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Allan Favish is a Los Angeles-based attorney whose focus is on General Insurance Defense and Litigation Insurance Coverage/Reinsurance & Bad Faith Litigation.  A UCLA graduate, he received his J.D. at Hastings College of Law in 1981.

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Will GOP Hopefuls Enforce Border?

Editor’s note: The following column was submitted before Rep. Katie Hill’s resignation became official and additional candidates entered the race.

There are three Republicans running for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District, where Democrat Rep. Katie Hill has announced her resignation.  These Republicans are Mark Cripe, Mike Garcia and Angela Underwood Jacobs.


How Illegal Aliens Can Use State Legislatures to Wreck the Country

Article about how illegal aliens voting for, and becoming, state legislators can destroy America. (March 10, 2019)


The Law That Never Was

Article about the key law that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit failed to discuss in thier opinion blocking enforcement of President Trump's Executive Order regarding immigration. (February 10, 2017)


Attorney General Harris Disrespects California Law

Article about Democrat California Attorney General Kamala Harris' erroneous statement that illegal immigrants are not criminals. (April 20, 2015)


Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration

Article about whether U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is in favor of granting legal status illegal immigrants who are presently here. (March 28, 2015)


How to Fundamentally Transform the Culture Of America

Article about how Obama’s legalization of illegal aliens will transform America into more of a collectivist society. (December 16, 2014)


Are States Constitutionally Required to Educate Illegal Immigrant Children?

Article about why the Supreme Court's 1982 decision in Plyler v. Doe does not prohibit states from denying illegal aliens primary and secondary taxpayer-funded education in all circumstances. (July 8, 2014)


How to Force the Republican Party to Stop Legalization of Illegal Aliens

Article about quitting the Republican Party to stop legalization of illegals. (June 13, 2013)


Rubio's Folly

Article about the basic falsehood told by Marco Rubio in support of his plan to legalize illegal aliens. (January 30, 2013)


A Decision Under Fire

An article explaining why United States District Court Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer's decision that several provisions of California's Proposition 187 violate federal law was incorrect. A shortened version of this article appeared in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 18, 1995, at page 6. The Daily Journal is the city's primary newspaper for the legal community.


Bilingual Ban Could Override Proposition 187

An article explaining why California's anti-bilingual education proposition has the potential to destroy parts of Proposition 187 (January 9, 1998) After this article was published, the anti-bilingual education proposition became law but did not destroy any part of Proposition 187 because Governor Gray Davis, Democrat of California, halted the court fight over those portions of Proposition 187 that were still being litigated.


Coming to a State Near You

Article explaining that because state and federal officials refuse to tell the public the net cost of illegal immigration to the state and federal governments, even in the face of massive budget deficits that is causing massive reduction in services and tax hikes, the public must demand that laws be passed to require these governments to produce such data and make it public. At least 23 states can do this by the initiative process, bypassing the elected officials. (January 6, 2003).


Has Illegal Immigration Ruined Los Angeles Public Schools?

Article explaining why I could not send my child to the Los Angeles Unified School District as a result of illegal immigration from Mexico. (February 22, 2005). Also see this July 16, 2008 Los Angeles Times article entitled "Why do Asian students generally get higher marks than Latinos?"


Trying to bridge the grade divide

Why do Asians generally get higher marks than Latinos?  Lincoln High students have candid ideas.

The eight students walked into a room at Lincoln High School prepared to discuss an issue many people, including some of their teachers, considered taboo.

They were blunt. Carlos Garcia, 17, an A student with a knack for math, said, "My friends, most of them say, 'You're more Asian than Hispanic.' "


Require an "Illegal Alien" Exclusion in Insurance Policies

Essay proposing that insurance policies contain an exclusion that would deny coverage if the insured employed an illegal alien during the policy period. (February 11, 2006).


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