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  • Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

    04/20/2014 8:49:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 20, 2014 | by David Dayen
    On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”). “How can we say we live in a just and humane society,” said one speaker, “without providing for the sickest and most vulnerable among us?” Los Angeles, with its massive low-income population and largest concentration of immigrants anywhere in the country, may be the epicenter of the continuing uninsured crisis in America. Somewhere around one million county residents...
  • ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole

    04/16/2014 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 13 replies
    NBC Eyewitness News 13, Indianapolis in Indiana ^ | Published on May 4, 2012 | Bob Segall
    "Millions of illegal immigrants are getting bigger tax refunds than you are."
  • Emanuel supports jobs for 'dreamers'

    04/13/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    FOX News Chicago ^ | April 12, 2014
    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel is inviting young immigrants in the United States illegally to apply for internships, volunteer positions and summer jobs. Emanuel's office announced Friday that the so-called dreamers are welcome to apply for nearly 23,000 positions. Online: http://www.cityofchicago.org/newamericans
  • Obama Administration To Insurers: There’s No Such Thing As Illegal Immigrants

    04/10/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10 | Ben Domenech
    Lost in the overall shuffle concerning the many problems with Obamacare’s exchanges is the central problem of enforcement of those aspects of the law the president hasn’t waived or delayed yet – including the particular challenge when it comes to verifying the immigration status of those applying for taxpayer subsidized insurance. On April 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new guidance document to health insurers. The CMS guidance says that people whose immigration status is uncertain will be presumed eligible for subsidized coverage in Obamacare’s marketplaces while a further review is pending. Emphasis mine: If there...
  • Why the Amnesty Lobby is Freaking Out

    04/08/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is done being patient. There was a time when an Oval Office meeting with President Obama could buy their silence. But no longer. On Friday April 4, the CHC sent a six-page letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding that Obama use "all legal means available" to "suspend, delay, or dispense with the deportations of immigrants who would qualify for legal status and protection under S. 744." At no point does the letter bother to call for new legislation or the passage of S.744. Instead, the CHC just demands that Obama enforce current...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/07/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-05-2014 | The Editorial Board
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

    03/17/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13, 2014 | Russell Saunders
    Of all the things to be nostalgic for, infectious diseases probably don’t make it onto many lists. However, if you happen to pine for the good old days when measles was an active public health threat, I have good news for you. The anti-vaccine crowd is bringing it back. There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City. Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country. It’s only three months into 2014, and not only is the nation’s largest city seeing cases in several boroughs, but other...
  • Unemployment Rate May Be Lower For Illegal Immigrants in US Than Nation's Black Citizens

    03/14/2014 2:58:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The problem of illegal immigration in America is only getting worse as the years go by. And as those on both sides of the aisle pitch their “solutions,” it’s become all too clear that too often they aren’t addressing one of the root causes of the problem to begin with. It’s true our borders are not secure at all, despite what the Obama administration would like you to believe. But why the mad dash to enter the States? Simply put, there are jobs to be had—even though we’re a nation struggling with high unemployment.
  • LIBERAL ICON URGES OBAMA IMPEACHMENT

    01/20/2014 7:00:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    WND.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON — Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history. Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama. And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment. Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way. The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that...
  • Ann Coulter: 'The Country Has Not Voted to Turn Itself Into Mexico'

    01/19/2014 4:33:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/2014
    Outspoken conservative Ann Coulter says lawmakers' proposals for amnesty, school tuition and drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants must stop because "the country has not voted to turn itself into Mexico." "How many times do these Republicans have to try pushing amnesty and in-state tuition and drivers' licenses then, suddenly, they discover, oops, the dogs don't like it? They try to back pedal but no one trusts them anymore anyway because it is just such a God-awful idea." Coulter told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "We're a country. We are not a department store. We have to have some...
  • Chris Christie trumpets signing of Dream Act in Union City

    01/07/2014 7:37:43 PM PST · by Pontiac · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/7/2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Gov. Chris Christie today urged the children of immigrants who came to this country illegally to "make the most of the opportunity" to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey’s colleges and universities under the Dream Act.
  • Payback: India demolishes US embassy barriers after diplomat’s NY arrest

    12/17/2013 2:02:32 PM PST · by RKM · 112 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/2013 | By David K. Li and Post Wires
    India’s government – incensed over the arrest of a female diplomat in Manhattan last week – has retaliated by removing the security barriers in front of the US embassy in New Delhi, the country’s main news agency reported...
  • UCI Report: Orange County Leads State in Child Deportation (California)

    12/06/2013 4:40:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Voice of Orange County ^ | December 6, 2013 | By Nick Gerda
    Armed with a report showing that Orange County overwhelmingly leads the state in the deportations of children, local activists marched on the streets of downtown Santa Ana on Wednesday and demanded that county probation officials stop referring minors to federal immigration authorities. “It is absolutely unacceptable — as an American citizen, as a human being — that our children are being asked to defend themselves and their immigration status,” said Jose Moreno, president of Los Amigos of Orange County. “That violates not only the law but the sense of human dignity that we all demand of ourselves.” Activists handed probation...
  • Terrorism Task Force Raid Leads to Guilty Pleas

    12/06/2013 4:19:33 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    DAYTON DAILY NEWS ^ | December 5, 2013 | n/a
    DAYTON — SNIPPET: "Muzaffar Mirsoliyev, 28, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement under oath during a matter relating to naturalization and citizenship. His father, Mustafo Mirsoliyev, 51, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of failure of an alien to update a change of address within ten days of relocation. Muzaffar Mirsoliyev's wife, Fanisa Shaydullina, 26, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by an individual illegally in the United States."
  • Cardinal Dolan: If Not for Religious Violations, Church Would Have Been Obamacare 'Cheerleaders'

    12/03/2013 12:41:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 1, 2013 | William Bigelow
    Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said that the Catholic Church ideally would have backed Obamacare but for President Obama’s attempt to cram down violations of the First Amendment on Obamacare’s back. “We bishops have been really kind of in a tough place because we’re for universal, comprehensive, life-affirming healthcare,” Dolan said, emphasizing that church support for universal government healthcare dated back to 1919 in the United States. “So we’re not Johnny-come-latelies. We’ve been asking for reform in healthcare for a long time.” Dolan added, however, that the Obamacare mandate which...
  • Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents

    11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As rumblings of possible illegal immigration reform continue to make noise on Capitol Hill, it's important to keep in mind the southern border with Mexico is anything but secure. On Sunday, a mob of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, water bottles and other items. More from San Diego 7: According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so...
  • Obama claims ‘enforcement discretion’ to make Obamacare changes

    11/14/2013 4:56:12 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama said Thursday that what’s good for illegal immigrants is also good for people who are losing their health insurance because of Obamacare, saying he’ll use prosecutorial discretion to let companies continue to offer health plans that violate his law. It’s the latest example of the White House trying to work around Congress and instead take action on its own, and in this case it comes as Mr. Obama seeks to stop a wholesale abandonment of his health law by Democrats who have watched the rocky rollout. ... That immigration policy, known by its acronym of DACA, has proved controversial...
  • UC-Berkeley Students Ban Use of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    11/09/2013 11:00:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    November 8, 2013 12:38 PM UC-Berkeley Students Ban Use of 'Illegal Immigrant' By Andrew Johnson The University of California–Berkeley student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the term “illegal immigrant” from the body’s official discourse. The resolution is the second such measure to be passed since former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano took over as president of the UC system. The Berkeley student government showed its support for the “drop the I-word” campaign, deeming the term “racially charged,” according to the College Fix. “The ‘I’ word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal...
  • Soros-Funded Group Plans 'Fly-In' to Push House Republicans on Amnesty

    10/18/2013 6:06:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF) is organizing a “fly-in” of what it calls conservatives from across the country aimed at lobbying House Republicans for an amnesty bill. ... NIF is planning to organize the fly in with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. ... The event will take place on Oct. 28, coinciding with President Barack Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s renewed push against House Speaker John Boehner for amnesty. Now that Obama, Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • No online enrollment tools yet for Spanish health insurance marketplace

    10/14/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MEDCity News ^ | October 14, 2013 | by Jesse Mendoza
    The Spanish language website for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, won't be available for online enrollment until the week of Oct. 21, officials said. Spanish speaking members of the community have been directed to the website Cuidadodesalud.gov as the Spanish language alternative to HealthCare.gov to enroll for insurance coverage. However, the website is not yet equipped with online enrollment tools, officials said. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said the enrollment tools will launch when they celebrate a national Hispanic Week of Action during the week of Oct. 21 in order to ensure that Latinos in the...
  • Homeland Security: It’s Cheaper to Round Up & Deport Illegals Than to Allow Them to Stay

    10/10/2013 7:10:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    The Clothesline ^ | 10/10/2013 | Tim Brown
    This week we were told that veterans could not enter open air memorials that have already been bought and paid for by the American taxpayer during a government shutdown. At the same time, illegal aliens and supporters of amnesty were allowed to gather on the same National Mall to demand amnesty for those whose first step into this country was a violation of the law. This comes as a result of the supposed push for “immigration reform” (loosely translated, amnesty for illegals). We have been told that we cannot afford deporting illegals and that our economy is dependent upon them,...
  • Farmer: DPS detained, then released illegal immigrants ( Texas )

    09/22/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers briefly detained and then released about 20 people suspected of being in the country illegally Saturday morning on a farmer’s land 24 miles north of central Mission, the landowner said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, Lee Adams said he noticed “a lot of activity” in the brush on his large rural property. He called a DPS trooper, who called for backup. A group of troopers – which included five cars and two helicopters – eventually rounded up a group of people who appeared to possibly be in the country illegally, Adams said. But in less...
  • House approves $40 billion cut in food stamps for the poor

    09/19/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the driving force behind the legislation, said "it's wrong for working, middle-class people to pay" for abuse of the program, whose costs have skyrocketed in recent years. Democrats pointed to nonpartisan estimates that the bill would end benefits to 4 million needy people in 2014.
  • Welfare next for illegal immigrant farm laborers being replaced by crop robots?

    09/06/2013 11:41:34 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 6, 2013 | Martha
    Is the debate about giving citizenships to millions of illegal immigrants becoming irrelevant as technology begins to replace the need for today’s human labor required in planting and picking field crops?
  • Exclusive: White House, GOP Leadership Ignore Facts to Attack Steve King

    07/24/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 11 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner in making an inaccurate attack on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) over comments he made about efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens who entered America illegally while they were still minors. . . . Excerpt only.
  • Finland: Moroccans Ask Passers-by if they are Finns Then Attack Them When the Answer is Yes

    07/20/2013 8:42:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Svenska yle.fi via Blog Islam versus Europe Blogspot.uk ^ | 19 July 2013 | Cheradenine Zakalwe.
    On Wednesday two Moroccan men were sentenced for a racist assault on three people in Helsinki in May. The men asked two passing women and a man if they were Finns. When the answer was yes, they attacked the three - this was a racist act according to the Helsinki District Court which sentenced the men to six months' imprisonment suspended and damages and fines. One man, in his 40s, was found guilty of four counts of assault (one of the victims was beaten twice), defamation, theft, an immigration violation and obstruction of an official. The other, in his 30s,...
  • Immigration Bill is an Anti Jobs Bill…For Americans

    06/30/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT · by Red Statements
    RedStatements.co ^ | June 27th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Before I tell you of all the new developments at government motors, I’d like to inform you of the true cost of the GM bailout. The “official” tally is ten billion, but the actual total cost to taxpayers is over 50 billion dollars. GM has a market cap (Net worth) of 28 billion. The paybacks we received from GM are the true, but kind. Read this for the true costs.
  • 5 Senators Who Support Immigration Bill Don't Know Answer To Key Question About It

    06/26/2013 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2013 | John McCormack
    Obamacare poses a tricky problem for supporters of the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill. It would be too politically toxic to give illegal immigrants amnesty and taxpayer subsidies under Obamacare, so the Senate bill prohibits "registered provisional immigrants" (individuals who are now residing illegally in the United States granted legal status under the bill) from receiving Obamacare subsidies. But in so doing the Senate's immigration bill would create a big financial incentive for some employers to hire non-citizens granted legal status over American citizens.
  • 10 Problems with the Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

    06/24/2013 4:46:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 6/24/2013 | Amy Payne and Kelsey Harris
    The immigration debate barrels ahead in the Senate this week—and the Gang of Eight wants you to believe it’s a done deal. The media and many Senators have been trumpeting a new amendment to the bill by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saying it would fix the border security holes in the original legislation. But Heritage experts have explained why the amendment is deeply flawed and “does not even promise a reduction in illegal immigration.” The new border-security language isn’t the only change. When the revised bill was released Friday afternoon, it had...
  • Morse Scrambles to Fight Recall by Calling on Help from Boston, San Francisco (Colorado Gun Grabber)

    06/19/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER– Senate President John Morse issued a national plea for help to out-of-state supporters from Boston to San Francisco as Colorado Democrats went on the offensive Tuesday to save him from a recall vote. A spokeswoman for A Whole Lot of People for John Morse announced Tuesday that a protest had been filed to nullify the recall petitions within hours after the Colorado Secretary of State’s office declared that the petitions were sufficient to force a recall election. Meanwhile, Morse urged out-of-state supporters to help him keep his Colorado Springs legislative seat by donating their money and time. “[A]ny help...
  • My daughter recieved a letter from Selective Service of Threat of Prosecution

    06/19/2013 12:36:47 PM PDT · by machogirl · 187 replies
    me ^ | June 19th, 2013 | me
    Vanity, sorry. My youngest, a FEMALE, whom has always been a FEMALE, with a Birth Certificate, valid SS number, and has been declared on taxes for 18 years as a FEMALE, recieved a threatening letter from Selective Service ordering her under threat of Prosecution, to make a copy of her BIRTH CERTIFICATE and send it in within 10 Days. My other daughter, did NOT receive this kind of harassment which does NOT happen to Illegal Immigrants even though they are required to register.
  • Mob of Immigration Activists Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home

    06/18/2013 5:55:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch.</p> <p>At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bussed into Kobach’s Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday – to protest his staunch anti-illegal alien views.</p>
  • Florida billboard attacks 'Rubio-Obama Amnesty'

    05/31/2013 4:45:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    Tampa Bay News ^ | May 30, 2013 | Alex Leary
    (A billboard on I-75 in Ocala) An anti-immigration reform group has put up a billboard on I-75 in Ocala attacking Sen. Marco Rubio for promoting "amnesty." "When 20 million American citizens and legal workers are unemployed or desperately trying to find full time jobs it is both callous and irresponsible for Florida Senator Marco to sponsor an immigration bill that will flood the labor market with 33 million foreign workers over the next ten years," said Jack Oliver of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement. Oliver is citing a study prepared for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who has been the leading...
  • Non—deportation rate drops to 99.2 percent

    05/18/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Homeland Security Department has granted legal status to 99.2 percent of all illegal immigrants who have applied under President Obama’s new non-deportation policy for young adults, according to the latest numbers released Friday. That’s a slight drop from the 99.5 percent approval rate reported last month. The policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, grants legal status to most illegal immigrants under the age of 31 who came to the U.S. before age 16 ... DACA is seen as a test-run should Congress pass a broad legalization for the 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the...
  • Ted Cruz Files Amendment To Deny Path To Citizenship As Senate Works On Bill

    05/09/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    . . . . . . The office of Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, sent out a press release Wednesday pushing five amendments he filed to the bill, which generally tightens enforcement and provides a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants. Cruz’s amendments seek to further tighten border security, streamline the legal immigration process, deny public benefits to those here illegally, reform the high-skilled worker visa program and prohibit a path to citizenship for the undocumented. . . . . . . In a press release, America’s Voice, a leading national group that advocates for more lenient...
  • Senate skips details in rush to pass immigration bill

    05/06/2013 5:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/2013 | Byron York
    Are snowboard instructors key to American immigration policy? Well, they're important enough to be specifically included in the Senate bipartisan Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. How did that happen? The original 844-page Gang of Eight bill, released in mid-April, granted a break to certain foreigners who come to the United States to work but do not wish to settle here. The Gang -- which includes Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet from the nation's skiing capital of Colorado -- gave one of those breaks to anyone who is "a ski instructor seeking to enter the United States temporarily to perform instructing...
  • Cesar Conda –Marco Rubio’s chief of staff worked for George Soros

    05/06/2013 12:15:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Cesar Conda is Marco Rubio’s Chief of Staff. He recently made his Tweets private (protected) so the general public can’t read them. Cesar Conda has been pushing amnesty for illegals on Twitter and else as Marco Rubio’s PR agent. Conda, who is an immigration lawyer, went to work for George Soros before becoming Rubio’s Chief of Staff. Cesar Conda worked on the editorial advisory board of George Soros magazine, The International Economy Magazine. Cesar Conda had been spinning lies about the amnesty bill about how illegal wouldn’t get welfare, wait more than 10 years for citizenship, etc. Those lies have...
  • Babies and Immigration Reform (Not one word in the 844-page law mentions Birthright Citizenship)

    04/24/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Not a single word in the 844-page "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act" introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and the "Gang of Eight" addresses the controversial practice of "birthright citizenship." Birthright citizenship is the common description given to the automatic grant of U.S. citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of the citizenship status of the parents. Many experts agree with the verdict of law professor Lino Graglia -- that the practice generates "perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry." The failure of Congress to confront the subject is nothing new. The "four pillars" of the...
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)

    04/07/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies
    Time ^ | Alex Altman
    Riding shotgun in a red minivan, his foot propped on the dash, the Republican Party's man of the moment zips down the back roads of southern Kentucky. Rand Paul is on his way to a meeting with Christian leaders in Somerset, a conservative stronghold where locals couldn't buy alcohol until last year. It's his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before. But social conservatives have rarely enlisted in the libertarian army, and Paul is trying to build a new coalition that can revitalize a deflated GOP. "A new Republican...
  • New Report: 48 Percent of First Children Born to Unwed Mothers

    03/21/2013 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    CNS ^ | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – Calling it “The Great Crossover,” a report by academics and social activists shows that for the first time in history the median age of American women having babies is lower than the median age of marriage – 25.7 and 26.5, respectively. These “dramatic changes in childbearing,” the report states, results in dramatic statistics about American children. Among them, 48 percent of first births are by unwed mothers, and by age 30 two-thirds of American women have had a child, typically out of wedlock. Kay Hymowitz, an author of the report and a William E. Simon Fellow at the...
  • You Lie! Illegal Immigrants by the Thousands to be Released by Obama Administration

    03/04/2013 1:23:03 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    A follow up to this story, in which it was reported that “waves” of illegal immigrants were being released from jail buoyed by the excuse of budget cuts via the sequestration. After that news came to light, an official from the Department of Homeland Security ‘resigned’, and the White House started claiming that it wasn’t waves of criminals being released, but rather “a few hundred”.
  • Senior Homeland Security Official - retirement On Day Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Were Freed

    02/27/2013 8:19:11 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
    Senior Homeland Security Official Announces Retirement On Day Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Were Freed Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated PressFebruary 27, 2013, 6:17 PMWASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire. Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations...
  • Instead Of Cutting Waste Obama Uses Sequester Cuts To Give A Gift To One Of His Constituencies

    02/27/2013 11:07:02 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This. Is. Real. And everyone needs to know it. Get the full story at Fox News, with some great commentary at Hot Air.
  • Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees

    02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/13 | LD Jackson
    Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low,...
  • Proposed Design of NC Illegal Immigrant Licenses Sparks Concern

    02/24/2013 3:21:27 AM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | February 24 ,2013 | Staff
    <p>A new driver's license expected to be issued to some illegal immigrants in North Carolina has prompted state lawmakers and immigrant rights groups to voice concerns over the proposal.</p> <p>The proposed North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles license has a bright pink stripe and the bold words "NO LAWFUL STATUS."</p>
  • No love for illegals’ Valentine

    02/15/2013 7:08:14 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 15, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Protest ‘flowers’ but misses the point Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like getting badgered by an illegal immigrant in downtown Boston. While forgetful husbands were rushing in a panic to the nearest Hallmark shop yesterday to dig through the near-empty shelves (remember trying to pass off the Passover card as a Valentine last year?) amnesty advocates were stopping commuters to make the case for opening America’s borders. A group calling itself the “New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together” was handing out flowers at Government Center as part of the “Where’s My Valentine” campaign, according to the Associated Press. “The...
  • Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )

    01/27/2013 10:49:46 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | January 25, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    DENVER– Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican – state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. “We have a great piece of legislation that will finally garner bipartisan support in the general assembly,” declared state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), a sponsor of Senate Bill 33. It’s the seventh attempt over the past 11 years to pass a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal students....
  • San Francisco's Dangerous Policy on Unlicensed Drivers

    01/13/2013 5:52:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained Roberto Galo on Wednesday morning. Galo is a legal immigrant but an unlicensed driver who, on Nov. 16, 2010, took a left turn at Harrison and 16th streets in San Francisco. His car struck law student Drew Rosenberg. Witnesses later testified that Galo then backed over Rosenberg, who died. The law student's father, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., has been waging a crusade ever since. He's angry at San Francisco's policy, announced by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2009, that shielded unlicensed drivers from an automatic 30-day impoundment of their vehicles. He's furious...
  • We don't say 'thank God for South Carolina' nearly enough (Joey Kennedy)

    01/10/2013 6:48:50 AM PST · by alancarp · 18 replies
    al.com blog post ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | Joey Kennedy | jkennedy@al.com
    There is a Mexican restaurant that outfits its workers in racist, anti-immigrant T-shirts. Thank God this restaurant is in South Carolina, not Alabama. We don't need another hit to our already battered reputation. Taco Cid, located in West Columbia, S.C., is now selling the T-shirts that depict "How to catch an illegal immigrant" and a drawing of the old-style box traps using a couple of tacos as bait. The restaurant's owner, Leanne Snelgrove, in a television interview, is so unaware and disconnected that she argues there is nothing racist or hateful about the T-shirt. A company statement posted on its...