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  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • State-by-State Map: Where Migrant Children Are Placed

    07/25/2014 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2014 | By LAURA MECKLER and MATT STILES
    Here are data showing, state-by-state, where the children have been placed, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for caring for unaccompanied immigrant children. Data are for Jan. 1, 2014 through July 7, 2014.
  • Gutiérrez: ‘I Think We Can Get 3 or 4, Maybe Even 5 Million People’ Amnesty via Executive Action

    07/25/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/25/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Days after telling La Raza convention attendees that he is confident President Obama will use executive action to give legal status to millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) predicted that the administration could legalize as many as 5 million people.
  • Obama Dumps 350 Illegals in S.C. (Won't Give Haley Details)

    07/25/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT · by NOVACPA · 44 replies
    WIS-TV Columbia, SC ^ | July 25 (Updated) | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina. They are among more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors nationwide from Jan. 1 through July 7. That's according to data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. Gov. Nikki Haley's office says federal officials will not provide governors any additional information. That includes details on the children's ages, where they're sent in South Carolina or how...
  • Jenkins describes 'combat zone' conditions at U.S.-Mexico border

    07/25/2014 11:38:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Fredrick News-Post ^ | July 25, 2014 | Graham Cullen
    n a Thursday briefing to county leaders, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said a "full deployment of military resources" to the U.S.-Mexico border is needed to address the illegal-immigration issues he witnessed during his recent trip to Texas.[snip] "It's really, really hard to believe you're in America," Jenkins told Frederick County commissioners during Thursday's meeting. "You feel like you're in a combat zone." Jenkins spent about 20 minutes detailing his experience visiting McAllen, Texas, with several other sheriffs from around the nation. In the trip's aftermath, Jenkins said he and the other law enforcement leaders will formulate recommendations, which they hope the...
  • Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

    07/24/2014 10:48:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    time ^ | 7/24/14 | Alex Altman
    The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants RECOMMENDED FOR YOU World Cup Whimsy Captured in New McDonalds Ad Why America Doesn't Like Soccer, And How That Can Be Changed Health - TIME by Taboola When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences. The activists met privately with the President and his...
  • Obama set to give child immigrants refugee status BEFORE they arrive in the US

    07/25/2014 2:25:42 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    dailymail ^ | 24 July 2014 | dailymail
    Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The government is considering a program to give refugee status to young people from Honduras The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras to determine whether they qualify for refugee status If successful the program could be expanded to other Central American families The goal is to deter children who would not ultimately qualify for refugee status from attempting the dangerous trek to the U.S The plan would involve screening youths in their home country to determine whether they qualify...
  • Obama Plans to Slow Number of Central American Migrants… by Importing More Central American Migrants

    07/25/2014 5:40:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sure the boat may look like it’s sinking. But that’s because we haven’t drilled enough holes yet. The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. I would like to unveil my plan to slow down the rate of Obama’s lies by paying him a silver dollar for every lie he tells.Obama doesn’t want to slow down the rate. He wants to speed it up. So his solution to the...
  • Moral Clarity at the Border

    07/25/2014 5:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Dr. Russell D. Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Ronnie Floyd, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, have added some much needed moral clarity to the crisis at the border. They have gone to our southern border and seen what is not just a national security problem, but a humanitarian crisis. Ronnie Floyd notes that the Southern Baptist National Disaster Relief Ministry is no longer permitted to assist those who have come over the border. The Department of Health and Human Services is now only letting federal contractors come into...
  • La Raza CEO: 'USA! USA!' Chants 'Made Me Angry' (drumming up hatred on the taxpayers' dime)

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

    07/25/2014 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2014 | Manny Fernandez
    HOUSTON — When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • Central American leaders blame U.S. for border crisis

    07/25/2014 7:14:11 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.
  • Dick Durbin Uses Glenn Beck's Soccer Balls And Teddy Bears To Scold Gop

    07/25/2014 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 20 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 25 Jul 2014, 7:19 AM PDT | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) alluded to Glenn Beck's flamboyant campaign to bring soccer balls and teddy bears to tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the U.S. border while urging Republicans to stow their objections to billions in border crisis funding requested by the president and pass the bill anyway. “Even some of the most conservative political commentators have said first, America, show your heart, that you care for these children. And that’s what the president is asking us to do. So let us take care when we consider the supplemental appropriations bill that we don’t...
  • U.S considering Refugee status for Hondurans; NY Times BARF ALERT

    07/25/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 14 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 7/25/2014 | FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
  • Obama's immigration flip flop

    07/25/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25. 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale. Forget everything he’s said. Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” [SNIP] The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying...
  • Feds Pay Tuition, Child Support For Foreign Minors Sent To Massachusetts

    07/25/2014 8:41:41 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Kristin Tate
    MCALLEN, Texas--Teenagers caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are being transported via plane to states around the nation. One such state is Massachusetts, where a foster care agency is currently seeking foster parents to take the minors in. Lutheran Social Services, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is "the only program in the New England states that assists refugee and migrating youth exclusively." The organization seeks out individuals, couples, and families willing to foster illegal immigrant minors from Latin America. A spokeswoman from Lutheran told Breitbart Texas that foster parents receive financial assistance from the government at a "daily rate." She said...
  • Being a US Citizen is of ZERO benefit when competing for jobs (current immigration law)

    07/25/2014 9:21:11 AM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 10 replies
    EEOC website ^ | 2014/07/24 | ChiefJayStrongbow
    Since 1986, the law of the land allows ANYONE that is here to compete for YOUR job and being a citizen has ZERO benefits. If a foreigner gets a work visa, or some other visa, or is granted refugee status, etc. they can compete against you for jobs. And employers are obligated to hire them. From the EEOC website.Citizenship Discrimination & Workplace LawsThe Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual's citizenship or immigration status. The...
  • Obama to urge Central American leaders for help

    07/25/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 25, 2014 12:19 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama was meeting with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the exodus of unaccompanied children from their countries, as House Republicans tried to get behind a solution to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP lawmakers said Friday they were attempting to coalesce around a narrow package of changes including sending National Guard troops to the border, increasing the number of immigration judges, and changing the law so that migrant youths arriving by the tens of thousands can be sent home more quickly. The package would cost less than $1 billion, several lawmakers said,...
  • Can the GOP use Illegal immigration as a wedge issue to speak to black voters?

    07/25/2014 9:30:02 AM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 40 replies
    With such a hot-button topic as illegal immigration and knowing that the vast majority of blacks are against this issue, is the GOP doing anything to reach out to black voters? It would seem like this would be a worthwhile effort. Or am I wrong on this?
  • Page: Rick Perry's border campaign — for president?

    07/25/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | 7-24-2014 | Clarence Page
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide daycare? In the meantime, border agents trying to handle the inflow find themselves handling such unexpected duties as changing baby diapers. In a news conference Perry insisted that his assignment of 1,000 troops to the border will be "force multiplier" to assist state troopers, the Border Patrol and other police who, unlike the National Guard, are allowed to make actual arrests and detentions. But sheriffs along the border sound unimpressed. Some told reporters...
  • Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

    07/25/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 28 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | July 25, 2014 | Marianela Toledo
    MIAMI — With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand. Border kids costs more to educate, about $1,900 per head. Teachers must be bilingual. The students will need health care and psychological services because many arrive sick and traumatized by things they;ve seen and experienced on their journeys north. Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, communications officer at the Miami-Dade County Public School, said up until now, the school district have relied on their emergency funds to help cover the costs. “We are asking the federal government...
  • Honduran Diplomat: Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Is Political Theater

    07/24/2014 11:09:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Source: El Universal
    Mexico, Northern Triangle Governments Condemn Militaristic Approach. The governments of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have voiced their concern over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to send roughly 1,000 members of the National Guard to the southern border. Governor Perry said he is going to mobilize the National Guard in order to secure the border. The Mexican government sent diplomatic notes to both the US State Department and the Texas governor to express their disapproval of the measure. Sergio Alcocer, Mexican undersecretary for North America, stated that sending the National Guard to the border does not contribute toward a...
  • Nancy Pelosi on Border: ‘Use This Crisis’ to Pass Immigration Reform (Just like Jeb)

    07/24/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) wants Democrats to “use this crisis” on the border to pass comprehensive immigration legislation — just as immigration hawks fear they’ll do. “The most important thing that we can do to use this crisis as an opportunity is to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi told reporters in Texas while discussing the border crisis. Of the House Republican Working Group’s proposal, she said she needed to see “what the amount is, hopefully with no offsets, hopefully with no language that changes immigration.”
  • Another reason Lindsey Grahamnesty has to go: He's probably compromised

    07/24/2014 12:50:48 PM PDT · by Javeth · 12 replies
    I was recently visiting some extended family in South Carolina that's come around to support Tom Ravenel's Independent Conservative candidacy (my thoughts on that below), and got a look at yet another side of Grahamnesty's betrayal of the Constitution and conservative principles. It looks like Lindsey Graham is even worse than a RINO traitor who's willing to sell the country down the river for amnesty and the h1b visa, and he didn't back that traitorous immigration reform bill just for pats on the back from the Obama admin and Chamber of Commerce bribes-- he's also a compromised traitor. My extended...
  • Immigration solution?

    07/24/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Immigration reform won’t happen this year, but ironically the border debacle may make immigration reform more likely in the near to mid-future. Even if the House wanted to, there is little time (a couple weeks now and a few in September) to get any major legislation done. Moreover, with the monkey off their back and the Democrats under fire for the border mess, Republicans will see less urgency to move forward. (SNIP) It’s no longer politically untenable to argue we should first do border security, then evaluate and then address legalization issues. In fact that seems to be the default...
  • Obama Will Be Laughing All the Way to the Bank When Our Cities Burn as the Result of His Policies..

    07/24/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren't hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in...
  • New Obama Executive Action Plan on Amnesty: Bring Kids to U.S. Directly From Central America

    07/25/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    With no plans to secure the border, President Obama is considering executive action without Congress to grant Hondurans amnesty and to set up a program to screen "refugees" in the country before green lighting them into the United States, cutting out the process of trekking through Mexico. From the New York Times: The Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal. If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and...
  • A town that blocked child immigrants reflects, with and without regrets

    07/25/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2014 | Tina Griego
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. – It’s been five weeks since the meeting. The townspeople don’t need you to specify which meeting. There can only be one in which an outsider would be interested. The meeting during which the town of Lawrenceville in the county of Brunswick in the tobacco country of southern Virginia unequivocally rejected temporary housing for 500 Central American children seeking refuge. * In this largely African American community that prides itself on its hospitality, something was revealed that night: a full-throated, bared-teeth rage with which not everyone is comfortable or proud. “It made me think of the Civil Rights...
  • Jeb Bush: Use Border Crisis To Pass Amnesty Bill

    07/24/2014 12:02:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who said that illegal immigration is an "act of love" that should not "rile" up Americans, now believes most of the illegal immigrant children from Central America should be sent back. But he also called for Congress to use the border crisis to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. -snip- But he also urged Congress to "demonstrate leadership" on the border crisis by passing amnesty legislation. "Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform," Bush said. Bush, who has pushed amnesty legislation while considering a 2016 presidential run, called for...
  • Report: 117% increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

    07/25/2014 10:50:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year — more than twice last year's total — but they are crossing at much younger ages, according to a study released this week. There has been a 117% increase in apprehensions among unaccompanied children ages 12 and younger and a 12% increase among teenagers between the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, according to government statistics obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Pew Research Center. There are still more 13- to 17-year-olds crossing, 84% of youths apprehended. Most are 16- and 17-year-olds, Lopez said....
  • Obama May Bypass Congress to Grant Refugee Status for Hondurans

    07/25/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Dan Riehl
    The Obama administration is considering a move that, according to Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, "would increase, not stem, the flood of migrants from Central America trying to get into the United States". “It’s clearly a bad idea,” Mr. Krikorian said. “Orders of magnitude more people will apply for refugee status if they can just do it from their home countries.” He added that the proposal would allow people to claim to be refugees from their countries with “nothing more than a bus ride to the consulate. We’re talking about, down the road, an...
  • Being a US Citizen is of ZERO benefit when competing for jobs based on current immigration law

    07/25/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 13 replies
    Since 1986, the law of the land allows ANYONE that is here to compete for YOUR job and being a citizen has ZERO benefits. If a foreigner gets a work visa or some other visa, or is granted refugee status, etc. they can compete against you for jobs. And employer's are obligated to hire them. From the EEOC website.Citizenship Discrimination & Workplace LawsThe Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual's citizenship or immigration status. The...
  • 30,340 First 6 Months -- List of Sponsor Arrangements of Unaccompanied Children by State

    07/25/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The application window for HHS grants under the Unaccompanied Alien Children program just closed yesterday. According to the data included in the application the average length of stay for a UAC is 30-35 days prior to unification with a sponsor. Most (95%+) of the sponsors are relatives of the child. Most sponsors reunited are the mothers of the children (85%+) who actually brought them along and there is never a disconnect. All sponsors are subsidized by taxpayers at an average cost of around $4,000 to $6,000 per child/per month. A custodial ‘sponsor’ (mother) with three UAC’s will net about $12,000...
  • You’ve Got To See This Ted Cruz – Jeff Sessions Video

    07/25/2014 8:01:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), whom our friend Tony Lee at Breitbart says “have arguably been the two most influential conservatives in stopping amnesty legislation,” engaged in a colloquy to urge their Senate colleagues to put more pressure on President Barack Obama, so he does not unilaterally grant temporary amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants. The colloquy is lengthier than most videos we share, but is well worth your time to watch and forward to your friends. Sessions said Obama's potential executive actions represent an "exceedingly grave threat that go[es] beyond anything we've ever seen...
  • Instead of Immigration, Let’s Try Colonialism (The Party of Compassion needs to spread its wings.)

    07/25/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 7/25/14 | William Tucker
    Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visits shelters housing the thousands of children streaming across the border from Central America and says, “We’re all North Americans” and she’d like to take them all home with her. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont thunders that 9-year-old girls are being raped on the streets of Guatemala and that we must take them in to save them. And Democratic Congressman John Lewis of Georgia is even more generous. He says that there’s no sense in having borders anymore. America belongs to the whole world and we should open our doors to let everyone in. Democrats...
  • Central America Leaders Plead for Help from Washington Amid Border Crisis

    07/24/2014 11:19:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | David Nakamura and Ed O'Keefe
    Central American presidents sharply criticized Washington on Thursday for failing to address the root causes of violence and poverty in their countries that helped spur a recent influx of child migrants to the United States. “Washington must understand that if there exists drug violence in Central America, if there is no peace, if there is a lack of opportunity, this will redound to enormous costs to the United States,” Honduras’s Juan Orlando Hernández said during an appearance with Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The two leaders repeatedly described the situation as a “crisis”...
  • Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

    07/24/2014 11:20:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Nebraska PBS & NPR Stations ^ | July 24, 2014 | by John Burnett, NPR
    Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse. Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers. The agency responds that any complaints are the result not of mistreatment, but of its stations being overwhelmed by the surge of minors.Inside 'Las Hieleras' The complaints center on what happens inside the group holding cells that immigrants...
  • Mississippi governor refuses to house illegal immigrants

    07/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Dennis Turner
    The flood of children coming into the U.S. in the last several months is making national headlines. Nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children entered the U.S. illegally in the past year, most of them from Central America. Several states remain under consideration to house many of them, including Mississippi. (SNIP) He wrote President Obama about it, and explained “We simply do not have the resources, the location in which to house children who come here and do not speak our language, have no relatives in Mississippi.” Congressman Bennie Thompson also wrote the president, saying Bryant doesn’t speak for all Mississippians.
  • New solution to border crisis: Send U.S. officials to Honduras to give kids refugee status?

    07/24/2014 8:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A foolproof plan to ease pressure on the border that’s currently being considered by the White House. Why force kids to make a dangerous trip through Mexico only to end up as illegal immigrants in the United States when we could go to them, grant them legal status, and send them north to America ourselves? It’s so crazy it just. might. work. Minor footnote: Federal law doesn’t allow refugee status to be granted for fear of street gangs, only for fear of racial/religious/political persecution, but oh well. Legal details never stopped Obama before. If approved, the plan would direct the...
  • We Sent Back Elian {And we acted decisively then]

    07/24/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2014 | Bernie Reeves
    <p>The US government, which has refused to act decisively to control the horde of children entering the US via Mexico from Central America (estimated to be nearly 60,000 from October 2013 to June 2014) certainly had no compunctions about expelling a helpless child back to terrible conditions in the case of Elian Gonzalez back in 1999 during the Clinton regime.  In that case, the Feds were wrong to send a child back to a communist dictatorship, where he lives today, a member of the Union of Young Communists, propagandist for the regime, and personal “friend” of Fidel Castro.</p>
  • GOP lawmaker returns award to protest Chamber of Commerce’s immigration policy

    07/24/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) said Thursday that he refused to accept an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of that group’s position on immigration, and called the Chamber the “biggest pro-amnesty group” in the country. “The Chamber of Commerce is beholden to special interests and has long since forgotten the main street businesses that struggle everyday to make payroll and keep their company afloat,” Bentivolio said. “It is with great pride that I reject their award, and call on them to stand on the side of America, instead of on the side of China and corporate interests seeking...
  • To Ease Crisis, U.S. May Vet Young Refugees Inside Honduras

    07/24/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal. If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House...
  • Illegal Immigrant Children Fail to Show at Immigration Hearings

    07/24/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Written by Warren Mass
    Judge Michael Baird of the federal Dallas Immigration Court said on July 22 that 18 of the children whose cases he was scheduled to hear on that day didn’t show up for court. The unaccompanied children were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala who were set to appear in Baird’s court for initial deportation hearings. The Dallas Morning News cited Baird’s statement describing the absentee rate that day as “highly unusual” — so high that he reset the hearings for August 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order. Baird said he was concerned that the children may...
  • Rick Perry's Bold Border Move

    07/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas. Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun. Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can...
  • VIDEO: ANNAPOLIS AMNESTY PROTESTERS GATHER WHERE O’MALLEY SEEKS TO BRING MINORS

    07/24/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    WatchDogWire ^ | July 23, 2014 | by Jackie Wellfonder
    This weekend, I had the opportunity to speak with a group of anti-amnesty protesters in Annapolis, Maryland. They were a small but very enthusiastic group and were grateful that I was there to provide a greater awareness for their cause. They protested at the intersection of West St. and Route 2 in Annapolis, a short drive from the governor’s mansion, where Martin O’Malley is seeking to bring illegal immigrant children, who crossed the southern border to Maryland. One of the ladies I spoke with was part of the “Free Republic” group. While they didn’t organize this particular protest, they...
  • Surge to the Border -- Crisis or Reunion?

    07/24/2014 3:14:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Why isn't Mexico doing more to deter unaccompanied minors from Central America from traversing Mexico to cross the U.S.-Mexico border? If this is a humanitarian crisis, then shouldn't Mexico be taking in its neighbors? Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, Jose Antonio Meade, met with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board Tuesday, so I had a chance to ask him. His answer was instructive: Mexico offers health services for migrants passing through the country, he said, but when Mexican officials "find an unaccompanied minor within Mexico, he doesn't want to stay in Mexico." And: "At the core of the child's interest...
  • Moderates balking at Senate border bill

    07/24/2014 1:28:47 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Burgess Everett
    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will oppose her leadership’s border aid package, complicating Senate Democrats’ plan to pass the legislation before August recess. The Democratic senator said in an interview that she has two main problems with the bill: Lack of coordinating language for the multiple government agencies that will receive funding from the bill and “little faith” in the State Department’s ability to use its share of the money to combat the violent atmosphere back in home countries of undocumented migrants. “Those are the two reasons that I am a no. And it’s unlikely those will be fixed,” said Landrieu,...
  • Obama weighs sending National Guard to border

    07/24/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Halimah Abdullah, CNN
    The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN. The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a team earlier this week to assess Border Patrol efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, the official said, where tens of thousands of children have poured into the United States this year. The administration's latest efforts in what most agree is a humanitarian crisis come as Washington struggles...
  • On the Front Lines With Border Patrol in South Texas

    07/24/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Ray Villeda
    The stretch of land between Texas and Mexico is a long, bumpy ride for Border Patrol agents. The Rio Grande Valley Sector covers land as big as the state of South Carolina and is monitored by more than 3,000 agents, along with Texas Game Wardens and Parks and Wildlife officials. Together, they're working to prevent the flow of illegal migrants coming from Central America. The Rio Grande serves as a natural divider, and from the American side you can see clear paths to the water. On the other side, beaten down brush shows where the illegal trek picks up again....
  • Border Patrol Says Arizona Border Is More Secure Than Texas Border, Sees Fewer Crossings

    07/24/2014 10:54:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Latin Post ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Scharon Harding
    According to the Border Patrol, the Arizona-Mexico border is the United States' most secure border. Last year marked the first time in 22 years that more undocumented immigrants were detained at the Texas border than the Arizona border despite the influx of unaccompanied Central American children attempting to cross. "Crossing in this area has diminished quite a lot in the past 10 years," Alejandro Martinez, Border Patrol chief in Douglas, Arizona, said.