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New York City Municipal ID card: profits for banks, cover for criminals and terrorists - 09/19/14

New York City has passed a law to give municipal identification cards to any qualifying resident of that city, regardless of immigration status [1]. Like similar efforts in other cities, the real goals include building up a political power base for politicians and enriching major banks. In the case of the NYC card, they're specifically covering up for future criminals and terrorists. Here are...

Bill de Blasio's immigration position will enrich the wealthy, harm American poor (New York City) - 10/15/13

If you're an illegal alien, New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants you to know that you're welcome in NYC. And, if you're a corrupt company or bank that wants to profit from illegal immigration, Bill de Blasio wants to help you make more money too. While it will certainly come as a shock to many of his supporters, de Blasio's immigration position (billdeblasio . com/issues/...

"Turning Your Back on People Who Are Starving and Freezing is not a Republican Value" (Pete King, Sandy aid bill) - 01/02/13

The video below shows Rep. Pete King fuming about the GOP voting down a relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy, saying among other things (link): "Turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a Republican value" Shows how much he knows. Over the past few years, the GOP has given full license to sociopathic libertarian/Randroid concepts of every man for himself; the Tea...

Occupy Wall Street removed from Zuccotti Park: what they should do now - 11/15/11

... cleared out Zuccotti Park in New York City, home of the Occupy Wall Street ("OWS") encampment (link). The NYPD first served eviction notices on the "Occupiers", and then cleared them out of the park with only a few providing resistance, such as by chaining themselves to trees. A judge then issued a temporary restraining order against the city's actions, and the latest is that Bloomerg is waiting...

Is Terry Goddard the right choice for governor of Arizona? Part 1 - 06/13/10

... conducted a fundraising tour in New York City ("New York City?"). Erik Eckholm of the New York Times says (nytimes.com/2010/06/13/us/politics/13immig.html): "Please give us help in trying to defend what really matters," Mr. Goddard told the lunch group. He accused Republicans of diverting attention from the state's dire economic condition and the true border problem: crime and violence...

Three arrested in Times Square plot may have tried to gain citizenship through marriage - 05/23/10

... the Times Square bomb plot in New York City recently married American citizens, and those may have been attempts to become naturalized citizens. Note that the three haven't been charged, and it's not clear whether they were just money couriers or whether they knew of the bomb plot.

Nancy Morawetz costs NYC $145,000; NYC releases illegal aliens onto the street - 05/09/10

... a $145,000 parting gift from New York City taxpayers before he was deported, after city lawyers decided his civil rights had been violated when he was held too long on Rikers Island. Federal rules allow local law enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants for 48 hours after their criminal cases are resolved, to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement a chance to pick them up and move...

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

... 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 this. See also video here. The signs...

Louis Caldera ordered Air Force One fly-by that terrified New Yorkers - 04/27/09

... with F-16s did a fly-by over New York City, terrorizing office workers who thought it might be another 9/11 attack. Instead, it was an unspecified training mission described by others as a "photo op" SEE THE UPDATE. And, it was approved by White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera, who's now apologized, saying (link): "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility...

WeAreChange "reporter" arrested for trying to ask Mayor Mike Bloomberg a question? - 03/29/09

... 28] for attempting to question New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about his refusal to pay for the health care of 9/11 first responders. Rudkowski had Infowars press credentials and a video camera when he was singled out by Bloomberg’s security in the lobby of the hotel located at West 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). My reactions, in order: 1. Good. 2. OK, maybe I...

Number of immigrants in New York state: less than 4 million. Number of illegal aliens: more than 500,000 - 03/11/09

In November 2007, the Fiscal Policy Institute offered the report "Working for a Better Life/A Profile of Immigrants in the New York State Economy" (fiscalpolicy.org/immigration.html) which was co-produced with the New York Immigration Coalition.

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

... CA. Meanwhile, down at #26 comes New York City, being beaten out by, among others, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Raleigh, Columbus, Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky), Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee), Tulsa, and Oakland. Scrolling frantically down the page, we find Los Angeles at #56, beaten out in turn by Newark, New Jersey; Riverside; and Plano, Texas. Important note: We did beat out Fresno,...

Felipe Calderon Feb. 2008 U.S. visit: Eliot Spitzer, Blagojevich, Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa, Fabian Nunez - 02/09/08

Mexico's president Felipe Calderon will be visiting parts of their former territory next week, stopping in New York, Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, and Los Angeles but apparently avoiding Washington DC. In addition to U.S. officials, and some who are supposedly U.S. officials, he'll probably also be meeting with community leaders, such as those from non-profits, "hometown associations", the...

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

... "immigrants" voting rights in New York City. Site: immigrantvoting.org/Coalition/nycoalition.html "Statement of Principles": immigrantvoting.org/Coalition/principles.html One of those is: "We need to close the gap between local government and the people it serves. New York government officials 'do not adequately reflect the faces of the people they represent." Members of the group: ACORN - NY...