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  • Shocking images from cameras on Texas-Mexico border (Shortened)

    04/17/2015 10:34:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | Wills Robinson
    Cameras placed along Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis. The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured - where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease. They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge. The system has also had a significant impact on Mexican cartels and their ability to smuggle...
  • Islamic State location less than 2 miles from border; ISIS exploits designated ‘wilderness’ areas

    04/15/2015 10:49:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | April 16, 2015 | J.E. Dyer
    You’ve no doubt seen the report, from the always-superb Judicial Watch, that there’s an Islamic State, or ISIS, camp in Mexico near El Paso, Texas. The report follows up on information Judicial Watch obtained in August 2014 (which LU reported on here). Anapra, Mexico, where Mexican federal authorities report an ISIS camp on the U.S. border. (Image: Fusion Informativa) The camp has been widely reported as being “8 miles” from the border. It’s more like 8 miles from the center of El Paso. What may not be clear from the verbal report is that the Mexican zone where the Islamic...
  • Hunger strike by undocumented women at Texas detention facility

    04/15/2015 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2015 | by Alvaro Ortiz
    A group of 10 undocumented women will start a partial hunger strike this Tuesday to protest against their detention at a center that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has in Karnes City, Texas, according to a non-profit organization which provides legal representation to some of the facility's detainees. During a conference call held this morning, Mohammad Abdollahi, member and one of the spokespersons of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), said the women, who have their children with them, "are gonna have one meal a day each evening (during a week), however they are gonna...
  • Cameron to roll out "deport first, appeal later'' policy on illegal immigrants

    04/14/2015 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Times of India ^ | April 14, 2015 | by Kounteya Sinha
    LONDON: Foreign nationals in UK, including many from India may soon face deportation first before being able to appeal against it. David Cameron announced on Tuesday while releasing the Conservative Party's election manifesto ahead of the May 7 general election that if he returns as Britain's prime minster, he will roll out a "deport first, appeal later" policy on illegal immigrants more aggressively. He also announced that he will introduce a satellite tracking for every foreign national offender subject to an outstanding deportation order or deportation proceedings. He will also make it mandatory for all landlords to check the immigration...
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/14/2015 10:38:14 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2015
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable...
  • Illegals’ crimes expose broken immigration system as next border surge looms

    04/14/2015 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    As the Obama administration prepares for a new surge of illegal immigrant children this year, some of those from previous waves are turning up on court dockets across the country, charged with serious crimes such as capital murder and aggravated rape. The cases are exposing many of the holes in the immigration system and the way the U.S. has tried to grapple with children fleeing economic troubles, domestic abuse or gang violence in Central America — and sometimes bringing those very troubles to the U.S. with them. “The eagerness of the administration to open our borders is not without consequence,”...
  • Vanquishing the Dream: Undocumented kids need tuition help Editorial

    04/13/2015 11:27:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
    The Tuition Equality Act of 2013 was supposed to help young people convert their noblest aspirations into practical realities. Particularly the so-called DREAMers: At last, higher education would be within the reach of these undocumented immigrants, thanks to a prudent government decision which allowed them to pay in-state tuition rates. But it has turned out to be a false promise and phony premise. Gov. Christie vetoed the part of the law that would have granted these unauthorized students the same financial aid received by other New Jersey students, so most of them are out of luck - and in a...
  • Levin: We Are Witnessing 'Complete Evisceration of American Citizenship' (Audio)

    04/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-9-2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin declared that “the complete evisceration of American citizenship” is underway on Thursday. “There’s something else that’s going on that I want to bring to your attention…and that is the complete evisceration of American citizenship, more than illegal immigration. It’s the complete evisceration of American citizenship to destroy the identity of America” Levin stated. Levin continued, “it’s being done by left-wing states, it’s being done by left-wing municipalities, it’s being done by this left-wing federal government. And this is a war on you, the American citizen.”
  • Obama’s DOJ Loses Another Round in Immigration Battle in Texas - badly singed for its misbehavior

    04/09/2015 12:26:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Hanen then ordered DOJ to produce, by April 21, every draft of the “Advisory,” including all “metadata” that would show when each draft was prepared, and who prepared or edited it. He also ordered DOJ to produce the names of everyone who knew about the “Advisory” or the granting of the 100,000 deferrals. In light of Hillary Clinton’s deletion of all of her e-mails, it is also interesting that Hanen ordered that no e-mails, computer records, hard drives, or servers that have any information about this issue be “destroyed or erased.” Judge Hanen obviously wants to find out who knew...
  • Obama To Fly Millions Of Illegal Immigrant Children to U.S.: “The Price Tag… We Don’t Know”

    04/08/2015 6:03:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    SHTF ^ | 4/5/2015 | Marc Slavo
    Coach or First Class? Why walk through a desert to get to the United States when you can just fly? That’s the new policy being adopted by the Obama administration for illegal alien children whose parents want them to come to the United States. As long as the parent maintains any kind of legal status they can apply to have their child picked up in central America and flown to the U.S. to be reunited. Millions of children may qualify for the program under refugee status. And because of the refugee designation, once the children arrive in America their families...
  • Federal judge denies request to lift hold on Obama immigration action [wants answers]

    04/08/2015 2:38:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | April 8, 2015
    A federal judge in Texas denied a Justice Department request Tuesday to lift his temporary hold on President Obama's executive action preventing the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants...........The first of Obama's orders--to expand a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children--had been set to take effect Feb. 18. The other major part would extend deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for several years. That provision was slated to begin on May 19.Hanen issued his initial injunction believing that neither...
  • Tufts will recruit, provide aid to undocumented students

    04/07/2015 3:48:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 7, 2015 | By Peter Schworm
    Tufts University announced Tuesday it will “proactively and openly” recruit undocumented students and offer financial aid to eligible students, a clear declaration that immigration advocates hailed as a significant victory. Under the new policy, the private university will consider all students in the country illegally as regular domestic applicants, eligible for the same university aid as US citizens. Because undocumented students are ineligible for federal financial aid, the university will make up the difference out of its own funds for students who cannot afford to pay their own way. The Tufts policy applies to all undocumented students, not just those...
  • ACLU sues over abortion rights for illegal immigrants

    04/07/2015 2:18:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | April 7, 2015
    The American Civil Liberties Union wants religious organizations to provide abortions to illegal immigrant children. The ACLU is petitioning for a court order that would force the U.S. government to release documents related to their dealings with religious organizations that assist illegals. “Many unaccompanied teenagers come into the U.S. fleeing abuse and torture in their home countries. Many have been sexually abused or assaulted or forced into prostitution,” Brigitte Amiri, an attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, said. “We believe deeply in religious freedom. But religious freedom does not include the right to take a government contract that requires...
  • Most Voters Want More Aggressive Deportation Policies

    04/06/2015 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4/6/2015
    More voters than ever feel the United States is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are here illegally, even as President Obama continues to push his plan to make up to five million illegal immigrants safe from deportation. Just 16% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is too aggressive in deporting those who are in the country illegally. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% believe the government is not aggressive enough in deporting these illegal immigrants, up from 52% a year ago and 56% in November. Fifteen percent (15%) feel the current number...
  • The Misguided Cruzade for Total Border Control [Open-Border Libertarians]

    03/31/2015 7:35:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    The Texas senator's fencing plans will impose a hefty cost on Americans Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants.Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever...
  • Opinion: Could the anti-immigrant loudmouths pass a U.S. citizenship test?

    03/30/2015 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By TED RALL
    To listen to talk radio and cable television, which are dominated by conservatives, the national and state debates over immigration give the impression that most legal residents of the state of California oppose immigrant workers here illegally and might even be favorably disposed to Mitt Romney's suggestion that they "self-deport." As it turns out, however, the voices of anti-immigration forces are disproportionately louder than their actual numbers. A new poll of likely California voters shows that a whopping 73% support granting citizenship to immigrants here illegally if they agreed to pay back taxes, pass a background check and learn the...
  • Britain to blame for illegal immigrant crisis, says Calais mayor

    03/30/2015 5:25:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 30, 2015 | By David Barrett
    Britain is to blame for illegal immigrant problems on the French side of the Channel because of its lack of commitment to the “European project”, the mayor of Calais has claimed. Natacha Bouchart accused the British government of “despising” the native population of Calais and said the UK should be forced to sign up to Europe’s open borders agreement. Miss Bouchart intensified her war of words with Britain as the French port struggles to cope with thousands of illegal immigrants, mainly from African countries, who have gathered in the town to attempt illegal crossings into this country. She repeated previous...
  • Undocumented immigrants should be able to be licensed drivers

    03/29/2015 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 29, 2015 | Editorial Board
    Driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants are under discussion at the Minnesota Legislature — again. Previous attempts to allow the undocumented to drive legally have failed, but this year the measure should pass. As public safety officials have argued for years, the change would make roads safer. Opponents of the proposal say that the licenses would enable voter fraud, cause homeland security risks and reward those who have already broken immigration law. However, in this case public safety interests trump other concerns. The driver’s license dilemma is yet another result of America’s broken, outdated, schizophrenic immigration policies. The honest reality is...
  • One of every three Utah farmworkers is an undocumented immigrant

    03/27/2015 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 27, 2015 | By Lee Davidson
    A new study says that nearly one of every three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant. So is one of every six construction workers. The Pew Research Center released a study Thursday that uses U.S. census and other government data to examine labor trends among undocumented workers nationally. It included a variety of state-by-state information. It estimates that 31 percent of the farmworkers in Utah in 2012 were undocumented immigrants, as were 17 percent of all construction workers. Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, says the numbers are surprising at first, but may be close to...
  • Greg Abbott, Scott Walker to Tour Texas-Mexico Border

    03/24/2015 11:55:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker is headed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be there to show him the ropes. Walker's trip is part of a swing through Texas that will take the Wisconsin governor to Houston on Saturday. He is the keynote speaker at the Harris County GOP's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, which Abbott is also slated to attend. "Gov. Walker looks forward to taking a close look at U.S. border security with Gov. Abbott," AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Walker's Our American Revival PAC, said in a statement. "While President Obama has failed...
  • ‘I Have A Name’ exhibit focuses on journey of undocumented immigrants

    03/23/2015 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Minnesota Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Ibrahim Hirsi
    The traveling “I Have a Name” exhibit that highlights the struggle of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America is scheduled to be on display at the Landmark Center in St. Paul in April. The exhibit is a collection of 30 life-size photos and a booklet detailing the perilous journey each immigrant undertook in search of a better life in the United States. The exhibit aims to restore dignity to the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants nationwide. “‘I Have a Name’ seeks simply to give a few of those immigrants from Mexico and Central America a face, a name, their...
  • DMV RELEASES STATISTICS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT LICENSES

    03/18/2015 2:13:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    San Diego 6 TV News ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Heidi Kwon
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Wednesday released the preliminary statistics for Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) ten weeks after implementation. Under the new law, any eligible California resident is able to apply for a driver's license, regardless of immigration status. The total issued since January 2, 2015 is 166,000. The DMV reports that the approximate number of exams both written and behind-the-wheel administered since Jan. is close to 875,000.
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • Conservative stars offer crash-course in saving America (Security summit Saturday for grassroots)

    03/13/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | March 12, 2015 | Garth Kant
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas WASHINGTON – Some of the top minds and leaders in the nation are asking for the help of ordinary citizens to protect America. Conservative stars such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., want to spread word among the grassroots about the greatest dangers America faces and what people can do to effect solutions on a local level. The South Carolina National Security Action Summit is open to the public and will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center at 1066 Sunset Blvd.,...
  • Benefits for Border Crossers? (GOP "debates" whether to give illegals Ca$h)

    03/13/2015 2:47:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 March 15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Federal handouts are the latest front in the war on Obama’s amnesty, and House and Senate Republicans are once again clashing over strategy. House and Senate Republicans are once again at odds over how to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty. After Republicans in Congress caved in the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security last month, a new disagreement in the GOP now looms on how best to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving federal benefits under the president’s executive actions. When Representative Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) learned that the IRS intends to pay the illegal-immigrant beneficiaries of the president’s...
  • Signups by undocumented immigrant drivers may explain 30% boost in organ donations

    03/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 12, 2015 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    The California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses may have an unexpected benefit for thousands of people waiting for organ transplants statewide. The California Transplant Donor Network says undocumented immigrants may have caused a 30% spike in the state’s organ and tissue donor registrations so far this year. The immigrant drivers, many of whom are from Mexico, also could boost numbers of Hispanics on the donor registry who are more likely to match with Hispanics waiting for transplants, the network says.
  • Why do Chinese mothers look to So. Cal. – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism?

    03/09/2015 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | March 9, 2015 | BY ROXANA KOPETMAN
    FULL TITLE: Why do Chinese mothers look to Southern California – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism? It's more than just baby's U.S. citizenship. Southern California has cinematic, year-round sunshine – which beats New York, where snow “is not suitable” for traveling pregnant women. A large Chinese community is here to welcome you. And Irvine, the affluent planned community in the heart of Orange County, is a safe urban environment. If you’re wealthy and Chinese and want to have an American baby, that’s the pitch you’ll hear from the operators of You Win USA Vacation Resort, one of three companies...
  • Building the Border Fence - A Public/Private Partnership

    03/02/2015 2:03:15 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Vanity Editorial ^ | 2 March 2015 | Self
    To quickly secure our Southern Border, open the construction of the border fence to public and private sponsorship. Crowd source it. If individuals, private organizations, and state or local governments with jurisdiction were allowed to finance construction of one mile segments, build out would occur quickly, leaving only a subset for the Federal Government to finance. What do you think of this as a "power down" solution for a future Republican Administration?
  • Our Illiberal Immigration Policy Leads to Chaos

    02/26/2015 2:50:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive order that overrode existing immigration law. The result is more acrimony and chaos.</p> <p>It is a good time to remember that there are more than just two types of immigration — legal and illegal. There also exist liberal and illiberal approaches to immigration.</p>
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

    02/21/2015 7:38:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news.
  • Obama Intentionally Overloading Immigration System, Creating Back Door for Jihadis

    02/20/2015 11:08:02 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 20 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joseph R. John
    Currently, the Immigration System is overloaded, dealing with 12.5+ million Illegal Aliens. Those numbers consist of 150,000+ Illegal Alien children from Central America with infectious diseases (who were allowed to enter without being properly quarantined), the 6 million Syrian Muslim Immigrants from a number of UN Resettlement Programs whose backgrounds were not investigated for terrorist ties and were given a fast track for US Citizenship, the 1.5 million “Dreamers” children up to “age 31” (children?) whose backgrounds were not properly investigated for residency, the 5 million Illegal Aliens being given a pathway to U.S. Citizenship by Obama unconstitutional Executive Order...
  • Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to teach passes first test

    02/19/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 19, 2015
    CARSON CITY, NEV. – A bill that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license has passed its first legislative hurdle. The bill could affect students who have work permits also known as DACA recipients or DREAMers. Existing law allows the state superintendent to give a teaching license to someone who is not a citizen but has a work permit only if there's a teacher shortage for a subject the person can teach. Otherwise, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident. The bill would allow those immigrants to get a teaching...
  • TEXANS ALERT! Critical Actions Needed to Secure Border Funding for 2015

    02/17/2015 9:18:04 AM PST · by magna carta · 5 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | February 16,2015 | Liz Theiss
    ACTION NEEDED TO CONTINUE FINANCING BOOTS ON THE GROUND ON TEXAS BORDER This week it is critical that Texans take actions to ensure that Texas House Representatives honor the desires for a secure border indicated by recent elections. Activists can only do so much to thwart the monied interests in this state and need back-up at this time. If you want to see our border secured from illegal crossings and all the consequent crime and violence that go with it, we must seek a continued budget in the upcoming supplemental bill. That means pressure by Texas Voters on the deciders...
  • New visa policy draws more Chinese tourists to US

    02/17/2015 6:03:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    China Daily ^ | February 17, 2015
    LOS ANGELES - Chinese tourist Yu Hu felt relief when she got a 10-year multi-entry US visa recently, which means she can visit the US whenever she has time in the next 10 years. In 2013, 891,000 Chinese visitors entered California and spend 1.9 billion dollars, according to California tourism authority. In addition, the numbers of Chinese students and people coming for business are also on the rise. The number of Chinese students in the US rose for the eighth consecutive year in 2014, reaching more than 886,000, a 16-percent increase over 2013, according to a US report. Los Angeles...
  • Madison organizations work to fund legal clinics for local immigrants

    02/16/2015 4:40:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    UW Badger Herald ^ | February 16, 2015 | by Meg Healy
    Madison City Council has allocated $30,000 to fund free legal clinics for immigrants who qualify for programs that offer legal residence for eligible undocumented immigrants. A coalition of Dane County nonprofits are collaborating to implement these clinics, which will serve an estimated 3,000 people. Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, District 5, and Mayor Paul Soglin spearheaded the initiative to provide financial support for residents seeking to participate in the programs. Application fees for both DAPA and DACA are $485 per person, which, when compounded with the costs of attorneys and additional legal fees, makes them prohibitive for many eligible residents. The city...
  • As Immigrants Settle Beyond City Limits, Help Is Hard to Find

    02/16/2015 4:35:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2015 | By KIRK SEMPLE
    José was looking for peace and quiet, in addition to work, when he decided to settle in the hinterlands of upstate New York 14 years ago. “A lot of farmland and trees,” he recalled, speaking in Spanish. “It reminded me of my village in Mexico.” But he quickly learned that being poor and undocumented and living far from the well-established immigrant networks found in the nation’s big cities made life especially difficult. Such challenges are a fact of life for the large and growing population of immigrants across the country who have bypassed traditional gateway cities like New York and...
  • Border Patrol Agents Catch Middle Eastern Man Sneaking into Texas

    02/14/2015 8:34:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested a Middle-Eastern man as he tried to sneak into Texas by illegally crossing the border. The man’s country of origin was not readily available. The arrest took place earlier this week just south of the border city of Pharr, where an agent took into custody a man from a Middle Eastern country, a border patrol spokesman confirmed to Breitbart Texas. The man was then taken to the Weslaco station for processing and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for expedited removal, a prepared statement from the agency revealed. While not common,...
  • CBP: Ammo found taped to man's body (AZ Border)

    02/13/2015 6:43:50 AM PST · by donna · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | February 11, 2015
    CBP officers at the Douglas port of entry seized 300 rounds of ammunition that was taped to the body of a man who was crossing into Mexico. Officers sent the 27-year-old man for further questioning on Feb. 10 as he attempted to cross into Mexico, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release. Officers searched the man and found six boxes of 9mm ammunition that were in his waistband and taped to his thighs. Officers seized the bullets and arrested the man.
  • Obama Expands Immigration Via Border Security Plan

    02/10/2015 5:11:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/9/15 | Neil Munro
    President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States. Obama is opening “a whole new pipeline for legal migration,” said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch. Once the new program is established, future officials can expand it to include more economic migrants from more poor countries, she told The Daily Caller. The program was initially announced last November as a fix for the fast-growing wave of “unaccompanied alien children” that were being escorted by coyotes to...
  • Deporting undocumented immigrants could cost as much as $25 billion, report says

    02/10/2015 4:13:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 10, 2015
    If the roughly four to five million immigrants who could benefit from President Barack Obama’s executive order were to be deported, it would come with a price tag of about $25 billion. That was the estimate by Politico, which said it came up with the figure based on a variety of sources. Politico estimated that it costs roughly $7,200 to deport someone. The Department of Homeland Security told Politico that it costs closer to $8,661. Deportations have skyrocketed under Obama, reaching a record – more than 2 million since he became president. The president, however, has accused Congress of not...
  • How undocumented immigrants who can't vote can change the 2016 elections

    02/10/2015 3:52:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | February 10, 2015 | by Gustavo Arellano
    The question of the so-called DREAMers – the millions of people who were brought into the United States as children and grew up undocumented even as they became as thoroughly Americanized as the nachos at a baseball game – will present politicians in the 2016 presidential elections with a starkly simple proposal: you’re either with them, or against them. Stand unequivocally with them – that is, agree that the only way to deal with their limbo is to grant them a legal status that will lead to citizenship and offer a similar path for family members and friends who don’t...
  • Jordan Moves 'Thousands' of Troops to Iraq Border: Jordanian Sources

    02/10/2015 7:37:49 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | February 10, 2015 | Moufaq Khatib
    MMAN, Jordan — Jordan has deployed "thousands" of troops at its border with Iraq as it ramps up a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze, two Jordanian government officials told NBC News on Tuesday. The troops were sent to prevent the infiltration of ISIS fighters into Jordan and as a show of force, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Homeland Security Opens Hotline for Illegal Aliens to Complain About Immigration Officers

    02/09/2015 4:43:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 2/9/2015 | Steven Ahle
    I am rapidly losing patience with that POS occupying the White House. My sincerest wish is the next president prosecutes him to the fullest extent of the law. Last week, we found out that he was handing out billions to illegal aliens who never actually paid taxes, making many of them eligible for as much as 40 grand or more. Now they have set up a hot line where criminals from other countries who illegally invaded our country can file complaints against any federal worker, including border agents that “violate their rights”!! They don’t have any rights. Can you imagine...
  • Pope: ‘Inhuman’ conditions for migrants on US-Mexico border

    02/05/2015 5:18:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 2:34 PM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis has decried the “inhuman” conditions facing migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and has encouraged communities there not to judge people by stereotypes but welcome migrants and work to end discrimination. Francis made the appeal in a letter to a Jesuit priest who helps organize Catholic teens in Nogales, Arizona, to support the Kino Border Initiative, which advocates a more humane solution to migration. The letter was dated Dec. 19 but was made public on Kino’s website recently. […] Francis has made migration one of the priorities of his pontificate and will likely raise the issue when he visits...
  • Federal Agents Investigating Firm Involved in US Visa Program

    02/03/2015 5:26:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 3, 2015 | By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK
    Federal agents in Los Angeles are investigating an L.A. shipping firm and its Iranian-born owner who for years have participated in and promoted an obscure U.S. immigration program -- allowing the company to recruit wealthy foreign investors to receive visas and potentially Green Cards, law enforcement sources told ABC News. Whistleblowers inside the federal agency that oversees the immigration have been deeply frustrated by an inability to de-certify the company, even after they became aware of the investigation and saw the company’s name surface in an alarming internal Department Homeland Security memo. The memo outlines concerns that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards...
  • California’s new license process has kinks but working

    02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Leslie Parrilla
    A month after the rollout of California’s massive effort to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences. Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing driver’s license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question. Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and...
  • Dems Threaten To Block Action On Homeland-Immigration Bill [Schumer: They Like ISIS More!]

    01/29/2015 8:41:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID ESPO
    Dems Threaten To Block Action On Homeland-Immigration Bill DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama's key immigration policies. (Snip) But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are not willing to go along, and blasted Republicans in unusually strong terms. "They seem to dislike the idea of supporting homeland security. They dislike dreamers more than they dislike ISIS," he said.
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Another House Immigration Bill, More Boob Bait for Bubba

    01/28/2015 4:10:27 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    NRO Online ^ | Mark Krikorian
    That recent poll that showed wide opposition to Obama’s lawless amnesty decrees and support for defunding efforts also asked a third question: “Would you support or oppose Congress passing new legislation that strengthen the rules making it illegal for businesses in the U.S. to hire illegal immigrants?” Support for this was overwhelming, 71–21, far greater than the other questions (strongly support/oppose was 45 percent to 9 percent). (SNIP) So why did the House leadership try to fast-track a border bill (which has been at least temporarily derailed because immigration hawks objected to its phoniness) instead of passing an E-Verify mandate?...
  • Filipinos joining applicants for Calif. driver’s license for undocumented

    01/27/2015 8:17:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 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...