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Curbing Day Laborers in Orange. What do you think?

The Orange County Register has a story today about how policing day laborers in Orange is a full time job. The story make sme want to ask a few questions… First, why is the city prioritizing pulling day laborers from the streets? Aren’t there any more important crimes to address? The police could focus on the…

Costa Mesa Leaves It To Bever

The Costa Mesa City Council elected Mayor Pro Tem Eric Bever Mayor with a 4-0 vote Wednesday evening, Councilwoman Katrina Foley was absent.  Bever, a close political ally of his predecessor Allan Mansoor, is sure to continue with the immigrant bashing policies Mansoor championed.  Bever is part of a 3 member majority, along with Mansoor…

Mansoor Stepping Down As Mayor

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor will be stepping down from his position on January 2nd according to the Daily Pilot and a post by Tomahawk on Red County. Mansoor, who has used the villification of undocumented immigrants to raise his political stature among the right-wing, said he wants to “give someone else the opportunity to…

Paul Keeps White Supremecists Donation

Upstart Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul received a $500 donation from a white supremecist and Paul has no intention on returning it.  Don Black who runs the racist website called Stormfront recently made the donation to Paul according to campaign filings. According to Black, “We like his stand on tight borders”.  Black also cited Paul’s opposition to amnesty…

What Do YOU Think Is Wrong With Our Immigration Policies?

Check out this latest entry in The Register’s series on crime and immigration. Investigative reporter Noberto Santana shot a video of what happens to immigrant criminals deported to Tijuana. While some of them find ways to return across the border, others fall back into crime as they desperately try to survive without a home or…

What Do YOU Think About Dumping Immigrant Criminals in Tijuana?

“Nobody saw this coming […] They just go right back to the United States. It’s a vicious cycle.” That was Tijuana Mayor Kurt Honald, quoted by The Register as they continue their series on crime and immigration. Mayor Honald has protested the increasingly common practice of US officials deporting immigrant criminals to Tijuana, and he…

Senator Cedillo’s Holiday Party

     My girlfriend and I had the distinct honor of being State Senator Gil Cedillo’s guests at his holiday party at Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Monday evening.  Party goers included friends and family of the Senator, L.A. politicos, community leaders and the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District David L. Brewer,…