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  • Focus on Dreamers breeds resentment from other immigrants here illegally

    02/18/2018 7:56:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 18, 2018 | 5:00 AM | Cindy Carcamo and Brittny Mejia
    Dreamers have moved to the center of the debate about illegal immigration. Many say they are here illegally through no fault of their own, brought as children by their parents. Many Dreamers have gone on to college and public service, making them ideal poster children in the debate. But the focus on Dreamers has caused tension between those in the community who can qualify for DACA and those who cannot. Alessandro Negrete, 35, was getting ready for a night out in downtown Los Angeles recently when one of his friends worried aloud about Trump taking away the protection he got...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Return to times tables?

    02/18/2018 6:38:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    No, they are not going to bring back times tables, Teachers think this sort of thing is beneath them, and that making any child learn things is cruel.... But employers, if they can, somehow seem to prefer to hire Poles or Romanians. We may have the certificates. But it is the people from the old-fashioned countries that tend to have the education...... Amid all the usual fuss about guns, important information about Nikolas Cruz, the alleged Florida shooter, is as usual obscured. So here it is. The Miami Herald spoke to his aunt, Barbara Kumbatovic, who said: 'I know he...
  • The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

    02/17/2018 7:00:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 28 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 02/17/18 06:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    In the end, 14 GOP senators rejected Trump's proposal, helping make it the least popular of the Senate’s competing measures.
  • ICE arrests more than 200 in weeklong immigration sweeps across Southern California

    02/17/2018 6:18:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Chou
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, in a five-day operation that ended Thursday, the federal agency said. Of those arrested, 195 have criminal convictions, were issued final orders of removal but did not leave the country, or re-entered illegally after being removed, ICE officials said.
  • Federally Subsidized Job Discrimination? [Americans need not apply]

    02/16/2018 7:16:37 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 10 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | February 15, 2018 | David North
    There are federal subsidies for lots of things that society has decided would be good for the country, such as school lunches for low-income kids and better highways for all who use cars, trucks, and buses. On the other hand, there has always been widespread discrimination in, among things, the hiring process. There are oodles of federal and state programs that make that kind of discrimination illegal, appropriately so....[snip] A program that invests more than $1 billion a year to promote that kind of discrimination? Does such a program not only fund job discrimination, does it specifically go after a...
  • HOW FEMINISM AND LIBERAL SELF-HATRED ARE MURDERING AMERICA

    02/16/2018 11:37:14 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    windhover editorial | 2/16/2018 | windhover
    Feminism and liberal hatred of themselves and America are guilty of murdering our political, social, cultural, and religious institutions. They are acting with deliberate malice of forethought, motive, means, and opportunity. Like larva burrowing up from the rotting carcass of their International Communist dream, they have co-opted the Soviets plan to destroy America from within. In this, they have succeeded beyond Lenin's wildest dreams to divide America by race, sex, class, ethnic background, and religion under the banner of diversity. Their weapons have been Multiculturalism and Politically correct abridgment of our speech, and the Democrat Party. Their cry has been...
  • Police: MS-13 men beat sex-trafficked girl with bat, 'indent' part of her body

    02/16/2018 9:39:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 2/16/18 | Kevin Lewis
    A female human trafficking victim too young to legally drive a car or buy a lottery ticket was savagely beaten with a bat by a pack of incensed MS-13 members, Montgomery County Police say. Late last month, Ivan Alexis Pena-Rodriguez, 20, Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, 21, and Miguel Angel Ayala-Rivera, 24, were all formally charged with first-degree assault, plus other assorted criminal counts. According to court documents obtained by WJLA, Montgomery County authorities served a search and seizure warrant
  • Jeb Bush at Penn's Silfen Forum: D.C. lawmakers are 'complicating immigration policy'

    02/16/2018 10:48:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvania (U of Penn) ^ | 02/16/2018 | Deena Elul and Haley Suh
    Members of the Senate failed to advance any immigration laws on Feb. 15, leaving the fate of various U.S. immigrants in an ongoing state of limbo. News of the vote came in as hundreds of attendees sat in Irvine Auditorium, listening to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush discuss immigration policy with Penn President Amy Gutmann. The two-hour discussion was punctuated by brief personal anecdotes by the panelists. In a particularly memorable moment, Bush described his relationship to his wife, Columba Bush, a Mexican-American philanthropist. "My wife is from Mexico, she's a proud Mexican-American....
  • ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

    02/16/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it’s a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails. That means agents and officers have to go out into the community, said Thomas D. Homan, the agency’s deputy director.
  • Presidential Power Over Immigration

    02/16/2018 8:36:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/16/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    Does the President have authority over immigration? That question cannot be answered by quoting a particular article, section, and clause. The Constitution must be applied. First, we must consider whether immigration involves a power delegated to the federal government. The answer to that question is yes and no. The authority to create “a uniform Rule of Naturalization” is vested in the federal government. However, not everything our federal government currently considers as immigration falls under this delegation. The power over foreign immigration is delegated through Article 1 section 8 clause 4; “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Because it...
  • Angel Wife: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Did ‘Nothing’ to Help Me Keep Illegal Alien Killer in Custody

    02/16/2018 5:14:18 AM PST · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/15/2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Reps. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) did “nothing” to keep an illegal immigrant killer in custody following his arrest for killing two paramedics, said Angel wife Dawn Witherspoon on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour. Witherspoon’s husband, 36-year-old paramedic Paul Besaw, was killed alongside his paramedic colleague, 51-year-old Lahiri Garcia, when both were struck and killed in an ambulance by Genaro Delacruz Alqui, an unlicensed drunk driving illegal alien from Guatemala. (snip) “Nobody would help me once my husband was dead and this guy went for his...
  • In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

    02/16/2018 6:24:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student. A lawyer for Dennis Rivera Sarmiento, 19, said his client was bullied by the 15-year-old girl and retaliated only after she taunted him with racial slurs, threw a full bottle of Gatorade at him and confronted him. "He's very fearful of being deported to Honduras," said Rivera's attorney, Brandon Roché. On Wednesday, students at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston staged a lunch hour walkout to...
  • ICE immigration sweep in California puts employers and families on edge

    02/16/2018 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 16, 2018
    Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday morning shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family business the Poindexter Nut Company near Fresno, California. He says most Americans don't want these labor-intensive jobs. "We hire people all the time. They show up, they work two days and they leave," Poindexter said. His company is now being audited by ICE. "We've had somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of our workforce quit voluntarily just...
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Colorado Wants To Issue Their Own Green Cards, Except They’re Purple

    02/15/2018 6:38:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Apparently having grown tired of waiting for the federal government to “do something” about immigration reform, some Colorado lawmakers have come up with an alternate solution. Some Democrats in the state legislature have a plan which would allow the state to issue their own “purple cards” (a state-level version of a green card), offering legal status to well-behaved illegal aliens. Right up front, I’ll just say that I hope they pass this law because watching the legal challenges and fallout should be either informative or hilarious. (CBS Denver) Colorado would have its own version of a “green card” under legislation...
  • Major ICE Operation Underway in Los Angeles, Hundreds Could Be Rounded Up

    02/15/2018 8:02:54 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 66 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 02-15-2018 | Donn Marten
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are reportedly in the process of a large-scale sweep in the Los Angeles area. Make no mistake that LA is the belly of the beast when it comes to illegal aliens and with the presence of untold numbers of street gangs, it is a potential motherlode for rounding up those with criminal records.
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans moving to the left of Obama on immigration, will lose majority

    02/15/2018 8:05:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that if Republicans pass an immigration plan that allows citizenship they will lose the majority in Congress this November. “Mark my words, if Republican majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people, do amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both houses of Congress,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on Fox News.
  • Looking For A Positive In Immigration Reform

    02/15/2018 7:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    There are few things in Washington that everyone agrees on – ask a Democrat and a Republican what the weather is like and you’re likely to get complete different answers. But there is one thing they all agree on: the current immigration system is messed up. I don’t use the popular word “broken” because something isn’t really broken when so many people simply ignore it. That’s the biggest problem with the immigration system, cities and states (and for decades the federal government) have ignored the law and are implementing their will instead. A major part of the appeal of Donald...
  • Bipartisan group reaches deal on immigration, fulfilling some Trump demands

    02/15/2018 6:22:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Ed O'Keefe, David Nakamura and Mike DeBonis
    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on immigration Wednesday as President Trump attempted to preemptively undercut the proposal by delivering an ultimatum: Pass my plan or risk a veto. The self-dubbed “Common Sense Caucus” of senators late Wednesday circulated legislation that would fulfill Trump’s calls to grant legal status to 1.8 million young immigrants and would appropriate $25 billion for southern border security construction projects over the next decade — not immediately, as Trump wants. The bill also would curb family-based immigration programs, but not to the extent Trump is seeking, and would not end a diversity visa...