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  • When the Republic Isn’t Worth Defending

    11/26/2014 6:57:34 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    I vaguely recall from Gibbon, or maybe it was from a high school class, that the Roman Empire didn’t go out with a bang. With a nod to Alaric and his Visigoths of 410 AD, there really isn’t a singular event to mark the beginning of the long slide. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined together, simultaneously with government. For centuries, Roman citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was...
  • Obama touts immigration action in speech frequently interrupted by hecklers

    11/26/2014 6:29:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 25, 2014
    President Obama traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to sell his executive action on immigration in a speech at a community center in a predominantly Polish-American neighborhood, although his remarks were frequently interrupted by hecklers. Obama listened and asked them to stop yelling. Then when it appeared he'd had enough, the former lawyer and constitutional law professor set about deconstructing their arguments. "What you're not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law, so that's point No. 1," Obama said. "Point No. 2, the way the change in the law works is that...
  • How many K-12 students are illegal immigrants?

    11/25/2014 3:05:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | By Valerie Strauss
    According to the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, 6.9 percent of K-12 students had parents of illegal immigrants in 2012, while far less — 1.4 percent — of all students were illegal immigrants themselves. Nevada had the biggest percentage of students with parents who were illegal immigrants, followed by California, at 13.2 percent; Texas, at 13.1 percent; and Arizona, at 11 percent. The figures come from a new report that says there were an estimated 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the United States in 2012 (the latest year for which there is data), the same as in 2009. (The...
  • Peńa Nieto and other Central America Leaders hail Obama’s Immigration Actions

    11/24/2014 2:59:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Yucatan Times ^ | November 24, 2014
    US President Barack Obama’s immigration plan, unveiled on Thursday November 20th, eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants, many of them Mexican, who are in the United States without legal documents. “I want to publicly recognize the President of the United States for yesterday’s announcement,” Peńa Nieto told a conference in Mexico. “These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants.” Peńa Nieto said he had instructed Mexico’s consular service to help those Mexicans who wish to take advantage of the reform. “This temporary relief is a great step in the right direction from the United States to...
  • With immigration action, Obama calls his opponents’ bluff

    11/24/2014 2:27:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are also in a place we were bound to get to eventually. Obama’s decision to back away from our government’s policy of ripping apart the families of undocumented immigrants has called forth utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and progressives. It should now be clear that the two sides don’t see the facts, the law or history...
  • Bachmann, King in Texas Border Town Devastated by Illegal Immigration: Looks Like World War II

    11/23/2014 1:50:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    ROMA, Texas — Standing on a cliff looking over the Rio Grande river in this border town, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) notes the buildings behind us on the American side—largely abandoned, run-down houses and a seemingly abandoned local chamber of commerce outpost—look like they’ve been ravaged by war. “This looks like it’s post-World War II, like after a bombing,” Bachmann said while Breitbart News and CNN accompanied her and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to an outpost on the border where illegal immigration and drug cartel crime runs rampant. “We don’t see people living here, but they told us these are...
  • A teenager’s escape from hell in Honduras (another illegal alien)

    11/23/2014 12:33:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Isabel Vincent
    When 17-year-old Katherine Silva Lopez tried to flee gang members who robbed her daily on her way to school in Honduras, they stabbed her in the arm and threatened to kill her. In San Pedro Sula, one of the world’s most violent cities, it was no idle threat. Were 1,200 ­homicides last year in the city of 437,000, where gangs prey on teens. “They force you to kill, to steal, to sell drugs, to do prostitution,” ­Lopez told The Post in Spanish outside federal court in lower Manhattan. “I was really scared.” Lopez’s parents decided she’d be safer with relatives...
  • SNL Snubs Obama, Mocks Executive Order

    11/23/2014 10:58:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    PJTatler ^ | November 23, 2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    IJReview picked up on one of the funniest SNL sketches in recent (a.k.a. post-original cast) history. It was a Schoolhouse Rock! parody that aired last night, mocking Obama’s latest immigration-related executive order and complete disregard for the constitutional process: It starts out with the familiar boy climbing the steps of Capitol Hill and asking what kind of bill is on the Hill with him. The bill responds with a jingle that he is an “immigration bill” and that he hopes he can be passed into law someday. Cue the President shoving the bill down the stairs before inviting his buddy,...
  • Flood of illegal immigrants pour into NYC public schools

    11/23/2014 6:40:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants. The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come. “It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post. The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape ­violence and gangs in...
  • Sacramento County Sheriff Rips Obama Over His Policy That Left One of His Deputies Dead

    11/23/2014 12:20:38 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    dcclothesline.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Steven Ahle
    Anyone that reads my articles on a regular basis knows that I have documented many times that Obama is lying when he makes the claim that he is concentrating on criminal illegal aliens. He says that is why he doesn’t deport any of the illegals the government catches. (Or possibly professional courtesy?) Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones went onto the social media to make his case against the policies of Emperor Obama the First. Marcelo Marquez, who was later identified by his fingerprints is actually Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, an illegal alien with a rap sheet of felonies a mile long...
  • Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 "NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES" (Required)

    11/22/2014 4:03:19 PM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    Government Printing Office ^ | 1986 | US Congress
    "(3) NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.—The President may not implement any change under paragraph (1) unless at least— "(i) 60 days, "(ii) one year, in the case of a major change described in subparagraph (D)(iii), or "(iii) two years, in the case of a major change described in clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (D), before the date of implementation of the change, the President has prepared and transmitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a written report setting forth the...
  • Pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico suspended

    11/22/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Barbara Medina
    Following a backlash from residents, visitors and protests from business leaders in Baja California, the pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico has been suspended. The pilot program, announced on Nov. 13 by the National Institute of Immigration, also known as INAMI, would have required foreigners who enter Mexican territory for more than seven days to pay 306 pesos, or about $28. Initially, the program was only going to charge foreigners who entered Mexico through the pedestrian port of entry at Otay.
  • New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sexabusers, drug dealers, gun offenders...

    11/21/2014 1:29:38 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 9 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive. The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views...
  • FACT SHEET: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

    11/21/2014 3:27:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system. These executive actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes as they register to temporarily stay in the US without fear of deportation. These are commonsense steps, but only Congress can...
  • Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century

    11/21/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century Throughout our Nation's history, immigrants have helped the United States build the world's strongest economy. Immigrants represent the majority of our PhDs in math, computer science, and engineering, and over one quarter of all U.S.-based Nobel laureates over the past 50 years were foreign-born. Immigrants are also more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a business in the United States. They have started one of every four American small businesses and high-tech startups, and more...
  • Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    11/21/2014 3:19:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Our country has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world. Nearly 40 million foreign-born residents nationwide contribute to their communities every day, including 3 million refugees who have resettled here since 1975. These new Americans significantly improve our economy. They make up 13 percent of the population, but are over 16 percent of the labor force and start 28 percent of all new businesses. Moreover, immigrants or their children have founded more than 40...
  • THE JIHADIST THREAT ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER

    11/21/2014 10:16:46 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    With so many Jihadist threats metastasizing around the world, it’s getting tough to keep track. There are more Jihadists fighting in more countries than ever before. Not long ago, America’s attention was focused on our porous southern border when thousands of unaccompanied minors were flooding across at an orchestrated invitation signaled by President Obama. That story seems to have been largely forgotten, except by people in border states. Now, however, with President Obama’s unilateral executive action on illegal immigration, the border will likely come back into focus. When the Mexican border was the top of the news, it served as...
  • American Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/21/2014 6:11:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    American Legion ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | National Commander Michael D. Helm
    Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants November 20, 2014 Featured in National Security, Citizenship Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting politics above national security if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order. “At a time when ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target,” Helm...
  • Americans ignore the mass murder of students that is roiling Mexico

    11/20/2014 4:48:27 PM PST · by navysealdad · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-19-14 | Ruben Martinez
    The violent disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910. After shooting six students and wounding several others, witnesses said, police handed the remaining 43 over to a local drug gang, Guerreros Unidos, to finish the job.
  • NM Mayor: 95% of Illegals in Detention Centers Now Being Handed Bus, Plane Tickets to US Locations

    11/20/2014 2:35:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    Thursday on Newmax TV's "America's Forum," Artesia, NM Mayor Phillip Burch said since the cases from his town's detention center have been handed over from Virginia judges to judges in Colorado they are now simply housing, feeding, providing clothing and schooling to illegal immigrants until 95 percent are being handed bus or plane tickets to locations within the Untied States of their choosing. The mayor said when he was visited by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson he was told there would be "a rapid detention process," but now the mayor is happy the detention center in his town is being...
  • GOP Lawmaker: ‘Remove The Fence From Around The White House’

    11/20/2014 2:16:05 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TheDC ^ | 11/19/14 | Alex Pappas
    To make a point about the Obama administration’s stance on a fence across the southern border, one Republican lawmaker jokingly suggested in a congressional hearing Wednesday that the president should remove the fence protecting the White House. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert made the comments during a House Judiciary Hearing Wednesday with Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the U.S. Secret Service. As lawmakers questioned the acting director about the recent fence jumpers at the White House, Gohmert connected the problem to border issues. Gohmert told Clancy that if Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano thinks building a fence on the border...
  • Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

    11/20/2014 7:54:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    CDN Communites Digital News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus By Kevin Fobbs, Communities Digital News America's future. CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants. Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20. According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in...
  • Time to defend the border?

    11/19/2014 6:39:14 PM PST · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    Self | 11-19-14 | ealgeone
    If bammy is going to act on his own, is it time for freedom loving Americans to take up arms and protect the southern border? Imagine 100-500 thousand armed citizens deployed along the border. That would send a message. Or maybe redeploy this citizens group to a more northeasterly location..... It could happen. Question is, is it time?
  • 450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

    11/19/2014 6:23:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Economic Times ^ | November 19, 2014
    Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country. Indian are the largest unauthorised immigrants in New Hampshire.
  • Unauthorized Immigrant Totals Rise in 7 States, Fall in 14

    11/18/2014 10:22:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 18, 2014 | BY JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN
    The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population has leveled off nationally after the Great Recession, but state trends have been more volatile. From 2009 to 2012, according to new Pew Research Center estimates, the population of unauthorized immigrants rose in seven states and fell in 14. Five East Coast states were among those where the number of unauthorized immigrants grew from 2009 to 2012—Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Numbers also rose in Idaho and Nebraska, according to the center’s estimates. Six Western states are among those with declines in unauthorized immigrant populations from 2009 to 2012—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New...
  • Study: Minnesota's population of illegal immigrants stayed relatively flat in recent years

    11/18/2014 9:47:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 18, 2014 | by: MILA KOUMPILOVA
    The number of illegal immigrants in Minnesota has remained stable in recent years as the national numbers dipped in the aftermath of the recession. That’s according to a new study from the Pew Research Center that placed the state’s population of illegal residents at 95,000. The estimate is up 5,000 residents since 2009, but the study has a range of error of plus or minus 10,000 people. Minnesotans who lack legal immigration status make up 2.5 percent of the state’s workforce. Nationally, an estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants account for 5.1 percent of the workforce, the study says. In Minnesota,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 3000 Unaccompanied Minors in Houston Schools

    11/18/2014 6:36:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 18, 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students. The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970’s. Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador lead the list of 43 nations from around the globe with immigrant students enrolled in HISD. This immigrant enrollment includes legal and illegal immigrants and includes the 3,000 unaccompanied minors listed above according to Graves. The unaccompanied minors enrolling in HISD this...
  • Norway Says Enough, Deports Record Numbers of Immigrants to Reduce Crime

    11/17/2014 4:26:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 31 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Norwegian paper The Local reported in September that asylum seekers and illegal immigrants (euphemistically called "persons living in Norway without papers") are over-represented in the country's crime statistics: Asylum seekers and visa-less immigrants in Norway are charged with twice as many crimes per head of population as Norwegians, but still account for a very small proportion of overall criminality, a new report has said. [Emphasis added] The authors of the report from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), in the typical, apologetic style of officialdom, felt compelled to add: "This is so little that it has minimal significance...
  • Flashback: Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    11/17/2014 5:38:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/14 | Neil Munro
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
  • A new strain of racism from the newest Americans

    11/16/2014 2:42:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    Racism in America has often been reduced to white-against-black discrimination, and understandably so. After all, it was white colonists who forcibly removed Africans from their homeland and brought them to America to serve as slaves on plantations.
  • Oregon Immigration Vote Is a Warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 7:01:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. "The Oregon measure tells you these measures are not easy or simple," said Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. "The political cost may be significant, even in...
  • 500,000 Undocumented Immigrants In NYC Hanging On Obama’s Determination

    11/15/2014 8:04:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS Local - New York City ^ | November 14, 2014
    From halfway around the world, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform. One woman told CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer on Friday that reform would mean everything to the half million undocumented immigrants in New York City. The woman spoke to Kramer wearing large, dark sunglasses to hide her face and a hat to hide her hair. She was afraid that if she were to truly come out of the shadows she would be deported and separated from her 9-year-old daughter, who was born here and is an American citizen. “Every day that we leave...
  • CT advocates join in pushing Obama to limit deportations

    11/15/2014 7:49:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | November 14, 2014 | By: ANA RADELAT
    Fed up with inaction from the Obama administration, Jose Luis Piscil, an undocumented worker who lives in New Haven, has sued federal immigration officials to limit deportations -- even as President Obama is on the verge of taking steps to change the status of millions of undocumented workers. Piscil, 26, is one of five immigrants currently in deportation proceedings who filed an official rulemaking petition with the Department of Homeland Security in February, asking the agency to delay deportations of immigrants with ties to the community and no criminal records. Since DHS did not respond, Piscil and the other plaintiffs...
  • POLL: Only 20% of Tuesday's voters supported an Obama executive amnesty

    11/15/2014 7:11:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | November 6, 2014 | by Roy Beck
    A scientific national poll of those who voted in Tuesday's congressional elections found that only 20% support "President Obama changing immigration policy on his own." THE POLL QUESTION: President Obama recently said that he plans to go around Congress and take executive action on immigration policy. Which do you support more: (ROTATED) President Obama changing immigration policy on his own, or President Obama working with Congress to change immigration policy? 74% PRESIDENT OBAMA WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO CHANGE IMMIGRATION POLICY 20% PRESIDENT OBAMA CHANGING IMMIGRATION POLICY ON HIS OWN 5% DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.) 1% REFUSED (VOL.) Majorities of...
  • ‘Dreamer Moms’ fast near White House, hoping Obama will grant them legal status

    11/15/2014 6:43:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Pamela Constable
    For 10 straight days and nights this month, Rosario Reyes did not eat. Each morning, she camped next to a monument in Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Each evening, she returned to a bunk bed at a nearby church. Reyes is a part-time babysitter and mother of three who has lived in suburban Maryland for a decade. She is also an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, and she had vowed to remain in the park without eating until President Obama signed an order offering temporary legal status to immigrants in her situation.
  • Working for ICE 'is hell right now,' as Obama plans amnesty for illegals

    11/14/2014 11:44:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 14, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report. “Yes,” said one, “working for this agency is hell right now.” That was the latest message to immigration policy critic Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. She has charted the woes of the officers who carry out the president’s orders. In a new paper, she wrote: "The president's gradual, calculated dismantling of our immigration system has caused morale to...
  • U.S. seeks to ease influx of Central American child migrants

    11/14/2014 11:44:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014 | BY ANNA YUKHANANOV
    Washington will allow some children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status from their home countries, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Friday, in a bid to stem an exodus of undocumented migrants to the U.S. border through Mexico. The program only applies to children whose parents are legal residents of the United States. It is unclear how much impact the plan, which begins in December, would have on the migration problem, given a 4,000-person quota for refugee applications from all of Latin America. In a fact sheet, the State Department said there may be some...
  • In plan to cut deportations, Obama makes the right move

    11/14/2014 7:36:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2014 | Editorial
    Asserting the full power of his office, President Obama is expected to announce a set of reforms to the country’s immigration enforcement system, a plan that would offer a temporary reprieve from deportation to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. By taking action through an executive order, the president signals to a fractious Congress, where immigration legislation has been stalled for years, that humanitarian concerns must, in the end, be weighed against the costs of inaction. The political fallout on immigration will be volatile. But the human cost of inaction — the families upended, the lives disrupted — is much...
  • Congressman: Obama disarming Border Patrol

    11/13/2014 6:21:51 AM PST · by kimtom · 7 replies
    WND.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    (WND Photo) Customs officials claim a large number of M4s were being taken from Border Patrol agents because the weapons were found to be unserviceable and posed safety concerns. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, doesn’t buy that claim. “There’s no more reliable weapon in the world,” he laughed. Any agency like the Department of Homeland Security that has bought millions of rounds of ammunition over the past few years could certainly afford to replace with new serviceable M4s all the weapons they are [taking] for testing,” King said...
  • Dems Warn GOP Against Threatening Obama on Immigration

    11/12/2014 3:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Ross Williams
    President Barack Obama should use his executive power to order immigration reform despite Republican threats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday. "I join with my colleagues in urging the president to take action," he said, "And I urge my Republican friends to understand that that action would be temporary and can be replaced with a bill that we pass through the Congress of the United States." Republicans have responded to Obama's plans with intense metaphors.
  • CHP: Drunk hit-and-run driver kills 3-year-old girl in Porterville

    11/12/2014 9:05:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    abc30.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Sontaya Rose
    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- California Highway Patrol officers say a South Valley driver was drunk when he hit and killed a 3-year-old girl Sunday night as she picked out a treat from the ice cream truck. Investigators say the ice cream truck had just pulled into a Porterville driveway when 18-year-old unlicensed driver Adolfo Balbuena hit four people before taking off. Officers later caught him hiding near the Porterville Municipal Golf Course. CHP officers say the drunk driver had a blood-alcohol content of one-and-a-half times the legal limit. He lives near the crash scene and told investigators he knew what...
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform...

    11/11/2014 10:57:30 AM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 49 replies
    Vanity
    Comprehensive immigration reform: 1. Secure our borders and provide verifiable metrics 2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment 3. Make eVerify mandatory and enforce it with large fines 4. Reduce legal immigration quotas and end chain migration 5. Deport illegals upon contact with any law enforcement agency 6. No local, state or federal government benefits of any kind 7. Any health and/or other care billed back to the home country 8. Lifetime ban on path to citizenship for anyone who entered illegally 9. Make illegal entry a felony with a mandatory prison sentence
  • Sheriffs across the country plan mass protest in DC over lame duck president’s amnesty plan

    11/10/2014 11:37:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Now, I’m not saying that anyone in the White House is going to listen to anybody else in terms of the Executive Amnesty Plan of 2014. But, theoretically, if they were going to listen to somebody on this subject, you’d think it might be the folks who are tasked with enforcing many of the related laws on a day to day basis. And on the off chance that somebody might actually be listening, there’s a sizable group of sheriffs who would like a word with the President next month. Sheriffs across the country are planning a massive gathering in...
  • House GOP Split on How to Stop Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/10/2014 3:30:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 10, 2014 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders. The federal government is currently funded through a continuing resolution that runs out at midnight on December 11. Salmon, echoing similar calls from Republican senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah, proposes that Congress pass a bill that would fund the government until early next year. If the president moves ahead with his executive amnesty, the expiring continuing resolution would give Republicans an...
  • Who’s Not Included In Tennessee’s Free Tuition Program? Undocumented Students

    11/10/2014 8:25:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NPR - Nashville ^ | November 10, 2014 | by Emily Siner
    Nearly every high school senior applied for Tennessee Promise, but a small percentage of them may not be eligible for free community college tuition. Before getting the state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid — which leaves undocumented students behind. Tennessee has about 6,000 high school students who are undocumented, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The governor’s speech introducing Tennessee Promise may have encouraged that hope: “To every student, from every kindergartner to every high school senior, we will promise that he or she can attend two years of community college or college of applied technology absolutely...
  • Congress must act on immigration

    11/10/2014 4:14:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 10, 2014 | Editorial
    ... Failure to solve this crisis effectively perpetuates the status quo, where an underclass of men and women work for unlawfully low wages, undermining businesses, and are less likely to report being victimized by crime for fear of being deported. It's why traditionally Republican-friendly organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have pushed for lawmakers to develop a comprehensive solution, and why immigrant-rights groups have grown so impatient with the Obama administration's promises of help. The president's administration deported more people in five years than his predecessor, George W. Bush, deported in eight years, according to the Pew Research Center....
  • Democrats Must Embrace Latinos and Immigration, Not Run Away

    11/10/2014 3:33:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2014 | by Gary Segura
    The president and his advisers bet against Latinos in this last election — and they lost. Whatever the claims to the contrary, the administration delayed executive action on immigration to protect Democratic Senate candidates in red states. Latinos represent the fastest growing demographic in the electorate and the best opportunity Democrats have for building an overwhelming electoral coalition that could reliably defeat G.O.P. monetary and turnout advantages. But Democrats are not entitled to Latino votes. Like voters of all racial and ethnic groups, Latinos have the right to ask that candidates address their concerns directly.
  • Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

    11/10/2014 3:00:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | November 9, 2014 | by Sam Sanders
    President Obama said once again that he won't wait on Congress to start making changes to America's immigration system. In an appearance Sunday on CBS' Face The Nation, Obama stood by his recent statements that he'll use executive action to enact changes before the end of the year, but told host Bob Schieffer that he still wants Congress to act on the issue, too. Everyone agrees, Obama said, that the U.S. doesn't have the capacity to deport 11 million people.
  • 'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials of an Undocumented College Student

    11/09/2014 6:30:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2014 | by Matthew Ogbeifun
    FULL TITLE: 'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student Originally from a small town in Nayarit, Mexcio, Nestor Gomez always had a passion for a career in Engineering that is deeply rooted in his love for the environment. In most ways, Nestor is like any other college student. However, Nestor is a very ambitious individual. Nestor Gomez is an undocumented immigrant. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 1.5 million undocumented students currently reside in the United States. Of those students, approximately 765,000 arrived in the United States before turning sixteen. On June 15,...
  • Killed By Illegal Aliens: Victim Families Gather in Day of Remembrance

    11/09/2014 5:59:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 8, 2014 | by MICHELLE MOONS
    Stolen lives, that is how families refer to the death of their loved ones at the hands of criminals who were present in the country illegally when these men and women’s lives were stopped short. German immigrant and single mother of her only child, Sabine Durden spoke at the Sunday event in tribute to her son Dominic. The 30-year old sheriff dispatcher and pilot was killed when a Guatemalan illegally present in the United States and driving without a license caused the accident that left him dead. Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was a high school football star with a very bright...