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  • We Sent Back Elian {And we acted decisively then]

    07/24/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 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 Commerces immigration policy

    07/24/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 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 groups 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 · 10 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 · 13 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 didnt show up for court. The unaccompanied children were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala who were set to appear in Bairds court for initial deportation hearings. The Dallas Morning News cited Bairds 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 · 37 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 OMALLEY SEEKS TO BRING MINORS

    07/24/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 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 governors mansion, where Martin OMalley 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 didnt 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 leaderships 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 Departments 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 its 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.
  • In Texas, a Surge of Migrants Also Means a Surge of Dead Bodies

    07/24/2014 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Karla Zabludovsky
    It had become a routine call. On June 21, Brooks County Deputy Elias Pompa was called to the Wagenschein Ranch in southern Texas. A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor escorted Pompa and a justice of the peace onto the property. The three walked a fifth of a mile and arrived at GPS coordinates N.27.05702-W.98.14811. There, the remains of a migrant lay on the dry, grassy ground. The skeletal remains appeared to be from a small frame female. She was wearing a black shirt, blue bra, black pants and some black Puma shoes with some pink and purple lines on the side....
  • Non-Border State Governors Demanding Answers From Obama on Illegal Immigrant Crisis

    07/24/2014 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The illegal immigration crisis on the border is showing no signs of stopping and the problem has spread well beyond states sitting side-by-side with Mexico. The Obama administration has been shipping unaccompanied minors to family members living illegally in the United States for months. Illegal aliens under the age of 18 have been shipped to states as far away as New York and Massachusetts, prompting non-border state governors to demand answers from the White House about what the President is planning to do to stop the crisis. In an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren last night, Utah...
  • Aboard 'The Beast', migrants fear Texas crackdown

    07/24/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/14 | Leticia Pineda
    The couple had been on the road for 18 days since leaving El Salvador, but when they heard the news about presidential prospect Perry's move to send 1,000 National Guard reservists to the already tightly guarded border, they decided to ditch their plan to cross at Eagle Pass, Texas, and take an even longer route. "A friend told me he crossed in New Mexico. Nobody goes there. It's very far, very high and you have to walk about three days through the desert," said Edwin, 36, who lived for years in Dallas and has done this all before.
  • Hagel Authorizes More Housing for Children From Central America

    07/24/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 25 replies
    DoD News, Defense Media Activity ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nick Simeone
    WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months.
  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Republicans offered a dozen recommendations Wednesday to address the illegal immigration crisis. Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process, said task force leader Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and we believe that is in the best interest of all the countries involved in this crisis. We look forward to working with these countries as they prepare to receive their children back.
  • The Immigration Surge has nothing to do with immigration

    07/24/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Alan Joel
    One month ago (in June), the topic of immigration was at 5%. Today? Its 17%. According to a Gallup poll released a few days ago, immigration has surged to the top of the list as the Most Important U.S. Problem. This replaces dissatisfaction with government (16%).
  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Earlier this year, Bush received some criticism from Republicans after he described illegal immigration as an act of love. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings. Bush, who has expressed support for immigration reform and is considered a White House contender in 2016, said the existing law allows people who don't actually deserve asylum in the United States to too easily take cover under protections for real asylum...
  • Don't Put Undocumented Immigrants in Idaho, Otter Tells Feds

    07/23/2014 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Twin Falls Times-News ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Nathan Brown
    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter sent a letter to federal officials Wednesday voicing his opposition to using the state as "a destination or a staging area for the influx of unaccompanied and illegal immigrants entering the United States through our southern border." In the letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Otter blames the federal government for creating the current crisis at the border, and says Congress needs to take action to enforce the law. "Idaho will not open itself to the unwelcome challenges...
  • Reuters Exclusive: Obama Sends Team to Texas to Assess Need for National Guard Deployment

    07/23/2014 7:01:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move. The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday.
  • Hagan Now Silent After Rubber-Stamping Obamas Failed Open Border Policies

    With the nations illegal immigration crisis making headlines, Kay Hagan has remained completely silent in a not-so-subtle attempt to avoid drawing attention to her disastrous record on border security. Despite promising North Carolinians that she would crackdown on illegal immigration during her 2008 U.S. Senate campaign, Hagan went to Washington and became a rubber-stamp for President Obamas failed open border policies that have exacerbated the nations illegal immigration problems. In the U.S. Senate, Hagan has repeatedly opposed attempts to secure the border. In 2009, Hagan voted against requiring the completion of a 700-mile southern border fence to restrain the flow...
  • Another California City Says No to Housing Illegal Immigrants

    07/24/2014 1:58:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The Planning Commission for Escondido, a city just outside of San Diego, voted unanimously, by a 6-0 vote, to reject sheltering Central Americans caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters. Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart News has...
  • Lynn protesters denounce mayors immigration comments

    07/24/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Oliver Ortega
    LYNN The passion and polarization of the immigration debate was on full display here Tuesday afternoon, when more than a hundred protesters stood on the steps of City Hall to denounce Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy for saying that an influx of child immigrants from Central America is draining the citys resources. Holding signs and chanting at times, the demonstrators stood behind a round of speakers from local community groups who criticized the mayor and the superintendent of the Lynn public schools, Catherine Latham, for comments they made to about the costs incurred by immigrant children. The mayors comments provoke...
  • They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law

    07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ... In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR 208.13 (b) (1), An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.] (Emphasis...
  • More than 320 migrant kids placed in Connecticut

    07/24/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    More than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who have streamed across the U.S. border from Central American countries have been placed with relatives living in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. Some activists in New Haven have pressed the administration to make the former Gateway Community College property available to house the children. In a statement released Tuesday night, Malloy said officials are exploring the possibility of using the property, which is owned and controlled by the Board of Regents.
  • Sessions: Colossal Error to Pass Immigration Spending Without Blocking Administrative Amnesty

    07/24/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Niels Lesnewski
    Sen. Jeff Sessions says it would be institutional surrender for the House to advance an immigration spending bill without preventing President Barack Obama from expanding administrative amnesty for millions of additional unauthorized immigrants. The Alabama Republican made that case in a lengthy statement circulated Wednesday afternoon, and he expanded on those views in a brief conversation with CQ Roll Call. I think it would be a colossal error to pass any kind of legislation that does not prohibit the president from granting legal status to five or six million people, as hes indicated he intends to do, Sessions said. Im...
  • Cruz warns House colleagues: Dont let Democrats fool you

    07/24/2014 5:46:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz is urging House Republicans to reject legislation addressing the border crisis, arguing that passing a bill through the lower chamber would play into the hands of Senate Democrats. The Texas Republicans move to sway GOP lawmakers will hamper any House effort to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its summer break at the end of next week. ADVERTISEMENT In a Wednesday morning meeting, Cruz told a group of more than 20 House conservatives that they would regret passing legislation addressing the Texas border crisis because Senate Democrats were likely to gut it and use it...
  • Rubio: Immigration reform wont happen for another 10 years unless border security comes first

    07/24/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/23/14
    His staff and supporters will be quick to remind you that hes always said he prefers the security first option. Okay, but his preference didnt stop him from co-sponsoring a mammoth comprehensive bill championed by Democrats like Chuck Schumer. In fact, lets compare Rubios rhetoric now versus then. Here he is in June 2013 describing the Gang of Eight bill: Rubio, responding to the concern that legalization might be delayed and therefore be subjected to the policies of future administrations: Lets be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following...
  • Jeb Bush weighs in on immigration influx and urges House Republicans to push comprehensive reform

    07/24/2014 5:31:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) After several weeks in which the influx of tens of thousands of undocumented children illegally crossing the border into the United States has dominated the headlines, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed about the issue, calling for a change in how the children are handled after they are arrested - and also urging his fellow Republicans not to use this as an "excuse" to abandon comprehensive immigration reform. His Wall Street Journal opinion piece that published Wednesday evening is similar to the statement he released to CNN last week and is just the second time...
  • Tea Partys Joe Carr Looks to Ride Anti-Amnesty Wave Past Lamar Alexander

    07/24/2014 5:10:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Joe Carr remembers exactly where he was when he found out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his race to the largely unknown political upstart David Brat. As he finished up a meeting with a group of about 75 Tea Party supporters in Obion County, someone waved a smartphone and announced the startling news. The place went nuts it exploded, Carr said, pointing out that the event went long past 10:00 as supporters began discussing what was possible in his Republican primary challenge to Sen. Lamar Alexander. All of a sudden now the attention the attention turns to us;...
  • Slain Omahan's relative says immigration crackdown might have prevented her death

    A relative of an elderly Omaha woman who was raped and killed last year said Saturday that the brutal crime may have been prevented if the United States strictly enforced immigration laws. What wed like to have is the federal government to secure our borders, said Bill Hartzell, 60, of Council Bluffs. Theres a chance my grandmother would be still alive if our borders were secured. Hartzell is the husband of Teresa Hartzell, a granddaughter of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin. Sollowin died three days after Sergio Martinez- Perez, a Mexico native in the U.S. illegally, broke into her South Omaha home,...
  • Army of Over 100,000 Illegal Alien Gang Members in Texas

    07/23/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by montag813 · 37 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    <p>ATexas State Senator revealed to radio hostLaura Ingrahamthat we have an army of illegal alien gang members in Texas. His estimate was well over 100,000.</p>
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing

    07/23/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    FOX News Dallas Ft. Worth ^ | July 23, 2014 | By: Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. The judge could have issued immediate deportation orders as far as Tuesdays no-shows are concerned, but he chose not to, and reset the hearing for next month instead.
  • Gov demands details on 139 undocumented immigrant kids

    07/23/2014 8:20:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Carroll Times-Herald ^ | July 23, 2014
    Gov. Terry Branstad told The Carroll Daily Times Herald his counterpart in Nebraska is on the right track with a demand to the federal government for identifying details on the unaccompanied, undocumented children who crossed the nation's borders, most from Central America, in the last year and ended up in Nebraska. Branstad said he is outraged by what he described as a lack of communication from the White House on the situation. "I find out through the Omaha World-Herald," Branstad said. "There's no transparency, there's no openness, they never told us. This is not the way the government of the...
  • Governor Rick Perry: Illegal Aliens in Texas Behind 3,000 Homicides & 8,000 Sexual Assaults

    07/23/2014 8:31:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/14 | jim hoft
    Rick Perry explained why Texas had to act
  • Dems reject border 'ultimatums'

    07/23/2014 12:13:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders warned Wednesday that softening a 2008 immigration law to expedite deportations of children would sink any effort to provide emergency funding at the southern border. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), joining GOP leaders in the Senate, has insisted that new funding to address the border crisis be accompanied by changes to the six-year-old human trafficking law to make it easier to send migrant children back home. But Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), head of the House Democratic Caucus, suggested Wednesday that his troops aren't ready to get on board. He accused Boehner and the Republicans of "making ultimatums"...
  • Undocumented immigrants at FLETC being tested for tuberculosis

    07/23/2014 2:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Alamogordo Daily News | July 23, 2014 | By Zack Ponce
    LINK ONLY per Freerepublic posting rules.
  • Operation Normandy set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to stop an invasion

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist one of the founders of the Minutemen Project said hes reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the porous areas between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called Operation Normandy, and its set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be, Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Checking in from Murrietta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014

    07/23/2014 3:39:15 PM PDT · by blueplum
    Free Republic ^ | July 23, 2014 | self
    Checking in from Murrieta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014: The Border Patrol station in Murrieta was as quiet Saturday mid-afternoon as it was Friday. A token law enforcement presence was stationed at the intersection in front of the entrance where a lone patriot stood tall with his flag firmly planted. Similar to Friday, about a dozen patriots were scattered in and along side the 3 pop-up tents onsite, some waving flags and holding signs, and others seated in the shade chatting pleasantly amongst themselves. There were no counter-protestors present when we arrived about 2:30pm. [along road at Border Patrol Station entrance...
  • Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didnt Protect Our Borders

    07/23/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/23/14 | Michael Snyder
    Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state. On Mondays The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally. We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • What If They Were Refugees?

    07/23/2014 4:03:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/21/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The party line of the anti-borders Left regarding the unaccompanied minors surging across the border into South Texas is that theyre refugees fleeing violence and persecution, ---SNIP--- thats only the case for the first safe country the refugee enters. He shouldnt even be allowed to apply for asylum if he passed through other countries. Asylum is for people willing to go anywhere to get out of where they are; just as a drowning man doesnt pick and choose among life preservers he sees in the water, a genuine asylum-seeker doesnt pick and choose among countries.
  • House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations

    07/23/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    House Republicans will call Wednesday for decisive action to end the border crisis, proposing a deployment of National Guard troops and accelerated deportation hearings for unaccompanied children inundating the U.S., said a Capitol Hill aide familiar with the plan. The proposals from a task force will aim to fix the most urgent problems quickly, stemming the flow of [unaccompanied alien children] and securing the border right now, the Republican aide said. This is about solutions right now. Several of the recommendations focus on expediting the immigration hearing process for the unaccompanied alien children. Otherwise, most of them could stay in...
  • Univision decides to help children who illegally crossed the border with the U.S.

    07/23/2014 1:59:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 21, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Univision decided to fulfill a single information function, commit and take a stand to defend the children of the border, those who come looking for a dream or reecontrarse with his parents in the United States and were arrested. Within the framework of the Annual Conference of the Council of La Raza (NCLR, for its acronym in English), Vice President of Univision, Bob Llamas, announced that the company would allocate resources to protect children from the border: "We can not let circumstances or the political and economic distract us from helping children. I guarantee that none of these...
  • Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family

    07/23/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with three other youth and a 30-something guide known as a coyote. Guevaras older brother Adam, had paid the coyote thousands of dollars for the 2,000-mile trip, which took 12 days. Guevara traveled by foot and car, finally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the back of a truck. Fifteen minutes later, immigration officials discovered his illegal entry and sent him to a Texas shelter. He was there 24 days before flying from Houston to Baltimore, where he was reunited with two brothers,...
  • Dramatic Video: Border Patrol shootout with alleged gang member

    07/23/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    KETKNBC.com ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:37am | Staff
    La Joya (KNVO) It was a terrifying situation in a Texas border town as authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect. Border patrol agents were under fire as they tried to arrest a man in La Joya, on the Rio Grande River near the Gulf of Mexico. Two law enforcement officers were shot, but both are expected to recover. Authorities said the man was wanted for a murder in Edinburg. He was also believed to be a member of the notorious "Texas Syndicate" prison gang. The gunman had barricaded himself in an apartment and fired at sheriff's deputies and...
  • Immigration compromise dubbed 'amnesty,' won't stop Obama's deferrals (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 12:17:44 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO) Critics of a bipartisan immigration bill proposed by two Texans claim it does not include any new border fence proposals, won't end the president's deportation deferral program, and doesn't go far enough to evict illegal children streaming over the border. And, they tell Secrets, the compromise hammered out by Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar amounts to "amnesty" because it opens the door to letting those already facing removal orders have another chance to make their case to stay. This gives those who have been issued a final order or removal another bite at the apple,...
  • Oklahoma lawmakers reiterate opposition to Fort Sill as shelter for minors

    07/23/2014 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    newsok.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON _ Members of Oklahomas congressional delegation said Monday they dont want Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post near Lawton, used to house unaccompanied alien children past the October deadline. The delegations comments came after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved a request from the Health and Human Services Department to house up to 5,000 more minors on military bases. Hagel had previously approved housing for up to 3,600 children. Hagel also approved a request that bases be used until the end of January. Fort Sill is housing about 1,200 minors, mostly from Central American countries. The children began arriving...
  • Retired border guard gives chilling look inside department: Obama limited our ammo (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Noel
    A retired Border Patrol officer outraged over the influx of illegal aliens entering the country this year has recorded an interview that reveals chilling information about the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the long-term hazards it holds for the country as a whole. zacharytaylor0723In the self-produced interview, former Border Patrol Agent Zachary Taylor talks about a variety issues facing the Border Patrol the general public might not expect. He speaks of immigrants with various diseases coming into the U.S., how the Russian mafia is using Mexico as a base of operations and the concept of asymmetric warfare as...
  • FR's BP expedition to the Texas Rio Grande Valley is on the road!! [FReepathon, RGV special]

    07/23/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 290 replies
    Howdy everyone!! We've loaded up the FReepercampmobile and we're enroute for Texas!! Din't make it very far last night due to a non-serious (we hope) engine problem going up the Grapevine. Added a quart of oil and kept on trucking. Then we encountered a construction zone and it took us over two hours just to travel 12 miles, so we decided to pull into the nearest RV park and camp for the night. We're hoping to make Las Cruces tonight and then, God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime tomorrow night and will plant our flag at our border...
  • GOP plans Guard troops to border

    07/23/2014 12:08:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/23/14 | Peter Schroeder
    House Republicans are considering a plan that would deploy the National Guard to the border, change trafficking laws and beef up judicial and law enforcement resources in response to the surge of child migrants into the United States. A GOP working group on border issues briefed members Wednesday on its policy recommendations for the emergency funding bill, which lawmakers are scrambling to finish before they leave town for a five-week summer recess. Republicans were adamant that policy changes must be part of the spending package, setting up a standoff with Democrats who have declared them a non-starter. "What the president's...