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  • EXCLUSIVE:HOUSE GOP LEADERS TRICK 216 HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTO ACCIDENTALLY SUPPORTING OBAMA'S EXECUTI

    12/07/2014 4:45:15 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 136 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 December 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you don’t want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • Obama ENDS program that deported 283,000 criminal aliens after promising to expel felons

    11/23/2014 2:47:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Along with his more sensationalized executive order granting some illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, President Barack Obama quietly ended a controversial program on Thursday that had deported 283,000 of them after they were arrested for crimes other than border-crossing. The Secure Communities program has been in place in limited form since 2006, and expanded nationwide in 2008. It allowed local law enforcement to hold arrestees and convicts 48 hours after they were officially bailed or released, if they were in the county illegally, so federal agents could pick them up and start...
  • Obama: Immigration Fight Can't Be "Dealbreaker"

    11/22/2014 10:36:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 22, 2014 | JAKE MILLER
    JAKE MILLER November 22, 2014 Obama: Immigration Fight Can't Be "Dealbreaker" In the face of fierce Republican blowback, President Obama continued defending his recent executive action on immigration in his weekly address Saturday, warning Republicans not to paralyze the government simply because they object to one part of his agenda. "We can't allow a disagreement over a single issue to be a dealbreaker on every issue," Mr. Obama said in the address, which was taped Friday during the president's trip to Las Vegas. "That's not how our democracy works. This debate deserves more than politics as usual." Conservatives have accused...
  • Obama Grubered us Great on Immigration

    11/22/2014 9:49:22 AM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But not only in the ways that most of us anticipated, because He did not issue an executive order.On November 19th, I wrote an article titled Obama’s Grubering and royal amnesty for illegals. Rather than speculate about what Obama would say in His November 20th address and Royal Decree, also known as executive order, I wrote After reading and interpreting copies of Obama’s address and His Royal Decree, I will try to analyze His Gruberings. Like many, I had expected Obama to issue an executive order, in contradiction of His many previous acknowledgments that He lacks the authority to deal with immigration that way. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj4PJUI0II&w=640&h=390] Video linkObama did not...
  • Obama has effectively "legalized" all 20 million ++ illegals

    11/22/2014 10:05:22 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 69 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/22/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu appeared on O'Reilly the other evening. I don't watch O'Reilly very often as I feel he goes a bit overboard with the "Fair and Balanced" thing. But I'm glad I watched that show. Sheriff Babeu made a comment that might have been lost on the casual observer but brought what's left of my alleged brain to its feet. According to the Sheriff, Obama's immigration executive power grab will cover illegals who have been here for 5 years or more. Sheriff Babeu, Joe Arpio in Maricopa County and many other law enforcement officials out there...
  • You Have to Give It to the President

    11/21/2014 4:48:04 AM PST · by madprof98 · 93 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 11/20/14 | Daniel Foster
    It’s a brilliant, brutally cynical near-term gambit. He delayed action until after the election, he even told everybody he was doing it! And then he completely screwed over the incoming Republican majority, making their lame-duck and first 100 days a complete pain-in-the-ass, while shoring up support among his progressive doubters who, if you watched MSNBC tonight, are back to 2008 levels of adoration. Still, what are the Republicans going to do? Impeach him? There’s a smart-ish strategy that involves funding the rest of the government while denying DHS the funds to enforce His Majesty’s edict. But when POTUS vetoes it,...
  • Poll: Hispanics closely divided on executive amnesty

    11/20/2014 7:56:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    An NBC News poll discovered that President Obama’s planned executive amnesty order is not overwhelmingly popular among Hispanics, while nearly half of all Americans oppose it.  In fact, the margin of opposition among all Americans is greater than the marhin of support among Hispanics. The casual assumption that Spanish-speakers automatically want to open the floodgates for illegal immigrants overlooks the vast diversity among people grouped together in a census category that assumes people from Barcelona are the same as people from Tegucigalpa.  It also fails to recognize that people who came here legally, or whose ancestors did, may resent...
  • Obama, by his Own Words, to Become "Emperor of the United States"

    11/19/2014 12:03:36 PM PST · by rightistight · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/19/14 | Aurelius
    President Barack Obama has stated, on multiple occasions that he cannot use executive actions to legalize millions of illegal aliens. But more important, on at least one occasion, the President specifically said that he cannot enact executive amnesty because, to do so, would make him the “emperor of the United States.” Now, with the President about to enact executive amnesty, President Obama, by his own words, will become the “emperor of the United States.” Perhaps it is intentional. The President specifically said that enacting such powers would make him a “king.” Maybe that is what he wants: to declare to...
  • Take action today to stop or minimize Obama's amnesty

    11/19/2014 11:34:14 AM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 7 replies
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 11/19/2014 | 24AheadDotCom
    Obama plans to declare amnesty tomorrow or Friday. Please take smart, effective action right now to stop Obama's plan or to at least minimize how bad amnesty will be. What we need is for leading Democrats to see that amnesty would harm their careers and reduce their chances of being reelected. If they realize how it would harm their careers, then they'll pressure Obama to halt or minimize his plans, or at least they'll help fight against his attempts to implement amnesty. So, how do we make Dems realize that? By promising to use the Stop Amnesty Challenge against them...
  • Democrats to unflinchingly back Obama on executive amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/19/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama prepared to announce a new temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they back him, and said Republicans have themselves to blame for pushing the White House into the move. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Obama warned them for months that if they didn’t act, he would. “I’m glad,” Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor.
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 11:43:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19 | Ted Cruz
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for illegal immigrants unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law.
  • GOP chairmen vow to stop Obama

    11/19/2014 11:45:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/14 | Ben Kamisar
    Two powerful Republican committee chairmen warned President Obama in a letter Wednesday that they would use every tool at their disposal to stop his executive actions on immigration. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) added to the chorus of GOP criticism against the president, calling an executive order “ill advised” and urging Obama to work with Congress to find a compromise. “Let’s secure the border, enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States, and build a broad consensus for immigration reform,” they wrote. “Otherwise, as the chairmen...
  • DHS chief: Obama's immigration order will be 'comprehensive'

    11/19/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday said President Obama is poised to announce “comprehensive” executive action on immigration. “I do not want and will not get out ahead of the president and the announcement that he will make in the coming days," Johnson said at the Washington think tank New Democrat Network. “Legislative action is always preferable, but we’ve waited now for years to get Congress to act, and Congress has not acted.” The White House on Wednesday said the president will announce his “commonsense steps” on immigration in a prime-time address on Thursday evening. Johnson...
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • Obama to Give Live Executive Amnesty Speech Tomorrow Night

    11/19/2014 11:08:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 97 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Tomorrow night, at 8 p.m. EST, President Obama will address the nation on his coming executive amnesty. "Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country," says the White House press secretary in a blog post. "So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can...
  • Condoleezza Rice warns President Obama on immigration

    11/06/2014 11:43:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | November 6, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that if President Barack Obama wants to tackle immigration in his last two years in office, he can’t do it through executive actions. “We can’t have a circumstance in which we are going after a problem as meddlesome and potentially divisive as immigration by executive action only, this has to go through the people’s representatives,” the former secretary of state said in an interview with Brian Kilmeade of “Fox and Friends.” “That’s our system, that’s the Congress.” Rice said that after Republicans dominated the midterm elections, the American people need to “watch what happens now”...
  • Immigration advocates to Obama: Don’t let Dems ‘stand in the way’

    09/03/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Immigration rights advocates are pushing President Obama to brush aside calls from fellow Democrats to delay executive action on deportations until after the election. "I say to the Democrats: Stand aside," Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said during a press call Wednesday. "Let the president make a decision; let him announce it; and stop this stopping the progress of our community towards justice." Other advocates piled on. "The president said that he was ready to take bold action, and a few Democrats should not stand in the way," said Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, deputy vice president of policy at the National Council of...
  • Attkisson: Obama Admin Refusing to Tell Congress Where Illegal Children Went

    09/03/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/14 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border. Attkisson said the Obama administration seems to be intentionally stonewalling by not answering letters from members of Congress or reporters questions.
  • An Obama-Caused Border Disaster

    07/19/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    JULY 19, 2014 An Obama-Caused Border Disaster Make no mistake, the president has instigated the present influx of illegal aliens. By Andrew C. McCarthy It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in...
  • Obama: Don’t Make It ‘Harder for the Best and the Brightest to Come Here’

    07/04/2014 1:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that the country is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants. He said the vast range of backgrounds and experiences that made America a melting pot for more than 200 years also makes it stronger, but that the immigration system has to be retooled for the U.S. to keep its place as the greatest nation on earth. "If we want to keep attracting the best...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 188 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • Obama Won’t Visit Southern U.S. Border While in Texas, but Here’s What He Will Be Doing

    07/02/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 2 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will not be visiting the southern U.S. border anytime soon, even though he will be in Texas next week for a fundraiser. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has invited Obama a few times to visit the border to assess the immigration crisis that has evolved as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children try to cross into the United States. But Earnest said Obama at this point has not accepted. illegal immigration Barack Obama Rick Perry Texas fundraising politics President Barack Obama is in Texas next week for a fundraiser,...
  • Shuttered Virginia Intermont could possibly house immigrant children

    06/20/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    WJHL TV ^ | June 20, 2014
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A Virginia newspaper reports a possible use for the vacant Virginia Intermont facility. As the country is faced with a surge in minors arriving on their own from Central America, federal Department of Health and Human Service officials are scrambling to find places to house the children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that U.S officials are in talks of temporarily sheltering unaccompanied immigrant children on the campus of shuttered Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Among the discussions, is the possibility of housing the children at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol. According to Richmond Times-Dispatch, federal Department of...
  • Residents force Feds to scrap plan to house illegals at Va college (Obama gets middle-fingered)

    06/17/2014 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Liz · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/16/14 | S.A. Miller w/ Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration’s plan to temporarily shelter hundreds of illegal minors at Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia is on hold.....the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by local opposition. As many as 500 children were to start arriving at a recently closed historically black college. But HHS' plans were stymied, at least temporarily, after town and county officials objected to the short notice and complete lack of community input. “We were stunned,” said Robert F. Pecht III, president of the Lawrenceville Town Council, who learned of the plan Friday...
  • 'Wave of humanity': Border Patrol overwhelmed by flow of illegal immigrants

    06/16/2014 11:32:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | John Roberts
    MISSION, Texas – At daybreak in this border town, two women from Guatemala – one with a small child strapped to her back – wait patiently on the levee overlooking the Rio Grande. They have been instructed by the "coyote" who ferried them across the river for an exorbitant fee – as much as $1,000 – to simply wait for the Border Patrol to pick them up. After processing, they will likely be given a notice to appear before an immigration judge and a bus ticket to wherever in America they may have friends or relatives. That’s the way it...
  • Chamber spent $50 million on lobbying amid push for immigration reform

    01/21/2014 12:13:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/14 | Kevin Bogardus
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $50 million on lobbying last year as it pushed for action on immigration reform. Typically the biggest K Street spender in Washington, the business group funneled about $52.7 million toward lobbying efforts in 2013, according to disclosure records. In the last quarter of the year, the group spent almost $16.5 million. Some of that money went toward lobbying on immigration reform, which is a top legislative priority for the business community. The Chamber played an instrumental role in getting a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate last year by helping the...
  • The Coming GOP Amnesty Sellout Push

    01/20/2014 4:15:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014 | Mickey Kaus
    Lobbyists, on the march! The coming weeks will see the formal start of the GOP House leadership’s attempt to sneak an immigration amnesty through the Republican caucus and into law. We don’t know the exact details of the proposals, but we know enough:1) There will be some form of legalization (conditional amnesty) for the 11 million illegal immigrants already here. It won’t give them a “special” path to citizenship, but they will likely be able to pursue citizenship through regular old channels. Either way, the message sent to potential future immigrants will be, “If you come here illegally, you’ll get to stay...
  • Dispelling Myths: The Case for Immigration Reform [Enjoy your made-in-America ZOT, troll]

    12/27/2013 11:24:17 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 6,559 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | 12/27/2013 | Brian Woodward
    In his press conference on December 20th, President Obama urged the House of Representatives to support the Senate’s immigration bill, which passed 68-32 in late June. Among the concerns cited by Americans who oppose reform are that immigrants will take their jobs, drive down wages, increase criminal activity, burden the welfare system, and reshape the cultural dynamic of the country. These concerns are mostly ill-founded. The legitimate concerns have real solutions, and a more open immigration policy will be a net benefit for all Americans... Highlights from Article: - A 2013 study by the American Action Forum states that "immigration...
  • Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration

    01/01/2014 6:45:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/1/13 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER
    Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months, giving advocates for change new hope that 2014 might be the year that a bitterly divided Congress reaches a political compromise to overhaul the sprawling system. Mr. Boehner has in recent weeks hired Rebecca Tallent, a longtime immigration adviser to Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has long backed broad immigration changes. Advocates for an overhaul say the hiring, as well as angry comments by Mr. Boehner critical of Tea Party opposition to the...
  • Rubio addresses tea party criticism on Senate floor

    06/26/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    “I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks. “To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,”
  • Border Security Promises Can Be Canceled

    06/24/2013 6:18:53 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    One more scam in the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill needs to be exposed and understood by the public, congressmen, reporters, and opinion leaders: any of the promises to secure our national borders can be canceled later by a Congress in the future -- or simply ignored. Even what is actually written in the law can later be revoked or left unenforced by the Executive Branch. But once amnesty is granted to specific individuals, the amnesty can never be taken back -- including all of the later benefits one might claim. Now, those who climbed through America's window illegally...
  • Immigration Bill Will Create National Database on Every Adult in US

    06/17/2013 11:14:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The immigration bill the Senate began debating this month will create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the US.The immigration bill will create a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country. Mother Jones reported: Pointing to a section of the bill that mandates a CIS “photo tool” database to enhance E-Verify checks (PDF), Wired last month ominously warned that it “would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the US” through the collection of state-issued photo IDs....
  • Senate votes 82-15 in first step to debate immigration reform

    06/11/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 193 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2013 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 82-15 on Tuesday to end debate on a motion to proceed to a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The Senate is expected to continue work on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act throughout June. The next vote will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday — that will be on the actual motion to proceed to the bill. The four Republican members of the Gang of Eight — Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R- Ariz.) — were joined by more than 20 other GOP senators in voting...
  • Hot Mic: Schumer Organizing Immigration Votes with 'Our Republicans'

    05/20/2013 11:43:21 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 104 replies
    Breitbart;Big Government ^ | 5/20/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A hot microphone caught Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) coordinating which way members of the “Gang of Eight” who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee would vote on immigration bill amendments, Breitbart News has learned. “Do our Republicans have a pass on this one if they want?” the microphone caught Schumer saying.
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Wants the Immigration Bill to Fail

    04/25/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I didn't see it, but I'm told that Obama used a portion of his remarks at the dedication of the Bush library in Dallas today to push his immigration bill. And I am told reliably, ladies and gentlemen, that the scuttlebutt among the people in the crowd was that it was not well received, that it was not classy. There might be some blow-back on this, maybe, not predicting it, we'll see. But a reliable source who was there told me that there was all kinds of bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz in the crowd when Obama deviated from...
  • Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)

    02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Greg Holyk
    Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control. While the president lacks majority approval on the issue overall, slightly more Americans now approve than disapprove of his approach, by 49 vs. 43 percent. Obama was underwater on the issue – just 38 percent approved, while 52 percent disapproved – as recently as last July. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. In terms of...
  • Obama Immigration Reform's Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples a 'Deal-Killer?'

    02/03/2013 1:14:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    Evangelicals who have come together to support immigration reform have expressed concern over the White House's decision to include support for same-sex couples in their official immigration proposal. While not mentioning the issue during his Tuesday speech demanding comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama's proposal does include measures that pertain to same-sex couples. The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, told The Christian Post that he questioned the inclusion of another hot button issue in an already tense subject. "It seems to me that … you are combining two disparate issues when it hasn't been resolved...
  • New Obama directive will shorten visa wait for illegal aliens with U.S. spouses (Amnesty)

    02/02/2013 5:23:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/2/13 | Fox news
    An estimated hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants married to U.S. citizens will soon have an opportunity to become legal residents without having to serve a years-long punishment. President Obama proposed the policy change in January 2012 and it is scheduled to go into effect March 4. The change was proposed to end situations in which illegal-immigrant spouses (and often parents) have to return to their native countries to serve the “ban of admission” – as long as 10 years for staying illegally in the United States for more than a year.
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...
  • Obama to announce his immigration reform plan, said to be more liberal than Senate effort

    01/29/2013 5:29:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/29/13 | David Nakamura and Rosalind S. Helderman
    The Obama administration has developed its own proposals for immigration reform that are more liberal than a separate bipartisan effort in the Senate, including a quicker path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, people with knowledge of the proposals said.
  • Obama on Immigration Reform (Live Thread)

    Didn't see this posted....but was wondering if anyone is watching/listening? I was listening to Rush, but he was cut off for this pandering...ugh
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • 'I am not king': Obama tells Latino voters he can't conjure immigration reform alone

    10/25/2010 5:44:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/25/10 | Michael Muskal
    The president, in a push to get out the Latino vote, says Republicans in Congress have been a stumbling block. A recent poll showed Latinos generally unenthusiastic about the coming elections. In an effort to energize Latino voters, President Obama defended his administration’s efforts to work for a comprehensive immigration plan, while adding that he was frustrated by the failures of Congress to deal with the issue. In an interview with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, recorded when Obama was in Los Angeles last week, the president blamed Republicans for refusing to work on the needed legislation. As he has in the...
  • GOP Presses Obama on 'Amnesty Memo'

    08/02/2010 12:29:33 PM PDT · by 84rules · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 1, 2010 | Newsmax
    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., on Sunday told Fox News he and his colleagues are trying to determine whether the administration has seriously considered mass legalization for illegal immigrants based on a newly discovered memo outlining ways to grant legalization without going through Congress. The draft memo, first obtained by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's office from the U.S. Customs & Immigration Services, outlines ways the administration was exploring to legalize swaths of illegal immigrants "in the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform," according to Fox News. "Then this 11-page memo has gotten out, and it's not alleged anymore," Vitter told Fox...
  • Hayworth: Obama Wants ‘No Enforcement of the Law’ on Immigration

    07/18/2010 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/18/2010 | Ben Geman
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the Obama administration supports “no enforcement” of immigration law as he defended Arizona’s controversial statute that gives police new powers to question people they suspect are in the country illegally. The Justice Department is suing to block the statute, claiming it illegally preempts federal law. “It should come as no surprise that any number of people who advocate open borders and advocate no enforcement of the law, including this current administration, are trying to throw up these roadblocks,” Hayworth said on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” Hayworth is challenging Sen. John...
  • What would Jesus do about illegal immigration? (Religious leaders & lawmakers trade Scripture)

    07/14/2010 2:42:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    McClatchy on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/10 | William Douglas
    WASHINGTON — Religious leaders and lawmakers traded Scripture passages Wednesday at a congressional hearing on whether there's an ethical imperative to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Arguing for a comprehensive immigration package with a guest-worker program, Richard Land , the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission , quoted from Matthew, Leviticus and Micah in pressing for action on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
  • Virginia Lawmaker Challenges Feds to Sue His State Over Immigration Enforcement

    07/12/2010 7:50:51 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 3+ views
    A Virginia lawmaker looking to enact an immigration law similar to Arizona's is challenging the Obama administration to come at his state with a lawsuit, too, saying he hopes the Justice Department has "so many targets" they can't focus. Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart told The Washington Post that the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona will probably fall flat. He claimed Arizona is on "firm footing" and encouraged other jurisdictions to follow Arizona's lead.
  • Obama's evangelical cabinet on immigration reform (amnesty)

    07/01/2010 11:20:49 AM PDT · by fifedom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff
    The White House invited four of the country’s top evangelical pastors to attend President Obama’s speech this morning calling for immigration reform. ... The Rev. Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals. NAE is the nation’s largest evangelical group and has long sought to be a moderate evangelical alternative to the Christian Right. Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. ... worries that conservatives will burn bridges with the country’s fast-growing Hispanic bloc if they take a hard anti-immigrant line. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council. Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of the...