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  • Judge Hanen Ruling – Allowing Obama DOJ To Exit Nervously

    01/24/2017 6:15:36 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 24 2017 | Sundance
    I can’t speak highly enough of Judge Andrew Hanen. He stood alone in the gap, steadfast, against the entire weaponized Obama DOJ and White House apparatus… Backstory HERE – and HERE – and HERE – and HERE After a three-year-long Mexican standoff – today Judge Hanen rears righteously back in his chair, launches a well-chewed batch of tobaccy into the spittoon next to the swinging doors of the saloon, and deliberately says ‘git out‘…. The twitchy DOJ lawyers stumble all over themselves as they clamor desperately backwards for the exit. [page 7] Nevertheless, two important factors have arisen since the...
  • Petition to the Trump Administration: Curb Muslim Immigration until Islamic Terrorism Ends

    01/24/2017 4:26:58 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    We, the people, are tired of terrorism occurring expressly in the name of Islam. We, the people, are tired of too many Americans' last heard words being "Allahu Akbar!" We, the people, are tired of the importation of people who, according to the ADL, hail from the most anti-Semitic region in the world! We, the people, are against the importation of people who hold virulent hatred for the only democracy in the Middle East. Until acts like September 11, Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernadino, ends, until the jihad against Israel ends, until acts like the Madrid Train Bombings, London...
  • Donald J. Trump: Immigration

    01/23/2017 6:46:45 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 100 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | August 31, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Put America First1. Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.2. End catch-and-release. Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.3. Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.4. End sanctuary cities.5. Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced...
  • Trump administration signals no immediate reversal on Dreamer program

    01/23/2017 4:29:05 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | January 23, 2017 | Josh Gerstein
    Applications from so-called Dreamers seeking to renew their immigration status and work permits are being processed normally, despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the program set up by President Barack Obama is illegal, a government spokesman said Monday. A spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told POLITICO Monday that there was no immediate change to how the agency handles applications and renewals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Obama set up in 2012. "We are still accepting/processing DACA requests under existing policy," USCIS spokesman Steve Blando said Monday. It's unclear precisely how many applications USCIS approves...
  • How data geeks could enable mass deportation

    01/23/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Elaine Ou, Bloomberg
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley tech workers are worried that Palantir Technologies, a company co-founded by Donald Trump adviser Peter Thiel, could end up helping the president-elect crack down on immigrants based on their race, religion or national origin. They should also recognize the role that they — and the companies they work for — have played in making such a scenario possible.</p>
  • Most Californians want 'sanctuary city' policies ended

    01/23/2017 2:04:17 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 26 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | January 20, 2017 | Ted Hilton
    An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended; 65 percent of Hispanics, 70 percent of independents, 73 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans.
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Trump signals he's softening on immigration: 'Working on a plan' that'll make DREAMers 'very happy'

    01/19/2017 12:04:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Called the plight of children known as DREAMers who were brought into the country illegally by their relatives 'a very tough situation'Indicated that he's thinking about letting them stay and said his administration will have a plan in the next couple monthsSuggested he'd increase the number of visas available to high-skilled workers President-elect Donald Trump says his administration is working on a plan that will make illegal immigrant children 'very happy,' and it will done in the next couple monthsThe president-elect said in the course of his campaign for the White House that illegal immigrants of all ages would...
  • Congress looks to punish ‘sanctuary campus’ colleges that protect illegal immigrants

    01/19/2017 8:35:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Forget sanctuary cities: The next heated congressional battle on immigration could be over “sanctuary campuses” — the dozens of colleges and universities that say they will resist any cooperation with federal immigration agents, unless they are forced to by law. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, introduced legislation this month to do just that, saying Congress should strip schools of billions of dollars in federal financial aid unless they start cooperating with authorities.
  • Michelle and Barack Faking and Bullying It All The Way Out The White House Door

    01/19/2017 8:19:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Judi McLeod
    Obama’s story, like so many in life on earth has come and has passed. And while some 62 million people get it, Obama still doesn’t get that the ‘Man from No Where’, who came into power on a stage with faux Greek columns back in 2008, is NO MORE It’s, mercifully, the last full day of Barack Hussein Obama in the White House, and he’s still bullying his way out the door. Obama must have watched too many “Get out of Dodge by sundown” cowboy movies as a boy, and hung out too long with actors as an adult if...
  • Undocumented worker sues San Francisco for violating sanctuary law

    01/19/2017 7:44:55 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador is suing San Francisco alleging police violated the city's sanctuary city policy by turning him over to U.S. immigration authorities after he reported his car stolen. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, 32, in federal court in San Francisco against the city and its police chief for violating his right to due process and breaking an ordinance barring municipal employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a person. Figueroa walked into a police station in November 2015 to report his car stolen, according...
  • Fearing Trump, California drops undocumented health insurance request

    01/18/2017 10:46:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article127360849.html ^ | 01-18-2017 | By JIM MILLER, Sacramento Bee copied by Gina Cassini
    <p>California Democrats have been showing defiance towards President-Elect Donald Trump since the election, promising to resist his immigration policies, keep their murderous “Sanctuary cities” and pledging to extend medical insurance coverage to millions of illegal aliens.</p> <p>It was all an act.</p>
  • Pence: It’s ‘Possible’ Trump Uses Executive Power To Build The Wall

    01/18/2017 10:15:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday that it is possible President-elect Donald Trump will use executive action in his first days in office to secure the border with Mexico. The comment from Pence comes days after Trump said that on Monday, which he considers his first day in office, he would sign an executive order covering “strong borders.” Pence told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview that the Trump administration is looking to sign executive orders and repeal those enacted by President Barack Obama in order to implement the new president’s agenda. Todd asked Pence about Trump’s comment that he...
  • The Daily Rattle (Pre-Inaugural Edition)

    01/18/2017 2:19:36 PM PST · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 18, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    President Obama’s last week in office has brought with it a flood of breaking news. The biggest story, of course, is his commutation of Chelsea Manning’s 35 year prison sentence. My own impression is that his decision is designed as a cynical bit of legacy-building, with the added benefit of perhaps inducing Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy. Although that prospect appears increasingly remote, it very well might have factored into his judgement. Overlooked in news coverage of the Manning commutation is the grant of clemency to Oscar Lopez Rivera, a leader of the Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican terror group...
  • Sweden refuses to provide statistics over crime by immigrants

    01/18/2017 11:52:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Total blackout: The Swedish government says no, and refuses to submit statistics on immigrant crime. They are also reluctant to explain why. On Sunday, the issue of mapping the various groups represented in crime statistics was discussed in SVT's Agenda, on national TV. It is 11 years since the last time such statistics were put forward in Sweden. Would they consider doing it again? No, not a chance! And not only that, they would not even debate the issue. Not with the Sweden Democrats (SD) at least. The entire left - the governing parties plus the supporting party V -...
  • Travis Co. could lose $2M if federal immigration hold policy changes (Austin, TX)

    01/18/2017 8:05:18 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS Austin
    Travis County could lose close to $2 million in state and federal funding due to a proposed policy change. Budget Director Travis Gatlin sent out a memo warning of a possible loss of grant money if the county doesn't fully cooperate with federal immigration holds.
  • 2017: EU nations brace for another tidal wave of economic migrants

    01/16/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    European nations are warning that once the weather warms this spring, an "unprecedented" wave of economic migrants will attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach the shores of Europe. Nearly a million refugees made the crossing in 2015, inundating Germany, Austria, and many other European countries.  Most of those refugees were from Syria and Iraq – war-torn nations with tens of thousands trying to escape the violence. This time, most of the refugees will be from Africa – Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mali, and Chad, among others.  While there is violence in several of those countries, the primary reason people...
  • Stuffing the Bureaucracy at the 11th Hour

    01/16/2017 9:38:31 AM PST · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    On December 31, the Washington Post published: "Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20". this violates an agreement reached between the incoming and outgoing administrations on November 20. It also quotes anonymous sources as confirming that the outgoing administration agreed especially to halt last-minute Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, but did not necessarily agree to provide a list to the incomers that would make it easier to spot violations of the agreement. SES appointments are the top of the federal bureaucracy's hierarchical pyramid. They come in two types: political appointments for those at the...
  • WUt? DC mayor wants to kick out the homeless, but defend illegal aliens

    01/16/2017 6:46:06 AM PST · by 198ml · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/16/17 | Carly Hoilman
    In September, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced the Homeless Services Modernization Amendment Act, in order to update and improve the 2005 Homeless Services Reform Act. The proposed legislation would now require homeless individuals seeking shelter to provide proof of residency, to ensure that District residents receive priority. Ironically, the city has taken the exact opposite approach to the issue of illegal immigration. Mayor Bowser announced this week that she has pledged $500,000 in taxpayer money for a grant program to help illegal-immigrant residents in deportation proceedings, among other services. Interestingly enough, there seems to be no requirements for such...
  • Irish in America: How do you feel now about Trump?

    01/16/2017 6:42:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 15, 2017
    With just days to go until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, we want to hear from Irish readers living there about how they feel now about him entering the White House. On the day of the election result, we were inundated with reaction, with the majority expressing shock and dismay. Have your opinions or expectations changed in the months since? What did you think of Mr Trump’s press conference this week? What is the mood like where you live? How do you think his presidency could affect the Irish community in...
  • Dozens of Dogs Rescued From Illegal Meat Trade in Thailand

    01/14/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur and Omari Fleming
    Dozens of dogs greeted visitors at a local brewery Friday after they were rescued from an illegal meat trade in Thailand. The event, called Suds for Soi Dogs was held at Mission Brewery featuring 17 of 30 dogs recently rescued and brought to the United States. It was a fundraiser to raise money by El Cajon-based The Barking Lot and the Soi Dog Foundation to help care for the dogs and rescue others. Another 1,200 dogs are still at a shelter in Thailand. It costs $250 to bring each dog to the U.S., which doesn't include the cost associated with...
  • Trump team discussing border wall with Army Corps, Interior Department

    01/14/2017 12:18:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 13, 2017 | Rene Marsh
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is engaged in active discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Interior Department to begin planning a wall along the Mexican border, including how specific environmental laws could get in the way, CNN has learned. A US official with knowledge of a visit last last month to the Interior Department -- which oversees most federal lands and major environmental laws -- said the transition team was particularly interested in finding out "how long it would take" to build the wall given potential legal obstacles. "It seems clear they were trying to size up...
  • Mexican Law with Respect to Immigration

    01/14/2017 10:04:28 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/3/2006 | Center for Security Policy
    Know the ley de inmigración de Mexico, mis amigos: http://humanevents.com/2006/05/08/mexicos-immigration-law-lets-try-it-here-at-home/
  • The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 2)

    01/14/2017 9:36:08 AM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 6 replies
    Official Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | January 13, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 2) Dears readers, Thank you for stopping by. This is a continuation of Part 1 (available here: http://wp.me/p8fzBg-d). The following are further suggestions for the improvement of U.S. immigration security, generally with a view towards keeping the worst individuals out or reducing the illegal population generally. 6. Amend and enforce U.S. Code provisions controlling criminal penalties for illegal entry Surprisingly for a country that is such a target for illegal immigration, the U.S. does not usually charge aliens criminally for the mere act of illegally crossing or attempting to cross the...
  • Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim Because of Our Stupidity

    01/14/2017 9:20:35 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 14, 2017 | NICK HALLETT
    Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, said that Islam will soon become Europe’s main religion thanks to the huge number of Muslim migrants alongside the increasing secularism of native Europeans.Speaking to Italian Catholic journal La Fede Quotidiana, the archbishop said: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way, they make laws that go against God and they have traditions that are proper of paganism.“All of this moral and religious decadence favours Islam.” “We have a weak Christian faith,” he added. “The Church nowadays does not...
  • Cubans on road to U.S. distraught about newly closed border

    01/13/2017 8:53:25 AM PST · by usconservative · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/2017 | Lizabeth Diaz, Reuters
    [Excerpted] Cuban Jose Enrique Manreza, who sold his house and belongings to embark on a epic journey by plane, bus and on foot in pursuit of the American dream, is now stranded in a Mexican border town after Washington abruptly ended a lenient immigration policy.
  • Ryan on Trump's mass deportation plan: 'It's not happening'

    01/13/2017 5:47:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2017 | Paulina Firozi
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) insisted that President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to deport 11 million immigrants is not going to happen. During a CNN town hall on Thursday night, Ryan was asked by a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program who had with her a young daughter whether she would be deported. "I can see you love your daughter, you are a nice person who has a great future ahead of you, and I hope your future is here," he said. "What we have to do is find a way to make sure that you...
  • Obama Feeds Cuba’s Firing Squads

    01/13/2017 2:57:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The Radical-in-Chief kills hope for Cubans fleeing their totalitarian hellhole As a final sop to his friends and fans in Communist Cuba, President Obama yesterday abruptly ended the two decade-old compassionate immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to remain in this country and become a legal resident. This middle finger to the Cuban community is likely part of a series of last-minute policy changes Obama makes on his way out of office. In addition to an expected avalanche of eleventh-hour executive orders and regulations, media reports indicate the White House is seriously considering commuting...
  • St. Louis Park High School Reports Tuberculosis Case (MN)

    01/12/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Nate Leding
    The superintendent of St. Louis Park High School reported a case of tuberculosis. The school district says it was notified by the Hennepin County Department of Health that one individual at the high school had been diagnosed with active TB in late November. The individual was receiving medical care by the time the school district was notified. But the school district says the person was contagious in September, October and November before the diagnosis was determined. The superintendent says the Hennepin County Department of Health asked the district to wait to communicate the information until they could determine who else...
  • Obama administration scraps 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

    01/12/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/12/17
    The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately.
  • Refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border (Welcome to Canada)

    01/12/2017 9:42:06 AM PST · by jerod · 40 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | By Austin Grabish
    Frostbitten refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border Ghanaian refugee and friend became lost while crossing into Manitoba on Dec. 24 A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. "It's very bad news," Seidu Mohammed, 24, told CBC News in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. "I don't know what to do right now."
  • "Deeply Concerned" Schumer To Vote Against Sessions, Fears For "Immigrant, Gay, Disabled

    01/12/2017 9:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/12/2017
    In a tweet-tempest this morning, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has confirmed he opposes Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as attorney general. The Attorney General has a sacred obligation to enforce our laws & uphold the constitution.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 12, 2017 The AG must wake up each day ensuring rights of all Americans immigrant, minority, young, old, gay, straight, disabled & not are protected.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 12, 2017 The AG ensures that POTUS & the Admin's policies adhere to American values& ideals & is a check to ensure the President...
  • California Lt. Gov: We’ll Stop Trump’s Wall with Environmental Suits

    01/12/2017 4:15:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2017 | John Binder
    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The Golden State Podcast’ that he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California. . . . “I could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after we get into office,” Trump said as Breitbart News reported earlier. “But I don’t want to wait. Mike Pence is leading an effort to get final approvals through various agencies and through Congress for the wall to begin.” “I...
  • Trump’s team examines records of undocumented immigrants

    01/10/2017 10:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | January 11, 2017
    United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo states that the president-elect’s team is “poking around the agency” for information about recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. President Barack Obama started the programme through an executive action in 2012 as a way for undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements to achieve...
  • Mexicans, not Mexico, might pay for Trump's wall

    01/10/2017 2:24:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/10/2017 | By W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Mexico has insisted it won't pay for President-elect Trump's promised border wall, but Mexicans living in the United States might. Trump has been accused of breaking a key campaign promise by asking Congress to fund the wall through the appropriations process. He had vowed to build the "big, beautiful wall" along the U.S.-Mexican border at Mexico's expense and is still suggesting funds appropriated by Congress for the wall will be reimbursed at a later date. It became a call and response during Trump campaign rallies. Supporters would chant "Build the wall!" and the candidate would ask, "Who's going to pay...
  • CALIFORNIA COMRADES CHOOSE COMRADE HOLDER

    01/10/2017 9:40:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Katy Grimes
    California Comrades: anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-religion movement of Marxists in America Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. —Eric Holder In Part One of this series, we exposed the Chicano Marxist take over of the California legislature and their plans to defy federal immigration laws and expected actions of the incoming Trump administration. Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination of Xavier Becerra to be California’s next Attorney General was the first of many steps to protect the pervasive lawlessness of the radical left. Becerra has already taken an aggressive and combative stance against President-elect Donald...
  • FRC: Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet

    01/10/2017 7:02:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 9, 2017
    Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet After eight years of fundamentally transforming America, most liberals aren't exactly thrilled to see it transformed back. Desperate to keep their legacy of lawlessness alive, the Left is taking the surest path to protecting their "progress:" fighting the leaders who would unravel it and return law and order to America. With the New Year came a new intensity to knock down any cabinet nominees of President-elect Donald Trump's who pose a threat to President Obama's radical gains. To their disappointment, that seems to be almost everyone. The cabinet Donald Trump is assembling has been...
  • Trump Supporter Looks Ahead to New Administration (Asian-Americans for Trump)

    01/10/2017 5:12:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Rafu Shimpo ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matthew Ormseth
    Where many Asian Americans saw an exclusionist whose views on immigration evoked past injustices, Lisa Shin saw a pragmatist unafraid of addressing national security issues head-on, and whose economic savvy could create jobs and return America to the fore of the global economy. Shin, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most vocal advocates among the Asian American community during the election, and was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Shin’s father came to the U.S. to study mechanical engineering, and her parents became naturalized citizens shortly after. Her father...
  • To Defeat Trump, We Must Make Ourselves Ungovernable (It just keeps getting sillier)

    01/09/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    In These Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Sarah Lazare
    “We cannot and should not legitimize the transfer of authority to a right-wing populist who has neo-fascist orientations,” Kali Akuno told AlterNet over the phone. “We shouldn’t legitimize that rule in any form or fashion. We need to build a program of being ungovernable.” As the co-director of the Mississippi-based group Cooperation Jackson and an organizer with the nationwide Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Akuno is one of countless people across the country working diligently to build a platform sturdy enough to confront Trump’s America. Movimiento Cosecha, led by undocumented people and immigrants, is planning to go on the offensive to...
  • Judicial Watch Seeks Eric Holder Contract Documents from California Legislature

    01/09/2017 12:28:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 9, 2017
    (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.: All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling. All communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling. On January 4, 2017, California legislative leaders announced that they have hired Holder to assist...
  • 'Know Your Rights' campaigns pop up ahead of Trump's inauguration (Illegals and Muslims)

    01/09/2017 4:01:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tatiana Sanchez, Tribune News Service
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — When shoppers walk into Mi Pueblo Foods to pick up fresh produce in the next few weeks, they'll also get a lesson on their legal and civil rights. The grocery retailer, which serves a heavily Latino clientele and supports a variety of community initiatives and educational programs, has partnered with the San Jose-based organization SIREN in an effort to inform the public — and in particular immigrants — of their constitutional rights in a variety of settings. During informational sessions at select stores, customers can learn about what to do if, for example, a law enforcement...
  • The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 1)

    01/07/2017 11:39:17 AM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 6 replies
    Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | January 5, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 1) Dear readers, The following suggestions were composed after discussions with many highly experienced individuals with years immigration experience (both in and out of government). As I intend to reach the broadest possible audience I have tried to communicate these succinctly and without legal or technical jargon. Your responses are greatly appreciated. 1. Require biometric registration of all alien departures Remarkably, and likely unknown to many citizens, foreigners entering the U.S. are only fingerprinted upon entry. Exit records are unreliable and based on matching of biographical data to airline passenger records....
  • Democrats Will Lose a Wall Brawl

    01/06/2017 4:41:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | JAN. 6, 2017 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When it looked like Republicans would nominate to the presidency a man who, at least on paper, was the candidate most likely to lose to Hillary Clinton in November, it was the right’s immigration hawks who earned the harshest recriminations. I joined a once voluminous group of right-leaning authors who imprudently castigated proponents of a hard line on immigration for scuttling a bipartisan immigration reform bill and turning 2016 into a referendum on their view. Clinton’s inevitable victory would ensure that her vision for immigration reform—amnesty without additional border security—would be foisted upon Americans. I was right about the referendum...
  • Clinton State of the Union Speech, 1995, on Illegal immigration

    01/06/2017 11:56:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 1995
    Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message" Let this go viral. Not one word of commentary needs to be added. Very short video - about 50 seconds. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Paul Ryan Just Surrendered On Two Big Issues

    01/06/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 60 replies
    American Patriot Daily ^ | 01/06/2017 | Not Listed
    But Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Ryan pledged to him he would not to move on either of those fronts. Breitbart reports: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding,” Gohmert told Breitbart News. One Ryan promise that won his vote, said Gohmert, was Ryan’s support for the Hastert Rule, which forbids the House Republican leadership from holding votes on bills that are not supported by the majority of the House Republican Conference. That rules prevents the GOP leadership from quietly working with Democratic...
  • Migrant Gang Turns Swedish City Into War Zone On News Years Eve (shouting Jihad)

    01/05/2017 3:33:44 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    UK Express ^ | : 17:49, Thu, Jan 5, 2017 | By LIZZIE STROMME
    Photographer Freddy Mardell was planning on enjoying an evening out on Saturday when the mob launched their rampage in Malmo. Describing scenes of horror, the Swede said one thug was calling for “jihad” while standing on top of a car in the city centre. Mr Mardell told Friatider: “An Arab jumped on the roof of a car and yelled 'Jihad! Jihad!’ repeatedly. “Swedish teenagers gathered in a large group to avoid being robbed.” Continuing, the photographer claimed police, who were out in force as NYE celebrations in the area are known to get out of hand, were too afraid to...
  • Innsbruck Women Suffered At Least 18 Sex Attacks Amid New Year Festivities

    01/05/2017 3:20:54 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Russian Times ^ | Edited time: 5 Jan, 2017 14:27
    Austrian authorities are investigating an unprecedented number of sexual assaults that occurred on New Year’s Eve in the western city of Innsbruck. Eighteen women have so far reported being groped by a crowd of “individuals.” A group of around 10 unidentified individuals carried out the sexual assaults on young women at Innsbruck’s main square where around 25,000 people gathered on New Year’s Eve, senior police official Ernst Kranebitter said, according to The Local. Read more © Leonhard FoegerWomen in Vienna to get ‘anti-rape’ pocket alarms on New Year’s Eve “We’ve not had anything like this happen here before,” Kranebitter added,...
  • APNewsBreak: Trump may pursue border wall without new bill

    01/05/2017 3:14:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2017 | Erica Werner and Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump’s transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump’s promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on the topic, officials said Thursday. Under the evolving plan, the Trump administration would rely on existing legislation authorizing fencing and other technology along the southern border. Congress would be asked to ensure that enough money is appropriated to take additional new steps — but would not pass a stand-alone bill authorizing a big new wall. The potential approach was confirmed by two congressional officials and a senior transition official with...
  • Trump effect? Bill targeting H1B visas reintroduced in US Congress ($100K minimum salary)

    01/05/2017 1:07:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Live Mint ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha, The Press Trust of India
    A bill backing key changes in the H1-B programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who claim that it will help crack down on the work visa abuse. The ‘Protect and Grow American Jobs Act’ makes important changes to the eligibility requirements for H1-B Visa exemptions was re-introduced on Wednesday by Republican Darrell Issa and Scott Peters—both from California. The bill among other things increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa to $100,000 per annum and eliminate the masters degree exemption....
  • Trump Presidency Will Disproportionately Affect Marginalized Communities in Years to Come

    01/05/2017 12:38:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Rainbow Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Yepes, TRT Guest Columnist
    November 8 was a whirlwind of emotions. Starting my day off in Rhode Island, I eagerly rushed over to my local polling location in Providence at 7 a.m. with my younger brother to cast my ballot for Hillary Clinton. She was not perfect, not by a long shot, and any claims to the contrary were often rooted in the shortcomings of white feminism—which roots its platform in the obstructions faced by cisgender white women without nuanced conversations around race, class, ethnicity, queer theory, and other issues related to identity. However, what she did hold was potential for progress and improved...