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  • LIVE:Trump rallies Bloomington, IL @ 10am CST, Cincinnati, OH 2pm EST, Boca Raton, FL 6pm EST

    03/13/2016 3:04:31 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 1,792 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | March 13, 2016 | DollyCali
    3 Rallies Today Sunday, March 13, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Bloomington, IL at the Synergy Flight Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM CDT. Sunday, March 13, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a town hall event in Cincinnati, OH at the Savannah Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM EDT. Sunday, March 13, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Boca Raton, FL at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM EDT....
  • Keep America Safe by Simplifying Legal Immigration System

    12/12/2015 8:00:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 12, 2015 | Helen Raleigh
    Once again, our legal immigration is under well-deserved scrutiny after it was revealed that one of the San Bernardino shooters came to the US legally on K-1 fiancee visa. The US House of Representatives rushed out a new bill to impose restrictions on a visa waiver program. It's a step in the right direction but this kind one-off, reactive approach towards immigration is the root cause of our broken immigration system. Our legal immigration system is so complex today that it can't keep America safe. The US immigration laws are some of the most complex laws we have. As a...
  • Book Review: ‘Sold Out’, by Michelle Malkin and John Miano

    12/03/2015 8:11:34 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2015 | John Hayward
    [...] Malkin, who has the authorial voice throughout most of the book, describes the vaunted H-1B visa program as "the grandfather of all American worker sellouts," implemented by "political tricks, Beltway influence peddlers, and legislative corruption behind the program." Open-borders ideologues and special interests desperate for cheap labor have so thoroughly obscured the issue that even many immigration skeptics don't realize there are many other programs for VIP immigrants... and, as Malkin shows, all of them are outrageously abused. The easiest immigration myth to destroy is the absurd contention that America lacks enough native STEM graduates and computer experts to...
  • Lawyer For Displaced Disney Workers: 1,200 American Workers Training Their Foreign Replacements

    11/29/2015 8:44:34 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Sara Blackwell, the Florida attorney representing the former Disney workers that were replaced by foreign workers told Breitbart News Daily that there are 1,200 Americans in New York who will suffer the same fate as the Disney workers."Right there in New York, 1,200 Americans are training their replacements" Blackwell said. Adding that it's also, "happening at AT&T right now." [...]This week, she filed a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the former workers alleging that they are victims of national origin discrimination."I think that it's an immigration reform issue, but more than that it's...
  • Reshaping Midwest cities through immigrant talent

    10/15/2015 3:16:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    Metromode ^ | 10/15/2015 | Douglas J. Guth
    A century ago the Rust Belt was the country's industrial heartland, with cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit innovating manufacturing processes that drew, among others, large numbers of European and Latin immigrants. When industrial decline eliminated well-paid blue-collar jobs, entire families of new Americans left for more foreign-friendly metropolises to find better work opportunities and living conditions. Today, many of these once-dominant industrial cities are taking steps to attract immigrants and refugees as a way to reverse a half-century of population decline. Welcoming groups in Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit and St. Louis promote immigrant integration within the region, while public officials...
  • 698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August

    09/07/2015 4:55:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge and Drudge ^ | 7 Sep 15 | Tyler Durden
    698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart After the Fed admitted over a year ago that the US unemployment rate (which in 2012 was supposed to be a rate hike "threshold" once it hit 6.5% and is now at 5.1%) has become irrelevant in a country where a record 94 million people have left the labor force, and with the Fed poised to hike rates even though US hourly wages have not only not increased for the past 7 years, but for the vast majority of the labor force continue...
  • 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 masters 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...
  • Legal Immigration: Where Trump and Cruz Radically Disagree

    08/21/2015 6:43:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 21, 2015 | staff
    At Bloomberg, Sahil Kapur explains that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% disagrees with Donald Trump about legal immigration: Though Cruzs get-tough attitude on illegal immigration certainly matches Trumps, the two men differ vastly on policies involving legal immigration. While the real estate moguls plan calls for a swath of protectionist measures to curb legal immigration, Cruz has championed anexpansion of legal immigration, arguing it would help the economy. During the 2013 immigration debate, the Texas senator proposed an amendment to the comprehensive gang of eight Senate bill that he boasted would dramatically increas[e] the annual limit on H-1B skilled guest...
  • Walker says he supported path to citizenship, but not amnesty

    07/19/2015 11:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Philip Klein
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged in a CNN interview that in the past he had expressed support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but said that he wasn't talking about amnesty at the time. In an interview aboard his campaign trailer that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Dana Bash pressed Walker about his shift from somebody who once said a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants "made sense" to a presidential candidate talking about restrictions on legal immigration. She asked whether such shifts undermined his pitch to voters that he's somebody who stands up for...
  • Immigration: The only time the GOP cares about the working class

    04/28/2015 3:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jeff Spross
    Last Monday, Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor and a presumed GOP presidential hopeful, kicked the hornets' nest that is the immigration debate. He told Glenn Beck's radio show that America needs to "make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages," and that this concern should be "at the forefront of our discussion going forward." Walker's comments are significant because they're something of a reversal for him, but also because they break with the "legal-immigration-good, illegal-immigration-bad" orthodoxy of the GOP establishment. Lumping both forms of immigration together as equally questionable...
  • Cruz & Walker vs. Bush & Rubio on Amnesty and Immigration

    04/23/2015 3:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | April 23, 2015 | George Rasley, CHQ Editor
    The battle lines of the 2016 Republican primaries are being formed more quickly than many of the establishment media pundits seem to realize and one of the first issues to form a fissure in the field and to, surprisingly, put two candidates with different bases in the Party apparently on the same side are immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens. That Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio should end up as the leading pro-amnesty and pro-expanding legal immigration is unsurprising. During a stop in New Hampshire gringo aplatanado Jeb Bush arrogantly referred to his plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens...
  • Has Scott Walkers immigration flip-flop cost him the Koch primary?

    04/22/2015 10:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    What began as a banner day for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his quest to secure his partys presidential nomination on Monday ended as a unique disaster. According to Nicholas Confessores reporting in the New York Times on Monday, the libertarian billionaire David Koch told a crowd at a Manhattan fundraiser that Walker had all but secured his endorsement and the support of his and his brothers donor network. When the primaries are over and Scott Walker gets the nomination, Koch is reported to have told the crowd. We will support whoever the candidate is, Koch supposedly added in a...
  • Is Ted Cruz Post-Hispanic?

    01/22/2015 6:49:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 22, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    The right-wing firebrand Texas senator, who has been on both sides of the immigration debate, is a lot more complex than he might seem.How Hispanic is Ted Cruz? If the brilliant but polarizing senator from Texaswho happens to be Cuban-Americandoes indeed run for president in 2016, does he have a shot at winning Hispanic votes? At a time when the GOP is hemorrhaging support from Hispanics, would nominating Cruz provide a solutionor, given his extreme rightwing politics, make the problem worse? I have to be honest: I hate these types of questions. Its fair to ask whether a certain candidate...
  • Cruel Reality: Obama Paying for Illegal Amnesty With Fees Paid by Legal Immigrants

    12/12/2014 12:47:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As the debate rages on Capitol Hill about how to defund President Obama's executive action that gives legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, it's important to take a look at where the funding for his new amnesty program is coming from.The funding for Obama's executive action is coming through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee, not tax based agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security. Because the USCIS is a fee based agency, many have argued Congress cannot defund it. According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress does in fact have the ability to defund the...
  • Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

    10/10/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario
    The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year that ended last month. That was nearly double the number in 2012, the year before restrictions were lifted. The changes in Cuban law eliminate a costly exit visa and make it...
  • 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...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM, January 21, 2014

    01/21/2014 2:41:23 PM PST · by Biggirl · 218 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 21, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • German Homeschooling Family Still in US; Will Case Go to Supreme Court?

    07/01/2013 11:00:14 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    WASHINGTON A German family who chose to homeschool their six children for religious reasons is currently still residing in the United States and their legal counsels say they're willing to go all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their right to receive political asylum in the U.S. Jim Mason, senior counsel and litigation director of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), told The Christian Post that HSLDA received a response to their letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesay basically saying that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit made the...
  • The Problem Isnt Just Illegal Immigration, Its Legal Immigration, Too

    04/25/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/24/2013
    The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed." Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant? As if it's a defense, we're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (of the Back Bay Tsarnaevs) were disaffected "losers"...
  • Slow path to progress for U.S. immigrants: 43% on welfare after 20 years

    08/08/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences. The study, which covers all immigrants, legal and illegal, and their U.S.-born children younger than 18, found that immigrants tend to make economic progress by most measures the longer they live in the U.S. but lag well behind native-born Americans on factors such as poverty, health insurance coverage and homeownership. The study,...
  • My father had to get in the back of the line; so should everyone else

    10/10/2011 8:41:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | 10/10/11 | - Jim Spiri
    Immigration! It is the hot-topic buzzword at the moment that no one really wants to talk honestly about. That is exactly why I must speak about it now. I have found in all my life experiences that dodging an issue only results in more complications down the road. For the record, I am the son of an immigrant. I am first-generation. My father first came to America working on a boat. At one point, he was deported back to his native land because of improper documentation procedures. It took him another eight years to become a legal, naturalized citizen of...
  • Some Immigrants Turn to Tea Party

    06/02/2011 2:29:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | June 1, 2011 | Janie Lorber
    Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, an immigrant from Ecuador who once dreamed of becoming her countrys president, has found an unlikely home in the tea party movement. When she launched her campaign for county school board last week at Brions Grille in Fairfax, Va., she was not alone flanked by immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America who have joined tea pascrty groups in the face of unrelenting criticism that the movement is isolationist and anti-immigrant. Mancheno-Smoak, who started attending tea party meetings in February, is one of several immigrants running for local office in Virginia under the tea party banner. Tito...
  • Disappointment for visa lottery winners worldwide

    05/13/2011 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 13 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A computer glitch corrupted the State Department's annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigrant visas and the results will be scratched, the Obama administration said Friday, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States. Nearly 15 million people had entered the 2012 lottery hoping to win one of 50,000 U.S. immigrant visas available under a wild-card program for people who otherwise would have little hope of getting a coveted U.S. visa.
  • CAPS New TV Ads Call For Slowing Legal Immigration Until Californians Are Working Again [AD VIDEO]

    02/28/2011 7:39:32 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies
    CAPS ^ | 2/28/2011 | Marilyn DeYoung, COB
    Ill-Legal Workers TV Campaign The TV ad illustrates the lack of attention to legal foreign workers by first presenting the word illegal, since illegal immigrants have been the primary media focus. The spokesperson then separates the word legal out, saying, But what about these workers; legal foreign workers? The commercial ends by combining the letters to form the word ill to describe Californias economy and joblessness, partly attributable to legal and illegal immigration. The campaign was initially launched in the San Francisco area... Click Here to read press release about this ad campaign.
  • Life Lessons from Zoltan Mesko

    08/22/2010 8:08:38 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8-21-2010 | Scott Johnson
    Wednesday's Wall Street Journal dubbed Zoltan Mesko the NFL's most interesting man. Mesko was a 10-year-old immigrant to the United States from Rumania. He played high school football and attended the the University of Michigan, where he also played for the team as a punter. He signed on with the New England Patriots after they drafted him in the fifth round of this year's NFL draft. Mesko hasn't even made the team yet, but it wouldn't be right to quibble with the premise of the Journal's story. The story by John U. Bacon is a terrific profile of Mesko. It...
  • Where Krauthammer Goes Wrong on Illegal Aliens

    05/05/2010 1:31:39 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 61 replies · 824+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/5/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Introducing a proposal that would purport to solve America's growing immigration problem, columnist and political pundit Charles Krauthammer stated on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News program last night that amnesty for illegal aliens is acceptable, but only after the borders are sufficiently secured. Before considering where Krauthammer goes wrong it is important to affirm where he is right. America's immigration program is in complete disarray. Nearly 100 years ago the U.S. established reasonable limits on the number of immigrants accepted into citizenship, based upon the ability of the country to successfully accommodate and assimilate newcomers into the culture. For a number...
  • Immigration: big government is no answer

    02/27/2010 3:17:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies · 507+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | LINDA CHAVEZ
    Immigration-reform legislation is probably dead this year. That no doubt pleases some conservatives -- but the issue isn't going away. If conservatives hope to become the dominant force in American politics, we need to figure out a way to resolve the problem without alienating the country's fastest-growing demographic, Hispanics. I delivered that message last week to some 10,000 conservatives gathered at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington. The message seemed to resonate among many in the audience -- a minority to be sure, but a fairly large one. I wasn't surprised. Conservatives are not monolithic in their...
  • America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isnt It? [1.6 Million Immigrants Yearly!]

    04/24/2009 11:11:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 24, 2009
    America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isnt It? By Katie Baker | NEWSWEEK Published Apr 18, 2009 Ever since 9/11, the general perception has been that America is over-building wallsboth real and regulatoryto keep out immigrants. Horror stories about Indian engineers getting strip-searched as suspected terrorists provoked business leaders like Bill Gates to argue that the U.S. is scaring away talent, to its own disadvantage. Now the storyline has shifted, to focus on immigrants who are voluntarily leaving or avoiding America because the global financial crisis has tarnished its reputation as a land of growth and opportunity. But the numbers...
  • Experts: D.C. fertile ground for financing of terrorism (Legal Immigration)

    03/02/2009 6:44:43 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 542+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | Bill Myers | DC Examiner
    Dr. Nagaratnam Ranjithan has spent decades building a thriving medical practice in Maryland as a kidney specialist. Federal authorities say he has also helped finance Asian death squads. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of Ranjithans Tamil Foundation, alleging that the money he has raised for Sri Lanka has actually gone to help the Tamil Tigers, a group that the State Department says is a terrorist organization. The Tigers have been blamed for thousands of civilian deaths. Ranjithan says his group is suffering from guilt by association. Even the federal government hasnt accused me of directly...
  • H-1B Curbs Not For Indian IT Companies

    H-1B curbs not for Indian IT cos: Infy 11 Feb, 2009 NEW DELHI: Software exporter Infosys which has sizeable onsite employee base in the US said the latest amendment to the H-1B visa rules for the country will not be applicable to it. "We believe the amendments are restricted to the US companies which receive funding under TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Programme) and is not applicable to companies like us. Having said that we have to wait for the law to be passed.
  • Vanity: Prayers and immigration advice needed for a South African lady

    02/03/2008 2:33:16 PM PST · by beaversmom · 41 replies · 143+ views
    beaversmom ^ | February 3, 2008 | beaversmom
    We have an acquaintance from South Africa. She's in this country legally, but if her paperwork expires she will be forced to return to South Africa. Immigration is holding her up. Some of her specific situation I can't divulge to the forum at large, but over the years--she's been here 8 or 9 years now--she's paid $45,000 trying to get her greencard. She's a good person. She is skilled. She's a Christian. I don't know what it's going to take to get her over the hump, but if it doesn't get resolved by June, she'll have to probably go back....

    12/15/2007 11:37:37 AM PST · by Live Free NH · 207 replies · 1,894+ views
    After being a Legal Permanent U.S. Resident for the past 35 years (Canadian citizen /my hubby is U.S. citizen by birth), yesterday December 14, 2007, I was sworn in as a U.S. CITIZEN at the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH !! I am SO PROUD and SO EXCITED !! 93 new citizens were sworn in from 33 different countries! It was a WONDERFUL ceremony ! Every nationality you could imagine was represented ! Within 3 hours of getting sworn in, I went to my local Town Hall and REGISTERED TO VOTE ! So I will be "good to go"...
  • Study: Immigrant entrepreneurs are highly educated

    06/14/2007 6:54:43 AM PDT · by fmkl · 71 replies · 693+ views
    Kansas City Business Journal ^ | Monday, June 11, 2007 | Kansas City Business Journal
    Ninety-six percent of immigrant founders of technology and engineering companies between 1995 and 2005 held bachelor's degrees, and 74 percent held graduate or postgraduate degrees, according to a study the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released Monday. Seventy-five percent of the highest degrees among immigrant entrepreneurs were in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the Kauffman Foundation said in a release. Fifty-three percent of the immigrant founders of U.S.-based technology and engineering companies completed their highest degrees in U.S. universities. <A HREF=",16,973,2183,3301,3622,3862,4117,4263,4611,4614,4829&Targets=3394,61,1292,2014,3078,3381,3619,3866,4009,4337,4344,4550&Values=25,30,46,50,60,72,84,93,100,110,150,155,202,295,333,473,565,736,775,830,872,894,949,951,959,960,961,962,980,994,996,997,1009&RawValues=GEOMAJORMETRO%2Corange%2520county%2CDOMAINTYPE%2C25%2CST_VERT_TOPIC%2Creal_estate__commercial&Redirect=" target="_top"><IMG SRC="" WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=250 BORDER=0></A> Researchers at Duke University and the University of California-Berkeley conducted the study, which included...
  • English Lessons; Huddled Classes Yearning to Learn Free

    06/12/2007 2:55:26 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies · 532+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/12/07 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Queens Community House in Jackson Heights, N.Y., doesn't advertise its free English courses, but for many years its lotteries for places in the class drew hordes that required police presence. A new system has eliminated the crowds -- and the need for cops -- but competition for spaces remains fierce: Three out of four interested applicants are turned away. "People plead and cry on the day the names are posted," says director K.C. Williams, an 18-year veteran of English-language programs. "You cannot imagine how much these immigrants want to learn English. Demand is off the charts." English classes are crowded...
  • Vanity: Q for Legal Immigrants - How Much Does it Cost?

    06/10/2007 8:13:22 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 72 replies · 2,813+ views
    Here's a question for legal immigrants to the U. S.: How much does it cost in fees and such to become a citizen of the U. S.? I ask because the sleeping immigration bill charges illegal immigrants a total of $5,000, and Bush calls that a penalty that means it isn't an amnesty. So, for those who play by the rules, is the cost less than $5,000? How much? Thanks.
  • First Called to Duty, Then Citizenship (Immigrants Fought for the United States)

    05/21/2007 9:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies · 681+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Brigid Schulte
    In a crowd of nearly 100 eager faces of newly sworn-in citizens on the grounds of Mount Vernon yesterday, three men in the front row stood out. Their black shoes shone to glossy perfection. Their backs were ramrod straight. One wore the crisp white uniform of the Navy. Another, the drab khaki of the Marines and a third, the dress uniform of the Army. Two had campaign ribbons from serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. Until yesterday, the sailor, the Marine and the soldier were among more than 40,000 "green card" service members -- non-citizens serving in the U.S. military. After...
  • 150 service members take oath of U.S. citizenship on carrier

    06/15/2006 6:32:34 AM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 667+ views
    Norfolk Virginian Pilot ^ | June 15, 2006 | Louis Hansen
    NORFOLK - Sophia March had never even heard of the Statu e of Liberty when her airplane touched down in New York on April 10, 1996. Coming from St. Catherine, Jamaica, she joined her father in the United States to broaden her world and prospects. Eventually, she entered the Navy. While U.S. politicians bicker over the role of immigrants in the United States, Petty Officer 2nd Class March is clear about her roles as mother, Navy wife, and storekeeper aboard the Norfolk-based amphibious ship Kearsarge. On Wednesday morning, March, 31, added another identity: U.S. citizen. March and 150 other service...
  • An American Working in Mexico [Verified as Genuine]

    05/06/2006 12:23:34 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 18 replies · 1,400+ views
    American Digesst ^ | May 6, 2006 | Vanderleun
    LIKE MOST MULTI-FORWARDED INTERNET EMAILS, this one was too good to be true. Except that this one was, as it turned out, all too true. The email told the tale of how an American manages to work legally in Mexico. It read like the perfect "look at this" counter-argument to the the utterly loose and unregulated situation that Mexicans who come to America to work find for themselves. Because it was "perfect," it set off my BS detector. We've all gotten the multi-forwarded emails. We get more of them all the time. They all arrive with the same format: headers...
  • Legal, Permanent - And Alone (The Feds Stuck On Stupid Anti-Family Policy Alert)

    04/12/2006 10:36:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 848+ views ^ | 04/13/06 | Jeff Jacoby
    When Sumathi Athuluri met the man she was destined to marry, it was love at first sight. She sensed at once that Jeevan Kumar, a young physician working on a World Health Organization project to eradicate polio in India, was someone special. And the more she learned about his lifestyle and values, she was telling me the other day by phone from Salem, Mass., where she now lives, "the more I felt he was the man I was looking for." Jeevan was equally taken with Sumathi, a software engineer from Hyderabad who had moved to the United States on an...
  • Do you want LEGAL immigration stopped too?

    04/03/2006 2:16:16 PM PDT · by clawrence3 · 177 replies · 2,685+ views
    My Own Head | 4/3/006 | Me
    The question has come up on different threads here - we know everyone who wants all ILLEGAL immigration stopped, but who is for stopping all LEGAL immigration as well? Whether it is just for a "short" time or permanently, let me know.
  • My letters to my Senators and the President regarding immigration legislation

    03/26/2006 7:30:42 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 174 replies · 1,988+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 27 March 2006 | Jeff Head
    I have sent the following two letters, one to my senators, and the other to the President regrding illegal immigration and the critical need to face up to it directly, stop the politics, and address the issue from a standpoint of American national security. I urge everyone to letters of their own: TO MY SENATORS: Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig Washington, DC RE: Immigration legislation Dear Senators Crapo and Craig, I'm writing to ask you to oppose any immigration bill that includes any form of guest worker, or any other amnesty-like provision that rewards those who have broken our...
  • Illegal workers eying the Gulf Coast

    09/24/2005 6:50:50 AM PDT · by radar101 · 17 replies · 629+ views
    San diego Union ^ | Sept. 24, 2005 | Marcela Sanchez
    When President Bush pledged last week that the Gulf Coast would become "one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen," he suggested that an unprecedented investment of billions of federal dollars would transform the region not only physically, but socially. Bush said that "as many jobs as possible should go to the men and women who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama." Indeed, rebuilding the region its levees, roads, energy grids, homes is to become the work of those affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. So far, however, the government has acted in ways...
  • America Still Beckons

    09/16/2005 8:33:09 AM PDT · by Skylab · 3 replies · 513+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | October 2005 | Joel Kotkin
    America Still Beckons By Joel Kotkin The American dream may be a musty old relic in the minds of some American elites, but for Annique Lambewho arrived in the U.S. 12 years ago from Irelandit is alive and well. Now a schoolteacher in Manhattan, she marvels at the energy and opportunity that she and other friends who are also recent immigrants from Europe have found on these shores. New York is a huge place where something is always happening, she says in a soft Irish lilt. Now I am a part of it, living among the big towers and the...
  • $850,000 Grant to Establish New Iowans Centers; Will Assist Immigrant Transition Into Workforce

    06/28/2005 7:27:56 PM PDT · by bayourod · 90 replies · 725+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced an $850,000 demonstration grant to Iowa Workforce Development to establish three New Iowans Centers to help immigrants transition into their new communities and the workforce. "One of the biggest and most immediate hurdles that many immigrants face when they arrive in our country is not being able to speak English. Knowing how to speak the language is essential to advancement in our economy." said Chao. "This $850,000 grant will establish New Iowans Centers which will help newcomers gain valuable language skills, job training, and job...
  • Slovakian Coyote lives, protects American dream (Corpsman for Marines)

    06/24/2005 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 21 replies · 724+ views
    Marinelink ^ | June 24, 2005 | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    AL TAQADDUM, Iraq(June 24, 2005) -- At 21 years of age Zuzana Drahosova left her native country of Slovakia for America. Focused on a better life, she had the U.S. Navy in mind. After paying for an extension on her visa, Drahosova had $80 to her name and began working three jobs trying to build up enough money to survive and eventually obtain a green card so she could enter the military service. It was tough, said Drahosova, who called Pensacola, Fla., home at the time. The first year I lived in America I worked all the time. I never...
  • 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...
  • View from the Left: Immigration Should be a Liberal Issue

    05/16/2005 5:47:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 767+ views
    Hillary gets it. Hillary Clinton says she's against illegal immigration. And she would fine employers who hire illegal aliens. Pundits say the New York Democrat is using this hot-button issue to position herself for the 2008 presidential election. It's a way to hit Republicans from the right. Polls show huge majorities of both Republicans and Democrats oppose illegal immigration -- and are frustrated that President Bush won't do a thing to stop it. But this issue does not belong to the right. Or it shouldn't. Illegal immigration hurts most liberal causes. It depresses wages, crushes unions and kills all hope...
  • Mexico to Send Protest Letter to U.S. (about extention of wall at California-Mexico border)

    05/14/2005 10:21:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 1,202+ views
    AP ^ | May 13, 2005 | TRACI CARL
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico will send a diplomatic letter to the United States protesting the extension of a wall along the U.S.-California border, officials said Friday. Ruben Aguilar, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox, said the president would also continue to pressure the U.S. government to approve a migration accord that would allow more migrants to work legally north of the border. President Bush proposed a temporary work program last year, but it has stalled amid opposition in Congress. Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Thursday that Fox had instructed him to send the diplomatic letter with the message...
  • Playing the raza card

    05/13/2005 4:25:16 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 815+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Bert Prelutsky
    Out here in Southern California, a local Spanish-language TV station caused a stink recently by putting up several billboards reaching out to potential viewers in Los Angeles, Mexico. Predictably, as soon as outraged Americans complained, they were accused of being racists. How is it, I keep asking myself, that it's only the biggest racists in America who are given carte blanche to condemn others for being what they are themselves? Who but a racist would conclude that America's sovereignty is merely a minor inconvenience they are free to ignore for no other reason than that they are members of la...
  • A Debate That Cannot Be Ignored (Is immigration good for NC? John Locke Foundation)

    03/23/2005 6:50:06 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 27 replies · 685+ views
    A Carolina Journal Exclusive ^ | March 23, 2005 | John Hood of the John Locke Foundation
    RALEIGH --North Carolina has experienced one of the most rapid rates of growth in illegal immigration in the United States, according to a new report. The Tar Heel State can now claim to host about three percent of the nation's illegal-alien population. This is clearly news, though media accounts that dwell on the rate of growth alone will tend to exaggerate the significance of the trend (it is easy to outpace the nation in percentage growth if your starting base is relatively low). The real question is: does North Carolina's role as one of the nation's magnets for illegal immigration...