Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday
|The Dream Is Coming |
(Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / June 7, 2011)
SCOTUS finally gets one right with it's decision on Monday to allow California to continue offering reduced, in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.The decision affects less than 1% of total enrollment or about 41,000 students.
The LA City Council voted on Tuesday to back state legislation that would give Los Angeles the option of not participating in the Orwellian named "Secure Communities" program. This highly criticized program requires police to submit fingerprints of those arrested to federal immigration officials in order to look for past violent convictions. Councilman Bernard Parks introduced the motion to support the state legislation saying that the program has gone far astray from its' original intent. Nearly 70% of those who have been deported under "Secure Communities" have had no prior convictions or have only been accused of minor offenses.
California Redistricting may actually do what it says it will do; work to drive lawmakers more to the moderate center and do something really crazy like unjam the state budget.
I hope you're sitting down. The highest concentration of manufacturing in the nation is still right here in L.A. County. In the City of Vernon, perhaps?
Sarah Watch 2011 Update-What was the immediate fall-out from Sarah Palin's recent moronic revisionist telling of Paul Revere's historic ride? Oh, just this.