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  • Los Angeles schools close their doors to immigration agents

    02/11/2016 10:10:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    In response to the federal government raids announced at the beginning of this year to apprehend undocumented Central American immigrants, public schools in Los Angeles, where about 50 percent of the student body is Hispanic, will not allow immigration authorities to enter the campuses. The decision taken on Tuesday by the Los Angeles Unified School District board is for all schools, from kindergarten through high school, to be declared "safe zones" and resource centers for students and families threatened by the enforcement of immigration laws. According to the proposal presented by board president Steve Zimmer, any request by Immigration and...
  • Democrats call for government-funded lawyers for illegal immigrants

    02/11/2016 10:05:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would grant government-funded lawyers to illegal immigrants who are part of the surge of Central Americans that have overwhelmed the border and stretched the immigration courts. Though unlikely to advance in the GOP-controlled Congress, the legislation is an important marker for both the presidential campaign and for the ongoing debate over how the U.S. treats the illegal immigrants -- and particularly the unaccompanied children -- that have skyrocketed in recent years. Sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the bill would allow illegal immigrants to delay their court dates until the government has...
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys

    02/11/2016 9:37:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 2016
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama's open border free-for-all. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors--mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras--have entered the country through the Mexican border since the influx began in the summer of 2014 and the administration has relocated them nationwide. News reports indicate that the 17-year-olds charged in the gruesome Massachusetts killing entered the U.S. recently as UAC's and both have ties to MS-13, according to authorities cited by various...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship

    02/10/2016 10:10:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 44 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | September 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Trump: Illegals Being Entitled To Due Process An Open Question

    02/11/2016 7:42:43 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 10
    Trump said, in response to host Bill O'Reilly arguing illegal immigrants would be entitled to due process before being deported, "If they're here illegally they may or they may not be [entitled to due process]. Just like the argument we had about the anchor babies. In my opinion, you don't need -." After O'Reilly cut in to object, "I'm telling you all settled law says once you're here, you are entitled to our constitutional protections, every single case." Trump countered, "I disagree.
  • Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions

    02/11/2016 6:43:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations. Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative to detention programs designed to make sure that low-risk immigrant families with pending cases show up for court. The phones, they said, are not used to track or monitor immigrants but rather as a safety net. Yaneth Guevara Leyva, who has a pending asylum case, said she received a Galaxy 4 smartphone complete with voice...
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • Notes After New Hampshire ... Mark Steyn

    02/11/2016 6:56:00 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 90 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Mark Steyn
    ...~Long, long ago - August 12th last year, in fact - I wrote: The integrity of a nation's borders and the privilege of its citizenship is certainly a "truly conservative" principle. More practically for this election, it may be the one on which all the others depend... And, as Ann Coulter says to the other candidates, if you don't like Trump, steal his issue. According to exit polls, in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, two out of three GOP voters favor Trump's proposed temporary ban on all Muslim immigration - despite the universal reaction from the massed ranks of the...
  • Who is Donald Trump [interesting read]

    02/10/2016 8:17:25 PM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    blogspot.com ^ | Jan 31, 2016
    "Who is Donald Trump?" The better question may be, "What is Donald Trump?" The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment? Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the "Republicans In Name Only." They know there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates. Ben Carson is not an "establishment" candidate, but the...
  • Hidden Report: Mexico Remittances Total More Than Entire Mexican Oil Revenue

    02/10/2016 6:38:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside the country surpassed petroleum revenues in 2015 for the first time. There was a 4.75% increase in money sent from abroad, most of which comes from the U.S., to total US $24.8 billion last year, up from $23.6 billion in 2014, said the Bank of Mexico. An important factor in the increase in remittances is the jobs created by economic recovery in the U.S. Some 11 million Mexicans are believed to be living in the U.S. and many work in construction. Remittances, 97% of which are sent electronically, averaged $292 last year. We...
  • Dear Mexico: You Just Might Wind Up Paying For That Border Wall After All! (western union $$)

    02/10/2016 1:59:12 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/160 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations with Mexico is the volume of cash which Mexicans living in America (including illegal aliens) send home every year to their families. There’s nothing shocking about the idea at first glance. People send money home all the time. But just how much is it? This report straight out of Mexico may come as a bit of a shock. Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside...
  • Dear Mexico: you might wind up paying for that wall after all

    02/10/2016 1:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend the former president of Mexico took a rather scoffing tone when he said that Mexico wasn’t going to pay one cent for Donald Trump’s “stupid wall.” This is a knock we’ve heard from plenty of The Donald’s critics back here at home as well, coming from Democrats and Republicans alike. I mean… it’s crazy, right? How could anyone expect that to happen?There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations...
  • Obama's budget would stop reimbursing prisons for holding illegal immigrants

    02/10/2016 11:42:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Matt Zapotosky
    Under President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2017, the Justice Department would abandon a program that reimburses state and local prisons for housing illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. The move to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAPP) - which would save the Justice Department $210 million - is likely to face significant resistance in Congress and from local officials concerned about a loss of funding. The White House has moved in the past to trim or cancel the program, and each year, it has survived, said Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration...
  • Homeland Security budget prepares for record 75,000 children from across the border

    02/10/2016 11:46:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's latest budget predicts some 75,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children will sneak into the U.S. and have to be captured and cared for next year, suggesting the surge that began in 2014 will outlast this administration. Mr. Obama included $319 million in his 2017 blueprint to handle the children and warned that Homeland Security may request additional money if the surge is larger than predicted.
  • Ogundu Gets 1 to 3 Years in Prison; NLPC Exposed Earmarks to Fake NYC Health Clinic

    02/10/2016 10:35:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 10, 2016 | NLPC Staff
    New York physician Dorothy Ogundu has been sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for ripping off City, State and federal programs for a fake health clinic. The Nigerian-born Ogundu was convicted in October on 29 counts, including second-degree grand larceny, forgery in the second degree, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The prosecution was based on information uncovered by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), and made public through a New York Post article in April 2012. The Ogundu exposé was a spinoff of our investigation of Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who secured a...
  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • Trump puts a price on his wall: It would cost Mexico $8 billion

    02/10/2016 5:54:55 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Anna Brand
    Hall noted that just yesterday, the former president of Mexico called Trump's idea for a wall "stupid," adding that "we are not going to pay any single cent." Probing how he plans to get Mexico to pay for his wall, Trump responded, "Mexico makes a fortune. Mexico is going to pay. And I heard he said that we will not pay. Guess what? The wall just got higher."
  • Trump On Mexicos Response To THe Wall: "Now the wall just got taller."

    02/10/2016 7:25:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 180 replies
    THe Blaze ^ | 2/10/16 | Blaze
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón told CNBC Saturday that his country would not contribute “a single cent” to the building of Donald Trump’s proposed wall. “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón, who served as president from 2006 to 2012, said. “And it’s going to be completely useless.” “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States,” he added. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going to provide prosperity to the United State, he is completely...
  • Laura Ingraham: Pro-Immigration "Globalism Of The Bush Variety" Has Decimated American Middle Class

    02/09/2016 1:33:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    RCP ^ | 2/9/16
    LAURA INGRAHAM: -snip- Remember a year ago, most of us believed Jeb Bush was going to be the preeminent establishment voice in this race. He didn't catch fire... even in Florida he polled in fourth place, yet now Jeb Bush is on the move against Trump, he seemed very confident, he had his best debate performance, so I'd keep an eye on Jeb Bush... The policies that Jeb Bush is advocating, those two issues Trump and he most disagree on are trade and immigration. We've now learned the devastation of the American people as a result of the World Trade...
  • Horowitz: Will Justice Sotomayor Recuse Herself from the upcoming Obama Amnesty Case?

    02/09/2016 9:02:37 PM PST · by Elderberry · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Our judicial branch of government is irrevocably broken, even more so than the other two branches. To begin with, the entire premise of the judiciary being the final arbiter over constitutional questions is wrong. They have usurped power beyond the imagination of our Founders, even those who were skeptical of Article III. Worse, they refuse to use the Constitution as originally conceived as the guideline for determining the constitutionality of laws. Finally, even when applying the Constitution or statutes to relevant cases, they are incapable of divorcing their political views from legal arguments. ...overturning Obama's executive amnesty is the quintessential...
  • Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year

    02/09/2016 8:52:55 PM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 2/9/2016 | Dan Stein
    The Supreme Court has decided to review certain elements in United States v. Texas. The Supreme Court should leave the injunction in place until a full trial on the merits. There is no urgency to decide this case so long as the administration is restrained from giving out benefits that would be difficult to revoke: work authorization and eligibility for various other benefits. Should the Court lift the injunction and endorse the administration's wildly broad claims of unlimited power to permit millions who are outside the rules stipulated by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to remain here, then Congress...
  • Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border

    02/09/2016 6:26:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border Dudley Althaus And José de Córdoba Feb. 9, 2016 8:53 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it. The pope’s gesture comes at the height of a rancorous U.S. political season in which immigration has become a hot-button issue. Two leading candidates for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have vowed to...
  • Remittances totaled more than oil income (Mexico)

    02/09/2016 5:58:16 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside the country surpassed petroleum revenues in 2015 for the first time. ADVERTISEMENT There was a 4.75% increase in money sent from abroad, most of which comes from the U.S., to total US $24.8 billion last year, up from $23.6 billion in 2014, said the Bank of México. The bank said it was the first time remittances had totaled more than petroleum revenues since it began tracking them in 1995. Oil revenues last year totaled $23.4 billion. - See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/remittances-totaled-oil-income/#sthash.ZQr2Jt6S.apJQe72y.dpuf
  • Cruz: “There is no stronger advocate for legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am” (H1B)

    02/09/2016 9:25:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2015
    Via the Weekly Standard, he's not saying anything here that he hasn't said before. He supports immigration reform, but not comprehensive immigration reform - only a piecemeal security-first approach will work, the same view now taken by Marco Rubio. But Cruz fans who haven't paid attention to him on this issue may assume, incorrectly but understandably, that he naturally takes the most conservative position that an electable Republican presidential candidate can take. Not so: It's Scott Walker(!) who's staked out the right side of the field by demanding that American wages be a variable when considering target numbers for legal...
  • The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

    02/09/2016 9:35:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    MSN Money ^ | unk | Bob Davis
    MARICOPA, Ariz. - After Arizona passed a series of tough anti-immigration laws, Rob Knorr couldn't find enough Mexican field hands to pick his jalapeno peppers. He sharply reduced his acreage and invested $2 million developing a machine to remove pepper stems. His goal was to cut the number of laborers he needed by 90% and to hire higher-paid U.S. machinists instead. 'We used to have many migrant families. They aren't coming back,' says Mr. Knorr, who owns RK Farms LLC, an hour's drive from Phoenix. Few issues in the presidential campaign are more explosive than whether and how much to...
  • Former Mexican President Calderon Says Trump's Idea for Border Wall Is "Stupid", "Useless"

    02/09/2016 3:34:48 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 51 replies
    Short News ^ | 2/9/16
    Former Mexican leader Felipe Calderon says he does not understand why Americans would vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate "completely crazy" and "not very well-informed". He further explained in the interview with CNBC that the border wall Trump plans to erect if elected is "stupid" and "completely useless". http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=102632
  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 6:56:38 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect.
  • President Calderon: Mexico won't pay 'a single cent' for Trump's 'stupid wall'

    02/09/2016 7:34:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Rick Moran
    Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón harshly criticized the notion that Mexico would pay anything for Donald Trump's planned wall on our southern border. The HIll: “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón told CNBC on Saturday. “And it’s going to be completely useless.”  Calderón, who served as president from 2006 to 2012, said Trump is “not [a] very well-informed man.”  “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States,” he added. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going...
  • California issues 650,000 driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in 2015

    02/09/2016 7:44:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Staff
    Since California implemented Assembly Bill 60 last January, an estimated 605,000 driver's licenses were issued to undocumented immigrants in the Golden State, with 400,000 of these licenses issued during the first six months of 2015.Immigrant rights groups and traffic safety experts have hailed the law because, they say, it means more drivers will be properly trained, licensed and more likely to have car insurance."We believe that this new law increases safety on California roads by putting licensed drivers behind the steering wheel," Artemio Armenta, a spokesman for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, told the Los Angeles Times. But some...
  • After recent ICE raids, sanctuary movement grows for immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 7:39:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | By Cindy Carcamo
    Rev. Fred Morris is familiar with violence in Latin America. Morris, currently leading North Hills United Methodist Church, survived detention and torture at the hands of Brazil's military dictatorship in 1974. That's one reason Morris said he's ready to defy Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and offer his place of worship as a refuge for Central Americans facing imminent deportation to a region with escalating violence. "We are willing to fight this tooth and nail," said Morris, 82. "If ICE wants to come get them, they're going to have to break down the church door." Morris' congregation is one of...
  • Obamacare Immigrants: $750 Million In Subsidies Paid To 500,000 Ineligible Immigrants (REPORT)

    02/09/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by xzins · 48 replies
    HNGN ^ | Feb 09, 2016 | Taylor Tyler
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has paid out more than $750 million in taxpayer subsidies to more than half a million illegal immigrants and immigrants whose legal status was not verified, according to a new Senate report seen by Fox News. As of June 2015, "the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence," said the report from Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reported Fox News. The...
  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 6:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Beware the bundler. I don't mean the political fundraiser (though those guys can be pretty shady, too) but the lawmaker, the guy who insists that every issue is related to every other issue and that the only solution is a grand "comprehensive" bipartisan compromise resulting in a generation-defining piece of legislation that's 8,000 pages long. Consider the question of illegal immigration. No, not the question of immigration -- illegal immigration. There's a temptation to bundle those together, because we have problems with our legal immigration regime, too, but the more tightly we tie them together, the more closely we bind...
  • EXCLUSIVE– Donald J. Trump First Candidate to Reply to the ‘Sessions Test’

    02/08/2016 3:50:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 111 replies
    Question 1: How would you vote (or how did you vote) on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy? ANSWER: I was steadfastly opposed to giving Obama his Fast-Track powers, and would have absolutely voted against it. This is one of the strongest distinctions between me and the other candidates in this race. The Congress, apparently under the magical spell of donors, gave massive new powers to a President who has repeatedly abused his authority. The...
  • Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

    02/08/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Anjali Shastry
    It's unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate -- and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders. The House cleared a bill Monday that would require prisons and jails to honor all requests to transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody, as long as they aren't asked to hold the aliens beyond the time they'd normally be released....
  • Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies

    02/08/2016 2:18:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8,2016
    Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News. The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status...
  • Step by Step on a Desperate Trek by Migrants Through Mexico

    02/08/2016 9:46:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | By AZAM AHMED
    Subtitle: Two days with 10 men who left Central America in early November to embark on an exhausting journey, made riskier by the Mexican authorities' crackdown on migrants. ARRIAGA, Mexico - The police truck appeared suddenly, a glint of metal and glass. The migrants broke into a sprint, tripping over cracked pavement as an older woman sweeping her stoop urged them to hurry. The 10 men rounded the corner and hid behind a row of low-slung trees. Four days into their journey from Central America, the new reality on Mexico's southern border was setting in: Under pressure from the United...
  • Marcobot Delivers Preprogrammed Immigration Speech To Stephanopoulos

    02/08/2016 5:37:34 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Julia Hahn
    On Sunday's program of ABC This Week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seemed to, once again, demonstrate his inability to answer questions with responses that have not been memorized. In the aftermath of Rubio's now infamous "glitch," ABC host George Stephanopoulos pressed Rubio about his immigration record as well as the young Senator's penchant for retreating to rehearsed talking points. Stephanopoulos asked Rubio three times about whether he viewed the Gang of Eight as a "mistake" and whether he has any "regrets about being for the Gang of Eight." Rubio repeatedly dodged the question-perhaps because, as Breitbart News has previously reported,...
  • As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing

    02/08/2016 5:42:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Washingtom Post ^ | 2/8/2016 | Emma Brown
    As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border -- with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants -- the nation's public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here. It's not an easy task. Many of the new arrivals don't speak much English and are behind academically. They often come with scars, having fled desperate poverty or violence or both. Many endured difficult journeys, sometimes leaving their families behind or rejoining parents in the United States after years...
  • California issued 605,000 new driver's licenses for immigrants in the U.S. illegally last year

    02/08/2016 7:15:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | by Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. "Truthfully, it was an extremely emotional time because having a [driver's] license isn't just any little thing," she said. "We feel a little more protected."
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • ‘Revenant’ director Iñárritu makes history, blasts Trump

    02/07/2016 11:52:59 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 7 2016 | Lou Lumenik
    The most surprising Oscar race in recent memory took another dramatic twist with Alejandro Iñárritu taking aim at Donald Trump after becoming the first-ever winner of back-to-back awards from The Directors Guild of America for the survival drama “The Revenant.” After the win, the Mexican director told reporters that Trump’s plan to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants from Mexico would “betray the foundation of this country. The power of this country [the U.S.] relies on diversity.”
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Kasich to Newsmax: Bush Shows 'Desperation' By Denying My Conservative Record

    02/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Feb 2016 11:56 AM | Greg Richter
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Newsmax TV in an interview recorded Sunday morning that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting desperate trying to say he isn't conservative. [...] Bush has said he is the only governor running for the GOP presidential nomination who has a conservative record. Asked by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth if that was a fair criticism, Kasich laughed. "We balanced more budgets than anybody around, cut more taxes than anybody in America," Kasich said, referring to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served alongside Hayworth, who represented Arizona. "We're for school...
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • Senior Senate Staffer Reveals the Marco Rubio Story You’ve Never Heard

    02/07/2016 7:39:45 AM PST · by MLL · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    On today’s program of Breitbart News Daily, Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, shared his never-before publicly discussed insights into Sen. Marco Rubio’s duplicitous conduct during his push to get the Gang of Eight bill through the Senate. At that time, Miller served as the communications director for the man who organized opposition to the bill, Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions. Miller recalled how throughout the Gang of Eight push, Sen. Rubio “directly deceived” immigration law enforcement and the American people.
  • Leaked documents reveal serious issues at U.S. Southern border (Spike in Terrorist Nation Illegals)

    02/06/2016 7:04:18 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | Feb 5, 7:13 pm | WSB
    ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation discovered a leaked secret document showing a spike in people from terrorist nations illegally crossing our country’s Southern border. Investigative Reporter Aaron Diamant traveled to Texas, where public safety leaders are scrambling to close the gaps. “Any of this infrastructure can be exploited by anyone,” a former Border Patrol sector chief said. The dramatic pictures from our days-long trip have everyone from Border Patrol agents to lawmakers sounding the alarm, Monday at 5 on Channel 2 Action News.
  • Merkel Says EU Must Take in Refugees Directly From Turkey

    02/06/2016 4:06:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bloomberg | February 6, 2016 — 5:28 AM EST | Patrick Donahue
    Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-06/merkel-says-eu-must-take-in-refugees-directly-from-turkey
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...