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Freedom in the 50 States: freedom has a big cost (Koch, Mercatus Center, GMU) - 03/28/13

... York, followed by California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. It's worth pointing out that four of the five most free states (all but NH) are subsidized by three of the least free states (NJ, CA, and NY) [2]. Unless you happen to live in a "free" state and you like it, you might at this point be thinking that there's a big cost to what the Kochs define as "freedom". Most people would...

Chris Christie supports immigration "reform" (aka amnesty) - 06/30/10

... latest GOP/conservative savior is New Jersey governor Chris Christie, despite the fact that what he supports would increase spending and reduce the GOP's power. In a recent interview [1], he implied opposition to the new immigration law in Arizona and came out in support of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. The latter would lead to millions new Democrats joining the voter rolls and...

New Jersey state "Commission on New Americans" will enable illegal immigration - 01/12/10

New Jersey governor Jon Corzine today signed an executive order creating a "Commission on New Americans", a sort of far-left welcome wagon for both legal and illegal immigrants. News report here, order at [1]. This follows last year's recommendation from another panel that advocated for benefits such as in-state tuition (see the DREAM Act) and drivers licenses for illegal aliens. The current...

Ohio, Illinois, NY, NJ, Penn to lose political power due to massive immigration (House seats; also: IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO) - 11/19/09

... Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-1), and Pennsylvania (-1). If you're located in one of the states in the latter group, that means you're going to lose power. In that case, organize a local effort to take smart action to reduce immigration.

NJ Attorney General Anne Milgram tries to discourage 287g program - 09/02/09

Per this, New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram has sent a letter to local leaders in her state who are trying to join the 287g program. Milgram urges them to comply with the state's prohibition on "racially-influenced policing." "The principal mission of law enforcement officers in this state is to enforce the criminal laws and to protect the communities that they serve. It is not to enforce...

2009 immigration marches get tea party-level turnout (actually even less) - 05/01/09

... "upwards of 400" (FIRM) * Newark, New Jersey: "as many as 700" (FIRM) * New York City: UPDATE: "hundreds" per Jesse Solomon of CNN (link). He also quotes a supposed counter-protester who supports legalization, he just wants to deport criminal aliens. * Washington DC: unspecified, but maybe a hundred; UPDATE 2: that was based on the photo from FIRM; as it turns out there were "more than 2000" per...

Bob Menendez: legalizing illegal aliens is "the civil rights issue of our time"; Jamie Duffy fails at reporting - 04/27/09

... isn't such a good idea. Yet, the New Jersey Star Ledger sent their Jaime Duffy to cover the tour's appearance in Morristown, New Jersey (link). The event featured an appareance by Bob Menendez, who said: ...amnesty will "ultimately nullify the need for a 287(g)"... ..."This is the civil rights issue of our time," Menendez told the audience. "This is about all of us together," he said, noting...

New Jersey governor's panel: in-state tuition, driver's licenses for illegal aliens (Corzine for 1st, against 2nd; wants halt to raids) - 04/02/09

From this: A state panel on immigrant policy released recommendations Monday that include in-state tuition eligibility and driving privileges for illegal immigrants, as well as the creation of a commission on New Americans. Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who convened the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy last August, said Monday he agrees that illegal immigrants, especially those brought to...

Most literate cities of 2008: NYC at #24, L.A. at #56 - 12/26/08

... beaten out in turn by Newark, New Jersey; Riverside; and Plano, Texas. Important note: We did beat out Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield. Hold your heads high, Angelenos!

Felipe Calderon bringing Mexican consulate to New Brunswick, New Jersey (Jim Cahill, Richard Kaplan) - 09/27/08

... with the mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Jim Cahill. That's him pictured right along with Calderon and his wife. Among other things, Calderon promoted what's called "regional integration" and promised to build a new consulate in Cahill's city. You can contact him through officeofthemayor *at* cityofnewbrunswick.org Not only that, but Calderon said that at a public school (Lord Stirling...

New Jersey landlord sued over allegedly renting to illegal aliens (Connolly Properties, civil RICO) - 06/21/08

... Immigration Reform (FAIR) - is suing New Jersey's Connolly Properties under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), claiming that that company and others have a habit of renting to illegal aliens and are thus guilty of harboring illegal aliens as well as violating the Fair Housing Act. Connoly is based in New Jersey and has properties there and in Allentown, Pennsylvania....

Is U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie a corruption supporter? (downplays illegal immigration then "clarifies" remarks) - 04/28/08

... Christopher Christie [District of New Jersey] surprised many at a Dover [NJ] church public forum [at the First United Methodist Church of Dover] when he said sneaking into the United States is not a criminal act. "Being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime," Christie told more than 60 residents and town officials. "The whole phrase of 'illegal immigrant' connotes that...

March 10 Committee - 10/30/07

... Accion National Lawyers Guild New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee Organizacion 10 de Abril Organizacion Fuerza Comunitaria (TX) Organizacion Latino del Suroeste Proyecto Libertad Si Se Puede - San Diego Students for Social Justice - UIC United Electrical Workers (UE) UNIRR (Red Unida de Inmigrantes) UTLA Human Rights Committee Video Machete - Chicago

March 25 Coalition flyer - 03/18/07

... American Society Freedom Foundation New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee NALAAC-National NGO Florida Convention New England Human Rights Organization for Haiti Northern California May 1 Coalition Puerto Rican Alliance San Romero de Las Americas Church-UCC Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas-SME (Mexican Electrical Workers Union) South Asian Network Southwest Workers Union-San...

Bergen County Community Action Program: coffee, donuts for illegal aliens - 03/05/07

It's tempting to just put "Supporters feed, clothe immigrant day laborers" by Elizabeth Llorente of The Record/Herald News in the circular Useful Idiots file, but it'll get worse in a second: The aroma of the meat-filled turnovers, known in Spanish as empanadas, filled a narrow side street Saturday, as more than 100 immigrant laborers who gather here daily were treated to breakfast. Laborers...

New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights - 02/21/07

... Immigrant Community Empowerment New Jersey Immigration Policy Network NYC AIDS Housing Network New York City Labor Against the War NYC LCLAA, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement NEW! New York Civic Participation Project New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) NYU Law Students for Human Rights Restaurant Oppurtunity Center of New York (ROC-NY) Northern...

ACLU claims U.S. violating human rights obligations (OAS) - 11/02/06

... Michigan, Kansas, New York, and New Jersey. Some of the legal background is described here: The petition, filed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the other groups, is an unusual appeal to an international body to push American courts and lawmakers away from a 2002 Supreme Court ruling known as Hoffman v. National Labor Relations Board. The petitioners say the ruling has had a snowball effect,...

ACLU, PFAW, businesses sue Riverside NJ over immigration law - 10/19/06

Riverside, New Jersey is one of the cities that have adopted "Hazleton-style" ordinances, and like other cities they're being sued by far-left, pro-illegal immigration organizations such as the ACLU. While this does cost those cities money, and the far-left foundations that support those far-left organizations have very deep pockets, at the end of the day the ACLU and their fellow travelers can...

Jill Capuzzo/NYT: corruption, illegal activity are good for Riverside, New Jersey - 07/27/06

Jill Capuzzo of the New York Times offers a ludicrously transparent article in support of illegal immigration: "Town Battling Illegal Immigration Is Emptier Now". Don't you feel sad and all just by reading the headline? It continues. The lesson the NYT wants you to learn is that the best way for Riverside NJ to prosper is just to give a wink and a nod to illegal immigration. If they don't, cue...