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  • Undocumented immigrants at FLETC being tested for tuberculosis

    07/23/2014 2:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Alamogordo Daily News | July 23, 2014 | By Zack Ponce
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  • ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist — one of the founders of the Minutemen Project — said he’s reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the “porous areas” between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called “Operation Normandy,” and it’s set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. “If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be,” Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. “However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Checking in from Murrietta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014

    07/23/2014 3:39:15 PM PDT · by blueplum
    Free Republic ^ | July 23, 2014 | self
    Checking in from Murrieta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014: The Border Patrol station in Murrieta was as quiet Saturday mid-afternoon as it was Friday. A token law enforcement presence was stationed at the intersection in front of the entrance where a lone patriot stood tall with his flag firmly planted. Similar to Friday, about a dozen patriots were scattered in and along side the 3 pop-up tents onsite, some waving flags and holding signs, and others seated in the shade chatting pleasantly amongst themselves. There were no counter-protestors present when we arrived about 2:30pm. [along road at Border Patrol Station entrance...
  • Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didn’t Protect Our Borders

    07/23/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/23/14 | Michael Snyder
    Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state. On Monday’s The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were “hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally.” “We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • What If They Were Refugees?

    07/23/2014 4:03:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/21/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The party line of the anti-borders Left regarding the “unaccompanied” minors surging across the border into South Texas is that they’re “refugees” fleeing violence and persecution, ---SNIP--- that’s only the case for the first safe country the refugee enters. He shouldn’t even be allowed to apply for asylum if he passed through other countries. Asylum is for people willing to go anywhere to get out of where they are; just as a drowning man doesn’t pick and choose among life preservers he sees in the water, a genuine asylum-seeker doesn’t pick and choose among countries.
  • House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations

    07/23/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    House Republicans will call Wednesday for decisive action to end the border crisis, proposing a deployment of National Guard troops and accelerated deportation hearings for unaccompanied children inundating the U.S., said a Capitol Hill aide familiar with the plan. The proposals from a task force will aim to fix the most urgent problems quickly, “stemming the flow of [unaccompanied alien children] and securing the border right now,” the Republican aide said. “This is about solutions right now.” Several of the recommendations focus on expediting the immigration hearing process for the unaccompanied alien children. Otherwise, most of them could stay in...
  • Univision decides to help children who illegally crossed the border with the U.S.

    07/23/2014 1:59:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 21, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Univision decided to fulfill a single information function, commit and take a stand to defend the children of the border, those who come looking for a dream or reecontrarse with his parents in the United States and were arrested. Within the framework of the Annual Conference of the Council of La Raza (NCLR, for its acronym in English), Vice President of Univision, Bob Llamas, announced that the company would allocate resources to protect children from the border: "We can not let circumstances or the political and economic distract us from helping children. I guarantee that none of these...
  • Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family

    07/23/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with three other youth and a 30-something guide known as a “coyote.” Guevara’s older brother Adam, had paid the coyote thousands of dollars for the 2,000-mile trip, which took 12 days. Guevara traveled by foot and car, finally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the back of a truck. Fifteen minutes later, immigration officials discovered his illegal entry and sent him to a Texas shelter. He was there 24 days before flying from Houston to Baltimore, where he was reunited with two brothers,...
  • Dramatic Video: Border Patrol shootout with alleged gang member

    07/23/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    KETKNBC.com ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:37am | Staff
    La Joya (KNVO) — It was a terrifying situation in a Texas border town as authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect. Border patrol agents were under fire as they tried to arrest a man in La Joya, on the Rio Grande River near the Gulf of Mexico. Two law enforcement officers were shot, but both are expected to recover. Authorities said the man was wanted for a murder in Edinburg. He was also believed to be a member of the notorious "Texas Syndicate" prison gang. The gunman had barricaded himself in an apartment and fired at sheriff's deputies and...
  • Immigration compromise dubbed 'amnesty,' won't stop Obama's deferrals (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 12:17:44 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO) Critics of a bipartisan immigration bill proposed by two Texans claim it does not include any new border fence proposals, won't end the president's deportation deferral program, and doesn't go far enough to evict illegal children streaming over the border. And, they tell Secrets, the compromise hammered out by Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar amounts to "amnesty" because it opens the door to letting those already facing removal orders have another chance to make their case to stay. “This gives those who have been issued a final order or removal another bite at the apple,...
  • Oklahoma lawmakers reiterate opposition to Fort Sill as shelter for minors

    07/23/2014 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    newsok.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON _ Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation said Monday they don’t want Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post near Lawton, used to house unaccompanied alien children past the October deadline. The delegation’s comments came after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved a request from the Health and Human Services Department to house up to 5,000 more minors on military bases. Hagel had previously approved housing for up to 3,600 children. Hagel also approved a request that bases be used until the end of January. Fort Sill is housing about 1,200 minors, mostly from Central American countries. The children began arriving...
  • Retired border guard gives chilling look inside department: Obama limited our ammo (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Noel
    A retired Border Patrol officer outraged over the influx of illegal aliens entering the country this year has recorded an interview that reveals chilling information about the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the long-term hazards it holds for the country as a whole. zacharytaylor0723In the self-produced interview, former Border Patrol Agent Zachary Taylor talks about a variety issues facing the Border Patrol the general public might not expect. He speaks of immigrants with various diseases coming into the U.S., how the Russian mafia is using Mexico as a base of operations and the concept of “asymmetric warfare” as...
  • FR's BP expedition to the Texas Rio Grande Valley is on the road!! [FReepathon, RGV special]

    07/23/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    Howdy everyone!! We've loaded up the FReepercampmobile and we're enroute for Texas!! Din't make it very far last night due to a non-serious (we hope) engine problem going up the Grapevine. Added a quart of oil and kept on trucking. Then we encountered a construction zone and it took us over two hours just to travel 12 miles, so we decided to pull into the nearest RV park and camp for the night. We're hoping to make Las Cruces tonight and then, God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime tomorrow night and will plant our flag at our border...
  • GOP plans Guard troops to border

    07/23/2014 12:08:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/23/14 | Peter Schroeder
    House Republicans are considering a plan that would deploy the National Guard to the border, change trafficking laws and beef up judicial and law enforcement resources in response to the surge of child migrants into the United States. A GOP working group on border issues briefed members Wednesday on its policy recommendations for the emergency funding bill, which lawmakers are scrambling to finish before they leave town for a five-week summer recess. Republicans were adamant that policy changes must be part of the spending package, setting up a standoff with Democrats who have declared them a non-starter. "What the president's...
  • Dems push back against deploying National Guard to border

    07/23/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are lining up in staunch opposition to the Republicans' push to send the National Guard to the southern border. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has called on President Obama to use those troops to help personnel already on the ground. On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) deployed the Guard to his state’s border, and a GOP border working group is soon to release policy recommendations expected to include similar plans. But the Democrats contend the use of the Guard would do little to help a situation in which many of the new arrivals – thousands of them...
  • Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands

    07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Michael Vickers’s ranch 113 kilometres north of the US–Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them but it will make them wet their pants”. In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to...
  • Cruz Meets With Conservatives to Discuss Border Crisis (Updated)

    07/23/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Matt Fuller
    Updated 1:23 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz once again met with a group of the House’s most conservative lawmakers Wednesday morning to discuss potential legislative responses to the flood of children crossing the border. Cruz met with “more than 20″ House Republicans Wednesday morning, according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to discuss a supplemental package meant to address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border. “I didn’t have a hard count, but I know that it was more than 20,” King said. According to the Iowa Republican, lawmakers had breakfast and listened to Cruz’s take on the crisis. “The...
  • Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

    07/22/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/2014 | Arit John
    Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking in the wake of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to send 1,000 National Guards members to the Texas/Mexico border in the next month, according to the Dallas Morning News. For them, it would be more useful to spend the money on hiring more deputies and police, aka people who are allowed to detain migrants. “I don’t know what good they can do,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News. “You just...
  • San Diego-area community expected to reject illegal immigrant shelter

    07/22/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    Reutersa ^ | 7/22/2014 | Marty Graham
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Southern California city will put itself at the center of a nationwide debate over illegal immigration on Tuesday evening when officials there are expected to reject a bid by the U.S. government to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The vote by planning commissioners in Escondido, 20 miles north of San Diego, comes amid a surge in children from Central America caught entering the United States, overwhelming federal processing facilities, threatening to swamp immigration courts and creating a backlash in border-state communities. Escondido commissioners voted tentatively last month to reject a bid by federal...
  • Rand Paul Rips Obama as Immigration Becomes Major 2016 Issue.

    07/22/2014 11:27:16 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 7 replies
    Breitbart / Big Government ^ | 22 July 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a “magnet” for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday. “All of that is a magnet and a beacon for people to come,” Paul said when asked about Obama’s executive immigration orders during a brief interview outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters. “You can’t have any kind of beacon without securing the border first. It really illustrates what conservatives have been saying all along, myself included: You can’t vote for immigration reform,...
  • Texas: League City migrant resolution opposed (coming to any opposition near you)

    07/22/2014 11:36:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cindy George
    League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week. Other Houston-area jurisdictions may face similar opposition as their elected officials fight potential federal efforts to house undocumented minors in their communities. On Tuesday, Brazoria County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to solve the Texas-Mexico border crisis and "cease relocation" of unaccompanied immigrant youngsters in the state. Also on Tuesday, two different measures to prevent unaccompanied child migrants from being housed in Smith County -...
  • Chief POLITICO Columnist: Perry Sending National Guard to Border So They Can Shoot Small Children

    07/23/2014 12:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    POLITICO Chief Political Columnist Roger Simon is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of sending National Guard troops to the border so they can "shoot small children." Roger Simon âś” @politicoroger Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines -- in Russia. 8:45 PM - 21 Jul 2014 First off, lets just mark this under most asinine statement of the day. Second, funny how Simon conveniently ignores why Perry is sending the troops: to stop cartels and gang members who actually shoot and murder small children from entering the United States. Here's...
  • Top General John Kelly (Marines) Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.

    07/23/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    defenseone ^ | July 5, 2014 | Molly O'Toole
    A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission – a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border. Most are children, and three-quarters of the unaccompanied minors...
  • Border Patrol: 'This is The Dream of Every Terrorist in the World'

    07/23/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification. The National Border Patrol Council, a union representing thousands of Border Patrol agents, accused the TSA of letting illegals board airplanes with a “Notice to Appear” document instead of a passport or official government identification card. Union leaders said illegals were allowed to board jetliners without proper identification at airports in El Paso and Laredo, Texas. The story was first reported by Breitbart News. “This is the dream of every terrorist in the world,” Shawn Moran, vice president...
  • Mexican foreign minister says Central American children no threat to Texas security

    07/23/2014 6:20:58 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    Mexico Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreńa on Tuesday challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s characterization of the flow of Central American children into the U.S. as an “assault” on Americans and their security.
  • HHS: 96% of 45,157 Illegal Alien Children ‘Discharged’ to ‘Sponsor’ in the U.S.

    07/23/2014 6:39:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Penny Star
    A spokesperson for the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration of Children and Families (ACF) said 96 percent of the 45,157 unaccompanied alien children who were in the custody of HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) have been “discharged” to a “sponsor” in the United States. Kenneth Wolfe, deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at ACF, told CNSNews.com that in 2014 (through the month of June), 96 percent of the 45,157 children -- or 43,341 of them -- who were transferred from the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the ORR have been placed with sponsors...
  • Democrats to Unveil $2.7B Bill on Alien Children

    07/23/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Top Dems Can Solve Immigration Housing Crisis

    07/23/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Attention, illegal immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas: If you’re looking for a place to stay while President Obama figures out a way to turn you all into welfare-dependent Democrats, I have just the place. Actually, several. First, head for San Francisco. It’s beautiful this time of year. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) recently proclaimed in Texas that not only was the border between Mexico and the United States meaningless (“It’s a community with a border running through it”) but that she wishes she could take all...
  • Lindsey Graham’s phony meltdown: Why he’s covering for House GOP on immigration

    07/23/2014 8:00:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    salon.com ^ | 7/22/14
    On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Congress’ few and most vocal Republican advocates of comprehensive immigration reform, shared the line that he’s apparently decided to lean on through the rest of the 2014 election cycle: “There’ll be no immigration reform because of the crisis on the border. I blame Obama for this moment.” Graham has a long history of seizing on an issue of possible bipartisan compromise, watching hard-liners in his party kill that possibility, and then abandoning hope of the compromise because Obama didn’t manage the “optics” or the schedule or something insignificant. He knows...
  • Group Wants to Bring Large Number of 'Migrant' Children to Austin.

    07/23/2014 8:04:09 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 22 replies
    KXAN News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Amanda Brandeis
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the surge of unaccompanied minors into America continues, organizations around the country are doing what they can to help, including here in Austin. On Tuesday, Austin Interfaith spoke at the Travis County Commissioner’s meeting. Representatives say that Austin is ideal to being a recipient of the children; it is a welcoming city and has the resources necessary to do so. For Ofelia Zapata, the future of migrant children hits close to home. “When you see on TV how the children are mistreated by officers…these are babies.” Zapata is a member of Austin Interfaith and is on...
  • “Unaccompanied Alien Children” Transfers To Your Community (Drops via Grant Trail)

    07/23/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by magna carta · 24 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 20,2014 | sundance
    Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.
  • House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

    07/23/2014 8:55:40 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 23, 2014 11:16 AM (ET)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama's proposed solution to the crisis on the Southern Border. They put the House on a collision course with the Democratic-run Senate, and increased the likelihood that congressional efforts to address the crisis on the Southern Border, where unaccompanied kids and teens have been showing up by the tens of thousands, will end in stalemate. "Without trying to fix the...
  • Why those “in the shadows” will not become citizens

    07/23/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At this point we are losing our battle against Barack Obama’s Democrat Voter Importation Scheme. This is not to say that we will not eventually regain our sovereignty and control our borders once again; America is too great to ultimately collapse under Obama’s attacks no matter how vicious. The fact that the Uniparty’s Ministry of Information had to post the latest Reuters-Ipsos survey showing Obama’s support at just 37%–and tried to hide it on a Saturday yet–shows we are making progress. The fact that Uniparty’s Big Business wing – the U. S. Chamber of Commerce felt it was time to...
  • Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Square Off over Immigrant Kids (One guess whose side they took)

    07/23/2014 9:15:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | July 23, 2014 | Rick Cohen
    It’s an odd tale of two very ideologically conservative icons coming down on very different sides of the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children flowing into the United States. Radio and television personality Glenn Beck and former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin have come out diametrically opposed to each other on what the nation should do to help—or not help—these children. The mainstream press, or as she would call it, the “lamestream” press, doesn’t pay much attention to Palin any more, but she is frequently quoted in outlets like the Breitbart News and conservative newspapers such as the...
  • Ted Cruz: Abolish IRS and Place Agents on Southern Border

    07/23/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 7-23-2014 | Joe Wolverton - Commentary
    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:55 Ted Cruz: Abolish IRS and Place Agents on Southern Border by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. After calling for abolition of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during a recent address, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) added, “And if we need to figure out what to do with the 110,000 IRS agents, we could always put them on our southern border.”This was Cruz’s “slightly tongue-in-cheek” message to a rowdy Republican crowd gathered in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit held July 18-20. About 3,500 activists attended the meeting that was headlined by Cruz, but featured speeches by Sarah...
  • Pelosi: Border Children Should Be Treated Like Refugee Baby Jesus

    07/23/2014 12:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on MSNBC "Morning Joe," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. The congressional leader dismissed the strain on our nations financial resources to care for all the children of the world in troubled areas, saying she believes the U.S. government should look at the children like "baby Jesus," who she added "was a refugee from violence." Pelosi said, "In Washington, I see an embrace of the idea that this is a humanitarian crisis by people who are not politicizing the issue. What we...
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Undocumented children already arriving in state

    07/23/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (PA) ^ | July 22, 2014 | by John Finnerty
    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border is spilling over into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth. Those include 120 children staying at two temporary centers and 386 others who have been placed in the care of relatives or religious groups that have agreed to house them, said Kathaleen Gillis, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Welfare. The federal government manages the care of the unaccompanied immigrant children. State officials received information about the children in Pennsylvania from the federal Department of Health...
  • Dems warn changes to border law would sink emergency funding bill

    07/23/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders warned Wednesday that softening a 2008 immigration law to expedite deportations of children would sink any effort to provide emergency funding at the southern border. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), joining GOP leaders in the Senate, has insisted that new funding to address the border crisis be accompanied by changes to the six-year-old human trafficking law to make it easier to send migrant children back home. But Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), head of the House Democratic Caucus, suggested Wednesday that his troops aren't ready to get on board. He accused Boehner and the Republicans of "making ultimatums"...
  • Univision anchor: No government should be in the business of deporting children

    07/23/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, it’s Jorge Ramos, a guy so deep in the tank for illegal immigration that even other members of America’s pro-amnesty media are known to grumble about it. The most revealing thing about this clip is how little his argument depends on the particular hardships being suffered by kids in Central America. They face gangs, drugs, and violence if they’re sent back, he allows, but there’s no sense that this is some unique crisis requiring a more forgiving policy than might otherwise be advisable. He’s making a straight-up argument, essentially, that if a kid makes it across the border,...
  • Texas Lt. Gov: 80-85% of Illegals Aren’t Unaccompanied Kids

    07/23/2014 2:25:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors... ...the unaccompanied children represent some 12%-20%. ...We're focused on that 80, the 85% of which a quarter according to the border patrol, have a criminal record”
  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens. During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said: Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal...
  • KFI - reporter Sarah Carter on admitted murderers being allowed in from S. border

    07/22/2014 5:33:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-22-14
    COMING UP ON KFI IN LOS ANGELES JOHN AND KEN SHOW ON KFI -- reporter Sarah Carter on illegal alien admitted murderers being allowed into the U.S.
  • The Myth of Child Immigration at the Border

    07/22/2014 7:38:02 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 July 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “Our effort in Texas is not focused on the unaccompanied children...we are focused on-the unaccompanied children represent some 12%-20%. We're focused on that 80, the 85% of which a quarter according to the border patrol, have a criminal record” he said ...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • Mexican foreign minister says Central American children no threat to Texas security

    07/22/2014 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Carla Marinucci
    Mexico Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreńa on Tuesday challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s characterization of the flow of Central American children into the U.S. as an “assault” on Americans and their security. “There’s a need to respond to the upsurge in minors, but I don’t see how the upsurge of minors threatens the security of the U.S. — and I certainly don’t see how it threatens the security of Texas,” Meade said in an appearance at The Chronicle’s editorial board. “There’s a need for a response. … That response should have a high level of humanitarian concerns within it....
  • Open Borders or Open Society

    07/22/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    ...In a report out of Michigan, a protest was organized over the prospect now seemingly beyond the people's control, that the federal government under the leadership of Barack Obama will be sending dozens of the tens of thousands of children who have come into the nation through our southern border, to the small town of Vassar.  Filled with anger and resentment against the open border policies of this president, the people demonstrating described the move as anarchy.But, within the report, it was revealed that the move was being organized by a foundation called the Heartland Alliance: Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Jorge Ramos: "No Government Should Be In The Business Of Deporting Children"

    07/22/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jorge Ramos
    JORGE RAMOS: We have to be realistic: Central American children will continue to show up at this border by the tens of thousands. We know they are fleeing violence, gangs and poverty, and they know that this country will give them a hand. No, I am not - we are not - encouraging them to come here all the way from San Salvador and San Pedro Sula. As we've shown you, it's an incredibly dangerous journey, many don't make it, but we cannot advocate for mass deportations every time we have an immigration crisis in this country. That's not the...
  • General: Guard to Take Observation Role at Border

    07/22/2014 3:12:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 54 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | Christopher Sherman (AP)
    A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the troops will help deter illicit traffic amid a record spike of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Republican Gov. Rick Perry announced the Guard's involvement Monday.