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  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Father tells Congress: My Son ‘Was Murdered By a DREAMer’

    02/26/2015 3:12:54 PM PST · by Baynative · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 25, 15 | Joel Gehrke Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414413/father-tells-congress-my-son
    “The illegal alien dreamer that murdered my son only served four months of an eight month sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a police officer,” Shaw said. “He was released from the county jail the day before he executed my son. Why was this violent illegal alien allowed to walk the streets of America instead of being deported?” “Do black lives really matter or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or a white policeman?” he added, before alluding to the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ saying that became popular following the...
  • Poll: Blame for DHS shutdown would fall to GOP (Will the GOP buckle?

    02/17/2015 4:34:30 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/17/2015 (4:31 PM ET) | Jennifer Angiesta
    Republicans in Congress would shoulder the blame for a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security if they are unable to enact a new spending bill to keep the agency running, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds that 53% of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress if the department must shut down, while 30% would blame President Barack Obama. Another 13% say both deserve the blame. If a spending bill is not passed by Feb. 28, the agency's funding will run out. ...
  • Teenage Girls Storm Into California Grocery and Start Wrecking Things (trunc)

    02/17/2015 1:02:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 83 replies
    BLAZE ^ | 02/17/15 | Zach Noble
    You can either get on the straight-and-narrow and clean up your act — or you can decide to take revenge on the store you robbed. Four teenage girls and one teenage boy took part in a rampage Wednesday through the Marysville, California, Save Mart, KTXL-TV reported.
  • More than 120 lawmakers say they've vaccinated their children

    02/07/2015 9:31:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    More than 120 lawmakers reached by NBC News said that their children have all been vaccinated, as politicians continue to clarify their stances with a measles outbreak spreading across the western United States.NBC found that 121 lawmakers had vaccinated their children, while 33 additional do not have any kids. The rest, outside of seven who declined to share the information, did not respond.Public health officials continue to fight a measles outbreak that’s spread to 14 states, according to the CDC, most of them linked to exposure from Disneyland Park in California.Officials and doctors have urged parents to vaccinate their children...
  • National View: Friends like these

    02/05/2015 7:38:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Middleboro Gazette ^ | February 5, 2015 | Raul A. Reyes
    GOP presidential hopefuls are cozying up to anti-immigrant extremists and right-wing billionaires. When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” It was my family’s way of making me careful about choosing my friends. Even then, I could see they were right. The smart kids mostly hung out with other smart kids. The athletes stuck with other athletes. The troublemakers befriended other troublemakers. That saying comes to mind when I think about the Iowa Freedom Summit, a big gathering in Des Moines that basically...
  • Obama After Meeting With DREAMers: "These Kids Are Americans Just Like Us"

    02/04/2015 1:27:22 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 42 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 4, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: I don't think there’s anybody in America who’s had a chance to talk to these six young people who or the young DREAMers all across the country who wouldn’t find it in their heart to say these kids are Americans just like us and they belong here and we want to do right by them.
  • Senate Republican offers compromise to let Dreamers stay

    02/04/2015 12:07:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2015 | BY SUSAN CORNWELL
    (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Republican on Wednesday proposed breaking the impasse in Congress over President Barack Obama's immigration policies by blocking only his 2014 executive order affecting the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The amendment from Senator Susan Collins of Maine would not affect Obama's 2012 program that helped undocumented child immigrants, widely known as the "Dreamers" program. The amendment marked a crack in Republican solidarity behind a House of Representative-passed bill that would defund the actions that Obama took both in 2012 and 2014 to lift the threat of deportation for millions of people....
  • Past Bush immigration remarks shock conservatives

    02/04/2015 10:43:12 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | By Alexandra Jaffe, CNN
    Washington (CNN)During a "Family Reunion" conference hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013, Jeb Bush spoke freely on the promise immigrants hold for America and his views on reform. He said, during a discussion with Univision, that it was "ridiculous" to think that DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally, shouldn't have an "accelerated path" to citizenship. Then, the former Florida governor was speaking to a friendly audience of establishment Republicans, after re-inserting himself in the immigration reform with the release of a controversial book on the issue a month prior. But as he moves...
  • Obama to host illegal immigrant Dreamers at White House

    02/04/2015 12:39:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will host a half-dozen Dreamers — illegal immigrants here under his temporary deportation amnesty — at the White House on Wednesday as he tries to fight back against Republicans’ efforts to cancel his immigration policies. A White House official said the president would meet with Dreamers from Texas, Maryland, Nevada, Connecticut, New York and Virginia, using them as evidence for why congressional Republicans should relent and allow his amnesties to remain in effect. “The meeting takes place as Congressional Republicans are threatening to block funding for critical national security priorities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because...
  • Many Conservatives Were Happy to Watch Republicans Grill Obamacare Architect — but Mark Levin ...

    12/23/2014 5:43:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 9th, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    So-called Obamacare “architect” Jonathan Gruber was called to testify at a Tuesday House regarding his past controversial remarks about the creation and passage of the health care law. While many of the testy exchanges that occurred during the hearing were covered and even trumpeted by conservative media, a furious Mark Levin said the exercise was pointless. “The very Republicans grilling this guy don’t plan to do a damn thing about Obamacare! They’re not going to use the power of the purse to control any piece of it!” Levin shouted on the air. “So, what is the point of a hearing?...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • President Obama Changing The Rules On Illegal Immigration (O'Reilly's "Humane" comment bites back?

    11/20/2014 12:40:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | 6/15/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In a very political move, the president has announced new rules for a specific group of illegal aliens. If your parents brought you to America when you were under 16, if you have completed high school, or served in the military, and if you are under the age of 30 now, then you are most likely going to stay in America. ... As for the policy, how can you blame kids when they are dragged to the US? It's not the child's fault that laws were broken. Thus the new policy is humane, and the President believes it will make...
  • Deportation Reprieve Will Not Include Parents of Young Immigrants (Dreamers)

    11/19/2014 4:37:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | By JULIA PRESTONNOV
    ... The youths, who call themselves Dreamers, won protection from deportation from President Obama in 2012 and continued to press him to extend those measures to others here illegally. Mr. Obama will grant deportation reprieves to undocumented parents whose children are American citizens and legal permanent residentsif they have lived in the country for five years and have not committed serious crimes, administration officials said... But senior administration officials have argued that it would be more difficult both legally and politically to make the case for including parents of immigrants in the existing program for young people who came when...
  • HHS Chief: Obamacare should be available to DREAMers

    11/14/2014 8:16:22 PM PST · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ashley Dobson
    The Obamacare and immigration debates collided Tuesday as Health and Human Services chief Sylvia Burwell called for extending Obamacare benefits to DREAM-eligible illegal immigrants. Burwell was speaking on a public Google hangout with prominent Latina bloggers to promote Saturday’s opening of the Obamacare enrollment period when she shifted to her thoughts on immigration reform. “DREAMers are not able to be covered in the marketplace. And this is an issue that I think is more than a health care issue — it is an immigration issue,” Burwell said in response to a question about whether families with mixed immigration statuses...
  • Suspect in killing of Northern California deputies was previously deported, authorities say

    10/25/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 53 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Oct 25 2014 | Harriet Ryan and Alan zarembon
    U.S. immigration officials said Saturday that the man accused of killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies Friday is a convicted drug dealer who was twice deported from the country. Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte, 34, has been booked on charges of murder, attempted murder and carjacking in connection with a rampage through Sacramento and Placer counties that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another injured and a civilian seriously wounded.
  • INELIGIBLA DACA BENEFICIARIES FOUND ON NC VOTING ROLLS (Dummycrat illegal vote-fraud alert)

    10/22/2014 4:27:25 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/14
    North Carolina election officials discovered 145 names who are ineligible b/c they are illegal immigrants granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.....the State Bd of Elections discovered the illegal voters Tuesday when the DMV ran a search for DACA licenses. The DACA recipients on voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens. NC DACA beneficiaries are able to obtain drivers licenses, but are not able to vote. The Winston-Salem Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls. Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by...
  • Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center

    10/21/2014 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Responding to the Ebola crisis that gripped Dallas, Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday the creation of a containment facility in North Texas to treat individuals with the deadly virus. Perry's hope is that such a facility will protect health care workers and prevent Ebola from spreading to the greater public. A designated space at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will additionally be utilized as a containment facility. The governor said in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas, "In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus’ reach...
  • [Criminal] Obama Could Be Calling His Lawyers After The Revelation Allen West Just Made

    10/14/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Tom Hinchey
    Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked that the Obama Administration is violating federal law by reducing the military by 90,000 while simultaneously recruiting illegal immigrants into the armed services and arming them through unilateral executive order. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joined the judge to discuss this unlawful action. Col. West agreed with Judge Jeanine’s comment that it is a felony to arm an illegal immigrant under Title 18 USC 922 (d)(5a) “When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing that we have to come to understand is if you go to the Constitution,...
  • 14 Texas Children Have Confirmed Cases of Deadly Enterovirus-D68

    10/13/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10/12/2014 | Merrill Hope
    Of the 691 cases of EV-D68 confirmed from by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now in 46 states and the District of Columbia, 14 of these cases are in Texas. On October 9, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed that the children with EV-D68 were residents of Anderson, Bexar, Dallas (7), Denton, and Lubbock (4) Counties. One additional confirmed case was in a resident of another state. In Lubbock, the Avalanche-Journal reported an additional case on October 10, although it was not recorded with the DSHS. If confirmed, this would bring the Texas EV-D68...
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    AP Article -- link only
  • Official: 70% of families from the immigration surge never showed up for follow-up appointments

    09/26/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 38 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/26/14 | Unknown
    Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates participating in a federal working group on detention and enforcement policies. The Associated Press obtained an audio...
  • I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship.

    09/25/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | September 24, 2014 | Dario Guerrero
    When I discovered my status in high school, I was worried I wouldn't be able to attend college at all.After I arrived home from soccer practice, the phone rang. “El Camino,” my mother said as she handed it to me, referring to a nearby community college. I was taking engineering courses there, offered in conjunction with my high school, but the woman from the registrar’s office had a problem: The Social Security number I had provided to receive college credit did not match my name, and if I couldn’t provide a valid number, I’d have to pay almost $2,000 for...
  • Obama Enacts Executive Action to Allow Some DREAMers to Serve in Military (Illegals in armed forces)

    09/25/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On the day Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, President Barack Obama enacted an executive action on Thursday to allow certain DREAMers to serve in the military and be put on an expedited path to citizenship. Obama vowed to hold off on broad executive amnesty that would also potentially grant temporary work permits to millions of illegal immigrants until after the midterm elections to help Senate Democrats retain the Senate. According to the Military Times, this executive action will expand MAVNI (Military Accessions in the National Interest) "to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise,...
  • 'Dream Act' Makes Undocumented Students Eligible For Already-Strained Aid Program

    09/25/2014 3:45:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    KPLU-PBS News - Seattle ^ | September 25, 2014 | By KYLE STOKES
    Fall classes began at many of Washington's public universities Wednesday, beginning the first term undocumented immigrant students can receive state-backed financial aid under a new state law. But while more than 2,000 students applied to receive state need grants under provisions of the newly-enacted Washington "Dream Act," state higher education officials say it's possible as many as 700 of these undocumented students won't receive an aid award at all — even if they're eligible. It's not just undocumented students who will miss out. Though state expenditures on the program have ballooned as tuition costs get higher, there isn't enough funding...
  • In NC, more migrant children coming to public schools (Grab a hankie)

    09/25/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | September 25, 2014 | Lindsey Brunson
    They come up through Mexico, most from El Salvador and Honduras, alone and underage, fleeing the possibility of rape, assault and kidnapping. What will happen to them once they reach U.S. soil is vague at best. It isn’t a new story — unaccompanied minors have been coming to the United States for dozens of years — but the numbers are increasing, and many of the children are coming to North Carolina. Data released in August by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that nearly 43,500 unaccompanied minors have been released to the care of a U.S. sponsor...
  • George P. Bush: In-State Tuition for Illegals 'Nominal Cost' to Taxpayers (Jeb's son)

    09/23/2014 11:03:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    George P. Bush, Jeb Bush's son and Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, said that in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is just a "nominal" cost to taxpayers. Speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival on Friday evening, Bush said that until someone can present a "sensible alternative" to the Texas's version of DREAM Act, he would support the the law that Texas Governor Rick Perry signed in 2001. Bush said in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is just "a nominal cost from an economic perspective" for the state of Texas. Bush also suggested that in-state tuition for illegal immigrants should be indexed....
  • Dallas teen killed 5-year-old cousin, dumped body in vacant apartment: police (Illegal Alien)

    09/01/2014 4:07:08 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/1/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    A Dallas teen strangled his 5-year-old cousin Sunday, then dumped her body in a vacant apartment unit near his own, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno, 17, was booked Monday morning, some 12 hours after police found little Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez dead in a unit at the Lake Highlands apartment complex. Authorities believe the murder suspect came into the country illegally about a year ago and have issued an immigration hold, along with a charge of capital murder of a person under 6 years old.
  • texas supreme court grants uli motion to intervene- maldef alert!

    08/22/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 22,2014 | Liz Theiss
    A stealth case moving through the Texas courts, athough yet to see a trial, addresses the issue of whether or not illegal alien students should continue to receive taxpayer funded grant monies for secondary education.The pivot point for the case, Lone Star College System of Texas & Richard Carpenter v. IRCOT, is winning on taxpayer standing. Governor Perry and many lawmakers approved instate tuition rates for illegal alien students in 2001. The sleight of hand on this was basically loosening "residency" requirements while failing to "affirmatively state" the benefit was designated to non-citizens in violation of federal laws.
  • Go big: Immigration activists beg Obama to legalize eight million illegals or more

    08/11/2014 7:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The number kicked around for the past few months was five or six million. That’s not good enough for immigration groups, who want to see something closer to eight figures. And once you’re creeping up towards 10 million, there’s really no point in having eligibility criteria at all. Just legalize everyone, no questions asked. Honestly, if we’re going to have the president dictate national policy, what’s the sense in demanding that he do it by half-measures? Instead of dipping a toe into our new antidemocratic age, let’s swan dive. Marielena Hincapié, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center,...
  • DREAMers deserve freedom from fear

    08/10/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | August 10, 2014 | STEVEN AND COKIE ROBERTS
    Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. She did her schoolwork after getting home at midnight, and is on track to receive her degree in social work next spring. Karina is a model citizen except for one thing. She’s an illegal immigrant. She crossed the border without papers from her home in Mexico 10 years ago, whresponsibleaying for damages to car,medical bills.etc,etc.en she was 14. Under a program initiated by President Obama in 2012, Karina is one of about 550,000 young people, sometimes called “DREAMers,” who qualify for...
  • 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...
  • Dreamers Ask For $25K To Fund More Confrontations

    08/08/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | TONY LEE
    The DREAMers who accosted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in Iowa this week are asking for $25,000 in donations to fund more confrontations. After DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola badgered King about his opposition to President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program in an incident that was caught on video, they vowed to confront more Republicans and Democrats. During the confrontation, Andiola even tried to bait King into ripping up her temporary amnesty card. "We need $25K to continue confronting politicians and holding them accountable, so that this summer the President can take bold action and keep families together," they write...
  • 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...
  • Rick Perry forms a new federal elections campaign committee

    08/04/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    DallasMorningNews ^ | 8/4/2014 | Christy Hoppe
    Rick Perry has taken another step to being a national player and perhaps inching his way into a national presidential campaign. One of the ways is to make friends. On July 31, he filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a political committee called RickPAC. He intends to use the committee to donate contributions to like-minded Republicans. “It was set up to help fund candidates who agree with the governor’s priorities,” said spokesman Mark Miner.
  • 'They Are Children' Campaign Sends Border Kids Positive Messages

    08/03/2014 3:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jacob Passy
    Away from the groups of angry protestors outside detention facilities, a letter-writing campaign aims to send the undocumented children at the heart of the immigration border crisis a more positive message. The “They Are Children” campaign, led by the California Endowment, a private health foundation aimed at expanding health care across the Golden State, is a grassroots initiative working to broadcast a “collective voice of compassion” for the undocumented children coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. The foundation is calling on people across the country to send letters of support to the undocumented children who are being held in detention facilities...
  • Hey, GOP: American exceptionalism demands compassion at the border (Another faux conservative)

    08/02/2014 8:57:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | August 1, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Other countries may turn away desperate children. But the United States should aim higher. If a child showed up at your doorstep, begging for help, what would you do? Most Americans, I suspect, would offer help, even if that meant simply calling the police, who would, hopefully, ascertain whether the child was really in danger. But a lot of Americans who would respond to such a scenario with compassion also believe that America should simply shut its door to desperate refugees. I would suggest that a moral nation has an obligation to come to the aid of children who are...
  • Unhinged Dem Leader Pelosi Chases Rep. Marino (R-PA) Across House Chamber After He Called Her Out …

    08/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Scared Monkeys ^ | August 2, 2014
    Nance Pelosi takes crossing the aisle to the extreme …Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) certainly did hit a nerve to say the least when he addressed the House regarding the debate on the border funding bill Friday night. Marino called out former Speaker of the House Nanncy Pelosi why when Democrats had control of the House, Senate and White House they did nothing about the border issue, but now with to make it a political issue. Needless to say, San Fran Nan then did something she never does, she came across the aisle. However, it was to confront Marino. After Pelosi...
  • Feds Fly Unaccompanied Minors to Alaska

    08/01/2014 7:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | August 1, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HOUSTON, Texas--As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released in border states like Texas and California, others have been set free in Alaska. A spokesman from HHS confirmed to Breitbart Texas that as of July 7, five unaccompanied minors were released in Alaska. "Between January 1 and July 7, 2014,...
  • Catholic Bishops Say Amnesty for Illegal Immigrant Children Is 'Pro-Life'

    08/01/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 31, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Some Catholic bishops have recently suggested that granting amnesty to illegal immigrant children from Central America is consistent with “pro-life” Catholic teachings. As reported in National Catholic Register, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh said that providing for the needs of the young illegal immigrants is one facet of a truly pro-life philosophy. “The Catholic Church responds to humanitarian crises here at home and all across the world because we are pro-life,” Zubik said in a statement on July 19th. “Being pro-life requires we protect and care for vulnerable persons from conception to natural death.” “Whether they are traveling because of...
  • Illegal immigrant kids exposed fed agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis & chicken pox, report says

    08/01/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. In two cases, the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parents’ exposure to unaccompanied children with chicken pox, according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities. The report, the first in a series, is based on 87 unannounced visits to 63 detention centers being used to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Texas, Arizona...
  • Karnes immigrant detention center softens its image (Illegal alien "children")

    07/31/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 31, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    KARNES CITY, Texas (KXAN) — A 29-acre facility which previously housed male illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a makeover and a new purpose. The building nearly 100 miles south of Austin in Karnes City, Texas will now be the temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border. It will also be a much more family friendly environment. “I am pretty sure you will agree this is nothing like we have seen before,” said ICE field office director Enrique Lucero during Thursday’s media tour of the facility. Previously, the people being held at...
  • Local dad advocates for immigrant kids at the border

    07/29/2014 10:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTEV-TV ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lorena Inclán
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The father of Jordan Davis is turning his attention to the crisis on the border where thousands of children who are showing up without their parents are being detained. Since his son's death, Ron Davis, has been working the U.S. Human Rights Network. Davis left Monday to attend human rights tribunals in New Mexico and Arizona along with members of this group. "We are going to cross the border and we are going to let them know what their human rights are and we are going to advocate for them," said Davis. Davis, who lost his own son to gun...
  • 2 Adults, 3 Minors Arrested In Connection With Beating Death Of Chinese USC Grad Student

    07/28/2014 5:54:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 7/28/14 | CBS LA
    The beating death of a Chinese USC graduate student, who was attacked while walking home and was found hours later inside his apartment, has led to a “series of arrests”, according to authorities. -snip- Jonathan Del Carmen, 19, Andrew Garcia, 18, and three juveniles are reportedly included in the arrests in connection. Four of the five arrested individuals are charged with murder with special circumstances, assault with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery. Following the attack, Ji managed to walk back to his apartment, leaving a trail of blood which showed the path he took. Ji was struck with an...
  • Top House Dem: Obama’s Immigration Orders are More Important than Vulnerable Dems

    07/28/2014 3:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | July 25, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Representative Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) thinks that President Obama should pursue his immigration goals unilaterally, even if it hurts vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 midterms. “That’ll always be the case,” the Congressional Hispanic Caucus co-chair told National Review Online when asked if Democrats were still nervous that the border crisis had turned Obama’s expected orders into a political liability. “You’ll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration,” Grijalva said. “We didn’t make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those — on immigration reform — we were protecting those members....
  • Children crossing border: 'Obama will take care of us'

    07/27/2014 8:49:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Border Patrol vet says immigrants 'coached' on how to game system. McALLEN, Texas – In an exclusive interview with WND and Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a 13-year Border Patrol veteran revealed many in the recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, are coming prepared to game the U.S. immigration system, even repeating the mantra, “Obama will take care of us.” “I don’t usually get into the political part of it,” explained Chris Cabrera, now a vice president in the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, “but I find it odd that their whole thing is, ‘We are going to...
  • George Will: Let Illegals Stay; 'Preposterous' US 'Can't Assimilate These 8-Year-Old Criminals'

    07/27/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Fox News Sunday, Republican writer George Will said that America should let all of the illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America remain and ensure they are allowed to "go to school and get a job." "My view is that we have to say to these children, 'Welcome to America. You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'" Will declared. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous." Will was asked to respond to Republicans...
  • 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....
  • Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty

    07/26/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) believes the House of Representatives will immediately begin impeachment proceedings if President Barack Obama unilaterally grants work permits and amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants by the "end of summer." Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday with co-hosts Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, King said that if Obama "completely destroys the rule of law with the stroke of a pen" and "Congress fails to act," there will be "enough Republicans who didn't have a desire to do this" that will be "immediately activated" to consider...
  • Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect Faces Murder Charges

    07/25/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    KGO ^ | 7/21/14 | Tiffany Wilson
    A Stockton teenager was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A 19-year-old Stockton man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A judge read a total of 35 felony counts to defendant Jaime Ramos involving the robbery on Wednesday at a Bank of the West in Stockton. -snip-...