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  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Illegal Immigrant Kills 2 Kids in Hit-&-Run, Avoids Deportation & Prison?! (Oregon)

    09/02/2014 9:25:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 02, 2014 9:25 PM
    An illegal immigrant who killed two children in a hit-and-run accident is not only avoiding deportation from the United States, she won’t receive any prison time at all. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant, recently had her immigration case dismissed, despite the fact that she was convicted of two felonies for a hit-and-run that resulted in the tragic deaths of two young girls. On top of the fact that her case was dismissed—although the reason for dismissal and the judge’s name have not been released—Garcia-Cisneros received no prison time for her conviction, an example of how the immigration laws in the...
  • City pledges to provide health care for unaccompanied immigrant children

    09/02/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 2, 2014 | CHRIS ROBERTS
    San Francisco is providing health care as well as education for the unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. Since last year, more than 47,000 minors have crossed the border into the country unescorted by adults. As many as 500 youth refugees from conflicts in Central America are expected to arrive in San Francisco by the end of the year, the Department of Public Health estimates. And The City is solidly committed to providing them health care via San Francisco's public options, according to a resolution The City's Health Commission is expected to pass today. Under the Healthcare...
  • White House: Immigration action might not happen this summer

    09/02/2014 1:41:38 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/14 02:04 PM EDT | Justin Sink
    President Obama may not move on executive actions for immigration reform this summer, the White House conceded on Tuesday. "It's hard for me to at least at this point draw any clear conclusions about what the president's timing will be," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. "There is the chance that it could be before the end of the summer. There is the chance that it could be after the summer." The White House is thought to be considering a delay of the executive actions because of concerns from vulnerable Senate Democrats, many of whom have asked the president...
  • Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

    09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States. Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”
  • Great news: Homeland Security can’t find 6,000 foreign nationals in US

    09/02/2014 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I noted that the UK at least had begun planning to deal with its hundreds of citizens who went to fight for ISIS while the US and other similarly-situated Western countries have mostly wrung their hands over the issue. The US has a potentially bigger issue, though, in dealing with foreign nationals studying here legally. ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security can’t find more than 6,000 people living here on student visas — which sounds awfully familiar:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign...
  • Sessions Calls Out Big Business for Pushing Amnesty After Laying Off US Workers

    08/19/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    Companies that have recently laid off workers are scheming to get President Barack Obama to give them more guest-worker visas by executive action. After the New York Times reported that Obama is working on crafting executive actions behind closed doors after having met with representatives from "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," which Politico detailed, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the White House for "actively working against the interests of the American worker." Sessions mentioned that American politics is at "a crisis point," as companies that "are laying off current employees in droves,"...
  • Who Got The Jobs In North Carolina?

    09/02/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | August 2014 | Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota
    The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014...The number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • FEDS ENCOURAGING DEPORTED ILLEGAL ALIENS TO COME BACK TO US

    09/01/2014 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States. An agreement outlining the new settlement was announced in late August, according to the Los Angeles Times. The plan, which only applies to Southern California, was reportedly drawn up in response to a lawsuit that was filed last year by the American Civil Liberties...
  • Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

    08/31/2014 3:52:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Alastair Beach
    She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down. Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her latest milestone – becoming the oldest person who has ever lived. According to relatives and friends, the chocolate-loving Mexican marks her 127th birthday today. But there will not be any visits from officials at the Guinness Book of Records – she lost her birth certificate while moving house 40 years ago. Supposedly born on August 31, 1887 – the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee – she...
  • Romney Faults Obama for Immigration Crisis (Playing a conservative, again)

    08/31/2014 2:28:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Instablog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Mitt Romney appeared on WNYM's "The Cats Round Table" with John Catsimatidis today and took on Barack Obama over domestic issues, including immigration. The President should have enforced our immigration laws from the very beginning. His announcement of a form of amnesty only encouraged people to continue to flood over the border. So the right answer, of course, is to secure our border and hopefully to put in a series of immigration policy reforms so that we can finally get our handle on this immigration mess. We can stop illegal immigration and also make the legal process more transparent and...
  • Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds

    08/31/2014 3:27:10 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 30, 2014 11:45pm | Chris Kirkam
    California’s economic recovery has featured a growing share of lower-wage jobs, raising concerns about the opportunities for middle-class workers hit hard by the Great Recession, a new analysis finds. The California Budget Project, a nonprofit economic research group, analyzed decades of state labor data to find that low- and middle-wage workers have seen significant pay declines over the last decade. Local and state government jobs -- traditionally a reliable source of middle-class employment -- have been particularly slow to recover. -snip- Looking ahead, low-wage jobs are forecast to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the workforce. The state expects...
  • U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement

    08/30/2014 5:43:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 27, 2014 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    U.S. authorities have agreed to stop pressuring undocumented immigrants in Southern California to sign off on their own deportations under a legal settlement that may later allow some deportees to return from Mexico to seek U.S. legal residency, advocacy groups said on Wednesday. The deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials stems from a lawsuit brought last year on behalf of other immigration rights groups and about 10 immigrants who accepted so-called "voluntary returns" to Mexico. snip The settlement is limited in scope as most of reforms agreed to by U.S. immigration officials apply only in...
  • Video: Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone

    08/30/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If CBS thought that Sharyl Attkisson was a thorn in their side when she worked there, they should have known that things would only get worse when she was out on the loose. Her recent report for Sinclair TV was picked up on ABC’s Project Immigration series, and she’s highlighting some important questions which are not being answered.- Since the border crisis began, three military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close.- Where were they sent? The government isn’t providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.- Of the ones that we...
  • David Cameron may be about to call time on the coalition’s civil libertarian stance

    08/30/2014 2:31:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | August 29, 2014 | Isabel Hardman
    It was not so much the announcements that David Cameron made in his press conference about the terror threat to the UK that were significant, but what he looks like he’s going to have to announce on Monday. The Prime Minister confirmed that the threat level to the UK has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. But he also said that on Monday he will be unveiling new measures to address ‘gaps’ in the UK’s ‘armoury’: [SNIP] Those gaps won’t just cover passports, though. Labour is calling on the government to look again at its decision to scrap control orders....
  • Taitz' immigration case in Texas advances; Few answers, plentiful attorneys

    08/29/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mary Jewell
    U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, has allowed the immigration case, Taitz vs. Johnson et al, 14-cv-00119, to advance, setting an injunction hearing on October 29, 2014. Judge Hanen stressed the importance of proceeding cautiously with the case, mentioning the consideration of "consequences" resulting from the outcome. He denied Dr. Taitz' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, but set a deadline of Oct. 3, 2014, for Dr. Taitz, Attorney and Plaintiff, to file an amended complaint. He set a deadline of Oct. 17, 2014, for the government’s attorneys, Colin A. Kisor, U.S. Department of Justice, and Daniel...
  • California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine

    08/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 26 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    California Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach, CA hailed the passage of SB-1159, lifting citizenship requirements to the state's Business and Professions code. The bill first proposed by the California Democrat in February of this year, will allow illegal aliens to obtain all professional licenses, including the practice of medicine. Senator Lara, long tied to Latino activist groups long-cited for racist attitudes and rhetoric against white, black and Asian Americans, celebrated the passage with an announcement on Twitter. The bill is largely a "red pen" measure in which Lara and his allies in Sacramento simply amending current California...
  • White House: National Debate Needed Before Obama Amnesty

    08/29/2014 3:58:07 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 35 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 2:42 PM 08/29/2014
    White House: National Debate Needed Before Obama Amnesty     President Barack Obama wants a national debate on immigration, says his spokesman Josh Earnest.The new call for a debate suggests that the president is abandoning — or at least delaying — his high-risk promise to Latino advocates that he would provide work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the weeks before the election.The president “wants to have a debate about the status of our immigration system, and what the consequences are for allowing a broken immigration to persist [and] what Republicans have done, or in this case, have not...
  • Why Did The Chechen Cross The Road?

    08/29/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by IChing · 4 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Donald Joy
    By whatever sneaky means (or otherwise) they arrive and remain in our country, today’s border-crossers are “just coming here for a better life,” so we are told by most of the so-called authorities. Pay no attention to that swarthy Muslim man behind the mailbox, as he leaves a backpack at the intersection crosswalk, near the finish-line crowd of the big marathon race in your nearest major American city. Trying to get liberals and moderates in both major parties to acknowledge the grisly, barbaric, true nature of Islam (or of modern Mexican/Central American cartel-dominated culture, for that matter) is like trying...
  • Exclusive: Breitbart Texas Verifies ISIS Border Threat With Leaked Doc

    08/29/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/14 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has exclusively obtained a leaked document warning federal agents about an ISIS-related terrorism threat across the entire US-Mexico border. Though the document focuses on the Texas-Mexico border, Breitbart Texas has confirmed that federal agents across the entire US-Mexico border have received the ISIS terror warning.
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 270 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

    08/29/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/28/2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. "I'm supposed to do this in 30 seconds?" he joked, noting the issue's complexity. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said, "between now and the end of this Congress, I'm a little less sanguine about it." It has been a question heard repeatedly by lawmakers this month in "town hall"...
  • Jeff Sessions: We've Got to Stand Up to Sanctuary States, Cities

    08/29/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    On Mark Levin’s Thursday radio show, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) discussed the potential of President Barack Obama granting amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal aliens by executive fiat. Sessions argued it would be an abuse of power by the White House and said it was intention to act legislatively against it. The junior Alabama senator was also asked by host Mark Levin about sanctuary cities and states, and particular the state of California in which the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hosted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and touted his state’s refusal to adhere to current federal immigration law....
  • Unusual respiratory virus strikes metro kids

    08/29/2014 4:57:46 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 65 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 8-28-14 | Marylin McKean
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season. This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
  • California Schemin' & The Anarchy of Amnesty

    08/28/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 10 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    The Governor of California says all “illegals” are welcome. Congratulations, Jerry Brown, for they were already welcome...long before they were ever illegal! So please, Mr. Governor, if you may, why do we even have immigration laws, a naturalization process, or internationally recognized borders? For the same reason your mansion has doors, locks and a discernible property line? That’s right, don’t politicize a simple issue solely to demonize Republicans and conservatives because you’re racist victimization agenda obscures the truth. Barack Obama, our own hijacked government, is personally arranging for illegals to enter America – without any health or criminal background checks...
  • Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol In San Diego With Rocks And Bottles

    08/28/2014 6:48:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    conservative post ^ | august 28, 2014 | brandon stewart
    As the Left is pushing amnesty like never before, and illegal aliens are staging regular protests at ICE locations, illegal aliens are also getting more brazen on our Southern border. Attacks against our border agents are way up, but this weekend’s move was unprecedented, as Mexican illegals coordinated a violent confrontation against outmanned agents. A crowd of more than 150 illegals pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles — injuring several agents — as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally in the San Diego sector, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in...
  • Politically Drowning on Immigration, Democrats Seek 'Government Shutdown'Lifesaver

    08/28/2014 3:27:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 27, 2014 | matthew boyle
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) seized on remarks by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in an interview with Breitbart News, citing his desire to address immigration in a government spending bill to argue he's thirsting for a government shutdown. Wasserman Schultz's remarks, made on a conference call with reporters convened with the purpose of bashing Rubio, come as White House press secretary Josh Earnest used similar rhetoric in a briefing with reporters Wednesday. In the interview, Rubio said Congress may seek to address a unilateral amnesty by Obama in an upcoming spending bill. “There will have to be...
  • Hundreds Arrested At White House For Protesting Deportations

    08/28/2014 1:30:38 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | August 28, 2014 | ED ZUCKERMAN
    Hundreds of immigration protestors were arrested in front of the White House on Thursday, calling for President Obama to bypass a “do-nothing Congress” and expand deferred action for illegal immigrants. “People in the Congress don’t want to pass any immigration reform,” said Esteban R., an illegal immigrant from northern Mexico, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. “People say that immigrants are taking jobs that Americans need. But that’s not true. It’s racism and hate against Latino people.” The protestors, many wearing “Casa de Maryland” T-shirts, shouted “Si se puede (Yes we can)”. The protest began at the...
  • No, our immigration system is not broken: It's the Deportation System that needs fixing

    08/28/2014 1:03:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/28/2014 | Byron York
    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just about every politician who has ever weighed in on the issue has said it. The only problem is, our immigration system is not broken. The part of the system that lets people into the United States is working — not without flaws, of course, but successfully managing the country's immigration needs every day....
  • Republicans sound alarm as White House prepares go-it-alone immigration measures

    08/28/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 28 replies
    fox ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    Lawmakers are sounding the alarm over the possibility that President Obama will take sweeping executive actions on immigration in a matter of days – with some Republicans warning of a renewed budget brawl if he takes that step. “For all intents and purposes, America no longer has an immigration system. Instead, we have unsettling chaos,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote in a letter earlier this week to Obama, urging him not to go forward with unilateral action. In comments that have received widespread attention, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told the Des Moines Register that “all bets are off” on a...
  • Border chaos: 375,000 pending immigration cases, Obama lawyers AWOL

    08/28/2014 9:10:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/28/2014 | Paul Bedard
    Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation’s immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at an historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants. In Washington to take advantage of the current crisis to demand a new court system, the judges accused the Justice Department of treating their courts like Cinderella’s abusive family by starving them of money and support and blamed the insufficient Justice funding for letting illegals “linger” in the country. “Immigration courts are the forgotten stepchild,” said Immigration Judge Dana Leigh Marks...
  • Judge allows Taitz suit to advance

    08/28/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    Valley Star ^ | August 27, 2014 | EMMA PEREZ-TREVIÑO
    BROWNSVILLE —A federal judge Wednesday denied California attorney Orly Taitz’s request for a temporary restraining order against President Barack Obama and others regarding immigration policies and practices, but did not dismiss her lawsuit.
  • Immigrants Can Now Obtain Asylum for Spousal Abuse

    08/28/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Foreign individuals may now seek asylum in the U.S. due to domestic abuse in their home countries. On Tuesday a federal immigration board ruled that a married Guatemalan woman, fleeing a violent husband back home, could obtain political asylum. The ruling is significant, as the Board of Immigration Appeals oversees the immigration courts of President Obama's Department of Justice. The board reportedly acknowledged a culture of violence in Guatemala, which cases its domestic abuse victims to be in a "particular social group." Such jargon implies "a crucial qualification for asylum eligibility," according to the Gate. It is...
  • U.S. To Allow Some Immigrant Deportees To Return Under Settlement Immigrant Detainees [250,000!]

    08/27/2014 11:24:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 27, 2014 | RICHARD MAROSI
    U.S. To Allow Some Immigrant Deportees To Return Under Settlement Immigrant Detainees By RICHARD MAROSI U.S. government agreement with ACLU allowing some deportees to return covers only Southern California The government admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement, which came in response to an ACLU lawsuit filed last year, but it agreed to take several measures to protect migrants' rights. The agreement covers only Southern California, but some of the reforms in the deportation process are likely to be adopted nationwide, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. This is a historic settlement that will end a practice that tears families...
  • White House: Government Shutdown Won't Stop Obama on Executive Amnesty

    08/28/2014 7:03:24 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest warned Republicans on Wednesday that any threat by Congress of withholding funds would not change President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order to give illegal immigrants amnesty. In an interview with Breitbart News, Sen. Marco Rubio hinted that if Obama decided to grant executive amnesty to illegal immigrants, perhaps Republicans could block his actions using the budget process. If Democrats in the Senate balked at passing a funding resolution without money to process Obama's executive amnesty, it could cause a government shutdown.
  • Grassroots Filmmaker Kicks Off ‘Fighting for America Tour,’

    08/28/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fresh off the release of his latest film “We Ride to DC,” grassroots filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch kicked off his Fighting for America Tour this month, which will bring him to more than 20 cities across the United States. Addressing tea party, Republican, and veterans groups, Lynch met more than 1,000 Americans throughout Florida last week, and spoke about a wide range of topics affecting the country. His focus, however, was on immigration—the subject of his first two documentaries, “They Come to America” and “They Come to America II.” The former businessman has two goals in mind for the three-month tour: educate...
  • Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

    08/28/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-28-14 | Fox
    A second American reportedly killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday. KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain's death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American's death. "We're looking into it," she said. A source told Fox News...
  • U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement

    08/28/2014 5:06:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have agreed to stop pressuring undocumented immigrants in Southern California to sign off on their own deportations under a legal settlement that may later allow some deportees to return from Mexico to seek U.S. legal residency, advocacy groups said on Wednesday. The deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials stems from a lawsuit brought last year on behalf of other immigration rights groups and about 10 immigrants who accepted so-called "voluntary returns" to Mexico. All of the immigrants had strong grounds for being allowed to remain in the United States...
  • Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

    08/27/2014 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that he believes ISIS knows the southern border is not secure and that it is “common sense” that they will exploit the lack of border security on Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” When asked, “Do you believe ISIS terrorists can cross that border and already have crossed that border?” He responded, “of course, anybody can cross the border. ...more (w/video)...
  • ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

    08/27/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Krishnadev Calamur
    Marta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.In July 2013, Mendoza, who has a history of mental health issues, was arrested for shoplifting at a pharmacy near her home. The American Civil Liberties Union says that while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she was pressured to sign "voluntary return" papers, which led her to be returned to her home country five days later."We didn't know where she was at," her daughter Patricia told NPR's John Burnett. "We had to go...
  • MEXICAN PRESIDENT PEÑA NIETO DECLARES UNITED STATES 'THE OTHER MEXICO'

    08/27/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 26, 2014 | tony lee
    Forget so-called "Mexifornia." How about the United States of Mexico?  On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto called on other states to "evolve" like California so the United States can be more like his home country.  Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peña Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration. "This is the other Mexico," Peña Nieto reportedly "said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants," according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

    08/27/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Penny Starr
    The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said. She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages even though one...
  • Mexican National Busted in US with 500k of Narcotics

    08/27/2014 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 26 Aug 2014 | by Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Sunday a 33-year-old Mexican national was busted by Border Patrol agents for having large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin hidden inside her vehicle. According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the suspect, a female, ignored an agent when he asked her to roll her window down for questioning at the Pine Valley Checkpoint near San Diego. The woman's behavior caused her to be referred to an inspection area, where drug-sniffing dogs found 39 bundles of meth and heroin. The recovered drugs had a street value of more than $500,000. In total, the drugs weighed about...
  • Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action

    08/27/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Progress Illinois ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Anthony Burke Boylan
    ( Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action On Pending Deportation Cases)Josefa Gonzalez and her two children felt secure when her partner, Wilson Gomez-Pu, was working full time and supporting the family. But that all changed when Gomez-Pu has was placed in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. He has been facing possible deportation for the last year on a nearly 14-year-old order despite having no history of violent crime. And now his family, including children Wilson, 11 and Dalilah, 7, are threatened with eviction. It was for his case and many others like it that...
  • CASA De Maryland Plans Protests, Arrests at White House This Thursday

    08/27/2014 6:19:00 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 8 replies
    CASA ^ | 8/28/14
    After years of fighting for justice for immigrant families, we are on the verge of achieving real relief. With a do-nothing Congress frittering away legislative reform, President Obama has publically promised to adopt aggressive administrative relief early in September. The question now is how much for how many. Immigrants have suffered at historic levels under his administration and President Obama needs to go big in order to restore sanity to the lives of families. We believe that we must return to the White House to make one final big push to dramatize exactly how far relief needs to go. President...
  • USA Today to Obama on Exec Amnesty: 'Don't Do It'

    08/26/2014 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    As President Barack Obama considers enacting executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, USA Today urged him not to do it, saying it would "set a dangerous precedent" for future presidents to act unilaterally on a host of "significant matters without the assent of Congress." After maligning Republicans and reiterating unproven liberal talking points--like Republicans need to pass amnesty to appeal to Hispanic voters--USA Today reiterated that Obama is "thinking about going it alone" by "greatly expanding" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USA Today conceded that "Congress is the only appropriate venue for adopting such sweeping changes...
  • Mexican president calls for immigration reform

    08/26/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/14 | Brian Melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Pena Nieto was welcomed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who played up his immigration...
  • Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform in USA: 'A Matter of Justice'

    08/26/2014 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/26/2014 | BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Hispanics have now become a force to be reckoned with in California. They...
  • Luis Gutiérrez Is Basically Giggling with Excitement about Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plans

    08/25/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    National Review's "The Corner" ^ | August 25, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    “Huge,” “bold,” and “unprecedented” is how a thrilled Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) described reports that the Obama administration is considering granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants. He’s especially excited, he said, because the White House is actually trying to downplay the significance of the huge measure. “It’s music to my ears” said Gutiérrez, one of the leading voices in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, on MSNBC. Last month, he predicted that as many as 5 million people might gain status if President Obama opts to take unilateral action. Gutiérrez urged communities to take...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.