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  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    07/30/2015 4:38:02 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 hour ago, July 30, 2015 | JILL COLVIN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. The government does not know the identities of many of the millions of people who have come into the country illegally or remained after their legally issued visas expired. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades.
  • THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: What really explains Trump’s rapid climb to the top of the polls

    07/30/2015 3:18:21 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 30, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s blunt and clumsy comments about illegal immigration sparked the usual firestorm of criticism from the well heeled of both parties. Particularly vocal were those Republicans who think that an amorphous, make-believe category comprising “Hispanics” or “Latinos” will vote Republican if only Republican meanies like Trump would stop insulting them by complaining about illegal aliens. As usual, willful ignorance or blindness about the costs of illegal immigration underwrites these dubious ideas.
  • 3 men found hiding in Mexico arrested in deadly South El Monte tire shop fire

    07/30/2015 1:58:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Three men found hiding in Mexico were charged Monday in the deaths of three teens who were killed when flames ignited by a Molotov cocktail swept through a South El Monte tire shop this year.
  • Feds: 664,607 illegals granted amnesty, some linked to terrorism, gangs

    07/30/2015 9:03:31 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/29/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The administration's program to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program has given the green light to 664,607 since 2012, including several linked to fraud, terrorism and gangs, according to the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. ... USCIS said it is also producing 144,275 "employment authorization documents" each month, and has the capability to approve 400,000 work permits a month. ... As of March, 664,607 of applications derided by critics as "amnesty" were approved. Of those granted amnesty, at least 49 had gang ties, six had a possible link to terrorism and 3,959...
  • Couple shot to death near Pryor; daughter survives shooting

    07/30/2015 9:33:38 AM PDT · by traumer · 43 replies
    A Pryor couple was shot to death and their daughter wounded at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when they stopped to help a man who had run out of gas on the Crow Reservation. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, also known as Jesus Deniz, was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. about eight miles north of Meeteetse, Wyo. "At this time, there is no further danger to the community," said Todd Palmer, Special Agent with the FBI in the Salt Lake City Division. Bryce Hugs, who is serving as a family spokesman, said his aunt, Tana Shane, 50, and his uncle, Jason Shane, 52,...
  • America Needs A Sensible Approach To Illegal Immigration

    07/30/2015 8:49:47 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Victor Hanson
    Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render immigration law meaningless. The former wanted greater profits from cheaper labor, the latter wished more political clout for themselves. Mexico conspired, too. It received billions of easy dollars in remittances from its expatriates in America. Mexico had few qualms about letting millions of its own citizens illegally cross its northern border into the United States — even though the Mexican government would...
  • America Needs a Sensible Approach to Illegal Immigration

    07/30/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render immigration law meaningless. The former wanted greater profits from cheaper labor, the latter wished more political clout for themselves. Mexico conspired, too. It received billions of easy dollars in remittances from its expatriates in America. Mexico had few qualms about letting millions of its own citizens illegally cross its northern border into the United States -- even though the Mexican government would...
  • Voters to GOP: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants

    07/30/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 19 replies
    DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK ^ | 07/30/15 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade — in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • SCHUMER ADMITS: ‘I RECRUITED MARCO RUBIO TO BE PART OF OUR GROUP OF EIGHT’

    07/29/2015 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29,2015 | Julia Hahn
    The immigration plan proposed by the Gang of Eight would have dispensed more than 30 million green cards in its first ten years. A green card is an immigration document that authorizes immigrants to collect welfare and become voting citizens, among other things. In a recent but overlooked interview on MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) explained how he was personally responsible for “recruiting” Sen. Rubio to flood the U.S. labor markets: “I recruited Marco Rubio to be part of our group of eight being in the gym. [Democratic Senator] Dick Durbin was in the gym… and he...
  • TRUMP: MOVE NON-CRIMINAL ILLEGALS ‘BACK IN’ LEGALLY, I’LL ‘DO SOMETHING’ WITH DREAMERS

    07/29/2015 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Trump stated, “Number one, the first thing we do, is get the bad ones out. we have a lot of bad dudes as I said, you have a lot of really bad people here. They’re in our prisons, and they’re clogging up our prisons. I want to them to go back — and not only Mexico, I want to get them back to the country…and I want them to be in their prisons.” Trump, then stated that he could find these illegal immigrants and “get them out,” a process that he argued is “feasible He added, “We have to bring...
  • Obama Hopes His Successor Will Be As Serious About Serious Issues As He Is – Seriously Delusional

    07/29/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Don Feder
    The current occupant of the White House – Barack, the first of his name – is seriously unhappy with the comments of two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Having endured their logic for as long as he could, Obama unburdened himself in Addis Ababa on Monday. While saving some disdain for Donald Trump, POTUS was particularly incensed by the comments of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who said the president's genocide-in-the-making deal with Iran is like marching Israelis "to the ovens." Such rhetoric is "part of a general pattern that you've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it...
  • Mark Steyn : Pathway to Codswallop

    07/29/2015 10:37:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    In a thoughtful review of Ann Coulter's splendid new book, iconoclastic Democrat Mickey Kaus lists the open-borders advocates in American politics: ...the entire Democratic party, half the Republican party, half (secretly) of the politicians who claim to represent the other half of the Republican party, virtually the entire press (including Fox), virtually all of business, and virtually all big money political donors (including the Kochs!). The bit I've bolded helps explain the Trump bump in the GOP polls. A significant part of the Republican base thinks half their candidates are just schmoozing them to get through primary season, genuflecting toward...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Steve King says Boehner wing of party is to left of Bernie Sanders on immigration

    "Bernie Sanders is closer 2 my position on immigration than a wing of GOP. Avowed socialist is opposed 2 open borders." http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/01/17/rep-joaquin-castro-boehner-called-steve-king-a-hole-to-house-dems/
  • Bobby Jindal Slams Jeb Bush for Endorsing Amnesty for All Illegals in Telemundo Interview

    07/29/2015 3:35:13 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 6 replies
    Brietbart (re CBS This Morning) ^ | July 28 2015 | Katie McHugh
    On CBS This Morning, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for endorsing amnesty to all of the illegal aliens who broke into the country and live here in defiance of our laws. The hosts first tried to get Jindal to denounce GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for declaring that Mexico is sending criminals such as rapists, murderers, and drunk drivers across the border: “Do you think he should be in this race? What about his comments that he’s made?” “Look, I think anytime the donors in New York or the smart people in D.C. try to clear...
  • How the Media,Democrats and the GOP Miscalculated Donald Trump

    07/29/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    http://www.godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Gary Demar
    When Donald Trump first opened his mouth, the liberal media, Democrats, and the GOP establishment believed that attacking him would be a slam dunk. In fact, they believed they didn’t need to attack him. His own words would send him to the political backwater. Boy, were they wrong. “A new Monmouth University poll shows Donald Trump crushing fellow Republicans in New Hampshire, where he has double the support of the next closest candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among voters likely to participate in the Granite State primary. Trump’s 24 percent support bests Bush’s 12 percent in the poll, conducted...
  • Authorities: Agency didn't want slaying suspect detained [OHIO SANCTUARY CITY MURDER & RAPE]

    07/29/2015 8:26:58 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    WHIO ^ | 7-29-2015 | MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Ohio sheriff's deputies weeks ago not to detain a man who is in the U.S. illegally and now suspected of killing a woman and wounding another during a crime spree, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Lake County sheriff's deputies questioned 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7 after finding him alone in a car in Painesville, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Unsure of Razo's status, the deputies contacted Border Protection officials and were told he is from Mexico and in the U.S. illegally but they didn't want him detained. Lake...
  • Bernie Sanders Denounces Higher Immigration

    07/29/2015 4:48:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took a surprising line on immigration in a recent interview, denouncing higher immigration levels as a right-wing “Koch brothers proposal.” Sanders was being interviewed by Ezra Klein of Vox, who pointed out that Sanders’ self-proclaimed socialist beliefs typically entailed taking a more international view of politics. The implications of that point of view, Klein suggested, include “things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders.” Absolutely not, Sanders replied. “Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal,” he said. “That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there...
  • What's next for California's undocumented immigrants? Licensed jobs opening up

    07/29/2015 7:30:29 AM PDT · by Pelham · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 28, 2015 | ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    A variety of licensed jobs – including architect, barber, boxer and accountant – soon will be open to undocumented immigrants in California. The shift figures to change lives for tens of thousands of workers, either in the form of new opportunity or, critics say, in the form of a new wave of unfair competition. Under SB1159, a law signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown, all 40 licensing boards working under the California Department of Consumer Affairs must consider applicants regardless of their immigration status. Previously, only legal residents with Social Security numbers could be granted licenses. The new rule...
  • Report: Illegal Aliens Outnumber Unemployed Americans

    07/29/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.townhall.com ^ | 7/2872015 | Aaron Bandler
    A new report from the Pew Research Center says that the number of illegal aliens in the country currently outnumber unemployed Americans. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,” says a Pew report. “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as...
  • Bernie Sanders's fear of immigrant labor is ugly — and wrongheaded

    07/29/2015 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | July 29th, 2015 | by Dylan Matthews
    If I could add one amendment to the Constitution, it would be the one Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Robert Bartley once proposed: "There shall be open borders." There is no single policy that the United States could adopt that would do more good for more people. An average Nigerian worker can increase his income almost 15-fold just by moving to the United States, and residents of significantly richer countries like Mexico can more than double their earnings. The humanitarian gains of letting everyone who wants to make that leap do so would be astounding. So I was disappointed,...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Missing Santa Cruz 8 year old girl was raped and strangled (by illegal alien?)

    07/28/2015 6:09:22 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 96 replies
    KRON ^ | 07/28/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Missing Santa Cruz girl was raped and strangled, sources say SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Sources say that the 8-year-old girl who vanished from her Santa Cruz apartment complex Sunday night was raped and strangled before her body was found inside a dumpster. Madyson Middleton’s body was discovered inside of a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center by one of the department’s detectives Monday night. Police are not sure how long the body was inside the dumpster. [...] Initial reports of Middleton’s disappearance were received at 6:08 p.m. Sunday night, police said. Surveillance video captured footage of the girl riding her...
  • 8 Illegal Alien Sex Criminals Arrested near Texas Border

    07/28/2015 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28th, 2015 | by Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN, Texas—Eight illegal aliens with criminal convictions for sexual crimes were caught this past weekend near the Texas border. The arrests took place in McAllen, Rio Grande City, and Kingsville, according information provided to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol. ”All eight men had previously been charged with sexual crimes to include lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, sexual assault, lewd and lascivious behavior against a child—fondling, and first degree sexual abuse by forcible compulsion,” the information provided by USBP revealed. Four of the criminal aliens came from Mexico, two from El Salvador, and two from...
  • Lake County killing, manhunt leaves tranquil community on edge

    07/28/2015 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07,28,2015 | Patrick Cooley
    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People living in the quiet neighborhood surrounding Helen Hazen Wyman Park were shocked to learn of Monday's killing of a 60-year-old woman by a man who is also accused of shooting another woman and the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl. Residents who said they previously felt safe in the rural township streets surrounded by woodlands, a public park and a bike trail are now locking their doors at night. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, tried to rape a girl in the park Monday night and later shot a woman walking on a nearby bike trail in...
  • Police identify driver (Illegal?) in Leesburg hit and run

    07/28/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | July 28, 2015 | Crystal Owens
    Leesburg Police have identified the suspect in a hit and run incident Monday that left a pedestrian in critical condition. Jose Pablo Hernandez Reyes, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified as the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck that struck 57 year-old Fidel Antonio Cruz Villacorta of Leesburg approximately 5:12 p.m. as he was crossing the street in the area of 64 Plaza St. NE. At the time of the crash, the suspect had exited a business’s parking lot and was heading south on Plaza Street when he struck the victim. The victim was taken by AirCare...
  • Lake County murder suspect found to be in country illegally during July 7 traffic stop

    07/28/2015 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Diago · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryllie Danylko, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Lake County sheriff's deputies learned that Juan Emmanual Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than two weeks before his arrest in the death of a 60-year-old woman. Razo made his first court appearance Tuesday in the death of Margaret Kostelnick where a judge set a $10 million. He's also accused in the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl and the shooting of another woman who survived. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but still faces possible murder and other charges in connection to the other incidents. Lake County Sheriff's Det....
  • Illegal Alien charged with murder and attempted rape in Cleveland area

    07/28/2015 12:19:01 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 55 replies
    WEWS TV Cleveland ^ | July 28, 2015 | Newsnet5
    "Razo admitted to being in the U.S. illegally and deputies called the U.S. Border Patrol, the report states, but the agency decided not to respond to take Razo into custody."
  • Bush wants legal status for illegal immigrants

    07/28/2015 10:22:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants the 11 million immigrants in America illegally to have a pathway to legal status, he told Telemundo Monday in a Spanish-language interview. “For The 11 million people [undocumented immigrants in America], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don't receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” he said in the interview. Excerpts of the interview aired Monday, while the rest will show on Sunday.
  • Donald Trump Lays Out Immigration plan On Hannity

    07/28/2015 8:58:58 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 75 replies
    Jul 27, 2015
    ABOUT https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=28&v=R43-aXfassY Donald Trump lays out his immigration (WITH DEPORTATION) plan to hannity. trump calls for good illegals to be sent back and let back in while keeping out the bad dudes.
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • Jeb Bush: Deporting illegal aliens not an 'American value'

    07/28/2015 7:36:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Joe Newby
    While speaking at a majority Hispanic church in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, former governor and current GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally must happen. Moreover, Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith reported on Twitter, Bush said the idea of self deportation or the idea of rounding up people in the country illegally is "not an American value." MyNews13 reporter Caroline Rowland said Bush spoke to "about 100 local pastors" at the mostly Latino church. The first five minutes, she added, were focused on his Christian faith. A number...
  • Donald Trump: Send Illegals Back Home!… You Either Have Laws Or You Don’t Have Laws

    07/28/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump laid out his immigration plan on Hannity Monday night. Trump called for “good illegals” to be sent back and let back in while keeping out the bad dudes. "Trump: You got to build a wall. It’s not an easy thing to do. And I’ll get it done. And believe me, I’ll do it for the right but I’m also going to have Mexico pay for it. Mexico is making a fortune off of us. They will pay for it. So, just mark my word. That’s called “negotiation.” …Before I even start a wall we’d get rid of the...
  • Immigration enforcement changes could shield 9.6M undocumented immigrants from deportation

    07/28/2015 6:29:23 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 07/23/15, | By Brenda Gazzar,
    Lesser-known changes in immigration enforcement announced by President Barack Obama in November could offer a “degree of protection” from deportation for up to 9.6 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute. In contrast, the highly publicized deferred action programs known by the acronyms DAPA and expanded DACA, which have garnered most of the public’s attention and are on hold by a federal court, could grant temporary relief from deportation to as many as 5.2 million undocumented immigrants if implemented. The Department of Homeland Security recently adopted new...
  • Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

    07/27/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was a part of a larger, more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government...
  • Home Q-C News Nation Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

    07/28/2015 6:17:54 AM PDT · by skimbell · 7 replies
    AP@QCOnline ^ | July 27, 2015 | Associated Press
    Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. In a letter Monday to Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the leaders of a volunteer lawyers' project said they were "dismayed by the lack of transparency, and the coercion, disorganization, and confusion" surrounding recent releases...
  • Bush lays out his immigration plan in Spanish (Pay a small fine...)

    07/27/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN KCCI ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniella Diaz
    Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former Florida governor granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Monday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Donald Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family. "First, coming here legally has to be easier than coming here illegally," he said. "So there needs to be an agreement with the border ... for the 11 million people (who are here illegally), they must come out of the...
  • CNN poll: 64% of Republicans prefer securing border and deportation of illegals over legalization

    07/27/2015 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    This should answer the question of why Donald Trump resonates with the Republican base. Despite having criticized Mitt Romney for being too hardline on immigration in 2012, Trump has until very recently embraced the hardline positions — and those turn out to be very popular among GOP voters. A new poll from CNN shows that normalizing the illegals who have been living here gets 55% support from the general public, but 64% of Republicans prefer deportation: The poll also finds Trump’s positions on immigration are at odds with those of most Americans, but may be providing him a boost in...
  • Bush: Trump's Words 'Vulgar,' Huckabee's Comment 'Doesn't Help'

    07/27/2015 6:31:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Bush: Trump's Words 'Vulgar,' Huckabee's Comment 'Doesn't Help' In his first Spanish-language interview since launching his bid for the White House, the former Florida governor said he was optimistic about passing comprehensive immigration reform, saying, "I know we can do it," according to excerpts of the interview released by Telemundo on Monday evening. Bush's definition of comprehensive reform is different from some others. He has said he supports a path to legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally, but not a path to citizenship as backed by most immigration advocates, Democrats and some Republicans. The candidate...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 125 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • Jeb Bush Tells MSNBC in Spanish Trump’s Immigration Comments ‘Hurt’ Him

    07/27/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.”
  • Sen. Cruz Continues Investigation into Administration’s Handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children

    07/27/2015 4:48:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Cruz.senate.gov ^ | July 27, 2015
    Sends letter to Secretary Kerry questioning inappropriate use of UAC funds among other concernsWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking more questions about a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) document that appears to contradict key aspects of the Administration’s policy regarding the handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). This letter represents the latest step in Sen. Cruz’s thorough examination of the Administration’s multi-agency approach to last year’s UAC influx, and follows two prior letters to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on the subject: Sen. Cruz’s...
  • ‘It’s a game of cat and mouse’ (Desert illegals & drug runners in NM; must see photo)

    07/27/2015 11:54:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Lauren Villagran
    Andrew Arredondo clicks through hundreds of black-and-white photos on his computer at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Lordsburg, pausing to point out pea-sized shadows. If you didn’t know what to look for, you’d miss them. But in the green cross hairs of the photos snapped with his long-range thermal-image camera, there they are: drug mules trudging across one of the Bootheel’s four mountain ranges. In the middle of the night. With no light but the moon. Carrying swollen loads of dope on their backs. Chances are the shadows have been walking for days. Chances are their destination is I-10,...
  • Donald Trump suggests 'merit system' for undocumented immigrants

    07/25/2015 3:45:02 PM PDT · by familyop · 76 replies
    NJ Advance Media, NJ.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Brent Johnson
    But he said the country should take a different approach with "the other ones" — i.e., undocumented immigrants who are already in the country who have "done a good job." "I'm a very big believer in merit system," Trump said. "I have to tell you ... some of these people have been here, they've done a good job. You know, in some cases, sadly, they've been living under the shadows, etc., etc. We have to do something. So whether it's merit or whether it's whatever, but I'm a believer in the merit system. If somebody's been outstanding, we try and...
  • Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans (Legacy of Perfidy)

    07/27/2015 1:20:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ali Mayer
    The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,” says a Pew report. “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as those who arrive with legal visas and remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.” Of those 11.3 illegal immigrants, 8.1 million are participating in the labor force. “Unauthorized...
  • Sowell: Documented Irresponsibility

    07/27/2015 12:51:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 28, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East. Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called "comprehensive immigration reform." The first and most fundamental issue is whether we are going to have an immigration policy at all. The...
  • DONALD TRUMP ENDORSES AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS [DISAPPOINTING, BUT NOT SURPRISING]

    07/26/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 211 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Disappointing, but not surprising. The depressing reality though that is that most of the Republican field has endorsed amnesty in one form or another. So this isn't much of a surprise. Trump is using his own vocabulary, but he's echoing the same amnesty talking points you could hear from Marco Rubio... or Barack Obama. During Friday's interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. "Well, the first thing we do is take the bad ones — of which there are, unfortunately, quite a few," said Trump,...
  • New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

    07/26/2015 7:44:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • ‘OOPS!’ Feds Violate Executive Amnesty Injunction – AGAIN!

    07/26/2015 11:35:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The government has once again violated a federal court’s injunction prohibiting the implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. The action comes right before high-ranking federal government officials, including the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have been ordered to appear in an August hearing to show why they should not be held in contempt for prior failures to comply with the injunction.