Bad Penny Boehner Just Won’t Go Away

The stupefyingly stubborn John Boehner is at it again. A week ago at a Las Vegas fundraiser, the House speaker audaciously said that he’s hell-bent on passing an immigration bill this year. Then at the exclusive Brown’s Run Country Club in his Ohio home district, Boehner publicly ridiculed his fellow House Republicans for refusing to…

Congress Turns Deaf Ear, Presses Ahead with Amnesty Bills

On Good Friday, seven influential mainstream media outlets published passionate comprehensive immigration reform pleas thinly disguised as news stories. The Wall Street Journal reported that House Speaker John Boehner told a Las Vegas fundraiser crowd that he’s “hell bent” on passing a mass amnesty this year. Earlier, Capitol Hill insiders’ rumored that Boehner would wait…

There Are Better Solutions Than Hiring Teachers Who Came To U.S. Illegally

Recently, the Denver Public School System announced that it would allow illegal immigrants to teach in its classrooms. Before writing a single additional word, let me clarify two things. First, I’ll address new teachers’ immigration status. They’re aliens who President Obama, through an executive action that was not congressionally approved, granted what is known as…

American Workers Compete with Fewer Jobs, More Immigration

While the March Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report looks rosy to some, the underlying realities show that the economy still has a long way to go before the celebrating can begin. On Friday, the Labor Department announced that last month nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 192,000 and finally reached the 8.8 million replacement…

Non-Enforcement Name of the Immigration Game

Since the Department of Homeland Security first introduced the immigration policy known as prosecutorial discretion, enforcement has collapsed. Starting in June 2011, a series of internal memos written by former Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton have gradually gutted enforcement. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Unless aliens are convicted of a capital crime like…

Population in LA County Hits Unsustainable Milestone

Los Angeles County, where I was born in the mid-1940s, reached an ominous milestone last July. Recently released Census Bureau data show that in 2013 LA County’s population inched over 10 million, nearly twice the total of second place Cook County, Ill. with its 5.3 million people. Loujie / Cagle Cartoons In 1940, LA’s population…

Slippery Road Ahead as Congress Reconvenes

With congress reconvening this week, all eyes will be warily cast on President Obama. He recently ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review deportation policies so they might be handled “more humanely.” For millions of Americans who support enforcement first, and who represent the nation’s majority, Obama’s directive sent a chilling message. Gary McCoy…

Obama Takes First Steps toward Administrative Amnesty

The White House, its congressional allies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led cheap labor lobby have thrown down the gauntlet. On immigration, it’s their way or the highway. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Last week, in a series of late breaking developments, Senate Gang of Eight leader Chuck Schumer said that the House has two…

Ominously, White House Orders DHS to ‘Review’ Deportation Policy

Earlier this week, a group of House Republicans said that despite a series of delays, they’re eager to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform, buzz words for bills that would legalize 12 million illegal immigrants and issue more than 20 million work visas during the first decade after enactment. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, a former…

Obama as Deporter-in-Chief? Not So Fast

Janet Murguia, the National Council of La Raza’s Chief Executive Officer, recently made an explosive charge against President Barack Obama. Murguia called the president the “Deporter- in-Chief,” a reference to what many Hispanic lobbying organizations allege is Obama’s record number of deportations. Jeff Parker / PoliticalCartoons.com Obama, in his own defense, responded by saying: “I’m…

Journalist Asks: ‘Why Don’t We Care More about Our People?’

Last week, President Barack Obama and House Majority leader John Boehner met behind closed doors. Hush, hush meetings between powerful politicians usually means bad news for Americans. Sean Delonas / PoliticalCartoons.com Among the topics discussed, and possibly the first matter of business, was immigration reform which despite a sluggish economy, high unemployment and the looming…

House: Risk-Reward Calculation Dictates Amnesty Inaction

On some of America’s most contentious issues, civil discourse takes a back seat to ugly outcry. Last week, masked protesters carrying torches and threatening organized violence demonstrated on the front lawn of the Enbridge Energy Management Company’s president. Environmentalists made a late night visit to Mark Maki’s home and promised “solidarity means attack,” and pledged…

Bieber: How He Got Here and Why He Should Be Sent Home

Canadian-born, teen heart throb Justin Bieber’s criminal misbehavior may indirectly hurt Congress’ push for comprehensive immigration reform. All systems for the White House’s coveted blanket amnesty are “go.” President Obama just touted his version of reform during his Tuesday State of the Union address. House Majority leader John Boehner released what he calls his “immigration…