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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...

Easier access sought for driver’s licenses
Tancredo, other opponents see politics driving the issue
Colorado Statesman

Proponents of a ballot proposal that would offer Colorado driver’s licenses to all residents of the state whether they are a legal resident or an undocumented immigrant are busy gathering signatures despite cries that the initiative would legitimize illegal behavior.

The petition specifications for Initiative 52 have...

Metro State board approves special tuition rate for illegal immigrant students
The Denver Post

The Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees voted 7-1 this morning to pass a new tuition rate for illegal immigrant students.

The rate of $3,358.30 per semester — greater than that paid by in-state students but more than 50 percent less than the cost for out-of-state students — will take effect this...

Colorado college now offers tuition break to illegal aliens
The Examiner

On Thursday, the Metro State College of Denver’s board of trustees approved a plan that will give illegal aliens a 58 percent discount on their tuition. The move passed with a 7-1 vote.

Under the special rate, illegal aliens will pay $6,716.60 per year, while out-of-state students will pay $15,985 per year. In-state...

Court says illegal immigrants can't have guns
Fox News

A federal appeals court says illegal immigrants don't have a right to own firearms under the U.S. Constitution...

The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Monday that illegal immigrants have only limited protection under the Constitution.

Colorado’s Illegal Alien Crime Wave
The Social Contract

In the early morning hours of Mother’s Day 2005, Denver Police Detective Donny Young was assassinated in cold blood by an illegal alien. Young was working off duty in uniform with Detective John Bishop at the Solano Ocampo Hall to earn extra income to support his wife and two young daughters. Illegal alien Raul Gomez-Garcia...

Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children
A Look at Cash, Medicaid, Housing, and Food Programs
Center for Immigration Studies

...In 2009 (based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children...

A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households with children is...

Census milestone: Hispanics make up 1 in 6 Americans
Denver Post

Latinos accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the past decade, exceeding estimates in most states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.

Meanwhile, more than 9 million Americans checked two or more race categories on their 2010 census forms, up 32 percent...

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers
FAIR - Federation for American Immigration Reform

illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level. the bulk of the costs — some $84 billion — are absorbed by state and local governments.

The annual outlay that illegal aliens cost u.s. taxpayers is an annual amount per native-headed household of nearly $1,000...

Emergency beacons put in Texas desert for [Chinese] border crossers
Tucson Citizen

A pair of emergency beacons have been placed in South Texas to help stranded illegal immigrants [aliens] as they try to head north from the border along a popular desert trail, the U.S. Border Patrol said...

The two-story tall red steel posts are solar powered, with mirrors affixed to make them more visible during...

US population hits 300 million, but is it sustainable?
The Independent

The population of the United States will pass 300 million today, or tomorrow. No one knows exactly where, no one know precisely when. It is a milestone for sure but is this a cause for celebration or anxiety?

Some American commentators are already saying the landmark is a chance to note the US is perhaps the only...

How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico
Christian Science Monitor

Fifty-three years ago [in 1954], when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond....

New Study Spells Out Illegal Immigrants' Cost To Colorado
Defend Colorado Now Says Cost Is $1 Billion; Others Say Numbers Not Accurate
7 News

DENVER -- A new study spells out some of the costs of illegal immigration here in Colorado.

The report was put out Tuesday by a group that wants to put a measure limiting state services to illegal immigrants on the November ballot....

The group's data claims that Colorado taxpayers spent $64 million a year...

How Come We Can Have 40,000 miles Of Interstate, But Not 2,000 Miles Of Border Fence?
VDare.com

...over a 10-mile stretch of the border near San Diego, arrests of illegal immigrants have plummeted from about 25,000 per year three years ago to 3,000 per year today. Violent crimes have virtually come to a halt in that area, according to the San Diego PD. [Valerie Alvord, "Border fence plan runs into a barrier," USA...

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