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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
    politico.com ^ | April 23 2013 | politico.com
    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...