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  • How Ted Cruz Became a Jeff Sessions Republican

    11/18/2015 6:41:14 AM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Cruz has long supported higher levels of legal immigration. When he cited concerns over wages and subsequently backtracked on increasing the levels of guest workers and legal immigrants, many saw a new policy intended to appeal to Republican grass roots, but also the influence of the Senate's foremost immigration hawk. The controversial argument that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are depressing the wages of the lower and middle class has become something of a calling card for Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Over the past decade, his office has essentially served as ground zero for the war against comprehensive immigration reform...
  • American dream is an honour denied to legal immigrants

    11/06/2015 5:16:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Illegal aliens demand their own Bill of Rights Millions and millions of legal aliens past and present must feel pretty betrayed and foolish that they have followed the law, spent endless hours filling out paperwork, paid expensive fees, waited and waited, traveled to immigration offices sometimes in faraway places at great cost to them, subjected themselves to interrogations, fingerprinting, medical tests to prove that they were healthy, undergoing financial cross-examination to make sure they would not become a burden to American society, in order to legally immigrate to the United States as resident aliens. They want a chance at the...
  • African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs

    11/03/2015 6:59:42 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 31 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Monica Anderson
    African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data. There were 1.8 million African immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, up from 881,000 in 2000 and a substantial increase from 1970, when the U.S. was home to only 80,000 foreign-born Africans. They accounted for 4.4% of the immigrant population in 2013, up from 0.8% in 1970. The growth is evident among recently arrived immigrants. When compared with other major groups who arrived...
  • Heavy Welfare Use by Legal Immigrants — Yes, Legal Immigrants

    09/10/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | Steven Camarota
    Two new reports from the Center for Immigration Studies show very high rates of welfare use by immigrants. The first, released last week, looked at all immigrant households, legal and illegal, and found that 51 percent accessed one or more welfare programs. This week we released a second report, looking at the same data but separating out legal and illegal immigrants. While we found that illegal-immigrant households make significant use of welfare, here I want to focus on the far bigger problem of legal immigrants’ welfare use. Three-quarters of all immigrant households using welfare are headed by legal immigrants....
  • Immigrants applying to enter US legally facing longer waits

    05/18/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | May 18, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    As illegal immigrants continue to seek legal status under President Obama's executive actions, the waiting list to enter the United States legally grows longer, as does the waiting time for those in the pipeline. American born Jimmy Gugliotta, who currently lives in Santiago, Chile, with his Argentinian wife and their children, has been waiting more than a year and a half for visas to bring his family to the U.S. He doesn't understand why going through the process legally puts him behind people who sneak into the U.S. illegally. "It's really sad to see that we've been put in the...
  • Expert: Obama's amnesty 'profoundly unfair' to 4 million legal immigrants, a new high

    04/20/2015 5:56:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    While the administration struggles to move forward with its plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, the list of foreigners trying to get into the United States legally has surged to 4.4 million, over 100,000 more than last year, according to the State Department. Those on the list either have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder, sponsoring their entry, or an employer wants them. The list grew by 100,085 over last year. And more than a quarter of them, 1,323,978, are Mexican. ... unlike illegals slipping over the border, many of those on the...
  •’s EZ form not for legal immigrants

    10/23/2014 2:32:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 3:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar’s new EZ application for coverage can’t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year. The Obama administration has placed a high priority on signing up more Latinos under the health care law for 2015. As the nation’s largest minority group, Hispanics tend to be younger and more likely to be uninsured. An administration official says there have been significant improvements in the application process for immigrants, and more are expected in the future. But advocates are unimpressed. “The whole idea was...
  • Feds Bend CDC Rules for Sick Illegal Immigrants

    08/08/2014 12:29:34 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 21 replies
    August 7, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas Individuals and families immigrating to the U.S. legally are required to pay for and undergo medical examinations by approved physicians; those who are deemed as having "inadmissible health-related conditions" are not allowed into the country. But the same standards are not applied to illegal immigrants, many of whom remain in the U.S. despite testing positive for diseases that would prevent law-abiding migrants from entering. ...tens of thousands of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally. Some ...individuals have tested positive for illnesses including tuberculosis, chicken pox, and other viruses...most of them are not immediately deported. .. they stay and...
  • Charge: Obama plan to legalize millions of immigrants 'disastrous' to blacks

    08/06/2014 11:21:56 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama’s much-rumored executive order granting legal status to potentially millions of illegal immigrants will be “disastrous” to African-American job seekers and a slap in the face to others proceeding through the tedious legal immigration process, charges a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Peter Kirsanow, a black commissioner on the eight-member panel, warned in a letter (below) to Obama this week that giving legal status to undocumented workers will pave the way for them to take the few jobs that blacks, especially African-American men, need. “I write to remind you of the disastrous effect of illegal immigration...
  • Companies help immigrants obtain US citizenship (legal ones)

    08/03/2013 7:54:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 3, 2013 2:55 PM EDT | Amy Taxin
    For immigrants working toward the American Dream, some employers are now helping them reach their dream of becoming Americans. Health clinics, hotels and a clothing factory are pairing up with immigrant advocates to offer on-site citizenship assistance as one of the perks of the job in greater Los Angeles, Miami, Washington and Silicon Valley as they aim to make naturalization more convenient for the 8.5 million legal immigrants eligible to become U.S. citizens. The effort is billed as a win-win for both employee and employers: Workers avoid legal fees and having to shuttle to and from law offices to complete...
  • Rules for Addressing Amnesty

    03/19/2013 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Republicans are getting a lot of unsolicited advice about how to recover from last year's defeat, and most of it is either ignorant or coming from people who don't have Republican party victories in their game plan. One of the worst of these bits of advice is that Republicans should join a bipartisan push for immigration amnesty. Amnesty advocates shrink from using the word amnesty and try hard to shroud their message in deceptive words. So let's understand their vocabulary: reform, comprehensive, earned legal status and path to citizenship are all code words for amnesty. At the recent conservative jamboree...
  • Grandma had a lot of life’s lessons to teach

    02/07/2011 1:03:14 PM PST · by abbyg55 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2-7-11 | Joe Fitzgerald
    Billy O’Donnell wasn’t looking for a story because, as he readily noted, “My grandmother never did anything earth-shattering.” Yet he couldn’t help adding, “But we sure could learn a lot from her.” Her name was Delia Lane and she died last week at 106. To me, she symbolized the American Dream,” he said. “She was 18 when she came here from Ireland where she grew up on a farm in the village of Kilskeagh, one of the fields of Athenry. She came because there was no work back home. Usually we picture immigrants making a tough voyage, but she always...
  • Immigrants push state initiative targeting those here illegally

    06/14/2010 7:32:18 AM PDT · by epithermal · 15 replies · 333+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 13, 2010 | Lornet Turnbull
    Two women, both legal immigrants to the U.S., were answering questions and collecting signatures on what might seem an unlikely ballot initiative: one that would crack down on illegal immigrants living in Washington state.
  • Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation

    05/04/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 365+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | DANNY HAKIM AND JEREMY W. PETERS
    ALBANY — In a major rebuke of federal immigration policy, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that he would create a special pardon panel to review cases involving legal immigrants who are at risk of deportation for minor or old convictions. Mr. Paterson’s move will give many immigrants facing deportation renewed hope and places the governor into the middle of the country’s immigration debate. The announcement comes as the federal government has taken an increasingly hard line in its interpretation of existing immigration law, leaving a growing number of legal immigrants who have criminal records facing deportation. “Some of...
  • Pope Benedict urges bishops to work for recognition of immigrant rights

    04/28/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies · 405+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Apr 28, 2010
    The Holy Father sent a telegram to European bishops gathered in Spain this week for an international conference on immigration. In his message, he urged the Catholic leaders to work to give immigrants the "firm hope" that their rights be recognized. The Pope's message was presented by Archbishop Antonio Maria Veglio to the 8th Congress on Immigration, convened by the Council of European Bishops' Conferences in Malaga, Spain on Tuesday. In the letter written by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone on the Holy Father's behalf, the Pope greeted and thanked all those on hand for the conference, which is...
  • A Floral Protest Over Job-Based Visas

    07/11/2007 5:07:13 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 598+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 11, 2007 | Nina Bernstein
    In a Gandhi-inspired protest, foreigners working legally in the United States sent thousands of flowers to a top immigration official yesterday to draw attention to their complaints about job-based visas.The official, Emilio Gonzalez, director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, arranged for trucks to haul the bouquets of roses, carnations and other flowers to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. “The reaction from the patients, family and staff was overwhelming,” said Michael Briggs, an American Red Cross employee at Walter Reed who helped distribute the flowers. “They were very appreciative, and...
  • Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting-Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"

    02/16/2007 8:13:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 31 replies · 1,772+ views
    minutemanproject ^ | 2/16/2007 | Linda Muller
    Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting - Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"by Linda Muller - Minuteman Project - There are many radical Latino groups calling for the violent overthrow of their "white" oppressors and the return of the American west to the mythical Aztlan from which they believe their land was stolen. Many Americans do not believe these fringe groups have any power and influence, so they dismiss them as harmless. Yet these groups continually draw U.S. Congressmen and staff members to their meetings. Corporate benefactors and foundations contribute funds and other means of support that enable...
  • 15 Serbs face questions about past

    12/27/2006 6:59:22 AM PST · by kawaii · 26 replies · 549+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | LANE DEGREGORY
    15 Serbs face questions about past Accused of lying on immigration forms, they are asked about the '90s war. By LANE DEGREGORY Published December 13, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG - The immigration officers came before 5 a.m. Monday, pounding on the doors of 15 St. Petersburg homes. Slavko Krsmanovic, 17, woke to flashlights on his porch, eight agents pointing guns at his house. They wanted his dad. He told them his dad was driving his mom to work. So the agents waited until Strahinja Krsmanovic came home. "As soon as he got out of the car, they handcuffed him behind his...
  • Is This Shopping Center Blighted? [Eminent Domain Abuse]

    12/04/2006 10:57:41 AM PST · by spintreebob · 67 replies · 2,065+ views ^ | 12-4-06 | Steve Bachtlel & Leo Polotki
    Is this Shopping Center Blighted? Place your Vote! . . . . Go to "Add Comment" The tenants are mainly successful entrepreneurs with booming business The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois is voting to seize the International Plaza Shopping Center, by eminent domain, in order to transfer ownership to a private developer who plans to build a SuperTarget. This will significantly hurt and, in many instances, put out of business over 70 tenants in the shopping center. How can they do this? The only legal way is to declare the property "blighted," which they have done. Despite the fact that...
  • (Vanity Post) Your Invitation to United States of America March and Rally

    06/29/2006 11:00:17 AM PDT · by cowboy_code · 8 replies · 510+ views
    june 06
    United States of America March and Rally in Hollywood Caif. This event is sponsored by The Minutemen Project, Ted Hayes' Crispus Attucks Brigade, Calif Coaltion for Immigration Reform, and the Federation for Immigration Reform. Saturday July 8, 2006 4:00 to 5:30 PM --Rally at corner of Hollywood & Argyle 6:00 to 8:00 PM --March from rally point to Hollywood and Orange and RETURN. Many guest speakers. For more information contact We will meet at Argyle and Hollywood (this may change, but I will let everyone know) on Saturday, July 8th. Set-up will begin at 4pm. Rally/speeches will begin at...
  • Tracking Chip Implants Proposed for Legal Immigrants

    06/04/2006 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,201+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Carl Limbacher et al.
    A Florida company wants to implant its Radio Frequency Identification tags in immigrants and guest workers so they can be identified at the workplace. Scott Silverman, chairman of the Delray Beach-based VeriChip Corporation, said in a "Fox & Friends” TV interview that its RFID implant could be used to register workers at the border, and then verify their identities on the job. Illegal immigrants could then be readily distinguished from those who registered. Silverman said: "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it.” The VeriChip RFID tag is about the size of a large grain of rice...
  • STILLWELL: Listening To Legal Immigrants

    05/31/2006 7:33:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 480+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/6 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    For several months, Americans have been embroiled in a national debate over illegal immigration. On one side you have those pushing for guest-worker programs, amnesty and open borders. On the other are those trying to keep U.S. citizenship and sovereignty intact. All too often the voices that get lost in the cacophony are those of legal immigrants and their descendents. Whether Hispanic, Asian, Caribbean, European, Middle Eastern or African, they make up the "nation of immigrants" often referred to by open borders proponents. Except that these immigrants valued U.S. citizenship enough to pursue it lawfully. If the hundreds of e-mails I received...
  • Legal Immigrant Mother and Daughter Refuse To Stand For Pledge

    05/31/2006 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Biblebelter · 69 replies · 1,736+ views
    State Journal-Register ^ | 5/31/2006 | Debra Landis
    CHATHAM - A Glenwood Middle School parent says she will appeal her daughter's suspension for a "tagging" incident and also seek an apology after two school employees allegedly ordered her daughter to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance and place her hand over her heart. Veronica Espina says she believes the employees treated her daughter unfairly because the girl, like her mother, is a Chilean immigrant. Almendra Rodriguez, who just completed the seventh grade, was suspended for two days following a tagging incident Thursday morning that involved a number of middle-school students writing and drawing on others. School officials say...
  • Legal immigrants take citizenship oath (Doing it the right way)

    05/06/2006 6:04:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 20 replies · 627+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | May 6 2006 | Brendan Kirby
    Amid a growing furor over illegal immigration, 25 people who came to Alabama legally officially became Americans on Friday. Some fled war. Others sought protection from oppression. A few were motivated by love -- of the American dream or an American. Some spoke broken English with thick accents, while others were as fluent as native-born Americans. "I love it. I love everything," Parzhin Abdullah Abdulrahman said of her new country after she and other people hailing from 18 nations swore allegiance to the United States during a ceremony in Mobile's federal courthouse. Abdulrahman came to the United States nine years...
  • Illegal U.S. immigrants outnumber legals

    06/14/2005 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 71 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Washington Times (UPI Breaking News) ^ | June 14, 2005 | United Press International
    Washington, DC, Jun. 14 (UPI) -- The number of illegal migrants arriving in the United States has exceeded the number of new legal immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center report finds. In recent years some 700,000 unauthorized migrants have arrived annually, compared with about 610,000 legal immigrants. "Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics" was prepared by Jeffrey Passel, a veteran demographer and senior research associate at the center. The report estimates the number of people living in families in which the head of the household or the spouse is an illegal alien at 13.9 million as of March 2004, including 4.7 million...
  • Thousands of Hispanics who follow the Torah escape the shadows in South Florida

    03/17/2005 9:46:02 AM PST · by manny613 · 15 replies · 336+ views ^ | Sandra Hernandez
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mariano Moshe Otero grew up struggling to understand both his faiths. "We were brought up in a Christian home but knowing we were Cuban Jews," said Otero, 43, a former Evangelical minister who is now pursuing rabbinical studies in Miami. "It was very confusing, but now I understand this was part of the experience many Latin Jews have about their faith and their place in the community. It isn't always easy being a Hispanic Jew," said Otero.
  • Push Is On to Give Legal Immigrants Vote in New York

    04/07/2004 10:33:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,054+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 8, 2004 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    At first glance, it may seem a long shot in an era of orange alerts and stepped-up border patrols. But quietly and carefully, elected officials, labor unions and community groups are starting to push the notion of allowing legal immigrants who are not United States citizens to vote in New York City elections. Supporters say it is not an outlandish proposition. They point out that even without citizenship, legal immigrants pay taxes, send their children to public schools and serve in the military. Noncitizens in many states were allowed to vote in local, state and even Congressional elections as recently...
  • California: The Nguyen family's American story

    12/26/2002 12:36:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 269+ views
    Orange County Register Column ^ | Dec. 22, 2002 Orange County Register Column | Eldon Griffiths The Laguna Niguel resident is Chairman of The World Affairs Councils of America
    <p>Last Christmas was all but cancelled in the Holy Land because the leader of the Israeli Jews wouldn't allow the leader of the Palestine Muslims to leave his bullet-shattered compound near the city that is sacred to all three of the world's great religions, to attend a Christian Mass in the place where Jesus was born.</p>