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  • Announcing FR's BP expedition to the Rio Grande Valley!! [FReepathon, Texas special]

    07/22/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're loading up the FReepercampmobile today and will be departing for Texas this afternoon. God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime Thursday night and will plant our flag at our border encampment on the American bank of the Rio Grande River!! We had planned this expedition several weeks ago and were intending to urge Governor Perry to call out the Texas Guard and or Texas militia units at his disposal and also to learn first hand what's happening at the border and to protest the government's lawless actions there. The president will not secure the border, will...
  • Coyotes are behind millionaire Migrants (Google Translate)

    07/22/2014 6:43:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Tecum Uman, SAN MARCOS -.   Dressed in shorts and sandals seemed himself a migrant, but the man spoke as a businessman described how while sending tens of thousands of dollars in human cargo from the slums of Honduras and the mountains of Guatemala to cities around the United States."It's business," said the man with a mustache not very populated and some gray in his black hair, who spoke to a reporter on the condition of keeping their identity anonymous. "Sometimes it goes well."Given the dramatic increase in the number of juveniles detained in the U.S. in recent months, it appears that the...
  • Texas State Senator: 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Gang Members in State

    07/22/2014 4:08:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state. On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were "hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally." "We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • Child immigrants will not go to Fort Knox

    07/21/2014 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WKYT-CBS Local News ^ | July 21, 2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sen. Rand Paul said Monday Fort Knox was being considered as a possible place to temporarily house some of the immigrant children pouring across the country's southern border. The senator's office was notified that the Army post in central Kentucky has been under review as a place to take in an undetermined number of unaccompanied Central America minors. The Kentucky Republican spoke out against transporting the children to Fort Knox. He says they should be treated humanely until being returned to their home countries. Late Monday afternoon, Congressman John Yarmuth's office confirmed the Department of Defense submitted...
  • Editorial: Perry's plan to add troops to border won't ease this crisis

    07/21/2014 2:45:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Editorial
    Gov. Rick Perrys plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival of 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America. More significant to addressing the problem is enlisting the governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to better enforce their own borders and discourage adults and children from attempting the dangerous trip northward. No show of force can stop them from crossing. Once theyre here, U.S. law requires that they enter a legal process intended to ensure theyre protected from predators in their...
  • Transcript: Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor explains surge of illegals on U.S. border

    07/21/2014 12:53:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 69 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/19/2014
    This is a chilling interview with Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor about the surge of illegals coming across the U.S. border right now. If you haven't watched the interview, read this transcript: My name is Zach Taylor. I'm a retired Border Patrol officer. My main job was understanding and having intelligence capabilities about drug smuggling across the U.S. border and human smuggling across the U.S. border to bring contraband and people into the United States. That's what I did for twenty-six years. National security is a component of the immigration laws and the reason that immigration officers exist. Because...
  • FEMA Wants to House Migrant Children in Empty Big Box Stores

    07/21/2014 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New Republic ^ | July 20, 2014 | By Lauren Markham
    In recent weeks, FEMA representatives have sent mass emails to advocacy networks throughout the country soliciting potential detention facilities and offering guidelines for acceptable spaces. The guidelines include being Within 50 miles of major city (Pop ~200K)/airport; available for lease; able to be fenced or have adequate security. Showers and toilets are preferable, according to the guidelines, but not necessaryso long as there is outdoor space for staging areas for shower/restroom/laundry/kitchen trailers, etc. Also preferred but not necessary, according to the email, is a kitchen, a cafeteria, recreational space, and classroom space. Suggestions for potentially workable locations? Office space, warehouse,...
  • Housing undocumented children at Blossom South Nursing Facility

    07/21/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    WHEC-TV Rochester NY ^ | July 21, 2014 | By: Rebecca Fath
    A growing issue capturing headlines across the country is now back in the spotlight in Rochester. Monday morning, Mayor Lovely Warren will be briefed on the possibility of the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center housing immigrant children. According to statement from City Hall, members of Warren's staff were contacted by representatives of the owner of the former nursing home. They asked if the City had any interest in getting behind an idea to turn the complex into a home for kids in the U.S. illegally and without their parents. When Mayor Warren was asked about the issue last...
  • Obama administration has been warned of rise in child migrants since 2012

    07/20/2014 6:16:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 20, 2014 | By Rebecca Kaplan
    ... But there were warnings as early as 2012, both from the first ladies of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala who spoke at a conference in Washington on unaccompanied minors, and from Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., told the Post that while Democrats were aware of the urgent problem, they feared that speaking out about the problem too much would make it too politically difficult for Congress to pass an immigration overhaul. "That was always a concern of mine: How to address the issue in a way that did not detract from the need for comprehensive immigration reform,"...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 190 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • Scammers target families of illegal child immigrants to U.S.: FBI

    07/20/2014 11:01:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2014 | By Jim Fotsyth
    U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants crossing the border from Latin America, seeking money for phony travel costs. "One fraud scheme involved individuals who claimed to be representing a charitable or non profit organization, which they claimed assists in processing and reuniting the children with their families," said Special Agent Michelle Lee. Another scheme used what Lee described as "caller I.D. spoofing" to make it appear that the calls were coming from a San Antonio business, which she didn't name, in...
  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit Curious Case of Obamas Faith Leaders

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made avisit to Dallas Texas for two reasons. The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and Faith Leaders to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be thatPresident Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers. Along withfaith based advocates who arehelping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors,and the larger border crisis.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling ourPresident of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • Birmingham Protesters Join National Movement to Protest Federal Immigration Policies

    07/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Donna Francavilla
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham was one of 400 cities to have participated in what the group claims is the largest anti-amnesty nation-wide protest in history. The group calls themselves "Make Them Listen." They took to the streets expressing frustration with the federal government's stance on immigration. Using Facebook to get the word out, they staged a national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. Car horns blared and beeped in response to the "no amnesty" and "no illegal immigrants period" signs. More than two dozen people rallied on the grassy area on Highway 280 in front of...
  • Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

    07/19/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | By David Nakamura, Jerry Markon and Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children. The researchers observations were among the warning signs conveyed to the Obama administration over the past two years as a surge of Central American minors has crossed into south Texas illegally. More than 57,000 have entered the United States this year, swamping federal resources and catching the government unprepared. The administration did too little to heed those warnings, according to interviews...
  • Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande

    07/19/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE: RINCON PENINSULA, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com. The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com. Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Announces He Will Be Joining Glenn Beck at the Border This Weekend

    07/18/2014 7:34:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/18/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that he will be joining Glenn Beck and Mercury One at the border in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday to feed, clothe, and provide toys for illegal immigrant children. Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for the senator, told TheBlaze in an email: Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs it is heartless to allow that to continue. But while we work to reverse the policies that have caused this tragedy, it is important we recognize the human element of this crisis, and Sen....
  • Glenn Beck rips Breitbart, Fox News border coverage

    07/19/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 166 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    <p>Talk radio host Glenn Beck criticized Fox News and Breitbart for their reporting of his plan to visit the border to bring food, soccer balls, and teddy bears to illegal immigrants on the southern border.</p>
  • Pine Belt residents join national illegal immigration protest

    07/19/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Charles Herrington
    JONES COUNTY, MS - About one dozen Pine Belt residents carried signs and American flags and waved at vehicles from an overpass on Interstate-59 Saturday to protest illegal immigration. They were part of a National Day of Protest organized on social media by the "Make Them Listen" movement. Folks from Petal, Pearl River and Jones counties displayed signs such as "Secure the Border" and "No Amnesty" as they stood on the overpass at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport exit. "The border is not secure and we're being invaded," said Darlene Thomas, one of the organizers of the protest. "It's not a...
  • San Diegans Partake in Immigration Protests

    07/19/2014 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    NBC-7 San Diego ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Monica Garske
    San Diegans gathered Saturday morning to take part in a nationwide protest against immigration reform amid the border crisis. With American flags and opposition signs in hand, dozens of protestors united along the Interstate 8 overpass in La Mesa near Severin Drive to voice their opinions on illegal immigration. We think our border needs to be better protected, said Ocean Beach resident Lucy Ingalls. Crime is coming in, we have disease coming in, we have mothers sending their kids off by themselves to get sick and die on their own and I think thats a huge crime. I think we...
  • Demonstrators protest surge of undocumented immigrants crossing Texas border

    07/19/2014 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    12News Texas ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Adam Wright
    BEAUMONT - Holding Texas state flags and signs reading "Secure the Border", a group of demonstrators stood along Dowlen Road in front of Chick-fil-A in Beaumont Saturday. It was a small group, only about eight people, but their message was big. Our federal government is not controlling the border," said Roger Evans, a member of the local chapter of the Texas Nationalist Movement. Hundreds of similar protests are scheduled in dozens of states over the weekend. Evan says something needs to be done to stop the recent surge of thousands of undocumented immigrants, mostly children, crossing into the United States...
  • Candidate Wont Say Yet Whether Undocumented Children Should Come to Iowa

    07/19/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    WHOTV NBC Local ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Dave Price
    DES MOINES, IowaStaci Appel, the Democratic nominee for Iowas Third Congressional District, wouldnt say whether some of the tens of thousands of Central American children dumped at the U.S. border should at some point be able to come to Iowa. Appel expressed empathy for the children involved but said the federal authorities first need to investigate the circumstances of the children. She said, Im thinking as a mom its terrifying for some of the children to be there and be alone. But she added, We have to work through the processes, the procedures of how it works to find out...
  • Protestors do not want undocumented children in Montgomery County

    07/19/2014 6:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KHOU-TV News (TX) ^ | July 19, 2014 | Staff
    Protests continue across the country over the recent wave of undocumented people illegally entering the United States. Hundreds of protestors with the Montgomery County Citizens Against Illegal Immigration said they dont want immigrants to be transferred to the area for housing. Our big question and I believe their big question is how this happened under everybodys nose, said Michelle Prescott. How the feds were able to bring in these children in our community and not notify anybody about it.
  • Locals against immigrant children staying in Chicopee

    07/19/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WWLP-TV News ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Alessandra Martinez
    CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) 50,000 immigrants have crossed the southern U.S. border looking for a place to stay. After a proposal was announced by Governor Patrick on Friday, a good amount of them might be seeking shelter in Chicopee. Westover Air Reserve Base may become the newest shelter for hundreds of undocumented immigrant children escaping Central America. 22News spoke with local residents all morning, and after 7 on-camera interviews, all of them said they dont want the children staying in Chicopee. Chicopee mayor Richard Kos is even against this idea. Representatives at Westover Aire Reserve Base are also hesitant about...
  • Politico Ignores Democrat Opposition to White House Placing Immigrant Children In States

    07/19/2014 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Reading this Politico item on Obama's botched handling of immigration policy, one would think Democrats are all for embracing scores of illegal immigrant children now in the U.S. for an indeterminate period of time. Obama's foes on border crisis: Democrats They sure didnt check with me, said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. I dont know who they checked with, but I just think it was kind of a quick reaction without really thinking about the humanitarian aspects of this. In fact, many prominent Democrats are not only taking the Obama administration...
  • GOP, show you care about kids at border

    07/18/2014 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Maria Cardona
    Madness has gripped our border. I am not talking about the migrant children fleeing from crime and violence in their home countries in Central America and looking for the opportunity to live a better life. I am talking about the misguided protestersand the right-wing public officials that egg them on, railing against anything they think even might be an immigrant. Republicans need to get hold of themselves, understand facts and keep their anti-immigrant extremist voices in check. If they don't do it for the country's future, they should at least do it for their own political survival. Republicans cannot afford...
  • BORDER BILL EMERGING AS MAJOR TEA PARTY VERSUS ESTABLISHMENT BOUT

    07/18/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    A flurry of legislative activity to address the border crisis is emerging as a major showdown between Tea Partiers and establishment politicians. Conservatives want to take the fight directly to President Barack Obama, whose executive amnesty policies they say is the primary cause of the problem. Leading the charge on the right are Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Ted Cruz (R-TX), the wily Tea Party freshman. The political establishment, on the other hand, prefers a legislated fix to a 2008 anti-human trafficking law, which they cite as a key cause of the...
  • Proposed site for migrant children hosted Katrina evacuees

    07/18/2014 4:09:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Andy Rosen
    Joint Base Cape Cod could become a temporary home for hundreds of migrant children in custody after attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. Its not the first time the military facility has found itself at the center of a large-scale effort to provide makeshift housing for people fleeing crisis. In the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then-Governor Mitt Romney announced that as many as 2,500 evacuees from the Gulf Coast would come to the Cape as part of a massive relief effort. They were to stay at Camp Edwards, which is part of the joint base. Its not clear...
  • Surge of Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 3:57:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FactCheck.org ^ | July 18, 2014 | by Lauren Shapiro and Eugene Kiely
    Q: Did the Obama administration advertise in January to transport 65,000 foreign children apprehended at the border? Did it expect a surge of illegal immigration? A: Yes. Theres been a sharp increase in unaccompanied children from Central America since FY 2012, and the U.S. projected a bigger increase this year. --snip-- It remains to be seen if the 65,000 figure cited in the January RFI for escort services proves to be an accurate projection. But certainly the administration anticipated a surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
  • Houston Protest Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge

    07/18/2014 2:59:02 PM PDT · by humblegunner · 74 replies
    Original Content | 7/18/2014 | humblegunner
    Today at the Mexican Consulate just south of downtown Houston a protest against the illegal alien border surge was staged by concerned patriots. Apparently the word got out to the opposition forces. There were 25 to 30 illegals and associated supporters there as well. Our side numbered from 40 to 50 while I was on site. We were staged on opposite sides of the street. The illegals (they proclaimed themselves so, chanting "undocumented and unafraid") had a small public address system and had a designated wise-ass on the mike leading chants and taunts which actually were pretty comedic. The...
  • OAS rejects orders to speed deportations of children in EE

    07/18/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: LIMA - The Organization of American States (OAS) rejects the request of some American politicians to speed deportations of Central American children who come to the country, said Thursday the secretary-general, Jos Miguel Insulza. "We absolutely reject the proposals of some in the United States that (the kids) are summarily expelled", Insulza stressed during a press conference at the headquarters of the Peruvian Congress. The general secretary said you have to respect the rights of children and criticized that some consider to be a threat to the security of the United States. "What security can affect a group...
  • Honduras holds 10 Cubans who went to U.S.

    07/18/2014 10:33:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 18, 2014
    Honduras authorities today arrested ten undocumented Cubans who wanted to travel to the United States illegally, a police source said. None of the Cubans carrying documents , so they were referred to the Bureau of Immigration in this Ocotepeque to define their immigration status in the Central American country. The Cubans were going to Guatemala to continue to the United States, said the source, who did not say when entered Honduran territory. According to local authorities, Honduras has become in recent years a transit point for immigrants, especially Cubans who leave their country to go to America, and only this...
  • Migrant families to spend less time at Tucson Greyhound station

    07/18/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC News Local ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Lauren Reimer
    TUCSON - Thirty Central American migrants are dropped off at the Tucson Greyhound bus station every day. All of these people were caught trying to enter the country through Arizona. They're sent to the bus stop by DHS, eventually traveling to meet up with family members around the county. But first, they spend hours, or even days, waiting for a ride. Around one Thursday afternoon, three mothers arrived at the station, each traveling with a toddler. All of them were from Guatemala. In this particular group, one of the babies wasn't feeling well. Volunteers working under the name 'Project Mariposa'...
  • Vt. will consider hosting migrant children

    07/18/2014 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Rutland Herald ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Neal P. Goswami
    MONTPELIER The Shumlin administration is entertaining an initial inquiry from the federal government about hosting some of the migrant children from Central America who have been arriving at the countrys southern border by the thousands in recent months. Susan Allen, a spokeswoman for Gov. Peter Shumlin, said the Obama administration has reached out to states about hosting the 60,000 or so children in U.S. custody. Many of the children have traveled as many as 1,000 miles to reach the United States from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
  • For emergency immigration Honduras will open four more consulates in Mexico

    07/18/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 17, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: So far, 2014 Mexican authorities deported 60,000 immigrants, of which 12,400 were children and more than 7,600 were unaccompanied. The number of Hondurans who decides to emigrate is increasing. That is the main reason that the Government of Honduras enabled four consular offices in Tenosique, Tabasco, Saltillo and Hermosillo, which are strategic points of support to compatriots. Raul Morazn, Honduras consul in Veracruz, said the offices will be a person accredited by the Honduran Government of Mexico to streamline procedures required by migrants.
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Bolivia Legalizes Work by Children as Young as 10

    07/17/2014 5:02:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | By PAOLA FLORES, AP
    While most of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10. Congress approved the legislation early this month, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law Thursday in the absence of President Evo Morales, who was traveling. The bill's sponsors say lowering the minimum work age from 14 simply acknowledges a reality: Many poor families in Bolivia have no other choice than for their kids to work. The bill offers working children safeguards, they say.
  • Honduran man accused in Louisiana killing had recently crossed border

    07/17/2014 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 17, 2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    A Honduran man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana and fleeing to Texas with three of their five children had recently crossed into the U.S. illegally but was released by border authorities on a promise to reappear in immigration court, officials said. Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, was arrested late Sunday in a trailer park in Katy, Texas; the three children, ages 12, 4 and 2, were found unharmed, officials said. Monterroso-Navas now awaits extradition to Louisiana on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Heidi Monroy, also reportedly a Honduran immigrant. Their two other children, ages 5...
  • Rhode Island hasnt been asked to shelter unaccompanied immigrant children

    07/17/2014 3:41:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | July 17, 2014 | BY DONITA NAYLOR
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Although the Obama administration has asked Connecticut and Massachusetts to shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the border from Central America illegally, so far no request has come to Rhode Island. A spokeswoman for Governor Chafee said on Wednesday that No federal entity has reached out to the State of Rhode Island requesting assistance with housing undocumented immigrants.
  • Children's home holds job fair for immigrant child care

    07/17/2014 3:34:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    KSAT-TV San Antonio ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Jenna Hiller
    SAN ANTONIO - Local nonprofits are responding to the steady flow of illegal immigrant children coming to Texas. The St. Peter-St. Joseph's Children's Home is holding a job fair Thursday in the effort to hire 50-60 people to facilitate the addition of 56 extra beds for young people who have crossed the border. The nonprofit has a contract with the federal government's Office of Refugee Resettlement, and with thousands crossing the border, there's a growing need. "We're hiring a bunch of day care workers and direct-care workers," said St. PJ's Children's Home CEO James Castro. "We're hiring case managers, therapists,...
  • HHS shepherds border children through the system

    07/17/2014 2:16:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Forth Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 17, 2014 | BY TONY PUGH, McClatchy News
    As more unaccompanied children from Central America are caught entering the country illegally, their plight is proving to be both a political and custodial headache for the Obama administration. The steady flow of Central American children has forced HHS to open three temporary shelters that collectively house about 3,000 youngsters. They include a 1,100-bed facility at Joint Base San Antonio, a military facility in Texas; 600 beds at Naval Base Ventura County-Port Hueneme in California; and 1,200 beds at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The shelters have been authorized by the Department of Defense to stay open for four months, with...
  • Bishop: Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse ready to welcome migrant children

    07/17/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Post-Standard (NY) ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Mark Weiner
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse "stands at the ready" to help temporarily house migrant children from Central America who are awaiting deportation hearings, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham said today. In an open letter to the community, Cunningham said the Diocese of Syracuse would be a willing partner to help take care of the children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services is considering former convents and the former Maria Regina College owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on Syracuse's North Side as a potential site for temporary housing. Cunningham said he is aware that...
  • IDF starts Gaza ground invasion

    07/17/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-17-2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza. "In light of Hamas' continuous criminal aggression, and the dangerous infiltration into Israeli territory, Israel is obligated to act in defense of its citizens, a statement from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said.
  • Over 300 anti-alien invasion protests planned for this weekend and growing!! Be there!!

    07/17/2014 11:29:17 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies
    "Make Them Listen" ^ | July 17, 2014
    National Day Of Protesting Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge On July 18 and 19, 2014, the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government's failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders will begin, all across America. The protests are scheduled to be held at state capitols, Mexican consulates, and on streets and overpasses coast-to-coast, including Hawaii and Alaska. Click the link for updated list of nation-wide protests for July 18 and 19 against Obama's illegal alien invasion. List is updated daily. Find one near you and be there! No amnesty! Send...
  • REPORT: HHS SENDING ILLEGALS WITH CONTAGIOUS DISEASES TO STATES

    07/17/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly sent illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases on planes to sites around the country that are being forced to house them. According to an ABC News report, HHS has admitted to "a breakdown of the medical screening processes" at an Arizona facility. While the illegal immigrant children were clear of symptoms during their initial screenings, they were not "re-screened and cleared for travel and placement at a temporary shelter. Children with fevers and pneumonia have been flown from Arizona to California, where they had to be hospitalized. Three other children are...
  • Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

    07/17/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | Jul 16, 2014
    Latest updates: -- Feds supposedly busing illegal aliens to Terrell Middle School in Houston in the middle of the night to avoid protests -- Buses a no-show in Oracle after residents organized a protest -- Residents of Littlefield, TX speak out against planned facility -- LA Mayor wants to grow the city's already enormous illegal alien population -- Plans for a housing facility at Clarinda Academy in IA scrapped after state officials spoke out -- Gov. of CT denies Feds a housing location in his state
  • Reid: Dreamers here legitimately

    07/17/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported. Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obamas 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers. Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here, he said on the Senate floor Thursday...
  • Local nun details horrors in Honduras as 200 children await deportation

    07/16/2014 10:33:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    KETV - Omaha ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Adrian Whitsett
    Two hundred children who crossed the southern border were in Nebraska Wednesday awaiting deportation. The number is a fraction of the more than 50,000 children who tried to enter the United States since October. A local nun who saw the situation in Central America believes sending the children back could mean a death sentence. Sister Kathleen Erickson said the situation in Honduras has deteriorated since a coup in 2009. Erickson said she wonders why America would send children back when theyre trying to survive. There seemed to be a lot of bodies of young people being found, and Im talking...
  • Houston mothers outraged at the cost of caring for undocumented children

    07/16/2014 9:48:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | July 16, 2014 | by Marcelino Benito
    HOUSTON -- The immigration crisis is touching nerves in every pocket of America. That includes the city of Houston. "Don't bring them here," said Bernadette Lancelin. "We don't have anything for them. They've taken too much already from my kids." Lancelin sounded off when she learned officials had been touring a vacant Houston school a possible site to house immigrant children. Mayor Annise Parker tackled questions on the situation Wednesday. "We have not been asked by the federal government to provide housing for immigrant children," said Parker. "Terrell Elementary School could be repurposed but at this point, it's not the...
  • Tears for the Border Children

    07/16/2014 9:39:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Charles M. Blow
    The fight over how to process and care for masses of children from Central America who have crossed into this country is quickly becoming a spectacle of the obscene. While the government tries to abide by the law as written and handle the children with as much care as any child would deserve, under any circumstances, the public continues to see images of angry adults intent on confronting buses full of minors. All this has raised the tenor of xenophobic hysteria in this country and is likely to poison the well of comprehensive immigration reform. At this point, the entire...
  • Massachusetts unaccompanied minors program could help Central American children

    07/16/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MassLive ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Anne-Gerard Flynn
    The Obama administration has reportedly asked all the states to possibly shelter some of these children, and Gov. Deval Patrick told the Associated Press July 16 that he regards the situation as a "humanitarian crisis" and is considering the request. He said how many children would be involved was being processed, but that they would be placed in secure environments, a possible reference to foster homes. As one area agency head who helps those legally in the country from elsewhere, the ability of a state to help unaccompanied minors from Central America is tied to Obama Administration's request for $3.7...