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  • Timothy Dolan: Donald Trump Bringing Back ‘American Tradition’ of Nativism

    07/30/2015 8:04:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2015 | Breitbart News
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan has penned an op-ed reacting to Donald Trump’s speech at his campaign launch for a 2016 presidential run–six weeks ago–calling the Republican candidate a harbinger of anti-Catholic, racist “nativism.”Cardinal Dolan writes at the New York Daily News:During those happy days decades ago when I taught American religious history to university students, I spent a chunk of time in class on the ugly phenomenon called nativism, defined by the scholar and author Ray Allen Billington as, “organized, white, Protestant antagonism toward the Catholic immigrant.”
  • Coulter: I Can See Trump Winning Presidency ‘More Than I Can See Any Of the Other Ones’

    07/30/2015 8:41:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America” Ann Coulter stated she could see Donald Trump winning the presidency “more than I can see any of the other ones winning the nomination and winning the presidency right now” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter said she would continue supporting Trump “as long as he keeps talking the way he’s talking on immigration.” and “I can see him more than I can see any of the other ones winning the nomination and winning the presidency right now, certainly winning the presidency.” Earlier, she stated, “My only quibble with him is...
  • Jindal: Hold Sanctuary City Mayors Accountable for Illegal Aliens' Crimes

    07/30/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Presidential contender Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing a proposal that would hold sanctuary city mayors and other officials accountable for the crimes of illegal immigrants.
  • Calais migrant crisis: Man dies as Channel Tunnel targeted

    07/29/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff Writer
    A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police have said. Eurotunnel, which says incursions are now a nightly occurrence, said migrants had been removed from the site but freight services were still disrupted. (snip) Lorry driver Sean Swan took 23 hours to travel from the M20 to Calais on Tuesday and said he only got through because he was carrying live fish. "I was given a police escort from Junction 8 all the way to Dover, even after making the officer aware that it was...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Lake County killing, manhunt leaves tranquil community on edge

    07/28/2015 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07,28,2015 | Patrick Cooley
    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People living in the quiet neighborhood surrounding Helen Hazen Wyman Park were shocked to learn of Monday's killing of a 60-year-old woman by a man who is also accused of shooting another woman and the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl. Residents who said they previously felt safe in the rural township streets surrounded by woodlands, a public park and a bike trail are now locking their doors at night. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, tried to rape a girl in the park Monday night and later shot a woman walking on a nearby bike trail in...
  • Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus (The left starts their attacks)

    07/27/2015 11:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Real News Network ^ | July 26, 2015
    Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Donald Trump, or the Donald as the media has dubbed him, is dominating headlines in broadcasts all over the country after his announcement that he's running for president. Even after he was widely condemned in headlines for his June remarks accusing almost all Mexican immigrants of being drug dealers and rapists, Trump is leading in the...
  • The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s early lead in the race for the Republican nomination

    07/27/2015 1:29:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | The Editors
    The hot air balloon that is Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination continues to head for the stratosphere, with one weekend poll showing that he is not only the leading contender but has nearly doubled his support among Republican voters in the past two weeks. It is tempting to say that Mr Trump’s policies are as lacking in substance as his hairdo. That is true in the sense that he seems to have absolutely no idea how he would execute them were he to achieve office. But, aside from that defect, the proposals he has been putting forward either...
  • Sowell: Documented Irresponsibility

    07/27/2015 12:51:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 28, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East. Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called "comprehensive immigration reform." The first and most fundamental issue is whether we are going to have an immigration policy at all. The...
  • Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban

    07/25/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | July 25, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    BUDAPEST (AFP) - Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday. "The fence will be built by August 31, any schedules different from that are invalid," Orban told an audience at a Hungarian-language summer university in Baile Tusnad in Romania, according to Hungarian state news agency MTI. Work began last week on a short test section of the four-metre-high (12 feet) fence, a bid to stem a surge in 2015 in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers crossing into Hungary...
  • Meet The Mexican-Americans Who Are Backing Donald Trump In New Hampshire

    07/24/2015 11:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment ^ | July 24, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    It's become one of his loudest, most frequently repeated boasts. As polls have shown him surging to the top of the Republican pack, Donald Trump has made a point of asserting his particular strength among Hispanic voters. "I have so many Hispanics, and they love me," Trump said during a speech in Laconia, New Hampshire, last week. "And interestingly, we just got from the state of Nevada a poll [that] just came out, and Trump won with a tremendous amount. And the second line was, 'Takes Hispanic vote in a landslide,' and I've been saying that. I'm going to win...
  • Why Donald Trump’s immigration stance is attracting Inland Empire fans (California)

    07/24/2015 9:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Bernardino County Sun ^ | July 24, 2015 | Beau Yarbrough
    Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric isn’t making him a lot of friends among his fellow candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but it’s winning him converts in California. “If I walked into a poll booth right now, and I had to cast my vote, I would vote for Donald Trump,” said Robin Hvidston, the executive director of the Claremont-based We the People Rising, a grass-roots organization pushing for stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and the enactment of stricter immigration laws. “I wouldn’t have said that three weeks ago. ... Both parties are so ingrained in political correctness and both...
  • Liberal memes (like this one) are just TOO EASY to knock down...

    07/24/2015 4:02:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals always think they're clever with their little memes, but all the ever do is reveal how astonishingly dumb their arguments can be. Then there's this. Two sentences to knock this house of cards down, that's all it takes: The Republican Party dominates the South today. The Democratic Party owned the South when America had slavery.Thanks for playing...whoever made this.
  • Obama Granting Gun Rights To Illegal Aliens While Dissolving Our Borders

    07/24/2015 1:54:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | july 22, 2015 | james franklin
    While the Spring 2015 Unified Agenda is markedly vague concerning most of its 3,415 regulations, clearly its overarching purpose is to enforce American compliance with an ever-expanding body of “international norms” like those required by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Consequently, the 2015 Unified Agenda contains a number of backdoor gun control measures designed to further restrict the possession, storage, sale and acquisition of firearms and ammunition by law-abiding citizens; yet in contrast, the Obama administration intends to lessen such restrictions for non-citizens. Rule 1140-AA44, originally signed by Eric Holder, “would finalize an interim rule published on...
  • Politico: Trump Reinvigorates Flagging Border Security Movement

    07/23/2015 8:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The border security movement had been losing steam, but is being reinvigorated by the focus of presidential candidate Donald Trump, Politico reports. The Republican Party, hoping to lure more Hispanic voters, had not planned to focus on illegal immigration or border security during the 2016 election cycle, but that changed when Trump uttered the now infamous words about Mexican immigrants during his June 16 entry into the GOP race. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems … They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some,...
  • Republican Donors to Walker, Rubio and Bush: Boycott the Debate if Trump Participates

    07/23/2015 2:27:49 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 144 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Republican Party’s donors have a brand new idea: let’s boycott those we disagree with! Will they never learn? [VIDEO] ... This means that those other candidates and the Republican Party’s leadership have to be smart about the way they deal with Trump. The best strategy is to … take him seriously. Yes, even when he’s bullying everybody else and saying outrageous things about them. You see, Trump’s current popularity isn’t about him, but about conservative anger. Conservative voters are pissed beyond measure: they feel ignored by their party, they believe amnesty for illegal aliens is all but a done...
  • Megyn Kelly, Brad Steinle Slam Obama Administration on Sanctuary Cities

    07/23/2015 9:47:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2015 | Connor Williams
    Last night on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly slammed the Obama Administration for refusing to “take seriously” those who have raised concerns about illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. The Fox News personality explained: “That’s the message 24 hours after a half dozen witnesses went before Congress to testify about this issue. Many were families who lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants. All of them begging Washington for some help.” After playing a clip from Jim Steinle, father of murdered San Francisco native Kate Steinle, Kelly declared: “Well, that last person was Mr. Steinle, the father of Kate...
  • Donald Trump's Border Wall Would Cost Billions, Experts Say

    07/23/2015 4:33:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Constructing an impassable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a tall order — even for master real estate developer and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. "From a security standpoint, it really is not an intelligent solution," said Eric Olson, associate director of the Latin American program at the non-partisan Wilson Center. In fact, "it's ludicrous," Olson said of the idea, which has become a hallmark of Trump's campaign. Experts estimate that building and maintaining such a wall on the 1,954-mile border, which snakes along four huge states, would cost tens of billions of dollars. And the 21,000 border...
  • Trump's Anger Fits The Times, But His Popularity Has Peaked

    07/23/2015 12:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily's On The Left ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ruth Marcus
    Do not worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Worry, instead, about what his current — emphasis on current — stratospheric standing in the polls says about two things: the Republican Party and the other GOP candidates. Granted, the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll has Trump at 24% among Republican and Republican-leaning voters. He was at 4% on May 31. The chart for the rest of the crowded field looks like a flat-line electrocardiogram. Who are these Trump supporters? The Post poll indicates they are not the most ideologically extreme. Among those who identify themselves as very conservative, just 17% put...
  • Obama’s ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed

    07/22/2015 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sarah Saldaña testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence.
  • Is Trump Right To Alienate Hispanics?

    07/22/2015 4:59:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Daniel J. McGraw
    Latinos may decide a presidential election one day. But it won’t be in 2016.Is Donald Trump a better a campaign tactician than people think? To hear most political strategists tell it, Hispanics are the most important voting bloc in America. But The Donald has called them rapists, drug dealers and violent criminals. And his visit Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border promises to produce a new batch of anti-immigration sound bites. It’s hard to see any Hispanic ever voting for Trump. But that doesn’t necessarily mean his strategy will doom him. By viciously and repeatedly attacking immigration, he’s exploiting one of...
  • Politicians: “You’re either for Americans, or you’re not.”

    07/22/2015 11:01:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Richard A. Viguerie's ConservativeHQ ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Rasley, CHQ Editor
    During yesterday’s Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing regarding the Administration’s failure to enforce immigration law against criminal illegal aliens Senator Ted Cruz led the fight for justice for the families and the victims of the illegal alien crime wave sweeping America that has been not just allowed, but created by federal policy during the Barack Obama presidency. Cruz finally got an admission from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña that he’s right about Obama’s murderous policy of releasing criminal illegal aliens “Ms. Saldaña, I will note in your opening statement here, you said after listening to...
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: DONALD TRUMP HEADING TO TEXAS BORDER

    <p>Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.</p>
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • Democrats use Donald Trump's remarks to castigate GOP

    07/21/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | July 21, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's incendiary comments - and the GOP response - are proving political gold for Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid jumped on both Tuesday, first attacking Trump for his criticism of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., then pivoting to a larger target: the growing GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. Reid, D-Nev., noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing Trump's suggestion that McCain is not really a war hero, they were more tentative in responding to his criticisms of Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."(continued)
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trump’s callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.” Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • livestream of the Immigration hearings regarding Sanctuary Cities

    livestream of the Immigration hearings regarding Sanctuary Cities Periscope of @Kenny_NLR
  • McCain Won't Apologize: 'Term of Endearment' To Call Trump Supporters 'Crazies'

    07/20/2015 5:47:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If calling constituents "crazies" is a term of endearment, what would be an insult? On today's Morning Joe, John McCain refused to apologize to the thousands of Arizonans attending a Trump rally that McCain called "crazies." According to McCain, "crazies" is a "term of endearment" and a "term of affection." View the video here.
  • American Coyotes: Illegal immigrants stashed in houses in U.S. hubs (Part 2 of 7)

    07/20/2015 4:01:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 4 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Carl Prine
    HOUSTON – Northleaf Drive runs through a suburban neighborhood where residents manicure their lawns and hedges. American flags flap near their front doors. Kids ride bikes in a loop along roads called Heather Hills, Winding Trace and Cactus Flower. To residents, the squat ranch on Northleaf Drive in northwest Houston seemed to fit in. True, no one seemed to know the names of the four men who lived there, off and on. But neighbors told a Tribune-Review investigations reporter that they were still shocked when, eight days before Christmas 2012, police surrounded the home, guns drawn. “We got inside and...
  • Mr. Trump, America’s Challenges Deserve More than Lip Service

    07/20/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • Walker says he supported path to citizenship, but not amnesty

    07/19/2015 11:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Philip Klein
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged in a CNN interview that in the past he had expressed support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but said that he wasn't talking about amnesty at the time. In an interview aboard his campaign trailer that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Dana Bash pressed Walker about his shift from somebody who once said a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants "made sense" to a presidential candidate talking about restrictions on legal immigration. She asked whether such shifts undermined his pitch to voters that he's somebody who stands up for...
  • Stop laughing at Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 10:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2015 | William H. Frey
    He may not have a shot at becoming president, but Donald Trump has already succeeded in uniting America — one nation, awash in snark. Pundits from the left and the right have declared open season on the Donald. As longtime Democratic strategist Paul Begala told The Washington Post, “I am a person of faith — and the Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the good Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.” Or, as conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News: “This is the strongest field of Republican candidates...
  • Archdiocese to pray for immigrants at a time Trump highlights issue

    07/19/2015 4:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2015 | Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado, CNN and CNN en Espanol
    Los Angeles (CNN)—Catholics in the nation's largest archdiocese will hold a special prayer this weekend about immigrants at a time when Donald Trump has put the issue on center stage. Specifically, their prayers will counter anti-immigration views as the Los Angeles archdiocese holds a special cathedral Mass to affirm the humanity and plight of immigrants. The annual service was planned before the presidential candidate made incendiary remarks about illegal immigration, and the Mass in recognition of immigrants won't address Trump's remarks. Still, the service comes as Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles took exception with Trump, who described Mexicans...
  • Smear Campaign Against Top Cruz Donor Catches Attention of MundoFox ("Unauthorized Immigrants")

    07/19/2015 4:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2015 | Yuri Perez
    After blazing away for weeks at Donald Trump, the guns of the politically correct speech police now appear to be taking aim at the Cruz campaign. MundoFox dedicated a full report to a protest staged by an array of Latino organizations in front of the New York City offices of presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s top donor, Robert Mercer. Waving signs in support of President Obama’s Executive Amnesty actions and anti-deportation slogans such as “Keep Families Together”, protesters such as unauthorized immigrant Patricia Rivera railed against Mercer and other allegedly “anti-immigrant” donors and politicians. Rivera had the audacity to not only...
  • Scott walker talks about his support for the Dapa lawsuit [illegal immigration]

    07/19/2015 2:48:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 19, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Very good impromptu exchange at a stop at a farm in Iowa. Gov. Walker is very firm with the family, inc their young son. First few seconds low sound but it quickly clears up. [5:00 video] Scott walker talks about his support for the Dapa lawsuit
  • Cruz on Trump: Others "Smack" Him; I Back Him

    07/19/2015 11:44:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 18, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    BROOKLYN, Iowa — As many Republican presidential candidates are dodging the political specter of Donald Trump or attacking him, Ted Cruz has incorporated praise for Trump into his campaign stump speech. At a small town hall event here on Friday, Cruz reminded his supporters that he has been the sole Republican to back Trump in light of his myriad controversial remarks, particularly about immigration. “Donald spoke out, and then this parade of Republicans ran out to smack him with a stick, one after the other after the other. The only one that didn’t was me,” Cruz said, to enthusiastic applause...
  • Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift

    07/19/2015 7:47:10 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
  • Trib investigation: American Coyotes (Part 1 of 7 on enablers of illegal immigration)

    07/19/2015 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 18 July 2015 | Carl Prine
    Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered more than 1,900 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants in the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
  • More Than Half of New CA Driver’s Licenses Go to Illegal Immigrants

    07/18/2015 5:00:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    More than half of the new driver’s licenses issued in California during 2015 have gone to illegal immigrants. “Of the 759,000 total licenses the DMV has issued, 397,000–or 52 percent–have gone to [illegals].” The surge in illegal licensing is the result of AB 60–a California law that went into effect at the beginning of the year. The law allows applicants to get a license by “only [proving] their identity and California residency, rather than their legal presence in the state.”
  • So where is Scott Walker on immigration in 2015?

    07/18/2015 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    One other thing I missed as I was heading out to the mountains last week was the official announcement of Scott Walker as our roughly 238th presidential candidate on the Republican side. Unlike some of the other, shall we say… “overly ambitious” folks tossing their hats in the ring, Walker was obviously a serious contender and had been all but officially running for some time now. Some, like National Review’s Deroy Murdock, are painting Walker as the GOP’s Obi-Wan Kenobi… our last, best hope. His current position in the national polls indicates that this is a theory shared by a...
  • There’s no mystery about why Democrats resist enforcing our immigration laws.

    07/18/2015 12:51:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | 7-16-15 | Ian Smith
    There’s no mystery about why Democrats resist enforcing our immigration laws. A new “sanctuary cities” map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws. When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed, you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren’t interested only in cheap nannies and gardeners. For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about pumping up their political power. The Census Bureau includes aliens...
  • Donald Trump illuminates the GOP’s dark soul (You're a racist xenophobe bigot)

    07/17/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 16, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    You might think that the recent poll showing Donald Trump spiking among Republicans is about Donald Trump. It is not. It is about the Republican Party and its very dark soul when it comes to immigration. The rank and file didn’t much care for Trump as recently as May. It swooned this month when it discovered he’s a bigot. In May, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, 65 percent of Republicans saw Trump unfavorably. In their relative and blissful ignorance, these Republicans had it about right. But then Trump declared his candidacy in a frothing statement about Mexican rapists,...
  • What a Trump-Cruz Alliance Could Mean for the GOP Race

    07/15/2015 11:24:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | July 15, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are set to huddle in private in New York City on Wednesday, but Trump claims that he’s not sure why he even agreed to the meeting. “I don’t know why I’m meeting him, to be honest, but I do have respect for him,” the real estate mogul said of his fellow White House hopeful during an MSNBC interview Wednesday. “I respect the fact that … he came out and he came out very strongly and agreed with what I said on illegal immigration. And he came out very strongly and he came out early, and...
  • California may let undocumented immigrants buy Obamacare

    07/17/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/17/2015 | By RACHANA PRADHAN
    California lawmakers and activists are spearheading a first-in-the-nation plan to let undocumented immigrants buy Obamacare health insurance. Supporters say the California proposal, which would need federal approval and couldn’t start until 2017, is the next logical step in expanding health insurance to a population that was intentionally excluded from the president’s health-care law. But uniting the two highly combustible issues of Obamacare and immigration could reignite a fierce health-care reform controversy. There’s no guarantee the California plan still winding through the state’s legislature will succeed, even with Democrats in control of the statehouse, the governor’s mansion and the White House....
  • Rick Perry’s glorious takedown of Donald Trump

    07/16/2015 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs
    Two candidates in the GOP presidential race are reacting to Donald Trump in vastly different ways, reflecting on their character. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) not only refused to criticize Trump’s racist language about illegal immigrants but praised him, once again demonstrating there is no limit to how low the Texas junior senator will stoop to curry favor with the far right. Then yesterday, Cruz invited himself over to unctuously ingratiate himself with Trump. Thankfully, he did not bow as President Obama has done with foreign potentates. But the entire act showed how weak and desperate Cruz is. He is not...
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Deepen 'Bromance' Despite Anti-Mexican Comments, Presidential Candidacies

    07/16/2015 4:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | Andre F. Puglie
    Unlike most GOP competitors in the 2016 White House race, Ted Cruz is not shying away from Donald Trump after the business mogul's controversial comments. In fact, the Texas senator said he "saluted" the "Apprentice" star for tackling immigration, CNBC reported. Trump made headlines by saying that Mexico brings drug dealers, criminals and rapists to the United States -- comments that caused widespread backlash in the Latino community. But Cruz, one of two Latino candidates in the party's increasingly crowded field of presidential contenders, told the business channel that journalists were to blame for the upheaval. "Sometimes it seems there's...
  • Illegal-Immigrant Sex Offenders Not Added to National Registries

    07/16/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    national review ^ | july 15, 2015 | jim geraghty
    Here comes the next big outrage: According to CNN’s John Walsh, the National Sex Offender Public Registry only lists American offenders, not illegal immigrants. From the Boston Globe’s reporting, last month: Hundreds of immigrants convicted of sex crimes who should have been deported but instead were released in the United States because their homelands refused to take them back. They are convicted rapists, child molesters, and kidnappers — among “the worst of the worst,” as one law enforcement agency put it. Yet the Globe found that immigration officials have released them without making sure they register with local authorities as sex offenders.
  • John McCain: Trump 'fired up the crazies'

    07/16/2015 9:47:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump “fired up the crazies” in his state when he held a rally in Phoenix last weekend, Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a recent interview. During that appearance (and others last weekend), Trump was joined by the father of Jamiel Shaw, who was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border, McCain told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an article published Thursday. “It’s very bad,” the Republican senator said. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because...
  • Feds going door to door to seize illegal immigrants’ Obama amnesty approvals

    07/15/2015 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/15/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order. Those who don’t return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice Center, one of the advocacy groups briefed on authorities’ plan, said in a statement preparing immigrants for what could be a traumatic encounter. The move comes as Homeland Security officials, fed up with slow-walking by illegal immigrants, are finally playing hardball after months of less...