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  • Despite Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Flooding In, Obama Says Border Is Secure

    12/04/2014 5:04:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | December 04, 2014 | Justin Koski
    It’s no secret that thousands of illegal immigrants have entered our country this year alone, and Obama has signed an executive order to give these immigrants amnesty. Despite all of that, Obama, during a Business Roundtable meeting on Wednesday, said that the U.S.-Mexico border is “less porous than it’s been anytime since the 1970s.” Border security, the truth is we are already doing a lot,” Obama reiterated. Twitter has blown up regarding illegal immigrants.
  • Sounding the Alarms on Obama's Amnesty Agenda

    12/03/2014 11:23:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Now that President Barack Obama announced his intentions to violate the Constitution and grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens through executive amnesty, Congress is in a rush to respond. Obama's actions are a threat to the America's democracy, and it is up to the American people to demand enforcement of America's immigration laws. After returning from recess on Monday, conservative Republicans in the U.S. House circulated draft legislation which would stop Obama's plan dead in it's tracks. The language, which was inserted into an upcoming spending bill, uses Congress' power of the purse and expressly prohibits the Department of...
  • House hearing on impact of amnesty on border security

    12/02/2014 6:37:11 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-02 | Fox News
    Live House hearing on impact of amnesty on border security
  • Did Obama just provide the opening for a border-security bill? ["Ju-Jitsu"]

    11/21/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It might take a little political jujitsu to pull it off, but Barack Obama may have inadvertently opened the door for Republicans to move forward in their incremental approach to immigration reform. Until now, Obama and his fellow Democrats have argued that the humanitarian aspects of the current illegal immigrants in the US demanded a comprehensive solution rather than a deliberative and sequential strategy that could make sure that one piece worked before adding another to the mix. Republicans are pushing back hard on Obama’s declaration of executive amnesty last night, but it might have removed the argument for...
  • Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

    11/19/2014 8:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 6:50 PM EST | Paul J. Weber and Juan Carlos Llorca
    Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet. As the federal government is downsizing its presence on Texas’ southern border, key state officials are proposing that when about 1,000 National Guard troops go home in the spring they be replaced with state troopers who would remain on duty until August. The plan calls for spending an extra $86 million to extend a border security mission that Gov. Rick...
  • Border Patrol stripping agents of their rifles

    11/13/2014 8:29:20 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies
    http://www.kvoa.com ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Lupita Murillo and Michel Marizco
    We learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Offices of Border Patrol and Training and Development are inspecting the quality of agents' M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol sectors nationwide. But agents tell us, some of those M4s have not been replaced. And, we've learned, agents are required to share rifles amongst each other. Del Cueto tells us that because some of those M4s have not been replaced, agents are pooling their weapons, which makes it difficult to personalize the settings on a rifle, such as the sights.
  • Stay Classy, Liberals: Gov. Rick Perry Gets Anal Sex Questions At Dartmouth

    11/11/2014 3:32:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    This is liberalism at its finest. Get really angry with someone who holds views different from your own, and then berate that person with hyper-emotional drivel. In this case, the victim was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received sexually explicit questions from Dartmouth's student body regarding anal sex during a visit to the college. Perry is a social conservative. According to the Dartmouth, the student newspaper, Perry was there to discuss the midterms, border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy. There was a Q&A session–and that’s when things devolved. Both presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans condemned the actions of...
  • Naive Immigration Policy is a Existential Threat

    10/25/2014 1:05:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    October 25, 2014 Naive Immigration Policy is a Existential Threat Ken Blackwell 10/25/2014 12:01:00 AM - Ken Blackwell With planes being grounded in my home state of Ohio and hospital workers in Texas contracting Ebola, Americans now have stark examples of the danger of President Barack Obama's policies.Obama has refused to impose a travel ban on flights from Ebola-stricken African countries for political reasons. He does not want to quarantine people who have been in those regions during the past month because it would hurt the already fledgling prospects of Democrats during this midterm election. Our Campaigner-in-Chief is now...
  • US Embassies in Ebola-Stricken Countries Processing Visas for Non-US Citizens (100 per day apply)

    10/16/2014 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    DAILY SIGNAL ^ | 10/16/14 | Rob Bluey
    Despite the outbreak of Ebola, it is still possible to get a visa from the three West African countries at the heart of the outbreak, and a key congressman is demanding to know why. Rep. Ed Royce, Republican-Calif, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, sent a sternly worded letter to Secretary of State John Kerry about the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Royce said he was “deeply concerned” U.S. embassies in those countries were continuing to process visas for non-U.S. nationals despite the outbreak of the deadly disease. An estimated 100...
  • Breitbart News to Stream Tea Party Patriots Border Crisis Film LIVE on Thursday

    10/15/2014 3:37:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Thursday October 16, Tea Party Patriots will release its latest bombshell documentary, The Border States of America with Nick Searcy at a premiere in Los Angeles. Breitbart News will carry the exclusive livestream of the event as it happens.The documentary, which was filmed this summer at the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona borders, focuses on the Obama administration's feckless border policy, which has created an illegal immigration crisis and allowed it to metastasize. The film will premiere at the Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. PDT. Nick Searcy, a Peabody Award-winning actor who stars in the...
  • Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Flight Restrictions From Ebola Stricken Countries

    10/15/2014 7:59:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Obama administration is still refusing to issue travel restrictions from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa to the United States, arguing that isolating those regions could make the problem worse. But a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows the vast majority of Americans from both sides of the political aisle want entry restrictions put into place. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the United States, and about the same amount say they want flight restrictions from the countries in West Africa where the disease has quickly spread. A new poll from the Washington...
  • Stop Disease at the Border

    10/14/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Americans against amnesty are not only worried about unemployed Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally to take U.S. jobs. More than ever, we need the fence that Congress voted for and President George W. Bush made a television photo event when he signed it into law. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said that at least 10 ISIS thugs have crossed our southern border. Hunter added, if we caught 10, "you know there are going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol." Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says the Islamic State, ISIS, is actively working with Mexican...
  • A Border That Is Not a Barrier Is Still a National Crisis

    10/11/2014 10:39:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Diana West
    About a dozen news cycles ago, Americans seemed horrified by the border crisis – horrified by the tens of thousands of illegal aliens, many of them minors, crashing across the southern border. These aliens were heading not into no man’s land and then deportation, but straight into the United States of Obamaland, an awaiting federal superstructure where travel, housing, health care, education, legal aid and even “amnesty” were promised for all, probably forever, and gratis. It’s hard not to see this ongoing episode as a federally organized invasion of the nation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. And now? The...
  • Obama’s Porous Borders And Security Moms

    10/10/2014 6:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    An incident in suburban Maryland occurred this week that should serve as a wake-up call to all concerned mothers (and dads). An Anne Arundel County, Maryland, school bus was stolen by two drunken pranksters who said they were looking for cigarette money. Bus 874 was trashed and smashed up and left in the woods in Davidsonville. Local moms are incensed—and they should be. How can we know that these people would not have driven around picking up special needs kids? For them the bus would have seemed a safe and welcoming sight. How could anyone gain access to a school...
  • Confirmed: 4 ISIS terrorists apprehended at southern border in last 36 hours

    10/09/2014 7:45:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    You may have read of the shocking allegations made by Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday when he claimed that 10 Islamic State terrorists had been apprehended at the southern border. “There’s nobody talking about it,” Rep. Hunter told Fox. “If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border. It’s that simple…They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.” Not so, says...
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter: Ten ISIS Fighters Caught Crossing US Border

    10/08/2014 11:46:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first casualty of war is the truth. Unfortunately Obama’s politicization of the government into a pro-illegal alien organization has made its official statements untrustworthy forcing us to rely on individual whistleblowers from inside the organization. A Republican congressman claimed Tuesday that “at least 10″ Islamic State “fighters” have been caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, though an administration official denied it.Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said he learned the information from the Border Patrol, warning that the alleged attempts to cross into the U.S. raise serious security concerns.Hunter continued: “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters...
  • General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.'

    10/08/2014 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Those looking for good news on the fight against Ebola will not find much encouragement from Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command. As Jim Garamone of Department of Defense News reports, Kelly told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday that, if the disease reaches Central America, "it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States." He also said with certainty that "there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa." “By the end of the year, there’s...
  • Coast Guard Issues New Protocols to Prevent Ebola

    10/07/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014
    One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. It issued a bulletin to the maritime community in Long Island Sound, which includes parts of New York and Connecticut, on Monday. The bulletin describing protocols being put into place due to Ebola. The Coast Guard says the policy applies to vessels have been to an affected country within its last five ports of call.
  • Terrorists at the Border

    09/19/2014 5:20:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Terrorists at the BorderPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 19, 2014 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment A Democratic congressman tried to use the might of the federal government to crush an investigation into reports that an Islamic terrorist group is using the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez as a base for launching an attack on the U.S. using car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).The Islamofascist group in question is the extraordinarily brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) that has been conquering swathes of the Middle East with the...
  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question.
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Luis Gutierrez: I have a duty to protect America, which is why I can’t support border security bill

    09/17/2014 9:53:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Orwellian fun via RCP. You trust a guy who openly admits his only loyalty is to the immigrant community to do what’s best for the country at large, don’t you? The fireworks come in the last minute although I’ll be candid and confess I don’t really understand what the point of disagreement is. Hannity says we should secure the border; Gutierrez replies that securing the border won’t stop ISIS operatives, who are more likely to enter the U.S. through airports than by sneaking across from Mexico. (Jihadis with British or, of course, American passports wouldn’t even need visas.) Could be,...
  • Immigration Is American

    09/17/2014 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That's why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now. "If they want to be in America," the argument goes, "they ought to return to their own countries and apply for a visa legally. America should not reward law breaking." That sounds sensible -- but what happens when the immigrant does that, goes to the U.S. embassy and says, I'd like to work in America legally? He gets paperwork to fill out and is told to...
  • Chris Hayes Dismisses Concerns Over Terrorist Border Infiltration As 'Girl Talk'

    09/16/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging the MSNBC PC police! On his All In show this evening, Chris Hayes used some decidedly un-PC language to dismiss concerns that ISIS or other terrorist groups might be infiltrating across our porous southern border. Huffed Hayes: "in the years since September 11, there have been occasional stories of this type. Sort of, a kind of girl talk mash-up of the fear about the border and the fear about terrorism being fused together." The fear of terrorists coming across the border is "girl talk?" Off to the re-education camp with Chris! View the video here.
  • Immigration Chicanery

    09/16/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship (aka amnesty). Many people have believed this for some time. But it is now confirmed in a poll taken by the pro-amnesty Wall Street Journal, so it must be so. The new survey is decisive; 35 percent say the Republican Party would do a better job on immigration while only 27 percent...
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER

    08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other...
  • TEXAS BORDER BUST: CASH, WEAPONS AND GRENADES SEIZED

    08/24/2014 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol agents seized more than $650,000 in cash that had been left behind near the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. The seizure was made Thursday night when U.S. Border Patrol Agents following a set of footprints near Sullivan City ended up coming across four backpacks filled with bulk cash and a little more than a kilo of cocaine, an agency news release shows. Inside the four backpacks the agents ended up finding a mixture of dollars and pesos that added up to $650,000 as well as the cocaine which had a value of...
  • Poll: Hispanics, Blacks Call for Tighter Borders, Access to Illegals’ Jobs

    08/22/2014 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 - 2:15 PM | Craig Bannister
    Strong majorities of both Hispanics and Blacks think the government should do more to secure the border and give job-hungry Americans the chance to do jobs currently taken by illegal aliens, a new national poll of likely voters shows. Fully 63% of Hispanics and 57% of Blacks say the government is not doing enough to enforce U.S. immigration laws, according to the survey by The Polling Company, Inc. Likewise, 78% of Whites and 74% of all respondents want tighter border security. What’s more, 71% of Blacks and 63% of Hispanics believe the government “has a responsibility” to protect job-hungry Americans...
  • Pentagon: No evidence of ISIS at border

    08/22/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border. Perry, who is weighing another run for the president in 2016, made the assertion Thursday during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "There's the obvious great concern that, because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure, and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing]," he said....
  • Feds Force Beleaguered States To School Illegal Kids

    08/14/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens. Just in time for the new school year, the Education Department issued a fact sheet on Monday reminding school systems and their administrators that they are required to enroll and educate, at taxpayers' expense, the estimated 69,200 unaccompanied minors who have flooded across our open southern border, a number some predict will balloon to 150,000 by year's end. We have referred...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED

    08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 178 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment. It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this...
  • James O’Keefe as Osama bin Laden crosses border from Mexico to US

    08/11/2014 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/11/14 | James O'Keefe
    In a Project Veritas investigation released on Monday, James O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States disguised as Osama bin Laden.
  • Mother of Border Agent Murdered by Illegal Aliens :...

    08/10/2014 10:03:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 8/10/14 | Brian Hayes
    ...‘I Will Not Rest Until These Worthless Pieces of S**t Are Dead’ A mother who watched her Border Patrol agent son gunned down in front of her, his wife and his children at the hands of two illegal aliens has vowed not to rest until his ‘worthless piece of s**t’ killers are dead.’ Marie Vega was on a family fishing trip with her husband Javier, son Javier Jr., his wife Paola and their three kids when they were ambushed by two armed Mexican illegal aliens. Javier Jr and his father bravely tried to fight them off, but the off-duty border...
  • Patrolmen Without Borders

    08/06/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Stossel
    If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom's house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. Many Americans don't have to imagine it -- it's how they live. Even as the federal government fails to control the southern border, it sends the Border Patrol farther into the interior, where Americans complain that agents harass people who are already U.S. citizens. It's legal. The Supreme Court ruled that the Border Patrol can set up "inland" checkpoints anywhere up to 100...
  • In Just 3 Words This Border Patrol Agent Admits Something That Could Have Obama Enraged

    08/05/2014 5:25:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Andrea D. Combs
    A truck driver was rolling through the border’s security checkpoint in Texas when he caught this refreshingly honest conversation with his iCam glasses.
  • Perry: Unaccompanied minors 'side issue' in border dispute (focus on criminal aliens)

    08/03/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Sunday that the unaccompanied children who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border in increasing numbers are a “side issue” compared to the illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. “What we are substantially more concerned about in the state of Texas, and I will suggest to you, across this country, are the 80-percent-plus individuals who don’t get talked about enough who are coming into the United States illegally and committing substantial crimes,” the Republican governor said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Since September 2008, he told host Candy Crowley, 203,000 illegal immigrants have been...
  • House GOP toughens border proposal but is still struggling for votes

    08/01/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/01/2014 | By LISA MASCARO, MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    House Republicans expressed confidence Friday that they would win passage of a revised $694-billion measure to provide emergency funds for the border crisis, but only after making the package tougher on immigrants and adding more money for border state governors, namely Texas' Rick Perry. Whether the two-bill package can pass the House, however, remained uncertain as Democrats largely opposed it and conservatives inspired by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas still had objections. After failing to muster enough support for an earlier package on Thursday, House Speaker John A. Boehner postponed lawmakers' August break, which was scheduled to begin Friday....
  • Read the GOP House border fix [H.R. 5272] deportations and [H.R. 5230] appropriations

    08/01/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2014 | The Hill Staff
    Republican plans for dealing with the border crisis include changes to deferred action on deportations: GOP deferred action [H.R. 5272] "..... Unless explicitly authorized by law, no agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may issue after July 30, 2014, guidance, memorandums, regulations, policies, or other similar instruments the effect of which is— ........." [SNIP] ... as well as appropriations: GOP border appropriations [H.R. 5230] "....Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.....' [SNIP]
  • “Border Security” Is NOT “Border Security” Without A Long, Strong, High, Double-Sided Fence

    08/01/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | July 31,2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Today I read Bill Kristol’s assessment and realize that the House GOP leadership has no idea what they are doing on the topic of border security, which absolutely requires a long, strong, high, double-sided fence with a road running between the two fences. This “fence project” is a necessary though not sufficient condition to border security, emphasis on “necessary.” Other things, like visa reform, are also key, but the double-sided fence is what voters want to see built. Consultants and pollsters have told the House GOP leadership that they must be for “border security,” but that they cannot be for...
  • House Passes Border Bill, Obama Says He'll Go It Alone

    08/01/2014 7:07:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 1, 2014
    House Passes Border Bill, Obama Says He'll Go It Alone House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could. The $694 million spending bill to address the crisis at the border passed 223-189 late Friday, with only four Republicans voting "no" and one Democrat...
  • UPDATE: Border Security Bill Fails in Senate, Passes in House

    08/01/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Amanda Muńoz
    Update - 8:50 p.m. ET: House passes H.R. 5230 with 223 yeas, 189 nays. $694 million was approved by the House for border security. Members are currently debating H.R. 5272, which would limit the President's ability to implement and expand his Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program to children involved in the border crisis. Update - 9:05 p.m. ET: Next vote series in the House expected to start within half hour. We now expect our next vote series between 9:25-9:40 p.m. — Republican Cloakroom (@RepCloakroom) August 2, 2014 Update - 9:30 p.m. ET: GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: ‘what are we supposed to do with them?’ On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • Democrats Admit Amnesty Is For Political Purposes

    07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That's what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the '14 midterms. In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America. "You'll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. "We didn't make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point...
  • The Parable of America as Global Neighborhood Watch Commander

    07/28/2014 12:15:25 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 28,2014 | Richard Cameron
    This is a parable inspired by and written in response to an editorial from Charles Krauthammer, sent over by a friend this afternoon. There was a guy who had taken on the role of the head of community security, let's call him "Mr.Zimmerman" for convenience sake.  Mr. Zimmerman purposes to coordinate and spearhead an effort to methodically go through the entire neighborhood and look for suspicious activity, unlocked doors, improper security lighting, unsavory characters malingering - and to act as the first responder to possible criminal activity.  While he is doing this, he leaves the back of his home completely...
  • Obama Is Filling DHS with Amnesty Revolutionaries Backed by Soros-2013 Flashback

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

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens. During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said: Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal...
  • Obama weighs sending National Guard to border

    07/24/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Halimah Abdullah, CNN
    The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN. The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a team earlier this week to assess Border Patrol efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, the official said, where tens of thousands of children have poured into the United States this year. The administration's latest efforts in what most agree is a humanitarian crisis come as Washington struggles...