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  • ‘‘IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS!’ JUDGE JEANINE OBLITERATES OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION

    11/23/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP ^ | 11-22-14 | FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP
    Judge Jeanine expertly displayed all the arrogance, hypocrisy and opportunism of Obama’s lawless executive action on immigration this week. It’s definitely worth a listen:
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Steve King Plots Three-step Response To Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 6:30:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/14 | JONATHAN STRONG
    With only hours before President Obama is expected to announce a major unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrants, Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill appear flummoxed at what they might do to stop him from going forward. “We’ve been trying to figure out what leverage we have. And we’re all finding it very difficult to actually stop the president in the next two months,” said Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). Iowa Republican Steve King, however, did not lack ideas. Speaking to a scrum of reporters off the House floor, he offered a a specific, three-step plan on how to respond in the weeks...
  • Deportation Reprieve Will Not Include Parents of Young Immigrants (Dreamers)

    11/19/2014 4:37:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | By JULIA PRESTONNOV
    ... The youths, who call themselves Dreamers, won protection from deportation from President Obama in 2012 and continued to press him to extend those measures to others here illegally. Mr. Obama will grant deportation reprieves to undocumented parents whose children are American citizens and legal permanent residentsif they have lived in the country for five years and have not committed serious crimes, administration officials said... But senior administration officials have argued that it would be more difficult both legally and politically to make the case for including parents of immigrants in the existing program for young people who came when...
  • Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse (Green card = Healthcare)

    11/19/2014 7:42:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up. Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama's health care law. It's a baffling omission, say consumers and counselors assisting with this year's sign-up drive. "It doesn't list the green card as an option to upload," said Elizabeth Colvin of Foundation Communities, an Austin, Texas, group that serves low-income people, including many immigrants. There's a way to...
  • DHS secretary says country could face new surge of illegals

    11/19/2014 8:06:48 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Wednesday that the country could face another spike in illegal immigration as the U.S. economy picks up and as seasonal patterns change, though he said they have made major progress in combatting the surge of illegal immigrant children that wrong-footed his department earlier this year. “We’re determined that we need to do more ourselves for border security,” Mr. Johnson said in a speech at the National Press Club sponsored by Democratic group NDN. “I’m concerned about the possibility of another rise in illegal migration.” Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/19/jeh-johnson-us-could-face-new-surge-illegals/#ixzz3JZv6NEhX Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Illegal immigration rising in Pennsylvania, study finds

    11/19/2014 5:56:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | James McGinnis
    Illegal immigration is falling in Arizona, California and New Mexico, but rising in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Drawing on data provided by the U.S. Census, Pew researchers reported a 21 percent increase in the number of people living in Pennsylvania illegally between the years 2009 and 2012. The Keystone State was home to an estimated 170,000 residents here illegally as of 2012, according to the study.
  • Obama’s Amnesty Will Loot Social Security To Give Your Money To Illegal Aliens

    11/18/2014 6:57:42 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    conservative hq ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | George Rasley,
    One of the issues that killed the Senate’s hated “Gang of Eight” amnesty for illegal aliens bill was that it allowed the amnestied illegal aliens to immediately access public benefits reserved for citizens and legal immigrants. House conservatives correctly argued that the “Gang of Eight” bill and its various House companion bills would allow illegal aliens immediate access to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and various other welfare programs, such as food stamps. While the proponents of the “Gang of Eight” bill tried to finesse the issue the bottom line was and is that once the government gives a Social Security...
  • Norway Says Enough, Deports Record Numbers of Immigrants to Reduce Crime

    11/17/2014 4:26:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 31 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Norwegian paper The Local reported in September that asylum seekers and illegal immigrants (euphemistically called "persons living in Norway without papers") are over-represented in the country's crime statistics: Asylum seekers and visa-less immigrants in Norway are charged with twice as many crimes per head of population as Norwegians, but still account for a very small proportion of overall criminality, a new report has said. [Emphasis added] The authors of the report from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), in the typical, apologetic style of officialdom, felt compelled to add: "This is so little that it has minimal significance...
  • Report: 71 Percent of New Jobs Go to Foreign Born Legal, Illegal Immigrants in NH

    10/30/2014 10:25:53 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/30/14 | Penny Starr
    A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that the state with senators who both voted for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, which cleared the Senate in June, has 71 percent of its job growth going to foreign-born workers, including legal and illegal immigrants. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) both voted for Senate Bill 744, which CIS calculated would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country and would have given legal status to millions of illegal aliens already in the country had the legislation been passed by...
  • Group sues Maryland over ‘illegal’ voters

    10/28/2014 6:12:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    An election-watch group is suing Maryland over the alleged presence of noncitizens on the state’s voting rolls. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, asserts that individuals who opted out of jury duty because they were not legal U.S. residents have cast ballots in at least three Maryland elections. Based on the number of potential unqualified voters identified in Frederick County, up to 7 percent of Maryland’s registered voters could be illegal immigrants, according to estimates. “Their continued appearance on these lists makes it nearly impossible for Maryland law to prevent these declared noncitizens from casting votes...
  • Obama’s immigration plan would hurt black workers: Civil-rights commissioner

    10/27/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told President Obama Monday that the administration’s reported plan to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants of illegal immigrants would have a harmful effect on black American workers. Peter Kirsanow, a Republican appointee to the panel, said in a letter to the president and to the Congressional Black Caucus that issuing millions of work permits to potentially low-wage workers “will devastate the black community.”
  • White House Punts on USCIS Request for 'Surge' of Immigration ID's

    10/21/2014 10:30:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to address a Breitbart News report about a “surge” of immigration ID’s requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. ... A draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of nine million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
  • FBI: 3 Teen Girls From Denver Tried to Join ISIS

    10/21/2014 3:39:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 45 replies
    newser ^ | 10-21-14 | John JOhnson
    Newser) – Three teenage girls from Denver flew overseas in a bid to join ISIS in Syria before being stopped, reports the Denver Post. The girls, ages 15 and 16, apparently were lured by a "slick" online campaign to join militants with the Islamic State, an FBI official tells ABC News. They made it as far as Frankfurt, Germany, before being detained, and all three have been returned to their families in Denver. It's unclear whether they will face charges. The Voice of America first reported the incident, saying that two of the girls are of Somali origin, while the...
  • Obama to allow 100,000 Haitians into America without a visa

    10/18/2014 4:29:46 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/14 | Rick Moran
    Calling it "“an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority.," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be "reunited with their families." A similar program that reunited Central American children with their parents had a fraud rate of about 70%. “The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,”...
  • Vouching for the Visa Waiver Program

    10/18/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    “We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.” That’s what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited The Heritage Foundation recently. And with reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, it’s not hard to see why. As Chertoff noted, terrorist groups have proliferated “from Africa east to Afghanistan.” Frightening images of beheadings and other forms of graphic violence are all too common. And news that some Americans have gone to the Middle East...
  • Circuit court rules illegal immigrants have a right to bail

    10/15/2014 7:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants have the same constitutional right to bail that U.S. citizens do, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision striking down an Arizona statute designed to make sure criminals without any community ties didn’t flee in the face of a looming trial. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 decision, ruled that Arizona’s voters, who passed the statute in a 2006 referendum, were actually trying to punish illegal immigrants rather than trying to reduce the risk of flight by those charged with serious felonies. The judges said bail isn’t allowed to be used as...
  • 700 Plus Infected With Enterovirus D-68

    10/13/2014 9:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KAMR-TV / NBC News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Erika Edwards
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Michigan toddler Madeline Reid died Friday in her parents' arms. Doctors say she'd been battling Enterovirus D-68 when her heart failed. Lab tests will have to confirm the Enterovirus was directly responsible for the death of Madeline, 4-year-old Eli Waller of New Jersey, and 4 others. Nearly 700 people, mostly kids, have been infected with Enterovirus D-68 in 46 states....
  • Pat Roberts Takes Lead in Two Polls as Greg Orman Endorses Amnesty for Illegals

    10/09/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has taken the lead in two new polls released on Wednesday as his opponent Greg Orman again endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during Wednesday's debate. In a Fox News poll, Roberts leads Orman, the liberal Democrat running as an "independent," by 5 points. Roberts leads Orman by a point in a CNN/ORC poll. Three weeks ago, Orman was leading Roberts by six points. In Wednesday's debate, Roberts accused Orman of supporting amnesty after Orman tried to convince voters that he did not. The Kansas City Star reports that Orman does indeed support "a path to citizenship...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants Kicked Off Obamacare Now Suing Over Discrimination

    10/05/2014 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Two immigration groups have filed legal complaints against the Obama administration for kicking over one hundred thousand Obamacare customers off their insurance plans without sending notices in their native language, Modern Healthcare reports. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMACC) have both filed complaints with Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights. The groups believe the Obama administration’s move to end the health plans of customers who failed to prove their legal immigration or citizenship status violate customers’ rights as immigrants. The Obama administration terminated 115,000 customers’ Obamacare...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • Kidnapping and Extortion Bring Massive Revenue to US Border Gangs

    09/29/2014 3:24:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2014, | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Gangs operating in Falfurrias, Texas have allegedly been the recipient of “a massive amount” of inbound wire transfers. The transfers are believed to be extortion payments to local gang members who allegedly kidnap illegal immigrants who are found hiking through the ranches of Brooks County to avoid the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint. The immigrants are then held hostage until money is wired into the gang members – usually around one to three thousand dollars. The local gang members grab up the illegal immigrants they find on the roadways or in the ranches of Brooks County,” said Congressman...
  • Candidate Says Illegal Immigrants Have Earned Right to Receive Welfare [Fiction]

    09/23/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mike Michaud (Maine) says he is opposed to the idea of curtailing the eligibility for welfare payments to illegal immigrants. “These people have undertaken a long, arduous, and often dangerous journey to get here,” Michaud said. “That took courage and determination. Welfare payments are a meager reward for enduring these treks. It would be niggardly of us to deny them after they’ve crossed the finish line.” Under Maine law, illegal immigrants are not eligible for state funded welfare payments. Nonetheless, several cities have defied the law and paid out public funds to them. Portland disburses over...
  • 81 Immigrants Arrested in New England

    09/20/2014 6:49:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.
  • Immigration Is American

    09/17/2014 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That's why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now. "If they want to be in America," the argument goes, "they ought to return to their own countries and apply for a visa legally. America should not reward law breaking." That sounds sensible -- but what happens when the immigrant does that, goes to the U.S. embassy and says, I'd like to work in America legally? He gets paperwork to fill out and is told to...
  • Brown's Final Nail In Prop. 187 Is Really A Blow To California's Voters

    09/16/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a repeal of 1994's overturned Prop. 187, calling it a law that "has no place on the state's books." What do you call a man who claims voters' choices have no place in government? In most places out there, the name would be "tyrant," even if the word seems a bit fancy for the increasingly unpopular Gov. Brown. Because the hard fact remains that in 1994, millions of California's voters, by a margin of 59% to 41%, voted in favor of denying "free" welfare, education and other benefits to illegal immigrants on the clear...
  • The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America

    09/04/2014 5:49:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9-4-14 | Mike Snyder
    According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, "the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012." And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama. For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year… U.S. plans to resettle thousands of Syrians displaced by their country's civil...
  • Report slams Israel on African migrant rights

    09/09/2014 7:34:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/09/2014 | AP
    An international watchdog organization has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk. In a report issued Tuesday, Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities have coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese to return to their homes, where they may face serious abuse. For the past several years Israel has been placing thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in hardscrabble detention centers in the Negev desert. Citing statements by senior Israeli officials including former Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Human Rights Watch says the aim of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • 24,639,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S.

    09/05/2014 12:58:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 5, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007. The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who are in the United States legally and those who are here illegally. “The foreign born are those who reside in the United States but who were born outside the country or one of its outlying areas to parents who were not U.S. citizens,”...
  • A Question For Democrats: What Can’t Obama Do?

    09/02/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 28, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Enforce laws at your political leisure. Name recess appointments when there’s no recess. Legislate through regulation. Rewrite environmental laws. Rewrite immigration policy. Rewrite tax legislation. Bomb Libya. Bomb Syria. All by fiat. All good. The only question now is: what can’t Barack Obama do without Congress? How about joining binding international agreements without the Senate’s consent? Also, good. The New York Times reports that Obama, who failed to pass sweeping domestic climate-change legislation in his first term, is “working to forge a sweeping international climate-change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from...
  • Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M

    09/02/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dan Springer
    A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S. at a whopping $761 million this school year -- as some school systems push for the feds to pick up the tab. The estimate comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which issued a report on the 37,000 “unaccompanied minors” – who mainly are from Central America – after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all 50 states. The numbers underscore the concerns critics have raised for months about...
  • Who Got The Jobs In North Carolina?

    09/02/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | August 2014 | Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota
    The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014...The number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • Immigrant Families Released to Slum Shelter,

    08/28/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/22/2014 | Wendy Fry
    As federal officials grapple with a crisis-level influx of Central Americans who are showing up at U.S. borders, NBC 7 Investigates found at least three immigrant families released to a Santee shelter kept in deplorable conditions. According to a contract provided to residents of the “House of Hope,” the home is an outreach ministry of the Faith Family Christian Center, run by Pastor David Barrett. Conditions inside the “House of Hope” A resident led us through the shelter on Prospect Avenue, navigating our news crew through piles of bedding visibly covered in flies, fleas and maggots. At least eight, bedraggled...
  • How Puerto Rican migrants could swing the largest swing state

    08/11/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Baynative · 42 replies
    fusion net ^ | 8/11/14 | Daniel RIvero
    a Pew Research Center report released today shows that a new wave of Puerto Ricans leaving their island's severe economic woes has been finding its way to Central Florida and rapidly changing the ethnic and political makeup of the country's largest swing state. Florida, which has played a crucial role in the past two presidential elections, has 29 electoral votes that could play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential race.
  • The Invasion of the Booty Snatchers

    08/09/2014 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Jeff Crouere
    Nightmare at the border: Illegal aliens taking advantage of a system that is costly, unsustainable and dangerous The nightmare at the border shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Thousands of illegal aliens, including a massive increase in unaccompanied children, have crossed the border this year. Not surprisingly, 90 percent of the illegal minors do not show up for their court hearings and prefer to escape onto the streets of this country, knowing there is very little chance they will ever be deported. In 2013, only 1,800 of the 38,759 unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally were deported. The...
  • Medicare Solution

    08/08/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare. It's something most seniors take for granted -- a benefit we believe we're entitled to because, after all, we paid Medicare taxes all our working lives. But as it happens, those taxes aren't nearly enough to pay for the benefits we receive from the system -- at least for most of us. Despite the fact that...
  • A Series Of Chafing Dishes

    08/07/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    At one time, the United States was the “Great Melting Pot,” the only nation on Earth where people from all backgrounds, nationalities, races, sexual orientations, pretty much any configuration of human being you can think of, came together under the banner “American.” People from every corner of the planet wanted to move here, throw themselves into that pot, become Americans and melt themselves into all the opportunity that word offered. That’s no longer the case. Thanks to the progressives’ “divide and conquer” electoral strategy, the melting pot has been thrown away and replaced with a series of chafing dishes. People...
  • Proof - DHS 'partnered' with UN Migration Organization Before Engineering the Border Crisis

    08/06/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by James Franklin · 66 replies
    DontComply.com ^ | 8/6/13 | James Franklin
    "In the October-November 2011 issue of Migration Policy Practice, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that in March it had ‘partnered’ with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). An IOM/DHS workshop, held around the same time as the first ‘Morton Memo’, planned how to best facilitate a mass migration of illegal immigrants into the United States..." " On July 18, 2014, the IOM posted this article on their website clearly claiming credit for facilitating the crisis: 'IOM Stresses Need to Increase Assistance to Unaccompanied Children Traveling to the United States' excerpt - “The ability of transit countries...
  • Canada toughens requirements to become a citizen

    08/06/2014 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act While it seems the way to become a citizen of the United States is to walk across the southern border, wait until President Obama gets around to signing an executive order granting amnesty, and then wait some more, Canada made another legislative change to tighten the process of becoming a Canadian citizen. While these changes are relatively minor, they are part of a larger process to make Canadian citizenship meaningful.
  • Illegal Immigrants Bring Risk of Ebola and Global Array of Viral Illnesses

    08/04/2014 3:46:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Conservative Pundit ^ | 8/4/2014 | By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    Ebola. Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. The names sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Yet, threats to Americans are real, and escalating by the week. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported on August 1 that serious diseases are spreading at detention centers for Illegal border crossers. Health care workers and Border Patrol agents, plus their children, have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), swine flu, chicken pox, lice and scabies. Instead of being quarantined, illegal border crossers are being dispersed rapidly across the U.S., with those of school age being registered in public schools opening...
  • Meriam Ibrahim's Long Journey, to an Immigrant Community in New England

    08/02/2014 4:37:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Burger
    Arrival in New Hampshire It’s a big jump from Sudan with its soaring summer temperatures to Manchester, N.H., where the mercury has gotten as low as -20 in the winter. But a significant Sudanese community has grown in the city, now augmented by one Meriam Ibrahim and her family. The 27-year-old Sudanese woman, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire....
  • Doc Filmmaker: 'Illegals Told if They Don’t Vote Democrat They Would be Arrested & Deported'

    07/31/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    Vision to America ^ | July 31, 2014 | staff-post
    “Just arriving home from two solid days of interviewing experts on this immigration crisis. Numbers USA executive director, Center for Immigration Studies, director, Rep Steve King, Rep Louis Gohmert ( Texas) who has spent several of the last weekends on the border TALKING TO THE IMMIGRANTS THEMSELVES!
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...
  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    07/30/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/30/14 | Paul Bedard
    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast. According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants. “With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 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 · 58 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...