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  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    bREITBART ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants whose family members are U.S. citizens. Castro, considered a potential vice presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, believes Obama should extend the deferred action even more to those over 30 years of age and who may not have come to the country as children. "We should look at people who have been here for more than ten years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro said in an interview before his debate...
  • JEFF DUNCAN DROPS CO-SPONSORSHIP OF IMMIGRATION BILL PLANNED FOR INCLUSION IN NDAA

    04/03/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan is dropping his co-sponsorship of an immigration bill House Republicans have been quietly working to include in the upcoming Department of Defense authorization bill, saying the language should never have been considered to be added to the unrelated measure. Late Wednesday, Duncan said he hadn't been aware of efforts by the bill's author, California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), to add the language to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – and that if it were added, “NDAA would lose my vote as well.” At issue is a proposal to allow so-called DREAMers to obtain...
  • Harsh immigration realities set in for many 'dreamers'

    03/25/2014 5:50:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2014 8:26pm PDT | Lalita Clozel
    Deferred deportations and work permits granted under an Obama program don't always result in better jobs or higher pay. Lack of education or work experience is a big hurdle. WASHINGTON — Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. With high expectations and a freshly minted work permit, Santos, 27, hit the job market, hoping to leverage her new status and a Cal State Fullerton degree into an...
  • "Bring Them Home : Activists fight for return of longtime illegal immigrants

    03/13/2014 10:12:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    mercurynews ^ | 03/13/2014 | David E. Early
    Amid the noisy cultural and political warfare waged over immigration reform, a quieter but no less compelling bit of protest has emerged. This week, about 30 people -- most of them Latin-Americans who had been previously deported from the U.S. after living here for years -- marched to the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego County and told border inspectors they wanted asylum. The individuals were then taken to a detention center, where their fate now rests with an immigration judge. Part of a new crusade called "Bring Them Home," the action is aimed at heaping negative attention on...
  • Can Governors use their pens & phones & deport "Dreamers" anyway? (Or ignore federal laws?

    03/13/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    3/13/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Liberals will use a Straw Man argument and say that Bush and Clinton used Executive Orders far more than Obama has. But it isn't the NUMBER of Executive Orders that is at issue, it is the NATURE of the Executive Orders. If Congress passes a law saying that illegals will be deported - WILL - if they do X,Y and Z when coming here, how can Obama keep from breaking the U.S. Constitution by saying that "Dreamers" can stay and long as they do A, B and C? Some would say that Governors cannot override federal law as the U.S....
  • White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws

    03/13/2014 2:04:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 12, 2014 | Emma Dumain with Steven T. Dennis
    A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes Wednesday from the White House and House Democrats, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant. The legal dispute over President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to suspend deportations for people brought to the country illegally by their parents, known as “dreamers,” has split the GOP and Democrats before. But on Wednesday the dispute threatened to end any lingering goodwill Democrats were inclined to extend toward GOP leaders, who just weeks earlier unveiled a set of immigration principles for overhauling...
  • 6 arrested during protest at Butler County Jail

    12/19/2013 11:23:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    daytondailynews ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Lot Tan
    HAMILTON — Six people — four men and two women — have been arrested during a protest today at the Butler County Jail. Members of United We Dream, a national immigrant youth network, are staging the protest at the jail. Members of the group are urging Congress to pass a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and instead allow them to pursue citizenship. The Butler County Jail houses undocumented immigrants for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Obama will extend amnesty for young illegals, says top White House aide

    12/11/2013 4:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House correspondent
    President Obama will extend his mini-amnesty for young illegals, said Cecilia Muñoz, White House director of domestic policy. “As long as this president” is in power, “you will be able to renew your deferred action,” Muñoz told one questioner during an online question-and-answer session on immigration conducted via Skype. So far, Obama’s deputies have granted the two-year “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” amnesty to at least 567,563 illegals, giving them the right to get jobs in every state, get drivers’ licenses in some states, to enroll in school and to receive government aid. Only 21,162 illegals have been rejected. Roughly...
  • Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion’

    12/03/2013 1:57:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws. “Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion. He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion,” Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws. The president signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain young illegal aliens who came into the country as children and have pursued education or...
  • The Immigration-Reform Movement Grows Weary

    11/25/2013 8:03:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | November 22, 2013 | Gabriel Arana
    As this week's series of demonstrations on the National Mall shows, it's hard to rally citizens when Congress seems incapable of responding to their demands.On March 21 2012, José Gutiérrez—41-years-old and undocumented—was deported to Mexico. A successful film engineer in Los Angeles with two young children—a two-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter who was in the hospital at the time—Gutiérrez had lived in the United States since childhood. Nine days later, he risked crossing the border illegally at the San Luis Port of Entry in Arizona to reunite with his family. The next his wife Shena, a United States citizen,...
  • Forest Grove fatal crash: For teen charged with hit and run, 'difficult times are here'

    10/29/2013 4:54:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | ctober 25, 2013 /updated October 28, 2013 | Emily E. Smith
    Before the Sunday night crash that killed two young step-sisters playing in a pile of leaves in Forest Grove, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, along with her boyfriend and brother, went to get something to eat. Attorneys for Garcia-Cisneros said Friday, Oct. 25, that the teens went to Sonic Drive-In in Cornelius, where Garcia-Cisneros had recently been hired. She was supposed to start her new job this week. From there, the three started toward home in a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. Court records say Garcia-Cisneros was driving. The vehicle, records say, belonged to her boyfriend Mario Echeverria’s mother. Garcia-Cisneros purposely drove through a large...
  • Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

    10/26/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform – then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for," Gutierrez told Salon. In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain...
  • Conservative Coalition Presses House Republicans to Act on Immigration

    10/25/2013 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — With immigration re-emerging as the topic of focus in Washington, an unusual coalition of business executives, Republican Party activists and evangelical leaders will descend on Capitol Hill early next week to pressure House Republicans to pass their own legislation. The debate threatens to create another schism in the Republican Party and to further alienate a major source of campaign contributions; several corporate executives interviewed this week said they were considering withholding donations from lawmakers who get in the way. The push by conservatives will begin Tuesday morning with a news conference featuring, among others, Al Cardenas, the chairman...
  • Government focus shifts to immigration reform (Issa to introduce GOP Amnesty bill next week)

    10/25/2013 7:00:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    KPCC ^ | 10/24/13 | Larry Mantle
    Shifting gears from the technical problems of the Affordable Care Act website, President Obama called on Congress to work on an immigration overhaul. The immigration plans of the President have been overshadowed by the government shutdown, and the launch of the new healthcare system. Some Republicans are already announcing their legislation plans. Re. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to release legislation sometime next week that would provide temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants. His legislation would provide undocumented immigrants six years of legal status in the country, according to a Politico interview. -snip- Guests: Seung Min Kim, Congressional Reporter for POLITICO...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • There’s hope for immigration yet, says Rep. Gutierrez

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat, said there’s still hope for immigration reform—even in the “dark” times we’re in now. “There are 45-50 Republicans ready to vote for comprehensive immigration reform. That’s a sea change,” Gutierrez said on Morning Joe. “There are 180 out of the 200 Democrats, maybe more. Let’s have a vote. Let’s join with the senators, let’s get this issue behind us. As Paul Ryan said to me one time
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year (GOP Amnesty Follies )

    10/07/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor. Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according...
  • US-Raised Immigrants Try to Return Across Border

    09/30/2013 6:15:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | SHERMAN Associated Press
    Nearly three dozen migrants marched across the U.S.-Mexico border without papers Monday, the latest group of a younger generation brought to the U.S. illegally as children that seeks to confront head-on immigration policies they consider unjust. Wearing a colorful array of graduation-style caps and gowns, 34 young people who spent long stretches of their childhoods in U.S. cities like Phoenix and Boston chanted "undocumented and unafraid" as they crossed the Rio Grande into Texas. Customs officials separated them from regular pedestrian traffic and the rest of their entourage before beginning lengthy interviews. The risks born by their parents' generation involved...
  • Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA

    09/30/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    timesledger ^ | September 29, 2013 | Christina Santucci
    The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said.Authorities believe 20-year-old Pedro Silva of Jackson Heights is part of the street gang M18, the DA’s office said. Silva was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence in the Sept. 20 shooting death of Corona resident Ivan Rodriguez, according to the borough’s top prosecutor. Silva, along with several other suspected gang members, chased Rodriguez on the Jackson Heights avenue and allegedly shot the 33-year-old in the head and...
  • Dream9 Reloaded: Now 30 Will Attempt To Reenter The U.S. Without Documents

    09/24/2013 4:23:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 24, 2013 | Fox News Latino
    About two months after nine DREAMers either left the country voluntarily or were deported then tried to cross the border to protest U.S. immigration laws, 30 others will make the same attempt next Monday, an immigration advocacy group said. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance, which coordinated the summer crossing in which the so-called DREAM9 asked for political asylum, said in a press release that 29 people from Mexico and one from Peru will seek to enter the United States.
  • Immigration groups push President Obama for action

    A slew of immigration rights groups upped the ante on Wednesday, loudly demanding President Barack Obama circumvent Congress and use his executive power to effectively legalize undocumented immigrants on his own. But those tactics aren’t sitting well with some on Capitol Hill. Pro-reform Republicans believe the new and more aggressive strategy will hurt their chances of persuading their GOP colleagues to back revamping U.S. immigration laws. And while congressional Democrats are more sympathetic to the activists’ view, some concede the advocates’ methods won’t help. “Bad idea,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who as a member of the Gang of Eight...
  • Dick Durbin’s Poster Child For Illegal Immigrant: A Creeping Sharia Illegal

    09/19/2013 6:51:23 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2013 | Gateway Guest Blogger
  • Exclusive -- Internal DHS Document: Pro-Amnesty Americans Pose as Illegals to Mock System

    09/18/2013 11:40:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Sep 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by Breitbart News shows that the agency is aware of pro-amnesty American adults posing as DREAMer illegal aliens as a way to further their political agenda. The document says that such pro-amnesty American adults are crossing the border into Mexico then back into the U.S. with the intent of being captured by U.S. immigration authorities, detained and incarcerated. At a later time they will reveal themselves to be U.S. citizens. The document says they are conducting this activity with the goal of attempting to show America’s immigration system is broken, and...
  • More Border Protests Planned

    09/11/2013 10:19:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Fronteras Desk ^ | September 11, 2013 | Michel Marizco
    Fresh off its success in July, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance is planning to hold another immigration protest at the U.S.-Mexico border. Back in mid-summer, the group organized what become known as the DREAM 9, a group of nine activists who protested Obama administration deportation policies by turning themselves in at the U.S.-Mexico border. Six of the activists lived in the U.S. but returned to Mexico before the Obama administration implemented its deferred action plan for immigrant youth. Three more then left the U.S., essentially self-deporting themselves to join the six. In late July, all nine marched up to the...
  • 'Dreamer' Website Teaches Illegal Immigrants 'How To Lie Successfully'

    09/07/2013 1:03:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Sep 2013 | Lee Stranahan
    If you're an illegal immigrant worried about being caught, help is only a mouse click away. An article from the radical website DreamActivist.org will give you a quick lesson on how to lie about your status. It's all part of the aggressive pro-illegal immigration 'Dreamer movement' that is leading the fight for "comprehensive" immigration reform, with a boost from President Barack Obama and many in Congress. The "Dreamers" are illegal immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents. They've become the darlings of the media, garnering both positive press and an executive order by President Obama in 2012,...
  • United We Dream criticizes Obama for calling immigrants ‘illegal’

    08/30/2013 3:05:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Victor Medina|
    August 29, 2013Immigration rights group United We Dream (UWD) is up in arms over President Barack Obama's speech at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington. During his speech Wednesday, Obama referred to some immigrants as "illegal," a word that many say is incorrectly used and fosters anti-immigrant sentiment. In the speech, President Obama accused some politicians of scoring political points by telling their constituents that "distant bureaucrats were taking their hard-earned dollars to benefit the welfare cheat or the illegal immigrant." However, the use of the term "illegal immigrant," even in the context the...
  • 'Dream 9' Illegal Immigrant: Deported 'Deserve' Pathway to Citizenship Too

    08/26/2013 10:45:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Lizbeth Mateo, an illegal immigrant member of the so-called "Dream 9" that re-entered the United States seeking asylum, said lawmakers needed to pass an immigration reform bill that also puts deported illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship. Appearing on Al Jazeera America's Consider This last Thursday, Mateo said that the 1.7 million people deported while President Barack Obama has been president "also need a pathway to come home and be united with their families." "We can do both things," she said of giving all illegal immigrants in the country a pathway to citizenship in addition to those that have...
  • Media Ignore Americans Killed by Illegal Alien 'DREAMers'

    08/26/2013 11:57:33 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 26 Aug 2013 | Tony Lee
    An illegal alien brutally murdered Laura Wilkerson's 18-year-old son in Texas, tied his body up, and then doused him with gasoline before burning him. Wilkerson recalled the harrowing details on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, yet her story has gone unheard in the broader press. Maria Espinoza, the director of the Remembrance project that memorializes Americans who were killed by illegal immigrants, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that such crimes "happen every day" in America, even in states far from the border. But the mainstream media, Espinoza said, often do not...
  • Should DREAMers self deport to legalize?

    08/09/2013 1:31:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Dreamers Are Us ^ | Aug 9,2013 ? | Dreamers Are Us
    As you are aware, many DREAMers have exploited a loophole in advance parole to erase the EWI black mark on their immigration record. The actions of DREAM9 have also shown that Obama Administration is hinting that asylum is an option if you do not have a case. So is it legally advisable for DREAMers to consider self deportation, and then file a petition for asylum in the United States. Clearly, if the United States Government thinks that Mexico is torturing and persecuting its own citizens just because of their ties to the United States, things in Central America are similar...
  • Illegal Alien Activist Claims Employment by Restaurant Organizing Group

    08/08/2013 7:10:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    breitbart.com ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | Lee Stranahan
    One of the pro-amnesty "Dream 9" activists recently released from custody in Arizona appears to have worked illegally for a institutional left activist group that has used bullying activism tactics against restaurants for over a decade. An illegal alien named Lizbeth Mateo claims to have been employed by Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, D.C. in 2011. Illegal Alien Activist Claims Employment by Restaurant Organizing Group One of the pro-amnesty "Dream 9" activists recently released from custody in Arizona appears to have worked illegally for a institutional left activist group that has used bullying activism tactics against restaurants for over a...
  • Immigrant activists awaiting word on parole

    08/02/2013 1:52:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Mohave Valley News ^ | August 2, 2013 | The Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Nine activists in federal custody in Arizona for more than a week after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S.
  • Immigration Union Warns Republicans About Legalizing DREAMers (Cantor's KIDS Act)

    08/01/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Univision ABC ^ | 7/31/13 | TED HESSON
    A union representing 12,000 federal immigration workers is warning top House Republicans against legalizing young undocumented immigrants. The union is made up of employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles immigration paperwork. In a letter sent on Tuesday to four Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin), the union expressed worries about a Republican bill that would legalize DREAMers. Since President Obama has already given deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants -- and bypassed Congress to do it -- the union worries he might similarly use his executive power to rework...
  • Dream 9 still awaiting deportation outcome

    07/27/2013 6:41:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 07/26/2013 | Jacquellena Carrero and Brian Latimer
    After four days in detention, the Dream 9 are still waiting to find out their future. But immigrant advocacy groups are stepping up the pressure. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance has collected signatures from 22 members of Congress in a letter urging President Obama to grant the Dreamers humanitarian parole and bring them home. The letter campaign will continue throughout the weekend with an announcement on Monday of the legislators who support bringing the Dream 9 home. Congressman Luis Gutierrez has already expressed his support of the Bring Them Home campaign on his Facebook page. “My staff met with Maria...
  • ERLC: Child immigrants need different status

    07/26/2013 3:11:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    townhall.com/news ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | Baptist Press
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- People brought into the United States illegally as children should not be treated in the same way as undocumented immigrants who entered as adults, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist told members of Congress. Barrett Duke of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission also testified that the immigration reform bill approved by the Senate needs some improvement. Duke, the ERLC's vice president for public policy, was one of the witnesses at a July 23 hearing before a House of Representatives subcommittee. The panel considered the status of those whose parents brought them to this country as illegal...
  • Hearing on "Dreamers" in House Judiciary Committee

    07/23/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT · by OddLane · 41 replies
    Trey Gowdy reciting archetypal "undocumented" sob story.
  • House panel looks at ways to help children of illegal immigrants

    07/23/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A House panel on immigration on Tuesday took up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here at a young age. The Republican-led panel pitched the issue as a key piece of their stepwise approach to immigration reform. “They had no input in their parents’ decision to bring the family to the U.S. illegally. And many of them know no other home that the United States, having grown up as Americans since they were toddlers,” Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said at the hearing heavily attended by Hispanic youth. Subcommittee...
  • Obama: ‘We Owe’ Young Illegals a Path to Citizenship

    06/11/2013 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 11, 2013 - 4:20 PM | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that America “owes” it to certain illegal aliens to pass legislation providing a “pathway to citizenship.” “We owe it to America to do better,” Obama said in the East Room of the White House. “We owe it to the Dreamers to do better.” …
  • Fraud, security concerns as approval rate for 'dreamers' hits 99 percent

    05/21/2013 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies
    foxnews ^ | 5/21/13 | Judson Berger
    Illegal immigrants seeking a reprieve under an election-year program implemented by the Obama administration are being approved at a rate of over 99 percent -- a situation that has the immigration officer union raising concerns about fraud and security risks. The program in question is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to seek tentative legal status. It was the administration's answer to the "Dream Act," a bill Congress drafted but did not approve. The union representing thousands of employees in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which processes these...
  • Undocumented immigrant from Las Vegas to attend State of Union

    02/11/2013 2:40:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Karoun Demirjian
    WASHINGTON — Every year, a hand-picked set of special guests sits with the first lady as the president delivers the State of the Union address. This year, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected a young, undocumented immigrant from Las Vegas to be in one of their seats of honor.
  • DREAM Relief Day Announcement

    08/01/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    ICIRR ^ | July 31, 2012 | ICIRR
    ICIRR AND CONGRESSMAN LUIS GUTIERREZ ANNOUNCE HISTORICAL DREAM RELIEF DAY AND WEB SITE TO ASSIST UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH IN APPLICATION PROCESS Chicago, Illinois -- Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible youth temporary relief through “deferred action.” The memorandum offers...
  • DHS to Border Patrol, ICE: Release violent aliens as 'Dreamers'

    07/27/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | : Gary Gross
    Based on the statements of an ICE agent and a border patrol agent, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano lied to the American people when she said that the border has never been more secure. Kerry Picket's article includes the videotaped statements from Border Patrol agent George McCubbin III and ICE agent Chris Crane. McCubbin is the president of the National Border Patrol Council. Crane is president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council. This is the heart of Agent Crane's statement: As another example, the incident in El Paso released publicly last week, ICE manager were provided with the following...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Border agents say DHS tells them to release illegals after violent crimes

    07/27/2012 10:29:38 AM PDT · by donna · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents on Thursday to talk about the lax enforcement directives they are given by the Department of Homeland Security and how illegal immigrants are cheating the system to get into United States even after multiple violent crimes have been committed. "The Administration claims it has diligently enforced immigration law and that the border is 'more secure than ever.' But those on the front lines know this to be untrue. They see the violence, chaos and lawlessness. They have lost confidence in the leadership of their agencies...

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  • Criminal Alien "DREAMer" Assaults ICE Agent, Gets Released on Prosecutorial Discretion

    07/20/2012 8:31:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | July 20, 2012 | Jessica Vaughan
    The ICE enforcement agents' union is reporting an incident from earlier this week that illustrates the perverse results of the Obama administration's DREAM decree and "prosecutorial discretion" policies. An illegal alien, who is described as meeting the criteria for the president's DREAM amnesty, was arrested and jailed in El Paso, Texas, on a domestic assault charge. When ICE agents arrived at the jail for routine inmate screening, the 5'9", 245 lb. illegal alien attempted to escape, and in the process assaulted and injured one of the ICE agents. According to the union statement, ICE managers ordered the criminal alien released...
  • How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    06/18/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in modern U.S. history. The country is in severe economic crisis -- history books will someday call this the Obama Great Depression. Yet our President doesn’t see fit to deal with the economy in general. He doesn’t make big announcements to save Americans in general. He doesn’t have a plan to create jobs for all Americans. Because for Obama it isn't about America...or the economy...or jobs. It's all about cold, hard, heartless politics. Obama sees politics as divided by race. Everything he does is about division. Obama divides rich vs. poor (with his...
  • Next Phase in Stealing Election: Homeland Security Stops Deportations of Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/16/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | June 15, 2012 | Tad Cronn
    Faced with falling support among blacks, Jews, women and every other group of supporters President Obama is making a play to boost his popularity among Latinos by doing an end run around Congress again. Unable to pass the Dream Act for the past two years, Obama has ordered his Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations of 800,000 young illegal immigrants who overstayed their visas or snuck into the country when they were 16 or younger. In the next 60 days, Homeland harridan Janet Napolitano announced, DHS will begin handing out two-year renewable work permits to illegal youths who haven’t...
  • Matthews Panel (5 lefties): Mitt Romney Will Be The Nominee Because Rick Perry ‘Unelectable’

    08/21/2011 2:58:12 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Despite an instant, commanding lead in the polls, newly-minted GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry is already being viewed as “unelectable.” The panel of reporters on Sunday’s The Chris Matthews Show reached a general consensus that Perry’s loose talk and extreme views will eventually lead the Republican establishment to choose the more moderate, more electable Mitt Romney to challenge President Obama in the general election. Barely a week into his campaign, the Texas Governor has talked himself into trouble, and not just with liberals and Democrats. While John Heilemann sees Perry’s smashmouth certitude as an advantage over Mitt Romney, The...
  • The Power of Hillary [Mega Barf Alert!]

    07/02/2006 2:55:34 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies · 1,056+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/2/06 | James Carville and Mark J. Penn
    "Hillary Clinton really is one of the weakest . . . nominees with whom the Democrats could be saddled." "Democrats are worried sick about her chances." "Just give someone else a chance, so we in the Democratic Party can elect a Democrat." "She cannot possibly, possibly win." Yada, yada, yada. We've heard all this "Hillary can't win stuff" before. In fact, the quotes above aren't from recent weeks but from six years ago, when many pundits -- and Democrats -- said there was no way that Hillary could get elected to the Senate. She won by 12 percentage points. We...
  • Could a 15-Year-Old With a Laptop Be the New Campaign Media Guru?

    06/14/2006 4:06:50 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 37 replies · 1,076+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/14/06 | Adam Cohen
    Daily Kos's convention — the in-person gathering of the nation's most-read online political blog — was practically carpeted with presidential candidates. But perhaps the most notable presentation came from Ava Lowery, a 15-year-old from rural Alabama, whose homemade video was shown at the convention on jumbo television screens. Ms. Lowery's video, set to the Queen song "We Will Rock You," contrasted the "liars" and "leakers" in the Bush administration with "those of us who choose to stand up for truth and justice." Her handiwork, which can be seen at Youtube.com (Ava Lowery's video), is a bit over the top. But...