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  • One of every three Utah farmworkers is an undocumented immigrant

    03/27/2015 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 27, 2015 | By Lee Davidson
    A new study says that nearly one of every three farmworkers in Utah is an undocumented immigrant. So is one of every six construction workers. The Pew Research Center released a study Thursday that uses U.S. census and other government data to examine labor trends among undocumented workers nationally. It included a variety of state-by-state information. It estimates that 31 percent of the farmworkers in Utah in 2012 were undocumented immigrants, as were 17 percent of all construction workers. Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, says the numbers are surprising at first, but may be close to...
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • ‘I Have A Name’ exhibit focuses on journey of undocumented immigrants

    03/23/2015 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Minnesota Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Ibrahim Hirsi
    The traveling “I Have a Name” exhibit that highlights the struggle of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America is scheduled to be on display at the Landmark Center in St. Paul in April. The exhibit is a collection of 30 life-size photos and a booklet detailing the perilous journey each immigrant undertook in search of a better life in the United States. The exhibit aims to restore dignity to the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants nationwide. “‘I Have a Name’ seeks simply to give a few of those immigrants from Mexico and Central America a face, a name, their...
  • Counties, State Mull Health Care for Undocumented Residents

    03/23/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    California Healthline ^ | March 23, 2015
    Under the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for health care coverage. However, California has taken several steps to provide health coverage to undocumented residents. Immigrants in the state who qualified for Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival initiative are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. In addition, under an executive action by President Obama last year, Medi-Cal coverage could be extended to up to 500,000 undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and who have no record of felony offenses or serious misdemeanors. Further, a bill (SB 1005)...
  • Quadruple murder suspect should have been deported in 2012 but stayed because of Obama

    03/20/2015 4:18:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title: Original suspect in murder of America's Next Top Model contestant and three others should have been deported in 2012... but stayed because of Obama's amnesty program Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was charged in connection to triple homicide last month; he is also facing charges in unrelated murder case Rangel, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was permitted to stay in US under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012 The teen was granted amnesty under Obama's program despite his criminal record David Lopez, 19, charged with three counts of first-degree murder in deaths of Mirjana Puhar, Jonathan Alvarado and...
  • By The Way, ICE Just Released 30,558 More Violent Criminal Illegal Aliens Onto American Streets

    03/20/2015 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement got ripped by Congress for releasing 36,000 violent criminal illegal aliens onto American streets. Those criminals had convictions of homicide, rape, child molestation drunk driving and more. In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies. This group included aliens convicted of hundreds of violent and serious crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The list of crimes also includes more than 16,000 drunk or drugged driving convictions. The vast majority of...
  • 28 Students Test Positive for TB; Media Mum on Cause

    03/19/2015 5:53:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 18, 2015 | Breitbart News
    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — More than two dozen cases of tuberculosis have been detected at an eastern Kansas high school after widespread screening, state and county health officials announced Wednesday. More than 300 Olathe Northwest High School students and staff members were tested after coming into contact with an infected student. In addition to that student, the testing revealed 27 new cases of TB that hadn’t progressed to the contagious stage, the Johnson County Health Department said in a news release. Officials began calling the people who tested positive on Monday, while those with no sign of infection will receive...
  • DMV RELEASES STATISTICS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT LICENSES

    03/18/2015 2:13:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    San Diego 6 TV News ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Heidi Kwon
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Wednesday released the preliminary statistics for Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) ten weeks after implementation. Under the new law, any eligible California resident is able to apply for a driver's license, regardless of immigration status. The total issued since January 2, 2015 is 166,000. The DMV reports that the approximate number of exams both written and behind-the-wheel administered since Jan. is close to 875,000.
  • Please Explain 100,000 Deferrals for Illegal Aliens

    03/17/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obama’s amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens. On March 19, Justice Department lawyers — and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen. Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say “lied to”) the court. Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak: “be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters...
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • Signups by undocumented immigrant drivers may explain 30% boost in organ donations

    03/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 12, 2015 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    The California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses may have an unexpected benefit for thousands of people waiting for organ transplants statewide. The California Transplant Donor Network says undocumented immigrants may have caused a 30% spike in the state’s organ and tissue donor registrations so far this year. The immigrant drivers, many of whom are from Mexico, also could boost numbers of Hispanics on the donor registry who are more likely to match with Hispanics waiting for transplants, the network says.
  • Why do Chinese mothers look to So. Cal. – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism?

    03/09/2015 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | March 9, 2015 | BY ROXANA KOPETMAN
    FULL TITLE: Why do Chinese mothers look to Southern California – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism? It's more than just baby's U.S. citizenship. Southern California has cinematic, year-round sunshine – which beats New York, where snow “is not suitable” for traveling pregnant women. A large Chinese community is here to welcome you. And Irvine, the affluent planned community in the heart of Orange County, is a safe urban environment. If you’re wealthy and Chinese and want to have an American baby, that’s the pitch you’ll hear from the operators of You Win USA Vacation Resort, one of three companies...
  • Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

    02/27/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 10 replies
    MyWay (AP) ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Erica Werner, David Espo
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. The legislation also leaves intact Obama administration executive actions on immigration that Republicans have vowed to overturn. But Republicans insisted that passing a short-term bill preserved their ability to keep fighting them. An early vote in the House clearing the way for final passage of the bill was approved easily, 240-183. [snip] "I am not going to vote under any circumstances to fund illegal conduct," said Rep. Mo Brooks,...
  • 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...
  • Crime Does Pay…Illegals With Three Kids Will Collect $35,000

    02/27/2015 4:56:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 2/26/2015 | Stephen Ahle
    The old adage that says “Crime Doesn’t Pay” is no longer operable. Illegal aliens who have invaded the country will be the beneficiaries of your tax dollars once their work permits and Social Security cards are approved. The IRS in their infinite wisdom (My tongue is planted firmly in my cheek) has decided that illegal aliens will be able to collect a fortune from US taxpayers even though they haven’t paid a penny in taxes themselves. A family of three would be eligible for just over $35,000. It’s bad enough that these criminals are allowed to stay here against duly...
  • Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

    02/26/2015 2:51:56 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 2/26/2015 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator. When the Department of Motor Vehicles first reported receiving a rash of driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegal immigrants, it appeared the problem might be limited to a single license branch and involve one other state.
  • Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

    02/24/2015 3:33:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Yesterday the U.S. government filed an Emergency motion to stay the U.S. District Court’s temporary injunction putting Obama’s immigration executive action on hold. In its Emergency Motion, the Feds threatened that if U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen did not grant the stay by the close of business on Wednesday, February 25, the Feds would seek an emergency stay from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Liberals, Stop Lying About Everything

    02/23/2015 5:39:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last few weeks have raised a critical question for all Americans: Is the liberal elite unbelievably dumb or unbelievably cynical? Do our over-credentialed, under-educated, would-be betters actually believe the bullstuff they are shoveling, or do they really think that we normal Americans are so stupid that they can lie to our faces and we will just take it? I’m guessing Door Number Two. Liberals know they are full of it; they just think the rest of us are as foolish as the welfare-guzzling mouth-breathers who vote for them. It’s time for the lies to stop. Liberals, stop lying about...
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    02/21/2015 2:57:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | 02/21/2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN
    <p>National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, accompanied by Vice Chair, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, conduct the opening news conference of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP...</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn’t also overturn President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.</p>
  • In Obama administration's legal fight on immigration, time is an adversary

    02/21/2015 8:32:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | By JOSEPH TANFANI
    In his fight to help millions of immigrants living in the country illegally, President Obama’s most implacable enemy may not be House Republicans or conservative governors, but the ticking clock. A lengthy battle in a Texas court case could prove fatal for his plans to provide a temporary haven for up to 5 million people in the U.S. illegally. If the legal fight continues into next year, it will be difficult if not impossible for officials to process millions of applications before Obama leaves office. The more people it can shield from the threat of deportation, the administration theorizes, the...
  • Democrats Vow to Avenge the Victims of Judge Hanen

    02/20/2015 3:40:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Poor immigrants. Folks, it's just bad out there. "Immigrants in US Feel Stuck After Judge Blocks Obama Orders." This is a tear-stained AP story. "Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. Thanks to Obama's executive orders, if none of the family members are convicted murderers or rapists they have no need to worry about deportation, and they probably don't have any worries even if they are. "But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

    02/20/2015 2:29:29 PM PST · by Crazieman · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news. According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, the relaxed border enforcement guidelines that accompanied Obama’s executive actions should continue apace, unaffected by the judge’s ruling. In an email sent to CBP agents on Wednesday and later obtained by NRO, Kerlikowske conceded that the federal judge’s action meant agents “should not consider” Obama’s new and expanded deferred action guidelines when processing illegal immigrants. But border protection and enforcement are apparently a different matter. Kerlikowske’s...
  • Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to teach passes first test

    02/19/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 19, 2015
    CARSON CITY, NEV. – A bill that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license has passed its first legislative hurdle. The bill could affect students who have work permits also known as DACA recipients or DREAMers. Existing law allows the state superintendent to give a teaching license to someone who is not a citizen but has a work permit only if there's a teacher shortage for a subject the person can teach. Otherwise, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident. The bill would allow those immigrants to get a teaching...
  • No White House guess on immigration delay

    02/19/2015 4:55:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Jamie Dupree ^ | February 19, 2015 | Jamie Dupree
    Still formulating a legal response to a federal judge’s ruling that blocked the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the White House on Wednesday was offering reporters no guess on how long that delay might last – or when the Obama Administration would be in court to challenge it. “Our legal strategy going forward is something that’s going to be determined by the Department of Justice,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. sterr “But that strategy will certainly include an appeal of this ruling because we don’t believe that it’s a fair, accurate reading of the law,”...
  • Indiscretion: Obama Admits Personally Changing the Immigration Law (and Judge quotes him in ruling)

    02/18/2015 10:25:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 17, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The judge [Hanen] sealed his case that the administration’s immigration action is not merely an act of discretion, but a change in the law itself, by quoting Obama himself. “What is perhaps most perplexing about the defendant’s claim that DAPA is merely ‘guidance’ is the president’s own labeling of the program,” said the judge. “In formally announcing DAPA to the nation for the first time, President Obama stated, ‘I just took an action to change the law.’” The Constitution, of course, does not give Obama the power to change the law.
  • Municipal ID law has ‘delete in case of Tea Party’ clause

    02/17/2015 6:20:03 AM PST · by shove_it · 36 replies
    NYPost ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Tara Palemri
    Back up the shredders — the Tea Party could be coming. The city’s new municipal- ID program allows for personal info provided by applicants to be destroyed at the end of 2016, in case a conservative Republican wins the White House and demands the data, the law’s co-sponsor told The Post on Monday. City Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) said the measure was crafted so data submitted by those seeking the cards can be destroyed on Dec. 31, 2016. The cards are aimed at undocumented immigrants. “In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office and says, ‘We want all of...
  • Judge Hanen Has Issued an Injunction Against Obama's Immigration Action (The Left seethes)

    02/17/2015 2:47:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    dagblog ^ | February 17, 2015 | trkingmomoe
    US Federal Judge Andrew Hanen is of the US District Court in Brownsville, Texas and was appointed by George W. Bush, has issued an injunction against the President until the case has made it's way through court. Twenty-six states have filed this case stating that the President have over stepped his authority on immigration action. These are Republican held states. The injunction was just filed yesterday. http://www.scribd.com/doc/255994877/Memorandum-Opinion-And-Order-Texas-v-United-States Judge Hanen said in the ruling according to Huffington Post: that the 26 states who brought the suit had standing to do so, and indicated he was sympathetic to their arguments. In December,...
  • Judge in Texas orders temporary halt to Obama immigration action

    02/17/2015 12:23:23 AM PST · by radu · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Jethro Mullen, CNN
    A judge in Texas has issued an injunction temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that has drawn opposition from 26 states across the nation. *snip* But United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen said Monday that the Obama administration had failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act. He ordered a halt to the implementation of the measures until he has weighed the full merits of the case.
  • Obama Immigration Policy Halted by Federal Judge in Texas

    02/16/2015 10:36:32 PM PST · by NRx · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 17 2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    A federal judge in Texas has ordered a halt, at least temporarily, to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, siding with Texas and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the initiatives. In an order filed on Monday, the judge, Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville, prohibited the Obama administration from carrying out programs the president announced in November that would offer protection from deportation and work permits to as many as five million undocumented immigrants. The first of those programs was scheduled to start receiving applications on Wednesday.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘Federal Judge Just Granted My Request to Halt Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    02/16/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 268 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/16/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday night that a federal judge has “granted” his request to “halt” President Barack Obama’s “Executive Amnesty Order” across the country. Abbott didn’t immediately offer any other details, but promised for information later. BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 17, 2015
  • Madison organizations work to fund legal clinics for local immigrants

    02/16/2015 4:40:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    UW Badger Herald ^ | February 16, 2015 | by Meg Healy
    Madison City Council has allocated $30,000 to fund free legal clinics for immigrants who qualify for programs that offer legal residence for eligible undocumented immigrants. A coalition of Dane County nonprofits are collaborating to implement these clinics, which will serve an estimated 3,000 people. Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, District 5, and Mayor Paul Soglin spearheaded the initiative to provide financial support for residents seeking to participate in the programs. Application fees for both DAPA and DACA are $485 per person, which, when compounded with the costs of attorneys and additional legal fees, makes them prohibitive for many eligible residents. The city...
  • As Immigrants Settle Beyond City Limits, Help Is Hard to Find

    02/16/2015 4:35:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2015 | By KIRK SEMPLE
    José was looking for peace and quiet, in addition to work, when he decided to settle in the hinterlands of upstate New York 14 years ago. “A lot of farmland and trees,” he recalled, speaking in Spanish. “It reminded me of my village in Mexico.” But he quickly learned that being poor and undocumented and living far from the well-established immigrant networks found in the nation’s big cities made life especially difficult. Such challenges are a fact of life for the large and growing population of immigrants across the country who have bypassed traditional gateway cities like New York and...
  • Advanced Parole — a term to remember

    02/15/2015 10:03:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/15/15 | Ed Wood
    “Advanced Parole.” It’s a part of the President’s Amnesty Program. It’s complicated, but an Advanced Parole is essentially a US Government document for otherwise undocumented immigrants to present to border officials, who will then ‘parole them into the country’ — putting them on the fast track to a green card and citizenship.” Thus, according to Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), “Illegal immigrants will suddenly be able to become voting citizens.” In my home state of Tennessee, one can go to a Department of Transportation (DOT) drivers testing facility where they will find any number of people applying for drivers licenses they...
  • LA OPINION: Major Paper Says Illegals Eligible For Hefty Tax Refunds if They Secure a SSN#

    02/13/2015 10:37:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    LA OPINION (Los Angeles, in Spanish) ^ | 13 February 2015 | La Opinion
    Los inmigrantes indocumentados que califiquen para los alivios migratorios otorgados por el Presidente Barack Obama podrán reclamar reembolsos retroactivos por créditos fiscales a los que no calificaban mientras estaban trabajando sin un número de seguro social válido. Uno de esos es el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC) que puede ser de hasta $6,000. "El programa (de alivios migratorios) te permite reclamar el EITC", dijo el martes John Koskine, comisionado del Servicio de Recaudación de Rentas (IRS) ante el Comité de Finanzas del Senado.
  • Pols warn Obama actions could let illegal immigrants who paid no taxes get gov’t payouts

    02/13/2015 8:57:41 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/13/15 | Stephanie Kane
    Lawmakers are warning that President Obama's immigration executive actions could open the door for millions of illegal immigrants to qualify for hefty tax "credits" regardless of whether they've filed or paid taxes in the past. All they need is a Social Security number. Obama's November announcement paves the way for up to 4 million illegal immigrants to obtain Social Security numbers and work permits. After some initial confusion, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress this week that this would make them eligible for what's known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) providing they've been working. If you get a...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants

    02/12/2015 12:00:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats’ filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. “This is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, it’s a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol. Current funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out Feb. 27, but Senate Democrats are blocking the spending bill that includes a prohibition...
  • Deporting undocumented immigrants could cost as much as $25 billion, report says

    02/10/2015 4:13:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 10, 2015
    If the roughly four to five million immigrants who could benefit from President Barack Obama’s executive order were to be deported, it would come with a price tag of about $25 billion. That was the estimate by Politico, which said it came up with the figure based on a variety of sources. Politico estimated that it costs roughly $7,200 to deport someone. The Department of Homeland Security told Politico that it costs closer to $8,661. Deportations have skyrocketed under Obama, reaching a record – more than 2 million since he became president. The president, however, has accused Congress of not...
  • How undocumented immigrants who can't vote can change the 2016 elections

    02/10/2015 3:52:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | February 10, 2015 | by Gustavo Arellano
    The question of the so-called DREAMers – the millions of people who were brought into the United States as children and grew up undocumented even as they became as thoroughly Americanized as the nachos at a baseball game – will present politicians in the 2016 presidential elections with a starkly simple proposal: you’re either with them, or against them. Stand unequivocally with them – that is, agree that the only way to deal with their limbo is to grant them a legal status that will lead to citizenship and offer a similar path for family members and friends who don’t...
  • Unlike Mexico, Georgia is Issuing Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants (Disgusting)

    02/10/2015 10:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Josh McKoon
    The state of Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. After years of explaining this fact to astonished Georgians all over the state, I have still not grown accustomed to the shock and outrage they so vocally express. “But Georgia is governed by Republicans! – what is this, California?” is the most common reply that is printable here. They seem to become even angrier when someone correctly points out that illegal aliens cannot obtain a driver’s license in Mexico. For those readers who are wondering – no, this bewildering assault on our driver’s license integrity is not a result...
  • Obama Expands Immigration Via Border Security Plan

    02/10/2015 3:52:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 9, 2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States. “By reclassifying economic migrants as as humanitarian refugees, Obama is opening “a whole new pipeline for legal migration,” said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch. Once it is established, future officials can expand the program to include more migrants from more countries, she told The Daily Caller. The initial program was initially announced last November as a fix to the fast-growing wave of “unaccompanied alien children” that...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    02/05/2015 6:02:56 AM PST · by libstripper · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens.
  • Hillary Clinton, Obama entangled in vaccines debate as old comments resurface

    02/04/2015 6:56:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats were gleeful when Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul got tangled this week in the debate over the Disneyland measles outbreak, until similar words from the pasts of President Obama and 2016 front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came out. Mr. Christie walked back his recent comments calling for “balance” and a role for “parental choice” on childhood vaccines, saying in a Monday statement that “with a disease like measles, there’s no question kids should be vaccinated.” But the Democratic posturing as the party of science was short-lived. Several websites promptly dug up a comment from Mr. Obama during the 2008...
  • Federal Agents Investigating Firm Involved in US Visa Program

    02/03/2015 5:26:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 3, 2015 | By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK
    Federal agents in Los Angeles are investigating an L.A. shipping firm and its Iranian-born owner who for years have participated in and promoted an obscure U.S. immigration program -- allowing the company to recruit wealthy foreign investors to receive visas and potentially Green Cards, law enforcement sources told ABC News. Whistleblowers inside the federal agency that oversees the immigration have been deeply frustrated by an inability to de-certify the company, even after they became aware of the investigation and saw the company’s name surface in an alarming internal Department Homeland Security memo. The memo outlines concerns that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards...
  • California’s new license process has kinks but working

    02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Leslie Parrilla
    A month after the rollout of California’s massive effort to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences. Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing driver’s license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question. Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and...
  • In Puerto Rico, Undocumented Immigrants To Get The Right To Vote

    02/01/2015 6:31:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 20 replies
    Latino USA ^ | January 30, 2015 | Marlon Bishop
    A few weeks ago, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla made a surprise announcement that soon he would submit legislation that would give undocumented immigrants and other non-citizens the right to vote in island-wide elections. The move has been commended by immigrants’ rights groups, but is viewed by many on the island as a cheap move by an unpopular governor to try and fix the next election. It’s also left many people on the island asking: can the governor legally do it? The answer, it turns out, seems to be “yes.” Federal law doesn’t stop states or cities from allowing...
  • Immigrant accused of killing store clerk in Ariz. was out on bond

    01/27/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 27, 2015 | AP
    PHOENIX — Federal authorities say an immigrant was out on bond and awaiting deportation hearings when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, pleaded guilty in 2012 to a burglary charge but did not serve time in prison. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took Altamirano into custody on Jan. 3, 2013, after learning of his conviction in Maricopa County in Arizona. But after reviewing his case, ICE found he was eligible for bond, a spokeswoman said in a statement issued Monday.
  • Filipinos joining applicants for Calif. driver’s license for undocumented

    01/27/2015 8:17:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    INQUIRER.net ^ | January 27, 2015 | by Rose G. Paquette
    SAN MATEO, California — No more pedaling the bicycle or ridesharing with relatives and friends to work or to bring the children to school. This month, the Department of Motor Vehicles started issuing special licenses to people who cannot prove their legal presence in the country. So-called irregular Filipino immigrants are among the people joining the long lines of applicants for a California driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Immigrant advocates say some applicants who previously held licenses under Social Security numbers that were not their own have been told they will need to meet with a DMV...
  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By David Sirota
    DAVOS -- The crackdown on illegal immigration combined with intensified border security has prompted large numbers of undocumented Mexican laborers to remain in the U.S. permanently -- even as many prefer to go home -- out of fear they will never be able to return, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told International Business Times. “Many of them are currently trapped,” Calderon told IBTimes. “There are a lot of these people [who] want to be in Mexico eight months every year, but they are unable to go there, because if they cross the border, they will never be able to cross...