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Germany?s Real Political Divide Is Generational

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:05pm
Germany?s Real Political Divide Is Generational

Younger voters are fed up with the country?s history of pessimism and oppressive consensus.
Source: [url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/13/opinion/germany-baby-boomers-young-voters.ht...
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Practices of IT Outsourcing Giant on Trial in California

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:05pm
Practices of IT Outsourcing Giant on Trial in California

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Will California believe Tata is guilty of discriminating against American and non-Indian workers in favor of South Asians?


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Low or no voter turnout for runoff

Refuse the Juice - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:23pm
As many things as there are to be wary of when it comes to what the city council has been up to - they won't really spur voters to the polls in runoff. The Beto fever is gone. Turnout is... Brad Kanus
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Trump's Illegal Anti-Asylum Presidential Proclamation

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:03pm
Trump's Illegal Anti-Asylum Presidential Proclamation

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More Immigration-Related Aspects of the Election

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:03pm
More Immigration-Related Aspects of the Election

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One of the most open-borders groupings in Congress is the Congressional Asian Pacific Ame...

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EPISD bond management

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:00am

Ross Moore sent this in:

The purpose of this E-Mail is to update you on the EPISD 2016 Bond.  There have been several significant developments over the past month. These include issues in management, finances (your property taxes), project costs and project status.

1.     Management. There is another major shakeup in the senior management of the 2016 Bond both on the District and Project Manager side of the house.

   a.     The Executive Director for the Bond Projects, Carlos Gallinar has resigned.  I will note his predecessor resigned under a cloud.

b.    The EPISD Project Lead for Jacobs Engineering has resigned.

c.    The CBAC has been delayed to 12.6.2018 from 11.15.2018.  I will note the CBAC has been vocal in its concerns about management, finances, projected costs and projects status.

2.    Finances (Your Property Taxes).  The Financial Markets have turned against EPISD over the past two years.  They will affect Property Tax rates.

a.    The 10 Year Treasury Bond Interest Rate has risen steadily for the past year.  It is the benchmark that drives the Bond Market.

b.    The higher the Interest Rate goes, the more it costs EPISD to borrow money.

c.    The more it costs EPISD to borrow money, the higher your Property Taxes go.

d.    Well over half the 2016 Bond hasn’t been put on the Bond Market, yet.

3.    Project Costs.  Inflation, Hurricanes, Tariffs, and Labor Costs have driven up Project Costs over the past two years.

a.    It looks like Project Costs were underestimated in 2015/2016.

b.    Demand for materials, like steel, aluminum and cement, have increased nationally and locally.

c.    Steel has gone up 16% since the Bond vote in November 2016, as an example. Impact of Trump Tariffs have not hit yet.

d.    Downscaling projects has already begun.  What happened to Andress will happen elsewhere.

4.    Project Status.  According to EPISD, two years after the Bond Election, this is the status of major Projects.

a.    In Design– 7

b.    In Procurement – 9

c.    Under Construction – 2

i.     Crockett ES – Work has begun.

ii.     El Paso HS – Nice ceremony, actual work “Someday soon.”

d.    Completed– 0

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Asylum and The Caravan

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00pm
The migrant caravan was in the news before the midterm elections and although it is not the topic […]
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Andrew Arthur Discusses Border Wall Funding and DACA

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:14pm
Andrew Arthur Discusses Border Wall Funding and DACA

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7-Eleven Obeyed the Law! Oh No!

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:14pm
7-Eleven Obeyed the Law! Oh No!

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A recent article accuses convenience store chain 7-Eleven of manipulating immigration law in order to serve its corporate interests.


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Grandchildren of Low-Skill Immigrants Have Lagging Education and Earnings

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:04pm
Grandchildren of Low-Skill Immigrants Have Lagging Education and Earnings

Patrick McHugh
November 13, 2018 - 10:05pm
Source: [url=https://cis.org/Report/Grandchildren-Lo...
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Motel 6 Succumbs to Open Borders Pressure Tactics

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:04pm
Motel 6 Succumbs to Open Borders Pressure Tactics

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Washington?s attorney general filed suit against Motel 6 for cooperating with ICE when the agency was investigating hotel guests.


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ICE: Illegal Alien Murders Three After Released by Sanctuary City

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:04pm
ICE: Illegal Alien Murders Three After Released by Sanctuary City

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An illegal alien killed three people after being released from custody due to sanctuary laws in Missouri.


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Salvation May Have To Wait

Max Powers - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 8:06am
When we are not getting our panties soaked watching Roberto Francisco O'Rourke slice off-cuts of meat against the grain, we are wondering when he will resurrect himself from failed senate candidate to the next Dear Leader. Speaking of off-cuts of meat, ever gone to a cook-out and there are fajitas,... Max Powers
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Illegal Alien 'Journalist' Protests Impending Removal Despite Existence of a Final Order of Removal

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:05am
Illegal Alien 'Journalist' Protests Impending Removal Despite Existence of a Final Order of Removal

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If all it takes to preclude enforcemen...

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Robbing our schools and hospital

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:00am

The land (for the water park deal)  that the city is trading so that it can give it away for $1,000 per year with a $10,000 buy out was formerly owned privately and was taxed around 54 thousand dollars a year by the city,  $29 thousand a year by the county,  $98 thousand a year by the Canutillo independent school district, $9,000 a year by our community college and $16,307 yearly by our county hospital.  The total comes to $188 thousand each year.

Now that the city owns the land those taxes go away.

Further

If the land is actually worth the $18.6 million that we are told the owner wants the tax situation would be different.  The annual taxes would be $597,686.00.

Because the city has assumed ownership of the land, and thus the land cannot be assessed property taxes, the other entities are going to lose money also.

Using the claimed $18.6 million figure the Canutillo district will lose $284,580 per year for the ten years that the city will own the land.

The city tells us that homeowners pay a disproportionate part of the property tax (compared to businesses and industries) and then go right ahead and throw away a piece of property that would pay almost $600,000 a year.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Border Patrol Terror

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:00pm
Individuals give up certain control over their lives to live in a society. Among them is the authority […]
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Disturbing Statistics from EOIR on UACs

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:05pm
Disturbing Statistics from EOIR on UACs

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The people in Congress and the courts who created this mess no doubt were acting in what they thou...

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Andrew Arthur Explains New Asylum Rules

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:05pm
Andrew Arthur Explains New Asylum Rules

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A Bipartisan Door Opens to Asylum Reform

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:05pm
A Bipartisan Door Opens to Asylum Reform

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Doris Meissner wants to school the Trump administration on how to handle an expected flood of asylum cases at the border.


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Minneapolis Mayor to Illegal Aliens: Don?t Say Anything!

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:05pm
Minneapolis Mayor to Illegal Aliens: Don?t Say Anything!

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Mayor Jacob Frey is rolling out yet another new policy placards in every police car informing illegal aliens of their ?rights,?.


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