Thursday, February 25, 2010


We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the virtual border fence does not work.  Now we also know that E-Verify does not work.  Or at least unacceptably poorly.

An evaluation of E-Verify carried out for DHS by research group Westat found the program couldn't confirm whether information workers were presenting was their own, and, as a result, "many unauthorized workers obtain employment by committing identity fraud that cannot be detected by E-Verify," Westat told the department. Westat put the "inaccuracy rate for unauthorized workers" at about 54%.

I wrote about this sort of stuff last year.  It doesn't really change.


Vicente Duque 12:04 PM  

Information on Texas, Immigration, Border Fence :

"The Dallas Morning News" : Surprise : 23 percent of Texas Latinos say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1.

Interesting battle of two Heavyweights in Texas, a very Republican and Conservative State - Some Gurus and Prophets calculate that Texas may become Democrat in the Future, thanks to Demographics and to "Metro" and "Suburban" advances in Mentality, Universities and Techno-Science Industry may also help to deRepublicanize Texas.

The Dallas Morning News
Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative
February 24, 2010

Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative

Some excerpts of a very long article :

AUSTIN – A bent to conservatism and family makes Hispanics a promising pool of votes for Republicans, but the party's targeting of illegal immigrants has withered its attraction.

Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates.
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It shows more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1, according to the poll, commissioned by an Austin consultant for a national group of Hispanic legislative leaders.

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, said the poll hints at a little-noticed facet of Perry's political persona: He doesn't frighten Hispanics because he often visits their communities, and he distances himself from immigration hard-liners in the GOP.

"He thought the border wall was a little ridiculous and didn't think it was going to help," said Van de Putte, Democrats' leader in the Senate and a co-chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention in Denver two years ago. "What he wanted to keep out were those people that are smuggling drugs and people."

Van de Putte said Perry tilts more to the right than his predecessor, George W. Bush, and can't match Bush's high level of support among Hispanics. But she said many Hispanics remember that Perry signed a 2001 bill that let illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition at public colleges. He has defended the bill, saying affected students have studied hard in Texas schools and will be good citizens.

Youth, Minorities, Politics :

Vicente Duque

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