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  • This is the Republican Party

    08/27/2015 12:09:26 PM PDT · by glenduh · 27 replies
    Priorities USA ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | first draft
    The story of America is one of hard-fought, hard-won progress. And it continues today. Learn More How do @realDonaldTrump, @JebBush, & @ScottWalker really feel about immigrant families? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TfKZLns06c …
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump FUll Speech in Greenville, SC (8-27-15)

    08/27/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 42 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-27-15 | Donald Trump
    For those who missed the live stream...funny moment about 3:30 in where he reads the times article with the toupée accusation and then asks the lady to come up and feel his hair haha.
  • A warning to Europe: Up to 50 people found suffocated in a truck in Austria

    08/27/2015 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 8-27-2015
    DOZENS OF PEOPLE were found dead in a truck on an Austrian motorway today. It is understood they suffocated to death. Police in Austria have said the deceased were migrants but it is not yet clear how long they had been in the lorry. According to local reports, between 20 and 50 bodies were discovered in the vehicle. It was found on a parking strip off the highway in Burgenland. It had been there since Wednesday and initial indications are that the driver fled. Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is at the scene and has been tweeting about the...
  • Letter to a Friend: 'Harsh Immigration' Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

    08/27/2015 4:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Larry Elder,
    Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both -- and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby helping Hillary immensely. Democrats must be loving his clown act. It deflects attention from Hillary's emails. Over time, Trump has donated more money to Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. Does he have any positions other than the one on immigration? At least from the news clips I've...
  • Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy

    08/26/2015 11:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, and observers of the Republican Party, have concluded that Donald Trump’s gonzo commandeering of their presidential primary has defied their attempts to suppress it because he is crazy. This is broadly true, but not quite in the way Trump’s befuddled critics mean it. What they say is that Trump is winning because he attracts voters with nonsensical ideas. Lindsey Graham calls Trump “a huckster billionaire whose political ideas are gibberish.” Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson tells Evan Osnos, in Osnos’s paraphrasing, “anyone who runs for office discovers that some portion of the electorate is available to be enraged...
  • Jorge Ramos Makes the Case for Donald Trump

    08/26/2015 7:00:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 45 replies
    nysenate.gov ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York
    You should know that last night, during Donald Trump’s press conference in Dubuque, Iowa there was a confrontation between Univision reporter Jorge Ramos and US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. After watching that interview, I believe that Jorge Ramos’ actions were an embarrassment to Hispanics, immigrants, reporters and to Univision. We all know that Donald Trump has become #1 in the polls because when he talks about immigration, he stirs a sentiment that resonates with many Americans who think that immigrants come here to take cover, be macho men, and enjoy the rights without respect, and do whatever they want to...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Activist Jorge Ramos discloses his daughter works for Hillary, pretends to be credible journalist

    08/26/2015 4:01:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 08/26/2015
    Univision news anchor, journalist and hardcore advocate of American citizenship for everyone, Jorge Ramos disclosed in a note that daughter, Paola, is working with Team Hillary on Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign: As journalists the most important thing we have is our credibility and integrity. We maintain that, in part, through transparency with our audience, our colleagues and our critics. That is why I am disclosing that my daughter, Paola, has accepted a position working with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.As a father, I am very proud that she has decided to actively participate in our democratic process. I hope that more...
  • Immigration Questions for Democrats: After Donald Trump, It's Their Turn to Answer

    08/26/2015 3:00:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/26/2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Republicans get asked about immigration all the time, mostly to get their reactions to something Donald Trump said, but not always. Democrats hardly ever get asked about immigration, and when they do it’s always to get their reaction to something a Republican said (in response to an actual question about immigration).Immigration is a controversial issue, and far more complex than the media coverage would have you believe. For example: “Should there be a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants?” is not the only question that requires an answer in the debate over immigration reform. If reporters really wanted to, they...
  • Cruz is true GOP dark horse: How he’s winning over the fanatical right at exactly the right time

    08/26/2015 2:51:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Salon ^ | August 26, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    When Donald Trump's campaign collapses, as it almost certainly still will, Cruz is well positioned to fill the void.While Donald Trump continues to inspire what he calls “the silent majority” (and everyone else calls the racist rump of the GOP) and the other assumed front-runners Walker, Rubio and Bush flounder and flop around, another candidate is quietly gathering support from a discrete, but powerful, GOP constituency. As Peter Montgomery of Right Wing watch pointed out earlier this week, Ted Cruz is making a huge play for the religious right. And they like what they’re seeing. Montgomery notes that influential conservative...
  • Donald Trump Hopes to Ethnically Cleanse America To Make It “Great Again”

    08/26/2015 2:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adalia Woodbury
    Republicans, led by Donald Trump have made undocumented immigrants the central issue of their primary campaign. In reality, Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals target one specific, ethnic group – Mexicans. David Duke and people who express their “passion” for America by chanting “white Power” are embracing these policies. They’re lapping up everything from his claims that Mexico sends the “bad” immigrants to Mexico will pay for a Trump Wall. No doubt, these are people share Trump’s view that making America “great again” entails preserving white dominance and with it, a future for the Republican Party. He wants to build a...
  • Ted Cruz Becomes the Second GOP Candidate to Attack Megyn Kelly [Watch Video]

    08/26/2015 2:29:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz criticized Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for asking a question about deporting illegal immigrants that “every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to ask.”The Hill: “If you have a husband and wife who are illegal immigrants, and they have two children here who are American citizens — would you deport all of them? Would you deport the American citizen children?” Kelly asked.“Megyn, I get that that’s the question you want to ask,” Cruz said after repeatedly listing the steps Congress should take for addressing the issue. “That’s also the question every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to...
  • Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will talk Trump with Fox’s Megyn Kelly

    08/26/2015 12:49:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 99 replies
    Fusion ^ | 08/26/205 | Tamara Weston
    Fusion and Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos will speak to Fox’s Megyn Kelly tonight on Fox News at 9 p.m. EST about getting kicked out of Donald Trump’s Iowa press conference after trying to ask questions about immigration. Ramos told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that Trump absolutely gave the security guard the signal to remove him from the press conference.
  • Univision's Jorge Ramos Tackles Obama's immigrationCcontradictions

    08/26/2015 12:20:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," December 10, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome back to "Hannity." President Obama recently sat down with my next guest, Univision host Jorge Ramos, who pressed him on the recent decision to grant de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in this country. Watch this. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, UNIVISION) JORGE RAMOS, UNIVISION: Many times, you said that you didn't have the legal authority to go ahead. You said, I'm not the king, I'm not the emperor of the United States. Even...
  • Ramos: My "right" to talk over other reporters and ask Trump grandstanding questions was trampled

    08/26/2015 11:14:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 90 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/26/205 | AllahPundit
    Is that headline not a fair characterization of what he’s saying here? In what sense was his “right” to question Trump at that moment any greater than any other reporter’s? He says at one point in passing in the clip below, “I thought it was my turn,” but that’s obviously not true. Go watch the video from last night if you haven’t seen it already. Ramos starts speaking as Trump is stepping to the mic, before Trump can so much as look at him. Trump calls on another reporter and Ramos just keeps going. What he wants to say is...
  • What do other countries’ constitutions say about birthright citizenship?

    08/26/2015 8:29:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents. In the United States, the current debate is over the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and whether its Citizenship Clause extends to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause reads, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” Since the Supreme Court’s 1898 decision in...
  • Tim Pawlenty 2.0? Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is flailing, & it’s not just because of Trump

    08/26/2015 2:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    O n paper, Scott Walker is a winner. He doesn’t just govern a blue state—a win in its own right—he’s transformed it, making Wisconsin a vanguard for conservative causes, from right-to-work laws and public education cuts, to voter ID and strict limits on abortion. He’s done all this with affirmation from Wisconsin voters; he beat a recall attempt in 2012 and won re-election in 2014. Even better, at least for his national ambitions, is his affect. He’s not a firebrand and he doesn’t alienate ordinary Americans. Instead, he looks and sounds like a middle manager; an ordinary, almost boring guy...
  • Graham: If ‘Idiot’ Trump Is the GOP Nominee, We’ll Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is “Joseph McCarthy-like” and “illegal” and he added, “he’s a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy” so if he is the nominee the GOP will “lose, and we should lose.” Graham said, “Well, I think Donald Trump’s pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Ted Cruz Not Happy With Question From Megyn Kelly, Says It’s What ‘Liberal Journalist’ Would Ask

    08/25/2015 8:10:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 25, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was seemingly unhappy with a question on immigration Tuesday night from Fox News host Megyn Kelly, telling her it was something he’d expect to be asked from a “liberal journalist.” Kelly asked the Texas senator the same question Donald Trump faced on the cable-news network Monday. “If you have a husband and a wife who are illegal immigrants, and they had two children here who are American citizens — would you deport all of them? Would you deport the American citizen children?” she asked. Cruz replied that politicians should first tackle immigration by focusing on...
  • Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall:

    08/25/2015 4:43:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall: "Building A Building That's 95 Stories Tall" More Difficult full title Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took on Donald Trump at a press conference held by the Republican presidential candidate in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday evening. The two went head to head for five minutes over birthright citizenship, how Trump would build a wall, how he would deport illegal immigrants and more. Trump fought back against Ramos and attempted to get him to acknowledge crime committed by illegal immigrants. Earlier, Ramos was ejected from the presser for stepping out of turn. Ramos asked...
  • U.S. To Accept Up To 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

    08/25/2015 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 25 Aug 2015 | Laura Wagner
    Between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be welcomed into the U.S. next year, officials said Monday.Calling the U.S. a "leader" in resettling refugees, State Department spokesman John Kirby said the U.N. refugee agency has referred 15,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S., according to AFP News Agency.More than 4 million Syrians have become homeless since civil war broke out in the country in 2011. Though the U.S. has contributed $4 billion in humanitarian aid to help with refugee resettlement, as of June the country had taken in fewer than 1,000 Syrians.Kirby said this work was "not the metric of success,"...
  • Just Build Trump’s Stupid Wall Already

    08/25/2015 2:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    If we somehow build Trump’s silly ‘great wall’ with Mexico, maybe we can finally have a serious debate about immigration. Prepare to be upstaged, China. Here comes the Great Wall of Trump. “We’re building a wall,” Donald Trump told moderator John Dickerson Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation. “And it’s going to be a great wall. And, by the way, Mexico will pay for it. It’s going to a great wall, because I know how to build. And it’s not going to cost nearly as much as what they’re saying for a crummy wall.” The GOP front-runner has no use...
  • Despite Donald Trump’s immigration comments, GOP is actually gaining among non-whites

    08/25/2015 12:00:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 68 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | August 23, 2015
    ... the worst fears of the Republican establishment, that Trump's unapologetic condemnations of immigrants will scuttle their shot at retaking the White House, so far aren't revealing themselves in polling. If Trump's comments were hurting him and/or Republicans with voters, we'd expect to see them faring worse after the June/July period in which the comments became public -- and Trump rose in the polls. The opposite happened. Trump's position among non-white voters improved, substantially, when you look at how he fared in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton. In a CNN/ORC poll conducted in late June, Clinton led Trump by...
  • We Can't Possibly Deport Millions of Illegals...

    08/25/2015 11:00:14 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 148 replies
    8/25/2015 | Self
    I'm getting pretty tired of this line and I'd like to point out how ridiculous it actually is, by way of analogy. Ever been on the highway? Ever notice all those folks going over the speed limit? (I'm one of them, by the way.) Imagine if the govt broadcast "We can't possibly pull over millions of speeders every day!" and, to top it off, make good on not doing it. I believe you'd be seeing a lot more speeders on the road. Especially if they never see anyone getting pulled over for it. Since it is actually true that there...
  • Scott Walker falls flat on his face

    08/25/2015 10:31:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    This is what happens when you try to trump the Donald. Scott Walker has for two decades won primary elections by refusing to allow any Republican to outmaneuver him on the right. So when Donald Trump, father of the Central Park ice rink, began skating circles around the Republican presidential field with his perfect execution of hard-line conservative positions, the Wisconsin governor tried to keep up by attempting more daring ideological leaps. But in recent days, Walker has spun himself into a triple axel — and landed on his face. First, asked by NBC’s Kasie Hunt whether he supported ending...
  • LIBERAL WRITER: Trump’s Border Wall Would be DANGEROUS for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    08/25/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 72 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 08/24/2015 | Aleister
    You really have to marvel at the stupidity of progressives and now is one of those times. One of the main reasons Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls is because he’s saying what many Americans are thinking about illegal immigration and border security. National Journal columnist Clare Foran worries that if a wall is built on the border, as Trump has suggested, people who try to cross into America illegally could be injured. Her new column is truly stunning: “ Donald Trump’s Border Wall Could Have Deadly Consequences Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall...
  • National Council Of La Raza President: Trump’s Wall Will Be Between The GOP And Latino Voters

    08/24/2015 10:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 24, 2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo, Political News Reporter
    NCLR president Janet Murguia blames Trump for the beating of a Hispanic man in Boston and says the GOP’s attacks on birthright citizenship and immigration will further damage its reputation with Latinos. Pointing to an assault against a Hispanic man last week allegedly inspired by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) president Janet Murguia said the GOP’s embrace of Trump and lurch to the right on birthright citizenship and immigration could damage them in 2016 with Latino voters. On Wednesday, two Boston white men with extensive criminal histories allegedly urinated on and beat a homeless...
  • Can the Republican Party Survive Trump?

    08/24/2015 8:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2015 | Molly Ball
    The GOP frontrunner’s surprising staying power has inspired soul-searching and agony among party elites.What is happening to the Republican Party? I put that question to Lindsey Graham, the senator from South Carolina and basement-dwelling presidential candidate, who was getting ready to hold a campaign event in Hooksett, New Hampshire. “Well, the front-runner is crazy,” Graham said. He was referring, of course, to Donald Trump, the GOP’s seemingly unstoppable chart-topper, who has survived outrage after outrage that would have ruined a conventional candidate. He commands, on average, double the support, among potential Republican primary voters, of his nearest challenger. Graham—who is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Suspect in DC carjacking is illegal immigrant who was deported, but returned to U.S.

    08/24/2015 8:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WTTG-TV ^ | August 21, 2015 | Emily Miller
    A man caught by D.C. police after carjacking a woman in the Sibley Hospital parking lot on Wednesday is an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once. He also carjacked another woman earlier in the week in Potomac, Maryland minutes after getting out of jail. On Monday, Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center where he has been since June. The charges against him for that arrest are unclear. He then showed up at an Islamic education center in Potomac and violently carjacked a 38-year-old woman. “He was standing at the driver side door -- her...
  • Donald Trump's immigrant wives (Are they running out of ammunition?)

    08/24/2015 7:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Frates
    It's more than a little ironic that a guy as hardline on immigration as Donald Trump has been surrounded by immigrants his entire life, starting from the very beginning. "My mother was born in Scotland, in the Hebrides, in Stornoway, so that's serious Scotland. And she was a great woman," Trump said in a 2010 documentary. "Whenever anything was on about, ceremonial about the Queen she could sit at the television and just watch it. She had great respect for the Queen and for everything (she) represents" In 1930, an 18-year-old Mary MacLeod sailed for America from Glasgow on the...
  • Rand Paul: 'Trump mania' shows country swooning for celebrity over substance

    08/24/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he stands by his outspoken criticism of fellow candidate and reality show star Donald Trump because he is worried about the country succumbing to an obsession with celebrity over substance. "My fear ... is that there are countries that do succumb to celebrity... often in the developing world, celebrities and very wealthy people will win," said Paul during a 22-minute pre-taped interview posted on the web site of NBC's "Meet the Press." "I worry about the country because I don't believe that there's any sincerity to what [Trump's] message is." "And even...
  • What Americans want to do about illegal immigration

    08/24/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by glenduh · 17 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | Sara Kehaulani Goo
    The debate over the future of the nation’s estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants is on the political front burner once more. President Barack Obama set the stage in November when he announced new executive actions (now tied up in court) to prevent the deportation of millions of unauthorized immigrants, expanding 2012’s original program aimed mostly at providing relief to those brought to the United States as children. Illegal immigration has dominated the Republican presidential campaign, particularly after Donald Trump’s call for deporting all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Others have called for...
  • The Specter of Immigration

    08/24/2015 10:52:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Z Man ^ | August 23, 2015 | The Z Man
    A specter is haunting the West — the specter of immigration. All the powers of the old establishment have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter: Liberal and Conservative, democrat and aristocrat, college radicals and billionaires. Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as fascistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of racism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries? Obviously, I’m having some fun here by reworking the opening lines of the Communist Manifesto to fit...
  • Market Slump? Blame Trump

    08/24/2015 8:09:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 24, 2015 | Ira Stoll
    Investors and financial journalists scrambling to find an explanation for the recent plunge in global stock markets have plenty of suspects. Some look abroad for scapegoats: Greece or China. Others blame Janet Yellen: the Federal Reserve she chairs is at long last on the verge of raising interest rates, if only slightly. Personally, I blame the decline in share values on Donald Trump. On immigration, Trump has made a name for himself as the restrictionist candidate. Yet scholars describe increased immigration as an engine of economic growth. The last time America slammed the immigration door shut, in 1929, with the...
  • Prosecutors: Boys taken from US custody, put to work at farm

    08/24/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 8/23/2015 | Mitch Stacey
    MARION, Ohio (AP) — The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the beginning of a terrible ordeal: prosecutors say they were fraudulently plucked from U.S. custody by conspirators posing as friends or family who forced them to work as virtual slaves. As the country's immigration system was being overwhelmed by an unprecedented flow of unaccompanied children fleeing unrest in Central America, prosecutors said one of their countrymen orchestrated the scheme to force them to work on egg farms in Ohio. U.S. immigration policy dictates that unaccompanied...
  • Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump: Who's Stronger on Immigration?

    08/24/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    An assumption made by a lot of conservatives ever since Trump's recent release of his immigration plan is that, though Trump is clearly creating the most buzz out of all the candidates, Ted Cruz essentially mirrors the bombastic billionaire in his immigration policies.  I saw a recent example of this on Limbaugh's program on August 17, where the talk radio host listed Trump and Cruz as being on the forefront of the anti-amnesty fight and, by implication, that both support the deportation of illegals in this country due to being equally strong on the subject.  I admit that I...
  • We Can Apply the 14th Amendment While Also Reforming Birthright Citizenship

    08/24/2015 6:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/24/2015 | John Eastman
    Birthright citizenship has exploded into the national discourse. The issue is generating a lot of heat on the Republican side of the aisle in particular, because it threatens to expose the long-standing rift between the party’s base and its pro-crony-capitalism establishment. Unfortunately, in arguing that the 14th Amendment requires citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, some of the more prominent interlocutors are promoting an incorrect understanding of history. The Wall Street Journal’s recent editorial on the matter is a case in point, and my good friend John Yoo’s NR essay repeats one of the same basic flaws. The first...
  • NY Times, Sane People Struggle To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

    08/23/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 23, 2015 | Ben Yakas
    Donald Trump is a racist, sexist hypocrite who doesn't understand the economy (or basic math) and probably doesn't have anything resembling an inner life—but the man sure can put on a good show! Good enough that thousands of people who get off on the xenophobic, hate-filled subtext of his blathering will pack half a stadium to watch his combover blow in the wind. Which leaves one question for the sane among us: why is a television punchline appealing to people now? Andrew Kaczynski ✔ ‎@BuzzFeedAndrew Pro-Trump Twitter is such a weird place 11:30 AM - 23 Aug 2015 · Big...
  • America the Place vs. America the Idea [What kind of country do immigrants want America to become?]

    08/23/2015 5:57:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2015 | Dan Joppich
    On NPR news last week there were two reports coming out of Greece that I had trouble reconciling. The first was Greece’s $85 billion bailout resulting in the Greek PM stepping down. Greece isn’t just broke, it’s broken. And yet, the second story was about immigrants risking death on the seas to leave Turkey and other places to come to Greece. Obviously they are leaving broken countries where they risk death and injury at the hands of their government on a daily basis, to take a boat ride risking death and injury on the high seas, to go to another...
  • German town braces for more violence over home for asylum seekers

    08/23/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    DPA ^ | August 23rd, 2015 | By Doerthe Hein and Joerg Schurig
    Heidenau, Germany (dpa) - The eastern German town of Heidenau was bracing for a possible third night of violence centred around a recently opened home for asylum seekers, a night after two policemen were injured in the latest stand-off. Police spokesman Marko Laske said the goal was to calm the town, which is near Dresden. But locals said they feared violence could resume overnight into Monday, particularly since many demonstrators remain on the loose. Laske said investigations are under way, but police have reported few arrests - not because they lack grounds, but because of a lack of manpower for...
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • Ted Cruz: Birthright citizenship "doesn't make sense" [Watch Video]

    08/23/2015 9:29:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CBS News Face the Nation ^ | 08/23/2015 | By REENA FLORES
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants to put an end to birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, proposing an amendment to the Constitution if necessary. "I think birthright citizenship as a policy matter doesn't make sense," Cruz said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "We have right now upwards of 12 million people living here illegally. It doesn't make any sense that our law automatically grants citizenship to their children because what it does is it incentivizes additional illegal immigration." The issue of nullifying birthright citizenship, while long in the sights of Republican legislators,...
  • Surrendering a Birthright (The Author shows his ignorance)

    08/23/2015 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Republican presidential candidates often invoke Jesus, but lately they sound more like Jehovah. The Old Testament says, "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation." Punishing kids for their parents' sins is the idea behind proposals to revoke birthright citizenship. Donald Trump started the discussion with an immigration plan that promised to stop letting all those born in America automatically become Americans. Ted Cruz agrees, as do Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal. Scott Walker said he did, but...
  • The Limit of Vikings

    08/23/2015 6:59:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-23-2015 | MOTUS
    For anyone still at a loss to explain The Donald’s popularity, here is today’s object lesson: People don’t like having their country taken over by outsiders. Especially outsiders who come to rape and plunder (with apologies to those of Viking stock who practically invented raping and plundering, butt haven’t engaged in that sort of behavior for thousands of years now).  Even Swedes seem to have their limits: (highlights added) Sweden’s nationalists lead polls for first time. UPDATED: More people support Jimmie Ĺkesson’s Sweden Democrats than any other political group in Sweden, according to a new poll which puts the nationalists...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    08/22/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2015 | Ben Domenech, Publisher
    Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics. We've seen this in Europe, and it's bad. Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by...
  • George Will: Trump’s immigration plan could spell doom for the GOP

    08/22/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/22/2015 | George Will
    It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers. Most of Donald Trump’s normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice robust disgust with Trump and the spirit...
  • 31 cops injured as peaceful protest over refugees in German town turned violent

    08/22/2015 5:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | August 22, 2015 | Reuters
    BERLIN, Aug 22 — At least 31 German police officers were hurt in scuffles with about 600 protesters, many hurling bottles and stones, angry about the arrival of asylum seekers in an eastern German town in the early hours of today, police said. In one of the country’s biggest demonstrations against the influx of refugees, police in Heidenau, near Dresden, used pepper spray on right-wing demonstrators who were trying to stop busloads of asylum seekers reach their accommodation. The outbreak of violence by right-wing radicals followed a peaceful demonstration of some 1,000 people against the roughly 250 refugees, said police....
  • The Last Question (Immigration Trump the GOP and our culture))

    08/22/2015 3:27:51 PM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    The Anti-Gnostic | 08-21*-2015 | The Anti-Gnostic
    The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. The question came about as a result of a five dollar bet over highballs, and it happened this way: ... "I know all about entropy," said Adell, standing on his dignity. "The hell you do." "I know as much as you do." "Then you know everything's got to run down someday." "All right. Who says they won't?" "You did, you poor sap. You said we had all the energy we needed, forever. You said...