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  • New DHS, DOJ Policy Helps Insane Illegals Escape Deportation, Detention

    05/03/2013 9:17:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | May 1, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    A new policy issued by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice Department (DOJ) providing new "safeguards" and "enhanced protections" against deportation and detention for illegal immigrants with "serious mental disorders" is already having an impact. The new policy is described by the Justice Department as "a new nationwide policy for unrepresented immigration detainees with serious mental disorders or conditions that may render them mentally incompetent to represent themselves in immigration proceedings." ICE Director John Morton also announced the new policy in a staff memo. The Justice Department's new policy guidance dictates that illegal aliens with "serious mental disorders or...
  • Possible Human Trafficking Investigated at Saudi Diplomatic Compound in Virginia

    05/03/2013 7:45:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | May 3, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen and Richard Jordan
    McLean home owned by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, real estate records say A case of "possible human trafficking" at a Saudi diplomatic compound in Virginia is under investigation, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to News4. Homeland Security Special-Agent-in-Charge John Torres, who is leading the probe, said Fairfax County Police responded to a tip Tuesday night citing a possible case of modern slavery. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations were called to a home in the 6000 block of Orris Street in McLean and -- in the words of a source familiar with the investigation -- "rescued" two women....
  • Is the Gang of Eight Plan "Amnesty"?

    05/03/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 27 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Steven A. Camarota
    The "Gang of Eight" senators argue that their bill (S.744) is not an amnesty because illegal immigrants would have to pay a fine and fulfill other requirements as a condition of legalization. Yet seven recent tax and parking-ticket amnesties imposed conditions and payments on those who violated the law, and in every case these programs were considered to be amnesties by elected officials, the public, and the media. Like the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill, each of the amnesties discussed below set aside the normal penalty, but still required payment. Examples of recent amnesties: * In 2012 Rhode Island offered what the...
  • Conservative Cover Shreds Rubio Over Immigration Reform; Photoshops Norquist Out Of The Photo

    05/02/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    Business insider ^ | May 2, 2013 | Grace Wyler
    Once the darling of the Tea Party, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has faced an intense backlash of criticism from the conservative wing of his party over his support for comprehensive immigration reform. Rubio, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that authored the bill, has furiously tried to blunt the criticism this week, acknowledging concerns that the bill does not go far enough to ensure border security and prevent "amnesty," an ambiguous but potent fear among opponents of immigration reform. "I don't disagree with that being a major problem," Rubio said in an interview on Sean Hannity's radio...
  • Assimilation Reform, not Immigration Reform

    05/02/2013 4:18:18 PM PDT · by AuntB · 2 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Betsy Mccaughey
    The Gang of Eight — four Democratic and four Republican U.S. senators — have been meeting behind closed doors since January to produce "comprehensive immigration reform." That will mean a multi-thousand-page bill that no one reads. You know the saying "fool me twice." Americans got bamboozled in 2010 when the 2,572-page Obama health law was rushed through Congress unread. The surprises buried in that law are causing havoc. Let's not repeat the mistake of "comprehensive" reform Congress needs to fix immigration one step at a time, passing individual bills in plain English on border security, hiring, access to benefits such...
  • Ted Cruz, the Anti-Rubio Who Is Determined to Stop Immigration Reform

    05/02/2013 11:36:28 AM PDT · by AuntB · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 2, 2013 | David Catanese
    The Texas freshman has become the face of the GOP opposition to immigration reform—and that could boost the senator’s prospects in 2016, reports David Catanese. Three weeks after he was elected to the Senate, Ted Cruz delivered a speech in a dimly lit downtown Washington hotel ballroom addressing the thumping his party had sustained at the ballot box, particularly at the hands of Hispanic voters. “The issue is not, as the media would suggest, 100 percent about immigration,” the Texas senator told the banquet of conservatives, deriding the press corps’s “obsessive” focus on that issue. “I think Republicans need to...
  • Are There Really Jobs Americans Won’t Do?

    05/02/2013 8:05:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 64 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | May 2013 | Steven A. Camarota, Karen Zeigler
    This analysis tests the often-made argument that immigrants do only jobs Americans don't want. If the argument is correct, there should be occupations comprised entirely or almost entirely of immigrants (legal and illegal). But Census Bureau data collected from 2009 to 2011, which allows for detailed analysis of all 472 separate occupations, shows that there were only a handful of majority-immigrant occupations. Thus, there really are no jobs that Americans won't do. Further, we estimated the share of occupations that are comprised of illegal immigrants, and found that there are no occupations in which the majority of workers are illegally...
  • * Memo To Senate: Mandate The Border Fence Be Built Or Kill The Bill

    05/01/2013 7:11:37 AM PDT · by AuntB · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 30, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    The effort to secure the borders and reform immigration law is about to enter a crucial month at the end of which the fate of the bill will almost certainly be known. The bill as it emerged from the Gang of 8 can probably not pass the Senate and certainly wouldn’t pass the House, nor should it. But the Gang of 8 draft was only, as Senator Marco Rubio has said repeatedly said, “a starting point.” A policy and political disaster awaits if a bill emerges from the Senate that cannot generate enough momentum to get even an amended version...
  • To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction

    04/30/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies
    redstate ^ | April 24, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction. The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue. That’s not my problem My problem is that this is just another example of Republican consultants seemingly bleeding people dry for crappy work product. They call themselves Americans for a Conservative Direction, but one of their first ads is a poorly produced ad supporting Lindsey Graham, who...
  • Grover Norquist: A Republican who acts like a Democrat?

    04/29/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies
    TeaPartyNation/C-span ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Dr. Rich Swier
    I and others have written about Grover Norquist and his ties to unscrupulous individuals and organizations. Now Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Republican from Virginia District 10, has gone to the floor of the House of Representatives and taken Norquist to task. Congressman Wolf states, "My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington. My issue is not with ATR’s goal of keeping taxes low. Like Ronald Reagan said, and I believe, “the problem is...
  • Muslim preacher charged with conspiring to set up a jihad terror training camp in Oregon

    04/29/2013 8:30:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | April 28, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    And the defense attorneys want Osama bin Laden's name excluded from the proceedings, even though Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was an al-Qaeda operative. How did a preacher of Islam get the crazy idea that Islam mandated killing unbelievers? Doesn't he know it's a peaceful religion, and that only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise? "US defends arrest of Egyptian Islamic preacher, says bin Laden’s name belongs in NY trial," from the Associated Press, April 28: NEW YORK — Osama bin Laden’s name should not be banned from the terrorism trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher despite claims by defense lawyers that it would...
  • LIE of the WEEK! More Norquist Nasties!

    04/28/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 28, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    Polls come and go, but consistently, when not using leading language, the American people....especially NOT want the Cartel del Ocho AMNESTY! But that doesn't stop Marco Rubio's main mouthpiece, Grover Norquist. This traitor will stop at nothing!! How does any conservative still excuse Norquist? Now’s he’s working with gun grabber Mike Bloomberg. With Grover on the board of the NRA, how long before we see the 2nd Amendment sold out as well?? Keep in mind, this poll had a different outcome than ALL others! I’ve come to the conclusion Norquist, et al aren’t going after the ‘hispanic vote’ so...
  • No One's Paying Attention to Michele Bachmann on Immigration This Time

    04/27/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 37 replies
    ATlantic Wire ^ | April 15, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went on seven Sunday talk shows to pitch a bipartisan immigration reform deal, while a handful of Republican lawmakers famous for their wacky cable news interviews can’t get any attention. An anti-immigration “gang of six” in the House is trying to stop the pro-immigration “gang of eight” in the Senate, The National Review’s Robert Costa reports, but hardly anyone’s listening. The six are cable TV favorites: Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, Iowa’s Steve King, Texas’ Louie Gohmert, Alabama’s Mo Brooks, Pennsylvania’s Lou Barletta, and California’s Dana Rohrabacher. There were zero “anti-amnesty” Sunday show guests the week before Rubio’s...
  • Rubio condemns Bachmann

    04/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 138 replies
    Salon ^ | July 19, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown joined John McCain in denouncing the congresswoman's Muslim witch hunt Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party and a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, said this morning that he disagreed with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s baseless call to investigate Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government. Appearing on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Rubio was asked by a caller if he would join Republican Sen. John McCain’s strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim witch hunt on the Senate floor yesterday. While Rubio said he doesn’t personally know Huma Abedin, a...
  • SHOCKING: 'Just 3% Of Illegal Aliens Are Caught In Tucson Sector', Says Chairman NAFBPO

    04/26/2013 8:26:56 AM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies
    The Dave Levine RAdio Show ^ | April 25, 2013 | Dave Levine
    I was under the impression that it was "1 in 7". Instead, I'm told by a very reliable source that only "1 in 30" are being caught along the very "hot" Tucson Sector of our Southern Border! Here's what Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, emailed me a few days ago when I asked him the following question (and I have his permission to post this): ********************************************************** Dave Levine: "You're saying that the BP are catching 3 of every 100 Border-jumping illegals? That is unbelievable. I thought they were catching 1 in 7!" NAFBPO's...
  • Immigration reform is a no-brainer to help the economy

    04/25/2013 1:51:51 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25 2013 | Grover Norquist
    People are an asset, not a liability. The United States is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and the richest country in the world. This is not a coincidence. Those voices that would make us less immigrant-friendly would make us less successful, less prosperous, and certainly less American. Today, some 11 million "undocumented workers" live in the shadows in the United States. Sixty percent of them crossed the Mexican border or the Canadian border without government approval and 40% arrived by plane and overstayed their visas. The 844-page immigration reform bill submitted to the Senate by the "Gang of...
  • Sessions: 'Our Staff Has Been Working for Days Trying to Decipher this Goobledygook'

    04/25/2013 11:36:31 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | April 25, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions demonstrated the complexity of the immigration bill Democrats are trying to rush through the Senate - by reading from it. Sessions read a passage of the bill as it referred to citation after citation to exceptions, qualifiers, and additional details by referencing only by the numbers and alphabetic letters signifying sections, sub-sections and paragraphs of the bill. Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) interrupted Sessions to argue that it is time to stop analyzing the bill and vote on it. But, Sen. Session responded that, since very skilled lawyers took their time carefully crafting the language of...
  • Gutsy federal judge whacks Obama Threatens to overturn 'amnesty' policy for young illegal aliens

    04/25/2013 10:15:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 19 replies
    WND ^ | April 25, 2013 | Garth Cant
    A federal judge has a message for President Obama: Stop bypassing Congress on immigration. Obama issued a directive in June 2012 halting the deportation of many young illegal aliens after Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act, which would have provided conditional permanent residency to young illegals. A federal judge in Dallas is now threatening to reverse that directive. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said Tuesday that he will likely rule in favor of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the new policy. He has asked both sides to file additional arguments by May 6. The ICE agent union challenged the...
  • Is everyone bought off by the Illegal Alien Lobbyists????

    04/25/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 25, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    TheTownCrier had a disagreement with a radio host yesterday. His guest was a state representative, a republican, who has introduced a bill to give illegal aliens drivers license. Their conversation was polite with no objection to the bill by the host. I commented to the host that the lawmaker should have been given some challenge about this...why doesn't the lawmaker promote existing immigration law, instead of rewarding illegal behavior. The host, usually a fair chap, decided to get ALL righteous and indignant, informing me how stupid I was...that a mere state rep can't do anything about federal law. BALDERDASH! The...
  • A Friend of the Tea Party. Really? [Grover Norquist-AMNESTY]

    04/24/2013 3:08:50 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | Oct 04, 2012 | Suzanne Webb
    Grover Norquist’s name surfaced recently in a publicized discussion about Islamic Jihadists that have taken root in America. No, he isn’t a Tea Party activist but apparently he’s identifying his 1985-founded ATR group with them and some Tea Parties are falling for it. The quote refers to the pair as a “Trojan Horse.” [Excerpted from The Washington Times, September 29, 2012] I suggest Grover Norquist is the only Trojan Horse and if anyone’s been ‘Trojan Horsed’ it’s been the Tea Party. Main stream media cites Norquist as “a conservative lobbyist and activist…responsible more than anyone else for rewriting the dogma...
  • Please, Ted Cruz, Help Save Us from This Monstrosity of an Immigration Bill

    04/23/2013 8:11:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | April 22, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    Politico has a piece on the contrasting positions of Cruz and Rubio on immigration. It notes that Cruz has held back so far in his opposition. I’m hoping Cruz makes killing this bill a top priority. Opponents could use his ability to dig in on the substance, his willingness to buck the establishment, and his tone (pro-immigrant yet pro-rule-of-law).
  • Live Update: Immigration Hearing -- Wheels Coming Off 'Gang of 8' Immigration Reform

    04/23/2013 8:02:00 AM PDT · by AuntB · 68 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4/22/13 | Mike Flynn
    On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee [held] a marathon hearing on immigration reform. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) accused Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight," for making an inaccurate statement about him via a press release “fact check.” Last week, Sessions told NewsMax: “We are talking about legislation that will impact virtually every aspect of our society, reshape our entire immigration system, introduce at least 30 million new foreign workers into the economy, and directly impact every single American worker and taxpayer.” On Saturday, Rubio issued a press release accusing Sessions of peddling a “myth”...
  • Is Sen. Rubio’s Staff Misleading The Public On The Immigration Bill’s Contents?

    04/22/2013 6:50:23 PM PDT · by AuntB · 41 replies ^ | April 18, 2013 | AJ Delgado
    The misinformation from Senator Marco Rubio‘s office regarding the Gang of 8′s immigration reform bill — regarding what the bill does and does not do — continues. On Wednesday, Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, sent Alex Conant, Rubio’s press secretary, a question via Twitter asking whether it was true that even those individuals who have been deported may qualify for legalization. Conant replied that it “only” applies if the deported individual has a child legally in the U.S. [pictured correspondence] Rubio’s Chief of Staff, Cesar Conda, retweeted Conant’s response. My follow-up inquiry to Conant (pictured below) was not...
  • Obama campaign plans major push for Gang of Eight immigration bill

    04/22/2013 6:38:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2013 | Byron York
    Organizing for Action, the activist group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, plans what it calls a “major day of action” next month to gather support for the bipartisan Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill. “This is a huge moment for President Obama,” said Emmy Ruiz, OFA’s immigration campaign manager, in an email sent to supporters of the Obama campaign Sunday. “The president made it clear last year that comprehensive immigration reform is a big part of his agenda — and we can help him keep that promise to the American people.” “OFA supporters across the country...
  • Immigration splits Tea Party lawmakers

    04/21/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation has driven a wedge through the heart of the Tea Party — with some of the GOP’s staunchest advocates and fiercest opponents of reform hailing from the insurgent movement. On one side, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): A Tea Party hero who was one of the movement's early success stories, Rubio is leading efforts to sell the bill to the GOP's conservative wing. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), three other Tea Party favorites, have also been closely involved in the bipartisan negotiations.

 But others closely aligned...
  • Open immigration invites terrorism, again

    04/19/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT · by AuntB · 16 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2013 | Tom Tancredo
    Surprise! Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and other guardians of political correctness have declared a taboo against linking the two jihadist Muslim terrorists in Boston to our failed immigration policies. Two young Muslim immigrants have been identified as the culprits behind the Boston Marathon slaughter. When citizens say they want our broken immigration system fixed, they think that means securing our borders, real enforcement of immigration laws and better screening against jihadists gaining legal status by way of a green card. The political reaction to the horrific news out of Boston should serve to alert Americans to this unpleasant...
  • Report: DHS Failed to Deport Boston Terrorist After 2009 Assault Conviction

    04/19/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    stand with arizona ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | JOhn Hill
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings should have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction, as called for by U.S. immigration law. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless should have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration’s DHS division missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev, but did not abide by Federal immigration law and let him stay. Tsarnaev was given this special treatment, despite not having...
  • Dennis Michael Lynch calls out Marco Rubio on Border Security

    04/19/2013 12:02:59 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    DML/youtube ^ | April 19, 2013 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Although I give Marco credit for entering radio row to explain why it is he has flip flopped on his position about "border security" being in place before a pathway can be considered, I have no respect for anyone who places votes in front of national security and unemployment. I had the opportunity to go face to face with Marco minutes after he told radio host Michael Brown (CO) that 6 of 9 border sectors are secure. Having made the film THEY COME TO AMERICA II -- which was set to release this week but we've held off due to...
  • Senate Gang of Eight: Immigration Is "Ours To Lose"

    04/18/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Jordan Fabian
    The Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" oozed confidence on Thursday that they could deliver on their promise to pass the most significant immigration bill in a generation. Organizers gathered over 20 leaders from business, labor, religious and civil rights groups in order to display broad support for their plan. In an unlikely pairing, renowned anti-tax activist Grover Norquist stood alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the leader of the nation's largest labor coalition. Senators from both parties yukked it up with jokes throughout the hour-long affair. "We'll oppose only those amendments that are intended to prevent a comprehensive solution from passing,"...
  • Rasmussen poll: Border Security Hawks Aren't Racist, Most Americans Say

    04/16/2013 2:28:18 PM PDT · by AuntB · 21 replies
    Rasmussen/Thetowncrier ^ | April 16, 2013 | Rasmussen/Thetowncrier
    Sorry Grover Norquist! Sorry Cesar Conda and your phony little boss Marco Rubio and his gang of 8 henchmen who are using SPLC talking points against MOST AMERICAN CITIZENS to pass an amnesty for your corporate bosses! [snip] Immigration hawks worried about appearing racist can breathe a sigh of relief. Only 11 percent of U.S. voters think people who want to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration are racist, according to a poll released this week by Rasmussen Reports. (See the wording here.) The number was higher for liberals, with 22 percent saying they thought border security advocates were...
  • Deportees Can Come Back Under Draft Immigration Bill

    04/16/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT · by AuntB · 31 replies
    National journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | FAWN Johnson
    Details about the much anticipated, bipartisan immigration proposal are starting to emerge even as the “Gang of Eight” senators who are drafting the immigration legislation cancelled their Tuesday press conference in response to the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Under the measure, immigrants who were in the United States before Dec. 31, 2011 and were deported for noncriminal reasons could return to the country with a provisional legal status if they a legal spouse or child in the country or if they qualify for the Dream Act This comes from a summary of the immigration bill slated to...
  • Marco Rubio’s chief of staff bloviates about immigration ‘enforcement triggers’

    04/16/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies
    Twitchy/Nothing but truth ^ | april 14, 2013 | Twitchy
    @SooperMexican Remember Obama want ZERO triggers. We have tough, multiple enforcement triggers.— (@CesarConda) April 14, 2013 “@SooperMexican: .@CesarConda it better be in the final bill.” If it is not, then my boss will not support it.— (@CesarConda) April 14, 2013 Cesar Conda, Sen. Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, talks a good game. E-Verify, an Entry-Exit system, border fence, border security. Wow! Alas, according to Mickey Kaus, the much-ballyhooed “triggers” don’t come into play until after illegal immigrants are given the ability to obtain legal status to live and work in the United States. If you read closely, you learn that...
  • Asking for Trust, Evading Verification

    04/15/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 2 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jerry Kammer
    A Chronology of Border Patrol and DHS Positions on Border Security Metrics In a March 26 breakfast meeting with Washington reporters, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Congress should not include border security metrics as a prerequisite or "trigger" in immigration reform legislation to grant legal status to about 11 million people living in the country illegally. "Relying on one thing as a so-called trigger is not the way to go", Napolitano said. "There needs to be certainty in the bill so that people know when they can legalize and then when a pathway to citizenship … would open up."...
  • Barletta's Battle to Halt Illegal Immigration

    04/15/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 13, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    At a closed-door GOP Conference meeting April 10, Rep. Lou Barletta went up to the microphones for the first time since he was elected to Congress in 2010. The Pennsylvania Republican told colleagues about his unique experience as a mayor trying to deal with increased crime and strains on city services as the population of Hazleton, Pa., swelled by 50 percent because of an influx of illegal immigrants. “The emergency room in the hospital, the wait time began to increase to six, seven, eight hours. If you follow illegal immigration this is not uncommon because illegal immigrants will use the...
  • Grover Norquist Goes After Heritage Foundation Over Illegal Alien Amnest

    04/14/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | April 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Grover Norquist, champion of Islamism infiltration, is working to advance the cause of tax reform by backing an illegal alien amnesty that will impose a whopping economic burden on the country… leading to higher taxes. The contradiction is obvious. If you’re going to legalize 12 million undocumented Democrats plus all their family members then you are tremendously boosting the welfare state on the receiving end and the voting end. The only way that the pro-amnesty side can win the amnesty debate is by not having it. And that means going after any sources of facts and taking them down. The...
  • 'We're being inundated': Arizona group documents border battle with revealing audio, images

    04/13/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    For all the talk in Washington about border security, the one agency charged with providing it isn't sharing a wealth of details. So a group of volunteers -- called Secure Border Intelligence -- has stepped in, working around the clock in Arizona to keep a thorough record of the front lines of the border battle. Using tiny, motion-activated cameras hidden in the desert along known smuggling routes, the group captures images of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. Some carry water, others bundles of drugs slung across their shoulders. SBI also records conversations between Border Patrol pilots and agents on...
  • Conservatives Threaten 'Revolt' if Boehner Rushes Immigration Bill Through House

    04/13/2013 2:18:30 PM PDT · by AuntB · 53 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 12, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said at a Thursday press conference that House Republicans will rise up against GOP leadership if House Speaker John Boehner tries to rush any immigration reform bill through his chamber of Congress. “There would be a revolt among Republicans” if Boehner abandoned regular order on this issue, Rohrabacher said in response to a question from Breitbart News at the presser. According to a recent Politico report, Boehner is seriously considering abandoning regular order to rush through immigration reform. Regular orders is the process by which a bill is supposed to come up through the respective committees...
  • History repeats itself, and this time, we are the NATIVES! Who is Cesar Conda?

    04/13/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 63 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 13, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    A few years ago, I wrote a book, "Jesus Wept" an American Story. The story, in part, was about Cherokee Chief John Ross, a 1/8th Cherokee blood, white, blue eyed greedy tyrant. The more time goes on, the more he reminds me of Barak Obama. He was put in power by Major Ridge and some other realistic Cherokees, who thought the tribe, which functioned under a constitutional government, would fare better in Washington DC if represented by Ross who would be identified more with the white leaders. And for a time, that seemed to work. Until Ross got the taste...
  • PAUL: Immigration reform starts with a secure border

    04/13/2013 7:21:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2013 | Rand Paul
    Congress is getting very close to debating comprehensive immigration reform. I am firmly committed to being part of reforming our nation’s immigration laws. Conservatives and liberals agree that our complex immigration system is broken and in need of repair. Although the two sides disagree on solutions, I have three important ideas that should be part of the debate and that should please most Americans. My “Trust but Verify” plan has three elements: secure the border, secure the vote and secure the taxpayer’s dollar. If these three elements are met, I think, Congress can move forward on a comprehensive plan to...
  • Immigration reform: Can Mark Zuckerberg and friends deliver?

    04/12/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 11, 2013 | Gloria Goodale
    Washington’s bipartisan Gang of Eight senators are in what many hope is the endgame in the debate over immigration reform. But just in case, on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought in a slew of major players to bring it all home. He and an impressive roster of Silicon Valley luminaries have teamed up with political strategists from across the spectrum to launch a political action group on the issue. Since by most accounts some kind of reform package is likely, the move has some asking, why now? It’s all about the game, says David Mark, editor-in-chief of the online...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Finds Fewer Militias, Hypes Militia Threat Anyway (FR mentioned)

    04/11/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT · by AuntB · 70 replies
    Reason ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jesse Walker
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has released its annual report on "The Year in Hate and Extremism," in which the organization estimates the size of the "extremist" threat. Since its count of hate groups has dropped since last year—the number went down from 1,018 to 1,007—the center is hyping a 7 percent increase in another category: what it calls "conspiracy-minded antigovernment 'Patriot' groups." The SPLC's definition of "Patriot" is pretty broad: The list ranges from the conservative websites WorldNetDaily and to the Moorish Science Temple and its offshoots. The Moors, a black militant movement, are presumably included because they...
  • Three Questions on Immigration

    04/10/2013 3:57:34 PM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | April 10, 2013 | The Editors
    ‘Comprehensive immigration reform,” a deal on which is reportedly imminent, has a lot of moving parts — too many, in truth, as with most “comprehensive” legislation. Among the costs of comprehensivism is that debate over such bills often gets bogged down in the many details. Americans seeking to evaluate any deal should ask three questions about it to cut through the noise. First: Will it encourage future illegal immigration? This has always been the greatest risk of proposals to provide legal status for current illegal immigrants: that it will be seen as a reason for others to come here illegally...
  • Poll: Majority of voters want the military sent to the border

    04/09/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT · by AuntB · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 9, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national telephone survey which found that 69 percent of Likely Voters agree that "the U.S. military be used along the border to protect American citizens." The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. The rather overwhelming results come amid recent reports that the Mexican drug cartels are now operating well within the U.S. borders....
  • You might be a Useful Idiot if..................

    04/07/2013 8:45:11 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 6, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    It's Sunday Morning....Do you DARE go to Church????? Okay, kiddies, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I don't pretend to be a good Christian...there are two kinds of people in churches....Saints and Sinners....and I KNOW which one I am! But evidently the Obama regime doesn't! They're playing GOD with the constitution and YOU! You just got thrown into the same hateful category as the Ku Klux Klan and Hamas! The big irony here is that Catholics overwhelmingly voted for Obama! Guess what...he doesn't need YOU any more either! Headline: U.S. Army lists Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, and "Islamophobia" as forms of "Religious Extremism" with...
  • U.S. Army lists Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, "Islamophobia" as "Religious Extremism"

    04/07/2013 7:30:40 AM PDT · by AuntB · 29 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | April 6, 2013 | Rober
    This is the politically manipulative and ridiculous nonsense that has replaced truthful information about Islam and jihad. And the implications of it are quite ominous. Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism and "Islamophobia" are forms of "Religion Extremism" on par with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Then how long will it be before the Obama Administration goes to war against them, as it has repeatedly declared that it is at war with al-Qaeda? Note also: Obama has repeated many, many times that we are not at war with Islam, and the mainstream media line is that to suggest otherwise would be evidence of "hatred" and...
  • Illegal alien charged with multiple sex crimes in Los Angeles

    04/06/2013 2:07:37 PM PDT · by AuntB · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 3, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, Los Angeles police arrested Luis Bucio-Cedeno, 24, after two years of chasing the man known as the "red car flasher." An LAPD press release stated: After two years, dozens of sightings, several composite sketches, we got a break in February when a female jogger wrote down a license plate for the van of a man who had exposed himself to her. During that same exposure incident, a red Toyota was parked in front of the van. The victim remembered seeing the Toyota’s driver speaking to the van’s driver, but when the van left, she was astounded to see...
  • Useful Idiocy: Gay activist denounces Geller, Spencer for protesting Sharia mistreatment of gays

    04/06/2013 7:41:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | April 6, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    People often ask me why Leftists are so eager to collaborate with Islamic supremacists, as they find it curious that they would enable those who would destroy them for their moral transgressions under Sharia. There are many answers, including a shared taste for authoritarianism, and that may be what is in play here, since Chris Stedman openly avows that he is trying to silence us, trying to intimidate the fundraising site Indiegogo into shutting down our fundraiser. Certainly both Leftists and Islamic supremacists are enemies of the freedom of speech. "Stop trying to split gays and Muslims," by Chris Stedman...

    04/05/2013 9:02:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    ATTENTION! EAST COAST READERS! RALLY AGAINST AMNESTY! This is a Reminder of our NY ICE Counter Protest THIS Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Jersey. WHAT: Counter Protest of Illegal Alien Amnesty in New Jersey That Will Be Sponsored by Obama’s “Organizing for Action” Group WHEN: April 6th, 2013 (*THIS* Saturday) at 9am WHERE: Meet in the MAIN parking area near Liberty House Restaurant at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. The Liberty House Restaurant has a GREEN Roof, for easy recognition. Look for NY ICer, Basil, who will have a BIG, American Flag on a pole that...
  • Legalization vs. Enforcement What the American People Think on Immigration

    04/05/2013 7:25:00 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies
    CIS ^ | April 5, 2013 | Steven A. Camarota
    WASHINGTON (April 5, 2013) — This Backgrounder reports the results of a new Pulse Opinion Research poll, which finds that most Americans want immigration laws enforced. When given a choice between reducing the illegal immigrant population by enforcing the law or a conditional legalization, the public strongly prefers enforcement. This is especially true of Republican voters. GOP leaders who support legalization risk alienating not only the general public, but the overwhelming majority of their own party. We also find that a majority of voters and Republican voters in particular say they are less likely to vote for their member of...
  • Sen. Graham helps import Jamaicans for work at elite country club

    04/02/2013 3:14:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-2-2013 | Neil Munro
    The 2012 PGA golf championship showcased the green links, yellow sands and blue skies at the beachside Kiawah country club in South Carolina. But it also exposed the political maneuvering that annually brings about 170 low-wage black workers from Jamaica into South Carolina for temporary jobs that could otherwise have gone to local South Carolina workers. Those low-wage workers helped the club’s financial returns, and indirectly, also helped South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has long pushed for an immigration rewrite that would import more low-wage foreign workers. In February, Graham told a Rotary Club lunch in Easley, S.C., that...