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New Year, New Tough Laws for Texters, Teens and Drunks

The New Year ushered in new laws across the nation.  Changes range from faster speed limits to harsher penalties for drunks and texters.CaliforniaOver 800 new laws went into effect in the Golden State.  Drivers could be affected by:Transfer of ownership of a vehicle to a relative or revocable living trust is now prohibited until all toll-violations or parking fines and penalties known by the DMV are paid by the transferee.  This will keep drivers from evading paying for toll or parking citations by just transferring the title of a car to another family member.  Teenage drivers under the age of 18 are now prohibited from using an electronic wireless communications device to read, write or send a text-based communication while driving -- even if with a hands-free device.  Teens, thus can't engage in voice-activated texts, which previously was allowed.  This law also closes a loophole teens had been exploiting of using a tablet or laptop instead of cellphone behind the wheel. The statute ...

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    Former Congressman Tom Tancredo on the state’s new immigration law and its national implications.

  2. Obama Pushes the Dream Act

    Attorney Alberto Cardenas, National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on the President’s efforts to push through the Dream Act.

  3. Sheriff: Administration has Abandoned the Border

    Sheriff Larry Dever argues the president has forgone attempts to halt illegal immigration into the U.S.

  4. Agents widen Chipotle immigration probe

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  5. U.S. Congress approves border bill; sends to Obama

    By Susan CornwellWASHINGTON2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress Thursday passed legislation to strengthen security along the border with Mexico, trying to tackle the poli...

  6. Goodbye Sanctuary Cities

    FBN Contributor Tobin Smith sounds off on spending in "sanctuary cities."

  7. Ariz. Immigration Law Interferes with Fed Laws?

    Newsweek Contributing Editor Stuart Taylor on the reasons behind the Justice Department's suit against Arizona’s new immigration law.

  8. Immigration vs. Health Care

    Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies on the connection between national health care and illegal immigration.

  9. Number of Immigrants Leaving U.S. Doubles

    Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies Steven Camarota weighs in on U.S. immigration trends.

  1. How Will Obama Pay for The Proposals in SOTU Speech?

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, (D-Ill.), on how immigration reform can reduce government spending and the President’s new initiatives in the State of the Union.

  2. Sen. Marco Rubio on the Senate Immigration Proposal

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), on efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy.

  3. Would Amnesty Lead to a Rise in Illegal Immigration?

    Manhattan Institute Fellow Heather MacDonald on efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy.

  4. Alabama’s Immigration Law’s Impact on Jobs, Crime

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on the impact of Alabama’s anti-illegal immigration law.

  5. Obama Continuing to Ignore Congress?

    FBN’s Gerri Willis on Obama Administration shifting immigration policy without working with Congress.

  6. Have Immigration Officers Been Told to Not Make Arrests?

    National ICE Council President Chris Cane argues the Obama Administration has ordered immigration officers at ICE to not make arrests.

  7. Administration Challenges Immigration Laws in Ala., SC, Ariz.

    Rep. Ted Poe, (R-Texas), immigration attorney Alberto Cardenas and National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani on the Obama Administration’s lawsuits to stop immigration laws in Alabama, South Carolina and Arizona.

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