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  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • GOP LEADERSHIP’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER TOWNHALLS: Ignore Voters on Illegal Immigration and Trade

    08/28/2015 9:45:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns and to...
  • Our Immigration System Is Not Broken

    08/28/2015 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15/ | Dr. Robert Owens
    Immigration is THE issue for 2016 Why is it that when African Americans whose families have been in this country for hundreds of years commit crimes they go to jail and when illegal immigrants commit crimes they get released? In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants. More than 60 percent of the Hispanic gangs in Southern California—whose membership is in the tens of thousands—is illegal. These gangs are involved with drug-distribution schemes, extortion, drive-by assassinations, assaults, and robberies. According to the analysis conducted by...
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • Donald Trump Is Not a Racist. Don’t Go Back to 2005, Republicans.

    08/28/2015 5:48:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    RedState Editor's Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson, Editor
    While I continue to admire Donald Trump’s ability to command attention at long, rambling, unscripted press conferences, I still am not persuaded he will be the next President of the United States. Nonetheless, the GOP establishment in Washington has decided to treat Donald Trump the way the Bush White House treated many conservative leaders in 2005 during the immigration fight. They’re labeling him racist for daring to oppose Republican leadership preferences on immigration. Trump is doing something quite amazing. He has taken the political class equivalent of the Island of Misfit Toys and turned it into a campaign team besting...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. There’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • Donald Trump told Dreamers They'd Convinced Him on Immigration, They Say

    08/26/2015 8:40:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 70 replies ^ | 08-26-2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. “You convinced me,” Trump said as the meeting ended.
  • Long past time to make English the official national language of the United States

    08/26/2015 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Al Kaltman
    Illegal immigration issue is a timely reminder “Language is a unifying instrument which binds people together. When people speak one language they become as one, they become a society”—S.I. Hayakawa Donald Trump’s stance on illegal immigration is a timely reminder that assimilation (to a common language, culture and values) is what makes the United States exceptional. If we are to continue to be the greatest nation on earth then we must remain a melting pot. As Senator Hayakawa so eloquently explained, “The United States, a land of immigrants from every corner of the world, has been strengthened and unified because...
  • The Donald Trumps Univision

    08/26/2015 6:05:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Two minutes into The Donald’s press conference - after an exchange that went something like this: DT: “Sit down” GR: “No”DT: “Sit down”GR: “No”DT: “Throw the bum out” The Donald had Jorge Ramos deported: And, just like in real life, Jorge was allowed to come right back in, where he continued his argument over deportation.Hola! I’m back!The press expressed righteous outrage on behalf of Jorge, a Univision reporter of color. Others suggested that perhaps Jorge, unwilling to wait his turn,was not so much “reporting” as he was “heckling.”So I’ll let you decide: who was out of line, The Donald or...
  • Just Build Trump’s Stupid Wall Already

    08/25/2015 2:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    If we somehow build Trump’s silly ‘great wall’ with Mexico, maybe we can finally have a serious debate about immigration. Prepare to be upstaged, China. Here comes the Great Wall of Trump. “We’re building a wall,” Donald Trump told moderator John Dickerson Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation. “And it’s going to be a great wall. And, by the way, Mexico will pay for it. It’s going to a great wall, because I know how to build. And it’s not going to cost nearly as much as what they’re saying for a crummy wall.” The GOP front-runner has no use...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Suspect in DC carjacking is illegal immigrant who was deported, but returned to U.S.

    08/24/2015 8:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WTTG-TV ^ | August 21, 2015 | Emily Miller
    A man caught by D.C. police after carjacking a woman in the Sibley Hospital parking lot on Wednesday is an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once. He also carjacked another woman earlier in the week in Potomac, Maryland minutes after getting out of jail. On Monday, Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center where he has been since June. The charges against him for that arrest are unclear. He then showed up at an Islamic education center in Potomac and violently carjacked a 38-year-old woman. “He was standing at the driver side door -- her...
  • Update: Driver accused in crash that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr.

    08/24/2015 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    KFOR Okla. City ^ | 8/24/15 | SARAH STEWART
    The man blamed for causing the wreck that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. was charged Tuesday with causing an accident while operating a vehicle without a state driver’s license. Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was also charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine. The driving offense carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The drug possession carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charges could be amended at a later date. OKLAHOMA CITY – We’re getting our first in-person look at...
  • Surrendering a Birthright (The Author shows his ignorance)

    08/23/2015 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 23, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Republican presidential candidates often invoke Jesus, but lately they sound more like Jehovah. The Old Testament says, "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation." Punishing kids for their parents' sins is the idea behind proposals to revoke birthright citizenship. Donald Trump started the discussion with an immigration plan that promised to stop letting all those born in America automatically become Americans. Ted Cruz agrees, as do Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal. Scott Walker said he did, but...
  • Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    08/22/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2015 | Ben Domenech, Publisher
    Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics. We've seen this in Europe, and it's bad. Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by...
  • The Secret to Donald Trump's Massive Rise in the Polls

    08/21/2015 4:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 22, 2015 | Matt Purple
    Trump is a deeply ridiculous individual and his presidency would be the stuff of nightmares. But it’s important to understand that he’s offering more than just violations of political correctness.The punditry’s reaction to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has come in three phases. The first was annoyed indifference, accompanied by invocations of the Manny Ramirez Defense that this was “just Trump being Trump.” Most assumed the mouthy magnate was looking for a boutique issue to exploit so he could make a brief publicity splash and get out of the race, like he did with President Obama’s birth certificate in 2011. Responses...
  • Activists in Mobile, Alabama, Plan to Protest Trump

    08/21/2015 3:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2015 | Danny Freeman
    Vivianna Rodriguez cannot wait for Donald Trump's speech Friday night in Mobile, Alabama. "I was shocked when I heard that he was coming to Mobile. But I was very excited [as well]. Not because he was speaking, but because we're going to do something about it," she said. Vivianna is a 24 year-old senior at the University of South Alabama —whose football stadium will host Trump on Friday— and she is an American-born daughter of a single-parent undocumented Mexican immigrant. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has referred to those with her background as "anchor babies." It's those types of comments...
  • Mexico "Getting House in Order" By Cracking Down on Border Security

    08/21/2015 7:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news. While the Mexican government accuses Americans who want a wall, illegal alien criminals to be deported from U.S. cities and increased security along the southern border of being scared bigots, they're cracking down on Americans and other foreigners walking in an out of their country. From AP (bolding is mine):  Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. Pedestrians and motorists have generally entered Mexico unencumbered along the 1,954-mile border with the United States. Now, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose...
  • Mexico condemns Donald Trump's 'racist' and 'absurd' immigration plan

    08/20/2015 4:09:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2015 | Reuters
    ‘These comments reflect prejudice, racism or plain ignorance,’ Mexico’s foreign ministry says of Trump’s plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall.Mexico’s government on Wednesday slammed US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposals to deport undocumented immigrants en masse and make Mexicans pay for a wall separating the two countries as absurd, racist and ignorant. Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in New York in June, Trump accused Mexico of sending “rapists and drug runners” across the United States’ southern border and pledged to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out. Over the weekend, Trump said he...
  • Santorum wants credit for being first to push immigration reform

    08/20/2015 2:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mallory Hughes, Medill News Service
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum isn't just the latest 2016 Republican presidential candidate to call for ending birthright citizenship, joining Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker -- he wants credit for being the first to push overall immigration reform. "I am not new to this debate," Santorum said, noting that he had authored border security legislation almost a decade ago when he was in the Senate. "...Up until a few days ago, I was the only candidate in this race who put forth a legal and illegal immigration proposal that puts American workers first." Santorum rolled out...
  • Sarah Palin Praises Trump; Claims Billionaire Understands Working Class

    08/20/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 19, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    While short of an official endorsement, Sarah Palin was effusive in her praise for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, claiming the celebrity billionaire is in touch with working class "Joe Six Pack" values. "I am so happy that he is running," she said. Appearing on Fox's On The Record with Greta Van Susteren Tuesday, Palin was asked if she was endorsing the candidate and billionaire business leader: "Here's the deal Greta, he's the best thing to happen to the permanent political class since the beauty of the Tea Party genuine movement rose up and shined light on crony capitalism, and then...
  • Trump Exposes Another Difference Between Cruz, Perry

    08/20/2015 11:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 20, 2015 | Patrick Svitek and Abby Livingston
    The attention-grabbing candidacy of Donald Trump is again bringing out differences between the two White House hopefuls from Texas. The bombastic billionaire put the GOP field on the spot Sunday with the release of a plan to deal with illegal immigration that calls for an end to birthright citizenship. In effect, that would require changing the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States even if their parents are in the country illegally. Where exactly former Gov. Rick Perry stands on Trump's birthright citizenship position was unclear Wednesday. But over the past few days, Perry has...
  • Reporter: Using the term ‘anchor baby’ is offensive. Trump: Boo Hoo, I’m using it.

    08/20/2015 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Robert Laurie
    Politically incorrect? Tough. As you’re no doubt aware, saying ‘Donald Trump isn’t interested in political correctness’ is a little bit of an understatement. The one constant in his campaign has been that he says what he wants, how he wants, and if you’re going to try to challenge him on it, you’re in for a struggle. The press can’t stand this, because they know his attitude resonates with voters. So, when he outlined his plans to deal with illegal immigration, they were ready to pounce. HTML5 video is not supported! Trump gave them an opening by using the term “anchor...
  • Act Two of the Trump Epic

    08/20/2015 2:13:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | August 19, 2015 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    We've gone far enough now with the Trump political phenomenon to know that it is no mere or momentary matter of name recognition which has placed him as the top contender for the Republican nomination, as bizarre an eventuality as that might appear. He now leads all national polls and all polls in the key early primary and caucus states - and by significant margins. We've also witnessed key GOP stakeholder Fox News try to derail Trump's campaign and fail miserably at it. Lots of top Republicans jumped on that bum-rush Trump bandwagon only to be damaged in turn when...
  • Five Serious Truths About Illegal Immigration That GOP Candidates Have To Accept

    08/20/2015 1:24:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Journal by IJReview ^ | August 19, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    <p>Hey, GOP primary losers, you better get out there fast with a real immigration plan, because right now you are losing to Donald Trump and that makes you the epitome of loserdom. But unlike Trump, you should be serious about ending the illegal immigration nightmare. His supporters are. Hell, his opponents are, too. Yet some of you haven’t just flirted with amnesty – Rubio tried yet couldn’t score, but donor class puffball Jeb Bush has gotten to third base with amnesty and is trying to round home.</p>
  • Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Hardcore Porn For Nativists

    08/19/2015 7:27:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 19, 2015 | David Harsanyi, Senior Editor
    The billionaire's immigration positions are as ludicrous as they are destructive. Donald Trump is porn for nativists. Now, a person can derive much political self-gratification from wishful thinking, but remember porn isn’t real. So enjoy daydreaming about mass deportations and visualizing the repeal of birthright citizenship, but don’t let yourself get desensitized to reality. In the real world, Trumpism is destroying any slim hope the GOP could have a rational immigration debate or cobble together a consensus on policy. Before his fans began genuinely considering a Trump presidency, you’ll recall that the most popular justification for supporting the vanity run...
  • For Mexicans, the Donald Trump candidacy is getting scarier

    08/19/2015 9:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 18, 2015 | Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post
    MEXICO CITY - If Donald Trump were president, he would have Mexico pay to build a wall along its 2,000-mile border to keep itself out.. He'd block the billions of dollars that Mexicans illegally in the United States send home to their families. And prevent their children born in America from automatically becoming U.S. citizens. There wouldn't be many of these children, however, because Trump would be deporting millions of undocumented Mexicans — all of them, if he had his way. How does that sound, Mexico? "We don't know if we should laugh or if we should cry," said Guadalupe...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • FBI Searches Hillary’s Hard Drive While Trump Plans to Round Up and Deport 11 Million Hispanics

    08/19/2015 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 19, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - In all the campaign polls conducted this year, one is more revealing than any other – finding that just 1 in 4 Americans are satisfied with our nation's direction. After nearly seven years of Barack Obama's presidency, this is indeed a dismal public record heading into the 2016 race for the White House – one that makes Hillary Clinton's chances of following him into the Oval Office very unlikely. A meager 26 percent of Americans were satisfied "with the way things are going in the U.S., down slightly from 30 percent in July," the Gallup Poll said last...
  • Good Grief–Media Lies, AGAIN, About Trump’s Illegal Alien Proposals–Completely Manufactured Claims…

    08/19/2015 1:41:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sundance
    Sweet Mother of Hades this is getting beyond absurd. Another entire media cycle consisting of completely manufactured nonsense projecting their determination of ‘what is’ against the reality of ‘what isn’t’…. Having watched an entire media cycle of punditry pontificate about Donald Trump proposing to deport “by force” 11 to 42 million illegal aliens we find ourselves shaking our heads at how little the MSM think of the viewing audience. NO-WHERE in Donald Trump’s proposal does he say, or advocate for, the mass “rounding up and subsequent deportation” of millions of illegal aliens. He never said it, he never proposed it,...
  • Donald Trump — A Messiah the Angry, Frustrated and Fed-Up Wing Has Been Waiting For

    08/18/2015 8:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Bernard Goldberg's website ^ | August 18, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    Okay, so what happens after Trump? What happens if he fades away or decides he’s had enough and drops out? What do his angry, frustrated and fed-up supporters do? Do they also drop out? Early warning: This column has more questions than answers – usually not a good thing for someone who’s at least attempting to influence the conversation. But when writing or talking about Donald Trump and his run for the presidency, there are few easy, or obvious, answers to the many questions his candidacy raises. You’ve been warned. There is a civil war raging in the Republican Party,...
  • Trump's Immunity and Why He Will Remain a Contender

    08/18/2015 8:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | August 18, 2015 | Josh Nass, Public relations strategist
    By far the biggest story of the summer is Donald Trump's surging candidacy for the U.S. presidency. It's obvious why. Hate him or love him, Donald Trump knows how to captivate the public's attention. He seems immune from being hurt; I want to examine why. What is it about Donald Trump that allows him to survive any occurrence that no conventional political candidate could? And, not only that, but to use these instances to further galvanize his base of supporters, while growing it? This summer, we have seen example after example of this. People were horrified when he questioned Sen....
  • Trump immigration plan called ‘anti-business’

    08/18/2015 7:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kevin Diaz, Washington Bureau
    When Donald Trump said he’d build a wall across the border and that Mexico would pay for it, some people in the South Texas wondered how the billionaire mogul would swing a deal like that. Now they know. In a newly released position paper — the first and so far only one of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination — Trump has announced he’d slap new costs or regulations on virtually every aspect of cross-border activity, from cash wire transfers to border-crossing cards and port-of-entry fees. Trump, the front-runner in the Republican presidential race, hasn’t fleshed out his proposal...
  • Collective Punishment: Trump’s astonishingly cruel immigration plan getting rave reviews from GOP.

    08/18/2015 2:39:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign with an ugly tirade against Mexican immigrants—“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”—that shot him to the top of the GOP polls. He’s been there ever since, despite racism, sexism, and open disrespect for combat veterans. Now, Trump is the center of gravity in the Republican race for president, and his antics affect every candidate, from mainstream picks like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, to more direct rivals like Scott Walker and Ted Cruz. On Monday, his pull got a little stronger. Trump published his first set of proposals, a plan for immigration...
  • Al Hunt: 'Federal Raids on Maternity Wards' Under Trump Immigration Plan

    08/18/2015 5:55:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Al Hunt did stop short of predicting something so horrible it could never happen in America--federal marshals armed with assault weapons hunting down children cowering in closets to forcibly return them to a Communist dictatorship. Oh, wait, that really did happen, under President Bill Clinton, when Elian Gonzalez was returned to Cuba at the point of a gun. On today's Morning Joe, an Al Hunt on the verge of hysteria predicted that Donald Trump's immigration plan would lead to "federal raids on maternity wards." He claimed that implementing the plan would cost "11 trillion dollars," which assuming 11 million illegals...
  • The Note: The World According To Trump (End Birthright Citizenship)

    08/17/2015 7:07:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2015 | Various
    --TRUMP UNVEILS HIS IMMIGRATION PLAN, CALLS FOR END TO BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: Donald Trump released his specific plan for immigration reform yesterday, ABC's JOHN SANTUCCI reports. In the 6-page report titled "Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again," Trump is calling for an end to birthright citizenship, saying it "remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration." Trump again repeated his commitment to build a wall on the United States' southern border. Outlining his plan, Trump's policy seeks to "impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if...

    08/17/2015 4:43:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 16, 2015 |  ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    A previously deported illegal alien who had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child earlier this year is back in the United States. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 22-year-old Joel Silva Duran, an illegal alien from Mexico, last week near the border city of Roma, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. After the arrest, the agents learned that Silva Duran had been deported four months earlier, on April 3, 2015, through Brownsville, Texas. The deportation came just one day after he had been sentenced to 10 years of probation at a state court in Rio Grande City on the charge...
  • Why Donald Trump is the only GOP presidential hopeful who can talk straight on immigration

    08/17/2015 2:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Week ^ | August 17, 2015 | Paul Waldman, senior writer, The American Prospect & contibutor, The Washington Post
    Four years ago, deep within a process of convincing Republican primary voters that he was "severely conservative," Mitt Romney declared that his solution for dealing with the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States was "self-deportation" — in other words, making life so miserable for them that they'd prefer to return to the countries they fled from rather than stay here. The chairman of the Republican Party later called Romney's words "horrific," not so much out of some moral revulsion, but because they sent a clear message of hostility to Hispanic voters, the country's largest minority group and one...
  • GOP Rep to Obama Admin: ‘How Many Americans Must Die at the Hands of Unlawful Criminal Immigrants?’

    08/16/2015 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “How many Americans must die at the hands of unlawful criminal immigrants before the Obama Administration takes a serious look at the failure of its own policies?” House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked Friday. The congressman’s statement comes after reports that Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, an illegal immigrant, allegedly raped, tortured, and murdered 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis in late July. According to news articles, Martinez has been in the United States illegally since at least 2009, and has avoided deportation because of local, state and federal policies that provide sanctuary to unlawful and even criminal immigrants. After a 2014...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Trump says as US prez he would deport undocumented immigrants

    08/16/2015 12:31:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | August 16, 2015 | Reuters
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has said that he would deport all undocumented immigrants and rescind US President Barack Obama's recent executive orders on immigrants if he is elected to the White House. The real estate mogul made the comments in an interview with NBC News which will air on Sunday. "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press," according to an excerpt released on Saturday. Asked by host Chuck Todd about illegal immigrants who might have nowhere else to go, Trump said: "We will work with them. "They have...
  • Illegal Aliens SUING US for Emotional Harm!

    08/15/2015 8:31:56 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 20 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-15-15 | CleanTV
    Have you ever heard the phrase, "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile?" I can't think of a better illustration of that adage than this. Illegal aliens who entered the U.S. ILLEGALLY and were given free meals while in detention centers, are now suing the United States because their meals weren't good enough and their treatment wasn't good enough and their feeeeeeeeeeelings were hurt. Five illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are suing for MILLIONS in damages for alleged psychological harm and medical care that wasn't up to their desired standards. How on earth can they justify...
  • Donald Trump on 'Meet the Press:' Illegals 'Have to Go'

    08/15/2015 4:58:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    News Max ^ | 08/15/2015
    Donald Trump says he would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, according to a preview of an interview he gave to NBC's Chuck Todd that will be broadcast Sunday on “Meet the Press.” "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," he said in the interview. Pressed on what he'd do if the immigrants in question had nowhere to return to, Trump reiterated: "They have to go." "We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country, or we don't...
  • Letter: Donald Trump's lack of compassion for those less fortunate is undesirable ("Poor Mexicans!")

    08/14/2015 3:21:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | August 11, 2015 | Robert Harsh
    My heart really goes out to Mexico and its people. Mexico is a somewhat poor country with high unemployment. Has it ever occurred to Donald Trump that the reason a half dozen or so drug cartels have settled there is because it is right next door to their best customers — United States citizens? How is such a poor country and government supposed to fight gangs that have more money and resources than the government? It appears Trump has found the real secret to reaching high political places — find a scapegoat. It is a tactic that was used by...
  • Advocates Ponder How To Yank Immigration Narrative Back From Trump

    08/13/2015 6:28:38 PM PDT · by glenduh · 22 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | aug 13, 2015 | GRISELDA NEVAREZ
    Before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump grabbed the spotlight on immigration, it was advocates and young Dreamers who were forcing the issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential election. A presidential candidate could expect to be interrupted in a speech with questions from pro-immigration reform advocates about why they want to deport a young person's mother or be confronted at a restaurant about taking away the quasi-legal status President Barack Obama had given them. But the cameras and attention are now trained on Trump, who shifted the discussion on immigration to the right with incendiary and, to many, bigoted...
  • Jeb Bush booed at RedState Gathering

    08/09/2015 9:50:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 81 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | August 8, 2015 | admin
    Erick Erickson who puts on this yearly Red State Gathering in the middle of summer ‘dis-invited’ Donald Trump over his blood comments about Megyn Kelly. So what did the Red State gathering feature today instead of Trump? How about Jeb Bush, who got booed when he tried to push amnesty on the crowd. Katie PavlichVerified account ‏@KatiePavlich Jeb gets heavily booed multiple times at #RSG15 for comments on illegal immigration In fact, it was bad for Jeb Bush at the Red State Gathering that host Erick Erickson had to really try and push El Jebo on the crowd. Kyle Wingfield...
  • Illegal Immigrant MSNBC Guest Jabs Jeb For Opposing Sanctuary Cities

    08/08/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If a woman announced on live national TV that she had shoplifted an iPhone, there'd presumably be a cop at the studio door to greet her. So why is it that someone can blithely announce on national TV that she's in the country illegally, and far from fearing any repercussions, have her views on the American presidential election respectfully solicited? It happened this morning, when MSNBC invited Erika Andiola, who described herself as "an undocumented Mexican woman," onto the Up show to give her take on the GOP candidates' comments on immigration during Thursday's debate. Andiola was disappointed in general...
  • Ted Cruz: A Proven Record on Stopping Illegal Immigration

    08/07/2015 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | 08/06/15
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nearly every candidate in the GOP race for President claims to fight for stopping illegal immigration. However, only U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has a proven record of repeatedly and consistently fighting to do so.Ted Cruz believes we must secure the border and enforce our immigration laws. As President, Ted Cruz would rescind President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty and cut off all federal funds to sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws and cooperate in the capture of illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. In July 2015, Cruz introduced “Kate’s Law,” the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for...
  • DHS admits new surge of illegal immigrant families

    08/07/2015 3:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children. Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello said the number of illegal immigrant families captured at the border rose in July, bucking a trend and worrying officials who had been expecting the number of families to drop as the heat increases in late summer, just as the number of unaccompanied minors does. Even worse, the administration fears things may get...
  • Sanctuary Cities Actually Make Us Safer (Obama Logic)

    08/06/2015 4:25:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 08/04/2015 | RAUL A. REYES
    --snip-- "Sanctuary cities" is a misleading label that has caused a great deal of confusion. The term is a misnomer for those cities and towns that prefer that the federal government handle immigration enforcement. It is wrong to attack sanctuary cities: Their policies actually help make our cities and towns safer. A sanctuary city is a city that has decided to leave immigration enforcement to the federal government so that its own police force can concentrate on fighting crime. That's hardly a radical idea; it is a principle that the Supreme Court affirmed in Arizona v. U.S. (2012), which found...

    08/06/2015 5:39:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 5, 2015
    Breitbart Texas is proud to sponsor “The Green Line” and other podcast published by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The Council is the exclusive representative of over 17,000 non-supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents. In this episode of “The State of the Union” NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran reports that Border Patrol Agents in Texas are being ordered to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and are being ordered to release “illegal aliens” into the communities where they are working.