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  • At Least 30,000 More Migrants Get U.S. Classroom Seats

    07/27/2014 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/26/2014 | Neil Munro
    American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country. The Central American student “have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga. “They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer,” she told the Dalton Daily Citizen. In Fairfax, Va., “teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but...
  • Border agents say violent MS-13 recruiting at Arizona facility for new Central American arrivals

    07/27/2014 2:54:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2014
    MS-13 members are infiltrating a federal facility for Central American youths illegally entering the United States -- trying to cross the border with criminal pasts and recruiting others to join the notoriously violent, California-based gang, sources tell Fox News. Shawn Moran, of the National Border Patrol Council, said the gang leaders are recruiting pre-teens, as they typically do, and following the lead of drug cartels also trying to fill their ranks from among the estimated 57,000 unaccompanied youths and others who have come to the U.S. from Central America in roughly the past nine months.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT He said agents...
  • Congress, Do Your Duty, Declare WAR! (Vanity - opinion)

    07/27/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 33 replies
    July 27, 2014 | Enterprise
    President Obama has violated his oath to uphold the Constitution and has instituted policies which have collapsed the Southern Border, and compromised the security our sea ports and air ports. This has allowed Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras, and El Salvador to purge their countries of violent criminals, and people with contagious diseases, allowing them unlimited access to the United States. In addition, by compromising the security of our borders, Islamic Terrorists have their best chance ever of entering the United States undetected. Untold thousands of American Citizens are going to be murdered, raped, and robbed by the violent criminals entering our...
  • Soros Has Donated More Than $100M To 'Immigrant Rights'

    07/27/2014 9:14:59 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | BREITBART NEWS
    Left-wing financier George Soros has spent more than $100 million funding groups that in some way support "immigrant rights" since 1997, with many advocating for comprehensive immigration reform legislation. He has donated over $3 million to the National Immigration Forum, which has fiercely advocated for comprehensive immigration reform legislation and legalization of the nation's illegal immigrants.
  • 10,000 Rally in Boston Against Obama’s Illegal Aliens (I was there yesterday)

    07/27/2014 7:06:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    buzzpo.com ^ | 7/26/14
    In what has been described as the largest protest on Beacon Hill ever, 10,000 protesters took to the street. They were protesting Obama sending illegal aliens into their community. The most liberal city in the most liberal state is protesting against liberalism. The irony is so sweet. Gov. Deval Patrick, invited the teenagers into Boston. He is term limited out but may hurt Martha Coakley’s bid at the governorship. Coakley is the democrat who lost the senate seat to Republicans, when Scott Brown won the seat. Jeff Kuhner, host of The Kuhner Report on WRKO in Boston estimated the crowd...
  • Illegals Comprise 10% Of 'Several' NY High Schools As State Braces For Thousands More

    07/27/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 24, 2014 | tony lee
    New York officials are expecting to receive at least another 7,000 illegal immigrant children who have been detained in the next months. The New York Immigration Coalition, along with New York City officials, announced on Wednesday that the state has already received nearly 3,300 illegal immigrant children and illegal immigrants make up 10 percent of some NYC International High Schools.  Nish Agarwal, the Immigrant Affairs Commissioner for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the "administration is committed to do everything we can to embrace Central American migrant children who are placed in New York City." Representatives from Catholic Charities New York and the American...
  • Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says

    07/27/2014 5:21:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | July 27, 2014
    Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says Posted: Jul 26, 2014 4:02 PM CST Updated: Jul 26, 2014 4:02 PM CST FOX News - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end. "The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore," said Emanuel, according to The Chicago Tribune. "While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot...
  • An Illegal Immigration Case Study: How To Explain Sovereignty To A Liberal

    07/26/2014 10:15:25 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 7/26/14 | Me
    Take a Democratic family of four and drop off two complete strangers, whom they will be responsible for feeding, clothing and providing healthcare without compensation. Despite being completely ignorant of their host family’s situation or expectations – possessing no real reverence or concern for their new homeland – these guests will have an equal vote in all financial dealings, household norms, and even what activities the owner’s children can engage in or with whom they may associate. Furthermore, the host family must understand – despite working, paying taxes and being citizens their entire natural lives – their new household members...
  • Report: 117% increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

    07/26/2014 10:27:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7-25-2014 | 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 fiscal year 2013 and the first eight months of fiscal year 2014, according to government statistics obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Pew Research Center. Also, the number of unaccompanied girls that have been caught crossing the border...
  • Police arrest 6 for murder of Amos Jones in Suitland, including several MS-13 gang members

    07/26/2014 2:16:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Brad Bell
    Police arrest 6 for murder of Amos Jones in Suitland, including several MS-13 gang members SUITLAND, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County police are reporting that Amos Jones, the man stabbed to death in Suitland early Tuesday morning, was murdered by MS-13 gang members. Police told ABC7 News Wednesday that six people have been arrested for Jones' death, several of whom are confirmed to be members of MS-13. Police said it appears that Jones, a homeless man, was hanging around outside a liquor store in the 4600 block of Huron Avenue when he made some remarks to a 17-year-old girl...
  • The Police State

    07/26/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/14 | John Stossel
    CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • V. Manuel Pérez unveils immigration resolution [California]

    07/26/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | July 25, 2014 10:05pm | Dave Nyczepir
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez unveiled an immigration resolution Friday at Coachella City Hall that he plans to introduce for California to meet the humanitarian challenges faced with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border. :snip: "They need due process, and if they are found to face a threat should they be returned to their home country, they should be seen and identified as refugees." :snip: Pérez said he always felt safe and never saw violence while visiting Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, but he sensed a difference in the latter when it came to political corruption....
  • Obama Is Filling DHS with Amnesty Revolutionaries Backed by Soros-2013 Flashback

    07/26/2014 7:05:37 PM PDT · by mgist · 22 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | 12-6-13 | Noble
    Obama Is Filling DHS with Amnesty Revolutionaries Backed by Soros December 6, 2013 By Sara Noble Mr. Obama is using the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to execute a radical, far-left ideology. He is filling up DHS positions with radical open borders attorneys they don’t need. These revolutionaries, who come from organizations on the radical left, are being entrenched in high-paying lifetime positions. Even if a Republican Administration were able to get into office, they would not be able to get rid of these people. They are coming from extremist organizations such as Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...
  • SESSIONS: MELT CONGRESS' PHONE LINES, STOP OBAMA'S PLANNED EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    07/26/2014 9:44:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 89 replies
    breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.
  • Salmon: On Border Crisis, Let's Not Take A Knee

    07/26/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Rep. Matt Salmon
    As a Member of Congress from a state on our southern border, I see firsthand the realities of illegal immigration. In fact, much of the recent public outcry originated from busloads of illegal immigrants dumped in Arizona a few short months ago. The strain placed on state and local governments overwhelms security, education, and medical services, making them harder to come by for citizens and immigrants alike. We’ve all read the stories of blown budgets and rising crime, but Members of Congress who come from border states don’t need to read those stories. (SNIP) Doing nothing is not an option....
  • Sheriff Sends Mexican President a Bill for Illegals in His Jails, What Happened Next is NUTS

    07/26/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsOhio Sheriff Richard Jones was interviewed by Dana Loesch after he sent a bill to the Mexican President for the illegals that are in his jail. What he said he got in return was stunning.Jones said he got a letter from the federal government stating that the Butler County Sheriff had violated a treaty from 1790, and that his life was being threatened by drug cartels.This is just crazy.WATCH:
  • Is this the world's first cell phone? Film from 1938 shows a woman talking on a wireless device

    07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 69 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 3/31/2014 | Mailonline
    The mystery of how a woman could have been filmed while using a modern cell phone back in 1938 seems to have finally been solved. Black and white footage of a young female chatting into a wireless handset - said to have been filmed at a factory in the United States in the 30s - has attracted over 300,000 plays on YouTube. Conspiracy theorists hailed the clip as proof of time travel, citing it alongside other instances of old films that appear to show imagery of modern technology existing years before it was invented.
  • Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration (Boston, I was there!)

    07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 99 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Justine Hofherr
    An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters. While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people. People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Related Massachusetts GOP Briefed on Immigration Crisis| 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now| Obama Seeks Governors' Support on Immigrant Kids| Share...
  • 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...
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 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 · 48 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 · 30 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 · 47 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 · 67 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 · 17 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 · 14 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 · 43 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 · 29 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 · 28 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....