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The Jehoshua Novels

If This Doesn’t Persuade You We Need Immigration Reform STAT, Nothing Will

We hear an awful lot – too much, in my book – about the shiftless, lazy welfare-grubbing, taxpayer mooching undocumented workers flooding our nation, and overwhelming our social services.

And then there’s this guy, who I believe is far more representative of the average immigrant who comes to this nation:

They are busboys, dishwashers, construction [...]

National ID Card

Hidden among 1,200 pages of legalese called the Immigration Reform Bill now being contemplated by congress is a law that will require all US citizens and immigrants seeking employment to obtain a national ID card.

This is not your run of the mill card, but instead a chipped card containing biometric information on the cardholder. [...]

Pass the Popcorn…Possibly

This fight could shape up to be the nastiest of the next three years ahead of the Presidential campaign:

WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, aggressively pushed back Tuesday against a Heritage Foundation report that estimated new immigration legislation would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion by using the foundation’s longstanding support for dynamic scoring [...]

Reince? May I Recommend…

…a Grand Army of the Republicans, Inc.?

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his party needs to increase its numbers without changing its political platform in order to beat Democrats.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Priebus made the remarks during a speech Saturday in Albuquerque.

His remarks came [...]

In Jeb Bush’s Immigration Mishmash, One Thing’s Clear: 2016 Race Is On

NPR, by S.V. Dáte, March 5

If Nov. 7 brought pangs of withdrawal from the end of the presidential race — good news!

The next one has already started .

No One Could Have Forseen This!

Imagine! Latinos feel harassed in Arizona because Arizonans harass them!

TUCSON — It’s routine for immigration officials in Arizona to detain people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Monday, however, the detention of two men — an immigrant rights activist and a father of six in Tucson [Rene Meza] — sparked protests, frustrated local [...]