California state lawmakers approved $45 million in a state budget plan to expand legal services for immigrants, a response to the Trump administration´s call to increase deportations. The funds, greater than what Gov. Jerry Brown earmarked in May and which will be an ongoing allocation through 2020, will go to a coalition of legal services agencies, immigrant rights groups and faith-based organizations called One California. (Snip) Improving legal defense for immigrants has been a significant part of a legislative package proposed by Democrats, in an attempt to assist more than 2 million people living in the state illegally. Among the proposals was a bill by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) to create
Comments: Your tax dollars at work. The state is actually funding ´get out of jail free´ services to people who should not be here in the first place.
I´m really surprised that California has any businesses or higher earning citizens left. Money Money Money....it´s Christmas everyday in Sacramento, especially for the illegals....if you´re an Anglo, you´re totally out of luck. For those of you who voted against Brown and the rest, you have my sympathies.
My bet is that not one penny will be spent to help immigrants.
They will spend it all to help Illegal Aliens.
Words mean things.
I am amazed that folks, even here, are brainwashed into calling aliens, "immigrants". That is giving them half the battle. They are NOT immigrants, not of any kind, they are citizens of other countries, and the legal, correct term is "aliens". The ones who are here in violation of the laws are-- illegal aliens.
They should just call it what it really is: expanded voter registration, with party affiliation and voting instructions already provided. And will these ´expanded´ services include obtaining a social security number? And will it be new or used ?
Hey Ulloa you forgot the rest of your headline. To the detriment of the taxpayers of the state. There fixed it for you. Also you might want to put the word illegal in from of immigrants. It will cut down on the confusion.
50 million? What is California´s annual deficit? More likely they aren´t paying for this at all. Just more debt. Sooner or later, the loans will dry up, and what will they do then? California is a testament to irresponsible government.
The great, unwritten story of the year is the real reason Lefty states are fighting tooth and nail to keep their Illegals -- the 2020 Census. Right now, Lefty enclaves enjoy more Electoral College votes and more representation in the House of Representatives because the that proportional representation is based on ALL residents -- both legal and illegal. Trumps real success was even larger than stated, because the Left locales have more votes than they should.
If the Republicans had a brain, they would be building Illegal holding facilities in Republican states. They would get the federal money and contract jobs in their jurisdictions, and they would get greater representation after the 2020 Census.
You have to get the illegals out of the country! That´s the only answer to this problem. And we have to have national voter ID because Blue States won´t have it on their own.That´s the follow up to deporting the illegals. If anyone has a better idea to getting the country back, let me know.
Drivers on the road this Fourth of July holiday will see the cheapest gas prices since 2005, according to a GasBuddy report on Tuesday. U.S. consumers will pay an average of $2.21 per gallon at the pump, well under the 10-year average of $3.14, according to GasBuddy, an app that helps its 65 million users find the cheapest gasoline prices in the United States, Canada and Australia. The prices are also expected to be lower than prices seen on New Year´s Day by 12 cents. "So many Americans love to hold onto that myth that gas prices go up for
Retired tennis player John McEnroe said Serena Williams would be “like 700” in the world tennis rankings if she played in the men´s tour. Mr McEnroe, speaking to NPR about his memoir But Seriously, said Ms Williams was the best female player ever, “no question.” But when asked if he thought she was the best ever tennis player, without a gender qualifier, Mr McEnroe did not agree. He said: “If she played the men´s circuit she´d be like 700 in the world.” The former tennis player added that he thought the 35-year-old could win against certain male counterparts “but if she had to just play the
The wicked witch is back. This time, her name is Nancy Pelosi. The House minority leader was the prime punching bag for Republicans during the Georgia race Jon Ossoff just lost, targeted in a series of ads painting him as her puppet and the epitome of the reviled Washington liberal establishment. Now a rump group in her own party has chimed in, blaming her for a loss that could as easily be credited to a weak candidate who had shallow roots in the district. Nevertheless, the group is calling on her to step down, insisting she’s a liability for the party.
WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court has ruled in a Missouri case that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money to pay for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The justices on Monday ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Mo. The church sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground, but was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions. Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court that it "is odious to our Constitution" to exclude the church from the
Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is rumored to be poised to announce his retirement and, if it happens, it will trigger a confirmation battle that could make the fight over Neil Gorsuch look like a playground skirmish. That’s because Gorsuch replaced Antonin Scalia, who was a reliable conservative vote. Kennedy, on the other hand, while considered a conservative, has often found himself in the middle, and become the court’s “swing vote.” Thus, whoever replaces him could very much determine in what direction the court will go. There are a number of areas where Kennedy has not followed the “conservative”
It’s one of the core questions in the debate over minimum wage: Does hiking the pay floor lead businesses to cut hours and jobs? A much-anticipated study released Monday by a team of researchers at the University of Washington is likely to intensify that controversy — just as Los Angeles heads toward its own minimum-wage increase for large businesses,from $10.50 an hour to $12 an hour on July 1. The new study has found that jobs and work hours fell for Seattle’s lowest paid employees after the city raised the minimum wage to $13 last year. The analysis shows that
Jordan Spieth chipped in a bunker shot on the 18th hole Sunday to win the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Spieth hit the big chip while facing a massive bank. He lofted it over the hill and sank the attempt off of the roll for birdie. Spieth tossed his club and immediately ran up to his caddy and gave him a chest bump. The hole was the first in Spieth´s playoff against Daniel Berger. Spieth joined Tiger Woods as the second player to have at least 10 wins on the PGA Tour before turning 24-years-old. Spieth
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise. (Snip) A loudspeaker atop a local mosque alerted villagers to the leaking fuel, and scores raced to the site with jerry cans, said Rana Mohammad Salim, deputy commissioner of Bahawalpur. Highway police moved quickly to redirect traffic but couldn´t stop the scores of villagers who raced to collect the fuel, spokesman Imran Shah told a local TV channel.
WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN´s "State of the Union" program. The Obama administration imposed sanctions in December on two Russian intelligence agencies over their
It started so innocently. A kid ordered a soda in a restaurant. “It came with a plastic straw in it,” Milo Cress recalled. He glared at the straw for a while. “It seemed like such a waste.” Not only did Cress yank the plastic from his drink, but he also launched a campaign, “Be Straw Free,” targeting all straws as needless pollution. He knocked on the doors of restaurants in Burlington, Vt., where he lived at the time, and asked managers not to offer straws unless patrons asked. He was 9 years old. Today Cress, 15, is one of the
The World´s Ugliest Dog contest is usually headlined by tiny, hairless Chihuahuas and mutts. Therefore, consider this year´s winner, a large Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha, an upset. Martha, just three-years-old, stole the hearts and hurt the eyes of the crowd in northern California on Friday when she plopped down on her side and a drooped her long face across the floor when she should have been performing for the panel of judges. So convinced were the judges that they didn´t even wait to hear her signature snore to give her the award. Martha´s win sees her owner, Shirley Zindler, walk away with $1,500
The carcass of a young humpback whale washed ashore Friday morning in Rhode Island, causing experts to think that a nearby offshore wind turbine may be to blame. Rescue workers and two veterinarians from a nearby aquarium collected samples from the dead whale, and suspect that the nearby Block Island offshore wind farm could be responsible for the whale’s death. Noise from the turbine allegedly hampers the sonar that whales use to navigate and communicate. “If necropsy shows that a perfectly healthy whale beached itself where offshore wind turbines do exist, they need to really check what kind of sound these
President Donald Trump broke a long standing White House tradition of hosting a dinner to celebrate Ramadan, a Muslim religious holiday. Hosting an Iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan fasting is a tradition that started in the Clinton years and was continued by Presidents Bush and Obama. Over the past two decades presidents have honored the holy day by hosting such a dinner. Thomas Jefferson was the first president noted in history to host Itfar in 1805 with an invitation to the dinner stating ´Dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set – ´ the invitation read. ´The favour
A feminist magazine is calling on all white women to “do their part to prevent white supremacy” and abort their white babies. This is sick beyond words. The feminist Medusa Magazine reported: In a progressive society, it is often white families that stand in the way of equality and justice. Systemic white supremacy depends, first and foremost, on the white family unit. When white conquerors forcefully penetrated the indigenous, egalitarian homeland of the Native peoples of America, they were quick to replicate their white societies, initiating their parasitism by establishing white plantations, headed by white fathers, submissive white mothers, and,
An angry couple assaulted a Georgia fast food owner and her daughter outside a restaurant over a chicken and fries order — leaving the two women battered and authorities in disbelief. “I have a severely broken nose that requires surgery,” Quik Chik owner Jeanette Norris told the Daily News Sunday. “My daughter is scared. She was hit on her right side and has a black eye.” Norris was violently attacked at around 3 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant in Baxley after a couple complained about an order — prompting an argument that led suspect, Latasha Smith, to slap and punch
Actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner was shredded by social media users over the weekend after he called for an “all out war” to resist President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter Sunday, the All in the Family star mentioned a Fox News report about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. “When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason,” he wrote. (Tweet) Reiner’s remarks were slammed by several social media users, many of them suggesting that the actor’s tweet
I’ve been talking about the importance of protecting against voting-machine hacks since 2002. And now, finally, people are starting to take me seriously. The move to paperless voting started in response to the Florida “hanging chad” fiasco in the 2000 presidential election. Some people (like me) thought this was a mistake, but such concerns were often dismissed. Now, apparently, you can’t be paranoid enough. As Politico’s Bob King noted, while 10 years ago critics of paperless voting were called paranoid, now both parties are worried. It remains true that there is no actual evidence that a single vote was changed by hackers
Have you ever had an old grand-uncle that you haven´t seen in ages and that you have almost completely forgotten about suddenly show up from out of nowhere? His return quickly reminds you why you originally found him so annoying since he is still obsessed about the same grudges upon which he still continues expounding in an aimless manner. In this case it is former liberal talk show host Phil Donahue who appeared with Brian Stelter on his CNN Reliable Sources show on June 25. Yes, it was the same old by the numbers predictable liberal Phil and, of course,
The Obama adventures continue! Barack Obama and his family went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali on Monday amid their nine-day vacation to Indonesia, where the former president lived for several years as a child. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were invited to vacation in Indonesia by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who also asked the family to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their trip, according to ABC News. Obama will also speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta on July 1. Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 at age 6
The New York Post has an explosive report on the infamous “dossier” that tried to smear Donald Trump in order to swing the presidential election to Hillary Clinton. The source of the dossier is a Democratic Party opposition research firm called Fusion GPS: "The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House. Fusion GPS was on the payroll of
A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship´s captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship´s captain said the ACX Crystal had
The New York Daily News’ senior justice writer Shaun King blasted Christians Monday for perpetrating white supremacy for their support of President Donald Trump’s immigration halt. King put out a series of tweets accusing Christians who supported the halt of “fake faith” after the Supreme Court allowed Trump’s immigration ban to go into effect. (Snip) “To support a ban on immigrants & refugees, while calling yourself a Christian, is not faith, it’s white supremacy disguised as religion,” King tweeted.
The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date. Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can begin to enforce his ban against foreigners who don’t already have some ties to the U.S. That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who don’t already have family in the U.S., or some other prior connection such as
Police are on the hunt for a couple who were caught on video camera beating a restaurant owner and her 15-year-old daughter because they weren´t happy with their meals. The incident happened at the Qwik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1 in Baxley, Georgia just after 3pm on Thursday, reported WTOC. The couple, identified as Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith, got into an altercation with the food store´s owner, Jeanette Norris, because they said their chicken was cold and they didn´t have enough fries. Norris refunded their money but she said they went ´berserk´ anyway and