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  • LAWLESS HILLARY Recruits Illegal Aliens to Register Voters

    08/15/2016 12:10:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | August 14, 2016
    The law means nothing to these people. Hillary Clinton announced a new program to recruit illegal aliens to register voters. Will the media ignore this like her other scandals and crimes? The Examiner reported: Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday announced a program to recruit undocumented “Dreamers” into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote. Celebrating the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Clinton launched “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote), to rally and “secure commitments” from immigrants who can vote. The DACA program created so-called “Dreamers,” the children...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/17/2016 4:00:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/16 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a Defense Department spending bill. The amendments failed narrowly with votes of 207-214 and 210-211, respectively.
  • Judge delays request for feds to release names of 50K immigrants

    06/07/2016 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 6/7/2016 | Frank Garza
    U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen – the Brownsville federal judge who halted President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration – has permitted a stay of the Court’s order that would have required the Department of Homeland Security to produce a list of tens of thousands of immigrants who benefited prematurely from the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) policy. Hanen has given the Department of Justice until Aug. 22 to produce evidence showing that he was not deliberately misled by the administration’s attorneys regarding when the government would begin accepting applications for DAPA...
  • Dreamers face nightmare of Trump’s deportation force

    05/30/2016 1:14:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton and Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald Trump’s deportation force. It’s still an open question whether the shorthanded court will ultimately determine that Obama has the authority to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. And until it gives its answer next month, his administration isn’t allowed to prepare for the possibility by hiring staff or creating forms. White House officials have told immigrant advocacy groups it’ll take about two months to get everything up and running — which would put the first applications for...
  • News From Around The WWW Part 1

    05/20/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    aina,org-First Article ^ | Sporadically | Slip Stream News (Editor)
    Stories, articles, tweets and picture from across the internets relevant to the News of The Day. Syndicated News Assyrian-American Lawyer Facing Prison Claims he Was Targeted for Aiding Christians By Hollie McKay Fox News Posted 2016-05-18 23:42 GMT DeKelaita, shown here in his homeland of Iraq, claims he ran afoul of the Departmennt of Justice when he complained about the treatment of Christian asylum seekers.In the Iraqi-American Christian community, he is revered as an activist who delivered thousands from persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, but in the U.S. halls of justice, Robert DeKelaita is regarded as a criminal...
  • New York State Will Let Some Illegal Aliens Teach, Practice Medicine

    05/19/2016 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 19, 2016 | 10:20 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    New York will allow some illegal immigrants to teach and practice medicine throughout the state beginning June 1, the Associated Press reported. The state’s licensing board — the Board of Regents — voted Tuesday to accept applications from people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. …
  • Sheriff: Obama Policies Allow Illegals ‘To Remain and Commit More Serious Crimes’

    04/21/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    Sheriff Charles Jenkins testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (screen grab) (CNSNews.com) - In testimony before Congress Tuesday, a Maryland Sheriff said the administration’s executive actions delaying deportation of illegals is resulting in a spike of crime. “Case by case amnesty, back door amnesty, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs, and the Dream Act were pushed through by executive order,” Frederick County Md. Sheriff Charles Jenkins said on Tuesday. “Policy shifts by President Obama weakened and ruined Secure Communities, and did not allow action by ICE when Sheriffs and police departments ignored detainers,...
  • The Fundamental Transformation of American Immigration

    03/30/2016 8:54:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Immigration is a concept that has divided America. An understanding of what Immigration has done in the past and what it will do in the future is something that must be understood and dealt with. The discussion must be engaged by all, including the administration in charge, the other countries involved and the citizens who take part. September 11, 2001 forced changes in US immigration policy. The Homeland Security Act split the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) into three sections: Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and US Citizen and Immigration Services. Not surprisingly, this latest federal attempt...
  • Dem: Let illegal immigrants work on Capitol Hill

    03/24/2016 11:17:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would allow young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to work for congressional offices. Qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. illegally as children and hold temporary work permits through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program currently are not eligible to be employed by lawmakers. Only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain refugees can work for members of the House and Senate. The bill offered by Kirkpatrick, who is running for Senate in Arizona, would provide an exemption for DACA recipients. “Telling these young people they cannot...
  • Mayor Walsh announces City of Boston grants for DACA/DAPA outreach and education

    03/16/2016 7:11:12 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    SAMPAN ^ | 3/16/2016 | Web
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced March 9 that the City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding for the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative through the Emma Lazarus Local Challenge, which will provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) The funds come from an $80,000 match grant from the Emma Lazarus II Fund of the Open Society Foundations, with matching funds of $25,000 each from four local foundations: the Boston Foundation, the Fish Family Foundation, the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, and the Hyams...
  • Menendez: High Court Should Uphold Obama’s Immigration Amnesty Plan

    03/09/2016 11:30:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Penny Starr |
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Wednesday that he hopes the United States Supreme Court will rule against the findings of lower courts that put a halt to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Speaking at a briefing at the Capitol in support of Obama’s actions, Menendez argued that “allowing DAPA and expanded DACA to move forward creates a mechanism and an incentive for almost five million law-abiding immigrants in our community to finally be allowed to come forward, to submit to a background check and to fully contribute to our country.” DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA...
  • Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns

    03/01/2016 1:29:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 4:06 PM EST
    The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn't include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates. [...] Some U.S. presidential candidates have targeted Mexico. Leading Republican Donald Trump has talked about Mexicans being rapists and bringing drugs to the United States. ...
  • CBP Planning for Another 75K Unaccompanied Alien Children, Maybe More, to Arrive in USA

    03/01/2016 12:28:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2016 | 11:40 AM EST | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is preparing for a record number of unaccompanied children, from birth to 17 years old, to flow over the Southwest border in the months ahead. In fact, it's already happening, CBP chief Gil Kerlikowske said in his written testimony for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on CBP's FY 2017 budget request. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016), Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 20,000 unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border, twice as many as the 10,000 apprehended during the same time period in FY...
  • Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year

    02/09/2016 8:52:55 PM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 2/9/2016 | Dan Stein
    The Supreme Court has decided to review certain elements in United States v. Texas. The Supreme Court should leave the injunction in place until a full trial on the merits. There is no urgency to decide this case so long as the administration is restrained from giving out benefits that would be difficult to revoke: work authorization and eligibility for various other benefits. Should the Court lift the injunction and endorse the administration's wildly broad claims of unlimited power to permit millions who are outside the rules stipulated by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to remain here, then Congress...
  • Rubio: I Will Keep Obama’s First Executive Amnesty In Place Until Legislative Amnesty Enacted

    02/05/2016 12:07:59 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama's executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA...applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don't think we can immediately revoke that... I'm not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. "I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end because of...
  • President or king? Translated, that’s what the Supreme Court is asking about Obama.

    01/25/2016 4:28:26 PM PST · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Fred Barbash
    All is forgiven if you're not familiar with the "take care" clause in Article II of the Constitution about the presidency, the words that say "he shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed." The Supreme Court hasn't fooled with it in many years. The words are buried below the State of the Union clause, and the business of receiving "Ambassadors and other public Ministers." They lack resonance; they sound polite. But their meaning, traced back through hundreds of years of history and translated into today's colloquial English is indeed a command: They mean "Mr. President, don't act like...
  • Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Offers Little Girl Stuffed In Closet Up For Sex

    01/22/2016 11:18:49 AM PST · by AuntB · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 21,2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    An illegal immigrant allegedly bound a 3-year-old girl with duct tape, stuffed her in a trash bag, put her in a closet of feces and then offered her up for sex from his Arizona apartment. Police found the abused child in the closet, malnourished and covered in bruises, scars and blisters, after a man who had gone to the apartment for sex tipped them off, reported a Fox affiliate. She was surrounded by feces. "When officers went in, all they saw was the top of the child's head in the trash bag," Mesa Police Chief John Meza told reporters Tuesday....
  • DNC DREAMer plant tries to ambush Ted Cruz and it backfires miserably [Video]

    01/08/2016 9:41:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 8, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been moving to the right on immigration over the last several months, both as a chance to appeal to Donald Trump supporters and as a way to cast himself as the true conservative against pro-amnesty establishment candidates like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). The Democratic National Committee tried to entrap Cruz at a campaign event in Storm Lake, Iowa yesterday by having an illegal immigrant DREAMer named Ofelia Valdez confront the Texas senator. "As a DACA holder myself, I worried about whoever comes next to the presidency and what's...
  • Texas Sues to Block Syrian Refugees

    12/03/2015 12:31:19 AM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Texas has gone to federal court in its efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, filing suit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement nonprofit. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton claims the federal government and the International Rescue Committee — one of about 20 private nonprofits that have a state contract to resettle refugees in Texas — are violating federal law by moving forward with the planned resettlement of two Syrian families. One such family is expected to arrive in Texas as...
  • Christie Goes After Rubio On Immigration

    11/04/2015 8:29:33 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/4/2014 | Michael Warren
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out swinging against his rival for the GOP presidential nomination Marco Rubio Tuesday. In a Tuesday interview with radio host Laura Ingraham, Christie responded to Rubios claim that the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could not be rolled back 'immediately.' The Florida senator told Univision host Jorge Ramos in April the DACA program, which exempts children who entered the country illegally from being deported, should 'end at some point' in the future. 'It cannot be the permanent policy of the United States but I’m not calling for it to be revoked...
  • Leaked DHS memo shows Obama might circumvent DAPA injunction

    11/02/2015 5:43:59 PM PST · by Excellence · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ian M. Smith
    Obaba's DSH plans to circumvent the 5th court of appeals ruling against DACA.
  • In Spanish Interview, Marco Rubio Says It’s ‘Important Not To Cancel’ Obama’s Execu Amnesty[4-18-15]

    09/26/2015 10:59:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio offered a measure of support for President Obama’s first executive amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, during a recent interview he conducted in Spanish this week with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Rubio’s comments mark a reversal of sorts from criticism he offered of DACA last year, and they also put him at odds with the conservative Republican base, which he will need in his corner if he hopes to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
  • DOJ to Judge Hanen: 'Miscommunication' Should Not Lead to Punitive Sanctions

    In immigration litigation pitting Texas and 25 other states against the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a memorandum arguing that U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen should not impose punitive sanctions against the federal government. Nor should Hanen, who sits in Brownsville, reduce from three years to two the time allowed on work permits that the federal government already has issued to some 108,000 immigrants, DOJ lawyers argue. In the memorandum, the DOJ lawyers write that punitive sanctions would not be justified as a response to their previous "unintentional miscommunication" to Hanen about the federal government's flawed...
  • Amnesty revoked for 22 Dreamers who failed to return wrongly issued work permits

    08/14/2015 9:23:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security has revoked 22 Dreamers’ amnesties, but officials would not say this weekend whether that means they will be actively deported or whether they will be allowed to remain in the U.S. without the ability to work. The amnesties were revoked as the department tried to clean up the mess it left months ago when it broke a federal court’s order and issued three-year deportation amnesties even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued an injunction halting the entire program.
  • Mother of Boy Killed by Illegal Alien to Congress: “Your silence speaks volumes”

    07/21/2015 1:54:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7-21-15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Despite our unprecedentedly generous legal immigration system, the American people are constantly lectured about the need to grant more benefits to illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants likely have more outside political capital than any other groups per capita in this country. Their voices are always heard, even though they have no right to be in this country to begin with. Yet, few politicians ever give voice to the people for whom they are sworn to protect – American citizens – who suffer from the infinite cost of illegal immigration. This represents one of the most immoral dichotomies of our time –...
  • Obama lawyers press appeals court to lift order on immigration actions

    07/10/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to lift an order blocking the president’s executive actions on immigration. A three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers representing the Justice Department and Texas in a case challenging Obama’s programs, which could shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The judges did not rule immediately on the administration’s request. With just 18 months left in Obama’s presidency, the court battle has put his programs in peril. No matter how the court rules, the legal battle could stretch into next year. Whichever side loses...
  • Boy killed, girl critically injured when box truck rear-ends car in Davenport

    06/15/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 13 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Cheryl Glassford
    DAVENPORT -- A 4-year-old boy was killed and a young girl was critically injured when a box truck rear-ended a car at a stoplight in Davenport on Saturday morning, authorities said. Around 9:15 a.m, a white Toyota was stopped at traffic signal on U.S. 27 at Polo Park Boulevard when a Freightliner truck approached from the behind. The truck driver, Ednaldo Marques, 18, of Winter Garden, was not able to stop, even after using emergency brakes. He ran into the Toyota, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators say the back of the Toyota was pushed into the passenger compartment,...
  • Did Obama Administration Really Accidentally Disobey Judge’s Order on Immigration?

    05/24/2015 9:27:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 31 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Justice Department’s latest filings in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states in the Southern District of Texas are a little hard to believe—and somewhat comical, in a way. Back in February, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Now, in an attempt to explain why the injunction was violated, Leon Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, has outlined in an affidavit a long list of instructions and orders he gave to implement Hanen’s order. The main excuse given for USCIS’s issuing three-year deferrals and Employment...
  • Virginia Citizen: Dave Brat Speaks Truth on Immigration

    05/22/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 5/22/15 | Suzanne Ircink
    I am a citizen in Congressman Dave Brat’s District 7, and I am not alone in being extremely proud of him for speaking out on the danger of ISIS and Dave’s seeking to make all citizens aware of the danger of ISIS recruits joining our military. I can scarcely believe that voices have been raised in denial of this threat, when as a Nation we were horrified when one of our own, a Major in the US Army, screamed “Allahu Akbar” and began mowing down his fellow unarmed soldiers, filling the Fort Hood mortuary. Perhaps you have forgotten when Army...
  • Citizens Say No (NY ICE Rallies Against Obama's Illegal Amnesty)

    05/22/2015 11:09:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 22, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    NY ICE marshaled its forces against DAPA-the President’s most recent illegal executive action-in downtown Manhattan recently. You can watch footage from the event which was uploaded to Vimeo, as well as read an account of the event by Joanna Marzullo, below. 5.19.15 New York, NY. The above videos are raw footage of the other side from NY ICE’s counter demonstration against DAPA. DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, and is the illegal alien movement’s attempt to gain amnesty by using children.The illegal alien movement seems to think that Americans are willing to throw away our country at the...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With Child Molestation and Pornography Able To Work With Kids Thanks to Obama

    05/21/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why an illegal alien who was working as a camp counselor, charged with child molestation and with distributing nearly 1000 images of child pornography, may have avoided deportation under President Obama's deferred action program (DACA).
  • DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat

    05/19/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2015
    The monstrous agency created after 9/11 to protect the United States from more terrorist attacks instead compromises national security by failing to track how many unauthorized foreigners—some felons in their native country—it refuses to prosecute under President Obama’s broad amnesty initiative. One of the president’s many tools to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty is a measure known as prosecutorial discretion, which allows federal agencies to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. For years the system has spared a myriad of illegal aliens from removal by authorizing—and encouraging—low-level field officers to block deportations by using an...
  • DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge’s amnesty injunction

    05/16/2015 10:00:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge’s order, insisted it’s corrected the immigrants’ records at headquarters, but said it’s also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead. The agency also told Judge...
  • DHS broke judge’s order, approved amnesty applications despite injunction

    05/08/2015 9:12:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Stepen Dinan
    President Obama’s lawyers admitted to a federal judge late Thursday that they had broken the court’s injunction halting the administration’s new deportation amnesty, issuing thousands of work permits even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen had ordered the program stopped. The stunning admission, filed just before midnight in Texas, where the case is being heard, is the latest misstep for the administration’s lawyers, who are facing possible sanctions by Judge Hanen for their continued problems in arguing the case. The Justice Department lawyers said Homeland Security, which is the defendant in the case, told them Wednesday that an immigration agency had...
  • House Committee Approves Amendment that Affirms Pres. Obama's DACA Amnesty

    05/04/2015 5:50:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 5-1-15 | melanie oubre
    The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), on Wednesday to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 that affirms Pres. Obama's unconstitutional 2012 DACA amnesty. The amendment was narrowly approved 33-to-30 by the Committee, mostly along party lines, but with enough GOP support to pass. The amendment expressed that it's the sense of Congress to encourage the Secretary of Defense to waive military enlistment requirements for illegal aliens who receive Pres. Obama's DACA amnesty. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grants amnesty and work permits to illegal aliens who would have qualified for...
  • Obama gives amnesty to known gang member, possibly 20 others

    04/21/2015 9:26:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration granted amnesty to at least one known gang member under President Obama’s program for Dreamers, and as many as 20 others may also have been approved, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Tuesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving amnesty applications, admitted it broke its own rules in approving the gang member for tentative legal status, agency chief Leon Rodriguez said in a letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley. “Based on standard procedures and processes in place at the time, the [deferred action] request and related employment authorization should not have been...
  • Texas Federal Judge Accuses DOJ and DHS of Deceiving Court: Orders Full Disclosure of Documents

    04/08/2015 11:49:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a scathing written rebuke directed at government lawyers and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their misrepresentations made in the case filed against President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. He has ordered the Government to produce related documents by April 21st. He also warned the government against destroying any of this evidence. Hanen is the federal district judge in Brownsville, Texas, who denied the U.S. Government’s request to remove the block of Obama’s amnesty plan on Tuesday. Texas and 25 other states (Plaintiff “States”) filed a motion asking for early discovery asserting that federal lawyers...
  • Court declines to lift hold on Obama's immigration actions

    04/07/2015 8:29:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/7/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A federal judge denied the federal government's request to lift a hold on President Obama's controversial immigration actions in an opinion released Tuesday night. Judge Andrew Hanen wrote that the government misled the court by revealing last month it had granted expanded work permit renewals to 100,000 illegal immigrants before the court blocked the administration from implementing its new policies. ADVERTISEMENT He added a new hearing in March only “reinforced” his February decision to issue a “stay” to block those new policies, meant to delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants and provide them with the opportunity to apply for...
  • Obama deportation amnesty to remain halted

    04/07/2015 8:24:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal judge refuses appeal, criticizes president’s lawyers for misleading the courtPresident Obama’s new deportation amnesty will remain halted, a federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday night in an order that also delivered a judicial spanking to the president’s lawyers for misleading the court. Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who first halted the amnesty in February, just two days before it was to take effect, said he’s even more convinced of his decision now,...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to 2012 Obama deportation relief

    04/07/2015 4:20:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to President Barack Obama's 2012 executive action granting deportation relief to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, upholding a lower court's earlier ruling. A panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the plaintiffs in the case - the state of Mississippi and a group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers upset by White House directives - had not shown they had been sufficiently harmed by the rule to keep the case alive. "We conclude that neither the agents nor the state of...
  • AFL-CIO to help Hispanics take advantage of immigration relief measures

    03/31/2015 4:14:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | March 31, 2015
    The largest labor organization in the United States on Tuesday launched a national immigration training plan called "We Rise!" to help Hispanics take advantage of the immigration relief measures announced by President Barack Obama last November. The effort is designed to reach, mobilize and organize immigrant workers in their workplaces and in their communities. The AFL-CIO on Tuesday in Washington began preparing representatives who have arrived from all over the country to support and teach undocumented workers how to request protection under Deferred Action, or DACA, for children born in the United States and under DAPA for parents of permanent...
  • Confirmed: Reality TV Model’s Accused Murderer Is An Obama DREAMer, Was Slated For Deportation

    03/22/2015 9:49:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/2015
    U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis have confirmed that a 19-year-old gang member accused of murdering four people, including a former reality TV model, was granted amnesty in 2013 even though he was slated for removal because of a 2012 drug possession charge. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is the suspect in question. One of the four people he is accused of murdering in drug-related killings in Charlotte, N.C. last month is “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar. Another man, 20-year-old David Ezequel Lopez, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the reality show star’s murder. Grassley, from Iowa, and...
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • FEDERAL JUDGE ADMONISHED DOJ OVER APPARENT DECEPTION: ‘I WAS MADE TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT’

    03/19/2015 10:01:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Government lied to a federal judge, misrepresented facts and illegally gave 100,081 illegal aliens immigration status despite a pending lawsuit and an injunction. That is the argument that attorneys representing Texas and more than two dozen other states made. During the heated court hearing Andrew Hanen, a U.S. District Court Judge, said that the apparent violation had made him look like an idiot since he initially believed the U.S. Government. In a heated court hearing Angela Colmonero from the Texas Attorney General’s office stated that Texas had acted promptly in November 2014 upon learning of...
  • DHS: Obama Amnesty Could Need 3,100 New Bureaucrats, $484 Million a Year

    03/16/2015 8:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    If President Barack Obama’s immigration plan gets past a federal court injunction and 60 percent of illegals apply for deferred action protection under the plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency projects that it may have to hire an additional 3,100 employees, with a total program cost of up to $484 million a year. In a detailed response to questions from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the cost of processing the illegals at a newly rented facility in Arlington, Va., the USCIS said “planning was based on the assumption that 60 percent of all individuals who...
  • 15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

    03/12/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/12/15 | Alicia A. Caldwell - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.</p>
  • States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    03/06/2015 4:37:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 6:09 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. The allegation comes after the Justice Department said in court documents this week that federal officials had given 100,000 people three-year reprieves from deportation and granted them work permits under a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Justice Department attorneys had previously said federal officials wouldn't accept requests under an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action...
  • Did the Administration Lie about Obama's Immigration Action? (to court)

    03/04/2015 11:47:07 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Byron York
    When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president's action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president's announcement. The other part of the president's action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred...
  • Obama Administration Unlikely to Seek Emergency Stay on Immigration Ruling

    02/17/2015 6:07:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Jonathan Karl, Serena Marshall, Arlette Saenz
    While President Obama has made it clear his administration will appeal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling blocking his executive action on immigration, the president’s immigration plan will likely be on hold for months or longer. Though no final decision has been made, Obama administration sources told ABC News today that the Department of Justice is unlikely to seek an emergency stay to block the judge’s order. The reason is simple: While DOJ thinks it will ultimately prevail on the overall appeal, department officials believe they would not succeed in seeking an emergency stay of Judge Hanen’s ruling. The judge’s...
  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action on Illegal Immigration

    02/17/2015 4:42:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration by granting a request from 26 states to allow the courts to look at its constitutionality before it is implemented. The lawsuit is being headed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. @GregAbbott_TX BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP "This case examines complex issues relating to immigration which necessarily involve questions of federalism, separation of powers, and the ability and advisability, if any, of the Judiciary to hear and resolve such a...