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  • Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe on Air for Saving Her Life After He Intercepts Violent Stalker

    08/11/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-11-2013 | John Hill
    The left loves to hate Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but one usually left-leaning TV host announced her gratitude to the country’s toughest sheriff. Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace says, saved her life.Grace announced on her HLN program that Arpaio likely saved her life and the life of her children after stopping a New York man who had been harassing her with death threats. "I want to personally thank Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. I was apparently followed for four years by a bad New York man. He then repeatedly threatened my life. He was apprehended en route after quitting...
  • Confirmed: Boehner Spokesman Mum on Last Week’s Obama-Boehner Immigration Talks

    08/11/2013 12:26:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | AUG 10,2013 | Jim Hoft
    White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner spoke last week about immigration and the budget. John Boehner’s spokesman refuses to provide any details on the discussions. The Daily Caller reported: President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner talked about pending political battles before the congressional recess, but White House officials declined to detail the conversation. Any contact between the two leaders could be critical, because they’re expected this fall to negotiate important budget deals, to clash over delays to Obamacare, and to kill or approve a controversial and transformative rewrite of the...
  • Wisconsin official fired for comparing immigrants to Satan [Scott Walker Caves}

    08/11/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 18 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | Aug 10, 2013 10:24 PM CST | FOX News Latino
    A feisty online rant that compared undocumented immigrants to Satan cost a top Wisconsin state official his job after the virtual tirade went viral and caused an uproar among Latinos and state lawmakers. Excerpt only: Please follow link to read the entire piece.
  • Rep. Steve King insists immigration bill benefits drug smugglers

    08/11/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug 11, 2013 | By Gabriela Resto-Montero
    Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa insisted Sunday on Meet the Press that his remarks about drug smugglers outnumbering immigrant valedictorians by a 100-to-one ratio was not inaccurate and that the plight of DREAMers “tugs at his heart strings.” “The people who are advocating for this, don’t understand the full scope,” King said of the immigration bill, which would grant a shorter path to citizenship to young adults who were brought into the country by their parents when they were underage, and exempt them from fines imposed on other undocumented immigrants. “My heart goes out to valedictorians who were brought...
  • Obama: GOP politics stopping immigration bill

    08/11/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 9, 2013 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    President Barack Obama insisted Friday that the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill would pass the GOP-led House, but that “internal Republican caucus politics” were preventing Congress from sending a comprehensive reform bill to his desk. The Gang of Eight’s wide-reaching legislation, which passed the Senate with 68 votes in late June, has essentially evaporated after House Republicans – adverse to many provisions in the 1,000-plus page bill – said they would not take it up. Obama said during his news conference that he was “absolutely confident” that if the Gang of Eight bill was put on the House floor,...
  • Amnesty Warns: Hamas Planning to Execute Two Men

    08/10/2013 9:16:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Elad Benari
    Hamas plans to publicly execute two prisoners in Gaza this week as a "lesson" to others, according to Amnesty International. The organization has described the move as "deeply disturbing," reported the British Guardian. The human rights organization said a 23-year-old man had been sentenced to death for "collaboration with an enemy entity," He told his lawyer he had been beaten during interrogation, Amnesty said. An appeal at a military court is scheduled for Wednesday but he will be at risk of imminent execution if it is unsuccessful, reported the Guardian. The second man, 27, confessed to the rape and murder...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT · 100 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    Move would allow Obama administration to institute policies that would better integrate communities The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments...
  • Pretrial filings reveal details in 2010 killing of Falls Church teen Vanessa Pham

    08/10/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8 | Justin Jouvenal
    The man accused of taking Vanessa Pham’s life appeared to be anything but a killer as he approached her at a Falls Church shopping center. He carried his infant daughter and made a request: Could they have a ride to the hospital?
  • 19 Very Disturbing Facts About Illegal Immigration That Every American Should Know

    08/10/2013 12:25:37 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 15 replies
    The American Dream ^ | August 9th, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Should we roll out the red carpet and allow millions upon millions of thieves, rapists, gang members and drug dealers to come waltzing into this country any time they would like?
  • Sources: Large loophole allowing immigrants into the country

    08/08/2013 1:45:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    10news.com ^ | 08/08/2013 | 10news.com
    SAN DIEGO - Team 10 learned of a loophole allowing hundreds of immigrants into the country from Mexico.
  • For mixed-status families, U.S. immigration reform would end anxiety

    08/10/2013 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2013 | By Tim Gaynor
    U.S.-born Junnyor Diaz studies at a Phoenix high school. His Mexico-born older brother, Edder, has applied for a program to avoid deportation, while their undocumented mother, Angelica, cleans houses to keep the family fed and, above all, together. For Junnyor and 16 million others like him in mixed-status families, reform could bring stability to a fraught situation in which a U.S.-born child is a citizen with a shot at a university education and a stable working life, while a sibling or parent born abroad can face instability and deportation. "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't worry...
  • GOP Rep. Schock Claims Majority of House GOP Support Cantor's DREAM Act

    08/10/2013 9:27:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    In response to a question at a town hall event this week, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) suggested that a majority of House Republicans support granting amnesty through a GOP version of the DREAM Act to young illegal aliens who were brought to America as minors by their parents. Schock, a member of the whip team led by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was laying out for constituents his stances on immigration and the House GOP leadership’s plan to deal with the issue later this year. “They’re going to move one bill after another dealing with all the various issues that...
  • Harry Reid on immigration: 'If we go to conference, we will win'

    08/09/2013 3:23:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday that if House Republicans end up sending their collection of immigration bills to a conference with the Senate, Democrats would win. “If we go to conference, we would win,” Reid told a Nevada radio station.
  • Someone is lying about the chances of the House granting amnesty; Dem. Gutierrez or Rep. Miller

    08/09/2013 12:10:09 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/9/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The battle over whether the Republican controlled House will grant amnesty to illegal aliens or push back the Democrat controlled Senate’s drive to create millions of new Democrat voters has heated up. Because the House is in recess and its members are back in their home districts, the psychological warfare operations phase of this battle has been ratcheted up by the Democrats. A new report from the leftist blog, “The Hill” tells us that Democrat Representative Luis Gutierrez (Chicago – Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America) is crowing about personally knowing of between 40 and 50 House Republicans who are...
  • Democrat Congressman Gutiérrez: I’ve Got ’40 to 50 Republicans’ Who Will Back Amnesty

    08/09/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-09-2013 | John Hill
    Radical Democrat Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) is as shameless as they come when it comes to illegal alien amnesty. In 2010 he brazenly made his true loyalties clear, and they are not with the United States or his oath to the Constitution: “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community,” Gutiérrez saidIn February he brought an illegal alien into the U.S. Capitol for the State of the Union address. Of course the House Speaker John Boehner - who by law runs the Capital - did absolutely nothing. Because the GOP leadership wants amnesty as badly as does Gutiérrez. And -...
  • Immigrant and U.S.-Born Hispanics Tilt Democratic (Gallup)

    08/09/2013 10:56:26 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | Friday August 9, 2013
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Hispanics in the U.S. identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party over the Republican Party by about a 2-to-1 margin, regardless of whether they were U.S.-born. Hispanics born outside the U.S. do have slightly less attachment to either party, and are more likely to be politically independent, but these differences do little to alter the basic underlying advantage Democrats enjoy across the entire Hispanic population.
  • Amnesty lobby pushing for illegal administrative amnesty if congressional amnesty fails

    08/09/2013 8:36:47 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 8, 2013 | CONN CARROLL
    Amnesty advocacy groups, frustrated by the lack of legislative progress in Congress, are preparing to pressure President Obama to expand his existing administrative amnesty program if Congress fails to pass an amnesty bill soon. “There are groups that are for immigration reform no matter what,” Adelina Nicholls, the executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, told National Journal. “We have the other track. … The other track is Barack Obama.” Nicholls is referring to a policy Obama announced June 15, 2012, that unilaterally gifted temporary legal status to all illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who...
  • GOP Ready to Cave on Amnesty

    08/09/2013 7:29:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 9, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    The Republican Party is seemingly on the verge of embracing so-called comprehensive immigration reform. Using a tactic best described as “calculated incrementalism,” House Republicans plan to pass a series of individual bills addressing various aspects of immigration reform, which will then be combined in conference with the Senate bill. Former House Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) cut right to the heart of the subterfuge, saying that the Republicans’ promise “to act tough on border security while looking to secure amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants has become infuriatingly all-too-familiar.” Indications that House Republicans plan to acquiesce to amnesty were revealed by...
  • Let There Be Amnesty!: Plan B of the open-borders crowd would dispense with the Constitution.

    08/09/2013 7:03:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    There’s still a real chance that the Captain Schettinos of the House Republican brain trust will rescue Obama’s presidency by passing an amnesty. But some in the open-borders crowd are getting nervous about John Boehner’s ability to achieve Obama’s objectives. Their fear is that this session of Congress will end with no amnesty bill on the president’s desk, or with one whose criteria they consider too draconian. Their fallback strategy? Have Obama amnesty the illegal population by administrative fiat. Fawn Johnson at National Journal writes (emphasis added): Immigration-reform activists aren’t supposed to talk publicly about a Plan B. They can’t,...
  • Schumer's Euphoria Over GOP's Immigration Is Giveaway

    08/09/2013 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    With an endorsement like Chuck Schumer's, it has to be bad. House Republicans should wonder why the Senate's most partisan Democrat is happy with their "piecemeal" immigration reform strategy. If ever Republicans had a litmus test for making sure they weren't doing something self-destructive, it's asking themselves this: Is Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., grinning about it? Senate Democrats' chief fundraiser, Schumer engineered the gain of over a dozen seats for his party in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Any "bipartisanship" this dyed-in-the-wool liberal and relentless political militant may claim to be up to is sure to be a Trojan horse....
  • Zuckerberg Spends $350K Touting Immigration Reform in Paul Ryan's District

    08/09/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s lobbying outfit has launched a $350,000 ad buy to defend House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) amid his push for comprehensive immigration reform. Politico reports that Zuckerberg’s FWD.us-run group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, has bought up $350,000 worth of television ad airtime targeted at Ryan’s district. "The spot from the FWD.us affiliate begins with a picture of Ryan and says, ‘Amnesty? Not a chance,’ and goes on to say the House budget chairman is looking at a ‘conservative solution’ to the issue of immigration,” Politico wrote on Thursday. “It then focuses on more...
  • Electoral Suicide

    08/09/2013 6:00:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-9-13 | Sierra RAyne
    Part of the conservative appeal for the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was that he could "do math." He was a "numbers guy." Similarly, former Governor Jeb Bush is from Florida, and should understand very well its electoral demographics -- particularly since his brother George won the 2000 election by a bare margin due solely to what happened in the Sunshine State. These points make it all the more bizarre that both Ryan and Bush would support immigration reform. This type of legislation would sentence the GOP to near permanent electoral oblivion unless the party adopted very...
  • Russia detains immigrants in 'concentration camps'

    08/09/2013 12:58:42 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 6, 2013 | Alec Luhn
    Russian authorities have detained hundreds of migrant workers in a makeshift camp in Moscow as part of a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration. Human rights campaigners have decried conditions in the camp, which is part of a planned national network of detainment centres to hold foreign nationals facing deportation. More than 600 people were initially held in tents in the camp in an industrial area of Moscow, although there were reports that 200 were moved to formal detention centres yesterday. Opponents say the centres are illegal, comparing them to concentration camps or gulags. "The paradox of a concentration camp for...
  • Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

    08/09/2013 12:50:49 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 11 replies
    NPR blogs ^ | August 7, 2013 | Corey Flintoff and Susan Armitage
    Russia's immigration issues would be familiar to Americans: Millions of impoverished migrants have come and found low-wage jobs. Some are in Russia illegally and are exploited by their employers. And a growing number of Russians fear this influx of migrants, many of whom are Muslim, is changing the face of the country. At 3:30 on a recent morning, the train from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, pulls into Moscow after a four-day journey. The passengers hauling their bags out onto the damp, ill-lit platform are mostly men. Russian police eye the new arrivals with suspicion. Every day, trains and planes arrive from Uzbekistan,...
  • Dem Rep Gutierrez: I 'Absolutely' Have 40-50 Republicans Voting 'Yes' On Immigration Reform

    08/08/2013 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | Brietbart
    Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) made a dramatic declaration while talking to the Washington Post about the votes needed to pass immigration reform through the House.
  • A call for Conservatives to get Organized and Activated!

    08/08/2013 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 32 replies
    Vanity | August 08, 2013 | Voice of Reason1
    There are two extinction level events for the Republican party coming up in the next few months: Amnesty and the Defunding of Obamacare. We need to get together and put a stop to the GOP’s drive towards suicide with an event that they and the Media cannot ignore. But, we need to establish some basic rules for these gatherings – mainly that these events need to be on weekends and publicized enough to maximize attendance. There is nothing more frustrating to behold than an event lightly attended simply because it was on too short a notice and on a weekday……….....
  • GOP May Be Changing Minds on Immigration (GOP Deathwatch Vigil)

    08/08/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday August 8, 2013
    Members of Congress have been on recess for only a few days, but it already seems the time away from Washington means more support for a pathway to citizenship among some Republicans. In the past few days, two Republican members of the House of Representatives - Daniel Webster in Florida, Aaron Schock in Illinois - have expressed preliminary support for a way to legalize undocumented immigrants and allow them to eventually earn full citizenship. Even the House GOP whip, Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), announced support for legal status, although he stopped just short of supporting full citizenship. McCarthy, a big target...
  • Facebook founder's new ad pushes for immigration reform

    08/08/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/8/13 | Bryan Koenig
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic...
  • If Amnesty Wins, Blame Cruz

    08/08/2013 11:53:13 AM PDT · by celmak · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/08/13 | Mickey Kaus
    If an immigration amnesty bill passes in this Congress-and there’s a definite chance it will–I know whom I’ll blame: Senator Ted Cruz. This might seem odd, since Cruz opposes amnesty. It’s not. Cruz was the national politician best positioned to stop the bipartisan, MSM-backed push for “legalization first.’ He not only failed to rise to the occasion, he’s recently increased its chance of becoming law. The two-count indictment: 1. He didn’t step up in the Senate: As a charismatic Latino apostate, Sen. Marco Rubio quickly became the leader of the pro-amnesty faction in the Senate. The anti-amnesty faction (composed entirely...
  • The promise of tomorrow, if we take it!

    08/07/2013 10:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | August 7, 2013 | Mark Vogl
    Things are not good in America, but there have been worse days, and we need only be Americans to turn this whole thing around! We have to quickly review the now, to talk about tomorrow... Today December 7th, 1941 was worse. The American Civil War was worse. The Depression was worse. So when you look at the dismal condition of America today you have to realize we have been here before. For many of us today, America is close to non-existence. President Obama has stated from the beginning his beliefs which are contrary to the America I love. He has...
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan headline Koch summit

    08/07/2013 4:55:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and JAKE SHERMAN |
    Rep. Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez secretly spoke to wealthy donors at the Koch brothers’ recently concluded summer gathering on the outskirts of Albuquerque. -snip- The source said that Cantor and Ryan both delivered presentations that were well-received by donors -snip- A spokesman for Cantor’s office declined to comment, while Ryan’s office did not immediately respond to questions.
  • Chuck Schumer: OK with piecemeal immigration approach

    08/07/2013 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 11:50 AM EDT | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made his clearest indication yet that he would be fine with a piecemeal approach to immigration reform preferred by the Republican-led House. Schumer, the leader of the Gang of Eight whose comprehensive immigration reform legislation passed the Senate in June, said even if the House passes separate bills, those measures could eventually be bundled in a House-Senate conference committee.
  • National Push by a Local Immigration Activist: No G.O.P. Retreat

    08/07/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    ATLANTA — He says the United States is filling up with immigrants who do not respect the law or the American way of life. He refers to Latino groups as “the tribalists,” saying they seek to impose a divisive ethnic agenda. Of his many adversaries, he says: “The illegal alien lobby never changes. It’s the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce, the far left and the Democrats in an effort to expand cheap labor and increase voting for the Democratic Party.” D. A. King, who quit his job as an insurance agent...
  • Congressman sees dead body while on tour of Rio Grande Valley

    08/07/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KGBT ^ | Veronica Gallegos
    For three days, Congressman Michael McCaul has been traveling across the Southwest border. He stopped in San Diego, Tucson and on Wednesday he shifting his focus to the Rio Grande Valley "We are seeing an increase in the crosses right here in the Rio Grande sector in fact over the last year I think its increased over 55 percent," McCaul said. Immigration reform is at the center of the debate. McCaul toured key areas of the Valley to discuss threats along the border. Spokesman for the U.S.Border Patrol Daniel Tirado said in May the Valley surpassed the number of illegal...
  • List of participating businesses ( businesses that support comprehensive immigration reform )

    08/06/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    costatewidebuycott.wordpress.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | rapdpt....
    Below is a list of businesses participating in the statewide buy-cott from August 4th-10th. The list is sorted by region (Denver Metro Area, Southern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Western Slope, and Mountains). Denver Metro Area AT Audio – 138 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219 Joe’s Plaza – 1991 Clinton St, Aurora, CO 80010 Novedades La Morenita – 9558 E Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80010 Restaurant Puerto Vallarta #2 – 9538 E Montview, Aurora, CO 80010 El Mercado Azteca Market – 9701 E Montview, Aurora, CO 80010 Azucar Bakery – 1886 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 Appliance Professionals - 78 S Broadway,...
  • Groups hold "Un Welcome Boehner Party" outside U.S. Rep. Scott Perry's fundraiser

    08/07/2013 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8/6 /2013 | Ed Mahon
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R Ohio, spoke at a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Scott Perry's campaign committee... Dozens of immigration reform advocates, union representatives, supporters of President Barack Obama and others protested outside a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Scott Perry's campaign committee. The main target of their criticism was the guest speaker: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R Ohio..... Tickets for the private fundraiser started at $500 for an individual and $750 for a couple.... Bob Wilson, chairman of the York County Republican Committee, attended the fundraiser. He said Obamacare and tax reform were two major topics during the...
  • Protesters ask for better access to kidney, liver transplants

    08/06/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 05, 2013 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied. The men and women protested Monday outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, some taking long breaks for dialysis. They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.
  • Obama: Immigration reform would boost value of homes

    08/06/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2013 | Justine Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday argued that enactment of the Senate’s immigration reform bill would boost home values across the country. "It’s pretty simple: when more people buy homes, and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody," Obama said during a speech on home ownership in Phoenix. Obama conceded that immigration was "something you don’t always hear about when it comes to the housing market,” but he said the two things go hand in hand. "According to one recent study, the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars, just because...
  • Amnesty Driven by Voodoo Economics

    08/06/2013 5:27:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Voices calling for amnesty do not really understand economics or free enterprise. They offer garbled misconceptions -- with graphs. But they would be kicked out of the economics courses I took in business school. The pro-amnesty camp argues from "voodoo economics." Amnesty will grow the economy, they argue. Well, if there are more people, technically the economy will be bigger. But each person may be poorer. A growing economy is only 'better' if the economy grows faster than the population increases. Otherwise, each individual is worse off among a larger crowd. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures total activity -- not...
  • Paul Ryan: GOP Plan Says Illegals Go 'On Probation' Then 'Get a Green Card'

    08/06/2013 4:08:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/4/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would not take up the immigration bill that was approved by the Senate, but would instead take a "step-by-step approach" in which illegal aliens would go "on probation" before they were eventually allowed to "get a green card." "So what we're going to do is take a step-by-step approach to get immigration right, not a big massive bill, but separate bills so people know what's in these bills," said Ryan. "We don't have control of our border," said Ryan....
  • $200,000 ad campaign hits Ryan’s immigration plan

    08/05/2013 9:26:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 8/5/13 | Neil Munro
    Republican budget chief Rep. Paul Ryan is the target of a new home-state TV-ad by an anti-immigration group. The $200,000 radio and TV ad campaign starts Monday, and is timed for the August recess when Ryan is expected to be at home, defending his calls for an immigration bill that would boost the inflow of low-skill and high-skill workers, despite Americans’ declining wages and high unemployment rates. “Congressman Paul Ryan says we have a labor shortage in Wisconsin. That’s right, a labor shortage,” says the ad, produced by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “Tell that to the 12 percent...
  • Using Immigrants to Save Detroit?

    08/05/2013 9:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 5, 2013 | Mark Krikorian
    For the open-borders crowd, immigration is a patent medicine, able to cure whatever ails you. The latest pitch is that requiring immigrants to live in Detroit is the solution to that city's many ills -- see here and here, for instance. The second link, from National Journal, is aptly titled "A Modest Proposal", because it's no more real than Jonathan Swift's 18th century essay by the same name calling for the Irish to escape poverty by selling their children as food to the rich. The problem is that the Detroit suggestions do not seem to be intended as satire. And...
  • Marco Rubio's new mission: Win back the Republican Party’s base

    08/05/2013 7:13:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday August 5, 2013
    Sen. Marco Rubio's immigration push might have hurt his chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination, Republican lawmakers say. [WATCH VIDEO] While it’s still a long way until 2016, a number of GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate say Rubio (R-Fla.) will have to repair his standing with the conservative base if he hopes to be his party's next candidate for president. “There's terrible disappointment with Marco Rubio specifically,” says Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), an opponent of the Senate immigration bill that Rubio helped write and pass. “I don't think it's going to help him anywhere.”
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg now building a political network (Supporting illegal alien amnesty!)

    08/05/2013 3:15:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is building a new social network, and this time it's political. While he’s better known as the hoodie-clad, Harvard dropout that launched a multi-billion dollar Internet company, Zuckerberg has emerged as a political player on the national stage. After largely sitting on the political sidelines for a few years, the 29-year-old Facebook founder is using his clout as a top business executive and American success story to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. This week, Zuckerberg will publicly dive headfirst into the immigration debate that’s captivated Washington by joining forces with pro-immigration advocates outside of the tech...
  • Conservatives in no rush to embrace 'Kids Act' on immigration (Cantor's Amnesty Bill)

    08/04/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/13 | Russell Berman
    Conservatives in the House are not rushing to embrace an immigration proposal from party leaders to offer a path to citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are crafting a bill that would be the first GOP plan to deal with some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has endorsed the idea as a matter of “fairness” to grant citizenship to children who crossed the border through no fault of their own.
  • Eric Cantor: House will address immigration ‘according to our terms

    08/04/2013 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | August 04, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the House of Representatives will vote on a series of immigration bills in the fall, but wouldn’t commit to a vote on a measure similar to what the Senate has passed that provides a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. “We’ve said we are not going to be bringing the Senate bill up — we don’t believe that that’s the right path toward an immigration reform bill,” the Virginia Republican said in an interview broadcast on “Fox News Sunday.” “We will have a vote on a series...
  • House Republicans feel summer recess heat on immigration

    08/03/2013 3:35:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 3, 2013
    House Republicans are facing heavy pressure from both sides of the immigration debate as they return to their home districts for August recess with no clear indication as to how they’ll vote on the issue. The decision to pass comprehensive immigration reform has essentially been in the hands of the Republican-controlled House since the Democrat-led Senate passed such a bill in June. House Republicans were under pressure before they even left their Capitol Hill offices to start the five-week recess, which is traditionally dedicated to face-to-face talks with hometown voters. The American Federation of Government Employees sent a letter...
  • Man Charged With Human Trafficking In Woodford County

    08/03/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Lex 18 News ^ | Aug 2, 2013
    <p>Monster: Mexican national and illegal alien Separino Ponce-Nava attempted to sell his own 14-year old daughter to a 'frend' - reportedly allowing him to "try" her first.</p>
  • Losing Private Ryan

    08/03/2013 2:52:34 PM PDT · by Noremac · 16 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | August 3, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    Author's note: As there is no video embedded in my column, I'm posting it in its entirety here, but if you find it valuable - I'd warmly invite you to visit my site at BlastedFools.com, an all-original content site with 270 other posts in the archive. This is not exclusively on Congressman and erstwhile Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, but Ryan – along with Senator Marco Rubio, are the most notable examples of how elastic any politician with higher ambitions can be when they succumb to the wiles of the lobbying machinery in Washington D.C. I realize that sounds like...