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  • Young illegal immigrants may seek reprieves amid questions

    08/12/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 12, 2012 | by Maria Sacchetti
    As thousands of young illegal immigrants in Massachusetts prepare to apply for federal reprieves from deportation starting this week, the state has yet to clarify whether successful applicants will qualify for driver’s licenses and resident tuition at public colleges and universities. Governor Deval Patrick, Obama’s close friend and ally, has supported driver’s licenses and resident tuition for illegal immigrants, but has not said whether this change will make it possible to get them. Several immigration lawyers said last week that they believe young immigrants should qualify for licenses and resident tuition in Massachusetts based on existing laws and state policies....
  • Janet Napolitano’s DHS Commences Witch Hunt Against Whistleblowers on Amnesty

    08/10/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 10, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    A witch hunt to track down whistleblowers has commenced at Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. Sources tell PJ Media that DHS policy drafts regarding amnesty programs have been pipelining to Republican congressional offices. As a result, political appointees at DHS are feeling the heat and have commenced a witch hunt to track down the sources of the leaks – conducting interviews bordering on interrogations. One such policy draft sent straight to GOP congressional offices included a memo titled “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” A July draft of the document shows an effort by DHS political appointees to suspend laws...
  • Rep. Steve King mulling bill to repeal everything Obama has signed

    08/09/2012 3:48:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-8-12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken critic of just about everything President Obama supports, is considering introducing a bill that would repeal everything Obama has signed into law. King put forward this suggestion to an Iowa audience on Tuesday, when he also reiterated his threat to sue the Obama administration for its June decision not to deport younger illegal immigrants. Under that policy change, illegal immigrants who are in school or have served in the military would get a two-year deferral from deportation. "I am bringing him to court, and we're going to defend the Constitution of the United States...
  • Report says Obama amnesty plan will add 1.76 million new workers

    08/07/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/07/2012 | Neil Munro
    A pro-amnesty group is forecasting that up to 1.76 million young illegal immigrants would get work permits under President Barack Obama’s de facto amnesty announced in June, amid a stalled economy and near-record levels of unemployment. That estimate is twice as large as the 800,000 new workers predicted by White House officials. Another 800,000 illegal immigrant youths will be eligible for the de facto amnesty once they graduate, said the report, released Aug. 7 by the Migration Policy Institute, a well-funded, D.C.-based pro-amnesty group. The new estimate says the de facto amnesty would add as may workers to the legal...
  • Dream Act Lite criteria to be implemented August 15th

    08/05/2012 6:43:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Bob Wilson
    More than a million youth and young adults who came here illegally with their parents have been given a temporary hiatus from deportation. The United States Citizen and Immigration Services announced that beginning on August 15th they will implement the “dream act lite” authorized by President Obama through executive order. Congress has twice stopped “Dream Act” legislation yet President Obama went the route of the executive order to accomplish this program. The USCIS will have all forms and instructions available and begin immediately accepting applications for the deferred action for childhood arrivals. This group is commonly referred to as dreamers...
  • Pelosi leads Dems push to protect gays from deportation

    08/02/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 37 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with 83 other members of Congress, led a push this week to keep lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family members from being deported. In a letter to Homeland Security sent on Tuesday, July 31, the Democratic members pleaded for recognition, in writing, that same-sex partners should be considered as a discretionary factor in deciding deportation cases. This will be the second attempt at persuading Secretary Napolitano to put the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security’s 2011 announcement, into writing. The announcement in August, from high-ranking DHS and White House officials stated,...
  • Immigrants don’t have to prove they meet DREAM Act criteria to avoid charges, ICE union chief says

    07/28/2012 7:26:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A top union official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered ICE agents to blindly — and without any evidence — believe illegal immigrants if they claim they qualify for Obama’s administrative DREAM Act. Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, explained at a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon how the new selective immigration law enforcement policy Obama announced during a White House Rose Garden speech in June is affecting the officers he represents. . . Our orders are: If an alien says they went...
  • ICE agents warn Americans "to brace themselves for what's coming"

    07/28/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 141 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    In the wake of the recent memo from the Obama administration which announced “prosecutorial discretion” in dealing with illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents across the country have been speaking out what many of them are calling a “backdoor amnesty.” On Wednesday, ICE Union president Chris Crane told PRNewswire:“Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through...
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • In the long run, is the GOP dead?

    07/27/2012 6:41:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 145 replies
    humanevents.com/ ^ | July 27 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP. In his 49-state landslide, Richard Nixon failed to take either House. In his two landslides, Ronald Reagan won back only the Senate. Yet Mitt Romney is even money to pull off the hat trick. With this hopeful prospect, why the near despair among so many Republicans about the long term? In his New York Times report, “In California, GOP Fights Steep Decline,” Adam Nagourney delves into the reasons. In the Golden Land, a state Nixon carried all five...
  • DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Dodges Congress' Questions Regarding Executive Amnesty (video)

    07/24/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/24/12 | NumbersUSA
    On July 19, 2012, the House Judiciary Committee asked DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano about the administration's DREAM Act executive amnesty. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), who chairs the Immigration Subcommittee, asked Sec. Napolitano how many illegal aliens would receive work permits while millions of Americans were out of work. He had to ask the questions four times before getting an answer. Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith asked Sec. Napolitano if students who qualify would have to provide a certified school transcript. She said, they're "still working on the details."
  • Mexico Aiding Illegal Alien Youths To Qualify For Dictator Obama's Deportation Relief Directive

    07/23/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 23, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Obama seems determined to win re-election by any means necessary. His treason knows no bounds. Via Bay Area News Group The Mexican Embassy on Monday opened the doors to its San Jose, San Francisco and 48 other consular offices across the United States to undocumented immigrant youths seeking work permits and deportation relief through a new Obama administration directive. The U.S. government won't begin accepting deportation relief applications until Aug. 15, but the Mexican government will help eligible young people apply by giving them information and ensuring they have the proper documents, said Juan Carlos Lara-Armienta, the Mexican Embassy's head...
  • DOJ: Immigration Apprehensions Lowest Since 1972

    07/23/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 23, 2012
    Newly released government records seem to indicate that the Obama Administration got to work right away on its stealth amnesty plan, drastically slashing the number of immigration apprehensions during its first two years in power. Apprehensions for immigration violations plummeted dramatically from 1.8 million in 2000 to an all-time low of 516,992 in 2010, according to a report released this month by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The document was created by a special division of the DOJ (Bureau of Justice Statistics) that collects and disseminates information on crime and the operation of the justice system. Less than two years...
  • Protesters speak out against deportation of illegal immigrants outside detention center

    07/15/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | July 14, 2012 | By Erika Pesantes
    Before their baby's birth, Julia Longwell's husband could be deported to Honduras for being in the country illegally. It's a frightening possibility for the 31-year-old mother. Eight months pregnant and with a 2-year-old in tow, a teary-eyed Longwell stood outside the Broward Transitional Center, where her husband is detained. She tried to share her story over a bullhorn in broken Spanish. She was too emotional to talk during the protest organized by DreamActivist Florida. The crowd applauded in support. Longwell and German Lopez Martinez married in 2009, and lawyers advised the Lake Worth couple to "live under the radar," even...
  • Imagine a new immigration policy

    07/15/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Minneapolis "Red" Star ^ | July 14, 2012 | Roberto Soro
    A century ago, the immigrants from across the Atlantic included settlers and sojourners. Along with the many folks looking to make a permanent home in the United States came those who had no intention to stay, and who would make some money and then go home. Today, we are much more rigid about immigrants. We divide newcomers into two categories: legal or illegal, good or bad. We don't need more categories, but we need to change the way we think about categories. We need to look beyond strict definitions of legal and illegal. To start, we can recognize the new...
  • Border Insecurity: Heavily-Armed Texas Gunboats Now Patrolling the Rio Grande

    07/11/2012 8:53:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The border is “safer than ever”. So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” But for Texans, the Rio Grande is wide open - thanks to Federal failure to secure it  - and is a growing threat to the safety of citizens and law enforcement, on land and water. In January we chronicled how ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley were stocking up on AK-47s to defend their property and lives...
  • Open-Border President Swings Open The Floodgates

    07/11/2012 6:34:04 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 11, 2012
    Security: In the twisted logic of this administration, the "most secure" border ever just got more so with the announced closing of nine patrol stations in four states. Check points? We don't need no stinkin' check points. When in Beaverton, Ore., in May 2008, candidate Barack Obama said he'd campaigned in 57 states with one left to go, it was treated by his defenders as a campaign fatigue-induced gaffe. Judging by his recent actions as president, maybe he meant 57 and the missing seven are the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango and Baja California on...
  • Fishy: Obama Administration to Close Nine Border Patrol Stations

    07/11/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Just one month after President Obama signed a back door amnesty executive order for hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens, his administration is now planning to shut down nine Border Patrol stations, something the people living in border states, Border Patrol agents, local Sheriffs and some Congressman are up in arms about. Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of illegal...
  • Romney to Illegal Aliens: Join U.S. Military or Go Home

    07/11/2012 4:10:25 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 62 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign office said that it is Romney's policy that “young” illegal aliens who join the U.S. military should be able to remain in the United States and attain legal permanent residency status, but that Romney is otherwise sticking by his previously stated position that all illegal aliens must return to their home countries.
  • No immigration bounce for President Obama

    07/10/2012 4:44:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Jul 2012 | Peyton M. Craighill
    President Obama’s announcement of his support for relaxed enforcement of immigration laws on the children of illegal immigrants has not provided any lift for him on the issue according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll. His approval rating on dealing with immigration issues is no better (nor worse) than it was two years ago, and he runs evenly with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on who people trust to handle the issue. Fewer than one in five voters — 18 percent — say immigration is an extremely important issue in their vote. In the Post’s key eight toss-up states...