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  • California Senate leader: Free legal aid to immigrants

    07/31/2014 12:12:08 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | July 30, 2014 3:56pm | Tatiana Sanchez
    Two members of Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's staff will provide free legal aid to undocumented immigrant children from Central America who have found themselves in Southern California with no parents or family members. Steinberg announced Wednesday that his policy director, Anthony Williams, and senior policy consultant, Margie Estrada, will participate in the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Legal Assistant Project as a part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Southern California Chapter "These children face a daunting immigration process in a foreign legal system without any legal representation. A kid is a kid, and should be shown compassion...
  • Washington detainees begin hunger strike as part of immigration protest

    07/31/2014 1:07:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2014 4:48pmEDT | Rory Carroll
    Hundreds of undocumented migrants at a detention centre in Washington state have started a hunger strike, according to supporters, in the run-up to rallies and civil disobedience aimed at forcing through immigration reform. Detainees at the Tacoma facility started refusing food on Wednesday in a planned 75-hour fast, timed to end on Saturday when activists will march on the White House to demand that President Obama break the reform logjam. :snip: Activists from #Not1More, a coalition which uses opposition to deportations to push for wider reform, are hosting small protests in Washington DC in the run-up to Saturday’s march, which...
  • Who owns "The Beast" ? This is BIG.

    07/31/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Transporte MX ^ | 7/23/2014 | NA
    ¿ Quiénes son los dueños de la “bestia” ? 23 julio, 2014 en Ferroviario, Pasajeros, Últimas noticias Deja un comentario Grandes compañías de Estados Unidos, magnates mexicanos, congresistas y ex funcionarios de Washington, tienen intereses en las empresas que operan los ferrocarriles de carga mexicanos conocidos genéricamente como La Bestia, según archivos públicos consultados por Univisión. Las dos grandes empresas que manejan el servicio en México niegan que sus trenes sean parte de La Bestia, o consideran que las denuncias de lo que ocurre a bordo de sus vagones es un asunto por el que debe responder el gobierno. Pero...
  • Illegal Immigration is Creating a Public Health Catastrophe

    07/31/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Why can't we be just as free to assert our nation's sovereign right to affirm and defend our own borders? America is rapidly approaching the precipice when it comes to not just the quality, but even the availability, of health care in this country.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed to Amnesty by GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

    07/31/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "NewsNation with Tamron Hall," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won't pass the Senate's version of comprehensive immigration reform. The Texas Democrat said, "I would applaud the president because all we're doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That's what the Republicans are doing."
  • 1000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Heading to Violent Chicago

    07/31/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 07/31/2014 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross-fire of gang-related grudges. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the request of the Obama administration in which he formerly served, says he is working with local organizations to make room for up to one thousand additional unaccompanied children "traveling" from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming year. “The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “While we have our...
  • U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

    07/31/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months. Navi Pillay-Wanker, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Washington to protect the child migrants and investigate dozens of reports of abuse against them by U.S. officials. "I am particularly concerned because the United States appears to be taking steps to deport most of these children back," Pillay-Wanker told a final news briefing in Geneva before completing six years in office on Aug. 31....
  • AP Poll: Immigration Becomes Hot Potato for Democrats

    07/31/2014 9:56:22 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jul 31, 2014 | Guy Benson
    A new national survey conducted by the Associated Press suggests that illegal immigration and the border crisis could be morphing into major political liabilities for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Key take-aways:
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...
  • Americans Melt Phone Lines Against Boehner's Immigration Bills in Hours Before Vote

    07/31/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The American people have overloaded the Congressional phone lines yet again on Thursday, pressuring their members of Congress to vote against the House and Senate immigration bills. The Capitol Hill switchboard line was busy when Breitbart News called at 11:30 a.m., in response to Speaker John Boehner’s effort to pass a supplemental funding bill that has minor policy changes—and includes a separate vote on language dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is substantially different from the original language from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). A number of aides and other sources on...
  • House GOP delays border vote

    07/31/2014 10:55:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The House unexpectedly delayed a vote Thursday on the House GOP's $659 million border bill. A vote on the controversial measure was slated for about 1.p.m., but after concluding an hour of floor debate on the measure the House went straight into debate on highway funding. The move suggests GOP leaders are still whipping their members to try to win the vote. Most House Democrats are expected to oppose the GOP measure since it changes a 2008 law so that child migrants can be deported faster. Meanwhile, many conservatives do not want to provide the Obama administration with any new...
  • Harry Reid Plans to Convert House ‘Border Spending’ Legislation Into an Amnesty Bill

    07/31/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsAs House Republican lawmakers scramble  to pass an "emergency border spending bill" to address the so-called "immigration crisis"  the border, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated he would likely try to convert any House-passed legislation into an amnesty bill, The Hill reported.Reid said that if the House passes the $659 million bill -- which is up for a vote Thursday afternoon -- which will include changes to the law to speed up deportation of illegal minors, he may tie it to the "Gang of Eight" package passed in the Senate last year that would grant amnesty to tens of millions...
  • Obama May Consider Deferring Deportation for Millions [Presidential Oath Reduced To A Joke!]

    07/30/2014 9:16:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 30, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN CBS NEWS July 30, 2014 Obama May Consider Deferring Deportation for Millions The White House is reportedly weighing unilateral steps President Obama could take to defer the deportation of anywhere from 550,000 to 4.4 million of immigrants living in the U.S., a move that would be sure to infuriate Republicans. According to the Wall Street Journal, top White House officials have discussed the potential for executive action in a series of meetings with stakeholders who support such a move, including faith leaders and immigrant advocates and some lawmakers. Two possibilities under discussion would protect people who have...
  • Why Ted Cruz Matters in the House of Representatives: Cruz finds more traction in House than Senate

    07/31/2014 4:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has a challenger vying to lead the House — and he's coming from the opposite side of the Capitol Building. Though Ted Cruz is most often seen as a rabble rousing troublemaker in the Senate, when it comes to key decisions he has emerged as the leading vote-wrangler in the House. With his Tortilla Coast strategy session on Capitol Hill last year, the Texas Republican proved he has real influence in the House of Representatives. It was Cruz, after all, who concocted the "defund Obamacare" strategy that marched Republicans straight into a government shutdown last...
  • Ann Coulter: The Loophole is Obama

    07/31/2014 4:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    It's been reported everywhere --The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News -- that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.") The problem, we've been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings -- or "removal proceedings." But there is no such loophole. The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome....
  • Only 108 child migrants given US asylum in 2014

    07/31/2014 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | July 30, 2014
    Just 108 of the thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the U.S. border have been granted asylum in 2014, in a process that often takes more than a year, members of the U.S. Congress heard on Tuesday. But with immigrants usually making their formal asylum requests more than 10 months after first being apprehended, most of those applicants arrived the previous year. “Of the 167 unaccompanied children asylum cases adjudicated on the merits in [Fiscal Year 2014] through the third quarter, 108 have been granted asylum status,” Rodríguez told a House panel. But in a sign of how the process...
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • White House Excoriates Republican Deportation Demands

    07/31/2014 8:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/31/14 | Steven Dennis
    The White House torched House Republicans’ plan to vote to block President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief to any new people in the country illegally. Republicans say that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has acted as a magnet for the surge in unaccompanied children across the border, even though recent immigrants are not eligible. And Republicans are demanding that Obama not expand that relief amid reports he’s considering granting “administrative amnesty” and work permits to as many as 5 million more unauthorized immigrants. Here’s Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s statement
  • Migrant children pose educational challenges (Google Translate)

    07/31/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Prensa Libre - Guatemala Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY SERGIO MORALES / Guatemala
    Dalton GA, USA -- Experience the challenges of Central American children who have entered the country illegally, after about 30 were admitted to the district in the last school year, according to its director, Jim Hawkins. While the number of new students not beyond the capacity of the school system, adolescents pose a series of unprecedented challenges. They have very little education. Some cannot count to 10. Could not turn on a computer. In fact, they have never seen a computer. And in most cases they do not speak English or Spanish, adding that most of those children speaking other...
  • House moves toward border vote (Millions in taxpayer $$$ to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras...)

    07/31/2014 9:11:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/31/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    House Republicans were sprinting to the finish line Thursday to secure every last vote to pass an emergency funding measure to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border in a dramatic and chaotic final day of the summer session. Though a few House Democrats will join the GOP majority to back a $659 million emergency funding package, Republicans don’t want to rely on them to get the necessary votes to secure final passage. Still, some conservatives were reticent ahead of votes expected Thursday afternoon, even after House Republican leaders threw some red meat to the right by adding a...
  • The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs

    07/31/2014 10:10:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Eleanor Clift
    Long before Barack Obama ran for president, Cecilia Munoz was on the front lines of the immigration debate. In 2000, she was named a MacArthur genius fellow for her work on civil rights and immigration. When Obama won the election in 2008, one of his first orders of business was persuading Munoz to join his White House staff. Those were the heady days when legislative change seemed possible, and an activist like Munoz could dream of achieving her goal from an office on the second floor of the West Wing. It hasn’t turned out the way many Obama supporters hoped,...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    07/31/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | By LISA MASCARO AND BRIAN BENNETT
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the government's health-related accounts, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to pay for food, beds, clothing and medical care for the crush of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the Southwestern border. And that's just the beginning. With the expected failure of Congress to agree Thursday on emergency funds to cope with the border crisis, the Obama...
  • Boehner: Obama will cement ‘legacy of lawlessness’

    07/31/2014 10:21:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/14 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama would cement his “legacy of lawlessness” if he takes further executive action on immigration, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday. One day after the House voted to authorize a lawsuit against the president, Boehner threatened that Obama would only bolster their case for executive overreach if he took more unilateral steps to reduce deportations. “He’ll be sacrificing the integrity of our laws on the altar of political opportunity, and I can guarantee you the American people would hold him to account,” he told reporters. “The actions he’s threatening to take are not about policy. They’re about politics.”
  • Ed Schultz Opposes Executive Order Granting Amnesty

    07/31/2014 12:30:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 31, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like Ed Schultz knows his days at MSNBC are numbered. I mean when you are a last place show on the fourth place news network you have to know you will soon be shown the exit door. Since Big Ed knows he will be splitting the MSNBC scene, he might as well throw caution to the end.  No need to perform a humiliating reversal as he did a few months ago from being a strong Keystone pipeline supporter to opposing it in order to save a job that is pretty much lost already. Therefore there was no real...
  • House GOP Leaders' Plan Is Amnesty And We Can Prove It

    07/31/2014 6:45:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/31/2014 | George Rasley
    It looks like the ghost of Eric Cantor still haunts the House Republican leadership as conservatives sound the alarm about the latest plan to pass an amnesty for illegal aliens hidden in the leadership border funding bill. Cantor drew conservative ire on a number of occasions for the tactic of appearing to give Members who were reluctant to support a leadership cave-in an opportunity to vote on a conservative alternative, only to make that alternative meaningless. Think about the “deem and pass” budget plan Cantor cooked-up with Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions to make it look like Republicans were doing...
  • House pulls border vote

    07/31/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 7-31-2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House GOP leaders canceled a Thursday vote on their $659 million border bill after failing to win over conservative members who opposed giving any more money to President Obama. A significant number of Republicans had balked at sending any money to the White House for the border, and Democrats were generally united in opposing the measure. The decision is another defeat for House GOP leaders, who have repeatedly failed to bring their members in line on tough votes. Signs of trouble emerged late Wednesday night when the House Rules Committee delayed reporting a rule for the border bill. Even a...
  • Boehner Tries To Resuscitate Dying Border Bill

    07/31/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In the Speaker's lobby just off the House floor, members of Congress were full of recriminations over how the border bill had just died -- until it sprang back to life. House leadership has announced a 3pm special conference meeting to discuss the issue and raised the possibility of additional votes before the House departs for summer recess. The change is an abrupt shift from a decision to pull the bill and leave without a vote on it at all. According to Republicans familiar with the matter, the decision prompted a sudden and fierce backlash against Speaker John Boehner from...
  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    07/31/2014 11:19:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House abandoned efforts to pass a bill to deal with the surge in migrants on the southern U.S. border Thursday. House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage. They plan to adjourn today until Sept. 8, which virtually guarantees no action on legislation until after the August recess. Republicans had to pass the bill entirely on their own because no Democrats were likely to support...
  • Ted Cruz looks to steer House conservatives on immigration (SOMEBODY has to lead them!)

    07/31/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of the Senate's most outspoken conservatives, is stepping into the middle of House Republican politics yet again. Cruz held court in his office with about a dozen of the House's most ardent conservatives Wednesday night, according to news reports. On the agenda: ways to limit the president's future authority on executive immigration decisions. While the House and Senate already far apart on how to handle the arrival of more than 60,000 children at the southern border, Cruz's demands only widen that gap. He introduced legislation in the Senate earlier this month that would bar the...
  • Rob Maness to Bill Cassidy: Stand with Cruz, Sessions & Oppose Border Bill

    07/31/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative Louisiana Senate candidate Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel, opposes the House's $659 million border bill, and he called on Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to stand with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and publicly oppose it. "With President Obama threatening unilateral executive action to grant a massive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the next action Congress takes should address this threat of lawlessness," Maness said on Wednesday, emphasizing that it was a "silent surrender" to a lawless executive. "Congressman Cassidy should publicly and immediately join me in opposing this hollow border bill and fight...
  • If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status to Illegal Immigrants, States Should Say 'See You In Court'

    07/31/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Allan J. Favish
    It has been reported that President Barack Obama is planning to unilaterally attempt to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.  There is no legal authority for him to do so.  It has been reported that it may not be possible to stop Obama’s action with a lawsuit because nobody would have standing to bring the lawsuit. Legal experts see any challenge to the expected immigration policy changes headed for the same key roadblock facing House Speaker John Boehner’s planned suit over Obamacare implementation delays: finding a way to show the injury needed to press a case in the federal courts....
  • Amnesty: the audaciousness of Obama

    07/30/2014 10:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Neo-Neocon ^ | July 29, 2014 | Neo-Neocon
    How long has Congress been mulling over some sort of amnesty plan for illegal immigrants? A long time, certainly under several presidents, whether it’s called “amnesty” or whether euphemisms are used to substitute for the word. But there’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it in a long time, and that’s because the American people don’t want it and Congress is at least somewhat responsive to the people, despite the fact that many politicians and those who give them money are more interested in amnesty than the general public is. Presidents have understand that, too, and have also understood...
  • This is Inexcusable (House leadership chicanery)

    07/31/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Erick Erickson
    House Republican Leaders have a deal for conservatives. After giving Barack Obama a blank check with the debt ceiling, if they will now give him $659 million then and only then will John Boehner give conservatives a vote on shutting down DACA. This really is inexcusable. DACA is the chief incentive inspiring people to cross the border. The administration intends to expand DACA. The House GOP should be starting with closing DACA, not telling conservatives they first have to fund the President and then they’ll get table scraps. I have opened RedState’s Action Center. Go here now, put in your...
  • Facing Immigration Revolt, Republicans Plan Vote to Ban ‘Administrative Amnesty’ (Updated)

    07/31/2014 5:18:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Emma Dumain
    Updated 11:07 p.m. | In a bid to shore up votes for their border supplemental, Republican leaders plan to give conservatives a vote Thursday prohibiting President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief to more illegal immigrants. One vote will be on the $659 million appropriations bill aimed at curbing the flow of child migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, which includes policy riders that have alienated nearly all Democrats. On the condition of that bill passing, members would then be allowed to a vote on standalone language prohibiting the expansion of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program granting...
  • 3 sentenced for Texas human smuggling operation

    07/30/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JULY 2014 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - Three men have been sentenced to at least nine years in prison for operating a human-smuggling ring that held 115 people captive in a small Houston home. Federal prosecutors announced the three were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Houston after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy and firearms charges.
  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    07/30/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/30/14 | Paul Bedard
    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast. According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants... ... "Our nation is already vastly overpopulated,” said Mann. “The evidence is all around us: Millions are out of work, schools and hospitals are overcrowded, our natural resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing,...
  • Proposed shelter for immigrant kids could swell border town

    07/30/2014 7:36:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    houstonchronicle.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Susan Carroll
    <p>CLINT - A New York-based company has proposed building a 3,500-bed shelter just outside the boundary of this bucolic farming town to house unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally.</p> <p>If the project goes ahead, the so-called "Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge" would become the largest permanent shelter for unaccompanied children in the United States - with more than 10 times the capacity of the biggest state-licensed facility now operating in Texas.</p>
  • Dem Rep Schakowsky Suggests US Torturing Illegals with Cold

    07/30/2014 8:10:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) suggested that Border Patrol agents were torturing illegal immigrants by making detention centers too cold during the summer. At a Congressional Progressive Caucus hearing on the border crisis, Schakowsky said she recently visited a detention center in Illinois where "all the kids I talked to at the shelter mentioned the cold." "Cold has been used as torture in the past. I mean, really," she said. "It just makes no sense that they would, it seems deliberately, be held in really uncomfortable situations." One immigrant advocate who was testifying said that cold detention centers are...
  • Amnesty via Executive Order an Impeachable Offense, but Impeachment Would Still Be Political Suicide

    07/30/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 56 replies
    NRO Corner ^ | 7/30/14 | Charles Krauthammer
    Talk of impeachment is a “concoction of Democrats,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a grander strategy by the White House and its congressional allies, Charles Krauthammer warned.
  • Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration

    07/30/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking “any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis. “I’m not for government by executive order. He needs to have statutory authority before he acts,” said Pryor. Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, “this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action.” Additionally, Democrat Senators Landrieu of Louisiana and Begich of Alaska are also urging Obama to act with restraint. “We want him...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • 11 SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO ADVANCE DEBATE ON DEMOCRAT BORDER BILL (Cornyn, Rubio...)

    07/30/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A total 11 Senate Republicans—including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—crossed the aisle to vote to advance Senate Democrats' border spending bill. Two vulnerable Democrats up for reelection, Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), joined 31 Republicans in voting no. 50 Democrats voted yes. The 11 Republicans who voted with almost all the Democrats are: Rubio and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
  • [Watch] Neil Cavuto Rants – America Has Gone From a Beacon to a Blue Light Special for Illegals

    07/30/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    youtube vid ^ | 7/29/2014 | Neil Cavuto
    Neil Cavuto says, “Illegals can protest outside the White House for rights they don’t even have while authorities who can see them in broad daylight ignore them as if they don’t have a clue, on our dime, on all of our dimes". Cavuto highlights how we are, “enrolling kids for classes beyond crowded here, paid for by communities already taxed to the max here, make do, make room, make haste.” He says, “Now I’ve heard of having a heart, but does anybody really have a clue? Forget about whether the illegals are cutting in on the immigrants’ line, why do...
  • Dayton Mayor Gets Pushback For Offer To House Immigrant Children

    07/30/2014 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    wosu.org ^ | July 29, 2014 | Lewis Wallace
    A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians. The Democratic Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis. When the federal government contacted her in early July about potentially housing some of them temporarily, she said—of course. “These are children, and they need to be treated humanely while they’re on American soil and while...
  • Dem. Rep: 'Not a Cost' if Illegal Children are Turned Over to Families in U.S.

    07/30/2014 7:21:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | CAROLINE MAY
    Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern argued Wednesday that once unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors are turned over to their family members in the United States, they are no longer a burden on the United States. “You talk about the costs of these children, if they are reunited with their families here in the United States, there is not a cost, so,” McGovern said at a House Rules Committee hearing on the emergency supplemental appropriations bill dealing with the border crisis. Texas Republican Rep. Kay Granger — who heads House Speaker John Boehner’s border working group — protested McGovern’s assertion. “I’m sorry,...
  • Hales: ‘I welcome refugee children to Oregon’

    07/30/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    kgw.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Sara Roth
    PORTLAND – Portland Mayor Charlie Hales personally backed Gov. Kitzhaber’s position on welcoming refugee children to the state Wednesday. Last week, Oregon took in 50 immigrant kids who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, supporting them as they await legal proceedings. Kitzhaber said he welcomed the children with open arms. Senator Jeff Merkley also supported the governor's position. On Wednesday, Hales weighed in. “Immigration is a federal issue. The City of Portland has no official position on this topic,” he said. “But I’m not just a mayor. I’m a father. And speaking as a father, I stand with Gov. John Kitzhaber and...
  • 'City of big hearts' can take in 1,000 immigrant kids, Rahm says

    07/30/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America. Some have suggested that the humanitarian effort funded by the federal government is a diversion and that Emanuel should concentrate all of his efforts on protecting Chicago’s children from the gang violence that has claimed far too many innocent victims. But the mayor argued Wednesday that a city of big shoulders with an even bigger heart can walk and chew gum at the same time....
  • Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama actions

    07/30/2014 11:56:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Alaxander Bolton
    Democratic senators facing tough reelections want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s immigration enforcement system through executive action. Two of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), say Obama should not act unilaterally to reduce deportations, arguing it’s Congress’s job to change the law.
  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    07/30/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/30/14 | Paul Bedard
    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast. According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants. “With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban
  • EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs...

    07/30/2014 4:40:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Complete title: EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickersEXCLUSIVE: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal...