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  • Poll: Bush Still Tops List of GOP Candidates, But Cruz Rising Fast

    03/29/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 29, 2015
    Link only: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-ted-cruz-poll/2015/03/29/id/635137/#ixzz3VncIuLew
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexico’s oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

    03/29/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2015 12:27 PM EDT | Seth Robbins
    A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally: four men and a woman. The grisly discovery last month is part of a spike in drownings since October. Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, particularly weed-choked...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is America’s last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • Military Drill Identifying “Hostile” U.S. States Sparks Alarm

    03/27/2015 5:10:14 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | March 27, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A massive U.S. military drill dubbed “Jade Helm 15” lists Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory. The unclassified information about this drill is causing widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with an out-of-control federal government. During the exercises, which will take place over the summer, Special Forces from various branches of the military will work with local law-enforcement in scenarios that, to critics at least, sound suspiciously like they are aimed at subduing rebellious...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talent’s first impressions?“I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: He’s very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but there’s no arrogance with it. I like that. He’s just a regular guy.”Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walker’s budding national security and foreign...
  • Mexico expects U.S. oil swap, another crack in crude export ban

    03/26/2015 6:42:44 AM PDT · by shove_it · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | DAVID ALIRE GARCIA AND VALERIE VOLCOVICI
    (Reuters) - Mexican state oil firm Pemex expects imminent approval from the U.S. Commerce Department to allow it to swap up to 100,000 barrels of heavy crude for a similar amount of lighter U.S. oil, what could be the latest milestone toward loosening the four-decades old ban on exporting U.S. oil. "Our expectation is that it happens soon," Jose Manuel Carrera, CEO of Pemex's commercial arm P.M.I. Comercio Internacional, said in an interview Friday. "I would like to see the approval tomorrow, or I would have liked to see it yesterday, but the truth is that this is a permit...
  • Chechnya Speaker Vows To Arm Mexico If U.S. Gives Weapons To Ukraine

    03/26/2015 4:21:19 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 42 replies
    The head of the legislature in Russia's Chechnya region says that Russia will provide arms to Mexico if Washington supplies weapons to Ukraine. Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United States in the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and part of Wyoming.”  “We will perceive arms shipments to Ukraine as a signal to respond in kind,” Abdurakhmanov said in a March 24 statement posted on the Chechen parliament’s website. Abdurakhmanov is a close associate of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed strongman who...
  • Greg Abbott, Scott Walker to Tour Texas-Mexico Border

    03/24/2015 11:55:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker is headed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be there to show him the ropes. Walker's trip is part of a swing through Texas that will take the Wisconsin governor to Houston on Saturday. He is the keynote speaker at the Harris County GOP's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, which Abbott is also slated to attend. "Gov. Walker looks forward to taking a close look at U.S. border security with Gov. Abbott," AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Walker's Our American Revival PAC, said in a statement. "While President Obama has failed...
  • Families of missing Mexican students seek support in L.A.

    03/22/2015 8:37:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    amilies of 43 students kidnapped and presumed to have been massacred in Mexico have embarked on caravans throughout the U.S., with a march scheduled Sunday in Los Angeles to bring attention to the case.. Several family members and two survivors of the ambush that led to the kidnapping plan to march from the Olvera Street plaza to the Mexican consulate, hoping a strong show of support will pressure the government to solve the case. "As soon as we start protesting in Mexico, the riot police come and they want to get you out of there," said Angel Neri de la...
  • Border Agents ‘Face Retribution’ For Reporting Large Illegal Alien Groups

    03/21/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 21 2015 10:52 am
    Border Patrol agents gave eye-opening testimony on Capitol Hill last week, saying that they “face retribution” for reporting large groups of illegal immigrants. “Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as a punishment,” border agent Chris Cabrera said before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. These revelations come as the Department of Homeland Security confirms that it released more than 30,000 illegal aliens onto U.S. streets last year. …
  • Canadian man found dead at Mexican resort of Los Cabos

    03/19/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | 3- 19- 2015
    His body was found on the El Tule beach, midway between the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. ... Also Wednesday, the Mexican navy said it had found a boat stolen during a mass robbery of tourists on an island off the nearby city of La Paz last week ... On March 14, a group of armed men arrived at the island of Espiritu Santo aboard a boat and stole the belongings of a group of mainly foreign tourists on a day trip to the island. The thieves also stole one of the boats the...
  • 27 students at Olathe Northwest High School test positive for TB

    03/18/2015 11:33:32 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 18 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | March 18, 2015 | STEPHANIE GRAFLAGE
    OLATHE, Kan. — 27 students at Olathe Northwest High School have tested positive for TB. Those who tested positive for TB are not contagious, do not feel sick and do not have TB symptoms, according to a press release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 315 students began being tested after a student at Olathe Northwest High School was diagnosed with active tuberculosis. According to the press release, health officials began calling those with a positive TB test on Monday. Letters were mailed home to those who tested negative. “The number of individuals with TB infection does not...
  • Dannels, Arizona residents, officials tell senators Southwest border ‘is not secure’

    03/18/2015 10:36:45 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | JESSICA BOEHM
    WASHINGTON – Local law enforcement must be involved in securing “the rural parts of the Southwest border,” which is still dangerously insecure, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a Senate panel Tuesday. “Sheriffs are a direct voice of trust in their respective counties so I think it’s important that we continue that voice with the sheriffs,” said Dannels, who told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee not to “ignore us.” Dannels’ testimony came during a two-hour hearing that brought residents and officials from Texas and Arizona to Washington to share their “perspectives from outside the Beltway” on Southwest...
  • Border Patrol: Increase in Sex Offenders Crossing the Border

    03/14/2015 8:08:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    krgv.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | No Attribution
    According to the feds, illegal immigrant sex offenders have been caught in every corner of the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol agents are running into more sex offenders this year than last year. Within the last five months, 144 apprehended. During the same time last year, 93 sex offenders were caught trying to fly under the radar.
  • Secret, 905-foot-long drug tunnel found along U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona

    03/13/2015 6:53:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 27 February 2015
    Federal agents discovered the longest drug tunnel ever unearthed along the agency’s Tuscon sector earlier this week when they found a 905-foot-long drug thruway in the tiny town of Naco, Arizona. At three times the length of a football field and replete with lighting, wooden supports and a cement shaft complete with a hydraulic lift, the record-breaking drug tunnel was discovered following a major marijuana bust in the town of Bisbee. Acting on a tip by deferral authorities, Bisbee police officers and Border Patrol agents stopped a U-Haul truck headed toward to the Naco house and found 4,700 pounds of...
  • GOP wary of new immigration battle [GOP-e surrender monkeys cave again to Obama]

    03/12/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Bernie Becker
    Senate GOP leadership is staying away from a proposal to ensure illegal immigrants don’t get tax break payouts from the government, with the party still smarting from a battle over Department of Homeland Security funding. Senior Republicans generally say they support the goals of the bill from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to keep immigrants protected from deportation by President Obama’s executive actions from claiming several years’ worth of earned income tax credits. But with the most recent immigration fight having just finished, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he’s still examining the...
  • Canadian woman dies after whale jumps on Mexican tour boat

    03/12/2015 8:59:19 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 59 replies
    thestar.com ^ | 3-12-15 | AP Story
    CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — Mexican authorities say a 35-year-old Canadian woman died from injuries suffered when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto a tourist boat. Authorities have not yet released her name or hometown. The Baja California Sur state prosecutor’s office says the collision with the whale less than two kilometres from the Cabo San Lucas resort tossed the victim into the water.
  • Honduran migrants, maimed by train, protest their plight

    03/10/2015 6:45:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | TRACY WILKINSON
    Some armless, others hobbling on spindly prosthetic legs, Honduran migrants came to Mexico City this week to protest their plight. Maimed in Mexico when they tried to catch a precarious train to reach the United States, they feel forgotten, ignored and with little reason to live. “Our visa [to enter the U.S.] is our mutilation, our handicap, our lost arms and legs,” said Jose Luis Hernandez, 29, of Progreso, Honduras. He fell off the train, known here as La Bestia — the Beast — in the northern border state of Chihuahua; caught under its wheels, Hernandez’s leg, left arm and...
  • States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    03/06/2015 4:37:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 6:09 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. The allegation comes after the Justice Department said in court documents this week that federal officials had given 100,000 people three-year reprieves from deportation and granted them work permits under a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Justice Department attorneys had previously said federal officials wouldn't accept requests under an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action...
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Caused the Border Crisis

    03/06/2015 7:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Mexico’s warring drug cartels helped orchestrate the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children that streamed through the Rio Grande Valley last summer, according to a leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Contrary to the narrative articulated by the Obama administration and promoted by major news organizations, the children did not enter the country entirely “unaccompanied.” How, when, and where the alien children crossed into the United States appears to have been determined by transnational criminal organizations who exercise control over much of the southern border, according to the leaked report first obtained by the Houston Chronicle. Intelligence...
  • Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, 'Take Over the Host,' 'Push Citizens into the Shadows'

    03/05/2015 3:46:16 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold — and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” said the federal officials. They will “navigate, not assimilate,” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a country” and start “pushing the citizens into the shadows.” Welcome to the “fundamental transformation” of America. The above was alleged by WCBM radio co-host Sue Payne in an interview with talk giant...
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexico’s government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. …
  • ICE Raids 20 ‘Maternity Hotel’ Californias Full of Pregnant Foreign Women

    03/03/2015 5:57:06 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Tuesday Federal Agents forced entry into twenty Southern California locations believed to be orchestrating “maternity tourism” scams for pregnant alien women aiming to gain U.S. citizenship for their soon to be born child. According to U.S. immigration officials, the “maternity hotels,” which housed predominantly women from China, cost anywhere from $15,000 to 50,000 depending on negotiated services. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE, reported that locations for the “maternity hotels” included Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. No one was arrested in connection with the scheme, reported Reuters. It is not illegal for women coming from foreign...
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Brian Terry memorial unveiled at Arizona Border Patrol station

    03/02/2015 12:28:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled a statue in his honor Saturday at the renamed Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona. “That iconic image of Brian carrying his BORTAC team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, told Fox News.
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

    02/26/2015 2:51:56 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 2/26/2015 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator. When the Department of Motor Vehicles first reported receiving a rash of driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegal immigrants, it appeared the problem might be limited to a single license branch and involve one other state.
  • Immigration Union Sounds Alarm Over Order for Millions of Blank Work Permits, Green Cards

    10/28/2014 6:53:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | October 28 ,2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Immigration Officer Union Sounds Alarm Over DHS Order for Millions of Blank Work Permits, Green Cards A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching off speculation that the Obama administration may be preparing executive action on immigration. The Associated Press reported last week that the new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department would allow the government to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • Border patrol agents rescue double amputee immigrant from fence

    02/26/2015 2:39:02 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 26, 2015 - 11:10am | cnn
    Border Patrols agents in the RGV Sector report that they rescued a double amputee immigrant who was abandoned by a group of other immigrants. Agents say that on Monday, February 23rd at around 9:30 p.m. someone called the Weslaco Border Patrol Station to report that the man, a double amputee, was stuck on top of the border fence on the south side near the Progreso port of entry. With the assistance of the Weslaco Fired Department the man was safely brought down, but had suffered from hypothermia due to the cold weather and after clinging to the fence for nearly...
  • 30 House Republicans Press House Leaders To Continue DHS Fight Against Executive Amnesty

    02/25/2015 5:58:56 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Caroline May
    Thirty House Republicans are calling on their leadership to continue to stand firm against calls for a so-called “clean” Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill — or one free of House-passed riders blocking President Obama’s executive amnesty. In a letter dispatched Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) the lawmakers, led by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), argued that the House must continue to fight against Obama’s executive actions using the “power of the purse.” “American voters supported our position of opposing executive overreach during the November elections, and are solely...
  • Exclusive: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says ‘Rule of Law’ Trumps ‘Compassion’ for Undocumented Immigrants

    02/25/2015 10:22:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/25/2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds a book about Texas school laws as he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott told ABC News the “rule of law” trumps “compassion” for undocumented immigrants.
  • Butterfly Garden Hinders U.S. Border Patrol ( San Diego, CA )

    02/25/2015 6:50:01 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are expressing frustration that a multi-million dollar park project in San Diego’s Tijuana River Valley region, including a butterfly garden, will make it harder for them to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border in that area. Among the obstacles of concern are snowflake barriers, rebar-lined irrigation systems, low-posted bollards and iron gates. The project is shaped in accordance with an environmental impact report from 2006. Much has changed since then, according to National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 spokesman Gabe Pacheco. “These obstacles are going to make securing the border more difficult and more dangerous,” Pacheco said. “Agents...
  • Latinos to account for over 40% of increase in U.S. employment over next 5 years, study finds

    02/24/2015 10:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 24, 2015
    A new study released Tuesday indicates that Latinos will play an ever increasing role in the future of job growth in the United States. Latinos will account for more than 40 percent of growth in the next five years and more than 75 percent between 2020 and 2034 – an increase of 11 million jobs out of an economy-wide gain of 14 million, according to an analysis done by the economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight. A number of reasons will account for the rise of Latinos in the workplace, but some major factors will be a Hispanic population growth...
  • A new threat appears along the U.S.-Mexico border: Americans with measles

    02/24/2015 11:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2015 | Max Ehrenfreund
    <p>As Republican lawmakers suggest that undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border may be responsible for bringing measles and other diseases into the country, Mexican health authorities are warning people traveling to the United States about the risk of infection here following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland last month that has sickened dozens of people in several states.</p>
  • GOP leader offers immigration vote to try to resolve impasse

    02/23/2015 6:00:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2015 8:09 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama’s contested immigration measures from the agency’s funding bill. It was not clear whether the gambit by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would succeed ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline to fund the department or see it shut down. It was far from certain whether it would win any Democratic support, and House conservatives remain firmly opposed to any funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that does not also overturn Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But with Senate Democrats united against a...
  • Birdman Director Uses Oscar To Push Immigration Reform

    02/23/2015 5:13:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday at the the 87th Academy Awards, while accepting the Oscar for best picture, “Birdman” director Alejandro González Ińárritu used his speech to push immigration reform.
  • Illegal Aliens Unhappy with Shortage of Bilingual Doctors

    02/22/2015 11:31:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The LA Times reported that illegal aliens are unhappy that not enough doctors speak Spanish. The article never used the words "illegal" or "undocumented" or "dreamer" or "super virtuous" or however we are to call illegal aliens nowadays; only referring to "Hispanics" who can't understand English. But since all citizens understand English, or should, I presume that the article is only talking about illegal aliens. Now let the sob story begin: Every day, chronically ill Latino patients stream into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's family medicine clinic. Some have neglected their health because they're flummoxed or alienated by the medical system, Dr....
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

    02/20/2015 2:29:29 PM PST · by Crazieman · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news. According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, the relaxed border enforcement guidelines that accompanied Obama’s executive actions should continue apace, unaffected by the judge’s ruling. In an email sent to CBP agents on Wednesday and later obtained by NRO, Kerlikowske conceded that the federal judge’s action meant agents “should not consider” Obama’s new and expanded deferred action guidelines when processing illegal immigrants. But border protection and enforcement are apparently a different matter. Kerlikowske’s...
  • West Coast paralysis: Some winners...sort of

    02/20/2015 10:29:20 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Allen Wastler
    West Coast docks are paralyzed as employers and longshoremen continued to spat about contracts and congestion problems. There are plenty of losers. Exporters, like farmers and ranchers, can't get their perishables to Asian markets during the Lunar New Year when demand for fruit and meat is particularly high. And importers large and small are beginning to report shipment delays and inventory shortages. Are there winners? Kind of … Air Freight. Some importers, like electronics dealers and luxury retailers, can afford to put their cargo on planes, despite at least a ten-fold increase in shipping costs. ... East Coast/Gulf Coast ports....
  • Immigrants in US feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders (AP Illegal Alien Sob Story)

    02/19/2015 1:41:07 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2015
    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. Related Stories 1. Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling Associated Press 2. Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration Associated Press 3. The Texas Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Executive Actions Will Be Thrown Out -- If the Judge Follows the Law Huffington Post 4. Key issues in the states' lawsuit over immigration Associated Press 5. Key Issues In Lawsuit Over Immigration CBS Dallas...
  • Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders (want to move back to Mexico)

    02/19/2015 1:17:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | By ASTRID GALVAN
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama's efforts to protect four million more immigrants, her family is disillusioned and her children feel stuck as the president's offer of temporary legal status moves frustratingly beyond their reach. About a third of the immigrants now living in the United States illegally would be eligible for temporary protection if Obama's latest orders are upheld in...
  • L.A. Times Concedes ‘Serious Diseases’ Come from Mexico, Central America ("acts of love!")

    02/19/2015 8:03:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/15 | Tony Lee
    During last summer’s border crisis, left-wing and mainstream media outlets mocked Americans who were concerned that illegal immigrants may be carrying disease like Tuberculosis. But in a story downplaying the measles threat from Mexico and Central America, the Los Angeles Times concedes that, “beyond measles, however, there are some serious diseases that are brought to the United States from Mexico and Central America.” Tuberculosis is chief among those diseases, according to the Times, which noted that “in 2013, 65% of the tuberculosis cases in the U.S. occurred among foreign-born people”: A majority of those people came from five countries: Mexico...
  • Senators push for oil export deal with Mexico

    02/19/2015 5:07:12 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 18, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Twenty-one senators on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to swiftly authorize an exchange of heavy Mexican crude with light U.S. oil. At issue is a Pemex affiliate’s request to export 100,000 barrels per day of light U.S. oil and condensates in exchange for heavy Mexican crude — a transaction that can be approved by U.S. regulators on a case-by-case basis under existing trade laws. “We encourage the Department of Commerce to approve any such applications it has received or may receive from adjacent foreign states such as Mexico,” the senators said in a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “These...
  • RUBIO RETREATS: ‘WE CAN’T LET HOMELAND SECURITY SHUT DOWN’ OVER EXEC AMNESTY (RINO ALERT!)

    02/18/2015 4:11:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/2015 | TONY LEE
    Days after a federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senate Republicans to abandon their defunding efforts and pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. “We have to fund Homeland Security,” Rubio reportedly said on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We can’t let Homeland Security shut down.” He reportedly “noted that Obama has threatened to veto any bill that would reverse his executive actions on immigration, including the measure to pay for Homeland Security” and “the Senate doesn’t have enough votes to pass the bill that ties the two...
  • Mexico condemns judge’s ruling halting Obama amnesty (MYOB Mexico)

    02/18/2015 9:58:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Mexico condemned a federal judge’s decision this week to halt President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying the court ruling denies fair treatment to illegal immigrant Mexicans who have worked supporting the American economy. The Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it “regrets” Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s injunction, which halted the program just hours before the first applications were supposed to be accepted. “These programs are a just remedy for millions of families and have the potential to strengthen the important contributions that Mexican immigrants make to the American economy and society,” the ministry said in its statement.
  • Indiscretion: Obama Admits Personally Changing the Immigration Law

    02/18/2015 6:59:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 - 11:18 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    If federal law enforcement officers apprehended a person who had been using a false Social Security Number, a federal prosecutor with a heavy caseload dominated by more serious crimes might decide not to indict the person. Whatever its merits, that would be an act of prosecutorial discretion. But what if the prosecutor were to tell this user of a false Social Security Number: It is okay for you to continue using that false Social Security Number tomorrow. In fact, you may do so with impunity for the next three years. Would that be an act of prosecutorial discretion? Or would...