to follow Arizona's lead on immigration
NumbersUSA.com

 

In all the analysis of whether Arizona or Pres. Obama came out on top in the Supreme Court’s ruling on S.B. 1070 today, the key question is: how well did unemployed Americans fare?

And the answer is: Very well.

Combined with another Court ruling on an Arizona law last year, states now have all...

Feds' move weakens Arizona’s ability to enforce remaining SB 1070 provision
Arizona Daily Star

Homeland Security will not send its officers to pick up suspected illegal immigrants snared by local police in Arizona unless the person meets the agency’s priority criteria.

In a move that is a direct shot back at the state following’s today’s Supreme Court ruling regarding SB1070, senior officials at the Department...

Exponential population growth possibly a problem
The Coloradoan

Colorado, once known for uncrowded open spaces, scenic vistas, clean air and a high quality of life, is suffering from the negative impacts of our addiction to exponential population and economic growth. It’s projected that the North Front Range population will jump to 1.1 million by 2040, while the state adds 3 million...

How many refugees are resettled in Colorado?
Colorado Department of Human Services

Who is a refugee?
A refugee is a person who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of...

Obama's move on immigration is an unconstitutional disaster for the unemployed
FoxNews.com

President Obama thwarted the will of Congress and shunned the 20 million under-employed and unemployed Americans by announcing he will grant work permits to 2 million to 3 million illegal immigrants.

This appears to be an unconstitutional fiat that not only usurps congressional authority to set immigration policy but...

Should Counties Bear the Financial Burden of Undocumented Criminals?
Long Beach Post

On May 23, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an alteration in the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) that will prohibit SCAAP funds from being used to reimburse localities for certain criminal aliens, or foreign-born criminals.

The funds will specifically exclude what are called "unknown" inmates...

U.S. signs migrant worker rights agreements
Fresh Fruit Portal - The Voice of the Southern Hemisphere

U.S. secretary of labor Hilda Solis has signed worker rights letters of arrangement with the ambassadors of Honduras, the Philippines, Peru and Ecuador.

Under the agreements, regional enforcement offices of Department of Labor (DOL) agencies – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its Wage and Hour...

Eric Holder Shows Nothing But Contempt For The Truth In Fast And Furious Scandal
Investors Business Daily

The Law: A House committee has announced a June 20 vote on whether Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for withholding documents in the "Fast and Furious" scandal. It can't happen soon enough.

For more than a year, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has labored to find out the...

Fake IDs coming from China, can fool experts
The Arizona Republic

...Overseas forgers from as far away as China are shipping fake driver's license and other IDs to the United States that can bypass even the newest electronic digital security systems, according to document security experts and the Secret Service.

The new IDs are "an affront to the very sovereignty and dignity of the...

New Data On ‘Population Emissions’

While many climate change studies focus on the physical and ecological processes that drive greenhouse gas emissions, a new study published this week focuses on the societal forces that could cause global warming.

In a report published Sunday in Nature Climate Change, Michigan State University professor Tom Dietz...

On the border: Guns, drugs -- and a betrayal of trust
CNN

Columbus, New Mexico (CNN) -- Mayor Nicole Lawson is only 37, but her hair is already turning white as she tries to keep this border town corrupted more than a year ago by Mexican cartels from falling deeper into financial ruin.

Lawson runs the village by day and works as a town emergency medical technician by night...

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