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  • Give Me Your Tired Arguments, Your Poor Reasoning: Another one-sided piece on immigration

    03/28/2015 10:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2015 | by STEVEN CAMAROTA
    In a very one-sided recent article for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson tries to make the case for massive increases in immigration. He starts out by dicussing the racial prejudice of an older relative who always thought that Hispanics “were stealing jobs.” Davidson believes this man’s story is illustrative of the current debate over immigration. Nothing delegitimizes someone in modern America more than the suggestion, or even the hint, that they hold unenlightened attitudes about race. It is not surprising that an advocate of high immigration would suggest that those with whom he disagree are racists. But...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration

    03/28/2015 6:19:03 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    On March 23, 2015, United States Senator Ted Cruz of Texas gave a speech announcing that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. In his speech he said the following about illegal immigration: Instead of the lawlessness and the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders. And imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the American dream. Missing from Sen. Cruz’s speech was anything about how the nation should treat the illegal immigrants who are here. Sen. Cruz’s position on this point has been...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is America’s last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • Ted Cruz disputes MSNBC claim he supports legalization of illegal immigrants

    03/27/2015 11:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Earlier today, MSNBC published a story suggesting Senator Cruz supports legalization of undocumented individuals currently in the United States. Derived from the fact that Senator Cruz hasn’t specifically stated he does not support legalization of undocumented individuals, the inference is that Cruz must therefore support legalization of undocumented individuals. It’s a nice little semantic game, really. MSNBC referenced a Texas Tribune article from 2013 which they claim indicates, “that he [Cruz] supported giving some undocumented immigrants permission to stay in the country with more limited legal status.” This summation is not accurate. The Texas Tribune article, written around the time...
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign: He hasn’t ruled out legal status for illegals

    03/27/2015 7:15:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m tempted to accuse Team Walker of feeding this bit of oppo to MSNBC to take some heat off of their own rolling clusterfark on immigration. But I’m sure author Benjy Sarlin, a smart guy who follows this issue for the network, hit on it himself. (Wouldn’t Walker’s team have leaked it to Fox to maximize Cruz’s embarrassment among conservatives?) To a lefty, the tangle of GOP primary politics on amnesty must be irresistible: Why is Scott Walker taking a beating on the right for supporting legalization when Ted Cruz, Mr. Conservative, also supported legalization in the form of...
  • The real costs of foolish plans to 'secure' the border

    03/27/2015 7:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | March 27, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination this week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants. Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever receiving any means-tested benefits, presumably even after they become legal. Accusations...
  • 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,...
  • Who’s ready for even more unilateral action on immigration from Obama? Because it just happened…

    03/26/2015 6:07:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    "By 'reform,' Obama means more L-1B visas, more easily obtained." That's what it always means. --Mark Krikorian President Obama just took unilateral executive action--again--to change immigration laws. Almost no one noticed. --Byron York
  • Jeb and Walker’s Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bush’s speed dial....
  • Gov. Scott Walker's Immigration Stance at Center of Dispute

    03/27/2015 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    The two-term governor has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has evolved. In a recent closed-door meeting with top New Hampshire Republicans, Walker said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally. That's according to New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn, who organized the meeting and challenged a Thursday report in The Wall Street Journal that Walker said he supported giving such immigrants a pathway to citizenship. "I specifically asked a follow-up question on the immigration reform issue, where he very clearly identified he was advocating...
  • Illegal Alien Police Officers? [Coming Soon to a City Near You]

    03/27/2015 7:51:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/27/2015 | Michael Cutler
    As I read the USA Today March 21, 2015 news report, “Police departments hiring immigrants as officers” I realized that my late father was, once again, correct. He used to say, “Nothing is so good it could not be better or so bad it could not get worse.” Hard as it is to imagine, things have gotten worse — much, much worse. Here is an excerpt from the USA Today article: At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why...
  • 'Huge surge' of 'unscreened' Muslims flooding U.S. (Feds 'admit)

    03/27/2015 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    WND ^ | March 26 2015 | GREG COROMBOS
    Muslim immigration from dangerous nations is dramatically higher in recent years, and government assurances that immigrants are being properly screened is “a farce,” according to accomplished author and columnist Paul Sperry. “It’s a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, he’s averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. It’s more than we’re importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows,” said Sperry, who is the author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington” and co-author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret...
  • On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground

    03/27/2015 12:39:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 13, 2013 | Julián Aguilar and Jay Root
    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay. “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.When it comes to immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke...
  • Walker Denies Remarks Indicating Change in Immigration Stance

    03/26/2015 11:48:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jason Horowitz and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a possible candidate for president in 2016, told a private gathering of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he supported a pathway to legal status — but not citizenship — for undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the chairwoman of the state’s Republican Party. The chairwoman, Jennifer Horn, described Mr. Walker’s statements on Thursday after The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported that Mr. Walker had endorsed eventual citizenship for those immigrants, which many Republicans oppose. A spokeswoman for Mr. Walker, Kirsten Kukowski, disputed those reports about Mr. Walker embracing a...
  • For King & Corruption: The Criminal Without A Court

    03/26/2015 5:49:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Self | 3/26/15 | Me
    Why hasn’t Congress, or any federal law enforcement agency for that matter, initiated a single hearing concerning the avalanche of criminal immigration activities orchestrated and carried out by this administration? Apparently, only the insidious medical advice of Dr. Oz or the supposed offensive nature of the Washington Redskins’ moniker is worthy of their time and scrutiny. The DHS has transported thousands of illegal aliens from detention centers, even from as far as their native countries, and sprinkled them like precious cargo all across America. Some of these demographic transplants have been filmed exiting buses at Social Security offices where they...
  • A closer look at Ted Cruz's campaign rollout

    03/26/2015 5:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News' Kelly File ^ | March 26, 2015 | Megyn Kelly
    (BEGIN-VIDEO-CLIP) MEGYN KELLY, HOST: The Guardian's declaring you are done 48 hours after you have declared. And to that you say? SEN. TED CRUZ, R-TX: Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media. And I have to say. (END-VIDEO-CLIP) KELLY: That was Senator Ted Cruz on the Kelly File last night. I asked him about his welcome from the mainstream media, which many have since noticed is very different from that that was given to then-senator, now-President Barack Obama when he first announced his run for the White House. Joining me now to discuss it, Marc...
  • Walker’s Flip-Flop-Flip on Amnesty?

    03/26/2015 5:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    The Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein is up with a report that, if true — and it is well sourced — will prove very troubling for Scott Walker on the campaign trail. Epstein writes that Walker “told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship.” That conflicts with statements the governor made as recently as three weeks ago that, in a reversal of his previously held position, he no longer supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path...
  • State Dept: Illegal Aliens Have Applied to Bring 290 of Their Children to U.S.

    03/26/2015 8:50:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes
    While some of President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty programs are still awaiting the green light from the courts before being implemented, others are moving full-steam ahead, including the president’s Central American Minors Refugee/Parole (CAM) Program, which allows certain illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to petition for their children still living in these three countries to be brought to the United States. As of March 23, 248 cases representing 290 individuals had been filed for consideration in the CAM program since the federal government first began accepting applications on Dec. 1 of last year, a State Department official...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy is important

    03/25/2015 9:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Voxxi ^ | March 25, 2015 | Tony Castro
    RONALD REAGAN ONCE said that Latinos were Republicans. They just didn’t know it yet. Ted Cruz, the Republican U.S. senator from Texas who has become the first major candidate to officially enter the 2016 presidential campaign, is quietly gambling that those words were never truer than in the upcoming campaign where he also apparently becomes the first major Latino figure to run for the White House. The importance of Cruz’s entry into the race, however, is not that he is running as a Latino. Clearly he is not. Nor, quite frankly, should any Hispanic be running for that or any...
  • Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?

    03/25/2015 4:11:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Byron York
    President Barack Obama speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday, March... This week President Obama took unilateral executive action — again — to change the nation's immigration laws. Almost no one noticed.Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long...
  • Report: Every Ethnic Group in Britain Wants to Reduce Immigration

    03/25/2015 7:41:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Nick Hallett
    Voters from every ethnic group in Britain want lower levels of immigration, a new study has revealed. The analysis by Migration Watch found that 79 percent of all respondents wanted immigration levels reduced, with 60 percent of Asian voters wanting a reduction. The feeling is echoed by black voters, 57 percent of whom also want to reduce immigration. Thirty-two percent of black respondents want a large cut, while 38 percent of Asian voters also it reduced by a large amount.
  • Four Frankfort, Illinois Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack

    03/25/2015 5:56:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joseph Hosey
    Four Frankfort Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack The men denied attacking a driver but video showed otherwise, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) March 24, 2015 The four men, along with a 16-year-old, were in a Chevy Tahoe that pursued a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend into Tinley Park, police said. The Elabeds and the other driver then reportedly headed over to the Tinley Park Police Department to accuse each other of wrongdoing. The Elabeds claimed they were actually “threatened and followed by (by the other driver) and his girlfriend,” police said, and while at...
  • 5 Reasons Latinos Won’t Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/25/2015 12:39:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Blue Natio Review ^ | March 24, 2015 | John Paul Brammer
    Liberals across the country rejoiced today as Ted Cruz announced that he is officially running for president, thus ensuring a plentiful gaffe harvest for progressive writers like myself to feed upon for months. The GOP has pretty much nothing to gain from Cruz’s decision to throw his hat in the ring. In fact, if anything, it will probably hurt them, as Cruz will only serve to solidify the idea that Republicans are anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-immigrant. Yes, Ted Cruz, the son of an immigrant from Cuba, is anti-immigrant. As a Latino, I can tell you right now that Latinos won’t...
  • Greg Abbott, Scott Walker to Tour Texas-Mexico Border

    03/24/2015 11:55:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker is headed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be there to show him the ropes. Walker's trip is part of a swing through Texas that will take the Wisconsin governor to Houston on Saturday. He is the keynote speaker at the Harris County GOP's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, which Abbott is also slated to attend. "Gov. Walker looks forward to taking a close look at U.S. border security with Gov. Abbott," AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Walker's Our American Revival PAC, said in a statement. "While President Obama has failed...
  • Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

    03/24/2015 7:46:26 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 33 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Obama's executive actions, which could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, were put on hold by a preliminary injunction issued last month by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas.</p>
  • Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

    03/24/2015 12:18:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 210 replies
    Computerworld ^ | March 23, 2015 | Patrick Thibodeau
    It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz, who announced his presidential bid this morning, once proposed an immediate increase in the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz offered the H-1B increase as an amendment in 2013 to the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill.
  • Ted Cruz’s pitch to evangelicals has a hole in it (Amnesty?)

    03/24/2015 12:11:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | March 24, 2015 | Greg Sargent
    Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential run is premised on the idea that, by speaking to the “values” of evangelical voters, he can mobilize them in numbers not seen in a very long time. “Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values,” Cruz said yesterday, adding that these voters had been “staying home.” Cruz’s decision to announce his run at Liberty University is itself a sign that he hopes to assume the mantle of leading evangelical champion. And as Jon Ward puts it, Cruz’s announcement was “an attempt to lay down...
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • This Chinese restaurant in Kenya is open for dinner, as long as you’re not African

    03/24/2015 7:32:23 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24 at 3:30 AM | Ishaan Tharoor
    ...According to the Daily Nation's story, restaurant representatives claimed the policy came into effect last year after a brazen robbery by armed gunmen. "We don’t admit Africans that we don’t know because you never know who is Al-Shabaab and who isn’t," said Esther Zhao, the restaurant's "relations" manager, referring to the al-Qaeda-linked terror group based in neighboring Somalia... A Kenyan government official quoted in the article claims that, whatever the restaurant's justification, the no-Africans-after-dark policy "amounts to racial and ethnic profiling, which is unconstitutional." Not long after the Daily Nation was published, authorities arrested the restaurant's owner, Zhao Yang, on...
  • Media Advisory: Norquist and Stein Square off in Immigration Debate of the Year

    03/24/2015 4:20:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | March 23, 2015 | FAIR
    WASHINGTON - In an unprecedented, one-on-one forum, Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform and Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, will debate immigration reform and present their respective solutions. The event is presented jointly by the Washington Times, Americans for Tax Reform and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Stephen Dinan, immigration reporter for the Washington Times, will moderate. Norquist and Stein represent two highly influential groups with two entirely different approaches to immigration which define the internal conflicts Republicans are struggling to resolve. From a libertarian/business-interest perspective, Mr. Norquist supports increased...
  • 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:
  • DREAMer Leaders Go After Presidential Hopeful Cruz's Extremely Conservative Stance on Immigration

    03/23/2015 7:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Tucson Weekly ^ | March 23, 2015 | María Inés Taracena
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is the first high-profile figure to announce he is running for president. He made it official early this morning via a message on Twitter and then a speech where he mentioned Jesus Christ a few times. (Here's a good "things you should know about Cruz" list compiled by NPR.) The so-called Tea Party hero isn't a fan, to say the least, of President Obama's executive actions on immigration. He'd like to gut all of them—both deferred actions for undocumented youth and adults brought here as children, and deferred action for parents of U.S. citizen or...
  • Is Ted Cruz as President Bad for Business? (Not pro-amnesty and cronyism)

    03/23/2015 4:12:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jeremy Quittner
    Tea Party Republicans get their wish in a Ted Cruz presidential run, but business owners need to think twice.The Tea Party got at least one wish on Monday, with Ted Cruz throwing his hat in the ring for a presidential run in 2016, the first contender to formally announce. Although it's unlikely the junior Senator from Texas--also the first Hispanic senator from the Lone Star State--is likely to secure the nomination, he'll surely help define the debate and possibly push it further to the right, policy analysts say. Discussion topics on the table for Cruz, which may be of interest...
  • Number of Undocumented Immigrants Failing To Appear At Hearings Increasing

    03/23/2015 12:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | 03/23/2015
    Washington DC - The federal government said the number of undocumented immigrants failing to appear at deportation hearings is on the rise. According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the number of people who did not show after being released on bond or on their own recognizance grew by 153 percent in the last four years. Immigration judges ordered deportations for those no-shows. About 30 to 40 percent of undocumented immigrants failed to appear at their hearings last year. The statistics also show that judges grant asylum less than 50-percent of the time while immigrants from Central American countries...
  • Why Won’t Liberals Talk about the Most Important Kind of ‘Privilege’ in America? (Barf see below)

    03/23/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 23, 2015 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Level
    Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.” But not enough has been written about the most important advantage a baby can have in America: the advantage of being born with a mother and father who happen to be married. Call it “the marriage privilege” — the advantages are...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • 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.
  • Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

    03/21/2015 6:40:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    usa today (link only) | march 21, 2015 | alan gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/21/immigrant-police-officers/70236828/
  • Deporters-In-Chief: GOP Will Lose the 2016 Election

    03/21/2015 1:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 21, 2015 | Fernando Espuelas, Univision America Host
    Sure, Republicans are playing to their base by calling for mass deportations. The years-long campaign to convince a segment of Americans that undocumented immigrants are the biggest threat to the country has had its intended effect. Witness the spectacular GOP victory in the midterms, where about one-third of the electorate voted and Republicans won a majority to sweep Congress and statehouses across the country. So no surprise that almost four months into the Republican takeover of Congress, more time has been spent on immigration -- specifically, trying to reverse President Obama's executive actions shielding 5 million immigrants from deportation --...
  • A 'Privileged Cracker' Visits the California DMV

    03/21/2015 10:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2015 | Theo Willem
    The other day I received a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) instructing me to renew my driver’s license in person. The letter stated I was required to take a vision test and a new photo. The letter also provided me with a phone number to schedule an appointment. When I called the number, the representative told me that the next available appointment to visit my local DMV was 8 weeks later, well beyond the expiration date of my driver’s license. The representative explained it was due to undocumented immigrants, what we used to call illegal aliens,...
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

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

    03/20/2015 2:02:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration’s deportation chief backtracked Friday, just a day after she pleaded with Congress to pass laws cracking down on so-called “sanctuary” cities and states — a stance that appeared to put her at odds with her boss, President Obama. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, who has been on the job less than 90 days, told Congress she would welcome new laws to crack down on states and localities that refuse to cooperate with her agents who are trying to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants. “Thank you, Amen,” she said Thursday when asked if she would support Congress...
  • Walker Revokes In-state Tuition For Undocumented Students Attending Univ And Colleges In Wisconsin

    03/20/2015 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Hispanic News Network USA Blog ^ | June 27, 2011 | H. Nelson Goodson
    ******June 27, 2011******Undocumented students to pay higher tuition, despite living and paying state taxes along with parents in Wisconsin. By H. Nelson Goodson - June 27, 2011 Ashwaubenon - On Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed his two-year 2011-2013 budget, which included ending in-state tuition for undocumented students attending public universities and colleges. In-state tuition for undocumented students was approved two years ago by former Governor Jim Doyle (D) after the Hispanic community struggled for 10 years to pass it.The State Journal (SJ) reported that about 100 undocument students had applied for in-state tuition at 13-four year University of...
  • Will Hispanics fire up America?

    03/20/2015 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "Firing up America" is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America's Latinos. Its tone is resolutely upbeat -- perhaps a bit too much so. "America is lucky to have millions of energetic young people filling its schools with kids who will eventually pay taxes and fund pensions and health care for the old," The Economist writes. "Like other immigrants, they talk a lot about the American Dream. By that they mean the baby boomers' hopes of home ownership, a college education and upward mobility." Unfortunately, it's not clear how...
  • Texas judge threatens Justice Department over Obama's immigration plan

    03/20/2015 5:54:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 | David Zucchino
    A federal judge threatened Thursday to sanction the Justice Department if he finds that government lawyers misled him about the rollout of President Obama’s plan to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, visibly annoyed, confronted a U.S. deputy assistant attorney general over previous government assurances on the timing of the program. He asked why he shouldn’t grant a discovery request for internal federal immigration documents — a request filed Thursday by 26 states that are suing over Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Hanen ordered a freeze on the Obama plan on Feb....
  • Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

    03/19/2015 5:02:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Toshiba.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Juan A. Lazano
    A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it mislead him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen went back and forth with the Justice Department over whether it had mislead him into believing that a key part of Obama's program would not be implemented before he made a ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000...
  • ICE: 167,527 Criminal Aliens Loose in U.S.A.

    03/19/2015 3:39:25 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) read the statistic aloud Thursday durin a hearing examining ICE's priorities and procedures for removing criminal aliens currently living in the United States.
  • Cruz: 'Obama has achieved power of an emperor'

    03/19/2015 3:11:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 19, 2015 | Garth Kant
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Conservative kingpin goes head-to-head with president. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opened a Senate hearing into amnesty Thursday with a broadside against President Obama, effectively calling him an “emperor.” The senator, who is chairing the subcommittee hearing, began by noting the Obama himself had admitted 22 times that he had no legal authority to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Cruz quoted the president’s own words on the subject, when Obama had declared, “I am not an emperor.” Sadly, the senator noted, things changed after the November election, when, somehow, “He achieved the power of an emperor.” Cruz is chairing the...