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  • Narrow support for Trump (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2015 10:37:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Westborough News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Zachary Comeau, Daily News Staff
    At an event in Norwood in August, real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embraced Maureen Maloney, the mother of Matthew Denise of Milford. In August 2011, Denise was killed on his motorcycle when he was hit and dragged by a pickup truck driven by a drunken man, here in the country illegally. Denise was dragged a quarter mile, authorities said. His death became a lightning rod on the subject of undocumented immigrants. “Will you close the borders?” an emotional Maloney asked Trump at the event via an arranged meeting. Trump replied, “We’ll get them closed, believe...
  • Clinton’s Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November

    10/11/2015 1:08:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks, as Nixon, who lost the presidency once and won it once by narrow margins, understood. Your right- or left-wing stances in the primaries can hurt in the general. As happened to George McGovern, the leftward-tacking Democratic nominee in 1972, whom Nixon beat with 61 percent of the vote. In the four decades since only...
  • Obama: Urges Americans to ‘Stand Up’ Against GOP’s Anti-Immigrant ‘Bigotry’

    10/09/2015 6:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Forex Report Daily ^ | October 9, 2015 | Iris Duncan
    “There’s nowhere they want to go further backwards than on immigration”, said the president, who noted his administration’s progress on reducing the Latino unemployment rate and providing more health care to the minority group. Obama is using the speech to highlight differences with several of the Republican presidential candidates on the issue. Like Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said he does not support a path to citizenship, and stirred controversy for using the term “anchor babies”. Thats not leadership, turning against whats right the moment the politics of your base gets tough. President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders...
  • This is what Trump's border wall could cost US

    10/09/2015 5:24:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kate Drew, special to
    A roughly 2,000-mile fence on the Mexican border would cost tens of billions.If Donald Trump were to build a wall along the United States' southern border, it would cost billions. The U.S. border with Mexico is roughly 2,000 miles long and underlines four states from California to Texas. It is a massive stretch of land — the Berlin Wall spanned just 96 miles comparatively, and it cost about $25 million to build in 1961, or around $200 million with inflation. Building a wall to keep out illegal immigrants is not a novel plan. About 670 miles of fencing on the...
  • Taking On Sanctuary City Lawlessness

    10/09/2015 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Can Kate's Law succeed in Congress? The American left’s contemptuous disregard for laws it doesn’t like is metastasizing. Despite the public outrage that attended the murder of Kate Steinle by Juan Francsico Lopez-Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon who had been deported five times, the number of illegal alien protection centers known as sanctuary cities has increased. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports the number of these law-obstructing entities has grown to 340, compared to only 276 identified as recently as last July. CIS’s analysis is based on new information released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that covers the...
  • The Case for Open Borders

    10/07/2015 8:50:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Professor Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
    A better option than exclusion would be to restrict migrants’ eligibility for benefits.Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are once again searching for better ways to curtail immigration. In America, Republican candidates are pondering bigger, better border walls. In Europe, leading politicians are hoping someone figures out a way to end the Syrian refugee crisis by bringing peace to the Middle East. In the midst of these passionate debates about how to curtail immigration, almost no one is talking about whether immigration should be curtailed in the first place. This is the debate we should be having. Some of...
  • The Ramos Rules: "Undocumented immigrants" should be treated like those who came legally.

    10/07/2015 4:00:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    In an interview with Terry Gross for her "Fresh Air" program on NPR Monday, Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos provided a glimpse into his reasoning on immigration. As seen in the excerpts below, Ramos makes no distinction between "undocumented immigrants" and legal immigrants. He believes that since Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are Latinos whose parents immigrated to the United States they should support illegal immigration. It is irrelevant to Ramos that that their parents came legally. Here it is clear that Ramos's argument benefits from the change in terminology for the national immigration discussion. The term "immigrant"...
  • Something the government should try before confiscating guns...

    10/06/2015 4:19:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border

    10/04/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    The Arizona Border Recon - made up of veterans former private security officers - guard the US-Mexico border They stop illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and human trafficking while providing intelligence to border agents Photographs were captured by Johnny Milano, who followed the men as they patrolled near the town of Nogales
  • Kevin McCarthy on Immigration: Potential House Speaker Supports 'Step-by-Step' Immigration Reform

    10/03/2015 9:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Latin Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican congressman for California's 23rd Congressional District, announced his bid to succeed Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. With Boehner resigning, calls have reemerged to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, but what has been McCarthy’s immigration record? First, in an email to colleagues, McCarthy, representing a congressional district where 35 percent of the population is Latino, announced his bid for the speakership. "We have made real progress towards shrinking an overgrown federal government and reforming our broken entitlement system," McCarthy wrote. "But our work is far from done. We...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush

    10/02/2015 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mitchell Blatt
    If no Republican politician communicates to Spanish-speaking groups in their language of choice, the Republican Party will have a harder time earning their support. Every night, Ellen’s bar is filled with the chatter of people speaking foreign languages. There’s some French, some German, but mostly English. Donald Trump would be able to find a lot of people to chat with there, but most locals wouldn’t, because Ellen’s is located in China. Living in China for the past three years has given me a unique vantage point from which to view the “English-only” debate Trump’s candidacy has raised. Trump has attacked...
  • Congressman: Expand Obamacare to Undocumented Immigrants [Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-IL]

    10/01/2015 4:58:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/30/15 | David Eldridge
    Rep Luis V. Gutiérrez, one of Congress’ most outspoken advocates for immigrants, on Wednesday called for expanding the Affordable Care Act to cover all of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States.“The goal is to make integration and inclusion real for millions of families that are locked out under current law,” the Illinois Democrat said in a floor speech introducing his proposed legislation.“As it stands right now, undocumented immigrants are not subject to the individual mandate and cannot buy into health insurance exchanges even if they use their own money. My legislation will change that. It says...
  • Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

    10/01/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ruby Mellen, Fellow, The Huffington Post
    He's not expecting a vote, though. Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). The Affordable Care Act currently limits access to its exchanges and subsidies to those "lawfully present." That means the approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are not eligible for Obamacare, nor can they shop on the exchanges if their employer does not provide them with coverage. Gutiérrez's bill would open the exchanges and extend the subsidies to undocumented immigrants who provide proof of state residency and tax filings. It...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

    09/30/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | September 30, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home. This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they...
  • How to Deport 30 million people. ~Vanity

    09/30/2015 5:02:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    This is a general outline to how you would deport 20-30 million illegal aliens. Phase 1: Voluntary Paid deportation, If you turn yourself in for free deportation the US government will pay for their plane/bus/boat ticket back to the country of their origin. In exchange for paying for the person’s fare home you take their finger prints and bio-metric data and picture, etc. You put it in a database and they have to wait 10 years and pay a $5,000 fee before they can legally apply to come into this country again, all future travel visas are denied as well...
  • Carly Fiorina: A liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors

    09/29/2015 11:55:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 29, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Is Carly Fiorina a liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors? And if she is, will it give Clinton what she needs to win the White House? Carly Fiorina, candidate for the Republican party’s nomination for president, has enjoyed quite a bounce in the polls since the most recent Republican debate. Ironically, however, Fiorina’s policy positions more closely mimic those of Democrats than those of Republicans. Fiorina will not be able to draw a distinct line between her and the Democrat candidate, which will lead to a repeat of 2008 and 2012 when millions of conservatives chose not to vote and a...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell ‘Needs to Resign’

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. “Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... “I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] aren’t willing to fight for what we believe… Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us,” said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Pope Francis Lashes Out: Praises Illegal Aliens While Attacking Donald Trump

    09/26/2015 8:14:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart/DailyMail ^ | September 26, 2015 | Staff/Kelly Mclaughlin and Ollie Gillman
    <p>Pope Francis made a thinly-veiled swipe at Donald Trump as the Pontiff defended Latino immigrants who came to America at ‘great personal cost’ during a moving speech to 40,000 followers in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Francis called on migrants from Mexico and the rest of the world to “not feel discouraged by all the challenges and hardships” they face, saying they should never feel ashamed of their own traditions.</p>
  • Rick Santorum accuses Ted Cruz of supporting ‘amnesty’ for illegal immigrants

    09/25/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 248 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/25/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum vowed Friday to pursue immigration policies that protect American workers, while warning voters that some of his GOP rivals have embraced a much softer approach to the issue. Mr. Santorum, the runner-up in the 2012 Republican nomination battle, urged the crowd that converged on a hotel in Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voter Summit to recognize that a couple of the speakers before him — Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — have previously supported “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. “You have a lot of people that come up here and talk about how tough...
  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    09/25/2015 2:34:12 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    US News ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Gary Emerling
    While delivering the first address from a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis touched on topics ranging from the plight of immigrants to climate change and the death penalty. Many of his comments were lightly delivered and unlikely to elicit much controversy, though the reaction might be different if they were given by another world leader.
  • Immigration groups urge John Boehner to pass legalization before he goes

    09/25/2015 10:42:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    Immigrant-rights advocates scrambled Friday to plead with House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring an immigration legalization bill to the floor before he leaves office next month, fearing his replacement will show even more antipathy toward their agenda. Mr. Boehner had long been pressing his party to tackle immigration, and in the days after President Obama’s 2012 re-election the Ohio Republican set one major goal: The House would pass a bill to legalize those in the country without authorization. But House GOP conservatives threatened a revolt, and Mr. Boehner and his fellow leaders backed off, instead blaming President Obama for...
  • LA immigration group at center of girl's encounter with pope

    09/25/2015 4:32:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's brief encounter with Pope Francis during his parade in Washington this week appeared to be the kind of spontaneous moment that is so endearing about this pope: an initially hesitant young child wrapping an arm around his neck as he offers a kiss and a blessing. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the moment unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. They had been preparing for nearly a year for the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about...
  • Addressing Congress, Pope urges U.S. to end hostility toward immigrants

    09/24/2015 6:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt and Glenn Thrush
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pope Francis beseeched Americans to end hostility toward immigrants in a historic speech before the U.S. Congress on Thursday, weighing in forcefully on a divisive issue that is stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign. Bringing a message that America's power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, the 78-year-old pontiff said the United States must not turn its back on "the stranger in our midst." "Building a nation calls us to recognise that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility," Francis told the Republican-led Congress in Washington a day after he...
  • Jeb Bush’s risky war on the nativists

    09/23/2015 8:56:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Nativism is ascendant in the Republican Party. Donald Trump rose to the top of presidential primary polls after his attacks on Mexicans. His support increased when he proposed deporting millions of Hispanic undocumented immigrants. Ben Carson, adding to an already impressive list of daffy prescriptions, suggested that Muslims be barred from the presidency despite the Constitution’s unambiguous decree that the office is not subject to a religious test. Trump, Carson and others appealing to the insecurities of conservatives promise to “take back America” in part by turning back the great cultural tide of recent decades. Heavy immigration has muddied American...
  • Dem Rep: Challenge Pope on Abortion, Gays, But Not Illegals, Income Redistribution

    09/23/2015 6:34:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote the Church Lady: isn't that conv-e-e-e-e-nient? On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dem congressman Luis Gutierrez claimed that while he was "challenged" by the Catholic church's teachings on abortion and gay rights and found them "difficult" [but not difficult enough to change his standard liberal positions], no one can really argue the Pope's positions on illegal immigration and income inequality. View the video here.
  • Why Corporate Leaders Push For Immigration

    09/23/2015 1:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Henry Dampier's Website ^ | September 22, 2015 | Henry Dampier
    The obvious reason is just to enhance their bargaining power against their employees. Increasing the supply of potential employees enhances the relative position of labor’s buy-side. It’s cheaper to bribe politicians to open up the borders than it is to raise the prices that they pay to labor. Furthermore, corporate leaders only bear some of the costs of increasing immigration and diversity: the state handles those costs. The gangster sons of immigrant fruit-pickers are the government’s problem — not so much the problem of the agribusiness which lobbied to import them. Much of corporate culture — especially in the era...
  • WATCH: Menendez rips into Trump on immigration

    09/22/2015 10:29:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | September 22, 2015 | Brent Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) TRENTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez became the latest critic to lash into Donald Trump's controversial plan to combat illegal immigration, saying the Republican presidential frontrunner's proposals will never be put into action. "Let me say now: There will be no Berlin-style walls to divide us," Menendez (D-N.J.) said during a speech Sunday celebrating the sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month at his alma mater, Union City High School, according to video posted by local news outlet Hudson County View. "There will be no mass deportations," he added, drawing loud applause from the crowd. "There will be no denying our...
  • Mexico's Favorite Villain: Donald Trump

    09/22/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jan-Albert Hootsen, Dutch freelance journalist based in Mexico City
    America’s Southern neighbor is beating up on the real estate mogul. Literally.While his “Make America Again Great” hats may be the most popular campaign swag north of the Rio Grande, in Mexico the most popular Donald Trump paraphernalia is of a different variety: Piñatas. Ever since announced his entry into the presidential race last June with a thundering tirade against Mexico, Mexicans and immigrants in general Dalton Avalos, a 28-year-old piñata maker from the northern Mexican border city of Reynosa, has been doing a brisk business in candy-filled effigies of Trump. “I’ve sold something like sixty or seventy since I...
  • Border Patrol: Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

    09/21/2015 7:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2015 | Alicia A. Caldwell and Seth Robbins
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon. Since the start of the fiscal year in October, border agents have arrested more than 35,000 children traveling alone and more than 34,500 people traveling as families, mostly mothers and children. The total number of arrests for the year is down nearly 50 percent compared with a year ago, but border agents have reported a jump in arrests since July....
  • Trump and Political Celebrity (A view from the far left)

    09/18/2015 3:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 16, 2015 | James Hoover
    It was the ideal audience for Donald Trump. American Airlines center was packed with 20,000 enthralled Texans who seemed to hang on every word of boast, harangue, and self-aggrandizement that passed through Trump’s lips. They whooped and hollered through 90 minutes of Trump speech-making. In scattered and rather loose references to issues, Trump skillfully intermixed attributes of puerile boasting about his skills, mocking his opponents and their cluelessness, and lionizing his “oft-demonstrated” business skills. The biggest winner was his condemnation of American immigration policy while characterizing all “illegals” as leaving a large swatch of murder, rape, and pillage in their...
  • Irreconcilable Differences (Good Read)

    09/18/2015 12:57:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    The Zman Blog ^ | 9/18/2015 | Zman
    ...There’s a huge chasm between the ruling class of American society and those over whom they rule. It’s not simply a disagreement over the direction of society. In many respects, the duty of the ruling class is to guide their subjects to the right policies. In a sane society, the people in charge are smarter and more knowledgeable so they better be more right than the masses. No, the dispute today is over the nature of society and it is an irreconcilable dispute. The ruling class of today imagines a world that does not include a thriving, rambunctious middle class...
  • This is why illegal immigration has become such a flash point…

    09/17/2015 10:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Neo-Neocon ^ | September 17, 2015
    …and why someone like Trump, who emphasizes it, has gained so much traction with that. People are angry at stories like this one, in which the illegal immigrant is presented as being a poor, beleaguered person (in this case a mother of young children) whose rights are being taken away: On September 3, Blanca Borrego of Houston went for a scheduled appointment to see her gynecologist at the Memorial Hermann Northeast Women’s Healthcare clinic. She had two of her children with her. Instead of seeing her doctor, she was arrested. This is why: Borrego [is] an undocumented immigrant who overstayed...
  • For many Hispanics, Trump is off the wall ("Trump forgets how much power we have.")

    09/17/2015 7:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 17, 2015 | Sara Puig
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Roberto Centeno shrugs off Donald Trump's controversial remarks on Latinos -- including suggestions that America should build a frontier wall to keep out the "rapists" he alleges Mexico sends across the border. "The things that guy says do not represent Latinos. He can build all the walls he wants. We're not scared," said Centeno, reacting to Republican presidential candidate Trump's controversial remarks on immigration. "When the time comes, that guy is not going to get into the White House. This country has more sense than he does," the young Mexican, who works as a computer technician,...
  • Trump is obsessed with an immigration crisis that's already over

    09/17/2015 4:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2015 | The Editors
    Donald Trump had a relatively poor performance in Wednesday night's CNN debate. But one of his stronger moments — at least from the point of view of his supporters — came when the topic of immigration arose. "We're going to have a country again," he said in defending his ambitious (and probably unfeasible) plan to build a wall along the entire Mexican border and deport 11 million illegal immigrants. Each time Trump, who is number one in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, describes how hordes of foreigners are overrunning and destroying the country, he speaks to what many perceive...
  • The War Is Real

    09/16/2015 8:04:30 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/16/2015 | Dave Daubenmire
    cannot believe how many Christians cannot see what is going on. It continues to amaze me how blind they are to the reality of what is happening in the world. As usual, I believe the pastors are to blame for so much of this dumbing-down of America. I heard a wise man say that American Christians are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. He makes a good point. I call it “compartmentalized Christianity;” the placing of God inside a box that we keep under our beds. We occasionally open the box whenever we feel like we need...
  • Biden thumps Trump for selling 'sick message' on U.S. immigration

    09/15/2015 11:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2015 | Roberta Rampton
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Republican presidential contender Donald Trump was selling a "sick message" about immigrants in America based on xenophobia. Biden, considering a run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, told a small group of Latinos gathered at his home that they should not lose heart watching Trump climb in the polls while taking a hard line on immigration. Trump, leading the pack of Republicans seeking their party's 2016 nomination, has accused Mexico of sending criminals and rapists to the United States. He has promised to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep...
  • Progressive Azealia Banks Likes Trump's Plan: Blacks Disproportionately Hurt by Illegal Immigration

    09/14/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 14, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    As polls show Donald Trump performing better than ever with black voters, progressive rapper Azealia Banks is expressing support for Trump’s popular immigration policy because of the positive impact it could have on black Americans.“Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with [Trump’s] stance on immigration?” the rapper wrote on her Instagram account on September 7th. Banks, a black rapper from Harlem, made headlines in March of this year by declaring her hatred for “this country” and “white Americans.” Banks explained that her support for Trump’s immigration plan is based on the detrimental impact mass immigration has...
  • Ad invokes Reagan to attack Republicans' hard line on immigration

    09/13/2015 3:49:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2015 | Krista Hughes and Toni Clarke
    Days before a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, an immigration advocacy group invoked the former president to attack the tough immigration rhetoric of certain candidates, including front-runner Donald Trump. A television ad launched on Sunday by the National Immigration Forum Action Fund contrasts Reagan's call for the United States to welcome all people with the stances of Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who have proposed an end to birthright citizenship and urged other crackdowns. The ad highlights Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and comments that Mexican immigrants were...
  • Eva Longoria creates political group to push false narrative — Republicans are against latinos

    09/13/2015 6:26:46 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 51 replies ^ | 9/13/2015 | Wayne Dupree
    A political group co-founded by actress Eva Longoria is taking aim at Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates for controversial statements about Latino immigrants. The ad by the Latino Victory Project seizes on actual quotes from Republican candidates, such as Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals,” and urges Latinos to register and vote in the 2016 election. “This is hate,” one actor says of the comments. “If we don’t stand up, who will?” The problem, this video is taken sound clips and pieced them together to provide a false narrative to push her agenda. Republicans have...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015 | Chris Villani
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. “I don’t think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters,” McCain said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday. “We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.” McCain said the Hispanic vote, particularly in a border state such as his home state of Arizona, is especially important. “The Hispanic voter...
  • Emilio Estefan strikes back with ‘We’re All Mexican' [Anti-Trump Song]

    09/11/2015 3:49:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/15
    Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan is not happy with Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric — and he’s gathering some friends to take a stand against it, according to Billboard reports that Estefan, 62, has enlisted dozens of friends — including Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan — record We’re All Mexican, which he describes as a musical “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.” The track will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean, radio personality Enrique Santos and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés, and will be released in late September. “There’s a message being sent...
  • Emilio Estefan, Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalía To Release Anti-Trump Song 'We're All Mexican'

    09/10/2015 7:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Latin Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Janel Saldana
    Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan has gathered up an all-star small army of Latino artists and friends, including Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalía, Pepe Aguilar and wife Gloria Estefan, to stand up against the anti-Mexican movement that Donald Trump sparked earlier this summer. Estefan told Billboard that, after listening to a TV talking head make false and vindictive anti-Latin statements on TV, he has rounded up dozens of Latino celebrities to record "We’re All Mexican," which he describes as a musical "celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments." The song, which will be released later in September, will also include reggaetonero Wisin, Wyclef...
  • I've experienced a new level of racism since Donald Trump went after Latinos

    09/10/2015 6:05:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 9, 2015 | Tina Vasquez
    I have never been asked the type of questions I’m now fielding from white people – and I’m not the only one.Donald Trump’s hate speech against Latinos seems to be emboldening white Americans’ racism. For many, it may be hard to wrap their minds around the fact that that a reality TV star and failed businessman who characterized Mexican immigrants as the “most unwanted people,” calling them “criminals, drug dealers,” and “rapists”, was not only running for president, but is now polling well. I can’t say I’m surprised. A couple of weeks ago, while I was running errands in my...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    09/09/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    THe Chriustian Science Monitor ^ | July 6,2006 | John Dillin
    WASHINGTON — George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border. Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation...
  • Xenophobia is no Trump card

    09/08/2015 9:40:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Updated News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Al Jazeera
    Time Magazine’s August 31 cover featured US billionaire-cum-presidential hopeful Donald Trump with the caption: “Deal with it.” Jorge Ramos, the anchorman of the largest Latino TV network, had to “deal with it” during Trump’s press conference when he was bullied out of the room after asking the candidate a question concerning his dubious immigration proposals. Remarkably, the assembled media did not come to Ramos’ defence, and the silence in the room was deafening as the leading Latino anchorman was tossed out of the room. Trump’s increasing hostility towards immigrants and Mexicans – in particular, those with the illegal distinction –...
  • Dallas anti-Trump rally compares GOP frontrunner to Hitler

    09/07/2015 8:56:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Fox 4 News KDFW-TV ^ | September 7, 2015 | FOX NEWS 44 " Staff "
    <p>Hispanic groups raised their voices against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his proposed immigration policy at a Dallas City Hall rally on Monday.</p> <p>The anti-Donald Trump Labor day rally outside city hall was completely in Spanish and called "Un Dia Sin Trump" -- a day without Trump.</p>
  • Illegal Aliens Sue State DMV For Drivers Licenses – Claim Their Equal Protection “Rights”

    09/07/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | september 7, 2015 | rick wells
    Attorneys for a group of illegal aliens squatting in Georgia filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Georgia Department of Driver Services charging that the state agency is violating their “constitutional rights” by denying them drivers licenses. Neither they nor their attorneys seem to have a grasp of the definition of illegal or the rights of America citizens not applying to non-Americans. Why not try to sign them up for a US passport while you’re at it, boys? The lawsuit states that the plaintiffs, who aren’t named because of “safety concerns” and “possible retaliation,” are under deportation orders and are...
  • Three (illegal aliens) charged in Sterling (Virginia) murder (of 17-year old)

    09/05/2015 3:41:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Loudon Times-Mirror ^ | 09/05/2015 | Crystal Owens and Kate Murphy
    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has charged three males in connection with the Friday murder of 17-year-old Danny Centeno-Miranda, a student of Park View High School. A 17-year-old male from Sterling is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in connection with a felony. His name is not being released at this time because he is a juvenile. However, Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman said today that his office will seek to try the 17-year-old as an adult. “He will be brought into court on Tuesday for arraignments and advised to his right to counsel, undoubtedly appointed an...