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  • Obama’s Immigration “Legacy:” Lower Wages, Less Security for Americans

    03/28/2015 6:48:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    “All we're saying is we're not going to deport you," was the big lie President Barack Obama used when he announced his executive action on immigration. Despite being repeated time and again by politicians and the media during the DHS funding debate to describe the president’s action, it’s still a lie. To quote an analysis of the President’s speech published by Associated Press within hours, “THE FACTS: He's saying, and doing, more than that. The changes also will make those covered eligible for work permits, allowing them to be employed in the country legally and compete with citizens and legal...
  • Limbaugh, Levin differ over Scott Walker candidacy

    02/04/2015 10:08:25 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 157 replies
    Is a conservative schism forming over support for Scott Walker’s probable presidential candidacy? Thanks to outspoken recent support from Rush Limbaugh, the Wisconsin governor has seen his potential nomination prospects soar as conservatives look for a strong alternative to the more moderate Jeb Bush. That led to Beltway chatter about Walker’s new ascendancy and a Drudge Report poll showing him trouncing all others. Forty-four percent of Drudge readers who participated backed him, followed by 13% for Senator Ted Cruz, 12% for Senator Rand Paul and just four percent for Bush. Nearly 450,000 voted. Politico has continued to track Rush’s sustained...

    01/13/2015 8:51:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, three Republican Senators joined three Democrats to introduce legislation that would expand the number of guest-workers for the tech industry even though there is a surplus of American high-tech workers. The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would also enable companies to hire an unlimited number of workers with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions in science, technology, engineering and math, which critics have said would turn some universities into diploma factories for foreign students. Currently, the first 20,000...
  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday.
  • Watching the Democrats Commit Suicide

    11/19/2014 2:29:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Roger Kimball
    So the Senate Democrats just defeated the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline by 1 vote. Sitting duck Mary Landrieu — the soon-to-be former senator from Louisiana — begged her Democratic colleagues to vote for the energy-and-job-creating project but, no, the Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren “Green” wing of the party chose leftist sanctimoniousness over practicality. Here’s the thing about energy: we need as much of it as we can get as cheaply as possible. Are you worried about “the environment,” “peak oil,” etc.? Then you should be an aivd supporter of fracking, the Keystone pipeline, and any other means of extracting fossil...
  • Top Democrat: GOP Can Withhold Funding For Obama’s Amnesty Orders

    11/17/2014 5:19:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    nationalreview ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A top Senate Democrat lent credibility to conservative efforts to block President Obama’s pending administrative amnesty, explaining that Congress has the authority to withhold funding for presidential initiatives. “It happens all the time,” retiring Senator Carl Levin (D., Mich.) told National Review Online while walking through the Capitol Thursday evening. Levin emphasized the distinction between shutting down the government, as happened last year, and refusing to appropriate money for something. “That’s not uncommon that there’s amendments saying ‘none of the funds in this appropriation bill may be spent for’ — fill in the blank,” Levin said. Republican lawmakers are debating...
  • We Don’t Need Immigration REFORM - We Need Immigration ENFORCEMENT

    11/09/2014 1:23:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Welcome to the Modern Progressive Art of Debate--A Political Storm in an Outhouse One of the most regrettable—and perhaps wholly inevitable elements of today’s life in the West is the wretched mission of liberals to eradicate any trace of intellectual disagreement with their convictions. In every conceivable arena, any non-conformist theories against progressive shibboleths—such as the current war over global warming—receive the most disrespectful and wholesale trashing. The emotional tenor is sheer disgust and fury, while those in intellectual opposition are held in the same esteem as a brain-dead fetal piglet. This politicized environment utterly discards courtesy or politeness in...
  • Pro-Immigration reform Billionaires silent on immigration after big push

    08/21/2014 1:43:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Politoc ^ | 08/21/2014 | By ANNA PALMER
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Citigroup exec Carlos Gutierrez gave immigration reform firepower last year when they lent their money or names to the cause. But roughly two months before Election Day, the three groups the business titans helped launch are all but silent on the campaign trail. None of the three has purchased airtime for ads on immigration reform this fall. Their virtual absence comes as Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting “amnesty,” leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely...
  • Obama knows and has admitted he can’t reform immigration without Congressional action (VIDEO's)

    08/03/2014 1:55:27 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | August 3 2014 | Dan Spencer
    (VIDEO's at Site:) When he ran for president, Presidential candidate Sen. Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bush’s use of executive power: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that we’re facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America. (Sen. Obama at a Townhall in Lancaster, PA, March 31, 2008) Obama ran for president...
  • Rep. Joe Garcia: “We’ve Proved that Communism Works”

    07/21/2014 9:06:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism. Their teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of “social justice,” “environmental justice,” the “evil” middle class, and the spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx, Engels, and Lenin. Communism is “cool” in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a hypocritical political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities. But we expect them to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded because the wrong people were in charge.
  • Has Citizenship Jumped The Shark?

    07/20/2014 4:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 20, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Growing up, I was – as I assume you were – inundated with lists of “the benefits of citizenship.” The list was long and capped, naturally, by the fact the United States was the best, strongest, freest nation on the planet. Being an American was a source of pride. But is it still? Do the benefits of citizenship still outweigh the alternative? As progressives cheer the dissolution of our southern border and, by extension, our sovereignty, it’s worth looking at the benefits of non-citizenship illegal aliens now enjoy and comparing them to the responsibilities of citizenship. Most people don’t like...
  • The Heartlessness Charge

    07/15/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 15, 2015 | Mona Charen
    "The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America's immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country," so pronounced the editors of the New York Daily News. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. echoed the theme in his "Bordering on Heartless" column, noting that Glenn Beck has "come under fierce attack" for his proposal to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to the children stuck at the border. "It's one more sign," Dionne writes, "of how the crisis at the border has brought...
  • The President’s Amnesty Shell Game

    07/10/2014 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It took 5 1/2 years, but we’ve finally found a law President Obama is willing to enforce as written. It’s the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed unanimously in both houses of Congress when they were controlled by Democrats and signed by a Republican president, and was meant to protect victims of child sex trafficking. But the intent behind the law isn’t what the president is following; it’s the letter. Seems he’s put his magical pen and phone away for the time being. The New York Times describes it this way, “Originally pushed by a...
  • Constitution, Not Illegal Immigration is 'Central to Our Way of Life'

    07/08/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said his father "won the immigration lottery" some years back, was admitted under U.S. immigration law and eventually became a citizen, as did his son. He is proud to be an American and said after he dropped me off he was going to a traditional Fourth of July party to celebrate America's independence. Those are the kinds of immigrants America should welcome. My driver -- I will call him "Yusef" (not his real name) says...
  • Reforming Immigration Reform

    07/05/2014 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | July 5, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    Gentlemen,” Herbert Hoover told visiting dignitaries in June of 1930, “you have come six weeks too late.” The Depression, he declared, was over. Sadly, for him and for the country, he wasn’t correct. Still, sometimes you do arrive too late and miss all the action. Take the group of immigration reform activists who crashed Rep. Eric Cantor’s “victory” party in June. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!” they chanted. Two problems: Cantor had, like Elvis, already left the building. And because of the primary results, the former House Majority Leader will be leaving Congress...
  • Democrats Warn Obama Will Act Unilaterally on Immigration Reform

    06/27/2014 3:56:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Top Senate Democrats are sick of waiting for the House to take up comprehensive immigration reform. If Republicans don’t act in July, President Obama will, they warn. After all, he still has a pen and phone, right? Via The Hill: "We're at the end of the line," Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We're not bluffing by setting a legislative deadline for them to act. "Their first job is to govern," Menendez added, "and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions." Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on. Noting that...
  • Obama’s Immigration Games Must Be Stopped By The House

    06/25/2014 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bob Barr
    One might think the websites of various federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s borders would be information resources about how the Obama Administration is handling the now crisis-level situation at the border. Curiously, however, the “newsroom” sections of websites for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Health and Human Services post no information about the Administration’s current policies or plans for dealing with the “surge” of illegal immigrants flooding across our border with Mexico. The reason for this deafening silence is clear to anyone following the Administration’s confusing and frequently contradictory...
  • Sowell: Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

    06/13/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 12, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Not since a 42-to-1 underdog named Buster Douglas knocked out undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990 has there been an upset like economics professor Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia. You couldn't write a script like this for a movie and have it be believable. Congressman Eric Cantor, with all kinds of name recognition, and outspending his opponent by 5 million dollars to $100,000, lost 55 percent to 45 percent against somebody that virtually nobody ever heard of before. Polls, incidentally, had predicted that Cantor would defeat Brat 62 percent to...
  • Harry Reid: Let’s pass immigration reform now and wait for President Cruz to enforce it in 2017

    05/22/2014 1:11:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Dude, I think we should take this deal. House Republicans must act on immigration. If they falsely believe Obama won't enforce it, then let's have the law take effect in 2017.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 22, 2014 If Republicans don't trust President Obama to enforce a new immigration law, let's give them a chance to implement it under President Cruz.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 22, 2014 If that sounds familiar, it’s because Chuck Schumer floated the same idea back in February, minus the trollishly sarcastic reference to President Cruz. It’s a clever way of calling Boehner’s bluff...
  • Immigration Reform News 2014 Deportation Policies Could Turn Young Latinos Away...

    05/22/2014 12:57:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 5/22/14 | Jessica Herring
    ...From Democratic Party A new report by the nonpartisan research group Latino Decisions proves that the Obama administration's deportation policies are souring young Latino voters on the Democratic Party. According to the report, the high number of deportations approved by the Obama administration is causing young Latinos to view the Democrats as less welcoming and could potentially turn Latino voters against the Democratic Party. The Obama administration has deported nearly two-million undocumented immigrants, surpassing the rate of deportations under President George W. Bush. Some immigrants who have been deported in recent years have children in the United States, meaning many...
  • Obama's Immigration Reform is in Need of Reforming

    05/14/2014 6:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 14, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- As a chronic immigrant, I'm loath to support immigration policies that might make life difficult for anyone seeking to legitimately integrate into and contribute to an adoptive nation. Nonetheless, as the Obama administration attempts to reform U.S. immigration policies, there needs to be some standard of selection for immigrants. That standard should be nothing more or less than meritocracy. The common argument against meritocracy is the well-worn image of the hard-working illegal immigrant who lives in a dive and toils away in the underground economy to send money to his family back home -- who he hopes will...
  • Conservatives Determined to Derail Leadership Efforts on Immigration

    05/01/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    News Max ^ | May 01 2014 | Melanie Batley
    Conservatives in the House are making a concerted effort to derail any plans by the GOP leadership to pass immigration reform by the end of the year after Speaker John Boehner mocked them last week for not having the gumption to get it done. -SNIP- It is difficult to plan a specific course of action when the leadership keeps tossing out vague ways to give amnesty to illegal aliens," Brooks told Politico. "When we see a specific plan from the House leadership, then those of us who favor American citizens first will have a better idea of where the leadership...
  • Will Republican Push Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections?

    04/19/2014 10:35:15 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I wish I knew what was in the water that the Republican leadership is drinking so we can administer a counteragent. Democrats are floundering as more and more people start realizing the true cost of ObamaCare, not to mention the out of control spending of Washington. Across the county, progressive liberal programs are being attacked and rolled back, such as Common Core. Despite the mainstream media constantly shielding Obama and actively participating in his lies, a majority of Americans believe that he lies on important issues. With all these things lining up in the Republicans' favor, you would think they...
  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 4:34:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Solving the illegal immigration problem should not be hard. No one knows how many foreign nationals are residing illegally in the United States -- estimates range from 11 million to 20 million. But everyone understands that it is an untenable situation that must be addressed. The two extreme positions of the Left and Right probably have little public support -- on the one hand, blanket amnesties and open borders, and on the other, deportation of all foreign nationals who reside here without legal authorization. Polls show that most Americans want something in between. Close the border. Allow entry only to...
  • Maybe Bailing on Immigration Reform Actually Worked Out Well for Republicans

    04/01/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Wire ^ | MAR 31, 2014 10:38AM ET / POLITICS | Allie Jones
    In June 2013, a bipartisan group of senators (including presidential hopeful Marco Rubio) passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that President Obama promised to sign. Since then, Republicans have worked hard to distance themselves from that bill — Rubio stopped talking about it altogether, and Speaker of the House John Boehner says he won't bring it to the House floor. Now many Latinos are so disillusioned that they don't want to vote at all, making Boehner and the gang's gamble all too worth it. The New York Times noted Sunday that "immigrant-rights advocates report mounting disillusionment with both parties among...
  • Pelosi:Passing Immigration Reform is More Important Than Democrats' Winning in November

    03/28/2014 5:25:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 27, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Full Title:Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform is More Important Than Democrats' Success at the Polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Passing comprehensive immigration reform is more important than Democrats' success at the polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. A number of Republicans and other conservative voices have accused Pelosi and the Democrats of using the immigration reform issue as a political crutch, suggesting the Democrats would rather keep the issue alive for campaign purposes than actually pass a bill. But Pelosi on Thursday rejected that notion outright, and she didn't mince words. "I believe,...
  • We should send many large ships to Cuba every day and offer U.S. citizenship to every...

    03/01/2014 3:00:20 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 27, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog We should send many large ships to Cuba every day and offer U.S. citizenship to every anti-Communuist in Cuba We would have to offer bribes to the Cuban police and military guards, but by U.S. standards, it wouldn’t be expensive: a handful of U.S. currency, bottles of booze, toilet paper, chocolate bars, and pornographic magazines should be enough to get the job done. This would make the police and guards look forward to the arrival of these ships, instead of trying to stop them.After a few months, Castro wouldn’t have anyone to rule over, because everyone...
  • Chamber of Commerce, Big Business to Boehner: 'Failure to Act' on Amnesty 'Not an Option'

    02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Chamber of Commerce and 635 big businesses, including Facebook, sent a letter on Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urging "legislative action to seize this opportunity to fix our dysfunctional immigration system by enacting meaningful immigration reforms this year." Saying they are encouraged by the House GOP leadership's "immigration principles" that they consider "guideposts," the business organizations wrote that they are "united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system." They also pressed for amnesty by writing about the need to respect "family unity.""Done properly, reform...
  • Chuck Schumer Wants Immigration Compromise - Pass Law Now, Enact In 2017

    02/10/2014 3:38:11 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 22 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/14 | LD Jackson
    There are some things that just beg to be written about and discussed. Chuck Schumer's idea of compromise on immigration reform is shouting loudly from the rooftops for that recognition.If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you will know I am openly derisive of the Democrats when they start talking about how conservatives need to compromise. Their past actions have shown me how untrustworthy they are. Their idea of compromise is usually conservatives giving over everything we believe in and they give over nothing. Scoff all you want, but that's how it usually works with them....
  • Immigration Reform Takes Center Stage For GOP

    01/30/2014 3:33:18 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/30/14 | LD Jackson
    There is a lot that has been said about immigration reform. Some advocates of performing a massive overhaul of our immigration system will tell you the system is broken. They will insist something needs to be, has to be done. It is true that we have problems in how the immigration system is working, but those problems stem from an unwillingness of our government to enforce our immigration laws in the first place. This unwillingness is much more prominent in the Obama administration, with his specific orders to refrain from many deportations. The President's excuse is that it is simply the...
  • Texas executes Mexican national despite opposition

    01/22/2014 8:09:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/22/2014 | Becky Bratu
    The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for Texas to put the inmate to death Wednesday night. The Mexican government had called on Texas to halt the execution, saying that the death penalty in this case would violate international treaties. Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to delay Tamayo's execution, saying it "could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries." The State Department reiterated that position Tuesday.
  • Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead...
  • 100% Increase in Previously-Deported Sex Offenders Illegally Returning from Mexico

    01/18/2014 2:32:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/18/2014 | BRANDON DARBY
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is reporting that one sector of the U.S./Mexico border has seen a 100% increase in the number of illegal aliens, previously deported for criminal sexual offenses, apprehended while attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. The comparison is between Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014.The Del Rio Border Patrol sector, one of nine in total that exist along the U.S./Mexico border, is one of the less active sectors, and the CBP did not release information from the more active sectors. The sector, however, has seen eight previously-deported sex offenders in Fiscal Year 2014...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Amnesty Supporters ‘Don’t Care’ About American Workers (Video)

    01/08/2014 12:14:32 PM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-08-2014 | John Urban
    On Meet the Press Sunday, CNBC host Jim Cramer said that those pushing amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens simply don't care about American workers. Cramer stunned the political establishment by saying out loud what the elites and their donors want to censor -- that amnesty would destroy our workers and hurt our economy. By John Urban | Top Right NewsCramer, a lifelong Democrat, was responding to Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling's assertion that "immigration reform" would fix the nation's job problems, hitting the Democrat party in particular, but making a much larger point. "David, don't you find it interesting that...
  • Chamber to 'pull out all the stops' to pass immigration reform in 2014 (Chamber of Amnesty)

    01/08/2014 6:54:40 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/8/14 | Dan Merica and Kevin Bohn
    The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce vowed Wednesday that 2014 will be the year his organization pulls "out all of the stops" to pass immigration reform, pledging that the Chamber will turn the 2014 midterm elections "into a motivation for change." "We're determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted," Donohue said at his 2014 State of American Business address. "The Chamber will pull out all the stops – through grassroots lobbying, communications, politics and partnerships with unions, faith organization, law enforcement and other – to get it done." Donohue refuted the idea that...
  • Border Bishops Call for Immigration Reform, Reuniting of Famileis

    11/26/2013 12:45:35 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies ^ | November 26th 2013 | Kevin Haraldson
    The bishops of several dioceses in the southwestern US and Mexico today released a strongly worded open letter which stresses the need for immigration reform, and a program which will reunite families divided by illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports. "We border bishops believe that what it happening to the immigrant family in the United States is an offense against God and human conscience," San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in releasing the pastoral letter, called 'Family Beyond Borders.' The letter says that not only is immigration reform the moral course of action, it says it is a 'misperception' that...
  • Most Americans back path to citizenship for immigrants

    11/25/2013 6:48:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- As an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws stalls in the Republican House, most Americans support a cornerstone of the proposed changes -- a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally, according to new polling released Monday. Support for the citizenship route has held steady at 63% throughout 2013 -- rising slightly among Republicans and dipping among political independents, according to the report from the Public Religion Research Institute. [Updated, 4:25 p.m. PST Nov. 25: Information from a Brookings Religion, Values and Immigration Reform Survey was also incuded.] Earlier this year, the Senate approved a...
  • Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear’

    11/23/2013 5:42:14 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place. In one instance, a woman made a claim of asylum and three months later was apprehended at a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than $1 million in cocaine, according to a memo obtained by the committee that says criminal gangs are exploiting holes in the...
  • Latino group targets $20M to oust GOP: ‘We know who we’re going after’

    10/28/2013 11:15:34 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills. The Latino Victory Project is a new political committee — akin to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund — that’s poised to spend big to oust those in Congress with a large Hispanic constituency but who oppose the immigration policy overhaul that’s being pushed by Democrats, the Los Angeles Times reported. Leaders of the group met just recently with a few dozen of their key...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • Sisters Hit and Killed by Illegal Alien Who Then Heads For Carwash To Erase Evidence

    10/24/2013 1:49:18 PM PDT · by Main Street · 65 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | October 24, 2013 | Kevin Lake
    Two little girls, step sisters, were playing in a pile of leaves in their yard when, from seemingly out of nowhere, a vehicle came careening through, hitting and killing them both. The vehicle then fled as quickly as it had come. The two little girls were 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. The driver of the vehicle who ran them down and stopped their lives tragically short was 18 year old Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an immigrant in the U.S. illegally. Garcia-Cisneros’ boyfriend, Mario Echeverria, also 18, was in the vehicle at the time of the murder, and he suggested the...
  • Exclusive: Obama Inspires GOP Congressman to Drop Immigration Reform

    10/21/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP Congressman no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama's winner-take-all approach to governance. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has changed his mind and now opposes any efforts to grant amnesty to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles. "The President has proven over the last few weeks that ‘negotiating’ means conservatives must give in and that it's his...
  • House Leaders Must Shut Back Door To Comprehensive Immigration Bill

    09/22/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies ^ | 22 Sep 2013 | Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) & Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    The Gang of Eight immigration bill is a 1,200-page legislative monstrosity. Senators had roughly 72 hours to read the final version of this massive and complex bill before the votes began. Like with Obamacare, the Senate was supposed to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it. But while lawmakers and the public were left in the dark, the White House strategists and special interest allies who crafted the bill knew exactly what it contained: immediate amnesty, weakened enforcement, and unending illegal immigration. The House has said that it will not take up the Senate bill....
  • Boehner challenger Eric Gurr posts video on immigration reform.

    A short two minute video explaining his position on immigration reform and why it's such a bad idea.
  • Wife Discovers Hubby Not Saudi After 18 Years

    09/11/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    A Saudi woman who married a man thinking he was Saudi discovered he is Yemeni 18 years after their marriage. Jawahir said the man proposed to her 18 years ago and she accepted him as a husband after he produced false documents showing he was a Saudi citizen. When their two sons and one daughter went to the secondary school, they were asked to bring their father’s national identity number. “Only then I found that the man with whom I spent 18 years as a wife was not Saudi. I discovered that he had used a fake ID when he...
  • Rally for America 09/07/2013 West Chester Ohio

    09/05/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT · by Tom54 · 3 replies ^ | 09-05-2013 | Tom54
    Rally for America, against immigration reform,09-07-2013, West Chester, OH, 2pm (Boehner's home turf).
  • U.S. Rep.Ted Poe is Right on this (Lib rag defends former border hawk)

    08/25/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 25,2013 | editorial
    With comprehensive immigration reform stymied by a cadre of hard-core Republicans who spurn reform if it involves a path to citizenship for the undocumented among us, it's refreshing to find at least one Republican House member whose views aren't irrevocably congealed.
  • Sebelius: Pass Immigration Bill to Boost Obamacare Enrollment

    08/23/2013 7:10:22 AM PDT · by JeffAdams_MI · 23 replies
    ( - Asked Thursday if the Affordable Care Act will help "undocumented individuals," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no -- and that's why immigration reform is so important: "Well, the (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace. That has been limited, which is, frankly, why -- another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform," Sebelius told a gathering of Latinos in Philadelphia.
  • Texas AG Abbott: "Congress Must Act on Immigration Reform" (Ruling-Class Alert)

    08/17/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT · by magna carta · 41 replies
    Ramparts 360 ^ | August 15,2013 | Sibyl West
    Texas Attorney General and candidate for Governor Greg Abbott tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that Congress must find a way to pass an immigration reform package because the current system is causing huge problems for states like Texas. - See more at:
  • 13 Year Old Gang-Raped by Illegals… Tell Me Again How Border Security is Not the Issue

    07/23/2013 10:01:16 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 12 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/23/2013 | Dean Garrison
    I am beyond angry. As a father of five girls I can not digest the horror of what I just read. I can not help but be angry at our Senators who had to hastily pass this immigration bill, that they did not have time to read, and neglect the major issue of securing the borders. I heard the fences labeled as too expensive or simply called “stupid.” Yet many of these same despicable men and women dare use another tragedy to continually push a gun control agenda. All I can say is that you are going to take the...