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Friday, March 13, 2009

Scholarships for the Undocumented

Right wing-nuts and left wing race baiters please take note.

Here's a dispatch from the you can be for immigration reform without being racist or wanting to ban taco trucks and novelas department.

Our Mayor is promoting college scholarships for the undocumented.  At a time when native born and legally immigrated students are struggling to make ends meet where does this fit on the Villaraigosa's priority chart?

From: Miguel Leon
Subject: CORE Scholarship for Undocumented Students - Deadline: April 10, 2009
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Hope this message finds you well, please see attached..... just an FYI.



Miguel Leon
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
200 N. Spring St. Rm. 303
Los Angeles, CA. 90012

*******Please forward to all network contacts*************

Dear Friends,

CORE (Chicano Organizing & Research in Education) is pleased to announce its first annual "Que Llueva Café" scholarship. Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students entering college this fall. The postmark deadline is April 10, 2009.

Please spread the word by forwarding this information to any students and/or networks that can benefit from this opportunity.

I am sending you the scholarship application with this email.

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Anonymous Insider Staffer said:

Relax Higby,

As a staffer, I'm sure that Mr. Leon's e-mail address is part of various listserves that provide information regarding a multitude of issues. He has every right to forward those e-mails to those who he thinks would be interested in it.

If it was something that is a part of the Mayor's Newsletters, then I think you would be right to associate it to the Mayor in the manner that you did. But since it's not, you should retract your statement and acknowledge it for what it is - a staffer passing along information to those who he thinks would be interested in it.

March 13, 2009 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


We know you don't even fart without permission from AV.

Miguel would not send out with blessing of AV.

Someone who was there

March 13, 2009 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The last thing the Mayor wanted for this was to get out.

It's more fodder for Newsom and Brown.

They're scared to death of what Mayor Sam publishes and it's impact on the primary.

Keep it up.

God bless,
Someone who knows

March 13, 2009 5:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:47, you know nothing. Certainly not that Newsom is far more actively pro-illegal immigrant than Antonio, actively encouraging them to settle in the San Francisco area with lures of free social services and healthcare, free preschool for their children, special programs for juvenile felon gangmembers.

As for this email, you might want to find out what you're all talking about first. Sounds like it's some sort of already existing scholarship that can be used to get gangmembers off the streets.

March 13, 2009 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blackman in the house.

March 13, 2009 6:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villar's Scholarships for Illegals is going to go over big time with the older Latinos who vote.

They will vote for Jerry Brown or DiFi any way.

They are emba-raza-ed by Antonio Puto.

March 13, 2009 6:26 PM  

Anonymous don quixote's ghost said:

Leave it the racist xenophobe Mike Higby comment on this great program. Does Higby hear mexican voices on the radio like Walter Moore?

Nothing but vitriol and hate from Higby's blog !!!

My abuelita taught me to be very accepting of other cultures and races. My abuelita needs to school Higby.

March 13, 2009 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Higby is the only one who could simultaneously piss off Walter Moore and Don Quixote!

March 13, 2009 7:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


March 13, 2009 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill To Make Mexican Identification Official

A pair of lawmakers in the nation’s most populous state has introduced legislation that would allow easily forged Mexican identification cards—popular among illegal immigrants—to be accepted as an official form of ID.

The California Democrats, a state senator from the south and an assemblyman from the north, want the Mexican Matricula Consular cards to carry the same weight as a U.S. government-issued identification—such as a Department of Motor Vehicle drivers license or a State Department passport—for business transactions.

Proposed Senate Bill No. 461 (Introduced by Senator Correa)


March 13, 2009 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't believe that any of you think that Ace Smith, Mike Trujillo or Jimmy Blackman actually come here and post messages.

Trujillo is far too busy and the other two don't give a shit what is said here. They focus on bigger things.

All three of them are straight-up pros whether you like it or not.

March 14, 2009 12:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here we go around again. I remember when Gil Cedillo brought it to City Council. I was there.

Haters get used to it. Learn to work with them. Learn to love them. Learn to accept them. The more you hate, the more us regular white folks want to make other whites understand that this is nothing to be afraid of.

March 14, 2009 12:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, you are a racist. You obviously don't eat much in the way of fruits & veggies that the migrant workers pick, yet you have such xenophobic hate for them.

It's no longer the white man's world.

Let me quote Fred G. Sanford, "You BIG dummy!"

March 14, 2009 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Go to be Trujillo.

March 14, 2009 12:33 AM  

Anonymous stupid white man said:

Yeah, it GO to be Trujillo.

He don't even fart without permission from mayor...heh, heh heh, heh

March 14, 2009 1:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, now this is agreat opportunity for Saltsburg to finish up his education.

Hey David, this scholarship could get you through the fourth, fifth and sixth grades now, and keep you in coffee, donuts and gas for the heap.

Go for it.

March 14, 2009 1:47 AM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

This is so disgusting! I can't wait to start bugging the mayor's office about it! And as for you Anon, 12:05 you're a moron.

March 14, 2009 4:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone who remains in LA after the reign of terror of the Mecha pig...deserves what they get! Those of us who have kept outselves informed have known for years that Villagrossa has had one goal...to bring every low class, illiterate, third worlder here from Mexico!

If you couldn't bother to get off the couch and vote him OUT...keep your mouth shut and suffer in silence! You did it to yourselves!

In case you haven't noticed, LA Unified is the WORST school system in the country and you don't have to ask WHY! It's patently obvious! Hint: It's NOT the teachers!

Villagrossa is a criminal law breaker who should be in prison, but all of you apathetic voters obviously don't give a damn!

Will the last American standing in LA please turn out the lights?

March 14, 2009 5:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee, this is being posted on blogs in New York City. The Latinos who assimilated in America are tired of the illegals who have ruined Los Angeles and other cities like Maywood, Santa Ana, Pacoima, San Fernando, Riverside, parts of Orange County, with their filth, tons of kids, using up valuable resources, we've had health clinics closed are mad they came here. They refuse to speak English and assimilate into our culture here in LA. Some have been here over 10 years, don't apply for citizenship, get free WIC, Welfare, education, housing and all because of the hard working LEGAL LATINOS in this city and other legal residents. Shut the hell up those who say WE ARE RACIST. No, we're educated, abide by the laws and have pride in our environment which the illgals don't. Go to MacArthur Park and Downtown LA and see the filth they bring.

March 14, 2009 8:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is typical of Villaraigosa's staffers using city time and money sending out this type of shit. They did this during the campaign. This info is being circulated all over the city. When is Villarigosa going to stop catering to illegals and gang members. He does a lot for them and nothing for the students who are in sports or making the right choices. He has in his budget money for gang members and now he's soliciting for illegals. No wonder Walter Moore got 40% vote in the Valley.

March 14, 2009 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone notice that Higby has risen to Blog rank #3?

Could the people that asked you to dump Zuma have been right?

I don't think it is a coincidence.

Keep it going, Higby, you rock.

March 14, 2009 10:14 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Michael, can you please delete the FAKE Zuma Dogg comment post at March 13, 2009 6:48 PM on this thread.

The realest, dough.

March 14, 2009 11:03 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

When did Higby dump Zuma Dogg?

The blog is #3 this week, based on last week's numbers.

Wasn't there an election recently that may have driven the numbers?

Wasn't ZD featured all throughout this blog?

What the HELL are you talking about?

March 14, 2009 11:10 AM  

Anonymous g said:


March 14, 2009 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember when Zuma Dogg told everyone to stop calling him because we didn't show him enough love at the election?

I swear to god this is his twitter post today: "Anyone reading this in Malibu today? That's where I'm headed. Call me. "

He has also tried the trick of spamming 2,000 people, the most you're allowed, in hopes of getting them to follow him back. Poor guy, so desperate for attention.

March 14, 2009 12:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm agree with Rita of Sunland!There are some morons on this site. They will deserve what happens to them. We won't!

March 14, 2009 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't yuo get it Dumb Dog?

Higby's pimping you is bad, but tolerable, primarily because he can spell, contruct a gramatically correct sentence and because he can also write without all caps or other nonsensical attention getters.

We are all glad you no longer post here, because our scrolling has been reduced dramatically.

Still don't get it?

here it is: No one takes you seriously. All you are is a distraction in the amusement park. You are a piece of amusement fodder. A trinket.

Go get a real life.

March 14, 2009 2:50 PM  

Anonymous Walter Bore said:

Noone takes Zuma Dogg seriously but he got more votes than Alger.

By the way Alger is for driver licenses and scholarships for illegals.

March 14, 2009 2:56 PM  

Anonymous the don's analyst said:

The Noone Man is back and gurgling vitriol for all to enjoy. I wonder if the Noone Man voted for Antonio. I'll give even money he did. Relax LA in a few years you'll have more cultured Latino candidates to vote for. I know Antonio is crude and need refining. It takes time to develop the stable. As soon as the cartels cut loose with more funding you'll witness the upgrade. Right now they're devoting most of their resources to the campaign to take over the fine country to the South. We're next. Believe it.

March 14, 2009 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fact Washington hasn't done jack to push forward legislation to help illegals get citizenship speaks volumes. The violence in Mexico is scary given those assholes are coming to LA and infultriating our city and the Mayor has the audacity to invite the damn President of Mexico here.This Mayor is turning our city into a 3rd world country and every newspaper wrote a negative hit piece even while endorsing the Mayor. I hope the movement started in the Valley with Ron Kaye continues to grow even more. The Valley should definitely take up separating itself from LA if they don't want to go down the toliet. Maxine Waters just said on the news that the bailout money was "for our most vulnerable people and will help continue "FOOD STAMPS." Maxine is a stupid, ignorant bitch

March 14, 2009 5:31 PM  

Anonymous Ricky Ricardo said:

Si senor! El Noone was very aggressively promoting and endorsing el alcalde Villagaigosa.

He should dunt did that.

March 14, 2009 5:53 PM  

Anonymous Laughing said:

infultriating our city

March 14, 2009 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bayssball been berry, berry good to me.

March 14, 2009 8:31 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

March 14, 2009 12:59 PM

"Remember when Zuma Dogg told everyone to stop calling him...

There is a difference between telling a bunch of crybabies who call my phone round the clock with every NIMBY issue that they want to talk my ear off over, then have me blog it, then have me talk about it on TV, then have me go to a meeting about (which I did for three years, then only 15% of the people went out to vote anyway) --

and posting on twitter that I was going to be in malibu and if any of my friends were going to be in the area to call me on a saturday.

Yes, I admit...I am still a little bit of a human being, and trying to be more of one...but I am sorry for making a personal post on my personal twitter account on a saturday.

You are right. And regarding all that other stuff about spam and some kind of maximum of 2000 and all of that...

Whatever you say?!?!? I think you are a very successful mindreader and have the best of instincts and you really are spot on, just about all of the time and you have excellent reading comprehension.

I am proud of you. You are a real leader and do a lot of good in the community. I can just tell!

March 15, 2009 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The saddest part of all is these students will not take their knowledge back to their countries of origin and effect social and political change for those they left behind. They show just how indifferent they are to humanity and how little they regard the US in doing so. Shame.

March 15, 2009 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Illegal immigration is a fact of life in the United States. We can discourage it, we can condemn it, we can enforce it -- but we can and never will make it stop. As long as people can't find opportunities in their home countries and need to find a better way to feed their families, and as long as employers here pay low wages for valued labor, people will continue to immigrate here. They are here, and they are staying -- and as with earlier waves of immigrants that include my ancestors and yours, illegal immigrants are us. They are America. And as long as we keep denying them and their children opportunities, the reality is that we perpetuate an underclass, and that only creates more problems.

Scholarships are an important tool for giving a hand up to smart kids who are willing to work hard and just need that extra bit of opportunity because they have never had access to quality schools or any chance at higher education.

America is supposed to be a meritocracy -- rewards are supposed to go to those who work hard and play a valuable role in society. Illegal immigrants as a group work extremely hard and perform tasks that are vital to our society's continued functioning.

The multimillionaires responsible for the collapse of our financial system are the ones who should be deported.

March 17, 2009 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about California? Does anyone know?

Nevada’s $630 Million Illegal Immigrant Burden

One of the states hardest hit by the nation’s dire financial crisis annually spends hundreds of millions of dollars to educate, incarcerate and medically treat its rapidly growing illegal immigrant population.

Each year taxpayers in Nevada, the country’s fastest growing state, spend a whopping $630 million to provide illegal aliens with public services that should be reserved for legal U.S. residents. The burden has taken such a toll that the desperate state legislature passed several measures to help curb illegal immigration.

Among them are laws addressing human smuggling and drivers licenses. Additionally, local police departments in municipalities with especially high illegal alien populations—such as Las Vegas—have entered into federal partnerships to enforce immigration law.

But the damage has been done in a once prosperous state that for nearly two years has had the nation’s highest home foreclosure rate. Around 5 million fraudulent mortgages nationwide are in the hands of illegal aliens, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its no secret that a substantial chunk of them are in Nevada. Illegal immigrants are draining the state in other ways too.

A report (The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Nevadans) published by a nonprofit organization that strives to secure the southern border, lays out the alarming statistics which were obtained by using federal and state figures. A poll had already revealed that a majority of Nevadans think illegal immigration is having a negative effect on the state's budget.

This will only drive the point home. The state spends $470 million annually to educate the children of illegal immigrants in public schools and an additional $45 million for limited English program. Eighty five million goes to healthcare for illegal immigrants and $31 to incarcerate them.

Other similar reports have been published in the last few years documenting the huge financial burden that illegal immigration has on states, counties and cities throughout the country. U.S. taxpayers annually dish out tens of billions of dollars to educate, incarcerate and medically treat the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.


March 17, 2009 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While the use of public services by illegal immigrants may impose somewhat of a financial burden, they also pay into the system through sales taxes and other taxes.

For years, conservatives have been complaining that illegal immigrants overburden the educational system and public services while simultaneously trying to cut and dismantle those services.

The truth is that public services are overburdened not by illegal immigrants, but by the inequity of distribution of funds. Go into any nice neighborhood and check out the public schools -- they're nice, they function, kids get a good education. Now go into any inner-city or rural area and you will find crumbling, neglected, non-functioning schools and services. This is not a result of illegal immigration: in the US, this has been the case for many years. Ask any African-American resident of the inner city how their local public schools were before the influx of illegal immigrants began in earnest in the 70s and 80s, and they will surely tell you those schools were in almost as bad shape as they are today -- they were just as non-functioning, almost as unsafe, and were exemplars of the unequal distribution of resources to low income people in this country.

People with money have influence. Their communities get the public resources -- the functioning hospitals, schools, etc. Poor, low income, and increasingly, middle-class people are left with the dregs. Call it a socialist sentiment if you want, but we need a society that functions, regardless of what you call it.

Illegal immigrants are a convenient scapegoat. Ask about where most earmark money goes. Ask about subsidies to large corporations. Ask about how our taxpayer dollars are used by the government bureaucracy. If we're going to have a society that works, where people don't live in fear of an underclass so undernourished, undereducated, and so lacking in opportunities that they might riot at any moment, we need to move toward a far more equitable distribution of resources.

March 20, 2009 1:40 PM  

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