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  • La Raza CEO: 'USA! USA!' Chants 'Made Me Angry' (drumming up hatred on the taxpayers' dime)

    07/25/2014 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 39 replies
    La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia, at La Raza's annual conference in LA, said it sickened her to hear Americans chanting. She accused Murietta protesters of having "cloaked their hatred in patriotism" by shouting "'USA! USA!' again and again." "It made me angry," she said. "In fact, I was outraged." Murguia demanded amnesty and said the road to the White House for Republicans goes through the Latino community and La Raza. She also said Republicans who want to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will not get Hispanic votes. She repeatedly excoriated protesters. "What we saw...
  • Jeb Bush: Don’t use border crisis to defer immigration reform (Amnesty pimp emerges from hidey-hole)

    07/24/2014 11:32:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is urging Congress not to use the current crisis on the southwestern border as an "excuse" for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. Bush and Clint Bolick, co-authors of a 2013 book on immigration, write in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that surge of Central American children crossing the border illegally should not be a reason for House Republicans to refuse to pass immigration reform.
  • Elizabeth Warren To La Raza: 'Get Louder' For Amnesty 'Against' Lobbyists Who Back It

    07/22/2014 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2014 | Tony Lee
    Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza's annual conference that they should "get louder" to fight "lobbyists" to get amnesty legislation. Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also "stabilize" America's Social Security system, Warren told the crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday evening that they needed to "get louder together" pushing for amnesty, because "it is the responsibility of Americans to push on this." "Be stronger than the lobbyists," she declared. "We have to do this." Though Warren has...
  • Austin-Based Company Received $120 Million So Far This Year to Shelter Illegal Children

    07/22/2014 2:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. The group has illegal child units in seven states.An Austin-based company has received over $120 million so far this year to shelter illegal immigrant children.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) KEYE TV reported: More than $100 million of federal grant money this year has gone to an Austin based company that runs unaccompanied minor shelters across the country. Its website says Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Their headquarters is in Austin, Texas. A brief online description details the...
  • Thousands of Demonstrators Clash at Immigration Protests Held Around the Nation

    07/19/2014 8:13:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Latino Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Angelica Leicht
    Protests are being staged all over the United States this weekend in response to the Central American immigration crisis, which some critics are calling an "invasion." The protests are divided among critics and supporters, with pro-immigration activists staging counterprotests at many of the demonstrations. Hundreds of demonstrations are set to take place across the nation, with activists demonstrating as far from the border as Pennsylvania and Washington State. Anti-immigration protesters held a demonstration outside of the Mexican consulate on Friday in Philadephia, while pro-immigration activists held a counterprotest asking for more lenient treatment for the affected youth, according to reports....
  • Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in Palestine-Making Jew-hate fashionable on campuses

    07/17/2014 5:10:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lee Kaplan
    Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in PalestinePosted By Lee Kaplan On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) today exists as a consortium of campus “clubs” throughout the American and Canadian college systems which work to oppose the existence of Israel and to promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Jewish state. There are at least 80 chapters of these clubs on campuses throughout the US and Canada. The SJP goes under other assorted names on some campuses. Names such as Palestine Solidarity Committee or Students for...
  • Open thread: Obama to deliver statement at 6:45 ET feigning interest in border crisis

    07/09/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 157 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 9, 2014 | AllahPundit
    He’s busy with fundraisers today and probably bowling or miniature golf or something, but he’s going to squeeze in a few brief remarks on why he’s not much interested in summarily deporting the hundreds of thousands of illegals who are on their way from Central America. You ready? The long-awaited tarmac handshake with Perry is already on the books:
  • Glenn Beck to Bring Soccer Balls, Hot Meals to Illegals: 'We Must Open Our Hearts'

    07/09/2014 3:42:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 151 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/8/14 | 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. "I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this – and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this," Beck claimed, according to The Blaze. Beck said helping illegal immigrant children,...
  • Obama to immigration groups: I’ll press executive-power to limit to spare millions from deportation

    07/07/2014 8:54:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Just making sure that this Major Garrett scoop from late last week doesn’t get lost in the holiday shuffle. Takeaway: Obama’s going big on executive amnesty. Obama told the groups what they had been dying to hear—that he was going to condemn House Republicans for inaction and set the most expansive legal course permissible to beef up border security, slow deportations of noncriminal aliens, and provide legal status to millions of undocumented workers—all by himself… Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration...
  • Murrieta Counter-Protest: Pro-Amnesty 'Aztecs' Shout 'White Supremacists Out!'

    07/06/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 7-4-2014 | Michelle Moons
    Pro-amnesty activists beat drums and danced in full Aztec regalia, chanting, "White supremacists out, white supremacists out!" at a counter-demonstration at the Murrieta Border Patrol station Friday. Anti-illegal immigration protestors shouted "stop illegal immigration" right next to the dancing demonstrators one the north end of the roadblocks. At the south end, the crowd was largely made up of the anti-illegal immigration protestors, who assembled peacefully.
  • ACORN For Illegal Aliens – Meet The Southwest Key Programs

    07/06/2014 10:30:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | July 6, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Are you curious who has been facilitating the transport of illegal alien children throughout the country? Look no moreÂ… meet La Raza connected Southwest Key Programs. This organization is the pipeline for the children into US refugee camps and homes across the nation. They provide immigrant youth shelters. It is a well-oiled machine that was set up to educate and reintegrate youth into American society. They also provide training for jobs. And baby, they are hiring. Southwest Key Programs is funded by government and state programs. Here is an overview of what they do: Southwest Key Programs is a national...
  • Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants

    07/04/2014 11:45:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 4, 2014 2:14pm | TONY PERRY, MATT HANSEN
    Protesters have gathered near the entrance to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif., on Friday to await buses of undocumented immigrants, but whether those buses will arrive is unknown. Unlike Tuesday when shouting, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of immigrants, Murrieta police Friday morning cleared the entry road. The estimated 100 demonstrators, including those favoring the immigrants, were being restricted to a "safety zone" away from the road. Many had remained all night at the site, vowing a repeat of Tuesday's blockade. Authorities kept the road to the processing center clear and the protesters in check, although scuffles did...
  • Cornyn says Fund Mexico to Stop Surge in Immigration

    06/15/2014 5:37:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 101 replies
    KGNS ^ | 6/14/14 | KGNS
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, says the United States should provide financial assistance to Mexico to help secure its borders and slow the flow of thousands of immigrants.
  • Influx of minors across Texas border driven by belief that they will be allowed to stay in U.S.

    06/14/2014 5:43:02 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 2014 | David Nakamura
    There is growing evidence that a surge of tens of thousands of Central American minors across the Mexican border into Texas is being driven in large part by the perception they will be allowed to stay under the Obama administration’s immigration policies. The number of minors apprehended in the past nine months who came from those three countries alone is 34,611 — 3.5 times more than in all of 2012. That was the year Obama announced that he would defer the deportations of young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents before 2007. An internal memo from the...
  • How Justices Kagan and Roberts Characterize Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent

    06/11/2014 4:03:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | Josh Blackman
    In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, both Justices Kagan and, to a lesser extent, CJ Roberts use some pretty strong language to characterize Justice Sotomayor’s dissent. From Kagan’s opinion: •The dissent responds to this fact only with a pair of non-sequiturs. Post, at 18–19 (opinion of SOTOMAYOR, J.). •but cf. post, at 14 (SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting) (wrongly stating that under that rule conversion occurs upon the agency’s re- ceipt of proof of the change). •It is, therefore, impossible to understand the dissent’s statement that conversion of such a petition to an appropriate category requires “ ‘substantive alteration’ to [the] petition.”...
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Jarrett pulls back from suggesting Obama has ‘commitment’ from Boehner on immigration

    05/16/2014 9:16:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/16/14 | ED O'KEEFE
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pulled back Friday morning from comments she made suggesting that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had made a commitment to President Obama to take up immigration legislation this summer. Jarrett had told an investors conference in Las Vegas on Thursday that she believes that Boehner will allow a comprehensive immigration reform bill, or a package of bills, to come up for a vote after a series of GOP primaries this summer in order to avoid spoiling the chances of some Republican incumbents. Her comments echo the long-held beliefs of some observers of the...
  • Three Reasons Immigration Reform Could Pass in 2014

    05/07/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/7/14 | GERALD F. SEIB
    For the most part, Congress is the place where ideas go to die this year. But here’s one that ain’t dead yet: immigration reform. Are the chances good that something will happen in this midterm election year on the quest to overhaul the nation’s immigration system? No. But they aren’t zero, and conversations with officials from both the executive and legislative branches in recent days suggest the chances may have ticked up a bit. -snip- It’s also true that the approach Mr. Boehner and his House colleagues want to take—considering immigration issues such as border security, guest workers and the...
  • Scarborough: Christie's 'Ship Has Sailed,' Donors Lukewarm on Jeb Bush

    04/01/2014 7:20:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Big money GOP donors are reluctantly leaning toward former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president in 2016, said talk show host Joe Scarborough. "The whispers are out there. You hear it among top [Republican National Committee] donors. There is not an excitement. I'll be really honest with you. Nobody's going, 'Oh, we got to get Jeb,'" Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday.  Donors are eyeing Bush because they see him as the only nominee who could beat presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Scarborough said, adding that contenders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz aren't considered viable against the former...
  • Data belies Dan Patrick’s ‘illegal invasion’ claim (Chron Hit Piece Barfer)

    03/26/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nolan Hicks
    State Sen. Dan Patrick is no stranger to over-the-top statements about immigrants and immigration. The Houston-area Republican, who is the GOP’s leading candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group in 2006 that immigrants are “bringing Third World diseases with them,” referencing “tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.” (A top official at the Department of State Health Services had to slap that down, pointing out, for instance, there hasn’t been a case of polio in decades). When asked to address the issue of immigration at a forum of leading business groups during this campaign, Patrick chose to talk about violent crime, as...
  • National Council of La Raza leader calls Barack Obama ‘deporter-in-chief’

    03/04/2014 11:48:32 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/14 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama has lost the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization. The National Council of La Raza is set to declare Obama “the deporter-in-chief” and demand that he take unilateral action to stop deportations. NCLR, the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization, had been the last significant progressive grass-roots immigration-reform organization publicly defending the White House immigration stance. NCLR President Janet Murguía will on Tuesday night demand Obama put a halt to his administration’s deportations. “For the president, I think his legacy is at stake here,” Murguía said in an interview in advance of NCLR’s annual Capital Awards dinner, where she...
  • How the GOP Sabotaged Marco Rubio, the Man Who Was Once Its Savior

    02/21/2014 10:53:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/21/2014 | Jonathan Chait
    <p>It was a mere two days after the 2012 election, and the shock of defeat had barely worn off when the Republican Party’s answer suddenly became clear, and it was Marco Rubio. The announcement came in a column, portentously titled “The Way Forward,” by Charles Krauthammer, the operative-pundit, Fox News panelist, and columnist whom a National Review cover story had deemed the leader of the opposition to President Obama. The party’s predicament could be solved, Krauthammer announced, with “a single policy change: border fence plus amnesty.” Then, having softened on immigration and thus endeared itself to Latinos, the party need only elevate the handsome, right-wing young senator to the top of its ticket. “Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016,” rhapsodized Krauthammer. “It would transform the landscape.”</p>
  • IRS 'trusted partner' joined at hip with La Raza

    02/14/2014 6:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/14/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Urban Institute, the IRS’ “trusted partner” for small nonprofit organizations to publicly disclose their financial information, has itself partnered with the radical National Council of La Raza, an open-borders advocacy group pushing immigration reform. Earlier this week, WND broke the story that the IRS is officially directing all U.S. nonprofits whose annual gross receipts are $50,000 or less to file their annual financial information electronically with the liberal Urban Institute.
  • Immigration groups turn to anger (Illegals to confront Republican lawmakers at public appearances)

    02/11/2014 3:01:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/14 | ANNA PALMER, SEUNG MIN KIM
    Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right. A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue — or make them pay at the ballot box in November.
  • You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire

    02/05/2014 2:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form. She initially refused, but they insisted that it was required or she could not see the doctor. The form does indicate that it is mandatory under Section 4302 of Obamacare. Section 4302 is explained by HHS as follows: Overview of Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions aimed at...
  • The National Council of La Raza, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund launch "Mobilize to Vote 2014"

    01/24/2014 8:23:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 11 replies
    The Latino Post ^ | 1/23/2014
    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVED) have launched the initial phase of their "Mobilize to Vote 2014" campaign, a joint effort to register over one-quarter of a million new Hispanic voters by the midterm elections. "The non-partisan campaign is designed to reach Latinos in areas of the country where their population growth has been significant, yet the greatest gaps exist between potential voters and actual voters," the NCLR said in a press release "While Latinos have increased their electoral participation in the last decade, today there are almost as many eligible but...
  • Photobomb may have sparked Kim Pham's deadly beating outside California nightclub

    01/22/2014 2:56:42 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 56 replies
    Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1:13 PM | Carol Kuruvilla
    The violent late-night fight that ended with the death of a 23-year-old California woman might have been sparked by a photobomb, a source told the LA Times. According to a friend, Kim Pham accidentally walked right in front of a camera while another group was snapping photos outside of The Crosby lounge in Santa Ana on Saturday. A verbal argument erupted between Pham's friends and the other group, which quickly dissolved into a brawl as the young woman was pummeled into the ground. Pham did not survive the beating. She was declared brain dead and taken off life support Tuesday.
  • Ann Coulter: 'The Country Has Not Voted to Turn Itself Into Mexico'

    01/19/2014 4:33:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/2014
    Outspoken conservative Ann Coulter says lawmakers' proposals for amnesty, school tuition and drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants must stop because "the country has not voted to turn itself into Mexico." "How many times do these Republicans have to try pushing amnesty and in-state tuition and drivers' licenses then, suddenly, they discover, oops, the dogs don't like it? They try to back pedal but no one trusts them anymore anyway because it is just such a God-awful idea." Coulter told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "We're a country. We are not a department store. We have to have some...
  • Latino groups reject charge that immigration protesters are harassing Republicans

    12/11/2013 8:20:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBCLATINO ^ | 12/10/2013 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Complaints that immigration reform activists are harassing Republicans by sending children to confront House Speaker John Boehner at breakfast or singing protest songs at the Capitol tree lighting drew a sharp rebuke from Latino leaders Tuesday. “I understand it can be a little painful to be face-to-face with the consequences of your inaction and that’s what we are bringing to the doorstep of Congress and to their offices at the district level,” said Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro, an immigration expert at the National Council of La Raza. She said the tactics pale in comparison to a father not coming home after a...
  • Ask The White House (Cecilia Munoz and Joe Biden Immigration Chat)

    12/11/2013 12:26:50 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 11, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    In a little over half an hour, the White House will be hosting a live immigration question and answer session starring Vice President Biden and Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Most of you may know her as La Raza’s point-woman in the West Wing. Fortunately, the Federation of American Immigration Reform has been devising questions to ask of two of amnesty’s chief supporters in the Obama administration. Follow along at FAIR’s Twitter account, or direct your own questions towards the dynamic duo by using the hash tag #AskTheWhiteHouse.
  • Rubio Seeks to Reconnect with the Right

    11/16/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/15/13
    Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he's more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive immigration reform. He joined the drive to defund President Barack Obama's health care law, though his voice grew softer as the resulting government shutdown and his party sank in polls. He then turned to championing social issues like legislative prayer. On Saturday, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, an evangelical group that led the successful 2008 effort to ban gay marriage...
  • Virginia Latinos, courted by Democrats, plunge into state political activism

    10/28/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Pamela Constable
    The state’s Latino population of 630,000 has soared by 92 percent since 2000, and 74 percent of Hispanic U.S. citizens in the state, about 214,000, are registered to vote. Of those, more than two-thirds identify themselves as Democratic — and about 71 percent voted for President Obama last year. .... Latinos are heavily involved in the gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe, both as campaign staffers and as volunteers in numerous counties and cities. McAuliffe, who supports immigration reform, is running Spanish-language ads on Univision and Telemundo TV and has created a “Latinos con Terry” steering committee with more than...
  • Bracing for the steep cuts in food stamp benefits, and their effects on Latino families

    11/01/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 99 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 01, 2013 | Sandra Lilley and Suzanne Gamboa
    Latinos make up 17 percent of the one in six Americans who use food stamps. According to the National Council of La Raza, Latino families experience food insecurity at a higher rate than non-Hispanic white households (23 percent versus 11 percent). SNAP is often a significant buffer from hunger for children, helping to ensure proper growth and development, the group said. Nearly one in three Latino children in the U.S. lives in a household receiving SNAP, according to NCLR. .... On Friday, White House spokeswoman Katherine Vargas said ”These cuts come at a time when many hardworking American families are...
  • Latino groups hope immigration has impact in Va. governor’s race

    10/31/2013 8:02:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 31, 201 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Matthew McClellan, executive director of the National Council of La Raza Action Fund, said the get-out-the-Latino-vote groups are making more than 75,000 calls over the next few days leading up to the race. In addition, they are conducting door-to-door campaigns, putting up advertisements in Spanish-language media and sending direct mail to almost 27,000 households. “The Latino community is tired of talk and demanding action,” McClellan said. “Saying the right thing is not enough and we will be looking for action after is over.” Hector Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, said it is not an...
  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon accepted $88,000 in bribes, FBI affidavit alleges

    10/31/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 31, 2013 Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/30/5867780/california-state-sen-ron | Laurel Rosenhall
    State Sen. Ron Calderon accepted about $88,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent posing as a film studio owner and a Southern California hospital executive during a wide-ranging probe into his conduct as a legislator, according to a 124-page affidavit published online Wednesday by cable news network Al Jazeera America. No charges have been filed against Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello. His attorney, Mark Geragos, did not return calls Wednesday. The federal affidavit, filed with the court under seal as the FBI sought a search warrant for Calderon’s office, alleges that he worked with interest groups in a pay-to-play...
  • Latino groups aim to educate Hispanic community about Affordable Care Act

    10/26/2013 7:27:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Tom Miller
    “One little glitch on a particular website is not going to stop our community from moving forward on this critical issue,” said Hector Sanchez, with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. “The success of this affordable care act, because of the proportionality of our Latino families who are eligible, is integrally tied to the success of our community being enrolled,” said Janet Murguia, of the National Council of La Raza.
  • ‘Glitches’ hit Obamacare paper, phone applications too

    10/25/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Trying to sign up for Obamacare the old-fashioned way — paper, pen or telephone? Good luck with that. With the supposedly state-of-the-art $600 million HealthCare.gov portal malfunctioning, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to go ahead and try to get health coverage by mailing in a paper application, calling the helpline or seeking help from one of the trained “assisters.” But the truth is those applications — on paper or by phone — have to get entered into the same lousy website that is causing the problems in the first place. And the people processing the paper and calls don’t...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Jeb Bush says GOP needs ‘agenda’ (On MSNBC, Jeb tells House GOP to pass Amnesty)

    10/17/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/17/13 | TAL KOPAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that Republicans need to craft a positive agenda and can’t just rail against Washington, D.C. “We have to have an agenda, we just can’t be against what’s in front of Washington, D.C.,” Bush said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday. -snip- Taking one last dig at lawmakers on the Hill, Bush called on them to pass immigration reform and hoped it would set a precedent of lawmaking.
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • Carney: Immigration Reform Back on Front Burner"

    10/16/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/16/13
    Carney announces that now the CR and Debt Ceiling have gone Obama's way, the president is putting "immigration reform" back on the front burner. "It's the right thing for America."
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • NCLR's Laura Vazquez 'Optimistic' House of Representatives Will Pass Immigration Reform Bill

    10/16/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latinos Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Rojas
    Over the past few years, immigration reform has been at the forefront of debates in Congress. In both the Senate and the House of Representatives, members from across the aisle have come together to develop bipartisan bills that would change the lives of over 11 million undocumented immigrants. Some in Congress have worked tirelessly to create a law that would provide a path to citizenship for millions, while others have focused the debate on border security. In an exclusive interview with Latinos Post, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)’s senior immigration legislation analyst Laura Vazquez discussed the future of immigration...
  • Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

    10/07/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/7/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. ~~~SNIP~~~ Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group's rights granted by the First Amendment. About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year (GOP Amnesty Follies )

    10/07/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor. Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according...
  • Arizona to Deny Drivers Licenses to All Illegal Aliens Granted 'Deferred Deportation' by Obama

    09/20/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-20-2013 | John Hill
    "Take your DACA and shove it!" - by John HillStand With ArizonaArizona Governor Jan Brewer is under fire from pro-illegal alien "rights" groups like the ACLU and La Raza for refusing drivers licenses to illegal alien "youth" granted virtual amnesty under Barack Obama's DACA program. They have sued repeatedly to try and stop her. But rather than back down, Brewer has doubled down. Brewer has now directed her Department of Transportation to expand her denial of drivers licenses to ALL illegal aliens granted a reprieve from deportation by the Obama DHS or ICE, regardless of circumstances. The left has erupted...
  • House immigration group loses more Republicans

    09/20/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/20/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Two House Republicans who had been trying to craft a comprehensive immigration package said Friday they were dropping of bipartisan negotiations. In a joint statement, Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson said that they had “reached a tipping point” in the talks and “can no longer continue” working on a “broad approach” to a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws. “We want to be clear. The problem is politics,” they said in a joint statement. “Instead of doing what’s right for America, President Obama time and again has unilaterally disregarded the U.S. Constitution, the letter of the law...
  • House chairman pledges action on immigration

    09/19/2013 4:41:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2013 | By Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the attention on Capitol Hill is focused on fights over the budget and debt. Rep. Bob Goodlatte said the immigration issue needs to be solved and work is happening behind the scenes toward that goal.
  • Valley activists hope to push focus back on immigration reform

    09/10/2013 6:03:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    KFSN ^ | September 10, 2013 | Carlos Saucedo
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The uncertainty of a U.S. led strike in Syria has shifted Congress' focus to the international crisis, and that has pushed many national issues like immigration reform out of the spotlight.
  • GOP rep expects October immigration reform vote

    09/10/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/13 | Benjy Sarlin
    Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing immigration, said he expected Congress to pursue reform legislation despite a tight schedule featuring debates over Syria, health care, and the debt limit. Those and other issues “should not deter us from getting to [immigration] as soon as possible,” Goodlatte said in an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday. Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps in October, on a series of smaller House bills on border security, internal enforcement, guest workers, and high-tech visas. “Those bills are ready to go to the floor of the House...