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.
America runs on Dunkin’, but the NYPD doesn´t. Two New York City police officers allege that they were denied service at a Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts by an employee with a bias against cops. The New York Post reports that Detectives’ Endowment Association president Michael Palladino is leading a boycott against the chain. Though admitting that this was most likely an isolated incident, Palladino said that the discrimination was “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.” Until Dunkin’ Donuts issues an official apology, Palladino has asked detectives and their families to “refrain from patronizing [its] stores.” Law-enforcement sources told the Post that
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren won´t face voters for more than a year, but the broad outlines of the effort to unseat the Massachusetts Democrat, and her re-election pitch to voters, are taking shape. Two Republicans have announced their candidacies, two others are said to be weighing runs, and conservative political groups are chipping away at the candidate. Still, Warren enjoys enormous advantages, including a national base of support, a fat campaign account and solid poll numbers. Hanging over everything is the question of whether Warren will run for the White House in 2020. THE CANDIDATE After she was first
A summer camp for transgender and “gender fluid” children is taking in children as young as 4. The camp seems like any other. Children arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, sing songs and get silly. But each day at check-in, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. Some opt for “she” or “he” while others choose “they” or something else. And enrollment at the camp is booming. The number of children at the San Francisco Bay area camp has tripled to about 60 youngsters, from age 4 to 12, since it opened three summers ago, with
NEW ORLEANS — Parts of New Orleans flooded after a heavy weekend rainfall that officials said overwhelmed the city´s pump stations. NOLA.com reports city officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches (20 and 25 centimeters) of rain over a few hours Saturday. That was too much for the Sewerage & Water Board´s 24 pump stations to cope with even though all were operating. Deputy Mayor Ryan Berni told reporters the city has no immediate plans to request an emergency declaration from the state, but that could change as the city collects more information on flood
The National Weather Service on Sunday confirmed an EF2 tornado — with winds of 111-135 mph — touched down in midtown Tulsa. Most of those hurt had lacerations and other injuries, but most were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. No deaths were reported. The area that received the most damage is 41st to 51st streets from Harvard to Mingo. The shopping corridor at 41st and Yale is closed currently. The city of Tulsa has closed 41st-51st streets between Memorial and Sheridan, and 41st from Yale to Sheridan. Deputy Mayor Michael Junk, who is acting mayor while Mayor G.T.
The warm and humid summer-like stretch has come to an end for now. It appears someone told parts of Wisconsin to chill out today with temperatures dipping into the 50´s this morning. People working out at Veterans Park had to bundle up. "I was really surprised this morning. I woke up and I saw the weather. I was wondering if I should wear a jacket. I see a lot of people wearing jackets today," said Joe Laurendi. In Riverwest, Lexi Peterson grabbed a jacket to walk her dog Grettel. It doesn´t feel like the dog days of summer right now
Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California´s national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states from
NEWARK, N.J. — Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night´s rowdiest and wildest applause. (Snip) "I want you to know, if it was not for the love and respect shown to me by black women, those right-wing ultra conservatives ... they would have me believe I´m too black, I´m too confrontational, I´m too tough, and I´m too disrespectful of them," she said. "But now I know I´m simply a strong, black woman." "I don´t care
LAWRENCE, Kan. — As she held her two-week-old grandson, Margarita Fitzpatrick prepared for a family dinner she´d never forget. Then she cried. (Snip) Without much evidence, President Donald Trump has often referred to millions of people voting illegally in this country. Fitzpatrick now admits she did cast two ballots improperly — but she insists it was not intentional. Her story is one that stretches over three presidential administrations: those of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. It´s a story that sheds light on potential gaps in federal law, the limits of the judicial system and the agonizing
A group of fans who believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL have launched a petition threatening to boycott the league if he isn´t signed to a roster this season. The Change.org petition, titled #NoKaepernickNoNFL, has received more than 31,000 signatures as of Saturday afternoon. "We understand (the) NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick´s protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch," the petition reads. "Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America - where ´all men are created equal´ - treats people
Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to President Trump, is reportedly under consideration to succeed Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Miller isn´t the frontrunner for the job, Axios reported Saturday. But White House chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly likes the idea. Miller, a former staffer to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), received praise from his colleagues after sparring with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a press briefing Wednesday. In that exchange, Miller fiercely defended a White House-backed bill that would establish a merit-based immigration system and accused Acosta of having a "cosmopolitan bias." Trump applauded Miller´s performance at the press
ORLANDO - Right now, there’s a flurry of political activity in western Orange County. With a special legislative election afoot, four Republicans are running vigorous campaigns, debating conservative ideas and collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash in House District 44, which envelops Disney, Winter Garden, Dr. Phillips and west Orlando. So, the Republicans are all in. One the other side of the aisle is a single Democratic candidate without much name ID, support or money. As of his last report, he had raised $3,131 … with most of that coming from the candidate’s own pocket. All this
Malia Obama lost her iPhone at Lollapalooza in Chicago over the weekend. The former first daughter was spotted doing some wild dance moves at the music festival, and was captured on video jamming and rolling around on the floor with a friend while the Killers performed. Unfortunately, due to her energetic moves, Malia also lost her phone, and was later seen visiting a Chicago Apple Store with Secret Service agents in tow. A witness told us, “Malia came into the Apple Store to get her iPhone replaced, but things didn’t go exactly [as planned]. The Apple Store couldn’t immediately help
California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday. Waters joined “The Breakfast Club” radio show on Monday morning and was asked if it was time for black people to form their own political party. “No, not at this point,” Waters said. “You have to show that you’re willing and you’re able to put the numbers together and exercise your influence.” “We still are not voting our influence yet,” she continued. “What we should do is organize our power, exercise our power, particularly in the Democratic Party because
Three-quarters of Americans do not trust President Trump, according to a new CNN poll published Monday night. Six months into his presidency, 38 percent of those polled said they approve of Trump´s performance, while 56 percent say they disapprove. Trump is also faring worse with his base, the poll showed. Among Republicans, his strong approval rating fell from 73 percent in February to 59 percent now. Among non-college educated white people, 35 percent of those polled strongly approve of Trump, down 12 points since February. The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS by telephone Aug. 3 through Aug. 6 among
Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been getting quite a bit of attention lately for her strong opposition to President Trump and frequent calls for his impeachment. She called President Trump “the worst” president she’s ever seen in a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” saying he “believes in nothing. I think he believes in nothing," Waters said. "I think that he cares about nothing. I think that he´s capable of doing outrageous things. I believe it is possible to impeach him,” she said. “How long is it going to take? I don´t know, but I give it to about December."
When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton were busted secretly meeting aboard Lynch´s private plane last summer by a local television reporter, a number of government watchdog groups filed lawsuits for documents surrounding the meeting. After all the FBI, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, was actively investigating Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information at the time. In response to information requests, the FBI and DOJ said documents didn´t exist. Fast forward more than a year and it turns out hundreds of documents related to the meeting do exist and show the Department
The Republican Party should have cut off Donald Trump’s “birther” movement in its infancy, an anti-Trump Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he regrets that his fellow Republicans kept quiet years ago as Trump rallied his phony conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. “I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up...when the birtherism thing was going along,” Flake said on NBC News´ “Meet the Press.” “That was particularly ugly.” Flake also condemned his party for supporting Trump’s “lock her up” campaign rally chants about Hillary Clinton,
Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures
The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI said earlier such records did not exist. This discharge of information is the result of a lawsuit filed against the DOJ by the American Council for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in November 2016. The newly-released emails mostly include DOJ officials’ conversations with reporters, who were seeking comment on the meeting between Lynch and the former president on an airport tarmac in
President Trump´s approval rating dropped 5 percentage points in August to a new low of 32%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, with 59% saying they disapprove of the job he´s doing as president. Trump lost significant support across the board, but saw big declines among areas of core support, including Republicans, Midwesterners, middle-income families, white men and the high-school educated. The results come in the wake of the Senate´s failure to repeal ObamaCare, upheavals in the White House staff, the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election, and the daily beatings administered by the mainstream press. Among Republicans, for example,
While President Trump spends the next two weeks away from the White House, scores of workers will undertake the next steps in a long-planned renovation of the West Wing. White House staffers have been relocated while stairs and leaks are repaired, electrical systems upgraded, walls repainted, drapes cleaned and a modernized system of heating and air conditioning is installed. The massive 24/7 repair work area is an ideal metaphor for the troubled Trump administration rolling toward its eighth month. [Snip] However, one serious problem remains unaddressed – the deteriorating relations between the Republican president and the Republican Congress, something that
Deyon Kaigler said in December that he was done stealing cars. His friends were still posting videos of high-speed joyrides to Facebook, wearing key fobs on lanyards around their necks. But Deyon, 16, had decided it was too dangerous. "I value my life," he said. "I´m not trying to be dead." Just eight months later, on Sunday morning, three boys died and Deyon was led away in handcuffs after a fiery, high-speed crash sent a stolen Ford Explorer pinwheeling through the air down Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, bursting into flames. Eight teenage car thieves from Pinellas have now died in the
Donald Trump is the reigning king of American victimhood. He is unceasingly pained, injured, aggrieved. The primaries were unfair. The debates were unfair. The general election was unfair. “No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly,” he laments. People refuse to reach past his flaws — which are legion! — and pat him on the back. People refuse to praise his minimal effort and minimal efficacy. They refuse to ignore that the legend he created about himself is a lie. People’s insistence on truth and honest appraisal is so annoying. It’s all so terribly unfair.