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China beats Mexico on CA immigration

China beats Mexico on CA immigration

By James Poulos . While Mexico continued to drive the debate about immigration policy in the U.S., California experienced a significant demographic shift that could carry a political impact: more immigrants now flow into the Golden State from China than from south of the border. “About 33,000 immigrants moved to California from China last year, roughly triple the […]

“Obamatrade” details made public- 30 chapters- 5000+ pages

“Obamatrade” details made public- 30 chapters- 5000+ pages

By George Miller    Here it is, the new, long-heralded and dreaded, hideously complex Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Some say it will be a huge boon for intrernational trade and U.S. prosperity. Others say it will suck more jobs out of the country, lower wages and even override U.S. law and sovereignty. We […]

Santa Paula’s Revolutionary Pastor

Santa Paula’s Revolutionary Pastor

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Social Concern Action Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Santa Paula, the screening of the award winning documentary “Weaving the Past” brought viewers into the life of a revered Santa Paula minister, whose early life confronted the 19th century socio-political revolution in Mexico. The challenge to the filmmaker, […]

Oxnard: Fiestas Patrias Parade–Information and Road Closures

Oxnard: Fiestas Patrias Parade–Information and Road Closures

Californios and American Union

Californios and American Union

By Ron Kirk According to the book The Making of American California based in original source documents and the first hand witness of Richard Henry Dana Jr. in Two Years before the Mast, it is true enough that Mexico and the U.S. represented two very different views of government, and both existed uncomfortably together in […]

The Little Things

The Little Things

On the bus to Sayulita in the tropical jungle of Mexico, I close my eyes. I lift my chin to catch every bit of breeze as it licks the sea, soaks itself up with a sultry touch of the sun, then finds its way to my thirsty body. I can’t help but smile. I am […]

Oxnard MultiCultural Festival celebrates local diversity

Oxnard MultiCultural Festival celebrates local diversity

By George Miller For the first time, the Festival was held at the shiny new Collection outdoor  mall, just North of 101 off Oxnard Blvd. Saturday at the festival was hot (95 degrees), bright and sunny. There was a fine, wide array of nationalities/cultures represented, even some good ‘ole plain American. The stage was host to dances throughout […]

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

On a two-day trip to California this week, order Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto insulted his host country at least twice, referring to the United States as “the other Mexico” and criticizing states that want to control immigration as not having “evolved” as much as California when it comes to letting illegal immigrants run roughshod […]

Reverse migration?

Reverse migration?

Cartoon By Steve Bowers                             ______________________________ Steve Bowers was a farm boy. He went to college. He studied Art. Then he worked in construction. Then he went to Law School. Then he worked for various sissy law firms, view which he did […]

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