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  • St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children

    08/20/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2014 | By EMANUELE BERRY
    Whether or not St. Louis will play host to migrant children who are part of the Central American border surge is still unclear. In the meantime, community members are praying. Nearly 70 people gathered at Tower Grove Park for a prayer vigil for migrant children. The vigil was hosted by a coalition of organizations that, along with St. Louis and St. Louis County, applied for federal grants to help house undocumented youth from Central America. Javier Orozco is the executive director for intercultural and interreligious affairs at the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which co-hosted the event. He says several St....
  • Obama Weighs Broader Move on Legal Immigration

    08/20/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2014 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled he'd adopt after immigration efforts in Congress collapsed. Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his...
  • RNC Chair: Minority Outreach Must Be Full Time

    08/20/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 62 replies
    ap ^ | August 19, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    <p>A GOP effort to send hundreds of party workers into minority communities across the country will continue long after this year's midterm elections are over, the chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We need to be a year-round party," Reince Preibus said to a gathering of Georgia Republicans. "We need to be a party that is engaged full time in black, Hispanic and Asian communities. Not just once in a while, but all the time."</p>
  • Immigrant children may get free legal help

    08/20/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | by Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking private law firms to provide free legal help to the wave of Central American children pouring into the state. Harris has called for a sit-down Wednesday in her San Francisco office with attorneys from a dozen firms, as well as with representatives of nonprofits, legal-aid groups and charities. The attorney general's office itself is legally barred from representing the youngsters, so Harris is using her "convening power" to pull together private help. The exact number of unaccompanied children showing up at the California border is hard to come by, but we're told that...
  • White House Courts Business On Immigration For Political Purposes

    08/19/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Imperial Presidency: Secret scheming between the White House and Big Business on immigration is all about political cover for unconstitutional executive action. Cheap labor now isn't worth socialism tomorrow. If high-tech giants such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Accenture endorse President Obama's impending executive orders giving amnesty to multitudes of illegal aliens without congressional assent, America will in essence have become the corporatocracy the Saul Alinskys of the world have always claimed they fear. Politico reports that some of these firms and others are talking with high-ranking Obama aides, the White House's goal being these companies' public backing for...
  • Sen. Sessions: CEOs ´Scheming with WH to Extract by Executive Fiat´ Amnesty Congress Denied

    08/19/2014 9:49:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/19/14 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today accused executives at some of the world´s largest corporation of "scheming with the White House" to circumvent the law during their closed-door meeting with Pres. Obama today. "We have now arrived at a crisis point in American politics. Politico reports that the White House is meeting with the world´s largest corporations to discuss how executive actions on immigration could benefit them financially. The Administration has solicited ´a list of asks for the tech sector´ and ´provisions for low-skilled workers for industries, like construction´-including green cards and work authorizations-in order to ´get them on board´ with...
  • Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration...(OR)

    08/19/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 19, 2014 | Samantha Swindler
    Full title: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration, KGW reports The immigration case has been dropped against the woman sentenced in a fatal hit and run crash that killed two Forest Grove girls, KGW reports. The station quotes Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andrew S. Munoz as saying, that Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros "was released from ICE custody Aug. 14 after an immigration judge dismissed her case." According to KGW, KXL radio was the first to report on her release. Garcia-Cisneros was convicted of felony hit and run in the October crash that killed two young stepsisters...
  • Sessions Calls Out Big Business for Pushing Amnesty After Laying Off US Workers

    08/19/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    Companies that have recently laid off workers are scheming to get President Barack Obama to give them more guest-worker visas by executive action. After the New York Times reported that Obama is working on crafting executive actions behind closed doors after having met with representatives from "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," which Politico detailed, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the White House for "actively working against the interests of the American worker." Sessions mentioned that American politics is at "a crisis point," as companies that "are laying off current employees in droves,"...
  • Amnesty International has come to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-18-2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    In an unusual move, the global rights organization Amnesty International has dispatched a delegation of observers and organizers to Ferguson, Mo., to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests. The 13-person delegation, which arrived late last week, was the first of its kind deployed by Amnesty within the United States, the organization said. The St. Louis suburb has been filled with unrest since since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. That unrest intensified once again on Sunday, with reports...
  • Trading Places

    08/18/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Everyone has been speculating for weeks about the reason for Big Guy’s planned mid-vaction return trip to Washington. Speculation ran rampant: to declare amnesty via executive order? To make a recess appointment of Reverend Sharpton to a newly expanded Supreme Court? The Reverend “Protest We Much”To announce martial law across the land as police everywhere continue to act stupidly?The reality however, as usual, is far more mundane:He’s simply trading Wee Won One in for Wee Won Two. You know how teenagers are: one week with Mom and Dad is about as much as they can tolerate. Who can blame them.In order...
  • Dozens rally for 'Love Without Borders'

    08/18/2014 12:36:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | Linda Cook
    Janet Woods-Bragg of Davenport holds a sign reading "I was an immigrant and you welcomed me," in reference to scripture from Matthew 25:35 on Sunday at the "Love Without Borders" interfaith rally in Davenport. More than 100 people gathered in downtown Davenport on Sunday for an interfaith rally to support children fleeing Central America to enter the United States. Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba urged the crowd at the “Love Without Borders” event to “work for social responsibility.” He and local social service leaders helped launch the initiative in July when he suggested that the Quad-Cities host some of the immigrant...
  • "Lawlessness Breeds Lawlessness"-Houston's "Hub"

    08/17/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 17, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Restrictionists in the immigration debate have long bemoaned the mid-movie understanding of third world-invasion lawlessness and the sudden concern among elected officials and others in highlighting the sex-slave trade. The reason is that these same people have IGNORED the consequences of NAFTA free-trading, open borders, and free-wheeling hiring practices that in turn gave us the glam hysteria of the CHILD SEX-SLAVING INDUSTRY with no real efforts to prosecute it!. As the title to this blogpost indicates, LAWLESSNESS BREEDS LAWLESSNESS. In early August activists opposed to the continued "surge" of illegal aliens effortlessly crossing our Texas border held a demonstration on...
  • Go for it Obama! Put your grimy fingerprints all over your attempt to destroy America.

    08/17/2014 1:30:19 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 38 replies
    Vanity
    An open letter to the Dear leader and blame thrower extraordinaire.So far you’ve shown yourself to be utterly incompetent in everything you touch, but you’ve always had ready made excuses: It was President Bush’s fault OR Racism OR Global Warming OR obstructionism or whatever was the excuse de jour. But now it seems you’re going to make a move so inept and so vast it boggles the mind. A move that will be ALL YOU. Seems like you want to capitalize on the border invasion crisis YOU created and initiate a virtual coup d’état. This would be the granting of...
  • Vacationing Obama Plans Brief Return to Washington

    08/17/2014 11:04:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 8/17/14 | VOA
    President Barack Obama, who is on a two-week vacation to Massachusetts with his family, will return briefly to Washington for meetings, the White House said on Sunday. Obama is scheduled to be back at the White House Sunday around 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC), USA Today reported. While the White House did not say why Obama would need to attend unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers, The Associated Press reported that part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many...
  • Who’s Teaching the Undocumented Children at Federal Immigration Facilities?

    08/17/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 16, 2014
    SANTA FE, N.M.—A new school year is about to start for kids across New Mexico. That includes the children staying in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, which has been remodeled to house up to 700 immigrants, nearly all of whom came to the United States from Central America. But who has been contracted to teach and how much it will cost is not so easy to discover. Multiple attempts emailing and calling federal officials at the facility as well as the office of Artesia Mayor Phil Burch produced no response. Shortly after the facility was refurbished in...
  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”

    08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | August 16, 2014 | Wire/Staff
    AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an “outrageous” abuse of power and vowed to fight it. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference on Saturday. Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. He dismissed the prosecution as a “farce.” A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around — leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) — but a new poll homes in on...
  • The "Get Out Of Jail Free" Gay Card: Don't Cross The Brain Barrier Without It!

    08/14/2014 9:02:32 PM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    ***Drum Roll*** There’s a brand new entry into the Liberal Hall of Stupidity and it’s perhaps the most profound piece of logic ever uttered by liberal-kind! (Yes, I know there’s one every, damn day!) Apparently, if you’re gay, a student of Sappho, Barney Frank's gardner or fornicating with clones, you’re now immune to the jurisdiction and penalties of federal and state laws! Still breathing? Progressive activists, as well as some actual Congressional members, want to make it illegal to punish and/or deport gay illegal immigrants. So the same geniuses who claim “illegal” immigration isn’t illegal – it depends what the...
  • Feds Force Beleaguered States To School Illegal Kids

    08/14/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens. Just in time for the new school year, the Education Department issued a fact sheet on Monday reminding school systems and their administrators that they are required to enroll and educate, at taxpayers' expense, the estimated 69,200 unaccompanied minors who have flooded across our open southern border, a number some predict will balloon to 150,000 by year's end. We have referred...
  • The ‘amnesty’ card: GOP launches 2014 border war

    08/14/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/13/14 | Alexander Burns
    So much for that fresh start with Latino voters. In a dramatic departure from their determination only months ago to win a second look from that rapidly-growing community, national Republicans have embarked on a sustained campaign to make the immigration crisis a central issue in 2014 and exhort voters to punish the White House for failing to lock down the U.S.-Mexico border. The intensity of their rhetoric has increased as a surge of child migrants has renewed attention to the border and amid anticipation that President Barack Obama will issue a set of executive actions on immigration, including potentially suspending...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    08/14/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | By HOWARD BLUME
    ... Across the country over the next year, federal agencies expect to manage about 60,000 minors who entered or will arrive in the United States without an adult guardian. That figure compares with about 7,500 who came in annually before the numbers surged to 13,625 last year and about 25,000 in the current year. Many unaccompanied minors land in Southern California; here they can be cared for by relatives who are part of well-established expatriate communities from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — the impoverished and sometimes violent countries from which most have journeyed. Services for these students could be...
  • Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

    08/13/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.” "The U.S. Chamber believes", he writes, "that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in...
  • "Phone and Pen" Amnesty...

    08/13/2014 11:12:11 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/13/2014 | Mononymous1
    Some are inclined to give the current administration the benefit of the doubt regarding its failures at home and abroad. The disasters, these people are willing to believe, are mainly due to incompetence; this, if true, should be troubling to any fair-minded person. This is still the United States of America and its leaders and its ability to lead are of the utmost importance to the well-being of the rest of the world – whether the left admits this or not. But to the point, what if we are to consider something that indicates the opposite; that is, a willful...
  • Shelter unable to be found in Appleton area for unaccompanied illegal kids

    08/13/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    WTAQ-Local News ^ | August 12, 2014
    APPLETON, WI - Leaders in the Appleton area say they cannot find room for unaccompanied children who've been crossing into the U.S. at the Mexican border. The federal government was hoping to locate up to 400 children in the Fox Valley, as they escape violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. However, the Appleton Post-Crescent says Outagamie County officials are concerned about funding and education for the youngsters. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department said federal money would pay for the shelter itself. The agency has been looking around the country for large shelter facilities within 100 miles of...
  • Lgbt Community Faces Tuberculosis Hazard From Illegal Minors

    08/13/2014 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WatchDog Wire ^ | August 13, 2014 | by JoAnn McNabb
    Somewhere over the rainbow, people with AIDS are dying from tuberculosis. The illegal border-crossers from Central America have a high incidence of TB on their side of their rainbow, and are bringing it into the United States. One demographic that is particularly vulnerable to catching TB and should be made aware of this health hazard is members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. A new report published in the Journal of American Medical Associates shows that while the annual diagnosis rate of HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—has declined by one-third in the general population, the rate has...
  • NYTimes Grudgingly Admits Tea Party Winning Immigration Fight

    08/13/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/13/14
    The New York Times yesterday featured a story about how the Tea Party has influenced the GOP on immigration: "On Capitol Hill, the Tea Party wing continues to drive the party’s agenda. Last winter, as House Republican leaders drafted their 'principles' for immigration overhaul, they largely disregarded the opponents of any form of legal status for immigrants in the country illegally, dismissing them as a loud but small minority.” Niger Innis, the executive director of TheTeaParty.net, the nation’s largest grassroots tea party organization and convener of regular Tea Party caucus events on Capitol Hill, issued the following statement: What we’re...
  • Exclusive–Sessions: Melt Down Senate's Phone Lines, Force Reid to Allow Vote on Executive Amnesty

    08/13/2014 6:27:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 8-12-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is throwing down the gauntlet again. He is calling on every American citizen to call their U.S. senators and demand to know where they stand on President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. Sessions, in a statement exclusively provided to Breitbart News, berated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, calling on Reid to allow a vote on the House-passed measure that would block President Obama’s attempts to continue or expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty to millions more illegal aliens. “Recent developments suggest...
  • Illegal from El Salvador Cristian Alexander Zamora allegedly kills boy with machete

    08/13/2014 5:51:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 2 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | August 12, 2014
    Yet another one of Obama’s ‘Dreamers’ aka illegals invading this country for amnesty has been charged in the murder of another American. Meet Cristian Alexander Zamora. He’s from El Salvador, and was in this country illegally when he ‘allegedly’ used a machete and a baseball bat to murder a 16-year-old Texas high school student. As usual, the local Houston media reporting on this story leave out the fact that Cristian Alexander Zamora is in this country illegally. We wouldn’t want to derail amnesty now would we. Court records show that Cristian Alexander Zamora, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was charged and fined...
  • Nevada ranks high on child immigration program

    08/13/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 13, 2014 | By ALEXANDER COREY
    Nevada is among the states with the highest sign-up rate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to a new study of the federal initiative that gives temporary protection from deportation to some youths who are in the country illegally. In Nevada, 10,564 people have applied and 9,243 have been approved since the program began in August 2012, according to March data from from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the most recent available. Among those that are immediately eligible by meeting all requirements, Nevada has an application rate of 61 percent vs. the national average of 52 percent, according to...
  • Gay illegal immigrants demand deportation protection

    08/12/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Wary of criminal record restrictions in Obama ‘deferred action’ policy for dreamersGay immigrants are mounting a campaign to demand that they be included in any unilateral moves President Obama makes this year to halt deportations, arguing that they face unusual circumstances that otherwise might leave them on the outside. The demands pose a tricky test for Mr. Obama, who has made major inroads with gay rights groups during his time in the White House, but who will have to draw lines somewhere as he seeks to craft a more lenient deportation policy without canceling deportations altogether. "We hope that he...
  • Illegal Fined For Driving w/o License Before Allegedly Killing Boy With Machete

    08/12/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Cristian Alexander Zamora. (Police mugshot.) (CNSNews.com) -- Court records show that Cristian Alexander Zamora, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was charged and fined for driving without a valid driver’s license in Texas in 2011– which was two years before he and an accomplice allegedly used a machete and a baseball bat to murder a 16-year-old Texas high school student. Zamora, 22, and 19-year-old Ricardo Campos-Lara, also an illegal alien from El Salvador, are currently awaiting trial in federal court in Houston, for killing Klein Forest High School sophomore Josael Guevara in the Sam Houston National Forest. “On Sept....
  • The Irony of Writing Laws for Criminal Immigrants that Broke the Law to Get Here in the First Place

    08/12/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 12, 2014 | by Darrell Cheney
    ... What is the immigration debate mainly about – Those who want to come legally, or those who have already come illegally? This “comprehensive immigration reform,” does it focus on those who want to come legally and respect us and our laws, or does it focus on those who have shown no respect for either and broken those laws? In both cases, it is those who have broken the law that are the focus of our conversations and legislation. The irony of writing and passing laws for those who don’t follow them is apparently lost, much like it is on...
  • Coburn: Obama is releasing illegal immigrants with criminal histories

    08/12/2014 3:11:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Ramsey Cox
    Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Juan McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the Obama administration on Tuesday for releasing more than 600 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, who have criminal records. “It is baffling how an agency charged with homeland security and immigration enforcement would knowingly release hundreds of illegals with criminal histories,” Coburn said on Tuesday. “In this single action, ICE undermined its own credibility, the rule of law, and the safety of Americans and local law enforcement.” The senators cited a new report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general, which revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
  • Group plans to occupy Ted Cruz’s Houston office for ‘bullying’ undocumented immigrants

    08/12/2014 11:29:40 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 114 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 12, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A group representing young immigrants is planning to take over the Houston office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday, to protest Cruz’s attempts to stop immigration reform from passing in Congress.
  • DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Audit

    08/12/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration broke the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, last February as a result of poor planning and micromanagement from Washington, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that says things have not improved in the 18 months since. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress, initially blaming the looming budget sequester, rather than the agency's own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded. In the new report the IG does clear top Homeland Security officials of accusations they pressured ICE...
  • Ted Cruz’s positioning in Iowa

    08/11/2014 10:30:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    With each trip to an early primary state, potential 2016 Republican candidates are defining the issues and their own experience in ways that will bolster their presidential prospects. Pundits call this sort of activity “creating a narrative,” but whatever you call it, it can provide insight into the candidates’ self-image and what they think the primary electorate will want in a nominee. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), in an Iowa visit, sought to define five conservative victories: “Stopping the gun legislation that followed the Newtown shooting;” “stopping a bill reforming the International Monetary Fund that would have put more taxpayer money...
  • Russia: The World's Second-Largest Immigration Haven

    08/11/2014 9:42:09 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 10, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Malinkin
    “Immigrants aren’t rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity”—President Obama recently stated in an interview with The Economist, while making a larger point about Russia’s receding role in the world. While much of his commentary on the overall state of affairs in Russia was accurate, his comments on a lack of immigrants in Moscow revealed a blind spot in his view of global-migration movements—immigrants have been rushing to Moscow for the last twenty years, and not only to Moscow, but to cities all over Russia. According to UN Population Division estimates, as of 2013, the Russian Federation was second only...
  • Go big: Immigration activists beg Obama to legalize eight million illegals or more

    08/11/2014 7:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The number kicked around for the past few months was five or six million. That’s not good enough for immigration groups, who want to see something closer to eight figures. And once you’re creeping up towards 10 million, there’s really no point in having eligibility criteria at all. Just legalize everyone, no questions asked. Honestly, if we’re going to have the president dictate national policy, what’s the sense in demanding that he do it by half-measures? Instead of dipping a toe into our new antidemocratic age, let’s swan dive. Marielena Hincapié, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center,...
  • Democratic Party Stereotypes of Latino Voters Betrays Its Ignorance

    08/11/2014 6:40:25 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In yet another example of an all too common talking point for liberal activists and their allies in the press, Politico took Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky to task over the weekend for failing to "properly" engage members of the left-wing Dream Act Coalition on the issues of illegal immigration. In charging that Paul "can run but he can't hide from Latino voters in 2016" the article betrayed the increasing Democratic Party stereotype of American Hispanics and its ignorance and lack of concern for the issues facing this community. In their desire to capitalize on America's racial and ethnic...
  • Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win

    08/11/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It didn't take long for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to embrace amnesty again. As soon as he won his Senate primary election against conservative Joe Carr, Alexander said it was "embarrassing" that Republicans have not yet passed a bill. Never mind that Alexander spent nearly his entire primary campaign trying to convince voters that he was against "amnesty" and would never dare to embrace it before the primary election. “I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term," Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with...
  • Kendall County to feds: notify and reimburse us for any immigrant kids who might come

    08/11/2014 3:43:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 11, 2014 | BY ZEKE MACCORMACK
    BOERNE — Kendall County on Monday joined a growing number of local governments in Texas demanding more federal action to stop the arrival of undocumented immigrant children to the state and expressing concern about costs and potential health threats to localities that absorb them. Commissioner Gene Miertschin reported receiving numerous emails from resolution critics who decried it as mean-spirited, but he noted with surprise that no dissent was heard at the commissioners court meeting. In any event, he said, “The probability of any of these (immigrant) folks coming to our county is extremely low.” Some in the standing-room-only crowd didn't...
  • Connecticut Diocese Praises Pro-Abortion U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney For Amnesty Support

    08/11/2014 12:15:08 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/14 | Breitbart News
    The Roman Catholic diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, under Bishop Michael Cote, has praised Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) for his work with diocesan groups toward amnesty for illegal immigrants, claiming that Courtney and the pro-amnesty groups are “working together to do the right thing.” Courtney, who was raised Catholic, last year was given a rating of 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America, the largest organization in the United States that engages in political action to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion. His 100% NARAL rating means that Courtney has always voted to ensure abortion has no restrictions and that,...
  • Rand Paul Can Run, But He Can’t Hide From Latino Voters in 2016

    08/09/2014 11:27:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola
    Last Sunday in Iowa, the two of us had the opportunity to meet Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. After we identified ourselves as “DREAMers”— undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children — what we intended to be a civil, serious discussion turned into a tense confrontation with King. That tense confrontation became a viral Internet sensation when Paul fled the scene in the middle of eating a hamburger. Here’s the whole story. Originally, we had travelled to Iowa to meet other DREAMers and Iowans from King’s district. King is one of the...
  • ACLU Warns Ohio Sheriffs On Illegal Immigrate Hold

    08/09/2014 5:19:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Buckeye Country 105.5 ^ | August 9, 2014
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent letters to seven county sheriffs in Ohio asking them to ignore requests from the federal government to hold illegal immigrants until they can respond. The requests usually come from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the ACLU says they're unconstitutional. "ICE detainers are not legally binding if they're not accompanied with probable cause or a warrant. They're merely requests," said Shakyra Diaz with the ACLU of Ohio. The letters went to sheriff's offices in Butler, Clark, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Mahoning, Montgomery, and Warren counties. "Those were the counties that had the highest...
  • Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children

    08/08/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace, William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow at the National Review Institute
    Government records show discrepancy in apprehensions and court receipts. The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of Fiscal Year 2013, government records show. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June. Information from the same time period provided to National Review Online by the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review shows 41,592 total receipts marked as juvenile in immigration courts. Kathryn...
  • Amnesty as Impeachment Bait: Obama's breathtakingly cynical plan to ward off a midterm shellacking

    08/08/2014 5:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    President Obama is impatient. Congress won’t act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people. One doesn’t usually respond to rumors. But this is an idea so bad and so persistently peddled by the White House that it has already been preemptively criticized by such unusual suspects as (liberal) constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley, concerned about yet another usurpation of legislative power by the...
  • Border Patrol Agent's Murder Shows Open Border Danger

    08/07/2014 6:31:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: Two illegal immigrants charged with killing an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent had been arrested and deported before. Now the agent's family faces a humanitarian crisis all its own. Javier Vega Jr. was shot to death Sunday in front of his wife, his two kids and his parents while they were fishing in Santa Monica, Texas. His alleged assailants are illegal aliens who have crossed our porous southern border with Mexico repeatedly and have, between them, been arrested and deported half a dozen times. Remember Agent Vega's name, for it's unlikely to fall from the lips of President Obama...
  • Compromise With Obama? Surely, You Jest!

    08/07/2014 4:00:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 8, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    It's time to revisit the widely disseminated myth that compromise in politics and governance is the highest virtue. Recently, I heard a television host whom I like and respect lament that Congress left town without taking action on our border crisis. Members of Congress, the argument goes, just need to get together, put aside their partisanship and get something done. After all, even couples going through an acrimonious divorce can sit down in the same room, close the doors and work out some agreement. But getting something done isn't always preferable to doing nothing, especially if the proposed action would...
  • What do Americans say should happen to child border crossers?

    08/07/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2014 | By Sarah Dutton, et al
    When asked what should happen to the Central American children who have recently crossed the border into the U.S. illegally, 50 percent of Americans say they should be returned to their home country as soon as possible, while 43 percent think these children should stay in the U.S. while awaiting an immigration hearing, according to a new CBS News poll. Two-thirds of Americans support legislation that would make it easier and faster to send these children back to their home countries. Support for this measure reaches 80 percent among Republicans, although majorities across the political spectrum support this, as do...
  • Thomas Ravenel officially on Senate ballot in SC

    08/07/2014 11:47:53 AM PDT · by Javeth · 70 replies
    The State ^ | August 6, 2014 | Cassie Cope
    COLUMBIA, SC — Onetime Republican Thomas Ravenel officially is running for the U.S. Senate again, this time as a petition candidate. The S.C. Election Commission certified the 10,000 signatures required for the former S.C. treasurer and reality TV star to be on the ballot in November as a challenger for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/06/3604749/thomas-ravenel-signatures-certified.html?#storylink=cpy