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  • Arizona 'Dreamers' To Line Up For Driver's Licenses; Brewer Vows Fight

    12/19/2014 10:44:01 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 19, 2014 | KEVIN BAXTER
    Arizona 'Dreamers' To Line Up For Driver's Licenses; Brewer Vows Fight Dulce Matuz celebrates with others at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday after a Supreme Court ruling that allows young immigrants to acquire driver's licenses. (Nick Oza / Arizona Republic) By KEVIN BAXTER Young immigrants in Arizona are expected to line up for driver's licenses, but Gov. Jan Brewer vows to fight So-called Dreamers are authorized to stay and work in the U.S., but Arizona has denied them driver's licenses Thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation under a federal program will begin lining up for Arizona...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing “fair” about President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.” Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent resident’s card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. “They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...
  • Readying immigrants on a grand scale to take driver’s test

    12/18/2014 7:21:24 PM PST · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 18, 2014 | ELOÍSA RUANO GONZÁLEZ AND MARTIN ESPINOZA
    Pencils moved quickly as roughly 20 undocumented immigrants raced to identify eight road signs drawn on a white board during a driver education class held at the Graton Day Labor Center earlier this week. While most were familiar with the signs warning of merging lanes or forbidding U-turns, the 10 questions that class instructor Jo Anne Cohn read out loud stumped them. “This is difficult for a lot of people,” Cohn said in Spanish to her students. She encouraged them to continue studying to avoid failing the test and having to go back to the Department of Motor Vehicles. “If...
  • The illegal immigration story Obama doesn’t want you to hear

    12/19/2014 5:45:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 12/18/2014 | William Allyn Root
    Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I’ve got good news! A federal judge has just ruled that Barack Obama’s executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants violates the separation of powers and is, therefore, unconstitutional. Glory hallelujah! We’ve finally found one judge in all of America who actually recognizes the law and is brave enough to enforce it. But in our country and our republic it’s not just the legal court that matters; it’s the court of public opinion that finally determines winners and losers. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is Obama’s “home court” because he...
  • War over Obama’s Amnesty Moves to the Courts: DOJ Defeat in Federal Court is just the First Battle

    12/19/2014 5:46:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2014 | Hans Von Spakovsky
    The U.S. Justice Department and the Obama administration have lost their first battle in the war over the president’s plan to provide “deferred action,” or amnesty, to almost 5 million illegal aliens. When the judge for a Pennsylvania federal district court held on December 16 that President Obama’s “Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution,” it must have felt like it came from left field, since the case didn’t involve a general attack on the immigration amnesty plan. No, U.S. v. Elionardo Juarez-Escobar is a criminal prosecution...
  • GWU Students Support US Citizen Deportation & Importing Illegal Aliens

    12/19/2014 6:39:49 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 12/18/2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Obama's amnesty has fueled much debate in America. Those who support the immigration laws of our nation have been dubbed as "having hatred toward immigrants" by none other than some George Washington University students who signed a fake petition urging the deportation of one American citizen for one undocumented (illegal) immigrant. The Campus Reform news outlet hit the campus of the university with a fake petition that read: Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant. Everyone must be allowed a shot at the "American Dream." Americans should not be...
  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:32:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 5:19 PM EST | Jacques Billeaud
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver’s licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants. The injunction that takes effect on Monday was a formality that carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/19/2014 5:08:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/18/14 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the House of Representatives they had not seen in 80 years. Voters kicked Democrats to the curb in the Senate as the GOP had a nine-vote swing. snip On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. The conventional wisdom is Mr. Boehner will be re-elected speaker. That may well happen and if it does...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to halt squad known for workplace raids

    12/18/2014 2:52:17 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    VOXXI ^ | 12-18-2014 | Griselda Nevarez
    An Arizona sheriff known for being tough on immigration plans to terminate a controversial squad that has for years conducted workplace raids in which hundreds of undocumented workers have been arrested. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sued earlier this year over the workplace raids conducted by his office’s criminal employment squad. Through a memo filed on Wednesday, lawyers representing Arpaio told a judge overseeing the lawsuit that the sheriff intends to close the squad once an investigation concludes at the end of January or early February. Since 2008, Arpaio and his deputies have conducted more than 80 workplace raids....
  • Tucson police no longer enforcing Arizona's immigration status checks

    12/18/2014 9:48:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 18, 2014
    TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) – Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws. Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations. The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued last month by President Barack Obama intended to prioritize offenders for deportation.
  • JEB BUSH: "I HAVE NO PROBLEMS" PUSHING FOR AMNESTY BILL DURING GOP '16 PRIMARY

    12/17/2014 2:29:49 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 81 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Dec 17,2014 | TONY COOK
    Just hours after he announced his plan "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run on Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would have "no problems" pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in a GOP primary.
  • Jeb Bush: I’m going to try to persuade Republican voters to back immigration reform

    12/17/2014 9:56:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The key bit comes at 1:20. BuzzFeed headlines this clip, “Jeb Bush Thinks He Can Persuade The Republican Base To Get Behind Immigration Legislation.” Is that what Bush said? “A candidate gets to persuade,” Bush said to Miami’s NBC 6. “I think there’s a compelling case that if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration, that we control our borders, enforce the laws. But that we embrace our immigrant heritage and allow our country to take off. You gotta do both.” “You gotta protect the borders, enforce the law,...
  • No One’s Minding the Store [More Than 10% Immigrant-Document Fraud]

    12/17/2014 8:45:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2013 | Ryan Lovelace
    DECEMBER 17, 2014 No One’s Minding the Store The president’s immigration-amnesty program could result in a flood of fraud. By Ryan Lovelace U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials tasked with preventing fraud from taking place are instead being forced to do administrative work, according to the federal official who created and directed the division of the government responsible for preventing immigration fraud. Opponents and supporters of President Obama’s executive action on immigration say the Department of Homeland Security is not prepared to handle the fraud that will come from the implementation of amnesty. The sheer volume of applications the department...
  • Federal Judge: Obama Immigration Actions 'Unconstitutional'

    12/17/2014 11:44:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | Fox News
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in an opinion delivered as part of a separate immigration case not directly tied to the policy changes. The opinion filed Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, in Pennsylvania, still marks the first court opinion to tackle Obama's immigration announcement. He said Obama's immigration actions are invalid and effectively count as "legislation" from the Executive Branch.
  • GOP feels immigration heat

    12/17/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Scott Wong
    Republican leaders are so far refusing to telegraph their strategy for combating President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration. But they’re under enormous pressure from the right to act fast. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have no shortage of options. The question is whether any of them would stop Obama in his tracks. Aides to GOP leadership say one weapon in their armory would be for Republicans to sue the president, either by expanding the GOP’s current lawsuit against him on ObamaCare or bringing new legal action. Republicans, who will take...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws

    12/16/2014 9:58:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued,” the first line of Johnson’s Nov. 20 memo reads. […] “The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state a local...
  • Fed judge says executive action is unconstitutional while Dem senators snipe that he's 'wrong'

    12/16/2014 10:14:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Martosko
    * Bush-appointed jurist rules the White House 'amnesty' plan is an example of legislation – something only Congress can do * Democratic U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal sniped to MailOnline that Schwab is 'wrong' and made 'an incorrect decision' * Judge dismissed administration's claim that it is using 'prosecutorial discretion' to decide which illegal immigrants it will stop deporting * 'President Obama's unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the U.S. Constitution,' judge Arthur Schwab ruled * GOP Senator John Thune said Obama hadn't yet 'got the message' about his party's stinging November election...
  • VIDEO: Students agree to deport Americans in exchange for illegal immigrants

    12/17/2014 8:47:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    Students at George Washington University signed a petition to deport one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. More than two-thirds of the students approached by Campus Reform agreed to sign the petition. Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. “Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of...
  • Jeb Bush Thinks He Can Persuade The Republican Base To Get Behind Immigration Legislation

    12/17/2014 10:10:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 16, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In his first interview since he announced Tuesday that he was actively exploring the possibility of running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he thought he could persuade the Republican base to support his position on immigration. Bush has advocated for Republicans to soften their tone on immigration, and has repeatedly called on Congress to address the issue with comprehensive legislation. “A candidate gets to persuade,” Bush said to Miami’s NBC 6. “I think there’s a compelling case that if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration,...
  • Court turns down Arizona on immigrant issue

    12/17/2014 10:20:01 AM PST · by Coronal · 21 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | December 17th, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    Over the dissents of three Justices, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama administration policy to remain in the United States. In a brief order, the Court refused to block a temporary ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requiring the state to issue driver’s licenses to the so-called “Dreamers” — young adults who came to this country illegally — if they have permits allowing them to have jobs here.
  • Welcome to lawless Obama’s America, hombres!

    12/16/2014 10:29:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Just when President Obama thought it was safe to show his face in an American courtroom again, in walks John Wayne in a black robe to deliver one of the greatest legal beatdowns ever suffered by a sitting president. Except for all the other beatings President Obama has already endured in federal court and from Supreme Court justices, including the ones he himself picked. And this guy still sells himself as some kind of constitutional law expert? Already, the Supreme Court has ruled against Mr. Obama some thirteen times. And that’s just counting the instances where the Supreme Court ruled...
  • AP's Story on Federal Judge's Immigration Opinion Woefully Incomplete

    12/17/2014 4:04:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-16-2014 | Tom Blumer
    Earlier tonight, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters observed that the Tuesday evening network news shows failed to report on an opinion issued today by a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania in connection with President Obama's illegal immigration-related executive actions last month. Several blogs and center-right outlets noted Judge Arthur Schwab's 38-page "Memorandum Opinion" this afternoon. Not that this excuses the networks, but a search at the Associated Press's national site just before 8 p.m. on Schwab's last name (unfortunately not saved) returned nothing relevant. But shortly after 8 p.m. a story with a time stamp of 5:08 p.m. with Schwab's name...
  • Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

    12/16/2014 5:39:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/16/14 | s dinan
    The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review. In its first extended legal filing in one of the court challenges to the new amnesty, the Justice Department says courts have long held that an agency’s decision whether or not to prosecute someone or to enforce the law is entitled to “absolute discretion.”“Federal courts sit to decide cases and controversies, not to resolve disagreements about policy or politics,” said Joyce R....
  • Obama’s Amnesty: How They Voted vs. What They Said

    12/17/2014 11:10:40 AM PST · by T Ruth · 13 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | December 14, 2014 | Dan Holler
    Saturday night, the Senate voted on a constitutional point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)95%. Heritage Action’s chief executive officer Michael A. Needham explained the vote this way: “If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. Cruz’s constitutional point of order. A vote against the point of order is a vote in favor of unchecked presidential power and granting work permits and Social Security numbers to people who are in the country illegally.” While 22 Republican Senators voted to uphold the constitutional point of order, 20 Republican Senators...
  • Obama making record use of presidential memos to carry out policy (w/Video Judge Napolitano)

    12/17/2014 9:39:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2014
    Great 3:23 minute video interview at link. President Obama reportedly is using a unique form of executive action known as the “presidential memorandum” at a historic pace – a tactic that allows him to, technically, claim he’s not over-using executive orders while still pursuing high-level policy changes without involvement from Congress. A review by USA Today, published Wednesday, shows that, in fact, Obama has issued more memoranda than any U.S. president in history. He’s issued 198 – more than the 195 executive orders from his White House. The executive action is strikingly similar to an executive order, with only slight...
  • DECEMBER 22, 2014 AMNESTY PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION HEARING (Hostage)

    12/17/2014 4:24:54 AM PST · by Hostage · 96 replies
    Vanity Compilation ^ | December 17, 2014 | Hostage
    PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION HEARING TO STOP OBAMA'S AMNESTY EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Date: December 22, 2014 Place: D.C. Federal Court, 3rd and Constitution Ave., Courtroom 15 Time: 9:30 AM Here is the press release for the hearing: http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/dc-federal-court-orders-expedited-preliminary-injunction-hea Here is the 164 page final injunctive motion: http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/141204-FINAL%20Motion%20for%20Preliminary%20Injunction.pdf Here is the related lawsuit: http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/141120-Arpaio%20Complaint%20with%20Exhibits.pdf
  • Jeb Bush is NEVER Going to Be President

    12/17/2014 5:35:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/17/14 | Steve Deace
    My phone, email, and social media accounts instantly start blowing up Tuesday in response to the news Jeb Bush was going to “actively explore” a 2016 presidential run. Except the near-orgasmic response wasn’t from whom you might think. It didn’t come from conservatives, but from the mainstream (liberal) media. Twelve hours later, a Google search for “Jeb Bush actively explore” returned over 3.8 million results, and the first page of entries was almost entirely comprised of mainstream media hits. Herein lies one of the primary reasons why Jeb Bush is never going to be elected President of these United States....
  • 'Speaker Obama' (biting piece by Jeffrey Lord)

    12/17/2014 5:29:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well that didn’t take long. The election is over and the House Republicans have deposed John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker. Meet Speaker Barack Obama. "The Republicans responded to Speaker Obama’s requests. Violating quickly, briskly and exactly every last word of their campaign promises to defund Obamacare and to fight amnesty. The fix was in.” Speaker Obama and his loyal number two, Joe Biden, spent last week rounding up the votes to get their Republican colleagues in the House to fund Obamacare and amnesty plus all manner of spending programs. The Republicans responded to Speaker Obama’s requests. Violating quickly, briskly and...
  • House Conservatives Have the Power and Should Depose Speaker John Boehner

    12/16/2014 3:52:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    The “cromnibus” bill is soon to become law. The majority of House and Senate Republicans conspired with President Obama to fund his executive amnesty. Where do conservatives go from here? Yes, we need to pick up the flag and force Republicans in February to actually fight as they are now promising when funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, but there is an even more important intervening event that must draw our undivided attention. The vote on whether Rep. John Boehner will be Speaker will occur in January, and 30 conservative House members can deny him re-election. It will...
  • Fighting Obama’s Amnesty: Et Tu, Brute?

    12/16/2014 2:09:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jim DeMint
    Most Americans don’t watch C-SPAN and I cannot blame them. More often than not, it seems as though the Senate is in a quorum call or a lone senator is debating something totally irrelevant to the issues that are important to most Americans. That changed a little bit on Saturday when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee forced the Senate to debate President Obama’s executive amnesty. I’ll save you the boring back-and-forth that occurred in our nation’s capital over the procedural stuff and cut right to the chase: Ted and Mike were attempting to carry out the...
  • Lee: Weekend Session For Immigration Vote 'Worth It'

    12/16/2014 9:13:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2014 | Caroline May
    Sen. Mike Lee is defending the weekend's acrimony-inducing Senate session, explaining that it was important to get a vote on the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive amnesty.“It’s always worth it when you stand behind the American people, who want to make sure these that things are being voted on,” Lee said during an appearance Monday on Fox News. “When we have a president who engages in acts of lawlessness and behaves as if he were a government of one. It’s always worth it to stand up for the American people and get a vote on whether or not the president...
  • 495 thousand children have stopped at the border [GOOGLE TRANSLATE]

    12/16/2014 9:24:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Prensa Libre - Guatemala Free Press ^ | December 16, 2014 | BY SERGIO MORALES / Guatemala
    The migration of undocumented children and adolescents traveling alone EE. UU. does not stop, and only in October and November last -the first two months of fiscal 2015 in that country-, 495 thousand Guatemalan minors were arrested in the southern border of the country by Border Patrol agents. Guatemala tops the list of Central American countries with the largest number of infants captured by entering illegally in the country's north. In the same period 115 thousand were arrested and 506 Hondurans Salvadoran children. Although Foreign Ministry authorities say that migration figures are changing and may decrease in the coming months,...
  • Democrats demand better protections for transgender illegal immigrant children

    12/16/2014 9:49:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Monday, December 15, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    Dozens of congressional Democrats asked federal health officials Monday to take extra steps to protect gay illegal immigrant children from abuse while they’re in custody, including ensuring that transgender children are housed with the sex they identify as. Saying reports of mistreatment “continue to emerge” from federal facilities, the lawmakers asked the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to improve care for the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who streamed across the border over the last year, and who are still coming, though in smaller numbers. “We request ORR to work with providers to ensure...
  • Seneca County sheriff: El Salvador man arrested in Waterloo illegally entered US twice

    12/16/2014 10:36:33 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    The Citizen, Auburn, NY ^ | 12.16.14 | The Citizen staff
    An El Salvador man was taken into custody in Waterloo last week after allegedly illegally entering the United States for the second time. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office pulled over a vehicle on Seneca Boulevard for allegedly committing a vehicle/traffic violation, deputies said. After conducting interviews, deputies determined Pablo Hernandez-Alvaro — one of the vehicle's occupants — had illegally entered the United States. U.S. Border Patrol agents later met up with deputies and took Hernandez-Alvaro into custody. According to deputies, Hernandez-Alvaro was previously deported from the United States after entering the country illegally. Deputies...
  • BREAKING: FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES BLOW AT OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/16/2014 11:43:02 AM PST · by amnestynone · 93 replies
    Powerline blog ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    the top 14 “movers and shakers” in health care in 2014 because his legal analysis led to the upcoming Supreme Court case on Obamacare’s state subsidies that may blow the ACA sky high. Anyway, Jon flags a U.S. District Court opinion out this morning that finds Obama’s immigration executive action exceeds the proper understanding of “prosecutorial discretion”: According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights...
  • BREAKING: Federal judge finds Obama amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 11:38:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress. Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have powers to use discretion in deciding how to enforce the law, but said Mr. Obama’s new policy goes well beyond that, setting up a full system for granting legal protections to broad groups of individuals. He said Mr. Obama writing laws — a power...
  • Destination Fraud - or, immigration fraud

    12/16/2014 8:38:57 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12/15/2015 | Larry Benson
    Destination weddings are all the rage. After all, why not attend a wedding in a beautiful location and stay a little longer for some extra rest and relaxation? According to an article published by WBTW.com, it looks like some tourists are doing the opposite. After flocking to Myrtle Beach, SC for a vacation, some foreign visitors have extended their stay indefinitely by marrying American citizens in exchange for money and a green card. (Instead of planning a destination wedding, they plan to commit wedding fraud.)
  • Obama administration urges dismissal of Sheriff Arpaio's suit challenging executive action

    12/16/2014 8:22:31 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 12/16/2014 | Fox News Latino
    The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president's immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The case was brought by an Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who contends that President Barack Obama's program serves as a magnet for more illegal entries into the U.S. Arpaio says the new arrivals will commit crimes and thus burden his law enforcement resources. In a court filing late Monday, the Justice Department told U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell that the sheriff's theory is speculative and unsubstantiated and that Arpaio...
  • Obama Braces For Immigration Battle With GOP [Will Enlist Latinos & Big Business Interests!]

    12/15/2014 9:18:47 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | David Nakamura
    Obama Braces For Immigration Battle With GOP By David Nakamura December 15 President Obama is bracing for a political and legal battle with Republicans next year over his executive actions on immigration, but as he seeks to rally support against the anticipated assault, a lingering frustration among some Latinos could mean renewed pressure on him to do even more to protect illegal immigrants. After six years in which his administration took a tough line on deportations, Obama’s decision to shield up to 4 million more undocumented immigrants from being removed from the country was in part aimed at repairing damage...
  • Bachmann: Ruling Class In Washington Decided US Will Have Open Borders.

    12/15/2014 3:25:17 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/15/2014 | Al Weaver
    Bachmann took aim at the “ruling class in Washington,” saying that the U.S. will “not have any sovereignty” over its borders. Bachmann also opined that with the executive action, the president put in place an “insurance policy,” allowing Democrats to win “every presidential contest from here on out....
  • House, Senate GOP Leaders Gearing Up to Increase Guest-Worker Permits

    12/15/2014 9:02:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Top Republican leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up to push legislation in the next Congress that would increase the number of foreign guest-workers even in industries that do not need them. They are hoping such legislation would "open the door" to a broader comprehensive immigration bill.
  • Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

    12/16/2014 1:56:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The usual suspects are attacking Ted Cruz for doing his job.Republicans and a chorus of conservative commentators are dumping on the sole conservative Republican senator from Texas because–the horror!–he dared to force his Senate colleagues to publicly take sides on President Obama's shameful extralegal unilateral immigration amnesty.Apologists for Republican cowardice claim to be upset with Cruz because, as they claim, his parliamentary maneuvers to stymie the amnesty somehow allowed some objectionable Obama nominees to move forward in the confirmation process.Of course, they're lying. All Obama nominees are objectionable–remember, our president is a red diaper baby–yet the Senate eventually caves to...
  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 5:05:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 79 replies
    Governing ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Seven more states signed on to a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action halting the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, bringing the total to 24 states, Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. The new states to join the coalition were Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma. The original 17 states, including Alabama, Kansas and Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, arguing that Obama overstepped his powers in enacting such changes on his own. "The president's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of...
  • Sheriff Paul Babeu: 20 Million Illegals Will Qualify for Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan (Video)

    12/15/2014 11:59:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 15,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) told Neil Cavuto on Monday that as many as 20 million illegal immigrants will qualify for President Obama’s executive amnesty. Sheriff Babeu came to this figure from a memo from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson. “The fact is it’s not just the 5 million that President Obama promised, we learned that Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security, put out a six page memo, and he said that anybody who’s been here since January of this year, anybody prior to that date, they are allowed to stay here. There will be deferred...
  • Free Republic "National Reckoning" against Obama-Boehner-McConnell Amnesty : 2015-01-03

    12/15/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 35 replies
    STOP Obama Amnesty ^ | 2014-12-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-12-15 Message Alert Communicate this information to fellow Conservatives, Churches, Facebook contacts, Tea Party groups, and your Family, Friends and Neighbors. Free Republic's "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty in EVERY American City Saturday : 3 January 2015 : 9 AM to 1 PM Facebook Link: "Obama Amnesty National Protest : 2015-01-03" Planning Suggestions for your "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty - (Internet Link) Suggested Planning Tasks and Schedule Milestones for your Team 2014-12-06 : Saturday : Identify and Contact your Team Members 2014-12-13 : Saturday : Team Meeting to decide these...
  • Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Counter Obama Executive Amnesty

    12/15/2014 2:52:20 PM PST · by PapaNew · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/15/2014 | Warren Mass
    Senator Rand Paul introduced the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act on December 12. The bill (which has not yet been assigned a bill number, but has been placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar) is a companion legislation to Rep. Ted Yoho’s bill of the same name (H.R. 5759) that passed the House of Representatives on December 4, 2014 on a 219-197 vote. In a release place on his Senate webpage, Paul explained: This legislation would end President Obama’s executive action on immigration and restore the Congress’ constitutional role as the body to craft legislation. Article I of the Constitution...
  • Sen. Sessions: 'Super-Elites in Washington and Wall Street Dream of World Without Borders'

    12/15/2014 11:05:02 AM PST · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | December 13, 2014 | CNSNews.com Staff
    - 10:13 AM In a speech delivered on the Senate floor Friday as the Senate was debating a 1,603-page government funding bill that will permit President Obama to spend tax dollars to implement his unilateral amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) argued that trends in U.S. immigration and employment are depressing the job prospects and income of Americans. "This summer alone the White House met 20 times with business executives, amnesty lobbyists, immigration activists to craft their executive amnesty," Sessions said. "You know who wasn’t invited into that room? You, the American citizen. You don’t get a say. "These super-elites in...
  • CBS: Voter ID Laws Are Like Violent Attacks on Blacks at Selma

    12/15/2014 9:53:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday compared the violent, bloody attacks on African Americans during civil rights marches in 1965 to voter ID laws passed by various states in the last few years. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell talked to Oprah Winfrey, producer/star of the new film Selma. O'Donnell marveled, "...Given the Voting Rights Act, 1965, I went back and looked. Thirteen states have passed more restrictive voter ID laws in the last three years, that states are trying to make it harder to vote." [MP3 audio here.]Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in the film, slammed the...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol [satire]

    12/15/2014 8:46:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera has filed suit against the US Border Patrol for dog bite injuries he sustained during his arrest. Marino-Najera was among a group of immigrants smuggling marijuana across the border. He is alleging that his human rights were violated. “Those border guards disobeyed their own President Obama,” Marino-Najera declared. “He says I have a right to go where I want. They should have given me food and water, not sicced their dogs on me.” Marino-Najera’s lawyer Susan Horschidt claims that “the trauma my client experienced has given him nightmares that have ruined his life. No amount...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...