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  • Another California City Says ‘No’ to Housing Illegal Immigrants

    07/24/2014 1:58:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The Planning Commission for Escondido, a city just outside of San Diego, voted unanimously, by a 6-0 vote, to reject sheltering Central Americans caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters. Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart News has...
  • Univision anchor: No government should be in the business of deporting children

    07/23/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, it’s Jorge Ramos, a guy so deep in the tank for illegal immigration that even other members of America’s pro-amnesty media are known to grumble about it. The most revealing thing about this clip is how little his argument depends on the particular hardships being suffered by kids in Central America. They face gangs, drugs, and violence if they’re sent back, he allows, but there’s no sense that this is some unique crisis requiring a more forgiving policy than might otherwise be advisable. He’s making a straight-up argument, essentially, that if a kid makes it across the border,...
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • 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...
  • Austin-Based Company Received $120 Million So Far This Year to Shelter Illegal Children

    07/22/2014 2:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. The group has illegal child units in seven states.An Austin-based company has received over $120 million so far this year to shelter illegal immigrant children.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) KEYE TV reported: More than $100 million of federal grant money this year has gone to an Austin based company that runs unaccompanied minor shelters across the country. Its website says Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Their headquarters is in Austin, Texas. A brief online description details the...
  • 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...
  • Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!

    07/19/2014 11:18:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Even as Congress struggles with the ongoing crisis at the border and the President plans some sort of meeting with Central American leaders, there seems to be no shortage of elected officials who want to get in on the action. Of course, if you’re looking for help with a huge problem on the Texas border, your first thought might not be to ask somebody in upstate New York. But that won’t stop the city’s mayor, Stephanie Minor. (Go ahead… say “Mayor Minor” five times fast.) The mayor’s latest pitch came in a letter to President Obama. “We have a network...
  • DOCTOR WARNS — US Schools Could Face HEALTH CRISIS as Illegal Immigrants Enter Classrooms This Fall

    07/18/2014 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Elaina George, an ear, nose, throat and chest specialist from Atlanta, told Charles Payne on FOX News today that the US could be facing a health crisis as the thousands of newly illegal children enter the classrooms this fall. “There’s an example in Maryland, where parents got a letter from the school that there children had been exposed to an illegal child who had TB who was one of their classmates. So this fall it is potentially possible that these children entering the school systems could be carrying all sorts of things, diseases that are not on the radar.”...
  • Morning Plum: On immigration, the GOP is Ted Cruz’s party

    07/17/2014 11:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | July 17, 2014 | Greg Sargent
    As I’ve noted here before, the current crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has had one upside. It has forced the actual GOP stance on immigration out into the open, increasingly boxing Republicans into a position where their main solution to the broader immigration crisis is effectively advocating for maximum deportations from the interior, including of the DREAMers. Now, as the battle over the crisis continues to roil the political landscape, the point is being underscored by none other than Ted Cruz: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as...
  • Reid: ‘Dreamers’ here legitimately

    07/17/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported. Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama’s 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers. “Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday...
  • Protests In Arizona Over Immigrant Children Show The Ugly Side Of American Populism

    07/16/2014 7:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Vale
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW YORK -- Following the noxious scenes in Murrieta, California earlier this month in which women and children from Central American were greeted by flag-waving mobs shouting, "go home" and "you’re not welcome", the ugly face of American populism was given another airing on Tuesday as protesters descended on the small town of Oracle, Arizona, to rally against the transfer of 40 immigrant children to a local academy for troubled youths. Yet unlike in Murrieta, those demonstrating against the arrival of the destitute and vulnerable were met by a counter protest organised by pro-immigrant supporters, with heated exchanges between the...
  • Giorgio: Impeachment, Immigrants and Sarah Palin (Hurl-licious)

    07/16/2014 4:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Giorgio, GoLocalWorcester MINDSETTER™
    We have an immigration problem along our southern border, mostly with the Texas portion. The border is leaking like a sieve, with hundreds of children fleeing Central America and the drug induced bloodshed that has moved recently from Mexico down to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. A child has a higher chance of being killed in Central America than they do in Chicago’s South Side. Who are buying the drugs that are causing all the violence in Central America? Americans are. So if we want to stop the influx of children from Central America we need to do something about...
  • Pope: Kids Crossing US Border Illegally Should Be ‘Welcomed’

    07/15/2014 12:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2014 | Shannon McMahon
    In a Monday letter to a Mexico City Vatican conference, Pope Francis wrote that the tens of thousands of Central American children illegally crossing into the United States should be “welcomed and protected.” Just days after President Obama visited Texas and pledged a solution to the US border crisis, the Pope said migrant children’s human rights are being violated. “Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically,” he said. “Many of their rights are violated. They are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.” The Pope also...
  • Inner City Blacks Ask Obama: Where's Our Asylum?

    07/14/2014 5:20:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daly ^ | July 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Crime: A core constituency asks: If the president is concerned about unaccompanied children from Guatemala fleeing deplorable conditions and violence, what about fatherless children here burdened by gang violence with nowhere to flee? Some 748 of the unaccompanied children from Central America have found their way to the Chicago area, Fox News reports, far from our open border and virtually unannounced to local residents or their political leaders who are unaware of exactly where the children were sent or being kept. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., told Fox last Friday that he was unaware of the exact locations of the facilities...
  • Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State: Sheriffs warn move may threaten safety

    07/13/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Owen Boss and Joe Dwinell
    Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis. “We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson. “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.” Hodgson said...
  • Immigrant children bringing out the worst in some Americans (He means us, of course)

    07/12/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 12, 2014 | Bob Ray Sanders
    The “ugly American” has gotten a lot uglier over the past few weeks, from the streets of California to the halls of Congress and state houses around the country. A growing number of our fellow Americans have taken on grotesque features, in looks and sounds, in reaction to the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed our borders as they flee poverty and violence in hope for something better. Sadly, the arrival of these youngsters has been greeted by flag-waving, sign-carrying, Bible-thumping and Constitution-quoting citizens demanding that they not be received here and that they be returned immediately...
  • America’s Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic

    07/10/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | July 10, 2014 | Trent Telenko
    (NOTE — Update at the End of the Column) One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public schools. In my case that meant looking at the NY Times saying the following: “…the administration has begun to send the expected 240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in recent months in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county.” And at headlines for the open border crisis like this...
  • Frustration boils over as Houston woman goes on epic rant about illegal immigrant children

    07/10/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    With the children being sent across the country, a Houston woman went on an epic rant when she learned that officials were looking at a closed school in her neighborhood as a potential detention facility. Bernadette Lancelin not only opposed the idea, but did so emphatically: It’s not right. Now billions of dollars want to be borrowed from the White House to help feed and house them. What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? In our country? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country. All these kids? Really? Why can’t they go back? I’m sorry that their...
  • Why the Border Bigots Are Beating Obama (Yes, that's the actual headline)

    07/09/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    Yes, Rick Perry is awful for not shaking his hand, but the president needs a Pope Francis-like moment with the border kids to signal America is more than blowhards and racists.Let’s get Rick Perry’s jackass-ery out of the way quickly: Refusing to shake hands in public with the president of the United States is just an idiot thing to do. Perry is trying to claim the faux moral high ground here by arguing that he held out for a more substantive meeting and got it, but come on. It’s not as if that meeting wouldn’t have happened if the governor...
  • Sally Kohn: ‘This is not a border crisis’ (She's serious)

    07/09/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This is odd. In an appearance on CNN addressing the crisis at the southern border, CNN contributor and The Daily Beast columnist was asked about the “optics” of the president failing to go to the border to see the situation with his own eyes. While Kohn said that she would go to the border in between Democratic fundraisers if she were the president, but simultaneously suggested that to demand he do so – an increasingly frequent phenomenon on the left – represents a double standard. That was not, however, the oddest of odd moments which occurred in this short segment....
  • The Border Crisis Is Not "Obama's Katrina." Not Even Close. (This must be really hurting him)

    07/09/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 8, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    Rarely have we been presented with a policy problem as complex as the crisis unfolding on the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas, where thousands of women and children, including many unaccompanied minors, have been making their way from Central America to the Rio Grande Valley under the impression, or simply the hope, that they will be able to remain in the U.S. once across the border. There are countless facets of the crisis to consider. What role are child trafficking laws playing in hamstringing the Obama administration in sending the kids back home? Should we, in fact, reevaluate our asylum...
  • Si Se Puede: Illegals Deported Multiple Times Vow to Try Again -- Even on Rafts

    07/07/2014 9:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Multiple deportations are not stopping Central Americans from vowing to try again to illegally enter -- and remain -- in the United States. Illegal immigrants who have been deported and those that were caught before they made it to the United States are thinking of even more creative approaches they can use to enter the United States. According to NBC News, "nearly every mother" interviewed at a repatriation center in Honduras that expects to receive about "10 buses a week" of people who were caught making the journey to America "said they would leave Honduras again until they were permanently...
  • FIVE COUNTER-PROTESTERS ARRESTED During Tense Standoff at Murrieta Illegal Immigrant Rally (Video)

    07/05/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Five far left counter-protesters were arrested today in Murrieta, California as protesters and open borders supporters gathered outside a Southern California Border Patrol facility.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)From the video - the protesters were charged with “lynching.” The pro-illegal immigrant counter-protesters were the ones arrested. MURRIETA, CA – JULY 4: A counter-demonstrator to protesters opposing arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station is arrested on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California. Five people were arrested. (Yahoo-Getty) NBC Los Angeles reported: Five people were arrested Friday as crowds of protesters and immigrant rights supporters...
  • White House: Amnesty for DREAMers' Parents as Early as Fall

    06/29/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tony Lee
    As illegal immigrants flood across the border, President Barack Obama is still reportedly planning to issue an executive action to give temporary amnesty and work permits this year to the parents of illegal immigrant children. A "senior official familiar with the White House deliberations" told the Los Angeles Times that the "work is continuing" on a Deferred Action program for the parents of so-called DREAMers and other executive actions to ease deportations. The Times noted that the program "was tentatively slated to be announced this fall," but the Obama administration may try to enact it after the midterm elections because...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Tsunami of Foreign Minors to Hit Public Schools, Texas Officials Silent

    06/28/2014 4:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 28, 2014 | Merrill Hope
    DALLAS, Texas--Nerves are starting to fray. Texans want answers about the tsunami of undocumented and unaccompanied minors that may well hit public school classrooms this Fall. Breitbart Texas reported that the Clear Lake Tea Party (CLTP) voiced strong concerns about how these minors will be absorbed into classrooms across the state. Locally, it stands to tax Texans in more ways than one and how schools prepare comes with a surprising answer. Breitbart Texas asked Texas Education Agency (TEA) Director of Media Relations Debbie Ratcliffe who said, "We are monitoring the situation but, at this point, we have no districts report...
  • Senator Ted Cruz delivers "State of the Senate" for Chamber of Commerce (San Antonio)

    06/28/2014 2:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KENS-TV ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Muńoz
    SAN ANTONIO -- Senator Ted Cruz was introduced as a friend and public servant at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon where he was the guest of honor. Sen. Cruz addressed the crowd of 157 for about 47 minutes. He spoke of his father coming to Texas from Cuba with $100. Sen. Cruz said his father went on to own a small business. "As Americans we are the children of those who risked everything," said Sen. Cruz. Sen. Cruz said his father's story used to be common, but for the first time people are scared for the country. Sen....
  • WH Press Secretary: 'We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait' for Congress to Write Laws

    06/26/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress. “[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to...
  • Contract Shows Obama Planned Border Invasion

    06/26/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it. Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system. The evidence comes in the form a...
  • HHS considers Olympia Fields facility for unaccompanied immigrant children (Former monastery)

    06/23/2014 12:17:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 21, 2014
    OLYMPIA FIELDS - Thousands of children from Central America are entering the United States through the nation's southern border, overburdening local facilities and resources. The crisis has the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the search for lodging facilities elsewhere in the states. One facility being considered is in Chicago's far southern suburbs - the quiet community of Olympia Fields. Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement Saturday morning announcing this week the HHS will be conducting an inspection of a former monastery at 203rd and Governors Highway to be used to house some of the children that...
  • Few immediate consequences for child immigrants (Can stay for years and years)

    06/22/2014 7:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 22, 2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work here for years without consequences. The chief reasons are an overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children's welfare, an Associated Press investigation finds. Driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants is the recognition throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that children who make the dangerous trip can effectively remain in the U.S. for years before facing even a moderate risk of deportation....
  • Thousands of Immigrants Stuck in Mexico Stash Houses Just Outside US

    06/21/2014 5:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 21, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--Thousands of illegal immigrants--most of whom are from Central America--continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day, but there are many who never complete the dangerous journey north because they run out of money. The trip from Central America can be a life-threatening one, but rumors of "amnesty" have only caused more immigrants to make it to the U.S. at any cost. Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas that smugglers typically charge hopeful foreigners hundreds of dollars to take them from their home countries to the U.S. Often, however, the...
  • Honduras’ First Lady Says She Will Collect Her Country's Child Immigrants

    06/21/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Honduras’s first lady will travel to the United States to find and return the country’s unaccompanied minors who have recently flooded across the border, the president’s office said Wednesday. In an effort to track down 13,000 Honduran children who made their way to the U.S. through Mexico, President Juan Orlando Hernández has created a commission that includes transportation, migration and foreign affairs authorities. But immigration lawyers say Honduran officials will face several legal challenges before they can repatriate the children. A surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America has overwhelmed U.S. authorities in recent months. Between October 2013 and May...
  • Salvadoran Ambassador: US Must Respect 'Universal Rights' of Illegal Minors

    06/20/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    The United States must respect the “universal rights” of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country, according to the Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. “We understand the concern of the U.S. government about the issue of immigration. We are aware that the phenomenon is not a stranger to electoral considerations; however, we must not ignore the fact that children detained at the border have universal rights that should be given priority over the interests of an expedient solution,” Rubén Zamora, the ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, wrote in a Miami Herald op-ed...
  • Let’s Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 4:28:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 19, 2014 | Sheldon G. Adelson
    Radio show hosts and political pundits are suggesting that the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the final nail in the coffin for passing immigration reform in this session of Congress. They surmise that other Republicans will be especially reluctant to tackle the issue for fear of losing political support. If we are led to believe that the results of a local election with 12 percent voter turnout in a single congressional district (one out of 435) with a mere 65,000 votes cast is all that it takes to disrupt a necessary and important national policy...
  • Government Hiring Escorts For 65,000 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children (From JANUARY!)

    06/20/2014 2:24:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Conservative Wife ^ | June 19, 2014
    On January 29, 2014, the Federal Government posted an ad on their BizOpps website seeking escorts for unaccompanied illegal alien children. If this doesn't prove that the entire mess with all the illegals flooding our country was planned by this administration, nothing ever will. Here is the entire document that lays out the "requirements" to become such an escort: (I have highlighted interesting points) MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!!! Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation NAICS code: 561612 Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov Secondary POC: Tony...
  • Crisis Leaves Border Patrol Agents Spending Personal Money on Diapers for Kids

    06/19/2014 10:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 19, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)U.S. Border Patrol agents have been spending their own money on diapers, toys, clothes, and treats for the thousands of children and other minors who have illegally crossed into the U.S. in hopes of staying in the country, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Shawn Moran, Vice President of the NBPC, spoke with Breitbart Texas and said, “FEMA is finally coming on line and conditions are getting better for many locations, but there are still many stations that are overwhelmed with processing duties and without the resources needed for these kids.” Many Border Patrol agents, frustrated with the...
  • 'Hundreds' of illegal immigrant children being handed to relatives who're in US illegally too

    06/18/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes no effort to determine the immigration status of adult relatives when they show up to claim unaccompanied minor children who entered the U.S. illegally, a spokesman at the agency confirmed on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of the under-18s – 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' (UACs) in government-speak – have poured across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, creating what President Barack Obama has termed an 'urgent humanitarian situation.' HHS, which houses them until family members can be found, has begun releasing illegal immigrant children 'by the hundreds' into the custody of adults who...
  • North Carolina: Illegal aliens commit more than seven child sex assaults per day (Dreamers)

    06/17/2014 8:39:10 AM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6-4-2014 | Dave Gibson
    Since January 1, there have been nearly 1,300 sex crimes against children attributable to illegal aliens in that state. During the month of May 2014, there were more than 230 charges of sex crimes against children filed against illegal aliens in the state of North Carolina. These dastardly acts which rob children of their innocence, and forever change their lives are being committed in both rural and urban areas, across the Tarheel state. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. In fact, hundreds of such crimes are committed every single month in North Carolina by those who have no right to be...
  • Pro-Bono Lawyers: Most Unaccompanied Border Children Eligible for Amnesty

    06/17/2014 7:21:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | Sylvia Longmire
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)TUCSON, Arizona--As more and more unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America have poured into south Texas—and subsequently transferred to Border Patrol facilities elsewhere along the border—US government officials are scrambling to find places to put them. However, based on current immigration and asylum laws, the vast majority of those children could be legally staying right here in the United States before long. Under the authority of the Homeland Security Act, the federal government transfers custody of illegal immigrant children who are apprehended alone at our borders to the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)....
  • WH to Honor Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/16/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The White House will honor 10 young adults on Tuesday who came to the United States illegally and qualified for the president’s program to defer deportation actions. Each person has qualified for the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, which delays removal proceedings against them as long as they meet certain guidelines. They will be honored as “Champions of Change,” the White House said in a statement Monday because they “serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres.” They emigrated from Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, India, Taiwan and the Philippines and many of them work...
  • On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart

    06/16/2014 2:51:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    At any other time, the growing crisis on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied young people crossing illegally into the United States, might dominate the news. Yet the situation has received less attention than it might amid the furor over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, the collapse of Iraq, the continuing Bergdahl matter, and Hillary Clinton's book tour. They're all genuinely important news stories, and they've crowded out disaster at the border. But whether or not many people noticed, this was the week in which the Obama administration's attempts to deflect blame for the border...
  • Illegal Border Crossers Offered Movies, Ping Pong, Sautéed Zucchini

    06/13/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | June 13, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Building 267 at Naval Base Ventura County, which previously served as a processing facility for navy sailors on their way to sea, is now being used to house 180 children from Central America who were stopped by U.S. border patrol agents illegally crossing the Texas border. The Los Angeles Times reports that, by early next week, the number of children to be housed at the Port Hueneme location will reach its maximum capacity of 575. It is predicted that, this year alone, up to 90,000 minors, unaccompanied by adults, will cross the southwest U.S. border and will be cared for...
  • Photographer-captures-difficult-journey-Central-American-immigrants-attempt-cross-U-S-Mexico-border

    06/08/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 20 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer has amassed a collection of stunning photographs that illustrate the plight of Central American immigrants as they make the dangerous journey as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in search of a better life. Illegal immigration has become a hot-button issue in the United States as millions of immigrants try to cross the border illegally in search of employment and a better life for their families. Because of the complex nature of the debate, photographer John Moore says he tried to approach the issue 'in as many ways possible' by 'putting a human face on...
  • Gov’t won’t say how many immigrants released in US

    06/06/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 5:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how many remains a mystery because the government won’t disclose the number. The Homeland Security Department started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there. […] The administration would not say Friday how many immigrants were affected—hundreds or thousands—or how many of those immigrants subsequently...
  • Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

    05/28/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 May 2014 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma. An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody. The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will...
  • Luis Gutierrez: 'Every Institution in America' Should Work Around Fed. Immigration Laws

    05/19/2014 3:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that until Congress passes sweeping amnesty legislation, "every institution in America" should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws. He also said that President Barack Obama's Deferred Action program was the first step in implementing more amnesty programs. Testifying before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Chicago on "Immigrant Enlistment" that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired, Gutierrez said that "every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system." He also pushed the Navy...
  • U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas

    05/19/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News. The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months. Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and "behavioral treatment centers." The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers. The federal government was forced to utilize Lackland...
  • Durbin pushes for military green cards for illegal ‘Dreamers’ who enlist

    05/19/2014 1:38:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin vowed Monday to keep fighting to give green cards to some illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military, according to a report. “If you are willing to sign up in our military and risk your life for America, you should be given that opportunity,” Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, proclaimed at a Senate Appropriation Committee field hearing in Chicago. Senate Democrats are debating whether to add the measure, known as the ENLIST Act, to the annual defense authorization act. The ENLIST Act would enable young illegal immigrants who entered the United States before...
  • U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone

    05/19/2014 3:10:02 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2014 | Julia Preston
    With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young illegal migrants traveling by themselves,...and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an Air Force base in San Antonio, officials said Friday. After seeing children packed in a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Tex., during a visit last Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday declared “a level-four condition of readiness” in the Rio Grande Valley... On Sunday, Department of Health and Human Services officials will open a shelter for up to 1,000 minors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, authorities said,...