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  • Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

    08/27/2014 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that he believes ISIS knows the southern border is not secure and that it is “common sense” that they will exploit the lack of border security on Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” When asked, “Do you believe ISIS terrorists can cross that border and already have crossed that border?” He responded, “of course, anybody can cross the border. ...more (w/video)...
  • ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

    08/27/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Krishnadev Calamur
    Marta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.In July 2013, Mendoza, who has a history of mental health issues, was arrested for shoplifting at a pharmacy near her home. The American Civil Liberties Union says that while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she was pressured to sign "voluntary return" papers, which led her to be returned to her home country five days later."We didn't know where she was at," her daughter Patricia told NPR's John Burnett. "We had to go...
  • MEXICAN PRESIDENT PEŃA NIETO DECLARES UNITED STATES 'THE OTHER MEXICO'

    08/27/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 26, 2014 | tony lee
    Forget so-called "Mexifornia." How about the United States of Mexico?  On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peńa Nieto called on other states to "evolve" like California so the United States can be more like his home country.  Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peńa Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration. "This is the other Mexico," Peńa Nieto reportedly "said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants," according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

    08/27/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Penny Starr
    The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said. She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages even though one...
  • Mexican National Busted in US with 500k of Narcotics

    08/27/2014 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 26 Aug 2014 | by Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Sunday a 33-year-old Mexican national was busted by Border Patrol agents for having large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin hidden inside her vehicle. According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the suspect, a female, ignored an agent when he asked her to roll her window down for questioning at the Pine Valley Checkpoint near San Diego. The woman's behavior caused her to be referred to an inspection area, where drug-sniffing dogs found 39 bundles of meth and heroin. The recovered drugs had a street value of more than $500,000. In total, the drugs weighed about...
  • Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action

    08/27/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Progress Illinois ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Anthony Burke Boylan
    ( Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action On Pending Deportation Cases)Josefa Gonzalez and her two children felt secure when her partner, Wilson Gomez-Pu, was working full time and supporting the family. But that all changed when Gomez-Pu has was placed in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. He has been facing possible deportation for the last year on a nearly 14-year-old order despite having no history of violent crime. And now his family, including children Wilson, 11 and Dalilah, 7, are threatened with eviction. It was for his case and many others like it that...
  • CASA De Maryland Plans Protests, Arrests at White House This Thursday

    08/27/2014 6:19:00 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 8 replies
    CASA ^ | 8/28/14
    After years of fighting for justice for immigrant families, we are on the verge of achieving real relief. With a do-nothing Congress frittering away legislative reform, President Obama has publically promised to adopt aggressive administrative relief early in September. The question now is how much for how many. Immigrants have suffered at historic levels under his administration and President Obama needs to go big in order to restore sanity to the lives of families. We believe that we must return to the White House to make one final big push to dramatize exactly how far relief needs to go. President...
  • USA Today to Obama on Exec Amnesty: 'Don't Do It'

    08/26/2014 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    As President Barack Obama considers enacting executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, USA Today urged him not to do it, saying it would "set a dangerous precedent" for future presidents to act unilaterally on a host of "significant matters without the assent of Congress." After maligning Republicans and reiterating unproven liberal talking points--like Republicans need to pass amnesty to appeal to Hispanic voters--USA Today reiterated that Obama is "thinking about going it alone" by "greatly expanding" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USA Today conceded that "Congress is the only appropriate venue for adopting such sweeping changes...
  • Mexican president calls for immigration reform

    08/26/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/14 | Brian Melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Pena Nieto was welcomed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who played up his immigration...
  • Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform in USA: 'A Matter of Justice'

    08/26/2014 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/26/2014 | BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Hispanics have now become a force to be reckoned with in California. They...
  • Luis Gutiérrez Is Basically Giggling with Excitement about Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plans

    08/25/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    National Review's "The Corner" ^ | August 25, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    “Huge,” “bold,” and “unprecedented” is how a thrilled Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) described reports that the Obama administration is considering granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants. He’s especially excited, he said, because the White House is actually trying to downplay the significance of the huge measure. “It’s music to my ears” said Gutiérrez, one of the leading voices in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, on MSNBC. Last month, he predicted that as many as 5 million people might gain status if President Obama opts to take unilateral action. Gutiérrez urged communities to take...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border

    08/25/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/25/2014 | By Anita Kumar
    The Obama administration has quietly abandoned its aggressive months-long search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop. At the same time, three facilities at military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma set up as shelters no longer are housing children from Central America. An official with the Department of Health and Human Services, which led the search for shelters, said there has been a decrease in the number of children apprehended at the border and an increase in those sent to live with families or friends. “We...
  • To save these kids, turn south (illegal immigration)

    08/25/2014 10:10:53 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | august 25, 2014 | robert m. morgenthau
    First, the President should take swift action to ensure that migrant children with parents or other immediate relatives in the U.S. are not torn away from their families and sent back to Central America. This year, more than 30,000 children have been released into the custody of sponsors, who are often their parents or relatives. But if a child is ultimately unable to secure asylum or other relief, she will nevertheless be deported. This policy is morally misguided. -snip The amount of foreign aid that we currently provide to Central America is paltry. According to the government’s website ForeignAssistance.gov, U.S....
  • Paul Ryan on the Ex-Im Bank, bailouts: Tactics trump purity

    08/25/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-08-25 | Benjamin Weingarten
    During the interview, Ryan addressed several issues on which conservatives have been critical of the Republican Party, from perpetuating crony capitalism to immigration. Perhaps most interesting was the congressman’s defense of votes he and fellow Republicans took in favor of TARP and the 2009 auto bailout, and his belief in the efficacy of a short-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. When asked how his votes for TARP and the auto bailout comport with the populist, free market philosophy Rep. Ryan espouses in his new book, noting that he "did not enjoy" such votes, Ryan justified them on grounds of "defensive...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Slams Obama on Immigration While Meeting with Guatemalan President

    08/24/2014 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Plummz · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Here performing eye surgeries on blind Guatemalans for several days in the rural town of Salama, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly criticized President Obama's immigration policy in a closed-door Wednesday meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. “I told him, frankly, that I didn’t think the problem was in Guatemala City but that the problem was in the White House in our country, and that the mess we’ve got at the border is frankly because of the White House’s policies,” Paul said in an interview. The meeting, he explained, was primarily about the humanitarian mission for which Paul—an ophthalmologist before...
  • Exiled Iraqi Archbishop Warning: Muslim Immigration a Threat to Western Christians

    08/24/2014 7:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is the difference between innocence... The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, said people should think about what social psychosis was driving some young Muslims to give their lives fighting “on the altar of the demonic’’ for the Islamic State. “The situation needs prayer, action and deep reflection,’’ he said. “The extremists’ barbarism seems apocalyptic. It has nothing to do with real Islam or God and is blasphemy of a kind.’’ … and real life experience… “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future,” said Archbishop Amel...
  • Montana to appeal judge’s immigrant law ruling

    08/24/2014 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | Matt Volz
    <p>Montana's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's ruling that a voter-approved law requiring immigration checks of anybody applying for state services goes against federal immigration laws.</p> <p>The 2011 Republican-led Legislature wrote the proposal meant to deny government jobs and assistance to people who are in the U.S. illegally. Legislators sent the plan to the 2012 ballot, where the referendum passed with nearly 80 percent of the vote.</p>
  • How Ferguson could be America's future

    08/23/2014 12:13:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KPRC-TV / CNN ^ | August 23, 2014 | John Blake, CNN
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) From questions about democracy to positives coming from conflict, social scientists offer different takes. The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have been described as a mirror into contemporary America, but they are also something else: A crystal ball. Look past the headlines -- the debates over race and police militarization that have surfaced after the killing of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer -- and one can glimpse America's future, some historians and political scientists say. No one is talking about an impending race war or a police state, but something more subtle. Unless Americans re-examine some...
  • Obama Hopes Illegal Immigration Is Out of Sight Out of Mind

    08/23/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 22 Aug 14 | George Rasley
    Obama Hopes Illegal Immigration Is Out of Sight Out of Mind Doesn’t it seem strange that the invasion of our southern border has suddenly stopped? Or is it that it has suddenly stopped making the front page of the major newspapers and the lead segment of the TV news?  But just because you don't see it in the establishment news that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on behind the media blackout.   Around the country illegal aliens have become more brazen in their protests against the deportation of detained illegal aliens. In Florida and other states groups of...
  • Dem Politician: Grant Illegals Amnesty Or They’ll Become Terrorists

    08/22/2014 3:18:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | August 21, 2014
    Democratic State Representative and candidate for U.S. representative Pat Murphy said Tuesday that if the underage migrants who have come to the U.S. from Central America aren’t given a “pathway for citizenship” they could become terrorists. Speaking with Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer, Murphy said that “we need to make sure that we take care of the children that are coming up here.” “They’re not from Mexico, they’re coming from further south,” Murphy continued. “We need to make sure that when we’re talking about these children we need to treat them like they’re our children or our grandchildren. If...
  • US sued by immigrant rights groups over expedited deportation process

    08/22/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2014 | Amanda Holpuch
    Coalition says Obama administration policies to deal with influx at border is unfair to women and children who flee to safety. A coalition of immigrant rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s expedited deportation process, claiming that it is unfair to women and children who flee Central America to seek safety in the US. The groups claim the Obama administration’s new policies have created a “deportation mill” at a new government family detention center in Artesia, New Mexico. (snip) The National Immigration Project, American Immigration Council, ACLU and National Immigration Law Center filed the suit, MSPC v...
  • A Morning in Immigration Court: Judge Hears 38 ‘Favorite’ Cases, Many He’ll See Again

    08/22/2014 1:41:34 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/22/2014 | Josh Siegel
    “It is my favorite docket, the juveniles,” Immigration Judge John Milo Bryant says, unprompted, as he hears the case of 15-year-old Christian Hernandez, a recent illegal arrival from Honduras. Bryant, the gregarious judge overseeing 38 juvenile cases in Arlington, Va., Immigration Court on a Tuesday morning, commends Christian for his “perfect English.” Christian, a good-looking youth who flashes a sure smile, keeps his hair gelled into a Mohawk and wears a button-up shirt and slacks fastened by a gray Nike belt, tells Bryant he will begin high school in a few weeks. At this first immigration hearing for Christian —...
  • Rick Perry: It’s entirely possible that ISIS has already crossed the southern border

    08/22/2014 5:19:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Signal. Easy prediction: This soundbite will inspire lots of scoffing and sneering without even a bare attempt at an argument on the merits for why he must be wrong. “There’s the obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing the border] — and I think there is a very real possibility that they may have already used that,” he said…“We have no clear evidence of that...
  • Navarrette: Don't be afraid of America's changing demographics

    08/21/2014 1:42:11 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- For many Americans, the scariest phrase in the English language is "changing demographics." It's never easy to adjust to change -- especially when the thing that is changing is nothing less than the complexion of the country. America is being transformed before our eyes. In the early years of the 21st century, many white Americans are trembling at the thought that -- within three decades -- they'll be the minority in the United States. The demographic "doomsday" is about 2043, according to the most recent projections.
  • Pro-Immigration reform Billionaires silent on immigration after big push

    08/21/2014 1:43:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Politoc ^ | 08/21/2014 | By ANNA PALMER
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Citigroup exec Carlos Gutierrez gave immigration reform firepower last year when they lent their money or names to the cause. But roughly two months before Election Day, the three groups the business titans helped launch are all but silent on the campaign trail. None of the three has purchased airtime for ads on immigration reform this fall. Their virtual absence comes as Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting “amnesty,” leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely...
  • DHS says law required release of 154 immigrants with murder convictions

    08/21/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration says it had no choice but to release almost all of the 169 murderers it let go from immigration detention last year, saying court decisions gave officials no choice in the matter — but it’s promising a new system to better screen who gets let out. Of the 169 immigrants with homicide-related convictions released in fiscal 2013, all but 15 were required to be let go because of specific court orders or because the immigrants had been held for too long under the rules established by a sweeping 2001 Supreme Court case, the Homeland Security Department said...
  • Need Freepers Help: Where has Huckabee stepped in it?

    08/21/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 78 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-14 | Self
    Need some help remembering: where Mike Huckabee has demonstrated his establishment thinking and his lack of understanding of conservative issues (outside of the social issues)- and where he has bought into big government solutions. I'm on a panel tomorrow about Huckabee in 2016 (I did not choose the topic) - and I need some memory jogging.
  • Federal judge orders hearing in illegal immigration case

    08/21/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Sonoran News ^ | August 20,2014 | Linda Bently
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Last week, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 to address all pending motions in a complaint brought by California Attorney Orly Taitz (r) against President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson; Director of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Station. In July, Taitz filed an emergency application for a stay of the transportation of illegal aliens from the Southern District of Texas to California and other areas throughout the country due to a serious...
  • Poll: Voters Want Immigration 'Pause,' More Enforcement, Preference Given to US Workers(Blockbuster)

    A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased. As President Barack Obama considers giving more guest-worker permits to companies that have laid off American workers and granting temporary work permits and executive amnesty to millions of more illegal immigrants, a comprehensive survey found that a majority of likely voters want even fewer legal immigrants. The poll found that "half of Americans age 65 and over" and...
  • White House takes suggestions from business on immigration changes

    08/20/2014 3:58:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    In addition to reviewing the deportation system of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration is weighing executive actions to change the legal immigration system in ways that could benefit businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. [Snip] Mr. Obama is reportedly weighing unilateral steps he could take to defer deportations for anywhere from 550,000 to 4.4 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, as well as providing some with work permits. The move is sure to draw harsh criticism from Republicans, who argued that they could not pass immigration reform in 2014 because the president cannot be trusted...
  • California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water

    08/20/2014 12:54:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 19, 2014 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    You have heard it before: “As California goes, so goes the nation.” If that is the case, the national economy will be harmed for decades to come because of California’s misplaced priorities today. Indeed, by emphasizing high-speed rail over water and failing to deal with its debt crisis, California poses a long-term threat to our national economy and is on an economic collision course of increased immigration and lack of water. California has more than 38 million residents. Despite net losses of millions of residents to other states, California continues to grow through immigration. Latinos now equal the number of...
  • White House Courts Business On Immigration For Political Purposes

    08/19/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Imperial Presidency: Secret scheming between the White House and Big Business on immigration is all about political cover for unconstitutional executive action. Cheap labor now isn't worth socialism tomorrow. If high-tech giants such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Accenture endorse President Obama's impending executive orders giving amnesty to multitudes of illegal aliens without congressional assent, America will in essence have become the corporatocracy the Saul Alinskys of the world have always claimed they fear. Politico reports that some of these firms and others are talking with high-ranking Obama aides, the White House's goal being these companies' public backing for...
  • Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    08/19/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/19/2014 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues. Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal's milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has...
  • VDH: Living Out Critical Legal Theory (Ferguson, the border and beyond)

    08/19/2014 3:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>It may not have been the aim of Missouri Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson to outsource security responsibilities to someone affiliated with the New Black Panthers and a legal activist group, but that is the impression that one receives from listening to his exchange with and praise of Malik Shabazz. If this is the same Malik Shabazz who has a long history of virulent racist and inflammatory anti-Semitic statements, then there has been at least a partial erosion of legal authority in Ferguson.</p>
  • Impeachable Alleged Clinton Immigration Offenses Squashed by GOP Senate Leadership

    08/18/2014 10:19:41 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | October 2000 | David Schippers
    Injustice for All: An Excerpt from Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment By David Schippers October 2000 In October 1996, in one of the first public accounts of this matter, former Center Senior Fellow Rosemary Jenks testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration about many of the abuses surrounding the Citizenship USA program. Ms. Jenks concluded that due to pressure from the White House, and in particular the Vice President’s office, the Immigration and Naturalization Service disregarded many of the requirements of the naturalization process that ensure that only qualified immigrants with no significant criminal history may...
  • Dozens rally for 'Love Without Borders'

    08/18/2014 12:36:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | Linda Cook
    Janet Woods-Bragg of Davenport holds a sign reading "I was an immigrant and you welcomed me," in reference to scripture from Matthew 25:35 on Sunday at the "Love Without Borders" interfaith rally in Davenport. More than 100 people gathered in downtown Davenport on Sunday for an interfaith rally to support children fleeing Central America to enter the United States. Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba urged the crowd at the “Love Without Borders” event to “work for social responsibility.” He and local social service leaders helped launch the initiative in July when he suggested that the Quad-Cities host some of the immigrant...
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • Hhs transferring illegal unaccompanied minors with potential ms-13 ties to gang stronghold cities

    08/17/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Reports show the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is transferring thousands of unaccompanied illegal minors, some of whom have already been identified as gang members by U.S. Border Patrol agents, to large U.S. cities that rank among the top strongholds of the American gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. As CNSNews.com reports, a 2008 report indicates that MS-13 is one of two predominantly Latino gangs whose membership has spread from the Los Angeles area to other U.S. communities. MS-13 and the 18th Street gang (M-18), the report states, are becoming “transnational,” in that they are being established in Central...
  • Gene Simmons Wins Argument with HuffPo Host over Speaking '[expletive] English'

    08/17/2014 3:00:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 15, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)This week, KISS rocker Gene Simmons not only embraced assimilation and the importance of English for immigrants to succeed, he gave a textbook example of how to successfully--and forcefully--do so on hostile turf. He did so with no apologies--and plenty of compassion. In an entertaining interview on HuffPostLive, Simmons said he was "given all the advantages of native-born children" after coming to the country when he was eight years of age, which he said was "astonishing" compared to other nations. Why? Because he learned "[expletive] English" and embraced America's melting pot instead of separatism (salad bowl). "I'm actually saying the...
  • Lawyer: immigrants treated like Guantanamo

    08/16/2014 5:13:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico compared the legal limbo of immigrants there to those at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats (Bring It ON!!!)

    08/16/2014 9:31:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/16/14 | Julie Pace and Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing the threat of deportation for millions of people in this country illegally — the short-term risks appear greatest for Senate Democrats in conservative-leaning states. Weeks before the November vote, they could find themselves on the hot seat for their views not only on immigration but also on Obama's use of his presidential powers.
  • Mexico protests Texas National Guard troops on US border

    08/16/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 16,2014 | AFP
    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's foreign ministry late Friday protested Texas Governor Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops to the southern US border to halt the surge of child migrants.Mexico "reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure," read a statement from the foreign ministry.
  • Illegal Minors Have A Field Day in Dallas Immigration Court

    08/16/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 08/15/2014 | Merrill Hope
    ...the Earl Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas was the most compassionate place on earth, Monday, August 11, for minors who were in the various stages of the legal process for "Hearings on Removal Procedures" ... The loving arm of the law reached out most notably to Jordan, the 11 year-old Honduran boy, whose mother left him behind at the age of 2 months old. Mom entered the United States illegally over a decade ago. Her status remained "immigrante." The court recorded her as illegal. She told Baird that the elderly great grandmother who cared for him had eye surgeries...
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around — leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) — but a new poll homes in on...
  • Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities

    08/14/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Mexican drug cartels, whose trafficking efforts into the U.S. have grown bolder amid the border crisis, are increasingly utilizing a frightening weapon in their arsenal: the hand grenade. Whether packed with explosives, hollowed out and filled with steel to give them authentic heft or even used to deliver handwritten death threats, grenades are turning up in greater frequency in encounters with suspected cartel members, according to law enforcement authorities and border experts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed to FoxNews.com that they’ve seen a “trend increase” involving the devices along the entire southwest border, although details were not disclosed...
  • Feds Force Beleaguered States To School Illegal Kids

    08/14/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens. Just in time for the new school year, the Education Department issued a fact sheet on Monday reminding school systems and their administrators that they are required to enroll and educate, at taxpayers' expense, the estimated 69,200 unaccompanied minors who have flooded across our open southern border, a number some predict will balloon to 150,000 by year's end. We have referred...
  • Obama’s Betrayal of American Workers of All Races and Backgrounds

    08/13/2014 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 13, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    According to a new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Americans are earning 23% less today than what they made before the 2008 recession for the same jobs. This terrible statistic doesn’t even take into account Americans still struggling with unemployment, and please remember that the real unemployment rate is over 20%. That figure reflects all the Americans who’ve given up even looking for jobs that just aren’t there in Obama’s economy. This issue of middle class wage stagnation is directly related to the current debate about amnesty. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70% of Americans believe illegal...
  • Insurer-Linked Group Now Pushing Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants

    08/13/2014 3:13:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/13/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A spin-off nonprofit with links to a top insurance company is pushing for Obamacare benefits to be extended to illegal immigrants. The health-care exchanges and benefits like taxpayer subsidies for premiums are open to citizens and legal immigrants, but the California Endowment is trying to drum up support in California to formally extend Obamacare to the state’s undocumented immigrants as well. According the group’s website, it was created when Blue Cross of California split into the nonprofit California Endowment and the big-name, big-profit insurance company WellPoint Health Benefits. And of course, WellPoint stands to benefit greatly from Obamacare. WellPoint-Anthem Blue...