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The video below is a new Michelle Bachmann ad slamming Rick Perry for his immigration position. As you can probably tell, it's a radio ad for the South, specifically South Carolina.
From this: Homeland Security officials misled the public and Congress last year in an effort to downplay a wave of immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show.
Susan Carroll of the Houston Chronicle offers "Noncitizen grads pin hopes on DREAM Act" (chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7029415.html), a cookie-cutter propaganda piece designed to support that anti-American bill. The bill she promotes would allow illegal aliens to take college educations away from needy U.S.
Texas: almost 60% of public school children are poor; half Hispanic; more non-English fluent - 01/03/10
Ericka Mellon of the Houston Chronicle offers this: Almost six out of 10 Texas public schoolchildren hail from low-income families, marking a troubling spike in poverty over the last decade, a new state report finds. The increase coincides with a significant jump in the number of Hispanic students, while fewer Anglo students were enrolled last year than 10 years ago, according to the study by the Texas Education Agency. Schools also are educating many more children whose primary language is not English... ...Last year, Hispanics made up nearly 48 percent of the enrollment, followed by whites...
James Pinkerton, Mark Potok, Doris Meissner oppose citizen action against illegal immigration - 11/05/07
James Pinkerton of the Houston Chronicle offers "Taking border battle to the streets" about a local group (U.S. Border Watch) that protests in front of day laborer sites. While it's not as bad as other similar articles, he takes his lead from LBJ: he doesn't call them racists, he just makes them deny it. [see the update] Far from the halls of Congress and the front lines of the Southwest border, the divisive immigration debate is being played out in local neighborhoods, including the Houston area. A number of groups have upped the ante by moving from debate to confrontation, attempting to...
Peter Prengaman of the AP has a habit of not revealing the material affiliations of those he quotes. The latest instance comes in the much-updated "Protesters Press for Path to Citizenship": ..."If we don't act, then both the Democratic and Republican parties can go back to their comfort zones and do nothing," said Angelica Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). "They won't have the courage to resolve a major situation for millions of people." ..."They announced the decision first and then they called us to consult us," said Jorge Mujica, a...
Dudley Althaus and James Pinkerton/[[December 28, 2005]]/Houston Chronicle/ link
From the Houston Chronicle : September 11 Commission member John Lehman Thursday criticized so-called "sanctuary" practices in Houston and elsewhere that restrict cooperation between local police and federal immigration officials as an invitation to terrorists looking to enter the United States. "It is ridiculous that five cities in the United States do not allow local police to cooperate with the federal immigration service," said Lehman, visiting Houston to lobby for Sept. 11 commission report recommendations.