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  • Calais migrant crisis: Man dies as Channel Tunnel targeted

    07/29/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff Writer
    A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police have said. Eurotunnel, which says incursions are now a nightly occurrence, said migrants had been removed from the site but freight services were still disrupted. (snip) Lorry driver Sean Swan took 23 hours to travel from the M20 to Calais on Tuesday and said he only got through because he was carrying live fish. "I was given a police escort from Junction 8 all the way to Dover, even after making the officer aware that it was...
  • Rutgers Prof Says U.S. Is More 'Brutal' Than ISIS, Protested Condoleezza Rice Commencement Speech

    07/27/2015 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    mrctv ^ | July 23, 2015 | Anthony Christopher
    Rutgers Prof Says U.S. Is More 'Brutal' Than ISIS, Protested Condoleezza Rice Commencement Speech Anthony Christopher | July 23, 2015 Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of "Journalism and Media Studies" at the publicly-funded Rutgers University. She is an academic, media commentator, activist, and author of two books, Outside the box: Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. Recently, SoCawlege revealed something interesting about her public statements made on her website and Twitter. Professor Kumar is quite vocal about her anti-American and anti-Israel viewpoints. Here, she makes the claim that the United States...
  • Eurotunnel warns of lengthy delays due to ‘migrant activity’ (France)

    07/25/2015 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00AM BST 25 Jul 2015 | Camilla Turner
    Passengers using the shuttle to cross the channel face hours of delays following a brief suspension of services due to migrant activity at the French side of the Tunnel. On Saturday morning, those booked to take their vehicle to the continent were being warned of an hour delay to check in and a further four hours before departure. Frustrated car passengers in Folkestone—including local residents and people trying to go on holiday—face hours of queues. Eurotunnel suspended services for a brief period shortly before midnight due to “migrant activity”, adding that French authorities were dealing with the situation. …
  • Democrats slam sanctuary city legislation, labeling it 'The Donald Trump Act'

    07/22/2015 2:00:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are slamming GOP legislation aimed at discouraging sanctuary cities, characterizing the proposal as "The Donald Trump Act" in a bid to embarrass the Republicans bringing the measure to the floor this week. The proposal, which would withhold federal law enforcement funds for state or local governments that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents, comes in response to this month's fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle along the San Francisco waterfront, allegedly by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal history. The House vote on the Republicans' sanctuary city bill is scheduled for Thursday, and it is expected...
  • Obama Admin. Updates Eligibility Requirements To Omit Portions Of Citizenship Oath

    07/21/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/15 | Caroline May
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is highlighting clarified guidance for those immigrants wishing to omit portions of the citizenship oath. USCIS explained Tuesday that while reciting the Oath of Allegiance is part of the naturalization process, immigrant candidates for citizenship may omit portions of the oath if they have certain religious or conscientious objections. (Snip) Under the clarified guidance from USCIS, certain immigrant candidates for citizenship do not need to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States.” USCIS explains that a candidate: •May...
  • Immigrants sue Texas over state's denial of birth certificates for U.S.-born children

    07/19/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | July 18, 2015 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Hiram Ramirez didn't expect problems this week when she went to get a birth certificate for her newborn daughter, Dulce. Ramirez, 28, a native of neighboring Reynosa, Mexico, crossed the border illegally and has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for years. Her two older daughters, ages 3 and 14, were U.S.-born, and she easily obtained birth certificates for them using her Mexican voter registration and consular identification card. She relied on the birth certificates to register her girls for school, Medicaid and other government services.
  • Mexican Consulate Brings I.D. Services to Wisconsin (Walker's Request)

    07/19/2015 12:22:41 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 47 replies
    http://www.fox11online.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Assosiated Press
    <p>APPLETON (AP) - Wisconsin officials are working to better serve the rapidly growing Hispanic community in the state, with a little help from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.</p> <p>About once a month, the mobile office visits a Wisconsin city to renew Mexican passports and consular identification cards, saving thousands of people from having to take a trip to Chicago. The consulate has served more than 9,900 Mexican nationals so far in 2014 by offering services in Appleton, Beloit, Green Bay, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha, according to Sepulveda.</p>
  • Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift

    07/19/2015 7:47:10 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
  • Cruz: ‘The Democratic Party Supports Illegal Immigration’

    07/14/2015 11:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued “the Democratic Party supports illegal immigration” on Tuesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz said that sanctuary cities were a “persistent problem” where “you’ve got, often Democratic, mayors who are elected from the far left and who decline enforce the law. Now, it varies in terms of how brazen it is. It’s not always as brazen as San Francisco is, but it’s a problem when you have cities that are in the control of the Democrats and don’t want to follow the law.” And “they...
  • PHOTOS: Unaccompanied minors and families crossing Texas border like a Sunday stroll

    07/14/2015 3:00:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 14, 2015 | by BOB PRICE
    Large numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete families once again cross the Texas border. The numbers are not as great as last summer’s surge but Border Patrol agents tell Breitbart Texas that significant crossings have again resumed. “This is starting to resemble the surge of 2014,” Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby in an interview in June. “We are not nearly at the numbers we were last year, but it looks like we are in the opening stages” “We had two groups equal a little over 70 in one hour…. These were women and...
  • Want Him to Enforce Laws That Would've Kept Steinle Alive? Gov Brown Thinks You’re a ‘Troglodyte’

    07/13/2015 9:42:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media's Works and Days ^ | July 13, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Let's examine the issues rationally, and see who actually understood the Age of Reason.Last March, California Governor Jerry Brown declared that those who wished existing federal immigration law to be enforced — in the manner that would have saved the late Kate Steinle from a five-times deported, seven-times released felon illegal alien – were: [A]t best … troglodyte, and at worst … un-Christian. In California, if one assumes that the law as written should be followed, one is dubbed either a cave-dweller or an apostate. Meanwhile, sophisticated non-troglodytes in San Francisco have a sheriff — with a criminal record of...
  • David Letterman un-retires to lampoon Trump

    07/12/2015 2:48:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/12/15 | Associated Press
    Some things are more important than retirement. David Letterman was called back into action this weekend with a brand-new Top Ten List inspired by the recent presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Although he’s been content since retiring as host of “Late Show” in May, Letterman called missing out on lampooning Trump’s White House bid “the biggest mistake of my life.”
  • Hispanic population exceeds whites in California

    07/09/2015 4:44:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | July 9, 2015
    Latinos outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California, according to the most recent figures released by the Census Bureau showing that in July 2014 there were 15 million Hispanics in the state compared with 14.9 million non-Hispanic whites. Roberto Suro, the director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC, said that the most recent figures represent "the official acknowledgement" of a process that has been under way for almost a generation. The number of Latinos in the United States currently stands at about 55.4 million and California and Los Angeles County have the largest percentages of Hispanics of any state or...
  • Conservatives, Quit Defending Trump

    07/09/2015 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | July 9,2015 | Linda Chavez
    Donald Trump’s outrageous comments about Mexican immigrants in his announcement speech two weeks ago should have been an occasion for conservatives to say that we have no room for bigots in our midst. Instead, a host of conservatives, from Ted Cruz to National Review’s own Rich Lowry, have defended his message, if not the crude way he expressed it:
  • Tunisia to build 'anti-terror' wall on Libya border

    07/08/2015 3:24:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 7-8-2015
    Tunisia has announced plans to build a wall along its border with Libya to counter the threat from jihadist militants. It would stretch 160km (100 miles) inland from the coast, and be completed by the end of 2015, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid told state TV. The gunman who killed 38 people in an attack on a beach resort is believed to have received training in Libya. Tunisia declared a state of emergency following the attack last month. The Tunisian army would build the wall, which would have surveillance centres at certain points along it, Mr Essid said.
  • Trump mocks Bush over Common Core, immigration

    07/08/2015 7:28:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/7/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump ratcheted up the war of words with Jeb Bush on Tuesday, calling the former Florida governor’s support for Common Core education standards “pathetic” and his stance on immigration “baby stuff.” In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record,” Trump was asked whether he’d consider running as an independent if he didn’t win the Republican nomination. Trump responded that he believed he’d do well running a third-party candidacy but his intent right now is to run as a Republican. “I will say that I love the Republican Party [but] I think they’re making tremendous mistakes,” Trump said....
  • 100 Million Americans Not Working!

    07/07/2015 7:31:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Is America hard at work? Or hardly working? I ask this because Thursday's Labor Department report for June found yet another 430,000 Americans of working age (16 and older) dropped out of the workforce. Over the last year, only 1.3 million Americans of working age have entered the workforce, even as the population of this same demographic increased by more than 2.8 million. Just over 1 million members of this group found jobs. That's right -- of the new additions to the working age population, less than four in 10 found jobs. The newspapers touted the reduction in the unemployment...
  • Cruz: ‘Proud to Defend’ Trump, Expand H-1B Visas For ‘Educated,’ ‘Talented’ Job Creators

    07/08/2015 6:44:04 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 170 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared “I am proud to defend Donald Trump” and promoted his “legislation to increase the number of H-1B visas if there are people who are educated and talented and creating jobs” on Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show. [...] The discussion turned to legal immigration, Cruz said, “we should improve and streamline legal immigration.” He also discussed H-1B visas arguing that in the status quo, “every year US colleges and universities educate tens of thousands of foreign students who are getting masters and PhDs in engineering and math and computer science, and...
  • Illegal immigrant leaves blood on the streets of Omaha

    07/07/2015 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/07/2015 | By Robert Klein Engler
    On Sunday morning, June 22, 2014, Edward Horowitz, M.D. was crossing with the green light at 38th Street and Dodge, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Out of nowhere came a speeding blue car, which struck Horowitz hard with such a “horrific bang” that he was thrown against the window of a U-Hall van stopped for the red light.  He later died. The woman driving the U-Haul became hysterical.  A witness said a blue car hit Dr. Horowitz while he was walking in the crosswalk.  The driver of the car that hit Dr. Horowitz then sped off. div class="article_body bottom"> The driver...
  • S.F. killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 10:45:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population.
  • San Francisco killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 94 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05 July 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population. Social media blazed with anger and frustration at the news that the man arrested in connection with the shooting death at San Francisco’s Pier 14 Wednesday has a rap sheet with seven felonies, was in the U.S. illegally and has been deported to his native Mexico five times — and in April was released from...
  • WP: The Americans are coming! Some in a Texas county fear an Obama-led U.S. military invasion.

    07/05/2015 9:24:30 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5th, 2015 | Kevin Sullivan
    The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP AMERICA!” Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had handwritten page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Obama, including the fact that, “in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists.”
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS immigration activist with one killer question (Jorge Ramos)

    07/04/2015 8:41:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sen. Ted Cruz shut down Univision anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos on illegal immigration, by turning a gotcha question around into a gotcha answer, and giving the host a lesson on the rule of law. “I think rule of law matters,” the Texas Republican said on Tuesday’s edition of Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.” After the two volleyed the immigration issue back and forth, presidential candidate Cruz asked Ramos — an open advocate of legalizing the millions of illegals currently in the country — what happens to an American who crossed illegally into Mexico. When Ramos admitted...
  • Left-Wing Activists Target Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:49:11 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 45 replies
    The River 97.3 ^ | July 4th 2015 @ 9am | Patrick Howley
    An activist who works for one of Washington’s top left-wing pressure organizations appears to have succeeded in stripping Donald Trump of his business relationship with the general store chain Macy’s. Read more: http://www.theriver973.com/articles/national-news-104668/leftwing-activists-target-donald-trump-13730648#ixzz3evkDAtOI
  • Donald Trump: Whose voters is he stealing?

    07/04/2015 12:49:58 AM PDT · by South40 · 65 replies
    Right now, Donald Trump is like a black hole whose stupendous gravitational pull is attracting a lot of media attention and some of the voters associated with the Republican 2016 presidential race. Which of his rivals in particular is this hurting? After all, Mr. Trump’s poll numbers have risen sharply since he said that this time, he’s actually, positively running. Polling is a zero-sum game: His rise means other folks have fallen. Let’s look at the numbers and see which of Trump’s fellow candidates they are. ((snip)) Nationally, Trump’s jump into the fray has affected Marco Rubio the most, according...
  • 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May

    07/03/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | Published July 3, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes,
    (CNSNews.com) – Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. Read more at Cnsnews.com
  • Screaming Illegal Aliens Disrupt Coulter Book Signing

    07/03/2015 4:54:56 AM PDT · by Regulator · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    <p>Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store.</p>
  • New York City reviewing business relationships with Trump

    07/02/2015 6:05:31 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    newsday.com/ ^ | 7/2//14 | By MATTHEW CHAYES AND EMILY NGO
    New York City reviewing business relationships with Trump By MATTHEW CHAYES AND EMILY NGO Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that his administration is reviewing the city's business relationships with billionaire developer Donald Trump, who is under sustained fire for his presidential campaign speech suggesting criminals were rife among Mexicans who enter the country. "We are reviewing Trump contracts with the city. Donald Trump's remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place in our city," de Blasio, who is vacationing in New Mexico, said in a statement. "Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential...
  • ‘This Is An Insult’: Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera Clash Over Illegal Immigration and Crime [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 7:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/01/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera clashed on Tuesday night over illegal immigration and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial claim that Mexico is ”sending people that have lots of problems” to America. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said when announcing his candidacy. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Coulter, who takes a hard line on illegal immigration, didn’t defend Trump directly but said she believes the government should be using...
  • 'Rape Tree’ Found Near Texas-Mexico Border

    07/01/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 12/18/2013 | Bryan Preston
    It shows a torn black bra and a small purse hanging from a tree in what is said to be a “rape tree” — a place where Mexican drug cartel members and coyotes who smuggle humans across the border rape one or more of the women among them. Rape trees have been known of since at least 2009, but they tend not to feature in any discussions of comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Golf bodies jointly tell Trump he's not 'right' on immigration comments

    07/01/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Sports' Devil Ball Golf Blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    Univision. NBCUniversal. Macy's. They've all severed ties with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump over remarks he made about immigration and Mexicans. The two broadcast powers have refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partially owns, on July 12, and Mexican officials affiliated with the outdated pageant have said they won't send a representative to the event. Trump has responded in-kind with harsh remarks, particularly through Twitter, setting ablaze any potential future relationship with these companies. However, while Trump has been battling on multiple fronts, he believed he has the backing of the golf world. “I’ve had tremendous support...
  • MEDIA HIDE FACTS, CALL EVERYONE ELSE A LIAR

    07/01/2015 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media's response was to boycott him. One thing they didn't do was produce any facts showing he was wrong. Trump said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." The first thing a news fact-checker would have noticed is: THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL US HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARE...
  • Macy's cuts ties with Trump over Mexican immigration comments

    07/01/2015 9:07:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 101 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Stephen Battaglio
    Macy's is joining the line of companies cutting ties with Donald Trump over the real estate mogul's comments about Mexican immigrants. In this case, it's neckties. The retailer has marketed a line of menswear with the Trump label since 2004. But in a statement issued Wednesday, Macy's said it was "disappointed and distressed" over Trump's June 16 remarks regarding U.S. immigration policy in which he made derogatory remarks about Mexicans. He said Mexican immigrants were bringing drug and crime into the U.S. "We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form," Macy's said in a statement. Trump made the comments...
  • Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USA

    06/30/2015 3:50:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 46 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Miss USA has lost its all of its co-hosts. "Dancing with the Stars'" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won't take part in the July 12 pageant after Donald Trump made remarks about Mexicans while announcing his run for president. On Monday, NBC said it would cancel its Miss USA coverage and part ways with Trump, with whom it owns the pageant.
  • Mom’s alleged affair cited in stabbing of 3 children

    06/30/2015 3:39:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    A Boston man allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend’s three children after learning she had been unfaithful to him, then pleaded with a police officer to kill him. “I wanted you to shoot me,” Rock Aurelien told police when he was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to court records. “I did it. I planned this all along.”
  • Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA .. claims US security report

    06/26/2015 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/15 | Kate Pickles
    A mock invasion of Sweden and Norway has been carried out by 33,000 Russian troops, a US security think tank has claimed. Tens of thousands of soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of Swedish and Norwegian territory near the Baltic Sea in March, security expert Edward Lucas said in a report for the US-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The exercise also simulated the invasion of other areas including the Danish island of Bornholm, Finland's Swedish-speaking Ĺland islands, and northern Norway, according to the report, The Coming Storm.
  • Obama amnesty reaches illegals in prisons, jails -- Recognizes complaints of sanctuary cities

    06/23/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration has ordered agents to begin ignoring many of the illegal immigrants they encounter in local prisons and jails, as the president begins to implement a lesser-known part of his deportation amnesty program — a move that’s not sitting well with either side in the immigration debate. The move is a nod to sanctuary cities, who had begun to refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. After having court challenges, Mr. Obama bowed to those cities, counties and states and announced the changes as part of his November 2014 amnesty policy. Agents will still troll local...
  • Undocumented UC San Diego student waves Mexican flag at graduation, unfurls controversy

    06/19/2015 12:19:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 18 JUNE 2015 | Matthew T. Hall
    University graduates routinely show great emotion (spontaneous and sometimes scripted) as they stand in front of crowds to mark momentous occasions. Onlookers clap and cheer, hoot and holler, and then wait to see what the next student (or student body) will do. But one UC San Diego student's Mexican flag-waving exuberance has sparked a conversation that's transcended her brief moment Sunday. Indira Esparza, a 22-year-old undocumented student who moved to the U.S. when she was 2, proudly unfurled the green, white and red flag of Mexico as she walked across the stage.
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Drunk Man Attacking Him with Flag Pole (VIDEO)

    06/15/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-15-2015 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    A Kenucky polie officer shot a drunk man dead after the man attacked the officer with a flagpole.A Kentucky police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a flagpole. The local police chief said his officer was justified in using deadly force against the attacker.NBC News reported: A police officer who killed a flagpole-wielding man in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared justified in using deadly force, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Sunday.“The officer believed his life was being threatened,” Conrad said at a news conference, adding that the shooting — which was captured in dramatic surveillance video...
  • U.S. cop shoots berserk African 'refugee' dead (Louisville, Kentucky)

    06/16/2015 1:44:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 15, 2015 | Leo hohmann
    It is not known exactly how Deng Manyoun entered the country, but he is believed to be a refugee from the Dinka tribe in south Sudan. Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are taking heat for the fatal shooting of an African immigrant from Sudan, who charged at an officer while swinging a metal flagpole just moments after he had allegedly assaulted a random woman on the street. The man, identified as 35-year-old Deng Manyoun, was staggering as if intoxicated when he ignored an officer’s command to drop the seven-foot flagpole. Officer Nathan Blanford, a 10-year veteran of the Louisville police force,...
  • Tourists shocked by Calais migrants scramble

    06/15/2015 7:46:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-15-15
    A video showing swarming migrants trying to smuggle themselves onto a UK-bound truck in northern France in front of shocked tourists has been posted online and has since gone viral.   "Don't panic guys, we've locked all the doors."   These are the words of the guide or driver on a tourist coach trying to reassure audibly concerned passengers amid a chaotic swarm of migrants on the outskirts of the northern French port town of Calais.   A one-minute video of the scene, showing dozens of migrants flocking to a truck in an attempt to smuggle themselves across the border...
  • Royal Navy makes its biggest rescue yet of migrants from Mediterranean death boats

    06/07/2015 9:17:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2015 | Larisa Brown and Kate Pickles
    They were picked up by radar in the early hours of this morning and were then given life jackets by Royal Marine Commandos before being transported from the landing craft on to the 19,000 tonne ship. There were shocking scenes of barefoot men and exhausted pregnant women piling onto the ship before they were huddled together while they waited to have security checks. Most of them had nothing with them except a plastic carrier bag and mobile phones. They were given water and some bread while they waited for the news of when they were going to dock in Italy....
  • In Libya, anarchy fuels boom in migrant smuggling, turning Mediterranean into 'graveyard'

    04/23/2015 9:13:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/23/15 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and LEE KEATH - Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them. It's a vicious cycle that only translates into more tragedies at sea. With each rickety boat that sets off from Libya's coast, traffickers rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars. So assured are they of their impunity that they operate...
  • Berkeley High School Recalls Yearbook After "Racist" Message

    06/05/2015 11:13:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/5 | Jean Elle
    Berkeley High School officials are investigating what is being called racist remarks in the campus yearbook. Senior student Robael Gizachew said a page in the new yearbook is offensive. A text describing the Academy of Medicine and Public Service, or AMPS program, replaced the word "innovators" with "trash collators." "I believe it's racist because they don't expect highly of us," Gizachew said. Gizachew and his friends said racism is common campus. Students told school staff about the insult on Tuesday, which prompted administrators to recall the yearbooks. "We've collected most of them back," said Mark Coplan of the Berkeley Unified...
  • Quarter of French Africans feel discrimination at work

    05/24/2015 9:40:51 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Turkish weekly ^ | 23 May 2015
    More than a quarter of young people of sub-Saharan origin in France feel discriminated against at work, according to a study published on Friday. The Center for Employment Studies found 27 percent of 18- to 35-year-olds from this group felt they were treated unjustly at work. The figure was 18 percent for those of North African descent and 12 percent for those with a Turkish family background. Among women, the ‘native’ French population, namely those with no discernable migrant background, felt most discriminated against with 19 percent reporting unfair treatment. According to the study, women feel discriminated against on the...
  • Ukraine crisis: 'Russian special forces' captured

    05/17/2015 6:35:57 PM PDT · by Agog · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/17/2015 | BBC
    Ukraine's military says its forces have captured two Russian soldiers fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine. The troops were seized in the town of Shchastya, near the line of separation. A video emerged apparently showing one of the soldiers - which it said were members of Russia's elite special forces - saying during questioning that he was a sergeant from the central Russian city of Togliatti.
  • Texas Bristles at Obama's Invasion

    05/09/2015 2:17:59 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 39 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Dimi Sevastopulo
    Map source: U.S. Army Special Operations Command President Barack Obama plans to launch a military operation this summer that will see the special forces which killed Osama bin Laden team up with Walmart to take over Texas. The invasion will also target the Mormon stronghold of Utah and an “insurgent pocket” in California. But the main thrust will be in Texas where 1,200 special forces — Army Green Beret forces to Navy Seals — will try to reclaim the state that voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. As the US focuses on the threat from the Islamic State...
  • Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

    05/04/2015 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-4-2015 | STEVE SCHERER
    Numbers risking the journey in search of a better life have continued to rise two weeks after as many as 900 people drowned in the worst Mediterranean shipwreck in living memory. Crew from the Italian naval vessel Bettica found the woman in labor on a boat overnight -- one of 34 vessels intercepted over the weekend. A photo posted online showed her new daughter sleeping in a makeshift cradle decorated with a pink bow. "Both mother and daughter are in good health," the navy said in a statement. Growing lawlessness and anarchy in Libya -- the last point on one...
  • Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho

    05/01/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 04/30/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Syrian refugees, shown here at a protest rally, will soon be coming to American cities. The multicultural transformation of Idaho will continue with a planned infusion of hundreds of refugees from Muslim countries over the next one to three years.
  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...