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  • Donald Trump vows to build border wall, says Mexico will pick up tab

    07/01/2015 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that if elected president he will erect a wall along the country’s southern border and said that taxpayers won’t have to pay a dime for it. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall,” Mr. Trump said. He did not provide any details on how he would get Mexico to go along with his plan.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 11,500 US VISAS STOLEN IN MEXICO

    06/30/2015 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25 2015 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas—The gunmen who recently hijacked a cargo truck carrying visas and documents bound for the U.S. consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara were able to steal 11,500 border crossing cards that had just left this border city. Breitbart Texas was able to learn exclusively that the truck had 11,500 border crossing cards and had just departed from Brownsville when it was hijacked just south of the Texas border as previously reported. The hijacking took place on June 7, near the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The truck had just left the U.S. Logistics Center in Brownsville when the armed robbery...
  • Cartel Land: Coming to theaters in July.... (video)

    06/29/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 2 replies
    American Digest ^ | 6/29/2015 | Gerard Vanderleun
    and to the United States? Oh, Any Day Now Video at the link or at https://youtu.be/6JD7hPM_yxg From IMDB:With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim...
  • The border surge, a year later: Schools struggling with influx of unaccompanied minors

    06/24/2015 3:21:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Llenas
    A year after the height of the so-called surge, a weeks-long period last summer when tens of thousands of Central American children crossed illegally into the United States, education experts say the federal government has left the burden of educating and caring for these children to cash-strapped public schools. Over the last year, teachers and administrators have been left to teach these kids English, even though some of them had never stepped foot inside of a classroom and many are in need of mental health counseling following their traumatic encounters with gang violence, sex trafficking or kidnapping in their native...
  • DHS to free illegal immigrant families

    06/24/2015 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will begin releasing more illegal immigrant families from detention, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday as he bowed to political pressure from activists and members of Congress who’d called the conditions inhumane for families. Despite offering amenities for the illegal immigrants ranging from flat-screen televisions in every suite, classrooms and ball fields at their disposal and 24-hour access to snacks and sodas, Mr. Johnson said he’s concluded things are still too harsh. He said illegal immigrant parents and children who claim they fear for their lives back home will now have the chance to post a “reasonable and realistic”...
  • Immigration reform: 'The California Package'

    06/24/2015 2:12:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
    While the federal government stalls on immigration reform, some states have begun acting on their own. California has passed more than a dozen laws on immigrant integration between 2001 and the present. In mid-June, the state expanded healthcare access to all undocumented children and boosted spending for naturalization assistance. These various laws collectively produce a kind of state-level citizenship — call it "the California Package." The California Package is innovative in several respects. Not only does it grant rights to immigrants that are restricted at the federal level, but it also tends to blur the distinction between citizens, authorized, and...
  • Hungary to Build Fence on Serbian Border as Fast as Possible

    06/24/2015 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2015 | By PABLO GORONDI
    Hungary has decided to build a temporary fence on the border with Serbia as fast as possible to stop the flow of illegal migrants, the foreign minister said Wednesday. 61,000 migrants had entered Hungary this year, nearly all by crossing Hungary's southern border with Serbia. Most of those who request refugee status in Hungary quickly leave for other destinations in western Europe, like Austria, Germany and Sweden. Refugees can be returned to the EU country where they first made their asylum request. Refugees registering for asylum in Hungary had already likely passed through Greece first, so they should be sent...
  • Druze Leaders Ready to Defend Relatives in Syria

    06/15/2015 11:41:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Druze community in Israel is on high alert Sunday, after Al Qaeda massacred 20 Druze in Syria - a move the community has deemed a "red line." "Israel's policy is that it will not intervene in Syria, and we accept that with understanding and love," former minister Salah Tarif, who served in the 12-16th Knessets as part of Labor, stated to Walla! News. "We will also not interfere, but we do have red lines." "We are operating now as a form of witness, as a religious entity to protect our brothers," he added. "We are 'at the ready' like...
  • For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county

    06/11/2015 2:41:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2015 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    ... For uninsured California immigrants such as Vasquez and Becerra, which side of a county line they live on can significantly affect the care available when they're sick. Counties are required under a 1933 state law to "relieve and support all incompetent poor, indigent persons." That requirement has been open to interpretation when it comes to healthcare for those in the country illegally. Among the 11 counties that provide low-cost medical care to such immigrants, some limit treatment to seriously ill patients or children. The remaining 47 counties do not consider these immigrants to be covered by the state mandate....
  • Senate panel blocks funding for lawyers representing undocumented children

    06/11/2015 2:24:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 10, 2015
    A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. The lawmaker responsible for the move was Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, chief author of a spending bill funding the Justice Department's budget. The spending measure, however, has a long way to go before becoming law. Without lawyers, children are much more likely to be sent back to their home countries. Under federal law, immigrant children have two options to seek legal status, including requesting...
  • Mike King's SEIDARM™ - Stopping Terrorists (Yes we can affordably protect and secure U.S. Borders)

    06/09/2015 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | June 05, 2015 | Glenn Spencer
    A former Army sniper has invented a way to spot terrorists - in those in low-flying airplanes - who are trying to cross our borders. If we can spot the threat - we can deal with it.
  • First Undocumented Immigrant '[bleep]ing Finally' Allowed To Practice Law In New York

    06/04/2015 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Roque Planas
    The courts in New York have allowed an undocumented immigrant to practice law for the first time. Cesar Vargas, a leading voice in the immigrant rights movement, received the OK to practice his profession in a decision handed down Wednesday by a New York appeals court. "We find that the undocumented status of an individual applicant does not, alone, suggest that the applicant is not possessed of the qualities that enable attorneys to vigorously defend their client's interests within the bounds of the law," the ruling says, "nor does it suggest that the applicant cannot protect, as an officer of...
  • State Senate approves McGuire bill to ban oil drilling (off shore)

    06/03/2015 9:11:32 PM PDT · by rey · 13 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 June 2015 | GUY KOVNER
    North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire’s bill to permanently ban new oil drilling in state waters along the 840-mile California coast was approved by the Senate Wednesday and now moves to the Assembly. Calling the coast a “worldwide wonder,” McGuire, D-Healdsburg, said his bill will protect the natural beauty of the coast, which draws 150 million visitors a year and contributes $40 billion to the state economy. The bill closes a loophole in a 1994 law that banned oil and gas development in state waters, which extend out three miles from shore, but permitted exceptions in cases where state oil...
  • $15 Minimum Wage: Women, Blacks Hurt Most

    06/04/2015 5:03:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Fourteen to one, in favor. That was the Los Angeles City Council vote to raise, over the next five years, the city's minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15. Of course, as Investor's Business Daily tells us, the $15 per hour really is closer to $20. How does it get to $20? Investor's Business Daily says: "Once all the nonwage costs are added, including payroll taxes, paid sick leave and the big one -- ObamaCare's employer mandate -- minimum compensation for a full-time worker could rise as high as $19.28 an hour by 2020, an IBD analysis finds. That...
  • TV ad points finger at immigrants for California drought

    06/03/2015 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | By Mike Luery
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —It's a television ad that runs just 30 seconds, but its implication that immigrants are draining resources during the California drought has critics contending its message is divisive and untrue. "I think those ads are disingenuous," said Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from Bell Gardens. "They serve to further divide us as Californians."
  • LA could become latest US city to pass $15 minimum wage

    06/02/2015 11:50:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2015 2:38 AM EDT
    Los Angeles on Tuesday is set to take a final vote on becoming the latest big U.S. city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage. The City Council is extremely likely to make the move, which has the endorsement of Mayor Eric Garcetti and comes two weeks after a 14-1 preliminary vote on the wage. The vote would bring a $15-an-hour wage by 2020—more than double the current federal minimum. …
  • Drought Watch: Record Number of Water Waste Reported Submitted to Santa Clara Valley Water District

    06/02/2015 6:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Marianne Favro
    In the battle to save a precious resource a record number of people in the Bay Area are reporting their water-wasting neighbors. The Santa Clara Valley Water District has a program where residents can anonymously report water waste. In April, 900 people reported water wasters. It was the highest number since the district's program to conserve water by reporting water waste started last summer. Residents are able to report water waste through e-mail, phone or using the district's water app. "It's extremely helpful," said Jerry De La Piedra of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. "Often people don't realize they...
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2015 | By PATRICK MCGREEVY
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides “what we can realistically achieve now” for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • Honduran man charged with sexually assaulting child

    06/02/2015 3:41:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore Police arrested and charged a Honduran man with attempting to sexually assault a child in a home where he was a renter, according to a department spokesman. Jose Ricardo Garcia, 34, was charged with various sexual offenses for the May 28 incident. Police said the 5-year-old boy’s aunt caught Garcia in the act at their home in the 3400 block of East Baltimore St. “Please don’t call the police. I have six children back home,” Garcia said after he was caught, according to the boy’s aunt. Garcia then left the home and went to a nearby bar,...
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06/02/15 | Patrick McGreevy
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the country illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • MAJOR US BANKS CLOSING BORDER BRANCHES TO FIGHT MONEY LAUNDERING

    05/31/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30 2015 | SYLVIA LONGMIRE
    As more money continues to flow into the pockets of Mexican drug cartels, traffickers need to maintain a solid network of places—often along the southwest border—where they can launder drug money. However, in an attempt to stymie these efforts, several major US banks have been closing numerous branches in the region and shutting down hundreds of customer accounts. According to a WSJ report, the Arizona border town of Nogales, population 21,000, is feeling the financial pinch most strongly. In the past several months, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc.-owned Banamex USA have shut a total of four...
  • Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

    05/29/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER
    Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany. EU countries are struggling to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East and to share the burden more evenly across the continent, after more than 35,000 people reached Italy so far this year and hundreds more died at sea. Migrants often head north after landing in boats on Italy's southern shores, hoping to make it to Germany...
  • Global Migrants Brave Panama’s Vipers, Bats, Bandits to Reach U.S.

    05/29/2015 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | By SARA SCHAEFER MUÑOZ
    METETÍ, Panama - Ahmed Hassan staggered through dense Panamanian jungle, crazy with thirst, his rubber sandals sliding in the mud, fearing he would die thousands of miles from his homeland in Somalia. “I told my family I would go to the U.S., that was the plan,” said the 26-year-old truck driver, who said he fled late last year when al-Shabaab militants took his village. He flew to Brazil and made a cross-continental bus trip to Colombia. The circuitous Panama route has become more attractive, say migration experts, thanks to the easing of visa and asylum requirements in some South American...
  • Area illegal immigrants remain in limbo as court blocks relief plan

    05/28/2015 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Pamela Constable
    Amalia Mendez, a housekeeper and mother of four from Guatemala, has been hanging many hopes on President Obama’s executive action in November that would defer deportation for up to 5 million people like herself. Now, with a federal court ruling Tuesday putting that program in limbo for the foreseeable future, she is putting those hopes on hold. “I would be able to earn more if I had papers, and so would my husband. We could get insurance and a nicer home for our children. Most important is that we would not have to be afraid every time we leave the...
  • Treasury Rule Allows Taxpayer Subsidized Health Insurance For Illegal Immigrants

    05/28/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Grace-Marie Turner
    New research about implementation of the Affordable Care Act finds that Obama administration regulations are allowing taxpayer subsidized health insurance for some people earning less than the statutory income floor and also for unlawful immigrants. A new study by Andy S. Grewal, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, explains that the ACA provides tax credits to U.S. citizens with incomes between 100 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). However, IRS regulations were written to extend credits to citizens below 100% FPL in some cases. Also, Section 36B of the ACA grants credits to...
  • Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

    05/27/2015 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Emma Brown
    TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for immigrant youths who entered the country illegally as children, is embarking on a campaign to raise at least $30 million to help undocumented students pay for college. Donald E. Graham, a former owner of The Washington Post who co-founded TheDream.US last year, has pledged $15 million to kick off the fundraising drive, as has hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Their gifts were in addition to previous donations of $10 million each and were meant in part to spur other philanthropists to donate. The money will go toward providing $25,000 scholarships to undocumented students...
  • Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

    05/27/2015 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    ... In a statement on Wednesday, officials from the Justice Department said they would not ask the Supreme Court to reverse this week’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that continues to block the president’s immigration actions. “The department believes the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary injunction itself,” said Patrick Rodenbush, a spokesman for the Justice Department. “Although the department continues to disagree with the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction, the department has determined that...
  • Deaths, gang activity surge as illegals flood border, 30,000 expected

    05/27/2015 9:15:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/27/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A crackdown on children attempting to illegally enter the United States by Mexico and other Latin American nations has cut this year's surge to a still-high 30,000, but proponents believe that has made the situation even more desperate for kids, leading to greater crime and deaths. "Those that are fleeing and trying to get out of their countries are now using even more dangerous tactics with more criminal entities and costing them even more money to get through to safety," said Kimberly Haynes, director of children's services for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Baltimore-based LIRS is a key player in...
  • Napa County students offered free summer lunch

    05/27/2015 9:13:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Jennifer Huffman
    For five weeks this summer, Napa County children can get a free lunch at one of five school sites in Napa. “More than 49 percent of our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year,” said Sunita Dutt-Ellenby, food services coordinator. The free lunch program dovetails with the Migrant Education program, the federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to children and youth of migrant families, ages 3-21. Because school district staff will already be working in District kitchens making breakfast, lunch and snacks for Migrant Education recipients, Dutt-Ellenby decided to expand...
  • Obama’s Remedial Legal Education

    05/26/2015 9:58:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | Editorial
    America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Witness Tuesday’s federal appeals-court rebuke of his 2014 immigration order, including language that suggests the Administration will also lose on the legal and policy merits. Mr. Obama caused a furor in November when he suddenly claimed powers he had previously said he didn’t have to award legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. The Administration claims it is merely allowing immigration officers to apply routine “prosecutorial discretion” on a case by case basis not to...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • Democratic leaders tell Obama to stop ‘jailing’ migrant children, moms

    05/21/2015 3:01:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 21, 2015 | BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    A pack of Democratic congressional leaders lined up on Capital Hill on Thursday to condemn the Obama administration for “jailing” migrant mothers and children in family detention centers across the country. Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Lucille Roybal-Allard of California and Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois led a group of nearly a dozen Democrats, who warned the Obama administration that it was fighting a losing battle after a California court concluded in a draft ruling that the president’s policies violated a decades-old agreement on migration. It’s time, they said, to stop the “violent” and “unconscionable” practice that is also an embarrassment to...
  • Undocumented migrants with kidney trouble flock to Illinois

    05/18/2015 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    La Prensa ^ | May 18, 2015
    Chicago has become the promised land for undocumented migrants with kidney problems, people who in other states receive no medical care due to their immigration status although here they can get free dialysis and kidney transplants. The Illinois legislature last October passed a law that provides funds for kidney transplants for undocumented migrants, the first such legislation in the United States. Religious and community organizations such as Latinos por la Salud and the Mision de Vida, Fe y Esperanza have received requests for help from people arriving from the neighboring states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, while others have traveled much...
  • Research program provides resources for undocumented students

    05/14/2015 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Daily Bruin (UCLA) ^ | May 14, 2015 | BY DARAKHSHA SIDDIQI
    Students in a program that provides otherwise unavailable funding to undocumented students will present their research findings Thursday afternoon in Powell Library. Ruth Batres said she discovered the UndocuBruins Research Program at UCLA and realized it was an opportunity for her to conduct research and spread awareness about violence against women in her hometown, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. “I wanted to do something to help my aunt and my cousin and others like them,” said Batres, an undocumented fourth-year Latin American studies student. Students receive a $1,000 stipend each quarter from the UndocuBruins Research Program which is funded by the UC...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions – Leader of the Rising “Populist Conservatives”

    05/13/2015 6:19:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CHQ ^ | 5/13/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Yesterday, led by Alabama’s principled limited constitutional conservative Senator Jeff Sessions, a small band of the Senate’s “populist conservative” Republicans joined with Democrats to, temporarily at least, derail the “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority bill (TPA) now working its way through Congress. The TPA bill is backed by a strange alliance of Big Business, establishment Republicans and, wait for it – Barack Obama. Only one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper, voted for the bill. The Wall Street Journal attacked conservatives opposing the bill as “No-Growth Republicans,” but the clear winner in the battle so far has been Senator Sessions, who has...
  • If migrant kids leave detention, moms would stay behind, Justice Dept. says

    05/12/2015 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | May 12, 2015 | BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    Federal officials are threatening to split up mothers and children if they’re forced to dismantle three family detention centers holding nearly 1,000 migrant women and children, most of whom said they fled violence in Central America. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers will try to negotiate a way to keep the facilities open after a federal court in California concluded that the Obama administration’s use of family detention centers violates an 18-year-old court settlement regarding the detention of migrant children. Federal attorneys acknowledged the family detention system could collapse if the ruling stands. The practice of family detention has reached a...
  • University of Northern Colorado Reinstates Mexican-American Studies After Protests

    05/11/2015 4:56:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Roberto Ontiveros
    The University of Northern Colorado faced a strong and immediate backlash when it decided to suspend its Mexican-American studies program back in March. As the Greenley Tribune reported, the choice to drop the program was, according to administrators, based on low enrollment numbers, as this year only two students were going after a Mexican-American studies degree. As a result of protests from students, alumni and community members, the University of Northern Colorado lifted the suspension on Friday. Nereida Sorrano, a UNC alumnus who graduated with a minor in Mexican-American Studies, spoke about how excited she was to hear of the...
  • Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing...

    05/06/2015 4:23:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/05./15 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing on Border Patrol (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that confirm a June 26, 2014, attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents. The Mexican helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace before firing on U.S. Border Patrol personnel. The Mexican government initially denied that the attack near Arizona’s San Miguel Gate occurred, but later admitted to the armed incursion. The CBP documents were released in response to a July 9, 2014, Judicial Watch...
  • Santa Rosa Junior College’s ‘Dream Center’ aims to help undocumented students

    05/05/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Rosa Press-Democrat ^ | May 4, 2015 | BY LORI A. CARTER
    To U.S. citizens, state and federal laws can be dizzying. To someone here without legal documentation, it can be far worse: intimidating, frightening and limiting. Santa Rosa Junior College’s new Dream Center, which marked its grand opening Monday, aims to become a safe, supportive, one-stop shop for undocumented students and potential students as they explore their educational future. There are more than 900 undocumented students at SRJC, some of whom didn’t know they weren’t American citizens until they began to think about higher education. They hail from Mexico, Canada, China and even Russia, school officials said. Enrollment at the college...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • University to host first summit for undocumented students in higher education

    05/01/2015 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    UC President Janet Napolitano and the President’s Advisory Council on Undocumented Students will host a national summit on undocumented students from May 7-8. The invitation-only conference, which aims to discuss the needs and challenges that undocumented students face in higher education, will bring together undocumented youth leaders, immigration advocates, researchers, government officials, artists and funders from across the country. This is the first time the university is hosting a summit on undocumented students, according to UC Office of the President spokesperson Shelly Moron. Moron added that the summit expands upon Napolitano’s previous work, such as her distribution of $5 million...
  • OpEd: Texas economy could freeze up if school opportunities for undocumented are limited

    04/30/2015 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | April 30, 2015 | By Dolores Sosa Green
    To borrow a quote from Game of Thrones, which recently had its season 5 premiere, “Winter is coming.” This is what can happen in Texas, our economy could start to freeze up, if we limit educational opportunities for undocumented students in Texas by passing Senate Bill 1819. It would end the dreams of thousands of Texas high school graduates, who have lived here since they were children, and rely on in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. The push to rescind 14 years of in-state tuition to these students, known as Dreamers, will greatly impact the Texas economy — a college...
  • EXPERT: Up To 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants In U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births

    04/29/2015 1:29:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 29, 2015 | by Caroline May
    Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday. “To put this in perspective this means that one out of 10 births in the U.S. is to an illegal immigrant mother,” Freere said at a House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing titled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?” He explained that, regardless of the foreign allegiance and/or illegal status of the parents, their children, if...
  • North Texas Community Colleges Have State's Highest Number of Undocumented Students

    04/28/2015 11:37:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    KERA News (NPR) ^ | April 28, 2015 | By STELLA M. CHÁVEZ
    Texas legislators are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent Texas Tribune analysis revealed that the majority of undocumented students who pay in-state tuition rates don't attend four-year universities – they’re in community colleges. And most are in school here in North Texas. Like many immigrants, Alejandra Miranda and her parents left their native El Salvador for a “better life.” That was 12 years ago. She’s 23 now and enrolled at North Lake College in Irving. As she sat in...
  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...
  • Is Marco Rubio an anchor-baby?

    04/22/2015 12:06:18 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 04/22/15 | Self
    Since Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. to the parents that were not U.S. citizens, does that make him an anchor baby? I personally think at least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before citizenship is granted upon birth. I haven't really seen many people talking about this.
  • Shocking images from cameras on Texas-Mexico border (Shortened)

    04/17/2015 10:34:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | Wills Robinson
    Cameras placed along Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis. The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured - where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease. They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge. The system has also had a significant impact on Mexican cartels and their ability to smuggle...
  • Islamic State location less than 2 miles from border; ISIS exploits designated ‘wilderness’ areas

    04/15/2015 10:49:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | April 16, 2015 | J.E. Dyer
    You’ve no doubt seen the report, from the always-superb Judicial Watch, that there’s an Islamic State, or ISIS, camp in Mexico near El Paso, Texas. The report follows up on information Judicial Watch obtained in August 2014 (which LU reported on here). Anapra, Mexico, where Mexican federal authorities report an ISIS camp on the U.S. border. (Image: Fusion Informativa) The camp has been widely reported as being “8 miles” from the border. It’s more like 8 miles from the center of El Paso. What may not be clear from the verbal report is that the Mexican zone where the Islamic...
  • Hunger strike by undocumented women at Texas detention facility

    04/15/2015 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2015 | by Alvaro Ortiz
    A group of 10 undocumented women will start a partial hunger strike this Tuesday to protest against their detention at a center that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has in Karnes City, Texas, according to a non-profit organization which provides legal representation to some of the facility's detainees. During a conference call held this morning, Mohammad Abdollahi, member and one of the spokespersons of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), said the women, who have their children with them, "are gonna have one meal a day each evening (during a week), however they are gonna...
  • Cameron to roll out "deport first, appeal later'' policy on illegal immigrants

    04/14/2015 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Times of India ^ | April 14, 2015 | by Kounteya Sinha
    LONDON: Foreign nationals in UK, including many from India may soon face deportation first before being able to appeal against it. David Cameron announced on Tuesday while releasing the Conservative Party's election manifesto ahead of the May 7 general election that if he returns as Britain's prime minster, he will roll out a "deport first, appeal later" policy on illegal immigrants more aggressively. He also announced that he will introduce a satellite tracking for every foreign national offender subject to an outstanding deportation order or deportation proceedings. He will also make it mandatory for all landlords to check the immigration...