Daily Archives: October 24, 2007

Praise for FEMA by Boxer.

live blogging boxer
but i have to say it’s still right here right now FEMA director with whom I was happy to meet we’re expecting onshore breeze that it will help.
i join the mayor the federal agencies the national guard about a month ago i wrote the head of national guard…i was concerned about national guard in iraq…but lt gen blum assures me that we have enough personnel at our disposal.
because of a pact we have with other states we were able to have the equipment we need
when i heard we were bringing so many people to a stadium..my heart…said…let’s make this a good experience. kids are doing arts and crafts…seniors are being held cool…the private sector has brought in help.
fema has brought in cots…and we’re prepared fema is for 30000 cots. i hope we won’t need them
I know there are more
we really need to get going on the federal aid. there’s a disaster center setting up in rancho bernardo. they can see their insurance people there and see what help is availab.e it will be one stop shopping. i’m very touched. moved by what i saw. i’m so glad i could come for just a few hours.

Spiked! But How Many Times Will US Senators Try to Give Away Citizenship to Illegal Aliens?

Smith voted “No” on Cloture. Good for him. Call Gordon Smith and THANK HIM.HERE’S THE CAPIT0L SWITCHBOARD: 1-202-224-3221.
Cant[do]well, Murray, and Wyden continue to vote to reward illegal behavior with citizenship. Here’s the vote. Amazing. Here’s the list of how US Senators voted. Observe who didn’t vote on: Boxer, McCain, Dodd, Kennedy. Wassup? Is Boxer helping to oversee the SoCal fires? Wasn’t she just on Hardball last night dissing the Bush Administration for starting the fires and creating global warming which resulted in brush fire conditions? **UPDATE**BOXER IS IN SAN DIEGO MAKING SPEECHES.
Here’s what the Center for Immigration Studies would have resulted if this thing hadn’t been spiked and what’s at stake if (when) they bring it back:

Some have argued that only 60,000 illegal immigrants would be granted amnesty annually under the Act, but a new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of 2007 Census Bureau data shows millions of potential beneficiaries.

# An estimated 800,000 illegal immigrants under age 17 have been here long enough to qualify for legalization under the DREAM Act. There are a total of 1.7 million illegal aliens estimated to be under age 17.

# There are an estimated 900,000 parents of illegal aliens under age 17 who qualify. It is unclear whether the government would deport these parents.

# The DREAM Act is also unclear as to what will happen to the siblings of legalized illegals who are themselves illegal, but do not meet the Act’s requirements. There are an estimated 500,000 of these siblings.

# The DREAM Act also allows illegal aliens ages 18 to 29 to legalize if they claim to have arrived prior to age 16. We estimate 1.3 million meet this requirement. There are a total of 4.4 million illegal aliens in this age group.

# Thus the total number of potential amnesty beneficiaries is 2.1 million (assuming no fraud). This does not include 1.4 million siblings and parents of qualifying illegals who may end up receiving a de facto amnesty.

# Prior legalization programs have been plagued by fraud. One-fourth (700,000) of those legalized in the 1986 amnesty are estimated to have done so fraudulently.

# Given the difficultly in determining whether an applicant meets the DREAM Act’s amnesty requirements, coupled with the overworked nature of the immigration bureaucracy, fraud could be a significant problem.

Methodology: These estimates are based on a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the March 2007 Current Population Survey (CPS) collected by the Census Bureau. No estimate is definitive, of course, but the Urban Institute, the Pew Hispanic Center, and the INS have all used the March CPS to estimate the size of the illegal population. We estimated that the survey included more than 11 million illegals in 2007. This is entirely consistent with prior research. The above numbers do NOT include those illegal aliens missed by the Census Bureau’s survey. The Department of Homeland Security and other researchers have estimated that 10 percent of illegals are likely missed in Census Bureau surveys of this kind. Thus, the actual number of potential beneficiaries is almost certainly higher than the numbers discussed above.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Praise for FEMA by Boxer.

live blogging boxer
but i have to say it’s still right here right now FEMA director with whom I was happy to meet we’re expecting onshore breeze that it will help.
i join the mayor the federal agencies the national guard about a month ago i wrote the head of national guard…i was concerned about national guard in iraq…but lt gen blum assures me that we have enough personnel at our disposal.
because of a pact we have with other states we were able to have the equipment we need
when i heard we were bringing so many people to a stadium..my heart…said…let’s make this a good experience. kids are doing arts and crafts…seniors are being held cool…the private sector has brought in help.
fema has brought in cots…and we’re prepared fema is for 30000 cots. i hope we won’t need them
I know there are more
we really need to get going on the federal aid. there’s a disaster center setting up in rancho bernardo. they can see their insurance people there and see what help is availab.e it will be one stop shopping. i’m very touched. moved by what i saw. i’m so glad i could come for just a few hours.

Spiked! But How Many Times Will US Senators Try to Give Away Citizenship to Illegal Aliens?

Smith voted “No” on Cloture. Good for him. Call Gordon Smith and THANK HIM.HERE’S THE CAPIT0L SWITCHBOARD: 1-202-224-3221.
Cant[do]well, Murray, and Wyden continue to vote to reward illegal behavior with citizenship. Here’s the vote. Amazing. Here’s the list of how US Senators voted. Observe who didn’t vote on: Boxer, McCain, Dodd, Kennedy. Wassup? Is Boxer helping to oversee the SoCal fires? Wasn’t she just on Hardball last night dissing the Bush Administration for starting the fires and creating global warming which resulted in brush fire conditions? **UPDATE**BOXER IS IN SAN DIEGO MAKING SPEECHES.
Here’s what the Center for Immigration Studies would have resulted if this thing hadn’t been spiked and what’s at stake if (when) they bring it back:

Some have argued that only 60,000 illegal immigrants would be granted amnesty annually under the Act, but a new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of 2007 Census Bureau data shows millions of potential beneficiaries.

# An estimated 800,000 illegal immigrants under age 17 have been here long enough to qualify for legalization under the DREAM Act. There are a total of 1.7 million illegal aliens estimated to be under age 17.

# There are an estimated 900,000 parents of illegal aliens under age 17 who qualify. It is unclear whether the government would deport these parents.

# The DREAM Act is also unclear as to what will happen to the siblings of legalized illegals who are themselves illegal, but do not meet the Act’s requirements. There are an estimated 500,000 of these siblings.

# The DREAM Act also allows illegal aliens ages 18 to 29 to legalize if they claim to have arrived prior to age 16. We estimate 1.3 million meet this requirement. There are a total of 4.4 million illegal aliens in this age group.

# Thus the total number of potential amnesty beneficiaries is 2.1 million (assuming no fraud). This does not include 1.4 million siblings and parents of qualifying illegals who may end up receiving a de facto amnesty.

# Prior legalization programs have been plagued by fraud. One-fourth (700,000) of those legalized in the 1986 amnesty are estimated to have done so fraudulently.

# Given the difficultly in determining whether an applicant meets the DREAM Act’s amnesty requirements, coupled with the overworked nature of the immigration bureaucracy, fraud could be a significant problem.

Methodology: These estimates are based on a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the March 2007 Current Population Survey (CPS) collected by the Census Bureau. No estimate is definitive, of course, but the Urban Institute, the Pew Hispanic Center, and the INS have all used the March CPS to estimate the size of the illegal population. We estimated that the survey included more than 11 million illegals in 2007. This is entirely consistent with prior research. The above numbers do NOT include those illegal aliens missed by the Census Bureau’s survey. The Department of Homeland Security and other researchers have estimated that 10 percent of illegals are likely missed in Census Bureau surveys of this kind. Thus, the actual number of potential beneficiaries is almost certainly higher than the numbers discussed above.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com