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  • Trump may get tax cut bill with more generous credits for illegal immigrants

    12/10/2017 7:06:00 PM PST · by 4Runner · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package. Illegal immigrants have been collecting the payoff from the “refundable” tax credit for years because of an IRS interpretation of how the rule was drafted. The Republican-controlled Congress this fall had a chance to correct that in the tax code overhaul that in the Senate version doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 and expanded eligibility.
  • Pelosi Says 'God is With Us' in Wanting Amnesty

    12/10/2017 9:15:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2017
    House Minority Leader said at her Thursday press briefing that "God is with" congressional Democrats who want to allow illegal aliens who came to the United States when they were 16 or under to be allowed to stay in the United States legally.
  • When Illegal Immigrants Vote, It Cancels Out the Vote of a Genuine Law-Abiding American Citizen

    12/06/2017 7:39:29 AM PST · by pinochet · 25 replies
    The Republican Party has been falsely accused of disenfranchising blacks by requiring voter ID in order to vote. Voter ID limits the ability of illegal immigrants to vote. When an illegal immigrant votes, the vote of an American citizen who is eligible to vote is cancelled out. We have a problem in which illegal immigrants are voting illegally, which weakens the political power of black Americans. An experienced lawyer told me that people who come to America illegally, are not supposed to get green cards and American citizenship, unless they go back to their home countries. They should then go...
  • GOP Rep. Newhouse on Amnesty: ‘We Owe it To These Young People’

    12/09/2017 11:29:45 PM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/17 | Neil Munro
    GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse told C-SPAN viewers that Americans owe an amnesty to roughly 690,000 young illegals who got DACA work-permits from former President Barack Obama. Newhouse appeared on C-SPAN December 7, where he said: I have been part of a group that has been asking and pushing to get this done sooner, preferably by the end of the year, so we can take this off the table and put these young people who are in legal uncertainty, give them some legal certainty in their lives, some continuity. So I think if there is enough urgency here that we should...
  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • New Supreme Court Ruling A Boon To Trump’s Bid To Defend DACA Cancellation

    12/09/2017 6:05:05 PM PST · by x1stcav · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/17 | Kevin Daley
    A closely divided Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to shield documents relating to the cancellation of DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as children. The Court divided five to four along ideological lines in a late Friday ruling that temporarily permits the administration to conceal records relating to the program. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from the decision, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The ruling is likely a boon to Trump’s efforts to defend DACA’s termination. “The Department of Justice is pleased...
  • MS-13 foiled in attempt to kidnap, kill teen boy on Long Island

    12/09/2017 2:07:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Fox News/AP
    Long Island police say they foiled an MS-13 kidnapping and murder plot when they saw the intended 16-year-old male victim being lured into a van. Plainclothes officers arrested five members and associates of the notorious immigrant street gang on conspiracy charges after Wednesday’s takedown in Brentwood, Newsday reported. President Trump went to Brentwood in July and vowed to crush MS-13, while pledging a tougher approach on immigration. "They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields," he said about the gang. "They're animals." Officers told Newsday that two of the suspects, Vidal Contrera-Ortiz, 18, and Miguel...
  • Poll: 43 Percent of GOP Voters Want Government Shutdown to Build Trump-Promised Border Wall

    12/07/2017 7:54:25 AM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump’s base of supporters wants the federal government to shut down unless a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is constructed as promised. A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows that roughly 43 percent of Republican voters say they would like to see the GOP-led Congress stand firm on the border wall by shutting down the government unless the project is fully funded so that it can be quickly constructed. Americans were promised at Trump’s swearing-in that a border wall would be constructed on the southern border to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking by a number of Mexican cartels....
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • Pelosi: We're not leaving town without DACA

    12/08/2017 7:43:20 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2017 | Greg Nash
    Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Pelosi said Democrats will insist on safeguards for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the holiday recess, suggesting Republicans will be on their own to prevent a government shutdown if that language is excluded. "We will not leave here without a DACA fix," Pelosi said.
  • Los Angeles area congresswoman arrested during immigration protest on Capitol Hill

    12/07/2017 9:53:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/2017 | Sarah D. Wire
    Rep. Judy Chu was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday during a demonstration calling on Congress to find a legislative fix for the legal status of hundreds of thousands of people brought into the country illegally as children. Chu (D-Monterey Park), sitting in the first row of protesters on the Capitol steps and holding a banner that said “Defend our immigrant communities,” was among the first people arrested after Capitol Police repeatedly ordered the protesters to leave. Before the arrest, she attended a nearby rally in support of the so-called Dreamers and made it clear she intended to get...
  • Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights

    12/07/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Alexander Bolton
    TITLE SHOULD BE: DEMS READY TO SHUT DOWN US GOVT UNLESS DREAMERS ARE LEGALIZED. The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation. Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year. The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue. Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the...
  • Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population

    12/06/2017 3:33:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/06/17 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento -- is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department. This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence, executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding...
  • GOP Tax Reform Still Lets Illegal Immigrants Receive Child Credit Subsidy

    12/05/2017 7:49:17 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Will Racke
    The Republican tax reform bill would still allow illegal immigrants to claim a key tax credit, despite earlier calls from conservative lawmakers to end what they say is a multi-billion dollar annual reward for lawbreakers. Under both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, illegal immigrants with taxpayer identification numbers may claim the child tax credit for any of their U.S.-born children. The original version of the Republican tax bill introduced in the House Ways and Means Committee stipulated that the refundable credit would not be available unless the “taxpayer includes the taxpayer’s Social Security...
  • 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 Trump turned tide of illegal immigration in first year: Border crossing hits 45-year low

    12/06/2017 6:27:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Illegal border crossing tumbled to a 45-year low and interior arrests of illegal immigrants soared in 2017, according to data released Tuesday that showed President Trump’s enforcement crackdown netted tangible results during his first year on the job. The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. Nearly all of the Border Patrol...
  • Senate Altered Tax Reform to Help Illegal Aliens Claim Child Tax Credit

    12/06/2017 2:45:47 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Dec 5 2017 | Ian Mason
    Evidence emerged Monday, as Republicans celebrated the Senate’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that small changes were made in the Senate to the bill’s language, which would allow illegal aliens to continue to claim the child tax credit.
  • Senate DACA Deal at Stalemate Over Pathway to Citizenship

    12/05/2017 1:00:03 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/4/17 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) accused Senate Democrats of "jeopardizing the future fate" of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries by rejecting a DACA deal from Senate Republicans and threatening to shut down the government over the disposition of illegal immigrants brought to the country as kids. The deadline for Congress to act to save 800,000 DACA beneficiaries from the risk of deportation is March 5, though President Trump may give lawmakers more time to work out a solution. The deal from a working group led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) included border security provisions yet...
  • 'I miss everything': Ohio mom deported to Mexico yearns for her family

    12/05/2017 1:25:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 4, 2017 | by Rebecca Davis, Raul A. Reyes and Nirma Hasty
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — It took nine days for Beatriz Morelos Casillas’ life to be completely upended. On July 23, Ms. Casillas — who goes by Betty — was stopped by an officer in Painesville, Ohio for a routine traffic citation. Because she was in the country without authorization, the mother of four was detained and slated for removal from the U.S. Just over a week later, Casillas was back in Mexico, a country she had not seen in nearly 20 years, with only her jeans and the shirt on her back — and no legal way to reunite with...
  • 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...