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  • Filipinos joining applicants for Calif. driver’s license for undocumented

    01/27/2015 8:17:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    INQUIRER.net ^ | January 27, 2015 | by Rose G. Paquette
    SAN MATEO, California — No more pedaling the bicycle or ridesharing with relatives and friends to work or to bring the children to school. This month, the Department of Motor Vehicles started issuing special licenses to people who cannot prove their legal presence in the country. So-called irregular Filipino immigrants are among the people joining the long lines of applicants for a California driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Immigrant advocates say some applicants who previously held licenses under Social Security numbers that were not their own have been told they will need to meet with a DMV...
  • Obama assures Modi on concerns over H-1B visa issue

    01/27/2015 3:56:57 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 26, 2015, 08.14 PM IST | PTI
    NEW DELHI: President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will look into India's concerns on the H-1B visa issue as part of his comprehensive immigration reform, US officials said on Monday. Obama told Prime Minister Modi that his administration would be in touch with the Indian government on issues related to H-1B visas, popular among Indian techies. "I think what the President indicated is this is the type of issue (H-1B) that we have approached through the context of comprehensive immigration reform and so, given his ongoing efforts to work with Congress in pursuit of comprehensive...
  • Gov. Walker backs citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants [July 03, 2013]

    01/26/2015 3:29:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 107 replies
    The HIll ^ | July 03, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally as part of an overhaul of the nation's immigration system. "If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don't care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else," Walker said Tuesday during an interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board of Wisconsin. "I want them here." Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked if he...
  • Boehner’s Establishment GOP has Double-Crossed the Tea Party on Amnesty -

    01/26/2015 6:30:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    teaparty.org ^ | 1/25/15 | Jerome Corsi
    Now that we have seen the immigration bill House Speaker John Boehner has championed in the House of Representatives, we can have no doubt that Boehner and the establishment GOP in Congress have once again sold out Tea Party Loyalists to capitulate to President Obama and the Democrats on amnesty. As the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies reported last week, the House Homeland Security Committee rubber-stamped flawed border security bill (HR399) proposed by the committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, without meaningful improvements. Instead of listening to career Border Patrol and ICE agents committed to border security recommending to toughen penalties...
  • Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

    01/26/2015 6:35:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/25/15 | S.A. Miller
    Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender. For the Republican base, Mr. Obama’s unilateral move to grant legal status and work permits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants was an unlawful power grab that created a constitutional crisis. The anger I see from my audience at the Republican Party cannot become any more...
  • Surrender; Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

    01/26/2015 6:16:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/25/15 | sa miller
    Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender. For the Republican base, Mr. Obama’s unilateral move to grant legal status and work permits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants was an unlawful power grab that created a constitutional crisis. If Republican leaders were not willing to use Congress’ power of the purse — the...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Praised by Sen. Chuck Grassley

    01/25/2015 9:01:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) once supported President Reagan’s amnesty for illegal aliens back in the 1980’s, but has since stated that he and others made a mistake in doing so. He now supports a piece-meal approach to immigration reform as opposed to a comprehensive approach to fixing the existing immigration problem. During a brief Q & A with the veteran Senator at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Grassley laid out what he feels first needs to be done in any immigration reform bill and then talks about what he feels his colleague Senator Ted Cruz is doing...
  • Meet the 2016 GOP Candidates for President — and Their Positions on Immigration

    01/25/2015 2:58:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss King’s ring and attempt to build up a base in Iowa for their upcoming campaigns. (SNIP) Carson does advise that if immigrants “are wise, they will arrange with their employer before they leave to immediately offer them a legal job as soon as their application is received” — another indication that he has no idea how long backlogs can take or what...
  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By David Sirota
    DAVOS -- The crackdown on illegal immigration combined with intensified border security has prompted large numbers of undocumented Mexican laborers to remain in the U.S. permanently -- even as many prefer to go home -- out of fear they will never be able to return, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told International Business Times. “Many of them are currently trapped,” Calderon told IBTimes. “There are a lot of these people [who] want to be in Mexico eight months every year, but they are unable to go there, because if they cross the border, they will never be able to cross...
  • Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa

    01/24/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Bush was one of several likely Republican presidential candidates to avoid an event Saturday hosted by immigration hardliner and Iowa congressman Steve King.When Jeb Bush said that to win the presidential election a Republican candidate might have to lose the primary, he probably had a weekend like this one in mind. In Iowa, a host of second-tier possible presidential candidates — and a few big names — flocked to the first major event of the Republicans’ 2016 cycle: a cattle call of party speakers hosted by western Iowa congressman Steve King. King, whose often personal and derogatory criticism of undocumented...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    01/24/2015 7:27:09 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • Got a second?

    01/24/2015 7:10:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Martha McSally
    Friend, This year has a chance to be incredible for our country, but after President Obama’s speech last night, it’s clear we have a long battle ahead. He just ensured that he will fight our every move with his go-it-alone agenda of vetoes and executive orders. That’s why we need you to stand with us and renew your membership with the NRCC today. Every dollar goes to building a firewall and supporting Conservatives who will ensure YOUR voice is heard. (SNIP) We still need 284 renewals before midnight tonight! Please renew your membership now and show President Obama it’s time...
  • House Border Bill Advances Without Improvement

    01/24/2015 6:18:32 PM PST · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 24 January 2015 | Jessica Vaughan
    Scraps Border Fencing, Delays Biometric, Preserves Catch-and-Release, Allows Work Permits for Border-Crossers...The pace at which this bill is being rammed through the House suggests that the leadership is eager to pass a token bill and then inform the public that the border problem has been solved, while leaving the president's executive amnesty intact and his abuse of authority unchallenged.
  • Mark Levin: I’m not a “sellout” just because I have Marco Rubio on my show!

    01/24/2015 6:06:59 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 48 replies
    On Friday, Mark Levin responded to conservative backlash over his continued support for La Raza operative Marco Rubio… There are individuals who do ask to come on this program, and some of you get angry when I have them on– ‘oh, you’re a sellout’– just for having the individual on the program! (SNIP) I’m going to have Marco Rubio on this program…I get sick and tired of people who suggest that somehow you’re a ‘sellout’ because you bring these people on the program. No, I’m not. And I won’t be intimidated.
  • Immigration protesters HECKLE Rick Perry and Chris Christie at conservative political summit in Iowa

    01/24/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Illegal immigration jumped to the front of Iowa conservatives' minds on Saturday when a group of protesters heckled two potential presidential candidates for disagreeing with President Barack Obama's recent moves on the subject. 'If you become president, will you deport our families?' the group of eight shouted over and over from the balcony, after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about how he had mobilized his state's National Guard troops to patrol America's southern border. (SNIP) Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman in a shrinking House minority, held a small event across the street from the...
  • DREAMers May Crash Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/23/2015 12:38:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates in Iowa this weekend beware. DREAMers are planning to confront Republicans at Saturday’s inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, which Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Citizens United will host. According to an NBC report, DREAMers are planning “activities around the event, including confronting potential candidates to ask them where they stand on immigration reform and the president’s executive action.” --snip-- After accosting King at an event with Sen. Rand Paul in which King told the DREAMers not to import more lawlessness, DREAMers vowed to have more of such confrontations.
  • GOP Explainer: Climate Change and Amnesty

    01/23/2015 10:46:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I have to share with you, folks: I'm like many of you. When I saw yesterday, last night, that the Senate voted 98-1 to essentially accept the notion and affirm the idea that climate change is real, I about flipped my gourd. It's 98-1? I found out the one vote against it was James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Which would make perfect sense, because he does have his head on straight about global warming. But Ted Cruz, all these guys that we talk about? What's the deal here? So I had to come in and investigate this, and The...
  • Employee killed in shooting at Mesa QuikTrip

    01/23/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by ponygirl · 30 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | 1/22/15 | azfamily.com
    MESA, Ariz. -- An employee at a QuikTrip convenience store was shot and killed early Thursday morning, according to police. The QT is located at Stapley Drive and Broadway Road. The shooting was followed by a high-speed chase for about 25 miles from Mesa to southwest Phoenix as police tried to capture the shooting suspect. They said a witness had flagged them down at the QT. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, of Mesa, was taken into custody at 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Police said Altamirano shot the clerk because he didn't think he was getting his cigarettes fast enough. Altamirano reportedly...
  • House, Senate Republicans Meet in Secret to Discuss Border Security Bill

    01/22/2015 4:25:27 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Matt Fuller
    Two days after Sen. Jeff Sessions bashed a House border security bill, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul crossed the Dome Thursday to clear the air and try to secure the support of one of Congress’ most ardent immigration critics. McCaul — with Rules Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and freshman Gary Palmer of Alabama in tow — met with Sessions, the Alabama Republican, Thursday in the senator’s Russell office for roughly 30 minutes. The discussion centered on the House bill and a round of comments from both men that have played out in press releases and news reports. Asked as...
  • Jeff Sessions' appointment to lead Senate panel shows GOP ready to rumble on immigration

    01/22/2015 1:46:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Al ^ | updated January 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM | Leada Gore
    When Sen. Jeff Sessions stepped aside to make way for Wyoming's Mike Enzi to lead the Budget Committee, many wondered if there were bigger plans ahead for Alabama's junior senator. It appears there is Sen. Sessions is set to take over the Senate panel that oversees immigration, reports indicate. The move was first reported in Politico and while the senator's office can't confirm the move ahead of the official announcement, the change is a perfect fit for Sessions who has emerged as the leading opponent of the White House's immigration plans. Sessions is set to take over chairmanship of the...
  • The States Will Pay for Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    01/22/2015 7:13:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2015 | Ian Smith
    On January 30, the Southern District Court of Texas will decide whether 25 plaintiff states in Texas v. U.S. should be granted a preliminary injunction to stop the Obama administration’s latest, lawless executive amnesty. Establishing “legal standing” —essentially, a plaintiff’s right to sue — is highly problematic for petitioners aggrieved by the non-enforcement of our immigration laws, but the plaintiff states have skillfully laid out in their briefs a comprehensive case for why they should be granted standing. The states assert several economic interests harmed by the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program. They cite, among other things, the...
  • Is Ted Cruz ‘Post-Hispanic’?

    01/22/2015 6:49:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 22, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    The right-wing firebrand Texas senator, who has been on both sides of the immigration debate, is a lot more complex than he might seem.How “Hispanic” is Ted Cruz? If the brilliant but polarizing senator from Texas—who happens to be Cuban-American—does indeed run for president in 2016, does he have a shot at winning Hispanic votes? At a time when the GOP is hemorrhaging support from Hispanics, would nominating Cruz provide a solution—or, given his extreme rightwing politics, make the problem worse? I have to be honest: I hate these types of questions. It’s fair to ask whether a certain candidate...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 3:43:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 193 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence...
  • GOP’s Picks to Oversee Immigration Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary Committee Says A Lot

    01/21/2015 4:50:36 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) is expected to be selected by his Republican colleagues to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration. (SNIP) At the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Janice Kephart serves as Director of National Security Policy. Before Sessions hired her, Kephart testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, alongside her CIS colleague Steven Camarota against the Senate bill. CIS vehemently opposes immigration, including legal immigration. (SNIP) They also promote the myth that immigrants are stealing American jobs, a line that Sessions repeatedly echoes. (SNIP) Sessions Tanked His Own Federal Judge Nomination Over Accusations of “Racial...
  • Jeff Sessions to take over Senate panel overseeing immigration (with Vitter)

    01/21/2015 2:46:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), one of the most relentless critics of the Obama administration’s immigration directives, is taking over the Senate’s panel that oversees immigration, according to three sources familiar with the decision. Sessions is set to assume the chairmanship of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, according to the sources — giving the conservative a key platform to advance his immigration policies. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), a new member of the Judiciary Committee, is going to be the panel’s vice chair, the sources said. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/jeff-sessions-senate-panel-immigration-114455.html#ixzz3PUytKfXy
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 2:28:11 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 01/21/2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence has been put in, it has worked spectacularly....
  • Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages

    01/21/2015 2:04:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Ben Schreckinger and Seung Min Kim
    After Republicans sent mixed signals on immigration in their two official rebuttals to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus struggled to explain the disparity on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s State of the Union rebuttal made no mention of the topic, but the Spanish-language version of the rebuttal, delivered by Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, said Republicans wanted to work with Obama to fix the immigration system. (SNIP) When pressed further on how that explained the disparity, Priebus said, “I think we’ve been talking about this executive amnesty action that...
  • Nativist Lawsuit on the Texas Border

    01/21/2015 8:39:44 AM PST · by Hostage · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 20, 2015 | NY Times Editorial Board
    The first thing to know about the lawsuit brought by two dozen states to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration is that it is a meritless screed wrapped in flimsy legal cloth and deposited on the doorstep of a federal district judge in Brownsville, Tex. The second thing to know is that the judge, Andrew Hanen, may well look kindly on the suit. He made news in 2013 with a politically charged ruling accusing the Obama administration of criminally conspiring with Mexican drug cartels to smuggle children over the border (he really said that), which is surely why the...
  • SOTU 2015: Obama Shines Like a "Million Points of Spite"

    01/21/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Well that was a spectacle to end all; words fail me. Butt not Big Guy, his words – and he had plenty of them – shined like a million points of spite. I was up all night trying to figure out how best to summarize the SOTU for those of you who were too busy to watch it for yourself. Succinctly: it was 50 pounds of bullshit crammed into a 1 pound doggie poo bag. Butt before getting into any of the insignificant points of the speech allow me to comment on a couple of the more superficial aspects of the...
  • Is House GOP Border Bill Just a Prelude to Amnesty and More Guest workers?

    01/21/2015 7:34:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mike McCaul of Texas has introduced a border-security bill (HR 399), which will be marked up by the committee tomorrow afternoon. It’s a “mild-mannered bill,” in the delicate understatement of my colleague Jessica Vaughan; it has some useful provisions but is nothing to write home about. Vaughan notes: “If so many respected career Border Patrol officials are underwhelmed by this bill, then members of Congress should be, too.” Senator Sessions was more than underwhelmed: “The pending legislation does nothing to end this endemic practice of catch-and-release, ensuring large amounts of illegal immigration will continue...
  • Pro-Amnesty House Republican To Deliver Spanish Language Response

    01/20/2015 10:20:43 AM PST · by Pelham · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Based on House Republican documents reviewed by Breitbart News, pro-amnesty Republican freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida will be delivering the Republican’s Spanish-language address in response to Obama’s State of the Union speech. Curbelo recently made waves with a January 18 interview in The Hill, which focused on his strong dissent from the basic Republican position on immigration and all but stated his support for Obama’s executive amnesty.... The Florida Republican is a vocal supporter of actions on immigration reform that many in the GOP have rejected, including a Senate-passed bill that House Republican leaders have refused to bring up...
  • When Illegals Kill Cops

    01/20/2015 4:48:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    When Illegals Kill CopsPosted By Lloyd Billingsley On January 20, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Rep. Ami Bera, a northern California Democrat, has invited Susan Oliver, 46, to President Obama’s State of the Union Speech. The White House is aware of the invitation, and Mrs. Oliver has a message of her own for the chief executive.“Build unity between citizens and law enforcement,” she told Richard Chang of the Sacramento Bee. “The damage is tearing people apart.” Activists, she said, try to “excite people who don’t know all the facts” and “people will do negative things...
  • Oh my: 56% say Republicans should block Obama’s executive amnesty

    01/19/2015 4:57:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Guy Benson. A few commenters torched me after this post last week about a YouGov poll claiming that 55 percent of the public wants the GOP to let Obama’s executive amnesty stand. The question YouGov asked was way too vague, they insisted. Rephrase it so that it gets more specific about what O’s action would do and the numbers will drop.Yep. According to today’s WaPo result, you guys were right. Here’s how YouGov asked the question about the merits of Obama’s policy:After putting that to the respondents, they followed up by asking, “Do you think Congress should try...
  • U.S. Should Copy The Great Wall Of Saudi Arabia

    01/19/2015 3:41:44 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Homeland Security: To keep out Islamic State terrorists, the Saudis are building a 600-mile-long barrier — complete with five layers of fencing, underground movement censors and radar cameras — on their northern border. If they can do it ... Good fences, it is said, make for good neighbors, which on a grand scale was the intent of the Great Wall of China in antiquity and the Israeli fences of more recent vintage. Both were designed to keep out intruders and to make sure all guests were invited guests. Unlike the Berlin Wall, they were built to keep hostiles out, not...
  • 25 States Sue Obama Over Amnesty, But Some States Are Silent [Map In Comments]

    01/19/2015 12:37:38 PM PST · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 16 January 2015 | Jon Feere
    Twenty-five states are now part of a lawsuit challenging President Obama's lawless amnesty agenda...12 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in the lawsuit in defense of Obama's lawless amnesty...13 states remain on the sidelines.
  • Sowell: 'Diversity' in Action

    01/19/2015 11:48:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 19, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments' counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last of the installments of that price, to be paid in blood and lives, for smug elites' Utopian self-indulgences in moral preening and gushing with the magic word "diversity." Generations yet unborn will still be paying the price, whether in large or small installments, depending on how long...
  • OUR OPINION: King should mend fences with Boehner

    In our Oct. 24 endorsement of Republican Steve King for a seventh term in the U.S. House, we said he would be better-positioned to represent the wants and needs of Iowa's 4th District than his Democratic opponent for the next two years because the GOP likely would retain control of the chamber. (SNIP) Yes, King is entitled to his opinion of Boehner and should be entitled to his choice for speaker, but ... Political realities suggest our congressman should exercise some care in pursuit of opposition to House leadership or risk marginalization. In a National Journal story last week headlined...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Boasting About How Many Illegal Immigrant Children It Resettled ...

    01/17/2015 3:51:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Complete Headline: The Obama Administration Is Now Boasting About How Many Illegal Immigrant Children It Resettled This Summer The Department of Health and Human Services is touting its handling of last summer’s massive influx of unaccompanied alien children in an end-of-year report, despite the fact that its own failures worsened the situation. Nearly 58,000 unaccompanied alien children arrived before the end of fiscal year 2014, almost as many as arrived in the past five years combined, according to the report from HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. “ORR and its partners worked tirelessly throughout the summer influx, addressing emergent medical...
  • Iowa GOP votes to overturn Obama's immigration action (Ernst undecided)

    01/17/2015 2:28:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    wcfcourier.com ^ | ED TIBBETTS
    DAVENPORT | Iowa's Republican congressional delegation unanimously backed a move in the U.S. House Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, tying the measures to a Department of Homeland Security bill that now will go to the Senate. Reps. Rod Blum, Steve King and David Young all backed passage of the bill, along with the amendments aimed at undermining the president's moves on immigration that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants the ability to stay in the U.S. (SNIP) On a conference call with reporters, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she had not decided yet whether it...
  • Ted Cruz: Loose Cannon or Libertarian Reformer?

    01/17/2015 9:51:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | The February 2015 Issue | Glenn Garvin
    The Texas senator might be just crazy enough to win the GOP presidential nomination.As they used to say in the old westerns, it was quiet out there-too quiet. So no one was really surprised when Ted Cruz announced to The Washington Post the weekend before the November election that his brief flirtation with civilized behavior was nearing its end. For months, the Texas senator had abandoned his "the guy with dynamite strapped to his chest" persona, as one Republican political strategist describes it, to be a team player, crisscrossing the country to campaign for GOP candidates. No filibusters on the...
  • GOP Retreat: Rep. Jeff Denham Says Party’s Quietly Crafting Broad Immigration Bill

    01/16/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | Jonathan Strong
    The GOP’s most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. “I think leadership’s commitment is not only to bring up immigration reform, but to bring it up in multiple different bills. The question is the timing of that and the sequence of those bills,” Denham said. (ed: CA Rep. Jeff Denham) The revelation is important because shortly after the election, Speaker John Boehner...
  • Chatham County’s Duncan spanks Big Gov’t. Barbie over amnesty votes

    01/16/2015 5:00:10 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has shown her true colors this week in regard to amnesty for illegal aliens. Jim Duncan, chairman of the Chatham County GOP in Ellmers’s district, has stepped forward via Facebook to call out his member of Congress:
  • Jon Stewart To Rubio: ‘In Your Heart, You’re A Democrat’ [VIDEO]

    01/16/2015 4:44:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Marco Rubio probably could have done without the praise from host Jon Stewart during his appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday. During an occasionally awkward interview, the conservative Florida senator ultimately charmed Stewart while explaining some of the economic proposals in his new book, “American Dreams.”
  • The Myth of Jeb’s Protégé

    01/16/2015 4:32:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | S.V. DÁTE
    Plato and Aristotle. Freud and Jung. Obi-wan and Anakin. Jeb and Marco? Under today’s received political wisdom, the two Florida Republicans and would-be presidents are a first-ballot, sure-fire bet for the mentor-protégé hall of fame. It’s rare to see a mention of the two men of late that does not include “mentor” or “protégé” or both. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, 61, is the master, and Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, the disciple, faithfully bearing the conservative torch. (SNIP) Rubio, though, followed a much different path. From the West Miami city commission, he ran for an open state House seat in a...
  • Republicans Plan to Offer Their Own Solutions on Immigration

    01/16/2015 12:22:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 16, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press
    Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system. It's a goal House Republicans have tried and failed to achieve for the past two years, even as the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that ultimately died because of inaction in the House. But as House and Senate Republicans met for a joint retreat in this capital of chocolate and sweets, lawmakers said that with the Senate now under GOP control, they have a...
  • 170,000 in Harris County illegally could benefit from Obama immigration action

    01/16/2015 12:21:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 16, 2015 | Lomi Kriel
    ".......The analysis by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit studying immigration policy, shows Obama's new program could also have sweeping impacts in the surrounding suburban and rural counties, not simply in the urban core. Republicans say the changes, the most expansive to the nation's immigration system since 1965, are an overreach. Congress passed a bill Wednesday that would cancel it though Obama has said he would veto the measure if it passes the Senate. According to the MPI analysis: * About 130,000 immigrants in Harris County are the parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and could...
  • CBO: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GRANTED EXECUTIVE AMNESTY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL BENEFITS

    01/16/2015 11:33:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2015 | By Caroline May
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that by 2017, some 2 million currently undocumented immigrants will be eligible for certain federal benefits under the Obama administration’s executive amnesty. In a report released Thursday, CBO considers how changes to immigration policy could affect the federal budget. Its estimates are based on President Obama’s expanded deferred action programs to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants. The office estimates that between 2 million and 2.5 million undocumented immigrants will “have received approval for deferred action” by 2017. The CBO’s estimate is less than the 5 million the Obama administration estimated its executive amnesty would...
  • McConnell to House GOP: Don’t expect miracle on immigration

    01/16/2015 11:21:58 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2015 | By Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
    HERSHEY, PA. — Senate GOP leaders are using their joint retreat with the House to warn conservatives that they’re not going to be able to reverse President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told House lawmakers that he needs at least six Democrats to pass legislation approved by the House that funds the Homeland Security Department and repeals Obama’s actions deferring deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. He told House Republicans not to expect miracles, since it would take 60 Senate votes to send the House bill to Obama’s desk, and McConnell only has 54...
  • More than a third of Connecticut students live in poverty

    01/16/2015 10:51:32 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    wfsb ^ | 1-16-2015 | Rob Polansky
    More than a third of public school students in Connecticut are in poverty, according to a new bulletin. As for the rest of the country, the Southern Education Foundation said low-income students are now a majority. Mississippi led the nation with 71 percent. It was followed by New Mexico at 68 percent. “No longer can we consider the problems and needs of low-income students simply a matter of fairness,” wrote Steve Suitts, SEF's vice president. “Their success or failure in the public schools will determine the entire body of human capital and educational potential that the nation will possess in...
  • Obama vows to ‘play offense’ against GOP-led Congress

    01/16/2015 8:41:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-16-2015 | Fox News
    President Obama told Senate Democrats in a private meeting that he plans to "play offense" against the new GOP-controlled Congress, showing little hesitation about clashing with Republicans for the next two years. Congressional sources confirmed the comments, made Thursday during a summit in Baltimore, as Republican lawmakers held their own summit in Hershey, Pa. The president, who already has issued a string of veto threats in the opening days of the 114th Congress, indicated he's prepared to keep opposing legislation he finds objectionable. This includes legislation with bipartisan support. Not only has Obama threatened to veto bipartisan legislation authorizing the...