R. Cort Kirkwood
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed the state’s tough immigration law on Thursday, inviting an immediate challenge from the radical left, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Poverty Law Center.
Top GOP legislators say the bill is required to stem the tide of illegal aliens who are costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The politically-correct lobby labels the bill as hateful and racist.
Alabama has joined Arizona in the legal battle against illegal aliens. Last week, the state passed a law that, legislators hope, will send illegal aliens scampering for the state's borders and from there out of the country. Thus is the Yellowhammer state likely now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which sued Arizona after it approved its crackdown on border jumpers.
As expected, the illegal amnesty lobby has been raging about the bill for some time and has threatened to sue if Alabama's governor signs the bill. He is likely to do so, and Alabama can expect a lengthy legal battle defending the bill.
Colorado is suffering a massive increase in the number of foreigners in its jails, and many of the miscreants are illegal aliens.
According to the Denver Post, the number has jumped 51 percent since 2005 to nearly 2000. As well, the paper reported, the number of foreigners with "detainers," meaning they are subject to deporation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has more than doubled since 2001.
Local news media have uncovered a wealth of details about Johoan Rodriguez, who killed 28-year-old cop Kevin Will. The 26-year-old Mexican illegal killed Will after he crashed a police barrier set up to cordon off an area where Will was investigating an accident. The Mexican vagabond was drunk and carrying cocaine in his pocket when his car struck the officer.
Obama was merely repeating falsehoods earlier uttered by his Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, whose repeated insistence that the border is secure was, again, proven false by a more competent authority.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her agency is developing a new "index" to gauge border security that goes beyond traditional measures such as crime and the number of collared drug traffickers or illegal aliens.
Federal authorities in Florida have charged 18 people in connection with a scam to provide illegal immigrants with fake driver's licenses.
Three employees of the Sunshine State's department of motor vehicles are in jail, along with a middleman and more than dozen recipients of the phony licenses.
If you believe the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. border with Mexico is a sleepy place where nothing much ever happens. The headline over its article of April 21 explained the border thusly: "Plunge in border crossings leaves agents fighting boredom."
Three judges of the leftist Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have joined the Obama administration's war against Arizona and its people. A three-judge panel of the court upheld a lower federal court's decision, pursuant to a lawsuit filed by the administration, to nullify most of Arizona's now-famous immigration law.