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  • Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State: Sheriffs warn move may threaten safety

    07/13/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Owen Boss and Joe Dwinell
    Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis. “We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson. “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.” Hodgson said...
  • Immigrant children bringing out the worst in some Americans (He means us, of course)

    07/12/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 12, 2014 | Bob Ray Sanders
    The ugly American has gotten a lot uglier over the past few weeks, from the streets of California to the halls of Congress and state houses around the country. A growing number of our fellow Americans have taken on grotesque features, in looks and sounds, in reaction to the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed our borders as they flee poverty and violence in hope for something better. Sadly, the arrival of these youngsters has been greeted by flag-waving, sign-carrying, Bible-thumping and Constitution-quoting citizens demanding that they not be received here and that they be returned immediately...
  • Americas Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic

    07/10/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | July 10, 2014 | Trent Telenko
    (NOTE — Update at the End of the Column) One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public schools. In my case that meant looking at the NY Times saying the following: “…the administration has begun to send the expected 240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in recent months in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county.” And at headlines for the open border crisis like this...
  • Frustration boils over as Houston woman goes on epic rant about illegal immigrant children

    07/10/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    With the children being sent across the country, a Houston woman went on an epic rant when she learned that officials were looking at a closed school in her neighborhood as a potential detention facility. Bernadette Lancelin not only opposed the idea, but did so emphatically: Its not right. Now billions of dollars want to be borrowed from the White House to help feed and house them. What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? In our country? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country. All these kids? Really? Why cant they go back? Im sorry that their...
  • Why the Border Bigots Are Beating Obama (Yes, that's the actual headline)

    07/09/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    Yes, Rick Perry is awful for not shaking his hand, but the president needs a Pope Francis-like moment with the border kids to signal America is more than blowhards and racists.Lets get Rick Perrys jackass-ery out of the way quickly: Refusing to shake hands in public with the president of the United States is just an idiot thing to do. Perry is trying to claim the faux moral high ground here by arguing that he held out for a more substantive meeting and got it, but come on. Its not as if that meeting wouldnt have happened if the governor...
  • Sally Kohn: This is not a border crisis (She's serious)

    07/09/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This is odd. In an appearance on CNN addressing the crisis at the southern border, CNN contributor and The Daily Beast columnist was asked about the “optics” of the president failing to go to the border to see the situation with his own eyes. While Kohn said that she would go to the border in between Democratic fundraisers if she were the president, but simultaneously suggested that to demand he do so – an increasingly frequent phenomenon on the left – represents a double standard. That was not, however, the oddest of odd moments which occurred in this short segment....
  • The Border Crisis Is Not "Obama's Katrina." Not Even Close. (This must be really hurting him)

    07/09/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 8, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    Rarely have we been presented with a policy problem as complex as the crisis unfolding on the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas, where thousands of women and children, including many unaccompanied minors, have been making their way from Central America to the Rio Grande Valley under the impression, or simply the hope, that they will be able to remain in the U.S. once across the border. There are countless facets of the crisis to consider. What role are child trafficking laws playing in hamstringing the Obama administration in sending the kids back home? Should we, in fact, reevaluate our asylum...
  • Si Se Puede: Illegals Deported Multiple Times Vow to Try Again -- Even on Rafts

    07/07/2014 9:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Multiple deportations are not stopping Central Americans from vowing to try again to illegally enter -- and remain -- in the United States. Illegal immigrants who have been deported and those that were caught before they made it to the United States are thinking of even more creative approaches they can use to enter the United States. According to NBC News, "nearly every mother" interviewed at a repatriation center in Honduras that expects to receive about "10 buses a week" of people who were caught making the journey to America "said they would leave Honduras again until they were permanently...
  • FIVE COUNTER-PROTESTERS ARRESTED During Tense Standoff at Murrieta Illegal Immigrant Rally (Video)

    07/05/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Five far left counter-protesters were arrested today in Murrieta, California as protesters and open borders supporters gathered outside a Southern California Border Patrol facility.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)From the video - the protesters were charged with lynching. The pro-illegal immigrant counter-protesters were the ones arrested. MURRIETA, CA JULY 4: A counter-demonstrator to protesters opposing arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station is arrested on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California. Five people were arrested. (Yahoo-Getty) NBC Los Angeles reported: Five people were arrested Friday as crowds of protesters and immigrant rights supporters...
  • White House: Amnesty for DREAMers' Parents as Early as Fall

    06/29/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tony Lee
    As illegal immigrants flood across the border, President Barack Obama is still reportedly planning to issue an executive action to give temporary amnesty and work permits this year to the parents of illegal immigrant children. A "senior official familiar with the White House deliberations" told the Los Angeles Times that the "work is continuing" on a Deferred Action program for the parents of so-called DREAMers and other executive actions to ease deportations. The Times noted that the program "was tentatively slated to be announced this fall," but the Obama administration may try to enact it after the midterm elections because...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is key to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Tsunami of Foreign Minors to Hit Public Schools, Texas Officials Silent

    06/28/2014 4:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 28, 2014 | Merrill Hope
    DALLAS, Texas--Nerves are starting to fray. Texans want answers about the tsunami of undocumented and unaccompanied minors that may well hit public school classrooms this Fall. Breitbart Texas reported that the Clear Lake Tea Party (CLTP) voiced strong concerns about how these minors will be absorbed into classrooms across the state. Locally, it stands to tax Texans in more ways than one and how schools prepare comes with a surprising answer. Breitbart Texas asked Texas Education Agency (TEA) Director of Media Relations Debbie Ratcliffe who said, "We are monitoring the situation but, at this point, we have no districts report...
  • Senator Ted Cruz delivers "State of the Senate" for Chamber of Commerce (San Antonio)

    06/28/2014 2:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KENS-TV ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Muoz
    SAN ANTONIO -- Senator Ted Cruz was introduced as a friend and public servant at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon where he was the guest of honor. Sen. Cruz addressed the crowd of 157 for about 47 minutes. He spoke of his father coming to Texas from Cuba with $100. Sen. Cruz said his father went on to own a small business. "As Americans we are the children of those who risked everything," said Sen. Cruz. Sen. Cruz said his father's story used to be common, but for the first time people are scared for the country. Sen....
  • WH Press Secretary: 'Were Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait' for Congress to Write Laws

    06/26/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. During an interview with MSNBCs Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress. [W]ere not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress, he explained. Weve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to...
  • Contract Shows Obama Planned Border Invasion

    06/26/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it. Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system. The evidence comes in the form a...
  • HHS considers Olympia Fields facility for unaccompanied immigrant children (Former monastery)

    06/23/2014 12:17:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 21, 2014
    OLYMPIA FIELDS - Thousands of children from Central America are entering the United States through the nation's southern border, overburdening local facilities and resources. The crisis has the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the search for lodging facilities elsewhere in the states. One facility being considered is in Chicago's far southern suburbs - the quiet community of Olympia Fields. Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement Saturday morning announcing this week the HHS will be conducting an inspection of a former monastery at 203rd and Governors Highway to be used to house some of the children that...
  • Few immediate consequences for child immigrants (Can stay for years and years)

    06/22/2014 7:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 22, 2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work here for years without consequences. The chief reasons are an overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children's welfare, an Associated Press investigation finds. Driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants is the recognition throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that children who make the dangerous trip can effectively remain in the U.S. for years before facing even a moderate risk of deportation....
  • Thousands of Immigrants Stuck in Mexico Stash Houses Just Outside US

    06/21/2014 5:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 21, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--Thousands of illegal immigrants--most of whom are from Central America--continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day, but there are many who never complete the dangerous journey north because they run out of money. The trip from Central America can be a life-threatening one, but rumors of "amnesty" have only caused more immigrants to make it to the U.S. at any cost. Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas that smugglers typically charge hopeful foreigners hundreds of dollars to take them from their home countries to the U.S. Often, however, the...
  • Honduras First Lady Says She Will Collect Her Country's Child Immigrants

    06/21/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Hondurass first lady will travel to the United States to find and return the countrys unaccompanied minors who have recently flooded across the border, the presidents office said Wednesday. In an effort to track down 13,000 Honduran children who made their way to the U.S. through Mexico, President Juan Orlando Hernndez has created a commission that includes transportation, migration and foreign affairs authorities. But immigration lawyers say Honduran officials will face several legal challenges before they can repatriate the children. A surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America has overwhelmed U.S. authorities in recent months. Between October 2013 and May...
  • Salvadoran Ambassador: US Must Respect 'Universal Rights' of Illegal Minors

    06/20/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    The United States must respect the universal rights of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country, according to the Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. We understand the concern of the U.S. government about the issue of immigration. We are aware that the phenomenon is not a stranger to electoral considerations; however, we must not ignore the fact that children detained at the border have universal rights that should be given priority over the interests of an expedient solution, Rubn Zamora, the ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, wrote in a Miami Herald op-ed...
  • Lets Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 4:28:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 19, 2014 | Sheldon G. Adelson
    Radio show hosts and political pundits are suggesting that the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the final nail in the coffin for passing immigration reform in this session of Congress. They surmise that other Republicans will be especially reluctant to tackle the issue for fear of losing political support. If we are led to believe that the results of a local election with 12 percent voter turnout in a single congressional district (one out of 435) with a mere 65,000 votes cast is all that it takes to disrupt a necessary and important national policy...
  • Government Hiring Escorts For 65,000 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children (From JANUARY!)

    06/20/2014 2:24:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Conservative Wife ^ | June 19, 2014
    On January 29, 2014, the Federal Government posted an ad on their BizOpps website seeking escorts for unaccompanied illegal alien children. If this doesn't prove that the entire mess with all the illegals flooding our country was planned by this administration, nothing ever will. Here is the entire document that lays out the "requirements" to become such an escort: (I have highlighted interesting points) MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!!! Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation NAICS code: 561612 Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Secondary POC: Tony...
  • Crisis Leaves Border Patrol Agents Spending Personal Money on Diapers for Kids

    06/19/2014 10:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 19, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)U.S. Border Patrol agents have been spending their own money on diapers, toys, clothes, and treats for the thousands of children and other minors who have illegally crossed into the U.S. in hopes of staying in the country, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Shawn Moran, Vice President of the NBPC, spoke with Breitbart Texas and said, FEMA is finally coming on line and conditions are getting better for many locations, but there are still many stations that are overwhelmed with processing duties and without the resources needed for these kids. Many Border Patrol agents, frustrated with the...
  • 'Hundreds' of illegal immigrant children being handed to relatives who're in US illegally too

    06/18/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes no effort to determine the immigration status of adult relatives when they show up to claim unaccompanied minor children who entered the U.S. illegally, a spokesman at the agency confirmed on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of the under-18s 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' (UACs) in government-speak have poured across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, creating what President Barack Obama has termed an 'urgent humanitarian situation.' HHS, which houses them until family members can be found, has begun releasing illegal immigrant children 'by the hundreds' into the custody of adults who...
  • North Carolina: Illegal aliens commit more than seven child sex assaults per day (Dreamers)

    06/17/2014 8:39:10 AM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6-4-2014 | Dave Gibson
    Since January 1, there have been nearly 1,300 sex crimes against children attributable to illegal aliens in that state. During the month of May 2014, there were more than 230 charges of sex crimes against children filed against illegal aliens in the state of North Carolina. These dastardly acts which rob children of their innocence, and forever change their lives are being committed in both rural and urban areas, across the Tarheel state. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. In fact, hundreds of such crimes are committed every single month in North Carolina by those who have no right to be...
  • Pro-Bono Lawyers: Most Unaccompanied Border Children Eligible for Amnesty

    06/17/2014 7:21:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | Sylvia Longmire
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)TUCSON, Arizona--As more and more unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America have poured into south Texasand subsequently transferred to Border Patrol facilities elsewhere along the borderUS government officials are scrambling to find places to put them. However, based on current immigration and asylum laws, the vast majority of those children could be legally staying right here in the United States before long. Under the authority of the Homeland Security Act, the federal government transfers custody of illegal immigrant children who are apprehended alone at our borders to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)....
  • WH to Honor Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/16/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The White House will honor 10 young adults on Tuesday who came to the United States illegally and qualified for the presidents program to defer deportation actions. Each person has qualified for the governments Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, which delays removal proceedings against them as long as they meet certain guidelines. They will be honored as Champions of Change, the White House said in a statement Monday because they serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres. They emigrated from Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, India, Taiwan and the Philippines and many of them work...
  • On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart

    06/16/2014 2:51:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    At any other time, the growing crisis on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied young people crossing illegally into the United States, might dominate the news. Yet the situation has received less attention than it might amid the furor over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, the collapse of Iraq, the continuing Bergdahl matter, and Hillary Clinton's book tour. They're all genuinely important news stories, and they've crowded out disaster at the border. But whether or not many people noticed, this was the week in which the Obama administration's attempts to deflect blame for the border...
  • Illegal Border Crossers Offered Movies, Ping Pong, Sauted Zucchini

    06/13/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | June 13, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Building 267 at Naval Base Ventura County, which previously served as a processing facility for navy sailors on their way to sea, is now being used to house 180 children from Central America who were stopped by U.S. border patrol agents illegally crossing the Texas border. The Los Angeles Times reports that, by early next week, the number of children to be housed at the Port Hueneme location will reach its maximum capacity of 575. It is predicted that, this year alone, up to 90,000 minors, unaccompanied by adults, will cross the southwest U.S. border and will be cared for...
  • Photographer-captures-difficult-journey-Central-American-immigrants-attempt-cross-U-S-Mexico-border

    06/08/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 20 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer has amassed a collection of stunning photographs that illustrate the plight of Central American immigrants as they make the dangerous journey as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in search of a better life. Illegal immigration has become a hot-button issue in the United States as millions of immigrants try to cross the border illegally in search of employment and a better life for their families. Because of the complex nature of the debate, photographer John Moore says he tried to approach the issue 'in as many ways possible' by 'putting a human face on...
  • Govt wont say how many immigrants released in US

    06/06/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 5:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how many remains a mystery because the government wont disclose the number. The Homeland Security Department started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there. [] The administration would not say Friday how many immigrants were affectedhundreds or thousandsor how many of those immigrants subsequently...
  • Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

    05/28/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 May 2014 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma. An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody. The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will...
  • Luis Gutierrez: 'Every Institution in America' Should Work Around Fed. Immigration Laws

    05/19/2014 3:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that until Congress passes sweeping amnesty legislation, "every institution in America" should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws. He also said that President Barack Obama's Deferred Action program was the first step in implementing more amnesty programs. Testifying before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Chicago on "Immigrant Enlistment" that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired, Gutierrez said that "every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system." He also pushed the Navy...
  • U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas

    05/19/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News. The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months. Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and "behavioral treatment centers." The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers. The federal government was forced to utilize Lackland...
  • Durbin pushes for military green cards for illegal Dreamers who enlist

    05/19/2014 1:38:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin vowed Monday to keep fighting to give green cards to some illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military, according to a report. If you are willing to sign up in our military and risk your life for America, you should be given that opportunity, Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, proclaimed at a Senate Appropriation Committee field hearing in Chicago. Senate Democrats are debating whether to add the measure, known as the ENLIST Act, to the annual defense authorization act. The ENLIST Act would enable young illegal immigrants who entered the United States before...
  • U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone

    05/19/2014 3:10:02 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2014 | Julia Preston
    With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young illegal migrants traveling by themselves,...and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an Air Force base in San Antonio, officials said Friday. After seeing children packed in a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Tex., during a visit last Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday declared a level-four condition of readiness in the Rio Grande Valley... On Sunday, Department of Health and Human Services officials will open a shelter for up to 1,000 minors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, authorities said,...
  • Pro-'Dreamer' Kids Call on Democrats To Press Obama for More Amnesty Executive Orders

    05/16/2014 11:42:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Penny Starr
    ( The group United We Dream marched from the U.S. Capitol to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters to deliver 200 letters to DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Tuesday, demanding that the executive branch give amnesty to the illegal alien parents of U.S. citizens and Dreamers. Such offspring are brought here illegally as children but are now protected from deportation through an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in August 2012. Some 200 people, many of them wearing T-shirts that read Obama Deports Parents, held a press conference ahead of the march criticizing Democrats for...
  • Happy Huckabee Gets Mad (Oh, good grief!)

    05/06/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 6, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Gone is the sunny, compassionate candidate of 2008. In the run-up to 2016, the former Arkansas governor is downright angry. Hes learned his lesson from his last campaign, ex-aides say. In 2007, Mike Huckabee stood impassively on a Republican presidential debate stage while Mitt Romney tried to embarrass him. A program that Huckabee had instituted in Arkansas gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the right to in-state tuition at Arkansass public universities. Huckabee sounded, Romney said, like a Massachusetts liberal. Are we going to give taxpayer-funded benefits to kids that are here illegally and put them...
  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    bREITBART ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants whose family members are U.S. citizens. Castro, considered a potential vice presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, believes Obama should extend the deferred action even more to those over 30 years of age and who may not have come to the country as children. "We should look at people who have been here for more than ten years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro said in an interview before his debate...

    04/03/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan is dropping his co-sponsorship of an immigration bill House Republicans have been quietly working to include in the upcoming Department of Defense authorization bill, saying the language should never have been considered to be added to the unrelated measure. Late Wednesday, Duncan said he hadn't been aware of efforts by the bill's author, California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), to add the language to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and that if it were added, NDAA would lose my vote as well. At issue is a proposal to allow so-called DREAMers to obtain...
  • Harsh immigration realities set in for many 'dreamers'

    03/25/2014 5:50:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2014 8:26pm PDT | Lalita Clozel
    Deferred deportations and work permits granted under an Obama program don't always result in better jobs or higher pay. Lack of education or work experience is a big hurdle. WASHINGTON Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. With high expectations and a freshly minted work permit, Santos, 27, hit the job market, hoping to leverage her new status and a Cal State Fullerton degree into an...
  • "Bring Them Home : Activists fight for return of longtime illegal immigrants

    03/13/2014 10:12:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    mercurynews ^ | 03/13/2014 | David E. Early
    Amid the noisy cultural and political warfare waged over immigration reform, a quieter but no less compelling bit of protest has emerged. This week, about 30 people -- most of them Latin-Americans who had been previously deported from the U.S. after living here for years -- marched to the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego County and told border inspectors they wanted asylum. The individuals were then taken to a detention center, where their fate now rests with an immigration judge. Part of a new crusade called "Bring Them Home," the action is aimed at heaping negative attention on...
  • Can Governors use their pens & phones & deport "Dreamers" anyway? (Or ignore federal laws?

    03/13/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    3/13/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Liberals will use a Straw Man argument and say that Bush and Clinton used Executive Orders far more than Obama has. But it isn't the NUMBER of Executive Orders that is at issue, it is the NATURE of the Executive Orders. If Congress passes a law saying that illegals will be deported - WILL - if they do X,Y and Z when coming here, how can Obama keep from breaking the U.S. Constitution by saying that "Dreamers" can stay and long as they do A, B and C? Some would say that Governors cannot override federal law as the U.S....
  • White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws

    03/13/2014 2:04:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 12, 2014 | Emma Dumain with Steven T. Dennis
    A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes Wednesday from the White House and House Democrats, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant. The legal dispute over President Barack Obamas unilateral decision to suspend deportations for people brought to the country illegally by their parents, known as dreamers, has split the GOP and Democrats before. But on Wednesday the dispute threatened to end any lingering goodwill Democrats were inclined to extend toward GOP leaders, who just weeks earlier unveiled a set of immigration principles for overhauling...
  • 6 arrested during protest at Butler County Jail

    12/19/2013 11:23:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    daytondailynews ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Lot Tan
    HAMILTON Six people four men and two women have been arrested during a protest today at the Butler County Jail. Members of United We Dream, a national immigrant youth network, are staging the protest at the jail. Members of the group are urging Congress to pass a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and instead allow them to pursue citizenship. The Butler County Jail houses undocumented immigrants for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Obama will extend amnesty for young illegals, says top White House aide

    12/11/2013 4:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House correspondent
    President Obama will extend his mini-amnesty for young illegals, said Cecilia Muoz, White House director of domestic policy. As long as this president is in power, you will be able to renew your deferred action, Muoz told one questioner during an online question-and-answer session on immigration conducted via Skype. So far, Obamas deputies have granted the two-year Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty to at least 567,563 illegals, giving them the right to get jobs in every state, get drivers licenses in some states, to enroll in school and to receive government aid. Only 21,162 illegals have been rejected. Roughly...
  • Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion

    12/03/2013 1:57:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws. Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion. He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion, Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws. The president signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain young illegal aliens who came into the country as children and have pursued education or...
  • The Immigration-Reform Movement Grows Weary

    11/25/2013 8:03:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | November 22, 2013 | Gabriel Arana
    As this week's series of demonstrations on the National Mall shows, it's hard to rally citizens when Congress seems incapable of responding to their demands.On March 21 2012, Jos Gutirrez41-years-old and undocumentedwas deported to Mexico. A successful film engineer in Los Angeles with two young childrena two-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter who was in the hospital at the timeGutirrez had lived in the United States since childhood. Nine days later, he risked crossing the border illegally at the San Luis Port of Entry in Arizona to reunite with his family. The next his wife Shena, a United States citizen,...
  • Forest Grove fatal crash: For teen charged with hit and run, 'difficult times are here'

    10/29/2013 4:54:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies ^ | ctober 25, 2013 /updated October 28, 2013 | Emily E. Smith
    Before the Sunday night crash that killed two young step-sisters playing in a pile of leaves in Forest Grove, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, along with her boyfriend and brother, went to get something to eat. Attorneys for Garcia-Cisneros said Friday, Oct. 25, that the teens went to Sonic Drive-In in Cornelius, where Garcia-Cisneros had recently been hired. She was supposed to start her new job this week. From there, the three started toward home in a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. Court records say Garcia-Cisneros was driving. The vehicle, records say, belonged to her boyfriend Mario Echeverrias mother. Garcia-Cisneros purposely drove through a large...
  • Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

    10/26/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for," Gutierrez told Salon. In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain...