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  • Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they...

    02/21/2018 2:49:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    MSN/ Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2018
    The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple gained their green cards. Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on a family reunification process that President Trump has derided as “chain migration” and proposed ending in such cases. The Knavses, formerly of Slovenia, are living in the country on green cards, according to Michael Wildes, a New York-based immigration attorney who represents the first...
  • Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’

    02/20/2018 8:41:41 PM PST · by TBP · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | By S.A. Miller
    They aren’t calling him “Lyin’ Ted” anymore. Sen. Ted Cruz’s stock is rising among members of President Trump’s base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for the Texas Republican to mount a primary challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020. The newfound esteem for Mr. Cruz, whom Mr. Trump dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they battled for the 2016 Republican nomination, is coming from people who were die-hard supporters of the president. “Ted Cruz has kept his word...
  • White House official warns of largest immigrant wave 'in the history of the world'

    02/14/2018 10:08:55 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2018
    A White House official said Wednesday Congress needs to limit "chain migration" as part of a deal to grant citizenship to young people living in the country illegally because not doing so could trigger the largest immigrant wave “in the history of the world.” The official, speaking on background with reporters, said if young people currently eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are allowed to sponsor more than spouses and children, you can take “whatever number they give you, and multiply it by three or four.” “Each two immigrants averages seven sponsorships. A legalization of 2 million...
  • McCain and Coons have an improved DACA bill… which should also be rejected

    02/05/2018 9:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot ^ | February 5, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just in case any of our elected representatives didn’t notice, we’re going to run out of money (again) in a few days. As you may recall, the largest sticking point in the recent edition of Shutdown Theater was the lack of an agreement on a DACA bill. As Ed mentioned earlier, there is a new proposal to get Congress moving on settling the matter and it’s coming in the form of a bipartisan, gang-style arrangement between Senators John McCain and Chris Coons. The details remain a bit sketchy, but the Washington Post has what little we know about it so...
  • No, we’re not “weaponizing” immigration language

    02/03/2018 4:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot ^ | February 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we prepare for the debate over a possible DACA bill, Leo R. Chavez takes to the pages of the L.A. Times this week, not to complain about any of the specific policy initiatives under discussion, but about “the language” we’re using to talk about immigration. Apparently we’re weaponizing the language to make immigrants look bad… or something. It’s a strange line of attack to choose, particularly when it’s been liberals and progressives who have raised the practice of distorting words for their own purposes to an art form. There are clearly plenty of words and phrases to choose from...
  • WH Shows 15 Jihadis Who Got Visas by Lottery or Chain Migration

    02/03/2018 3:25:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    White House officials rolled out a list of 15 visa-lottery jihadis and chain-migration terrorists to pressure Democrats towards a compromise on the president’s “framework” amnesty-and-immigration plan. The February 2 list of jihadis includes a senior leader in the Islamic counter-attack against personal freedom, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook. He is an “alleged United States Hamas leader [who] received his green card through a predecessor program to the visa lottery,” said the statement. “Marzook was deported in 1997 for terrorist activities.” The statement backs up Trump’s speech in the State of the Union speech, where he urged elimination of the visa lottery...
  • Fact Check: Trump’s ‘Bipartisan’ Immigration Plan Does Not Immediately End Chain Migration

    01/30/2018 8:49:19 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 201 | JOHN BINDER
    In President Trump’s “State of the Union” (SOTU) address on Tuesday, the president said his “bipartisan approach to immigration reform” will offset an amnesty for potentially millions of illegal aliens by ending chain migration and the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Fact Check: HALF TRUE . . . . . As Breitbart News has reported, Trump’s immigration plan — crafted by a slew of White House advisers — does not immediately end the importation of foreign relatives who are mostly low-skilled. The White House plan, instead, would allow for the entire potentially 4 million chain migrants waiting in the backlog to...
  • Trump’s Draft Amnesty: Unlimited, Forever, and Before a Wall Is Built

    01/27/2018 11:59:25 AM PST · by davikkm · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    A near-final draft of the White House’s unlimited and forever amnesty bill says the administration wants $25 billion for a wall over the next five years, and will not cancel chain-migration or visa-lottery inflows until the last of the 4 million foreigners now in the pipeline have arrived in the 2030s. The amnesty is dubbed the Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United Reform Effort Act, or SECURE Act. It is based on the SUCCEED Act developed by Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. James Lankford, and it offers amnesty to an unlimited number of people, without any ending date. Overall, the amnesty...
  • Immigration Hand-Biters and Bad Politics

    01/26/2018 3:40:05 AM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 26 January 2018 | Scott McKay
    Thursday, lots of conservatives for whom a harder line on immigration is a fundamental issue devolved into arrhythmia upon news that President Trump offered to place as many as 1.8 million Dreamers, or illegal aliens brought to the United States as children by their parents, on a path to citizenship. . . snip But those who despair of Trump’s generosity to the other side can relax. As of Thursday night, at least, there is no danger of this deal becoming reality. Why? Because the offer drives a major wedge between the Democrats and their base, and that party simply cannot...
  • Western Growers works to stop Goodlatte bill

    01/22/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by ptsal · 20 replies
    The Packer ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Tom Karst
    Calling proposed immigration reform legislation “devastating” to Western Growers members, association president and CEO Tom Nassif alerted members that the group will work to stop it from becoming law. The immigration reform package, the Secure America’s Future Act, was authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. House leaders passed a continuing resolution on Jan. 18 that will fund the government for another four weeks. Facing a midnight deadline Jan. 19, the Senate had still not passed any bill to keep the government operating. According to Nassif, the House passage of the continuing resolution included a commitment to vote on...
  • After shutdown, Republicans have leverage on immigration

    01/22/2018 10:54:07 PM PST · by lowbuck · 13 replies
    Washington Examininer ^ | 22 January 2018 | Michael Barone
    My speculation in a blogpost yesterday that Senate Democrats were willing to vote for a government shutdown on the DACA issue because of their great solidarity, built up for many years since their narrow capture of seven Senate seats in 1986, has been vindicated by their surrender on the shutdown today — sort of. My argument was based on what was, in my view, the serious political weakness of their position, portrayed even in much of mainstream media as blocking funding for the government in favor of legalizing certain illegal immigrants. To maintain near total cohesion, in such circumstances, seemed...
  • Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration

    01/22/2018 6:58:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 22, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Cutting chain migration even more popular than legalizing Dreamers Americans strongly back giving illegal immigrant “Dreamers” a pathway to citizenship — but a new poll found they also strongly back the other changes President Trump is pushing to build a border wall system, eliminate the visa lottery and curtail the chain of family migration. The Harvard-Harris Poll, taken in the run-up to the government shutdown, even found huge support for cutting the level of legal immigration, which stands at more than 1 million a year, to less than half that. The findings challenge the Gang of Six immigration deal Democrats...
  • Democrats Fear Debate about Dreamers Will Pivot to One on ‘Chain Migration’

    01/22/2018 10:17:59 AM PST · by randita · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/22/18 | John Fund
    The more Americans focus on immigration policy, the worse the Democrats will look. No one knows when the government shutdown will be ended, but it’s increasingly likely that Democrats will rue the day they launched it. “I’m concerned that we don’t have an exit strategy,” one Democratic aide for a liberal senator told NBC News on Sunday. He went on to say: “This is a question of who’s going to flinch first.” One reason Democrats are nervous is that the longer the shutdown goes on, the longer voters will start to realize the Democrats are fighting not so much for...
  • Anchor Babies Procreated on the High Seas

    01/22/2018 6:34:26 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 16 replies
    self ^ | 11/22/2018 | self
    I am posting this because it needs to be discussed right now in light of the fact that Democrats are willing to shut down the country to enhance the rights of illegal aliens. In 1998, I was winding down my career as a Coast Guard reservist. Completing one of my remaining Search and Rescue watches, I recall this conversation with and Ensign who was visiting the Commcenter. She had been assigned to a USCG cutter during the Haitian migration. This cutter was assigned to intercept the boatloads of Haitians who were trying to migrate illegally to Florida in hazardous conditions....
  • Democrats Fear Debate about Dreamers Will Pivot to One on ‘Chain Migration’

    01/22/2018 4:39:57 AM PST · by lowbuck · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 January 2018 | John Fund
    The more Americans focus on immigration policy, the worse the Democrats will look. No one knows when the government shutdown will be ended, but it’s increasingly likely that Democrats will rue the day they launched it. “I’m concerned that we don’t have an exit strategy,” one Democratic aide for a liberal senator told NBC News on Sunday. He went on to say: “This is a question of who’s going to flinch first.” . . . snip But they (democrats) should worry that the longer the shutdown debate is focused on immigration, the more Americans will come to realize it’s about...
  • Breaking...multiple police down in Harrisburg PA shooting....

    01/18/2018 5:30:24 AM PST · by Doogle · 142 replies
    Foxnews Philly | 01/18/18 | Foxnews
    Early...just breaking multiple police down....
  • Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported (media sob story)

    01/16/2018 6:33:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 96 replies ^ | 1/16/18 | Niraj Warikoo
    DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them. After 30 years of living in the United States, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Mich., was deported on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to Mexico, a move his supporters...
  • Chain Migration Expected to Add 8M Potential Foreign-Born Voters to U.S. Electorate over Next 20yrs

    01/14/2018 5:13:37 PM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | John Binder
    The United States’ current “chain migration” process, where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them, is likely to add a potential 8 million new foreign-born voters to the country’s electorate over the next two decades.
  • Saturday At Costco

    01/14/2018 7:11:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 65 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-14-18 | MOTUS
    I am normally smart enough to stay out of my local Costco store on a Saturday afternoon. But yesterday I was out of my allergy meds, planning a visit to my crazy-sweet-cat-lady sister-in-law today and – having a real cat allergy (insert sad face here) - I committed an unforced error: I decided to pick up a few additional items while I was there.  The whole experience was worse than I imagined. The icy parking lot was a nightmare, I had to stalk someone to get a parking spot.  Shopping cart availability was limited to a bring-your-own-in-from-the-freezing-cold-parking-lot and the aisles...
  • Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

    01/13/2018 9:51:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.13.2018 | Natalie Muller
    Berlin fears the European Parliament’s planned amendment to the so-called Dublin Regulation could see many more refugees settling in Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The Dublin Regulation requires people seeking asylum to register in the first EU state they enter, and for that state to assume responsibility for processing their claim. But if the proposed reform is passed, responsibility could shift from the arrival state to the EU country where any of the applicant’s relatives live. Under such a change, “Germany would have to accommodate significantly more asylum seekers,” said an Interior Ministry memo, quoted by Der Spiegel....