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  • Boehner and House Republicans Aim to Pass Immigration Bill by Summer

    04/23/2014 5:55:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 4/22/14 | Warren Mass
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, speaking to a group of donors at a Republican Party fundraiser last month, pledged that the House would pass several immigration bills this summer. Several attendees at the fundraiser told the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler that Boehner said he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.” One of Boehner’s House colleagues, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a recent trip to Silicon Valley that legislative action this year was “entirely possible,” with the House likely voting this summer on five to seven immigration bills....
  • Republicans break up with Hispanics

    04/23/2014 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/23/2014 | Fernando Espuelas
    Breakups are rough — regrets, pain and bitter memories. As Republicans in the House block immigration reform time after time, American Latinos get the message: It's over, don't call me. Have a good life.Incapable of producing even one GOP vote in favor of the Democrats' last-ditch gamble at forcing an open vote of the House, the message to Latinos is crystalline. Whatever goodwill the clutch of pro-immigration reform House Republicans won in the last year since the Senate passed its bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill has now evaporated. ADVERTISEMENT What remains are the weekly flip-flops by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio),...
  • MARYLAND GOVERNOR SETS ILLEGALS FREE

    04/22/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    dmldaily.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | SFC Drake
    While Homeland Security is reconsidering their position on deporting illegal criminals with ‘trivial’ crimes, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley has taken it one step further. He announced that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer comply with a federal policy that requires the jail to detain illegal immigrants for deportation. O’Malley said the Detention Center will now consider the severity of the charges a person is facing when reviewing I.C.E. requests to hold immigrants through the ‘Secure Communities’ program. The federal program ‘Secure Communities’ was intended to catch and deport dangerous criminals by coordinating with local jails. We are a government...
  • Kansas and Arizona Win Case to Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

    04/01/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Apr 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Kansas and Arizona scored a big victory on ballot box integrity laws, one that the losing side is already appealing. In 2013, Breitbart News reported about the outcome of Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the court held seven to two that states' laws requiring proof of citizenship are generally preempted by federal law. But in his opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia noted that federal law allowed states to request that the Election Assistance Commission (EAC)—a federal agency created in 2002—include citizenship documentation items in any state’s customized version of the “Federal Form”...
  • Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

    04/22/2014 12:12:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law. The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked police from enforcing the prohibition, concluding last year that it was vague and trumped by federal law, which already forbids harboring people in the country unlawfully. …
  • Undocumented Immigrants Are Lawyering Up: Majority of immigration cases involve legal representation

    04/22/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/22/2014 | Elahe Izadi
    The majority of immigration court cases in 2013 involved immigrants who had legal representation, a reversal from five years ago, according to new data from the federal government. In 2013, 59 percent of those in immigration proceedings had legal representation—that's a big jump from 2009, when just 39 percent had lawyers. In 2012, a very slim majority of cases had clients with no legal representation. Those figures come from the 2013 statistical yearbook from the Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR, which is part of the Justice Department. Nearly all new cases that came to immigration courts last year were...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Amnesty, More High-Tech Visas At Education Conference

    04/22/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. Speaking at what is known as the "Davos in the Desert" event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed "robust guest worker programs" and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry," even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a "tough but...
  • Here We Go… Republican Jeff Flake Agrees with Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Is an “Act of Love”

    04/21/2014 10:23:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    What a disgrace. Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he agreed with former Governor Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love”. Flake posted the comments on Facebook Monday. The Huffington Post reported: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Monday agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love.” Flake, in a Facebook post, praised Bush for speaking “so humanely and unapologetically about the motivations” of undocumented immigrants in a Fox News appearance that aired earlier this month. “Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for...
  • Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules . . .

    04/22/2014 8:35:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Title edited for space. Full title: "Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules designed to un-do mandatory sentences from 'War on Drugs' era" Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the administration would free convicts who would receive lighter sentences under today's guidelines The White House set the stage for the move in December with a clemency trial balloon, freeing 8 convicts including 6 with life sentences Democratic insiders see the move as a legacy-building recognition of a moral wrong that Obama can right before his presidency ends Republicans counter that it's an election-year stunt meant to break...
  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    04/21/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 4/21/14 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject. The event is hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, and it’s being held at the prestigious Chicago Club in the heart of the Windy City. Among the guests...
  • Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law

    04/21/2014 12:33:30 PM PDT · by Coronal · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Lawrence Hurley
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The court's decision not to hear the state's appeal leaves intact an October 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that found in part that the provision was trumped by federal immigration law.
  • U.S. Mulls Curbing Deportations

    04/21/2014 12:47:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2014 | Erica Werner
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review ordered by President Barack Obama, could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because they committed repeat immigration violations, such as re-entering the country illegally after been deported, failing to comply with a deportation order or missing an immigration court date. However, it would fall short of the sweeping changes sought by activists. They want Obama to...
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    04/21/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President Barack Obama's orders, Johnson is conducting a politically charged review of U.S. deportation policy. The potential change could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because of repeated immigration violations, such as re-entering the country after being deported. The change would fall short of deportation curbs demanded by activists frustrated by congressional inaction on immigration legislation. The possible move was confirmed by two...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 454 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • Illegal Aliens Claim BILLIONS in Fraudulent IRS Child Tax Credits

    04/21/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Decembr 18, 2013 | http://TopRightNews.com
    Illegal aliens across America are committing FRAUD by filing tax returns with an IRS "ITIN" number, and listing children as dependents who live in MEXICO -- or who don't exist at all!. This fraud is costing taxpayers an insane $4.2 BILLION PER YEAR. In addition, these are FELONY crimes - yet the Feds do NOTHING to stop it. And Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats just defeated an attempt to STOP this fraud, in order to save $6 billion in cuts to disabled veterans. Illegal aliens across America are committing FRAUD by filing tax returns with an IRS "ITIN" number,...
  • Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

    04/21/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    blog.heritage.org ^ | 4/21/14 | Amy Payne
    Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military. Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilege—certainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense. What’s more, the immigrants in question would be those who are brought to the U.S. as children—often called DREAMers (after the Development, Relief, and Education for...
  • Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'

    04/21/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | 4/21/14 | Robert Bennett
    After meeting at the While House with other faith leaders, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the church supported the idea of immigration reform. For some, this re-ignited the debate on the issue. I do not write to defend President Uchtdorf — he is more than capable of doing that himself — but simply to provide a few facts. To those who say he advocates breaking the law, I say, “No.” What he favors is changing it. Seeking to change a law with which one disagrees...
  • Illegal Alien Busted for Voter Fraud in Nevada (Voted Not Once, but TWICE)

    04/20/2014 8:19:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-21-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice went to court to battle two states to prevent them from verifying citizenship before voting -- before being slapped down by a Federal judge.Today we saw why they fought so hard:Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller says an illegal immigrant has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California.
  • Advocates: Reform can help immigrants fulfill their potential

    04/20/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    recordnet ^ | April 20, 2014 | Dana M. Nichols
    STOCKTON - Immigrants feed California, and divide it. Immigrants and the children of immigrants are among California's most beloved heroes (think astronaut Jose Hernandez, who completed some of his early higher education at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton) and yet are often treated under federal laws as reviled outcasts. Immigration, particularly accelerating waves of immigration from Mexico in recent decades, has shaped California in profound ways, providing the human labor to boost economic growth, defining the way we see our ethnic identities and coloring our political debates. And now, just as Latinos have become the state's largest ethnic group,...
  • Trojan Horse Amnesty Update (Entire DREAM Act folded into "must-pass" Defense bill?)

    04/19/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 18, 2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal reported last night that House Speaker John Boehner told donors at a fundraiser last month in Las Vegas that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” in reference to an amnesty/immigration bill. His spokesman did not dispute the account. In related news, President Obama is meeting with the National Commander of the American Legion this morning. Ordinarily, that would mean little, but the meeting comes just days after the Legion came out against a plan to amnesty illegal aliens who join the military. The number of people who would benefit from such an amnesty...
  • Boehner says he's 'hell-bent' on passing immigration legislation this year

    04/19/2014 5:13:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Boehner says he's 'hell-bent' on passing immigration legislation this year Published April 19, 2014 The Wall Street Journal House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a recent Las Vegas fundraiser that he was "hell-bent on getting this done this year," two people in the room told...
  • Illegal Immigration: Will Illinois' GOP leadership abandon the party's platform?

    04/19/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | april 19 2014 | Illinois Review
    CHICAGO - Next Tuesday, Illinois GOP officials will join with the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition to urge Congress to pass what they call "immigration reform". Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be participating, along with past and present GOP leaders, including U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert, former governors Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. Depending on the outcome of the meeting, the Republican lineup may be putting itself in opposition to their party's platform, which states (section VIII): A. We are a nation...
  • A Trojan Horse on amnesty in the defense bill?

    04/19/2014 8:54:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19,2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Because it’s a Trojan Horse — if it’s included in the must-pass defense authorization bill when it’s sent to the Senate, Harry Reid can expand it into a larger amnesty confident in the knowledge that it would have to be passed. I’ve been told by a Republican House member that the Democrat (and, presumably, “hellbent” House leadership) plan is to add the entire DREAM Act to the defense bill once it gets to the Senate Here’s the article where the American Legion comes out against this policy. It’s fairly obvious that the Legion’s leadership isn’t trying to step on the...
  • (Illegal) Immigrant Tuition Bill Opens Rift in Republican Party (Florida)

    04/19/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick into gear his Hispanic outreach campaign when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants. The abrupt procedural move by Senate President Don Gaetz and Senate budget chairman Joe Negron on Thursday caught Scott unaware along with fellow House Republicans and the party’s most respected former governor, Gov. Jeb Bush, who had privately asked some senators to hear the measure. In a rare joint public statement, Bush, Scott and another former Republican governor, Bob...
  • Will Republican Push Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections?

    04/19/2014 10:35:15 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I wish I knew what was in the water that the Republican leadership is drinking so we can administer a counteragent. Democrats are floundering as more and more people start realizing the true cost of ObamaCare, not to mention the out of control spending of Washington. Across the county, progressive liberal programs are being attacked and rolled back, such as Common Core. Despite the mainstream media constantly shielding Obama and actively participating in his lies, a majority of Americans believe that he lies on important issues. With all these things lining up in the Republicans' favor, you would think they...
  • Pelosi Helps Wash Immigrants' Feet: Says Passing Amnesty Will Reduce Deficit By $1Trillion

    04/19/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    SFGAte.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Pelosi Assists in Holy Week Foot-Washing Ritual To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader's ceremony coincides with Pope Francis' similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy...
  • Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud

    04/19/2014 1:15:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 8:01 PM EDT
    Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California. …
  • Obama pressures American Legion to allow amnesty bill

    04/18/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is meeting Friday with the head of the American Legion, in what amnesty opponents fear is a yet another effort to bypass public opposition to passage of a massive business-backed immigration increase. House Speaker John Boehner also added to the alarms Thursday night, when the Wall Street Journal reported that he told business donors gathered last month in Las Vegas that he is “hellbent on getting this done.
  • More Than 200 (illegal) Immigrants Arrested at Texas Camp

    04/18/2014 4:30:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 4/18/14
    **SNIP** They were found in an undeveloped patch of scrub near an abandoned tennis club in McAllen. They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week. It was unclear whether any of those arrested Thursday afternoon were guides suspected of guarding the immigrants, Border Patrol spokesman Danny Tirado told The McAllen Monitor. A short time later, Border Patrol arrested 132 immigrants found in two buildings on a property in Alton, about 8 miles west...
  • HILLARY CLINTON 'HUGE SUPPORTER' OF AMNESTY

    04/18/2014 8:16:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    On Thursday, as she gears up for what could be another run at the White House in 2016, Hillary Clinton said she was a "huge supporter" of amnesty. At a New York "No Ceilings" event with her daughter Chelsea, who announced that she was pregnant, an illegal immigrant DREAMer who came out during the question-and-answer session asked Clinton where she stood on the issue.
  • House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

    04/17/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT · by mykroar · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/17/2014 | Laura Meckler
    WASHINGTON—Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama...
  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    04/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Pelham · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years. "The enormous flow of legal immigrants into the country — 29.5 million from 1980 to 2012 — has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party," concludes a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes comprehensive reform proposals...
  • Nancy Pelosi Uses Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service to Raise Immigration Issue

    04/18/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 04/18/2014 | BY JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    Pope Francis inspired Catholics across the world last year when he visited a juvenile detention center in Rome to celebrate Holy Thursday, and tenderly washed the feel of a young  Muslim woman. This year, he washed the feet disabled people in a ceremony that recalls Jesus' humble service and challenging message to the apostles--the "Servant of the servants" takes the path of radical sel-sacrifice that leads to the Cross. Last night, a Rome's  Don Gnocchi facility, which provides services for the elderly and disabled, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, and his homily  recalled Jesus'  striking actions: He did it this way out of love....
  • Rubio on immigration: I think GOP have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama

    04/18/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here’s what he told the Texas Tribune yesterday, via Spiering. Skip to 41:30 of the clip below for the key bit. “I think this administration has probably reached the point of irreconcilable differences with regards to trust, particularly among Republicans,” Rubio explained during a conversation at a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday. Rubio pointed out that Obama’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the decision not to enforce immigration laws, was a crucial error. He characterized it as “extremely problematic” to any consensus. Rubio admitted that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform had failed, stating that in the current political...
  • The Rule of the Lawless

    04/16/2014 5:24:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NRO ^ | April 16, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of them. That being said, I have, for my sins, spent a fair amount of time in Clark County, Nev., and it is not the loveliest stretch of desert in these United States, or even in the top twelve. Protecting the pristine beauty of the sun-baked and dust-caked outskirts of Las Vegas and its charismatic fauna from grazing cattle — which the Bureau of Land Management seems to regard as an Old Testament plague — seems to me to be something less than a critical national priority. At...
  • Immigration still on hold: Boehner’s office

    04/18/2014 10:15:32 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/18/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A day after reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner is telling fundraisers he is determined to get an immigration bill done this year, the Ohio Republican’s spokesman walked those comments back slightly, saying any action will still depend on President Obama. “Nothing has changed. As he’s said many times, the Speaker believes step-by-step reform is important, but it won’t happen until the president builds trust and demonstrates a commitment to the rule of law,” said Brendan Buck, a Boehner spokesman. Early this year Mr. Boehner released a series of principles for a broad immigration overhaul, and it seemed like...
  • House Republicans Might Pass Immigration Bills After All, Just as They Always Planned

    04/18/2014 8:09:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Phillip Bump
    Remember earlier this year when House Republicans said they would deal with immigration reform once the primaries were over? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner told a group of donors that they'll pass bills addressing the issue this summer. Related Stories House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama Reuters Cantor says Obama 'not sincere' on immigration reform MarketWatch Immigration reform 'love': Did Jeb Bush comment change shape of 2016 race? Christian Science Monitor Rand Paul has a plan to win over the country Yahoo News Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip Associated Press...
  • Immigration reform vote in House looks inevitable

    04/18/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Rick Moran
    Speaker John Boehner has told donors and industry groups that the Republican House is going to take up immigration reform before the November election. Not. Kidding. Wall Street Journal: Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans. Rep. Bob...
  • Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented

    04/18/2014 6:47:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 18 April 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    (Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented immigrant for the first time at her event..) A 19-year-old college student announced for the first time Thursday that she was an undocumented immigrant while addressing Hillary Clinton at an event in New York City. Nova Bajamonti was picked to ask the former Secretary of State a question at a 'No Ceilings' event at the Lower Eastside Girls Club on Thursday. 'For the first time publicly, I want to say that I am an undocumented immigrant,' Ms Bajamonti said before tearing up. The unexpected announcement took many...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Not One More: Can These Hunger Strikers Stop Obama’s Deportations?

    04/17/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    thenation ^ | April 17, 2014 | Zoë Carpenter
    Ernestina Hernandez (second from left), Cynthia Diaz (center), José Valdez (far right), and other members of the Not1More Deportation campaign, who are on hunger strike near the White House in Washington, DC (Zoë Carpenter). When José Valdez talks about his son Jaime, his eyes shine. “He is one of the sweetest young men you’ll ever meet,” José said on Wednesday through an interpreter. “I don’t say that just because I’m his father. He’s a young man who likes to help people. He thinks about humanity. Anytime he sees something that’s uncomfortable he sees a way to try to help. He’s...
  • Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt on Immigration Detainers

    04/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local...
  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 22 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • ACLU sues over delays for immigrants seeking U.S. protection

    04/17/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Kate Linthicum | Kate Linthicum
    Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days, according to a class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the ACLU and other groups. The lawsuit accuses the government of violating the law and says tens of millions of taxpayer dollars have been needlessly spent on detention. Claire Nicholson, a spokeswoman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said she could not comment on pending litigation. The case, which was filed in the...
  • REPORT: OBAMA CONSIDERING BOND HEARINGS FOR DETAINED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    04/17/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants. According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more. The Times notes that the White House is scrambling to "ease the concerns of Latino groups and other traditional allies that have turned on President Obama in recent weeks" by trying to brand him...
  • PROMINENT PRO-AMNESTY GOP SUPER PAC RAISES NO MONEY IN FIRST QUARTER

    04/17/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Carlos Gutierrez, the former Bush Commerce Secretary, and Charlie Spies, the co-founder of Restore Our Future, which was the biggest pro-Romney super PAC, formed the Republicans For Immigration Reform super PAC "to provide political support for Republican candidates" backing comprehensive immigration reform. According to its Federal Election Commission report, which was filed on April 15 and covers the period from...
  • CBO ON OBAMA BUDGET: HIGHER DEFICITS THAN CLAIMED

    04/17/2014 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. CBO says the budget plan proposed last month by Obama would produce deficits of $6.6 trillion over the next 10 years — $1.6 trillion more than the White House estimates. The main reason is that the White House has a rosier estimate of the economy's performance over the decade than CBO. That means the administration predicts higher tax revenues. The president's budget is just a proposal; it has gained little...
  • Duncan on Mexican Women Who Cross U.S. Border to Give Birth: ‘These Are Our Kids’

    04/17/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/17/2014 | Penny Starr
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited an elementary school in Columbus, N.M. last year where 75 percent of the students live in Mexico but are being educated in the United States because their mothers crossed the border to seek medical help, and their birth here makes them U.S. citizens. "So for decades, women in labor have been allowed to cross the border and go to the nearest hospital, which happens to be just 30 miles north of the U.S. border,” the documentary says. “Once they give birth there, the children become citizens.” Duncan also hailed the children’s parents for having “the...
  • Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama

    04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Sahil Kapur
    On Wednesday, Eric Cantor strongly suggested immigration reform won't come up in the House of Representatives after he received a phone call from President Barack Obama. "House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House," the Republican majority leader said in a statement after the call. He accused the president of engaging in "partisan messaging" and offered no indication that the House intends to act on the issue. His full statement is below. "Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President...