FL’s attempt to provide tuition break for illegal immigrants at crossroads

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Education, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE — It’s crunch time for state lawmakers, and with the annual 60-day legislative session winding down to within two weeks, a well-publicized immigration bill is noticeably absent Tuesday from a key budget meeting.
But an effort to add similar language to several other bills is under way.
Simply known as the Post [...]

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White House pimps Bieber for immigration, but neglects email privacy reform

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  National, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

WHITE HOUSE: The Obama Administration promised to be the most open and transparent in history. Some say they aren't living up that promise.

The White House used an online petition calling for the deportation of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to promote its immigration agenda, yet a petition regarding American’s email privacy remains unanswered.

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‘Nation of random enforcement’: Is America’s chief executive too powerful?

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Congress, Featured, National, News  /  No Comments


By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
When President Barack Obama chooses to enforce select portions of federal law, is he playing the part of chief executive or skirting around Congress and, by extension, the U.S. Constitution?
That’s the question House Republicans put forth in a House Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday, stacking the witness panel with four fellow House GOP members [...]

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Trying to pick winners, South Dakota comes up a loser

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments


By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bankruptcies, a suspicious suicide and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign-investment ventures in South Dakota.
The state Legislature voted last week to launch hearings into five EB-5 investor-visa projects:
Dakota Provisions of Huron; Northern Beef Packers of Aberdeen; NextEra Energy’s Day County 2 Wind Farm; Basin Electric’s [...]

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Immigration reform: Extreme partisanship is paralyzing Washington

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

MEANINGLESS DOCUMENT: The I-864 "Affidavit of Support" does not stop legal immigrants from tapping into the welfare system.

A pro-immigrant group, the Center for Immigrant Orientation, blames political polarization for the delay in passing immigration reform.

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