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  • Nancy Pelosi: Obama’s Executive Amnesty is About ‘Securing the Border’

    11/20/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 20, 2014
    House Minority Lader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said that President Obama’s forthcoming executive action on immigration is about “securing the border,” breaking from the administration’s narrative that the order is focused on shielding 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are visibly nervous about potential public backlash against Obama’s executive amnesty order. “He will make his own announcement as to what it contains, but the action the President will take this week…are about securing the border, holding undocumented immigrants accountable and, again, making sure that everyone plays by the rules, pays taxes, and the rest,” Pelosi...
  • No, Reagan Did Not Offer An Amnesty By Lawless Executive Order

    11/20/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Gabriel Malor
    Today is the big day, and the Progressive media is in full spin to mitigate the anger Americans are expressing about President ObamaÂ’s decision to offer legal status to millions of people who broke the law. That spin has taken many forms, including the novel arguments that the executive branch is empowered to act whenever the legislative branch declines and that the executive branchÂ’s enforcement discretion includes the affirmative grant of benefits not otherwise authorized by law. Most recently, however, Progressive columnists have settled on an old favorite tactic: justify Democratic misbehavior by claiming (falsely, as you will see) that...
  • Why Nancy Pelosi Missed Obama’s All-Democrat Meeting on Immigration

    11/20/2014 6:42:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 20, 2014 | by Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama briefed 18 congressional Democrats at the White House Wednesday night about his coming executive action on immigration – but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn’t one of them. Pelosi instead opted to attend a Billy Joel concert, the Hill reported.
  • How many protests against Obama's immigration EO for illegal aliens? [Vanity]

    11/19/2014 12:57:31 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    WhiskeyX | November 19, 2014 | WhiskeyX
    I've just completed my telephone calls to my two U.S. Senators and my Congressman, all who are unfortunately Democrats and among the worst of the worst. The purpose of these telephone calls were twofold. First, I wanted to learn what the Senator's or Congressman's position is in regard to Obama's anticipated Executive Order to grant illegal aliens amnesty or some degree of immunity from immigration related law enforcement. Second, I wanted to urge the Senator or Congressman to use whatever influence they may have to stop Obama before he issues such an illegal and unconstitutional executive order, because such an...
  • 450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

    11/19/2014 6:23:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Economic Times ^ | November 19, 2014
    Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country. Indian are the largest unauthorised immigrants in New Hampshire.
  • Barack Obama’s Amnesty won’t be legal, but it will likely be permanent…

    11/18/2014 12:32:21 PM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-18-14 | Vince
    Sometime over the course of the next week Barack Obama is likely going grant amnesty to millions of people who are in the United States illegally. He’s doing this very much against the will of an overwhelming majority of American people. Not only do polls show that Americans are 3 to 1 against his giving amnesty to illegals, but his party, which very much supports his position, just got shellacked in voting booths across the country, at every level. Nonetheless, Barack Obama plans to do it anyway, because he feels he’s right… and because he can. Technically he can’t really...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Can't Find Any Democrat Who Can Justify Executive Order Work Documents

    11/18/2014 11:22:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you a Democrat who can provide legal justification for President Obama issuing work documents to illegal aliens in his proposed executive order? If so then you need to contact Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word. O'Donnell has claimed that he spent days trying to track down such a Democrat but was unable to find any who could provide such justification. Among those Democrats unable to provide a constitutional basis for that part of the executive order was Representative Peter Welch of Vermont who presented the face of befuddlement when asked that question by O'Donnell.
  • Unauthorized Immigrant Totals Rise in 7 States, Fall in 14

    11/18/2014 10:22:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 18, 2014 | BY JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN
    The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population has leveled off nationally after the Great Recession, but state trends have been more volatile. From 2009 to 2012, according to new Pew Research Center estimates, the population of unauthorized immigrants rose in seven states and fell in 14. Five East Coast states were among those where the number of unauthorized immigrants grew from 2009 to 2012—Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Numbers also rose in Idaho and Nebraska, according to the center’s estimates. Six Western states are among those with declines in unauthorized immigrant populations from 2009 to 2012—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New...
  • Study: Minnesota's population of illegal immigrants stayed relatively flat in recent years

    11/18/2014 9:47:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 18, 2014 | by: MILA KOUMPILOVA
    The number of illegal immigrants in Minnesota has remained stable in recent years as the national numbers dipped in the aftermath of the recession. That’s according to a new study from the Pew Research Center that placed the state’s population of illegal residents at 95,000. The estimate is up 5,000 residents since 2009, but the study has a range of error of plus or minus 10,000 people. Minnesotans who lack legal immigration status make up 2.5 percent of the state’s workforce. Nationally, an estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants account for 5.1 percent of the workforce, the study says. In Minnesota,...
  • Artesia (NM) mayor: 95 percent of families of illegals being released

    11/18/2014 8:23:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Almost all of the illegal immigrant families traveling from Central America to the U.S. are being released from the special facility meant to hold them in New Mexico, according to the mayor of the town where the special facility is located. Mayor Phillip S. Burch told KSVP radio in Artesia, New Mexico, last week that the releases defy Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s own pledge in July to make sure those who ended up at the facility were quickly deported from the U.S. Instead, of 82 illegal immigrants released in one week earlier this month, 77 were let go into...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 3000 Unaccompanied Minors in Houston Schools

    11/18/2014 6:36:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 18, 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students. The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970’s. Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador lead the list of 43 nations from around the globe with immigrant students enrolled in HISD. This immigrant enrollment includes legal and illegal immigrants and includes the 3,000 unaccompanied minors listed above according to Graves. The unaccompanied minors enrolling in HISD this...
  • 9 facts that explain why Obama is about to help millions of immigrants

    11/17/2014 11:21:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dara Lind
    President Obama is expected to announce major changes to immigration policy before the end of 2014 -- and possibly as soon as this week. On one level, this is the end of a process that started in March, when the administration first announced it was reviewing deportation policy to see how it could be made more humane. On another level, though, this is another phase in the development of an immigration system that's been transformed over the last 20 years. To understand how we got to this point, it's necessary to understand why immigration policy looks so different now than...
  • AP: GOP Has No Right to Attack Obama on Immigration

    11/17/2014 10:26:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 16, 2014 | William Bigelow
    A new article written for AP defends President Barack Obama’s expected executive order to protect illegal immigrants from GOP criticism by noting that presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush also extended amnesty to illegal immigrants. [Snip] “A tea party-influenced GOP” is standing in Obama's way, according to the author. Not only does the article cite GOP leaders asserting that if Obama issues an executive order, it would “poison the well” of Obama-GOP relations, but that “Some Republicans have even raised the possibility of impeachment.”
  • Flashback: Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    11/17/2014 5:38:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/14 | Neil Munro
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
  • Oregon Immigration Vote Is a Warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 7:01:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. "The Oregon measure tells you these measures are not easy or simple," said Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. "The political cost may be significant, even in...
  • Almost 1/2 Trillion in Illegal Immigration "Money Order" Transfers in 2012? (No taxes!)

    11/15/2014 6:13:58 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | RACook
    Following excerpted from a 2012 NY Times article I found while looking for the actual amount of money (cash - non-taxed!) being sent overseas by our illegal aliens. Now, some of this money is obviously sent overseas by legal aliens, legal immigrants, and legal families. (Yeah, right sure.) Analysts expect the market for money transfers to grow. The value of cross-border transfers is expected to reach $437 billion in 2012, up from $387 billion in 2009, according to the Aite Group, a research and advisory firm. In the United States, this is led partly by a growth in transfers to...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • 500,000 Undocumented Immigrants In NYC Hanging On Obama’s Determination

    11/15/2014 8:04:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS Local - New York City ^ | November 14, 2014
    From halfway around the world, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform. One woman told CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer on Friday that reform would mean everything to the half million undocumented immigrants in New York City. The woman spoke to Kramer wearing large, dark sunglasses to hide her face and a hat to hide her hair. She was afraid that if she were to truly come out of the shadows she would be deported and separated from her 9-year-old daughter, who was born here and is an American citizen. “Every day that we leave...
  • CT advocates join in pushing Obama to limit deportations

    11/15/2014 7:49:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | November 14, 2014 | By: ANA RADELAT
    Fed up with inaction from the Obama administration, Jose Luis Piscil, an undocumented worker who lives in New Haven, has sued federal immigration officials to limit deportations -- even as President Obama is on the verge of taking steps to change the status of millions of undocumented workers. Piscil, 26, is one of five immigrants currently in deportation proceedings who filed an official rulemaking petition with the Department of Homeland Security in February, asking the agency to delay deportations of immigrants with ties to the community and no criminal records. Since DHS did not respond, Piscil and the other plaintiffs...
  • POLL: Only 20% of Tuesday's voters supported an Obama executive amnesty

    11/15/2014 7:11:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | November 6, 2014 | by Roy Beck
    A scientific national poll of those who voted in Tuesday's congressional elections found that only 20% support "President Obama changing immigration policy on his own." THE POLL QUESTION: President Obama recently said that he plans to go around Congress and take executive action on immigration policy. Which do you support more: (ROTATED) President Obama changing immigration policy on his own, or President Obama working with Congress to change immigration policy? 74% PRESIDENT OBAMA WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO CHANGE IMMIGRATION POLICY 20% PRESIDENT OBAMA CHANGING IMMIGRATION POLICY ON HIS OWN 5% DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.) 1% REFUSED (VOL.) Majorities of...
  • ‘Dreamer Moms’ fast near White House, hoping Obama will grant them legal status

    11/15/2014 6:43:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Pamela Constable
    For 10 straight days and nights this month, Rosario Reyes did not eat. Each morning, she camped next to a monument in Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Each evening, she returned to a bunk bed at a nearby church. Reyes is a part-time babysitter and mother of three who has lived in suburban Maryland for a decade. She is also an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, and she had vowed to remain in the park without eating until President Obama signed an order offering temporary legal status to immigrants in her situation.
  • Who Lied? Jonathan Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

    11/14/2014 7:17:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Jonathan Gruber, Sylvia Burwell and Joe Wilson. Added to the mix of the two biggest issues of the day - ObamaCare and an expected Obama executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, this is a potent cocktail of political explosives. Let’s start in September, 2009. As President Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress on his health care proposals - the proposals that would eventually become The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- aka ObamaCare -- South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson abruptly and famously shouted “You lie!”
  • WE RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE (Immigration)

    11/14/2014 3:12:26 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 12, 2014 | BRIAN BURCH
    What is a Catholic to think?We are called to welcome the stranger, but also to respect the law. We are morally bound to respect the dignity of every human person, but cannot create civil disorder.Reports suggest that President Obama may soon act by Executive Order to expand ‘deferred action’ for parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. By doing so, the Obama administration would no longer enforce our immigration laws as applied to an estimated 4-5 million people living illegally in the United States.A good idea? Necessary? Legal?Unfortunately this constitutionally suspect move has the apparent support of Bishop Eusebio...
  • Behind the G.O.P.’s Misleading Shutdown Statements

    11/14/2014 4:06:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By DAVID FIRESTONE
    Senator Mitch McConnell said yesterday that he would not shut down the government, over immigration or anything else, after he takes over as Majority Leader in January. On the same day, Speaker John Boehner refused to rule out a shutdown. Both were being deceptive, but Mr. McConnell, as usual, was a little more clever about it. The House produced last year’s government shutdown when it insisted on attaching the repeal of various parts of the Affordable Care Act to spending bills necessary to keep the government open. That was a huge embarrassment for Mr. Boehner, making his caucus appear feral...
  • Opinion - Why the House GOP should threaten another government shutdown

    11/14/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By JON HEALEY
    Decisions, decisions. Congressional Republicans are torn over how to respond to President Obama's executive order allowing more of the people who've settled in the United States illegally to apply for temporary visas and work permits. Although they all see this as an abuse of power, some Republicans want to threaten another government shutdown to try to block Obama, while others want to try to roll back the initiative bit by bit. The choice facing Republicans boils down to this: Do they repeat the hardball tactics they used last fall in a vain attempt to defund Obamacare or do they pick...
  • Defiant Obama: I will use my power

    11/14/2014 1:00:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2014 | Josh Gerstein
    YANGON, Myanmar — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his plans to use executive power to bypass Congress, signaling that he’s determined to move on issues like immigration and climate change, especially when lawmakers have failed to act. “They have the ability to fix the system. What they don’t have is the ability to do is expect me to stand by with a broken system in perpetuity,” Obama said on immigration reform at a joint news conference here with Myanmar dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “It’s way overdue. We’ve been talking about it for 10 years now and it’s...
  • The Big Money Behind the Push for an Immigration Overhaul

    11/14/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By JULIA PRESTON
    ... The White House calls — and the president’s decision itself — reflected the clout the immigrant movement has built up in recent years, as it grew from a cluster of scattered Washington lobbying groups into a national force. A vital part of that expansion has involved money: major donations from some of the nation’s wealthiest liberal foundations, including the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Open Society Foundations of the financier George Soros, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Over the last decade those donors have invested more than $300 million in immigrant organizations, including many fighting for...
  • Working for ICE 'is hell right now,' as Obama plans amnesty for illegals

    11/14/2014 11:44:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 14, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report. “Yes,” said one, “working for this agency is hell right now.” That was the latest message to immigration policy critic Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. She has charted the woes of the officers who carry out the president’s orders. In a new paper, she wrote: "The president's gradual, calculated dismantling of our immigration system has caused morale to...
  • U.S. seeks to ease influx of Central American child migrants

    11/14/2014 11:44:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014 | BY ANNA YUKHANANOV
    Washington will allow some children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status from their home countries, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Friday, in a bid to stem an exodus of undocumented migrants to the U.S. border through Mexico. The program only applies to children whose parents are legal residents of the United States. It is unclear how much impact the plan, which begins in December, would have on the migration problem, given a 4,000-person quota for refugee applications from all of Latin America. In a fact sheet, the State Department said there may be some...
  • In plan to cut deportations, Obama makes the right move

    11/14/2014 7:36:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2014 | Editorial
    Asserting the full power of his office, President Obama is expected to announce a set of reforms to the country’s immigration enforcement system, a plan that would offer a temporary reprieve from deportation to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. By taking action through an executive order, the president signals to a fractious Congress, where immigration legislation has been stalled for years, that humanitarian concerns must, in the end, be weighed against the costs of inaction. The political fallout on immigration will be volatile. But the human cost of inaction — the families upended, the lives disrupted — is much...
  • Dems Warn GOP Against Threatening Obama on Immigration

    11/12/2014 3:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Ross Williams
    President Barack Obama should use his executive power to order immigration reform despite Republican threats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday. "I join with my colleagues in urging the president to take action," he said, "And I urge my Republican friends to understand that that action would be temporary and can be replaced with a bill that we pass through the Congress of the United States." Republicans have responded to Obama's plans with intense metaphors.
  • Catholic bishops back Obama acting alone on immigration

    11/12/2014 1:41:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2014 | By DAVID GIBSON
    The nation’s Catholic bishops are jumping into the increasingly contentious battle over immigration reform by backing President Barack Obama’s pledge to act on his own to fix what one bishop called "this broken and immoral system" before Republicans assume control of Capitol Hill in January. In an unscheduled address Tuesday at the hierarchy’s annual meeting, Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the USCCB would continue to work with both parties to pass comprehensive immigration reform. But, Elizondo said, given the urgency of the immigration crisis and the electoral...
  • Coming out twice — being gay and undocumented in the U.S.

    11/11/2014 2:51:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fusion ^ | November 11, 2014 | Kristofer Rios
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Marco Antonio Quiroga was brought to New York from Peru at the age of three by his mother, who was fleeing an abusive husband. In Queens, Quiroga’s mother taught him to live in the shadows. She taught him that revealing his status as an undocumented migrant would put the whole family in jeopardy. So when Quiroga realized he was gay, he was already practiced in keeping secrets. “That was a big struggle for me,” he says. “I had to hide myself from society and I also had to hide the fact that I was gay because I could lose the...
  • House GOP Split on How to Stop Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/10/2014 3:30:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 10, 2014 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders. The federal government is currently funded through a continuing resolution that runs out at midnight on December 11. Salmon, echoing similar calls from Republican senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah, proposes that Congress pass a bill that would fund the government until early next year. If the president moves ahead with his executive amnesty, the expiring continuing resolution would give Republicans an...
  • Who’s Not Included In Tennessee’s Free Tuition Program? Undocumented Students

    11/10/2014 8:25:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NPR - Nashville ^ | November 10, 2014 | by Emily Siner
    Nearly every high school senior applied for Tennessee Promise, but a small percentage of them may not be eligible for free community college tuition. Before getting the state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid — which leaves undocumented students behind. Tennessee has about 6,000 high school students who are undocumented, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The governor’s speech introducing Tennessee Promise may have encouraged that hope: “To every student, from every kindergartner to every high school senior, we will promise that he or she can attend two years of community college or college of applied technology absolutely...
  • Congress must act on immigration

    11/10/2014 4:14:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 10, 2014 | Editorial
    ... Failure to solve this crisis effectively perpetuates the status quo, where an underclass of men and women work for unlawfully low wages, undermining businesses, and are less likely to report being victimized by crime for fear of being deported. It's why traditionally Republican-friendly organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have pushed for lawmakers to develop a comprehensive solution, and why immigrant-rights groups have grown so impatient with the Obama administration's promises of help. The president's administration deported more people in five years than his predecessor, George W. Bush, deported in eight years, according to the Pew Research Center....
  • Democrats Must Embrace Latinos and Immigration, Not Run Away

    11/10/2014 3:33:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2014 | by Gary Segura
    The president and his advisers bet against Latinos in this last election — and they lost. Whatever the claims to the contrary, the administration delayed executive action on immigration to protect Democratic Senate candidates in red states. Latinos represent the fastest growing demographic in the electorate and the best opportunity Democrats have for building an overwhelming electoral coalition that could reliably defeat G.O.P. monetary and turnout advantages. But Democrats are not entitled to Latino votes. Like voters of all racial and ethnic groups, Latinos have the right to ask that candidates address their concerns directly.
  • Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

    11/10/2014 3:00:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | November 9, 2014 | by Sam Sanders
    President Obama said once again that he won't wait on Congress to start making changes to America's immigration system. In an appearance Sunday on CBS' Face The Nation, Obama stood by his recent statements that he'll use executive action to enact changes before the end of the year, but told host Bob Schieffer that he still wants Congress to act on the issue, too. Everyone agrees, Obama said, that the U.S. doesn't have the capacity to deport 11 million people.
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Napolitano thinks Obama can and should grant fiat amnesty to illegals

    11/09/2014 8:42:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet “Jan The Man” Napolitano who helped give hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens a stay of deportation now says she backs Barack Obama’s plans to grant broad, unqualified amnesty by executive action. In a recent interview, Napolitano told the Washington Post, “If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law … to take action in the immigration arena.’’ In her speech titled “Anatomy of a Legal Decision,” given in Georgia in an obvious attempt to stir up...
  • 'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials of an Undocumented College Student

    11/09/2014 6:30:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2014 | by Matthew Ogbeifun
    FULL TITLE: 'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student Originally from a small town in Nayarit, Mexcio, Nestor Gomez always had a passion for a career in Engineering that is deeply rooted in his love for the environment. In most ways, Nestor is like any other college student. However, Nestor is a very ambitious individual. Nestor Gomez is an undocumented immigrant. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 1.5 million undocumented students currently reside in the United States. Of those students, approximately 765,000 arrived in the United States before turning sixteen. On June 15,...
  • Killed By Illegal Aliens: Victim Families Gather in Day of Remembrance

    11/09/2014 5:59:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 8, 2014 | by MICHELLE MOONS
    Stolen lives, that is how families refer to the death of their loved ones at the hands of criminals who were present in the country illegally when these men and women’s lives were stopped short. German immigrant and single mother of her only child, Sabine Durden spoke at the Sunday event in tribute to her son Dominic. The 30-year old sheriff dispatcher and pilot was killed when a Guatemalan illegally present in the United States and driving without a license caused the accident that left him dead. Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was a high school football star with a very bright...
  • Amnesty and Impeachment

    11/08/2014 6:53:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Absent the credible threat of impeachment, Obama will pardon millions of illegal aliens. There is high anxiety over President Obama’s impending unilateral amnesty order for millions of illegal aliens. How many millions? The estimates vary. On the low end, 3 to 8 million, assuming some correlation to the potential beneficiaries of the president’s already existing amnesty decrees (including DACA or Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals). On the high end, as many as 9 to 34 million, factoring in likely categorical expansions of amnesty and their ramifications over the next several years. The nation overwhelmingly objects to Obama’s immigration lawlessness, but...
  • Criminal Illegal Alien Arrested, Faces Deportation

    11/08/2014 5:49:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    750 KXL - Radio News ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Jeremy Scott
    OREGON CITY, Ore. — Twice illegally entering the United States, once deported, a man from El Salvador finds himself in a familiar spot of facing deportation. Aguirre pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in August and agreed to enter a diversion program. His blood-alcohol level was .12. He’s been living at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland since September after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at his house in Fairview to arrest him. Aguirre has a criminal past in Oregon dating back to 1999 when he was convicted of selling drugs to undercover police officers in...
  • Pat Roberts: 'I've Heard My Marching Orders' to Stay Conservative

    11/07/2014 7:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 6, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After surviving a primary challenge and winning a general election, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) declared that he heard his "marching orders" from Kansas voters to be conservative. "I've heard my marching orders loud and clear," Roberts, a Marine veteran, said during his Tuesday evening victory speech. "I will be bold. I will be conservative. And I will be constructive." Roberts, who has been against amnesty legislation since the 1980s, survived his primary challenge against Milton Wolf because there was no daylight between Roberts and Wolf on illegal immigration....
  • Courts Overloaded with Deportation Cases for Child Illegals

    11/07/2014 10:20:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 7, 2014 | By Melanie Batley
    One year after the surge began of illegal migrant children across the southern U.S. border, courts are buckling under the load of deportation cases, while immigration rights activists are sounding the alarm that many children can't get fair hearings because they are without legal representation. According to data obtained by Politico, courts convened over 800 hearings per week between July and October. More than half the 11,392 cases on the calendar during that time were given continuances because children had no legal counsel, adding to the backlog for courts in the coming months and increasing the burden on the limited...
  • Illegals Challenge Obama on Amnesty

    11/07/2014 10:16:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Andy Arnold
    Illegal aliens plan a showdown with President Barack Obama at the White House at high noon Nov. 7. Central American Solidarity Association of Maryland (CASA de Maryland) Executive Director Gustavo Torres is supposed to lead the revolt. This being a national security measure, the government is mum on which federal agency will take the lead on protecting the president. Either the secret service or Immigration Customs Enforcement is the likely leader. “Particularly in light of this critical juncture on the future of our country, the president must act decisively, broadly, and quickly,” Torres says in a press release Nov. 6....
  • Poll Shows Huge Opposition To Oval Office Amnesty

    11/07/2014 9:10:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 7, 2014 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Eighty percent of voters polled on Election Day say new jobs should go to Americans and legal immigrants, not to illegal immigrants, including the potential beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty, says an election-day poll of 806 voters. “Voters overwhelmingly prefer an immigration system that protects American workers,” says a memo released with the poll by Kellyanne Conway, founder of the polling company. “Members of Congress should feel confident that voters will support actions using the power of the purse to protect American workers from Obama’s executive amnesty threat,” the memo said.
  • Undocumented immigrants call Obama’s hand in New Haven

    11/07/2014 6:15:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New Haven Register (CT) ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Mary E. O’Leary
    Maria Praeli stood crying at the podium as she held the hand of her mother, Chela Praeli. Maria Praeli, 21, has a special status bestowed by President Barack Obama on young adults brought here as children by their undocumented parents that allows her to go to school and work without fear of deportation. But Chela Praeli, a psychiatrist when she was living in Peru, but who now cleans houses for a living, lacks that protection. “The thought of her being taken away from me is unbearable. My mother deserves to be included in President (Barack) Obama’s administrative relief,” she told...
  • California plans to issue 1.4 million driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants under new law

    11/07/2014 6:03:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | November 7, 2014
    California Division of Motor Vehicles is preparing for roughly 1.4 million new driver’s license applicants after Jan. 1. That’s when Assembly Bill 60, or the Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, goes into effect. FOX40 spoke with a Maria Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant living in West Sacramento who plans to apply for a license under the new law. “It’s the best thing that could have happened to us in California. We’ve been waiting for it for many, many years,” Rodriguez said. The DMV is encouraging all eligible applicants to start preparing for their drivers tests early. When Nevada adopted a similar...