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  • Washington State Legislature Hypocritically Tackles Aliens and Crime With A Sanctuary Bill

    03/01/2015 7:50:33 PM PST · by zeestephen · 5 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 · 7 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 · 15 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 · 29 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...
  • House chaos leaves GOP senators fuming

    02/28/2015 7:02:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 81 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are fuming over the House GOP’s decision to extend the standoff over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a move that they say uses up political oxygen and burns precious time on the legislative calendar. GOP senators say it’s time to move on to other issues, such as the budget, trade legislation, and regulatory and tax reform. They must defend 24 seats in the 2016 election and worry that voters could soon start to question their ability to govern unless they can move forward with a more substantive agenda. The fight over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration...
  • Trey Gowdy Fights Back Against Obama’s Amnesty With New Immigration Plan

    02/28/2015 4:57:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Chuck Ross
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has introduced an immigration bill to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty and expedite the removal of criminal aliens from U.S. soil. Named after Michael Davis, Jr., a sheriff’s deputy in California who was killed in the line of duty last year by an illegal immigrant, Gowdy’s bill would also provide a work-around for state and local governments to reinforce federal immigration laws while also implementing an annual review of the executive branch’s use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases. “If we are serious about finding a long term solution to our immigration system, we...
  • No Shutdown For Now: Congress Passes Week-Long Homeland Security Patch

    02/27/2015 7:10:28 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | BY CARRIE DANN, ALEX MOE, FRANK THORP V AND LUKE RUSSERT
    Congress has narrowly averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for one week, setting up another funding showdown for next Friday. Hours before a midnight deadline, the House easily approved a one-week extension of the funding. It required two-thirds of members' support to pass. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reversed course later Friday night, instructing House Democrats to back the one-week measure.
  • SESSIONS VS. JEB: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    02/27/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there having to speak and defend and answer questions on their views and on their positions on important issues facing America,” Sessions said to open up his remarks to the Breitbart News-sponsored meet-and-greet with CPAC activists. “Many people at this conference here and watching...
  • White House Conference Call Reveals Insidious Plan To Balkanize America

    02/27/2015 1:51:56 PM PST · by Tareli · 64 replies
    Sword At The Ready ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sue Paine
    On the Mark Levin Show Thursday evening, Sue Paine of WCBM revealed that she was accidentally invited to take part in a White House Conference call about Obama’s ‘Executive Amnesty’ orders. What she heard on this call by officials in the White House and radical Amnesty planners was frightening. It is no less than an insidious plan to use American citizens own money to fund our own national suicide and demise. Sue revealed that the White House plans that these ‘New Americans’ will be subsidized by you and me, the taxpayer. That they will be given immediate access and priority...
  • At this point, Tea Party Republicans are joining with Democrats to sink this 3-week bill

    02/27/2015 2:04:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    From Jamie Dupree on Twitter
  • House takes key step to avoid Homeland Security shutdown (read details. Nice move, Boehner!)

    02/27/2015 2:00:47 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
    The House moved a step closer to preventing a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security Friday by voting 228-191 to approve a motion to hold a conference with the Senate to negotiate a deal. The successful vote sets up a vote on a measure funding the department for three weeks. "Unfortunately, the Republicans have changed the sequencing of the consideration of legislation so that if we pass a motion to go to conference, the legislation which we could pass, which would be the ... balance-of-the-year funding for the Department of Homeland Security, would no longer be in possession of...
  • Obama to sign short-term funding to keep Homeland Security open: White House

    02/27/2015 1:08:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    The White House said Friday that President Obama will sign into law a short-term funding bill to avoid a midnight shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, a pledge that all but assures the funding fight over his deportation amnesty will last at least three more weeks. “The truth is, if the president is faced with the choice between the short-term extension and shutting down the Department of Homeland Security, he will sign the short-term extension,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at the daily press briefing. The president’s willingness to accept the temporary funding being pushed by House Republicans...
  • Sheriff Joe warns amnesty judge on 'defiant' Obama

    02/27/2015 11:50:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    An attorney for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County is asking the judge who ordered federal bureaucrats not to implement President Obama’s amnesty-by-memo plan to order a hearing over the administration’s apparent refusal to abide by the order. Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also raised the issue of compliance with the court order, too. “Violating an unambiguous federal court order by defying its instructions to cease and desist a particular activity would represent a significant breach of your authority, and would be an escalation in abuse of our separation of powers,” Cruz wrote to administration officials. “For a president and...
  • McConnell uses Reid Trick Against Conservatives (more proof of their complicity)

    02/27/2015 11:33:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Gaston Mooney
    In the last two years there have been two major attempts by conservatives to defund catastrophic policies. One attempt was Obamacare in October of 2013 and the other attempt was executive amnesty this week. In both attempts, the Republican House-passed bills were amended in the Senate to reinstate funding for Obamacare and executive amnesty. In both attempts, the Republican House-passed bills were amended in the Senate to reinstate funding for Obamacare and executive amnesty. In both cases, there weren’t 60 votes in the Senate to reinstate funding for these policies. So the majority leaders at the time had to resort...
  • Rubio: I've learned lesson on immigration (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

    02/27/2015 11:24:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he's learned he was wrong on his approach to immigration reform. Rubio, a onetime Tea Party favorite whose support for a comprehensive immigration reform package hurt him with the GOP base, told the conservative crowd that he now understands U.S. borders must be secured before anything else can be done. "It wasn't very popular, I don't know if you know that from some of the folks here," Rubio said with a smile, earning laughs from the crowd, when asked about his earlier support for the bill by Fox...
  • GOP Surrender on Obama’s Lawless Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, a Profound Betrayal of the States

    02/27/2015 7:36:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/27/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    With the Republican surrender on President Obama’s amnesty decree that I predicted over a month ago now taking shape, an appeal to duty may be futile. Nevertheless, it is still worth being blunt about this. The Beltway GOP’s retreat would be a profound dereliction of duty – specifically, the duty that Congress owes to the states.The federal government, very much including Republican lawmakers and conservative judges, has systematically disarmed the states of their capacity for self-defense. The power to defend one’s territory – including the power to remove aliens who have no legal right to be present – is...
  • How to write a compelling illegal alien sob story

    02/27/2015 7:20:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The New York Times had a very compelling story about an illegal alien who came to the US and immediately gave birth to a sickly baby who died. The problem with the story was that the Times implausibly tied the death of the baby to the lack of immediate amnesty for illegal aliens, and that implausibility made for a weak storyline. Since we've seen so many of these kinds of articles, I thought I'd provide some tips on how to write a better one. His mother was still in McAllen, a town 10 miles from the Texas-Mexico border —...
  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Uncompromising Reid still in command

    02/27/2015 5:43:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    He only controls 46 seats, but Harry Reid is acting like he has 60. Reid’s uncompromising posture during the flap over homeland security funding and his emerging plans for an upcoming fight over immigration make clear he’s doing little to change the hardball style that defined his tenure as majority leader. This despite losing control of the chamber after last fall’s Democratic debacle and tamping down a coup among centrists seeking his ouster. The 75-year-old Reid, who may seek reelection next year and is in his second stint as minority leader, is betting that Republicans are so nervous about being...
  • Hey, Boehner: Show Some Stones for Once (courage is going along with the democrats!)

    02/27/2015 5:38:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    dailybeast.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Michael Tomasky
    How the DHS fight shows that the right wing is (thankfully) toothless, and that Congress is essentially leaderless. So here’s something I’ve often wondered over the last few years. What exactly would happen if John Boehner bucked the right-wingers in the House? You know—if he gave us one of those heroic Hollywood moments that we so long for in this sail-trimming city and gave a big speech about how he was putting principle ahead of politics and the consequences be damned. You know what I think would happen? If, say, he followed Mitch McConnell’s lead and allowed a vote on...
  • ‘We Need the Mechanics’: RNC Chair Makes Case for ‘Establishment Control’ of Nomination Process

    02/27/2015 4:58:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Some among the GOP base may decry an “establishment” takeover of the party’s nomination process, but Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his political machine is a crucial part of a path to Republican victory in 2016. “We cannot be a candidate-crazy party,” Priebus told reporters in a meeting Thursday. “We also need the mechanics.” Speaking to reporters during the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Priebus touted himself and the RNC as handling the “boring stuff” that’s key to getting a campaign off the ground — and helping a Republican candidate actually be successful. From...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • Gowdy to Dems: In Future 'You Will Beg' to Have Law Enforced

    02/26/2015 6:09:44 PM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Feb 26,2015 | whenifhow
    Thanks to Whenifhow for FReepmailing me this: Here’s a video and article.. also below see the videos of Gowdy in congress and interview with Greta last night. 5:12 Minutes Rep Trey Gowdy: Democrats Will Regret Pres’ Exec Action On Immigration - America’s Newsroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqBVjhsiUyc Feb 26, 2015 Gowdy to Dems: In Future ‘You Will Beg’ to Have Law Enforced http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/02/26/gowdy-to-dems-in-future-you-will-beg-to-have-law-enforced/ In the opening statement below his microphone isn’t working for a few seconds, but he continues. Trey Gowdy BLASTS Obama’s illegal amnesty, tells illegals they will regret this abuse one day Trey Gowdy gave a great opening speech today blasting...
  • Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

    02/26/2015 2:51:56 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 2/26/2015 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator. When the Department of Motor Vehicles first reported receiving a rash of driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegal immigrants, it appeared the problem might be limited to a single license branch and involve one other state.
  • Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border

    02/26/2015 3:27:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | february 26, 2015 | reid wilson
    A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations have apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, it’s costing the state tens of millions of dollars. In a report to Texas elected officials, the state Department of Public Safety says border security agencies have arrested several Somali immigrants crossing the southern border who are known members of al-Shabab, the terrorist group that launched a deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya,...
  • John Boehner Blows Kisses to the Press, Won't Budge on DHS

    02/26/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    NATIONAL JOURNAL ^ | February 26, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Funding for the department expires at midnight on Friday. ... Boehner doesn't appear to be going along with his Republican counterparts in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking to avert a shutdown by offering Democrats a clean funding bill for DHS. The speaker would not say whether he would back a Senate funding bill without provisions that would defund President Obama's executive actions on immigration. At one point, Boehner blew kisses at reporters after they asked whether he would. ... McConnell had attempted to push through a House-passed funding bill four times, but Senate Democrats blocked it...
  • L.A. Supervisors Create Task Force to Aid Illegal Immigrants

    02/26/2015 9:15:12 AM PST · by eyeamok · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | by Robert Wilde
    Garcetti plans to raise $10 million to help over 100,000 immigrants in the L.A. area with their applications. The city initiated a campaign to aid illegal aliens with their applications called Step Forward L.A..
  • 8th Grade Class Receives Immigration Assignment that Leaves One Dad Shaking His Head

    02/26/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    At Shattuck Middle School in Wisconsin, one 8th grade class was assigned homework on the topic of immigration policy in the United States. The homework, assigned by 8th grade Social Studies teacher Grace Davis, featured a political cartoon with a clearly labeled Democrat laying bricks to convey the building of a “pathway to citizenship,” while the Republican-labeled character is removing the bricks, effectively dismantling any immigration process. The cartoon is originally from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, not the teacher’s own creation.
  • Tea Party favorite defects from DHS funding compromise

    02/26/2015 7:49:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will not vote for a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill because it funds President Obama’s controversial immigration actions, he told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday. “Our laws don’t authorize this action so if it’s carried out, if its implemented, this action will have the effect of undoing something that Congress has done and doing so in a way that circumvents the Constitution,” he said. “We have to use the power of the purse, we have to withhold funding when the president does that.” Senate Democrats have repeatedly filibustered to...
  • How The House Can Remove John Boehner As Speaker

    02/26/2015 5:19:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    If Boehner’s caucus wants to depose him, the House Rules allow this to happen. According to Jefferson’s Manual, a 19th century procedural manual that has been largely incorporated into the House Rules: A Speaker may be removed at the will of the House, and a Speaker pro tempore appointed. A resolution declaring the Office of Speaker vacant presents a question of constitutional privilege, though the House has never removed a Speaker. It has on several occasions removed or suspended other officers, such as Clerk and Doorkeeper. A resolution for the removal of an officer is presented as a matter of...
  • Disgruntled right wing keeps Boehner coup talk alive

    02/26/2015 5:14:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Scott Wong
    Tea Party conservatives failed to oust Speaker John Boehner last month, but they’re threatening to try again if the Ohio Republican caves in the fight against President Obama’s immigration actions. While there’s not a coordinated effort yet, chatter of another coup attempt has grown louder now that the Senate is moving to pass a funding bill to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) without the immigration riders. Conservatives on and off Capitol Hill are pressuring Boehner not to relent unless Democrats agree to gut Obama’s executive orders protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. But Boehner...
  • Obama says he won’t be deterred by ‘one federal judge’ on immigration

    02/25/2015 11:57:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    A confident President Obama said Wednesday he won’t be stopped by “one federal judge,” telling a Miami crowd he’ll move ahead with his controversial executive action on immigration and vowing his administration will become even more aggressive in the weeks and months to come. At a town hall meeting hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, the president also threatened to veto GOP-backed legislation that would undo his immigration action. That measure is expected to come up for a vote later this week. Mr. Obama took executive steps last year to halt deportations for millions of illegal immigrants, but a federal judge...
  • Father Of Black Teenager Murdered By Illegal Alien Asks ‘Do Black Lives Really Matter?’

    02/25/2015 8:34:49 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller/yahoo.com ^ | February 25, 2015
    That father, Jamiel Shaw, and Michael Ronnebeck, the uncle of another man murdered earlier this month by an illegal immigrant, testified at Wednesday’s hearing in front of a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Both men asserted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) lax detainment policies contributed to the death of their family members. ICE came under intense scrutiny last year when it was revealed that in 2013 the agency had released over 36,000 convicted criminal aliens from its custody. Of those, nearly 200 had committed murder. Shaw told of his son, Jamiel Shaw II,...
  • AMNESTY BENEFICIARIES COULD CLAIM MORE THAN $35K IN TAX BENEFITS IN FIRST YEAR

    Illegal immigrants who are able to obtain Social Security Numbers and work permits as a result of President Obama’s executive amnesty could claim tens of thousands of dollars in back tax benefits, a new Congressional Research Service memo obtained first by Breitbart News reveals. The report comes following the Internal Revenue Service’s confirmation that once illegal immigrants are granted Social Security Numbers — as a result of Obama’s executive actions — they will be able to file back tax returns and obtain up to four years of tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax...
  • Gutierrez Reveals WH Considering Implementing Exec Amnesty in 24 States That Didn’t Join Lawsuit

    02/25/2015 6:55:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) revealed that the White House is considering implementing its executive amnesty program in the 24 states that did not join the lawsuit against it. A majority of states (26) joined the lawsuit that led to a federal judge (Andrew Hanen) issuing an injunction against Obama’s executive amnesty last week. The Obama administration complied with the injunction, did not accept applications for Obama’s executive amnesty, and asked Hanen for a stay before it files an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. But the White House, according to Gutierrez, is deciding whether it has...
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • Loretta Lynch's immigration roadblock

    02/25/2015 5:30:25 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Seung Min Kim
    After Sen. John McCain left a private meeting with Loretta Lynch in December, the Arizona Republican was inclined to support her nomination to become the nation’s top law enforcement official. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) also met with Lynch that month, saying she would most likely back her unless some issue arose during confirmation hearings. Now, both senators plan to vote against Lynch to be the next attorney general. Their changed stances illustrate how toxic President Barack Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration have become in Lynch’s bid to succeed Eric Holder at the Justice Department. Her nomination has effectively become...
  • Obama: 'Consequences' for ICE Officials Who Don't Follow Executive Amnesty

    02/25/2015 5:18:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama warned workers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on immigration on MSNBC. According to the White House pool report, President Obama was asked for reassurance that people wouldn't be deported as the legal battle over the executive amnesty plays out in the courts. “Until we pass a law through Congress, the executive actions we’ve taken are not going to be permanent; they are temporary. There are going to be some jurisdictions and there may be individual ICE official or Border Control agent not...
  • Federal judge rebuffs DOJ bid to unfreeze immigration actions by Wednesday

    02/25/2015 5:15:52 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/26/15
    The Texas federal judge who suspended President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has rebuffed the Justice Department's request that he consider lifting that order by Wednesday. Earlier this week, the Obama administration asked U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to let the immigration programs go forward while the court case played out. The DOJ urged Hanen to decide by Wednesday. But Hanen said he won’t honor the request because he has given those challenging the actions until Monday to respond to the department’s request. Hanen issued his injunction Feb. 16 to halt Obama’s executive actions, which would spare as many as...
  • If you tell your opponent you’re bluffing, he’ll probably believe you (must read)

    02/25/2015 5:06:08 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Ben Howe
    We’re now coming to the close of the dustup over legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably know, the Democrats and President Obama objected to additional language added to the bill which would work to undo all of that pesky amnesty Obama had worked so hard to executive order into existence. Throughout the ordeal, the term “shutdown” has been used extensively. “We’re trying to avoid a shutdown,” they’d say. “It’s a showdown over a shutdown,” the news would report. It’s not surprising this would be the go-to term for talking heads. Shutdown has become a scary word...
  • Senate Dems Agree to GOP Plan to Fund DHS

    02/25/2015 12:13:08 PM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 2/25/15 | Werner & Espo
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight. "It's an important step to be able to send to the House of Representatives a bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security," Reid told reporters after a closed-door meeting with fellow Democrats. "We look forward to working with our Republican colleagues in the next 24 hours...
  • McConnell faces conservative backlash over compromise to fund DHS, Dems get on board

    02/25/2015 12:20:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 25, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faced a backlash Wednesday from conservatives after backing off demands that Congress reverse President Obama’s immigration executive actions as a condition for funding the Department of Homeland Security. Senate Democrats, meanwhile, voiced support for the new plan after initially staying coy. A day earlier, McConnell, R-Ky., effectively gave them what they’ve been demanding – by agreeing to hold a stand-alone vote on a DHS funding bill, with no immigration measures attached. “We are going to do everything we can to make sure it passes by an overwhelming vote. I think virtually every Democrat will vote...
  • WHIP LIST: House Republicans split on ‘clean’ Homeland Security funding [updated]

    02/25/2015 10:43:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/2015 | Cristina Marcos
    <p>The Hill is asking House Republicans if they’d support a clean funding bill. We’ll be updating this list continually.</p> <p>John Carter (Texas) — The chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing Homeland Security says the funding legislation written by his staff is “a good bill.”</p>
  • Civil rights commissioner warns of illegals voting under Obama amnesty

    02/25/2015 11:35:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow warned Congress on Wednesday that President Obama’s deportation amnesty program, which will allow illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses, will make it much easier for them to register and vote in U.S. elections — despite being ineligible to do so. Peter Kirsanow, a Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights who has warned of dangers from mass illegal immigration, said the federal government does a poor job of helping states try to weed out ineligible voters, and once they have driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers it’s nearly impossible...
  • Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting

    02/25/2015 10:18:30 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    White House ^ | February 24, 2015 at 02:23 PM EST | Shaun Donovan, Jeff Zients
    The President is continuing to take action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. Today, the Administration announced a final rule that will allow spouses of certain high-skilled workers to contribute to the economy while they wait to obtain lawful permanent residence status (or a “green card”) through their employer. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants—and that grows our economy. This change, as well as the other actions announced by the President this past November, will do just that. The...
  • Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals

    02/25/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    ABC - Nightline ^ | February 3, 2015 | Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk
    Officials overseeing a federal program that offers an immigration short-cut to wealthy foreign investors have ignored pointed warnings from federal agents and approved visas for some immigrants suspected of having committed fraud, money laundering, and even one applicant with alleged ties to a child porn website, an ABC News investigation has found. The shortcomings prompted concerns within the Department of Homeland Security that the boutique immigration program would be exploited by terrorists, according to internal documents obtained by ABC News. “It is shocking,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican. “Particularly when you have F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies...