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  • Mexico says “no thanks” to Ebola cruise ship

    10/18/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday Noah introduced you all to the exciting new vacation opportunity which some have begun calling Ebola Cruise. The Carnival Magic somehow wound up setting sail with one of the Texas health care workers who may have been in contact with some of the lab specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan prior to his death from the Ebola virus. To be clear, it seem impossible that Carnival could have had any way to know this was the case, and the fault – if any is to be found – should not lie with their management, but with the CDC and...
  • Protesters burn Mexican city’s government offices over suspected murder of students

    10/18/2014 1:35:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Nick Miroff
    MEXICO CITY — Protesters ransacked and burned government offices Monday in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, in an explosion of outrage over the suspected kidnapping and murder of 43 students by corrupt local police. Anti-government rallies have been held in several Mexican cities since the students’ disappearance Sept. 26 and the subsequent discovery of mass graves outside Iguala, about 120 miles south of Mexico City. But on Monday, the protests turned violent.
  • Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

    10/16/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:  Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the...
  • Illegal immigrants in Arizona must get right to post bail

    10/16/2014 12:48:17 PM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | AP via Fox News
    PHOENIX – A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
  • Republicans Are Pressing the ISIS Fear Button Hard for Midterm Votes

    10/15/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 15, 2014 | Josh Rogin
    Republicans Are Pressing the ISIS Fear Button Hard for Midterm Votes Jihadis pouring across the border. Obama powerless to respond to the chaos. Democrats out to lunch. That’s the picture GOP campaigns and political groups are painting—and it’s working . As the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria flails, Republican congressional candidates and political action groups are spending at breakneck speeds to attach the calamity to Democratic incumbents in vulnerable seats, and the worse it gets overseas, the worse it gets for those Democrats.
  • Kelly: Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation

    10/14/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT · by walford · 33 replies
    DoD News ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Jim Garamone
    The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University here yesterday. “By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly said. “That’s horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.” If it comes to the Western Hemisphere, many countries have little ability to deal with an outbreak...
  • Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

    10/10/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario
    The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year that ended last month. That was nearly double the number in 2012, the year before restrictions were lifted. The changes in Cuban law eliminate a costly exit visa and make it...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

    10/09/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% . ... Cabrera continued his criticism of the upper management of the Border Patrol, saying, “What needs to be done is we need to have our agents in the field where they belong, we need to stop cutting our manpower and stop cutting our hours and get our guys out there on the front...
  • Confirmed: 4 ISIS terrorists apprehended at southern border in last 36 hours

    10/09/2014 7:45:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    You may have read of the shocking allegations made by Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday when he claimed that 10 Islamic State terrorists had been apprehended at the southern border. “There’s nobody talking about it,” Rep. Hunter told Fox. “If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border. It’s that simple…They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.” Not so, says...
  • The Islamic State Is Here

    10/09/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    During the recent race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, CNN’s Jake Tapper was walking down a street and filming a segment when someone emerged out of the shadows behind him, holding a banner emblazoned, “ISIS is here.” At that point it was just a threat, or a boast, or both, but on Tuesday Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said that the Islamic State was doing all it could to make it a reality: “At least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas.”
  • Pat Roberts Takes Lead in Two Polls as Greg Orman Endorses Amnesty for Illegals

    10/09/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has taken the lead in two new polls released on Wednesday as his opponent Greg Orman again endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during Wednesday's debate. In a Fox News poll, Roberts leads Orman, the liberal Democrat running as an "independent," by 5 points. Roberts leads Orman by a point in a CNN/ORC poll. Three weeks ago, Orman was leading Roberts by six points. In Wednesday's debate, Roberts accused Orman of supporting amnesty after Orman tried to convince voters that he did not. The Kansas City Star reports that Orman does indeed support "a path to citizenship...
  • JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

    10/08/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2014
    Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr. JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs...
  • Congressman Says 10 ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended At US Border [VIDEO]

    10/08/2014 6:02:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    “Tell me what you know,” said Van Susteren. “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” said Hunter, who received the information from a confidential border patrol source.
  • Mass grave found near Mexico town where students disappeared

    10/05/2014 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IGUALA, Mexico – A clandestine grave site with multiple burial pits was found outside this city where violence last weekend resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students after protesters clashed with police, Mexican officials said Saturday. Guerrero State Prosecutor Inaky Blanco said the grave site was on the outskirts of Iguala, a town about 120 miles south of Mexico City. He did not say how many bodies were in the graves and declined to speculate on whether the remains could be the missing students. "It would be irresponsible" to jump to conclusions before tests to identify the...
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Lawmakers Say Mexico Close to Releasing Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from Prison

    10/02/2014 6:37:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/02/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday that they believe Mexico will soon release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who has been held prisoner in Mexico after he crossed into that country carrying weapons in violation of Mexican law. Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said he met with Tahmooressi in prison back in June, and has continued to press Mexican authorities for his release. Royce said he made a breakthrough in a talk last week with Mexican authorities about Tahmooressi, who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “Last week I had a good and productive conversation...
  • House Republican: If Tahmooressi Isn’t Released, Mexico Will No Longer Be Treated as our Friend

    10/02/2014 4:25:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Amanda Muńoz
    2014 – April 5: “Mom. I am not going to make it through the night. There are hit men in the cell with me and they told me they are going to kill me. Whatever you do, do not come down to ask questions or investigate because they are going to kill you, too. Change your bank accounts and go underground. Your life is in danger.” 2014 - April 14: “Mom. I tried to kill myself because the guards and the inmates were going to rape, torture and eventually execute me for information.” 2014 - May 1: “Mom. I have...
  • Report: ‘Consulate source’ says Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released as early as tonight

    10/01/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-1-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Craig McKee - WISN @McKeeWISN BREAKING: Consulate Source: U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released from Mexico tonight or Thursday morning. #breaking #wisn12
  • White House Punts Concern For Sgt. Tahmooressi to State Department (More like Fake Concern)

    10/01/2014 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News' Ed Henry about the level of concern the White House had for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi , who is being held in a Mexican prison under inhumane conditions and living with a severe case of untreated PTSD. "There was another report and hearing today on Capitol Hill about Sgt. Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who's been in a Mexican jail. The reason why it's important among other reasons is that various lawmakers as well as various veterans have come forward and said he has PTSD which this president...
  • Missing Austin girl Sabrina Allen found in Mexico after 12 years

    10/01/2014 1:39:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 1, 2014 | Corinne Lestch
    The Texas girl, who disappeared when she was 4, was placed in the care of a clinical psychologist after returning Tuesday night, according to local news outlets. Her captor - the estranged wife of her father, Greg Allen - was also transported back from Mexico and was taken into custody. A father's unwavering love brought his daughter home after she disappeared 12 years ago. In a secret rescue mission made for the movies, a joint task force of U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies discovered missing Texas girl Sabrina Allen living in a small apartment about 10 miles southeast of...
  • 3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22

    09/30/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2014, 7:53 PM|Reporting from Mexico City
    <p>The army had initially portrayed the killings in Tlatlaya, Mexico, on June 30 as part of a fierce gun battle. But investigations by journalists, starting with the Associated Press, revealed no signs of an extended fight and, instead, showed indications that the gunmen might have been killed one by one.</p>
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Kidnapping and Extortion Bring Massive Revenue to US Border Gangs

    09/29/2014 3:24:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2014, | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Gangs operating in Falfurrias, Texas have allegedly been the recipient of “a massive amount” of inbound wire transfers. The transfers are believed to be extortion payments to local gang members who allegedly kidnap illegal immigrants who are found hiking through the ranches of Brooks County to avoid the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint. The immigrants are then held hostage until money is wired into the gang members – usually around one to three thousand dollars. The local gang members grab up the illegal immigrants they find on the roadways or in the ranches of Brooks County,” said Congressman...
  • Something Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Eric Holder Can All Agree on

    02/25/2014 6:11:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 19 2014 1:35 PM | Emma Roller
    Sen. Rand Paul brought his national crusade against the war on drugs back to his home state, giving testimony before the Kentucky state senate in favor of an amendment to restore voting rights to felons after they get out of prison.The amendment, which state Republicans have forestalled for years, looks like it may finally pass. Today, only Kentucky and Virginia permanently strip felons' of their voting rights. Most states require a probationary period before felons can vote again, but states like Iowa and Florida have such punitive laws that they may as well be permanent. Only Maine and Vermont have no restrictions on felons voting, including when...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer — ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • Woman Irate That Ontario [California] Family Is Flying Mexican Flag In Their Front Yard

    09/27/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    (CBSLA.com) — ^ | September 25, 2014 5:37 PM | Tom Wait
    A controversy involving the Mexican flag has one family in Ontario wondering why one woman made it her business, while the people she did business with, in turn, asked her to leave. Tressy Capps, a local political activist in the Inland Empire, was irked by seeing the Mexican flag flying in a front yard and confronted the homeowner on a video she shot on a smartphone and posted to YouTube. “Hi. Is that a Mexican flag in your front yard?” Capps is heard asking the homeowner, who is behind a window. “You know we live in America right? This is...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

    09/25/2014 5:43:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars’ worth of oil from pipelines. Figures released by Petroleos Mexicanos last week show the gangs are becoming more prolific and sophisticated. So far this year, thieves across Mexico have drilled 2,481 illegal taps into state-owned pipelines, up more than one-third from the same period of 2013. Pemex estimates it’s lost some...
  • San Pedro Could Be Affected By Mine Spill In Mexico (Cochise County AZ)

    09/22/2014 4:23:04 PM PDT · by exbrit · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald | 9/22/2104 | Not Specified
    CANANEA, Mexico (AP) - Authorities in a northern Mexican state issued a binational alert Monday after contaminants from a copper mine spilled into a river that flows into the U.S. state of Arizona.
  • BOMBSHELL: Judicial Watch Reports Obama Admin Threatening Sources Who Warn of Imminent ISIS Attack

    09/22/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 82 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/18/14 | Todd Cefaratti
    According to a shocking report from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, Americans may be at severe risk of a terrorist attack by Islamic State militants who are operating within a Mexican border town. Further, the report amazingly alleges that Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke may have worked to try and silence sources who spoke with Judicial Watch to alert them of the danger that looms just across the border from El Paso, Texas- a town that is within O’Rourke’s congressional district.
  • Immigration protest canceled over ‘death threats from Mexican cartels’

    09/21/2014 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 20 September 2014 16.38 EDT | Jessica Glenza
    Conservative activists who planned to protest against illegal immigration and President Obama’s immigration policies on Saturday said they had canceled all events after receiving death threats from Mexican drug cartels. Activists had planned to use vehicles as barricades to shut down border crossings at 17 locations in four states—Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. But the event, called Shut Down All Ports of Entry, was canceled early on Saturday morning by organizer Stasyi Barth, who said she had received the threats. In August, a similar protest was canceled after organizers claimed they had been threatened by Mexican drug cartels. The...
  • Chris Christie: I won't state position on immigration unless I run for President

    09/05/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2014 | By Ashley Killough
    Gov. Chris Christie, who has long avoided wading into the immigration debate, said Thursday in Mexico City that he won't lay out his position on immigration reform unless he decides to run for president. "Until that time I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor," the New Jersey Republican told reporters. "But I won't have anything to say on immigration unless and until I become a candidate for president of the United States," he continued. "If that happens, then I will articulate...
  • New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards

    09/19/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT | Laila Kearney
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city’s famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the Bronx Zoo, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall for all of next year. New York is joining other U.S. cities with large immigrant populations including Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut, with municipal ID...
  • Canadians in Cabo San Lucas begin returning home, share images of destruction

    09/18/2014 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    Global News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Justin McElroy
    There were hugs and tears in Vancouver International Airport on Wednesday evening. “My baby’s safe, she’s home. I didn’t know if she was on a plane or not. Last I heard she was stranded on a roof somewhere,” said Debbie Reid, minutes after she was reunited with her daughter Jessica. “It’s heart wrenching, not knowing where your baby is or your family member is. We didn’t even know if she was on the plane, and her phone was dead. “But she’s safe now.” Canadians that have been stranded in Cabo San Lucas since Hurricane Odile have begun to return home....
  • Water scarce for thousands in Mexico's Los Cabos as new storm looms

    09/18/2014 6:18:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/18/14 | German Medrano
    By Thursday, 15,000 tourists had been airlifted out of the area, Mexico's Ministry of Transport and Communications said. But just as many remained trapped and bottled water was being rushed in with other emergency supplies.
  • Immigration Agents: ISIS May Exploit America's Weakened Immigration System to Attack U.S.

    09/18/2014 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/17
    Kenneth Palinkas, the head of the union that represents more 12,000 officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) bureau, says that terrorists from ISIS and other extremists are likely to try to exploit the immigration system that President Barack Obama has systematically weakened for over the past several years.
  • Centers for Disease Control Quiet about Open Border Policy. Why?

    09/17/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2014 | James Longstreet
    Who is telling the Centers for Disease Control to stand down on illegal immigration? Making certain that nefarious diseases do not enter our country should be integral to the workings of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For logic would suggest that to control a disease, one must control its movement or introduction. When illegal immigrants flow into the United States, the CDC cannot do their job. For this reason alone, the CDC should be protesting that which is transpiring regarding illegal immigration. They should be demanding a secure border. The apparent conclusion is that this agency has been politicized....
  • Embarrassment Alert: America’s Tax System Ranks Below Italy, Greece, and Mexico

    09/16/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    ’ve complained over and over again that America’s tax code is a nightmare that undermines competitiveness and retards growth.Our aggregate fiscal burden may not be as high as it is for many of our foreign competitors, but high tax rates and poor design mean the system is very punitive on a per-dollar-raised basis.For more information, the Tax Foundation has put together an excellent report measuring international tax competitiveness.Here’s the methodology. The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the degree to which the 34 OECD countries’ tax systems promote competitiveness through low tax burdens on business investment and neutrality through...
  • Pennsylvania death row inmate asks federal judge for stay of execution (Illegal Alien)

    09/16/2014 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 16 September 2014 | Brian Bowling
    A Blair County man to be executed for three first-degree murder convictions asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his execution by Pennsylvania while he appeals his sentences. Miguel Padilla, 34, of Gallitzin plans a federal challenge of the constitutionality of his convictions and sentence, said the brief filed by Marshall Dayan, an assistant federal public defender who specializes in death penalty appeals. He's also asking for the court to appoint an attorney to handle his final appeal and waive his filing fees. Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the death certificate for Padilla. Padilla's state appeals ran out...
  • Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border

    09/16/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    News Channel 10 ^ | September 16, 2014 | News Channel 10
    Brownsville, TX - Officials report that increased numbers of militia members are showing up along the Texas-Mexico border.
  • U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico

    09/15/2014 7:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/15/14 | Michael S. Schmidt
    Washington - Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security. As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS...
  • Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel And Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message To America On Border Fence

    09/15/2014 3:09:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    NOGALES, Arizona -- On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico.
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • Mexican president condemns Texas' decision to deploy National Guard along border

    09/13/2014 6:29:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." Last month's deployment had previously drawn Mexico's ire. It says the border should not be militarized and issues should be solved jointly.
  • 524 Non-Citizens Received Regular Colorado Driver’s Licenses, DMV Says (illegal aliens )

    09/12/2014 3:43:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS4 ^ | September 12, 2014
    Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, including some illegal immigrants, CBS4 has learned. The licenses look like those given to state residents. The DMV blamed a software problem at a contractor, who is working with DMV to retrieve the licenses and re-issue correct IDs. ... When the DMV announced it would issue appointments to non-citizens to receive licenses, calls and online orders deluged its offices. Tens of thousands reportedly contacted the DMV to register ... RELATED: Non-Citizen Driver’s Licenses Bogging Down Colorado DMV. Those in the country illegally or without a Social...
  • Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

    09/12/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2014 | by David Alire Garcia
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday. "Not only is it displeasing, but I think it's reprehensible," Pena Nieto told Mexican daily El Universal in an interview published on Friday. "It is an attack on good relations and neighborliness." Pena Nieto said Perry's decision contrasts starkly with other U.S. states, like California, which have embraced more immigrant-friendly policies. "The policy is completely unacceptable and it does not embody the spirit of cordiality and friendship...
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    09/11/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 4:02 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation. According to an analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press, the federal agency responsible for deportations sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last October and July 28 this summer. During the same period a year earlier, it removed 320,167 people—meaning a decrease this year of nearly 20 percent. Over the same period ending...
  • ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials

    09/10/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Dan Friedman
    ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials Despite social media chatter on Twitter, Obama administration officials are more concerned about passport-holding bloodthirsty ISIS jihadists entering the U.S. via airplane. WASHINGTON - Despite some Twitter chatter, there is no evidence ISIS terrorists are trying to slip into the United States from Mexico, Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress Wednesday. Administration officials said they are more concerned about jihadists entering the U.S. legally on commercial airline flights. Administration higher-ups testifying at a House hearing Wednesday threw cold water on scary border scenarios cited by conservatives...