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  • Australian Gun Culture Part 12: Amnesty of 2017 Halfway Through

    08/14/2017 1:08:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia is undergoing a gun “amnesty”, the first general one since 1996, when some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world were imposed on Australia. The federal guidelines were fast tracked by the hoplophobic Prime Minister, John Howard, with substantial aid by the anti-gun Australian media, during the emotional effect of the Port Arthur massacre.From sbs.com.au: Since being declared a month ago, 1700 rifles, 460 shotguns and nearly 200 handguns have been surrendered and thousands more firearms submitted for registration.Surrendered items include four SKS assault rifles, a 9mm homemade sub-machine gun, a Colt AR-15 rifle, M1 carbine,...
  • Wells Fargo accused of denying loans to immigrants in DACA program

    08/08/2017 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2017 | By Bob Egelko
    A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo bank of denying loans to immigrants who came to the U.S. as youngsters and have been allowed to remain here. Denial of loans based on citizenship status violates a federal law, passed in 1870, and a California civil rights law, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said Thursday in rejecting the bank’s attempt to dismiss the proposed nationwide class-action suit. Wells Fargo, according to the suit, has a policy of granting loans only to U.S. citizens or to noncitizens who have become permanent legal residents and...
  • ‘Legacy’ Legislation to Honor McCain Proposed [semi-satire]

    08/05/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Fresh off his crucial vote to kill the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is now working with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to craft what McCain called “a fitting legacy to honor my service to the country and Senate over my lifetime.” The bill they are drafting is a revival of the so-called “Gang of Eight” measure passed by the Senate in 2013, but rejected by the House. It would give a path to citizenship to most illegal immigrants, greatly increase the number of visas to allow companies to replace American workers with foreigners and greatly increase...
  • Report: McCain Wants Congress to Pass ‘Gang of Eight’ Amnesty Bill When He Returns

    08/04/2017 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Aug 2017 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) wants Congress to pass the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill when he returns to the Senate after getting treatments for brain cancer. According to The Arizona Republic, McCain, before leaving Washington to get cancer treatments in Arizona, reportedly spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about joining forces again to pass the “Gang of Eight” bill. After joining Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to defeat the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, McCain, who has always wanted to be known as a straight-talking independent, was lionized by Democrats and the legacy media,...
  • Well-known DREAMer activist hit, killed by red-light runner

    08/04/2017 8:42:48 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 54 replies
    AZ 3 Family ^ | 3 Aug 2017 | Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) - A well-known community organizer who used social media and technology in his behind-the-scenes efforts for immigrant rights was killed Tuesday when a 51-year-old woman ran a red light and crashed into his motorcycle. Police say the woman, who hasn't been identified, was cited for running a red light and driving without a license following the fatal crash. Celso Salinas-Mireles was brought to the country from Mexico as a young child and was protected from deportation through former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Police identified him as Celso Mireles-Martinez, but a close friend said...
  • Report: McCain Wants Congress to Pass ‘Gang of Eight’ Amnesty Bill When He Returns

    08/04/2017 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2017 | by Tony Lee 
    According to The Arizona Republic, McCain, before leaving Washington to get cancer treatments in Arizona, reportedly spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about joining forces again to pass the “Gang of Eight” bill. After joining Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to defeat the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, McCain, who has always wanted to be known as a straight-talking independent, was lionized by Democrats and the legacy media, with CNN paying homage to his “maverick moment.” Referring to the “Gang of Eight” bill, McCain told the Republic on Thursday that he wanted “to reintroduce the same package that was passed through...
  • Schumer: McCain Said to Me, 'Let’s Get Immigration Reform Done’

    07/26/2017 5:36:45 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 73 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Praising Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), now battling brain cancer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said McCain is thinking beyond the health care bill. “You know, I love the man,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday, after the Senate vote on a motion to proceed to a health care bill that is open to amendments. “He's a great man," Schumer said of McCain. "We've been close friends. He even said to me when I called him this weekend, ‘Let's get immigration reform done,’ so he's thinking of the future. As you know, he and I worked on...
  • Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

    07/23/2017 10:57:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs. “To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President]...
  • Human rights groups become new target of Ankara’s crackdown (Turkey)

    07/22/2017 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ali Bayramoglu (Translator Sibel Utku Bila)
    The Turkish government’s massive crackdown since last year’s attempted coup has targeted not only the putschists, but also the media, Kurdish politicians, as well as leftist, liberal and conservative oppositionists. The latest developments in this crackdown show that the regime is proceeding fast to the lowest point on its path to autocracy. One particularly alarming omen is the arrest of six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, following a July 5 police raid on a gathering of civic activists on an Istanbul island. The move indicates that Ankara’s suppression campaign has reached a new phase, turning to local...
  • Graham tells Republicans "moment of reckoning" is coming on Dream Act

    07/20/2017 2:17:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 20July17 | Kathryn Watson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, had a blistering message for members of his own party in a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday as he and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, pushed their bill Thursday to grant legal status and a path to citizenship for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Graham and Durbin are reviving a new version of the bill, which has been introduced in previous years in the Senate, as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program faces legal challenges in court. Graham said he appreciates the Trump administration's stated priority to prioritize deporting...
  • U.S. Provides Visas To Up To 15,000 Temporary Workers

    07/18/2017 9:51:13 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 18 July 2017 | Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson
    Federal officials said there were not enough qualified and willing American workers available to perform certain types of temporary nonagricultural work...Congress originally set the cap at 66,000 workers for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. In May, lawmakers gave Kelly authority to approve up to an additional 70,000 temporary visas...
  • Sanctuary City DA Pleads Guilty To Bribery By Alien

    07/17/2017 10:19:27 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 6 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 30 June 2017 | Dan Cadman
    Two-term Philadelphia District Attorney, Seth Williams, a Democrat, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bribery...Among other things, Williams was accused of helping an alien, Mohammad N. Ali (who also pleaded guilty to bribing Williams), skirt problems with federal immigration officials during his entries into the United States after travel abroad.
  • “Turkey detained human rights defenders to hide the violations”

    07/12/2017 4:18:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 9 Jul 2017, 11:45 | ANF AMED
    Turkey's Human Rights Association deputy secretary general in charge of organisation stressed that the Turkish government detained human rights activists to hide the violations in the country. Turkish government detained human rights activists to hide the violations in Turkey, Human Rights Association’s (IHD) deputy secretary general in charge of organisation Necla Şengül said. Her remarks came after Turkish police arrested human rights activists in Istanbul, on July 5th. Idil Eser, Amnesty International’s director in Turkey in among the 11 activists arrested. “The arrested activists are leading experts in human rights. They were deliberately targeted by the government” Şengül said. Şengül...
  • Rich Lowry: Trump is winning the immigration debate

    07/10/2017 11:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Lacrosse Tribune ^ | July 11, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    With his penchant for tweeted insults and GIFs, Donald Trump will never be mistaken for a master of the sweet art of persuasion. Yet he is clearly winning the public argument on the issue of immigration. He isn’t doing it through sustained, careful attention. No, it is the sheer fact of his November victory, and the data showing the importance of the issue of immigration to it, that has begun to shift the intellectual climate. It had been assumed, even by many Republicans like John McCain, that opposition to amnesty and higher levels of legal immigration would doom the GOP...
  • Turkish intelligence believes Amnesty International preparing coup in country (LMAO, Insane)

    07/10/2017 8:54:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 July 2017 11:09 CEST | None stated
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the international human rights organisation Amnesty International of preparing a new coup attempt in the country, citing intelligence data.On Wednesday, the Director of Amnesty International Turkey Idil Eser and seven other Turkish human rights activists, as well as German and Swedish nationals, were detained during a conference on the Buyukada Island near Istanbul. On Thursday and Saturday, Amnesty International demanded their release.At a press conference after the G20 summit in Hamburg, one of the journalists reminded Erdogan that Amnesty International had been defending him when the then-Turkish authorities arrested him for...
  • Detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey Share

    07/06/2017 5:17:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | July 6, 2017 | Press Statement, Heather Nauert
    Press StatementHeather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC July 6, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned by the July 5, detention of prominent human rights defenders from Amnesty International Turkey and other respected institutions. As with past arrests of prominent human rights defenders, journalists, academics, and activists, we underscore the importance of respecting due process and individual rights, as enshrined in the Turkish Constitution, and consistent with Turkey’s own international commitments. As we have expressed on numerous occasions, persistent curbs on freedom of expression erode the foundations of democratic society. More voices, not fewer, are necessary in challenging times.
  • On my Way to Australia, Firearms Amnesty

    07/04/2017 12:26:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In a few days, I will be traveling to Australia. My trip will occur during the “Firearms Amnesty” there. I intend to write about the Amnesty, as well as the Australian gun culture.Blog posts may be a little spotty.  It can be difficult to get decent Internet connectivity when you are flying over the Pacific. Internet availability in Australia depends on where you are. The more people around, the better Internet connections.  There are lots of places in Australia without many people. This Australian “Amnesty” differs from American “buybacks”. American “buybacks” are more properly termed gun turn in...
  • Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

    06/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 16, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump has officially reversed his campaign pledge to deport the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children. The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday night that it would continue the Obama-era program intended to protect those immigrants from deportation and provide them work permits so they can find legal employment. A fact sheet posted on the department’s website says immigrants enrolled in the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “will continue to be eligible” to renew every two years and notes that “no work permits will be...
  • Trump’s reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base

    06/12/2017 6:42:20 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday that underscore a major reversal for President Trump. The decision has enraged the president’s conservative base, which hoped he would make good on his promise to revoke the policy, known in governmentspeak as DACA. But immigrant rights advocates, who were harshly critical of Mr. Trump during the campaign, said he deserves some credit for defying his right wing and keeping the program intact.
  • Trump’s reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base

    06/09/2017 1:23:17 PM PDT · by TBP · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday that underscore a major reversal for President Trump. The decision has enraged the president’s conservative base, which hoped he would make good on his promise to revoke the policy, known in governmentspeak as DACA. But immigrant rights advocates, who were harshly critical of Mr. Trump during the campaign, said he deserves some credit for defying his right wing and keeping the program intact. “I definitely think that he does deserve credit for continuing a very successful program for young people...