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  • Students shred Social Security cards to receive in-state tuition offered to illegal immigrants

    04/16/2015 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM EDT | Gabriella Morrongiello
    As recently as 2014, illegal immigrants in 22 states are eligible for lower-cost, in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. […] Campus Reform asked out-of-state students attending UVA and UMD–both of which offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants—whether they would consider renouncing their U.S. citizenship to become “undocumented students” eligible for in-state tuition. …
  • Levin: We Are Witnessing 'Complete Evisceration of American Citizenship' (Audio)

    04/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-9-2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin declared that “the complete evisceration of American citizenship” is underway on Thursday. “There’s something else that’s going on that I want to bring to your attention…and that is the complete evisceration of American citizenship, more than illegal immigration. It’s the complete evisceration of American citizenship to destroy the identity of America” Levin stated. Levin continued, “it’s being done by left-wing states, it’s being done by left-wing municipalities, it’s being done by this left-wing federal government. And this is a war on you, the American citizen.”
  • Is Ted Cruz Eligible for the Presidency?

    03/28/2015 4:05:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 188 replies
    The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation) ^ | March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement Monday that he will run for president has Donald Trump, the ladies on “The View,” and others in the birther crowd questioning Cruz’s eligibility to be president.Born in Alberta, Canada in 1970, Cruz is the son of an American mother and Cuban father. Anticipating these questions, Cruz released his birth certificate in 2013 and officially renounced his dual Canadian citizenship in 2014.This isn’t the first time a candidate’s eligibility has been questioned—the issue dogged President Obama in 2008, George Romney in 1967, and President Chester Arthur in 1880. But is there any merit in...
  • End Birthright Citizenship Now

    03/17/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2015
    End Birthright Citizenship Now by MARK KRIKORIAN March 17, 2015 President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students. To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are “anchor babies,” they have noted — correctly — that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the “anchor baby” label is inaccurate. They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was...
  • End Birthright Citizenship Now

    03/17/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students. To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are “anchor babies,” they have noted — correctly — that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the “anchor baby” label is inaccurate. They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was not a magnet for illegal immigration because the parents remained...
  • Chicago-area activist given 18 months in prison for lying about terrorism role

    03/14/2015 1:06:47 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    A Chicago-area activist was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for failing to disclose her convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied to be a U.S. citizen. Backed by dozens of supporters, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, of Evergreen Park, will remain free while she appeals. She was sentenced in Detroit's federal court. Judge Gershwin Drain noted that Odeh was a "terrorist" decades ago but has changed her ways. Nonetheless, he said she lied. Odeh faces mandatory deportation once she is done serving her time. Decades ago, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed...
  • Ted Cruz IS a natural born citizen

    02/27/2015 8:41:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 96 replies
    self | 2/27/2014 | Self
    Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, CA on December 22nd, 1970. At the time of his birth, his mother was an American citizen. Now picture a female American soldier stationed in, say, Germany. She gives birth to a boy. The boy was not born in CONUS, but there is no doubt he is an American citizen because his mother is a US citizen. To me, Cruz's situation is equvilaent. There is nothing in the Constutution, to my knowledge stating that Cruz would not be eligible to be POTUS based on the circumstances of his birth.
  • I am Canadian

    02/23/2015 10:37:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Zunera Ishaq, a devout Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, insists that she should be able to take the oath of citizenship while wearing her niqab In these days of identity politics and hyphenated nationalities it’s easy to forget the simple slogan a Canadian beer company has been using for the better part of two decades: “I am Canadian!” And while I’m not much into beer, I’m totally into the slogan because I’m a naturalized citizen and now consider myself very much a Canadian and have wholeheartedly adopted Canadian values. Moreover, I’m sure I have contributed to Canadian values to some small...
  • 'The Islamist death cult has declared war on the world': PM announces he will STRIP jihadists of the

    02/22/2015 7:35:57 PM PST · by bkopto · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | FREYA NOBLE and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI
    Many Australians who fight for the Islamic State will be stripped of their citizenship, the Prime Minister has announced, as part of tough new counter-terrorism laws. The dramatic pledge came as a review released today revealed more than thirty Australians have returned home after fighting for jihadist causes overseas. In a landmark national security address, Mr Abbott said the government will attempt to strip or suspend the citizenship of Australians with dual citizenship fighting overseas. The government is also exploring taking away some of the rights of jihadists who are sole Australian citizens, Mr Abbott said. That could include restricting...
  • Boris Johnson 'intends to renounce US citizenship'

    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 February 2015 Last updated at 03:26 ET | BBC
    Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain". He told the Sunday Times that his citizenship was "an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I've got to find a way of sorting it out". The Mayor of London, who was born in New York, has in the past been forced to pay US tax because of his American citizenship. He has just completed a six-day tour of cities in the US. Mr Johnson said he would approach US ambassador Matthew Barzun to explore what steps he had to...
  • SEN. SESSIONS: EXECUTIVE AMNESTY CITIZENSHIP REVELATION ‘A SCANDAL’

    02/14/2015 4:42:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 14, 2015 | By Caroline May
    The discovery that the Obama’s administration will now allow undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred action and advanced parole simultaneously — opening a path to citizenship — is a “scandal,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Friday. “Our laws have been dismantled, stripped bare,” Sessions, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said. Friday House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte revealed that the Obama administration is now allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred action and advance parole at the same time. According to the House Judiciary Committee, once granted advance parole, the DACA beneficiaries may be able...
  • Record Number Gave Up U.S. Citizenship or Long-Term Residency in 2014

    02/10/2015 11:27:11 AM PST · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Feb 2015 | Laura Saunders
    A record 3,415 individuals renounced their U.S. citizenship or long-term residency in 2014, according to a list released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday. The 2014 number was up 14% from 2,999 individuals in 2013, which was also a record. “Many Americans abroad are finding that retaining their ties is not worth the cost and hassle of complying with the U.S. tax laws,” says Andrew Mitchel, a lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tallies the lists of names released quarterly by the Treasury Department. He links the growing number of renunciations by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to a five-year enforcement...
  • Past Bush immigration remarks shock conservatives

    02/04/2015 10:43:12 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | By Alexandra Jaffe, CNN
    Washington (CNN)During a "Family Reunion" conference hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013, Jeb Bush spoke freely on the promise immigrants hold for America and his views on reform. He said, during a discussion with Univision, that it was "ridiculous" to think that DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally, shouldn't have an "accelerated path" to citizenship. Then, the former Florida governor was speaking to a friendly audience of establishment Republicans, after re-inserting himself in the immigration reform with the release of a controversial book on the issue a month prior. But as he moves...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Expatriate Terrorist Act is Constitutional and Necessary

    01/28/2015 9:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/28/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    An editorial in the National Review attacks Ted Cruz’s and Steve King’s Expatriate Terrorist Act to remove the citizenship of Islamic terrorists so that they can’t return to this country.First let’s discuss why this bill is necessary. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” Ted Cruz said. We’ve already seen it happen in France just...
  • Forty Years Ago Today, I Became An American Citizen

    01/23/2015 4:06:11 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 52 replies
    Self | January 23, 2015 | Tennssee Nana
    On January 23, 1975, in a courthouse in Portland, OR, I sat with many other grateful immigrants and listened as a local judge, himself the son of immigrants fron Eastern Europe, congratulated us and expounded on our new responsibilities as American citizens. He was as teary eyed as we were. Among our group was an 80 year old Jew from Poland. She had escaped with her family during the 1930s and had raised her children in America to be good citizens and to prosper. She cried and kept saying "Thank you" and we cried with her. Her attorney grandson explained...
  • Paris Lessons: US Must Revoke Citizenship of Americans Who Join ISIS, Al Qaeda

    01/19/2015 4:12:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Last week, France faced the threat that is arguably the toughest to defeat—a threat from within, from its own terrorists. By now, the stories are familiar. France has a problem with homegrown radicals. At least 900 French citizens are among the 2,000 to 3,000 westerners who’ve left home for jihadist training or to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq. In many ways, the western jihadist represents the worst threat. Able to speak the language fluently, completely familiar with their home countries, and possessing a key weapon -- an American, British, French, or German passport -- they can easily cross...
  • Panama Immigrants Flood US for Surprising Reason

    01/01/2015 4:25:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies
    cbnnews ^ | January 01, 2015 | Chuck Holton
    The crisis on our southern border has many searching for reasons why thousands of immigrants are seeking to live in the United states.  The influx of illegals has been attributed to poverty and crime in Latin America, but that isn't the only reason.  Panama has the highest per capita income of any country in Latin America. It's also the farthest from the southern U.S. border. But its citizens are heading to the United States as well. Only it isn't the kind of people you might think.Sarah is a well-educated business owner in Panama.  "I have two businesses...a bar and an...
  • 5 Things About Americans' Slipping Sense of Duty

    12/30/2014 5:36:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | December 29, 2014 | Connie Cass
    Americans are a little less likely to ask what they can do for their country these days. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that the sense of duty has slipped since a similar survey three decades earlier. Civic virtues such as staying informed or serving on a jury don't seem as important as they once did ? especially among the younger generation. The findings fit with research that's been worrying many experts who study civic engagement or advocate for teaching more about civics in school. "I don't see any recovery," said Rutgers University Professor Cliff Zukin. "The people who were 40...
  • Fox News Chief Correspondent: Thankful to be naturalized American citizen

    12/28/2014 2:50:21 PM PST · by workerbee · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/19/14 | Jonathan Hunt
    Editor's note: Fox News Chief Correspondent Jonathan Hunt became a naturalized U.S. citizen on November 21, 2014. It was October 1995, and I'd been in the U.S. for little more than a month. I sat back in my seat on a flight from Los Angeles to Washington (which was my new home), and thought about what I'd just witnessed: my first major assignment as U.S. correspondent for Sky News was to cover the end of O.J. Simpson's murder trial. And this country I now found myself exploring, dissecting and trying to understand and interpret for my British audience appeared to...
  • A Second Passport: Lessons From Steve Wozniak And Albert Einstein

    12/23/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge via Sovereign Man ^ | 12/23/2014 | Simon Black
    In January 1933 Albert Einstein was visiting the US under a research grant from Princeton University.Meanwhile back home in Germany Adolf Hitler had just become elected chancellor and started creating an atmosphere hostile for Jews, intellectuals and pacifists, of which Einstein was three times guilty.Recognizing the danger of continuing to hold a German passport, Einstein traveled to Belgium where he renounced his German citizenship.By that time the Nazis had raided his cottage, confiscated his property and seized his bank accounts.Einstein was heartbroken to see his homeland overrun by fascists, but he didn’t waste any time looking back.As a renowned scientist...
  • The Late Late Show: Craig Becomes An American Citizen

    12/12/2014 4:40:23 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/31/14
    Craig Ferguson takes the oath of citizenship to the United States. Video at link.
  • Why I’m Giving Up My Passport[US Citizenship]

    12/07/2014 7:58:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2014 | JONATHAN TEPPER
    LONDON — The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who was born in New York and holds both American and British passports, recently said that he would not pay a tax bill from the United States on capital gains from the sale of his home in the London borough of Islington. Mr. Johnson pointed out that he hasn’t lived in America since he was 5. He’d like to renounce his citizenship, but said the process was “very difficult.”It is, but I am doing it. My “in-person final loss of citizenship appointment” is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the United States Consulate...
  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

    11/26/2014 9:32:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. “There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland. Americans should not...
  • Netanyahu: Revoke Citizenship Of Those Calling for Destruction of Israel

    11/08/2014 2:23:54 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 25 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 8, 2014 | Israel News Agency Staff
    By Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem — November 8 … Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released the following statement this evening: “Israel is a nation of law. We will not tolerate disturbances and rioting. We will act against those who throw stones, block roads and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state in place of the State of Israel. Whoever does not honor Israeli law will be punished with utmost severity. I will instruct the Interior Minister to evaluate revoking the citizenship...
  • Say No To Stolen Elections

    11/01/2014 1:02:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10-31-14
    President Obama Elected with Illegal Votes? European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution. The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box. Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections. But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections. In fact, the study demonstrates that is likely that President Obama won...
  • Obama administration grants U.S. citizenship to foreign surrogate mothers and egg donors

    10/31/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has unveiled a new policy that effectively grants U.S. citizenship to foreign women in exchange for acting as surrogate mothers for U.S. couples or selling their eggs to American women. The new policy guidance, announced on Tuesday, redefines the terms “mother” and “father” in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). “A 'natural mother' or 'natural father' is a genetic parent or gestational parent,” the new policy says. This “includes a non-genetic gestational mother if she is the legal parent at the time of birth.” By bearing the child of an American couple, the mother is then placed...
  • More Americans Renounce Citizenship, With 2014 on Pace for a Record

    10/25/2014 9:31:02 PM PDT · by cutty · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Laura Saunders
    Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. ... The Treasury Department is required by law to publish a list of the names of people who renounce quarterly. The list doesn’t indicate when people did so or why. It also doesn’t distinguish between people giving up passports and those turning in green cards, or indicate what other nationality the individuals hold.
  • Teaching American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice

    10/15/2014 2:59:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who...
  • FBI Director: Americans That Joined ISIS in Syria Are 'Entitled' to Return to US

    10/08/2014 8:56:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/08/2014 | Samuel Smith
    FBI Director James Comey admitted that the "dozen or so" American citizens that are currently fighting with the Islamic State terror group in Syria have the ability and right, as Americans with passports, to return to the homeland. Appearing in his first major television interview since taking the helm of the Bureau in September 2013, Comey said on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night that the FBI is closely tracking about a dozen American citizens whom they believe to be fighting in Syria alongside ISIS militants. He added that although they may be supporting terrorist agendas, they still have the freedom...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • One-way ticket to hell

    09/23/2014 4:15:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Americans who volunteer for terrorism abroad should be Americans no more It was only a matter of time before anti-terror authorities reported that radicalized American or immigrant Muslims had returned home to the U.S. after taking up arms with ISIS in Iraq or Syria. A ranking Obama administration aide revealed as much on Monday, setting the stage for what must be unflagging surveillance, a drive to prosecute the returned jihadists to the fullest and a rewrite of federal law and policies to raise defenses. The rule should be: If you go to Syria or Iraq to fight as an unauthorized...
  • Germany plans to strip citizenship of citizens which join Islamic State.

    09/21/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 25 replies
    German Islamists who join the IS have forfeited their citizenship many Union politicians say. They are planning a change of legislation. Union politicians want to avoid any german national to fight for the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). A corresponding change in the law would achieve a "huge deterrent effect," the chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Internal Affairs, Wolfgang Bosbach (CDU)told "Welt am Sonntag". Those who join this "terrorist army" ng document their departure from the values of the Federal Republic he said.
  • Ted Cruz’s likely doomed move to strip citizenship from American ISIS fighters

    09/07/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This should prove interesting, if only from the legal perspective. Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced that he will be filing the Expatriate Terrorist Act next week. The legislation, if passed, is intended to strip the citizenship of any Americans who take up arms to fight with ISIS. “Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious ISIS terrorists are party to a terrorist organization committing horrific acts of violence, including beheading innocent American journalists who they have captured,” Cruz said in a statement. “There can be no clearer renunciation of their citizenship in the United...
  • Issues - Greg Orman for Senate

    09/03/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    I decided to run for the United States Senate to represent Kansas as an Independent because I know that Washington is broken. We’re sending the worst of both parties to Washington and we know it. For too long, we’ve elected politicians who continue this broken system that caters to special interests and the extremists in their own parties rather than solving problems of the people who elect them. Unfortunately all that’s led to is a Congress that can’t get anything done. (SNIP) Finally, our policy must also be fair to taxpayers. The 11 million undocumented individuals in America should be...
  • Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

    09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States. Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”
  • Obama Inc. to Make it 5X More Expensive to Stop Being a US Citizen

    09/02/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    That would be a great plan if he wasn’t also making it ten times more expensive to be a US citizen. I’m not sure what comes next. A big concrete wall and barbed wire?Obama is making it easy to come and hard to leave. The only places that do that are prisons and bear traps. It doesn’t say anything good about the American Dream when the country encourages non-taxpayers to come and penalizes taxpayers who want to leave. Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government...
  • Corporations Join Droves Renouncing US Citizenship

    08/31/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 08/30/2014 | Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, InternationalMan.com
    Don’t be surprised to lose if you don’t make an effort at being competitive.And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.If that sounds like simple common sense, that’s because it is.But it’s also exactly what the US has been doing for years—enacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness.It’s like trying to get in shape for a marathon by going on an all-McDonald’s diet. (Speaking of McDonalds, check out this funny video spoof of what their commercials should really look like.)Here are two major reasons why the US is lagging in...
  • U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

    08/29/2014 1:42:28 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Robert W. Wood
    Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of Americans renouncing. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, but these numbers are under-stated, some say considerably. The presence or absence of tax motivation is no longer relevant, but that could change. After Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin departed for Singapore, Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob...
  • Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court

    08/24/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8-24-14 | Roxanna Hegeman
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms. At the crux of the closely watched case in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is whether the federal government or states have ultimate authority to regulate voter registration. Each side contends the U.S. Constitution supports its position. Monday's arguments come after the U.S. Election Assistance Commission filed an appeal seeking to overturn a federal judge's order...
  • 300,000 could lose Obamacare coverage without proof of citizenship

    08/13/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Obama administration announced yesterday that they are informing 310,000 Obamacare enrollees that unless they can offer proof of citizenship before September 5, they will lose their insurance. The problem: Because of the administration's incompetence, the healthcare.gov website - still not finished - can't determine whether an enrollee is a citizen or not. From Wall Street Journal: "The Obama administration moved Tuesday to cut off health insurance for up to 310,000 people who signed up through the HealthCare.gov system unless they can provide documents in the next few weeks showing they are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Those individuals have...
  • New York to DC: We'll Figure Out Immigration On Our Own Since You Can't

    08/04/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 Aug 2014 | Rebecca McCray
    This week felt like déjŕ vu all over again for immigration activists who held hunger strikes ahead of Christmas break. The House and Senate, one of the least productive to ever set foot in the nation's Capitol, left Washington this week to go on vacation without bringing forward a vote on reform. Again. But activists aren't the only ones fed up with Congress’ inaction on immigration reform. The country's largest states—California, New York, and Texas—have been looking for ways to take matters into their own hands when it comes to granting rights to undocumented residents. In New York, State Senator...
  • Obama, the ‘Pinball Wizard’, Tilting America

    07/28/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/28/14 | Sandy Stringfellow
    Ladies and Gentlemen, redistribution of wealth – a Marxist staple from way back – was one objective of King Barry-Care. This was admitted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on the ABC television network program This Week in 2013. According to Ben Shapiro at Breitbart (November 17, 2013) in his article titled ‘Dem Senator: ‘We All Knew’ Obama Was Lying’.
  • RAHN: The end of the progressive income tax

    07/10/2014 5:40:08 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Richard Rahn
    July 1 might go down in history as the beginning of the end of the comprehensive, progressive income tax. A progressive income tax, in which the government attempts to tax all labor income and capital income, such as interest, dividends and capital gains more than once, cannot help becoming so complex that it eventually dies of its own weight. This is particularly true when the government attempts to tax the worldwide income of its “tax persons” rather than the income located in its own territory. The complexity is caused by the never-ending attempt to define what income is and what...
  • The Movement to Give the Vote to Non-Citizens Begins

    07/05/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2014 | Victor Keith
    With the newest border crisis focusing on the influx of immigrants from Central America, many of them children, the political punching bag that is immigration reform is again leading the news.  Democrats, incongruously, claim that the obvious ineffectiveness of our border is proof that we need to reform immigration laws to allow current foreigners who are here illegally to stay.  How this stops the flow rather than increase it is not explained.Many Republicans have taken up the cause of amnesty by raising the curious proposition that many of those currently here illegally may eventually join the ranks of the Republican...
  • The POPVOX Blog

    07/04/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    popvox.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | marci
    Dear POPVOX Friends, On behalf of our entire POPVOX Team, I want to wish you a very happy Independence Day, and share some exciting news. The Library of Congress is now archiving POPVOX content -- including your comments to Congress* -- for the official national historical record. We have been notified by the Library of Congress that POPVOX has been selected for inclusion in the official digital archives of the United States. (The full notice is posted below.) The Library of Congress preserves “the Nation’s cultural artifacts” and “materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people.” This...
  • U.S. Can Kill Citizens Abroad Under Certain Circumstances, Memo Says

    06/23/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike...
  • Immigration reform moves to states; New York eyes citizenship after 3 years of taxes

    06/16/2014 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    The frustration with Washington's inaction on any type of immigration reform has forced proponents to shift their attention to states such as New York where a new plan was offered Monday to grant citizenship and voting rights after an illegal immigrant pays three years of taxes. The Washington-based Center for Popular Democracy said the New York legislative effort to provide citizenship benefits to three million immigrants is the result of the fallout of congressional gridlock and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat last week, which pundits blamed on his support for reform. SNIP The New York legislation, titled “New York...
  • Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship

    06/10/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 268 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 8:16 PM EDT | Will Weissert
    Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship—doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston on Tuesday. She said the tea-party-backed Republican “is pleased to have the process finalized.” “Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen,” Frazier said in an email. …
  • Poll: 62 percent support pathway to citizenship for illegals

    06/10/2014 12:21:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    More than 60 percent of Americans back a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally — winning support from majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, according to a sweeping new poll to be released Tuesday. When it comes to undocumented immigrants, 62 percent of Americans believe they should be allowed to gain citizenship if they meet certain requirements, while 17 percent would support green cards but not citizenship for them. Meanwhile, 19 percent think the undocumented immigrants should be deported. Split down by party, 70 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of political independents and 51 percent of Republicans said...