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  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/29/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ap ^ | 9/29/14 | KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer
    FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from...
  • Jerry Brown approves loan program for undocumented students

    09/29/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 29, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a new loan program for undocumented students in California’s public universities. California has already taken several steps to make college more affordable for undocumented students, including extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who graduate from California high schools and making them eligible to apply for Cal Grant scholarships. Brown signed the bill on Sunday without comment.
  • BACKFIRE AT THE BORDER (Obama misfires; midterm disaster looms)

    09/28/2014 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES | 9/28/14
    2014 Democrat candidates are facing a daunting challenge--- the White House’s handling of the border crisis has endangered Democrats. Disgruntled Dummycrats themselves are backing off reform---reaffirming America's view that reform was a crack-brained idea to begin with. POLITICO.COM REPORTS--as midterms loom three "reform-minded" groups launched by business titans are all but silent on the campaign trail. No ads on immigration reform are airing. Even more illustrative of reform's toxicity---Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting “amnesty,” leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely to happen....
  • Judge Jeanine: ISIS Is Coming To Our Soil And We Are Not Ready

    09/28/2014 7:51:27 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 57 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | Sept 28, 2014 | Fox News
    Judge Jeanine Pirro called the Islamic extremist group ISIS America’s “single biggest threat in her 200-year history" claiming that the threat was even bigger than those America faced during World War I, World War II, and September 11th. She predicted that ISIS will come to America, “if not already on American soil.” Snip "If our government were listening, our borders would be closed. If our government were listening, we’d be bombing ISIS nonstop. And if they were listening, our president would be following the advice of the military experts united on the issue of boots on the ground. But instead,...
  • Exclusive: First-hand report from friend in Trooper/National Guard deployment on Texas border

    09/26/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    First-hand | 26 September 2014 | Mene
    The Texas border situation is extremely bad from a first-hand report from an individual assigned to that region. I do want to say that the national media is not coming even close to reporting the conflict between those with loyalties to the United States and those with loyalties to Mexico in that region. Local Hispanics are treating the individuals assigned by Perry to the area in an abusive manner. The individuals who have been assigned are being monitored by "scouts" with the cartels. This is the tip of the iceberg as to what is happening and the MSM is NOT...
  • US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

    09/25/2014 10:27:39 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/25/2014 | Alicia a. Caldwell, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates participating in a federal working group on detention and enforcement policies. The Associated Press...
  • Church network offers sanctuary to illegal immigrants avoid deportation

    09/25/2014 4:26:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    A network of two dozen churches has promised to offer “physical sanctuary” to illegal immigrants facing deportation, saying they want to create a safe haven that federal officials won’t invade. Dubbed Sanctuary 2014, the movement consists of 24 churches in 12 cities scattered across the country that have vowed to open their doors to holding illegal immigrants facing deportation. One of those is Rosa Robles Loreto whom the government has ordered deported. “She will remain until the day that she can safely return to doing what she loves most — cheering for her 8- and 11-year-old boys at their Little...
  • Poll: Most New Mexico Voters Oppose Licenses For Undocumented

    09/23/2014 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    KRWG-TV PBS Local ^ | September 23, 2014
    A new poll shows likely New Mexico voters still oppose an 11-year-old state law that allows immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses. The Albuquerque Journal reports three-fourths of the likely voters surveyed opposed the law, echoing findings of similar Journal polls.
  • Killer Never Spent One Day in Jail

    09/23/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT ^ | 9-22-14 | THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT
    Family wants Justice for Eric YUCAIPA, CA - The man who killed Eric Haydu, 22 never spent one (1) day in jail. Illegal alien, Pablo Duaarte Rodreiguez, who had multiple citations for driving without a license now wants the judge to terminate his probation, and release him from the "unsupervised probation;" for kiling Eric. Read Rodriguez made an illegal left turn in front of Eric on August 11, 2012, who was on his motorcycle along with his passenger. Eric never regained consciousness and died on September 8, 2011. For taking Eric's life, Rodriguez was given a mere three (3) years...
  • Rift forms in Texas GOP over tuition for unauthorized immigrants

    09/22/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 31 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 09/21/2014 | Jonathan Tilove
    Exposing a deep GOP rift on a rancorous immigration issue, Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for land commissioner, this weekend defended providing in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he opposes the measure on principle, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, the party’s nominee for lieutenant governor, has vowed to repeal it. In separate appearances at the Texas Tribune Festival at the University of Texas, Perry and Bush expressed views on in-state tuition that were in sync with state Sen. Wendy Davis’ pledge to veto “in a heartbeat” any repeal legislation that would...
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch

    09/18/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    In the piece JW cites high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirming that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. In the aftermath of JW’s story Ft. Bliss, an El Paso Army base near Juarez, increased security measures and the sheriff in Midland County Texas—located halfway between Ft. Worth and El Paso—confirmed that he received an alert bulletin warning...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During an answer to another lawmaker about how to prevent terrorists from going undetected inside the United States, Johnson made the absurd argument that a "legal process" for citizenship would prevent terror infiltration and encourage terrorists to come forward and turn themselves in. That suggestion is not only unhelpful but politically motivated garbage. Second, if Johnson got out of his cushy D.C. office once in awhile to actually talk to Border Patrol agents on the ground, he would know that radical Islamists crossing the southern border into the United States from Mexico is nothing new. Unfortunately, a lack of enforcement...
  • Border Fence: Our Number Won Priority

    09/21/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-21-2014 | MOTUS
    You’re on your own today kids. Another breach of security yesterday and we’ve been on lockdown since Friday night. I haven’t had any sleep and my circuits are nearly drained.I see the media reports that, like the first Big White breach, “nobody” was home: excuse me! What am I, chopped liver? Raj, Little Mo, Sunny and Little Bo were all here with me. Lady M’s traveling incognito this weekend (don’t ask- I’m not at liberty to discuss, butt I can tell you that after her very busy week, she was excited).Since she doesn’t need my services this was supposed to...
  • Influx of immigrant children reported in Hempstead School District

    09/19/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | September 17, 2014
    There are growing concerns about the exploding young immigrant population on Long Island. Officials say thousands of undocumented children who crossed the United States border illegally are now in school districts in the area. This year alone 2,200 undocumented children crossed the border and came to Long Island to live. News 12 has learned about 1,200 of them are enrolled in the Hempstead School District. School Board president Lamont Johnson said Hempstead is unprepared for all these students, and trying to figure out where to put them all. Right now some are standing up in class, or even sitting on...
  • Terrorists at the Border

    09/19/2014 5:20:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Terrorists at the BorderPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 19, 2014 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment A Democratic congressman tried to use the might of the federal government to crush an investigation into reports that an Islamic terrorist group is using the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez as a base for launching an attack on the U.S. using car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).The Islamofascist group in question is the extraordinarily brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) that has been conquering swathes of the Middle East with the...
  • Teen could be deported over alleged rape (caught by Border Patrol in 2013)

    09/18/2014 7:22:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    An 18-year-old teen living in Amherst could be deported for allegedly raping a minor. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Herwinder Singh on September 9 and charged him with forcibly having sex with a minor.
  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question.
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Border Bridge Protest Organizers to Militia: You're Not Welcome

    09/17/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/16/2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The organizer of this weekend’s planned protest to shut down international ports of entry have a message to militia groups – You are not welcome. This statement came in response to a Breitbart Texas article about police agency preparations for the protest planned for the weekend. In an interview with Breitbart Texas, Staysi Barth, organizer of “Shut Down All Ports of Entry”, said militia groups are not welcome at the national event planned for this weekend across the southern border of the United States. “Only peaceful protesters are coming,” Barth said. After fighting with the problem of...
  • Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border

    09/16/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    News Channel 10 ^ | September 16, 2014 | News Channel 10
    Brownsville, TX - Officials report that increased numbers of militia members are showing up along the Texas-Mexico border.
  • Chattanooga ranks third for Hispanic growth Economic influence lags here, though

    09/15/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kevin Hardy
    Numbers aren't everything. Chattanooga's Hispanic population more than tripled between 2000 and 2010. But that growth may not have translated to the local economy. An analysis by personal finance social network WalletHub ranked Chattanooga third among the 150 largest U.S. cities for growth in the Hispanic population. Yet the Scenic City ranked closer to the bottom of the list for Hispanic purchasing power and business friendliness toward Hispanics. With a population of 54 million, Hispanics now make up the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority, and by 2050 could make up a third of the population. And their influence on...
  • Busted! Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Flies Mexican Flag in Parade

    09/15/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT · by connell · 27 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 09-14-14 | AZGOP
    No Sign of Old Glory on Dem Parade Float as Americans Celebrating 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner PHOENIX – Today Robert Graham criticized Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s CD 1 for flying the Flag of Mexico during her parade in Eloy, Arizona this morning. “Arizona voters already know Kirkpatrick has been doing a poor job representing her constituents while she continues to support Obama’s failed policies, but flying the Flag of Mexico alone with no sign of the Flag of the United States is offensive and hurtful not just to our veterans but to every American,” said Robert...
  • Texas Police Pepare to Defend International Bridges from Militia Groups

    09/15/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 76 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/14/2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas -- Authorities prepare to use “whatever force is necessary” to defend international bridges between Texas and Mexico from U.S. based militia groups. The preparations by Texas law enforcement agencies are in response to recently discovered plans by militia groups to attempt closing several international bridges. The militia groups' plans are intended to be protests against the federal government's failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The plans call for militia groups to begin blocking traffic on an undisclosed number of international bridges in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014. “We will not allow...
  • Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel And Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message To America On Border Fence

    09/15/2014 3:09:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    NOGALES, Arizona -- On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico.
  • White House reportedly assures Hill lawmakers about executive action this year on immigration reform

    09/14/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/14/14 | foxnews.com
    The White House this week assured anxious Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill that President Obama will use executive action before the holiday season closes to reform U.S. immigration law, after breaking his pledge to make changes by the end of summer. The message was delivered in a meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other administration officials, including domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, a key player for Obama on the issue, according to Politico.
  • Mexican president condemns Texas' decision to deploy National Guard along border

    09/13/2014 6:29:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." Last month's deployment had previously drawn Mexico's ire. It says the border should not be militarized and issues should be solved jointly.
  • Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

    09/13/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/30/2014 | James Queally
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis. Omar Zamora, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that the agent was chasing several suspects through an area of thick brush near the Rio Grande on Friday afternoon when he came upon a militia member holding a shotgun or rifle. lRelated Militias patrolling Texas border draw...
  • Militia Threatens to Block Traffic at International Bridges

    09/12/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    KRGV ^ | 09/11/2014 | KRGV
    McALLEN - Law enforcement officials and city leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for what they say could result in tense moments or violence. Officials say they received word that members of a militia are threatening to block ports of entry. In Starr County, international bridge authorities met with Customs and Border Protection officials Thursday. Their goal was to discuss the potential problem and find a plan of action. Starr County has international bridges in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam. Officials received word that members of a militia plan to protest illegal crossings by blocking...
  • Southwest Border Command Is Planned at Homeland Security

    09/12/2014 12:41:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/11/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    Department Discusses Pentagon-Style Structure to Stem Migrants, Crime WASHINGTON—Homeland Security officials are planning to create a military-like chain of command to police the Southwest U.S. border, in what could be the department's most significant restructuring since its creation in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to people familiar with the discussions. The plan would create a Southern Command, or Southcom in military parlance, bringing together groups of agents from Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, these people said.
  • Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    09/12/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 21 replies
    The Associated Press via Cableone.net ^ | September 12, 2014 | Astrid Galvan
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found. The analysis by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection overspent by about $4.6 million on new houses and mobile homes in the small town of Ajo southwest of Phoenix. The agency has spent about $17 million for land, 21 two- and three-bedroom houses and 20...
  • Born-again amnesty hawk Mary Landrieu attacks opponent over border fence she called “dumb” last year

    09/11/2014 12:34:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2014 | Guy Benson
    Mary Landrieu, one of the Senate’s most endangered Democrats, thinks it’s very important for voters in her ostensible home state to know that her top Republican opponent is soft on border security. She’s running an attack ad in which the narrator scoffs at a short clip of Rep. Bill Cassidy expressing doubts about the efficacy of a border fence back in 2010. The spot goes on to tout Landrieu’s votes in favor of “triple layer fencing” along the Mexican border, and her “nine votes” against amnesty. Because if there’s one thing Mary Landrieu is against, it’s amnesty. And if...
  • Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

    09/12/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2014 | by David Alire Garcia
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday. "Not only is it displeasing, but I think it's reprehensible," Pena Nieto told Mexican daily El Universal in an interview published on Friday. "It is an attack on good relations and neighborliness." Pena Nieto said Perry's decision contrasts starkly with other U.S. states, like California, which have embraced more immigrant-friendly policies. "The policy is completely unacceptable and it does not embody the spirit of cordiality and friendship...
  • Militia Threatens to Block Traffic at International Bridges

    09/12/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    krgv.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Staff
    McALLEN - Law enforcement officials and city leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for what they say could result in tense moments or violence. Officials say they received word that members of a militia are threatening to block ports of entry.
  • ISIS Plans To Invade United States Through Mexico, But Drug Cartels Could Fight Back

    09/11/2014 11:53:11 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    ISIS militants have reportedly been talking about invading the United States through the border with Mexico, a United States official warned this week. Speaking before a Senate committee, the under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security said militants have been caught on social media discussing ways to infiltrate the United States. “There have been Twitter and social-media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” said Francis Taylor in response to a question from Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican. Taylor added that the ISIS invasion talk wasn’t too much...
  • Border official points gun at Boy Scout

    07/22/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07/21/2014 | Marcus McIntosh
    DES MOINES, Iowa —A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget About 10 days into the trip, an innocent action by one of the nearly two dozen Scouts at the Canadian border into Alaska set off a chain of events that lead to a U.S. border official pointing a gun at a scout’s head. Boy Scout Troop 111 Leader Jim Fox spelled out what happened to him and the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 as four van-loads of Scouts and adult volunteers tried to drive from Canada into Alaska. Fox said...
  • Boy Scout held at gunpoint at Canadian border

    07/28/2014 3:57:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Does this sound right to you at all?  It sounds almost like a parody story, something from The Onion.  But… it isn’t.From Todd Starnes: Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpointA Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint.Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The...
  • American fined $5,000 for border jump with bike

    09/11/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/10/14 | S.A. Miller
    U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.
  • U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border

    09/10/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 68 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border Sen. McCain voices concerns border is not secure BY: Adam Kredo A senior Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed to Congress on Wednesday that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border.Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL supporters are known to be plotting ways to infiltrate the United States through the border.“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe...
  • 'Armed patriots': the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border

    09/10/2014 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2014 | BY LISA MARIA GARZA
    With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas. Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas. "If you spot them and shine your light on them, that lets them know that you're there," said the 25-year-old construction...
  • Obama on Immigration: Deja Vu on Didn't Do

    09/09/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Resident Barack Obama has moved from being disingenuous on immigration to downright undecipherable. Earlier this year, the administration promised a groundbreaking executive action on immigration before summer's end. Over the weekend, aides announced that the big new change essentially won't happen until after the midterm elections. What's up? Obama told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday: "What I'm saying is that I'm going to act because it's the right thing for the country, but it's going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration, what we've done on unaccompanied...
  • Video: “ISIS” crosses Lake Erie and enters the United States [James O' Keefe does it again!]

    09/08/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    A new one from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, whose “Bin Laden crosses the Rio Grande” video a few weeks ago got the Texas Department of Public Safety to perk up. This time he’s on the northern border, noting that ISIS fighters with British passports can enter Canada without a visa. True, but they can enter the U.S. without a visa too. The only reason for a jihadi to take the long route via Lake Erie would be if he thought he’d have a better shot at infiltrating North America through a Canadian point of entry than an American...
  • Latinos furious at Obama on immigration delay, vow more pressure

    09/07/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2014 | By Julia Edwards
    Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes. Democratic Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Tony Cardenas on Sunday accused Obama of playing politics the day after the president said he would wait until after November's congressional elections to change policy on immigration. The announcement marked a reversal for Obama, who publicly promised to act by the end of summer. "Playing it safe might win an election," Gutierrez said on ABC's "This Week" program. "But it almost never leads to fairness, to justice...
  • Saudi Arabia building high-tech fence to secure border with Iraq

    09/06/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep. 6, 2014 | Staff
    Fence expected to extend along 900 kilometers of the northern border; state press agency says it will secure 'against infiltrators and smugglers.' Saudi Arabia is building a sophisticated fence along its northern border to secure the desert kingdom “against infiltrators and smugglers,” according to the Saudi Press Agency. The first stage of the border security program was announced by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Friday. The first phase will stretch for 900 kilometers (560 miles) on the country’s northern frontier. The project includes five layers of fencing, reinforced by watch towers, night-vision cameras and radar. Control complexes...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning Update: Ft. Bliss Increases Security

    09/06/2014 2:24:59 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 40 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | UPDATED: 08/31/2014 at 4:45 PM ET
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, the government sources reveal that the militant group...
  • America Disagrees with You, Mr. President

    09/05/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    On August 28-29, in a national survey of likely voters, Rasmussen asked Five Questions on Immigration Amnesty. How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama and illegal immigration?According to news reports, President Obama is considering granting amnesty to several million illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress. Do you favor or oppose the president granting such an amnesty?Does the president have the legal authority to grant amnesty to several million illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress?If the president does grant amnesty to these illegal immigrants, should Congress challenge that action in court?Which should come first –...
  • A Local Sheriff Leaves a Strong Message for ISIS

    09/05/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 67 replies
    Permian Basin 360 ^ | 09/04/2014 | Lauren Tropea
    MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- The extreme militant group, ISIS continues to terrorize the Middle East, and threatens Americans, as the militia members have now murdered two American journalists. These terrible acts of violence have "local" law enforcement on standby. "These people have said they're going to takeover, they're going to strike, they're going to hit, and we're going to be ready," said Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter. Ready for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. "We do have plans in place, we have an operational plan that'll work," said Painter. Midland County...
  • Obama Says He's Been Busy On ISIS Strategy, Will Not Concentrate on Immigration "Reform"

    09/05/2014 9:38:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 5, 2014
    Q&A during Obama's NATO Press Conference. Guardian Reporter & Obama. Q: Some Democrats want you to delay action on immigration reform until after the elections. Will you do so? Obama says he has been pretty busy this week, focused on Ukraine and Isis. Fairly soon he will consider what the next steps are. What he is sure is that the US needs immigration reform. The House Republicans have sat on legislation, and delayed for more than a year. In the absence of congressional action, he will act. There is a need for more resources at the border. And he wants...
  • ISIS Terrorists May Already Be Operating in a Mexico Border Town Waiting to Enter the US

    09/05/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2014 | Samuel Smith
    High-level intelligence officials and federal law enforcement are saying that terrorist attacks might be "imminent" for Texas cities and towns located near the U.S.-Mexico border as it's believed the jihadists are already operating in a Mexican border town. The unnamed officials told Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, that there's good reason to believe Islamic State terrorists are operating in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, and are planning to use the border to gain entry into the U.S. to carry out their attacks. Juarez is located just over 8 miles from El Paso, and is a hotbed for...
  • Court documents: Suspect in deadly Eastern Shore crash had BAC nearly four times legal limit

    Accomack County, Va. – The suspect in a deadly car crash on the Eastern Shore, Bonifilio Velazquez, has previously been found guilty of driving without a license in Accomack County three times, according to online court records. Court documents also provide more details about the night of the crash, which killed three people: Diann Jones, 55, Arnette Chandler, 58, and A’Janae Jones, 12. They had been attending a family reunion when their car was hit head-on in the Keller area on Rt. 13 Saturday, Aug. 30. Police say Velazquez, the driver of the car that hit them, had been drinking....
  • More Americans trust GOP on immigration

    09/03/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 3, 2014 | Rebecca Berg
    Republicans have a clear advantage on immigration in a recent poll, a potent weapon for GOP candidates in the final stretch of the midterm elections. The George Washington University Battleground Poll shows that more Americans trust Republicans to do a better job handling immigration than Democrats, 48 to 41 percent — and in states with competitive Senate races, the share of people who trust Republicans more on immigration jumps to 61 percent. In addition, the poll shows that 58 percent of Americans either somewhat or strongly disapprove of President Obama's handling of immigration. he findings indicate that immigration could be...