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  • REPORT: OBAMA ADMIN. WARNED ABOUT MIGRANT CRISIS IN 2011

    07/23/2014 4:53:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Obama administration may have known as early as three years ago that an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America would be on its way.
  • Why those “in the shadows” will not become citizens

    07/23/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At this point we are losing our battle against Barack Obama’s Democrat Voter Importation Scheme. This is not to say that we will not eventually regain our sovereignty and control our borders once again; America is too great to ultimately collapse under Obama’s attacks no matter how vicious. The fact that the Uniparty’s Ministry of Information had to post the latest Reuters-Ipsos survey showing Obama’s support at just 37%–and tried to hide it on a Saturday yet–shows we are making progress. The fact that Uniparty’s Big Business wing – the U. S. Chamber of Commerce felt it was time to...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • Group Wants to Bring Large Number of 'Migrant' Children to Austin.

    07/23/2014 8:04:09 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 22 replies
    KXAN News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Amanda Brandeis
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the surge of unaccompanied minors into America continues, organizations around the country are doing what they can to help, including here in Austin. On Tuesday, Austin Interfaith spoke at the Travis County Commissioner’s meeting. Representatives say that Austin is ideal to being a recipient of the children; it is a welcoming city and has the resources necessary to do so. For Ofelia Zapata, the future of migrant children hits close to home. “When you see on TV how the children are mistreated by officers…these are babies.” Zapata is a member of Austin Interfaith and is on...
  • Democrats to Unveil $2.7B Bill on Alien Children

    07/23/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Undocumented children already arriving in state

    07/23/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (PA) ^ | July 22, 2014 | by John Finnerty
    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border is spilling over into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth. Those include 120 children staying at two temporary centers and 386 others who have been placed in the care of relatives or religious groups that have agreed to house them, said Kathaleen Gillis, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Welfare. The federal government manages the care of the unaccompanied immigrant children. State officials received information about the children in Pennsylvania from the federal Department of Health...
  • Texas Lt. Gov: 80-85% of Illegals Aren’t Unaccompanied Kids

    07/23/2014 2:25:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors... ...the unaccompanied children represent some 12%-20%. ...We're focused on that 80, the 85% of which a quarter according to the border patrol, have a criminal record”
  • Texas: League City migrant resolution opposed (coming to any opposition near you)

    07/22/2014 11:36:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cindy George
    League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week. Other Houston-area jurisdictions may face similar opposition as their elected officials fight potential federal efforts to house undocumented minors in their communities. On Tuesday, Brazoria County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to solve the Texas-Mexico border crisis and "cease relocation" of unaccompanied immigrant youngsters in the state. Also on Tuesday, two different measures to prevent unaccompanied child migrants from being housed in Smith County -...
  • KFI - reporter Sarah Carter on admitted murderers being allowed in from S. border

    07/22/2014 5:33:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-22-14
    COMING UP ON KFI IN LOS ANGELES JOHN AND KEN SHOW ON KFI -- reporter Sarah Carter on illegal alien admitted murderers being allowed into the U.S.
  • Dems to chop Obama’s border request

    07/22/2014 3:23:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2014 | Alexander Bolton & Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats will chop $1 billion from President Obama’s emergency spending request to secure the Texas border but have rejected Republican demands to change legal protections for child immigrants from Central America. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told colleagues Tuesday that she will move a bill with $2.7 billion in emergency spending for the border, substantially less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama, according to Democratic sources. The legislation will not include language demanded by Republicans and some centrist Democrats giving the administration more flexibility to swiftly deport children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other noncontiguous...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Elizabeth Warren To La Raza: 'Get Louder' For Amnesty 'Against' Lobbyists Who Back It

    07/22/2014 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2014 | Tony Lee
    Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza's annual conference that they should "get louder" to fight "lobbyists" to get amnesty legislation. Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also "stabilize" America's Social Security system, Warren told the crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday evening that they needed to "get louder together" pushing for amnesty, because "it is the responsibility of Americans to push on this." "Be stronger than the lobbyists," she declared. "We have to do this." Though Warren has...
  • At Last — Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

    07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | William Murchison –
    So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Conference LIVE

    07/21/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 60 replies
    Livestream ^ | July 21, 2014
    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4773527/events/3206474 Live coverage of Texas Governor's Press Conference.
  • Sowell: Bordering on Madness (Good Read)

    07/21/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 22, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that — regardless of whatever particular issue sets off these clashes — many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing...
  • Honduras President: The US War On Drugs Caused The Migrant Crisis

    07/21/2014 10:57:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2014
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border. "Honduras has been living in an emergency for a decade," Hernandez told Mexican daily newspaper Excelsior. "The...
  • Identifying SHTF Indicators [excerpt referencing Obama's illegal invasion end game]

    07/21/2014 8:43:19 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    Guerrillamerica.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Samuel Culper III
    Back to martial law, identify all the potential contributing causes. Ask yourself, “What would I expect to precipitate martial law in X city?” My list would start with riots, civil unrest, terrorist attack, and monetary collapse. If any of those things become observable, then I’m going to be on alert for martial law. Taking it one step further, I’m going to start looking for indicators of those contributing causes. A real world example: Millions of illegal immigrants are pouring over the border. Why? Because the Obama Administration’s border policy is not to stop illegal immigration. Why? Because the administration wants...
  • 65% of Alien Minors Get Amnesty w/o Even Seeing a Judge

    07/21/2014 7:52:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Welcome to Obamerica. If you’re an American, you’re welcome to leave. If you aren’t, then you’re welcome to stay. No need for any of those judicial formalities. We’re not sticklers for that sort of thing in Obamerica, unless you did something serious, like hoard rainwater or say something mean about minorities on Twitter. New numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the “vast majority” of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge.“Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65 percent of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately...
  • Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased

    07/20/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/14 | Tony Lee
    Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012. Democrats like Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have said the illegal immigrant children should be granted refugee status and asylum, and the White House said Monday that many of the kids would "likely" qualify for asylum. But according to an "elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center...
  • Cost to House Influx of Illegals Stuns Senators

    07/20/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 36 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    In testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shocked senators of both parties when he disclosed that it costs between $250 and $1,000 per day per person to house the illegal immigrants that have been surging across our border with Mexico. "There was an audible gasp, a bipartisan gasp," Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) recounted. "I could take a luxurious Caribbean cruise every day of the year for a lower total cost. I cannot fathom why the spartan accommodations we are providing for these people should cost so much." Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Patty...
  • Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande

    07/19/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE: RINCON PENINSULA, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com. The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com. Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Abolish the IRS' and station all 110,000 agents 'on the southern border'

    07/20/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2014 | David Martosko
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of conservatives Saturday night that the next U.S. president should shutter the much-maligned Internal Revenue Service and turn the agency's 110,000 employees loose to police the U.S.-Mexico border. 'That's slightly tongue-in-cheek,' he said in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit. 'But think about it for a second: You travel thousands of miles, you cross over and see 110,000 IRS agents? You'd turn around and go home!' [Snip] The normally stolid and bloated GOP establishment, he hinted Saturday, is dismayed at his rise to prominence among tea party sympathizers and other grass-roots...
  • Thousands of Demonstrators Clash at Immigration Protests Held Around the Nation

    07/19/2014 8:13:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Latino Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Angelica Leicht
    Protests are being staged all over the United States this weekend in response to the Central American immigration crisis, which some critics are calling an "invasion." The protests are divided among critics and supporters, with pro-immigration activists staging counterprotests at many of the demonstrations. Hundreds of demonstrations are set to take place across the nation, with activists demonstrating as far from the border as Pennsylvania and Washington State. Anti-immigration protesters held a demonstration outside of the Mexican consulate on Friday in Philadephia, while pro-immigration activists held a counterprotest asking for more lenient treatment for the affected youth, according to reports....
  • Florida surgeon general asks if immigrant children are public health threat

    TALLAHASSEE — With thousands of immigrant children seeking shelter in a growing humanitarian crisis, Florida's surgeon general on Friday raised the specter that they could pose a threat to public health.
  • No Longer the World’s Policeman, We’re Now the World’s Social Worker

    07/20/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Michael R. Shannon
    It’s 9 AM late July and already the day is shot to hell. The temperature is over 80 and the humidity would wilt a Puritan’s collar. You’re supposed to be taking Migra, your Mexican Water Spaniel, on a 400–hundred-mile car trip. The dog’s 14–years–old if he’s a day, and who knows if he’ll live long enough to be reunited with the rest of your family. Plus, you can’t just motor out the driveway because that’s not a good idea where you live.
  • Illegal Alien Invasion Protest : St. Petersburg, FL : Mystery Survellience Drone Appearance

    07/19/2014 8:21:57 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-07-19 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-07-19 : St. Petersburg, FL We had about 35 Patriots show-up at the Overpass "Anti-Immigration" rally at I-275 and 54th Street. Traffic volume suggests that we reached almost 20,000 drivers with the message, over a three-hour period. Photographs will be published as soon as they're available. The most noteworthy event was the appearance of a "Professional Air Survelliance Drone". The drone was not the typical $ 300 drone that's available at Brookstone. Nor was it a Dragan Flyer series. The drone was a quad-copter, white in color, with a solid structrual interface between the center section (oval shaped) and...
  • An Obama-Caused Border Disaster

    07/19/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    JULY 19, 2014 An Obama-Caused Border Disaster Make no mistake, the president has instigated the present influx of illegal aliens. By Andrew C. McCarthy It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in...
  • Crowd Fund Illegal Alien Buses to DC

    07/19/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 20 replies
    Title says it all. Who has experience with crowd funding? Get a bunch of school buses and drop them off in D.C.
  • Hundreds of protests set this weekend against illegal immigration, Obama's policies

    07/19/2014 5:52:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Jul 2014
    Hundreds of protests are taking place across the United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the country’s southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegally in the country. Organizers say 321 protests will take place over the next two days -- from state capitals to highway overpasses to Mexican consulates. The protests have been sparked by the thousands of Central American immigrants who in the past few months have entered the U.S. illegally in hopes of staying. “We know that 12,000 people expected to attend roughly...
  • Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members in Nogales Processing Center

    07/19/2014 6:53:16 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members Being Housed in Nogales Processing Center Late last week I reported 16 MS-13 gang members exploiting the unaccompanied minor crisis were being housed at a Border Patrol processing center in Nogales, Arizona. The gang members were discovered after graffiti was left on bathroom walls. Further investigation shows gang members from different criminal organizations were also discovered after a fight broke out between two rival MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in a shared holding cell. The gang members admitted in interviews with Border Patrol agents they had engaged in...
  • Anti Illegal Alien Rally in Altamonte Springs FLA

    07/19/2014 5:19:08 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 9 replies
    7/19/2014 | me
    CNN is planning to film the protest in Altamonte Springs at the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway on Saturday morning at 10 AM. Please bring your own signs and dress accordingly. Help get the word out for a HUGE SHOWING! They are housing these illegals right in our own Apopka at the Hope Community Center. They are fundamentally transforming America. It's up to US to STOP them. Time to get in the streets! In Altamonte Springs on Saturday at 10 AM: Orlando, At the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 am, Traveling...
  • Battle Over 2008 Law Conceals Real Border Fix, Says Report

    07/18/2014 9:11:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-16-14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has conned GOP legislators and the media into blaming a 2008 anti-trafficking law for his failure to block the growing wave of migrants now crossing the Texas border, according to a new legal analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. The 2008 law does’t limit Obama’s ability to block the wave of families, working-age youths and children, says the new report. The juvenile illegal immigrants are voluntarily crossing the border to find jobs and live with parents already in the United States, and so they aren’t covered by the 2008 anti-trafficking law, said Jon Feere, a legal...
  • Chicopee pol rails against Patrick's plan to shelter immigrant kids

    07/18/2014 8:32:08 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/18/14 | Matt Stout, Antonio Planas
    Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to house up to 1,000 children who crossed the country's southern border illegally in one of two Bay State military bases is drawing heavy fire in one targeted community, where a local leader warned residents will be "up in arms" over the proposal. "I am totally against it," said Chicopee City Council President George Moreau, whose city is home to Westover Air Base, one of two sites Patrick identified as a possible landing spot for unaccompanied children for as long as four months. Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne is the other proposed shelter site. Citing...
  • REPORT: Mexican Coyotes Load Up Illegal Alien Girls With Birth Control For Their Rapes (Video)

    07/18/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Human smugglers in Mexico routinely give young illegal immigrant girls birth control for their trip through Mexico. The odds are they will be raped.
  • Local Official: Feds Drop 'Unknown Number' of Illegal Kids in VA County Without Warning

    07/18/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Dan Joseph
    Prince William County, Virginia has become well-known in recent years for its tough stance on illegal immigration. So you can imagine how upset some local lawmakers were when they learned that the federal government had contracted to house illegal alien children in their county without informing any county officials. MRCTV spoke to Prince William County Supervisor, Corey Stewart about the situation that was thrust upon his county by the Obama Administration. We then attended a council meeting where outraged citizens spoke out against the move and had some harsh words for both the council members and the federal government. Stewart...
  • Disease Tsunami Washing Across Our Border

    07/18/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 18, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIALS
    Immigration: With medical professionals overwhelmed by border chaos, illegal aliens are being sent across the U.S. without basic health screening, raising the prospect of epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated. As unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded across President Obama's open borders are dispersed nationwide from Nebraska to Illinois to Massachusetts, concerns have arisen that the nation's health has been put at risk by poor and even absent medical screening. An internal Department of Defense memo obtained by ABC News reports that the director of refugee health at Health and Human Services "has identified a breakdown of the...
  • What is Obama’s End Game for America?

    07/18/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT · by HammerT · 114 replies
    July 18, 2014 | HammerT
    Obama and his comrades created the border crisis to force amnesty down our throats, but it’s not working as intended. So why do they soldier on with their insanity? It should be obvious to everyone that the current border crisis was preplanned and created by the regime. They implied that our borders are open, set up logistical support to infiltrate them everywhere on the taxpayer dime and in came the flood. Insane as it sounds, this seems to be their grand plan to force 30 million new Democratic voters on the nation and insure themselves a perpetual voting base. But...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Feds

    07/18/2014 6:00:02 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 104 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/17/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help. “We’ve been able to shut down illegal activities in certain sectors with our different operations that we’ve had,” Perry said on The Glenn Beck Program Thursday. “But I think there’s a point in time where you say, ‘You know what? This 1,200 mile border has to...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/18/2014 5:26:53 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 83 replies
    During a World Economic Summit, Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderón, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are ceremonially riding in Japan's newest bullet train. As you might know all of these political leaders have big egos and this is what ensued. Barack Obama says, "This is a fine bottle of wine Nicolas". Upon hearing this, President Nicolas Sarkozy throws out a case of France's finest wine and says, "In France, fine wine is bountiful and plenty!"Not to be outdone by Vladimir Putin, who then throws out two cases of Russia's finest Vodka, "In Russia,...
  • My response from Mayor Parker of Houston

    07/18/2014 4:47:29 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 27 replies
    rfreedom4u
    Dear Mr. (my name): There is a crisis brewing that disproportionately impacts border cities, putting a strain on their physical infrastructure. Sharing the physical burden of housing so many people relieves the immediate pressure on a handful of cities. We have a professional responsibility to assist other municipalities, just as we would in the aftermath of a natural disaster. There is a growing humanitarian need. We have a personal responsibility to assist human beings in distress. These are not undocumented workers flooding here to take low paying jobs. These are children, some as young as 2 or 3 years of...
  • As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam (NPR)

    07/17/2014 3:45:32 PM PDT · by Drango · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/17/14 | K Sigler
    Anti-illegal immigration activists are planning several hundred protests in cities across the country on Friday and Saturday, part of a growing backlash against the federal government's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border. Protesters say they are concerned about safety, as the Obama administration pushes to move detainees from Texas to shelters run by nonprofits in other states. This week outside the southern Arizona town of Oracle, Marla and Bruce Bemis — along with several dozen of their neighbors — were lined up along a road waving American flags and holding signs, as patriotic music occasionally played...
  • What Ted Nugent offers to send to ‘kids at the border’ may cause dilemma for liberals

    07/17/2014 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    How do you fault a guy for wanting to help feed the flurry of new house guests Democrats like Obama have dropped off in our homes? If youÂ’re a bleeding-heart, anti-hunting liberal, you may have a conflict of interest, but fans were crystal clear about where they stood when rocker Ted Nugent made this offer on Twitter Wednesday: Ted Nugent âś” @TedNugent sending tons of pure nutritious venison to the kids at the border 8:55 AM - 16 Jul 2014 306 Retweets 329 favorites Richbirdhunter @Richbirdhunter @TedNugent That's good send them home with a full belly 8:58 AM - 16...
  • Will Legalizing Illegals Help Unemployed? Rep. DeLauro: That's a 'Gotcha Question'

    07/17/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    When asked by CNSNews.com on Wednesday whether legalizing illegal aliens would help the unemployed in the United States, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) countered that that was a “a gotcha question” and declined to answer it. DeLauro was speaking outside the U.S. Capitol at a rally for the unemployed.
  • Cruz introduces 'stop amnesty' bill

    07/17/2014 2:13:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday introduced legislation that would defund the Obama administration program that allows some illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. Cruz is pressing to have the bill linked to the emergency funding that President Obama has requested to deal with the recent surge of Central American children illegally crossing into the United States. "The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty," Cruz said in a statement. "If we do not put an end to its expansion — to the promise of amnesty that is the...
  • Barack fundraises while illegals deal drugs and murder

    07/17/2014 10:16:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/17/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The violent and anti-American B Grade film “Machete” pokes dangerous ridicule at the theme of legal immigration even as its director, Robert Rodriguez, hosts a presidential fundraiser in his Austin home, according to the Austin Cultural media update. (1) Two Obama fundraisers with ticket prices ranging from $5,000 to $32,400 will draw Democrats seeking to give an A-OK to the White House-generated mayhem at our Southern border. Four actors of the Rotten Tomatoes critiqued movie include Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Rosario Dawson, and Danny Trejo, all slated to appear at the Rodriguez event. But the closest President Obama will get...
  • Immigration Isn't A Slam-Dunk Issue for Democrats Anymore: Public divided on immigration reform

    07/17/2014 9:17:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/17/2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    Polling the public on policy preferences is an inherently tricky issue. Changing the precise wording and framing of questions can elicit dramatically different results. Even the same poll can yield contradictory sentiments from the same people. Voters can say they support entitlement cuts, yet cherish their Social Security and Medicare benefits at the same time. Or support more-limited American engagement overseas, while being dissatisfied with President Obama's passive leadership on foreign policy. The list goes on. It's remarkably easy for any interest group to cherry-pick findings that match its policy preferences, or worse, tailor poll questions designed to elicit a...
  • Reid: ‘Dreamers’ here legitimately

    07/17/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported. Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama’s 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers. “Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday...
  • Carr: Here’s My Solution To Halt Tide of Illegal Immigrants

    07/17/2014 12:43:56 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 15 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Howie Carr
    There’s a very simple solution to this Obamanation that’s occurring on the southern border. Enforce the law. By which I mean, deport them. Deport them all, not just the latest huddled masses yearning to live for free, forever, in Section 8 housing on EBT cards. No, we must deport all of the 12 or 20 or 30 million illegal aliens who are turning this country into a Third World flophouse. Can we do it? Yes, we can. A few years back, Marsha Coakley famously said, “Technically, it’s not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts" The ways things are going, it...
  • Pope calls on U.S. to welcome illegals

    07/16/2014 4:38:34 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    brietbart ^ | 16 July 14 | Robert Wilde
    In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of...