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  • The Disney Channel Is No Longer Safe For Our Kids

    12/08/2017 8:52:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Julie Gunlock
    As a mom of three young kids, I’m careful about what they’re exposed to on television, and I screen the shows they watch to confirm they reflect our family values of respect and courteousness. That’s why my kids are banned from watching the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel and its spin-off, Disney XD, are no longer “safe spaces” for kids. The kid characters on Disney’s shows are often mouthy and disrespectful to parents and authority figures (who are usually scripted as muddle-headed and embarrassingly square). Even many of the strange animated characters make crass and nasty comments. Shockingly, both my...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • How the GOP tax bills hurt undocumented immigrants

    12/05/2017 3:35:13 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 66 replies ^ | 12/4/17 | Lydia DePillis
    The tax bills passed by the House and the now the Senate include slightly more generous benefits for parents. Unless their children are undocumented immigrants. Currently, non-citizens filing taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN, are allowed to claim the child tax credit, which gives back up to $1,000 per child under age 17. In tax year 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office, 4.4 million ITIN filers claimed child tax credits worth $6 billion. Under both the House and Senate versions of the Republican tax bill, ITIN filers — most of whom are undocumented — would need...
  • Report: DACA Amnesty Would Give Green Cards To 2 Million Additional Foreigners. Why? Chain Migration

    12/05/2017 2:23:35 PM PST · by Thalean · 18 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    DACA amnesty would bring an estimated 2 million additional immigrants into America—on top of the 700,000 DACA amnesty recipients— according to Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Illegal Immigration Studies. Vaughan says: "If Congress were to pass an amnesty for people with DACA, it would ultimately result in 2 million new immigrants over time. . . For every two immigrants we admit, you can say there will be an additional seven admitted. That growth is built into our immigration system." This is because of a process called chain migration. Essentially, current US immigration law gives priority...
  • This Is How Much Illegal Immigration Costs Per Year

    12/04/2017 7:09:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the shooting death of Kate Steinle is a disgrace to justice. Zarate, known as Francisco Sanchez upon his arrest in 2015, was cleared on murder last week; he was found guilty on a gun charge. Zarate shot and killed Steinle as she was walking on a pier in San Francisco in 2015. He had been deported five times before, but always ventured back to San Francisco because he knew it was a sanctuary city. This shooting sparked a national debate about the sanctuary city policy, which the Trump administration has tried to...
  • Map: Illegal immigration costs California most, $23B, all states $89B

    12/01/2017 9:07:43 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion, and California, where an illegal on Thursday was cleared of murdering Kate Steinle despite admitting to the shooting, pays the most at $23 billion . ... The costs cover added expenditures for education, welfare, law enforcement, and medical care. When federal costs are included, the price tag nationally soars to $135 billion a year. FAIR’s data also includes the offset of taxes paid by illegal immigrants, though the numbers are much lower. In the state and local column, they are $3.5 billion. Nationally they are $15 billion....
  • Oakland officials say police shouldn’t assist federal immigration probes

    11/29/2017 4:37:20 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland’s elected leaders said Tuesday the city’s police should provide no assistance to federal immigration agents - even if the agents are working on a case that centers on violent crime. They said so much as allowing officers to block off a street creates the perception that Oakland is anything but a sanctuary city. The new red line came after a controversial operation by officers with Homeland Security Investigations — the criminal division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement — at which Oakland police provided traffic enforcement.
  • Trump’s Immigration Enforcement Wins Higher Wages for Chicago Employees

    11/28/2017 7:00:17 AM PST · by gubamyster · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    A huge Chicago bakery is now hiring Americans at higher wages, following a federal immigration enforcement action which forced the firing of 800 illegal immigrants. The forced departure of the illegal-immigrant workers at the Chicago-based Cloverhill bakery was a financial shock to the Swiss company which bought the bakery from a U.S. investment group in 2014. The illegals comprised one-third of the bakery’s employees, so U.S. sales fell by seven percent when the enforcement forced the company to rebuild its workforce by hiring Americans, the CEO told Wall Street analysts, according to Bloomberg: “It’s proceeding very, very slowly because it’s...
  • No, America’s Farmers Don’t Rely On Illegal Immigrants

    11/27/2017 11:59:07 AM PST · by Thalean · 25 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    A 2011 report published by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found that the agriculture industry was one of America’s most profitable sectors, and could easily afford to pay its workers 20-30 percent more without significantly impacting profits. Furthermore, research conducted by Philip Martin, a leading expert on farm labor and migration issues, found that labor costs are negligible compared to the retail cost of produce. In 2006 Martin found that only 5-6 cents of every dollar spent on produce is due to labor costs. Therefore, if illegal aliens were removed from the labor force entirely, and labor costs rose...
  • ‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

    11/26/2017 12:38:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2017 | Vivian Yee
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Not many notice when the SUVs arrive. Around 5 a.m., when the immigration agents pull into the parking lot of the Chamblee Heights apartments, 16 miles from downtown Atlanta, only one person is on the lookout. Cristina Monteros catches sight of the cars with the telltale tinted windows from her small apartment near the front, where she runs a day care, and calls her downstairs neighbor: ICE is here. The neighbor dials another, who passes it on. It takes less than 15 minutes for everyone in the complex to hear about “la migra,” whereupon they shut their...
  • Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Food Service Chain Over Undocumented Workers

    11/24/2017 1:05:58 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 69 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.21.17 11:40 AM ET | Betsy Woodruff
    The forthcoming ICE operation is the surest sign to date that the Trump administration is ramping up ‘worksite enforcement.’Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast. The current plan is focused on employers who exploit undocumented workers by illegally paying them below the minimum wage. The operation will target locations around the country and will likely result in charges of “harboring illegal aliens,” according to an ICE official. “These people are basically...
  • Comedy Central Special: Open Borders Now!

    11/16/2017 9:06:58 AM PST · by HollywoodInToto · 13 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 11/16/17 | Christian Toto
    Comic Jeff Ross: Illegals become Americans when their feet touch U.S. soil.
  • 50 New Immigration Judges on Duty, and 370 More Coming

    11/15/2017 1:36:46 PM PST · by gubamyster · 7 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 11/15/2017 | by Brendan Kirby
    Additional staff will help the government start to reduce the backlog of court cases, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions The United States is on the verge of reversing an immigration court backlog that has been building for years, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday. Immigration hawks long have pointed to the backlog, now about 600,000 cases, as a factor in undermining enforcement. Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee that the backlog has barely grown during the past two to three months as a result of 50 additional immigration judges who have started working since President Donald Trump took office. Sessions...
  • Republican Tax Bill Cancels $23 Billion In Tax Credits For Illegal Aliens

    11/09/2017 11:48:39 AM PST · by Thalean · 32 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    "According to its authors, the new GOP tax bill will strip illegal immigrants of their ability to claim and collect several major tax credits. Doing so will save the federal government an estimated $23.1 billion over the next decade. The bill will do this by closing IRS loopholes and requiring all taxpayers to submit work-eligible Social Security numbers in order to claim tax credits. This may come as a shock to some who take for granted the assumption that illegal aliens don’t receive state benefits—especially tax credits. However, it’s an open secret that the IRS has allowed illegal aliens who...
  • Trump team wants Supreme Court to discipline ACLU for helping illegal immigrant get abortion

    11/04/2017 9:20:11 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2017 | Fox News
    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to discipline ACLU lawyers for helping a teen illegal immigrant get an abortion while federal lawyers were preparing their case to the high court opposing the procedure. The Justice Department argues that American Civil Liberties Union lawyers misled the administration – in a case that could become President Trump’s first major battle in the country’s politically divisive abortion issue. The unidentified, 17-year-old from Central America was reportedly told by federal agents in September that she was pregnant, upon trying to illegally enter the U.S. without her parents.
  • Top border official says illegal immigration at 45-year low

    10/25/2017 12:21:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/24/17 | Stephen Dinan
    The acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that illegal immigration across the southwest border will be at a 45-year when final 2017 numbers are fully tallied, and he credited President Trump with the success. Kevin K. McAleenan, who is acting commissioner and has been nominated to take the job permanently, said that while the numbers look good, he still wants to see parts of President Trump’s 70-point immigration enforcement plan go into effect to make still more progress. The border success this year is all the more surprising because fiscal year 2017 started off terribly, with...
  • Who Killed Kate Steinle? Sanctuary Cities - And It's Time for the Media to Admit it

    10/25/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    The trial for Kate Steinle’s alleged illegal alien murderer began on Monday, two years after her tragic, unnecessary demise. The Sacramento Bee editorial board argues that sanctuary cities are not to blame, but rather San Francisco’s lack of social services for homeless transients. I am surprised that the editorial board didn’t demand more gun control.Steinle’s unthinkable murder forced destructive sanctuary city policies to the forefront of the national debate on immigration. However, in typical liberal fashion, the editorial snidely disputes this argument, even disdaining “conservative” opinion on illegal immigration. First there’s the mocking “cue the chant ‘Build the Wall’” phrase,...
  • ACLU Wants Illegal Immigrant's (Unborn) Child Terminated

    10/25/2017 8:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    The American Civil Liberties Union wants to see the unborn child of a young woman who is illegally in the United States terminated -- through what it insists is her "right" to abort that child. Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia best summarized the key facts in the case of Garza v. Hargan. "In or about early July 2017, 17-year-old Jane Doe (J.D.) became pregnant," Henderson wrote in dissenting from her court's ruling in this case. "On or about September 7, 2017, she attempted to enter the United States illegally and...
  • Western Colorado Mom Seeks Deportation Sanctuary

    10/25/2017 7:06:23 AM PDT · by dware · 13 replies
    KREX News Channel 5 ^ | 10.24.2017 | Geoffrey Roth
    Carbondale, CO - A Western Colorado mother has entered a church in Carbondale, seeking asylum to avoid being deported and separated from her three children. She becomes the fifth undocumented person in Colorado seeking asylum. Carbondale is home to a little more than 67-hundred people, but it's one person in particular living here who has become the talk of the town. Sandra Lopez got a call from her lawyer and found out she was going to be deported, after she was arrested, and even though the charges against her were dropped.
  • Mexico Argues Texas Immigration Law Will Harm Relations

    10/21/2017 4:05:12 PM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 44 replies
    VOA ^ | October 20, 2017 | Aline Barros
    A Texas law banning sanctuary cities would harm diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico argues in a brief submitted to the appeals court reviewing the law. The brief, filed Thursday with the Fifth District Court of Appeals in New Orleans, says whenever state or local officials act improperly in upholding the sanctuary law, the U.S. federal government would be unable to resolve the problem or prevent similar ones. Thus it runs the risk "that actions of a state or its officials regarding immigration enforcement could irreparably damage U.S. foreign policy interests with respect to a particular country." Texas'...