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  • Jeb Bush Pushes Amnesty, More High-Tech Visas At Education Conference

    04/22/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. Speaking at what is known as the "Davos in the Desert" event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed "robust guest worker programs" and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry," even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a "tough but...
  • Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

    04/22/2014 12:12:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law. The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked police from enforcing the prohibition, concluding last year that it was vague and trumped by federal law, which already forbids harboring people in the country unlawfully. …
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    04/21/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President Barack Obama's orders, Johnson is conducting a politically charged review of U.S. deportation policy. The potential change could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because of repeated immigration violations, such as re-entering the country after being deported. The change would fall short of deportation curbs demanded by activists frustrated by congressional inaction on immigration legislation. The possible move was confirmed by two...
  • The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law

    04/21/2014 6:07:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2014 | Nick Miroff
    The geological marvel known to Texas oilmen as the Eagle Ford Shale Play is buried deep underground, but at night you can see its outline from space in a twinkling arc that sweeps south of San Antonio toward the Rio Grande. The light radiates from thousands of surface-level gas flares and drilling rigs. It is the glow of one of the most extravagant oil bonanzas in American history, the result of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Curving south and west, the lights suddenly go black at Mexico’s border, as if there were nothing on the other...
  • DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

    04/20/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | April 19, 2014
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures...
  • Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud

    04/19/2014 1:15:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 8:01 PM EDT
    Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California. …
  • MAGNITUDE-7.2 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES MEXICAN CAPITAL

    04/18/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 18 2014 | JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Earthquake shakes Mexico City

    04/18/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT · by illiac · 45 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/18/14 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital. There is no immediate word of damage or casualties and seismologists have not yet issued a calculation of its power or epicenter. Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    04/16/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. "I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote," Obama said. Obama has warned that a failure by Congress to pass legislation could prompt him to look for ways to use his executive powers to make some limited advances on U.S. immigration policy.
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    04/15/2014 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists’ only hope.“There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president and...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Trump: ‘I Would Build a Border Fence Like You Have Never Seen Before’

    04/13/2014 4:16:17 PM PDT · by equalator · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-14 | Robert Wilde
    Donald Trump said that “not only is Obamacare a disaster, it is the single greatest lie that I have ever witnessed. As far as immigration is concerned, Trump boasted that he is a builder and that he likes to build things. He said that, if he was in charge of America, “I would build a border fence like you have never seen before.”
  • Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

    04/11/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. “I have been surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission’s vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building...
  • Texas Lawmaker on Amnesty: ‘Republicans Will Never Win a Presidential Election Again’

    04/11/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 2:14 PM | Penny Starr
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Thursday that giving the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States a path to citizenship will result in an increase in Democrat voters and will spell doom for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirations. “[Illegal aliens are] not going to come out of Mexico and become Libertarians,” Stockman told CNSNews.com at an immigration radio town hall event on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “It’s not going to happen.” Stockman said his state is a bellwether for the future of the GOP if amnesty becomes the law of the land. “Being from Texas, I can assure...
  • O’Reilly: If GOP Doesn’t Compromise on Immigration, ‘Say Hello to President Hillary Clinton’ in 2016

    04/10/2014 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 09 2014 8:50 Pm
    Bill O’Reilly weighed in on immigration reform in tonight’s Talking Points Memo, arguing that a hard-line stance by the GOP will help Democrats. […] “The Republican Party must compromise on the immigration issue or it will lose the presidency again in 2016,” O’Reilly said. He noted that Mitt Romney only got 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. “If that happens again, you can say hello to President Hillary Clinton,” he said. …
  • California Man Confesses to 40 Killings

    04/09/2014 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 9, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH
    Prosecutors say a man charged with murdering nine people in California has told authorities that he has killed up to 40 people. Errek Jett, a district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said Wednesday that 51-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel. Prosecutors in California say the slayings happened over 30 years.
  • General Electric funneling billions into new energy infrastructure

    04/09/2014 8:28:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 9, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    A natural gas pipeline stretching 435 miles across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is just one piece of General Electric’s multibillion-dollar bid to shore up energy infrastructure in North America, where an oil and gas boom has drawn a wave of investments to new pipelines. GE’s energy investing arm has more than $3 billion tied up in 43,500 miles of pipeline, the largest U.S. liquefied natural gas export facility and other energy transportation and storage ventures. But it has started to shift its attention to early-stage ventures as U.S. and Canadian pipeline operators collect billions for new projects that link remote shale...
  • SHOCK REPORT: Mexican Troops Invaded Border, Held U.S. Border Agents at Gunpoint

    04/08/2014 8:29:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-08-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Mexican military personnel in 2013 carrying G3 long arms similar to those carried by two Mexican soldiers who illegally entered U.S. territory in January.  Edgard Garrido (Reuters)by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsTwo Mexican soldiers in camouflage carrying assault rifles held border agents in a tense standoff on US soil, in January, the Los Angeles Times reported. And the Obama administration did not even lodge a protest with the Mexican government. Nada. And it was also revealed this wasn’t the first incursion of the Mexicans on our soil.  It seems there have been a couple of dozen incursions into...
  • Why the Amnesty Lobby is Freaking Out

    04/08/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is done being patient. There was a time when an Oval Office meeting with President Obama could buy their silence. But no longer. On Friday April 4, the CHC sent a six-page letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding that Obama use "all legal means available" to "suspend, delay, or dispense with the deportations of immigrants who would qualify for legal status and protection under S. 744." At no point does the letter bother to call for new legislation or the passage of S.744. Instead, the CHC just demands that Obama enforce current...
  • GOP push for immigration reform thwarted

    04/04/2014 1:14:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/4/14 | Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura
    The head of the House Armed Services Committee dealt another blow to immigration reform efforts in the Republican-controlled House on Friday by deciding not to include in this year's defense policy bill GOP-written proposals that would permit undocumented immigrants to become legal U.S. residents if they serve in the military. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) The decision could cause considerable political trouble for Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and other Republicans who represent districts with growing...
  • Two drug tunnels, with rail systems, found at U.S.-Mexico border

    04/04/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday. The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to a joint news release by four federal agencies.
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW: LET’S TRY IT HERE AT HOME

    04/01/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 44 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 5/6/2006 | jwaller
    MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW: LET’S TRY IT HERE AT HOME By: jwaller 5/8/2006 Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us. That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are: in the country legally; have the means...
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Must Appeal To Hispanics, Get ‘Beyond Deportation’

    04/01/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 1, 2014 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul told fellow Republicans on Tuesday that the future of their party depends on them connecting with Hispanics in a more empathetic way and on getting in front of immigration reform – a message that further signals his flirtation with a 2016 presidential run. “If we are to change people’s attitudes toward … the Republican Party, we have to show up and we have to have something to say,” Paul told a small group of conservatives gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “I hope to be part of that dialogue.” This certainly was not the...
  • DHS document: 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions released in 2013

    03/31/2014 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/14 | Alexander Bolton
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws. An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics on arrests and deportations in 2013 showed that ICE agents encountered 193,357 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions but issued charging documents for only 125,478. More than 67,800 were released. The data came from an end-of-year “Weekly Departures and Detention Report.” The Center for Immigration Studies, a research group that favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, estimates ICE agents released more than a third of illegal...
  • Texas Border County Sued for 105 Percent Voter Registration

    03/31/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Logan Churchwell
    A conservative-leaning nonprofit, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), recently filed a federal lawsuit over allegations that Zavala County is “failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct voter list maintenance programs.” The ACRU claims the county—which supported the re-election of President Obama by 83%--allegedly holds a 105 percent voter registration rate. Lead litigator for the case, former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams, argues to Breitbart Texas that despite Zavala County’s smaller population—voter roll maintenance failures can distort voter turnout and total tabulations in local races. ... The filed federal complaint claims, “Voter rolls maintained by the Defendant for Zavala...
  • Obama:Amnesty Bill that Rewards Illegals Means 'Everyone Plays by the Same Rules'

    03/27/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Breibart ^ | March 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After House Democrats filed a discharge petition on Wednesday to try to force a vote on comprehensive amnesty legislation, President Barack Obama praised the bill as one that would "make sure everyone plays by the same rules," even though it would give special treatment to illegal immigrants who have broken the law. In a White House press statement, Obama blamed "Republicans in the House" for refusing to "allow meaningful immigration reform legislation to even come up for a vote." He then applauded the "efforts of Democrats in the House to give immigration reform the yes-or-no vote it deserves." "It would...
  • Obamacare Navigators Enrolling At Mexican Consulates (Dummycrat voter fraud alert)

    03/27/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Kerri Picket
    The Obama administration is facilitating a series of events at Mexican Consulate to enroll illegals in Obamacare – described as “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday. Health Care insurance navigator groups hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair in the Mexican Consulate’s Brownsville office, The Rio Grande Guardian reported....Mexican nationals among others were counseled about enrolling in the...
  • Sessions Report Demolishes Obama 'Deporter In Chief' Myth

    03/26/2014 11:37:09 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Fully 98 percent of individuals deported from the United States in 2013 were either criminals, apprehended while illegally crossing the border, or had been previously deported, according to a new analysis from Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). The three-page document, labeled a “Critical Alert” by the senator’s office, found three executive actions by President Barack Obama providing amnesty to groups of illegal aliens meant that virtually no one who did not meet other criteria beyond simply being in the country illegal was deported. “The evidence reveals that the Administration has carried out a dramatic nullification of...
  • 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...
  • Analysis of ICE data: Amnesty is already in effect for nearly all illegals who are already here

    03/26/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    A three-page analysis from Jeff Sessions’s office. The good news is, at least ICE is prioritizing correctly. Illegals who’ve committed serious criminal offenses are the first out the door, followed by people caught at the border trying to sneak in and those caught inside the U.S. after having been deported before. The other 99.92 percent who are already here are, however, apparently here to stay, unless/until a Republican president sends down the order to restart deportations among that group. And given the GOP leadership’s icy panic about further alienating Latino voters, the odds of that are near zero.Remember this the...
  • Immigration protester back at Chicago church that sheltered her

    03/23/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | March 23, 2014 | Kate Thayer and Juan Perez Jr.
    An undocumented Mexican immigrant returned this weekend to the Chicago church where she once famously lived for a year seeking refuge from federal authorities. Elvira Arellano, deported in 2007, re-crossed the border last week near San Diego to protest U.S. immigration laws, specifically ones she says often keeps families living in two different countries. Arellano, with her 5-month- and 15-year-old sons, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials upon entering the country. After a brief detention, Arellano and her baby were released on supervision and await a September hearing where she can plead her case for asylum, said...
  • Arizona, known for US's toughest anti-immigrant law, leaves its past to woo Mexican business

    03/22/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    theprovince ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | KATHERINE CORCORAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MEXICO CITY - Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.
  • Officials find more than 100 people in Houston house in suspected human smuggling operation

    03/20/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2014 | Fox News
    A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The suspected stash house was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, that were reported missing by relatives late Tuesday after a man failed to meet them as planned at an undisclosed location on the city's north side, said John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. Many of the people in home that authorities said appeared to be part of...
  • Obama Judge: Mexican Border Fence May Have “Disparate Impact” on Minorities

    03/20/2014 10:29:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 20, 2014
    A Homeland Security initiative to put fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border could discriminate against minorities, according to an Obama-appointed federal judge who’s ruled that the congressionally-approved project may have a “disparate impact on lower-income minority communities.” This of course means that protecting the porous—and increasingly violent—southern border is politically incorrect. At least that’s what the public college professor at the center of the case is working to prove and this month she got help from a sympathetic federal judge. Denise Gilman, a clinical professor at the taxpayer-funded University of Texas-Austin, is researching the “human rights impact” of erecting a barrier...
  • Federal judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas can require voters to prove their citizenship

    03/19/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Under the oh so august leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, the Obama administration has been doing their very best to thwart various states in their individual endeavors to implement voter ID laws. In this latest iteration of that ongoing battle, the Federal Election Assistance Commission has so far refused to help state officials in Kansas and Arizona change federal election registration forms to include proof of citizenship. Both states have new voter-ID measures measures that require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation to prove their citizenship, while the federal registration form only requires that...
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

    03/19/2014 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies
    Chron ^ | 3/19/2014
    HEMPSTEAD - The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school's campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it's important to allow Spanish in public schools. "When you...
  • Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians

    03/14/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    New American ^ | 1/15/14 | newman
    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:45 Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians Written by Alex Newman Obama administration-backed Mexican troops opened fire this week on a group of civilians seeking to keep their weapons and rein in ruthless government-linked drug cartels, which have terrorized their communities in the state of Michoacán. The attack sparked an international outcry on behalf of the citizens, who have suffered non-stop brutality at the hands of both government officials and criminal syndicates. News reports, some of which conflict with each other, suggest that around a dozen people were shot and at least four were...
  • Jeffrey Corzine, Son Of Former NJ Governor Jon Corzine, Commits Suicide

    03/14/2014 12:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03/14/2014
    Jeffrey Corzine, the youngest son of former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 31 years old. The former governor's son was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room a few days ago; he was reportedly found after failing to respond to messages from friends. Corzine, who lived in California and worked as a drug counselor, had a history of substance abuse and depression. "The sad fact is that Jeffrey Corzine had been suffering from severe depression for several years and recently had been receiving treatment for what is a very painful and...
  • Obama orders review of US deportation practices

    03/13/2014 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2014 11:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday. With prospects for an immigration overhaul in Congress appearing ever dimmer, immigration advocates have been ramping up pressure on Obama to halt all deportations—a step the president has insisted he can’t take by himself. By announcing he’s open to changing how the U.S. enforces its current laws, Obama is signaling he may be growing more inclined to test the limits of his authority in the face of congressional...
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • Senate Democrats plan an all-nighter Monday for climate change

    03/07/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    Washingyon Post ^ | 3/7/14 | Ed O'Keffe
    At least 28 Senate Democrats plan to spend hours Monday night and early Tuesday speaking on the Senate floor in a push for congressional action on climate change. It's a strategy that's been in the works for several months, organized by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who've been seeking to raise awareness about their concerns on and off the Senate floor. Adopting a strategy used in the past year by some Senate Republicans, the Democrats will begin speaking Monday night after a series of votes and continue until about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to...
  • Obama blames Congress for deportations

    03/07/2014 9:08:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was powerless to stop mass expulsions of illegal immigrants, which prompted one Latino advocacy group to brand him “deporter in chief.” The president said Congress was requiring him to enforce existing immigration laws while balking at passing a comprehensive bill that would offer illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. “I am constrained in terms of what I am able to do,” Obama said. …
  • Oregon immigrants, allies head to California border supporting

    03/07/2014 7:46:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 07, 2014 | Andrea Castillo
    (Oregon immigrants, allies head to California border supporting undocumented group attempting to cross ) Eight Oregon immigrants and allies left Thursday for San Diego, where they will join hundreds more from around the United States to support at least 150 undocumented deportees attempting to cross back into the country from Mexico. The border crossing effort is part of the Bring Them Home project led by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to unite families separated by record deportations under the Obama administration. Nearly 2 million immigrants have been deported since the president took office. The undocumented immigrants, whose families live in...
  • Feds Set Aside Habitat In Southwest For Jaguar [ Arizona and New Mexico ]

    03/05/2014 7:52:46 PM PST · by george76 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | March 05, 2014 | Alexandra Olgin
    Federal wildlife officials are setting aside nearly 1,200 square miles in the American Southwest as critical habitat for the jaguar... Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties in Arizona and Hidalgo County in New Mexico ... The critical designation means anyone developing federal land in the area needs to consult the service to ensure it will not hurt the jaguar’s habitat
  • LA mayor in Mexico: Obama should cut deportations

    03/05/2014 5:50:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2014 8:29 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S. who are eligible to become citizens, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday during a visit to Mexico’s capital. Garcetti, on his first foreign trip since taking office in July, said he supports Obama on immigration reform but said families and communities have been divided by the president’s policy of deportations, which have totaled nearly 2 million since Obama took office. …
  • Two Mexicans charged with running outlaw gun factory in California

    03/04/2014 3:49:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Laila Kearney
    (Reuters) - Two Mexican nationals were indicted on Thursday on charges of running an outlaw weapons-supply shop in northern California that assembled and sold unmarked, illegal firearms and accessories, including machine-guns and silencers. A federal grand jury in Sacramento indicted brothers Luis Cortez-Garcia, 44, and Emiliano Cortez-Garcia, 37, on one count each of unlawful manufacturing and sales of firearms, conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture and sell firearms and multiple counts related to making and selling illegal assault rifles, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said in a statement. "The conduct alleged in this case involves the systematic evasion of federal firearms laws, for...