From Miami to Minnesota, protests call attention to immigration crisis

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, Issues, Minnesota, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Along East Seventh Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul, Minn., more signs are in Spanish than English, advertising everything from used cars to groceries.
That backdrop certainly made Larry Dalin’s sign stand out.
Holding a sign that read “In Mexico, illegals are jailed,” Dalin was a lone sentry outside the Mexican [...]

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Guest worker program could help solve immigration crisis

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

MAKE THEM LEGAL: By legalizing more guest workers with clean criminal histories, the Border Patrol could focus on those who are still trying to enter the national illegally for illicit reasons. And good, honest workers would not have to risk life and limb to make a living.

A soccer player given a red card must leave the game immediately and isn’t allowed to return.

But for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States who are working hard and earning an honest living, a red card could be a far more welcome sight, allowing them to remain in the country, temporarily, without fear of arrest and deportation.

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New Mexico’s mouse war escalates

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED: The battle over how much to protect the meadow jumping mouse, recently listed as endangered, has pitted environmentalists and ranchers against the U.S. Forest Service.

The battle over protecting the meadow jumping mouse, recently listed as endangered, has pitted environmentalists and ranchers against the U.S. Forest Service.

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Hundreds of undocumented children could be coming to Wisconsin

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The federal government has asked officials in the Madison and Milwaukee areas to look for potential sites to house hundreds of undocumented children flooding into the country through the Mexican border.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told Wisconsin Reporter Monday the city is working with several organizations, including Centro Hispano [...]

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Gary Johnson: ‘Abolish the IRS’

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Economy, Federal Government, IRS, National, New Mexico, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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BUH-BYE TO THE IRS: Gary Johnson wants to eliminate the IRS and replace income and corporate taxes with a single consumption tax.

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Voters’ rights face bipartisan backlash in Congress

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Alabama, Congress, Federal Government, Georgia, Mississippi, National, News, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.

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