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  • (California) State Senate OKs health coverage for many Immigrants here Illegally

    06/03/2015 11:52:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | 6-3-2015 | Patrick McGreevey
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. The action comes just days after lawmakers significantly scaled back the plan, which originally would have offered state-subsidized Medi-Cal to people in the country without authorization. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides “what we can realistically achieve now” for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our...
  • State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

    06/02/2015 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2015 | By PATRICK MCGREEVY
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides “what we can realistically achieve now” for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. “We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our families who are denied basic healthcare in the richest state of this union,” Lara told his colleagues.
  • California Senate approves health care for undocumented immigrants

    06/02/2015 1:30:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2015 | Alexei Koseff
    A proposal to expand health care to Californians in the country illegally cleared the Senate on Tuesday, passing on a 28-11 vote and heading to the Assembly.
  • What Jeb Bush Just Said About Immigration May Sink His Ship Before It Sets Sail

    06/01/2015 8:27:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6/1/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    During his final broadcast as host of CBS’ Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer pressed likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush on his willingness to embrace positions to the left of many candidates already vying for the party’s nomination. Bush defended his views, suggesting the primary process would be more effective if all candidates expressed their true intentions instead of pandering to the GOP’s conservative base. “I think people are so disaffected and … so cynical about politicians and politics,” he said, “they don’t want to hear someone say, well ‘I’m for this’ and immediately shift back to another position for...
  • Obama’s Immigration Anarchy: Dangerous release of almost 100,000 criminal illegal aliens

    06/01/2015 9:03:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/30/2015 | Hon. Elizabeth A. Hacker and Hon. Mahlon F. Hanson
    As former immigration judges, we were horrified when President Obama and his DHS appointees “re-prioritized” the mandatory removal provisions of our nation’s immigration laws. In our days in the courtroom, we followed and applied the provisions of the Immigration & Nationality Act every single day. The INA is a deterring statute and it’s been continuously amended to better deter illegal immigration since it was originally enacted in 1952. Nowhere in the Act did Congress give the President the authority to “re-prioritize” illegal alien and criminal alien-removals. As the results of the 2012 and 2014 “executive actions” show, re-entries and recidivism...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m Not Going to Back Down on Immigration’

    05/31/2015 12:55:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” potential Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said even though his pro-immigration stance is at odds with the Republican Party base, he is “not going to back down.” Bush said, “I’m not going to back down on views on immigration, for example. I think we have immigration problem. It’s a system that’s broken. The legal system is broken. We need to narrow family petitioning expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law. We can’t use this, keep having this be political issue when we’re missing opportunity to create growth that everybody...
  • U.S. must release all illegal immigrants claiming to be gay, bi, transgender: Homosexual activists

    05/29/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C, May 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists are demanding that any illegal immigrant who claims to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or “queer” (LGBTQ) be set free and allowed to roam the United States, essentially making LGBT illegals a class above the law.Dozens of members of United We Dream gathered outside the headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday to protest what they consider to be mistreatment that homosexual illegal aliens experience while in U.S. custody.They urged ICE, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, to stop detaining all illegal aliens who...
  • Walter E. Williams on the Economic Effects of Illegal Immigration

    05/28/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 4 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/28/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the final part of our exclusive interview with Professor Walter E. Williams (Economics Department, George Mason University), the economic and cultural effects of illegal immigration on the United States are explained... plus a bonus!
  • Jeb Bush rips Republicans for ‘bending with the wind’ on immigration

    05/28/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    Jeb Bush has promised us a presidential campaign premised on the idea that he can become the GOP nominee by speaking directly to the general election electorate — which is to say, by delivering a stiff dose of realism to GOP primary voters, rather than pandering to them. Exhibit A: Immigration, where Bush has argued, outrageously, that we aren’t going to deport 11 million people, so it’s time to embrace some form of legalization as the only answer. Now Bush appears to be ratcheting up the attacks on fellow Republicans — presumably Marco Rubio and Scott Walker — over the...
  • TONIGHT! AMERICA IN CRISIS – Public Q&A with Panel of Experts

    05/26/2015 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    SPECIAL GUEST HOST EPISODE of Uncommon Knowledge! Guests from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens will discuss and address questions on many of the most burning political and national security topics of the day, including: â– The ClintonsÂ’ long history with the international terrorist group The Muslim Brotherhood. â– Our broken immigration system, both legal and illegal, and some basic steps that can be taken to fix it. â– The federal takeover of local and state police. â– Continuing crisis of American inner cities and the ObamaÂ’s fanning of racial flames. The panel of experts will be there to take your calls on these topics...
  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency

    05/23/2015 9:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaías, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaías is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Why compassion for illegal immigration is wrong

    05/22/2015 8:37:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    America is for the Free. The rest of the world already caters to the captives of tyrants Unchecked immigration is destroying our nation by undermining and overrunning the very institution that was built to harbor immigrants through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution… Don’t call it compassion when the president, elected officials or a candidate takes a stand that illegal immigrants deserve a pass to stay in this country and receive citizenship, let alone resident status. It is approval of America’s demise; an uncontrolled decimation of what the Founders established in the new world expressly to provide free exercise...
  • 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).
  • Democrat Congressman: ‘Someday, There Might be More People Here Illegally Than Legally’

    Rep. Jared Polis (D.-Colo.) took to the House floor yesterday and called for “celebrating” President Barack Obama’s unilateral actions allowing illegal aliens to stay in the United States and also to decry that none of the bills being brought up in the House that day were about immigration reform. Polis said that without immigration reform, America should expect more illegal aliens. “Someday,” he said, “there might be more people here illegally than there are here legally.”
  • Nationwide protests planned for immigrant rights

    05/20/2015 12:09:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 19, 2015 | Amanda Sakuma
    This could have been one of the biggest weeks for immigrant rights in modern history, opening up sweeping deportation relief and extending a temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants nationwide. Instead, they will have to continue waiting – but it won’t be quietly. Rallies are scheduled across the country on Tuesday as advocacy groups protest what would have marked the unofficial kick-off date to President Obama’s second – and most sweeping – executive action program on immigration. Known as DAPA, the executive measure would have benefited as many as 3.7 million undocumented immigrant adults who have children born...
  • OBAMA’S TASK FORCE ON POLICING ARGUES AGAINST IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT BY LOCAL/STATE AGENCIES

    05/19/2015 12:08:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2015 | by CAROLINE MAY
    State and local law enforcement should not be involved in immigration enforcement, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing concludes in part. Monday, the presidential task force publicly released its final report “to strengthen community policing and trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.” More than 100-pages in length, the report offers best practices and suggestions for law enforcement to improve interactions with their communities. A portion deals with immigrants arguing that state and local law enforcement must build relationships with immigrant communities — it does not delineate legal versus illegal immigrants.
  • 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...
  • (Nevada) Governor signs bill allowing teacher licenses for immigrants

    05/17/2015 6:53:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    chron.com ^ | may 13, 2015 | michelle rindels
    Gov. Brian Sandovalsigned a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license, saying it would help meet the needs of a "new Nevada." Among the people who flanked the Republican governor as he signed AB27 was Uriel Garcia, a 22-year-old Nevada State College student and recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who was previously denied a license. He said he plans to re-apply as soon as possible to get started on his student teaching and move toward his goal of teaching 2nd grade English language learners. "I want to give back to...
  • Obama Lets Illegal-Alien Criminals Run Free

    05/12/2015 12:51:00 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    AIM ^ | May 11, 2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Does Obama have it out for his countrymen, or does he simply not give a damn about his fellow Americans? This inescapable question occurs in light of his release of 66,565 convicted illegal-alien criminals over the past two years. Rather than deport these often-violent lawbreakers to their homelands, Obama sets them loose on U.S. streets. According to data that Immigration and Customs Enforcement delivered to the House Judiciary Committee last month, ICE released 30,558 illegal-alien criminals from federal custody into the general population in fiscal year 2014. To use more-sensitive language, these undocumented crime workers collectively were responsible for 79,059...
  • SHOCK VIDEO=> DHS Caught Moving Illegal Somalis & Africans to Detention Center in California

    05/12/2015 11:18:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    Evangelical activist Anita Fuentes and her family ran into this DHS vehicle with its windows covered late at night at a gas stop in California. They filmed their encounter.The attendant said the bus included Somalis and Africans caught at the border and that they were being transported.
  • Jeb Bush Says He Would Not Repeal Obama Immigration Order Right Away

    05/11/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Gerry Mullany
    Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama’s executive order on immigration — suggesting he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter. In an interview with Megyn Kelly that is to be shown Monday night on Fox News, Mr. Bush said that rather than overturning the order, he believed in “passing meaningful reform of immigration and make it part of it.” The president’s executive order seeks to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Most presidential candidates in the Republican field either oppose Mr. Obama’s order...
  • Jeb Bush says voters can be persuaded to support immigration overhaul that includes legal status

    05/11/2015 10:18:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush defends his stance on immigration in an interview that airs tonight on Fox News, contending that "a lot of people can be persuaded" to support a rewriting of laws that would allow for legal status. "I think illegal immigration ought to be punished by coming out from the shadows, earning legal status over an extended period of time where you pay a fine, where you work, where you don’t receive government assistance, where you learn English, where you don’t -- you know, you’re where deported if you commit a crime as is the law," Bush said in an...
  • Clinton’s claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations

    05/11/2015 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Glenn Kessler
    FACT CHECKER: “In New York, which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New York.” –Hillary Clinton, roundtable in North Las Vegas, May 5, 2015 ...Comparing the taxes of hundreds of thousands of people to the tax bill of one corporation is a stretch and fairly misleading. Even the companies that pay little or no federal income taxes end up paying lots of other taxes. So it’s a nonsense comparison. We wavered...
  • Jeb Bush: We Have To Show Respect to Illegal Immigrants

    05/10/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/15 | Pam Ke
    In a preview of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that will be aired Monday night, Bush said, we need to “fix the system so that legal immigration is easier than illegal immigration and show some respect for people.”
  • Obama Administration Admits Breaking Executive Amnesty Injunction

    05/08/2015 4:02:05 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2015 | Caroline May
    The Obama administration violated U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction halting President Obama’s executive amnesty programs, Justice Department lawyers have admitted to the court, according to the Washington Times. The Times reports that in a late night filing Thursday, Justice Department lawyers revealed that the Department of Homeland Security had issued some 2,000 three-year work permits (as opposed to the currently permissible two-year permits) to illegal immigrants granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Ellis Island “Feet People” Exhibit Blasts Militarizing Mexican Border, Deportations

    05/08/2015 2:09:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2015
    The Obama administration is injecting its open border agenda to the federal landmark that once served as the gateway for legal immigration with a new gallery blasting the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the deportation of “unauthorized immigrants.” Located in the New York Harbor and situated near the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and its structures are federally-owned landmarks operated by the National Park Service (NPS), which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. From 1892 to 1954 the island received and processed around 12 million immigrants, mostly Europeans fleeing war, religious persecution and famine. Among...
  • 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...
  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Latin Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Al Madrigal appeared on Jon Stewart’s satirical Daily Show Wednesday as the “Senior Latino Correspondent,” where he performed a takedown of the leading presidential candidates’ attempts to court Hispanic voters. He called Hillary Clinton’s recent immigration promises “pandering,” and implied that they were an empty echo of Obama’s similar promises in 2008. The scene culminated with a comedic reveal of “El Jebe,” -- A.K.A. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- whose Mexican-American wife, professed love for guacamole and Spanish speaking abilities make him Madrigal’s “Hispanic” candidate. "Most candidates are scrambling to go after Latinos now, but Jeb Bush started his...
  • Healthcare For Those In U.S. Illegally Could Cost California $740 Million A Year

    05/04/2015 7:25:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 4, 2015 | MELANIE MASON
    Healthcare For Those In U.S. Illegally Could Cost California $740 Million A Year Sen. Ricardo Lara's bill, SB 4, would extend Medi-Cal coverage to people in the country illegally. By MELANIE MASON Senate analyst estimates cost of Medi-Cal expansion bill ranges from $280 million to $740 million annually Estimated price tag of SB 4 would drop if President Obama's deportation relief order stands Extending state-subsidized healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally could cost California as much as $740 million annually, according to a Senate fiscal analysis released Monday. The report affixes a price tag to the proposal for...
  • Health care: Illegal immigrants would get Medi-Cal under California bill

    05/04/2015 6:16:57 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 05/03/15 | Tracy Seipel
    The backbreaking work in California’s chili pepper fields and cherry orchards wasn’t so noticeable when farmworker Antolin Gonzalez was young. But the 49-year-old south Santa Clara County farmworker now suffers from dizziness, allergies from dust and pesticides, swollen feet and throbbing backaches — even eyesight problems from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Like many of the state’s 2.5 million illegal immigrants, Gonzalez does not have health insurance because he can’t afford it.
  • There Is Growing Evidence Noncitizens Are Voting. Why Isn’t the Government Doing Anything?

    05/01/2015 11:58:05 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 30, 2015 | Kaylan L. Phillips
    Noncitizens are registering to vote and at best, it seems the federal government’s officials don’t care about this illegal activity. At worst, it raises questions about whether some in Washington support illegal voting, so long as it supports their political agenda. The exact number of noncitizens who are voting in our elections is difficult to quantify because of the bureaucratic quagmire perpetuated by federal agencies against the (very few) states that have the resolve to attempt to verify citizenship.
  • Jeb Bush is a leader, not to be confused with Ted Cruz’s soapbox complaining

    05/01/2015 10:25:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 30, 2015 4:03 pm | Tod Robberson
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush apparently feels comfortable enough with his standing in the field of Republican presidential hopefuls that he was willing to venture into the very turbulent waters of immigration reform on Wednesday. He recognizes what no one else in his party seems to see: that it’s not a solution to constantly snipe at proponents of immigration reform and shoot down their proposals.If you want to lead this country, you must have a plan of action, particularly as it concerns what to do with the 11 million undocumented migrants currently in this country. Bush told an audience in...
  • OpEd: Texas economy could freeze up if school opportunities for undocumented are limited

    04/30/2015 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | April 30, 2015 | By Dolores Sosa Green
    To borrow a quote from Game of Thrones, which recently had its season 5 premiere, “Winter is coming.” This is what can happen in Texas, our economy could start to freeze up, if we limit educational opportunities for undocumented students in Texas by passing Senate Bill 1819. It would end the dreams of thousands of Texas high school graduates, who have lived here since they were children, and rely on in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. The push to rescind 14 years of in-state tuition to these students, known as Dreamers, will greatly impact the Texas economy — a college...
  • Jeb Bush leans in to immigration reform in speech to Hispanic Christian organization

    04/29/2015 3:04:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/15 | Jose A. DelReal
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush forcefully advocated for an immigration reform plan that includes a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants during a speech Wednesday to a Hispanic faith-based group in Houston. And he showed off his Spanish speaking skills while he was at it.
  • Jeb Bush: Give 11 Million Immigrants Chance to Stay (Amnesty Tour update)

    04/29/2015 12:56:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 4/29/15 | STEVE PEOPLES
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP's next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his defense of immigrants in the country illegally and a policy that would allow them to attain legal status under certain...
  • DHS: No regrets for bypassing Congress on immigration

    04/29/2015 8:12:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/28/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Tuesday that he has no regrets at all for going around Congress to implement President Barack Obama’s several immigration-related executive actions. “Do you regret the actions that you and the administration have taken that have gotten us to this point?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked Johnson at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “No, I do not, senator,” Johnson replied. “I believe that the undocumented population in this country, at least half of which has been here more than 10 years, has to be reckoned with. We know they’re here, and they are...
  • License the undocumented, if only for safety's sake

    04/26/2015 1:59:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-25-15 | Rubén Rosario
    Natalie Lopez summoned the courage to show up. This was several months ago in front of the Chaska City Council. Lopez, a hard-working mother of a preschool child, did not want to be there. She's an undocumented immigrant. In the minds of some individuals in this state and nation, her ilk is as much a pariah of society as, say, violent sex offenders. "What part of illegal don't you understand?" is the slogan with these folks. When I hear this, I'm reminded of a poster of an American Indian siding with this view and then imploring all who broke numerous...
  • Civil Rights Commission Chairman Castro criticizes schools not enrolling undocumented children

    04/25/2015 5:10:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2015-04-25 | JAMES T. MADORE
    A top federal civil rights official criticized school districts Saturday who have been slow to enroll recent waves of undocumented refugee children from Central and South America. Martin R. Castro, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, took aim at districts such as Hempstead.
  • Gang member facing murder charges was spared deportation under Obama program

    04/22/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/22/2015 | foxnews.com
    The Obama administration has admitted that an illegal immigrant and known gang member -- who recently was charged in the murders of four people -- was allowed to remain in the United States under President Obama's executive actions. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was allowed in August 2013 to remain in the U.S., following his request about seven months earlier to stay under the president's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez. Rodriquez acknowledged in a letter to a top Republican senator that Rangel-Hernandez's application was approved, even though a federal crime database...
  • Illegal immigrant accused of raping 10-year-old girl in Kenner

    04/21/2015 11:01:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    WGNO ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tanya Sinkovits
    KENNER, La. (WGNO) – A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said. The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times. After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom. 25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex...
  • Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

    04/21/2015 12:02:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2015
    President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing “mobile immigration services in underserved communities.” The government-wide initiative aims to “strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.” This includes multilingual media campaigns promoting immigrant rights and other free tools to make life easier in the U.S. and up to $10 million for “citizenship preparation” programs. The goal is to “strengthen civic, economic and linguistic integration and to build strong and welcoming communities,” according to the report issued...
  • 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...
  • ‘Undocumented Immigrant Not a Criminal’ Proclaims CA Chief Law Officer Kamala Harris

    04/18/2015 11:50:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    California’s chief law officer, Attorney General Kamala Harris, declared this week, “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,” a statement in direct contradiction to federal law. Illegally entering and remaining in the country is a federal crime. By stating that those who illegally enter or remain in the United States are not in violation of law is simply incorrect. However, many of these “undocumented immigrants” are not being prosecuted under the current administration. Last November, President Obama declared effective amnesty for an estimated five million illegally present aliens. Since then, Representative Luis Gutierrez has traveled the country, partnering with fellow...
  • Key issues report and Giuliani endorsement add to gun owner concerns with Lynch

    04/18/2015 12:03:45 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | David Codrea | David Codrea
    Loretta Lynch, the intentional enigma that is Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, became a little less mysterious, due to a recent report by ABC News that brings into focus issues that should be of paramount importance and interest to gun owners. Also of concern is an approving testimonial for the nominee by “America’s Mayor,” anti-gun "Republican" Rudy Giuliani. While all “four hot button issues” in the ABC report are of general interest, two, amnesty for illegal aliens and ascertaining that everyone voting is, in fact, legally eligible to do so, have grave impacts on the future of the right...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Not A Criminal,’ California Attorney General Says [Next CA Senator?]

    04/17/2015 11:22:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    CBS(Local) ^ | April 17, 2015
    Undocumented Immigrant Not A Criminal,’ California Attorney General Says April 17, 2015 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris made waves this week after telling the San Francisco Chronicle that “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” On Friday, in an exclusive interview with CBSLA, Harris echoed that comment. “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,” she reiterated. “I’m a career prosecutor. I’ve personally prosecuted everything from low-level offenses to homicides. Unfortunately, I know what crime looks like. I know what a criminal looks like who’s committing a crime. An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” Those comments,...
  • Undocumented immigrant toolkit includes ‘do not deport me’ card

    04/16/2015 11:19:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aalia Shaheed
    One congressman is spearheading an effort to help undocumented immigrants avoid deportation with what some are calling a “get out of deportation” free card. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and other House Democrats have created the Family Defender Toolkit, an informational pamphlet that includes an “emergency card” that lists the reasons why a person should not be deported. “By using this card after you’ve been arrested or detained, you can explain that under the policy in place today, you should be released because you are not a priority for deportation,” said Rep. Gutiérrez in an introductory video. …
  • Jeb Bush, Luis Gutierrez To Keynote Pro-amnesty Hispanic Group’s Convention

    04/13/2015 10:28:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | Breitbart News
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) will be keynote speakers for a pro-amnesty Hispanic group’s convention in April. Bush and Gutierrez, both of whom have been vocal about the need for a comprehensive amnesty bill, will headline the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s (NHCLC) annual convention, which will be held April 28-30 in Houston. “We are thrilled to have such prestigious speakers join us for this very important gathering,” NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said in a statement. “This convention will bring together influential Christian Hispanic leaders from around the world to address vital issues of...
  • Illegal immigration: California Democrats unveil far-reaching package

    04/10/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Regulator · 33 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/07/15 | Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- Slamming the Republican Congress for dropping the ball on immigration reform, Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping package of bills that would dramatically expand protections for illegal immigrants far beyond what's offered by any other state. The 10 pieces of legislation would offer state-subsidized health care coverage to the undocumented poor, make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against customers based on their immigration status or the language they speak, and make it harder for federal authorities to deport immigrants living here illegally.
  • ACLU Demands Catholic Bishops Provide Abortions for Illegal Minors

    04/10/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-10 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Religious groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are the target of an imminent ACLU lawsuit that hopes to order the federal government to release information about how the groups are awarded government funding contracts to assist illegal unaccompanied minors, yet refuse to allow the minors access to contraception and abortion. According to a press release, the ACLU states, “The U.S. government has committed to providing services to meet the basic needs of these teens. Reports indicate that between 60 and 80 percent of women and girls who cross the border are sexually active.”“Some of these organizations...