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  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • Netroots Nation and Liberal Populism Key to Defeating Hillary

    07/21/2014 5:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Last week Netroots Nation, formerly Yearly Kos, went down in the city that best represents how well a corrupt, overweening government can respond to changing economic conditions. Detroit, Michigan hosted a meetup for particularly whiny and net-savvy liberals got together to whine about how the Democratic Party isn’t in touch with the people. And it’s within the belly of this discontent beast that we can see the key to defeating Hillary at the ballot box. Netroots refers generally to the lefty blogosphere. It’s kind of like the Tea Party of the that side, in that it’s people who are more...
  • Why NYC’s push to change school admissions will punish poor Asians

    07/20/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Dennis Saffran
    In 2004, 7-year-old Ting Shi arrived in New York from China, speaking almost no English. For two years, he shared a bedroom in a Chinatown apartment with his grandparents — a cook and a factory worker — and a young cousin, while his parents put in 12-hour days at a small laundromat they had purchased on the Upper East Side. Ting mastered English and eventually set his sights on getting into Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City’s eight “specialized high schools.” When he was in sixth grade, he took the subway downtown from his parents’ small...
  • Pursuing the Immigrants' Dream in the Land of Opportunity

    07/18/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    I recently met a man in his mid-fifties who told me he came to America as a very young person with less than $25 in his pocket and made a pretty good life for himself here. As the son of Albanian immigrants who came here with just the clothes on their back, I love such stories about the people who come to this country, filled with hope for a far better future and a willingness to toil long hours to achieve the American dream. This gentleman told me how he worked 18 or more hour days, six days a...
  • Will Dayton (Ohio) Be Called on to Help With Immigration Crisis?

    07/16/2014 12:16:46 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 12 replies
    ABC22now.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | ABC22now.com
    DAYTON -- We've shown you how tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are now surging our southern border. Many of those children are now being shipped across the country. So we wanted to know, would Dayton accept them? Mayor Nan Whaley says Dayton would be willing to extend their welcome mat again to these children in need. "This is a product of having no immigration reform by the federal government. We've continually asked Congres to act on this issue becasue we know these things can happen," Mayor Whaley said Thursday……
  • BREAKING: Mexican Raid on U.S Border

    07/14/2014 8:34:15 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 50 replies
    FaceBook ^ | July 11, 2014 | FaceBook video
    From Orly's site about this video: "See the footage of Mexican mob storming the border in CA. Call your congressmen, demand deployment of the US military along Mexican border, rescission of all trade agreements with Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. No Western Union transmission of money to these countries. Call governers of border states, demand deployment of the National Guard units of the states at the border"
  • Governors wary of White House plan to place immigrant children with states

    07/14/2014 5:02:07 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Fox News
    State governors from both parties have reacted cooly to efforts by the Obama administration to gain their support for placing thousands of unaccompanied Central American children with friends or family members. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday at the National Governors Association summer meeting in Nashville. According to those who attended the meeting, the governors expressed particular concerns about the costs to states, including that of providing public education for the children. Burwell left the meeting through a side door without talking to reporters.
  • MS-13 Actively Recruiting Illegal Alien Minors at U.S. Shelters

    07/10/2014 4:14:36 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 10 2014 | Judicial Watch
    The nation’s most violent street gangs—including Mara Salvatrucha—are actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing illegal immigrant minors and they’re using Red Cross phones to communicate, a Homeland Security source tells Judicial Watch. JW has reported extensively on the crisis created by the sudden influx of mostly Central American minors that have crossed into the U.S. through the Mexican border in recent weeks. It has created havoc and will end up costing American taxpayers billions of dollars to house, process, medically treat, feed and inevitably educate the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) which are being dispersed throughout the country. They...
  • Government singularity, and who the hell is ORR?

    07/11/2014 10:38:14 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/11/2014 | Steve Berman
    Deep in the bowels of Mount Doom, a little known federal agency is about to get top billing in the “border wars”.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement is the heavy hand and hammer of Obama’s apparent strategy to flood the USA with illegal immigrants and let them disappear into every small town in America. ORR is a 1980 reaction to Jimmy Carter’s infamous Mariel boatlift, in which Castro emptied his jails into south Florida.  Like all government viruses released into the wild, it multiplied over the years, building up to a budget of $1.489 billion in 2014.  That includes an increase of nearly a...
  • Illegals Continue To Walk All Over Obama, Now With Obama-Themed Shoes [PHOTOS]

    07/09/2014 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/2014 | Eric Owens
    Some of the illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border from Central America and creating a growing humanitarian crisis may be wearing tennis shoes emblazoned with images in praise of President Barack Obama, according to Dennis Michael Lynch at his website, DLM Daily.
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • Obama's Incompetence Sinks In

    07/09/2014 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd assembled a panel of liberal-media veterans on his morning show "The Daily Rundown" Monday and joked that the assembled heavyweights presented "a nightmare scenario for Brent Bozell." But what these journalists proceeded to issue was a devastating indictment of the Obama presidency and a real nightmare for this president. Carolyn Ryan, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, brought up "the national funk we're in, the sort of national malaise." The word "malaise" is never a good word to be around if you're the president. But for President Barack Obama, who is now...
  • Feds Say Businesses Can't Require Employees to Speak or Understand English

    07/08/2014 8:59:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin for discriminating against non-native persons by insisting that employees must be conversant in English in order to hold jobs with the company. Jacqueline Berrien, EEOC Chairperson dismissed the possibility that some minimal competence in the English language might be a legitimate skill required of an employee. "Whether an employee understands English is a matter of convenience for the business,":Berrien explained. "Granted, conducting business in a single language might be more efficient. But the individual's right to speak whatever language he chooses is a human right....
  • Protesters block a THIRD bus load of illegal immigrants from being transferred further inland......

    07/08/2014 8:15:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FULL TITLE: Protesters block a THIRD bus load of illegal immigrants from being transferred further inland in confrontational scenes at detention center, amid reports riot police could be brought in to deal with showdown Confrontational scenes played out again today in a southern California town where demonstrators claim they've diverted a third bus full of illegal immigrants who were brought in to ease an overcrowded Texas facility. Furious residents of Murrieta, California, greeted the bus as it pulled into town, holding signs that read 'Send Them Back with Birth Control' and 'No Vacancy: Try the White House.' The protestors are...
  • Are States Constitutionally Required to Educate Illegal Immigrant Children?

    07/08/2014 7:06:02 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2014 | Allan J. Favish
    On June 28, 2014, Merrill Hope reported for Breitbart Texas on how the Obama administration was using the 1982 United States Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), to pressure the states, including Texas, to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.
  • Former Grand Prairie [TX] School May Soon House Immigrant Children

    07/06/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 7-4-14 | Ray Villeda
    The border crisis could reach the front doorsteps for dozens of neighbors in a Grand Prairie community. That’s because the old Lamar Alternative school on Walnut Street has been placed on a short list of three locations in North Texas that could house some of the 2,000 children expected to be brought up to DFW from the border. It’s a plan that would build a fence around the school building to keep the children in, and one that has folks on both sides of that fence. “It’s ironic it’s 4th of July, I mean how desperate are we that we...
  • Church group(Texas Baptist Men) to oversee shelter for unaccompanied children in Dallas County

    07/06/2014 2:24:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 72 replies
    Valleycentral.com ^ | ^630/14 | Mary Avila
    Unaccompanied children are crossing at an alarming rate, and now many will be heading to Dallas. "We cannot turn our back on these children that are already here," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. Judge Jenkins announced that Dallas County would be the first county in the state to offer housing. Terry Henderson is in charge of disaster relief for the Texas Baptist Men. He's been waiting an announcement like this for more than a month. "I kind of had a heads up no matter where it was going to happen in Texas that we were going to be involved...
  • SOURCE: FEDS TO BRING IN RIOT SQUAD AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PROTESTERS

    07/06/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by madison10 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving.
  • Plane Carrying More Immigrants Lands in San Diego

    07/04/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 4, 2014
    A chartered airplane carrying another round of undocumented immigrant women and children landed in San Diego on the 4th of July. The plane arrived just before 7 p.m. The undocumented families and children from Central American were flown from Texas to San Diego for processing as part of a federal government plant to address the nation’s border crisis.
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BEING FLOWN INTO HOUSTON AFTER CALIFORNIA REJECTION

    07/03/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by reader25 · 102 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 3,2014 | Kristin Tate
    An unknown number of illegal immigrants will be transported by federal agents to Houston, Texas
  • June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993

    07/03/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 3, 2014
    Is this the reason for the blowout, on the surface, payroll number? In June the BLS reports that the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 523K to 118.2 million while part-time jobs soared by 799K to over 28 million! Looking at the breakdown of full and part-time jobs so far in 2014, we find that 926K full-time jobs were added to the US economy. The offset: 646K part-time jobs. Something tells us that the fact that the BLS just reported June part-time jobs rose by just shy of 800,000 the biggest monthly jump since 1993, will hardly get much airplay...
  • Softening Up America For The Final Assault

    06/27/2014 3:49:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    SuckersOnParade ^ | 6/26/14 | Diogenes Middle Finger
    With President Obama authorizing the release of 36,000 illegal immigrants back into the US population, many of who are convicted criminals of violent acts, our border security is in shambles. Border patrol agents told to duck and hide when confronted by well-armed drug cartel members, they are being ordered to allow illegal immigrants to cross as false and rehearsed excuses are used to get into the our country, this as our southern-most military bases are being used as daycare facilities for thousands of illegal immigrant children have been ushered across told that they will be accepted. Now disease epidemics...
  • Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went To Immigrants

    06/27/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6-26-2014 | NRO Staff
    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went To Immigrants By NRO StaffJune 26, 2014According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level. The rapidity with which immigrants recovered...
  • Texas Ranchers Under Attack

    06/25/2014 7:12:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ronnie Osburn was preparing to talk to National Review Online Thursday about lawlessness in his border community when his home was broken into.
  • Facility for undocumented kids opposed

    06/24/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 11 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 6/23/14 | J. Harry Jones
    The crisis is sparking heated debate in Washington, where critics claim the Obama administration’s immigration policies are to blame, including the DREAM Act, which defers deportation for some children. Nearby residents who oppose the Escondido center said they’re concerned it will hurt property values, increase crime and cause other problems. But some also decried the idea of federal tax dollars being used for such purposes, especially in their city. “We want our City Council and the Planning Commission to push back to the federal government and adhere to the laws,” said Kitty Demry, who lives about a one-third of a...
  • Homeland Security Solicited Bids for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” In January

    06/24/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-24-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo June 23rd, 2014The White House would have us believe that the massive flood of immigrants on our southern border was a surprise that no one could have predicted. But a government contract posted in January of 2014 by the Department of Homeland Security tells a shockingly different story. According to the FedBizOpps.gov web site the government was seeking personnel who could provide escort services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children” in anticipation of an event that would leave up to 65,000 minors on our southern border without their parents or guardians. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor...
  • Mass immigrant graves uncovered in Texas cemetery

    06/21/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 21, 2014
    Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S. illegally, according to published reports Saturday. The discovery at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias came in the last two weeks, as Baylor University anthropologist Lori Baker and Krista Latham, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, and their students worked as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who've died in the area near the U.S.-Mexico border. Teams unearthed remains in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container at...
  • Contrary to Media Narrative, 95% of Illegal Immigrants Say They Came for New Amnesty Promise

    06/16/2014 2:22:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 16 2015 | Soopermexican
    The surge of illegal immigrants surging across the border and overwhelming detention centers has been called a “humanitarian crisis” and ascribed to increased violence in Latin America. But a new poll of those immigrants shows that Obama’s promise of amnesty needs to assume much more of the blame: The main reason the subjects chose this particular time to migrate to the United States was to take advantage of the “new” U.S. “law” that grants a “free pass” or permit (referred to as “permisos”) being issued by the U.S. government to female adult OTMs traveling with minors and to UACs. (Comments:...
  • Apopka’s Hope Community Center sees influx of child immigrants

    06/13/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFTV
    APOPKA, Fla. — Officials at Apopka’s Hope Community Center said they’ve received an influx of children who have entered the country illegally. More than 40 children have arrived so far and Sister Ann Kendrick said she expects more in the coming weeks. President Obama’s administration called the recent flood of nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing the southern United States border a humanitarian crisis. Kendrick agrees. “People are desperate,” she said. “The majority are 12, 13 years old.” Most of the children came from countries in Central America, where poverty and violence are rampant.
  • Why the tea party should favor immigration

    06/11/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 141 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/11/14 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Opinion: Immigrants are productive and make us a richer nation With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to tea party candidate David Brat, federal immigration reform looks dead. But the Tea Party should favor sensible immigration reform with border controls. It would result in additional economic growth, allowing the government to cut spending and lower taxes — key tea-party demands. Immigrants increase gross domestic product growth. Immigration expands the American workforce and encourages more business startups. In 2013 the labor-force participation of foreign-born workers was higher than native-born workers (66.4% vs. 62.7%). Their unemployment rate was lower (6.9%, compared...
  • What about a Bus Caravan of Illegal Immigrants Dumped at the White House? Let DC Absorb them!

    06/11/2014 1:46:11 AM PDT · by rface · 22 replies
    abc news ^ | april 9,2013 | Rojad
    Hailing from all corners of the US, thousands of immigrants and human rights activists are traveling today to the nation's capital for a rally on Wed. in support for immigration reform......(April 2013). The way it looks is that the boarder crossings are being flooded with children of several central American countries who cannot control their poverty and violence problems. The US government seems to think that flooding boarder states with this massive influx will force an immigration deal...but I wonder how Wash DC would handle such an influx. Why not a repeat of earlier bus caravans and drop these thousands...
  • Obama opens third military base to deal with flood of illegal child immigrants

    06/10/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10 June 2014 | Ted Thorhill
    The Obama administration announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives. The news came as officials insist that the children are in good hands, despite allegations of abuse by US authorities. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 ‘unaccompanied minors’ and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.
  • 4 dead, 4 injured in accident involving human smuggling ( Utah )

    05/16/2014 2:56:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    KSL ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Pat Reavy
    THOMPSON SPRINGS, Grand County — Four people were killed and four others critically injured after a van that was apparently involved in a human smuggling operation rolled multiple times on I-70 Friday morning. About 4:30 a.m., approximately 34 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border ... Investigators believe a ninth person, possibly a woman, walked away from the scene. That person had not been located as of noon. "We're looking at this as possibly being a human smuggling case," Royce said. The Utah State Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were assisting the Utah...
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson as President

    05/15/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won."
  • Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

    05/12/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics detailing all of the criminal convictions of the more than 36,000 immigrants released from custody last year. The numbers show that the criminals released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had amassed more than 15,000 drunken-driving convictions, 1,317 domestic violence convictions, 727 sex crimes convictions and even four that the statistics listed as “treason, sabotage.” The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention, but released them anyway,
  • Obama Administration to Schools: 'Equal Access' for Illegal Immigrants

    05/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/9/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama's administration issued new guidance to schools, emphasizing that they cannot discourage illegal immigrant students from enrolling by requiring proof of legal status. As Politico reported, the Obama administration noted that schools "can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates when a student wants to enroll," but they can be compliant if they "instead ask for proof of residency in a school district, which a family can do with an electric bill or copy of a lease." In a "Dear Colleague Letter," the Obama administration stated that under federal law, school districts...
  • Administration rolls out new immigration regs

    05/06/2014 10:18:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow spouses of foreign workers to take jobs in the United States as part of a slate of new draft immigration regulations. A pair of rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security also would make it easier for highly skilled workers from certain countries to remain in the U.S. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the actions would be a boon to American companies who rely on foreign workers, and would serve as a magnet for additional investment in U.S. firms. “These steps will help the U.S. maintain competitiveness with other countries...
  • Immigration, America’s Advantage: The right immigrants replenish the nation with productive citizens

    04/25/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2014 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven
    It was the Inconvenient Truth of its day. The book was The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich, published in 1968. Ehrlich made some apocalyptic predictions about resource depletion and mass starvation resulting from population growth. A frightened public devoured the book. But Ehrlich got some things wrong. He didn’t factor into his thinking technological change and the growth of free enterprise around the world, both of which have done much to ameliorate global poverty and hunger. The biggest thing he got wrong, though, was that he failed to foresee this: The population is now shrinking in many parts of...
  • Non-EU Doctors Can Be a Risk for Patient Safety, Research Says

    04/24/2014 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The recent news that doctors trained outside the EU perform remarkably worse than others on key exams and performance reviews has created fears and lack of trust in doctors. This is the result of a study commissioned by the General Medical Council and carried out by the University College London and University of Cambridge, published in the British Medical Journal - the most rigorous study to date – , and a research by Durham University also published in the BMJ. Non-EU-trained doctors make up a quarter of the NHS medical workforce. We’ve repeatedly – in fact, whenever there is...
  • Food stamps used to buy Red Bull ( Muslim immigrants in Conn )

    04/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    ct post ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel Tepfer
    Aslam Khawaja, 48, of Iranistan Avenue, the owner of the SK Grocery at 856 Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. From March through December 2013 Khawaja paid cash to 128 of his customers who are on the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for their SNAP benefits at 50 cents to a dollar of benefit, the arrest affidavit states. ... Khawaja is a Pakistani national. In December he was shot during a robbery at his store and at that time asked detectives to file...
  • More Than 200 (illegal) Immigrants Arrested at Texas Camp

    04/18/2014 4:30:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 4/18/14
    **SNIP** They were found in an undeveloped patch of scrub near an abandoned tennis club in McAllen. They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week. It was unclear whether any of those arrested Thursday afternoon were guides suspected of guarding the immigrants, Border Patrol spokesman Danny Tirado told The McAllen Monitor. A short time later, Border Patrol arrested 132 immigrants found in two buildings on a property in Alton, about 8 miles west...
  • Why the Amnesty Lobby is Freaking Out

    04/08/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is done being patient. There was a time when an Oval Office meeting with President Obama could buy their silence. But no longer. On Friday April 4, the CHC sent a six-page letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding that Obama use "all legal means available" to "suspend, delay, or dispense with the deportations of immigrants who would qualify for legal status and protection under S. 744." At no point does the letter bother to call for new legislation or the passage of S.744. Instead, the CHC just demands that Obama enforce current...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/07/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-05-2014 | The Editorial Board
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • Administration Signing up Mexicans for Obamacare

    03/28/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    While progress in inducing Americans to sign up for health insurance has been less than robust, The Obama Administration has been meeting with more success signing up Mexican nationals. Affordable Care Act “navigators” are reportedly conducting a vigorous “outreach program” at Mexican Consulates all over the US. Vice-President Joe Biden rejected contentions that this violates President Obama's promise that the ACA would cover only American citizens. “The people being signed up are American citizens in everything but name,” Biden insisted. “They reside in the United States. They have jobs or are receiving government benefits in the United States. And we...
  • Unbowed Dutch populist defends 'fewer Moroccans' vow [Geert Wilders]

    03/22/2014 4:46:25 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Charles Onian
    The Hague (AFP) - An unrepentant Geert Wilders fought back Saturday against a storm of protest and an exodus from within his own anti-Muslim party after he vowed "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands. The platinum-haired populist was forced to deny parallels with Nazi leaders after he was widely perceived as having gone too far in his attack on a specific ethnic group on Wednesday. "I spoke the truth, I'm not sorry and will not apologise for the truth and expressing my political ideals," Wilders told an impromptu press conference on Saturday evening.
  • Sowell: A Tiger of a Book

    03/17/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year. It is titled "The Triple Package" because it argues that three qualities are found in spectacularly successful groups in America. These three qualities, they say, are a superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control. Whether you buy their theory or not, you will be enormously enlightened by their attempts to prove...
  • Schumer Says GOP Needs to Get On-board with Amnesty Plan

    03/17/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) warned Republican colleagues that “there’s no question that amnesty will be the law of the land in the near future. The GOP can get on-board and share in the credit or be left behind futilely railing against the inevitability of it all.” “The choice they face is simple,” Schumer said. “By joining us in legislatively enacting the legalization of these undocumented immigrants they have a chance to blunt the electoral effect of adding millions of new Latino voters. By opposing us to the bitter end they will earn the enmity of these new voters. They should...
  • Montana Boy: Bones Show Ancestral Links to Europe

    02/24/2014 1:46:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | February 20, 2014 | Rex Dalton
    Despite general resistence, representatives of tribes in the US recently gave their blessing for DNA analysis of the remains of a Stone Age child. Research conducted on the boy's genes indicate that Native Americans have European roots. It must have been a pretty special child, otherwise the two-year old wouldn't have been buried in such a ceremonious manner. The boy was sprinkled with celebratory red dust and given distinctive stone artifacts for his last journey. The characteristic fluting of the stone weapons serve as archeological evidence that the boy, who died some 12,600 years ago, came from the Clovis culture....
  • The Incredible Legal Immigrants

    02/14/2014 7:19:23 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/14/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I am always fascinated by legal immigrants who left their loved ones and their homes behind, came to this country, and made America a special place unlike any other on earth. Their individual stories of true grit and endurance in the face of adversity gives our American citizens their unique character and cultural fabric. I am not talking about the failed European multiculturalism model pushed by progressives to incorporate as many different ethnicities and religions as possible whether they fit in or not, including people who have broken the law or have given aid to our enemies. This societally disruptive...