Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am
Obamacare isn’t the only subject the president has been lying about for months. The Affordable Care Act and its disastrous consequences have gotten most of the publicity and has pushed comprehensive immigration reform off the front page.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Earlier this month, 11 “Pathway to Citizenship” pilgrims arrived in Lodi on their march from Sacramento to Bakersfield. On Labor Day, they’ll protest outside House Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office, demanding immigration reform. McCarthy’s district includes Bakersfield.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Former Lodi resident Sarai Mora moved to the United States with her parents from Mexico when she was 10 years old. She told a crowd of about 200 people at an Eastside church Tuesday that, despite her solid grades in high school, she cannot get financial aid to attend the University of the Pacific.
Friday, August 2, 2013 2:50 pm
More than 25 years after the Immigration Reform and Control Act passed in 1986, Congress is deadlocked on what — if anything — to do next. In the last quarter of a century, open borders, no internal enforcement, a huge increase in non-immigrant visa issuance and record numbers of refugees have helped push America’s population to unsustainable levels.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am
Capitol Hill insiders anticipated the Senate’s winning cloture vote to proceed with full debate on comprehensive immigration reform. The margin, 82-15, was also widely expected.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am
On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s done since childhood.
Friday, May 31, 2013 10:35 am
By all accounts New York Senator Chuck Schumer is one of the most adept Capitol Hill politicians. Schumer should be good at his job; he’s been at it for 33 years.
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:28 am
Earlier this week, I was in Washington, D.C., for what most locals say is the year’s busiest period. The cherry blossoms were out and tourists from all corners came to see them. Coincidentally, two major bills are pending in Congress, comprehensive immigration reform and gun control. Lobbyists from near and far came to D.C. to make their voices heard.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am
Some parents and high school graduates are questioning the value of a college education these days, and for good reason.
Friday, March 8, 2013 1:59 pm
Promises, promises — when Congress debates immigration legislation, it promises the moon. But in the end, it delivers nothing. With today’s Gang of Eight amnesty in full-blown congressional discussions, empty vows about interior enforcement, securing the border and putting immigrants at the back of the line are distractions thrown out to appease a skeptical public.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am
Two Election Day endorsements: for United States Senator, Elizabeth Emken; for president, Mitt Romney.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:00 am
In the mid-1960s, I was part of the national table grape boycott. During the Vietnam era, protests against anything mainstream were widespread. I lived in New York, thousands of miles away from the San Joaquin Valley where most of the grapes were grown.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00 am
No one is surprised but millions of Americans are disappointed and angry. The estimated number of work permits to be issued to alien DREAMers now stands at 2 million.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am
Remember Willie Horton? In 1986, Horton was a convicted felon serving life without parole. With his two accomplices, Horton stabbed a 17-year-old gas station attendant multiple times and stuffed his corpse into a trash can. But while incarcerated, Horton received a "weekend pass" as part of a furlough program overseen by then-Massachusetts Governor and future Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
According to a Lodi News-Sentinel story earlier this week, Congressman Jerry McNerney will hold a July 16 workshop to help veterans access the newly created Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP will offer eligible, unemployed veterans up to one year of career retraining.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:00 am
Many headlines about the Supreme Court decision on Arizona S.B. 1070 indicate that the justices cut the bill back to its bare bones. In June 2010, Arizona passed legislation that allows law enforcement officers to inquire about immigration status when an individual is lawfully detained and suspected to be illegally present. But this week's news stories mislead. The law's key provision, proof of status, remains.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:00 am
Americans who think that the Constitution is the nation's highest law got a rude awakening last week. As it turns out, an even loftier lawmaking level governs the land: President Barack Obama's personal opinion. Laws Obama doesn't like, like those that enforce immigration, he ignores.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am
On May 30, a letter titled "Why are politicians' ideas so costly?" by Richard Viall states, "According to information received from Lou Dobbs, a noted national economist, there is currently a bill snaking its way through Congress that applies to 'amnesty' for illegal aliens."
Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am
Three weeks ago, an Indiana accountant turned whistle blower exposed the decade-old practice among some illegal immigrant of fraudulently collecting cash refunds for child tax credits. Local network station WTHR broadcast the story that sparked an Internet frenzy creating outrage among citizens.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:00 am
Regarding the column by Wade Heath in the April 5 edition of the Lodi News-Sentinel, I would like to point out the glaring inaccuracy in his opening paragraph.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
The Department of Homeland Security posted in an announcement online on Monday that they would be issuing "unlawful presence waivers" to illegal immigrants in order to stop them from being deported. The catch is that the illegal aliens will need to prove they have a family member who is a legal American citizen in order to qualify for the waiver.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Willard Mitt Romney. Where to begin? His tax personal income
rate? His horrible inability to connect with normal people?
Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:00 am
The Obama administration has once again laid out the welcome mat
for illegal aliens. Last week's White House announcement that
aliens will have a "public advocate" is the latest in a long series
of White House actions to comfort aliens. In June, the Department
of Homeland Security began the unconstitutional process of
pardoning 300,000 deportable aliens. Now, those who remain and have
not yet been pardoned have an official, taxpayer-funded, go-to
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:00 am
After 25 years of studying federal immigration policy, I'm
surprised when I stumble upon a new wrinkle. During a quarter of a
century on the immigration beat, I've seen almost everything.
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:00 am
California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's signature gathering effort
to put the DREAM Act, A.B. 131, on the November 2012 ballot is
entering its final days. Undecided citizens could learn valuable
lessons from Rhode Island.