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  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. “In my opinion, the process is faulty,” said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • BREAKING: Obama misled Fed. Court, issued amnesty documents. Time for Contempt (ABBOTT)

    03/04/2015 5:49:54 PM PST · by txhurl · 91 replies
    https://twitter.com/gregabbott_tx ^ | 03-04-15 | GREG ABBOTT
    Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX · 3h 3 hours ago BREAKING: Obama Admin. misled Fed. Court & issued thousands of amnesty documents illegally. Time for Contempt. #tcot #txlege
  • WH Task Force Wants Obama to Change “Thanksgiving” to “Celebrate Immigrants Day” via E. O.

    03/04/2015 9:28:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 43 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | Joe Miller
    Susan Payne, a Maryland political activist who was interviewed on the Mark Levin Show last week, called into The Joe Miller Show yesterday and provided even more details on what a White House task force is planning with respect to illegals in this country. She explained that not only did members of the task force make it clear that their efforts are designed to provide as much money and benefits to illegals as possible, they were also trying to expand ways to induce illegals to come to the United States. With respect to those who receive executive amnesty, Ms. Payne...
  • USCIS Officials Reveal Feds Processed 7 Million Immigration-Related Applications in One Year

    03/03/2015 6:30:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials revealed that the agency processed nearly seven million immigration-related applications in just one year alone (fiscal year 2014). Because the agency does not have the resources to conduct in-person interviews with every applicant, officials noted that applicants for President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program did not have to go though face-to-face interviews before being granted temporary amnesty. Potential applicants for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program for the illegal immigrant parents of U.S. citizens will also not be given in-person interviews if the federal government is allowed...
  • ICE Raids 20 ‘Maternity Hotel’ Californias Full of Pregnant Foreign Women

    03/03/2015 5:57:06 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Tuesday Federal Agents forced entry into twenty Southern California locations believed to be orchestrating “maternity tourism” scams for pregnant alien women aiming to gain U.S. citizenship for their soon to be born child. According to U.S. immigration officials, the “maternity hotels,” which housed predominantly women from China, cost anywhere from $15,000 to 50,000 depending on negotiated services. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE, reported that locations for the “maternity hotels” included Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. No one was arrested in connection with the scheme, reported Reuters. It is not illegal for women coming from foreign...
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • WATCH LIVE: UC Santa Cruz students block Highway 1 next to fishhook

    03/03/2015 1:26:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | Mar 03, 2015 | Amy Larson
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Six young protesters are blocking Highway 1 in Santa Cruz where the fishhook merges with Highway 17. A California Highway Patrol officer told KSBW that the protesters are University of California Santa Cruz students. They are using their bodies, trash cans filled with cement, and pipes to block southbound lanes. Students are linked together and laying down across the usually-busy highway. While holding a banner reading "Fight The Hikes," demonstrators said they are standing up against tuition hikes by the University of California system, as well as police brutality.
  • IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegal Immigrants (Tax Laws are for Congress, not the Dictator)

    03/03/2015 9:20:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    In a letter to Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the decision to allow illegal immigrants to get refunds from the agency. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) went “On The Record” tonight to explain that illegal immigrants who get a social security number can go back and apply for a refund through the earned income tax credit. He said this is due to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration, calling it unconstitutional and unfair. “It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that
  • Gov’t Union: Obama’s Weak Immigration Policy Is Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11

    03/03/2015 10:16:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 03, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union. Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday. “By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said. Obama’s rollback of security checks means that “it is more than likely that...
  • City University Refunds Illegal Aliens Who Paid Out-of-State Tuition

    03/03/2015 9:13:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Breitbart
    City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officials late last year that many immigrant students from New York paid higher, out-of-state tuition even though they were eligible for in-state rates, a difference of about $4,000 per semester. A CUNY spokesman said administrators conducted a review of enrollments on CUNY’s 24 campuses and began the process of returning excess payments. New York is among 19 states that allow in-state tuition for immigrant students. Its...
  • John Boehner’s ‘Regular Order’ Could Give Democrats a Win on DHS, Immigration (GOPe Betrayal)

    03/03/2015 5:06:42 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that he’s intent on following “regular order” in Congress to consider a Department of Homeland Security spending bill, which many Republicans are hoping can be used to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. But that “regular order” could end making it easy to pass the DHS bill without any immigration language at all, handing Democrats a big win. With some drama late last week, the House passed a one-week DHS spending bill and asked the Senate to go to a “conference” to sort out differences in the House and Senate DHS...
  • Father’s deportation fractured family of 13-year-old Lodi shooting victim

    03/03/2015 6:07:44 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/02/2015 | Marissa Lang
    LODI – Pancakes, eggs and maple syrup were Sunday morning staples in the Lagunas home. It was a tradition the family adopted to stay connected after Bernardo Lagunas was deported to Mexico, leaving behind his wife and four young boys nearly three years ago. It was normal and American. It was safe.
  • IRS defends giving tax refunds to illegals who didn't pay any taxes

    03/03/2015 8:02:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2015 | Rick Moran
    There's plenty to be mad about with Obama's executive orders on immigration. But this ruling by the IRS that illegal aliens who didn't pay any taxes or file a tax return can recieve a tax refund on monies they never paid is about as outrageous as a government action can get. Washington Times: The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability...
  • GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight

    03/02/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding — a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans that’s consuming Capitol Hill. The nonprofit American Action Network is airing an ad in three states — Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio — urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to back funding for the anti-terrorism agency. The 30-second spot will run at least 50 times in each district — on broadcast, in prime slots...
  • Obama’s Police Task Force Recommends Scrapping FBI’s ‘Immigration Violator’ Database

    03/02/2015 9:40:01 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-2-2015 | Daily Caller
    A task force appointed by President Barack Obama to reform policing in the U.S. is recommending that the Department of Justice scrap an FBI database that gathers and maintains information on certain “immigration violators.” The recommendation, handed down by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in an interim report on Monday, pertains to FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. NCIC is used by local law enforcement officers during traffic stops and other encounters with the public. The database, developed in 1967, allows officers to find out if the individuals are wanted for crimes in other jurisdictions. An...
  • Stop Caving on Immigration, 2016 GOP Contenders

    03/03/2015 7:48:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2015 | The Editors
    The Republican presidential field is united in its opposition to President Obama’s executive amnesty, and also united in a lazy consensus on immigration policy. The range of opinion among prospective GOP candidates is astonishingly narrow, and the proposed measures unsatisfactory. Jeb Bush has been loudly criticized for encouraging legal status, and in some cases even citizenship, for illegal immigrants. But Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have endorsed the same view, while Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have embraced offering legal status, if not citizenship. Scott Walker has made Bush-like statements as recently as 2013. Additionally, Republican candidates are basically unanimous...
  • Boehner: Pass Clean DHS Bill Today

    03/03/2015 7:51:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced that the House will vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which marks the conclusion of the Republican attempt to block funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty orders. Boehner told the Republican conference that the bill will get a vote on Tuesday. “He said Pelosi could [force a vote] but he hoped it would be done by a GOP appropriator,” a Republican congressman in the meeting tells National Review Online. The GOP lawmaker is referring to a little-known rule, known as Rule 22, that allows any House member to force...
  • Breaking…WH Plans to Develop a “Country Within a Country” of 15 Million “New Americans”

    03/02/2015 5:32:21 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 113 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | February 28, 2015 | Sara Noble
    The White House has plans to legalize 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then establish a “country within a country.” The following Mark Levin interview with Susan Payne is shocking but it also puts all the pieces into place. Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show, Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White...
  • GOP Leaders Still Don't Have a DHS Plan. But They May Have an Escape Hatch

    03/02/2015 4:52:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republican leaders still don't seem to have a plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. But they may have an escape hatch—one that could technically keep the department open without GOP fingerprints, but might infuriate conservatives in the process. An obscure provision of House rules would allow any member of the House to force a vote on the Senate-passed, full-year DHS funding bill now that the Senate has voted Monday evening against going to conference with the House. A message to reporters from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's...
  • Boehner Seeks To Dodge Blame For Coming DHS Funding Cave On Executive Amnesty

    03/02/2015 4:48:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner is under fire on Capitol Hill, as Democrats are poised to take control of the House floor to fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Even though Republicans have solid majorities in both chambers of Congress, a little known and seldom used House rule seems likely to become the vehicle through which a so-called “clean” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill—meaning one that would have no language blocking Obama’s executive amnesty—would pass the House of Representatives. Senate Republicans already caved last week, passing a clean DHS funding bill for the full rest of the fiscal year...
  • Boehner, Priebus Ex-Chiefs of Staff Air Ads to Pressure Conservatives Resisting Executive Amnesty

    03/02/2015 4:44:52 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    The former chiefs of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus are part of a concerted effort to target House conservatives with advertisements aimed at pressuring them to cave to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty and fund it in its entirety through the end of the fiscal year. “An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding — a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans that’s consuming Capitol Hill,” Politico...
  • Building the Border Fence - A Public/Private Partnership

    03/02/2015 2:03:15 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Vanity Editorial ^ | 2 March 2015 | Self
    To quickly secure our Southern Border, open the construction of the border fence to public and private sponsorship. Crowd source it. If individuals, private organizations, and state or local governments with jurisdiction were allowed to finance construction of one mile segments, build out would occur quickly, leaving only a subset for the Federal Government to finance. What do you think of this as a "power down" solution for a future Republican Administration?
  • Palin Demands Obama Put Veterans Ahead of Illegals

    03/02/2015 4:37:54 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | by Tony Lee
    On Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ripped the Obama administration for putting the needs of illegal immigrants ahead of veterans who sacrificed to ensure the nation’s freedoms. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/26/palin-demands-obama-put-veterans-ahead-of-illegals/
  • Brian Terry memorial unveiled at Arizona Border Patrol station

    03/02/2015 12:28:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled a statue in his honor Saturday at the renamed Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona. “That iconic image of Brian carrying his BORTAC team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, told Fox News.
  • Opposition to immigration reform is a winning strategy for Republicans

    02/28/2015 6:14:46 AM PST · by BobL · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb, 27, 2015 | Zoltan L. Hajnal
    ....The answer is that Republicans’ opposition to immigration reform actually represents a winning strategy, not a losing one. Here’s why. Republicans win or lose largely depending on white voters. Whites still make up the vast majority of voters – some 75 percent in 2014 – and whites tend to favor the Republican Party by large margins. Republican congressional candidates garnered 60 percent of the white vote in 2014. All told, 89 percent of all Republican votes in 2014 came from white voters. Put simply, the Republican Party doesn’t really need the minority vote...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • Scott Walker on immigration: "My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it."

    03/02/2015 9:20:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    A reversal so predictable that even a dummy like me saw it coming.But is it a reversal? Per Jamie Weinstein, maybe the headline should be “Scott Walker still stands by path to citizenship for illegals.” Here’s the key bit, which comes at exactly a minute in. WALLACE: The question [in 2013] was, ‘Can you envision a world where if these people paid a penalty that they would have a path to citizenship?’ and you said, ‘Sure, that makes sense.’WALKER: I believe there’s a way you can do that. First and foremost, you have to secure that border, or none...
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Rep. Steve King Moves To Preempt Clean DHS Bill

    03/02/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Caroline May
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is looking to preempt a little-known procedural rule that could allow a Democratic House Member to force a vote on the Senate’s clean Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. In an email to some 160 House Members Monday, King highlights a recent Roll Call article describing clause four of House Rule XXII, which essentially allows any House Member to dispose of amendments to a bill and force a vote when there is disagreement between the House and Senate. “If we let Nancy Pelosi execute a privileged motion that would force a vote on the Senate version...
  • IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

    03/02/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds. Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter...
  • Obama's Plot to Use Amnesty to Create a "Country Within a Country"

    03/02/2015 8:43:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 71 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-1-2015 | MOTUS
    This is tomorrows post, today. Why? Because now it’s time to panic; we can’t wait for Rush to let us know. So troops, get your Breitbart on NOW! Our government is plotting against us, its own citizens. They are doing so covertly, stealthily,and fraudulently. We begin with a summary from The Independent Sentinel, which is based on Mark Levin’s interview (below) with Susan Payne, from WCBM radio, Baltimore. She was invited – inadvertently, I surmise -  to listen in on conference calls conducted by representatives of the Hhite House, Cabinet members and various immigrant groups to gather information for a...
  • The Crying Game: Obama's New Rules

    03/02/2015 9:08:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-2-2015 | MOTUS
    If you haven’t already read my post Tomorrow’s Post Today…Because It’s Time to Panic please do so, as it contains important information that you need to disseminate to everyone you know or can otherwise reach. Doug Ross is all over it, and you should be too. Everyone needs to hammer their duly elected representatives with cries of genuine outrage and threats of withholding funds and votes if they fail to do the bidding of we the people. And if that doesn’t work…well, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.So here’s the plan, once all the Zombies are...
  • EXPOSED: The Planned Subjugation of America’s Population

    03/02/2015 8:26:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Fundamental Transformation of America: Getting rid of the country that exists, replacing it with a foreign new one The actual blueprint of the method of the madness of the Obama regime has been laid bare in White House plans to develop “A Country Within A country” of 15 Million “New Americans”, a story brought to light by Mark Levin’s interview with Susan Payne. “Citizens Will Be Cast Into the Shadows”, warns Susan Payne, a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show. (Independent Sentinel, February 28, 2015) Citizens about to be cast into the shadows is...
  • John Boehner’s big week

    03/02/2015 5:32:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/02/2015 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Let’s try this again. Congress returns Monday staring at another deadline to finance the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of stalling again, lawmakers look more likely this time to steer the anti-terrorism agency away from the funding cliff through September. With the clock ticking until the new Friday deadline to avert a DHS funding lapse, the GOP-controlled Senate will take the first step with a vote Monday on whether to head into formal negotiations with the House on financing the security agency. Senate Democrats are expected to block that move. That will put the onus squarely back on Speaker...
  • House GOP: No deal to vote on 'clean' DHS funding bill

    03/01/2015 10:12:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/01/2015 | S.A. Miller
    House Republican leaders and conservatives were in rare agreement Sunday, declaring that there was no deal to vote on a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill and vowing to keep fighting President Obama’s deportation amnesty. Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican, said his party must do a better job in rallying the American public against Mr. Obama’s executive actions, which seek to grant legal status, work permits and Social Seuciryt numbers to more than 4 million illegal immigrations.
  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:07:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that the Senate should change its rules in order to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "I think they should change the rule," McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggesting the Senate invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to allow spending bills to only require a simple majority to advance instead of 60 votes.
  • Scott Walker reverses immigration stance (for now)

    03/01/2015 2:56:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Eric Bradner
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) —Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that his "view has changed" on immigration and he no longer supports reforms that would allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.</p> <p>The Republican, who surged to the front of 2016 presidential primary polls in recent weeks, admitted the flip-flop from a stance he'd taken in 2013 during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."</p>
  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 5:37:42 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 03/01/2015 | Garth Kant
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November.Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,...
  • Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms

    03/01/2015 8:11:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2015
    Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms March 01, 2015 The widespread disagreement in Congress over President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration that nearly resulted in a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department resumes Monday -- with Democrats, Republicans, senators and congressmen all pointing fingers. The House approved a funding bill for the agency just before the Friday midnight deadline, but only through this week. Though the GOP-led chamber failed to pass a three-week extension and had to rely on Democrats to reach the final, shorter deal, they blame President Obama and Senate...
  • How to solve the DHS funding issue

    03/01/2015 8:16:52 PM PST · by learner · 34 replies
    self | 3/1/2015 | learner
    The Republicans have themselves in a hole, but here is how to get out of it. Pass a Clean bill for Dhs. Then pass a bill in both the House and Senate that says you oppose what Obama did and believe it is unconstitutional, but passed DHS only to protect the country. Pass a bill the is a "sense of the congress" which does not require a presidential signature and therefore is veto proof, but puts the Supreme court on notice. Since the Supreme Court relies on "congressional intent" and the "will of the people as expressed by the congress"...
  • Washington State Legislature Hypocritically Tackles Aliens and Crime With A Sanctuary Bill

    03/01/2015 7:50:33 PM PST · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 20 February 2015 | Dan Cadman
    A sanctuary bill has been introduced into the Washington state legislature. Its sponsors call it the "Washington Family Unit Act", but in fact, what the law does is shield alien criminals from identification and apprehension by federal immigration authorities. The bill is a model of duplicity and hypocrisy, from the title onward.
  • Judge approves settlement allowing return of some Mexicans expelled from California

    03/01/2015 9:31:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Rueters ^ | 2-28-15 | Marty Graham
    A court ruling clears the way for hundreds and perhaps thousands of immigrants improperly expelled to Mexico from Southern California to be allowed to return to seek legal U.S. residency, an official with a civil rights group said on Saturday
  • How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (their latest trick)

    03/01/2015 9:11:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Niels Lesniewski and Emma Dumain
    Updated 5:57 p.m. | A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything. With rumblings about a full-scale revolt from within the ranks should Boehner put a funding bill on the floor that doesn’t explicitly block implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions, there was talk Friday night from senior House Democratic aides of Republicans having found a face-saving procedural gambit that would ultimately end in full funding for Department of Homeland Security...
  • Obama Judge Invites Repatriated Illegals To Return, Seek US Jobs

    03/01/2015 7:53:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | february 27, 2015 | neil munro
    President Barack Obama’s government is inviting many repatriated illegal immigrants back to work in the United States under a deal approved approved this week by a federal judge. The deal was finalized by Obama’s deputies and their ideological allies in the American Civil Liberties Union, via a courtroom negotiation under the supervision of an Obama-app0inted judge. The deal also provided $700,000 to the ACLU for the lawyers’ fees. The lawyers had claimed that illegals were unfairly and unlawfully pressured to sign so-called “voluntary return” documents as they were being deported. The illegals should have been invited to fight repatriation via the courts, said...
  • How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (Updated)

    02/28/2015 3:06:49 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 02-28-2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything.
  • Can John Boehner survive as House Speaker after DHS debacle?

    02/28/2015 1:47:40 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Being elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives by his Republican peers should have been the happy culmination of a long congressional career for Rep. John Boehner. Telling his story about rising from modest circumstances – the second of 12 children in a working-class Ohio family – to become a legislative leader and second in order of presidential succession frequently brought tears to his eyes. But so far, at least, it’s largely been a slog through political swamps. He’s had to fight off not only Democrats but tea partiers and other members of his own party – including the...
  • Boehner joins McConnell in fetal position

    02/28/2015 1:24:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/28/15
    After having his leadership repudiated by his own caucus yesterday, last night Speaker Boehner turned to his best friend in the House, minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, for a life line. Using a procedural motion to suspend the rules, which required two-thirds vote, Boehner passed the Orwellian named Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act by a vote of 357-60. He did it with Democrat votes. Where he lost 51 GOP members on the earlier vote he lost 55 GOP members the second time around. The mind boggles. What is going to happen in one week that fixes this problem?...
  • Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

    02/28/2015 5:52:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Dana Bash, Deirdre Walsh and Alexandra Jaffe,
    Washington (CNN)—House Speaker John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security. Congress passed a one-week extension of funding just hours before the deadline on Friday night. It was that fear fueling Boehner's resistance to a longer-term bill, as it might prompt backlash from conservatives. President Barack Obama signed the bill, which funds the Department of Homeland Security through Friday. Two senior House Republican sources tell CNN there's a serious concern among those close to the Speaker that if he allowed a vote on...