- Israel poised for a $173M boost from the U.S. for missile defense
- Leon Panetta named as source of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ scriptwriter’s information
- Mandela service sign language interpreter: ‘He made up his own signs’
- Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
- Ben Affleck: Fundraising for Democrats started to ‘feel gross’
- Vladimir Putin orders military to boost presence in Arctic
- Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
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SIMMONS: Watch your step, D.C., with foul immigration mess
Mr. Graham, a spokesman said, has always supported immigrants’ civil rights.
How could he not when he represents the most ethnically and racially diverse ward in the city, with eateries and shops catering to the Spanish and Dutch, the Palestinians and Israelis, and everyone in between. Phil Mendelson (who likes to remind me he is a Democrat, not a Socialist) is in a citywide race, so he can’t cast aspersions upon any voting bloc.
In the meantime, immigration activists want D.C. to divest in Arizona-based businesses, and a draft resolution could come as early as next week. Oy vey.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who works closely with federal law enforcers, says she supports joining forces with the fingerprint program, which is part of the federal Secure Communities initiative. After all, there are more than two dozen federal law enforcement agencies in the city, so the partnerships are not without precedence.
If Democrats in City Hall want to get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T from their Democratic friends on Capitol Hill, they should stop pretending D.C. is a state.
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