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  • Refugee crisis: Germany creaks under strain of open door policy

    10/09/2015 9:18:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 8, 2015 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    After the initial euphoria, Germany now faces daily clashes in refugee centres, a rising far-right, a backlog of registrations, and dissent among the ranks of Angela Merkel’s government.The realities of shouldering Europe’s refugee crisis are coming home to Germany, amid daily reports of clashes in asylum seeker homes; bureaucrats overwhelmed by a backlog of registration claims and deep divisions within chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative ranks over how to manage the enormity of the challenge. Just weeks after Merkel responded to the refugee crisis with the declaration: “Wir schaffen es – We can do it” – the euphoric mood has been...
  • Obama: Urges Americans to ‘Stand Up’ Against GOP’s Anti-Immigrant ‘Bigotry’

    10/09/2015 6:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Forex Report Daily ^ | October 9, 2015 | Iris Duncan
    “There’s nowhere they want to go further backwards than on immigration”, said the president, who noted his administration’s progress on reducing the Latino unemployment rate and providing more health care to the minority group. Obama is using the speech to highlight differences with several of the Republican presidential candidates on the issue. Like Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said he does not support a path to citizenship, and stirred controversy for using the term “anchor babies”. Thats not leadership, turning against whats right the moment the politics of your base gets tough. President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders...
  • This is what Trump's border wall could cost US

    10/09/2015 5:24:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kate Drew, special to
    A roughly 2,000-mile fence on the Mexican border would cost tens of billions.If Donald Trump were to build a wall along the United States' southern border, it would cost billions. The U.S. border with Mexico is roughly 2,000 miles long and underlines four states from California to Texas. It is a massive stretch of land — the Berlin Wall spanned just 96 miles comparatively, and it cost about $25 million to build in 1961, or around $200 million with inflation. Building a wall to keep out illegal immigrants is not a novel plan. About 670 miles of fencing on the...
  • Europe Riots: Mass Outrage Over Mass Immigration from Middle East

    10/09/2015 12:28:06 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-09-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed refugees from the Middle East have arrived in Europe in recent months. This mass exodus out of especially Syria has been partially fueled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s promise that her country would take in all the refugees it had to take in. The only problem? She got more than she bargained for. Much more. And the same goes for the rest of Europe. In fact, so many “refugees” have made their way to the Old Continent that West European governments are having a hard time dealing with them. In the Netherlands alone, refugee centers...
  • Pew Poll: 66% of Republicans favor legal status for illegals if they meet certain requirements

    10/09/2015 7:19:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Every few months Pew cranks out a poll showing GOPers surprisingly warm to the idea of letting illegals stay, and every few months we scratch our heads and try to make sense of the numbers. I gave it my best shot back in June, the last time they surveyed this issue. Ask Republicans about various aspects of immigration and on most them you’ll see just the sort of border hawkishness you’d expect. They think that legal status for illegals rewards wrongdoing; they think immigrants are more likely to burden the country than benefit it; and a plurality would prefer...
  • On immigration: enterprise vs. welfare: Be careful with cultures you inject via mass immigration

    10/09/2015 7:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2015 | Greg Richards
    There is a subtle and dangerous point about the tidal immigration described in today’s AT blog on Muslim invaders in Europe. We are a "high trust" society. In 99.9999% of the cases in ordinary life, we all get along due to basic Christian values that are not even articulated. If you walk in front of a car at a crossing you can expect the car to wait for you to cross, no matter who is driving. You don't even look.  If someone were lying by the side of the road, everybody would stop no matter what the person looked...
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    10/09/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Popman · 42 replies
    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read. Since the (German) press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below. ..... "Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we,...
  • McConnell Capitulates To Cruz On Immigration

    10/08/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | October 8, 2015 | Thomas McArdle
    How many times have we been told that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, running for the GOP presidential nomination, is an ineffective "wacko bird,"in Arizona Sen. John McCain's insulting words? now looks like he's ended up being very effective in getting the Senate to do something about illegal alien violent criminals. The first piece of legislation the U.S. Senate will take up after its October recess will be a measure that includes Cruz-backed Kate's Law, imposing a mandatory five years in prison for deported aliens who re-enter America illegally. It's named after Kate Steinle, slain on the San Francisco pier...
  • Those Assimilating Immigrants: A new study finds they commit less crime and they learn English.

    10/08/2015 3:55:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Sorry to break the good news to some of our conservative friends, but it turns out that most immigrants to America are assimilating as their forebears did. That’s the gist of a new 400-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which looks at everything from English proficiency, education levels and family structure to health, crime and employment. Here’s the money sentence: “Across all measurable outcomes, integration increases over time, with immigrants becoming more like the native-born with more time in the country, and with the second and third generations becoming more like other native-born Americans than...
  • Outgoing Education Secretary: Provide Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants

    10/08/2015 7:38:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/08/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on Congress to provide financial aid to illegal immigrant children. “We have to invest more heavily in early childhood education. We have to make sure we give financial aid to our undocumented students and the fact that as a nation we have yet to do that is a travesty,” Duncan said at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference in Washington. “As a nation I just think what we are doing is absolutely backwards. We cut off our nose to spite our face. Think of young people who this is their country that they have...
  • The Case for Open Borders

    10/07/2015 8:50:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Professor Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
    A better option than exclusion would be to restrict migrants’ eligibility for benefits.Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are once again searching for better ways to curtail immigration. In America, Republican candidates are pondering bigger, better border walls. In Europe, leading politicians are hoping someone figures out a way to end the Syrian refugee crisis by bringing peace to the Middle East. In the midst of these passionate debates about how to curtail immigration, almost no one is talking about whether immigration should be curtailed in the first place. This is the debate we should be having. Some of...
  • Obama Prepares Give-Away of White-Collar Jobs And Citizenship To Foreign Graduates

    10/07/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by bushwon · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are quietly hacking a gap through immigration regulations to allow them to import hundreds of thousands of university-trained foreign workers for jobs sought by American college grads. “They’re bending immigration law until it almost breaks,” says Ian Smith, a lawyer at the Immigration Reform Law Institute. The Obama-hack, he added, should be fixed by Congress or a judge The regulatory hack is part of Obama’s broad immigration-boosting alliance with Fortune 500 Companies and the GOP’s establishment. In 2013 and 2014, most — but not all — of his prior amnesty and immigration plans were blocked by...
  • 3-part Series: U.S. welfare flows to Cuba (Pt.1)

    10/07/2015 7:00:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 10/1/15 | By Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz and John Maines with Tracey Eaton in Cuba
    “They’re taking benefits from the American taxpayer to subsidize their life in another country.” Cuban immigrants are cashing in on U.S. welfare and returning to the island, making a mockery of the decades-old premise that they are refugees fleeing persecution at home. Some stay for months at a time — and the U.S. government keeps paying. Cubans’ unique access to food stamps, disability money and other welfare is meant to help them build new lives in America. Yet these days, it’s helping some finance their lives on the communist island. America’s open-ended generosity has grown into an entitlement that exceeds...
  • The Ramos Rules: "Undocumented immigrants" should be treated like those who came legally.

    10/07/2015 4:00:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    In an interview with Terry Gross for her "Fresh Air" program on NPR Monday, Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos provided a glimpse into his reasoning on immigration. As seen in the excerpts below, Ramos makes no distinction between "undocumented immigrants" and legal immigrants. He believes that since Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are Latinos whose parents immigrated to the United States they should support illegal immigration. It is irrelevant to Ramos that that their parents came legally. Here it is clear that Ramos's argument benefits from the change in terminology for the national immigration discussion. The term "immigrant"...
  • UK charity considers cutting off aid for the ‘Jungle’ at Calais after visiting the camp...

    10/07/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/15 | Chris Brooke and Peter Allen
    A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants ‘without any reason’ to leave their home country. The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the ‘refugees’ at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all ‘fleeing war and significant atrocities.’ But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being ‘dumped and burnt’ by the migrants. Instead of...
  • Julio Iglesias says he will not perform in 'clown' Donald Trump's casinos

    10/07/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 97 replies
    the guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 13.05 BST
    Spanish singer criticises anti-immigrant comments by US presidential hopeful, and apologises to clowns for comparison The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has said he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to Donald Trump because of anti-immigrant comments by the US presidential hopeful. “I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won’t do it again. He seems to be an asshole,” Iglesias told the Barcelona-based daily newspaper La Vanguardia. “He thinks he can fix the world forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. He is a clown! And my apologies to clowns.” In June, Trump said in a...
  • Carly Fiorina talks about immigration during private fundraiser in Lancaster

    10/07/2015 5:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 10/7/15 | Candy Woodall
    The momentum that has pushed Carly Fiorina to second place among Republican presidential candidates was evident in Lancaster County Thursday night. About 200 midstate voters attended a private fundraiser hosted by Ron and Hollee Kreider at their countryside estate in Manheim Township, where the price tag was $1,000 per couple or $5,000 to be on the host committee. -snip- Of special interest to Lancaster voters is her stance on immigration. Many farmers in the midstate rely on migrant labor. One farmer in the audience asked her how she would handle immigration. "(The farmer) said, 'We could put ads in the...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • New American century: Arabic is fastest growing language in USA

    10/06/2015 9:49:48 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julia Hahn
    The Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language– are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies. Between 2010 and 2014, there was a 29 percent increase in Arabic, a 23 percent increase in Urdu, and a 9 percent jump in Persian, which is spoken in Iran. Every year the United States voluntarily imports more than a quarter of a million– or 280,000– Muslim migrants (this figure includes permanently resettled immigrants, guest workers, refugees and foreign students). Arabic is now the...
  • Is illegal immigration changing America for the worse?

    10/06/2015 9:24:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-6-2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    New documentary series investigates the impact of illegal alien criminals on the US; Filmmaker on 'The O'Reilly Factor'
  • German-Americans - The silent minority

    10/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | February 7, 2015
    America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.KOHLER, WISCONSIN - ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute to the homeland of their father, John Michael Kohler, who had immigrated to America in 1854 at the age of ten. John Michael moved to Sheboygan, married the daughter of another German immigrant, who owned the local foundry, and took over his father-in-law’s business. He transformed it from a maker of ploughshares...
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • Hundreds Of Mentally Ill Deportees May Seek Return To U.S.

    10/06/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jean Guerrero
    Hundreds of deported migrants with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder may qualify to return to the U.S. It’s the result of a settlement finalized in U.S. District Court last week between the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Those migrants can apply to have their immigration cases reopened if they represented themselves during their removal proceedings and were detained in the states of California, Arizona or Washington after Nov. 21, 2011.
  • 'No Borders' Activist Gang Raped by Migrants, Pressured into Silence to Not 'Damage Cause'

    10/06/2015 10:21:53 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 80 replies
    A young, female ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.” Colleagues are alleged to have said that reporting the crime would set back their struggle for a borderless world.
  • Vanity-- Question: How is Obama Able to Force Syrian Refugees in Without Consent of Congress?

    10/06/2015 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 41 replies
    Is this some sort of presidential power? Or was it run by congress and as usual they caved in cowardice? Can anybody explain how this process is supposed to work?
  • Stunning Numbers on Legal Immigration

    10/05/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not gonna be a shock to some of you, but the very fact that it appears in the Associated Press... It's a paean to Ted Kennedy and his foresight in the 1965 Immigration Act. "It was considered a symbolic move -- President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America. "The president himself described the legislation as less than revolutionary. 'It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our...
  • Exclusive — Jeff Sessions: Time To Hit Brakes On ‘Radical’ Pace Of Immigration

    On Breitbart News Sunday Sirius XM radio with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% discussed the findings of his Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee, which document how births to current Americans will be vastly outnumbered by mass immigration unless Congress hits the “pause” button on issuing new green cards. In an impassioned interview, Sessions challenged donor-driven Republicans who are “too close to the corporate class,” for supporting a “radical” pace of immigration that would push the U.S. past all known records. “America is surging past all historical [immigration]...
  • How a 1965 law changed the faces of America

    10/05/2015 5:01:43 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 37 replies
    The Economist ^ | 9/30/2015 | V.V.B.
    By 2055 no racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the American population. Non-Hispanic whites will account for less than half of the population compared with 62% today and 84% in 1965. The Pew report shows that without any immigration after the 1965 Immigration Act, America’s population today would be 75% white, 14% black, 8% Hispanic and less than 1% Asian. This shift in America’s ethnic make-up is a huge change for a country that was mainly populated by white immigrants from Europe until 1965. But as Mr Passel points out, each wave of new immigrants was initially...
  • Immigration Will Outpace American Population Growth 7 To 1 Through 2065

    10/05/2015 2:55:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/15
    The following chart and background have been provided to Breitbart News exclusively from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, which is chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% . The chart shows that for every 1 net American born to today’s population—births minus deaths—the federal government will add 7 more people to the country through future immigration. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the subcommittee, responded to the startling data his committee uncovered by telling Breitbart News there should be immigration controls put in place immediately. “We should not admit people in larger numbers...
  • Trump's xenophobia strikes a chord in Keene? (New Hampshire)

    10/05/2015 12:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 4, 2015 | Robert Azzi
    Wednesday night I wasn’t surprised as candidate Donald Trump, in keeping within his narcissistic, xenophobic character, told an overflow crowd at Keene High School that if he became president he would send all Syrian refugees who had been given sanctuary in the United States, home: “I’m putting (refugees) on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration that if I win, they’re going back,” he said. However, what both surprised and disappointed me was the boisterous affirmative response to Trump — cheers and hurrahs from the crowd, presumably mostly New Hampshirites, in support of Trump’s...
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • My “USA Today” op ed on Donald Trump and political ignorance

    10/04/2015 9:06:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 4, 2015 | Professor Ilya Somin, George Mason University
    In this recent USA Today op ed, I explain how the unexpected success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in large part the result of widespread political ignorance: Despite some recent stumbles in his campaign, the most dramatic development of the 2016 presidential race has been the meteoric ascent of Donald Trump to the status of front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump’s rise is a particularly blatant example of a much deeper problem at the heart of modern democracy: widespread voter ignorance. Trump’s success so far is in large part the result of an almost perfect storm of political ignorance....
  • Thought experiment: how illegal immigrants could elect Hillary

    10/04/2015 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s some Sunday morning math from Politico Magazine to either amuse or enrage you. (Or possibly both?) The conclusion of this analysis is that Hillary Clinton – or whoever the Democrats wind up deciding on – could be elected by illegal immigrants. At first glance this sounds like a voter fraud story, but that would require one heck of a lot of illegally cast ballots. No… it’s something different and it once again brings us back to the arcane math behind the electoral college. You see, while the electors representing the two senators from each state are unaffected by...
  • Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

    09/27/2015 11:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:11 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study. The study looks in detail at what will happen by 2065, but the actual tipping point comes in 2055. An increase in Asian and Hispanic immigration also will drive U.S. population growth, with foreign-born residents expected to make up 18 percent of the country’s projected 441 million people in 50 years, the Pew Research Center said in a report being released Monday....
  • Kevin McCarthy on Immigration: Potential House Speaker Supports 'Step-by-Step' Immigration Reform

    10/03/2015 9:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Latin Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican congressman for California's 23rd Congressional District, announced his bid to succeed Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. With Boehner resigning, calls have reemerged to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, but what has been McCarthy’s immigration record? First, in an email to colleagues, McCarthy, representing a congressional district where 35 percent of the population is Latino, announced his bid for the speakership. "We have made real progress towards shrinking an overgrown federal government and reforming our broken entitlement system," McCarthy wrote. "But our work is far from done. We...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Islam's Effects on Germany

    10/03/2015 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 3 2015 | Dick Bachert
    At risk of being tagged a one trick pony, I submit for your consideration a 30 minute video dealing with the impact of virtually unrestrained muslim immigration on Germany. It's in German with subtitles so you'll need to give it your full attention. In it you'll see what happens to the culture of a nation when the formerly relatively homogeneous population and their leaders fail to REQUIRE that immigrants -- even those who speak the language -- ASSIMILATE at a deeper CULTURAL LEVEL. The destructive process is called "balkanization" (a pejorative geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of...
  • Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary (Unsaid -Vote for Her)

    10/03/2015 6:25:11 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 14 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 03, 2015 | PAUL GOLDMAN and MARK J. ROZELL
    the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.
  • Polling Convergence – OAN/GRAVIS and Reuters Show Donald Trump Surging With 34 – 35% Support

    10/03/2015 2:27:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 99 replies
    Reuters Trend Polling and OAN/Gravis Polling have each announced and updated Presidential Polling for the GOP race 2016. The results are exceptionally similar. Both polling outcomes reflect Donald Trump with a massive lead amid the rest of the field. Gravis Polling has Trump with 35% support. Reuters shows an almost identical 34% outcome. The downstream alignments with the remainder of the field are also very similar. Here’s the OAN/Gravis result:
  • Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush

    10/02/2015 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mitchell Blatt
    If no Republican politician communicates to Spanish-speaking groups in their language of choice, the Republican Party will have a harder time earning their support. Every night, Ellen’s bar is filled with the chatter of people speaking foreign languages. There’s some French, some German, but mostly English. Donald Trump would be able to find a lot of people to chat with there, but most locals wouldn’t, because Ellen’s is located in China. Living in China for the past three years has given me a unique vantage point from which to view the “English-only” debate Trump’s candidacy has raised. Trump has attacked...
  • Hungary’s Viktor Orban, Sole Voice Of Sanity In The EU, Tells The Truth On Immigration

    10/02/2015 7:00:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Sept 8, 2015 | Gerald Warner
    “Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe. Europe’s response is madness. We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation.” The voice of truth and common sense has been so long stilled that to hear it given utterance by anyone in government in Europe is startling. Those words of Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, are the first truthful and accurate analysis we have heard from any EU politician of the immigration catastrophe now engulfing our continent. Nor did he confine himself...
  • What if the Refugees Were Blonde and Blue-Eyed Swedes?

    10/02/2015 3:50:11 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 84 replies
    ¡No Pasarán! ^ | October 1, 2015 | Erik (only name given)
    Shall we try to figure out what the refugee story is all about? Specifically, if it has anything to do with Europeans', or Westerners' racism? In that perspective, let us imagine that the refugees are not Syrians but Swedes — blonde, blue-eyed souls with fellow European and Christian roots. Wouldn't that prove that the animosity towards the mainly Arab and/or Muslim refugees is all about racism? Be honest, dude: Wouldn't I be eager to help if the refugees turned out to be of fellow Scandinavian stock?
  • Congressman: Expand Obamacare to Undocumented Immigrants [Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-IL]

    10/01/2015 4:58:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/30/15 | David Eldridge
    Rep Luis V. Gutiérrez, one of Congress’ most outspoken advocates for immigrants, on Wednesday called for expanding the Affordable Care Act to cover all of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States.“The goal is to make integration and inclusion real for millions of families that are locked out under current law,” the Illinois Democrat said in a floor speech introducing his proposed legislation.“As it stands right now, undocumented immigrants are not subject to the individual mandate and cannot buy into health insurance exchanges even if they use their own money. My legislation will change that. It says...

    10/01/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    The United States is being deluged with illegal immigrants, spurred on by the hope of amnesty. In response, conservative lawmakers have introduced a wide array of legislative proposals to clamp down on illegal immigration. Breitbart News can now exclusively report that, despite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% ’s campaign rhetoric, the presidential hopeful hasn’t cosponsored a single one of these immigration enforcement proposals, nor introduced any of his own in the two years since he was the very public face of the Gang of Eight in the Senate.
  • Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

    10/01/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ruby Mellen, Fellow, The Huffington Post
    He's not expecting a vote, though. Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). The Affordable Care Act currently limits access to its exchanges and subsidies to those "lawfully present." That means the approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are not eligible for Obamacare, nor can they shop on the exchanges if their employer does not provide them with coverage. Gutiérrez's bill would open the exchanges and extend the subsidies to undocumented immigrants who provide proof of state residency and tax filings. It...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

    09/30/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | September 30, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home. This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they...
  • Why Is Trump’s Brutal Style So Effective?

    09/30/2015 2:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marla Goodman and Richard Sousa
    Twitter feuds, hero bashing, insulting not one but two ethnic groups, ad hominem personal attacks on opponents, nose-to-nose confrontations, just one scandal after another—these aren’t from episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians—they’re from the “Trump Saga.” At the outset of the campaign, Trump insulted anyone and everyone: from calling undocumented immigrants “killers” and “rapists” to insulting venerated war hero John McCain. He then moved on to TV host Megyn Kelly, radio host Erick Erickson, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, the pope, Carly Fiorina and the Fox News Channel. Democrats and Republicans alike didn’t take Trump too seriously when he entered...
  • Secret to Jeb's 4 Percent Growth Plan? Immigrants [Bloombrg Link Only]

    09/30/2015 6:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | September 30, 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
  • Obama brings 1,500 terrorists to U.S. (Crimes allegedly done 'under duress')

    09/29/2015 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | September 29, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    ISIS Terrorist The Obama administration allowed 1,519 terror-stained foreign refugees into the U.S. last year because their crimes were allegedly committed “while under duress.” The administration last year eased federal restrictions against terrorist activity for refugees and asylum seekers. Under the old rules, these 1,519 foreign nationals would have been banned from entering the country because they supported terrorist causes. But under the new rules for vetting refugees, the secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain cases of inadmissibility relating to terrorist activity. A person could have provided shelter or sold a weapon to a terrorist,...
  • RUH ROH: Conservative Rebellion Threatens Key Mitch McConnell Ally Marco Rubio

    09/29/2015 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    While Breitbart News has been reporting for months that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s speakership was in jeopardy, the Washington media was stunned on Friday with the historic announcement of Boehner’s resignation. The anti-leadership sentiment seems to be growing as the Washington Times is now reporting that a top Republican party official, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, has called for Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s resignation. The populist, anti-establishment groundswell could spell trouble for the presidential campaign of donor-class darling Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—who has twice fearlessly ignored voters and risked his political career to advance the goals of...