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  • New York Dairy farmers bemoan lack of illegal aliens

    03/31/2015 12:02:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This immigration story takes place far from the southern border and actually hits rather close to home for me, since it’s set in upstate New York. What’s that you say? We don’t have an illegal immigrant problem in the northeast? Think again. Apparently the use of illegal farm labor is still all the rage up here, but it just doesn’t get the same sort of press coverage. Particularly hard hit by a lack of “comprehensive immigration reform” are the dairy farmers. When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he...
  • Marco Rubio: Im Realistic on Immigration

    03/31/2015 7:07:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued to hint at making a presidential announcement in the coming weeks when he stopped by The Five on Monday, and addressed the issue that some think may be his biggest hurdle in a Republican primary: Immigration. Co-host Greg Gutfeld asked Rubio, who was a member of the moderate Gang of Eight that devised comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate, how he responds to criticism that he is soft on the issue. I think Im realistic on immigration, he said. He noted that the current immigration system is still in need of reforms, but...
  • DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.

    03/30/2015 11:56:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | DHS Secretary: 'Thousands' of Unaccompanied Children Still Crossing Into U.S.
    (CNSNews.com) - Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday. "For the kids, unaccompanied kids, it's running about 40 percent lower," Johnson said. "I hope it stays that way, but we have to be prepared in the event it doesn't."
  • PEW RESEARCHER: RATE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MALES IN WORKFORCE 12 PERCENT HIGHER THAN U.S.-BORN MALES

    03/29/2015 6:54:18 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/15 | Edwin Mora
    PEW RESEARCHER: RATE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MALES IN WORKFORCE 12 PERCENT HIGHER THAN U.S.-BORN MALES WASHINGTON, DC An illegal immigrant male residing in the United States is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center think tank told lawmakers. In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, an estimated 91 percent of illegal immigrant males were in the workforce. This compares to 84 percent of legal immigrant men and 79 percent of U.S.-born males, Pew Research Center demographer Jeffrey...
  • Wiggly words on Immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    03/29/2015 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    AP / Yahoo News ^ | March 28, 2015
    Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics. Just ask Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. He stepped up as a Senate leader on immigration only to slip and fall in a tea party ruckus over the issue. In a moment of candor, Rubio remembered the months of trying to get back up as "a real trial for me." Now it's oops for Walker. In 2013, Walker said it "makes sense" to offer a way to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. Early this month, however, he said...
  • Give Me Your Tired Arguments, Your Poor Reasoning: Another one-sided piece on immigration

    03/28/2015 10:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2015 | by STEVEN CAMAROTA
    In a very one-sided recent article for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson tries to make the case for massive increases in immigration. He starts out by dicussing the racial prejudice of an older relative who always thought that Hispanics were stealing jobs. Davidson believes this mans story is illustrative of the current debate over immigration. Nothing delegitimizes someone in modern America more than the suggestion, or even the hint, that they hold unenlightened attitudes about race. It is not surprising that an advocate of high immigration would suggest that those with whom he disagree are racists. But...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is Americas last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • Ted Cruz disputes MSNBC claim he supports legalization of illegal immigrants

    03/27/2015 11:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Earlier today, MSNBC published a story suggesting Senator Cruz supports legalization of undocumented individuals currently in the United States. Derived from the fact that Senator Cruz hasnt specifically stated he does not support legalization of undocumented individuals, the inference is that Cruz must therefore support legalization of undocumented individuals. Its a nice little semantic game, really. MSNBC referenced a Texas Tribune article from 2013 which they claim indicates, that he [Cruz] supported giving some undocumented immigrants permission to stay in the country with more limited legal status. This summation is not accurate. The Texas Tribune article, written around the time...
  • Ted Cruzs campaign: He hasnt ruled out legal status for illegals

    03/27/2015 7:15:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m tempted to accuse Team Walker of feeding this bit of oppo to MSNBC to take some heat off of their own rolling clusterfark on immigration. But I’m sure author Benjy Sarlin, a smart guy who follows this issue for the network, hit on it himself. (Wouldn’t Walker’s team have leaked it to Fox to maximize Cruz’s embarrassment among conservatives?) To a lefty, the tangle of GOP primary politics on amnesty must be irresistible: Why is Scott Walker taking a beating on the right for supporting legalization when Ted Cruz, Mr. Conservative, also supported legalization in the form of...
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. Its one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • NH GOP chair: Scott Walker told us he supported a path to legalization for illegals, not citizenship

    03/27/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    So, to recap: The Wall Street Journal claimed yesterday that Walker told an audience of New Hampshire Republicans that he supported a path to citizenship, which was — supposedly — a flip-flop from what Walker’s been telling reporters lately about opposing “amnesty.” Except that it’s not a flip-flop, as I tried to explain. Walker’s supported a path to citizenship for nearly 15 years. As recently as this month, when asked by Chris Wallace if he can imagine a path to citizenship if illegals paid a penalty first, he replied, “I believe there’s a way you can do that.” No...
  • Gov. Scott Walker's Immigration Stance at Center of Dispute

    03/27/2015 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    The two-term governor has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has evolved. In a recent closed-door meeting with top New Hampshire Republicans, Walker said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally. That's according to New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn, who organized the meeting and challenged a Thursday report in The Wall Street Journal that Walker said he supported giving such immigrants a pathway to citizenship. "I specifically asked a follow-up question on the immigration reform issue, where he very clearly identified he was advocating...
  • Illegal Alien Police Officers? [Coming Soon to a City Near You]

    03/27/2015 7:51:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/27/2015 | Michael Cutler
    As I read the USA Today March 21, 2015 news report, “Police departments hiring immigrants as officers” I realized that my late father was, once again, correct. He used to say, “Nothing is so good it could not be better or so bad it could not get worse.” Hard as it is to imagine, things have gotten worse — much, much worse. Here is an excerpt from the USA Today article: At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why...
  • Supporters of immigrant driver's licenses ramp up campaign, but opposition remains

    03/26/2015 7:41:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle | 3-26-15 | MILA KOUMPILOVA
    Supporters of a bill to grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the state illegally gave the Minnesota House transportation committee a rare standing-room-only audience and almost an hour of tearful testimony Wednesday. But the bills prospects remain murky. The proposal, which stalled in three recent legislative sessions, enjoys unprecedented Republican backing in the House and a stronger show of support from law enforcement. A version passed in the Senate transportation committee last week. The proposal still faces opposition from legislators who say the licenses could enable voter fraud and would reward those who have broken the countrys immigration laws....
  • Media Advisory: Norquist and Stein Square off in Immigration Debate of the Year

    03/24/2015 4:20:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | March 23, 2015 | FAIR
    WASHINGTON - In an unprecedented, one-on-one forum, Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform and Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, will debate immigration reform and present their respective solutions. The event is presented jointly by the Washington Times, Americans for Tax Reform and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Stephen Dinan, immigration reporter for the Washington Times, will moderate. Norquist and Stein represent two highly influential groups with two entirely different approaches to immigration which define the internal conflicts Republicans are struggling to resolve. From a libertarian/business-interest perspective, Mr. Norquist supports increased...
  • Murderer of Four in North Carolina Was a Drug User, Gang Member and an Obama Dreamer

    03/23/2015 8:51:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Red Statements ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    The man who murdered four people in North Carolina, including a former contestant on Americas Next Top Model. Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, confirmed that accused murderer, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, was a known gang member and had been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. They also confirmed that in 2012 when Obama enacted his DACA program, the immigration service halted his deportation. Obama and the democrats believe the life of one illegal alien is worth much more than the lives of four American citizens. Grassley and Tillis wrote to Jeh Johnson:
  • 12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned

    03/23/2015 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures. The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized 12,509 illegals under age 18 since October, making it the second biggest surge in history after last year's unprecedented movement of unaccompanied youths across the nation's southern border. However, when compared to the numbers of illegal kids turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it is clear that most are being "booked in" to U.S....
  • Number of Undocumented Immigrants Failing To Appear At Hearings Increasing

    03/23/2015 12:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | 03/23/2015
    Washington DC - The federal government said the number of undocumented immigrants failing to appear at deportation hearings is on the rise. According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the number of people who did not show after being released on bond or on their own recognizance grew by 153 percent in the last four years. Immigration judges ordered deportations for those no-shows. About 30 to 40 percent of undocumented immigrants failed to appear at their hearings last year. The statistics also show that judges grant asylum less than 50-percent of the time while immigrants from Central American countries...
  • ICE Releases Another 30,000 Illegal Alien Criminals [semi-satire]

    03/23/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that during 2014 it released another 30,000 illegal aliens with criminal records. This follows the 36,000 it released in 2013. The crimes for which these persons were responsible include homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault and more than 16,000 incidents of drunk or drugged driving. The released individuals are now free to move about the country. In testimony before Congress, ICE Director Sarah Saldana characterized this action as the best option we had available to us given the parameters established by President Obama. Is putting criminals back on the street bad? Yes, but...
  • Border Agents Face Retribution For Reporting Large Illegal Alien Groups

    03/21/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 21 2015 10:52 am
    Border Patrol agents gave eye-opening testimony on Capitol Hill last week, saying that they face retribution for reporting large groups of illegal immigrants. Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as a punishment, border agent Chris Cabrera said before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. These revelations come as the Department of Homeland Security confirms that it released more than 30,000 illegal aliens onto U.S. streets last year.
  • A 'Privileged Cracker' Visits the California DMV

    03/21/2015 10:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2015 | Theo Willem
    The other day I received a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) instructing me to renew my drivers license in person. The letter stated I was required to take a vision test and a new photo. The letter also provided me with a phone number to schedule an appointment. When I called the number, the representative told me that the next available appointment to visit my local DMV was 8 weeks later, well beyond the expiration date of my drivers license. The representative explained it was due to undocumented immigrants, what we used to call illegal aliens,...
  • How many illegals will flood across the border based on Jeb Bush winning the GOP Primary?

    03/20/2015 5:39:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    I think opponents of Jeb Bush should work out some figure they can throw around that is realistic. From July 2016 - January 2017 maybe 100000, 200000, 500000 or maybe 1 million illegals will cross the border if Jeb wins the nomination. Maybe only 50,000. Probably a worse message than Clinton winning the general, because it is already established the Dem candidate will be open borders and that there is no opposition anywhere to it.
  • Epic: Reporter gets OWNED after calling someone racist in interview

    03/20/2015 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Joshua Riddle
    This reporter apparently thinks it is racist for people to think we should protect our border. Thankfully, this man wasnt willing to be accused of something as vile as being a racist.
  • ICE: 167,527 Criminal Aliens Loose in U.S.A.

    03/19/2015 3:39:25 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) read the statistic aloud Thursday durin a hearing examining ICE's priorities and procedures for removing criminal aliens currently living in the United States.
  • Chastened deportation chief retracts call to override sanctuary cities

    03/20/2015 2:02:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administrations deportation chief backtracked Friday, just a day after she pleaded with Congress to pass laws cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities and states a stance that appeared to put her at odds with her boss, President Obama. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, who has been on the job less than 90 days, told Congress she would welcome new laws to crack down on states and localities that refuse to cooperate with her agents who are trying to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants. Thank you, Amen, she said Thursday when asked if she would support Congress...
  • Walker Revokes In-state Tuition For Undocumented Students Attending Univ And Colleges In Wisconsin

    03/20/2015 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Hispanic News Network USA Blog ^ | June 27, 2011 | H. Nelson Goodson
    ******June 27, 2011******Undocumented students to pay higher tuition, despite living and paying state taxes along with parents in Wisconsin. By H. Nelson Goodson - June 27, 2011 Ashwaubenon - On Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed his two-year 2011-2013 budget, which included ending in-state tuition for undocumented students attending public universities and colleges. In-state tuition for undocumented students was approved two years ago by former Governor Jim Doyle (D) after the Hispanic community struggled for 10 years to pass it.The State Journal (SJ) reported that about 100 undocument students had applied for in-state tuition at 13-four year University of...
  • Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

    03/19/2015 5:02:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Toshiba.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Juan A. Lazano
    A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it mislead him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen went back and forth with the Justice Department over whether it had mislead him into believing that a key part of Obama's program would not be implemented before he made a ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000...
  • DHS released another 30,000 criminal aliens onto streets

    03/18/2015 1:07:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year, following the 36,000 it released in 2013, the government announced Wednesday though it promised to take steps to cut down on the problem. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and removal of illegal immigrants, said it will no longer allow overcrowding to be the main reason a dangerous illegal immigrant is released, and will require a top supervisor to approve the cases of any serious criminals that officers want to release. Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal 2014, which is down...
  • Drivers Licenses for Illegals Leads to Abundance of Organ Donors [semi-satire]

    03/17/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The California Transplant Donor Network hailed Californias policy of granting drivers licenses to persons in the country illegally for boosting organs available for transplant by an estimated 30 percent. Marcella Corona, community development liaison for the Transplant Donor Network, cited two factors she felt were critical components of this good news. Obviously, by putting more drivers on the road there will be more potential crashes resulting in brain-dead victimsthe prime source of organs for transplant. But the gains are likely to be even greater than mere numbers portend. On average, the driving skills of people from Latin America are decades...
  • Please Explain 100,000 Deferrals for Illegal Aliens

    03/17/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obamas amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens. On March 19, Justice Department lawyers and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen. Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say lied to) the court. Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak: be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters...
  • End Birthright Citizenship Now

    03/17/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students. To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are anchor babies, they have noted correctly that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the anchor baby label is inaccurate. They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was not a magnet for illegal immigration because the parents remained...
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • Obama: Spirit of Selma Requires Replacing Black People w/Illegal Aliens

    03/15/2015 4:19:25 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    According to Brooklyn Borough President, the spirit of Selma is about adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar. According to Obama, its about replacing black workers with illegal aliens through amnesty. Obama invoked the spirit of Selma to justify his executive amnesty policies Friday in an interview with Sirius XMs Joe Madison. The notion that some kid that was brought here when he was two or three years old might somehow be deported at the age of 20 or 25 even though theyve grown up as American, thats not who we are, Obama said. Thats not true to the spirit...
  • Obama Administration Asks Appeals Court to Void Injunction [semi-satire]

    03/14/2015 10:52:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Lawyers for the Obama Administration filed suit in the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, asking it to overturn federal Judge Andrew Hanens injunction prohibiting further executive action granting additional rights and privileges to amnestied illegal aliens. Judge Hanens order is unprecedented and wrong, claimed Administration attorney Abby Lyon. First of all, a mere district court judge lacks the standing to impede a policy ordered by the president of the United States, Lyon said. Second, Judge Hanen was appointed by former President Bush, who is no longer this countrys reigning chief executive. Consequently, Hanen has no mandate to...
  • Jeb Bush: amnesty is the grown up plan for immigration reform

    03/14/2015 10:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to give a certain amount of credit to politicians who are able to maintain a level of consistency, if nothing else. Stopping in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was faced with yet another series of questions on the subject which seems to have sunk his prospects with conservatives this cycle. When asked yet again about a possible path to citizenship for illegals and a chance to “come out of the shadows” in an orderly fashion, Bush doubled down and let all of you haters out there know that he’s the grown up in the room here. Jeb Bush...
  • 15 who qualify for deportation relief among 2,000 criminals rounded up in nationwide sweep

    03/13/2015 8:59:53 AM PDT · by dennisw
    foxnews.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, the Associated Press has learned. Fourteen of the 15 had been convicted of a crime, the Homeland Security Department confirmed late Thursday. In at least one case, the Obama administration renewed the protective status for a young immigrant after that person's conviction in a drug case, a U.S. official briefed on the arrests said. One of the...
  • Benefits for Border Crossers? (GOP "debates" whether to give illegals Ca$h)

    03/13/2015 2:47:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 March 15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Federal handouts are the latest front in the war on Obamas amnesty, and House and Senate Republicans are once again clashing over strategy. House and Senate Republicans are once again at odds over how to fight President Obamas executive amnesty. After Republicans in Congress caved in the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security last month, a new disagreement in the GOP now looms on how best to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving federal benefits under the presidents executive actions. When Representative Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) learned that the IRS intends to pay the illegal-immigrant beneficiaries of the presidents...
  • 15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

    03/12/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/12/15 | Alicia A. Caldwell - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.</p>
  • GOP wary of new immigration battle [GOP-e surrender monkeys cave again to Obama]

    03/12/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Bernie Becker
    Senate GOP leadership is staying away from a proposal to ensure illegal immigrants dont get tax break payouts from the government, with the party still smarting from a battle over Department of Homeland Security funding. Senior Republicans generally say they support the goals of the bill from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to keep immigrants protected from deportation by President Obamas executive actions from claiming several years worth of earned income tax credits. But with the most recent immigration fight having just finished, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said hes still examining the...
  • Signups by undocumented immigrant drivers may explain 30% boost in organ donations

    03/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 12, 2015 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    The California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses may have an unexpected benefit for thousands of people waiting for organ transplants statewide. The California Transplant Donor Network says undocumented immigrants may have caused a 30% spike in the states organ and tissue donor registrations so far this year. The immigrant drivers, many of whom are from Mexico, also could boost numbers of Hispanics on the donor registry who are more likely to match with Hispanics waiting for transplants, the network says.
  • Here's why mass deportation isn't a financially viable option

    03/11/2015 7:11:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jason Russell
    A new study by the American Action Forum estimates that deporting every illegal immigrant, and keeping new ones from entering the country would take 20 years and cost taxpayers between $420 billion and $619 billion total. Averaging those lower and upper estimates, deporting every illegal immigrant and enforcing current immigration laws would cost about $26 billion annually.For comparison, the Department of State had a budget of $27 billion in 2014. NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and welfare for needy families (TANF) all receive less than $20 billion in the federal budget. Food stamps cost almost three times more than what...
  • United States set to feel more pain resulting from illegal immigration

    03/10/2015 8:08:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    usfinancepost.com ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | By Melody Dareing
    Illegal immigration has long plagued American craftsman and has far-reaching implications that communities and federal, state and local governments have yet to realize, according to those who have worked in the construction industry. If you wait 20 years, youre going to see what happens to all of these houses and buildings, said Kevin Larsen, a veteran brick mason with 33 years of experience. Larsen left his trade several years ago and now works at a railroad yard. He applauds the federal judges Feb. 16 decision to halt President Barack Obamas executive order that protects as many as five million immigrants...
  • IRS Insists Giving Tax Refunds to Illegal Aliens Is the Least We Can Do [semi-satire]

    03/10/2015 10:52:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The IRS has announced plans to follow up President Obamas illegal grant of amnesty to persons in this country illegally with a program that will permit illegal aliens to receive tax refunds for taxes they never paid. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the move as a necessary component of the Presidents vision for Americas future. The vast majority of these immigrants are poor. They will need substantial help if the Presidents dream of transforming our culture is to become a reality. Diverting some of Americas excess wealth to these people via tax refunds is one way of making this happen....
  • US immigration officers arrest 2,059 criminals in sweep

    03/10/2015 10:47:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 03/10/2015
    U.S. immigration officers arrested 2,059 convicted criminal aliens in a five-day operation, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday. Those arrested are subject to being removed from the United States, and more than 1,000 have multiple criminal convictions, the department said in a statement. The sweep, called Cross Check, started March 1 and ended March 5. It was the sixth such operation since May 2011, the statement said. More than 1,000 of those arrested were convicted of felonies, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape. Those arrested include 58 known gang members or affiliates and 89 convicted...
  • UC Irvine Student: U.S. Flag Banned to Avoid Triggering Hurt Feelings Among Illegals

    03/08/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    IRVINE, California Students at the University of California Irvine (UCI)spoke toBreitbart News Sunday,sharing their shock and disappointment at recent legislation by six members of UCIsAssociated Students (ASUCI) to remove an American flag from their buildings lobby this past Thursday.
  • Marzel in Tel Aviv: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators (illegal aliens from Africa)

    03/08/2015 11:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2015, 8:17 AM | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    Members of Eli Yishais YachadHaam Itanu party and Baruch Marzel with members of his Otzma Yehudit party took a tour of southern Tel Aviv on Sunday, where they surveyed how the massive influx of illegal immigrants from Africa has impacted the neighborhood, which suffers drastically raised crime levels. During the visit, which was guided by Otzma Yehudit member May Golan, who is chairperson of the Hebrew City movement and a longtime champion of Jewish rights in the area afflicted by infiltrator settlement, the group came across infiltrators who openly said they were in Israel illegally and were unapologetic about it....
  • More deported foreign nationals are returning to US illegally

    03/08/2015 11:48:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 03/07/2015 | ALFONSO CHARDY
    MIAMI For years, federal immigration authorities have hailed as an enforcement success the annual growth in deportations of foreign nationals who have been convicted of serious crimes or caught living or working in the United States without papers. What authorities have not highlighted is the simultaneous growth in the number of previously deported foreign nationals who have returned to the United States illegally either by sneaking through the porous Mexican border or by traveling on boats from the Bahamas to South Florida. While annual illegal re-entries are not as numerous as deportations, over time they contribute to an erosion...
  • Iowa ag forum displays GOP rift on immigration reform

    03/08/2015 6:16:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 3/7/2015 | THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY
    <p>The rift over immigration in the emerging Republican presidential field opened up publicly Saturday, as several potential candidates called for enforcement of existing laws while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham said those living in the U.S. illegally should have a path to legal status...</p>
  • WH Call Participants Want To Change Thanksgiving Day To Celebrate Immigrants Day

    03/07/2015 12:34:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3-7-15 | James Beattie
    A conservative political activist who participated in a conference call with the White House said President Obama should change Thanksgiving Day to a holiday dedicated to illegal immigrants. Susan Payne of Maryland told radio talk show host Joe Miller on KOAN Wednesday this would be happening once this amnesty mill is complete. Miller was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010. Earlier this week, the House passed legislation authorizing funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. Inserted in that legislation is a provision to proceed with President Obamas...
  • VIDEO: Arrested in US Honduran converted to Islam (Miami Airport Terrorist Nutjob)

    03/06/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    El Heraldo.hn ^ | March 6, 2015
    Google Translation: Tegucigalpa, Honduras A Honduran converted to Islam was arrested Thursday at Miami International Airport, United States, where he threatened to explode a bomb. The woman, identified as Julissa Magdalena Iscoa Maradiaga, 33, could now face charges of terrorism. Maradiaga crashed his car in the airport infrastructure and immediately said to carry a bomb would explode. Military immediately proceeded to neutralize, pointing their guns directly to the humanity of the Honduran alleged. They also made use of specialized dogs to detect explosives. The police were trying to determine if low long dress women had explosive effect. In the video...