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  • The Problem Isn’t Just Illegal Immigration, It’s Legal Immigration, Too

    04/25/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/24/2013
    The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed." Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant? As if it's a defense, we're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (of the Back Bay Tsarnaevs) were disaffected "losers"...
  • Sebelius: We ‘Have Our Hands Full’ with ObamaCare, Can’t Prepare for Immigration Reform Impact

    04/13/2013 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    No preparation for a potential influx of 10-12 million people (note: on the low end estimate) into the system.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her department has its “hands full” with the implementation of the healthcare law and cannot prepare for any immigration reform bill’s impact on health insurance costs. During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, Texas Republican Rep. Kenny Marchant asked Sebelius, “Has HHS made any preparation for how to meet the added cost of providing care for the potential 10 or 12 million people that might gain permanent resident status under any...
  • Babies and Immigration Reform (Not one word in the 844-page law mentions Birthright Citizenship)

    04/24/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Not a single word in the 844-page "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act" introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and the "Gang of Eight" addresses the controversial practice of "birthright citizenship." Birthright citizenship is the common description given to the automatic grant of U.S. citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of the citizenship status of the parents. Many experts agree with the verdict of law professor Lino Graglia -- that the practice generates "perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry." The failure of Congress to confront the subject is nothing new. The "four pillars" of the...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Judge: Obama administration can’t refuse to arrest illegal immigrants

    04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy. For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.” Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration...
  • 7 Reasons Not to Swallow Marco Rubio’s Immigration Snake Oil (Adams rips the bill & Rubio)

    04/24/2013 12:24:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The immigration bill pushed by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other members of the Gang of 8 is advertised as a comprehensive reform to secure the border and strengthen the immigration laws before allowing legalization. Nonsense. An actual read of the massive bill reveals it as radical legislation which will transform the rule of law and the political future of the nation. Democrats are desperate to pass the legislation because they long to transform 11 million illegal immigrants and their families into Democrats. The language of the bill doesn’t do what the proponents say. Instead, the provisions are a witch’s...
  • Immigration reform won't deliver a Latino voter 'bonanza' to Democrats

    04/24/2013 9:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/24/2013 | Harry J Enten
    I have been quite skeptical about the ability of the Republican party to win over Latino voters. As others and I have noted, Latinos don't vote Democratic just because of immigration policy. They vote Democratic because they are more ideologically "in sync" with the Democratic party. That's why I've felt that going along with immigration reform was unlikely to net Republicans many Latino voters. That said, I can't agree either with the math in a Politico article titled "Immigration reform could be a bonanza for Democrats". The article starts off promisingly enough with the premise that if immigration reform passed...
  • Obama political group steps up immigration efforts [Rallies, 250+ phone banks on May 2]

    04/24/2013 1:24:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 4/23/13
    [BO's] political support group is stepping up its immigration efforts as the Senate holds hearings on overhauling the nation's broken system. Organizing for Action will hold an immigration "day of action" May 2 that could include rallies around the country and visits to members of Congress. The group is also holding nearly 250 phone banks Tuesday to appeal for supporters to get involved.
  • Immigrant Kids, Adrift {Boston, liberal idiocy}

    04/23/2013 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 20 Apr 2013 | By MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO and CAROLA SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    THE alleged involvement of two ethnic Chechen brothers in the deadly attack at the Boston Marathon last week should prompt Americans to reflect on whether we do an adequate job assimilating immigrants who arrive in the United States as children or teenagers. ..When asked “what do you like most about being here?” an 11-year-old Haitian boy in Cambridge told us, “There is less killing here.” His response was notably succinct, but not unique. ..Having just one friend who spoke English fluently was a strong predictor of positive academic outcomes. Yet more than a third of the students in our study...
  • Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems [ Alter political landscape for generation or more ]

    04/23/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies ^ | April 23 2013 |
    The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.
  • Sowell: Immigration Gambles

    04/23/2013 9:37:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Britain's late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it all when she wrote that the world has "never ceased to be dangerous," but the West has "ceased to be vigilant." Nothing better illustrates her point than the fact that the West has imported vast numbers of people who hate our guts and would love to slit our throats. Political correctness has replaced self-preservation. The Boston Marathon killer who set a bomb down right next to an eight-year-old child is only the latest in an on-going series of such people. Senator Patrick Leahy has warned us not to use the Boston Marathon...
  • Sowell: Immigration Gambles: Part II

    04/23/2013 9:37:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve — and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve? In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws. Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored...
  • Obama campaign plans major push for Gang of Eight immigration bill

    04/22/2013 6:38:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2013 | Byron York
    Organizing for Action, the activist group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, plans what it calls a “major day of action” next month to gather support for the bipartisan Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill. “This is a huge moment for President Obama,” said Emmy Ruiz, OFA’s immigration campaign manager, in an email sent to supporters of the Obama campaign Sunday. “The president made it clear last year that comprehensive immigration reform is a big part of his agenda — and we can help him keep that promise to the American people.” “OFA supporters across the country...
  • Schumer Won't Let “Hard Right” Use Boston Terror As “Excuse” to Kill Immigration Bill

    04/22/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he won’t let the terror attack in Boston—and concerns about the immigrants behind it—derail the immigration bill introduced last week by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and six other senators. “There are some—some on the hard right…who opposed our immigration bill from the get-go, and they’re using this as an excuse. We are not going to let them do that,” Schumer told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “If they have a reason, a suggestion as to how to change it based on what happened in Boston, we’ll certainly be open to...
  • Rand Paul: Stop immigration bill until we understand Boston

    04/22/2013 8:45:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that the immigration reform debate should be halted until Congress first understands what went wrong in Boston, where two brothers who came to the U.S. legally under the asylum program have been accused of the deadly bombings at last week’s marathon. The Kentucky Republican had given the immigration issue a big boost when he said earlier this year he supported taking action. But in light of last week’s bombings, Mr. Paul said things have changed. “The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use...
  • GOP Veep Nominee Paul Ryan Calls Rubio’s Plan "Productive"

    04/22/2013 1:03:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 21 April 2013 | Robert Costa
    Paul Ryan says the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform plan is “productive” and “getting us closer to a solution.” Ryan will give a speech on Monday in Chicago on immigration. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a Democrat, will appear with him.
  • Marco Rubio’s press secretary likens non-citizen permanent residency to slavery

    04/21/2013 10:09:55 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 191 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Monday April 22, 2013
    Alex Conant @AlexConant: "We haven't had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery". Mind you, he isn’t talking only about illegal immigrants. He’s talking about any non-citizen who lives in this country permanently, including millions of Green Card holders. And by implication: Conn Carroll @conncarroll: For those of you keeping score at home, Rubio spokesman @AlexConant just compared all Schumer-Rubio opponents to slave owners If this is Team Rubio’s strategy for winning over conservatives, good luck with that.
  • At least 5 die in Arizona car crash during Border Patrol pursuit

    04/21/2013 8:44:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 21, 2013, 7:47 p.m. | Cindy Carcamo
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- At least five people were killed and more than a dozen hurt when an SUV crashed while it was being chased by the Border Patrol, authorities said Sunday. Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said the midsize SUV was carrying 22 passengers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 18 were aboard.
  • Lawmakers fear gun vote has poisoned the well on immigration

    04/21/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2013 | Russell Berman & Bernie Becker
    Some lawmakers fear the failure of gun-control legislation in the Senate could be a bad omen for immigration, deficit reduction and tax reform. Backers of an expansion of background checks for gun purchases had hoped that the support of a key conservative, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), would win over Republicans and lead to more bipartisan deal-making. Instead, that agreement was defeated, leading to a round of bitter recriminations and vows of political retribution. The outcome has left many questioning whether the coalitions behind immigration and tax reform are strong enough to overcome the ideological divide in Washington. “While the issues...
  • President Endorses Rubio Immigration Legislation

    04/21/2013 10:05:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    President Obama heartily endorsed Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s proposed 800-page immigration reform bill. “This bill would speed the normalization of life for immigrants already living here while providing the Administration with much needed flexibility in enforcement,” Obama declared. Under the bill, all those currently living here illegally would be granted amnesty if they come forward and identify themselves. At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be given five years to come up with a plan for improving border security. “The trust Senator Rubio’s bill demonstrates for our efforts to manage the problem is impressive,” the...
  • Immigration a hot button after Boston bombing

    04/20/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | April 19, 2013, 12:36 PM | Stephanie Condon
    As Washington lawmakers react to the unfolding events in the Boston bombing investigation, a handful of senators involved in immigration reform debated whether the attack should impact the legislative efforts. "Given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an immigration hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley is the top Republican on the committee, which is starting to review the comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by a bipartisan team of eight senators. "While we don't yet know the immigration status of the...
  • Boston bombing shouldn't derail immigration reform (Libs already want more terrorist in US)

    04/20/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/20/2013 | Ruben Navarrette
    We already knew that opponents of immigration reform had no good arguments in favor of preserving the status quo. Now we know they have no shame. Some of them are deliberately mixing apples and oranges and trying to use the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing to scuttle efforts in Washington to achieve immigration reform. All last week, my friends in the immigration reform community held their collective breath and hoped that -- when investigators finally zeroed in on a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing -- that person would NOT turn out to be foreign-born. Immigrants are blamed for...
  • Boston chaos wrecks first immigration hearing

    04/19/2013 2:09:18 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 38 replies | 4/19/2013 | Neil Munro
    The terror attacks in Boston wrecked plans for a quick Friday hearing on immigration reform and prompted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to withdraw from the high-profile hearing. Her withdrawal denied Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley — both opponents of the pending Senate immigration bill — the chance to chance to speak to public worries about terrorism’s relation to the 844-page bill. “We’re here trying to understand why these events have occurred … so this hearing is an opportunity to focus on the issues at hand,” said Grassley, the lead Republican on the judiciary panel....
  • Democrats find much to like in immigration bill

    04/19/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 19 April 2013 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The Senate’s Gang of Eight delivered an immigration overhaul bill this week that was far more generous to their constituencies than Democrats and Hispanic activists expected. The pre-bill marketing campaign — driven by leaks that seemed to come from Republican negotiators — focused on stringent new border-control measures and a long, difficult path to citizenship. The goal was to minimize conservative opposition by creating a first impression of the bill as a tough solution to the country’s illegal immigration problem. But when Democrats got a look at the 844-page measure, they discovered that their negotiators extracted more concessions than they...
  • The Deportation Lie : How Obama Cooks the enforcement Books

    04/19/2013 8:46:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    It is one of the Obama administration’s favorite talking points on immigration: It has been deporting illegal immigrants in record numbers. That bolsters its credentials on enforcement and supports the argument that, now that we’ve gotten tough on the border, it is time to enact comprehensive immigration reform. But figures recently unearthed by a federal lawsuit in Texas cast serious doubt on the administration’s deportation claims. The number of deportations appears to have declined significantly during the president’s term in office. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, has analyzed a set of largely unpublished...
  • Georgia Billboard Tells Illegal Aliens to Go to S.C. Because Lindsey Graham Welcomes Them

    04/18/2013 9:15:06 PM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-19-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham's advocacy of amnesty for 20+ million illegal aliens has one Georgia immigration activist telling illegals to go next door - because Graham welcomes them. SWA's good friend and anti-amnesty hero D.A. King - who authored Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law which passed in 2011 - put up a billboard North of Atlanta telling crimmigrants that Lindsey Graham said that South Carolina has a labor shortage and they should go South to take Graham up on his offer. Here's CBS Atlanta's report on this outstanding billboard... D.A. King is...
  • Obamacare Could Mean $3K Incentive to Hire Immigrants (illegals granted amnesty)

    04/18/2013 5:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 11:58 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Passage of the new bipartisan immigration reform bill could mean a $3,000 per year incentive for employers who choose a newly legal immigrant over a U.S. citizen. The bill unveiled Wednesday says people who are granted provisional legal status will be treated the same as people “not lawfully present” under Obamacare guidelines, Investor's Business Daily reports. This means that provisionally legal immigrants will not be eligible for Obamacare tax credits or required to pay a tax penalty for failing to get health insurance—and employers won’t be fined for not providing them with affordable health coverage. …
  • New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint

    04/18/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    If there were any doubts that the oft-used term ‘comprehensive immigration reform' is a stalking-horse for amnesty, a new Senate proposal should dispel them. The measure, touted as a way to fix our ‘broken' immigration system, will do the opposite. Not only will it demean U.S. citizenship and rule of law, it also likely will produce adverse economic effects. The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano,...

    04/18/2013 12:15:14 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 17 April 2013 | Ann Coulter
    When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea that's bad for America. During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill. Here is how Rubio explained the powerful border-enforcing mechanism in his bill on "Fox News Sunday," which he denied was merely a meaningless goal: "Basically, Homeland Security will have five years to meet that goal. If after five years, Homeland Security has not met that number, it will trigger the Border Commission, who will then take over...
  • Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives and Previously Deported

    04/17/2013 5:40:45 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 04/17/2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty." Rep. Smith says the Senate immigration bill shreds current immigration laws: "And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In...
  • Breaking! New Immigration Bill Gives 'MarcoPhone' to Immigrant Guest Workers

    04/17/2013 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday April 17, 2013
    According to the newly filed bill, immigrants who are allowed to enter the United States under a work visa, will be ‘granted’ a cellular phone. Move over “Obama phone,” we present the new ‘Hola, Como Estas?!’ MarcoPhone. Here is the actual mention of the free phones in the bill- SEC. 1107. ACCESS TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. (a) SOUTHWEST BORDER REGION EMERGENCY COM-MUNICATIONS GRANTS.— The Secretary, in consultation with the governors of the States in the Southwest Border region, shall establish a 2-year grant program, to be administered by the Secretary, to improve emergency communications in the Southwest ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS.—An individual...
  • Sen. Mike Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill

    04/16/2013 3:48:03 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 22 replies
    Mike Lee ^ | Mike Lee
    Lee Statement on Release of Immigration Bill “As of this afternoon, senators have received only a set of talking points promoting the new immigration proposal. Once it has been released, I strongly encourage my colleagues to read the bill and then decide for themselves whether this reform will accomplish what proponents are promising. It is unfortunate that we have so little time to digest and evaluate such an expansive piece of legislation before we hold our initial committee hearing. As senators, it is our duty to read the bill and fully understand the impact it will have on our immigration...
  • Gang of Eight's Proposal Will Make Obamacare Costs Soar

    04/16/2013 10:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 16, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    A little noticed provision of the Obama health law is likely to become a big roadblock to immigration reform. Obamacare makes legal immigrants eligible for subsidized private health plans on the exchanges, regardless of how recently they arrived. The Gang of Eight immigration plan — proposed by four Republican and four Democratic U.S. senators — is expected to double the number of legal immigrants coming into the country over the next decade. That would add at least $100 billion and possibly $200 billion to the cost of Obamacare health plan subsidies, depending on how many new arrivals don't get covered...
  • GOP senator blasts ‘rush’ on immigration, demands hearings

    04/16/2013 9:09:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) blasted Democrats on Tuesday for scheduling only two hearings on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Sessions accused Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) of trying to rush the legislation to the Senate floor with “minimum public scrutiny.” “Chairman Leahy’s decision to now hold two hearings in two day — one on Friday, one on Monday — is only further proof of the majority’s desire to rush this bill,” Sessions said in an email to The Hill. “We are talking about legislation that will impact virtually every aspect of our society, reshape our entire immigration...
  • Boston Tragedy Delays Immigration Bill [Tragedy Delays Travesty That Is 11 Million Amnesty!]

    04/15/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    Boston Tragedy Delays Immigration Bill By ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are set to unveil a sweeping immigration bill this week to secure the border, remake legal immigration, boost workplace enforcement and put 11 million people here illegally on a path to citizenship. A group of eight lawmakers, equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, planned to formally introduce the bill Tuesday, although a press event with activists, business leaders and religious groups was delayed until later in the week after the tragedy at the Boston marathon. Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., planned to meet with President...
  • Sowell: Immigration Sophistry

    04/15/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 16, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers. But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can "come out of the shadows" and "normalize" their lives. Merely using the word "illegal" to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness,...
  • A look deep inside the Gang of Eight bill — and how they’ll sell immigration reform to conservative

    04/15/2013 10:17:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/15/2013 | Byron York
    Republican members of the Gang of Eight know they’ll have a tough time selling comprehensive immigration reform to a significant number of conservatives. Of course some in the GOP are still panicked by last November’s election results and will be inclined to sign on to almost any deal. But many of the more conservative Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill will have to be convinced that the Gang’s proposal is an acceptable way to go. It won’t be easy. Starting this week, with the release of the bill, the Gang will launch an extensive public information campaign — lots of press...
  • Points system in bill would reward and select immigrants

    04/14/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2013 | By David Eldridge and Stephen Dinan -
    Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, said his plan would make illegal immigrants wait years to gain citizenship. Republican leaders are counting on Mr. Rubio to sell the plan to skeptical conservatives. “This is not amnesty. Amnesty is the forgiveness of something,” Mr. Rubio said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re going to create an alternative that says, ‘OK, you want to stay here, you’ll have to wait more than 10 years, you’ll have to pay this fine, you’ll have to pay your registration fee, you’ll have to be gainfully employed, you won’t qualify for any federal benefits, and then after all...
  • Deportation breaks apart families in Ohio, across nation

    04/14/2013 1:11:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 57 replies
    The BLADE ^ | 4/14/2013 | FEDERICO MARTINEZ
    It was three years ago, early morning, when Elizabeth Perez returned to her Cleveland home from the doctor’s office with good news to tell her husband, Marcos: She was pregnant with their second child. For several moments, they celebrated with kisses, hugs, and tears of joy. Mr. Perez headed to work. A few minutes later, he was pulled over for a traffic-stop violation. Less than a month later, he was deported to Mexico City. “Noooooo!” Mrs. Perez wailed into the phone receiver when immigration authorities called to inform her that her husband had been apprehended. Mr. Perez would not be...
  • Vanity: Shortage of Farm Workers?...

    04/14/2013 1:34:09 PM PDT · by kas7351 · 107 replies
    Bay news 9
    I just watched the local news here in Tampa. They had a segment stating that we have a shortage of workers to work the farms. They interviewed the owner of a strawberry farm and he mentioned that due to the shortage of immigrants being allowed to enter this country, he doesn't have enough workers. Guess the people on unemployment or that have dropped out of the workforce are too good to pick strawberries? Guess they would rather get the handouts!
  • Grover Norquist Goes After Heritage Foundation Over Illegal Alien Amnest

    04/14/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | April 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Grover Norquist, champion of Islamism infiltration, is working to advance the cause of tax reform by backing an illegal alien amnesty that will impose a whopping economic burden on the country… leading to higher taxes. The contradiction is obvious. If you’re going to legalize 12 million undocumented Democrats plus all their family members then you are tremendously boosting the welfare state on the receiving end and the voting end. The only way that the pro-amnesty side can win the amnesty debate is by not having it. And that means going after any sources of facts and taking them down. The...
  • "Obama Will Let Me Go" (Illegal border crossing increases ahead of Amnesty bill)

    04/14/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    WOAI - San Antonio ^ | Sunday April 14, 2013
    The debate in Washington on immigration reform has had no political impact, but the debate is having a major impact on south Texas, 1200 WOAI news reports. Officials say the number of people entering the U.S. illegally is way up and, tragically, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been found dead in the unforgiving Texas Brush Country is way up, and is on path this year to beat last year's record for the number of people found dead in the ranch country. Linda Vickers, who owns a ranch in Brooks County, which is Ground Zero for the immigration debate,...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • ICE deny targeting Irish undocumented in Boston raids and arrests

    04/13/2013 6:45:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | April 13, 2013 | DAVID SHEA
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which detained two undocumented Irishmen earlier this week in Boston on charges of fraudulently obtaining driver’s licenses, stated that is not specifically targeting the Boston Irish community.Irish Central has also learned that the men first came to the attention of ICE investigators based on prior convictions for driving offenses.
  • Illegals mock ICE agents after being caught: 'Obama gonna let me go'

    04/13/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    Nice that our president is getting a reputation as the friend of lawbreakers and immigration scofflaws. WOAI Radio: The debate in Washington on immigration reform has had no political impact, but the debate is having a major impact on south Texas, 1200 WOAI news reports. Officials say the number of people entering the U.S. illegally is way up and, tragically, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been found dead in the unforgiving Texas Brush Country is way up, and is on path this year to beat last year's record for the number of people found dead in the ranch...
  • Princess Diana fund hijacked by the Left: How money is diverted to pro-immigration campaign fund

    04/13/2013 1:03:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:40 EST, 12 April 2013 | James Slack, Michael Seamark and Rebecca English
    The Princess Diana Memorial Fund, to which millions of her admirers donated money, has been hijacked by Left-wingers to fund a pro-immigration propaganda campaign. Directors of the charity set up a secretive project called Changing Minds and then channeled hundreds of thousands of pounds into a string of associated organizations. The aim of the scheme is to alter British attitudes to immigration—which are currently in favor of far stricter border controls. Among some of its most successful achievements, it lists the establishment of a new “independent” think-tank—criticized by a Labour MP as a front for Left-wing views on immigration. …
  • You gotta be crazy to think the founders intended this.

    04/12/2013 8:22:32 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 319 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    L.A. County Cites 16 ‘Maternity Hotels’ Serving Asian Visitors LA Times reports the following: Following a flurry of complaints, Los Angeles County inspectors have cited 16 “maternity hotel” owners for illegally operating boardinghouses in residential zones.No major health or safety issues were found at the hotels, where women from Asia stay to give birth to U.S. citizen babies. But some of the facilities, which were in Rowland Heights or Hacienda Heights, were cited for building and fire code violations, according to a report released Thursday.
  • Arrogant Illegal Alien Mocks Border Patrol Agent: ‘Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go!’

    04/12/2013 11:12:18 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-12-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona As you have read here before, illegal aliens are streaming into Texas like no time since 1986 - trying to get in on the Obama-Schumer-McCain-Rubio amnesty for 20 million (and counting) illegal aliens. And DHS' own data of a massive increase in border crossings are making a mockery of claims that "the border is secure" by everyone from Obama to Napolitano to Schumer. And the February release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens by ICE and talk of sequestration cuts to the Border Patrol has fueled the increase in crossings even more. And now...
  • Marco Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill

    04/12/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Polutico ^ | Friday April 11, 2013
    Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes. After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives. Rubio is planning a...
  • Judge Rules Illegal Alien DUI Killer Incompetent to Stand Trial, Cites 'Unique Cultural Background'

    04/12/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-12-2013 | John Hill
    Monster: Illegal alien DUI killer Nicolas Guaman.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter It was one of the most brutal DUI deaths we've seen at the hands of an illegal alien - and we've seen a lot (here, here, here and here, for starters). In 2011, Ecuadorean illegal Nicolas Guaman, drunk at nearly three times the legal limit, ran through a stop sign in Milford, Mass., striking 23-year old Matthew Denice on his motorcycle. Denice was not killed by the impact, but died as Guaman tried to flee the scene, dragging Denice's body nearly 1/4 mile under...