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  • REP. CARDENAS TELLS ILLEGALS: ‘I REPRESENT ALL OF YOU’ IN CONGRESS

    03/27/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 26, 2015 | Michelle moons
    On Saturday in Los Angeles, following anearlier, similar event at the University of Southern California, Gutierrez joined U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) at Panorama High School in what was the last event listed on his cross-country tour. Cardenas, who represents the 29th congressional district, told the audience of DACA and DAPA potential applicants that “unfortunately” many members of Congress think they only represent citizens and voters, but he also represented illegal aliens. As he told the crowd, “I represent all of you.” He added: If you are here as a human being in the United States of America, you have rights,...
  • Murderer of Four in North Carolina Was a Drug User, Gang Member and an Obama “Dreamer”

    03/23/2015 8:51:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Red Statements ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    The man who murdered four people in North Carolina, including a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model”. Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, confirmed that accused murderer, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, was a known gang member and had been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. They also confirmed that in 2012 when Obama enacted his DACA program, the immigration service halted his deportation. Obama and the democrats believe the life of one illegal alien is worth much more than the lives of four American citizens. Grassley and Tillis wrote to Jeh Johnson:
  • Not News: Federal Judge Blasts DOJ for Executive Order Deception

    03/22/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Like the judge, the states thought nothing was happening. Like an idiot, I believed that." That was the angry blast by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen against the Department of Justice whom he accused of misleading him on President Obama's executive order on immigration. In contrast to normal federal court proceedings, it was quite an emotional confrontation. That plus the fact that the executive order has been big news for months you would figure it would have been covered in the MSM. Well, for the most part you would be wrong. With the notable exceptions of the Los Angeles Times,...
  • ‘Like an idiot I believed that’: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

    03/21/2015 6:25:52 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 20, 2015
    A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program -- and that he fell for it, "like an idiot." The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts.
  • Quadruple murder suspect should have been deported in 2012 but stayed because of Obama

    03/20/2015 4:18:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title: Original suspect in murder of America's Next Top Model contestant and three others should have been deported in 2012... but stayed because of Obama's amnesty program Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was charged in connection to triple homicide last month; he is also facing charges in unrelated murder case Rangel, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was permitted to stay in US under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012 The teen was granted amnesty under Obama's program despite his criminal record David Lopez, 19, charged with three counts of first-degree murder in deaths of Mirjana Puhar, Jonathan Alvarado and...
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • 'Dream Home' to open for illegal immigrant students in Texas

    03/18/2015 7:09:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | march 18, 2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    Free housing will soon be available for DREAMers—illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children—attending the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA). The Dream Homes initiative, the latest project by nonprofit organization Sand2Pearl, will provide rent-free housing to undocumented UTPA students in South Texas. The home, located within walking distance to UTPA’s campus, will open in August and house seven undocumented students during the 2015-2016 academic year. “The number of Dreamers who will benefit in August will be seven, but the students who will ultimately benefit will be countless," Sarah Chavez, executive director of Sand2Pearl, told NBC News. Chavez and her...
  • Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    03/18/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 24 replies
    3/18/15 | Joe Lynch
    Comprehensive immigration reform that will fix our broken immigration system: 1. Secure our borders and ports and provide verifiable metrics 2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment 3. Make eVerify mandatory and enforce it with large fines 4. Reduce legal immigration quotas and end chain migration 5. Deport illegals upon contact with any law enforcement agency 6. No local, state or federal government benefits of any kind 7. Any health and/or other care billed back to the home country 8. Lifetime ban on path to citizenship for anyone who entered illegally 9. Make illegal entry a felony
  • DHS released another 30,000 criminal aliens onto streets

    03/18/2015 1:07:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year, following the 36,000 it released in 2013, the government announced Wednesday — though it promised to take steps to cut down on the problem. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and removal of illegal immigrants, said it will no longer allow overcrowding to be the main reason a dangerous illegal immigrant is released, and will require a top supervisor to approve the cases of any serious criminals that officers want to release. Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal 2014, which is down...
  • Robert Rector Estimates Lifetime Retirement Costs Of Illegals.. Executive Amnesty At $1.3 Trillion

    03/17/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by bushwon · 19 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Carolyn May
    The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector’s prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News. Rector, a senior research fellow at Heritage, is slated to speak on the costs of Obama’s executive amnesty Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He will testify to the high entitlement costs of granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. Based on Rector’s calculations, which assume that at least 3.97 illegal immigrants...
  • Cruz slams amnesty to illegals

    03/16/2015 9:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from 
Texas, spoke with Boston Herald Radio’s Holly 
Robichaud yesterday about his possible 
presidential run: Q: Great job up in New Hampshire. Are they loving you out there? A: I’ll tell you that the reception we received in New Hampshire has really been breathtaking. We’ve had standing-room-only crowds. ... It has been really encouraging. There’s a lot of enthusiasm. People are hungry for a leader who is willing to tell the truth and stand up and do what he said he would do. Q: Here in Massachusetts there’s a lot of us worried about...
  • LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border [Illegal In Trunk}

    03/16/2015 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA
    LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border By JOSEPH SERNA LAPD officer arrested at Otay Mesa border on suspicion of human smuggling is 10-year veteran LAPD officer charged with trying to smuggle man into U.S. A 10-year LAPD officer and a second person were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with trying to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States in the trunk of a car at the Otay Mesa border crossing. Officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and Angelica Godinez, 31, were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Saturday evening when they drove...
  • Border Patrol: Increase in Sex Offenders Crossing the Border

    03/14/2015 8:08:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    krgv.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | No Attribution
    According to the feds, illegal immigrant sex offenders have been caught in every corner of the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol agents are running into more sex offenders this year than last year. Within the last five months, 144 apprehended. During the same time last year, 93 sex offenders were caught trying to fly under the radar.
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Rape, Sodomy Of 10-Year-Old Alabama Girl

    03/13/2015 3:21:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | march 12, 2015 | al weaver
    An illegal immigrant was arrested Monday in Alabama after sexually assaulting a young girl. According to reports, Ramiro Ajualip, a 27-year-old who entered the country illegally, was accused earlier this week of raping a 10-year-old girl on Feb. 27 while he was living with the child’s family. Ajualip was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, which are both Class A felonies in Alabama and carry with them sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison with parole a possibility if convicted, according to a local report. “From the information we have received, he has been here about four weeks,” Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett...
  • Obama administration asks appeals court to block judge’s immigration order

    03/12/2015 1:25:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up its drive to revive President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration by asking a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order prohibiting the president from going forward with plans to offer quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more undocumented immigrants. Justice Department lawyers filed an emergency motion with the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, asking that court to overturn last month’s injunction by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen. Hanen’s injunction was issued at the request of officials from 26 states who objected to Obama’s moves. “The...
  • Migrants demand safer ways to cross the border into United States

    03/11/2015 6:19:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    www.myfoxdc.com ^ | march 10, 2015
    After risking their lives in the hopes of making it into the United States, migrants from Central American are demanding safer ways to cross the border. -snip During a protest Monday, more than a dozen people in attendance had lost a limb in their attempt to cross the border. They say it should not be that dangerous and are calling for safer alternatives.
  • The Illegal Immigration Alliance

    03/10/2015 12:25:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 11 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com Blog ^ | 03/10/2015 | Nick S
    <p>“The primary moral obligation of a revolutionary is to destroy the existing social and political framework in order to prepare the revolutionary future“, writes David Horowitz of FrontPage Mag.</p>
  • Immigration sweep nets 18 in Sacramento, Yolo counties

    03/09/2015 7:13:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/09/2015 | Stephen Magagnini
    U.S. immigration authorities said Monday they have arrested more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants with prior criminal convictions, including 18 in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
  • Obama: Denying Illegals Same Rights As Citizens Violates "Spirit" Of Selma

    03/06/2015 1:37:19 PM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, President Barack Obama implied that not granting illegal immigrants the same rights as U.S. citizens violates the spirit of the “Bloody Sunday” march 50 years ago, when black Americans were beaten while demanding voting rights they were being denied as U.S. citizens.
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexico’s government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. …
  • Judge approves settlement allowing return of some Mexicans expelled from California

    03/01/2015 9:31:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Rueters ^ | 2-28-15 | Marty Graham
    A court ruling clears the way for hundreds and perhaps thousands of immigrants improperly expelled to Mexico from Southern California to be allowed to return to seek legal U.S. residency, an official with a civil rights group said on Saturday
  • White House Conference Call Reveals Insidious Plan To Balkanize America

    02/27/2015 1:51:56 PM PST · by Tareli · 65 replies
    Sword At The Ready ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sue Paine
    On the Mark Levin Show Thursday evening, Sue Paine of WCBM revealed that she was accidentally invited to take part in a White House Conference call about Obama’s ‘Executive Amnesty’ orders. What she heard on this call by officials in the White House and radical Amnesty planners was frightening. It is no less than an insidious plan to use American citizens own money to fund our own national suicide and demise. Sue revealed that the White House plans that these ‘New Americans’ will be subsidized by you and me, the taxpayer. That they will be given immediate access and priority...
  • Obama Judge Invites Repatriated Illegals To Return, Seek US Jobs

    03/01/2015 7:53:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | february 27, 2015 | neil munro
    President Barack Obama’s government is inviting many repatriated illegal immigrants back to work in the United States under a deal approved approved this week by a federal judge. The deal was finalized by Obama’s deputies and their ideological allies in the American Civil Liberties Union, via a courtroom negotiation under the supervision of an Obama-app0inted judge. The deal also provided $700,000 to the ACLU for the lawyers’ fees. The lawyers had claimed that illegals were unfairly and unlawfully pressured to sign so-called “voluntary return” documents as they were being deported. The illegals should have been invited to fight repatriation via the courts, said...
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border

    02/26/2015 3:27:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | february 26, 2015 | reid wilson
    A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations have apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, it’s costing the state tens of millions of dollars. In a report to Texas elected officials, the state Department of Public Safety says border security agencies have arrested several Somali immigrants crossing the southern border who are known members of al-Shabab, the terrorist group that launched a deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya,...
  • L.A. Supervisors Create Task Force to Aid Illegal Immigrants

    02/26/2015 9:15:12 AM PST · by eyeamok · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | by Robert Wilde
    Garcetti plans to raise $10 million to help over 100,000 immigrants in the L.A. area with their applications. The city initiated a campaign to aid illegal aliens with their applications called Step Forward L.A..
  • 8th Grade Class Receives Immigration Assignment that Leaves One Dad Shaking His Head

    02/26/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    At Shattuck Middle School in Wisconsin, one 8th grade class was assigned homework on the topic of immigration policy in the United States. The homework, assigned by 8th grade Social Studies teacher Grace Davis, featured a political cartoon with a clearly labeled Democrat laying bricks to convey the building of a “pathway to citizenship,” while the Republican-labeled character is removing the bricks, effectively dismantling any immigration process. The cartoon is originally from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, not the teacher’s own creation.
  • Father Of Black Teenager Murdered By Illegal Alien Asks ‘Do Black Lives Really Matter?’

    02/25/2015 8:34:49 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller/yahoo.com ^ | February 25, 2015
    That father, Jamiel Shaw, and Michael Ronnebeck, the uncle of another man murdered earlier this month by an illegal immigrant, testified at Wednesday’s hearing in front of a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Both men asserted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) lax detainment policies contributed to the death of their family members. ICE came under intense scrutiny last year when it was revealed that in 2013 the agency had released over 36,000 convicted criminal aliens from its custody. Of those, nearly 200 had committed murder. Shaw told of his son, Jamiel Shaw II,...
  • ‘Unreal’: White House’s term for illegal aliens is facepalm-inducing

    02/25/2015 9:28:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    President Obama is attending a “private” town hall meeting today to field questions from illegal aliens about his currently stalled push for executive amnesty. Going into the meeting, the White House has coined a new term for those in the country illegally:
  • Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals

    02/25/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    ABC - Nightline ^ | February 3, 2015 | Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk
    Officials overseeing a federal program that offers an immigration short-cut to wealthy foreign investors have ignored pointed warnings from federal agents and approved visas for some immigrants suspected of having committed fraud, money laundering, and even one applicant with alleged ties to a child porn website, an ABC News investigation has found. The shortcomings prompted concerns within the Department of Homeland Security that the boutique immigration program would be exploited by terrorists, according to internal documents obtained by ABC News. “It is shocking,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican. “Particularly when you have F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies...
  • Obama Administration Has Already Handed Out Millions of Illegal Work Permits

    02/24/2015 7:13:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 23, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    A federal court has ruled that the Obama administration’s plan to issue work permits to illegal immigrants is–this is not exactly a surprise–illegal. But the Democrats are undeterred. Today, for the fourth time, they filibustered funding for the Department of Homeland Security, insisting that if Obama’s illegal program isn’t funded, the entire DHS must be shut down. In the meantime, it has come to light that the Obama administration has been handing out illegal work permits for years. The Center for Immigration Studies has received documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that indicate millions of such...
  • Economist: GOPers Seeking to Defund Exec Amnesty Pursuing ‘Impeachment-Lite’

    02/23/2015 9:00:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/23/15 | Tony Lee
    The globalist Economist is accusing Republicans seeking to defund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty of pursuing an “impeachment-lite” strategy, sparing Democrats who are putting executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants above guaranteed funding for the Department of Homeland Security of any blame. The publication, which has often advocated for open borders and a comprehensive amnesty bill in the United States, accuses Republicans of “political weakness” and “pandering to their party’s angriest grassroots supporters, who have convinced themselves that Mr Obama is not just mistaken in his policies, but is a constitution-trampling tyrant.” The Economist concedes, though, that Republicans may...
  • Lindsey Graham Warns GOP Would Be Blamed For DHS Shutdown [Wants Bill Passed!]

    02/22/2015 9:54:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2015 | CAITLIN EMMA
    Lindsey Graham Warns GOP Would Be Blamed For DHS Shutdown By CAITLIN EMMA 2/22/15 Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday the U.S. is facing more terrorist threats than ever and defunding the Department of Homeland Security would be the worst possible thing to do. Some Republicans aren’t supporting a bill to fund the agency unless it scuttles President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But the South Carolina senator said he hopes fellow Republicans will allow the immigration issue to play out in court after a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction last week blocking Obama’s immigration actions. Graham said...
  • Not a Single Illegal Immigrant in 7 Months... In Australia

    02/20/2015 1:59:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Nick Adams
    Australia had a problem with illegal immigration. It doesn’t anymore.In the past seven months, not one single illegal immigrant arrived on Australian shores. Not one single boat has docked on the Australian coastline.Compare this to the preceding four year period: over 50,000 illegal immigrants arrived on Australian shores. More than 800 boats. Upwards of 1000 people drowned at sea. A budget blowout of more than 10.3 billion dollars.Those that arrived were given welcome hampers, mobile phones, plasma TVs, housing, medical and other household items- all at a cost to the taxpayer.And the overwhelming majority of those that came were not genuine...
  • Barack Obama's 'Reckless Disregard' of the Law

    02/20/2015 4:14:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Reckless disregard. It's a phrase in legal writing that means "gross negligence without concern for danger to others." And it's a phrase that characterizes much of the attitude toward law of an administration headed by a man sometimes described as a constitutional scholar. The most recent case in point is the decision by federal district judge Andrew Hanen in Texas enjoining the operation of Barack Obama's order barring prosecution of something like 4 million illegal immigrants. The administration has a plausible legal argument: the president is ordering immigration authorities to exercise discretion, just as a prosecutor does not bring all...
  • Obama's Unconstitutional Indiscretion

    02/18/2015 12:23:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    If federal law enforcement officers apprehended a person who had been using false Social Security number, a federal prosecutor with a heavy caseload dominated by more serious crimes might decide not to indict the person. Whatever its merits, that would be an act of prosecutorial discretion. But what if the prosecutor were to tell this user of a false Social Security number: It is OK for you to continue using that false Social Security number tomorrow. In fact, you may do so with impunity for the next three years. Would that be an act of prosecutorial discretion? Or would it...
  • El Monte’s new police chief withdraws amid criticism of immigration stance ['Illegal' that is]

    02/18/2015 5:08:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    SGVTribune.com (San Gabiel Valley) ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Rebecca Kimitch
    EL MONTE >> More than a week after officials announced that Eric McBride would be the city’s next police chief, the top cop-to-be abruptly withdrew his candidacy amid sharp criticism of his stance on undocumented immigrants. McBride, who is currently San Bernardino Police Department Assistant Police Chief, was to be sworn in as El Monte police chief Feb. 25. McBride’s decision came after immigrants rights activists over the weekend began to rally opposition against him because of anti-illegal immigration policies he pushed while he served on the Hemet City Council from 2006-2010. “This selection is a slap in the face...
  • Los Angeles Times teams up with illegal immigrant journalist on editorial project

    02/17/2015 3:49:25 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2015 | EDDIE SCARRY
    os Angeles Times officials are partnering with Jose Vargas, an openly illegal immigrant, for a new editorial venture. The project is "a multimedia platform which will explore the evolving American identity in the 21st century," read a release. Vargas is an outspoken activist for immigration reform, particularly reform that would include amnesty for the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. He is also a veteran journalist who came out in 2011 as an unlawful American resident.
  • 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...
  • Border Patrol Agents Catch Middle Eastern Man Sneaking into Texas

    02/14/2015 8:34:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested a Middle-Eastern man as he tried to sneak into Texas by illegally crossing the border. The man’s country of origin was not readily available. The arrest took place earlier this week just south of the border city of Pharr, where an agent took into custody a man from a Middle Eastern country, a border patrol spokesman confirmed to Breitbart Texas. The man was then taken to the Weslaco station for processing and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for expedited removal, a prepared statement from the agency revealed. While not common,...
  • 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...
  • Immigration Protests in Capitol Offices Strain Police

    02/13/2015 6:05:37 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Hannah Hess and Bridget Bowman
    Tears welling in her eyes, Maria Sotomayor explained to a staffer in the office of Rep. Lou Barletta how the Pennsylvania Republican put her family at risk by attempting to dismantle President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
  • Pols warn Obama actions could let illegal immigrants who paid no taxes get gov’t payouts

    02/13/2015 8:57:41 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/13/15 | Stephanie Kane
    Lawmakers are warning that President Obama's immigration executive actions could open the door for millions of illegal immigrants to qualify for hefty tax "credits" regardless of whether they've filed or paid taxes in the past. All they need is a Social Security number. Obama's November announcement paves the way for up to 4 million illegal immigrants to obtain Social Security numbers and work permits. After some initial confusion, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress this week that this would make them eligible for what's known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) providing they've been working. If you get a...
  • Kansas Secretary of State: Illegal Aliens Registering to Vote is a Massive Problem Nationwide

    02/13/2015 6:16:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Katie Pavlich
    During a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday, Secretaries of State Kris Kobach from Kansas and Jon Husted of Ohio warned that a loophole in President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration could lead to millions of non-citizens obtaining the ability to vote in U.S. elections. "I want to bring to your attention my concern that the President’s recent Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will make it more difficult for elections officials to determine if all voters meet the primary standard for voting – U.S. citizenship. I am not here to debate immigration policy or the President’s executive actions. However, I am...
  • SHERIFF: Probation officer catches man raping six-year-old girl

    02/10/2015 3:50:13 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    www.witn.com ^ | february 9, 2015 | carly swain
    Authorities say a probation officer caught a Pitt County man raping a six-year-old on Sunday. 47-year-old Martin Vasquez was arrested by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office Sunday night. Vasquez, who lives on Celtic Court outside of Greenville, is charged with rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The warrant says the victim was six-years-old, and the rape happened on Sunday. Sheriff Neil Elks says the probation officer was at the home trying to locate Vazquez's son, who is on probation. After knocking on the home's door, the officer went to a shed where he found Vasquez and...
  • Schools help families enroll in Covered California, Medi-Cal

    02/09/2015 3:20:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EdSource.org ^ | February 8, 2015 | By Jane Meredith Adams
    With huge numbers of California children still uninsured, schools are beginning to take the lead in letting families know that affordable health care coverage is available. In school libraries and courtyards from Sacramento to Los Angeles and beyond, trained enrollment counselors have been invited to set up folding tables, commandeer desk space and corral parents before the Feb. 15 sign-up deadline for Covered California, the state’s online health insurance marketplace created under the federal Affordable Care Act. And the outreach will increase. Under a new state law, all California schools must include in their 2015-16 enrollment packets information about options...
  • BO Wants to Throw $1 Billion of US Taxpayer Money at Central America to “Stop Illegal Immigration”

    02/09/2015 4:34:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/3/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    The southern border of the United States is about as wide open as it can get with Border Patrol agents reduced to clerks and directors of illegal alien invader traffic. Last year, the US government even advertised for individuals to help the invasion by bringing in illegals. We heard and saw pictures of train loads of illegal aliens from Central America, some riding on tops of box cars, making their way to the border where illegals then crossed unimpeded since agents were instructed to "stand down." Tens of thousands of illegal alien minor children invaders crossed our borders "alone" resulting...
  • Obama administration issues 5.5M work permits to non-citizens; critics call it shadow immig system

    02/07/2015 10:45:24 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 7, 2015
    Since 2009, the Obama administration issued roughly 5.5 million work permits to non-citizens beyond what Congress has authorized, according to recently-released documents that critics of U.S. policy say reveals a "shadow" or "parallel" immigration system stifling wages and taking jobs from Americans. The information was obtained by the conservative-leaning Center for Immigration Studies through a Freedom of Information Act request and has prompted Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions to call for an investigation. "This request has unearthed the operation of a shadow immigration system previously unknown to the American public," said Sessions, one of Capitol Hill's most outspoken critics of...
  • Activists prepare for the worst in lawsuit to block immigration actions

    02/06/2015 9:07:52 AM PST · by Sparticus · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 02/05/15 | Amanda Sakuma
    Prominent immigration advocates have all but conceded that federal judge Andrew Hanen – a staunch critic of the Obama administration’s immigration policies – will block the president’s executive actions just weeks before the measures are slated to kick in....“We all think the judge is going to rule in favor of the plaintiffs here. That much is almost assumed at this point,” said Marshall Fitz, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress.