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  • 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...
  • Asian immigrants surpass Hispanics as largest wave in America (2012)

    02/05/2014 8:35:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 85 replies
    globalpost ^ | June 19, 2012
    Asians have taken over Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. According to CNN, the report showed that in 2010, 36 percent of new immigrants to America were Asians, compared to 31 percent who were Hispanic. A decade ago, those numbers were 19 percent Asians and 59 percent Hispanics. The numbers have pushed the population of individuals of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million, also making Asians the fastest-growing racial group in the country, according to The New York Times. According to the...
  • Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with 'limited' terror contact into US

    02/05/2014 5:10:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists. “These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible...
  • Sotomayor: Labeling Illegal Immigrants Criminals Is Insulting

    02/05/2014 7:06:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    CBS DC ^ | February 4, 2014 5:53 AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of Ivy League universities and the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor told students at Yale University that she has a competitive drive to improve herself and isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Old Mexico Lives On (In The USA)

    02/01/2014 1:34:36 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    The Economist ^ | 2-1-2014
    Old Mexico Lives On Feb 1st 2014 On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders. (snip)
  • 10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Jerusalem

    01/08/2014 5:08:31 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 8, 2014 | Spencer Ho
    10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Jerusalem Knesset speaker nixes meeting between protest leaders and MKs; round them up and deport them, says ex-interior minister Protests by African migrants in Israel, unprecedented in their scope, continued for a fourth straight day Wednesday as about 10,000 people, many of whom come by bus from Tel Aviv, gathered at the Rose Garden in Jerusalem across from the Knesset. ... Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein bowed to pressure from within the Knesset and barred protest leaders from entering the building to attend a meeting with opposition MKs Dov Khenin (Hadash) and Michal Rozin (Meretz),...
  • Nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have a foreign parent

    12/22/2013 7:50:02 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | Steven Swinford
    Almost nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have at least one foreign-born parent, official figures have revealed for the first time. The Office for National Statistics disclosed that in 2012 more than 80 per cent of babies born in three London boroughs had either one or both parents born outside the UK. Across London, nearly seven in 10 babies had at least one non-British father or mother, while across England and Wales the figure was one in three. The figures were published amid concerns that hundreds of thousands of migrants from Romania and Bulgaria could come to...
  • Obama claims ‘enforcement discretion’ to make Obamacare changes

    11/14/2013 4:56:12 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama said Thursday that what’s good for illegal immigrants is also good for people who are losing their health insurance because of Obamacare, saying he’ll use prosecutorial discretion to let companies continue to offer health plans that violate his law. It’s the latest example of the White House trying to work around Congress and instead take action on its own, and in this case it comes as Mr. Obama seeks to stop a wholesale abandonment of his health law by Democrats who have watched the rocky rollout. ... That immigration policy, known by its acronym of DACA, has proved controversial...
  • How Migrants from Outside Europe Leave a £100billion Hole in the Public Purse

    11/06/2013 4:37:38 PM PST · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    Immigrants from outside Europe have taken £100billion more in benefits and services than they paid back in taxes, a major study revealed yesterday. Over a 16-year period, the bill to the taxpayer of providing them with welfare, health and education was 14 per cent higher than the money they put in the national purse. However, migrants from Europe–including those from Eastern Europe who came in large numbers after 2004–have paid more in taxes than they received, researchers said. The report from academics at University College London claims to be the most far-reaching study yet conducted of the impact of migration...
  • Italy's Muslim Immigrants Family Violence

    10/21/2013 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In Italy the number of marriages, especially in church, has reached historic lows, but on the other hand mixed marriages between Italians and immigrants are on the rise and have been for several years. What's the result? Not always family bliss. As could have been easily predicted, cultural and religious differences are more important than multiculturalism leads people to believe. And within purely immigrant Muslim families the problems are the same. From Il Giornale di Vicenza, a local paper in the Venice region: The wife who kills her husband's mistress because she does not comply with the dictates of...
  • Soros-Funded Group Plans 'Fly-In' to Push House Republicans on Amnesty

    10/18/2013 6:06:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF) is organizing a “fly-in” of what it calls conservatives from across the country aimed at lobbying House Republicans for an amnesty bill. ... NIF is planning to organize the fly in with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. ... The event will take place on Oct. 28, coinciding with President Barack Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s renewed push against House Speaker John Boehner for amnesty. Now that Obama, Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • Help Immigrants to Lampedusa Back to Their Countries

    10/10/2013 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In what is one of the worst immigrant tragedies in the Mediterranean in recent years, a boat full of immigrants sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, causing over 300 victims at the last count. The response to the accident is what divides Italy and public opinion worldwide. While the Minister for Integration, Congolese Kyenge Cecile, has used this tragic opportunity to reiterate her call for the abolition of the crime of illegal entry and illegal residence, the Northern League has requested her resignation and wants the boats to be turned back because they are full...
  • WWII Veterans Shut Out But Illegals Welcomed to National Mall By President Obama

    10/09/2013 4:14:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 10/09/2013 | FoxNews (Youtube)
    WWII Veterans Shut Out But Illegals Welcomed to National Mall By President Obama - YouTube
  • Immigrants in US face uncertainty after floods

    09/28/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    kvue.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Associated Press
    EVANS, Colorado (AP) — Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find that there was little left to salvage — not the water-damaged cars, not the old family pictures and not the sheds carried away by the rushing waters. The destruction, however, was only the beginning of what's been a nightmarish two weeks. They didn't have flood insurance. And because they are not citizens or legal residents — and don't have family members who are — they won't get the federal government's help. "They say that faith and hope die last,"...
  • Farmer: DPS detained, then released illegal immigrants ( Texas )

    09/22/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers briefly detained and then released about 20 people suspected of being in the country illegally Saturday morning on a farmer’s land 24 miles north of central Mission, the landowner said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, Lee Adams said he noticed “a lot of activity” in the brush on his large rural property. He called a DPS trooper, who called for backup. A group of troopers – which included five cars and two helicopters – eventually rounded up a group of people who appeared to possibly be in the country illegally, Adams said. But in less...
  • Welfare next for illegal immigrant farm laborers being replaced by crop robots?

    09/06/2013 11:41:34 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 6, 2013 | Martha
    Is the debate about giving citizenships to millions of illegal immigrants becoming irrelevant as technology begins to replace the need for today’s human labor required in planting and picking field crops?
  • What Walmart Knows about Hispanics

    09/05/2013 4:01:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-5-13 | Rachel Campos-Duffy
    Who would have thought that a Walmart commercial could make me shed a tear and then jump out of my chair, pump my fist in the air and yell out loud “Yes”? Well, that’s exactly what happened a couple years ago when I first saw a commercial about Noemi Flores, a middle-aged Hispanic woman who earned her 20-years-of-service badge from Walmart.
  • Morning Bell: Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress

    08/30/2013 5:02:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman
    Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. In a statement about the new directive, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob...
  • Somali Immigrants Charged With Illegal Double Voting in Minn

    08/28/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Faribault Daily News ^ | August 28, 2013 | Christian Adams
    Farhiya Abdi Dool, 38, and Amina A Hassan, 31, each face one felony charge of unlawful voting for voting once by absentee ballot and once at a polling place during the 2012 general election ... Double voting in a federal election is a federal crime. So far, the U.S. Justice Department has been slack in enforcing this federal law which protects federal (as opposed to state) interests. Meloweese Richardson in Ohio still has not been charged with double voting. Neither has Wendy Rosen in Maryland. There are more. Why isn't Eric Holder's Justice Department enforcing federal laws against double voting?
  • Obama Administration Makes Secret Deal With Mexico To Help Illegal Immigrants In The Workplace

    08/22/2013 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 13 replies
    http://endoftheamericandream.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Instead of making sure that U.S. employers are not hiring illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has actually signed a secret deal with Mexico to protect “the rights” of illegal immigrants in the workplace. According to this “memorandum of understanding”, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will spend U.S. taxpayer dollars to educate illegal immigrants about their civil rights, workplace safety, and minimum wage laws. This is yet another example of how the Obama administration is openly flouting the law and doing all that it can to promote even more illegal immigration. We are rapidly becoming a lawless nation that has absolutely...
  • Should Illegal Immigrants Be Sent To Detroit

    08/01/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT · by pinochet · 22 replies
    Last year, New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, suggested that illegal immigrants be sent to Detroit. See: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/bloomberg-make-immigrants-live-detroit-if-they-survive-7-years-make-them-citizens I think that this is a great idea. Because of America's highest crime rates, 65 percent of the population of Detroit left the city, so there is a lot of room in the city. The illegal immigrants should be forcibly transported to Detroit, and not receive any government welfare of any kind, and the government should block all exits from Detroit to prevent the immigrants from fleeing from Detroit for two years.
  • WHO told these Republican “experts” they know what they are talking about?

    07/25/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/25/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Who pats these fools on the head and anoints them as “experts?” The Politico finds it significant that “the usually gregarious consultant to Sen. Marco Rubio uncharacteristically resisted eight days of calls and emails seeking his thoughts for this column [on the Immigration bill].” Presumably with their eyes toward the heavens the authors called Rubio’s push for amnesty a liability “at least for now.” Using quotation marks around the word, Politico dismisses the notion that Rubio was “played” by Uncle Democrat aka Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats. Sen. Lindsey Graham who is very likely to face a primary for...
  • Finland: Moroccans Ask Passers-by if they are Finns Then Attack Them When the Answer is Yes

    07/20/2013 8:42:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Svenska yle.fi via Blog Islam versus Europe Blogspot.uk ^ | 19 July 2013 | Cheradenine Zakalwe.
    On Wednesday two Moroccan men were sentenced for a racist assault on three people in Helsinki in May. The men asked two passing women and a man if they were Finns. When the answer was yes, they attacked the three - this was a racist act according to the Helsinki District Court which sentenced the men to six months' imprisonment suspended and damages and fines. One man, in his 40s, was found guilty of four counts of assault (one of the victims was beaten twice), defamation, theft, an immigration violation and obstruction of an official. The other, in his 30s,...
  • California Senate Bill Allows Non-Citizens to be Poll Workers

    07/10/2013 5:14:12 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It seems that the normal fraud associated with elections in California isn't enough for the progressive liberals who rule that state. Now the California State Senate has passed a bill, sponsored by Rob Bonta, that allows non-citizens to work at polls to help voters when they cast their ballots. The legislation requires that the non-citizens be legal immigrants who have permanent residency status (I'm actually stunned that they're required to be legal immigrants). Moonbat Senator Norma Torres, who placed the bill before the Senate, bleats that, "These individuals have the absolute right to make fully informed voting decisions on Election...
  • STUDY: ALL NET GAIN IN U.S. EMPLOYMENT HAS GONE TO IMMIGRANTS

    07/08/2013 9:36:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 8,2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    According to Camarota and Zeigler: A new analysis of government data shows that all of the net gain in employment over the last 13 years has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). From the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2013, the number of natives working actually fell by 1.3 million while the overall size of the working-age (16 to 65) native population increased by 16.4 million. Over the same time period, the number of immigrants working (legal and illegal) increased by 5.3 million. In addition to the decline in the number of natives working, there has...
  • PRI's Can't Access Obamacare & Employers Do Not Have To Pay Anything Under Obamacare For Them

    07/02/2013 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 3 replies
    Self | July 2, 2013 | Stayfree
    Heard caller on Mark Levin who said that under the Senate Immigration Reform, PRI's (Provisional Resident Immigrants) can not access Obamacare and if employers having 50 or more employees fire all their employees who are US citizens and hire all PRI's instead, the employer will not have to provide them with health insurance and will not have to pay any fines for not doing so. American citizens should be very afraid of this bill if what the caller said is true......
  • MUST LISTEN: Mark Levin Shreds GOP Senators Who Backed Phony Border Amendment, Then Lied About It

    06/27/2013 8:41:52 AM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-27-2013 | John Hill
    Wednesday was blowback day. On Monday, 15 Republicans voted with every Democrat to END DEBATE on a phony "Border Surge" amendment which had been released just 72 hours before, and had ZERO hearings or hours of debate. It was disgraceful. It reeked of the same process by which ObamaCare was shoved down our throats by Pelosi & Co. And worse still, the promises of "700 miles of border fence" and a "massive deployment of force" to our border were soon revealed to be complete and utter LIES, as DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has unlimited discretion NOT to build fencing and...
  • Border security proposal gives Napolitano new waivers

    06/23/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Analysts looking through the new border security deal in the Senate say it includes waivers that would let Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuse to build any new fencing or install the new technology the plan lays out in close detail. The senators who struck the deal late this week said they were trying to take the decision-making away from the Obama administration and ensure that new fencing and technology would be deployed, but the latest version gives Ms. Napolitano or her successors the ability to waive or ignore those requirements. ... A number of Republicans said they didn’t trust...
  • Morse Scrambles to Fight Recall by Calling on Help from Boston, San Francisco (Colorado Gun Grabber)

    06/19/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER– Senate President John Morse issued a national plea for help to out-of-state supporters from Boston to San Francisco as Colorado Democrats went on the offensive Tuesday to save him from a recall vote. A spokeswoman for A Whole Lot of People for John Morse announced Tuesday that a protest had been filed to nullify the recall petitions within hours after the Colorado Secretary of State’s office declared that the petitions were sufficient to force a recall election. Meanwhile, Morse urged out-of-state supporters to help him keep his Colorado Springs legislative seat by donating their money and time. “[A]ny help...
  • Illegal Immigration: Elite Illiberality

    06/18/2013 7:55:08 AM PDT · by oldbrowser · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 174, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Apple, Google, and Facebook 1-percenters are much too sophisticated to call these booming apartheid prep schools “academies,” but they are burgeoning in reaction to worries that the flood of illegal service workers from Latin America has finally lapped up to the outskirts of Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Once-topnotch public schools like Menlo-Atherton are now whispered about as “problematic,” given the growing enrollment of the children of illegal aliens.</p>
  • Rubio: We need to legalize immigrants so they can pay for border security

    06/13/2013 8:16:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/13/13 | Byron York
    Why is it necessary to legalize the roughly 11 million currently-illegal immigrants in the U.S. before newly enhanced border security and internal enforcement measures are in place? Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Senate’s Gang of Eight, says part of the reason is that the federal government can’t afford to secure the border on its own and needs financial help from the immigrants themselves, in the form of fines paid when they are legalized. Rubio made the statement during a radio interview after he voted against an amendment from Republican Sen. Charles Grassley that would have put off...
  • Who Goes Nazi?

    06/12/2013 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Harper's Magazine ^ | August, 1941 | Dorothy Thompson
    It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis. It is preposterous to think that they are divided by any racial characteristics. Germans may be more susceptible to...
  • Gang of Eight Can't Defend Their Own Bill

    06/03/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 4, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Gang of Eight can't defend the Gang's own amnesty bill, S.744, or even explain it to public or TV audiences. The Gang's premier salesman, Senator Marco Rubio, admits that it isn't acceptable in its present form and must be amended on the Senate floor. Public opinion surveys show that the American people want the border secured and current laws enforced before we even discuss amnesty. The Gang's promise that amnestied aliens must pay back taxes is a fraud because neither aliens nor employers have documentation for the years the illegal was paid in cash. The Gang of Eight bill...
  • Homebuilders struggle to find workers

    06/03/2013 1:54:06 PM PDT · by posterchild · 56 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 3, 2013 | Les Christie
    Sales of new homes are on a tear, but builders can't find enough workers to keep up with the demand. After the housing bust, many workers left the building trade in droves, said Michael Fink, CEO of Leewood Real Estate Group in Trenton, N.J. "A lot of our workers are immigrants and they went back to their home countries," he said. "Our subcontractors can't get people; they can't start on time; they can't get things done on time." The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported in March that 46% of its members say they have fallen behind schedule on...
  • Sowell: Abstract Immigrants

    06/03/2013 11:39:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 4, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed. A hundred years ago, the immigration controversies of that era were discussed in the context of innumerable facts about particular immigrant groups. Many of those facts were published in a huge, multi-volume 1911 study by a commission headed by Senator William P. Dillingham. That and other studies of the time presented hard data on such things as which groups' children were doing well in school and which were not; which groups had high crime rates or high rates of alcoholism, and which groups...
  • Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry [results of open-borders policy]

    05/25/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 24, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    Sweden is the best Islamic State." — Adly Abu Hajar, Imam based in Malmö. Hundreds of Muslim immigrants have rampaged through parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, torching cars and buses, setting fires, and hurling rocks at police. The unrest -- a predictable consequence of Sweden's failed model of multiculturalism, which does not encourage Muslim immigrants to assimilate or integrate into Swedish society -- is an ominous sign of things to come. ... At least 100 masked Muslim youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed windows, vandalized property and hurled rocks and bottles at police and rescue services...
  • Dutch anxiety over ‘Sharia triangle’ police no-go area in The Hague

    05/25/2013 5:18:36 AM PDT · by tje · 26 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, May 24, 2013, 01:00 | Peter Cluskey
    Area two kilometres from city centre has become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ largely ignored by authorities There have been calls for an urgent debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as “the Sharia triangle”, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police. The claims relate to the district of Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to ensure a proper ethnic mix...
  • 'Immigrant' riots in Sweden involve hundreds of 'youths' (Guess which countries they're from...)

    05/22/2013 8:10:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2013 | Rick Moran
    Sheesh! It took me 5 minutes of scanning about a half dozen articles before finally - finally - finding a media account of the riots by "immigrants" that have shocked Sweden in the last 48 hours that mentions where the rioters are from. I can say without a trace of irony, "Thank God for the BBC": Police in the deprived, largely immigrant suburb of Husby shot a man dead last week after he reportedly threatened to kill them with a machete. The founder of a local youth group told Swedish media the riots were a reaction to "police brutality". Prime...
  • Switzerland: Multicultural Paradise?

    05/21/2013 3:52:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    gatestone institute ^ | May 21, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    In March, the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service announced that a growing number of jihadists are being recruited in Switzerland. The number of robberies and assaults on Swiss trains has skyrocketed to such an extent that the Swiss government recently opted to equip transport police with firearms, and at least 1,400 women in Switzerland have been victims of forced marriages. A controversial new report by the Swiss government claims that Muslim immigrants are so well integrated into Swiss society that no further federal policies or programs are needed to promote Muslim integration or to counter Islamic extremism. ... since the beginning...
  • PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People

    05/20/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-20-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People Erin Fuchs May 20, 2013, 12:19 PM Kevin Brown Affirmative Action Indiana University/Maurer School of Law Professor Kevin Brown says he was a beneficiary of affirmative action when he went to Yale Law School. As the Supreme Court considers whether affirmative action is legal, it may be a good time to ask if it's working as intended. Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Kevin Brown supports considering race as a factor in admissions but says there is a problem in how affirmative action is implemented. Colleges are giving fewer and fewer...
  • Non—deportation rate drops to 99.2 percent

    05/18/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Homeland Security Department has granted legal status to 99.2 percent of all illegal immigrants who have applied under President Obama’s new non-deportation policy for young adults, according to the latest numbers released Friday. That’s a slight drop from the 99.5 percent approval rate reported last month. The policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, grants legal status to most illegal immigrants under the age of 31 who came to the U.S. before age 16 ... DACA is seen as a test-run should Congress pass a broad legalization for the 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the...
  • Campaign will teach immigrants about health care overhaul (Commiecare™ begins)

    05/12/2013 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/10/13 | Antonio Olivo
    When open enrollment begins in October under the new federal health care law, nearly 260,000 immigrants in Illinois will be eligible to apply for government-subsidized insurance, according to a study released Thursday. However, many of those now uninsured people are either unaware of the Affordable Care Act or are afraid to seek insurance because they have family members who are in the country illegally, the report by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights found. Those families will be targeted in a monthslong campaign to raise awareness of the new law as it begins to affect millions of uninsured...
  • Man kills 1, wounds 4 in pickaxe attack in Milan, Italy

    05/11/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | May 11, 2013
    MILAN, Italy, May 11 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant from Ghana went on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, Italy, Saturday, killing one person and wound four others, authorities said. The suspect, Mada Kabobo, 31, was taken into custody, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported