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  • The faces of amnesty: Six immigrants' stories

    02/04/2013 12:52:03 PM PST · by posterchild · 6 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    Ubaldo was 26 and working as a cashier in a Los Angeles gas station when he learned that his status as an illegal immigrant was about to change. He had turned on a Spanish radio station as an announcer was shouting the news: Ronald Reagan was expected to sign a new amnesty bill into law. It was 1986. “I felt like I just won a million dollars or more,” he said. Ubaldo is just one of the six immigrants Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million...
  • Colin Powell says he doesn’t hire illegal immigrants (hmmm?)

    09/20/2010 11:59:00 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/10 | Liz Goodwin
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has clarified his recent remarks on immigration policy, saying he does not hire illegal immigrants to do repairs on his home. The onetime secretary of state for George W. Bush waded into one of the most contentious culture-war issues of 2010 during an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press"  -- the latest in a series of dissensions from conservative orthodoxy that have prompted some of his former GOP colleagues to question his party allegiance. "I don't hire illegal immigrants," Powell said in a statement Monday.
  • Should the starting salary for a teacher be $60,000?

    09/01/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 143 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 1, 2011 | By Liz Goodwin
    How would the nation's school system be different if teachers were paid like engineers? Secretary of Education Arne Duncan proposed last month that a significant boost in teacher salaries could transform public schools for the better by luring the country's brightest college graduates into the profession. But it's possible that teachers would rather have more job security than a higher salary. When Michelle Rhee controlled Washington D.C.'s schools, she offered up to $130,000 salaries to teachers if they would give up their union's tenure and seniority rules and agree to be paid based on their students' test scores. She could...
  • Foreign Students Walk Off Hershey’s Factory Job In Protest

    08/18/2011 6:56:48 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-18-2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Foreign Students Walk Off Hershey’s Factory Job In Protest By Liz GoodwinAugust 18, 2011 Hundreds of foreign students on a State Department cultural exchange visa program walked off their factory jobs in protest on Wednesday. The J-1 visa program brings foreign students to the country to work for two months and learn English, and was designed in part to fill seasonal tourism jobs at resorts and seaside towns. The 400 students employed at a Pennsylvania factory that makes Hershey's candies told The New York Times that even though they make $8.35 an hour, their rent and program fees are deducted...
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/10/2012 4:29:07 AM PST · by floridavoter2 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/10/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Well, that was fast. Just two days after President Barack Obama won a second term, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration. Conservative Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity said Thursday that his views on immigration have "evolved."
  • Romney won't deport immigrants who have Obama's deferred action status

    10/02/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 70 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 10/2/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Liz Goodwin. The Ticket. 56 minutes ago... Mitt Romney told the Denver Post on Monday that is he is elected president he will not cancel President Barack Obama's deferred action program for young illegal immigrants before instituting another immigration plan. ...
  • This is why the Shutdown won't end

    01/17/2019 5:02:45 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 53 replies
    AXIOS ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows a big part of the reason why the standoff over funding President Trump's border wall has been so impossible to solve: Republican support for the wall is higher than at any time since Trump's election, while Democratic support has dwindled to almost nothing. The big picture: When the divide has gotten this big, it's hard to see how the government shutdown ends. Although a majority of the public still opposes the wall, Republican support is so high that Trump and GOP leaders would face a furious backlash if they reopen the...
  • MS-13 forced teenage girl into prostitution in Montgomery County, officials say

    01/16/2019 9:26:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    foxdc.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Paul Wagnee
    Court documents obtained by FOX 5 paint a horrifying picture in which a 14-year-old girl who worked at Lilly’s restaurant in Wheaton was forced by the gang to help sell drugs and serve alcohol to customers. When the teen told the gang she wanted to quit her job, authorities said the MS-13 members took her to a house on Valley View Avenue in Kensington and beat her with a baseball bat. An affidavit filed in the case quotes a source who said they saw the girl after she was beaten and she had discolored arms and legs. According to the...
  • Sara Carter on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (VIDEO): Urgent, Border Wall Needed

    01/16/2019 10:38:29 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/16/2019 | Jennie Taer
    The national security implications along the southern border with Mexico has existed for decades, Sara Carter told Lou Dobbs on Tuesday. “This is the first time we have a president who is willing to do the right thing,” said Carter.“We only know about the people we catch not about the people we don’t catch.” Carter reported from the border in McAllen, TX last week where she encountered two Special Interest Aliens from Bangladesh, who agreed to speak with her about their arduous journey. The two men were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents shortly thereafter
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • As New Caravan Grows To More Than 2000, Mexico Residents Lash Out...

    01/16/2019 9:37:31 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 14 replies
    As a new caravan that began in Honduras and quickly swelled to an estimated 2,000 people made its way toward Mexico on Tuesday, Mexicans who live along the border towns that will likely be most affected took to the Internet to lash out against another wave of migrants. “Work? Yes, there might be work for people who actually want to work, not for the lazy bums looking for entitlements,” said one commenter. “People of Honduras, all of you who are spinning these grand illusions and getting ready to come on this caravan, please inform yourself about how people who’ve already...
  • ...77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building ...

    01/16/2019 3:12:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | January 16, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    There are now 77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building Walls. Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe since only 2015. They have all been recognized as close to 100% successful. Stop the crime at our Southern Border!
  • Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

    01/15/2019 9:52:39 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/15 | Mary Huffenpuss
    Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a “world renowned hospital,” the senator’s spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said. Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. According...
  • Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault

    01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST · by Califreak · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/14/19 | Unnamed
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work. The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to...
  • Freshman Democrats Turn on Pelosi Over Border Wall, Seek Deal with Trump

    01/15/2019 8:47:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several freshman Democrat members of the new House of Representatives majority have turned on Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her steadfast refusal to fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and are instead seeking for Democrats to cut a deal on the wall with Trump. The ongoing partial government shutdown, which affects a quarter of the federal government and is now the longest shutdown in the history of the United States, began late last year just before Christmas. It dragged through New Years into the new Congress, and Pelosi–after she won the Speakership vote after fending...
  • Trump's Shutdown Trap?

    01/15/2019 6:05:56 AM PST · by captaincaveman · 107 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? In only 5 more days of the already-“longest government shutdown in history” (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.
  • Democrats boycott White House border security meeting

    01/15/2019 9:15:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 15, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Congressional Democrats on Tuesday rejected President Trump's invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House to discuss border security, in the latest sign that both sides of the government shutdown standoff remain entrenched in their positions with no compromise in sight. A senior administration official told Fox News that the president had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room shortly after noon. But moments before the session, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that nobody took them up on the offer. "The President has a proposal on the...
  • Have You Called Your Congressman Yet? Build the wall!

    01/15/2019 8:45:39 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 58 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Albion Wilde
    FRiends, call your U.S. Representative today! Whether Democrat or Republican, all Congresspersons need to hear from the people in their Districts. Keep it short: We need the wall. Approve the funding. The Democratic Party has approved more than enough funding in the past, so quit playing politics with the People's security. Don't know your District or Rep? There's a link for your Congressional District in the thread.
  • FDA to restart high-risk food inspections despite shutdown

    01/14/2019 4:23:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14, 2019
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to restart high-risk food inspections this week despite the partial government shutdown, which has forced the FDA to suspend most routine domestic food facility inspections. "We re-starting high risk food inspections as early as tomorrow," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted on Monday, noting that the inspections will be performed by employees who have agreed to come back to work unpaid.