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  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/03/2015 5:47:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    CBC News.CA ^ | September 3, 2015
    The father of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach says his boys "slipped away" from his hands after their rowboat capsized trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from Turkey with several other refugees. "I was holding my wife's hand, my children slipped away from my hands," Abdullah Kurdi said in a statement to police obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. "We tried to hold on to the boat. Everyone was screaming in pitch darkness. I couldn't make my voice heard to my wife and kids." The death of Kurdi's three-year-old son, Alan, who...
  • Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

    09/03/2015 2:47:42 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    MSN news ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ece Toksabay
    The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani. Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday.
  • Migrant crisis: PM says UK will fulfil moral responsibilities

    09/03/2015 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    bbc.com ^ | Sept 3, 2015 | bbc
    David Cameron has said "as a father I felt deeply moved" by the image of a Syrian boy dead on a Turkish beach. As pressure mounts on the UK to take more of those fleeing to Europe from Syria, the PM added that the UK would fulfil its "moral responsibilities". BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she expected the prime minister to promise more action in the coming days. Earlier, Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon accused the government of a "walk on by" attitude.
  • Shocking moment desperate father throws himself, his wife and baby onto rail tracks in Hungary

    09/03/2015 10:29:18 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | John Hall
    A desperate refugee family have been photographed being dragged off an Austria-bound train by Hungarian authorities who wanted to take them away to a migrant holding camp. Having finally been allowed to leave Budapest on board trains bound for western Europe after a tense two day stand off with police, hundreds of refugees now face further frustration and delays after their train was halted in the nearby town of Bicske and all those on board ordered off. Hungarian police officers wearing protective helmets and carrying truncheons demanded the refugees make their way to a migrant holding centre in the town...
  • Muslims threaten Europe’s Christian identity, Hungary’s leader says

    09/03/2015 9:17:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-03-2015 | Rick Noack
    ...On Thursday, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper published an op-ed by Orban in which he claimed that he was defending European Christianity against a Muslim influx by stopping thousands of refugees from leaving Hungary. “Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe,” he wrote in the op-ed. "We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation." "We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim.......
  • Are Immigrants Really Freeloaders? New Study Backs Trump’s Attacks (Trump is anti-ILLEGAL)

    09/03/2015 4:20:53 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    Back in April, a study of the fiscal implications of illegal immigration made the notable finding that millions of undocumented workers were paying billions of dollars in state and local taxes and that considerably more revenue might be generated if President Obama succeeded in protecting many of them from deportation. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/09/03/Are-Immigrants-Really-Freeloaders-New-Study-Backs-Trump-s-Attacks
  • Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe

    09/02/2015 3:59:26 PM PDT · by drpix · 68 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 9/2/15 | staff
    Istanbul (AFP) - A photograph of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank swept across Europe on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis...
  • European Efforts to Stem Migrant Tide Sow Chaos on Austria-Hungary Border

    09/01/2015 2:21:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 August 2015 | Margit Feher, Andrea Thomas
    Austrian and Hungarian efforts to stem a growing tide of migrants sowed chaos along their frontier on Monday as Germany’s chancellor warned that Europe’s open-border policy was in danger unless it united in its response to the crisis. In Austria, police toughened controls on the border, triggering miles of traffic jams as they checked cars and trucks for evidence of people smuggling. They said they were compelled to conduct the highway searches after discovering the decomposed bodies of 71 people, most of them believed to be Syrian refugees, in an abandoned truck last week. Authorities also stopped and boarded several...
  • Packed trains reach Germany as refugee visa checks are waived

    09/01/2015 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 01 September 2015
    Packed trains have arrived in Austria and Germany after Hungarian police suddenly allowed migrants camped around Budapest rail stations to leave the country without visa checks. Frustrated refugees, entering Hungary at a rate of more than 2,000 a day during August, have set up ever-growing makeshift camps outside the two main stations in Budapest. “Germany Yes! Hungary No! Let us leave!” chanted hundreds of mostly Syrians during weekend protests, demanding that a recent easing of asylum rules by Berlin meant they could finally go. The Schengen agreement requires refugees to seek asylum in the first country they enter under the...
  • Budapest Train Station Cuts Off Service to Migrants Amid Crisis

    09/01/2015 1:46:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    the New York Times ^ | September 1st, 2015 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and DAN BILEFSKY
    BUDAPEST — The Keleti train station in Budapest, which has emerged as ground zero in Europe’s spiraling migration crisis, cut off service to migrants on Tuesday as European countries remained bitterly divided and confused over how to handle the thousands trekking northward. As migrants were greeted early Tuesday by an announcement that the station was “shut down for departure and arrivals for an indefinite time” and told to leave, thousands of others were pouring into stations at the preferred destination for many of the migrants, Germany, and being greeted with promises of accommodations and legalized status. The contrasting scenes in...
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    “The writing was on the wall,” says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the region’s small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...
  • Chaos in Hungary as Huge crowd of migrants [to Germany] force Budapest station to evacuate

    09/01/2015 11:01:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | Stanton
    <p>Hundreds of angry migrants, some waving tickets and holding their babies in the air, staged protests outside a Budapest station on Tuesday and demanded they be allowed to board trains to Germany and Austria.</p> <p>Hungarian authorities evacuated and closed the city’s Eastern Railway Terminus when scuffles broke out between people storming their way onto carriages.</p>
  • Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants, clears train station

    09/01/2015 5:53:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2015
    Hungary suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia. Migrants chanting "Freedom! Freedom!" congregated outside the station after being pushed out of the building, joining hundreds more in what has become a transit zone and place of refuge for those fleeing Syria's war and other hotspots.
  • As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

    08/30/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 29 August 2015 | Liz Sly
    While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of the world’s failure to resolve the Syrian war. Those reaching Europe represent a small percentage of the 4 million Syrians who have fled into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, making Syria the biggest single source of refugees in the world and the worst humanitarian emergency in more than four decades.
  • Germany divided on Merkel's 'open door' policy with migrants

    08/29/2015 5:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    In order for the refugee burden to be shared evenly throughout the EU, Merkel supports the imposition of mandatory quotas to ensure that each member state is admitting its fair share of migrants. However, attempts to adopt this as EU policy have met stiff resistance among the more pragmatic European leaders. ... The final destination is Germany for many of these men, women and children. Official forecasts from Berlin have at least 800,000 asylum seekers arriving this year alone, causing much concern among Germans worried about their country’s ability to digest that many new arrivals. Domestic opposition to Merkel’s migration...
  • Austria: Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 bodies inside

    08/28/2015 4:47:45 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/28/15 | Luke Harding (and Agencies)
    Romanian national held after death toll in Austrian motorway tragedy is raised from initial estimate of about 50 victims Hungarian police have arrested the driver of a lorry found on an Austrian motorway with the decomposing bodies of 71 people, including a baby girl, inside. The man is a Romanian national, a police statement said on Friday. It came as the Austrian police confirmed three arrests in the case, following reports from the Krone newspaper that seven smugglers linked to the lorry had been held by authorities in Hungary. The death toll was raised on Friday from initial estimates of...
  • US reports unusual spike in human plague cases

    08/27/2015 6:28:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 17 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | August 25, 2015 | AFP
    An unusually high number of cases of human plague have been recorded by US health authorities since April -- 11 in all, with three of them fatal, officials said Tuesday. "It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than usual," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said that having 11 cases in just the past four months is unusual...
  • 4th Fort Hood soldier guilty of immigrant smuggling, military IDs shown at checkpoints

    08/26/2015 7:09:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | 8/26/15
    A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants. Yashira Marie Perez-Morales, of Killeen, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Brownsville to immigrant smuggling charges. Prosecutors say Perez-Morales hid immigrants while driving through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Sarita (suh-REE'-tuh). Christopher David Wix of Abilene was sentenced last month to a year and a day in federal prison. Two other Fort Hood soldiers, Eric Alexander Rodriguez, of Odem, and Brandon Troy Robbins, of San Antonio, await sentencing.
  • Refugees race into Hungary as border fence nears completion

    08/26/2015 5:53:13 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/25/2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing to Greece aboard rafts and boats, some barely fit to sail. They traversed Greece, a nation paralyzed by economic crisis and too poor to handle a flow of people that in July hit a record high. At the border with Macedonia late last week, they trudged through a wall of riot police, who fought them back with tear gas before relenting. Now,...
  • Migrants pose for selfies the when reaching dry land completing first stage of trek across Europe

    08/24/2015 6:53:38 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 24 August 2015 | FLORA DRURY
    In Greece, these three are among thousands who have landed on the islands in recent days. The Greek government has sent cruiseliners to try and move some of the thousands caught in the bottleneck, bringing them to Athens. But the migrants and refugees do not want to remain in Greece, which is already dealing with a financial crisis. Most people want to reach a northern European country, where they believe they will be able to find work and a better quality of life. The route of choice has been through Macedonia and Serbia, up into Hungary and the all-important Schengen...
  • Feds Hide Fiscal Details About Vast Operation To Resettle Illegal Alien Minors

    08/20/2015 7:48:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Illegal aliens who show up at the border have been resettled all across United States of America instead of being detained and deported, as Donald Trump recently called for in his new immigration plan. According to data from the Justice Department obtained by Breitbart News, 96 percent of Central Americans caught illegally crossing into the country last summer are still in the United States. Now Breitbart News has learned exclusively that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a pro-security group about the cost of this operation is being stonewalled. In January of 2015, the Immigration Reform Law Institute,...
  • It's an Invasion, Not Immigration

    08/19/2015 11:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jeff Lord, who writes for the American Spectator, also has a piece for the Conservative Review he has out now. He's just been hired by CNN to do analysis and commentary, and he sent me a note late last night and he was digging around... He's been intrigued by this kerfuffle that Trump started in which he claimed that Mexico is sending us their human debris. Mexico is purposely sending us their worst. Mexico is getting rid of the people they don't want; they're sending them here. And he said that he had a faint memory of a news...
  • Michael Reagan to Trump: Stop Using My Father While ‘Trashing What He Believed In’

    08/19/2015 9:44:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday evening on NewsMax TV’s “Newsmax Prime,” Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for invoking his father’s name while on the campaign trail. The younger Reagan said, “If my dad were alive, what he’d be saying is this: ‘Well, there they go.’ It’s amazing how many of these people, including Donald Trump now, dropping my father’s name to try and wrap them in the mantle of Ronald Reagan. Let’s be honest, never going to happen with Donald Trump.” “These people looking to wrap themselves in the mantle of Ronald Reagan are doing...
  • Hungary says sending thousands of police to border against migrants

    08/19/2015 6:24:21 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 18 August 2015 | Reuters
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will send thousands of policemen to its southern border with Serbia where it is building a security fence to stem an influx of migrants, a top government official said on Tuesday. Landlocked Hungary is part of the European Union's Schengen zone of passport-free travel, making it attractive to migrants transiting the non-EU Balkans. It has registered over 100,000 migrants so far this year, compared with 43,000 in all 2014. Most are from poor or conflict-ridden countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and look to move on to wealthier western and northern EU countries. Prime Minister...
  • Amelia and Oliver top 62,000 DIFFERENT baby names in Britain ["Muhammad topped boys’ names..."]

    08/18/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Express, UK ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Express, UK
    While Amelia and Oliver were the favourite names nationally, Muhammad topped boys’ names in London. And when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name even overhauled Oliver as the national favourite boys’ name...The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, revealed that 6,649 boys born in 2014 were called Oliver, with 5,800 were named Jack. There were also 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads – a total of 7,240 babies.
  • Congressman Behind Birthright Citizenship Bill Gives Thumb’s Up to Trump Plan

    08/17/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Bridget Johnson
    A congressman who introduced legislation earlier this year to nix birthright citizenship praised Donald Trump’s immigration strategy as a “very, very positive document.” “It’s bold, it’s strong, it’s broad. It covers most of the things you want to cover,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told CNN today. King said his birthright citizenship legislation, should it pass, “will be litigated, there isn’t any doubt about it.” The bill has 27 co-sponsors and is sitting in committee. “I think it is constitutionally sound to pass legislation and end birthright citizenship. There aren’t many countries in the world that have that policy,” he added....
  • New Report: Massive Immigration Surge from Mexico

    08/17/2015 7:00:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-17-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published another blockbuster report on immigration numbers, and their analysis foreshadows a troubling trend of growing illegal immigration. Using the most up-to-date census data, they have uncovered a trend that has been lost from some of the traditional immigration-related data published by the Department of Homeland Security, which tends to lag behind the most recent trends. To begin with, this report reaffirms the known reality of record high levels of immigration across the board and from Latin America, and the trend is only growing. Among the highlights of the report are the following:...
  • Mexico and our "immigration reform."

    08/14/2015 12:22:21 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 14, 2015 | williamofcarmichael
    Some may find this interesting and germane to today's immigration issues.. it's from various sources and covers IMO important events in the efforts for "immigration reform" from Mexico's perspective.
  • Eritrean Suspect Confesses to Ikea Stabbing in Sweden

    08/13/2015 12:58:22 PM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | AP
    Eritrean Suspect Confesses to Ikea Stabbing in SwedenCOPENHAGEN, Denmark — A 36-year-old Eritrean man has confessed to the deadly stabbing of two people at an Ikea store in central Sweden, his defense lawyer said Thursday."..."The man is recovering from surgery for unspecified severe injuries at a hospital in Vasteras, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Stockholm. He woke up Thursday and was questioned by police. Due to his condition, he was not able to attend the custody hearing but participated via a telephone link. The Aftonbladet newspaper claimed B<>video surveillance from inside the Ikea store show the man stabbing...
  • Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

    08/13/2015 8:33:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    MosaicScience.com ^ | 11 August 2015 | Carrie Arnold
    Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases – including malaria – decades ago, is America today complacent about a rising wave of infectious disease? By Carrie Arnold. 11 August 2015 One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed ‘kissing bugs’. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.For half a day each week,...
  • Muslim Asylum Seeker Beheads IKEA Shopper in Sweden

    08/13/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 32 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/12/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A Muslim asylum seek beheaded an IKEA shopper in Sweden this week and killed another one. (Photo Bare Naked Islam) In response to the violent murders IKEA will quit selling kitchen knives in its store. It’s IKEA’s fault for displaying knives in the store. Breitbart.com reported: “ The IKEA superstore near Stockholm which witnessed a double murder this week by Eritrean asylum seekers has responded by ending the sale of kitchen knives in-store, and the government has stepped up its policing at asylum-lodgings to defend against a backlash. The response of the Swedish authorities to the ‘stabbings’ which killed what...
  • Illegal immigration surges again with no Obama border security

    08/13/2015 7:19:39 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    What a difference a year makes. Or does it? Last summer the border was overrun by a surge of children from Central America, sent northward by their parents on the news that President Obama had relaxed enforcement of immigration laws. This summer the parents are making the hike, too. There may be a difference, but the bottom line is the same: The president still has not secured the border, and is not likely to do so. Americans who want to preserve the opportunities that immigrants come here for must choose their next president with greater care than they did last...
  • Man arrested after triple Ikea store stabbing ( Sweden )

    08/10/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | August 10, 2015
    A man and a woman have died and another is seriously injured following a stabbing inside an Ikea store in Västerås, just outside Stockholm. ... Ikea has so far remained tight-lipped about the stabbings. ... Officers disclosed no other information about the identities of the attacker nor the victims. One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that the dead man appeared to have been aged around 25. But in an interview with regional Swedish newspaper VLT, store manager Mattias Johansson said that the victims were "three seemingly ordinary visitors" and said that an attack had taken place in the store's kitchen...
  • Ikea(Sweden)Attack Suspects Identified

    08/11/2015 9:48:50 AM PDT · by wtd · 22 replies
    Emirates24/7 ^ | 8/11/2015 | AFP
    Emirates24/7: Ikea attack suspects identified By AFP Published Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The two suspects in a knife attack at an Ikea store in Sweden that left two dead are Eritrean asylum seekers, one of whom is in critical condition, police said Tuesday. The motive for the midday attack on Monday in the central town of Vasteras was still unknown, deputy prosecutor general Eva Moren told reporters. "The two suspects are both from Eritrea. They have been living at an asylum centre," she said, adding that the pair knew each other. "We know nothing about the motive yet, the...
  • Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack

    08/11/2015 11:23:23 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 8/11/2015 | AFP
    Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack "Stockholm (AFP) - The Ikea branch in central Sweden where two shoppers were fatally stabbed -- reportedly with knives taken from the shelves -- will temporarily stop knife sales, the store manager said Tuesday.
  • Sweden boosts security for asylum seekers after IKEA attack

    08/11/2015 10:21:06 AM PDT · by wtd · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue. Aug 11, 2015 BST | Anna Ringstrom
    Sweden boosts security for asylum seekers after IKEA attack "Police in central Sweden have increased security at asylum lodgings, fearing a backlash after two Eritrean asylum-seekers were suspected of murdering two people at an IKEA store. A man and a woman were killed in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the city of Vasteras on Monday. Two suspects were detained by police, one of whom was seriously injured.
  • JERRY BROWN BANS THE WORD ‘ALIEN’ FROM CALIFORNIA LABOR LAW

    08/11/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday that bans the word “alien” from the state’s labor laws. SB 432, introduced by State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), removes the term “alien,” previously defined as “any person who is not a born or fully naturalized citizen of the United States.” It also removed the state’s preference for hiring U.S. citizens on public works projects during periods of unemployment. The bill passed the State Senate unanimously. Mendoza said at the time the State Senate approved the bill that the term “alien” was “offensive,” adding: “It has no place in our laws and...
  • Senior German: European Nations Rejecting Mass Immigration ‘Will Destroy Europe’

    08/11/2015 3:25:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/11/15 | Oliver Lane
    Germany is again agitating for other European countries to take what they believe to be their ‘fair’ share of refugees coming to the continent with a stark warning that failing to do so could see the collapse of the EU.Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel made the remarks on Monday, reiterating the frequently made claim that some nations take a heavier than necessary burden, and others have an unarguable responsibility to get involved. Conveniently ignoring the fact that right-wing nation Hungary takes the highest number of migrants per capita in Europe, Gabriel said: “Germany, Sweden, and Austria take on most of the...
  • Immigration crackdown splits GOP

    08/11/2015 3:46:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/11/2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Ted Cruz and other Senate Republicans are pushing an aggressive immigration crackdown, proposing tougher penalties against foreigners who repeatedly try to enter the United States illegally. But there’s stiff resistance — from fellow Republicans. The GOP rift — a drama that’s playing out within the Senate Judiciary Committee — has opened up around the question of mandatory minimums, a sensitive topic that’s also central to the broader debate on Capitol Hill about reforming the nation’s criminal justice system. And the divide could undermine Republican attempts to respond to the death of Kathryn Steinle last month on a San Francisco pier,...
  • Glenn Beck to Bring Soccer Balls, Teddy Bears, Hot Meals to Illegals: "We Must Open Our Hearts"

    07/09/2014 1:20:14 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/2014 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck said bringing soccer balls, teddy bears, and hot meals to illegal immigrants who have been detained along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the most right thing he has ever done. On July 19, Beck will travel to McAllen, Texas, because he believes Americans must "open our hearts" to the illegal immigrant children who have been unlawfully entering the country.
  • Dick Durbin Uses Glenn Beck's Soccer Balls And Teddy Bears To Scold Gop

    07/25/2014 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 20 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 25 Jul 2014, 7:19 AM PDT | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) alluded to Glenn Beck's flamboyant campaign to bring soccer balls and teddy bears to tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the U.S. border while urging Republicans to stow their objections to billions in border crisis funding requested by the president and pass the bill anyway. “Even some of the most conservative political commentators have said first, America, show your heart, that you care for these children. And that’s what the president is asking us to do. So let us take care when we consider the supplemental appropriations bill that we don’t...
  • Immigration is Europeans’ biggest concern, poll finds

    08/07/2015 10:11:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2. Aug 2015 10:01 | Benjamin Fox
    Immigration is the most pressing concern for Europeans, overtaking the economic situation and unemployment, according to a new Eurobarometer survey. Thirty-eight percent of Europeans regard immigration as their main policy priority, the spring Eurobarometer poll published on Friday (31 July) found, a 14 point increase from last autumn. Migration has been pushed up the political agenda as thousands of migrants from north and sub-Saharan Africa cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life in Europe. According to Frontex, the EU’s border agency, 153,000 migrants had landed in Europe by the end of June this year, a 150 percent...
  • DHS admits new surge of illegal immigrant families

    08/07/2015 3:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children. Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello said the number of illegal immigrant families captured at the border rose in July, bucking a trend and worrying officials who had been expecting the number of families to drop as the heat increases in late summer, just as the number of unaccompanied minors does. Even worse, the administration fears things may get...
  • Obama Providing Extra Million Alien Work Permits Annually

    08/06/2015 7:16:37 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    The Obama administration has issued more than 7.4 million work permits to foreign nationals from 2009 – 2014, beyond the approximately one million lawful permanent residents and 700,000 foreign guest workers admitted to the U.S. each year. In written responses to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans obtained by Breitbart News, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reveal that the Obama administration has been approving work authorizations for immigrants beyond admission limits and for some categories of immigrants that Congress never intended to work in the U.S.......
  • Arabic: Most Common Language of Refugees in America

    08/05/2015 8:12:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2 Apr 2015
    the nation’s legal and illegal immigrant population hit a record 41.3 million in the summer of 2013 – up 1.4 million since July 2010. ... refugees from both Africa and the Middle East were users of the most cash assistance – noting that 91.4 percent of refugees from the Middle East were on food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Federal judge tries to take nuanced approach in terror cases

    08/03/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The (Minneapolis) Chronicle-Telegram ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn’t previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group. The 6-foot-5 Davis, who can make defendants fidget with his long, drawn-out silences, stressed the gravity of the charges and tried to gauge whether this particular young man was truly dedicated to jihad or simply misguided and a possible candidate for rehabilitation.
  • Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners [Lawmakers!]

    08/03/2015 8:12:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    kcalnews ^ | August 03, 2015
    Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners August 3, 2015 HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city...
  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel

    08/02/2015 1:37:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 2, 2015
    French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.
  • Bush lays out immigration plan in Spanish

    07/31/2015 8:17:40 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/15 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former Florida governor granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Monday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Donald Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family.
  • 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...