Sunday, December 14, 2014

Illegal Immigrant Population Rises in 7 States

From NewsMax

The population of undocumented immigrants in the United States leveled off after the Great Recession, but the illegal alien population actually rose in seven states from 2009 to 2012, a new survey reveals.

Nationally, the population of unauthorized immigrants in 2012 was 11.2 million, unchanged from 2009. The number had peaked at 12.2 million in 2007 before declining during the recession.

Five East Coast states showed an increase in illegal immigrants during the three-year period, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center — Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Numbers also increased in Nebraska and Idaho.

New Jersey showed the largest increase in the number of illegal immigrants, from 450,000 in 2009 to 525,000 in 2012, while in Florida the number rose from 875,000 to 925,000.

In six of the seven states where the illegal immigrant population rose, the increase was attributable to non-Mexican immigrants from Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, and the rest of the world, while the number of Mexicans declined or did not change. The exception was Nebraska, which had a small increase in unauthorized immigrants from Mexico.

The number of illegal immigrants declined in 14 states from 2009 to 2012, including six Western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon), three in the South (Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky), and three in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas), plus New York and Massachusetts.

The largest declines were in California, Arizona, and New York — the illegal-immigrant population fell 50,000 in all three states.

Pew attributes the decline in 13 of those states to a drop in the number of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico. The exception is Massachusetts, where the decline was due to a decrease in illegal immigrants from other countries.

More than half of the illegal immigrants in the country in 2012, 60 percent, lived in just six states — California, Florida, New York, Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois. Six states had fewer than 5,000 illegal immigrants in 2012 — Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Unauthorized immigrants comprised 3.5 percent of the nation's 2012 population, down from 4 percent in 2009, and 26 percent of the nation's foreign-born residents, Pew also found.

Slightly more than 8 million illegal immigrants were working or looking for work in 2012, a sharp increase from 3.6 million in 1995 and 5.6 million in 2000.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Built for Honest Folks

Someone made a remark on TV the other day that really rings true. Something to the effect “what good is the constitution if the person can’t be shamed into doing the right thing”. That is Obama, the progressives, and most of the progressive press in a nutshell. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Masters of Deception

Obama has been able to roll out his amnesty program and then shield it in smoke so the public wouldn’t go into full revolt. He set the roll out for after the election because he knew it was going to have a negative impact on the outcome of his fellow democrats (he knew that something bad was coming and he didn’t want to make it worse). He set the stage in Ferguson so he knew what was going to happen when. You have to know that the Justice Department was knee deep with the Grand Jury in NY and it wouldn’t surprise me that they impacted the pace of the proceedings resulting in the timing of the decision.  These events were a treasure trove of smoke bombs and fire wood for the Obama gang. The White House and Senate Intelligence Committee had been negotiating the release of their Interrogation Report. There is no doubt in my mind that was held up until after the election because of the impact that it would have had on the election, and it would provide additional smoke if and when needed. And it worked as intended. He knew there would be fuss and muss over the end of year negotiations and the threat of ‘shutting the government down’ could be used if needed.
The community organizer at his best.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bad People Doing Bad Things

When you have the Obama Administration telling you that they need to release the Senate ‘Torture Report’ because of the need for transparency, and Senator Feinstein telling you that it needs to be released because of her concerns for constitutional  issues, we (the people) need to be really concerned about the truthfulness of the information. Consider the motives as well. We need to hold the people that support the release of the document accountable for the results of the release. Neither of these leaders are any good for America.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What Could Possibly Go Right?

Here’s an idea, lets get the most divisive president in history together with a bunch of his progressive/socialist friends, sprinkle in an outsider for flavor, and have them come up with a bunch of ideas to bring communities and policing together that can be implemented through his executive action pen and phone.  When you are a community organizer, and you lose big in an election, and yoiu can see that his African-American base did not support him, you know that you have to do a better job in rallying the troops for the next election when he hopes there will be another radical he supports on the ballot. His ‘committee’ will result in a lot of your taxpayer dollars being spent to support it, your local tax dollars should be spent on implementation if you support the ideas but he will push to use your federal tax dollars instead, and masses of your tax dollars will be used for a get out the vote effort for 2016. We will be lucky to get anything good out of this smoke and mirrors effort. After all, as he said in scandal after scandal, ‘I will get to the bottom of this because the American people need to know’ and then nothing happens.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

They Waste Your Money and Want More

A new Government Accountability Office report notes that our Federal Government paid 386 federal workers to work full time for government employee unions. Between $156,000,000 and $161,000,000 were given to 10,000 federal employees for union business alone in 2012.

I can see paying stewards to do union business occasionally as part of a normal work week. Using our tax money to pay people to work full time for the union is not logical except in an organization that is spending someone else’s money. All the federal union employees are paying dues to their union. Those dues should be paying for full time union employees. You can bet your lunch that if the dues payers were paying for these people with their dues, there would not be anything even near 386 on the payroll.

This method of funding also allows the unions to give millions of dollars to candidates and causes that should be spent on their organizations instead. They should be able to spend their money where they want but they should be paying their overhead instead of us.

The way they currently do business is bad policy and should be changed. It is costing tax payers way more than $160,000,000 a year.   

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Is It Just About The Next Election?

You would hope Obama would be helpful in injecting in the Ferguson grand jury results. But it would seem that he just can’t help being the community organizer. In his rambling statement to possibly tamp down the potential violence he supported local law enforcement with ‘law enforcement needs to work with the community not against it in the coming days’ , ‘there is a deep distrust between communities of color and law enforcement based on the legacy of racial discrimination’, ‘and the good news is that we know having the ranks of law enforcement reflect the community makes a difference’, ‘need better training to treat all people fairly’, ‘it feels that the law often feels that it is applied in a discriminatory fashion’.  This is after he, Holder, Sharpton, and Jackson stirred the pot right after the shooting. You know that he had all the details that the county DA released when the verdict was released but chose to use none of it. Call me cynical but after watching the statement last night it looked like he was setting the stage for getting out the vote for the 2016 election cycle rather than stopping a violent reaction to the grand jury verdict.