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    10/06/2015 12:10:52 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 48 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, TEXAS — A previously deported criminal alien from El Salvador who was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old at gunpoint has made his way back to Texas across the porous U.S.-Mexico border. Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 34-year-old Rene Vladimir Escobar Bautista over the weekend near the border city of Hidalgo, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. During an investigation into his background, authorities learned that Escobar had been deported in 2003 following a federal prison sentence on a child rape case. In 2001, federal authorities arrested Escobar who was 20-years-old at the time after...

    10/06/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 October 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign. -snip- Sources close to the Ted Cruz campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative favorite raised around $14-15 million last quarter, matching his fundraising in the second quarter. No other GOP campaigns have reported or leaked their fundraising numbers for the third quarter. The summer...
  • No, Marco Rubio didn’t tell CNBC that he’s changed his mind on letting illegals...get green cards

    10/05/2015 10:48:33 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 PM ON OCTOBER 5, 2015 | Allahpundit
  • Thought experiment: how illegal immigrants could elect Hillary

    10/04/2015 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s some Sunday morning math from Politico Magazine to either amuse or enrage you. (Or possibly both?) The conclusion of this analysis is that Hillary Clinton – or whoever the Democrats wind up deciding on – could be elected by illegal immigrants. At first glance this sounds like a voter fraud story, but that would require one heck of a lot of illegally cast ballots. No… it’s something different and it once again brings us back to the arcane math behind the electoral college. You see, while the electors representing the two senators from each state are unaffected by...
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you can’t sing you get the hook

    10/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like a significant number of conservatives I thought Scott Walker would be the right man to lead the Republican Party to victory next year. He seemed to have what it takes to fight Democrats and win even in a Blue State. His list of accomplishments impressed others as well. Then came the first Presidential Debate. Walker’s performance was stunningly poor. Worse still was his disappearance in the second debate which cost him the support of 98% of his previous backers. In the first debate he was a silent crash dummy. In the second go-round Walker, the guy who had built...
  • Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary (Unsaid -Vote for Her)

    10/03/2015 6:25:11 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 14 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 03, 2015 | PAUL GOLDMAN and MARK J. ROZELL
    the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.
  • Trump’s wall can be our wall by individual sponsorship

    10/03/2015 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is an out of the box thinker. Here is an out of the box idea for him: personal, individual sponsorship of a section of the wall to be built on our southern border. Trump has called for a wall to be built along the entire roughly 2,000 miles of our border with Mexico. There are some 2 million feet in the 370 mile border between Mexico and Arizona; and most observers agree sealing this “hole” needs immediate attention. Using a wall to slow and eventually stop illegal aliens from invading our country is the most obvious response to...
  • Polling Convergence – OAN/GRAVIS and Reuters Show Donald Trump Surging With 34 – 35% Support

    10/03/2015 2:27:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 99 replies
    Reuters Trend Polling and OAN/Gravis Polling have each announced and updated Presidential Polling for the GOP race 2016. The results are exceptionally similar. Both polling outcomes reflect Donald Trump with a massive lead amid the rest of the field. Gravis Polling has Trump with 35% support. Reuters shows an almost identical 34% outcome. The downstream alignments with the remainder of the field are also very similar. Here’s the OAN/Gravis result:
  • Will donors stick with Jeb Bush?

    10/02/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/15 | Maeve Reston and Dana Bash
    From the moment Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, his financial backers said they chose him because he was the candidate who could go the distance. But few expected the marathon would be so difficult. The former Florida governor is fifth in New Hampshire—where he has campaigned hard with a presence on the airwaves. He is trailing Marco Rubio in a new national USA Today/Suffolk University poll and is competing with his one-time understudy for the many undecided donors who are waiting to see how the field shakes out. And Bush is still being overshadowed by the juggernaut that is...
  • Jeb Bush Throws Rubio Under The Bus, Compares Him To Obama

    10/01/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/1/15 | Tim Hains
    On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush turned on his former ally and protege Marco Rubio, comparing his lack of "leadership skills" to Barack Obama, even though Rubio served as Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for nearly ten years (2002-2011). Bush only mention that he "was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor." JEB BUSH: I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that is my strength, and that is what I talk about. And Marco was a member of the [Florida] House of Representatives...
  • Rep.Gutierrez Introduces Bill To Open Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

    09/30/2015 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Caroline May
    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare. Gutiérrez says access to Obamacare is a moral imperative for all, regardless of legal status. He’s introduced legislation that would expand access to President Obama’s signature healthcare law to illegal immigrants.
  • The Top 3 Things Worrying Jeb Bush Donors

    09/30/2015 5:32:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/29/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's wonkish ways may be turning off voters and some donors are starting to worry that their man is not living up to expectations. Here are three issues keeping donors up at night: In national polls, Bush has trailed Donald Trump for weeks and is now solidly behind Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. "Would I like to see him as the front-runner? Of course!” one major bundler said. Another fundraiser based in New York was impressed with Bush's debate performance but is worried that Bush has lost his footing in the crowded GOP field. The latest...
  • Jeb Bush’s poll numbers are terrible. So why aren’t we talking about them?

    09/29/2015 11:32:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/29/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In April, one in every four likely Republican primary voters nationally said they would support Jeb Bush for president, according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. Today, just 7 percent say the same. And, it's not just the NBC-WSJ poll; here's Bush's trend line since the start of the year: -snip- That's a remarkable — and remarkably steady — erosion of support unmatched by anyone still running for the Republican nomination. The only person to experience anything close to that sort of drastic drop-off was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who ended his candidacy last week. So, why is no one...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? — Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: “Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is … .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. … Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • Canada election: Leaders clash over IS fight

    09/29/2015 1:59:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/29/2015 | BBC
    Canadian party leaders have clashed over the refugee crisis and the fight against Islamic State (IS), in the election campaign's fourth TV debate. New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Tom Mulcair said he would withdraw from the bombing campaign against IS. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended Canada's combat role, saying IS would slaughter 'millions'. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said Canada should stick to peacekeeping and urged Mr. Harper to take more refugees. The prime minister's governing Conservative Party had pledged to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in the next 12 months, plus another 10,000 over four years..... Canadians cast...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell ‘Needs to Resign’

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. “Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... “I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] aren’t willing to fight for what we believe… Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us,” said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • New plan: we’ll pay to import formerly deported illegals with mental illnesses

    09/26/2015 6:42:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    They told me if I voted for Mitt Romney the immigration problem would become worse. I had no idea how right they would prove to be.To set up your Saturday evening on a high note, some terrific news out of the southwest. We’ve clearly been in need of some creative solutions for what to do about illegal immigrants and we’re also very worried about problems arising from the mentally ill and our seeming inability to protect everyone, including the protecting the mentally ill from themselves. Now, at last, someone has come up with a project which is designed to...
  • Inside Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters, where push is on for long haul

    09/26/2015 2:33:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/26/15 | Adam C Smith
    MIAMI — Jeb Bush on Friday completed another grueling week raising money and campaigning in Texas, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. Here's what the candidate with the busiest schedule in the presidential race had to show for it: The latest polls have him sixth among Republicans in Iowa, fifth in New Hampshire and handily losing to Donald Trump in, of all places, his home state of Florida. -snip- When a reporter visited last week, fewer than a dozen people worked quietly in what looked more like a vast storage area for unused desks, tables and bookshelves...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/26/2015 12:33:14 PM PDT · by LucyT · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 25, 2015 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    "We planned to do this from the moment we learned he was coming to the States," If Sophie had been unsuccessful in Washington attracting the pope's attention, Gutierrez said, she would have traveled with the group to New York and then Philadelphia to try again. .
  • In Spanish Interview, Marco Rubio Says It’s ‘Important Not To Cancel’ Obama’s Execu Amnesty[4-18-15]

    09/26/2015 10:59:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio offered a measure of support for President Obama’s first executive amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, during a recent interview he conducted in Spanish this week with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Rubio’s comments mark a reversal of sorts from criticism he offered of DACA last year, and they also put him at odds with the conservative Republican base, which he will need in his corner if he hopes to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
  • Reports: Amnesty Marco Rubio’s Top Liability

    09/26/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/15 | Breitbart News
    Amnesty is still the top liability for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% , who officially entered the 2016 race on Monday. In 2013, Rubio was the face of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” comprehensive amnesty bill. The Congressional Budget Office determined that Rubio’s legislation, which would give nearly every illegal immigrant in America a pathway to citizenship while massively increasing legal immigration to unprecedented levels, would lower the wages of American workers. After championing the Gang of Eight bill that passed the Senate, Rubio’s poll numbers plummeted. He remained silent on the issue and refused to join the other “Gang of...
  • Hundreds of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US

    09/26/2015 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2015
    Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement approved by a judge Friday. [Snip] Under the agreement, the federal government said it will help those with reopened cases return to the U.S. and pay for some transportation costs. The settlement comes after an April 2013 injunction that found immigrants with serious mental disabilities have a right to an attorney if they're found mentally incompetent to represent themselves.
  • 'Finland's no good': Disappointed migrants turn back

    09/25/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Sep 15 | Anne Kauranen
    <p>Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.</p>
  • Surprise Surprise, Kevin McCarthy Backs Amnesty (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:50:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/22/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have a president who has tied the hands of our border agents, granted administrative amnesty, encouraged a new flow of illegal immigration, and is now demanding comprehensive amnesty, citizenship, and benefits for all illegal immigrants. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, is responding to the President with overwhelming force. Watch out, Obama: The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX...
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy: 'Immigration Reform Is Going to Happen (2013)

    09/25/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | 11/25/13 | Susan Jones |
    Is immigration reform dead? "No, immigration reform is going to happen," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Republican whip, told CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation."
  • House Majority Whip: Legalize undocumented immigrants (Kevin McCarthy in 2014)

    09/25/2015 11:37:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Baskersfield Now ^ | 1/22/14 | Jose Gaspar,
    Republican leaders, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, are calling for the first time to give legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The GOP leadership is in the process of drafting principles on immigration reform and will soon release a document that outlines the party's position on the politically sensitive and volatile issue. In a Tuesday evening interview with Eyewitness News, McCarthy said he is in favor of granting legal status to those undocumented immigrants who qualify. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief, I think it'll go with...
  • McCarthy backs path to legal status (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:29:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The third-ranking House Republican is offering support for a path to legal status that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants in the country to work and pay their taxes. In a new interview published late Tuesday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hinted that those contours of legal status may be included in the immigration principles that House GOP leaders are poised to soon release. “The principles aren’t combined or written out yet, but in my personal belief, I think you’ll go with legal status,” McCarthy told KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in Bakersfield, Calif. “That it will allow you to work...
  • Bulgarian Orthodox church urges government to stop migrants

    09/25/2015 10:41:09 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 3 replies ^ | 26 Sep 2015 00:45 | Angel Krasimirov; editing by Ralph Boulton
    Bulgarian church urges government to stop migrants The Bulgarian Orthodox Church said on Friday the Balkan country's authorities should not let any more migrants cross its borders, encouraging government's determination to tackle an influx that has overwhelmed its neighbours. POSTED: 26 Sep 2015 00:45 SOFIA: The Bulgarian Orthodox Church said on Friday the Balkan country's authorities should not let any more migrants cross its borders, encouraging government's determination to tackle an influx that has overwhelmed its neighbours. "We consider that our government should in no way allow more refugees into our country," the church said in a statement, signed by...
  • Pope Francis Suggests the U.S. Open Southern Border to All

    09/25/2015 9:10:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    I expect this will occur the day the pope throws open the gates of Vatican City to all who wish to live there.The Hill: Invoking Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Francis made an impassioned plea for the refugees fleeing Syria, saying the crisis is “of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War.”Noting his own status as “the son of immigrants,” the pope pivoted to a more sensitive subject: The flow of illegal immigrants across the United States’s southern border.He urged compassion for immigrants, warning not to repeat “the sins and...
  • Marco Rubio unveiling paid family leave plan at Value Voters Summit

    09/25/2015 6:24:26 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday morning will unveil his plan to support employers who give their workers paid family leave at the annual conservative confab the Value Voters Summit. "Our policies should help workers, not cost them their jobs," the Florida senator will say, according to excerpts provided by his campaign. "I believe we can fix this problem by creatively applying our free enterprise principles in a way that encourages businesses to choose to offer more paid family leave." Rubio's proposal will use tax credits to incentivize companies to offer at least four weeks of paid leave. According to...
  • Sorry, Pope Francis, but we don’t speak Spanish

    09/25/2015 6:03:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Forgive me if I don’t watch Faux News’ coverage of this visit by the very liberal leader of the Faithful, first to Communist Cuba, then on to D.C., Philly, NYC. Forgive me if I quit going to the Catholic church of my designation every Sunday. Forgive me if I got not one, but two divorces from Catholic men who, to say the least, abused me and my child every which way but loose. And they weren’t the meanest man who abused me, a man who happened to be Catholic. Forgive me. I say my prayers at home now, every Sunday....

    09/25/2015 5:28:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    9/25/2015 | Self
    When Pope John Paul II was selected in 1978, I'm convinced that God was in the room. At a moment when Communism was spreading and threatening the world spearheaded by the Soviet Union, a Pope was selected from a Communist ruled country (Poland). A Pope who knew the Marxist-Leninist ideology first hand and had spent a lifetime fighting the good fight against it. John Paul II was such a threat to the Soviets that they tried to kill him in 1981. John Paul joined other contemporaries of his time from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher to provide a counterpoint to...
  • Jeb Bush is in 5th place in this NH poll. But that’s not his worst news out of the survey.

    09/24/2015 3:55:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/15 | David Weigel
    It's not really news anymore when a poll finds former Florida Governor Jeb Bush far below "frontrunner" status. The best-funded of the Republican establishment candidates has struggled for months, and never achieved the sort of advantage that Mitt Romney, John McCain, or George W. Bush did in the years before they became the party's nominee. Still, the new WMUR/CNN poll out of New Hampshire -- which has Jeb Bush tied for 5th place with John Kasich, well in back of Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, and just behind Ben Carson and Marco Rubio -- suggests that the months of weak...
  • America’s Glorious Wall

    09/24/2015 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/15 | Peggy Ryan
    The Emperor’s New Clothes is the tale of an Emperor who loves clothes above all else. One day, two swindlers come to town who say they can weave the most magnificent, brilliantly colored cloth. And, they confide, garments made from this fabric have the special power of being invisible to those who are stupid or not fit for their post. The Emperor hires the swindlers and they set to work. In time, he sends trusted officials to check on the weaver’s progress. The officials see only empty looms but know of the cloth’s special power. So they tell the Emperor...
  • Pope Urges Congress to Reject 'Mindset of Hostility' on Immigration

    09/24/2015 7:36:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 218 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to reject a "mindset of hostility" on immigration and to recognize people who wish to move to the United States as people who are trying to improve their lives and those of their families.
  • Migrant crisis and Euro tensions threaten to trigger catastrophic conflict claim experts

    09/23/2015 7:51:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | September 23rd, 2015 | By Rob Virtue and Agnes Kegl, EXCLUSIVE
    Both the Hungarian and Italian prime ministers have spoken of huge dangers of unchecked floods of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East which have set previously peacable EU nations against each other. The scenario - especially the one currently being played out in Serbia and Hungary - is hauntingly similar to that which triggered the First World War. The problem has manifesting itself in central Europe where Hungary is besieged by growing numbers of refugees passing through from Serbia and Croatia, forcing its government to build fences to stem the influx. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán warned European life...
  • For the Washington Examiner it’s time to order another shipment from the Acme Dynamite Company

    09/23/2015 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/23/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Washington Examiner has taken the, “Beep beep, move along folks, nothing to see here” approach to try to bring down Donald Trump. These latest Wile E. Coyotes have pronounced, “Trump is obsessed with an immigration crisis that’s already over.” The illegal aliens they are talking about are being supported to the tune of $200 billion a year by the few Americans who are still working but that is not a problem, the Washington Examiner assures us. The fact that Barack Obama has done so well in “fundamentally transforming America” into a third country has made life so intolerable here...
  • Jeb Bush's Mexican-Born Wife Adopts Key Role in Courting Hispanics in New Ad

    09/23/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 9/18/15 | Andre F. Puglie
    Columba Bush, the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, is playing an increasingly important role in her husband's campaign, as the former Florida governor seeks to appeal to Hispanics. The 62-year-old philanthropist is a native of León, Mexico. She met Bush in 1970 when the future governor was teaching English as a second language and assisting in the building of a school in a small village outside of the Guanajuato city. In a new video released on Monday designed to appeal to Latino voters -- a key constituency -- Columba Bush made her most expansive comments to date, the...
  • Jeb Bush on immigration: My plan is 'dignified'

    09/23/2015 5:53:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/21/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush admitted Monday his views on immigration may not be "mainstream" in the Republican Party. But he praised the "vitality" of a multicultural society as other GOP presidential candidates find themselves in trouble over comments about minorities. "If we embrace a set of shared values, then it shouldn't matter if you have a 'z' at the end of your name, or your accent might be different, 'cause guess what? There are people in this country, that have accents different from mine and mine's different from theirs. It doesn't matter," Bush said to a roomful of Hispanics. The former Florida...
  • Another Cynical Democratic "Citizenship USA" Voter Drive

    09/23/2015 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    There's only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly: election season. While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are hastily recruiting tens of thousands of foreigners for the Obama administration's new "U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration" campaign. For the past week, the agency has staged more than 200 naturalization ceremonies for more than 36,000 new citizens. In partnership with the Interior Department (the same one that blocked American veterans from...
  • Migrant crisis: EU leaders to approve disputed quota plan

    09/23/2015 2:04:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/23/2015 | BBC
    EU leaders meeting in Brussels are set to approve a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent, despite fierce opposition from some members. Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against the mandatory quota scheme. Wednesday's emergency summit will also focus on tightening EU borders and boosting aid to neighbours of Syria, from where many migrants come...... US President Barack Obama said all European states should accept their "fair share" of asylum seekers, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... In a rare move for an issue involving national sovereignty, EU interior ministers approved the resettlement scheme on...
  • Can Carly Fiorina Win Over Latino Voters? California Republican's Immigration Views Differ From

    09/22/2015 3:09:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/21/15 | Clark Mindock
    Can Carly Fiorina Win Over Latino Voters? California Republican's Immigration Views Differ From Donald Trump. As a U.S. Senate candidate in California in 2010, Carly Fiorina advocated legislation that would grant legal rights to undocumented immigrants. Now, as the former tech CEO climbs in the polls and takes on Republican front-runner Donald Trump, her moderate positions on immigration reform could become a weakness in a race that has seen many GOP voters demand more border security and a tough stance against illegal immigration. -snip- Fiorina has "a strategy of being vague on some of the issues and potentially allowing herself...
  • Bush blasts Trump’s border wall and deportation plan

    09/22/2015 3:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 9/21/15 | Rebecca Elliott
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reaffirmed his support Monday for allowing undocumented immigrants to earn legal status, denouncing proposals to build a wall at the Mexican border and deport those living in the United States illegally. Both are plans touted by billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who has topped the Republican field in recent polls. After initially steering clear of Trump, Bush has become more outspoken in his criticism of the frontrunner with a penchant for incendiary comments about illegal immigration. “We need to respect the rule of law. There’s national security questions, public health questions. There’s important questions about protecting...
  • Jeb Bush Defends Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    09/22/2015 3:20:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday praised the contribution of Hispanics to the U.S. economy and set himself apart from his GOP rivals by coming out in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” the former Florida governor told pro-immigration reform protesters who interrupted him during his address before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference in Houston. “I’ll continue to be consistently for it irrespective of what the...
  • Migrant crisis: EU ministers attempt to resolve quota row

    09/22/2015 2:04:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/22/2015 | BBC
    EU ministers are to meet to try to resolve a dispute over how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Europe. A group of central European states is resisting calls for EU members to accept mandatory quotas. Hungary, which takes one of the strongest lines on the issue, has said European borders are under threat...... If disagreements persist, ministers could force a deal through by a majority vote, rather than a unanimous decision, writes the BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris. Enough countries are in favour of the proposal to form a majority-but huge efforts are being made...
  • Jeb Bush finds his voice with spirited attack on rivals' immigration hard line

    09/21/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/21/15 | Dan Roberts
    An invigorated Jeb Bush defied his party’s lurch to the right over immigration on Monday with a passionate speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in which he called for a path to legal citizenship for undocumented migrants. -snip- “Donald Trump apparently said I should not speak Spanish to them for some odd reason,” said Bush, who began and ended Monday’s speech in Spanish. “They spoke in Spanish to me and I spoke in Spanish to them.
  • Bush: 'DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship'

    09/21/2015 1:54:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush responded to hecklers chanting “no hope without our vote” on Monday by reiterating his support for granting a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The protest came minutes into the GOP presidential candidate's speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s national convention. Bush addressed the demonstrators directly, sharing a more moderate piece of his immigration program that has drawn the ire of some conservatives. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” he said. “I’ll...
  • In Houston, Bush Faults GOP Over Immigration Attitude

    09/21/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/21/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used a speech here Monday before Hispanic business leaders to chide his party over its attitude toward immigration, drawing not-so-subtle contrasts between himself and bomb-throwing billionaire Donald Trump. "This apparently is somewhat out of the mainstream temporarily in my party, but it isn't really," Bush told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention. "A great majority of Republican believe in immigration reform." Bush, who had hardly started speaking before being interrupted by protesters, only said Trump's name once, but clearly had the GOP foe on his mind. The real estate mogul's rants against illegal...
  • Three out of four leading GOP candidates are soft on illegals

    09/21/2015 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Ed Straker
    Three out of the four leading candidates for the GOP nomination for president are "softliners" on immigration.  Since people who believe in enforcing the law are "hardliners," those who don't must be softliners, right? In this case, depending on what poll you look at, the "softliners" in the second, third, and fourth place spots are either Carson, Carly, and Jeb or Carly, Carson, and Rubio.  Let's take them one at a time. Rubio is Mr. Amnesty.  He authored an amnesty bill for illegals with the "Gang of 8" (which in many ways was twice as bad as the Maoist...