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  • Man guilty of being undocumented immigrant in possession of gun

    09/08/2016 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 34-year-old Mexican citizen arrested in Mandeville pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 7) to possessing a gun while in the U.S. illegally, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans. Salvador Acosta-Salas, also known as Jamie Gonzales Jr., faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Acosta-Salas' charge -- possession of a firearm by an undocumented immigrant -- stemmed from a July 30 speeding stop in Mandeville, court documents show. When pulled over, Acosta-Salas got out of his vehicle and produced a Mexican identification card for Mandeville police, but he did...
  • Library of Congress continues work on scrubbing “illegal alien” from the records

    07/23/2016 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in March we talked about the decision by the Library of Congress to stop using “offensive terms” like illegal alien to refer to, er… illegal aliens. Shortly thereafter, Republicans in Congress moved to attach language to the pending appropriations bill which would require the Library of Congress to stick to terminology as it exists in current federal law. But since it hasn’t passed yet, the Library is moving forward with the changes and keeping up the debate in the media. (New York Times) “There is no other way to put this: the library has bowed to the political pressure...
  • Justice Sotomayor's Vocabulary of Immigration

    04/11/2016 11:55:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jerry Kammer
    In 2009, when Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote her first opinion as a member of the high court, she used the term "undocumented immigrant" to refer to persons who are in the United States illegally. It is believed to have been the first such usage in the history of the court, where the term "illegal immigrant" had previously been used. In an interview for last week's NPR program Latino USA, Justice Sotomayor explained her decision. She told host Maria Hinojosa: "Illegal immigrant" has a sense, I think, in people's minds, that immigrants are all criminals and criminals in...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • Cruz: Rubio would be better president than Trump

    02/26/2016 2:09:51 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said late Thursday that rival Marco Rubio would make a better president than Republican front-runner Donald Trump. "Marco is not my enemy, Marco and I are friends. Marco and I would both make a much better candidate and a much better president than would Donald," Cruz told CNN's Jake Tapper after Thursday's Republican debate. "I like Donald personally. He's a charming guy, although he can turn on you in an instant," Cruz continued.
  • 'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

    12/17/2015 2:14:33 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 17, 2015 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: "undocumented Democrats." Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls."Proponents of the Gang of Eight were being hypocrites. They were not telling the truth," he said. "What they claimed they were interested in was not in fact what they were interested in. What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters. There's a...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • [UMD] Public College: Refer To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    12/11/2015 4:21:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/15 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as “undocumented citizens.”The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy office, an official organ of the university, is running the campaign. The posters tell students that “words have power” and people should be cautious, lest they offend people with the terms they use.“Would you say [illegal alien] if you knew I am an undocumented citizen?” the poster asks passersby.Nicole Mehta, the...
  • Rep. Castro Proposes Law to Stop Government from Using ‘Alien’ to Describe Foreigners

    10/26/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) wants the federal government to drop the word “alien” from laws and documents because “when you use the word ‘alien’, you think of Martians and people from outer space.” Castro introduced the The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act last week. The measure removes the term “illegal alien” and replaces it with “undocumented foreign national” in federal law and government documents. …
  • Donald Trump Paints Republicans Into Corner With Hispanics

    08/18/2015 9:06:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2015 | TRIP GABRIEL and JULIA PRESTON
    Republicans thought they had learned a lesson after 2012: Turning off Latino voters ensures defeat in the general election. But as the disruptive presidential candidacy of Donald J. Trump continues to gain support, his hard line on immigration has driven rivals to match his biting anti-immigrant language and positions long considered extreme. It risks another general election cycle in which Hispanics view the party as unfriendly no matter who the nominee is, Republican strategists warned. This week, several of Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals, including Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, echoed his call to end automatic citizenship for the American-born children...
  • Opinion: Bang away at the Trump Pinata

    07/07/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    On trips to Panama, I love staying at the Trump hotel. The service is excellent, the rooms are plush (with a bathtub in the center of the bedroom), the ocean view is breathtaking, the espresso machine is incomparable and Trump Jr.’s looped television message tells me I am a VIP. Not bad for around $150 per night. I think the order in which I began receiving phone calls about Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants is revealing. Friends from Central America were the first to call, asking if I had heard the insulting comments from the owner of the hotel I...
  • Mark Levin cuts off interview when Donald Trump starts criticizing Marco Rubio

    06/17/2015 6:13:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Mofopolitics ^ | Jun. 17, 2015
    Things were going swimmingly, that is, until Donald Trump became mildly critical of Marco Rubio– at which point, Rubio loyalist Mark Levin suddenly [air quote] hit a hard break [air quote]… Levin: I have to tell you something…the callers, they’re very excited about your campaign. On Free Trade… Levin: I agree with you, actually. (SNIP) But then Trump crossed the line by mildly criticizing Marco Rubio… Trump: Rubio, weak on immigration– very weak on immigration, although he tried to come back. But, you know, uh, we know where he stands. He’s very, very weak. You know, he did the immigration...
  • Malaysia to Push Back Rohingya Unless Boats Are Sinking

    05/12/2015 7:09:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    time.com ^ | Eileen Ng / AP
    “We won’t let any foreign boats come in,” Tan Kok Kwee, first admiral of Malaysia’s maritime enforcement agency, said Tuesday. Unless they’re unseaworthy and sinking, he said, the navy will provide “provisions and send them away.” Hours earlier, Indonesia pushed back a boat packed with hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshis, saying they were given food, water and directions to Malaysia — their original destination.
  • Jeb Bush Wants 11 Million (Mostly Anti-gun) Illegals to Remain in the Country

    05/02/2015 4:29:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 30 April 2015
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP's next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his defense of immigrants in the country illegally and a policy that would allow them to attain legal status under certain...
  • Steve King: 'Screechy' Hillary Clinton Won't Play Well In Iowa

    04/14/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    RightWingWatch ^ | 17 November 2014 | Brian Tashman
    Rep. Steve King thinks that if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president, her “fingernails on the chalkboard” voice will make her vulnerable in the Iowa caucuses.
  • Immigration sweep nets 18 in Sacramento, Yolo counties

    03/09/2015 7:13:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/09/2015 | Stephen Magagnini
    U.S. immigration authorities said Monday they have arrested more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants with prior criminal convictions, including 18 in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
  • Tell your Senators to say NO to the anti-gun funding bill

    12/14/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 12 December 2014
    You’ve probably heard the news already regarding the corrupt anti-gun government funding bill which passed late last night. In the end, even liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) balked about supporting the bill, known as the Cromnibus. But Boehner was aided by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who worked the phone tirelessly Thursday, giddy at the prospect that Boehner would agree to fund Obama's illegal executive actions on gun control, immigration and the anti-gun ObamaCare. In the end, the Boehner-Obama-Biden team was able to pass the giant $1.1 trillion anti-gun bill by a vote of 219-206. And 162 House Republicans who...
  • Undocumented

    11/22/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their “get out of jail card” are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED. The President, as usual, referenced a young woman who had been in the US illegally, I mean UNDOCUMENTED, since she was 4 years old. Apparently Mom and Dad were also illegal - oops - UNDOCUMENTED. She is now a college student working on her 3rd degree. A very admirable story. She beat the system and now can come out of the shadows. She will not be able to vote, for now, nor...
  • Coming out twice — being gay and undocumented in the U.S.

    11/11/2014 2:51:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fusion ^ | November 11, 2014 | Kristofer Rios
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Marco Antonio Quiroga was brought to New York from Peru at the age of three by his mother, who was fleeing an abusive husband. In Queens, Quiroga’s mother taught him to live in the shadows. She taught him that revealing his status as an undocumented migrant would put the whole family in jeopardy. So when Quiroga realized he was gay, he was already practiced in keeping secrets. “That was a big struggle for me,” he says. “I had to hide myself from society and I also had to hide the fact that I was gay because I could lose the...
  • Obama’s Unaccompanied Minors Hijack Car, Threaten 91-Year-Old Vet

    10/12/2014 6:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Looks like these boys are going to need a double amnesty. But I’m sure Obama can deliver. Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran.The minors, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. They threatened him with violence,...
  • Obama turning U.S. military into illegal alien refuge, say critics

    09/28/2014 6:22:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jim Kouri
    Barack Obama's Defense Department on Thursday announced its plan to recruit illegal aliens, who they admit are undocumented, to join the United States Armed Forces, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. Critics are unhappy with this latest announcement, with some claiming the American armed services will become more like the French Foreign Legion, which historically allow fugitives from justice and others to join up with no required documentation. ... What are they trying to so in this administration? Turn our excellent military into a knock-off of the French Foreign Legion? Obama, who has never been anything more than...
  • Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

    09/03/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 29,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Texans, There's a New Front in the Judicial Branch Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas For Texans interested in cutting off free tuition funds for college to those who are unlawfully present in the United States, please consider joining IRCOT (Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas). This case challenges the use of Texas taxpayer dollars for illegal use of the Texas General Revenue fund for grants to unlawfully present aliens in violation of federal laws. The state of Texas has failed to “affirmatively state” the use of such funds in law and is only...
  • Obama looks to skip Senate on new UN climate change deal

    09/01/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama is working to create a new international climate change accord that would get other nations to reduce their carbon emissions, but in a way that would not require the deal to be ratified by the Senate.
  • Immigrant Families Released to Slum Shelter,

    08/28/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/22/2014 | Wendy Fry
    As federal officials grapple with a crisis-level influx of Central Americans who are showing up at U.S. borders, NBC 7 Investigates found at least three immigrant families released to a Santee shelter kept in deplorable conditions. According to a contract provided to residents of the “House of Hope,” the home is an outreach ministry of the Faith Family Christian Center, run by Pastor David Barrett. Conditions inside the “House of Hope” A resident led us through the shelter on Prospect Avenue, navigating our news crew through piles of bedding visibly covered in flies, fleas and maggots. At least eight, bedraggled...
  • Illegal Aliens Storm the Beach in San Diego, Second Attempt Thwarted

    08/28/2014 12:22:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | August 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM | By Craig Bannister
    Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore - but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them. Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city Seven of the illegal aliens were spotted by helicopter and later apprehended several blocks from the beach; the CBP is still looking for at least ten...
  • New York to DC: We'll Figure Out Immigration On Our Own Since You Can't

    08/04/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 Aug 2014 | Rebecca McCray
    This week felt like déjŕ vu all over again for immigration activists who held hunger strikes ahead of Christmas break. The House and Senate, one of the least productive to ever set foot in the nation's Capitol, left Washington this week to go on vacation without bringing forward a vote on reform. Again. But activists aren't the only ones fed up with Congress’ inaction on immigration reform. The country's largest states—California, New York, and Texas—have been looking for ways to take matters into their own hands when it comes to granting rights to undocumented residents. In New York, State Senator...
  • 173 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Minnesota; 50 in Wisconsin

    07/26/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-14 | Administration Propaganda
    The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. The specific locations of the placements were not specified. Fifty have been placed in Wisconsin. Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border, according to the information. Federal and state governments are scrambling to find shelter for the children fleeing...
  • Madison (WI) might host undocumented children

    07/15/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 26 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 7-15-2014
    MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison may be called on to shelter between 150 to 250 unaccompanied and undocumented children who’ve come into the country through the Mexican border. Mayor Paul Soglin told News 3 the city is working with several community organizations to find a facility to shelter the children. The city is looking for a facility of at least 90,000 square feet, like unused grocery stores. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is asking all cities with more than 200,000 people to consider hosting children. All expenses would be paid by the federal government. Soglin...
  • Dallas County names three potential sites to house 2,000 undocumented kids

    07/04/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04 July 2014 12:12 AM | MARC RAMIREZ, MATTHEW WATKINS and JULIE FANCHER
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins named three possible sites Thursday to house 2,000 immigrant children he expects to arrive this month, and reactions from residents in the potential areas ranged from miffed to supportive. The three sites — D.A. Hulcy Middle School in the Red Bird area, an alternative education building in Grand Prairie and a Parkland Memorial Hospital warehouse — are those the county thinks “are the most viable to accommodate the children,” Jenkins said. “I hope as we deal with the community and move forward, the community will keep in mind this is about compassion to children, and...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Republicans, Local Sheriff Warn Border Wilderness Zone Will Create Vast Drug Corridor

    05/20/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2014 | Kristin Tate
    A pending proposal from President Obama to create a vast new wilderness area on the U.S.-Mexico border is drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers and local law enforcement officials who say it would significantly impede border security. The Obama administration is set to designate a 600,000 acre national monument in south-central New Mexico to be managed and controlled by the Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency. The designated land will be called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, and environmentalists have long-sought the designation.
  • Carr: Ruling will tell us plenty

    05/19/2014 10:52:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    Like most of the rest of the United States, Massachusetts is fast becoming a banana republic — minus the bananas. Tomorrow, we’ll find out just how far gone the state is, when Judge David Ricciardone in Worcester hands down his sentence on an illegal alien drunken driver from Ecuador charged with murder in the death of a taxpaying American citizen in Milford in 2011. The fact that it took almost three years to get this illegal — I mean, undocumented Democrat — to trial just goes to show the double standard of “justice” in the People’s Republic.
  • Paul: Still hope for immigration reform this year

    04/26/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2014, 05:53 pm | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks there’s still hope for immigration reform this year, but only if Democrats are willing to negotiate. “People have to acknowledge that the Democrats, if they want it passed, have to make more of a compromise,” he said in a talk to students at Harvard's Institute of Politics on Friday. Paul envisions that compromise as some sort of legal status — “status and a place for people here so that they can come out of the shadows, let them begin paying taxes, let them not be locked up and having them run from the authorities,” he...
  • Bye, Fidelity: Law, shmaw, says Sotomayor

    02/13/2014 7:52:37 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Bye, Fidelity: Law, shmaw, says Justice Sotomayor by Daniel Clark Five years ago, during the confirmation hearings for her Supreme Court nomination, Sonia Sotomayor pacified skeptical Republican senators by declaring that her guiding judicial philosophy was “fidelity to the law.” Given the controversy at the time about her having said that it’s the judiciary’s role to create policy, this newfound devotion of hers was obviously fraudulent. To anyone who had failed to recognize this, however, her recent remarks during a speech at Yale must be terribly confusing. Sotomayor was asked why, in her written opinion in the 2009 Mohawk Industries,...
  • Where No One Locks The Door

    02/06/2014 8:00:03 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/6/2014 | Doug Patton
    Note: A version of this column was originally published shortly after 9/11. Since then, from time to time, it has seemed appropriate to submit it again as a way of expressing the frustration of a populace whose leaders simply will not listen to their will. I offer it again in that spirit. Imagine you are a child growing up in a small town. You have always felt safe there. The crimes of big cities seem distant from your serene world, where no one ever locks the door. Then one night your next-door neighbors are murdered in their home, which is...
  • 100% Increase in Previously-Deported Sex Offenders Illegally Returning from Mexico

    01/18/2014 2:32:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/18/2014 | BRANDON DARBY
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is reporting that one sector of the U.S./Mexico border has seen a 100% increase in the number of illegal aliens, previously deported for criminal sexual offenses, apprehended while attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. The comparison is between Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014.The Del Rio Border Patrol sector, one of nine in total that exist along the U.S./Mexico border, is one of the less active sectors, and the CBP did not release information from the more active sectors. The sector, however, has seen eight previously-deported sex offenders in Fiscal Year 2014...
  • Biden in Mexico: U.S. Needs 'to Bring 11 Million Undocumented ... Out of The Shadows'

    09/22/2013 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 9/22/13 | http://cnsnews.com/source/terence-p-jeffrey-0
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said that the international partnership he and President Barack Obama are seeking to build--including one between the United States and Mexico--are "literally going to shape the future for my country for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years." Part of that future, Biden said, should involve letting “undocumented” people “out of the shadows” in the United States—terminology the administration and others have used to describe a policy that would legalize illegal aliens and allow them to eventually become U.S. citizens. “With regard...
  • Pope Francis Visits a Syrian Refugee Family

    09/10/2013 6:39:35 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Time ^ | Sept. 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Dias
    Pope Francis made a private visit to the Astalli refugee center in Rome on Tuesday, and, while meeting with several hundred refugees, singled out a Syrian family to listen to their story. The family was given time with the pope during the visit to represent the present emergency in their homeland, an Astalli representative told Radio Vaticana. The Pope also talked with a Sudanese man. Astalli is a high-volume refugee center run by Pope Francis’ own Jesuit order—more than 21 thousand refugees, from regions including Afghanistan, Egypt, and sub-Saharan Africa, passed through Centro Astalli last year. Many of the undocumented...
  • Wall-E-Like Farming Robots Could Replace Undocumented Workers and Save the US Billions

    06/28/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    Gizmoto.com ^ | Andrew Tarantola
    Wall-E-Like Farming Robots Could Replace Undocumented Workers and Save the US Billions Despite advancements in mechanization within US agriculture, some menial jobs are still best left to human workers. Problem is, federal crackdowns on undocumented laborers have decimated that workforce. The Harvester automaton could provide a cheap, readily available labor force without the threat of raids by the INS. The US agriculture industry is worth about $300 billion annually—half from livestock production, the other half from crops. However, some of the most basic jobs in this industry still have to be performed by people. Jobs like offloading potted plants from...
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • Cardinal Dolan praises immigration bill as step forward

    06/10/2013 6:48:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 125 replies
    CNA - Catholic News Agency ^ | Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm | CNA/EWTN News
    New York City, N.Y., Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stressing that immigration reform is needed to “correct injustices,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the U.S. Senate makes serious progress in efforts to balance humanitarian and security concerns. “The Senate proposal, while not perfect, goes a long way toward correcting injustices in the system,” the Archbishop of New York wrote in a June 9 column for USA Today. “Despite its shortcomings, the bill significantly improves upon the status quo and will assist millions of families.” “We look forward to continuing to work with...
  • Paul open to voting for Senate immigration bill(but against path to citizenship for illegals)

    05/26/2013 10:15:02 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/13 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that his chamber’s immigration bill needs to be improved, but that there’s still a chance he could vote for it. Paul said that he could end up backing immigration reform if Senate negotiators will work with him on his push to certify that the border is secure. Paul though warned that the bill also goes in the wrong direction on work visas. “I support immigration reform. At this time, I think the bill needs to strengthen border security. It also needs to expand work visas,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I will support a...
  • Queen's Speech: Immigration rules 'to be tougher' (UK)

    05/07/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 May 2013 Last updated at 20:30 ET | BBC
    The government is expected to announce tougher rules on immigration when it outlines its programme for the next year on Wednesday. The Queen's Speech will include a parliamentary bill aimed at making it easier to deport foreign criminals and those who enter the UK illegally. Other bills will cap social care costs in England and introduce a single state pension of Ł144 a week. But a plan to monitor online and mobile communications is likely to be dropped. The Queen's Speech, part of the State Opening of Parliament, allows the government to set out its proposed bills for the next...
  • Illegal Alien Border Crossings TRIPLE as 'Gang of 8' Amnesty Talk Heats Up

    05/02/2013 8:14:40 PM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-02-2013 | John Hill
    Here they come: Migrants bound for the U.S. border ride on top of a train in Ixtepec, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico (AP).- For months, Stand With Arizona has been reporting (most recently here, here and here) on the massive increase in border crossings since Obama and the 'Gang of Eight' started promising amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. And I have been interviewed by two dozen media outlets from the Washington Post and L.A. Times to CNN and even FoxNews. Each time I begged them to report the truth about what border agents were telling me - that a tidal...
  • Roy Moore making eligibility backers desperate? (Arpaio forgery evidence in AL case)

    04/30/2013 11:11:22 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 39 replies
    WND ^ | April 30, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    The Democratic Party has jumped into a Barack Obama eligibility case before Judge Roy Moore’s Alabama Supreme Court, filing an uninvited brief that even quotes late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel in an effort to see the case dismissed. In a brief of amicus curiae filed last week, the Alabama Democratic Party insists the court is required to dismiss the case. “Stated simply,” the brief reads, “there is absolutely nothing any Alabama court can do to change the reality of President Obama’s election to a second term in office. … No Alabama court has the authority to delve into the legality, conduct...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • U.S. Latino, Jewish Leaders Recommit to Joint Action on Immigration, Foreign Policy

    04/17/2013 1:46:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    American Jewish Committee ^ | April 16, 2013 | AJC - American Jewish Committee
    April 16, 2013 – New York – As immigration reform gains momentum in Congress, Latino and Jewish leaders across the country have jointly declared their commitment to engaging in this cause for justice and equality. They also will expand on their efforts to other areas of common concern, including foreign policy, philanthropy and education. The Statement of Latino-Jewish Joint Purpose was one of the outcomes of a recent national two-day National Conversation on the State of Latino-Jewish Relations. “We consider ourselves partners and allies with whom we share common historical experiences, knowledge, challenges and successes,” says the Statement. The National...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • [South Texas:]Illegal Immigrant Bailout on Hwy 286

    04/08/2013 9:59:13 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRIS ^ | April 8, 2013
    CORPUS CHRISTI - There are often stories on human smuggling attempts that, many times, end in injury or death for the immigrants. It's not often, though, that you hear from the immigrants themselves. A 47-year-old man from El Salvador was just one of 12 illegal immigrants police captured Saturday night trying to make it in the U.S. In Spanish he told Six News everyone is trying to leave his country. Saturday night a Nueces County Deputy tried to pull over a four-by-four after he caught it swerving in the road. When the truck stopped, illegal immigrants bailed out and scattered....