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Senate Judiciary Panel Approves Immigration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved immigration legislation Monday that could clear the way for millions of undocumented workers to seek U.S. citizenship without having to leave the country first. The Judiciary panel’s 12-6 vote has cleared the way for the full Senate to begin debate on Tuesday on the heated immigration issue. Over the past […]

FBI Keeps Watch on Anti-war, Environmental and Vegetarian (?) Activists

The FBI is worried about those darn vegetarians who feed the homeless. They are on the list of activist groups that the FBI monitors – “to curb violence” but “not because of ideology.” I’m curious is the FBI worried that the vegetarians might incite violence – perhaps one of the activists might slap someone with […]

Granddaughter of Cesar Chavez to Run for Office

Christine Chavez, a granddaughter of Cesar Chavez announced today that she is running for a seat in the California Assembly. She will be the first member of the late United Farm Workers leader’s family to seek public office. Chavez has taken leave from her position as the UFW’s political director, plans to formally announce her […]

Justice Scalia Flips the Finger in Boston Church

Well, imagine that, a Supreme Court Justice, shows his dissent on being questioned by reporters on separation of church and state… U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics. A Boston Herald reporter asked the 70-year-old conservative Roman Catholic […]

Kennedy’s Plan for Guest Worker Program Passes in Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee “struggled to reach a compromise on an immigration reform bill today, trying to bridge an ideological divide between those who favor eventual citizenship and those who reject amnesty for people who entered the country illegally.” After “days of street demonstrations” from California to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, today, with […]

Los Angeles Students Walk Out in Immigration Reform Protests

Across Los Angeles today, students from LAUSD high schools walked out in protest of the immigration reform that “proposed criminal penalties for residents found to be in this country illegally.” Students from “as many as 21 campuses took part in the protest,” with approximately 20,000 students or more participating. My daughter who attends an LAUSD […]

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Feinstein Measure Establishing a Pilot Earned Adjustment Program for Agriculture Workers

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would establish a pilot earned adjustment program for agriculture workers. “The thrust of this proposal is to create a legalized workforce for the agriculture industry,” Senator Feinstein said. “This is a pilot earned adjustment program. It would sunset after […]