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  • Sessions Makes Final Plea to New Hampshire Voters

    02/06/2016 7:09:19 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama issued a final warning Friday night to New Hampshire Republicans about making the wrong decision at the polls on Tuesday. The Senate Immigration and National Interest subcommittee chairman told New England syndicated radio host Howie Carr that the Granite State primary is the last chance for the public to steer the election in the right direction before it's too late. "If the American people nominate a Republican candidate who favors amnesty and citizenship for illegals, who would favor a massive increase in the number of legal immigrants to America and not effectively deal with the...
  • Marco Rubio: In immigration reform, legalization comes first — ‘It is not conditional’ - 2013

    02/05/2016 11:30:10 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/10/13 | Byron York
    In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. "Let's be clear," Rubio said. "Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border....
  • Rubio: I Will Keep Obama’s First Executive Amnesty In Place Until Legislative Amnesty Enacted

    02/05/2016 12:07:59 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama's executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA...applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don't think we can immediately revoke that... I'm not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. "I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end because of...
  • Horowitz: Is Rubio Really the Most Electable Candidate?

    02/05/2016 12:08:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    It is a mantra that has been repeated so many times it has become de facto reality in the minds of those who watch Marco Rubio's Super PAC, aka Fox News. "Marco Rubio is the most electable candidate and we absolutely must defeat Hillary. He's the one!," we are told incessantly by the smart "conservatives." Asserting one candidate is more electable than another is always a fool's errand. After all, this frantic concern of electability is what got us the nominations of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. Moreover, with the most radical and unappealing pair of Democrat candidates...
  • The Rubio Menace

    02/05/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Kaus Files ^ | 2/5/2016 | Kaus
    Marco and the K St. Restoration: I went to see Marco Rubio's town hall this afternoon in Salem, New Hampshire. It was only a few miles from my hotel-I really had no excuse. I wanted to find out: Was Rubio really as slick and insubstantial in this setting as John Edwards? Answer: No. He’s slicker. He's slicker, in part, because he at least seems a bit spontaneous, with a slightly goofy, human quality. I admit this is hard to judge seeing him once — maybe he always lets his 8-year-old son sit on his stool during his stump speech. But...
  • Trump Hammers Illegal Alien Gangs in America: ‘Beyond Belief’ MS-13 Has Foothold in Boston

    02/05/2016 6:22:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner who's polling ahead of all his opponents here in New Hampshire, told Breitbart News on Friday morning that America is in dire straits if voters don't elect someone president who can get the nation's immigration crisis under control. "If somebody great doesn't get in as president, we don't have a country anymore," Trump responded when asked by Breitbart News for his thoughts on recent congressional testimony by border patrol agents that the nation's immigration laws are basically nullified. "We're not going to have a country anymore." The testimony, as reported by the Washington...
  • The immigration case, made simple

    02/05/2016 6:59:12 PM PST · by Elderberry · 3 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 2/5/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    Next week, the blog will publish a series of articles - a symposium - on the major immigration case now under review by the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas. The Justices will hold a hearing on the case in late April. This post provides a basic explanation of that case in non-legal terms. ------ Like every other independent nation, America has the right to decide who comes into the country, to stay or just to visit. But because the borders are not tightly sealed, many foreign nationals enter without official permission and remain. Once here, many of them live...
  • Number of undocumented Cubans entering US up sharply in 2015

    02/05/2016 10:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | February 3, 2016 - 5:39pm | Megan O’Matz
    More than 51,000 undocumented Cubans entered the United States last year -- a dramatic surge over 2014. Newly released immigration numbers for the final three months of 2015 show that 17,071 Cubans arrived in the U.S. without prior authorization, bringing the calendar year total to 51,011, according to figures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That is an 84 percent increase over 2014. ...
  • Mass Immigration/Globalism are Prerequisites to Fundamental American Change

    02/05/2016 8:35:01 PM PST · by mbrfl · 92 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 5, 2016 | Sundance
    The head of Fox News, Mr. Wall Street, aka billionaire Rupert Murdoch (not an American) is one of the strongest advocates for mass immigration into the U.S. to fundamentally change the dynamics of the U.S. economy. This approach further solidifies the modern American future as service driven only - a traditional class society, "haves and have-much-less". The middle class evaporates along with the lost jobs and wages.
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • Catch and Release Reinstated: Border Patrol Asked to Stand Down, Not Enforce Deportations

    02/05/2016 10:19:57 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.4.2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Why even have a Border Patrol at all? Or a border, for that matter. President Obama promised transformational change and he has delivered on that promise. In fact, with less than a year left to his presidency, Obama will likely be pulling out all the stops he can. Now, in an abrupt reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being instructed to release illegal immigrants captured at the border and not force other illegal immigrants to appear at deportations hearings. The Washington Examiner reports that the stand-down order also includes a requirement that "the whereabouts of illegals...
  • Immigrant Activist Makes History By Becoming New York's First Undocumented Lawyer

    02/05/2016 8:12:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 02/05/2016 | By Juliana Barrera
    After a four-year battle, undocumented immigrant activist, Cesar Vargas, was finally sworn in to practice law Wednesday at the Appellate Division, Second Department, courthouse in Brooklyn, "it was an amazing moment, It felt like the day was never going to come," Vargas said."I must admit, there were moments where I felt defeated; there were moments where I thought I was not going to be a lawyer." Vargas is the first undocumented immigrant to hold a law license in New York, he passed the bar exam in 2011 but was denied the right to practice because of his illegal immigration status."I...
  • Trump: People Who Work Their Ass Off, Not Illegals, Are The Backbone Of This Country

    02/05/2016 9:33:25 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 4, 2016 | RCP
  • Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since Dec. 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

    02/05/2016 8:59:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed's "data (in)dependent" monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance. We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections...
  • Barbara Bush Says Jeb Is 'Too Polite'

    02/05/2016 8:28:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2/5/16 | Katie Reilly
    Barbara Bush, who has been speaking out for her son as he campaigns for President in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary, said she thinks Jeb Bush is "too polite." "He's almost too polite," she said during an interview with CBS on Thursday. "I don't advise him, but if I gave him advice: I would say, 'Why don't you interrupt like the other people do?'" Barbara Bush, who also described her son as dependable and "relatively funny," clarified that she thinks he should interrupt more during the Republican debates, which have often been dominated by Donald Trump. "I've gotten better...
  • Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning

    02/04/2016 9:14:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 155 replies
    A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday. Ads by ZINC The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/04/refugees-go-clubbing-in-russia-harass-girls-wake-up-in-hospital-the-next-morning/#ixzz3zGeqRl3F
  • Trump OWNS Far Left Heckler for Defending Illegal Aliens

    02/04/2016 1:03:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    February 4,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Trump was ambushed during the rally by a heckler who defended illegal aliens. The Hill posted the transcript: “Illegal immigrants are the backbone of our country? I don’t think so, darling,” Donald J. Trump responded to a heckler who interrupted his campaign rally. “You know what the backbone of our country [is]? People that came here, and they came here legally. People that came here to this country legally, and they worked their ass off, and they made this country great.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ9HgEO53G8
  • Kidnapped cab driver recalls ordeal with California inmates

    02/04/2016 1:09:22 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT
    mashable ^ | 4 Feb 2016
    A 74-year-old California taxi driver expected to die when an escaped jail inmate put a gun to his stomach and kidnapped him... Ma said he speaks limited English and did not know from minute to minute if he would live or die as he was forced to travel 400 miles with his captors and they fought over his fate. .. "On the way back, they took a different road and they went around and around," Ma said. "When we got back to the (motel) room, I knew I was alive for one more day."..
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • Rubio To Jorge Ramos: I Will Keep Obama’s First Exec Amnesty In Place Until Amnesty Enacted

    02/04/2016 10:38:28 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 148 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama's executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA...applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don't think we can immediately revoke that... I'm not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. "I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end because...
  • Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police

    02/04/2016 10:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Feb 2016 14:40 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Prosecutors have said that Islamists arrested in Berlin and western Germany on Thursday may have been planning an attack on the capital. [...] There are conflicting reports in the media about what the exact target of the attack was, with tabloid Bild citing investigators who say it was Alexanderplatz, the iconic center of the former east of the capital. Berlin daily Tagesspiegel meanwhile, says popular tourist spot Checkpoint Charlie - once the most famous crossing in the Berlin Wall - was to be hit, citing security sources. [...] Security sources told DPA the group's ringleader was a 35-year-old Algerian arrested...
  • Report: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory'

    02/04/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 4,2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration's open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in murder and violence throughout the nation, according to an immigration expert. Testifying Thursday at a House hearing on the border surge of young Latinos, the expert said, "Established gangs have been able to transfer an unknown number of experienced foot soldiers from Central America to help colonize new criminal territory in the United States." Jessica M. Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies,...
  • Americans are losing jobs to a visa program [H-1B]. Can it be fixed?

    02/04/2016 8:26:52 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 52 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 3, 2016 | Schuyler Velasco
    [...] Its supporters, including the Obama administration, have touted the H-1B as a way to inject highly sought-after skills into the US talent pool. But more often, critics say, big companies exploit it to reduce labor costs, leaving more and more skilled American tech workers out of a job. "There are literally tens of thousands of American workers who have trained their foreign replacements," says Ronil Hira, a public policy professor at Howard University and a leading authority on H-1Bs. "And the workers being imported have no more than ordinary skills that are abundantly available in the US." [...] it...
  • Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'

    02/04/2016 9:36:33 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner (DRUDGE) ^ | February 4,2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    "The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security. It has been so embarrassing that DHS and the U.S. Attorney's office has come up with a new policy," he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. The biggest change: Undocumented immigrants are no longer given a "notice to appear" order, because they simply ignore them. Judd said that Border agents jokingly refer to the NTAs as "notices to disappear." He said the the new policy...
  • Senator Perdue Blocks Open Borders Judge (send him a thank you!)

    02/04/2016 3:50:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    As we often highlight studies in cowardice and betrayal here at Conservative Review, it's satisfying to finally have the opportunity to spotlight a profile in courage, especially from someone not named Cruz, Lee, Paul, or Sessions. Today I’d like to commend Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for his work in derailing another Obama judicial nomination. Last month, we noted that the GOP-Senate plans to confirm more Obama judges this year, allowing him to cement his control over the judiciary. Rather than simply saying "no more judges who don't believe in the Constitution," most Republicans are running scared. After all, Mitch McConnell...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • MARCO RUBIO: Legalization of Illegal Immigrants Comes First – Then Border Security

    02/03/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 180 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 3 | Jim Hoft
    The interview with Univision was in Spanish- Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Univision yesterday that legalization of illegal immigrants will come first and then new border security measures. The Examiner reported: In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. "Let's be clear," Rubio said....
  • Ann Coulter–Heroin: Blame It on America

    02/03/2016 4:20:20 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That's more than die in car accidents -- and it's not even close. This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S....
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Behind the Scenes of Our Super Secret Commercial | 2016 Taco Bell

    02/03/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2016 | Taco Bell
    Try Taco Bell's new ----- It's ----- of ----- and it's totally -----. Just ask Alien Expert Giorgio Tsoukalos.
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Cruz lashes out at Rubio, Trump in NH

    02/02/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2016 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is lashing out at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on immigration while facing New Hampshire voters for the first time since his Iowa caucus victory.</p> <p>Cruz charged that Rubio led the fight for "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. He also said Trump didn't do anything to fight immigration reform as the debate raged on Capitol Hill in 2013.</p>
  • The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

    02/02/2016 1:30:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/29/16 | Robert H. Gray
    Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect--potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates. The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist anywhere, because they would inevitably colonize the Galaxy by star travel--and since we don't see any obvious signs of aliens here, searching for their signals is pointless. The Drake Equation is perfectly genuine: it was created by astronomer...
  • Sneak Peek: All-Access “Jeb Can Fix It” Bus Tour | Jeb Bush

    02/02/2016 12:14:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 6, 2015 | Jeb Bush
    My life changed forever when I was a young man on an exchange program in León Guanajuato, Mexico. Across a plaza, I saw a girl. For me, it was love at first sight. From the moment I got to know her, I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. In the years ahead, whether I was changing baby diapers in Caracas, Venezuela, building a business in Miami or leading a state in Tallahassee, Columba has been with me, my best friend in all of life’s challenges and joys. Together, we have built a family...
  • GOP Rep. Culberson: No Justice Dept. Funding Without Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

    02/01/2016 8:18:53 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 15 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/1/16 | c burke
    A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents. Texas Rep. John Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, warned Attorney General Loretta Lynch he'll use his budget authority if she doesn’t move to shut down sanctuary cities, the Washington Times reports. A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse...
  • Koch Brothers Ready To Oppose Trump

    02/01/2016 8:26:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/16
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Donald Trump is so fiercely opposed by the Koch brothers network that some donors believe the powerful group will intervene to stop the billionaire if it looks like he could win the Republican presidential nomination. "They are always very hesitant to get involved in a primary, but I think if they were going to do it, this would be the time because they just hate the guy,” said a donor who attended the Koch network’s winter retreat, held over the weekend at a luxury resort on the edge of Coachella Valley. Both officials and donors within...
  • As Feds Plan to Cut Border Monitoring, Texas Officials Ask Why

    02/01/2016 4:18:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Julián Aguilar
    Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border. In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years. “Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote...
  • '$50 to turn up for Jeb Bush's final rally because organizers need high energy seat fillers'

    02/01/2016 12:07:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/31/16 | LAURA COLLINS
    '$50 to turn up for Jeb Bush's final rally because organizers need high energy seat fillers' - desperation and claims of dirty tricks on the last campaign day in Iowa. Daily Mail Online reporter is offered $25 an hour to go to Jeb's last rally in Iowa because candidate needs people to be 'high energy'. Offer was made as Daily Mail Online visited a Rand Paul campaign event - and reporter was told: 'You don't have to listen, just applaud'. At event man shouted from the floor that he hadn't been paid - and was told by Jeb to 'get...
  • This Is the Jeff Sessions Election and the GOP Is Just Along for the Ride’

    02/01/2016 8:12:51 AM PST · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Lauren Fox
    To be candid, there’s not usually a line of reporters waiting to talk to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). But last week, with only four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, the 69-year-old glassy-eyed former U.S. attorney nearly forgot to cast his vote on a routine matter he was so busy moving from one interview to the next outside of the Senate chamber. The four-term senator is hardly a new face in the Republican Party, nor is the soft-spoken and twangy Sessions considered the party’s rising star. But suddenly, almost out of nowhere, and for reasons even he doesn’t fully...
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

    01/31/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 6:52 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz
    Jeb Bush's supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he's now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs. [...] Bush, once considered the Republican presidential front-runner, is doing whatever it takes to stay relevant in the 2016 contest. And whether it's a friendly squeeze or a scathing attacks ad from his allies, he's showing no signs of going quietly. That's despite the wishes of some Republican strategists, who fear his underdog candidacy is making it harder for his party's...
  • Coulter: FOX Is 'Indistinguishable From George Soros' On Immigration: 'Implacably Pro-Open Borders

    01/31/2016 10:23:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Conservative columnist and eleven-time New York Times best-selling author Ann Coulter is blasting Fox News. "When it comes to immigration, Fox News is indistinguishable from George Soros," the popular columnist wrote Thursday. The "Rupert Murdoch enterprise," Coulter writes, "is implacably pro-open borders, pro-amnesty and, consequently, anti-Trump." As Breitbart News has previously reported Rupert Murdoch, Fox News' founder, is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the nation's most powerful immigration lobbying firms, the Partnership for a New American Economy. Via his lobbying firm, Murdoch endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s Gang of Eight immigration bill, as well as Rubio's 2015...
  • Cuba’s Next Flood Of Immigrants Arrives

    01/30/2016 12:57:03 PM PST · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Border: Mere months after easing restrictions on Cuba, the U.S. is now reaping its inevitable reward: We send them tourists with millions of dollars, and Cuba sends us poverty-stricken refugees. Some deal. A new report says that at least 7,000 Cuban "refugees" are expected to reach the Texas border in coming days. Virtually all of them are arriving from Central America, where they have been welcomed with less than open arms by governments that want nothing to do with a refugee crisis.
  • Tom Tancredo: Ted Cruz Is the Real Deal

    01/30/2016 12:54:31 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    ...Avoiding a repeat of past treachery on immigration means electing a president who will keep his promises, not "work out a deal" that perpetuates our open borders fiasco. So, it is fair to ask, can we trust Ted Cruz to challenge the Republican establishment's love affair with massive immigration?Some candidates make loud, colorful promises to secure our borders. Ted Cruz has a record of actually fighting for secure borders. In 2013, Cruz fought in the Senate trenches to defeat the establishment's grandiose "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill. He offered strong amendments that exposed the true character of the amnesty bill.The...
  • Minnesota groups seek money to keep youths from extremism

    01/30/2016 11:26:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:56 PM EST | Amy Forliti
    A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting. Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota's efforts to stamp out violent extremism. The program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration. Minneapolis' program, called Building Community...
  • Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens

    01/30/2016 1:50:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-29-16 | Sara D. Wire
    Obama administration officials met in Los Angeles on Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens. "To launch forward we must return to our core values as Americans and even in these tough times strive to embrace our role as a nation of immigrants, a nation of dreamers, a nation of hope," Garcetti said on Twitter about the meeting, which was closed to the public. The 4 1/2-hour meeting in City Hall was part of a multi-city tour by the White House's Task Force on New Americans, which...
  • SEIU, top Dem team up to turn 5 million Latino immigrants into voters

    01/29/2016 5:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/29/2016 | By Nicole Duran
    U.S. citizens and voters as possible before Election Day. Leading the charge is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who said Thursday that he believes the "stand up to hate" push can get 1 million of those Latinos naturalized by May, which would see them become citizens in time to register for the presidential election. The campaign's mantra is "Naturalize. Register. Vote." Gutierrez advised Latinos to "get angry" over the anti-immigrant rhetoric emanating from Republican presidential candidates "then naturalize, register and vote." "Can you believe calling all Mexicans rapists?" he asked during a conference call announcing the New American Democracy Campaign, referring...
  • Who Voted For That?

    01/29/2016 6:12:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Just don't take the red pill. Whatever you do, don't take the red pill Who voted for an immigration policy whose purpose is to change the racial, ethnic and cultural make-up of the United States? That is exactly what the Kennedy Immigration Bill of 1965 was designed to do and just what it has done. Who voted for open borders and constant calls for amnesty for anyone who can drag themselves across the border? Has anyone else noticed that the estimate of how many illegals are in the United States has been stuck at 11 million for at least the...
  • Donald Trump persuaded by Laredo mayor to temper border wall plan

    01/29/2016 7:01:55 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 73 replies
    My Statesman ^ | October 17, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Donald Trump persuaded by Laredo mayor to temper border wall plan...