Keyword: immigration

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Without Cruz, there would be no opposition to President Obama (With 2016 poll to FReep)

    12/21/2014 2:42:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Nolan Chart Blog ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Vogl
    An entire nation votes, tens of millions of Americans come out to their local polls to tell Washington it is going in the wrong direction on amnesty and Obama Care, and endless deficits, and cowardice in the face of terrorism…and what do the Republicans leaders do? They give the president everything he could ask for, while turning on one of the few in the Republican ranks that understands we are fighting for the very life of the nation. The Republican Party simply is not up to the task of changing the course of this nation. Too many in the Republican...
  • Ted Cruz Presidency makes Dan Pfeiffer nervous

    12/20/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Examiner ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jesse Broadt
    Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser, admitted that he is concerned about a Ted Cruz presidency, which would almost certainly result in an overturn of Barack Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty action. This indicates that Ted Cruz is likely the biggest threat to the progressive left for the upcoming 2016 presidential race. The executive action game Yesterday, Pfeiffer told the Wall Street Journal that the first 100 days of Obama's presidency was spent attempting undo many of W's policies through executive action, but admitted he hopes he will never be sitting somewhere reading about a President Ted Cruz doing the same...
  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 8:28:02 AM PST · by RicocheT · 31 replies
    Daily Caller blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million. The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor. Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers. In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies. Since November 2007,...
  • Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS

    12/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation. Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent. Those numbers, which cover from Oct. 1, 2013, through...
  • Feds release anti-rape rules for illegal immigrant children housing

    12/19/2014 1:13:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephan Dinan
    Say transgender kids should choose which sex to live with Health and Human Services released long overdue guidelines Friday ordering facilities that house illegal immigrant children to set up sexual abuse prevention programs, and to be prepared to deal with tricky cases such as transgender or intersex children. The rules, which congressional Democrats had demanded earlier this week, govern everything from pat-downs to evaluating each child for their likely risk of being targeted for sexual abuse or harassment, and govern how the children should be housed while at the private facilities, which operate under a government contract.
  • Obama The 'First Latino President'? No, But Here's 6 Hispanics Who Might Be One Day

    12/19/2014 7:37:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz 
    President Barack Obama has broken two barriers: Being the first black president -- and becoming the first Latino president, according to Tom Perez, Obama’s labor secretary. Perez made the comment a day after Obama’s shocking shift to take steps to normalize relations with Cuba and a month after the president’s executive actions on immigration that had widespread appeal among Latinos. “When I reflect on the breadth and depth of what he has done for Latinos, it really makes him in my mind, and in the minds of so many others, the first Latino president,” Perez said Thursday, according to Politico....
  • War over Obama’s Amnesty Moves to the Courts: DOJ Defeat in Federal Court is just the First Battle

    12/19/2014 5:46:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2014 | Hans Von Spakovsky
    The U.S. Justice Department and the Obama administration have lost their first battle in the war over the president’s plan to provide “deferred action,” or amnesty, to almost 5 million illegal aliens. When the judge for a Pennsylvania federal district court held on December 16 that President Obama’s “Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution,” it must have felt like it came from left field, since the case didn’t involve a general attack on the immigration amnesty plan. No, U.S. v. Elionardo Juarez-Escobar is a criminal prosecution...
  • Readying immigrants on a grand scale to take driver’s test

    12/18/2014 7:21:24 PM PST · by rey · 29 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 18, 2014 | ELOÍSA RUANO GONZÁLEZ AND MARTIN ESPINOZA
    Pencils moved quickly as roughly 20 undocumented immigrants raced to identify eight road signs drawn on a white board during a driver education class held at the Graton Day Labor Center earlier this week. While most were familiar with the signs warning of merging lanes or forbidding U-turns, the 10 questions that class instructor Jo Anne Cohn read out loud stumped them. “This is difficult for a lot of people,” Cohn said in Spanish to her students. She encouraged them to continue studying to avoid failing the test and having to go back to the Department of Motor Vehicles. “If...
  • Father accidentally slices off his 18-month-old daughter's foot with a lawnmower

    12/18/2014 4:26:09 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A toddler's father has accidentally sliced off one of her feet with a lawnmower. Eighteen-month-old Roseanne Mendez was playing in her family's garden in North Fresno, California on December 7 as her father, Reyes Mendez, trimmed the edges of the grass. The youngster was climbing on a swing set with her siblings and she came off the slide, the lawnmower cut off her foot, KMPH reported. Mr Mendez ran to a nearby house and frantically asked neighbor Lisa Bertelsen to call 911. snip McQuay personally delivered the money to the family in San Francisco on Sunday, and although the parents...
  • Ted Cruz’s 2016 plan is somehow both smart and really dumb

    12/18/2014 2:13:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 18, 2014 | James Downie
    Earlier this week, National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported on how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) plans to approach the 2016 presidential campaign: “His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination,” writes Johnson. “According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout; attracting votes from groups — including Jews, Hispanics, and Millennials — that have tended to favor Democrats; and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, ‘not getting killed with independents.’” The plan has...
  • Tucson police no longer enforcing Arizona's immigration status checks

    12/18/2014 9:48:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 18, 2014
    TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) – Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws. Chief Roberto Villaseńor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations. The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued last month by President Barack Obama intended to prioritize offenders for deportation.
  • Colbert & Prez @ GWU

    12/18/2014 8:47:20 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 17, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    His poll ratings may be in the basement and his policies might have mostly blown up in his face but there is one place where the president can still boost his self-esteem. This past Monday, Stephen Colbert, the faux television news host for Comedy Central, hosted President Barack Obama on the campus of George Washington University. As their school newsletter, GWToday, noted: “Our students started lining up for the show outside Lisner Auditorium by 9 a.m. George Washington Today was there to capture what was Trending Today – the first in an ongoing video series on current events and issues.”...
  • Jeb Bush: I’m going to try to persuade Republican voters to back immigration reform

    12/17/2014 9:56:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The key bit comes at 1:20. BuzzFeed headlines this clip, “Jeb Bush Thinks He Can Persuade The Republican Base To Get Behind Immigration Legislation.” Is that what Bush said? “A candidate gets to persuade,” Bush said to Miami’s NBC 6. “I think there’s a compelling case that if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration, that we control our borders, enforce the laws. But that we embrace our immigrant heritage and allow our country to take off. You gotta do both.” “You gotta protect the borders, enforce the law,...
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL TO JEB: DON'T BUDGE ON AMNESTY, COMMON CORE

    12/17/2014 3:00:59 PM PST · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 17, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. The Journal, which Bush has hailed as his "paper of record," argued that Bush was right when he recently said during a Journal event that a Republican must be willing to "lose the primary to win the general" election."Mr. Bush’s two main political liabilities in the primaries are said to be his support for immigration and for Common Core education standards," the Journal opined. "Neither is...
  • Federal Judge: Obama Immigration Actions 'Unconstitutional'

    12/17/2014 11:44:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | Fox News
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in an opinion delivered as part of a separate immigration case not directly tied to the policy changes. The opinion filed Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, in Pennsylvania, still marks the first court opinion to tackle Obama's immigration announcement. He said Obama's immigration actions are invalid and effectively count as "legislation" from the Executive Branch.
  • Jeb Bush Thinks He Can Persuade The Republican Base To Get Behind Immigration Legislation

    12/17/2014 10:10:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 16, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In his first interview since he announced Tuesday that he was actively exploring the possibility of running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he thought he could persuade the Republican base to support his position on immigration. Bush has advocated for Republicans to soften their tone on immigration, and has repeatedly called on Congress to address the issue with comprehensive legislation. “A candidate gets to persuade,” Bush said to Miami’s NBC 6. “I think there’s a compelling case that if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration,...
  • VIDEO: Students agree to deport Americans in exchange for illegal immigrants

    12/17/2014 8:47:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    Students at George Washington University signed a petition to deport one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. More than two-thirds of the students approached by Campus Reform agreed to sign the petition. Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. “Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of...
  • Jeb Bush Is Running for President, But Obama Has Already Destroyed His Candidacy

    12/16/2014 7:37:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 16, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    Because the right never trusted him, Mitt Romney spent the entire 2012 presidential primary burnishing his conservative credentials, and spent much of the general election on unsure footing, never confident that the Republican base would be comfortable with his gestures to the broader electorate. If the next Republican nominee is going to find balance, it won't be as an establishment guy putting on a Goldwater impression. The question is whether he’ll be a party activist or another patrician who also happens to be comfortable in his own skin. Two weeks ago, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush weighed in for the...
  • Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats

    12/17/2014 6:09:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Frances Robles
    The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, according to finance records and government officials. The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently obtaining visas for her maids. But the ban was lifted at the request of the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton so that Ms. Isaías could work for an Obama fund-raiser with close ties to the administration.
  • Welcome to lawless Obama’s America, hombres!

    12/16/2014 10:29:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Just when President Obama thought it was safe to show his face in an American courtroom again, in walks John Wayne in a black robe to deliver one of the greatest legal beatdowns ever suffered by a sitting president. Except for all the other beatings President Obama has already endured in federal court and from Supreme Court justices, including the ones he himself picked. And this guy still sells himself as some kind of constitutional law expert? Already, the Supreme Court has ruled against Mr. Obama some thirteen times. And that’s just counting the instances where the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Fed judge says executive action is unconstitutional while Dem senators snipe that he's 'wrong'

    12/16/2014 10:14:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Martosko
    * Bush-appointed jurist rules the White House 'amnesty' plan is an example of legislation – something only Congress can do * Democratic U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal sniped to MailOnline that Schwab is 'wrong' and made 'an incorrect decision' * Judge dismissed administration's claim that it is using 'prosecutorial discretion' to decide which illegal immigrants it will stop deporting * 'President Obama's unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the U.S. Constitution,' judge Arthur Schwab ruled * GOP Senator John Thune said Obama hadn't yet 'got the message' about his party's stinging November election...
  • Beginning of an Italian Civil War against Immigration

    12/16/2014 3:09:31 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 16, 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Beginning of an Italian Civil War against Immigration, Enza Ferreri's Blog, December 15, 2013 Does the situation seem familiar to that in the Obama Nation? This article is published by permission from the author. ************** For once we have riots that are not by anti-white black protesters — to whose violence Ferguson, among others, has accustomed us — but by indigenous Europeans defending their land against invaders. In Rome, on the night of 10–11 November, a group of residents of the Tor Sapienza suburb living in public housing attempted to assault the local centre for refugees and asylum seekers incongruously...
  • District court declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 1:20:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/2014 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    <p>Earlier Tuesday, a federal court in Pennsylvania declared aspects of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional.</p> <p>According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights to applicable individuals. As a consequence, Schwab concluded, the action exceeds the scope of executive authority.</p>
  • BREAKING: FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES BLOW AT OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/16/2014 11:43:02 AM PST · by amnestynone · 93 replies
    Powerline blog ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    the top 14 “movers and shakers” in health care in 2014 because his legal analysis led to the upcoming Supreme Court case on Obamacare’s state subsidies that may blow the ACA sky high. Anyway, Jon flags a U.S. District Court opinion out this morning that finds Obama’s immigration executive action exceeds the proper understanding of “prosecutorial discretion”: According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights...
  • BREAKING: Federal judge finds Obama amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 11:38:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress. Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have powers to use discretion in deciding how to enforce the law, but said Mr. Obama’s new policy goes well beyond that, setting up a full system for granting legal protections to broad groups of individuals. He said Mr. Obama writing laws — a power...
  • Ted Cruz bucks establishment strategy for 2016, leaving trail of avid fans and angry GOP leaders

    12/16/2014 11:08:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood front and center in the battle against President Barack Obama’s health care program, leading an effort that shut down the government because the budget bill did not include a provision to defund the president’s plan. This year, Cruz was the lead crusader against the spending bill again, this time because it did not include a challenge to Obama’s executive action on immigration, which could shield an estimated 5 million people who entered the country illegally from deportation for about three years....
  • Seneca County sheriff: El Salvador man arrested in Waterloo illegally entered US twice

    12/16/2014 10:36:33 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    The Citizen, Auburn, NY ^ | 12.16.14 | The Citizen staff
    An El Salvador man was taken into custody in Waterloo last week after allegedly illegally entering the United States for the second time. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office pulled over a vehicle on Seneca Boulevard for allegedly committing a vehicle/traffic violation, deputies said. After conducting interviews, deputies determined Pablo Hernandez-Alvaro — one of the vehicle's occupants — had illegally entered the United States. U.S. Border Patrol agents later met up with deputies and took Hernandez-Alvaro into custody. According to deputies, Hernandez-Alvaro was previously deported from the United States after entering the country illegally. Deputies...
  • Destination Fraud - or, immigration fraud

    12/16/2014 8:38:57 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12/15/2015 | Larry Benson
    Destination weddings are all the rage. After all, why not attend a wedding in a beautiful location and stay a little longer for some extra rest and relaxation? According to an article published by WBTW.com, it looks like some tourists are doing the opposite. After flocking to Myrtle Beach, SC for a vacation, some foreign visitors have extended their stay indefinitely by marrying American citizens in exchange for money and a green card. (Instead of planning a destination wedding, they plan to commit wedding fraud.)
  • Get Ready for the Obama Boomlet

    12/15/2014 11:38:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 15, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Remember when pundits loved the president? The conditions are right for that old feeling to return. Remember when pundits loved Barack Obama? It’s been quite a few years now. But I suspect some of the adoration is about to come back. There are three reasons. The first is that politically, Obama’s immigration gamble is working. Fearful of alienating Hispanics or shutting down the government, Republican leaders have largely abandoned hope of overturning Obama’s move. What’s more, Obama’s approval ratings are up 15 points among Hispanics but have not dropped among Anglo whites. Add immigration to health-care reform and the fiscal...
  • Est. 15K join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ march in Dresden (Patriotic Euros Against Islamisation of West)

    12/15/2014 11:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Far-right group Pegida holds ‘Islamisation’ protest, using slogan from 1989 campaign against East German government. Its members have been dubbed the “pinstriped Nazis” and they refer to their demonstrations as “evening strolls” through German cities. But on Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden carrying banners bearing slogans such as “Zero tolerance towards criminal asylum seekers”, “Protect our homeland” and “Stop the Islamisation”. Lutz Bachmann, the head of Pegida, a nascent anti-foreigner campaign group, led the crowds, either waving or draped in German flags, in barking...
  • Beginning of an Italian Civil War against Immigration

    12/15/2014 3:32:26 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 25 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    For once we have riots that are not by anti-white black protesters — to whose violence Ferguson, among others, has accustomed us — but by indigenous Europeans defending their land against invaders. In Rome, on the night of 10–11 November, a group of residents of the Tor Sapienza suburb living in public housing attempted to assault the local centre for refugees and asylum seekers incongruously named “Il sorriso” (The Smile), throwing stones and bottles and setting dumpsters on fire, amidst broken glass and screams of “We want to burn you”. The reception centre houses over 40 youths — Gambians,...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Five GOP immigration myths

    12/15/2014 6:38:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 15, 2014 | Laila Hlass
    On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration to provide temporary protection (“deferred action”) from deportation and permission to work for some parents of United States citizens and legal permanent residents. The order also expands the existing “DACA” program benefiting the so-called DREAMers — high achieving young people brought to the United States as children. These two programs could affect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. The outcry from Republicans over Obama’s plans has been deafening. Congressional Republicans responded by holding a hearing to rail against the program. They’ve threatened a range...
  • Senate passes spending, GOP still despises Ted Cruz

    12/14/2014 4:55:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Post reports: The Senate on Saturday night approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year, turning back a conservative rebellion against President Obama’s immigration policy. On a vote of 56 to 40, senators passed the spending bill and sent it to Obama, who plans to sign it. The bill’s passage eliminates the threat of a government shutdown and capped days of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill over the omnibus agreement. A small group of conservatives, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), had sought to slow debate on the...
  • College aid bill for undocumented immigrants clears committee

    12/13/2014 10:26:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Kevin McArdle
    The approval comes one year after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law allowing certain undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates. In 2013, Christie and Democratic leaders reached a compromise to remove a clause in the bill that also would have offered the same undocumented immigrants state aid to help pay for their higher education.“We have the opportunity to allow all children in this state now to go to college and to go to college in an affordable manner. It provides opportunity and it makes New Jersey the kind of place that all of us want to...
  • Other Senators Fume Over Cruz's Push For Vote On Obama Immigration Action

    12/13/2014 5:44:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | December 13, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Other members of the Senate fumed Saturday over objections by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) that held up a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill meant to keep the government open. The objection was fueled by the two conservatives' desire to fight President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The objections by Cruz and Lee mean that the Senate must slog through procedural votes Saturday on nominees and also vote to end a filibuster on the omnibus bill at 1 a.m. on Sunday. It was too much for Democrats and even Republicans to bite their tongues over....
  • Pew poll confirms amnesty a danger to gun rights

    12/13/2014 9:16:26 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Codrea
    Survey results made public Wednesday by Pew Research Center show public support for protecting gun rights on the rise across all demographics except for two notable categories, “liberal Democrats” and “Hispanics.” [A]ttitudes expressed by Hispanics show overwhelming rejection of pro-gun political sentiment. With only 25 percent favoring laws protecting the right to own guns, 71 percent want government to “control ownership.” That tracks with warnings issued by Gun Owners of America, curiously alone among national gun rights advocacy groups. GOA has warned that amnesty for illegal aliens, and a "pathway to citizenship," will provide for millions of new anti-gun voters...
  • Sarah Palin – RINO Season Opens Soon, Amnesty Juan Boehner Flipped America the Bird

    12/13/2014 5:51:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    rickwells.us ^ | 12-13-2014 | Rick Wells
    Sarah Palin – RINO Season Opens Soon, Amnesty Juan Boehner Flipped America the Bird Rick Wells Sarah Palin, as is the case with most conservatives and others who value the Constitution and the rule of law in the United States, is not happy that the Speaker of the House and his comrades have lied and sold out the American people. John Boehner has effectively allowed Hussein Obama act as a dictator and to take actions which are illegal and which circumvent Congress through the implementation of his criminal amnesty. She had a few choice words in response to questions after...
  • “What Democrats Really Need is a Massive Resettlement Program.”

    12/12/2014 7:31:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I believe they call that amnesty. Today I chatted with David Wasserman, who closely tracks House districts for the Cook Political Report.Wasserman recently wrote that due to population shifts and redistricting that have resulted in huge concentrations of Democratic votes in Dem districts — wasting a lot of those votes — Democrats can now expect that the percentage of seats they win will consistently trail their victory in the overall popular vote by about four percentage points.Even if Democrats were to get something approaching neutral maps in these big states, Wasserman estimates, it could result in just a couple...
  • GOP to offer amendment blocking executive amnesty in January

    12/12/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans will try to make up with conservatives irate over the passage of the “cromnibus” with a new measure in January, one that will take aim at Barack Obama’s unilateral action on immigration. House Rules Committee chair Pete Sessions announced yesterday that GOP leadership has committed to an amendment to block implementation of Obama’s plan in the first two weeks of the new Congress. The only question, Roll Call reports, is to which bill it can be attached: Rules Chairman Pete Sessions said during a panel hearing on the “cromnibus” Wednesday that Republicans plan to bring up legislation similar...
  • House Budget Bill’s Funding Nightmare

    12/11/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    What is going on in the House right now betrays every American citizen who voted for a change in irresponsible governing The 2014 Midterm Election was a historical rejection of President Barack Obama, and the policies of the Democrat Party. The strategies of the Republican Party always seems to be to vote away any leverage they may have in future debates, by giving in to too many of the liberal left Democrat Party’s demands, and voting for bills or resolutions that are a longer term than they should be in regards to their best interests, while trying to give us...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • Texas Sheriff on Obama’s Amnesty: ‘Saloon Door Mentality on Our Border’

    12/11/2014 12:41:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 11, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Jackson County Texas Sheriff Andy Louderback spoke at a press conference on Dec. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C., in opposition to President Barack Obama's amnesty plan. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in the nation’s capitol, Jackson County Texas Sheriff Andy Louderback said President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of illegal aliens from deportation amounts to “a large welcome sign and a saloon door mentality on our border.” "What we’re facing in Texas and in this nation is a large welcome sign and a saloon door mentality on our border," said Louderback, president...
  • Stop President Obama’s Illegal Immigration Action in Court

    12/11/2014 7:39:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 2014-12-09 | ACLJ
    Stop President Obama’s Illegal Immigration Action in Court President Obama broke the law. He violated the Constitution. Now we’re taking aggressive action in court. President Obama said he “change[d] the law” when he took unilateral action on immigration. The Constitution is clear: The President enforces the law. He does not make the law. Twenty states are taking a stand to defend the Constitution against President Obama’s imperial immigration action. They’ve filed a massive federal lawsuit to stop his unconstitutional overreach. We’re joining them. We’re preparing to file a critical amicus brief to stop President Obama’s illegal action. We testified before...
  • Obama quotes nonexistent Bible verse in immigration speech

    12/10/2014 12:05:29 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/10/14 | Bonnie Kristian
    While there are plenty of Bible verses to mention while discussing immigration, President Obama on Tuesday quoted one which isn't so great, mainly because it's not real. "The good book says don't throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the moat in other folks eyes," Obama said during a speech in Nashville. One problem, though: The Bible never mentions glass houses. In addition to his biblical misquote, Obama also tied his immigration policy to the Christmas story, saying, "If we're serious about the Christmas season, now...
  • Bloomberg poll: Majority opposes Obama executive action on immigration

    12/09/2014 6:55:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest Bloomberg Politics poll shows Republicans’ popularity hitting a five-year high after a stunning midterm wave election. That comes mainly at Barack Obama’s expense, but also at the expense of the Democratic Party. The backlash can be felt in the standing among independents, and on issues such as Obama’s executive action on immigration — which turns out to be an expensive pander to a narrow constituency: Republicans are enjoying a five-year peak in popularity after their wins in the midterm elections, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll, while President Barack Obama struggles with his lowest job approval...
  • DHS' New Guidelines on Deporting Illegals: Longtime Aliens, Some Criminals Get Special Consideration

    12/09/2014 1:15:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – On Nov. 20, the same day President Barack Obama announced executive action to shield millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued an agency-wide memorandum explaining new guidelines for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws -- or not enforcing them based on a wide range of “circumstances.” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) Those guidelines are receiving minimal media attention but, coupled with the president's executive action mean...
  • Obama Blamed For Decline In U.S. Global Leadership: Poll

    12/09/2014 5:20:51 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/8/2014 | John Merline
    The U.S. standing in the world is in decline, and the public blames President Obama. That's the unambiguous finding of the December IBD/TIPP Poll. The poll comes amid a growing list of global crises that the U.S. appears unwilling or unable to control, from the rise of the Islamic State, Russia's defiance over Ukraine and stalled nuclear talks with Iran. When asked whether they agree that "America's global influence is on the decline," 69% said yes. That's up from 65% in March, which was the first time IBD/TIPP asked this question.
  • Arizona, Florida and Ohio join multi-state lawsuit over Obama's immigration order [TOTAL: 20]

    12/08/2014 7:56:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | 12/08/2014
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the order in a federal district court in Brownsville. Many top Republicans have denounced the president’s unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took it a step further with filing a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. Most of the 20...
  • Analysis of Obama's Executive Amnesty Scheme: It Will Put an End to Secure Communities

    12/08/2014 7:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 8, 2014 | Dan Cadman
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House of Representatives on December 2 that he thinks it's a "bad idea" for Congress to consider a short-term funding bill in lieu of full funding for his department, so that it can implement the stunningly broad sweep of "executive actions" on immigration announced by the president during a nationally televised speech on November 20. He may think so, but it's not at all clear why the House should adopt that view given the executive branch usurpation of authorities granted to the legislature under Article I of the Constitution,...