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  • “I’ll put them in camps”: Rand Paul mocks GOP field for hardline rhetoric towards illegals

    08/31/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice catch by Sam Stein of HuffPo from Rand’s interview with Boston Herald Radio. Skip to around 11:00 for the key bit.I … did not expect a competition between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul over who could conjure up a better Nazi allusion for Republicans. Or rather, I didn’t expect it until the election turned to foreign policy. “There have been a lot of dumb ideas put out,” Paul said, speaking with Boston Herald Radio. “One that the Mexicans will pay for a wall, [which] was probably the dumbest of dumb ideas. But putting a wall up between...
  • Obama administration pays $400,000 for harassing ICE attorney trying to enforce immigration law.

    08/31/2015 6:32:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Newsworks ^ | 8/30/2015 | Julia Preston
    Patricia M. Vroom is the top attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Arizona. When the Obama administration initiated its unilateral policy of “prosecutorial discretion”, allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. as long they have not yet been convicted of a serious felony crime, they found attorney Vroom too slow in authorizing the release of illegal aliens who had committed crimes in the U.S. but did not yet meet the administration’s high threshold for seeking deportation of such undocumented aliens. U.S. immigration law, as enacted by Congress pursuant to the Constitution, provides that any...
  • Chilling Trump video attacks Bush for calling illegal immigration ‘act of love’

    08/31/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/15 | Philip Rucker
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a chilling video Monday attacking opponent Jeb Bush for once suggesting that undocumented immigrants entered the United States as "an act of love." The 15-second video, which Trump posted to Instagram and Twitter, begins with the text: "Jeb Bush's Thoughts on Illegal Immigration." It plays sound of Bush, a former Florida governor, saying of undocumented immigrants, "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love." Over the sound of Bush talking, with harrowing music playing, the Trump video flashes mug shots of Francisco Sanchez, who was charged in...
  • Jeb Bush Jabs Donald Trump on Immigration

    08/31/2015 11:18:27 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/15 | David Siegel
    Washington (CNN)On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush once again went after Donald Trump head on, taking aim at the front-runner's policy proposals for dealing with immigration. "He wants everyone deported, which would tear family lives asunder," Bush told New York radio talk show host John Catsimatidis, later calling Trump's plans "unconstitutional."
  • On Deportation: A Modest Proposal [Here's something even liberals will like]

    08/31/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2015 | Tom Trinko
    Liberals and the MSM constantly tell us that illegals are good for the country, that they are hardworking and pay their own way. As a result, we're told that it would be wrong to deport them. Given that "reality," even staunch conservatives should agree with the following: let's let any illegal who works hard and pays his own way stay. If illegals are all that Democrats say they are, illegals will never cross the path of any government organization and won't burden honest Americans financially. In light of that, let's consider the following deportation solution: any illegal who costs the...
  • Mass LEGAL Immigration Will Finish Conservatism

    08/31/2015 7:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    Conservative luminaries have been warning that Donald Trump poses a threat to the Republican party and to the political future of conservativism. Charles Krauthammer has called him “political poison.” Fred Barnes says Trump has “made the GOP’s future dicey.” George Will thunders characteristically that “every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency.” All this may be true. Trump is indeed a braggart who goes out of his way to antagonize people — not a winning approach in electoral politics. And he’s shown little real commitment to conservative principles —...
  • Jorge Ramos: Kate's Law "Completely Unfair" To "Millions" Of Illegals

    08/31/2015 3:20:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Univision’s Jorge Ramos, the left-wing activist who confronted Donald Trump in Iowa last week and tried to make Trump’s press conference all about him and his pet causes, told CNN this weekend that Kate’s Law is “completely unfair” to millions of illegal immigrants.
  • Donald Trump: U.S. Treats Illegals Better than Vets

    08/30/2015 9:53:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 30, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said illegal immigrants are treated better than Wounded Warriors and veterans in America. Speaking in Nashville at a National Federation of Republican Assemblies event, Trump said that “illegal immigrants, in many cases–not in all cases, but in many cases–are treated better than our veterans, who are the greatest people we have.” Trump spoke about some of the horrors veterans have had to face in accessing basic medical care and services and vowed that veterans would be treated like first-class citizens under a Trump administration.
  • Hungary slams 'groundless' French criticism of border barrier

    08/30/2015 9:33:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | August 30th, 2015 | Unattributed
    Budapest (AFP) - Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country's new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements. In an interview with French radio Sunday morning Fabius said the razor-wire barrier, which runs the length of Hungary's border with Serbia, does "not respect Europe's common values". Fabius also called "scandalous" the attitude of "a certain number of European countries, particularly in the east" who oppose a quota scheme for the distribution of migrants across EU member states. He did not name the countries targeted by that remark....
  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    08/30/2015 6:31:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    AFP Via Yahoo News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Ramon Sahmkow
    Washington (AFP) - Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the consulting firm Infoamericas.info. Since launching his campaign in June, "The Donald" has catapulted to the top of the Republican polls, ahead of 16 other candidates, and at 28 percent this week he is streaking away from his nearest rival by 16 points. Immigration has dominated the agenda since then, with Trump, 69, promising...
  • This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail

    08/30/2015 5:06:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24//2015 | JOSH FATZICK |
    Just minutes after being set free from jail, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once stole a woman’s car and threatened to kill her. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, had been held in the Montgomery County Detention Center since June before being released Monday afternoon, FOX5 reports. Upon his release, Cabrera-Hernandez approached a woman in the parking lot of a nearby Islamic Education Center and demanded she get out of her car. Cabrera-Hernandez, armed with a knife in one hand and a brick in the other, put the knife to the woman’s throat and forced her out of her car,...
  • Jeb Slams Asian Immigration [semi-satire]

    08/30/2015 9:10:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Hectored by Latino illegal immigrants for using the term “anchor baby,” GOP presidential candidate former Florida governor Jeb Bush contended that he was referring to Asian immigrants. “China and India are the real threat,” Bush maintained. “There are over a billion of each of them. That’s enough to totally overwhelm the 300 million Americans living in this country. There are only 125 million Mexicans. Even if every one of them migrated to the United States we’d still outnumber them by a wide margin.” The candidate went on to outline what he called “a strong plan to interdict illegal Asian immigration...
  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    08/30/2015 8:38:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | August 30, 2015 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The result: Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the...
  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico (AP context abuse)

    08/29/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 6:03 PM EDT | Jamie Stengle
    Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano. “You start growing your roots and eventually end up staying here,” the 37-year-old said. His path is an increasingly common one: Immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau research released in May. The...
  • Trump the Vulgarian (Is there something beyond a "barf alert"?)

    08/29/2015 4:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Mexico Ledger ^ | August 29 2015 | Eric Bergeson, The Country Scribe
    Can Trump keep it up? When will he implode? What explains his rise in the polls? How do we stop him? The pundits wring their hands. Josh Marshall thinks Trump is a doofus who uses sophisticated military strategy. Peggy Noonan, who penned the phrase "1000 points of light" for George H. W. Bush, declares Trump to be a sign of molecules in motion. Statistician-pundit Nate Silver assures us Trump will meet his doom. Charles Blow has had enough and will no longer mention Trump's name. George Will was moved to pen a glorious sentence which begins, "Every sulphurous belch from...
  • Hey Conservatives, Who Gave Hillary the Secret Memos?

    08/29/2015 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Author’s note: Please be aware this is satirical. I am embarrassed and angry. Someone obviously leaked the secret memos to Hillary Clinton and some serious patch-up work needs to be done. For years, conservatives have been privately instructed on how to put into practice the fact that we all hate women. Those on the inside have been privy to these secret to-do lists and have been responsible for disseminating this information to those outside the circle of trust. These documents were supposed to have been treated with the utmost of care. They obviously weren’t. The two-pronged plan has always been...
  • Hillary: These Republicans want to round up illegals and put them in “boxcars”

    08/29/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, a little Nazi allusion to go with yesterday’s terrorism slur from someone who once said, as a United States senator, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.” Not only was she adamantly against illegal immigrants, she called for creating a national entry/exit ID card to keep track of people who’ve been admitted to the country legally — and maybe not just those people. Quote: “Although I’m not a big fan of it, we might have to move towards an ID system even for citizens.” Hillary’s prior support for cracking down on illegals will come up during this...
  • GOP LEADERSHIP’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER TOWNHALLS: Ignore Voters on Illegal Immigration and Trade

    08/28/2015 9:45:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns and to...
  • Hillary claimed in 2003 that she was 'adamantly against illegal immigrants'

    08/28/2015 9:34:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 5/7/2015 | David Martosko
    'I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants,' Clinton told the John Gambling Radio Show in February 2003, when she was in her third year as a U.S. senator. 'Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders,' she added. 'And people have to stop employing illegal immigrants.' On Tuesday in Las Vegas, however, Hillary told a room full of high school-age illegal immigrants that if she becomes America's next president, 'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship.'
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference in Norwood, MA (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 4:37:47 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 93 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    Was not covered by Fox. CNN, MSNBC all there. Think there is a speech to follow.
  • Our Immigration System Is Not Broken

    08/28/2015 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15/ | Dr. Robert Owens
    Immigration is THE issue for 2016 Why is it that when African Americans whose families have been in this country for hundreds of years commit crimes they go to jail and when illegal immigrants commit crimes they get released? In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants. More than 60 percent of the Hispanic gangs in Southern California—whose membership is in the tens of thousands—is illegal. These gangs are involved with drug-distribution schemes, extortion, drive-by assassinations, assaults, and robberies. According to the analysis conducted by...
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 38 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • Megyn Kelly and Jorge Ramos gang up on Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 6:18:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | M Catharine Evans
    Univision's Jorge Ramos had blood in his eyes during an interview with Megyn Kelly Wednesday evening.  Following his humiliating removal from Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday, an indignant Ramos told the Fox host: He tried to silence me, and in this country you cannot do that. I'm a citizen, I'm an immigrant, I'm a reporter. And I have the right to ask any question I want, to whomever I want. Ironically, Kelly experienced firsthand Ramos's sense of entitlement when it comes to hogging the microphone.  The Mexican media personality interrupted Kelly several times, often talking over her. But...
  • Can Trump Round Up 20 Million Illegals?

    08/28/2015 6:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Monte Kuligowski
    Donald Trump recently appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show and was presented with an emotive scenario intended to bring Trump into the quandary of the establishment. In context of rounding up illegals for deportation, Mr. Trump was asked about the families. What about the undocumented people living in our country, working hard and raising children? Is Trump going to bust into every home Janet Reno-style and drag families, kids and all, to the southern border? This scenario creates quite the image and will be used repeatedly by the press to show just how unworkable, unfair, and heartless Trump’s idea really is....
  • Donald Trump Is Not a Racist. Don’t Go Back to 2005, Republicans.

    08/28/2015 5:48:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    RedState Editor's Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson, Editor
    While I continue to admire Donald Trump’s ability to command attention at long, rambling, unscripted press conferences, I still am not persuaded he will be the next President of the United States. Nonetheless, the GOP establishment in Washington has decided to treat Donald Trump the way the Bush White House treated many conservative leaders in 2005 during the immigration fight. They’re labeling him racist for daring to oppose Republican leadership preferences on immigration. Trump is doing something quite amazing. He has taken the political class equivalent of the Island of Misfit Toys and turned it into a campaign team besting...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. There’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • US reports unusual spike in human plague cases

    08/27/2015 6:28:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 17 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | August 25, 2015 | AFP
    An unusually high number of cases of human plague have been recorded by US health authorities since April -- 11 in all, with three of them fatal, officials said Tuesday. "It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than usual," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said that having 11 cases in just the past four months is unusual...
  • Jeb Should Drop Out of the GOP Primary

    08/27/2015 4:19:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    Moderates in the GOP establishment class introduced Jeb Bush to Republican voters as a fait accompli. No other candidate could compete with his zillion-dollar war chest. No one else could field competitive organizations in so many early primary states. No grassroots-fueled insurgent could best Team Jeb’s coalition of Wall Street money, Beltway insiders, and seasoned consultants. Considering these massive advantages, Jeb viewed the primary race as a formality to endure until he faced his friendly rival Hillary late next summer. Considering himself the most conservative Bush family member, the aggressively pro-life and pro-school choice Florida governor tacked sharply to the...
  • 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 · 81 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 · 47 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 · 64 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 · 46 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 · 90 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 · 13 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 · 64 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 · 49 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 · 85 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...