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[A "PIIPP" is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece".
Is Orrin Hatch (R-UT)'s explicitly anti-American Dream Act going to be reintroduced in coming months? This article mentions that in passing. That Act gives illegal aliens discounted college educations. Meanwhile, U.S.
The NY Daily News is a repeat offender, having published other PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") in the past. Their latest ("Best & brightest in bind") starts with this: Carlos will graduate with honors from Brooklyn College next month with a mathematics degree. It's a subject he loves and hopes to teach one day to elementary school students... The tear-jerking story goes on to explain that he's "undocumented", and thus won't be able to find a job.
One of America's finest legislators, John Conyers, has released the results of an FOIA request concerning exposed gay person and alleged fake journalist Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Guckert. It appears he visited the White House many times without signing in or signing out each time.
Michelle Malkin discusses recent nominees Gonzales and Johanns. I was considering writing something similar based on the comments I left on this thread (redstate.org/story/2005/1/15/94511/6703): From the Border Patrol union: White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, got the backing of a group that promotes driver's licenses for illegal aliens, no immigr
Education Week inadvertently lets us know how PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") are born.
From "Hatch's bill for tuition breaks for undocumented immigrants bypasses floor vote": Sen.
A possible PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece") has been spotted in the Lincoln (NE) JournalStar. Here's the first paragraph of "Dozens rally to support proposed immigration law": Oscar Rios Pohirieth dreads the conversation he's had again and again with some of Lincoln's Hispanic high school students. Yes, it starts like other PIIPPs.
As you'll recall, a PIIPP is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece." It must advocate for illegal immigration and the person to whom we're to feel Sally Struthers-level sympathy for must appear in the first sentence. And, I believe I've spotted the PIIPP to end all PIIPPs in the New York Times.
I ran across yet another PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece"), and it's a classic of the genre.
Or, to put it a few other ways: Which candidate is less of a "populist?" Which candidate is less likely to relate to "average Americans" and share their concerns? To state it cynically, which candidate is slightly less likely to sell the rest of us out to global elites? And, which candidate makes you yearn more strongly for a viable third party? Bush tries to present a cowboy image, and many people buy it whether they consider "cowboy" a good thing or not. Kerry tries to present a tres sportif image.
The Kansas City Star has an editorial (kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/news/opinion/9200559.htm) about FAIR's suit to prevent Kansas from making U.S. citizens pay greater college tuition than illegal aliens:
"Twenty-Four Americans Challenge Law, Claiming New Policy Discriminates Against American Citizens" - 07/16/04
TOPEKA, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A law suit will be filed on Monday, July 19 in Federal Court in Topeka, Kansas, charging that a new state law permitting illegal aliens to attend Kansas public universities at in-state tuition rates violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and other federal laws.
Last year, John Edwards spoke to MALDEF, and the speech is here What's interesting is that he's speaking to MALDEF, a far-left group which is not a grass-roots group, but which was founded by the Ford Foundation. In his spe
From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: College shouldn't be difficult for Joaquin, who mastered Advanced Placement classes in a language he learned only four years ago and recently graduated 12th in his high school class. But paying for it will be. The 19-year-old is an undocumented immigrant.
This news release from Kerry's campaign explains how: The Kerry Campaign today released the following fact sheet on immigration reform: Today at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, John Kerry will continue to talk about his plans to open the doors of opportunity and expand access to the American Dream, including reforming America's immigration laws... He will offer a reform bill in his first 100 days that allows immigrants to earn legalization, encourages family reunifica
From CA Sen. Tom McClintock: This year, nearly 7,500 qualified California residents ? who would otherwise be entering California state universities as incoming freshmen ? are likely to be turned away for lack of funds. Meanwhile, approximately 7,500 illegal immigrants will receive heavily subsidized university educations at a cost of between $45 million and $65 million annually at those same universities. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture? Under a law signed in 2001 by Gov. Gray Davis, an illegal alien who has graduated from a California high school after three...
Bleeding heart leftie TalkLeft directs us to yet another demonstration in favor of the anti-American DREAM Act. (Note the URL is at MTV and that the article is basically an advocacy piece.
Tasty Manatees has a very informative post about the leaders of the NPA harassment of Karl Rove. It turns out that the two leaders mentioned by the WaPo are school teachers. They may have commandeered students and school buses for their stunt, or they may have done it all legal like.
CNN has a new feature, and it's free! If you send CNN your press release, they'll weave it into a news story, even if they had a reporter there to report on it himself. Such a deal! Of course, there are a few restrictions. First, your press release must be from a far-left group promoting an "action." Like, oh, say, harrassing Karl Rove chez lui. See 'Group protests outside Rove's house'.
This is funny, annoying, disturbing, heartening, and shocking all at the same time: Several hundred people stormed the small yard of President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, yesterday afternoon, pounding on his windows, shoving signs at others and challenging Rove to talk to them about a bill that deals with educational opportunities for immigrants [sic: it should read "illegal immigrants" -- LW]... The crowd then grew more aggressive, fanning around the three accessible
In a shock admission just released by the White House, President Bush announced that he had changed his mind completely on his recent proposal that would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. "After much deliberation, I've decided to change my mind about my recent proposal," Bush stated. "I realize that the United States is a country of laws, and I refuse to support and encourage law-breaking. Furthermore, any form of amnesty will act to the detriment of the millions of people around the world who have been patiently waiting for legal immigration for many years.
For some reason, a large (for this blog at least) number of comments have recently been posted in this 6-month-old post about the DREAM Act. Go there, and enjoy the fun. On a related note, I recently deleted six comment spams advertising Viagra. And here I thought only the third, second, and first-tier blogs were afflicted with that.
The L.A. Times piles on Orrin Hatch et fils. The internet comments. The DREAM Act. It's time for a challenger who's not an ijit.
A recent L.A. Times' editorial on Orrin Hatch's DREAM Act (which would give lower college tuition to illegal aliens than to U.S. citizens*) gets a good Fisking here: ...I have no problem with the idea of liberalizing citizenship laws, in and of itself, though again that is the province of the federal government, not the states.