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  • Did Obama Administration Really Accidentally Disobey Judge’s Order on Immigration?

    05/24/2015 9:27:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Justice Department’s latest filings in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states in the Southern District of Texas are a little hard to believe—and somewhat comical, in a way. Back in February, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Now, in an attempt to explain why the injunction was violated, Leon Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, has outlined in an affidavit a long list of instructions and orders he gave to implement Hanen’s order. The main excuse given for USCIS’s issuing three-year deferrals and Employment...
  • Virginia Citizen: Dave Brat Speaks Truth on Immigration

    05/22/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 5/22/15 | Suzanne Ircink
    I am a citizen in Congressman Dave Brat’s District 7, and I am not alone in being extremely proud of him for speaking out on the danger of ISIS and Dave’s seeking to make all citizens aware of the danger of ISIS recruits joining our military. I can scarcely believe that voices have been raised in denial of this threat, when as a Nation we were horrified when one of our own, a Major in the US Army, screamed “Allahu Akbar” and began mowing down his fellow unarmed soldiers, filling the Fort Hood mortuary. Perhaps you have forgotten when Army...
  • Citizens Say No (NY ICE Rallies Against Obama's Illegal Amnesty)

    05/22/2015 11:09:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 22, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    NY ICE marshaled its forces against DAPA-the President’s most recent illegal executive action-in downtown Manhattan recently. You can watch footage from the event which was uploaded to Vimeo, as well as read an account of the event by Joanna Marzullo, below. 5.19.15 New York, NY. The above videos are raw footage of the other side from NY ICE’s counter demonstration against DAPA. DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, and is the illegal alien movement’s attempt to gain amnesty by using children.The illegal alien movement seems to think that Americans are willing to throw away our country at the...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With Child Molestation and Pornography Able To Work With Kids Thanks to Obama

    05/21/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why an illegal alien who was working as a camp counselor, charged with child molestation and with distributing nearly 1000 images of child pornography, may have avoided deportation under President Obama's deferred action program (DACA).
  • DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat

    05/19/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2015
    The monstrous agency created after 9/11 to protect the United States from more terrorist attacks instead compromises national security by failing to track how many unauthorized foreigners—some felons in their native country—it refuses to prosecute under President Obama’s broad amnesty initiative. One of the president’s many tools to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty is a measure known as prosecutorial discretion, which allows federal agencies to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. For years the system has spared a myriad of illegal aliens from removal by authorizing—and encouraging—low-level field officers to block deportations by using an...
  • DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge’s amnesty injunction

    05/16/2015 10:00:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge’s order, insisted it’s corrected the immigrants’ records at headquarters, but said it’s also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead. The agency also told Judge...
  • DHS broke judge’s order, approved amnesty applications despite injunction

    05/08/2015 9:12:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Stepen Dinan
    President Obama’s lawyers admitted to a federal judge late Thursday that they had broken the court’s injunction halting the administration’s new deportation amnesty, issuing thousands of work permits even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen had ordered the program stopped. The stunning admission, filed just before midnight in Texas, where the case is being heard, is the latest misstep for the administration’s lawyers, who are facing possible sanctions by Judge Hanen for their continued problems in arguing the case. The Justice Department lawyers said Homeland Security, which is the defendant in the case, told them Wednesday that an immigration agency had...
  • House Committee Approves Amendment that Affirms Pres. Obama's DACA Amnesty

    05/04/2015 5:50:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 5-1-15 | melanie oubre
    The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), on Wednesday to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 that affirms Pres. Obama's unconstitutional 2012 DACA amnesty. The amendment was narrowly approved 33-to-30 by the Committee, mostly along party lines, but with enough GOP support to pass. The amendment expressed that it's the sense of Congress to encourage the Secretary of Defense to waive military enlistment requirements for illegal aliens who receive Pres. Obama's DACA amnesty. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grants amnesty and work permits to illegal aliens who would have qualified for...
  • Obama gives amnesty to known gang member, possibly 20 others

    04/21/2015 9:26:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration granted amnesty to at least one known gang member under President Obama’s program for Dreamers, and as many as 20 others may also have been approved, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Tuesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving amnesty applications, admitted it broke its own rules in approving the gang member for tentative legal status, agency chief Leon Rodriguez said in a letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley. “Based on standard procedures and processes in place at the time, the [deferred action] request and related employment authorization should not have been...
  • Texas Federal Judge Accuses DOJ and DHS of Deceiving Court: Orders Full Disclosure of Documents

    04/08/2015 11:49:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a scathing written rebuke directed at government lawyers and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their misrepresentations made in the case filed against President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. He has ordered the Government to produce related documents by April 21st. He also warned the government against destroying any of this evidence. Hanen is the federal district judge in Brownsville, Texas, who denied the U.S. Government’s request to remove the block of Obama’s amnesty plan on Tuesday. Texas and 25 other states (Plaintiff “States”) filed a motion asking for early discovery asserting that federal lawyers...
  • Court declines to lift hold on Obama's immigration actions

    04/07/2015 8:29:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/7/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A federal judge denied the federal government's request to lift a hold on President Obama's controversial immigration actions in an opinion released Tuesday night. Judge Andrew Hanen wrote that the government misled the court by revealing last month it had granted expanded work permit renewals to 100,000 illegal immigrants before the court blocked the administration from implementing its new policies. ADVERTISEMENT He added a new hearing in March only “reinforced” his February decision to issue a “stay” to block those new policies, meant to delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants and provide them with the opportunity to apply for...
  • Obama deportation amnesty to remain halted

    04/07/2015 8:24:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal judge refuses appeal, criticizes president’s lawyers for misleading the courtPresident Obama’s new deportation amnesty will remain halted, a federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday night in an order that also delivered a judicial spanking to the president’s lawyers for misleading the court. Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who first halted the amnesty in February, just two days before it was to take effect, said he’s even more convinced of his decision now,...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to 2012 Obama deportation relief

    04/07/2015 4:20:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to President Barack Obama's 2012 executive action granting deportation relief to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, upholding a lower court's earlier ruling. A panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the plaintiffs in the case - the state of Mississippi and a group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers upset by White House directives - had not shown they had been sufficiently harmed by the rule to keep the case alive. "We conclude that neither the agents nor the state of...
  • AFL-CIO to help Hispanics take advantage of immigration relief measures

    03/31/2015 4:14:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | March 31, 2015
    The largest labor organization in the United States on Tuesday launched a national immigration training plan called "We Rise!" to help Hispanics take advantage of the immigration relief measures announced by President Barack Obama last November. The effort is designed to reach, mobilize and organize immigrant workers in their workplaces and in their communities. The AFL-CIO on Tuesday in Washington began preparing representatives who have arrived from all over the country to support and teach undocumented workers how to request protection under Deferred Action, or DACA, for children born in the United States and under DAPA for parents of permanent...
  • Confirmed: Reality TV Model’s Accused Murderer Is An Obama DREAMer, Was Slated For Deportation

    03/22/2015 9:49:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/2015
    U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis have confirmed that a 19-year-old gang member accused of murdering four people, including a former reality TV model, was granted amnesty in 2013 even though he was slated for removal because of a 2012 drug possession charge. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is the suspect in question. One of the four people he is accused of murdering in drug-related killings in Charlotte, N.C. last month is “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar. Another man, 20-year-old David Ezequel Lopez, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the reality show star’s murder. Grassley, from Iowa, and...
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • FEDERAL JUDGE ADMONISHED DOJ OVER APPARENT DECEPTION: ‘I WAS MADE TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT’

    03/19/2015 10:01:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Government lied to a federal judge, misrepresented facts and illegally gave 100,081 illegal aliens immigration status despite a pending lawsuit and an injunction. That is the argument that attorneys representing Texas and more than two dozen other states made. During the heated court hearing Andrew Hanen, a U.S. District Court Judge, said that the apparent violation had made him look like an idiot since he initially believed the U.S. Government. In a heated court hearing Angela Colmonero from the Texas Attorney General’s office stated that Texas had acted promptly in November 2014 upon learning of...
  • DHS: Obama Amnesty Could Need 3,100 New Bureaucrats, $484 Million a Year

    03/16/2015 8:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    If President Barack Obama’s immigration plan gets past a federal court injunction and 60 percent of illegals apply for deferred action protection under the plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency projects that it may have to hire an additional 3,100 employees, with a total program cost of up to $484 million a year. In a detailed response to questions from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the cost of processing the illegals at a newly rented facility in Arlington, Va., the USCIS said “planning was based on the assumption that 60 percent of all individuals who...
  • 15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

    03/12/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/12/15 | Alicia A. Caldwell - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.</p>
  • States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    03/06/2015 4:37:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 6:09 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. The allegation comes after the Justice Department said in court documents this week that federal officials had given 100,000 people three-year reprieves from deportation and granted them work permits under a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Justice Department attorneys had previously said federal officials wouldn't accept requests under an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action...
  • Did the Administration Lie about Obama's Immigration Action? (to court)

    03/04/2015 11:47:07 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Byron York
    When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president's action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president's announcement. The other part of the president's action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred...
  • Obama Administration Unlikely to Seek Emergency Stay on Immigration Ruling

    02/17/2015 6:07:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Jonathan Karl, Serena Marshall, Arlette Saenz
    While President Obama has made it clear his administration will appeal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling blocking his executive action on immigration, the president’s immigration plan will likely be on hold for months or longer. Though no final decision has been made, Obama administration sources told ABC News today that the Department of Justice is unlikely to seek an emergency stay to block the judge’s order. The reason is simple: While DOJ thinks it will ultimately prevail on the overall appeal, department officials believe they would not succeed in seeking an emergency stay of Judge Hanen’s ruling. The judge’s...
  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action on Illegal Immigration

    02/17/2015 4:42:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration by granting a request from 26 states to allow the courts to look at its constitutionality before it is implemented. The lawsuit is being headed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. @GregAbbott_TX BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP "This case examines complex issues relating to immigration which necessarily involve questions of federalism, separation of powers, and the ability and advisability, if any, of the Judiciary to hear and resolve such a...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s “Executive Action” On Immigration – The White House Responds…

    02/17/2015 7:21:16 AM PST · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 17, 2015 | Sundance
    The White House Office of Legal Counsel knew and advised Obama from the outset an executive order was impossible. Subsequently the White House and DHS attempted to thread the needle with a claim of Presidential authority to “set priorities regarding enforcement“. However, as we previously outlined the “enforcement priority” did more than “prioritize enforcement”, it actually created an entire new category of immigration personage. A large problem relates to an intent on classifying a new category of illegal alien with eligible work status. Riddled throughout President Obama’s Executive Order speech in November was something more than prosecutorial discretion and/or non-deportation....
  • DHS Confirms Obama's Amnesty Isn't Temporary (look at this insidious plot!)

    02/14/2015 5:53:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Conn Carroll
    The Department of Homeland Security confirmed Thursday that thousands of illegal immigrants granted temporary amnesty through President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will also get permanent U.S. citizenship thanks to how DHS is administering the program. When Obama first announced his DACA program back in June 2012, he told the American people, "Now, let's be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship." However, as the Center for Immigration Studies pointed out just months after Obama's announcement, a loophole in immigration law created the possibility that DHS could use...
  • Obama amnesty has feds bracing for illegal immigrant onslaught

    02/10/2015 5:51:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The government expects so many applications for President Obama’s new deportation amnesty that it’s seeking a contractor just to open the new mail and enter the forms into the system, with plans to operate two shifts from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every workday to keep up with the anticipated workload. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving the applications, expects more than 800,000 applications in just the first two and a half months, or a 70 percent surge compared to last year’s total intake for the entire agency. Over the first 18 or so months, the...
  • Mexico is Now Issuing Birth Certificates in U.S.

    01/16/2015 6:30:18 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/16/14 | Steve Berman
      ˇDios bendito! Mexico’s government is not known for its efficiency.  But they’ve got their act together if you’re a Mexican citizen in the United States, and need your permiso, or your driver’s license in California.  Yesterday (Jan 15), the Mexican government is issuing birth certificates from any consulate in the United States. Not 24 hours after the House of Representatives approved a bill that would end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the rush has begun to get your paperwork in to DHS, before it’s (potentially) too late. From now on, Mexico's 50 consulates in the U.S. will be able to get access to data maintained...
  • 238,000: Number of NYC [Migrants] Who Can Stay Under Obama's Order

    01/15/2015 12:49:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    am New York ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Dan Rivoli
    [Paraphrase]: There are 643,000 illegal residents in New York City, and 238,000 would be eligible for Obama's executive amnestyThe totals by borough:Manhattan: 25,000Brooklyn: 71,000Bronx: 43,000Queens: 91,000Staten Island: 8,000This is 37 percent of the illegals who are here in NYC.Sorry I could not figure out how to post the article from the AM New York website. Maybe someone else can figure it out. There are further interesting facts in the article, but not as dramatic as the numbers.The other papers are reporting the enormous demand for the mayor's ID card, which you could sign up for starting yesterday, but they did...
  • Rep Justin Amash (R-Mich) Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It

    01/15/2015 7:22:12 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/15/15 | Steve Berman
    Rep Justin Amash has some ‘splaining to do. But first, some background. Speaker John Boehner showed some backbone on the House floor yesterday, as that body passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments attached which would roll back DACA—something that’s long overdue—and remove funding for President Obama’s executive edicts (they weren’t executive actions because he simply spoke them into being like Zeus from Olympus) dealing with immigration amnesty. Boehner gave a rare speech on the floor of the House, pushing for Congress to actually do its job and legislate, versus just sit back and watch...
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Stopping Executive Amnesty For Dreamers “Wrong Message”

    01/14/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by chicagolady · 15 replies
    www.USofArn.com ^ | 1/14/2014 | U.S. of ARN
    Wednesday morning the House of Representatives voted to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that contains 2 amendments to curtail President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty orders issued in November and in the summer of 2012. That second amendment, offered by Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn was opposed by 26 RINO Republicans and was nearly defeated. The Blackburn amendment puts an end to President Obama’s Deferred Deportation(DACA) program for illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children. One of the 26 Republicans to vote against the Blackburn DACA amendment was Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger who told Talking Point...
  • More than 90 Percent of Illegals from Surge Never Showed Up to Their Immigration Hearings (Modified)

    12/30/2014 10:08:07 AM PST · by Hostage · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 29, 2014 | Mark Krikorian
    Once again, local-TV investigative reporters are showing up their national counterparts. Recall that this summer the administration insisted the thousands of Central American illegal immigrants it was waving across the border would be put into deportation proceedings and those who did not qualify for asylum would be removed. You’d think, then, that there’d be bigshot D.C. journalists interested in finding out how many actually bothered to attend their immigration hearings. You’d be wrong. But the investigative unit at Houston’s KPRC, Channel 2, decided to ask. And when they didn’t get an answer, they persisted. And persisted. And finally got some...
  • The ICE Guide To Avoiding Deportation In Five Easy Steps

    11/25/2014 1:53:25 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    President Obama's executive amnesty for an estimated five million illegal aliens is, from the perspective of Republicans, an unconstitutional power grab that threatens the republic. In Obama's telling, over soft piano music in a campaign-style YouTube video, it “just comes down to people.”
  • Executive Amnesty: 400,000 Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Free Health Services in California

    11/22/2014 9:41:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Roughly one million undocumented immigrants in California qualify for President Obama’s executive action of deferred deportation that he announced on Thursday. Of those 40% will be eligible for the states free Medi-Cal health services, while the remaining will be ineligible under the program’s income requirements. Medi-Cal is the state’s name for Medicaid, a federal health services program for people who have low income. According to KQED News, the newly protected illegal immigrants do not qualify for other benefits of the Affordable Care Act and are not eligible for subsidies on the Covered California exchange. “They’ll be in the same situation...
  • Obama’s gamble on immigration doesn’t pay off

    11/05/2014 6:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 5, 2014 | Seung Min Kim, assistant editor and Manu Raju
    President Barack Obama took a major gamble when he punted executive action on immigration earlier this fall to try and save red-state Senate Democrats – and it didn’t pay off. Vulnerable Senate Democrats who publicly opposed executive action, from Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina to Mark Pryor in Arkansas, weren’t spared from defeat by the delay. Instead, it may have well have hurt Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in purple Colorado, a state with a significant Latino electorate who voted the incumbent out. With steep Democratic losses, Obama is left with a Republican-controlled Senate, whose leaders are already warning Obama...
  • Obama heckled at Connecticut rally

    11/02/2014 4:02:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    By Rebecca Kaplan/CBS News/November 2, 2014, 5:01 PM Obama heckled at Connecticut rally A rally in Connecticut on Sunday proved that dragging down Democrats with his unpopularity isn't the only danger the campaign trail holds for President Obama: there are plenty of hecklers awaiting him too. The president repeatedly lost control of the rally as "Dreamers" -- young Hispanic activists -- interrupted his speech protesting lack of immigration reform legislation and the administration's high rate of deportations. His response: You're at the wrong rally.
  • Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights [One Issue Campaign!]

    10/24/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 24, 2014 | Paul Lewis
    Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights This year’s midterms are taking place against a backdrop of Latino frustration at dithering candidates over immigration issues Paul Lewis 24 October 2014 Abel Perez, who was brought to the US from Mexico illegally as a child, canvassing for Democratic candidates in Longmont, Colorado. Photograph: Paul Lewis/Guardian An estimated 11 million people in America are barred from voting in the midterm elections because of their immigration status. Abel Perez is one of them. The 24-year-old was recently knocking on doors in the Colorado town of Longmont with a list...
  • Biden Promises Obama Will Strike GOP with 'Lightning' via Executive Amnesty

    09/22/2014 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/14 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden promised that President Barack Obama would "do an awful lot" for illegal immigrants with executive actions toward amnesty. He said if Republicans don't "see the lord" on immigration after the midterm elections, then they will feel some "lightning." According to pool reports, Biden spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at his residence and reportedly called up a student who had received temporary amnesty due to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Biden then said that Obama is going to enact executive amnesty before the end of the year if Congress does...
  • Daca-Dreamers Get Lassoed By Ted Cruz Patriot Defenders

    08/14/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT · by magna carta · 9 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 14,2014 | Liz Theiss
    On my ride home from a hill country family vacation the internet finally came back around San Antonio. It was then that I learned that a protest was planned against Senator Ted Cruz by the beneficiaries of Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Executive Order. These "chicos de suenos" enjoying a waiver from deportation for themselves, cared little that the "surge" of aliens of all ages and unknown histories were invading the USA relentlessly as a result of the DACA decree.
  • Nevada ranks high on child immigration program

    08/13/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 13, 2014 | By ALEXANDER COREY
    Nevada is among the states with the highest sign-up rate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to a new study of the federal initiative that gives temporary protection from deportation to some youths who are in the country illegally. In Nevada, 10,564 people have applied and 9,243 have been approved since the program began in August 2012, according to March data from from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the most recent available. Among those that are immediately eligible by meeting all requirements, Nevada has an application rate of 61 percent vs. the national average of 52 percent, according to...
  • King: Mowrer’s challenge not ‘as intense’ as Vilsack’s

    08/13/2014 2:53:57 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Ames Tribune ^ | Gavin Aronsen
    Iowa Congressman Steve King hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in north Ames’ Somerset Clubhouse, speaking at length about such issues as immigration and foreign policy but mentioning his 4th Congressional District challenger, 28-year-old Boone Democrat Jim Mowrer, only in passing. (SNIP) He explained his efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama administration directive granting temporary work permits to immigrants who entered the country unlawfully as children; and to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, a law that has made it more difficult to deport children crossing the Mexico border...
  • Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children

    08/08/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace, William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow at the National Review Institute
    Government records show discrepancy in apprehensions and court receipts. The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of Fiscal Year 2013, government records show. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June. Information from the same time period provided to National Review Online by the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review shows 41,592 total receipts marked as juvenile in immigration courts. Kathryn...
  • The Real Reason Obama Wants Amnesty for Illegals (pretty good background and explanation)

    08/06/2014 6:47:02 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo.Finance ^ | August 6, 2014 | Liz Peek
    For those puzzled by the recent thrusts and feints on our border crisis, here is a helpful primer: Related Stories Democrats blame the “urgent humanitarian crisis” at our border on an obscure 2008 sex trafficking bill. But, they refuse to change the bill. President Obama’s DACA order in 2012, protecting young people here illegally against deportation, summoned tens of thousands of migrant children from Central America. To solve the problem, the White House wants to open the door even wider by offering asylum to people from that region. House Republicans passed a bill giving President Obama funds to manage the...
  • Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama's First Executive Action on Immigration

    08/05/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/5/14 | John Sexton
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration did not begin with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in mid-2012. It began in 2011 with his announcement of "prosecutorial discretion" on deportations. A few months later the border patrol noted the first uptick in unaccompanied children at the border. There has been an ongoing argument in the public sphere over whether or not President Obama's executive action known as DACA is responsible for the current surge of unaccompanied children at the border. GOP members have claimed it is a contributing factor and some note that the June 15, 2012 announcement seems to...
  • DREAMer confronts Steve King: Here, tear up my DACA card if you don’t want me here

    08/05/2014 2:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    As many others have noted, the high point here is Rand Paul bailing out mid-bite as soon as he hears the word “DREAM.” He’ll get in your face on foreign policy and he’ll push bold, controversial ideas like restoring voting rights to felons, but put him on camera in the middle of a squabble between Steve “Cantaloupe Calves” King and a pair of illegals when he’s gearing up for 2016 and all that’s left is one of those little dust clouds like in a Roadrunner cartoon. If not for that, my favorite moment would be Erika Andiola reassuring King that...
  • Labrador Blames Obama, DACA for Abuse of Immigrant Children

    08/03/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    magicvalley.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Nathan Brown
    In one of the more impassioned speeches on the House floor Friday night, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador blamed President Barack Obama for the harm that has befallen some of the undocumented child immigrants crossing into the United States. Labrador said Obama’s 2012 executive action suspending deportation for some undocumented immigrants brought here as children helped encourage the current influx of tens of thousands from Central America. Many of them are being abused on the journey, he said. “Many of these children that are coming to the border don’t make it across the river,” Labrador said. “There are reports of the...
  • Republicans Vote To End DACA

    08/01/2014 8:06:37 PM PDT · by cornelis · 28 replies
    Updated 10:29 p.m. | House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday. The bill would effectively end Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — a program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” brought to the United States illegally by their parents to get work permits and avoid deportation. And it would prohibit the president from expanding the program, as he has been reportedly considering doing for as many as five million additional immigrants. The 216-192 vote was largely along party lines, with four...
  • Act of Love? Jeb Bush, ‘Moderate Republican,’ Calls for Deportation Of Migrant Children

    07/26/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eric Shapiro
    Remember when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the consummate “moderate Republican,” shocked everyone by calling immigration an “act of love?” It looks like he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, he called for nearly all of the 50,000-plus immigrants in limbo on our Southwest border to be sent home. That is, “except for those deserving few who may demonstrate a true case for asylum.” Deserving few? Someone should ask Bush which of the children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered) like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “deserve” to be sent home....
  • Inhofe says undocumented minors here at Obama's 'invitation'

    07/26/2014 1:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | July 26. 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe turned up the rhetoric on immigration late this week, telling a national television audience that young immigrants at Fort Sill and elsewhere are in the U.S. “at the invitation of the president” and comparing the situation to the administration’s exchange of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for U.S. serviceman Bowe Bergdahl. Inhofe also signed on to a bill by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would effectively end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama administration’s policy of giving low priority to deportation of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and have been in the...
  • Dreamers Stage Gop 'Funeral' In Congress: 'Republican Party Is Dead To Us'

    07/22/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, DREAMers stormed the halls of Congress to stage a "GOP funeral" in front of the offices of Republican senators, some of whom have expressed concerns that President Barack Obama's unilateral grants of temporary amnesty have caused the current border crisis. Pro-amnesty activists from United We Dream dressed in black and marched around with a mock casket that had these words emblazoned on it: "RIP GOP." They held flowers and started chanting and singing, "We shall overcome." Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said Obama should not award temporary amnesty to DREAMers in the future because the Deferred Action for...
  • Palin: Obama's America an 'Unfunded Charity' for Illegals to Overrun

    07/19/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun. Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own. "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion." Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded...