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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...
  • George P. Bush Urges Immigration Action [amnesty]

    07/10/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jeff Zeleny
    George P. Bush said on Tuesday that “it’s never too late” for Mitt Romney to take a leadership role in the immigration debate, but he acknowledged Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. “Governor Romney had an opportunity to get in front of the president on the issue,” said Mr. Bush, 36, the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. “But the president clearly has taken the initiative on it.”
  • Andrew Sullivan: Obama And The Future

    07/04/2012 8:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2012 | Andrew Sullivan, famous homophile raconteur
    The good news of the terrible news of the last couple of weeks is that there's a lot more realism about the forces at work in this election. Incumbent presidents always have a tricky re-election campaign, because they have to balance a defense of their record with a set of proposals for the next term. Often, the mandate is vague - and you won't find a better summary of the risks and opportunities involved than Ryan Lizza's superb new piece in The New Yorker. What the Obama campaign has to do is relatively simple: stop being defensive about their record,...
  • Obama’s halt on deportations already under way

    07/03/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House chairman says ‘amnesty’ violates president’s own rulesFederal immigration authorities have begun granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants under President Obama’s deportation halt — and in some cases are even ignoring the administration’s eligibility rules to stop deportations for those who shouldn’t qualify, according to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said he’s learned some illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. less than five years have had their deportations canceled, even though Mr. Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano had listed the five-year mark as one of their criteria....
  • Romney: I’m Not Going To Be A ‘Flip-Flopper’ On Immigration

    07/02/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Talking Points Memo / The Politico ^ | July 2, 2012 | Igor Bobic
    At a private meeting with a group of influential supporters including Rupert Murdoch, Mitt Romney said he wasn’t going to flip-flop from his past positions on immigration, according to Politico: Murdoch chimed in, three sources said, telling the candidate on the issue of immigration generally, “You have to take the fight to Obama on this.” Romney said the Hispanic vote is important, noting he has Sen. Marco Rubio on the trail for him and that one of his own sons speaks Spanish, but indicated he is not going to change positions from some of what he said in the primaries....
  • Mexican Standoffish (Above average rant)

    07/01/2012 9:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brian McMurphy
    Testy tyrant President Oblameless got to give a dress rehearsal of his The American President speech this afternoon in the Rose Garden. It’s not the first time we’ve seen it. After wiping his @$$ on the Constitution in front of the White House Stenography Pool, one brave reporter had the temerity to ask him a question in a stunning breach of lickspittle subservience etiquette that was adopted and strictly enforced immediately following the Peeved Prez’s Immaculation. Apparently asking a question is now considered “heckling”. It’s also very unpatriotic to yell out a question to the President before he can make...
  • Indiana sends Congress tab for illegal immigration

    07/01/2012 6:34:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Indiana's budget director calculates illegal immigrants have cost Indiana $130.9 million. Budget Director Adam Horst sent Congress a bill for the amount Friday as required under Indiana's illegal immigration law passed last year by the General Assembly. Congress is not expected to act on the request, however. Indiana's law was modeled on the 2010 Arizona illegal immigration bill whose key provisions were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Horst estimated $110.6 million of the state's illegal immigrant costs have been for K-12 education. He estimated prison costs at $12.3 million and welfare costs at nearly $8 million.
  • Immigrants who missed deadline for Obama reprieve lament

    07/01/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 1, 2012 | By Martine Powers
    For three blissful days earlier this month, Raquel, a housekeeper living in Lynn, thought President Obama’s recent announcement on immigration would solve all her problems. Raquel was 4 when her parents brought her to the United States from Mexico; she has lived in America, undocumented, for more than a quarter-century. But in the office of her immigration attorney, Jeffrey B. Rubin, Raquel’s hopes were dashed: She had turned 31 at the end of April. The presidential measure applies only to those under the age of 30 who came to this country when they were 16 or younger. She missed eligibility...
  • Dems see 'window of opportunity' on immigration if Obama reelected

    06/30/2012 12:54:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    Leading House Democrats say President Obama has a great opportunity to pass immigration reform next year if he keeps the White House, but warn his window to act will be short. But with immigration reform gaining prominence in the 2012 presidential race - and with leaders in both parties conceding the system is broken - some top Democrats are hoping Obama would move aggressively on the issue in a second term.
  • Holder Vows Solidarity With Latino Leftists: “Uno Para Todos, Todos Para Uno.” (LULAC)

    06/29/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2012
    On the same week that the U.S. House of Representatives found him in criminal contempt, the nation’s embattled Attorney General professed solidarity with a radical leftist Latino group, proudly celebrating its socialist mission of “uno para todos, todos para uno” (all for one and one for all). It wasn’t enough for Eric Holder to earn the accolade of being the nation’s first sitting Attorney General to be found in criminal contempt by Congress for stonewalling the investigation of a disastrous experiment conducted by his office. Known as Operation Fast and Furious, the project allowed Mexican drug traffickers to obtain U.S.-sold...
  • Not Mincing My Words (Win lunch with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz!)

    06/28/2012 5:25:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    E-Mail | June 28, 2012 | Donna Brazile, Vice Chair, DNC
    You know why I like the Democratic Party? I'll tell you: It's a big tent, and it always has been. It's a place for working people and the middle class. For women, veterans, and small business owners. And new Americans, too. Everyone belongs here. As we head into Saturday's important FEC fundraising deadline, you should be a part of it, too. Pitch in whatever you can, even as little as $3, to re-elect President Obama and help Democrats in tough local fights this year. Contribute to the Democratic Party today. Democrats represent a broad cross-section of Americans. It's our shared...
  • Legal Illegal Immigration

    06/28/2012 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama recently issued an edict exempting an estimated 800,000 to 1 million illegal aliens from the consequences of federal immigration law. Ostensibly that blanket amnesty applies to those who arrived before the age of 16 and are younger than 30; who are in, or graduated from, high school or have served in the military; and who have not been convicted of a felony or multiple misdemeanors. And while most Americans sympathize with helping those who were brought into the United States as toddlers, raised as de facto Americans and followed the rules, the policy of exempting hundreds of thousands...
  • Obama Administration Rejects Virginia's 287(g) Application

    06/27/2012 6:50:56 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    DHS denies Virginia's request for 287(g) agreement On Tuesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has denied his request for the Virginia State Police to join the 287(g) program which trains local and state law enforcement to identify illegal aliens in custody for possible deportation. Gov. McDonnell told reporters: "I'm incredibly disappointed with the Obama administration." In August 2010, McDonnell asked DHS to allow 28 state troopers to receive the specified training in order to identify illegal aliens charged with serious crimes such as "major drug offenses or violent offenses such as murder, manslaughter,...
  • CALL NOW! DOJ Sets Up “Hotline” For Illegals to Complain About Arizona’s SB1070

    06/27/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-27-2012 | John Hill
    The Obama Administration shows us once again who is its TRUE constituents: ILLEGAL ALIENS.The Department of Justice, angered by the Supreme Court unanimously upholding Arizona's ability to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police under S.B. 1070 -  has setup a "hotline" to report "civil rights" concerns under the new law. The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. Meanhwhile, where's the "hotline" for CITIZENS who have lost their jobs...
  • Obama to Spin Amnesty as his "Emancipation Proclamation"

    06/25/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT · by publius321 · 22 replies
    "...An “emancipation proclamation” is how he will have his servants such as Andrea Mitchell and David Gregory spin this recent declaration. They are working tirelessly at NBC; just last week they had another of their weekend anchor/propagandists actually comparing Jeremiah Wright to FREDERICK DOUGLASS! So what is his "end game"? Why does he continue to methodically manufacture these specious Lincoln "equivalencies"? When observed within the context of his agenda, this could reasonably be interpreted as ANOTHER part of the equation to eventually force secession and foment civil war..."
  • Democrats Want Voters out of Immigration Debate

    06/23/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 23, 2012 | Alexis Garcia
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to grant immunity to young undocumented Latinos proves that he does not want the public involved in the immigration debate. After failing to secure meaningful reform, the president took the extraordinary step in circumventing Congress and issued an executive order deferring deportation laws calling it the "right thing to do." Though only Congress has the authority under the Constitution to define citizenship, the president -- sensing political disaster in November -- usurped congressional power to enact his own agenda. While Latinos applaud this move, they should worry that the President's expansion of executive power sets...
  • Obama's Amnesty and Affirmative Action

    06/22/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jason Kissner
    Many readers are by now well aware of Mr. Obama's decision to confer what amounts to amnesty upon a certain class of illegal immigrants. According to Mr. Obama, Congress didn't act (apparently settled immigration law doesn't constitute action), so Mr. Obama decided to unilaterally create what amounts to legislation that never passed (the DREAM act.) What an affirmative actor! The constitutional infirmities of this decision are pronounced and involve the functional equivalent of the repeal of statutory schemes by the executive (for good summaries, click here and here). President Mr. Obama's justification for his unconstitutional policy edict presents conservatives with...
  • On becoming Illegal

    06/22/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 8 replies
    Email | 6/22/12 | unknown
    On Becoming Illegal. You'll love this! FORMS ARE GOING FAST- SIGN UP TODAY! Becoming Illegal (Actual letter from an Iowa resident sent to his senator,) The Honorable Tom Harkin 731 Hart Senate Office Building Phone (202) 224 3254 Washington DC , 20510 Dear Senator Harkin, As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you. My primary reason for wishing to change my status...
  • The ‘DREAM’ order isn’t legal (Obama's EO contravenes 1996 US laws)

    06/22/2012 6:28:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    NY POST ^ | 6/2212 | Kris Kobach, Kansas secy of state (co-authored Arizona / Alabma alien laws)
    EXCERPT In 1996, Congress inserted interlocking provisions into law that require deportation when Executive Branch officials become aware of illegal aliens.....explicitly to force the executive branch to place into removal proceedings virtually every illegal alien encountered by federal immigration agents. The exceptions are very narrow, to be applied only in extraordinary circumstances (such as aliens seeking political asylum).....the “prosecutorial discretion” that Obama claims he is ordering ICE agents to exercise no longer exists, because Congress eliminated it in 1996. Congress acted out of frustration b/c the Clinton administration was using its discretion to let several thousand illegal aliens walk free....
  • Obama to address Latino leaders a day after Romney

    06/22/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | June 22, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    (AP) — President Barack Obama is basking in the aftermath of his breakthrough directive on illegal immigration and pressing his jobs agenda before a meeting of Hispanic leaders, one day after they gave a cool reception to GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney and his newly softened stance on immigration. The president was to speak to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Friday near Orlando, his first speech to a Hispanic group since he decreed that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would be exempted from deportation and granted work permits valid...
  • Romney says he will ‘replace and supersede’ Obama’s immigration plan

    06/21/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 21, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama's immigration plan on Thursday, saying that as president, he will "put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the President's temporary measure." That plan is still vague, but it does not involve a path to legalization for any of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants except for people who enlist in the military, according to a release from the campaign. "As President, I won't settle for a stop-gap measure," he said during his speech to to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Annual Conference in...
  • Obama's amnesty-by-fiat: Naked lawlessness

    06/22/2012 5:46:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 22, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations [of immigrants brought here illegally as children] through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.” — President Obama, March 28, 2011 Those laws remain on the books. They have not changed. Yet Obama last week suspended these very deportations — granting infinitely renewable “deferred action” with attendant work permits — thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing. Obama had tried to change the law. In late 2010, he...
  • What Next on Immigration? (If Obama gets away with his amnesty-by-decree, what can't he do?)

    06/21/2012 4:38:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2012 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) today, and will no doubt continue his evasions regarding the president’s unconstitutional DREAM decree, which grants amnesty to perhaps 1.4 million illegal immigrants without permission from Congress.One thing that Romney, and the GOP more generally, should consider is what’s next. If the president gets away with this usurpation of legislative authority, what other immigration measures might we expect? After all, Friday’s amnesty decree didn’t happen in a vacuum — it was the result of the administration’s getting away with a whole series of earlier, less...
  • Do the Newly Amnestied 30-under Illegal Aliens get Affirmative Action status?

    06/20/2012 10:50:18 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 14 replies
    FReeper Vanity ^ | 6-2-12 | wac3rd
    I was upset all weekend as Obama gave 1.5 million lawbreakers a work permit in front of the millions of unemployed Americans, pandering for the Mexican vote, obviously. My question is this: Do those given work permits, as many are Hispanic, and thus a protected class/minority, do they also get a leg up on Whites because of racial set-asides and/or Affirmative Action? So, not only do the break the law and jump the line, they also get a side door into colleges and jobs? Has anyone explored this question?
  • Patriotic honor students aren’t the only beneficiaries of Obama’s executive order

    06/20/2012 2:05:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Congressman Tom Tancredo ^ | June 20, 2012 | Congress Tom Tancredo
    Last year, the Obama administration tried to block the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia. In 1994, at age 21, Leal kidnapped, murdered and raped a 16-year-old girl named Adria Sauceda. There was never much doubt as to Leal’s guilt, and the administration did not oppose the execution on the grounds that Leal was innocent or even that he did not receive a fair trial. Rather, administration officials were worried that executing him would “seriously jeopardize” relations with Mexico. According to the administration’s brief, since Leal was a “Mexican national,” he should have been offered assistance from the Mexican consulate when...
  • Rubio: 'It Feels Weird to Deport a Valedictorian' (RINO Barf Alert!)

    06/19/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/19/2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the United States has "a significant illegal immigration problem" and needs to find a "balanced" solution: "I mean, if you do something that somehow encourages illegal immigration in the future, it's counterproductive. On the other hand, it feels weird to deport a valedictorian who has been here since they were four years old and have done well in school. So, trying to find the balance there, that is important," Rubio told Sean Hannity Monday night. "What the President did by ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the Congress, makes it harder to find that balance,...
  • Excuse me, but it is the time for questions (Lord Obama vs. Daily Caller's Neil Munro)

    06/19/2012 9:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 20, 2012 | Patricia Campion
    On Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that "certain young people who were brought to the United States when they were "under the age of 16" and are currently below "the age of 30" will no longer be deported. Hours later, at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro had the audacity to question President Barack Obama about his administration's controversial decision. "Why'd you favor foreigners over American workers?" Munro shouted. "Excuse me, sir," Obama snapped, "but it's not time for questions." Excuse me, sir, but when the president of the...
  • Jose Vargas: Obama's immigration policy has created 'a new normal' (He's an illegal!)

    06/19/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    MSNBC's The Ed Show ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jordan Michael Smith
    Just days after President Obama inaugurated his new immigration policy, "there is a new normal when it comes to talking about immigration," said Jose Antonio Vargas. "There is a notable shift in the way our country and our politicians are talking about it," he said on Tuesday's episode of The Ed Show. "And I welcome that." A whole generation "now thinks the Republican Party is synonymous with being the anti-immigrant party," said Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an illegal immigrant last year...
  • Republican Congressman Proposes Bill To Block Obama Illegal Alien Deportation Policy

    06/19/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    (The Hill) -- Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation. Schweikert's bill would specifically prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from allowing that relief, which Obama described on Friday as an option for up to 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally at a young age. Schweikert said his bill would prevent Obama from "dictating" immigration law from the White House.
  • W.Va. Dem on Obama immigration policy: ‘Wrong as he can be’

    06/19/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W.Va.) criticized sharply President Obama’s immigration policy in a Monday statement, saying the president is “as wrong as he can be” on the issue: “We are a nation of immigrants. But I believe that the president is wrong on this issue — as wrong as he can be,” said Rahall. “For every immigrant who came to this country legally, abiding by the process and respecting the law, this action is a slap in the face. For the American workers, who will be forced to compete for American jobs against immigrant aliens, this action is a slap...
  • Obama immigration shift a hit with voters, says new poll

    06/19/2012 8:12:32 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/12 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama's high-profile shift on immigration last week — announcing plans to grant temporary legal status to as many as 800,000 undocumented people brought to American soil as children — has the overwhelming support of likely voters in a new Bloomberg poll released Tuesday. Sixty-four percent of them — and 66% of independents, the frequently up-for-grabs voters thought to decide elections — support the president's decision. The White House has forcefully (and rather implausibly) denied that Obama sought political gain from his announcement. But as recently as March 2011, he had said publicly that he lacked the power to...