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  • AFL-CIO to help Hispanics take advantage of immigration relief measures

    03/31/2015 4:14:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | March 31, 2015
    The largest labor organization in the United States on Tuesday launched a national immigration training plan called "We Rise!" to help Hispanics take advantage of the immigration relief measures announced by President Barack Obama last November. The effort is designed to reach, mobilize and organize immigrant workers in their workplaces and in their communities. The AFL-CIO on Tuesday in Washington began preparing representatives who have arrived from all over the country to support and teach undocumented workers how to request protection under Deferred Action, or DACA, for children born in the United States and under DAPA for parents of permanent...
  • New York Dairy farmers bemoan lack of illegal aliens

    03/31/2015 12:02:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This immigration story takes place far from the southern border and actually hits rather close to home for me, since it’s set in upstate New York. What’s that you say? We don’t have an illegal immigrant problem in the northeast? Think again. Apparently the use of illegal farm labor is still all the rage up here, but it just doesn’t get the same sort of press coverage. Particularly hard hit by a lack of “comprehensive immigration reform” are the dairy farmers. When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he...
  • Jeb Bush, Luis Gutierrez to Keynote Pro-Amnesty Hispanic Groups Convention

    03/31/2015 6:11:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | Breitbart News
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) will be keynote speakers for a pro-amnesty Hispanic groups convention in April.Bush and Gutierrez, both of whom have been vocal about the need for a comprehensive amnesty bill, will headline the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conferences (NHCLC) annual convention, which will be held April 28-30 in Houston.
  • The Misguided Cruzade for Total Border Control [Open-Border Libertarians]

    03/31/2015 7:35:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    The Texas senator's fencing plans will impose a hefty cost on Americans Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants.Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever...
  • Marco Rubio: Im Realistic on Immigration

    03/31/2015 7:07:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued to hint at making a presidential announcement in the coming weeks when he stopped by The Five on Monday, and addressed the issue that some think may be his biggest hurdle in a Republican primary: Immigration. Co-host Greg Gutfeld asked Rubio, who was a member of the moderate Gang of Eight that devised comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate, how he responds to criticism that he is soft on the issue. I think Im realistic on immigration, he said. He noted that the current immigration system is still in need of reforms, but...
  • US Chamber of Commerce Plans To Buy More Establishment GOP Seats

    03/31/2015 5:36:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Colleen Conley
    Forget for a moment about facing off against the liberal juggernaut which continues to rip apart the fabric of American culture and the principles upon which the nation was founded. Grassroots conservatives have another mountain to scale, right in our own backyard. A Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims the U.S. Chamber of Congresss new political strategy will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates, intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities. In other words, the Chamber is planning to throw even...
  • Jeb Bushs Ties to Big-Money Immigration Reform Backers

    03/30/2015 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2015 | by IAN TUTTLE
    Jeb Bush was associated for years with the tip of the spear of the Republican establishments campaign for a permissive immigration policy. For five years the American Action Network (AAN) and the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), well-heeled outside spending groups, have been go-to sources of support for the Republican establishments immigration reform efforts. For most of that time, Bush sat on the board of the think tank with which both are affiliated, the American Action Forum (AAF) from shortly after its founding in February 2010 by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman, and...
  • Opinion: Could the anti-immigrant loudmouths pass a U.S. citizenship test?

    03/30/2015 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By TED RALL
    To listen to talk radio and cable television, which are dominated by conservatives, the national and state debates over immigration give the impression that most legal residents of the state of California oppose immigrant workers here illegally and might even be favorably disposed to Mitt Romney's suggestion that they "self-deport." As it turns out, however, the voices of anti-immigration forces are disproportionately louder than their actual numbers. A new poll of likely California voters shows that a whopping 73% support granting citizenship to immigrants here illegally if they agreed to pay back taxes, pass a background check and learn the...
  • The Gestapo is alive and well in Obamas America

    03/30/2015 2:57:57 PM PDT · by dvan · 23 replies
    American Action News ^ | March 30, 2015 | Watne Allyn Root
    Press ? for keyboard shortcuts. The Gestapo is alive and well in Obamas America People me Today at 2:53 PM . Mar 30, 2015 Source: Personal Liberty by: Wayne Allyn Root Hi. Im Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Barack Obama is going rogue. By every metric, the Obama economy is melting down. We are seeing the beginning stages of another recession, at best, or a total economic meltdown, at worst. At the moment, there are no decent-paying jobs in America. Obama has opened the border and given amnesty to at least 5 million illegal aliens already in the country,...
  • Obamas Radical New Immigration Ploy Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Obama Trickery)

    03/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 3/30/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Obamas radical new immigration ploy. Tune in!
  • DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.

    03/30/2015 11:56:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.
    (CNSNews.com) - Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday. "For the kids, unaccompanied kids, it's running about 40 percent lower," Johnson said. "I hope it stays that way, but we have to be prepared in the event it doesn't."
  • WALKER TOUGHENS IMMIGRATION POSITION AFTER SETBACKS

    03/29/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 188 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    After some setbacks over the past several weeks, top aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tell Breitbart News that hes toughening up his immigration position as he learns more about the issue. Hes for border security first, enforce the laws on the books, fix legal immigration system with national interest in mind and then deal with those here, Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email. Kukowskis comments to Breitbart News come after a trip Walker took on Friday to the border with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. A lot depends on what the governor means by a: legal immigration...
  • Undocumented immigrants should be able to be licensed drivers

    03/29/2015 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 29, 2015 | Editorial Board
    Drivers licenses for illegal immigrants are under discussion at the Minnesota Legislature again. Previous attempts to allow the undocumented to drive legally have failed, but this year the measure should pass. As public safety officials have argued for years, the change would make roads safer. Opponents of the proposal say that the licenses would enable voter fraud, cause homeland security risks and reward those who have already broken immigration law. However, in this case public safety interests trump other concerns. The drivers license dilemma is yet another result of Americas broken, outdated, schizophrenic immigration policies. The honest reality is...
  • Ridiculous: Look What Democrats Created To Encourage Illegal Immigration

    03/29/2015 2:16:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 03/29/2015 | Derryck Green
    Get this-Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and other Democrats have created an illegal immigrant toolkit that seeks to protect illegals from deportation.Thats right.A sitting member of Congress is actively and proudly encouraging illegal immigrants to manipulatetheir immigration status even further. As disturbing and angeringas this is, its the logical conclusion to what Barack Obama started. When the President of the United States appears on television telling the country that he himself will facilitate the erosion of enforcing our countrys immigration laws, this is what happens.From the Blaze Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Democrats have created a pamphlet that encourages illegal...
  • Obama does it again

    03/29/2015 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Michael Oberndorf
    Descent into a New Dark Age The Muslim Marxist in the White Mosque continues, on a daily basis, to exceed our expectations. Just when you think he cant get any more lawless, or corrupt, or incompetent, or traitorous, he does. But like he claims to be the case with Americans achievements, he doesnt do it alone. Hes had massive assistance from the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and to the disgust of patriotic Americans nationwide, the Republican Establishment. In spite of it being so obvious that his executive amnesty scam is blatantly unconstitutional - and therefore blatantly illegal so...
  • Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

    03/29/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2015 12:27 PM EDT | Seth Robbins
    A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally: four men and a woman. The grisly discovery last month is part of a spike in drownings since October. Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, particularly weed-choked...
  • PEW RESEARCHER: RATE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MALES IN WORKFORCE 12 PERCENT HIGHER THAN U.S.-BORN MALES

    03/29/2015 6:54:18 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/15 | Edwin Mora
    PEW RESEARCHER: RATE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MALES IN WORKFORCE 12 PERCENT HIGHER THAN U.S.-BORN MALES WASHINGTON, DC An illegal immigrant male residing in the United States is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center think tank told lawmakers. In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, an estimated 91 percent of illegal immigrant males were in the workforce. This compares to 84 percent of legal immigrant men and 79 percent of U.S.-born males, Pew Research Center demographer Jeffrey...
  • Video: Luis Gutierrez helpfully creates toolkit to aid illegals avoiding deportation

    03/28/2015 9:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D Illinois) clearly warned us a while ago that illegal immigrants would turn to unprecedented militancy if Barack Obamas executive amnesty plans were foiled. We may not have seen that yet, but since the plans in question have been put on hold, Representative Gutierrez is remaining busy trying to get everyone ready for the flood of new Americans in Waiting and to ensure their smooth transition. Along these lines, hes created a helpful toolkit which illegals can use in the unlikely event that anyone from ICE is rude enough to ask them any impertinent questions. In...
  • Amnesty, Left-Wing Activists Lining Up Behind Chuy Garcia Against Godfather Emanuel

    03/28/2015 5:05:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Tony Lee
    Though Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) recently praised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) for making Chicago the friendliest city for immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, pro-amnesty advocates and progressives are lining up beyond his opponent, Jesus Chuy Garcia, who is in a dead heat with Emanuel in the mayoral runoff. (SNIP) He told targeted Democrats in tough re-election fights that he wanted them to vote for this anti-immigrant bill, Gutierrez said then. Thats a fact, an irrefutable fact. So its nice that Rahm Emanuel the candidate is for the DREAM Act kids now, but actions speak louder than words.
  • Anti- Amnesty Activists Shout Down Dem Rep. Gutirrez with 'USA!' Chant

    03/28/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Tensions ran high over the weekend when anti-amnesty activists showed up to a Spanish-language town hall event featuring Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) and proceeded to shout him down. The event at the University of Southern California was billed as Keeping Families Together: An Immigration Town Hall featuring Gutirrez and fellow Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and was delivered in Spanish with the option for attendees to wear headphones for English translations. The event focused on President Barack Obamas recent executive action on immigration, and featured materials assisting undocumented immigrants with signing up deportation deferrals under the new policy.
  • Obamas Immigration Legacy: Lower Wages, Less Security for Americans

    03/28/2015 6:48:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    All we're saying is we're not going to deport you," was the big lie President Barack Obama used when he announced his executive action on immigration. Despite being repeated time and again by politicians and the media during the DHS funding debate to describe the presidents action, its still a lie. To quote an analysis of the Presidents speech published by Associated Press within hours, THE FACTS: He's saying, and doing, more than that. The changes also will make those covered eligible for work permits, allowing them to be employed in the country legally and compete with citizens and legal...
  • Give Me Your Tired Arguments, Your Poor Reasoning: Another one-sided piece on immigration

    03/28/2015 10:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2015 | by STEVEN CAMAROTA
    In a very one-sided recent article for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson tries to make the case for massive increases in immigration. He starts out by dicussing the racial prejudice of an older relative who always thought that Hispanics were stealing jobs. Davidson believes this mans story is illustrative of the current debate over immigration. Nothing delegitimizes someone in modern America more than the suggestion, or even the hint, that they hold unenlightened attitudes about race. It is not surprising that an advocate of high immigration would suggest that those with whom he disagree are racists. But...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Members 'Hate Immigrants'( while praising NY GOP)

    03/27/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says tea party members "hate immigrants," and blames congressional Republicans' fear of their hard-right members for preventing passage of a Senate immigration bill last year. (SNIP) "Why doesn't he? Because the tea party, these 80 to 100 folks from the hard right, none from New York, say they hate immigration, they hate immigrants.
  • Ted Cruz disputes MSNBC claim he supports legalization of illegal immigrants

    03/27/2015 11:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Earlier today, MSNBC published a story suggesting Senator Cruz supports legalization of undocumented individuals currently in the United States. Derived from the fact that Senator Cruz hasnt specifically stated he does not support legalization of undocumented individuals, the inference is that Cruz must therefore support legalization of undocumented individuals. Its a nice little semantic game, really. MSNBC referenced a Texas Tribune article from 2013 which they claim indicates, that he [Cruz] supported giving some undocumented immigrants permission to stay in the country with more limited legal status. This summation is not accurate. The Texas Tribune article, written around the time...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration

    03/28/2015 6:19:03 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    On March 23, 2015, United States Senator Ted Cruz of Texas gave a speech announcing that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. In his speech he said the following about illegal immigration: Instead of the lawlessness and the presidents unconstitutional executive amnesty, imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders. And imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the American dream. Missing from Sen. Cruzs speech was anything about how the nation should treat the illegal immigrants who are here. Sen. Cruzs position on this point has been...
  • Illegal Aliens Gain Non-Obamacare Health Insurance If Obamas Executive Action Implemented

    03/28/2015 11:01:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2015 | Michelle Moons
    Add non-Obamacare government health insurance to the benefits that foreign nationals currently illegally present in the United States could receive should President Obamas November 2014 executive action be determinedconstitutional in the courts. If implemented, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) would grant legal status to an estimated five million foreign nationals illegally present in the U.S.
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is Americas last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • REP. CARDENAS TELLS ILLEGALS: I REPRESENT ALL OF YOU IN CONGRESS

    03/27/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 26, 2015 | Michelle moons
    On Saturday in Los Angeles, following anearlier, similar event at the University of Southern California, Gutierrez joined U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) at Panorama High School in what was the last event listed on his cross-countrytour. Cardenas, who represents the 29th congressional district, told the audience of DACA and DAPA potential applicants that unfortunately many members of Congress think they only represent citizens and voters, but he also represented illegal aliens. As he told the crowd, I represent all of you. He added: If you are here as a human being in the United States of America, you have rights,...
  • Obama Keeps Americans In Exile, But Welcome Illegals

    03/27/2015 5:22:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obamas push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans families locked out of the United States.American engineer Jimmy Gugliotta and his Argentinian wife and children have been stuck in Chile for so long that hes pleading for donations to buy food and airfares while the U.S. visa agency slowly processes the visa documents needed by his wife and children.I was initially told the process would take 6 to 9 months and we had enough money to get us through until that time, he wrote in his March 19 GoFundMe online appeal.We are trying to sell...
  • One of every three Utah farmworkers is an undocumented immigrant

    03/27/2015 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 27, 2015 | By Lee Davidson
    A new study says that nearly one of every three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant. So is one of every six construction workers. The Pew Research Center released a study Thursday that uses U.S. census and other government data to examine labor trends among undocumented workers nationally. It included a variety of state-by-state information. It estimates that 31 percent of the farmworkers in Utah in 2012 were undocumented immigrants, as were 17 percent of all construction workers. Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, says the numbers are surprising at first, but may be close to...
  • 'Huge surge' of 'unscreened' Muslims flooding U.S. (Feds 'admit)

    03/27/2015 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    WND ^ | March 26 2015 | GREG COROMBOS
    Muslim immigration from dangerous nations is dramatically higher in recent years, and government assurances that immigrants are being properly screened is a farce, according to accomplished author and columnist Paul Sperry. Its a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, hes averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. Its more than were importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows, said Sperry, who is the author of Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington and co-author of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret...
  • Jeb and Walkers Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bushs speed dial....
  • For King & Corruption: The Criminal Without A Court

    03/26/2015 5:49:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Self | 3/26/15 | Me
    Why hasnt Congress, or any federal law enforcement agency for that matter, initiated a single hearing concerning the avalanche of criminal immigration activities orchestrated and carried out by this administration? Apparently, only the insidious medical advice of Dr. Oz or the supposed offensive nature of the Washington Redskins moniker is worthy of their time and scrutiny. The DHS has transported thousands of illegal aliens from detention centers, even from as far as their native countries, and sprinkled them like precious cargo all across America. Some of these demographic transplants have been filmed exiting buses at Social Security offices where they...
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. Its one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • Illegal Alien Police Officers? [Coming Soon to a City Near You]

    03/27/2015 7:51:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/27/2015 | Michael Cutler
    As I read the USA Today March 21, 2015 news report, “Police departments hiring immigrants as officers” I realized that my late father was, once again, correct. He used to say, “Nothing is so good it could not be better or so bad it could not get worse.” Hard as it is to imagine, things have gotten worse — much, much worse. Here is an excerpt from the USA Today article: At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why...
  • Supporters of immigrant driver's licenses ramp up campaign, but opposition remains

    03/26/2015 7:41:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle | 3-26-15 | MILA KOUMPILOVA
    Supporters of a bill to grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the state illegally gave the Minnesota House transportation committee a rare standing-room-only audience and almost an hour of tearful testimony Wednesday. But the bills prospects remain murky. The proposal, which stalled in three recent legislative sessions, enjoys unprecedented Republican backing in the House and a stronger show of support from law enforcement. A version passed in the Senate transportation committee last week. The proposal still faces opposition from legislators who say the licenses could enable voter fraud and would reward those who have broken the countrys immigration laws....
  • Bob Menendez, facing DOJ indictment, undecided on Loretta Lynch

    03/26/2015 6:58:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | 3/25/15 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Sen. Bob Menendez is stuck in an awkward spot over Loretta Lynchs nomination to be attorney general. The New Jersey Democrat must decide whether to vote for her confirmation to run the Justice Department, even as the department is preparing to charge him with corruption within days. The matter is so sensitive that the two have not met personally, even though Lynch has paid courtesy calls to nearly every senator considering her nomination. While every other Democrat is prepared to support her, Menendez refuses to say how he would vote. Moreover, if the department indicts Menendez before Lynchs nomination comes...
  • Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama

    03/25/2015 9:27:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 25, 2015 | SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama Immigrants living in the U.S. without permission can't enroll in Obamacare, but California allows those granted temporary relief from deportation to sign up for Medi-Cal. ( By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA Medi-Cal sign-ups could soar under President Obama's executive actions on immigration Half a million more Californians could apply for Medi-Cal under Obama's deportation relief plan, a study says President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups. Immigrants living in...
  • McCain Emails Supporters: Im Worried I May Not Win Reelection Easily

    03/25/2015 6:31:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/15 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Senator John McCain is asking for funds as the strong threat of a Republican primary challenger looms heading into 2016. Tuesday afternoon he made a hard push for contributor cash to Friends of John McCain email subscribers. McCains appeal letter opens by thanking supporters, and acknowledges his 2016 campaign would face a unique set of challenges. McCain writes, Im going to be the target of a wide array of powerful groups, meaning conservative critics. The letter invites the reader to help to build a formidable campaign organization. He adds, There are few certainties in life, then tries to encourage...
  • Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?

    03/25/2015 4:11:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Byron York
    President Barack Obama speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday, March... This week President Obama took unilateral executive action again to change the nation's immigration laws. Almost no one noticed.Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States likely at significant cost to workers already here by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long...
  • Appeals Court To Hear Expedited Executive Amnesty Appeal on April 17

    03/25/2015 8:03:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/15 | Caroline May
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an expedited appeal on a district courts ruling that blocks President Obamas executive amnesty. The appeals court is to hear arguments on April 17. SNIP The Justice Department appealed the decision to the higher court this month, seeking to allow the executive amnesty go forward. The state of Texas is leading the 26 states in its court fight against the executive orders. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stressed, following the Fifth Circuits date announcement, that it would continue to vigorously oppose the presidents illegal amnesty plan in court.
  • Four Frankfort, Illinois Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack

    03/25/2015 5:56:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joseph Hosey
    Four Frankfort Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack The men denied attacking a driver but video showed otherwise, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) March 24, 2015 The four men, along with a 16-year-old, were in a Chevy Tahoe that pursued a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend into Tinley Park, police said. The Elabeds and the other driver then reportedly headed over to the Tinley Park Police Department to accuse each other of wrongdoing. The Elabeds claimed they were actually threatened and followed by (by the other driver) and his girlfriend, police said, and while at...
  • Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

    03/24/2015 7:46:26 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 33 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Obama's executive actions, which could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, were put on hold by a preliminary injunction issued last month by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas.</p>
  • Second Day as a Candidate, Cruz Jabs at Bush Over Immigration

    03/24/2015 3:05:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03/24/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas hasn’t wasted much time in seeking to distinguish himself from his potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, taking issue with Jeb Bush on Tuesday for his position on immigration and implicitly criticizing the former Florida governor for treating “voters as children.” Mr. Cruz made the comments in an interview with the radio host Laura Ingraham, during which the host, a strong critic of Mr. Bush on immigration, continually goaded Mr. Cruz until he engaged. “If you wanna beat Jeb, you’re gonna have to hit Jeb,” Ms. Ingraham told Mr. Cruz. “Laura, I think that...
  • Top DHS official shows favoritism to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the departments inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the departments legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and created an appearance of favoritism and special access for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • The Toxicity of Immigration Rhetoric

    03/19/2015 2:11:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    RedState ^ | June 11th, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    This is not a post about being right. Politics is not just about being right and it never has been. The way things work in a representative democracy is that you not only have to BE right, you have to convince a critical mass of other people in this country that you are right, otherwise being right will do you no good. Is it right to shut down the federal Department of Education? Probably. (SNIP) Personally, Im glad Eric Cantor lost. Personally, although Im broadly in favor of immigration reform (depending on the particulars), I think it would be suicide...
  • Texas judge threatens Justice Department over Obama's immigration plan

    03/20/2015 5:54:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 | David Zucchino
    A federal judge threatened Thursday to sanction the Justice Department if he finds that government lawyers misled him about the rollout of President Obamas plan to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, visibly annoyed, confronted a U.S. deputy assistant attorney general over previous government assurances on the timing of the program. He asked why he shouldnt grant a discovery request for internal federal immigration documents a request filed Thursday by 26 states that are suing over Obamas executive actions on immigration. Hanen ordered a freeze on the Obama plan on Feb....
  • Like an idiot I believed that: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

    03/20/2015 6:47:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20,2015
    A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program and that he fell for it, "like an idiot." The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts. snip A flustered Hartnett repeatedly apologized to Hanen for any confusion related to how the reprieves and work permits were granted. "We strive to be as candid...
  • Walker Revokes In-state Tuition For Undocumented Students Attending Univ And Colleges In Wisconsin

    03/20/2015 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Hispanic News Network USA Blog ^ | June 27, 2011 | H. Nelson Goodson
    ******June 27, 2011******Undocumented students to pay higher tuition, despite living and paying state taxes along with parents in Wisconsin. By H. Nelson Goodson - June 27, 2011 Ashwaubenon - On Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed his two-year 2011-2013 budget, which included ending in-state tuition for undocumented students attending public universities and colleges. In-state tuition for undocumented students was approved two years ago by former Governor Jim Doyle (D) after the Hispanic community struggled for 10 years to pass it.The State Journal (SJ) reported that about 100 undocument students had applied for in-state tuition at 13-four year University of...
  • Why Are Tech Companies Laying Off Americans Doing the Jobs They Say They Need Immigrants to Fill?

    03/20/2015 4:44:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 67 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Investors.com is the source for the story that Obamacare premiums are jumping 23% this year, even after subsidies. "President Obama has talked a lot in recent months about how health care inflation has moderated in recent years, and he always manages to credit Obamacare for the result. (SNIP) CALLER: I wanted to mention that it's amazing right now that tens of thousands of STEM educated Americans, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, computer science folks and all this are being laid off by Microsoft, by different companies, and are having to retrain their -- RUSH: Ho, ho, ho, ho, hold...